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Il Molinaccio 8

Villa Accommodation Details
Il Molinaccio 8
bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 5

available for: 8 people

villa: Private Pool

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Località il Molinaccio - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena
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Il Molinaccio 8
Location address: Località il Molinaccio - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena   Show on map Show on map
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9.3 / 10
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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.

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  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.
There are no other rentals on the property. The Australian owners live in an apartment in the grounds but are only seen when needed, acting as custodians and problem solvers. They do not access the guests private outside areas or the pool except for occasional maintenance.

Il Molinaccio can also be rented with a catering service should you require it. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners can be available to you on a daily basis on request; prices vary according to menu choices & seasonal availability, please ask your agent for more information.​

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 230 sqm
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Fire place (open)
  • TV Sat
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Video player
  • CD player
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot
  • Highchair
  • 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 - service provided by local supplier - 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 8 people - Price is NOT per head

 

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

September

2776 US Dollar

October

2776 US Dollar
08. - 15.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)
15. - 22.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)
22. - 29.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)
29. - 05.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)

November

05. - 12.
2776 US Dollar
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12. - 19.
2776 US Dollar
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19. - 26.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)
26. - 03.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)

December

03. - 10.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)
10. - 17.
2776 US Dollar
(10% Off)
17. - 24.
3084 US Dollar
24. - 31.
3084 US Dollar

Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This 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 - provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - 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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2017 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.

December

31. - 07.
3084 US Dollar

January

07. - 14.
3084 US Dollar
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04. - 11.
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3084 US Dollar

May

06. - 13.
3084 US Dollar
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3084 US Dollar
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June

03. - 10.
3564 US Dollar
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4740 US Dollar

July

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September

02. - 09.
3564 US Dollar
09. - 16.
3564 US Dollar
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3564 US Dollar
23. - 30.
3084 US Dollar
30. - 07.
3084 US Dollar

October

07. - 14.
3084 US Dollar
14. - 21.
3084 US Dollar
21. - 28.
3084 US Dollar
28. - 04.
3084 US Dollar

November

04. - 11.
3084 US Dollar
11. - 18.
3084 US Dollar
18. - 25.
3084 US Dollar
25. - 02.
3084 US Dollar

December

02. - 09.
3084 US Dollar
09. - 16.
3084 US Dollar
16. - 23.
3084 US Dollar
23. - 30.
3084 US Dollar
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This 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 - provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - 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 after their stay at the villa. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For more information and our reviews policy please click here
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Harry
Family with older children
Heerlen, Netherlands

Stay: July 2016
Prachtig huis met alle comfort op een centrale ligging waren er met vrienden en hebben een super week gehad.
Local attractions Hier in de buurt kun je overal prima eten en er is veel te zien Rada is vlak bij in heel leuk dorpje midden in chianti clasico.

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Ingrid M
Family with older children
Wien, Austria

Stay: July 2016
Ein wunderbares Haus in einem beeindruckenden Park. Die Größe der Parkanlage ermöglicht einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt, ohne einander zu stören. Der etwas vom Haus entfernte Pool ist großartig und sehr großzügig, ein wichtiger Teil des Angebots. Die Küche ist besonders gut ausgestattet, auch ambitionierte Köche finden alles was sie brauchen. Die Nähe zur Straße und die damit verbundenen Geräusche durch Bikes, ist der einzige Schwachpunkt, aber sicher kein Grund in IL Mollinaccio nicht zu wohnen.
Local attractions Radda ist bekannt und voll von Touristen, Gaiole ist weniger bekannt und vielleicht darum charmanter. Man findet dort die Atmosphäre der ursprünglichen Toskana. Diverse Website zeigen alle Restaurants in der Umgebung.

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John
Family with young children
Berkhamsted , United Kingdom

Stay: May 2016
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Fantastic big villa in a great location and the pool and outdoor bow is lovely. We really enjoyed the stay.
Local attractions Close to Siena for a day trip.
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10
Karen
To Tuscany Team
Karen
Review date: 18.08.2015
In quick response to client's comments, the owners have installed a brand new dishwasher!
10
10
Sean
To Tuscany Team
Sean
Review date: 12.08.2015
The owners invited me to inspect the villa recently and were able to show me how they had quickly corrected all the necessary issues. The service the owners offer at Il Molinaccio is superb.
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Basel, Switzerland

Stay: July 2015
Steve and Cathy (owners) were very helpful during out stay with local information, etc. Our family really did not notice that they stayed in the building next to the one we rented. The size of the house we rented was excellent. Bedrooms were large, bathrooms were large; everyone had plenty of space. Pool was clean and a fantastic place to catch sun all day and enjoy the cool water. Location was private, yet close to Gaiole so was easy to get into town to shop, catch a bite to eat, etc.
We feel for the price we paid that the appliances in the kitchen and fixtures in the bathrooms (especially the showers) should have been higher quality. The oven was very difficult to use with many quirks to ensure it even turned on, dishwasher was old and did not clean very well. The pots and pans were very cheap and not very useable. We had to go out and buy a pan to cook eggs as an example. Shower fixtures were a bit run down. No place to put soap in the Master Shower as an example. Just feel the appliances and bathrooms need upgrades to continue to ask the price we paid.
Local attractions Siena was a highlight for us. Good shopping, nice restaurants and sightseeing. Also, enjoying exploring the local towns/villages of Gaiole, Castellina, and Radda.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

10.08.2015
The owners thank you for your feedback. The pots and pans have now been replaced with new ones. The shower fittings have been renewed and a new soap dish added to the master shower. The oven has been checked and is in full working order.

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 - 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 10m
Aeroporto Pisa: 115km - 1h 45m
Aeroporto Perugia: 127km - 1h 34m

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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 to do for children in the area?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in the area near the villa?
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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