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Stunning Farmhouse Villa, luxurious apartments, large pool, Cortona, Tuscany - Molinello 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights



Molinello 1 bedroom 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.

About the property

Vacation Rentals

17th Century renovated Tuscan Farmhouse. Glorious location among Tuscan and Umbrian hills, only minutes from the beautiful Etruscan walled town of Cortona.

Self-catering vacation rental units.

Great for couples, friends or families with children. Walking or cycling in the hills. Fantastic local coffee shop, pizzeria, restaurants and food market within walking distance. Nearby Thermal Spa & Wellness. Weekly farmers' market, open-air concerts, opera, museums, art galleries. Close to Siena, Assisi and the Wine Country.

Kitchen garden for guest use - pick your own!

Landscaped gardens of roses, poppies, lavender, chestnuts, cypresses, olive trees 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: trampoline, badminton/volleyball net, swings, climbing frame, croquet lawn.

Exquisitely decorated interiors, the utmost attention to detail. 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, free reading library, private gardens and patios with barbeques for al fresco dining.

More Details

Caroline Nobile
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Caroline Nobile

The Nobile family are anglo-italian and welcome guests to vacation at their self catering rental apartments at Molino di Bordone Tuscan farmhouse and historic flour mill.

Caroline Nobile purchased this apartment 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 ! 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 apartment unique

360 degree views of wooded hills, vineyards, olive groves, lake and stream running through.

A 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 tranquillity.

You can walk, run or bike for miles and not need to touch the asphalt.

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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Included in the price:
Linen and towels
Initial supply of toilet paper and toiletries
Utilities (gas, electricity, water)
Use of the pool and all facilities.
Tourist tax


Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , washing machine
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Need extra bedrooms? Contact us.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a place central to Tuscany and Umbria, where we could visit sites for day trips. We had been to Cortona but didn't want to be in the town, rather a quiet countryside setting was more to our liking. We chose the one bedroom apartment, Molinello. It was perfect - comfortable seating, a well equipped kitchen, a large bedroom with a private patio in back, and a washing machine in the bathroom. The unit retained all the charm of it's history, with modern comforts.

Because Molino di Bordone is in the vast, flat valley, we were able to take nice walks every evening. Pino told us about longer walks that we tried and enjoyed.

The family, parents and adult children, couldn't have been nicer, there when we had questions to give us ideas and suggestions, but allowing us our privacy as well.

We stayed 12 nights and could have stayed longer. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for making time to review our property. This is really helpful for our future guests. We do hope you will be able to return in the near future. all the best.
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Beautiful rustic property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Caroline and her family were very friendly and helpful! The villa was located perfectly since we had rented a car and could visit all the highlights that Tuscany and Umbria had to offer! It was unusually hot while we were there, so the pool was lovely! Would definitely come back, and would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay near Cortona!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was fantastic and our hosts could not have been better.

  • 5 of 5

Molino di Bordone was a wonderful place to spend a week exploring Tuscany and Umbria. From our welcoming meal through our shopping trip to the Thursday market in Camucia, Simona was our "go to" person for everything we needed. She also makes the best zucchini flowers filled with ricotta and tiramisu you ever ate! We stayed in the Molinello suite which was perfect for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the family atmosphere, including being warmly welcomed every evening at our return by the family dogs and cats. If you are looking for a place near Cortona for a convenient location and relaxing stay, this is it.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!


Travis & Julia

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In the village of Pergo
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Roma Civitavecchia
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Valdichiana exit A1
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Terontola or Camucia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 exit Valdichiana
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Locanda del Molino, Montanare
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
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, 2 pizzerias, 2 restaurants, a local food-market, DIY store, hairdresser 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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