|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Il Mulino is a beautiful and historic farmhouse dating from the 17th century, and has been lovingly restored with both tradition and comfort in mind. Set in a wonderful location near the little village of Monterchi (near Arezzo) with 3 bedrooms - all en-suite, safe garden, orchard, new fenced pool, great facilities and surrounded by fantastic and unspoilt countryside. Along a slow running stream, Il Mulino (which means 'the mill') was an old water mill. The old mill stones have been maintained. In a great location for shoppers with easy access to Prada and other designer outlets.
Nearby Monterchi is a wonderful hilltop village, traditional and unspoilt. There is a choice of 6 restaurants
Among the many crops grown close to Il Mulino are sunflowers, tobacco and corn.
There are countless olive and chestnut groves, with many cypress trees all around. There are fields of grass for children to play safely, as well as swings and a slide. The pool is fenced for your children’s' safety.
A very high standard of accomodation: Il Mulino is a property with a very high standard of accommodation and facilities. It is managed directly by the owners. In case of any problems, the owners are close by to help. They are there to meet and greet you, show you around the property and help with any needs you have. The difference between a property managed by the owners and a property owned by someone living in another country is huge. Have you ever arrived after a long journey and found the most 'basic' of welcome packs? A half cleaned house? A semi clean pool? These are all things you won't find with us!! At Il Mulino the majority of our guests are repeat bookings. The enjoyment of your holiday is our number one priority. Stay with us to see the difference!!
Things to do during your stay...: Music concerts: In July and August in Monterchi. In the gardens of the Madonna del Parto museum, every Wednesday night, Monterchi is host for music concerts. Covering Classical, Jazz and more. The events are free of charge and after the concerts a buffet is served.
Fashion Outlets: Within an hour’s drive, you can find Italy’s top fashion labels, as well as designer labels from all over the world. Among the names are Prada, The Mall (an outlet covering many designer names), Gucci.
Art & culture: Monterchi is home to the famous 'Madonna del Parto', by Piero della Francesca. The remainder of his work can be found in nearby Sansepolcro and Arezzo.
An absolutely wonderful time. Wonderful accommodation. Thank you.
We had a great time. Beautiful scenery, wonderful place and all the comforts of home.
A wonderful week in your beautiful villa. Many thanks for all your kindness.
You have been so kind and helpful. Gubbio was our favourite place to visit. Good luck with the orchards.
We have had a lovely stay here and fully intend to keep coming back. The food is cheap but delicious and we have never slept so well!
What a wonderful country. The real Italy is here in Monterchi!
Food, art, history, more food, sun! What a holiday!!!
I cannot praise Il Mulino enough. Paul and Sofia the owners have created a truly beautiful property in a peaceful area of Tuscany. The fenced off pool and enclosed extensive grounds are ideal for young children to play safely. My daughter (aged 4) loved feeding the chickens and collecting eggs for our breakfast every day along with fresh veg and fruit from the allotment. She had plenty of space to run around and play ball, and she thoroughly enjoyed the swings and slide. The property itself was immaculate and clean with very good amenities and Gina the housekeeper even taught us how to make pasta! Paul and Sofia made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you so much for a very special holiday. We hope to return soon!
After a crack of dawn flight from Stansted, big mix up with the Hire Car company at Ancona airport, my partner and I were frazzled to say the least by the time we were on the road and heading for Monterchi, the delightful little village where Il Mulino is situated. But any stresses melted away as soon as we started driving down the cypress tree lined dusty road towards this perfect little house. And to be greeted by our hosts Paul & Sofia who live in the smaller house next door. They were wonderful and so friendly - big welcome basket in the kitchen and fridge full of essentials. And within an hour I was in the pool, it was was about 80 degrees, beautiful sunny day and just far too hard to resist! Over the next week or so my partner and I had a wonderful holiday - out sightseeing and driving around during the day (also recommend the Gucci outlet only an hour's drive away near Florence!!) and back to Italian feasts at Il Mulino, bbqs and freshly made pizzas (my partner is a chef). Once or twice Paul & Sofia came over and joined us too. they are a lovely couple with the best behaved children I have ever seen. The house itself is beautiful, airy and very traditional, dramatic views of sweeping hillside wherever you look. Wine lovers paradise of course - some beautiful wineries nearby and you can find some amazing wine deals in the local shops. All in all a wonderful week, full of happy memories, big red wines, fresh pizzas, banter with our lovely hosts, dips in the pool at dusk and days spent discovering hidden Umbria & Tuscany. I would say this place is perfect for couples or families - it truly is a little slice of heaven and I would always recommend. Fond memories indeed for us :)
We stayed at Il Mulino for a week in April 2008 and can only recommend it. It is a fabulous property, beautifully renovated and cared for. We were made to feel very welcome by Paul and Sofia (and the dog too!). The kids (aged 4 and 2) loved the space, the open gardens to play in (in complete safety too), the playground equipment and most of all visiting the hens to collect eggs each morning. The surrounding area is quiet by Tuscan standards but full of hidden treasures, and the tourist sights of Siena, Florence and so on are within driving distance for day trips. Not to be missed is the pizza restaurant in the nearby village - perhaps the most unattractive building in the whole of Tuscany, but serving the most amazing pizzas! The only downside during our stay was the weather - overcast and somewhat rainy which meant we didn't use the swimming pool, but in spite of this we still had a fantastic holiday. We will return!
It couldn't have been better! This place is great. The owners were extremely helpful and nice to us. Traveling with kids (age 5 and 4) is not easy, but this property had it all. The pool, the warmth, the location, even the animals! My kids enjoyed feeding them every day! We will definitely go back.
Il Mulino really is as good as it looks and sounds on the website. It is clean, well furnished and in beautiful surroundings. To collect eggs daily, scratch the pigs, stroke the sheep and pick fresh veg was, for us, idyllic. The pool is immaculate and safe for our 3 year old. The owners were there if you needed them but there was complete privacy if you wanted. They were very welcoming, very helpful and very nice. We will definitely return.
You must cycle along the Tiber, visit Mr Ghignoni's ice cream parlour and eat at the Castello di Sorci.
I have now spent two visits at Il Mulino in 2007 and 2008. Both occasions were wonderful, staying in the beautiful setting of an old mill - I never tired of looking at the amazing beams which form such a large part of the charater and charm of the building.
Everything you might need is on hand should you want to cater for yourself. As an avid cook I was able to make some delicious dishes and didn't find my self lacking in facilities or utensils. For this occasions we wanted to dine out there are so many fantastic restaurants in the area you are spoilt for choice.
The whole area around Anghiari/Monterchi/Sansepolcro is very special - it is a bit of Tuscany which has remained unspoilt by excessive tourism and for this reason retains a unique charm which is hard to find. Il Mulino just adds to the experience - you are guaranteed a warm welcome from the owners, and although I knew they were on hand for any little problems or just as a source of local advice or knowledge, equally you were left alone to enjoy the peace and tranquility of an amazing setting. Try it for yourself - you won't be disappointed.
Monterchi is brilliantly placed for exploring both Tuscany and Umbria. An easy drive to Prada and other famous outlets, as well as the newly opened outlet village in Tuscany. Nearby Arezzo offers easy connections to Florence, Rome, Siena, Pisa, Cortona. Other nearby places of interest include Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, San Gimignano, Sansepolcro, Citta di Castello, Urbino. There is always somewhere new to visit, and Monterchi itself offers a great deal of history and famous art. Monterchi has a great feel of the real Italy, and the local villagers go out of their way to make you welcome. For art lovers, Monterchi is home to the famous 'Madonna del Parto' by Piero della Francesca. Monterchi has a great choice of reasonably priced restaurants.
Other Activities: clay pigeon shooting
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£217|
Regardless of the number in your group, we will only rent to one group at a time, meaning you have complete exclusivity.
Where we are running a special offer - discounts also apply to supplements!
Included in rental rate: 2x weekly maid service, 2x weekly towel change, 1x weekly bedding change. Excluded: Heating.
Prices shown are for 6 people unless specified. Discounts are available for smaller groups.