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The Garden of Eden : Mulino Cottage – sleeps 4/5

Luxury 2.5 bedroom + 2 shower rooms + private garden

Mulino in middle of photo - a detached cottage
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Property type: Apartment, Condo, Convent, Cottage, Country house, Hotel, House, Luxury, Suite, Villa

Property Description

Mulino Cottage….

… a detached  cottage, set on its own private plot, in the middle of the village. It has a large garden at the back of the cottage, with fantastic views overlooking the hills and the dales, the meadows, the vineyards, the olive groves, peppered with every different colour of wild flower, honey bees feasting greedily before returning to their Queens, the Monarchs of this magnificent universe – all yours for the taking at the Garden Of Eden. It has 2 double bedrooms, one of which has a mezzanine floor with a single bed, a sitting/dining room with a fully fitted kitchen + 2 bathrooms.


The Garden Of Eden is in Toppo di Morra, a tiny 17C borgo, in the Perugia area, converted into 6 holiday cottages, 4 of which are detached and standing in their own grounds, 2 of which are at different levels from each other in the same building.

Along a windy country road, snaking higher and higher, the world tumbling below you in a whorl of pastures, valleys, sunflower fields, poppies, hill top mediaeval towns and villages, sweeping towards Cortona, you arrive at Toppo di Morro, or, as I prefer to call it, The Garden Of Eden.

450/500 mts above sea level and below the snow line.


Set in a 230 hectare, organic farm, The Garden of Eden is a heavenly place. Bicycles are available, free of charge. Or, you can wander on foot to your hearts content, along a sign posted lane, all round the private estate.

The Garden Of Eden is a beautiful hill top village transformed into 6 luxury eco-cottages, each with its own garden, terrace and/or balcony,  draped in a beautiful confusion of olive groves, vineyards, chestnut trees and tangled woodlands, overlooking a south facing valley, whose green planes and undulating hills fade into a heavenly infinity.

Ahead is a tree-lined country lane that leads into the heart of the village and the large pool beyond.  You pass the Fienile Cottage (large 1.5 bedroom/sleeps 3/5) first, then, the Stalla Cottage (1 bedroom/sleeps 2). Curving round a grove of chestnut trees, you come upon the Mulino Cottage (2.5 bedrooms/sleeps 5). Across a courtyard, is the Quercia suite (2 bedrooms/sleeps 4/5). Below the Quercia suite is the Cerro-Castagna Suite (2 bedrooms/sleeps 4/6).

In the middle of the village is the laundry room with washing machines and ironing facilities.

A little further through the village, passing what used to be the Prince’s house, the grand house of the village, as yet, unrestored, you arrive at the path down to the large pool, with wide paved areas, easily enough space for each guest to have lots of privacy.

Beyond the pool, are the huge, organic vegetable gardens and orchards, where you can go each day and pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables. In this area is also the fish pond, which is always full of fish and never artificially stocked ! Fishing rods are provided, should you wish to while away an afternoon in this heavenly place, breathing in the pure air of this deliriously beautiful environment.


The entire village has been reconstructed using ONLY sustainable ecological methods and is dependent totally on recyclability and solar energy. Nonetheless, having spared no expense, the whole system works in a away that you would not suspect its 100% ecological worthiness. Furthermore, in keeping with its ecological pedigree, it produces its own eco wines and olive oil. Both these plants are within the village and anyone can go and see how they function, to produce some of the finest wines and olive oil, exported all over the world.

Here, everything is pure and sustainable…, water, fish pond, crops, wine and olive oil. However, to live here, you would not suspect that it is any different from any other luxury accommodation, except that the air you breathe, the fruit and veg you pick from the organic land, the fish you catch, the wine you drink and the olive oil you drizzle over your organic salads, is all free of pollutants.

The only extra payment would be for the “house” wine and olive oil, of which there is a fine selection. The rest is there for the taking….


Should you wish to take continental breakfast in the “ristoro” : bread, cornetti, biscotti, caffè, milk, thè, orange juice, jam, honey, yogurt, Nutella + traditional cake, then, this is 10 euros/per person extra. ORDER AT TIME OF BOOKING.


A welcome lunch is included in the rate, which consists of all our home grown products : salami, ham, sausages, bruschetta with extra virgin oil, pecorino and honey + wine.


A bank transfer of 20% of the total value of the reservation is required to secure a booking. Or, you can book securely online using your credit card.

If you want additional cleaning or change of linen (more than once a week), there is an extra “maid service” charge.

At the reception, where our products are displayed, you will find information re the locality and about things to see and do in the area.

Bakery, grocery, supermarket, chemistry, newspaper agent and any other store are only a few minutes drive. Reception opening times are 9.00 – 17.00.


heating, utilities, household linen and towels, weekly change of linen, welcome eco-friendly bathroom toiletries and welcome washing-up liquid + kitchen towel, laundry room and laundry soaps, pick-your-own seasonal vegetables and fruits from the garden, access to the lakes, fishing rods, fish you catch, mountain bicycles, final cleaning, use of the “ristoro” to entertain your friends AND…. a welcome buffet lunch reception with a local product tasting !


Breakfast/optional : 10 € per head, a 50% discount is applied to children under 8 years (ORDER AT TIME OF BOOKING).

Cleaning and change of bed linen and towels MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK, by arrangement on your arrival.



Please note that these offers are not cumulative with any other sale, discount and/or promotion rate.

Early booking –

3 months before your scheduled date of arrival 8% discount.

2 months before your scheduled date of arrival 5% discount.

3 week booking: you get 10% discount off the price list.


Check in between 15.00 – 20.00 hrs. If you are going to be late or to arrive after 20.00, please inform us in advance.

Check out by 10.00 am.

First, see particular photos of the Mulino Cottage. Then, scroll further to see general photos of its surroundings.


Accomodation and features

Bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms + single bed on mezzanine of master bedroom

Bathrooms: 2 shower rooms

Living Room Facilities: large living/dining room with sofa

Dining Facilities: fully fitted kitchen in living area - seats 5

Kitchen Facilities: 4 ring stove, dish washer, freezer, fridge, grill, hob, iron+board, microwave, oven, washing machine, coffee maker, cooking utensils, toaster

Entertainment Facilities: TV, DVD player

Internet Access: internet access, broadband access, wireless broadband

Swimming pool: outdoor pool, private pool on site

Outside:garage, BBQ, parking off street, patio, garden chairs, beach chairs, sun loungers, extensive grounds, parkland

General Property Facilities: activities guide, ceiling fans - room fans, central heating, daily maid service on request, hair dryer, linens provided, local maps, local restaurant guide, welcome paper towels, welcome shampoo, welcome soap, welcome toilet paper, towels, beach towels

Suitability of the Property: children welcome, suitable for elderly or infirm, non smoking only, pets


October, November, January, February, March  750 euros
April, May, June, September  850 euros
July, August  1100 euros


Book 3 months in advance for an 8% discount.

Book 2 months in advance for an 5% discount.

3 week booking for 10% discount of total to pay.



Contact Owner

  • Norma Rosemary Gray
  • Norma Rosemary