Caroline Nobile

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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MOLINO DI BORDONE

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Villa farmhouse with apartments, minutes from historical town of Cortona

An elegant, 17th Century Tuscan Farmhouse in a glorious location among Tuscan and Umbrian hills, only minutes from the beautiful Etruscan walled town of Cortona. Perfect all year round: walk or cycle in the hills, soak at the Thermal Spa, shop in fresh produce markets, attend open air concerts and opera. Close to Siena, Assisi and the Wine Country. Set in landscaped gardens of roses, poppies, lavender, chestnuts, cypresses, olive groves and sunflower fields. Feel the magic spark at this beautiful 400 year old property into which we breathed new life. Activities for children of all ages. Exquisitely decorated interiors, the utmost attention to detail and furnished with country charm; chestnut beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled floors, twin and double bedrooms with marble tiled en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, large living rooms with wood burning fireplaces, a reading library, outdoor patios with barbecues for al fresco dining.

Details for Molino di Bordone 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Completely private apartments available independently or as a whole in an elegant, 17th Century Tuscan Farmhouse. Glorious location among Tuscan and Umbrian hills, only minutes from the beautiful Etruscan walled town of Cortona. Perfect all year round: walk or cycle in the hills, soak at the Thermal Spa, shop in fresh produce markets, attend open air concerts and opera. Close to Siena, Assisi and the Wine Country. Set in landscaped gardens with roses, poppies, lavender, chestnuts, cypresses, olive groves and sunflower fields.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Caroline Nobile (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Caroline Nobile

Pino (Italian) and Caroline (English) met in Yorkshire, married and have 3 children. For 20 years they have been running walking tours (Caspin Journeys) and managing their rental apartments at Molino di Bordone, historic Tuscan farmhouse and flour mill.

Caroline Nobile purchased this villa in 1995

Why Caroline Nobile chose Cortona

When we stood in the driveway we knew it was right for us. At the time it was still a ruin and had been empty for over 30 years ! But we were drawn by the peacefulness of the place. There were no roads nearby making it safe for the children to play freely.

What makes this villa unique

We love the 360 degree views of wooded hills, vineyards, olive groves, lake and stream running through. At the house there is the lovely big swimming pool with loungers and grassy areas for sunbathing and reading. For families with children there are soccer & volley ball nets, a croquet lawn, swings and climbing frame, bikes of various sizes and a trampoline, used not just for jumping but also star gazing at night - we have no light pollution. We are walking distance (1km) from 2 coffee bars, food market, 2 restaurants, pizzeria, beauty salon, hairdressers, hardware store, clothing shop. We are only minutes from the historic town of Cortona and yet immersed in tranquility. you can walk, run or bike for miles and not need to touch the asphalt.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Caroline and Pino, You have no idea how much we needed this tuscan holiday, and our time here has exceded expectations in every way, complete with surprises (who would have thought we'd be singing and performing flute and piano duets!). We wish you and your famly continued success in your endeavours and hope to return at our first opportunity.
Nov 2009
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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

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Molino di Bordone
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Molino di Bordone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53280?uni_id=1032002
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Cortona Cortona area
5

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our week at Molino di Bordone was everything we had imagined and more. Our party included four children (11, 5, 4, and 2 years old) and they all had a blast playing in the pool, on the swings and trampoline, and with the friendly family dogs. Caroline and Pino are extraordinarily gracious hosts--procuring some local wine for us on our first evening, arranging a vineyard tour, and answering all sorts of questions. Ask for Miriam to come and cook for your family--our children enjoyed helping her cook two outstanding homestyle meals of pasta, pork, tiramisu, etc. And we highly recommend a driving tour with Pino. We spent the day travelling to vineyards, ancient villages, towns, and castles we never would have found on our own, and Siena. The villa is in a perfect location, hidden among rolling hills and the countryside of Cortona. During our week we did side trips to Florence, Arezzo, Assisi, and Lake Trasimeno. If we lived closer, we'd be regulars. Thank you, Caroline and Pino!
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Molino di Bordone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53280?uni_id=1032002
+39 0575614356
Cortona Cortona area
5

Relaxation with a young family

  • 5 of 5
If you have a young family and want to get away from it al and not have to worry about your children every few minutes then this really is the place for you. Our family of four - two young children - completely fell in love with this charming retreat and the surrounding area and found Caroline and Pino (the owners) not only very helpful but so friendly and welcoming. Would very much recommend this to anyone looking to put their feet up although Siena and many more attractions are a mere short trip away so if you can tear yourself away from the loverly countryside then make the trip. My advice is go on make the booking - you wont be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Molino di Bordone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53280?uni_id=1032002
+39 0575614356
Cortona Cortona area
St Andrews, Fife
5

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5
We had an extended family gathering if 16 in this beautiful setting.
The 7 groups within this fitted easily and comfortably into the 4 units of the Molino with all cooking and eating outside at La Fontanella. Excellent space for both privacy and all the communal activities. Regular raids on the herb garden and much activity at the swimming pool as well as visits to Cortona, Florence, Sienna, Assisi and several mountain villages. Special mention of the several international football matches -- Europe v USA -- enthusiastically joined by the Nobile children. Easy shopping and good walking and eating places. Wall to wall sunshine was expected, but the kindness and helpfulness of the Nobile family was a massive bonus. Most enthusiastically and unconditionally recommended. Buonissimo!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Molino di Bordone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53280?uni_id=1032002
+39 0575614356
Cortona Cortona area
Dublin
5

Spectacular accommodation in amazing setting!

  • 5 of 5
This was my 2nd year visiting Il Molino di Bordone. I fell in love with the setting and villa in 2007 so I decided it would be the perfect venue for my extended family to visit. All 14 members of my family drove up to the villa at 9pm on a hot balmy Tuscan night. We were greeted by the warm and friendly Caroline and Pino with drinks and canapes on the terrace. Immediately everyone was taken by the beautiful setting, the surrounding hills, the stunning architecture and the warm smiles of our hosts. We hired the entire complex for two weeks which afforded the perfect level of privacy for each family group but also provided many facilities for the entire group to enjoy. The latest accommodation the Fontanella is world class. It is a little (actually quite large!) luxury boutique hotel in the Tuscan hills. Each day we met for breakfast on the terrace before lounging later by the beautiful pool. Each night was a fun filled adventure with BBQ's in the garden, kids playing on the trampoline, walking through the extensive sun-flower fields, feeding the donkey or splashing in the pool. One of the highlights of our holiday was the evening Luca the chef came to visit for our cookery course. We had three fabulous hours making our own pasta, watching Luca at work. Finally at 8.30pm we sat down to dinner on the beautiful outdoor terrace where Luca served the entire family. This is an evening not to miss. The villas are beautiful with every facility you could require or ever imagine. The setting is spectacular! Caroline and Pino are warm, welcoming and fantastic at offering good advice. The location is perfect for touring beautiful Tuscany. The surrounding towns are picture postcard. Don't miss Cortona, Pienza or Montalcino. On our last evening we were lucky enough to watch the Bolshoi Ballet perform in the Main Square of Cortona as we ate dinner in a local restaurant. A night we will never forget. This is the perfect location for any size group. All 14 of my family left Tuscany with a sad heart. We had an amazing holiday which was due largely to the fabulous company but also to the perfect setting and hosts. We will all definitely return to a place which has a special place in our hearts."
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Lorry, It was really super to see you here again and get to know the rest of the family. We enjoyed watching you all make the pasta during the cookery lesson. Your parents were a joy to talk with too. So, we hope maybe you will come again - the children will all have grown lots. Keep in touch. Caroline and Pino
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Molino di Bordone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53280?uni_id=1032002
+39 0575614356
Cortona Cortona area
Dublin
5

Holiday of a lifetime...

  • 5 of 5
This was my 2nd year visiting Il Molino di Bordone. I fell in love with the setting and villa in 2007 so I decided it would be the perfect venue for my extended family to visit. All 14 members of my family drove up to the villa at 9pm on a hot balmy Tuscan night. We were greeted by the warm and friendly Caroline and Pino with drinks and canapés on the terrace. Immediately everyone was taken by the beautiful setting, the surrounding hills, the stunning architecture and the warm smiles of our hosts. We hired the entire complex for two weeks which afforded the perfect level of privacy for each family group but also provided many facilities for the entire group to enjoy. The latest accommodation nick named “the pig sty” is world class. It is a little (actually quite large!) luxury boutique hotel in the Tuscan hills. Each day we met for breakfast on the terrace before lounging later by the beautiful pool. Each night was a fun filled adventure with BBQ's in the garden, kids playing on the trampoline, walking through the extensive sun-flower fields, feeding the donkey or splashing in the pool. One of the highlights of our holiday was the evening Luca the chef came to visit for our cookery course. We had three fabulous hours making our own pasta, watching Luca at work. Finally at 8.30pm we sat down to dinner on the beautiful outdoor terrace where Luca served the entire family. This is an evening not to miss. The villas are beautiful with every facility you could require or ever imagine. The setting is spectacular! Caroline and Pino are warm, welcoming and fantastic at offering good advice. The location is perfect for touring beautiful Tuscany. The surrounding towns are picture postcard. Don't miss Cortona, Pienza or Montalcino. On our last evening we were lucky enough to watch the Bolshoi Ballet perform in the Main Square of Cortona as we ate dinner in a local restaurant. A night we will never forget. This is the perfect location for any size group. All 14 of my family left Tuscany with a sad heart. We had an amazing holiday which was due largely to the fabulous company but also to the perfect setting and hosts. We will all definitely return to a place which has a special place in our hearts.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Lorry, It was really super to see you here again and get to know the rest of the family. We enjoyed watching you all make the pasta during the cookery lesson. Your parents were a joy to talk with too. So, we hope maybe you will come again - the children will all have grown lots. Keep in touch. Caroline and Pino
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Roma Civitavecchia
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Terontola-Cortona
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 exit Valdichiana
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In the village of Pergo
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Valdichiana exit A1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Loc. del Molino, Montanare, Corte dei Papi Pergo
Car: recommended

Nearby amenities: In our village of Montanare-Pergo, just 10 minutes walk from the house, there is a delightful cafe with outdoor seating, pizzeria, restaurants, local food-market and post office. Explore the Etruscan walled, medieval hill town of Cortona, a hidden gem perched majestically on the sun-drenched slopes of Monte Egidio. As you walk around this ancient and noble town you cannot help but sense the vibrations of more than 2500 centuries of history. Cortona inspired Francis Mayes to write her best-seller ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. There is a delightful selection of street cafes, restaurants, theatre, markets & shops to enjoy and the town hosts many events during the year:- outdoor concerts, musical & opera (June, July, August); ‘Giostra del Archidado’ (jousting - May);; Antiques' Fair (September); the Diocesan and Etruscan museums are world renowned. Located on the border of both Tuscany and Umbria you can take advantage of both regions.

Other Activities: Culinary events

Property features; Children's activities - see extra page

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cortona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Season
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
£540
£3,575
 
 
Early Season
Jan 10 2015 - May 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
£540
£3,575
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£675
£4,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes City tax is included.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • fax
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedrooms 1 - Stalla Rustica - 1 king , can be separated into twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - Stalla Rustica - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - Stalla Rustica - 2 twin/ single , can be joined to make a large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - Fontanella - 1 king , can be separated into twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - Fontanella - 1 king , can be separated into twin beds
    Bedroom 6 - Molinello - 1 king , can be separated into twin beds
    Bedroom 7 - Torre Suite - 1 king , can be separated into twin beds
  • Individually decorated bedrooms with wood beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled floors and traditional wooden furniture. Cotton linens and towels with blankets and duvets in tasteful fabrics.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Owners are tour operators and can offer touring packages for groups with minibus transport. Contact us for more details.
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