Holiday home near San Leo Bastia, Cortona Area, Tuscany, Italy for rent

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Quiet location near San Leo Bastia, Cortona, Tuscany, the only sounds coming from the water and the birdsong

Europe > Italy > Tuscany > San Leo Bastia

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 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.

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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. 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.


Traveling by car:

We give detailed directions to guest when we know the route they take to the property, depending on flights etc
A car is necessary

Traveling by plane:

Perugia is the nearest airport, 45 mins drive to the house and served by Ryanair from Stansted.
Florence 2 hours.
Ancona 2 hours.
Rimini 2 hours Bologna 3 hours.
Rome and Pisa 3 hours.


Leisure activities in the area

  • Tennis court
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Fitness Center

Leisure activities offered a greater distance away

  • Lake/river for swimming
  • Fishing
  • Golf course
  • National Historic Sites
  • Theater
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Cinema
  • Wildlife Viewing


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Property description

Property details

  • House
  • Stonehouse
  • for up to 7 persons

Special features

  • Dogs permitted
  • No smoking
  • Suitable for children
  • Private pool

Number and kinds of rooms

  • 1 Living-dining room
  • 1 Living room/bedroom
  • 3 Bedroom
  • 2 Kitchens/kitchenettes
  • 4 Bathroom
  • Utility room
  • Storage room
  • Each house has it's own laundry room with a washing machine and drying rack for wet days.

General description:

One of the houses is a beautiful water mill, lovingly restored, retaining the original features including water which runs under the house, back through the original mill pond which is now a small swimming pool with jacuzzi and watersplash This house is ideal for a couple wanting a peaceful holiday, but there is also a sofabed in the sitting room which can be used by an extra person. The second house is the original Millers home. The two bedrooms have marble and travertine ensuite bathrooms.



  • Heating by stove
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • As the house is on 3 floors it is not suitable for any disabled guests sadly.

Entertainment / multimedia / communication

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Stereo system
  • Internet access

Amenities - special features

  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • Cleaning service on request

Property details

Living-dining room

Set of sofa/armchairs, Table, 8 Chairs, Open fireplace, Dining nook

Living room/bedroom

Set of sofa/armchairs, Table, Antique 4 poster kingsize bed 2 single beds, , and the spectacular view of the millstream througtoughened glass

Bedroom 1

1 Double bed, kingsize fitted bed (Mill bedroom)

Bedroom 2

1 Double bed, (Millers house) Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, the master bedroom has an antique four-poster bed, large wardrobe

Bedroom 3

2 Single beds, (Millers house) The twin room also has a large wardrobe and bedside tables with french windows to the garden, shower room next door.

Kitchen/kitchenette 1

Separate kitchen, Oven, Gas stove, Refrigerator, Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Toaster, constructed by a local cabinet maker, fully equipped for preparing and serving meals.

Kitchen/kitchenette 2

Open kitchen, Oven, Gas stove, Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher, Toaster, constructed by a local cabinet maker, fully equipped for preparing and serving meals.

Bathroom 1

Shower, Bidet, WC, Washbasin

Bathroom 2

Bathtub, Bidet, WC

Bathroom 3

Shower, WC, Washbasin

Bathroom 4

Shower, WC, Washbasin


Garden, Lawn furniture, BBQ grill, Terrace(s), Private pool, 2 Off street parking, 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.


Rates and contact

Rental rates for Water millin  >>> Euro:

time period
The Mill (sleeps 2/3  1.350,00 ---
Millers house (sleeps 4)  2.025,00 ---
Both houses complete  2.700,00 ---

Rental rates include :

Rental includes all linen, welcome pack on arrival, electricity, gas private pools

Not included:

Extra chargesCostsComment
central heating100,00winter

Additional rental conditions, special offers etc.:

Changeover day is normally Sunday. Guests should arrive between 4pm and 7pm. The house should be left by 10 am on the day of departure so that the cleaners can prepare the house fior the next guests.

Booking notes
The property is considered booked when a 50% deposit is received and the balance is due 8 weeks before the holiday.

Contact for Water mill

  First name: Marianne
  Last name: Newell
  Country: Italy
  Phone: + 39 (0)575 616041
  Phone 2:+ 39 (0)348 7427673

You can contact us with the following languages:
English, Italian

Paul Eason: 0044 179 5521578


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