About This Listing
Il Molinaccio, an old watermill along the Salcheto river has 7 confortable rooms . The big swimming pool is cleaned using salt, a relief for the skin and eyes of our guests. A 3D Archery range is available. Enjoy our Wine,Grappa and Finocchiaccio
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 let me say 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.
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 infinity swimming pool.
It is not a normal pool chlorine, but a swimming pool cleaned with salt, that of Volterra Salt mines , the same used by the Etruscans . 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 small forest is crossed by the river Salcheto, along which we 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.
Il Molinaccio is by and far its 3.6 ha vineyard, whose grapes are used for our Rosso di Montepulciano DOC , named Il Golo, and for La Spinosa, our Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.
Our marc is distilled into Grappa di Vino Nobile ( by the prestigious Nannoni distilleries) and we produce Il Finocchiaccio, alcoholic infusion of wild fennel harvested at our estate ( by Capalbio Liquori).
In order to fulfill our green spirit we have decided to start the certified transition to organic farming, which will be completed in the next years, we purify the water of our well, making us auto sufficient, and we have installed a photovoltaic plant that covers all our energy needs and let us offer free recharge for their electric vehicle to our guests.
Dinner is on request but have a try. Edy and Alessandro will surprise you with good local dishes full of the produces of our orchard. Our fruit is transformed in jam, good for breakfast or as filling in our pies.
On request we may organize Truffle search & find walks
Last but not least have a look to the fine posters, printed between WWI and II, placed on the walls of the spacious dining room.
Take it easy
Alessandro e Marco
Interaction with Guests
limited but available if needed
Other Things to Note
Montepulciano is placed in a way that you may do daily trips to Siena, Assisi and Orvieto as well as Rome and Florence.
This was our favorite place in all of Italy! Alessandro and his wife were so nice and accommodating! Highly recommend to anyone who is traveling to Italy! PS. Their wine is delicious!
I can not recommend Il Molinaccio enough! My wife and I booked a room here as a last minute stop over while driving around Italy and love it, so much so we stayed another night and would have stayed longer if we had the time. The house is a beautifully resorted family villa. The grounds are stunning with great pool to relax by. Also located only 10 mins to Montepulicano. Alessandro was an excellent host, very helpful and accommodating. He will assist you with any information you need on the area. We will definitely make plans to visit again! I would say the online advertisement is modest as it exceeded all expectations when we arrived!
This was truly the most wonderful and authentic Tuscan BnB experience. From the moment we pulled up alessandro's driveway, we were thrilled with everything. The house, kitchen, sitting areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, vines, garden and infinity pool were absolutely beautiful. Alessandro and his wife (and cats and dog!) were the most warm, welcoming and helpful hosts. We enjoyed wine tasting and cheese eating, the breakfast was fabulous and alessandro even helped me fix the handmade leather sandals I bought on a shopping trip the nearby hilltop village of montepulciano! We will definitely be returning next year, with many more friends, and have no hesitation in highly recommending this BNB to everyone. You will love it and you will love Tuscany!
Valeria was very kind to us and very friendly. The property and the room were great-felt like a princess! The weather was not good so was able to enjoy a great bath and the towels were so nice! Clearly the room was prepared with great care. We are sorry not to have been able to try your cooking-next time!
Overall the property and the accomodations were amazing. My girlfriend and I had the entire property to ourselves minus the groundskeeper/ farmer who was tending to the vineyards during the day (he was very freindly but did not speak english). The villa has a fantastic location, close to downtown Montepulciano, as well as, other wineries in the area. Valeria was very helpful. She was the woman that checked us in and out, as well as, brought us breakfast everyday. One note, we were hoping to have a some time with the owners to interact with some locals and pick their brains, however they no longer live at the villa and were not in town during our visit. That aside, we had a lovely time and would recommend it for anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing setting in Tuscany!
Beautiful house and a great location; we enjoyed a little piece of Tuscan heaven for a couple of days! I would definitely recommend and revisit.
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About the Host, Alessandro
Nato a Sina ma residente a Montepulciano quasi da sempre, Alessandro sarà lieto di accogliervi presso il nostro agriturismo ed oltre ad essere un ottima guida per scoprire gli scorci nascosti di Montepulciano e dei paesi limitrofi , può prepararvi gustosi piatti locali come i Pici e le carni alla brace o, accompagnarvi a visitare i vigneti ed ad assaggiare il vino che producono oppure portarvi nel nostro bosco a tirare con l’arco nel percorso con sagome 3D, in ogni caso sarà lieto di coccolarvi durante il vostro soggiorno al Molinaccio.
I have been living in Montepulciano all my life and be sure I will be able to show you what Tuscany means. My friends consider me a good Chef and I will be delighted to propose you good local dishes for dinner , using our produce and local food when available. Il Molinaccio has been my Home till last year and I do consider it an incredible place for anybody willing to plug off and recharge its batteries.
By the way if you have an electric car you can recharge it at Il Molinaccio for free!