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

Cortona, Arezzo, Italy
  • Cottage1291 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

1, 2 and 3 Bedroom self catering farmhouse apartments Cortona Tuscany

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.


Caroline Nobile

Member Since 2005
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english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Jan 08, 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 Cottage 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 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Family
              • Luxury


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Maps
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Elevator
                        Bungalow cottage single story
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        Clothes drying rack provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Music Library
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Piano
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        Available at Cortona tennis club
                                      • Terrace


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Shared with 3 other apartments.
                                              • Outdoor Pool


                                                  • playground
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • churches
                                                  • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    20 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely home, beautiful surroundings and gracious hosts!

                                                                    Alexa M.

                                                                    We stayed here with our 2 year old son and it was the perfect spot to explore Tuscany and Umbria, and also to relax and unwind. Cortona is a short drive away and a postcard worthy town. The kitchen at the house was fabulous and we cooked several meals at home after exploring the market. We also did a cooking class with Simona, which was a delicious highlight. Caroline and Pino were so accommodating and helpful during the stay. Our son loved the garden and trampoline. Can’t wait to return!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you very much for your delightful feedback.

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

                                                                    Andra M.San Diego, CA

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Incredible and relaxing

                                                                    Howard J.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Beautiful setting perfect for a relaxing break...

                                                                    Alpa C.-

                                                                    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!

                                                                    A Magical Month in Tuscany

                                                                    Michael C.

                                                                    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 !

                                                                    Beautiful Oasis in the Cortona Countryside

                                                                    JillLake Oswego, OR

                                                                    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!


                                                                    Cortona, Arezzo, Italy

                                                                    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

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Damage Deposit

                                                                    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

                                                                    20 Reviews
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