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Stunning Farmhouse Villa, luxurious apartments, large pool, Cortona, Tuscany - Fontanella 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Description

Fontanella 2 bedrooms 2 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.

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About the property

Molino di Bordone 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.

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Owner
Caroline Nobile
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Caroline Nobile

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

Caroline Nobile purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Caroline Nobile chose Cortona area

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 cottage 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.

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Perugia
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
Abetone
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

Property features; Children's activities - see extra page

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Notes

Stay tax is already included.


Amenities

Cortona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Need extra bedrooms? Contact us.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

We were so sad to leave this beautiful property. The owners were extremely lovely.

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly a slice of heaven. The entire area is peaceful gorgeous and the accommodations were extremely comfortable and clean. We could have not picked anything more perfect. Thank you to the wonderful owners. We want to come back someday. They were such gracious and helpful hosts. We were sorry to leave. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything. The accommodation was stunning, kitchen had everything, catered for my needs being disabled. The children loved the pool, football pitch etc. Fruit & veg from the garden delicious. You couldn't wish for better. I hope we can get back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is very helpful for future travellers. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. perhaps we shall see you again in the near future!
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5

Beautiful setting perfect for a relaxing break...

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 (two children ages 8 and 3 years). We stayed in the Fontanella which was perfect for a small family as we could also put the children to bed and enjoy the lounge and outdoor area. The villa had a lovely tuscan feel to it with modern amenities. My daughter enjoyed using the piano and the kitchen was very well equipped! Clearly a great location for cooking courses. We experience a pizza making course for the children and the adults enjoyed the tastings! I was also lucky enough to be shown how to make a favourite Italian desert of mine by the very experienced Simona - a lovely host/chef - thank you!

The villa was a in the perfect location to explore Cortona, Montepulciano and other hill top towns. The Villa was also air-conditioned which was welcomed in 35/40 degrees heatwave! Antonio, Alessandro and Mari-Anna were perfect hosts for the duration of our stay. They were able to help us with our trips, cooking courses and even recommend the local restaurant they worked in for a meal an amazing meal at Locanda Del Molino. I would highly recommend these villas for a peaceful retreat, cooking course, exploring Tuscany/Umbria, Wine tastings and for photographers and painters! I wish I had more time to paint the beautiful sunflowers! The scenery really is something special. Thank you for looking after us and introducing us to a place I will come back too!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Magical Month in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Dream vacations usually happen once in a lifetime. After spending a glorious month at Molino di Bordoni we are already checking dates for a return visit! The picturesque setting, filled with olive trees, sunflowers, and gardens welcomes you each morning. Strolling along the ancient roads by the farmhouse brings an awe inspiring historical perspective.

The Nobile family is truly remarkable and ready to assist whenever needed. Their knowledge of the area led us to unforgettable sites, breathtaking views, and mouth-watering restaurants. We miss chatting with them!

We were blessed during our stay to have friends and family join us. At times we occupied the entire villa. Each apartment is meticulously cleaned and organized for comfort and privacy, allowing for a rejuvenation of mind and soul.

Our dream vacation became a reality at Molino di Bordoni !

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis in the Cortona Countryside

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at La Fontanella - what a gorgeous property that is lovingly kept by Caroline and Pino. We enjoyed cooking in the scrumptious gourmet kitchen (fully equipped, and I mean fully!) and many delightful meals out of the terrace. The pool was our afternoon go-to spot after daily sightseeing, bicycle rides and long walks. And idyllic family vacation and one we can highly recommend. Perfect for families with the pool, trampoline and field for sports. Close to Pergo (which has a delightful small market) and a short drive to Cortona for some historic sights. Lago di Trasimano is a short drive away for waterspouts and more sightseeing. Can't say enough good things about this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer Sun in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous setting near the Tuscan / Umbrian border. Relaxed and restful. Great accommodation. Caroline and Pino are wonderful hosts who always ensure we get the relaxing break we need! Was good to be back after a few years away. Look forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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