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Tranquil Tuscan Farmhouse Sole Use of House, Garden and Pool

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Last updated: 09/03/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cortona farmhouse description

Halfway up a valley and commanding breath-taking views over the rolling landscape of the Val di Chiana to the mountain range dominated by Monte Amiata, the Casa del Mulino enjoys a secluded setting with no buildings overlooking the house or swimming pool. Pool available most months. See website for more details.

This farmhouse, built over 200 years ago and sensitively restored over the past 30 years, stands in extensive grounds. These include a 'secret garden' with statues and surrounded by a wisteria-covered pergola, classically inspired parkland with a 'temple' and monuments, and a woodland hollow with a stream running through it and flowers on its banks.

It is a fine location for walks and bird watching. Ideally situated to discover lesser known towns and sites in southern Tuscany and nearby Umbria, it is also within easy reach of such famous centres as Siena, Assisi, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, and Florence. Seasonal pleasures vary from birdsong and wild flowers in spring and early summer to the grape harvest in autumn.

While the house has a rustic setting, wireless internet is available using a receiver operating on an Italian cellular network (fine for emails but not suitable for streaming).

In addition to the extensive shopping resources of Cortona/Camucia some 3 kilometres away (and designer outlets in the area), there are local bars and shops, including a pharmacy, and a regular bus route all within 15 minutes' walking distance at the bottom of the valley.

The house can accommodate from two to eight people with one group only at a time and no shared facilities. Costs are scaled according to numbers renting the property, and payment can be in sterling or euros.

May and June are the best months for fireflies and nightingales and for the garden. The roses and blue and white flowers in the 'secret garden' are at their best. The grape harvest starts from mid-September and there are pomegranates in the hedgerows.


Some comments from previous guests:

Our stay at the Casa del Mulino was delightful. I especially enjoyed the gardens and the sculptures contained within them. Barbara C., USA

Casa del Mulino is a delightful retreat nestled in the hills near Camucia, Italy. It is close to many amenities and within easy reach of Cortona, Arezzo, or Perugia by car and Rome or Florence by rail. The main house can accommodate 6-8 people comfortably, with plentiful gardens and trails, olive groves and vineyards. It is a wonderful location to relax with a good book, or to use as a base for exploring on day-trips. Richard and Beverly W., Canada

We shall visit the house again. It is such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for renting it out, and for putting in so much effort to make it the place it is. I have loaded our pictures onto Facebook, and we have received so many comments from friends! We all enjoyed our stay so much – the house and garden are just magical! Jackie H., UK

The gardens are absolutely stunning and a real tribute to your hard work and we thoroughly enjoyed them…
Graham B., UK

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1010 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of space for children to explore including small stream, olive groves and sandpit...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Wheelchair access limited due to the gravel surrounding the house, the narrow doorways and lack of elevator....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outdoors but not in house ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Upstairs bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Downstairs bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Downstairs second bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Separate bedroom at the back of the house...moreless

          • The beds in Bedroom 4 are two single beds which are normally put together to make a queensize bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Upstairs bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Downstairs bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Detached bathroom (in an adjacent building)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Extensive parkland with stream, gardens in front and behind house, wood-fired pizza oven...moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    A selection of books are provided. As the house is a rural retreat with abundant activities outside, we have never needed a TV! ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Views of Monte Amiata and the Chiana Valley...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Dining area on veranda with stunning view of extinct volcano. Comfortable for 8 people. Garden has dining table for up to 18 people amongst olive trees....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Covered Parking:

                        Parking bay covered by creeper (though not sufficient to keep car completely dry)...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Central heating through radiators in major rooms. Rarely needed in letting period....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Wireless internet is available using a receiver operating on an Italian cellular network (fine for emails but not suitable for streaming)....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Due to the lack of laundry facilities in the area, we encourage guests to bring their own linen. We can provide linen for 15 Euros per person....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        If the upper floor is rented, this contains a living room with sofa and chairs and views over the valley. ...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Large amount of parking on drive and around house - easily enough for 4 cars....moreless

                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Traditional italian style 'Mokka' coffee maker to be used on the cooker. Electric kettle for heating water....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Pans, skillets and other common cooking utensils....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Enough cutlery, crockery and glasses for up to 10 people....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Kitchen is kept in traditional rustic style, opening out on to the veranda with a stunning view. ...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        There is an electric oven...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Refrigerator with freezer compartment....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Gas cooker with oven...moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Veranda with stunning views of an extinct volcano...moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        (4) Four stone tables in separate locations sheltered by vines and virginia creeper...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Veranda with stunning views of an extinct volcano...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Pool is for the exclusive use of the sole guests. It has dimensions of 30 x 14 x 4 feet. The temperature is usually around 70 degrees Fahrenheit so no heating necessary!...moreless

                           

                          Reviews

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                          Dates:        to end May  | June + July  | September   | Oct onwards
                          1-2 people .. Euro 450/wk | Euro 690/wk  | Euro 480/wk | Euro 450/wk
                          3-6 people .. Euro 600/wk | Euro 900/wk  | Euro 630/wk | Euro 600/wk
                          7-8 people .. Euro 750/wk | Euro 1080/wk | Euro 780/wk | Euro 750/wk
                          Prices in Euros. GB Pounds accepted
                          Euro 120 additional charge for bookings of a single week.
                          Discounts available for bookings of more than 4 weeks
                          Refundable deposit of 120 Euros
                          

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                          Location

                          120 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Pisa intl. airport (Perugia airport 40 miles)
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          At the Perugia-Arezzo road (SR71)
                          18 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Golf Club Valdichiana
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Camucia-Cortona station
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Perugia-Arezzo road (SR71)
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Many restaurants in Cortona
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Lake Trasimeno has nice beaches

                          Car: Recommended

                          The house has a secluded setting in the Tuscan countryside and offers fantastic walks in the hills filled with olive groves, streams, flowers and animals. Many who visit hire or bring mountain biles and enjoy the trails higher up in the hills, enjoying the breathtaking views across the valley, before returning for a dip in the pool.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1974

                          About the owner: Novelist and art historian who bought the house to enjoy with family in the heart of Renaissance Italy.

                          Why the Owner Chose Cortona:
                          The location is quiet, private and secluded but with great views and plenty of space for children to play safely. The hillside setting is perfect in the hotter months with cooling breezes. Many of the major sights are within an hour's drive in all directions. Shops and train station (to Rome, Florence) are only a 10 minute drive away. Close to Cortona, a fascinating and bustling town with Etruscan origins, which regularly holds artistic, musical and culinary festivals.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          The property and pool is rented for exclusive use of one group and is not overlooked so very private. There are many countryside walks in the hills and also perfect for cycling and horse riding.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          Photos

                          • Front view of farmhouse

                            Front view of farmhouse

                          • Sitting room on the upper floor of the house

                            Sitting room on the upper floor of the house

                          • Upper floor bedroom

                            Upper floor bedroom

                          • Large room on the lower floor with traditional furniture

                            Large room on the lower floor with traditional furniture

                          • View of the Orchard Room with views of the garden behind the house

                            View of the Orchard Room with views of the garden behind the house

                          • View of the valley showing the secluded setting of the house

                            View of the valley showing the secluded setting of the house

                          • View of the private drive leading to house with florentine lilies (Spring)

                            View of the private drive leading to house with florentine lilies (Spring)

                          • Lower bathroom

                            Lower bathroom

                          • View from the house across the Chiana plain towards an extinct volcano

                            View from the house across the Chiana plain towards an extinct volcano

                          • View of swimming pool (loungers, chairs and tables out of view) - 9.1 x 4.4 m

                            View of swimming pool (loungers, chairs and tables out of view) - 9.1 x 4.4 m

                          • View of private parkland (exclusive use) around the house

                            View of private parkland (exclusive use) around the house

                          • View of one of the terraces with olive trees and vines

                            View of one of the terraces with olive trees and vines

                          • Kitchen in traditional Tuscan style which opens on to veranda

                            Kitchen in traditional Tuscan style which opens on to veranda

                          • View of wisteria walk in Spring

                            View of wisteria walk in Spring

                          • Plan of the house (not to exact scale)

                            Plan of the house (not to exact scale)

                          • Garden behind the house

                            Garden behind the house

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                          Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

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                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Member since: 2007
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 09/03/2014
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                          +44 1482867341 (Beverley, UK)

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