Welcome to The Frantoio

The Frantoio is a luxuriously restored 19th century olive mill.Situated on a sunny south facing hillside in its own nine acre olive estate.The stunning  interiors have been created by combining the best of modern Tuscan design with traditional features such as 'cotto' floors and chestnut beamed ceilings.


Following the recent refurbishment the luxury accommodation now consists of 3 double suites each having bedroom , bathroom and private lounge area. 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and 1 twin bedded room with private bathroom. A separate self contained staff suite, consisting of bed ,kitchen and en suite can be made available if required.

A new purpose built 'teaching kitchen' has been created suitable for self catering or professional use. The indoor dining hall features the preserved olive grinding wheels and presses while outdoor dining is under the shade of the newly created 'loggia'.

A second 'guest' kitchen has been created at the other end of the Frantoio to conveniently serve the lounge area with drinks etc. An outside door gives access to the barbeque area and on to the pool.

A new wine cellar and tasting room has been created - an easy place to while away a few hours. A good selection of wine is available on an honesty bar basis, and we are only three years away from our wine, produced on the estate !

Outside the villa there are a number of large terraces with dining chairs, tables and recliners where you can take full advantage of the views. On its own terrace above the Frantoio our heated salt water swimming pool takes the shape of the original olive mill's Vasca (pond). This pond  powered the water wheel, the workings of which have been preserved in the entrance hall. There is ample space for up to twelve people to lounge around the pool, and take in the breathtaking views.



Following the refurbishment the updated accommodation consists of :

  • Living Area
  • Dining Hall
  • Main Kitchen
  • Summer Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar & Tasting Room
  • Master Suite
  • Suite 1
  • Suite 2
  • Double Bedroom EnSuite 1
  • Double Bedroom EnSuite 2
  • Junior Bedroom with En Suite
  • (Optional Nanny Studio Flat)
  • Swimming Pool

There are ample washing and drying facilities, and there is air conditioning / heating throughout.


The villa is situated in a tranquil, rural location perfect for relaxing and unwinding from the stress and strain of a busy life. You can enjoy a stroll to the ancient village of Castelvecchio along a quiet woodland path which runs through the estate. For the more active there are hiking and mountain bike trails through the hills and woodland to the nearby town of Buti. The Frantoio can be the setting for whatever type of Italian vacation you choose. The location lends itself to photography, painting, wildlife, history, hillwalking, cycling and much more. Click here for directions and a map.

Booking The Frantoio

To check availability and to book the Frantoio click here, or you can also call Stewart on +44 (0)131225 9779 or complete our online enquiry form.

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