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The Mill of Lost Time

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The Mill of Lost Time

6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath

The space

The enchanting property Il Molino is an old Water Mill which was built at the end of the 17th century. The Mill is situated amongst the popular and wonderful Francigena Path built by the Ancient Romans during 800 AC, for the purpose of connecting North Europe from France to Rome (hence the name) Francigena Way. Nowadays this delightful touristic route goes through picturesque towns and small villages of rare beauty and particular architecture such as Filattiera, Villafranca, Terrarossa, Pontremoli and continues on in various directions till it finally surpasses the Alps and arrives in the Garfagnana region, deep inside the splendid Lunigiana region,

‘Il Molino’ is only 25km from the coast Portovenere, le cinque terre, Lerici, La Spezia, where it is possible to travel from La Spezia via sea using regular excursion boats to Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure or closer places like Palmaria Island.
Florence, Lucca, Parma, Pisa and Siena are less than an hour’s drive away, the same for Cerreto Lake where is possible to go skiing during the winter.

Il Molino is situated in the fortune-blessed medieval village of Bagnone where only recently one lucky person won € (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) on the national lottery. The town is guarded and protected by the Bagnone Castle with its clock tower that at night lights up creating an enchanting scenery that perfectly accompanies the slow but relaxing pace of this village.

The whole of the property has been peculiarly renovated including all structural parts. Furthermore, the structure has been built to protect against damage caused by earthquakes, ecc. The pillars have been built with reinforced concrete, immovable from the ground. The roof has been completely reconstructed with visible wooden beams, and the front walls have been repainted leaving bare stone in some parts. In total ‘Il Molino’ contains 5 cosy and colourful apartments with 200mq garden shared among the apartments. Outside in the garden there s a peculiar shaped pool filled with natural water from the river just beside the wheels of the watermill. Underneath the pool there’s the control room of the ex watermill (at a moment a plan for building a sauna and Jacuzzi is being finalized).
Underneath the ground is enriched by the crystal clear water of the river Bagnone, which is accessible giving a vast area for you to enjoy. Access to the property is through a comfortable path directly from the main square where there are bars, a bank, a general store and a Restaurant. Also a few meters up on the main street there are a few food stores where you can find the traditional products of the area. Il Molino has been named “The Watermill of the lost time”, this is because the feeling that time has been stopped and fused with the past and that of the future giving you the impression that time has been crystallized forever, it’s a strange sensation, but this is the magic of Lunigiana where everything is possible.
The apartments vary in size, from 60mq to 110mq. The Flats) are accurately furnished and embellished with antique fittings and everything that is needed in order to move in straight away.


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House Rules

I miei ospiti dovrebbero comportarsi come se fossero a casa loro e averne cura e rispetto. Io sono un' animalista e non ammazzo nemmeno i piccoli insetti o i ragni che in poco tempo possono costruire una ragnatela anche se poco prima è stata rimossa per cui non meravigliatene se ne troverete qualcuna ma accettate ed amate questi ingegnosi animaletti.


8 Reviews

Sohaila User Profile
July 2018
A very beautiful place, with a very helpful and lovely host! We had a wonderful stay here! We can only recommend it further!
Mijntje User Profile
July 2016
Wonderful place, with a very Charming hostess. Very clean! The old Mill is dividend into 5 different appartments. The apartements share a beautifull garden, with a pool filled with continuously refreshed water from the also very clean river. Bagnone is a very authentic place 50 …
Debora User Profile
Response from Debora:
Dear Mijntje, thanks for the wonderful recenzione. I am very glad that you found yourself well. When we came back in Bagnone Leo immediately we went to seek in the house because he wanted to play with your Children and when there is more found it became very sad .... I think it was fond of you because you are a beautiful family. Who knows maybe one day we'll meet again ...... A strong hug Debora e Leo
July 2016
James User Profile
July 2015
Fantastic place.Debora was very welcoming and most helpful. The appartment was very clean and newly (Website hidden by Airbnb) is a charming place to stay.
Marie User Profile
August 2018
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour chez Debora et sa famille: personnel accueillant et réactif, emplacement idéal pour se promener dans la ville, appartement fonctionnel avec du charme, paysage et piscine d'eau douce magnifiques... A conseiller!
Eric User Profile
August 2018
Très bon accueil, emplacement agréable et reposant à 3 minutes à pieds du centre de Bagnone. Néanmoins le chemin d’accès au gîte est difficilement praticable en voiture (possibilité de la laisser dans le village) et la piscine est plutôt un bassin (0,60m de profondeur). Les exté…
Johan User Profile
August 2018
Wij hebben het huis gehuurd dat boven aan de heuvel staat. Dat is net opgeknapt. Er zijn twee slaapkamers, een kleine woonkamer/keuken en een badkamer. Wij hebben er met twee gezinnen met een baby in gezeten en dat was met mooi weer prima te doen. Omdat er een boiler in zit was h…
Debora User Profile
Response from Debora:
It is not possible that there were rats because the ceiling is exposed as seen from the beams in the photos. The mice here can not exist because there are 5 cats and 2 dogs that would hunt them right away. Maybe if they had correctly divided the trash and inserted in the appropriate containers there would be no insects and flies that only arrive where there is dirt.
August 2018
Emeri- User Profile
August 2017
Le logement de Deborah est situé dans un petit village charmant et dans un cadre magnifique. La piscine naturelle remplie grâce à l eau de la rivière bien fraîche était un pur bonheur par les chaleurs de l'été. Je conseille les yeux fermés.
Debora User Profile
Response from Debora:
Je suis vraiment désolé pour les couverts. Malheureusement, les gens qui venaient avant que vous les ayez emmenés dans l'autre appartement parce qu'ils étaient 2 familles dans 2 appartements mais ont mangé ensemble. Je n'ai remarqué que lorsque vous êtes parti. Il suffit de le dire et je vous le rappellerai tout de suite. Je suis désolé de m'excuser. Un accueil chaleureux. Debora
August 2017

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La Spezia, ItalyJoined in July 2011
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12 Reviews
Sono un ex imprenditrice che dopo aver visto questo luogo magico me ne sono innamorata, ho ristrutturato completamente questo antico Mulino di cui erano rimaste solo le mura perimetrali ed ho creato 5 appartamentini di cui uno l'ho tenuto per me. Questo è il posto dove vengo a ri…
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