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Private Pool
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Il Molinaccio 10
Location address: Località il Molinaccio - Gaiole in Chianti   Show on map
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Villa Molinaccio has origins dating back to the 10th Century. It was originally built as a watchtower for defence and communication purposes between two castles. Over the following centuries the tower was destroyed and rebuilt in the traditional rural style. Evidence of the buildings past can still be found, especially in the external walls which are over a metre wide in places.

The large 'L' shaped swimming pool with diving board is set in a secluded part of the garden, surrounded by woodland. It is reached by crossing a wooden bridge over the river that runs through the property. The paved area surrounding the pool is furnished with loungers, sun umbrellas, tables and chairs.
Il Molinaccio was bought by the Ricasoli family, owners of the Castello di Brolio near Gaiole in Chianti, who turned it into a mill. The Ricasoli family crest is still in place and can be seen on the main facade of the building. The current owners have completely restored and refurbished both the main house and the barn, preserving the property's history, yet bringing it up to date with all the comforts of today's modern age.

The property consists of the main house with five double bedrooms and a barn which has been converted into two one bedroomed apartments. The house was completely renovated in 1999, and great care was taken to ensure this was done sympathetically, respecting the historical structure of the building.

Wherever possible local materials were used, which means, that whilst the property has all the comforts of a 21st Century villa, many of the original features still remain, making this a unique place to stay.
The villa and apartments are surrounded by five hectares of beautiful grounds with mature trees and shrubs, making this a very private setting. Terraces for outside dining can be found at both the front and the back of the property. There is a tributary of the river Massellone which runs through the gardens, however, this is not fenced in, so care must be taken with young children.
The house is entered through a set of double doors, which open directly into the large kitchen. Downstairs all the rooms have tiled floors and brick built vaulted ceilings. The fully fitted kitchen has wooden units with a built in oven with separate hobs, a large freestanding fridge with freezer section and a dishwasher. There is a built in storage cupboard set into the wall on one side, and a dining table and chairs sit in front of a wooden dresser at one end of the room.
To the left a brick arched doorway leads to the central hallway, and the downstairs bathroom with shower. A door to the right hand side of the hall opens into the main dining room. Another brick arched doorway in the kitchen leads into the lounge. This is a relaxing space with large comfortable sofas arranged in front of the open fireplace. There is a satellite TV with DVD player and a music system. French doors open onto a furnished terrace overlooking the gardens.
To the left hand side of the lounge is a doorway into the dining room. This room is rather special, with its superb floor to ceiling arched window which retains its original ironwork at one end and the original wooden bread oven (which still functions) at the other. In the centre is a large wooden dining table which can seat up to fourteen. Dotted around the room there is a collection of artefacts from the time it was used as a mill.

Access to the downstairs bedroom is off of the dining room. This is a spacious bedroom with a gently curved vaulted ceiling dating back to the time when there was a tower on the site. Comfortably furnished with a double bed, painted wardrobe, chest of drawers, baby cot, TV and a sofa.

The handmade original stone staircase has been carefully restored, and this leads from the main dining room, upstairs through a brick archway to the first floor landing. This level of the house retains the original 19th Century terracotta floors and the traditional beamed ceilings with terracotta typical of farmhouses in this region.
From the first floor landing area, there is access to two of the bedrooms, the family bathroom and the upstairs sitting room. The small sitting room has comfortable chairs and a desk, the walls have fitted shelves and freestanding bookcases filled with books, all arranged around the focal point of the room which is the enormous original open fireplace with stove, this is the ideal place to relax away from the heat of the day.

The master bedroom is to the left of the sitting room, and is a very bright spacious room, with three windows overlooking the gardens and rolling hillside. There is a double bed, large wardrobe, a chest of drawers and TV. It has its own private ensuite bathroom with shower.


The third double bedroom is through the sitting room to the right and has a queen sized wooden sleigh bed, large wardrobe and views over the gardens.

A second double bedroom to the left of the landing has two windows with views over the gardens and a double bed with wicker headboard, sofa, large wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The fourth bedroom to the right of the landing has twin beds with a large wardrobe and very large chest of drawers and two windows with views over the grounds. The large, bright family bathroom located next to the twin bedded room has a full sized bath with handheld shower.

The caretakers can provide assistance with information on the local area, sightseeing and activities as well as booking restaurants and extras such as a chef or baby sitter.   They maintain a low profile during rental periods if their assistance is not required. The caretakers stay in the dependence.

In a great location for sightseeing with the historical centres of Arezzo, Cortona, Pisa, San Gimignano, Montalcino and Montepulciano, all within 1½ hours drive.

The water at the villa is safe to drink 

Pool Info


The L shaped swimming pool is set in the villas spacious grounds in a secluded woodland area. It is reached by crossing a wooden bridge over the river that runs through the property. The paved poolside area is furnished with loungers, chairs and parasols.


The pool is 14 metres by 7 metres and has a diving board. The pool is open from May until the 15th October.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 250 sqm
  • TV
  • TV Sat
  • Barbecue
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • CD player
  • Video player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Furnished terrace
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
  • 1 baby cot
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Highchair
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave oven
  • 3 electric fans
  • Pets welcome
  • Pool towels provided
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - it is 14x7 metres and has a diving board. It is open from May until the 15th October (weather permitting)
  • Private Chef - available on request
  • Babysitter - available on request
  • Wine Tastings - available on request
  • Local Leisure - cooking school, horse riding, ballooning, tennis, mountain bike
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Railways - Montevarchi, 24km away
  • Distances - Arezzo 55km, Cortona 96km, San Gimignano 70km, Montalcino 80km, Montepulciano 92km, Pisa 148km.
  • Approach road - only 50mts of unpaved road

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Anonymous
Group of friends
Geretsried, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Stephen und Cathy sind wunderbare Gastgeber, sehr nett, hilfsbereit und entgegenkommend. Das Haus ist wunderbar gelegen, ideal um mal runterzufahren und abzuschalten. Am Pool in der Sonne liegen und Abends Barbeque am Beckenrand ist Urlaub pur. Die Lage des Hauses zwischen Gaiole und Radda ist günstig, um auch kurz mal einkaufen zu fahren oder Essen zu gehen. Die Größe des Hauses und die Aufteilung der Zimmer ist sehr gut geeignet für größere Gruppen/Familien, weil man sich auch mal aus dem Weg gehen kann.
Local attractions Radda, Siena - ansonsten Rundfahrten durch die umliegende Hügellandschaft, herrlich.
8
Alex
Adult family group
Rédange, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros sehr viel Raum, viele Möglichkeiten zusammenzusitzen oder sich aus dem Weg zu gehen, sehr ruhig gelegen, grosser Swimmingpool, gut ausgerüstete Küche, sehr nette Eigentümer
Local attractions Radda und Gaïole sind 2 nette kleine Städte in der Nahe. Ebenso gibt es viele kleine Ausflugsziele, wie San Gimignanio, Castellino in Chianti oder Brolio. Sehr gut bewerten wir das Restaurant Contrade in Gaïole trotz der schwierigen Anfahrt
9
Engelbert
Adult family group
München, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros Die Freundlichkeit der Vermieter
Cons relativ weit ab von der "Stadt"
Local attractions wir waren nie Essen - nur Selbstversorgung
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Fabian
Group of friends
80801, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros Sehr schönes und gut ausgestattes Haus, ein sehr schöne Villa. Tolle Küche und Wohnzimmer und goßen Esszimmer. Die Schlafzimmer sind teilweise sehr groß und auch sehr gut Ausgestattet. Jedes Schlafzimmer hat ein eigenes Bad was sehr angenehm ist. Das Gelände ist weitläufig und sehr praktisch für Gruppen, da man sich nicht auf der Pelle sitzt.
Terrasse vor dem Haus ist Praktisch allerdings wäre eine weiter bei Esszimmer auch praktisch.
Das Haus ist auf jeden Fall sehr schön und so stellt man sich eine Ferien Villa auch vor, der Poolbreich ist seperat und durch einen kleinen Fluß getrennt. Somit wieder ein weiter Bereich, netter großer Pool, guter Aussengrill, Sitzbereich ist nett allerdings sehr rustikal.
Beleuchtung ist vorhanden und funktionier sehr gut, das ist besonders Abends sehr wichtig, da das Gelände sehr weitläufig ist.

Ein sehr großes Plus ist, weiterhin die netten und sehr zuvorkommenden Eigentümer, die man eigentlich nicht bemerkt, wenn man nicht will. Allerdings hat man immer einen Ansprechpartner wenn man eine Frage hat.
Cons Es hat ein bißchen den Scharm von einer Burg in Südtirol, es fehlt ein bißchen das Südliche. Weiterhin hat man leider keinen Blick sondern ist im Tal mit Fluß. Ein weitere kleiner Nachteil ist die Strasse die man auf dem Anwesen hört, allerdings bemerkt man diese nur in den ersten Stunden. Der Charktar ist ehrer Rustikal, wenn man das liebt ist es wahrscheinlich das beste was man bekommt. Gästehaus möglich ist auch eine gute Gelegenheit für große Gruppen und mehrere Familien. Eigentlich keinen Hunde ist sehr schade, da so wohl die Eigentümer Hund lieben und auch genügend Platz ist. sollte man auf Anfrage zulassen, da es wirklich kein Thema ist.
Local attractions Viele gute Weingüter und Resaurants in der Nähe. Beschreibung gibt es ausreichend vor Ort
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Lisa
To Tuscany Team
Lisa
Review date: 24.04.2012
Pros The owners of the Villa are delightful and will go out of their way to ensure that you, their guests, have the best time you can. If you need help booking a restaurant or finding somewhere to visit, they will have the answer. The number of returning clients we have at the property always shows us agents that it is a place we can heartily recommend to anyone!
Cons The pool is away from the house so young children need to be supervised.
Local attractions Well positioned within a few kilometres from Gaiole where there are several good restaurants, my favourite is Lo sfizio di bianchi in the centre of Gaiole, it is a really nice bar for cakes and coffee and set menus for lunch and dinner in the winter with more choice and outside seating area in the summer.
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Louise
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? Being with family. The welcome which was above and beyond from Stephen and Cathy , ( platter, wine and a lovely chat/ tour ).
The property was even better than we had hoped for. Lazy lunches in chianti hill villages.
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Beautiful.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? No.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? Thank you for another lovely Italian holiday.
Louise Rinaldi
United Kingdom
September 2010
 
Simon
Littlebourne, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? Fabulous weather; a great reception and a wonderful Australian couple who were more than just perfect hosts; the pool and barbecue were very important to us and worked wonderfully well above all Il Mulinaccio is the ultimate child friendly house and is very elastic. The gardener is a great guy and the maid was not only very efficient but also delightful

What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Ill Mulinaccio is an absolutely perfect villa for a family holiday and we probably wouldn't be able to find a more suitable house for a large family party outside Tuscany

Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? Our only unpleasant surprise also illustrates the elasticity of the house and charm of our hosts. Our second week guests turned up a day early leaving us with an additional 2 adults and 3 children making us 19 for a night Nineteen fitted in easily without recourse to additional space and there can be no greater reference for this superb property than the wonderful evening the nineteen of us shared. For a day or two the inability to use our mobiles at the house was an inconvenience but we soon became used to being seperated from easy contact
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? This is a quite stunning holiday experience it is only very occasionally that one's expectations are exceeded and this was one of those we challenge you to find another Il Mulinaccio a little closer to our other great passion golf. It would be a good idea to tell other guests about this i n advance
Simon Green
United Kingdom
August 2010
Please note that the extra people mentioned were accommodated as an exception because of the circumstances and that the villa cannot be rented for more people than stated on the website.
 
Karine
grezieu la varenne, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2010
Quels ont été les point forts de vos vacances? La Toscane est magique et chaque village, chaque église est un point fort.
Quelle est votre impression générale concernant l'hébergement? Parfaite.
Le Molinaccio est un endroit remplie de charme .Les propriétaires font tout pour que l'on s'y sente bien.
Avez vous eu de mauvaises surprises? Aucune
Avez vous d'autres commentaires? Tout était parfait.J'ai juste dit à Cathy qu'il manquait un panier à salade pour essorer la bonne salade du jardin à disposition.Dommage , nous sommes partis avant de pouvoir gouter aux bonnes tomates, encore verte début aout.
Un petit clin d'oeil au jardinier Brunero, adorable.
Karine SIMONOT
France
Juillet 2010
 
Bernard
DOMMARTIN LES REMIREMONT, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
Quels ont été les point forts de vos vacances? METEO. PAYSAGES. PISCINE.VISITES DE TRES BEAUX SITES TOURISTIQUES.

Quelle est votre impression générale concernant l'hébergement? TRES BONNE PRESTATION

LES PROPRIETAIRES SONT DES GENS TRES DISCRETS ET FORT AGREABLES.
Avez vous eu de mauvaises surprises? AUCUNES
Avez vous d'autres commentaires?
Bernard COLLIN
France
Août 2010
 

Nearest town

The nearest town is Gaiole in Chianti 3 km away. Nearby is the Castello di Brolio whose owner's also once owned Il Molinaccio when it was a mill, it is well worth a visit.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00 - 19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00 - 19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 71km - 1h 11m
Aeroporto Perugia: 120km - 1h 35m
Aeroporto Pisa: 131km - 1h 48m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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