La Mulinella- secluded, restored mill with private pool in Umbrian countryside.

La Mulinella- secluded, restored mill with private pool in Umbrian countryside.


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

La Mulinella is a carefully restored flour-mill, nestling in the valley as though it has been there for ever. The ground floor is an open plan, vaulted living and dining room, at one end of which is a well equipped kitchen. This is where most of the action takes place in the summertime, opening to the south terrace, swimming pool and wisteria covered pergola, equipped with sun beds, hammocks and table tennis table. The private pool faces south and measures 10x4 metres, 2.2 metres at its deepest, rising to 1.2 metres at the shallow end. The covered west terrace is ideal for summer dining, shaded from the sun during the day, while enjoying spectacular sunsets at dinner. There is a wood burning pizza oven at one end of the terrace, and a Weber barbecue. In winter, the upstairs living room becomes the heart of the house, perfect for reading or watching DVDs in front of a log fire. There is also a west facing terrace on the 1st floor, perfect for watching fireflies and shooting stars after dark. There are three bedrooms altogether, en-suite master bedroom on the ground floor, and a double and twin upstairs. All are spacious and all have high-ceilings, chestnut beams and mosquito screens. A stereo, iPod dock, computer and DVD player are at your disposal, and a wide selection of children's and adults books and DVDs.

Property features

Who we are

  1. I live and work in Dublin with my husband and our two youngest children. We are both architects and I'm also a landscape architect. We found the house after several years of searching, falling in love with it on first sight. The restoration was a labour of love. We spend as much of our time there as we can, hot summers by the pool, winters by the fire and spring and autumn walking in the countryside and discovering yet another exquisite hill town, It is our home.
    La Mulinella is available for exchange during May and September when the pool will be opened and the weather very agreeable. Also during October to April, a great time for walking but the pool would be closed.

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Where is it?

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La Mulinella is situated in the heart of Umbria, between the villages of Casalalta and Castelleone, 15 minutes from the town of Deruta, famous for it's hand-painted ceramics (majoliche). It is truly the green heart of Italy, surrounded by olive groves, and farmland, constantly changing season by season. It's completely secluded yet close enough to the wealth of culture in the nearby towns and cities. The house sits amongst an olive grove, fruit orchard and a walnut grove with paths mown through a wildflower meadow.It is a paradise for walkers, particularly before the weather gets too hot at high summer. In every direction you can walk directly from the house into stunning Umbrian countryside, passing valleys, farmland, villages and a roman temple. Butterflies, birds and wild flowers abound, and all equipment (binoculars, butterfly nets and books) can be found at the house.
The university town of Perugia is a 30 minute drive, home of the 'passeggiata' and host to the Umbria Jazz Festival in July, while Todi to the south is home to a Music Festival in September. A short drive away is the world renown Montefalco wine region, where it is possible to visit the cantinas of such famous wine makers as Arnaldo Caprai, Lungarotti and Antonelli. Even if wine is not your thing, it's still worth a visit for the scenery alone and to wander through the medieval villages of Montefalco, Bevagna and Torgiano. Within an hours drive is the Sibillini National Park where you can go rafting through deep ravines and swim in the refreshing water of the Corno river. Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio and Spoleto are all perfected located for a day visit from the house.
We have discovered many great restaurants in the area, and our neighbours run an excellent Agriturismo, 600 metres from the house where you can book for dinner when you don't feel like cooking. The castle in nearby medieval borgo of Castelleone has recently been restored and is to open shortly as an hotel and restaurant. Castelleone also has a five-a-side football pitch, cafe and bocce court. Parco del Sole near COllazzone is a nature park perfect for younger children, with many animals, butterflies, a play area, fun train. Market day in Deruta is Tuesday.

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