Water Mill and Millers House Rental in Cortona
From $1,410 / week
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Ideal for a couple wanting a peaceful holiday, the mill was restored last year by local builders and craftsmen using traditional materials. It is set by a stream in 2 acres of grounds and has lovely views from the huge arched windows in the bedroom and kitchen. The private pool with optional jacuzzi jets has been constructed in the position of the original millpond and has the spectacular feature of the millstream running into the pool and then is visible under toughened glass in the sitting room on the ground floor. In the same grounds, The Millers house with its stunning arched living room and large infinity pool is perfect for a family - or ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
The houses are set in landscaped gardens with colourful shrubs and flowers, each having its' own pergola-covered private terrace, with dining tables and chairs.
The original mill pond at the mill has been converted into a small but interestingly shaped pool fitted with wide steps, water cascades and jacuzzi.This is spectacularly lit at night.
The large infinity pool for the Millers house is situated on the upper terrace with wisteria-covered gazebo and local stone paving. There are ample sunbeds and deckchairs for each house for guests who like to read or sunbathe.
The grounds are secluded, and completely private for those guests who book both houses, although since the houses are 75 metres apart and have their own pools, terraces and gardens, can be quite private and only share the comunal drive.
The nearest beach is on Lake Trasimeno,at Tuoro on the north side of the 4th largest lake in Italy. The beach is man-made and guests can hire sunbeds or take a ferry to the largest island which is famous for it's lace making.
There are several restaurants on the island and one at Tuoro where you can either have a drink whilst waiting for the ferry, or have a delicious lunch or dinner.
The nearest village is San Leo Bastia approx 12 min drive, and has 2 bars, both with shops attached where guests can buy most things, including home produced prosciutto. There is also a restaurant with it's own Pizza oven and has the best fillet steak for miles!
Trestina is the nearest town where there are banks, supermarkets, bakers butchers etc - this is about 15 kms from the mill.
The nearest small town is Trestina, about 15 kms from Il Molino. There are banks, bakeries, bars, a hotel with restaurant, and 3 supermarkets, one with a fresh fish department.
There are numerous good restaurants within 30 mins drive of the house - one of which has a set meal at weekends - lunchtime on a Sunday can be great fun - it occupies the ground floor of the magnificent church above.
There is an exceptional restaurant in the next valley where all the produce is home-grown including occasional goat dishes.The Italian chef here is a very imaginative cook and many of our guests have taken lessons at the restaurant and been extremely impressed with his skill and enthusiasm. There are also 2 places which specialise in brunch on Sundays, an organic restaurant, and a couple of inexpensive restaurants with set meals, very busy with office workers, builders, and rarely "visitors"- so guests get to experience the true Italian way of life.
There is a horse-riding centre only a couple of minutes from the village of San Leo - they can cater for beginners and experienced riders - previous guests have said how well-run the stables is and were impressed with the condition of the horses.
We have had many comments from guests regarding the friendliness and welcome the local people have given them - especially the local bar, and restaurants. Many do not speak English, but will make every effort to help guests, and provide what they need.
The owners live 5 mins away from the mill so are on hand to give advice about restaurants and places to visit which may not be in the guidebooks.
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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats