Mill House in San Leo Bastia, Nr. Cortona, Tuscany/Umbria Border - Pretty Countryside Location, Own Grounds, Ideal Base for touring Historic Hilltop Cities
- english, italian
I am an owner with family and we enjoy the house ourselves so the property has an individual and comfortable feel. We renovate and update when we can to keep the place to a good standard whilst maintaining its homey character. I am happy to receive your feedback and can say that the vast majority of guests have enjoyed the house and pool as well.
Michael purchased this Farmhouse in 1986
Why Michael chose Cortona
We have some friends and relatives who are either nearby or within visiting distance.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We mostly like to relax, enjoy the pool, people, wine and food but there are sights to see and festivals to visit too!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fabulous location, the house is bigger and better than the photos, and the pool is great - also the local shop and taverna are both good and very friendly. A top base for visiting all the sites in Southern Tuscany.
Just needs 5 new sun loungers as there are only three, and these are broken...
Perfect vacation in Italy
The house is perfect. I can't imagine what else could be needed for the vacation. Pool is great (both size and depth). Surroundings with fine restaurants and trattorias. I really hope that next year I will spend here at least one week again. Regards.
The house is beautiful. It was very clean and is very peaceful and comfortable with a great pool.
We had a great stay at Casa Molino. The house was cool and comfortable, and the pool is perfect. The area is very quiet and peaceful, Finally, the janitor, Giancarlo, was welcoming and friendly. Thank you very much for a lovely stay.
Idylic - comfortable and beautiful
The property was very clean and had everything we needed. The pool was great and the surrounding area was lovely. Very relaxing. Cortona was our favourite town, lovely for meals and shopping. We also visited Assissi a couple of times and went to the lake. A fabulous holiday.
Lovely remote cottage, ideal for getting away from it all.
The cottage is in beautiful and secluded surroundings, with plenty of areas to sit outside and a good sized private pool. The house is larger than we expected, with everything we needed, and excellent WiFi.
Owner is very friendly and helpful.
Ideal get way location
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Casa Molino, the house is spacious, well maintained and kitted out with most amenities - not having a phone signal, TV or wifi allowed us to spend time as a family playing games and chatting in the evenings so this is the place to go if you want to get away from it all. An occasional trip to the local bar for internet access was all that our teenage children needed to keep in touch with the world and not once did we hear a complaint of boredom.
The house was much larger than expected, the pool was a wonderful size and was in sunshine throughout the day, it's location just a few minutes from a small village and being within easy reach of some larger towns is just perfect as we were able to chill by the pool in between trips to various local attractions with Florence only 1.5-2 hours away. The surrounding countryside was magnificent and the locals extremely friendly, helpful and sympathetic to my (extremely) basic grasp of the Italian language.
Michael was very helpful throughout the lead up to our holiday and provided excellent directions and information regarding the property, this was our first trip to Italy and certainly won't be our last !
Our favourite local place was undoubtedly Cortona, not to be missed, along with a trip to Monte Santa Maria Tiberina for an evening meal watching the sunset in a spectacular (and surprisingly quiet) location. The hour and a half drive to Siena is also well worth the time and effort.
Totally exceeded all of our expectations and helped to make this one of the best holidays we have ever had.
A car is essential as the house is about 3kms away from the nearest village along a 'white' road.
Approx times by car:
San Leo Bastia - 5 mins
Trestina (nearest big supermarket) - 20 mins
Citta di Castello - 30 mins
Cortona - 40 mins
Perugia - 45 mins
Florence - 120 mins
Rome - 150 mins
Restaurant recommendations are made in the booklet left at the house.
There is no mobile phone reception at the house due to the surrounding hills and lack of good booster masts in the area but reception is fine in San Leo Bastia where calls can also be made from a phone booth & free wifi at one village bar & free wifi at the other bar/pizzeria in the village as well.