ancient mill in valsesia
Hosted by Marco
Marco is the host.
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

The mill of the end "800 is located in a magical atmosphere, at the foot of Monte Rosa, nestled in the woods of Valsesia (650mt asl) ............. a magical and wonderful, an ancient area with legends and traditions that has ancient origins, probably Etruscan, Celtic certainly ... through the narrow streets and the woods, there are various legends that you whisper, repeating.

Silence, tranquility, privacy, make our location, the ideal place for moments of true relax, passion and magician.

Surrounded by a creek and woods, the mill is equipped with all amenities: satellite TV, free wi-fi, telephone, tiled stove, fireplace, shower overlooking the river, etc.

Our service is expressed through confidentiality, care and preparation of the house ... ..... you will be greeted by a warm and welcoming and the flame of the fireplace.

Feel like at home without having to ask anybody anything except when it is necessary (a person will be at your disposal for any request).

We wish you a memorable stay at the center of one of the few left in the world supervolcanoes.

Ski at 20 minutes on Alpe di Mera

Go shopping in cashmere area, visiting the various factories and outlets famous all over the world (Loropiana, Agnona, etc).

Visit the romantic surrounding area ......... mill is located between Borgosesia and Varallo, to 10Km from both, 20Km from Lake Orta, to 40Km from Lake Maggiore ........ near at the small city of Rimella Walser, Fobello, Carcoforo, Rima, Red, Rassa, Riva Valdobbia, Alagna, etc.

The Monrosa area........famous all over the world for its traditional activities including skiing, extreme skiing, off piste skiing and mountaineering (the Regina Margherita hut with its 4.554mt It is the highest in Europe).

The river Sesia, ............ among the most beautiful in the world for fans of kayaking, rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed, etc ...

Going back to the mill, it was completely renovated in 2010, thanks to the use of materials of bio-architecture (cork, wood, stone, brick, lime, etc.), it has retained its original charm.

The mill consists of four levels: - the ground floor with kitchen-living room and a loft with sofa bed and bathroom-room with sofa bed and a second fireplace- loft with 4 beds and exposed roof.

The private walled garden of about 1,000 sq m releases all of its magic after dark when the spot lights switch on.

Some info:

On September 5, 2013, on the occasion of the 12th European Geoparks Conference, thanks to the research of Prof. Silvano Sinigoi (Trieste University) and Prof. James Quick (Auburn University), has been certified the fossil supervolcano Valsesia, the only case world where you can see the deepest parts of a volcano (recognized by UNESCO): Agnona, Pratosesia, Balmuccia are some of the sites closest to the mill where to observe the mega rocks of this supervolcano.

Quarona: the nearest village to the mill, where you can find various supermarkets, pizzerias, tobacconists, post office, etc.

Borgosesia: of Roman origin, best known for its textile industry.

On Mount Tucri, it is the church of St. John the Baptist 398DC, one of the oldest of Valsesia.

Varallo: historical cultural capital of Valsesia. Take a tour for its narrow streets and shops. Also worth seeing is the sacred mountain (called the little Jerusalem).

Lake Orta: to visit especially the island of San Giulio (with his way of silence).

Carcoforo: among the smallest Italian towns, located in one of the most beautiful valleys of fir and larch. From which many paths treeking.

Rassa: village was immaculate with houses overlooking the river, also known for its traditional cuisine.

Alagna: last village in Valsesia, at the foot of Monterosa, ancient Walser community.

Valsesia is also known to Fra Dolcino and heretics apostles, these, already under suspicion of heresy and condemned by Pope Honorius IV in 1286, they were repressed by the Catholic Church. Dolcino was burned at the stake enduring all the torments with uncommon strength, never cry or complain.

Interaction with guests

A person we trust will welcome you upon arrival and will be available during your stay for any case.

Other things to note

The price of 90€/day refers to the low season.
Ask us for a personalized offer.

Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM
Check out by 10AM

A booking has been made, it will be our care to send you the rules and instructions of the house


21 Reviews

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Marc User Profile
July 2017
Very nice stay in your lovely house! Absolut outstanding!

Chris User Profile
August 2016
Fantastic locations in the lower mountains of the Alps. Many walks, for example to Mount Briasco from right by the house. Also great just to relax in the old house and its gardens and stream. Super house , rustic and simple as described, there is a picture book detailing the renovations a few years ago. It has everything, but still rustic and simple and original. Basically made of 4 levels or platforms within the mill building, to create the living and sleeping spaces. Highlights: delicious water, gardens, waterfall, stream, barbeque, peacefulness, mountain view, wild flowers, lizards, stone steps, stone shower inside and outside - even with hot water! Also helpful and friendly local guide, Guido, to show you round when you arrive

Kevin User Profile
September 2015
This was the perfect Holliday home for us. It is in a beautiful and isolated location partway up the mountains. It impressed that, at night it was pitch black outside showing how little else is around. Even so isolated, it was a short drive down the mountain roads to the nearest villages and not far away is the historical town of Varallo. Good selection of restaurants and bars and supermarkets within this short drive. The garden and stream are great assets and we spent much daytime enjoying the afternoon sunshine within the garden. The barbecue facility worked really well too. The house had everything we needed to live for the week ( pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, towels, bedding and so on). The mill has been refurbished to give an excellent holiday home. There is a book of photos showing the works done which is good to see. Marco responded quickly to our requests prior to getting there and had Guido meet us on arrival - we would not have found the mill on our own. Guido was a big help introducing us to all the facilities and advising on the local area. This holiday was a truly relaxing experience and we can only recommend others to try a stay at The Ancient Mill. Thank you Marco for making your home available to us.

Di User Profile
August 2015
We spent 2 beautiful and peaceful summer weeks at the Mulino di Cavaglia. Valsesia is a gorgeous place, even in the peak of summer. The mill itself is very charming, tastefully decorated and rustic. We are a young couple with a whippet and the size of the mill was perfect for the 3 of us. (more people would have been a bit crowded) The kitchen is well equipped, but the grill outside makes the most perfect summer BBQ. The shower is fantastic especially in the morning when the sun shines through the glass window. You can always hear the rush of the small waterfall on the property’s grounds. Take a dip on those really hot days because the water is freezing but so refreshing. The water that runs from the tap is amazingly soft and almost sweet tasting compared to big city tap water! There’s a great pasticceria Delgrosso and fruits and vegetable place Orto Frutta in Borgosesia, about 10 min drive away. We cooked every single meal and didn’t try any local restaurants. Lago d’Orta is only a 40 min drive away and the town Omegna has beautiful public beaches. Lago Maggiore is a lot more touristic with big hotels and restaurants, and that is about an hour drive. It’s quiet up in the mountains but occasionally you will hear the cars and trucks that drive past the road nearby. Everyday around dust, you can hear the bells of the herd from the poor shepherd from the hill. That would usually be our cue for dinner... The only thing to keep in mind is the low ceiling heights. My boyfriend of 1,93m bumped his head on a daily basis. The additional cost of utilities is also a bit of a special arrangement. Upon booking we were confused by it, but Marco and Guido kindly explained the system and it worked out to be quite reasonable. Guido is the kind old man who picks you up from Piazza Liberta and brings you to the mill. We had his delicious garden tomatoes everyday… Marco, the owner is easy to communicate with and very efficient. Grazie per tutto Marco e Guido!

Rebecca User Profile
July 2015
We’ve spent a wonderful week at Marco’s place. Guido guided us through the house and explained everything properly. He was always reachable in case we would have a need or a question but we never had to call as everything was as expected. Our two girls (6 and 1 year old) enjoyed it very much too. They played in the garden, visited the donkeys etc etc. The house is extraordinary and we liked it very much. Congratulation to Marco and grazie 1000 for accepting us as guests. We became a fan of Valsesia and will definitely come back one day.

Daniel User Profile
June 2015
What a beautiful place to stay. The Mill was as described, clean, charming, and the garden was great for the kids to play in. We are a family with three young children 7, 3, and 2, and it was great fun for them too. We also saw lucellini (glowing flying insects) which I am told is testament to the very clean air. The drive into the Mill is just as spectacular. Check out Insta #theindigocrew_themillhouse for some of our pics
Marco User Profile
Response from Marco:
Grande famiglia arrivata da Sidney............hanno colto al 100% lo spirito e l'energia del Mulino. Sono felice che abbiate goduto di quello che cerchiamo di trasmettere ai nostri ospiti............fantastiche foto con i Vostri figli............marco e cinzia
June 2015

Caroline User Profile
January 2015
We arrived to the beautiful mill welcomed by a lovely warm fire, bottle of wine, and the very kind Guido. The mill is wonderful and even more charming than in the photos. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a spot to relax. The shower is fantastic and looks out onto a gentle waterfall. The only hiccup I would point out is the extra fees at the end, I think the cost of electricity needs to be made clearer as it is quite expensive. The tariff is for a second house therefore we paid about 50 euros for 6 days, plus the cost of firewood. Marco was very understanding about our confusion, and kindly paid for our lunch. Wonderful place, great host.

Milan, ItalyJoined in November 2012
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