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

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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 two dogs who live in their own area....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt, vinegar, olive oil....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Catering Available
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Living Room:

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

          • Heating:

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

          • Washing Machine:

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

          • Parking:

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

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels inside and for the pool....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed sheets, pillow cases. ...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

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


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


              • Telephone
              • Mobile Phone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

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

              • Communal Pool:

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

              Outdoor Features

              • 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


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

              Location & View

              • 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


              • Restaurants
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Massage Therapist
              • Swimming
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Winery Tours
              • Ruins
              • Churches
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Tennis


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              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              €1,500 €5,500
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              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included


              1,50€ Tourist Tax per night, per person, is required from any adult for the first 7 (seven) nights. Children below 14 years of age do not pay.

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              Last updated: 07/07/2014
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              40 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              30 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              15 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              120 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Grosseto area
              3 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              30 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Ugolina (Firenze)
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              La Cantoniera

              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

              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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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Saturday, September 06, 2014

              €300 per night (EUR)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 07/07/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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