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Guests enter from the private parking in a large space including living with two comfortable sofas, tv, fire place and a fully equipped kitchen. The beautiful large terrace has table and chairs for dining 'al fresco', settee and armchairs. Under the terrace there is a large spare room and the laundry. A stairs leads to the upper floor where there are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, both with showers. The main bedroom has its bathroom 'en suite'. Special care for mattresses to allow guests a perfect rest. The beautiful infinity pool is not far.
In only few minutes you are within easy reach of Castellina and Radda restaurants, shops, boutiques. Both villages have Coop supermarkets for your daily needs. We'll always be there to help you to find the best.
Ovile enjoys complete privacy, in a property of 150 acres off the beaten path yet only five minutes drive from the medieval village of Castellina in Chianti. In the property there are four buildings, the main house where we live, Fienile (VRBO listing 282678), Ovile and the house of our caretaker, Dimitri and his family. From Ovile di Muricciaglia you reach easily all Tuscan beautiful sites. We'll always be there for advice, driving directions, special tips.
One day tours to S. Gimignano, Volterra, Colle Val d' Elsa, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo. Not to speak of the great choice of wine tours in the villages of Chianti. The list is endless, not to speak of Florence and Siena. Driving a little longer you reach the Tyrrhenian Sea and its wonderful beaches.
We have been an expatriate family for many years, Franco working for EXXON CHEMICALS and Mimma busy teaching Italian at Bruxelles University and growing a family of three children. We chose Tuscany to retire, thanks to a sum of 'plus' factors such as weather, landscape and culture. We bought a group of rural ruins in Chianti and year after year we brought them back to life, shaping the wild land around. Franco took good care of the abandoned olive groves and now twenty years later, we sell worldwide our extra virgin olive oil. I take care of guests who are coming back year after year and am busy with our culinary program 'Tutti a Tavola' (Everybody to the table) or 'The Tuscan Mammas' (as many American fans have started calling us).
Many family members and friends made the same choice and all enjoy warm friendship and camaraderie.
Mimma Ferrando purchased this farmhouse in 1991
Because Chianti is the pearl of the charming sophisticated 'rustic' gentle place called Tuscany.
I can't really put into words the emotions I have experienced here at Muricciaglia: I felt peace at once, I came home.
I just spent two weeks in Tuscany with my husband and another couple, and for the second half of the trip we stayed in the lovely Ovile cottage at Muricciaglia. Our goal for this vacation was to spend most days hiking on trails through the Tuscan countryside, with dinner usually at some restaurant in a nearby village. Muricciaglia was a beautiful and serene home base for hikes in the areas surrounding Radda. Ovile is an ancient stone structure which has been renovated with all of the modern comforts, including an excellent kitchen - if you want to cook and eat in some night to take advantage of the great local produce - and also quite good wifi. The cottage is situated on a hillside above Muricciaglia's olive groves, with a tranquil patio overlooking the partly forested and partly cultivated hills on the other side of a small valley. You don't actually have to get in your car to explore the countryside, because from your doorstep you have access to a system of local trails which are very well-marked and which can take you to the nearby town of Castellina for a morning cappuccino (a 45 minute walk) or even to Radda.
The physical beauty of the setting is enhanced by the warmth and graciousness of the owners of Muricciaglia, Mimma and Franco. During the time we were there, in September, Franco could often be found on his tractor, working and overseeing operations and I think preparing for the olive and grape harvests. But he would readily jump down whenever this guest wandered by, to give suggestions for walks and trails. Mimma was also attentive to our interests and needs, and since we'd said we might like to rent bicycles, brought us information on how to do so. And she showed the utmost care and kindness when I had the bad luck to find myself sick in a foreign country. I'd picked up some sort of travellers' bug before I arrived at Muricciaglia, and I panicked when it wasn't gone in a few days. Mimma brought me a selection of teas to help calm my stomach, and then took me to her personal doctor to make sure that everything was OK!
I highly recommend Muricciaglia to anyone who is looking for adventures in the Chianti region, or who just wants to enjoy a peaceful stay in a stunning part of the world.
Mimma and Franco were the perfect hosts. Ovile at Muricciaglia is wonderful and the beautiful and peaceful tuscan countryside views are stunning. The guest house is perfect and the kitchen well equipped so you can cook a Tuscan dinner and enjoy it on the beautiful terrace. A perfect place to stay and relax but still an easy drive to the cities of Florence and Siena. The beautiful and charming medieval towns of Castellina and Radda are just a few minutes drive away. It is perfectly located in the heart of the Chianti region with its wonderful wine and food. The lovely walking trails on the property are a wonderful way to start your morning and if you're lucky you'll have the company of their very friendly dog Dhabi to accompany you! I have always loved my stays at Ovile and find it hard to leave such a beautiful and tranquil place where you can simply forget about everything and just relax and restore yourself. You can do as much or as little as you like but you will thoroughly enjoy and never forget this beautiful little piece of tuscan heaven hosted by Mimma and Franco. Thank you!
A last minute trip to Tuscany turned into one of my most memorable vacations.
Ovile di Muricciaglia was beautiful and Mimma was charming. A lovely estate; quiet and relaxing but only a short drive to all major cities and towns for sightseeing.
A place you can certainly feel very comfortable in; your home away from home while vacationing.
Thank you Mimma!!
The rustic charm of Cottage Ovile is immediently evident as soon as you enter.
Upon our arrival, Mimma greeted us with warmth and she helped to make our stay in Cottage Ovile memorable.
The accommodation is simple, clean and comfortable and Cottage Ovile was an oasis to which to return from a day of sightseeing in this lovely region of Tuscany.
The estate is to be explored to see all the wildlife and the plethora of wild flowers.
All the main towns and cities are within easy reach and the two local villages of Castellini and Radda are really well worth exploring.
We spent a relaxing and superb holiday at Cottage Ovile and feel confident that we could recommend this property to friends.
Bill & Chris Jamieson and Bruce & Helen Simpson.
This trip was a once in a lifetime event our villas were top notch the host even better and our guide I can't praise enough. I would recommend this trip to everyone
Ovile is the perfect house in an ideal location in Tuscany. The home is extremely well appointed with all the amenities one could hope for. The kitchen area has a large table which is a perfect gathering point for guest. The bedrooms are a very nice size and the bathrooms are large.
I cannot say enough about how special Mimma and Franco are. They are the perfect host and are a wealth of information. I had one piece of luggage not to arrive on our flight into Florence and Mimma went to my rescue calling the airlines to secure delivery, a very big thank you Mimma!
As someone who has rented homes in a number of countries, I highly recommend Ovile for your stay.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Guests are required to pay 1,50€ per person per night for the first 7 nights. Children below 14 years of age do not pay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.