Nice little touches

  • In a time when it feels difficult to getaway from the world, this old mill provides a welcome respite, tucked away in a quiet and beautiful area of Umbria.
  • The surrounding forest teems with wildlife.
  • Il Mulino is the owners’ family home for much of the year, and has a warm and hospitable feel.

Good to know

  • Il Mulino is reached via a 2km ‘strada bianca’ or white road, so a car is essential.
  • Whilst the pool is only a few metres away, it cannot be seen from the house.
  • Being in a deep valley, there is no mobile reception at the house, but WiFi internet enables the making and receiving of WhatsApp calls.

Il Mulino is set in the glorious, forested hills above Lake Trasimeno, close to Perugia and Cortona, and ideally placed to explore both Umbria and Tuscany. Created from a centuries-old stone-built flour mill, the house nestles by a small stream in a beautiful, wooded valley, and the garden merges seamlessly into the surrounding forest.

The house sleeps six and has its own private pool. Il Mulino is traditionally constructed, with beamed ceilings and tiled floors overlaid with colourful rugs. The kitchen is modern and practical, with many new appliances, but is constructed in a typical Umbrian style. The walls of the house are almost a metre thick in places and this, together with Il Mulino’s wooded valley setting reliably provides a cooler environment during the Umbrian summers.

Accommodation

This lovely stone one-time mill has been transformed into a secluded holiday hideaway. On the ground floor, a sunny stone terrace for relaxed alfresco eating leads into a substantial, fully equipped kitchen/dining room with separate pantry. Broad steps lead directly to a large sitting room with sofas guarding a typical Umbrian fireplace, and with a table for games playing or setting up a computer. The sitting room leads out through double doors to an informal stone terraced garden and then to the sunny sheltered pool area.

A tiled staircase next to a downstairs cloakroom leads from the kitchen to the first floor, where you will find one king and one convertible twin bedroom that share a shower room, and one convertible super king bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The bedrooms are styled in a traditional manner with pretty linens. French doors lead out from the master bedroom to a small terrace and sitting area.

Features

Villa Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 X King And 1 X Super King (Adaptable To Twin) Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom With Shower, 1 Ensuite.
  • 1 Twin Bedroom (Convertible To A Double)

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee Maker (Italian Moka And Lavazza))
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Fridge Freezer

Amenities

  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Baby Bed And High Chair
  • Washing Machine
  • Dvd Player And Tv
  • Hifi With Bluetooth Connection

What's included

  • Pool Towels Provided
  • Final Cleaning Included

Extras

Outdoors

  • Swimming Pool 10 X 5 Metres
  • Walks In The Woods

Nearby Activities

Photos

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Where is Il Mulino ?

Getting here

  • Perugia Airport (PGA) 45 mins
  • Florence Airport (FLR) 2hr
  • Pisa Airport (PSA) 2hr 30 mins
  • Rome Airport (FCO) 2hr 45 mins
  • Nearest Railway Station Passignano 30 mins

Around Il Mulino

This is a beautiful, hilly, densely wooded area of Umbria (known as Italy’s ‘Green Heart’), unspoilt by mass tourism and with spectacular views. Head south and in 30 mins you'll reach Lake Trasimeno, a large lake with beaches, water sports and pretty islands you can reach by ferry. This was also the site of one of Hannibal's greatest battles with the Romans in 217 BC, and there is a museum to visit in Tuoro.

Perugia, Cortona, Assisi and Arezzo are popular sightseeing destinations easily reached from the house. There is also the opportunity to explore Umbria’s lesser known but exquisite hilltop towns, such as Gubbio and Spello with their narrow, cobbled side streets and authentic cafes and restaurants.

Whether you are a hiker, mountain biker or horse rider, there is a whole network of well-conceived trails to explore. Both horses and bikes can be hired locally.

The area is rich in great art created by the Renaissance masters who worked here. The 15C mannerist Perugino lived and painted here and taught the young Raphael in his studio. Giotto’s masterpiece series of frescoes on the life of St Francis draws visitors to the Basilica in Assisi. Piero della Francesca was born in Sansepolcro, just across the Tuscan border, where his depiction of The Resurrection can be viewed, regarded as one of the greatest frescoes ever painted.

A stay in Il Mulino allows easy access to a myriad of fascinating places in both Umbria and Tuscany. Or you can simply relax and enjoy the climate, the pool and the peaceful surroundings of this unique country house.

Nearby Activities

  • Nearest village Preggio 3km, with a restaurant
  • Passignano sul Trasimeno 30 mins
  • Cortona, Perugia, Citta di Castello 40 mins
  • Assisi 1 hr
  • Arezzo, Siena 1 hr 20 min
  • Florence 1hr 50 min

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Sleeps: 6
From € 297 per day

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How to book

Is Il Mulino perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

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It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

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