|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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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.
3 beautifully decorated bedrooms with French windows, each with its own marble-tiled bathroom. A spacious living room with large comfortable sofa which converts to a double bed, wood burning fireplace and arched window with cushioned seating and beautiful views; the dining table seats up to 10; large fully fitted kitchen with locally crafted cabinets; granite surfaces; breakfast table to seat 8 people; wide selection of equipment for your gourmet meals, dishwasher & washing machine facilities, reading library, TV, DVD, telephone; large private garden with sunny and shaded areas all day long and a barbecue for evening dining al fresco. Guests are welcome to help themselves to vegetables from the garden, the abundances of sage, thyme and rosemary and to the fruit from the trees beyond the lavender bushes (apples, cherries, apricots, plums). This is a wonderful home for a family or group of friends.
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 house 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.
Our whole family vacationed at Il Molino for the BEST 2 weeks ever~! there were 13 of us enjoying Carloine & Pino's villa, grounds, surrounding hill towns, wine tours and dinning extravaganzas!
Il Molino is the perfect spot to rest, relax, enjoy the sun,pool, games (on extensive grass fields surrounding the villa- we held two family soccer games which of course adults lost one of them!). We made this our "base camp" taking side trips to Sienna, Asti, Multapulchino, and of course, Cortona. A lake close by (15 minutes) provided the kids plenty of water options from boating to diving, volly ball, etc. Lots of wine tasting, dinning out in local restaurants and Caroline arranged for a night of cooking lessons with Luka...what an experience to have 14 chefs in one kitchen...with plenty of elbow room. we have a great picture of the evening which will no doubt be our 2016 Christmas picture.
The accommodations are clean, neat, and comfortable. Caroline and Pino provided all the help you could ask for...directions, recommendations, translations and even a guide to the best morning coffee gathering in town.
Our 4th visit to Molino di Bordone and as always 10/10 for everything.
Caroline and Pino are the perfect hosts and make sure everything is perfect. The gardens are even more established since our first visit, each time there is something new. Can't imagine a trip to Italy without a few days (or longer) here!
Our only regret is that we only stayed a week. All previous reviews are totally accurate: the owners, Carolina and Pino were delightful to meet and a wealth of knowledge about the area. The villa was roomy, spotless, perfectly furnished, and perfectly equipped with everything you might need. The location is perfect for day trips to Cortona, Lake Trasimeno, San Gimignano, Assisi, vineyard tours in Montepulciano . A very nice well-stocked large grocery store is conveniently located in Camucia, just a few minutes away by car. The local café is walking distance and delightful for an afternoon capuccino. There are several good restaurants close by in Cortona (don't miss Trattoria La Grotta). We would go back for another -lomger- visit in a heartbeat!!
Lovely relaxed stay and a short distance from Cortona. The grounds are cared for regularly and with an eye for beauty. The pool was great. We were greeted each morning by the the loyal housecat and each eve by two friendly dogs.If I were to make one suggestion, it would be to provide brighter lighting in the apt. since windows in stone houses are tiny.
This was truly an amazing place to spend 5 days during our holiday to Italy and Greece. It was very quiet and relaxing, and the Molinello suite was just what we needed between the chaos of Venice and Athens! Pino and Caroline were very accommodating and gave us lots of suggestions for places to see. Loved the fortress in Castiglione de Lago, a marvelous birthday dinner at Laconda del Molino, and Cortona on a Sunday morning, so got to visit the Duomo, Santa Margarherita, and San Francesco during worship! Wow on all 3! Spent several afternoons reading books by the pool. Our stay couldn't have been better and we hope to make it back some day!
What a beautiful place to stay! Antonio, Caroline and Pino are the perfect hosts.
The Torre suite appartment is the perfect place for two people to stay for a while.
What a beautiful garden and the luxury of a nide swimming pool.
And we were so lucky to meet the parents of Caroline and the mother of Pino, all so nice people. We hoghly recommend this property to our friends and relatives.
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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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 20 2016 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Stay tax is already included.