Molino Le Gualchiere

Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo
+39 347 4861736

Relaxed rusticity with no airs or graces, just a cluster of five characterful buildings - wonderful for one big happy gathering of up to 21


11 bedrooms


Sleeps 21

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Peace reigns – the only sounds you’ll hear are birdsong, the hum of crickets and the babbling of the Ciuffenna river that runs along the boundary of this pretty, higgledy-piggledy group of buildings.

Simple and traditional, each property is full of comfort and rural charm – there are five of them, so you can take as many or few as you need depending on your group. This quiet backwater presents a stress-free way to get to grips with ever-popular Tuscany – there’s time and space to relax and recharge, with hammocks dotted around in the shade, meadows and the river to explore and a glorious pool to cool off in.

Each apartment has a private patio so you can be just as sociable as you want. Arkadia, the charity that helps in the maintenance of this place, hosts a team of young people each weekday morning who help tend the grounds – the gardens are a credit to them.

Molino Le Gualchiere - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The relaxing setting and calming simplicity of the houses
  • The glorious approach through fields, olive groves and vineyards
  • The owners’ parallel mission to help young people with disabilities
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You should know

  • Accommodation is divided up across five apartments
  • You’ll need a car for shopping and eating out
  • Some rooms in the ground floor apartments have low ceilings so are not very light


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Saturday changeover in high season.
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Accommodation spread over 5 apartments, each sleeping 3-6.
End of October to early April.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3km. Dinner by arrangement.


Nightly price
from €471
Weekly price
from €3300
Extra bed available.
1 Estate for 21
From €47111 bedrooms


Beautiful spot, somewhere hidden in the more unknown part of Tuscany. Away from the busy tourism, close to beautiful silent and typical Italian beauty towns like Loro Ciuffenna and Borro. We have been cycling with electric bikes in through the Chianti hills, walked in the mountains and visited a festival in Arezzo, a not to crowded touristic town full of beauty and locals who enjoy their live in the historical center. Great communication with the host Claudia, helpful and very kind, also the educational team is lovely to experience. Very good price/quality balance!

Ivo, Cluj Napoca

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The neighbourhood

You’re deep in olive oil and wine country here. You’ll find unpretentious shops and restaurants three kilometres away in the medieval hill town of Loro Ciuffenna. This is the gateway to the Pratomagno mountains for meandering walks through ancient villages and hidden vineyards. Arezzo, Siena and Florence can be reached in about an hour – ideal for a day trip. Claudia can help plan walks, wine tastings and horse riding.

Local points of interest from Claudia Pietrini

  • Church of Gropina (XII century) - The church of Gropina (Pieve di S.Pietro in Gropina), is one of the most beatiful and important Romanesque churches in Tuscany . It can be reached is in minutes driving as it very close to the village of Loro Ciuffenna.
  • Pratomagno Cross - It is the highest peak of the Appennino mountains , standing close to Molino le Gualchiere. After 45 minutes driving , it can be reached by a short walking path offering amazing views and landscapes of Valdarno and Casentino valleys.


Claudia Pietrini

Delightful and enthusiastic Claudia welcomes guests to the property and helps them find their feet. She’s on hand all day to give help and advice, and her office is bursting with books, brochures and maps should you need them. The Guasconi family ran the Molino for forty years before gifting its profits to Arkadia, and their villa is tucked away nearby.