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Il Fienile: the Most Charming Country House You Can Dream of

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Last updated: 06/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Muricciaglia is a property of seventy hectares (one hundred and fifty acres) off the beaten path yet only five minutes drive from the medieval village of Castellina in Chianti and a few kilometers from Radda in Chianti. There are three houses, the main house where my husband Franco and I live, Ovile, the old sheep shed and Fienile. Il Fienile, the ancient stone built hay barn, is now a charming self contained villa surrounded by private terraces and large meadows: the view of fields and woods, as far as the eye can see, is lovely. The upper floor includes a master bedroom (a large glass door opens our onto an outdoor terrace) with bathroom en suite, another double bedroom, a second bathroom and a mezzanine. On the lower floor there is the living room with an open fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the wisteria covered pergola. Il Fienile has its own laundry room, central heating, telephone and satellite TV and WIFI.

The elegantly designed swimming pool is not far. Guests will find serenity and peace in our hideaway in the heart of Chianti Classico hills surrounded by olive orchards. Franco tends them and at every fall at harvest time the new green gold blesses our table.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We recommend parents to supervise their children and never leave them alone at the swimming pool. Good shoes are important to enjoy the lovely walks in the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We have a dog, Dabi. Dabi is old and kind. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Loft


  • Queen size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) If guests would wish all single beds it is possible, in this case there would be 5 single beds altogether....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • marked hiking walks of different length in the 70 hectares property


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Fienile is within easy reach of restaurants, wine and olive oil farms, shops, Pharmacies, bars and boutiques. We will help you to avoid unpleasant experiences....moreless

  • Rural:

    The property is on the Chianti hills, covered with olive groves, vineyards and oaks' woods....moreless

  • Village:

    Fienile is between the villages of Radda and Castellina in Chianti. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water all through the year. Heating in cold months....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, pillow cases. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    the photo of the living tells a lot, it is cosy with two sofas, chairs, tables....moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    All the space you wish just at your door....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels inside and for the pool....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guests have their own laundry where they can also iron....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Guests will find all they need up to 6 people and more and they can ask anything else. I am always there to help my guests. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator, stove, oven, washing machine. Fully equipped in every sense....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, vinegar, olive oil....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    The patio is just outside the kitchen and is covered by wisteria. Exposition: south, south/west....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is surrounded by lawns, not fenced. Space is limitless...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The barbecue uses charcoal....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Many villages in Chianti have swimming pools....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Our infinite private pool is 5x13 meters. Shower and w.c....moreless



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Last updated: 06/06/2015
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40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Castellina in Chianti
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ugolino (Firenze)
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
La Torre (Castellina in Chianti)
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Grosseto area

Car: Necessary

From Fienile you can reach easily many of Tuscany beautiful sites. We'll always be there for advice, driving directions, special tips. You can consider one day sightseeing tour to S. Giminiano, Volterra, Colle Val d' Elsa. Pisa and Lucca. Arezzo and Cortona. Not to speak of Florence and Siena and the great choice of wine tasting tours in the Chianti area and south of Siena in the Brunello region.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: We have been an expatriate family for many years. Franco working with EXXON Chemicals and travelling all the time, Mimma busy teaching Italian at Bruxelles Free University and growing the family. When it was time thinking of retirement, Tuscany was chosen after a long search, thanks to a sum of 'plus' factors as weather, landscape and culture. We bought a group of ancient rural dwellings and started to restore them shaping the wild land around. The children are gone now, they have their own families and live far away. Franco is busy with the olive groves, the vineyard and the woods. We produce extra virgin olive oil, Chianti Classico grapes and firewood. I take care of our guests who are coming back year after year to enjoy the Chianti atmosphere. Often they participate to the culinary program I started back in 1996, 'Tutti a Tavola', after the age-old call to dinner used by mothers throughout Italy. From the beginning our aim has been to share our 'family cooking' but also to open our home to friends coming from distant places.

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Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fienile


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Mezzanine


  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Upstairs entrance

    Upstairs entrance

  • Fienile in the Fall

    Fienile in the Fall

  • Muricciaglia vineyards

    Muricciaglia vineyards

  • Mimma and friends harvesting olives

    Mimma and friends harvesting olives

  • Lavender harvest

    Lavender harvest

  • Waymarked trails

    Waymarked trails

  • Ground floor entrance

    Ground floor entrance

  • Kitchen


  • Outdoor dining area

    Outdoor dining area

  • Stairs to first floor

    Stairs to first floor

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Outdoor dining area

    Outdoor dining area

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Franco and Mimma harvesting grapes

    Franco and Mimma harvesting grapes

  • Muricciaglia extra virgin olive oil

    Muricciaglia extra virgin olive oil

  • Directions


  • Aerial view of Muricciaglia

    Aerial view of Muricciaglia

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