OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Secluded, Restored Mill With Private Pool In Umbrian Countryside

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Restored Mill near Castelleone and Deruta, Umbria, Italy - Within Easy Reach Of Surrounding Hill Towns And Villages

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). A carefully restored flour-mill it nestles 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 covered west terrace is ideal for summer dining, shaded from the sun during the day, while enjoying spectacular sunsets at dinner. 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.

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
31 January, 2018

About Kate

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. The restoration of our house in Italy 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.

Kate purchased this villa in 2000

Why Kate chose Collazzone

I bought the house after several years of searching, falling in love with it on first sight. 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Collazzone in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with WC and shower. Separate visitor bathroom with WC. Upstairs bathroom with WC and shower. Mosquito screens on all bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: bright, airy master bedroom, views to the east and north. First floor: large double bedroom and twin bedroom, all with chestnut beams and high ceilings. All bedrooms have mosquito screens.
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Outside: The house sits amongst an olive grove, fruit orchard and a walnut grove with paths mown through a wildflower meadow. Sun beds, hammocks and a table tennis table are situated around the pool and under the wisteria covered pergola. The private pool, complete with pool toys, faces south and measures 10 x 4 metres, 2.2 metres at it's deepest rising to 1.2 metres at the shallow end. The pool is cleaned weekly (opened May to September). A Weber barbecue and a built-in pizza oven or 'forno' can be found on the west terrace, next to the outdoor dining area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / service: Towels, pool towels and bed linen included, changed weekly. Additional housekeeping on request. Charge for central heating (if required) will be based on gas consumption calculated at the end of your stay.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Secluded, Restored Mill With Private Pool In Umbrian Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic Location & Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

La Mulinella is the perfect retreat. Away from it all, it is surrounded by beautiful Italian countryside. The villa is stylish and well thought out with plenty of space and has all the home comforts that you need for a holiday with the family. The pool is perfectly situated and a great size. La Mulinella has a relaxing feel about it and boasts a secluded location which is second to none. A true little gem of a place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

La Mulina

  • 5 of 5

A secluded family home tastefully renovated was even better than expectations. We were able to use all facilities that were provided as if we were family friends. Very well appointed and we did not lack for anything. Over the years it has been a nuisance stocking up on the small essentials at the supermarket on arrival but La Mulina had all the basics which we then were able to replace as and when. Excellent pool and plenty of shade. Great supply of sports equipment which the family took good use of. Water polo goal used every day!! Water problem one day which was fixed same day by local plumber thanks to the owners swift actions. If you want seclusion and excellent amenities this villa fits the bill.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Special interest holidays:

La Mulinella is a paradise for walkers. 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 identification equipment (binoculars, butterfly nets and books) is at your disposal during your stay. Perugia hosts the Umbria Jazz Festival in July, while Todi is home to a Music Festival in September. 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. 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. Horse riding is available just 600 metres from the house.


Lago di Trasimeno (one of the biggest lakes in Italy) is 30 minutes away by car, or if you prefer the salty sea, both the Adriatic and the Mediterranean are about 2 hours by car.


Perugia airport 30 minutes, Rome airports 2 hours, Bologna and Pisa c. 3 hours.

Car recommended. Excellent train connections from Perugia to all major cities.


The university town of Perugia (25km north), Todi (30km south) Montefalco and Bevagna (30km east) are all a 30 minute drive, Assisi (40km) and Spello (43km) to the northeast 40 minutes, Spoleto (70km east) Orvieto (65km southwest) and Gubbio (60km northeast) 1 hour away. Siena (125km) and Arrezzo (115km) are both a 2 hour drive northeast. Day trips to both Florence and Rome are possible using the high-speed intercity trains.

Further Details:

Nearest food shopping is in Deruta, only 10 minutes drive from the house. Our house manager can provide basic shopping in case you arrive late. We have discovered many great restaurants in the area, for which recommendations, contact numbers and directions can be found at the house. The nearby medieval borgo of Castelleone has a five-a-side football pitch, cafe and boule court. Parco del Sole near Collazzone is a nature park perfect for younger children, with many animals, butterflies, a play area, train and picnic area. Market days in Deruta are Tuesday and Saturday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Collazzone, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Prices shown are per week, additional days pro rata of weekly rate. 25% of total is required to secure booking, the remainder due 4 weeks prior to arrival. Payments can be made through bank transfers in either euro or sterling.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival and departure times times are also flexible, but when the house is occupied on the same day, departure time is 10 am and arrival 4 pm, to allow for cleaning to take place.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question