Restored water mill home for sale in Tuscany. Just outside of Caprese Michelangelo in a small village it has 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, a garden and an outbuilding (potential to convert).
For sale furnished.
Caprese Michelangelo Tuscany water mill home
This antique water mill has been lovingly renovated, and it can be found just outside of Caprese Michelangelo in a small village.
The structure, which is 141 square metres in size, has been renovated and enlarged, and it now contains two bedrooms in addition to its two bathrooms.
There is an outbuilding that is located a short distance from the mill and has the potential to be turned into guest accommodation.
There is a clearing that is around 400 square metres in size and is located past the stream that would be an ideal location to plant a tranquil garden.
The home is being offered for sale completely furnished.
A practical and well-stocked grocery can be found just 50 metres from the property, and other essential services can be found in Caprese Michelangelo, which is just two kilometres away and can be reached in five minutes by car.
Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Florence, Cortona, Siena, and other important towns and cities in Tuscany are all within a two-hour or less drive.
The water mill has a surface area of 141 sqm – 1,517 sqft spreading over three floors, all of which can be accessed directly from outside. On the upper floor is the spacious kitchen which features locally handmade chestnut cabinetry, with a dining area and a living room with a working fireplace, two bedrooms and a shared bathroom in between them. On the intermediate floor is a generous living area connected to an office space with a private bathroom (potentially usable as a third bedroom). On the lowest floor, set into the ground on three sides and opening onto a spacious terrace overlooking the stream, is a large room formerly the milling room, nowadays converted into a hall with the original stone floor.
This beautifully renovated and preserved historic water mill was featured in the book “I Mulini di Caprese” (Mills of Caprese) by noted historian Vincenzo Desiderio.
The three millstones in the large room on the intermediate level, still in optimum condition, were used to grind chestnut, corn and wheat. The mill continued to operate well into the 1950s, serving as a focal point in the life of the small village. A wooden grain bin, a large scale for weighing the grains, and other equipment used in the operation of the mill have been preserved and are also included in the sale of the property.
The mill has been finely renovated by the current owners, who bought it in 2005, retaining and enhancing its unique features. In 2006 the building was expanded by adding the studio, a second full bathroom and a laundry area with a clothes washer and dryer on the intermediate floor. In 2014 the roof was renovated, replacing the old tiles. All the windows have then been replaced in 2006 with new double-glazed fixtures for better thermal efficiency. Finally, in 2018, a new boiler was installed in the house.
Just a few steps from the mill is a two-story outbuilding (46 sqm – 495 sqft) which is used as a garage and tool room. The building has electricity, gas and water already in place and could be easily adapted and converted to make a cosy living space for guests. The roof was totally remade in 2010.
The garden covers a surface area of approximately 945 sqm and is crossed by paved walkways connecting the levels of the mill. The old wooden railings and balustrades have been replaced with metal ones that ensure improved safety when moving around. The lower terrace, in front of the old cellar, has been paved and equipped with a lighting system and a hand-sculpted water basin with an operating water tap. Terraces on the intermediate and top levels provide additional outdoor seating and dining areas.
The entrance to the property is closed by an automated gate with remote control, which was installed together with the neighbours.
Beyond the stream, which is easily crossed on foot, is another plot of land (roughly 400 sqm). By building a simple wooden bridge you could create a private and very quiet garden to enjoy this beautiful part of Tuscany. The trees around the clearing would also offer shade on the hot summer days.
A lovely home with further potential to expand.
- TYPE: Old stone water mill home with garden
- CONDITIONS: Restored
- LOCATION: By a stream in a small village
- MUNICIPALITY: Caprese Michelangelo
- PROVINCE: Arezzo
- REGION: Tuscany
- INTERIORS: 187 square metres (2,012 square feet)
- TOTAL ROOMS: 9+
- BEDROOMS: 2 (up to 3)
- BATHROOMS: 2+
- MAIN FEATURES: Stone walls, wooden beams, terracotta and stone floors, old room with stone mills, furniture included in the selling price, stream, garden with paved walkways, garage
- LAND: 1,345 square metres (14,462 square feet)
- GARDEN: Yes, around the building (945 sqm)
- ANNEXES: Outbuilding which could be converted to make guest accommodation
- ACCESS: Paved road, with automated gate
- SWIMMING POOL: No
- ELECTRICITY: Already connected
- WATER SUPPLY: Mains water
- TELEPHONE: No
- ADSL: Yes
- GAS: LPG
- HEATING SYSTEM: Radiators
- CLOSEST CITIES AND TOWNS Closest services (50m; 1’), Caprese Michelangelo (2km; 5’), Anghiari (18km; 25’), Sansepolcro (26km; 30’), Arezzo (39km; 50’), Cortona (64km; 1h 15’), Montepulciano (97km; 1h 35’), Pienza (105km; 1h 50’), Firenze (115km; 2h), Siena (116km; 1h 45’), Monteriggioni (136km; 2h), San Gimignano (156km; 2h 20’)
- CLOSEST AIRPORTS Perugia San Francesco (91km; 1h 10’), Firenze Vespucci (131km; 1h 50’), Bologna Marconi (173km; 2h), Pisa Galilei (192km; 2h 30’), Roma Ciampino (273km; 3h 10’), Roma Fiumicino (288km; 3h 20’)
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