La Molinella

San Leo Bastia, Perugia

A secluded, secret escape for 2 with your very own pool, sun dappled veranda and charming interiors. Lovers and dreamers will be happy here


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

Eat, sleep and dream in the little old watermill in the Umbrian hills – an enchanting bolthole for two. Though you can reach Perugia in under an hour it is fairly secluded; but the hiking and riding are easy. Potted lavender, herbs and tidy vines are plentiful, and apple trees and a few olives up by the cool circular pool (all yours)… the ‘shabby chic’ of the interior repeats itself outside so you barely notice where the gardens end and nature begins. Loveliest of all is the dappled veranda complete with daybed for outdoor R&R. Back inside, ceilings are low, floors are old wood or terracotta, beams are rustic, pale blue paintwork is deliberately worn, and the kitchen, with its antique marble-topped table and old-fashioned pellet stove in one corner, will surprise and delight. (It also has loads of workspace and a modern oven.) At the top is the snug bedroom with romantic wooden bed and sweet white linen, below is a sitting room with deep sofa and open fire, with views opening up to the weeping willow and fig trees. Honeymoon heaven.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
Restaurants 15-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €550
1 House for 2
From €801 bed1 bedroom


A romantic villa in an utterly idyllic rustic spot. Molto tranquillo; the only sounds were birdsong and the gently flowing brook, yet most of northern Umbria's main sights (and Perugia airport) are an hour or less away. We just wanted to get back and spend time by the good-sized pool with panoramic views, or enjoy long lunches on the charming kitchen terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished, including an excellent bed. The kitchen is well equipped for people who enjoy cooking, and there is a good restaurant nearby (Vecchio Granaio) run by a very friendly host for other times. Perfect!

Alexander & Sarah, Wimbledon

A delightful and charming small villa, beautifully situated among woods and hills. Perfectly placed for trips to a range of lovely Umbrian and Tuscan towns, but also for walks in unspoiled country. Staying in was good too. A nice pool and a large and very comfortable bed!

Robert, Herefordshire

La Molinella is charming. It was ideal with its secluded location, yet close proximity to the beautiful Umbrian and Tuscan towns and attractions. This quaint property provided the perfect escapism and tranquility. It was easy to really appreciate the simple pleasures in life while living in such a rustic and cosy abode; preparing coffee in the morning and reading a book on the day bed under the vines of the veranda, swimming in the pool as the sun went down, and eating pasta alfresco by candlelight. The perfect antidote to the bustle of daily life. A delightful romantic getaway.

Heather, London

La Molinella really is the perfect Italian hideaway - it restores the soul. Everything has been thought through so well; from the glorious day bed on the terrace for shady snoozing after a long lunch to the super kitchen which has clearly been stocked by a cook. La Molinella really has got everything you want while still retaining a simple Italian charm. The bed is comfy, the pool is delightful and the grounds are glorious - we could smell the scent of the peonies as we sat on the upstairs terrace. Top marks! Thank you Annie, we hope to be back.

Becky, Ilminster

A beautiful place in the heart of the Umbrian countryside and we spent many idyllic hours lazing around the pool. Perfect for those wishing to get away from it all, but be warned it is off the beaten track. The nearest village is about 5 kms away, and it is difficult to get a mobile signal. The access road could also be problematic if you have a particularly low car. We spent a lovely week here far from the madding crowd. Although it is fairly isolated, it is nonetheless fairly conveniently placed for visiting Le Marche, Tuscany and Umbria.


My Husband and I visited la Molinella for a week back in May 2006. We wanted somewhere rustic, full of charm and isolated for our Honeymoon. We got exactly what we wanted. What a delightful place. We ate in every other night and dined on the terrace every morning. Perfect! I remember that the fireplace was much appreciated as the temperature was unseasonably cool for the time of year. The nearest village is a nice walk away and it has a little alimentary where you can get your basics - wine, cheese and ham for us ;-). We would love to come back but now we are 3!!


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