There is an electric oven that is built in at a convenient height, plenty of cupboard space, light coloured marble worktops with a sink, a four ring gas hob, stand alone fridge with freezer compartment, extendable wooden table with chairs, necessary kitchen appliances, utensils, crockery and a lovely big open fireplace. Although we do not offer a washing machine for the short term stays of most guests, there is a clothing rack, folded and tucked away unobtrusively, and pegs for hanging out any towels and hand rinsed clothes. A spiral staircase leads up to the floors above from the kitchen/breakfast room.
From the kitchen/breakfast room there is a wide arch of exposed stone giving access down a couple of steps to the lounge. The ceilings in both the kitchen and lounge have beautiful terra cotta barrel vaulting. A pair of deep armchairs, large sofa and a coffee table form part of the furnishings. In a small desk there are lots of leaflets about various local places of interest and a bookshelf and cupboard has a good selection of board games and books which guests are free to use.
Both the rooms give access to the wisteria shaded terrace along the length of the house where a table and chairs offer an lovely spot for eating al fresco and a set of wicker style chairs, small sofa and coffee table offer a relaxing seating area.
A house guide with a red cover is left in the lounge with general points about Casa Molino and the area. In the kitchen there is also a pin board with lots of restaurant cards.
Lovely dark wooden roof beams support the tiled ceilings in all the rooms on the next two floors.
A small hallway with a further bookshelf gives access to the three rooms on this level.
The bathroom is actually equipped with a generous sized shower cubicle rather than bath, a bidet, wc and washbasin.
The single bedroom has a dual aspect and is simply furnished with a hanging space for clothes, chest of drawers, tables and a chair.
The furnishings of a large guest room with old terra cotta tiles includes two queen sized sofa-beds, a large armoire that contains the supply of linen, towels and spare light bulbs, a chest of drawers and a hanging space for clothes. As the house is situated on a slope, the external door from this room leads out to the garden on the upper side of the house facing towards the swimming pool.
At the top of the house there is a large double bedroom, again with hanging space for clothes, a chest of drawers and chairs with a panoramic view across and along the valley.
The private pool measures 8 x 5 metres and is 3 metres deep at one end. It is situated on a slightly higher level than the house giving a panoramic view across and along the wooded valley. There is a gentle current coming on from time to time from the filtration unit at the deep end of the pool and so you can swim against it and effectively go for as long as you like without having to do lengths! At the shallow end there are curved Roman steps that lead down into the pool. Do please take the usual care with running, jumping, diving, general exuberant behaviour and especially with regard to young children/adolescents for we do not take any responsibility for accidents on the property.
There is often a gentle breeze up by the poolside that prevents you becoming too hot. You can spot high circling birds of prey and swifts sometimes dart around and in the evenings even swoop down to skim the pool.
At the top of the garden there is terra cotta platform with table and a couple of benches under the shade of a covered pergola from where you could enjoy a fine view.
At the bottom of the driveway there is plenty of space for parking several cars. After the diversion of the stream, all one now sees of where the water used to enter the mill are the large worked stones of the walls and the old steps set into the side wall there. In the cellar there used to be the wooden mill wheels with paddles which powered the large stone grinding wheels. Above the doors are inscribed dated tablets recording when the mill was built and then rebuilt in the present location.