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 and a riserva 2012 named "La Poiana" as well. Also it's possible to taste the "Grappa", 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.
IL MOLINACCIO HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.
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, professional 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 with laundry space. 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. On this floor is also a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, 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.
Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
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.
Fenced-in property: No