RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE: Il Molinaccio is the result of the accurate restoration of an old mill, dating from the sixteenth century; the watermill “Il Molinaccio”, near the renaissance town of Montepulciano, was already present in the old maps of the Granduchy of Tuscany, The original building, duly and passionately restored, now reopens as a luxury country house where the guests may spend their time, in absolute quietness, surrounded by a colorful garden, bordered by century old oaks, our fruit grove and the vineyard. The restoration works has maintained the original architecture: terracotta floors, exposed beams and stone façades. The interior is tastefully furnished in typical Tuscan taste, salvaging pieces of furniture of the old rural tradition mixed with the modern comfort of the accessories in a formula combining tradition and functionality. The ground floor is enhanced by a large stone portico from where guests can get easily to the dining room and kitchen. In order to fulfill the green spirit of the owners, the restoration, produced according to sustainable principles, was carried out with the use of innovative plants which guarantee complete energetic efficiency of the structures; the photovoltaic system offers free recharge of electric vehicles. In this special setting, guests will appreciate, during their stay, the gastronomic specialties of the area, directly produced by the farm. Il Molinaccio is by and far its 3.5 ha vineyard, whose grapes are used for Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, named Il Golo, and they will become in due time Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG (from 2015) . From Christmas 2013 is available the Grappa too, distilled only from their vinasse and Il Finocchiaccio, alcoholic infusion of wild fennel, harvested at their estate. In due time the projects include Vin Santo doc and the famous Occhio di Pernice ( it will take a few more years to taste it…). Dinner is on request but have a try. Alessandro (the chef) will surprise you with good local dishes full of the produces of our orchard. Our fruit is transformed in jam, good as it is for breakfast or filled in the pies anytime. Strategically located below the little Renaissance town of Montepulciano, Il Molinaccio is a good starting point for day trips to big cities and towns like Florence, Siena, Perugia, Assisi and Rome, as well as to world famous places in the immediate vicinity such as Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Monticchiello, Montalcino, Cortona and Sarteano.
MAIN HOUSE: The main house has two floors and is divided into three units internally not connected. The first unit is on the ground floor with the main entrance leading directly into the open plan living area consisting of a lounge, kitchen with large fireplace and a large dining room where is organized an interesting exhibition of fine posters, printed between WWI and II; then on to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and to a toilet. The other unit on the ground floor has a separate entrance leading directly to a twin bedroom with joinable beds and two additional beds and ensuite bathroom suitable for the disabled. A small hallway leads from this room to another double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. This room also has outside access. The third unit, on the first floor, is reached by a staircase with a little loggia. The entrance leads into a living room with large fireplace. On this floor is also a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, a kitchenette, two twin bedrooms with joinable beds, and two bathrooms with shower.
ANNEX. The single storey annex is about 30 metres from the main house and consists of a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
The property is immersed in a one-hectare park consisting primarily of woodland, the house is surrounded by approximately 6,000 square metres of garden planted with a well maintained lawn and framed by old oak trees which provide shade and cool on hot summer days. Everything is embellished with rose bushes and geraniums that add a touch of colour to this oasis of green and tranquillity.
The house has a beautiful stone portico, with table and benches, ideal for pleasant outdoor meals. Just outside the kitchen is a large paved area equipped as dining space. Guests have a large barbecue at their disposal on which to prepare tasty grills accompanied by a good glass of wine, Nobile di Montepulciano. There is also a small outbuilding used as a laundry and two covered parking space.
The small forest is crossed by the river Salcheto, along which the owners Marco and Alessandro have realized a walking footpath with natural bridges, good for plenty of exercise or relax, on the wooden handmade benches, enjoying the natural landscape. 3D targets, representing local animals, have been positioned along the river, upgrading it to a fully fledged Field Archery Range, where professional and amateurs may try their capabilities or learn this ancient sport with the help of a skilled trainer.
In front of the villa, positioned among the walls of the old trench where the water was collected and, via a channel, sent to the watermill, there is the new scenic and infinity swimming pool, open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October. It is only few metres from the house, in a dominant position with respect to the property and is reached via a few steps or more easily across the lawn. The rectangular-shaped pool is equipped with Roman steps for access to the water and a cold-water shower. It measures 5 x 18 m with a depth varying from 1.20 m to 1.60 m. It is not a normal pool chlorine, but a swimming pool with salt. This disinfection system is a lot more healthy, no chemicals added. Among the advantages: less red eyes, the tan is better maintained and of course it is easier to swim. The water taste slightly and pleasantly salty. The pool is lined with PVC and is equipped with lighting, the solarium area is paved with travertine. It is provided with sunbeds, deckchairs, umbrellas and small tables. Not far from the edge of the pool, under the old oak tree, a relaxation area has been set up with a comfortable lounge suite.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, computer available, mixer, internet wi-fi connection, cable / satellite TV, consolle videogames, mosquito screens in the bedrooms, washer / dryer, iron and ironing board, squeezer, babycot, fans in the bedrooms, book online, american coffee machine, espresso coffee machine, yard, sunbed, moka, fixed barbecue, hydromassage tub in one of the bathrooms.TripAdvisor property ID 1832094...Read more
Rustic Stone Brick Villa on Siena Countryside Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
The villa is a few kilometres from the small Renaissance town of Montepulciano, known principally for its imposing Renaissance buildings, for the elegant beauty of its churches and for the “Vino Nobile”, one of the most internationally famous wines of Tuscany. The strategic position of Montepulciano, a spur 605 metres above sea level between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana, makes this property the ideal departure point for visiting the beauties of Tuscany. The A1 motorway exit Chiusi/Chianciano Terme is only 20 kilometres away and so cities like Florence, Siena, Orvieto and Rome can be easily reached. The motorway is not needed to visit the nearby villages of Bagno Vignoni, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Sarteano. The best served and most important railway station is that of Chiusi which is only 20 kilometres away.
* Airports: Roma 206 km, Firenze 129 km, Perugia 69,4 km, Pisa 192 km, Milano 466 km
* Train Station: Montepulciano Stazione 6,8 km, Chiusi 19,4 km
* Highway: from North exit A1 Valdichiana 20 km; from South A1 uscita Chiusi/Chianciano 19,6 km
* Attractions within 100 km: Siena 67 km, Arezzo 58 km, Perugia 62,4 km, Assisi 82 km, Orvieto 68 km, Pienza 18,10 km, San Casciano dei Bagni 40 km, Montalcino 41 km, Cortona 29,8 km
* Services and shops: Cervognano 1,5 km, Montepulciano 4,8 km
* Beach: Marina di Grosseto (Thyrrenian Sea) 110 km
* Access road: Paved till a to the entrance
Left on 08/28/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 28, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Amazing place, absolutely fantastic holiday, real Tuscan atmosphere.
This is a villa I would recommend to anybody and I hope to see myself visiting it again in the future.
Great service and customer assistance by the Emma Villas Staff. Enjoy!
The price includes
* gas for kitchen use
* initial and final cleaning
* weekly linen
* pool and park maintenance
The price does not include
* extra cleaning when animals are present (€ 30,00 per animal per week)
* tourism tax (€ 2,00 per person per day for the first 7 days. Please note that children under 14 years old will not pay)
* extra cleaning (€ 15,00/hour/cleaner)
* extra linen (€ 10,00 per person)
* heating (on consumption using up to date market prices)
* firewood (€ 30,00/100 kg)
* internet Wi-Fi connection (€ 25,00/week)
* continental breakfast buffet menu
* appetizer poolside
* special dinners with truffles or mushrooms or grilled Florentine steak or game
* an hour and a half archery lesson
* archery with 3D shapes and accompanist
* truffle hunting with trained dog
* reservations for spa days at the most famous spas of Bagno Vignoni
The PRICES listed are WEEKLY and do not include:
*3,00% Emma Villas commissions (Agency commission + costs for opening file + personal customer assistance service);
*tourism tax where applicable (by the Italian Law).
/ week + / week + additional fees additional fees
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