Tranquil Tuscan Farmhouse Sole Use of House, Garden and Pool
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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
Keywords: Farmhouse, house, casa, villa
Member since: 2007
- 1010 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Lawn / Garden:
The house is surrounded by substantial gardens (3 acres, 12,000 m2, 14,500 square yards) for the exclusive use of your group. We only rent to one group at a time so this offers exceptional privacy....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
The prices above are based on 1-2 people staying on the upper floor of the house. We can also accommodate 3-6 guests using the lower floor or 7-8 people using both floors. The prices for these are a little higher (but the cost is divided between more people). Please ask for details.
A deposit of 150 British Pounds is required. Due to limited laundry services in the area, we encourage guests to bring their own sheets and towels. For this a 2.5% discount is given. Bookings of 2 or 3 weeks receive a 10% discount, while bookings of 4 weeks or more receive 12.5%. There are no other charges.
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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.
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, Arezzo, Italy:
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.
Links to more information:
View of the front of the house
View of private parkland (exclusive use) around the house for guests to explore
View of swimming pool (loungers, chairs and tables out of view) - 9.1 x 4.4 m
Plan of the house (not to exact scale)
Sitting room on the upper floor of the house
Large room on the lower floor with traditional furniture
View of the private drive leading to house with florentine lilies (Spring)
he view along the terrace to the outdoor dining table
The wisteria-covered walk in Spring
View of the garden behind the house
Terrace view in the garden
View from house across to Montepulciano and Monte Amiata in the distance
Table made from mill stone (breakfast, drinks..)
View from the veranda with local beverages
Kitchen in traditional Tuscan style which opens on to veranda
Upper floor bedroom
View of the Orchard Room with views of the garden behind the house
Many evenings one can eat outside
Outdoor table to enjoy food in the garden
View of the valley showing the secluded setting of the house
View from the house in Autumn
The stream at the bottom of the garden
There are many shaded areas to sit and read/talk/enjoy the view!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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