House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Watermill in San Giustino, Nr. Sansepolcro / Citta di Castello, Umbria
Restored Watermill with Rock Pools and Waterfall
Tranquil Foothills, close to Historic Towns
Fantastic location for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and local wildlife. Arranged on 2 levels which you can use together or independently - each having their own entrances and shaded portico/pergola. Al fresco dining - deck and portico with bread oven, overlooking waterfall. Gentle clear stream with smooth rock pools for bathing. Wood burning stoves. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens 2 living rooms. You can rent the whole molino, or the upper portico level alone (3 bedrooms) Exclusive use assured. Tranquil rural location where foothills of Alpe de la Luna meet Upper Tiber Valley. A 20 min stroll from restaurants, shops and bars, it is also the perfect base for visiting historic hill towns just 10-30 minutes drive, and for Urbino, Gubbio, Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Lake Trasimeno, Perugia and Adriatic Coast. Lovely outdoor heated pool in park, with bar, is 10 mins drive in historic Sansepolcro (Piero della Francesca's home). Michelangelo's birthplace and Franciscan monasteries close.
Portico Floor only (3 Bedrooms) Sleeps 7-8
1 bedroom with double bed.
1 bedroom with 2 single beds.
1 family room with double bed plus single bed.
1 sofabed in living room.
2 folding beds available if required.
1 bathroom with shower, basin, bidet and WC.
1 living/dining room with woodstove, easy chairs, dining table seating 8 plus, coffee table. View over waterfall.
Plenty of Games, books. CD player, Phone.
Kitchen entrance door leads to portico, having original bread oven. This is next to wooden deck, overlooking woodland trail/ sunken garden. Both portico and deck can be used for dining - outdoor tables and chairs provided, and folding sun loungers. From here you can walk 1 min to rockpools.
Laundry room-washing machine.
The upper Portico unit can be rented alone, or simultaneously with lower Pergola floor: see description for Unit 1 (combined property). They can be connected by the internal stair.
Exclusive use assured - we do not rent to separate groups simultaneously
Heated by woodstoves in living rooms.
Additional heaters available for cooler seasons.
An adventurous and absorbing location for children, with stream, rockpools, hilly terrain, stream and abundant fauna and flora.
A tranquil rural location, sparsely populated
Smaller children will need supervision due to steep drops.
Quiet access road which leads up the hill to a handful of farm properties.
We have a phone line at the property by which we can access dial-up internet service on our laptops.
Both floors have original small level changes of 3 steps each between kitchen and living areas. The molino is set into a hillside. We have stayed with very small children and elderly grandparents, but assistance may be required for those with mobility problems, and small children will require supervision.
Upper (portico) level: portico with bread oven, table and chairs. Sundeck shaded by trees, parasol and supplied with loungers. Overlooks wooded trail, and path to rockpools.
Stream runs alongside, having rockpools suitable for bathing, and waterfall. Lower (pergola) level has paved pergola with table and chairs outside kitchen. 2 off-road parking spaces, additional parking on road.
Stream, rockpools and waterfall within 1 min walk.
Beautiful, large, heated outdoor swimmming pool in park, with bar, within 10 mins drive at Sansepolcro. Pools for all ages.
Small indoor pool 5 mins drive in San Giustino.
Beaches at Lake Trasimeno 1 hour drive - sailing, watersports.
Beaches at Adriatic coast approx 2 hours drive.
How to get there
Bologna (Forli) 1.5 - 2.5 hrs
Florence 1 - 1.5 hrs
Pisa 2.5 -3 hrs.
Pisa has a main line train connection at the airport, with frequent trains to Arezzo (via Florence).
Rome, Ancona, Venice, Rimini all 2 -3.5 hrs
The nearest main line train station is Arezzo, which has connections to most airport cities. There is one car hire concession just opposite the station (Avis). Hertz is elsewhere in city.
Regular buses Arezzo -Sansepolcro, San Giustino, Citta di Castello.
San Giustino 2 km
Sansepolcro 5 km
Hilltowns Anghiari, Monterchi, Citerna, Monte S. Maria Tiberina all approx 15 -25 mins drive.
Montecasale Franciscan monastery 15 mins drive or a half day hill walk.
Cospaia hamlet half hr walk
Citta di Castello 15 mins drive
Arezzo 40 mins drive
Caprese Michelangelo and La Verna monastery approx 1 hr drive.
Florence, Urbino, Perugia, Gubbio all approx 1 hour drive.
Please see our website for more details on the locality.
San Giustino (20 mins walk) contains several lovely friendly bars and restaurants, plus a range of grocery shops, post office, banks, pizzerias and a health club. Weekly market in the piazza. It also has a station - rail connection with Sansepolcro and Perugia. Historic Sansepolcro is a beautiful walled town with a rich variety of restaurants, delightful shopping, and the evening passagiata. It has several hotels, intriguing individual festivals, plus twice weekly market and a cinema. Horse riding can be found nearby at Il Violino.
Cycling is a very popular local activity - hire of very good cycles available in S. Giustino, offering route itineraries, and also guided walks. See link on our website. Citta di Castello - another historic walled town -is also nearby, having a wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, theatre, markets. The hills and the valley are all very fertile and the farming traditional - the aromas and flavours are everywhere, and produce is all grown and distributed locally. Truffles, olives, vineyards, fruit trees, local honey, cheeses. There are festivals of chestnuts (Caprese Michelangelo) truffles, wine, flowers, lacemaking, archery, music of all kinds - chamber music (Sansepolcro), jazz (Perugia), chocolate (Perugia)and flag throwing and medieval crafts (Sansepolcro).
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|