About the property
- Villa1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Three apartments in a lovely farm house, great and well kept garden, pool, views
Splendid 18th century mansion with typical Sienese architecture. It is situated next to the historical village of Basciano. The house position is ideal because one reaches the Chianti region in a few minutes or can enjoy the culture and convenience of the city of Siena (6 km away).
In the property there are three independent holiday units (Villa, Guest House and Restored Barn ), recently renovated and fully equipped. Each unit has its own entrance and its private terrace with garden furniture. The pool is reserved exclusively for the guests of the three units.
The mansion is surrounded by a garden with oak-trees, linden-trees, cypresses and a terrace full of many Mediterranean plants, where one can relax and have a pleasant stay outside. The swimming-pool is 6m x12 m and is situated on a terrace with pergola. From the terrace there is an excellent view of the hills including, woods and fields. The estate is situated at an altitude of 350 m above sea level. The climate is usually full of sunshine with a light breeze
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- within a few hours
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Villa Murrice in April 2009
My spouse, 14 year old daughter and me spent three weeks at Villa Murrice in April 2009 as part of a sabbatical leave. Our first contact with the owners was very positive. We wired funds from overseas in advance of our stay without any difficulty and the final accounting at the end of our stay was fair and accurate. The electricity and gas meters were in good working order and the readings taken by the owners were fair. One of the villa's strongest point is its location: about 10 minutes by car from Siena or from the main road to Florence, yet located on a quiet road in the lovely Tuscan hills. The house has a lot of charm and the grounds are lovely. We rented the larger apartment; it was spacious and extremely clean. The owners speak many languages including fluent French and English. They were discrete yet willing to help and provide useful information on the area whenever we asked. We cannot comment on the use of the pool: it was closed as we were too early in the season. The villa is well placed to visit many interesting villages. We particularly enjoyed San Gimignano, Radda in Chianti, both close by, and Montepulciano. In summary, we enjoyed our stay at the villa very much and recommend it for short and for long stays.
Louise, Ottawa, Canada
Thanks Louise and your Family for your stay at the Villa, it was a pleasure to have you as guests, and many thanks for the excellent review!
Un caro saluto,
Great Villa very near Siena in the heart of Tuscany
Le Muricce exceeded every expectation, roomy, comforable and quiet. A well equipped kitchen made cooking a pleasure, and its proximity to Siena made shopping easy. The nearby COOP grocery store has anything you could possibly need. Take a taxi into Siena, we found it easier than searching for a parking spot.
The Villa is an excellent location to drive anywhere in the region.
Giada’s hospitality was most gracious and helpful, we will stay at Le Muricce again on our next visit.
Chuck and Joyce P Rock Hill, SC
Dears Chuck and Joyce, it was a pleasure to have you all as guests, and I'm really glad you took advantage of the comforts of the home and its location! You will be welcome for any occasion! Best wishes, Giada
Lovely spot in Tuscany
Our family enjoyed the fabulous pool and wonderful outdoor area. Beautifully resorted castle with lots of room for a family. The location was perfect. Quiet and private yet only a short car ride to all the sites of Tuscany. Giada's restaurant recommendations were fabulous! Would recommend.
I'm happy that you have had a very nice vacation, and have taken advantage of the house and the pool! I hope to hear you for another occasion, your lovely family will always be welcome! Greetings from Siena, Giada
Tuscan Charm & Elegance
My family of 4 was looking for the beautiful Tuscan villa for our family vacation & we found it! Villa Muricce was spacious, perfectly decorated with vintage yet beautiful comfortable furnishings, & was centrally located for all of our family fun! AND, the kitchen was better furnished than my own kitchen! We so enjoyed our daytrips to Siena, Cortona, Florence, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Volterrra, each more interesting and unique than the last. It was so easy to drive from place to place, be lost in the Tuscan atmosphere & enjoy real Italian life. With great train service beginning a short distance away in Siena, we even enjoyed a daytrip to Venice starting early & returning by 10 pm! Although the surrounding areas (and restaurants) were grand, we also enjoyed sitting by the pool with foods picked up in local markets and then eating outside in our courtyard with crickets merrily chirping. There are several restaurants just a short drive nearby (loved Osteria de Fonterutoli & Il Mulina) and at least 2 supermarkets also close by (PAM in a lovely enclosed shopping mall with an underground parking lot directly across from the Siena train station & the Coop in San Miniato). One of the best features about this villa are the lovely owners though. Giada & her mother could not have been more welcoming & accommodating! Giada happily met us upon arrival & showed us how everything operated, sites of nearby restaurants/attractions & even hiking trails. After that, they were certainly around to assist & answer questions but, if you so desired, they left you alone to enjoy their Tuscan world. We so enjoyed seeing, visiting, and learning from them! Oh, and this was very important to our family, villa bedrooms had windows with screens & air-conditioning—rather uncommon in Italy! We were there in a July heat wave. The screens allowed us to open up the rooms to fresh air in early morning & evening without fear of any creatures visiting us at night later, & while we slept, we turned on the AC to ensure sound sleeping & happy family tourists the following day. AC is an extra charge (and worth it in a July heat wave), but we were delighted to see that running 3 bedroom ACs only at night cost only about 50 euros for the week....well worth it! Honestly, it was everything we expected from a Tuscan villa, right down to the friendly, helpful owners. We cannot wait to go back another day!
Very relaxing week
We enjoyed a truly relaxing week at Muriccie following a busy few days in Venice and Florence - it was just what we needed. Property is full of character and fine for a family of six. Very well equipped - pool, dishwasher, washing machine, BBQ, Internet Wi-fi, AC in bedrooms - all were well tested during our stay. Property is very comfortable with nice views across rolling hills and the village of Baciano. Only a short drive from Siena, excellent location to visit others towns around. We will definitely go back.
Emergency cancelled our Stay. Giada was friendly. We will reschedule at Villa Muricce.
Emergency cancelled our Stay. Giada was friendly. We will reschedule at Villa Muricce.
The property location allows a pleasant vacation in the countryside, and is a good point of reference for visiting Siena (5 miles), Florence (35 miles by the highway, which is 8 miles away), Castellina in Chianti (10 miles), Quercegrossa at 2 miles (shops, bars, post office, chemist’s, restaurant, pizzeria).
Mountains, sea and lakes are 50 miles away. Thermal baths, riding-school, tennis court, mountain-bikes (to rent) in the surroundings (10-20 minutes by auto). Beautiful walks in the countryside
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SERVICES. Included services: water, electricity, gas. Linen and 3 sizes of towels (inc swimming pool towel) and kitchen towel. Final cleaning and saturday cleaning with a change of all linen and towels. Internet ADSL Wireless. Garden and swimming pool maintenance. Not included services: central heating, air conditioning, payment by consume. Meals: booking possible for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Extra maid service, change of bed linens and towels on request. Cooking lessons available on site, wine tours on request. PERIODS: Open all the year. The rent is weekly for the period from May to September. It may be shorter in case of last minute and during the period of low season (from October to April). The changeover day is Saturday, flexible for the last minute and in the low season. Monthly rents are possible at a reduced price in low season (October to April).