Oil Mill: 220 square metres, perfect for 5 people
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While entering this antique building, you are immediately struck by the three big arches representing the spine of this 16th century oil mill, which is still intact. In this wonderful apartment you also find the perfectly preserved mills and the hand press used for the olive pressing. Moreover, here you also find the clarifier, recognizable by a semicircular vault made of antique small fired bricks (terracotta), a place where they used to put the oil to be purified – to be “clarified” – inside the typical oil jars and basins.
The low building consists of a double bedroom, a little bedroom and a large bathroom provided with shower and was once the room housing the donkeys used to turn the millstones. Here you also find a large kitchen that by a staircase leads directly to the antique underground ice-house, a picturesque place full of charm and mystery, where you will find yourself travelling back in time.
The accommodation is made of another big bedroom with two beds and of a small bathroom. Unless specifically requested, this apartment is usually used by the owners, except for the rooms of the big oil mill: here, the guests can have a break and taste the typical products of this area, which is famous for its IGP oil and its classical Chianti wine. The ceilings are made of chestnut rafters and joists and the typical Tuscan terracotta flat tile.
Once requested, the wonderful apartment can be reached by four independent entrances.
Weekly rates 2015 — from Saturday to Saturday
Low Season: 10/01 to 31/03 and from 01/11 to 31/03
High Season: 01/04 to 31/10