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Molino a Brolio 8

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Molino a Brolio 8
bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 4

available for: 8 to 9 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Molino a Brolio 8
Location address: Brolio - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena   Show on map 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
  • Pool fenced - 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 - service provided by local supplier - 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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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 9 people - Price is NOT per head

 

2016 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 payable only in Euro. 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
  • 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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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. 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
  • 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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Ian
Adult family group
Severn Stoke, United Kingdom

Stay: August 2015
Very quiet. Lots of space. Nice and rustic. Easy access to Siena and Florence
The road entrance is very steep and can ground the car easily.

As there is no air con, if it gets very hot at night, it can cause problems sleeping, but I knew that when I booked.
Local attractions The Castillio to Brolio has the very view in Tuscany and the restaurant there is very good as well.

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Warren
Group of friends
Ancaster, Canada

Stay: July 2015
It was very large for our group and had all the conveniences. Was secluded with a large property. Very clean, swimming pool, bathroom in each bedroom. Our group of 8 had a great time. Had lots of space for our cook and the cooking class we took in our villa. What you see on website is what you get.
The road coming in was washed out at the top and you had to be careful not to hit the bottom of your car. We have been on these types of roads before and understand they are for tractors but the pot hole at the top was way too big and should be filled or paved.
Local attractions Gaiole is a pretty town as is Castelnuovo Berardenga(did the market. Near Siena and an easy drive to Lecchi, Radda and Castellina in Chianti. Check out Il Malborghetto restaurant in Lecchi. Simone does a great job - also does a cooking class. Le tre Porte in Castellina had a great pizza lunch and Colle Bereto had great salumi plates and wines. Daniela at Casanova di Ama does a great wine tasting either by appointment or on her group days.

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Pamela
Adult family group
Richmond, United Kingdom

Stay: June 2015
The space, the solitude, the wildlife - families of wild boar visiting the meadow each evening, together with deer - the swallows in an out of an outbuilding, the raptors crisscrossing the skies, all added up to an excellent family holiday with plenty of space in an extraordinary villa.
Local attractions We mostly ate at the villa, but one evening meal at La Grotta della Rana, Localita San Sano, was memorable and good value.

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Edward
Group of friends
Manassas, United States of America

Stay: May 2015
What not to like. Location was perfect for exploring all of Tuscany as well as making day trips to Pisa, Florence, Rome, and Venice. Also close to Gaiole in Chianti (a lovely town a few kilometers away) where we were able to purchase food and other supplies. The villa location out in the countryside also provided peaceful setting and privacy. The pool was also inviting. Unfortunately, during our visit in late May the temperature was a little too cool to use it. We also could not have asked for a better owner - Riccardo. He was very attentive to our needs and went out of his way to provide assistance on several occasions that proved critical to our stay. A fantastic person. The historic complex dating back to 1030 - yes I said 1030. It was a delight.
The following is meant as constructive criticism and suggested improvements that could be made to make the villa more comfortable. Replace the beds with something more comfortable. Increase the shower water pressure and provide a more efficient means to heat the shower water (not sure these improvements can be made easily because of the age of the facility). We all adjusted and loved the villa and its location.
Local attractions Our itinerary Tour of Tuscany 2015 Headquarters - Il Molino a Brolio 8, Gaiole in Chianti Spots/towns we visited: Firenze - Academia with David and Ufizzi Valdarno - departure from Autostrada Montevarchi - larger town by Valdarno Castello di Brolio - home of Baron Ricasole Barbischio - ancient fortified village outside of Gaiole Radda in Chianti - center of shopping and great restaurants Siena - Il Campo, Duomo and the dentist Pienza - cheese capital Montepulciano - #2 restaurant on the trip, beautiful tower and views at the top Castiglione del Lago - charming old town on the Lago Trasimeno in Umbria Cortona - hill town above the Valdichiana plains - San Francesco artifacts Panzano - on the way to Greve, wineries, turn off to San Casciano Greve in Chianti - wine center, great Sunday marketplace Castellina in Chianti - quaint hill town we passed through many times, but only stopped once, Archeological museum Pisa - leaning tower San Gimignano - busy tourist town, lots of shopping Mercatale in Val di Pesa - commercial town on the way to San Casciano San Casciano - largest of the Chianti towns, great views from the park Badia di Cultibuono - abbey outside of Gaiole, great wine, final dinner Rome (day trip with tour guide from Siena) Venice and Verona (three day trip on our own) We enjoyed every location and still did not get to see all of the Tuscan attractions. The pasta and wine were to die for. Fantastic!

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Carole
Group of friends
Camberley, United Kingdom

Stay: August 2014
Very peaceful & tranquil. Also very spacious.
Good position to visit many sights in a tuscany.

A bit remote & drive up & down to property very steep. A bit of a scramble to pull out onto road as so bumpy & in need of some repair Also many flys around the property. The pool was also in need of attention as although cleaned whilst we were there, lots of worms, bugs etc climb in & end up on bottom of pool. Not pleasant to use because of this. Shame there's no cover to pull over when not in use! The exterior patio also a bit weedy & ladder into pool a bit loose.
Local attractions Castle mini tour very good. Fantastic views. Wine tour a bit disappointing. Didn't eat at restaurant but menu looked very nice. Gaiole had a nice ambience & we had too good meals. One at the pizzeria in town centre main square on our first day & another overlooking the stream parallel to main road through town. Sorry dont have names to hand. For a special meal with spectacular views try the restaurant at Badia a Coltibuono Abbey. Delicious!!

To Tuscany team comments for this review:

02.10.2014
Unfortunately, there were an extraordinary amount of insects in the area due to the weather conditions. The owner tried their best to resolve this by cleaning the pool several times during the week. The ladder has been checked and is safe.
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Philippe
Family with older children
Ville d avray, France

Stay: August 2014
Le calme, l'espace, le charme de la maison. Une vraie evasion dans un cadre superbe, dans une maison imense et magnifique. Super accueil de Riccardo.
Cuisine un peu sous equipee. Lit de la chambre du studio tres moyen.
Local attractions Castello de brolio. Gaiole in chianti

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Duncan
Family with older children
London, United Kingdom

Stay: July 2014
The setting was beautiful and secluded. It was spacious and reasonably well provided (no peppermill!!) . But overall we loved it.
The beds were a bit uncomfortable
Local attractions The restaurant in Brolio

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Joakim
Family with young children
Singapore, Singapore

Stay: June 2014
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!
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.
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Anonymous
Adult family group
Słupno, Poland

Stay: June 2014
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 :-)
The road leading to the house needs to be improved.

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Saverio
Group of friends
Brandon, United States of America

Stay: May 2014
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.
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.

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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 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?
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?
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: 94km - 1h 18m
Aeroporto Perugia: 114km - 1h 29m
Aeroporto Pisa: 153km - 1h 56m

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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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