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Il Molinaccio 12
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.

Both the main house and the two apartments have far reaching views towards the Castle of Meleto and the hilltop medieval village of Vertine.
The main 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 Barn was converted in 2000 into two separate self contained one bedroom apartments. Located in the grounds of the Villa close to the main house they are ideal for families or groups travelling together who would still like to have some privacy or space of their own.
The first apartment has double doors leading into an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The living space has a double height ceiling at one end and there is a mezzanine level where the bedroom is located over the lounge/kitchen area. The fitted wooden kitchen has a built in oven, separate hobs and fridge with freezer section. To one side is a dining table and chairs. To the left of the kitchen three steps lead into a small passageway which leads to the pretty tiled bathroom with shower.

Wooden stairs lead up to the galleried first floor which overlooks the main living area. This large bright open plan space has wooden floors with a double wooden sleigh bed and large wardrobe.
On-site caretakers are in residence in a second one bedroom apartment.
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.




Large mature grounds surround the villa making this a very secluded setting.
Great for large families or groups who still wish to have their own space.

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 290 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, Montep
  • Approach road - only 50mts of unpaved road

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2014 availability
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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
Family with older children
vaucresson, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Les prioritaires sont extrêmement sympathiques et très disponibles. Ils nous ont rendu de nombreux services pendant notre séjour. Maison vaste et superbe, avec de beaux meubles. Maison très bien équipée. Très belle piscine. Grand jardin traversé par un petit ruisseau charmant. Aucun moustique ! De grandes tables à l'intérieur et en terrasse qui permettent de manger à 12 sans souci.
Cons La maison est proche de la route et on entend le bruit des motos/voitures. Le traffic sur cette route est cependant relativement limité.
Local attractions Le restaurant de l'abbaye de Badia A Coltibuono
10
Rachel
Group of friends
Teddington, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: October 2012
Pros lovely, typical Tuscan building. Perfect location for our group who were there to do the EROICA cycle event.
Very well appointed - A perfect place to stay.
Cons Would be perfect if there was seating in the sun soaked area outside the living room/dining area to maximise the sunshine! I imagine it's because we were there late in the season and normally it's so hot you need shade - which there is plenty of around the front of the property!
Local attractions Brulio castle, Radda. Particularly lovely restaurant set in middle of vineyard - but so many great places to eat nearby.
8
Catherine
Brick, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: May 2011
What were the highlights of your stay?    Lounging by the pool, day trips to local villages, WINE, PASTA, BREAD. The local people were wonderful, oruod to sharer their best with us. Owners kathy & Steve were teriffic!
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    OUTSTANDING!
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? Well pump went on the fritz one day so we all woke to no waterf - but Steve had workmen out there & it was fixed promptly.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? Can't wait to come back!
Catherine Hanlon
United States of America
May 2011
 
Peter
Toronto, Canada

Review date:
Stay: September 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? We spent our time in Tuscany touring around by bus with a hired driver (Silvia...from Piemme Service). We visited incredible places such as Volterra and Cortona and Siena and Montalcino and much more. We visited wineries such as Ricassoli and Banfi and had amazing dinners at restaurants and at the villa. Having Chef Mimmo cook for us one evening was a highlight. We also enjoyed dinner at La Botte di Bacco in Radda and at Il Latini in Florenece (suggested by Stephen and Cathy).
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Our accommodation at Il Mulinaccio was perfect in every respect. The owners....Stephen and Cathy...welcomed us upon arrival and then left us alone all week. We ran into them one day in Cortona...which was a pleasant surprise. The villa is well-equipped, spotlessly clean, and is convenient for day trips throughout Tuscany. There were 12 of us at the villa and everyone was delighted
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? None
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? We would return again....perhaps in a warmer time of year so that we could enjoy the pool at Il Mulinaccio. However, this time we wanted to experience the various places we had planned to visit.
We left Tuscany and took the train to the south of Italy where we stayed at an amazing hotel near the village of Pisticci in Basilicata.....Hotel Torre Fiore. The entire trip was an unforgettable experience. Thank you Susan Steele and TO-Tuscany
Peter Smith
Canada
September 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?
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- 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?
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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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