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bathrooms: 4

available for: 8 to 9 people

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Molino a Brolio 8
Location address: Brolio - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena   Show on map
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Molino a Brolio is a typical Tuscan villa in local stone located a short distance away from Brolio Castle. The building was originally a mill which explains its lower position at the foot of several Chianti hills which are covered with Tuscan forests.
The property is composed of three buildings, one of which has not been restored and is not accessible. Next to the main building is a low building which is used for storage. To the other side of this is the fenced pool area. There is plenty of sun on the area which is furnished with sunbeds and umbrella. Space is limited immediately around the pool edge, however space for children to play is provided by the lawned areas to the front of the property.
The villa is entered by crossing a loggia with a large terracotta arch. It is furnished with a table and chairs for 10 people. From here there is access into the main lounge of the villa. It has a large stone fireplace and the tradition terracotta arched ceiling. The spacious room is furnished with a triple, a double sofa and an armchair. Running along one wall is the original feeding trough of the farm animals.
Passing on through an arched door way there is a large dining area. It's divided into two areas with huge arch across the room. The feeding trough continues alone the full length of this room. The floor is done in antique terracotta tiles, like that of the rest of the villa. To one side of the arch is a large wooden table that comfortably seats 10 people, while the other side has a smaller table with chairs and a sideboard.
The kitchen is accessed from the lounge, this is a spacious room with a traditional stone sink providing it with plenty of local character. In the room are two fridges with separate freezer compartments. The kitchen is fully equipped and include gas hobs and oven. Double doors provide access to the garden.
From the kitchen wooden stairs lead up to a small hall. Off this is a bedroom with double bed and a high ceiling of wooden beams and terracotta tiles. In the room is a wardrobe with mirror. Immediately next to the bedroom is a small bathroom with shower.
Wooden stairs continue up to the tower bedroom which is open to the stairwell. The spacious room has a high ceiling and is furnished with a double iron bed, large wardrobe and an antique chest of drawers with mirrors. En-suite is a small bathroom with shower.
The hall below, leads into a lounge which has a large fireplace to one side. In front of the fireplace is a comfortable double sofa and an armchair. Also in the room is a table with chairs.
Off the room is covered loggia with a large arch to one side. It looks out to the front of the villa and the hills that surround the property. This area is furnished with a table with chairs and a simple sofa.
Off the back of the lounge is a short corridor. This leads to a small bathroom with shower on the left and a double bedroom on the right. The room is large with the original terracotta floor which is found throughout the villa. It is furnished with a pretty iron double bed, large wooden wardrobe, an antique chest of drawer topped with marble. This room also has a day bed which can be used should a twin bedroom be required.
From the main lounge doors provide access to this room which has exposed stone walls and is furnished with a double sofa, the ground floor allows a second access directly to the garden. Steep wooden stairs lead up to the bedroom above.
From the first floor lounge there is access to the last bedroom. This is also a double room with en-suite bathroom with tub and overhead shower. The room is furnished with a chest of drawers, a sofa and a wardrobe.
3 double bedrooms with two single mattresses but beds cannot be divided.
1 double bedroom which can be set up as twins if requested when booking.
Although the third, unrestored, building is closed some care must be taken with children around it.

Internet WI-FI available in the villa for free. Please bring your own laptop.
The nearest restaurant is about 2.5km away. It's possible to walk to it although there is no sidewalk or lighting on the road so care must be taken.

Pool Info

The pool is located in a small fenced area immediately behind the old pig sty which is now used as a store-room. It has plenty of sun with some shade provided by the building, the cypress trees and a couple of umbrellas. The pool area is paved in terracotta and dotted with several sunbeds.
It is a lovely private area, ideal to relax while enjoying a glass of Chianti wine and admiring the simple views of the surrounding hills that are covered with forests.
The pool is 10x4 metres and 1.2 metres deep. It's open from May to October, weather permitting.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 150 sqm
  • Furnished loggia
  • Barbecue
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (open)
  • Microwave oven
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 10x4 mtrs, 1.2mtrs deep, open from May to October (weather permitting)
  • Leisure - wine tasting, olive oil tasting, walking, biking, hotair ballooning
  • Tennis - Gaiole in Chianti, 8km away
  • Cooking Courses - Lecchi in Chianti, 7km away
  • Horse riding - Tornano, 4km away
  • Golf - Ugolino golf course, 50km
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Private Chef - book in advance
  • Railways - Siena, 30km away
  • Other services - nearest bus stop 1km away
  • Distances - Gaiole in Chianti 8km, Radda in Chianti 14km, Castellina in Chianti 25km, Siena 30km, Florence 65km, San Gimignano 70km, Montalcino 70km, Pisa 175km, Lucca 150km, Rome 240km
  • Approach road - last 200mtrs very good 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 payable only in Euro 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
  • 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 payable only in Euro 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
  • 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/
Joakim
Family with young children
Singapore, Singapore

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Beautiful house with lots of space and a marvellous kitchen. Complete privacy as the nearest neighbour is probably 1km away, at least. Location in the heart of Chianti, near Castello di Brolio and with supermarket, open air markets and other conveniences at a reasonable distance. A perfect vacation!
Cons The only thing, a minor issue, is the smell that at times comes from what appears to be the sewers near the table outside the kitchen. After a few days we moved a table nearer the front entrance for meals, and did no longer feel the smell.
Local attractions Castello di Brolio, excellent wine shop with all their wines and other produce, and the great restaurant. All the vineyards where you can try and buy wine, e.g. San Felice, Castello di Bossi etc. etc. Volpaia. The shops in Greve in Chianti, especially the fruits and vegetables shop, run by two elderly gentlemen. Look out for local markets, one every day somewhere not toonfar from the house (driving).
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

21.07.2014
A plumber was called to check the smell - there was an issue with the bathroom vent which has now been fixed.
10
Anonymous
Adult family group
Słupno, Poland

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros The villa is realy large and comfortable with specific Tuscan atmosphere, situated in a peaceful place. There is a plenty of space to play outside, additionally our children were delighted the pool. The kitchen is equipped quite well.
The owner was friendly and helpful :-)
Cons The road leading to the house needs to be improved.
8
Saverio
Group of friends
Brandon, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros The house is rustic but beautiful. The location is incredible with wonderful views. Ricardo and his family were wonderful upon check in and during the week when we had questions. Very attentive to our needs. A great experience. It's like living in a castle.
Cons The steep driveway needs some work.
Local attractions A few nice casual restaurants in Gaioli in Chianti where they had great pizza and great service. There is a high end restaurant in one of the hotel villa's up the hill from Gaioli in Chianti. Highly recommend having at least one meal cooked in the Villa by Andrea from a catering company called Il Fiasco. Don't let the name fool you, his meals were incredible and reasonably priced. For those of you driving to the location I HIGHLY recommend a GPS. I used a Tom Tom Italy App on my iPhone. I just plugged in the GPS coordinates and it took me to the front door.
9
Dominic
Family with older children
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros - huge and old, feels more like a baronial castle than a villa!
- the large first floor balcony (ideal for meals)
- the top floor en-suite bedroom
- lots of space inside and out, perfect for extended family/friends
- completely private - we had been concerned that the '8' meant that it was part of a group of properties but it is quite on its own
- everything worked (including the wifi internet)
- the photos don't really do the property justice!
Cons - bugs (crickets and of course mosquitoes), but this is the Italian countryside in the summer - occasionally a smell outside the kitchen (so we generally sat elsewhere - plenty of alternatives!) - the 'gardens' are somewhere between a tended and a natural state... - all outings really require a car
Local attractions - the castle at Brolio is well worth visiting, we just went round the exterior (potentially hazardous for children though, at one point there is a small wall they might want to walk on with a very big drop on the other side...) Back in La Madonna you also get to sample the estate wine (Ricasoli) at the very grand Vente Diretto shop. - San Regolo (5 minutes drive) has a little shop which also serves coffee - Lecchi (10-12 minutes) has a better-stocked shop, a wine bar/cafe and a good restaurant - Radda (15-20 minutes) is beautiful and has lots of restaurants, a good grocers (La Casa Porciatti) and a good Coop supermarket (and is better in every way than Gaiole) - Siena (40 minutes) is well worth the excursion. La Pizzeria di Nonno Mede recommended for lunch - good food, value & views (c.7 minutes walk from centre)
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Sean
To Tuscany Team
Sean
Review date: 15.04.2013
Pros The old molino about 2 km from Brolio castle has been recently refurbished by the owner's family which means each bedroom has a bathroom and the beds and mattresses are renewed, the make-over which took the family six months to complete includes a restoration of the old terracotta floor tiles and beams that were treated to bring out the best in their character, the ground floor has been opened up and now offers a huge open space for guest to meet and dine, the kitchen has been equipped for up to 14 guests.

Guests will appreciate the amount of space the property offers with its reading room and loggias. Riccadro the owner is proud of his work at the molino and looks forward to meeting his guests.
Cons The kitchen is a little dark.
Local attractions The Brolio Castle which offers wine tastings, a restaurant and a tour of the old castle www.ricasoli.it Lecchi in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and Radda in Chianti are beautiful villages to explore with Siena and Florence accessible for day trips.
10

Nearest town

The nearest village is San Regolo, it has a restaurant open only at lunch. The village Lecchi in Chianti, it is about 7km away and this has a small grocery and a good restaurant. Gaiole in Chianti is the nearest town, it is 8km away and has a selection of shops and restaurants. There are also other amenities such as the post office, banks, pharmacy and doctors office in Gaiole.

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?
not 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?
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- 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?
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- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 94km - 1h 18m
Aeroporto Perugia: 114km - 1h 29m
Aeroporto Pisa: 153km - 1h 56m

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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.

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