About the property
- Apartment699 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
1, 2 and 3 Bedroom self catering farmhouse apartments Cortona Tuscany
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming Farmhouse, Peaceful Setting
Molino di Bordone is probably one of the most enjoyable places we have ever stayed. It is located in the beautiful and peaceful community of Cortona. A spectacular old farmhouse in the Tuscany Valley. We stayed for three days in the one bedroom Molinello 1 Apartment. It had everything that we needed, including a large kitchen, living room, separate bedroom, and our own private patio. We were greeted by Marianna (Caroline and Pino’s daughter) when we arrived. She was incredibly friendly and helped us get oriented to the house and the area. The yard and surrounding area was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed our quiet evening and morning walks around the grounds. We even took a dip in the pool on one of the warm days. The location is perfect. We were able to visit Cortona, Siena, and Montipulcano during our three day stay. Caroline and Pino were the perfect hosts. We enjoyed meeting them and appreciated all the wonderful tips and advice. If we ever make it back to Tuscany we will definitely stay here again. We most certainly will recommend this place to family and friends.
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!
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.
Beautiful rustic property in a great location!
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!
The property was fantastic and our hosts could not have been better.
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.
Lovely and peaceful!
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.
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
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 Property features; Children's activities - see extra page
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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