Caroline Nobile

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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MOLINELLO

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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 Molinello 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

A lovely vacation home for 2 people or a family of 4. A charming and spacious sitting room converted from the Old Flour Mill with the original millstone. All the comforts of home in the fully fitted kitchen. Try out your Tuscan cooking skills or plan an evening barbecue celebration. The large master bedroom has French windows leading to the private garden facing the rising sun and a window facing west onto the front terrace - enjoy sun or shade all day long as you prefer. The bathroom has both bath and shower facilities plus a washing machine for your laundry. Get away from it all, enjoy a romantic holiday or relax with your family. You might wish to stay forever! Guests are welcome to help themselves to fresh produce from the organic vegetable garden, to apples, cherries, apricots and plums from the orchard and there are abundances of sage, thyme and rosemary for flavoring gourmet recipes.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Caroline and Pino,

Our 2 1/2 week visit at Il Molino far exceded our expectations.

Your photos and our photos could never do it justice because it is impossible to put it 'all together.' We were looking forward to meeting you, Caroline, but Pino's mother was lovely and Pino's tips were great when he got back.

Let us know if it is still possible to get some of you olive oil.

All in all, 5 stars out of 5!

We'd love to stay again.

Barbara & John
Apr 2012
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Caroline Nobile

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
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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 apartment in 1995

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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5
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Molinello
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Molinello
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Cortona Cortona area
5

LOVELY AND PEACEFUL!

  • 5 of 5
Molino di Bordone was a lovely Tuscan farmyard tucked away in the countryside. The property was lovely and Pino and Caroline were excellent hosts. We loved exploring the property and our 4-year old son especially enjoyed the trampoline and playing with the dogs. The property was located close to Cortona, so we could easily get into town if we wanted to. We definitely recommend this property to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Molinello
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Cortona Cortona area
5

HONEYMOON HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were very pleased with the accomodations during our brief 3 night stay at Il Molinello. From being pleasantly greeted upon arrival to the shared dinner at a local pizza shop to the helpful advice on "best places" to visit in the region to the genuine goodbyes before our departure. The property is beautifully surrounded by mountains and although our stay was during the beginning of spring (pre-bloom) it was enjoyable to witness a few of the flowers on the property begin to bud and come alive. Our stay here was the last leg of our honeymoon. Our honeymoon consisted of 3 nights in Venice, 3 nights in Florence and 3 nights here. Of the 3 places that we stayed we both agreed that Il Molinello was our favorite. We had wished we would have booked longer at this rental property. It was peaceful and we were able to relax and wind down before departing back home. Thank you Pino and Caroline for being such great hosts and for helping to make our stay reminiscent of home sweet home!

Sincerely,
Travis & Julia
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Molinello
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53280?uni_id=33924
+39 0575614356
Cortona Cortona area
United States
5

BEST OF TUSCANY!

  • 5 of 5
If we move to Italy, it will be here! This is an absolutely lovely, tranquil setting in the Tuscan countryside. Caroline and Pino, our hosts, were warm, welcoming, and extremely helpful. We were enthusiastically greeted by the entire family. After Pino took our luggage into the lovely apartment, we were treated a mid-afternoon espresso on the terrace. Our rooms were more than adequate accommodating two old ladies with a lot of luggage. We felt quite at home and comfortable relaxing in the living area as we watched CNN news about the Icelandic ash cloud. The kitchen was well appointed and directions for appliances were readily available. The beds were comfortable and storage space was plenty. We appreciated the washing machine, and even more the fact that Caroline brought in our wash from out of the rain when we were off touring for the day. Both Caroline and Pino were very helpful with directions and suggestions of lessor known places to visit in the Tuscan countryside. We also appreciated their concern and flexibility that our travel plans might change due to the Icelandic Ash Cloud. Everything that is written about the accommodations and amenities for Il Molinello is most accurate. We appreciated the ease of payment with checks written on US banks. If we didn't have to come home, we would still be there! We hope to return again!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Molinello
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53280?uni_id=33924
+39 0575614356
Cortona Cortona area
Los Angeles, CA
5

CHARMING FARMHOUSE

  • 5 of 5
My friend recommended this lovely farmhouse to us and I'm glad she did. Our stay was wonderful. Carolyn and Pino (owners) are delightful. They made us feel welcome and provided us with lots of information on activities, attractions, and restaurants. We stayed in the II Molinello. The room was perfect, bigger than we expected. The room had everything we needed, we cooked at least one meal each day. The farmhouse grounds are beautiful and well maintained. We felt so comfortable during our stay. We're sure to go back with our kids soon. I recommend you rent a car, getting lost in Tuscany was a wonderful adventure, we ran into beautiful towns and friendly people.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad your stay was a success. What a good idea to drive off and get lost in the countryside! Those are unexpected and special moments. We look forward to seeing you again and to meeting the youth! Best wishes, Caroline and Pino
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Half Moon Bay, California
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OUR FAVORITE SPOT IN ITALY!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Italy (we are a fifty-something married couple). It was recommended by a friend. This is the perfect place to either relax and stay put OR to take day trips to every hilltown in Tuscany & Umbria. A great central location for both. We couldn't decide which we preferred! Turned out our favorite hilltown was nearby Cortona. Our experience was beyond our expectations, the farmhouse is so lovely and inviting, spotlessly clean, well furnished, the pool is wonderful, and the owners treat you like special guests. We originally scheduled a week's stay and ended up staying an extra 3 days! The pictures do not even begin to capture this breathtaking place. We hope all our of friends can eventually find their way to this incredible place.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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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Molinello
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+39 0575614356
Cortona Cortona area
Dublin
5

BEAUTFIUL SETTING FOR TUSCAN ADVENTURE

  • 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

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

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Cortona Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Season
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
£90
£600
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
5 night minimum stay
£110
£700
 
 
Early Season
Jan 10 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
£90
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£110
£700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Stay tax is included.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • fax
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , can be made up with twin beds if preferred
    Sofa bed - 1 queen , Situated in the living room area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
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
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • hiking
Notes:
Need extra bedrooms? Contact us.
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