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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

House, 2 double bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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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Owner
Mimma Ferrando
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Mimma Ferrando

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.

Mimma Ferrando purchased this house in 1995

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mimma and Franco, it took us eleven years to finally return, and we are even more delighted to share your kindness, warmth, hospitality, humour and special gifts of cooking. It's truly a privilege to spend time with you both. Cheers!
Jun 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Il Fienile: the Most Charming Country House You Can Dream of
average rating of 4.976744 based on 44 reviews
5

Lovely setting, very comfortable accommodations with everything you need for your stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were responsive, caring and delightful people.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our constant aim to welcome guests in a lovely atmosphere, caring for details that help them to feel at home. A bottle of Chianti Classico or Prosecco is always there to welcome them on the kitchen table!
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5

A Perfect Headquarters for Exploring Tuscany!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of three (9 year old daughter) could not have enjoyed our two week stay at Il Fienile more. As wonderful as the cottage and the Muricciaglia property presented on the internet, our expectations were exceeded by our personal experience. There were certain things that we needed and wanted in our rental, and Il Fienile provided them all, and more: authentic villa accommodations with spacious bedrooms, plentiful closets, cozy living room, full kitchen, and outdoor dining; panoramic views; rustic beauty; scenic hikes on property through forest, streams, lavender fields, olive groves, and vineyards; starry nights interrupted only by the occasional flash of a firefly; the feeling of remoteness with the conveniences (grocery store, best gelateria in Tuscany, and restaurants) of Castellina or Radda just a short drive away; a BBQ grill; a luxurious private pool; owner hospitality and guidance; and safe grounds for my child to explore on her own.

The location also served as a perfect headquarters from which to explore the region. With a rental car, there are easy day trips or 1/2 day trips to any number of wonderful destinations. To name a few, we visited Siena, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Colle di Val D'Elsa, Monterrigioni, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montichiello, Radda/Volpaia, Greve/Lamole, and Gaiole/Vertine. Within a short drive you can experience everything from a sophisticated tasting and tour of a Chianti winery to a visit to a local cashmere goat farm. I would recommend Il Fienile to all my friends and family. We are sure to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bucket list visit to Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Muricciaglia surpassed what I imagined staying in a Tuscan home would be like. The setting is stunning - on the Tuscan hills overlooking olive groves & vineyards and the home was picture perfect. My family of 4 stayed in Il Fienile and it was amazing! The house was full of character and charm, comfortable beds, very nice bathrooms, the bedrooms and living spaces were spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. It was wonderful being able to open all of the doors and windows allowing the Tuscan breeze to blow through the home as well as being able to expand the living area to the outside. We really enjoyed spending time at the pool, eating meals under the grape arbor and our daily visits from the owner's sweet yellow lab! A highlight of our visit was taking a cooking class from the owner who runs a cooking school (Tutti a Tavola) with her sister. They are wonderful women and such fun to spend time with. The meal, their company and the experience was outstanding. I hope we are able to take another trip to Tuscany -- we'll stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the review one is" dreaming of", grazie mille!!
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5

Charmed in Chianti

  • 5 of 5

I rarely take the time to write reviews. Actually, now that I think about it, this is the first time. I'm writing because this place was fantastic! We are two 55+ couples (one from Barcelona and one from New Orleans) and had a great 6 days at Il Fienile. Usually web page photos far exceed what you find when you arrive. However, in this case, the accommodations were better than in the photos (larger and more expansive). The location feels very peaceful and remote but is only a short 5km drive away to the nearby towns of Radda and Catellina. Mimma was very helpful in recommending restaurants and giving tips about the area. And, even though the time of year did not require a fire (and the fireplace was cleaned for the spring/summer) we wanted one for the coziness factor. Franco went out of his way to restock firewood and kindling and we really enjoyed the fantastic fireplace. Finally, one member of our group forgot his iPhone in the house. Mimma went out of her way to ensure that it found its way safely back to New Orleans. It is a beautiful area to explore, but this home to return to each night made it even better. Thanks Mimma and Franco.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always consider our guests personal friends. They come from far and we wish for them to really feel at home. In one word, "we care", and feel rewarded when a visitor is touched by our welcoming.
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Rockport, MA, USA
5

A beautiful and serene setting for a real Tuscan vacation

  • 5 of 5

Muriccaglia was more than everything we ever expected from a country farm in the middle of Tuscany. We started each morning enjoying our coffee outside on the terrace overlooking the olives groves and the hills of Chianti. In the early evening, we watched the sun set behind the cypress trees sipping wine and eating olives. It was absolutely perfection. The property has a beautiful infinity pool that overlooks the hillside. We stayed at the Il Fienile cottage on the property which sits up on a hill overlooking the main house. The accommodations were very comfortable for two 55+ couples in addition to being quiet and serene. What made our stay more memorable was meeting Mimma and Franco along with Mimma’s sister Franca and her cousin LeLe who offered up some amazing cooking lessons. We are still talking about the special evening of cooking and eating at Mimma’s lovely home. Also, their sweet golden Lab, Dhabi, would make anyone feel welcomed. This vacation was a dream come true and more than exceeded our expectations. We found this to be an ideal location as a base to explore the quaint hillside towns of Tuscany. Thank you Mimma and Franco for welcoming us to your home and property.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockport, MA, USA
5

A beautiful and serene setting for a real Tuscan vacation

  • 5 of 5

Muriccaglia was more than everything we ever expected from a country farm in the middle of Tuscany. We started each morning enjoying our coffee outside on the terrace overlooking the olives groves and the hills of Chianti. In the early evening, we watched the sun set behind the cypress trees sipping wine and eating olives. It was absolutely perfection. The property has a beautiful infinity pool that overlooks the hillside. We stayed at the Il Fienile cottage on the property which sits up on a hill overlooking the main house. The accommodations were very comfortable for two 55+ couples in addition to being quiet and serene. What made our stay more memorable was meeting Mimma and Franco along with Mimma’s sister Franca and her cousin LeLe who offered up some amazing cooking lessons. We are still talking about the special evening of cooking and eating at Mimma’s lovely home. Also, their sweet golden Lab, Dhabi, would make anyone feel welcomed. This vacation was a dream come true and more than exceeded our expectations. We found this to be an ideal location as a base to explore the quaint hillside towns of Tuscany. Thank you Mimma and Franco for welcoming us to your home and property.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a joy to receive a review! it helps future guests to find the house they are looking for and in the long run, it creates a community. How many new friends we have acquired!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Castellina in Chianti
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Ugolino (Firenze)
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Montevarchi
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Firenze-Siena
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Torre (Castellina in Chianti)
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Abetone, north of Florence
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
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. There is a great choice of wine tasting tours in the Chianti area and south of Siena in the Brunello region.

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Rates & Availability

Radda In Chianti House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$318
$1,590
$5,830
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Radda In Chianti House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom has a bathtub with shower, while the second bathroom has a large shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed (1), two single beds or 1 queen size bed , Baby Crib upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
marked hiking walks of different length in the 70 hectares property

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