Caroline Nobile

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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FONTANELLA

Cortona Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 Fontanella 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Elegance, style, space and comfort in an independent luxury barn, ideal for friends travelling together or a family. 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms with French windows, each with its own marble-tiled bathroom. Large, country kitchen, fully fitted with locally crafted cabinets, granite surfaces, dishwasher & washing machine; interior dining area to seat 12; very large living room with seating for 8 comfortably; 1 large double sofabed; 1 upright piano, reading library, TV, DVD, telephone. The rooms have high wooden-beamed ceilings and all open directly onto a private garden with views of our olive grove. Under the shelter of century old oak trees, the terrace with charming fountain and barbecue offers relaxed dining al fresco. La Fontanella property may also be used for cookery courses, demonstrations and a variety of workshops. The living room can be converted into a small lecture room with video projection facilities, sound system and conference table.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Caroline Nobile

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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 cottage 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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Fontanella
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Cortona Cortona area
5

PERFECT TUSCAN HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfect rental to enjoy all that Tuscany has to offer. Fontanella is beautifully decorated in a Tuscan style, meticulously maintained, and spotlessly clean,. The kitchen is equipped for the gourmet cook, and the living area and bedrooms are very comfortable and pleasant. The grounds and pool area are peaceful and beautiful with Pino's well tended gardens. As landscape painters, we could walk just beyond the property for wonderful views or drive 10 minutes to Cortona for more panoramic views. Within an hour's drive, you could be visiting one of the surrounding hill towns. The owners, Pino and Caroline, were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We can't wait to go back and would highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

MOLINO DI BORDONE IN HET "LA FONTANELLA HUIS"

Molino Di Bordone in het "la Fontanella huis"
  • 5 of 5
We gaan regelmatig naar Molino di Bordone, het is gewoonweg een heerlijke plek, vol in de natuur, veel ruimte, prachtige tuin, mooi zwembad, dichtbij leuke restaurantjes en supermarkt. Mooie wandeling vanuit het huis en je staat op een heuvelrug met uitzicht op Lago Trasimeno. Altijd is er een warm onthaal door de eigenaren Pino & Caroline. Ze hebben veel tips voor vermaak in de regio. Alles is schoon en netjes onderhouden. Paradijs op aarde.... echt waar!!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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5

FABULOUS STAY AT LA FONTANELLA

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful way to spend a Tuscan vacation. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival to this beautiful home away from home. The house was beautiful and clean and the grounds were superb. Our hosts Caroline and Pino were very informative and made us feel like family. We would definitely return to this amazing home.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Fontanella
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5

AS GOOD AS IT GETS

  • 5 of 5
In Sept/Oct 2012 (still hot here in Oct) we (3 adults) traveled all over the west side (and some of the middle) of Italy for 3 weeks from the Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast and Rome. We rented a car (thankfully an automatic because it is hilly and twisty, narrow roads). Bar none, this was the most fantastic place of all. I am reviewing the Fontanella only because I want the lovely Caroline & Pino to succeed. Otherwise, I would keep it to myself - my own special place to come back to. Yes, it is that good - far above every other apartment or villa we stayed in - and those others were advertised as wonderfully as this one is. I can only say that the reviewers of other properties have never been here. It's spacious, clean, designer lovely, all the conveniences of home (and then some) and located close to so many of the "day trips" you will want to visit (Assisi, Monteriggioni (which our hosts kindly told us about), San Gimignano, Florence, Fiesole and tons more). The kitchen is just beautiful and located adjacent to the al fresco patio, just like you dream Tuscany should be. The bedrooms are big and there are walkouts from every room! The grounds are well kept and so pretty. Our stay was too short at 4 nights. Next time, I would stay here and day trip my whole vacation from here. It is only about 2.5 - 3 hours to reach from Fiumicino airport, even if you have no idea where you're going (this was our first stay). Also, Caroline and Pino run walking tours, which I wish I had realized before I left (would love to have done one), so be sure to check out their website for all of the extras available. We thank them so much for making Tuscany the reality that our dreams imagined. Pam, Howard & Tina
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Cortona Cortona area
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LA FONTANELLA

  • 5 of 5
We are now back 2 weeks from our trip to Italy ..a.trip of a lifetime! We stayed at "La Fontanella" for the week of July 7-14,2012 with our two daughters. The property was a "Paradise" and we were in love with the area as well as the home. It was immaculate and the pictures held true to what we expected.

Caroline and Pino went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was memorable.We wanted to take a cooking class and Pino arranged for us to meet with Lucca his friend and Chef ( Caspin Tours). It was a night filled with wonderful memories and delicious food as well. My family had the BEST time and sooo much fun!

As we were sittting by the pool, we were surprised to see people horseback riding down the trail of the property. My daughters love to go horseback riding and Pino was kind enough to find Vascos' phone number and he contacted him for us . Pino set up the date and in a few days my daughters were horse back riding through fields of sunflowers and olive trees. They had an amazing time!

Now those were only a couple of our adventures in the Tuscany area as there are many villages to visit and explore as well as wine tasting.We found everyone to be extremely friendly and helpful throughout our trip. We would recommend this property in a" heartbeat" !When it was time for us to leave and continue our adventures, everyone felt sad because we were leaving a place that we had actually fallen in love with. It was a true PARADISE and we will return one day.

We all thank you very much for your kindness and hospitality!
Carol ,Gene,Alison and Ariel
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Fontanella
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Cortona Cortona area
5

FANTASTIC MOLINO DI BORDONE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Moline di Bordone for a week and had a fantastic time. We rented La Fontanella and Stalla Rustica for a group of nine and it met every expectation. The listing description was accurate and everything was extremely clean. The grounds are perfect, the hosts are friendly and extremely knowledgeable, and the pool at the end of a hot summer day is refreshing! Our hosts arranged a cooking class for the group which was fantastic but as a result we will never eat boxed pasta again. Pino took us on a wonderful day tour of Assisi. Perhaps our favorite memories are going to dinner at the local soccer tournament in Montanare two nights and eating wonderful and very reasonably priced pizza, etc. All in all - a wonderful trip and perfect accommodations and hosts!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: How nice it was to see you again and this time to meet the family too !
Thank you for choosing Il Molino di Bordone. C&P
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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

Property features; Children's activities - see extra page

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Availability & Rates

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Cortona Cottage 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
£175
£1,200
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
5 night minimum stay
£225
£1,500
 
 
Early Season
Jan 10 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
£175
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£225
£1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Stay tax is included.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cortona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Elevator ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Large Sofa bed - 1 queen , in the living room
  • 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. Need extra bedrooms? Contact us.
Entertainment:
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
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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