*** COUNTRY HOME MULINELLO ***
Sleeps six, over 972 square feet. Restored in 1990, it is the result of successive works on the original tower dating back to 17th century.
Tucked into the hillside, with perfect views across to Montepulciano, the house is set over two levels. On the ground floor, a lounge with fireplace forms the center of the house. From here, you have access to the three bedrooms: one double, and two twins. One of these has en-suite bathroom with shower. The other bathroom has a bathtub.
Wooden stairs lead to the upper floor, where there is a large kitchen/dining room with a fireplace for barbecues. Access to the kitchen is also through a terrace equipped with iron chairs and table.
Another terrace, shaded by a pair of old oaks, looks over the valley. Throughout, the house has period furniture from the owner's family.
The house is fully equipped for six: in the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. Barbecues in the kitchen. Drinkable water from public utility, instant hot water, telephone, washing machines and central heating (!!). Baby cots and high chairs. There are a number of sun chairs and iron made chairs and table to dine outside or stay in the garden. WI-FI.
(!!) HEATING: IS ESTIMATED FOR ABOUT € 2 PER HOUR. CHECK WITH OWNER BEFORE BOOKING.
*** THE PROPERTY ***
Villa MULINELLO is one of the 2 stone farmhouses - the other one is named BANDITELLO- part of the ‘Podere' (farm) Capanne di Sopra. The two houses have been restored in accordance with Tuscan traditions, and carefully furnished with owner's family pieces. The two houses, although closed one another, are independent and assure absolutely privacy to residents.
The property is located 1.3 kms from the hamlet of Montefollonico. In a quiet country setting, the site enjoys the unmatched skyline of Montepulciano, with its masterpiece temple of San Biagio, Val d’Orcia's hilly border and top of Mount Amiata.
At 450 meters of altitude, it covers a 5 hectares hilly surface, with an olive grove and a small vineyard, which give an “extravergine” olive oil, and a Chianti Colli Senesi red wine.
*** THE SPOT ****
To preserve the character of the site, the owners chose not to build any swimming pool. In any city nearby there is a public swimming pool: Montepulciano, Bettolle, Sant’ Albino, etc.
Some 400 meters from the paved road, the site remains secluded while accessible only via a private driveway, ensuring that you'll be staying undisturbed, in the midst of olive groves, vineyards and woods. Parking area at the entrance of the property.
Historical and cultural sites nearby include Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and Val d'Orcia (UNESCO World Heritage List), Cortona, Chiusi, Monte San Savino, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno which are all within 75 minutes drive. The thermal spas and bathing at Chianciano, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Rapolano are no more than half an hour's drive away, and three swimming pools within 10 kilometers.
You need a car to get there. A parking area is available in the property.
Montefollonico provides basic services ( food shops, bank, pharmacy, restaurants, and sport bar); Montepulciano is 7 km drive, Torrita di Siena is at 5 km. Take A1 Highway ( Autostrada del sole) and leave it at Val di Chiana or Chiusi exit. Then you need about half an hour drive to the farm. The closest Railway station is at Chiusi, on the Roma – Firenze line, about 15 miles away. At reservation we will forward you a detailed road map and instructions.