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Il Molinaccio 10

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Il Molinaccio 10
bedrooms: 5

bathrooms: 5

available for: 10 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Località il Molinaccio - Gaiole in Chianti
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Private Pool
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Il Molinaccio 10
Location address: Località il Molinaccio - Gaiole in Chianti   Show on map 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.

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 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.

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 bikes
  • 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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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 10 people - Price is NOT per head

 

2015 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.

July

04. - 11.
5994 US Dollar
5994 US Dollar
5994 US Dollar
5994 US Dollar

August

5994 US Dollar
5994 US Dollar
5994 US Dollar
22. - 29.
5994 US Dollar
4728 US Dollar

September

4728 US Dollar
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19. - 26.
4728 US Dollar
4164 US Dollar

October

03. - 10.
4164 US Dollar
4164 US Dollar
17. - 24.
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24. - 31.
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31. - 07.
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November

07. - 14.
4164 US Dollar
14. - 21.
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21. - 28.
4164 US Dollar
28. - 05.
4164 US Dollar

December

05. - 12.
4164 US Dollar
12. - 19.
4164 US Dollar
19. - 26.
4164 US Dollar
26. - 02.
4164 US Dollar

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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2016 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.

January

02. - 09.
4164 US Dollar
09. - 16.
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16. - 23.
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30. - 06.
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February

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March

05. - 12.
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May

07. - 14.
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21. - 28.
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June

04. - 11.
4728 US Dollar
11. - 18.
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July

02. - 09.
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09. - 16.
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23. - 30.
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August

06. - 13.
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20. - 27.
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27. - 03.
4728 US Dollar

September

03. - 10.
4728 US Dollar
10. - 17.
4728 US Dollar
17. - 24.
4728 US Dollar
24. - 01.
4164 US Dollar

October

01. - 08.
4164 US Dollar
08. - 15.
4164 US Dollar
15. - 22.
4164 US Dollar
22. - 29.
4164 US Dollar
29. - 05.
4164 US Dollar

November

05. - 12.
4164 US Dollar
12. - 19.
4164 US Dollar
19. - 26.
4164 US Dollar
26. - 03.
4164 US Dollar

December

03. - 10.
4164 US Dollar
10. - 17.
4164 US Dollar
17. - 24.
4164 US Dollar
24. - 31.
4164 US Dollar
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 more information and our reviews policy please click here
10
Sophie
Family with older children
SEYNOD, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros L'accueil et la gentillesse de Cathy et Stephen, la situation en pleine nature, la maison, le barbecue de la piscine, le potager, le pain de Stephen.
Cons Rien à part l'eau un peu fraîche de la piscine, mais ça c'est dû au temps.
Local attractions Centres d'intérêt : le Miccine de Paula, Florence, San Gimignano, Sienne. Restaurant : le Solociccia de Dario Cecchini, le Bel Soggiorno à San Gimignano pour sa Fiorentina, l'Ino à Florence pour ses sandwiches à la truffe blanche, la pizzeria du Caffé Italiano à Florence, la gelateria Dondoli à San Gimignano.

10
9
Anonymous
Family with young children
PARIS, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Qualité de l'environnement
qualité des prestations
charme
mais l'espace piscine
gentillesse Et discrétion des propriétaires
Local attractions repas pris pour l'essentiel dans la maison qualité des paysages environnant régions plaisante pour les randonnées en vélo visites de Florence Et de Siene

9
10
Enzo
Group of friends
Brentwood, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Staying at IL MULINACCIO was one of our favorite places of the whole trip! The house had more than enough room for all of us, and the grounds and and pool were amazing! The owners Cathy and Steve were great, and we had such a good time learning about the area and visiting with them also. Definitely would recommend staying here to my family and friends!
Local attractions Our favorite restaurant in the area was Le Forchette, and probably had the best cheesecake we've ever had!

10
8
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
9
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
8
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

8

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 in is 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 - service provided by local supplier

- 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 Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided (service provided by local supplier). To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- 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?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- 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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