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Amazing Retreat in the Italian Countryside
There is nothing but positive words we can say for our week long stay in the Restored Barn at Le Murrice property. The owner, Giada, and here mother, Marie, were very welcoming to their property and helpful with suggestions for the surrounding Tuscany/Chianti regions. The restored barn is separated from the main house and is very clean and private. The apartment is spacious, bathroom updated and the kitchen is fully equipped for making meals at home. We enjoyed sitting on the porch for meals, coffee in the morning, drinks in the evening and just enjoying the peaceful views of the Italian countryside. There is a large swimming pool for guest use that was a perfect retreat in the heat of the afternoon. There is a large supermarket within 10 kilometers in Siena. This was a perfect home base that was centrally located for many of the towns and villages that we wanted to visit in the Tuscany and Chianti regions. We would definitely recommend this apartment in the restored barn and it will be on our list to return on our next visit to Italy.
Charming accomodation, great location
Very well equipped and very clean. Charming region of Tuscany. Pool and gardens very good, clean and tidy. Friendly reception and support from the owners.
Beautiful & welcoming
We were late arriving as the traffic was bad but we had a lovely warm and friendly welcome. The location was great with access to Sienna & historical sites easy. The kitchen was well equipt & we loved the terrace - especially in the morning and evening. The pool was great. We were lucky the other families were lovely but amazing views from the pool & a happy 10year old boy! Thank you for a lovely stay. We’d love to come back! Jan Andy & Henry
thank you for the excellent review, I'm really happy that every aspect of the house, garden, pool and hospitality has satisfied you! Your family will be welcome for any occasion! Greetings, Giada
Lovely week in a gorgeous part of Tuscany
We really enjoyed our stay at Castelnuovo Berardenga. The tastefully converted barn is perfectly located for visiting Siena, the Chianti region and further south to places like Montepulciano and Montalcino. It was a lovely place to come home to after a day out and about with a nice garden and swimming pool for relaxation and a lovely big kitchen and dining room for self-catering. Our host, Giada, was very friendly and helpful and the only negative was the difficulty we had accessing the WI-FI which meant we couldn't check the weather and places we wanted to visit as much as we would have liked. Apart from that one small point, a great place to stay!
Dear Patrick, thank you very much for the nice review, I am glad that you found in the Restored Barn the perfect place to relax and visit Siena and its surroundings! As for the wireless Internet, finally the problem was solved and now there is a Wi-Fi line very good (you can see also the videos) throughout the property, and also in the Barn. I hope to hear you for another occasion, kind regards, Giada
Our Tuscan "Home"
We selected Muricce because it seemed like a great location from which to explore Tuscany. It definitely was. We drove to Siena, Sam Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Colle di Val d'Elsa, and Montepulciano. At Giada's suggestion, we took the bus to Firenze. Great advice! But more than the location, our charming "Restored Barn" was a delightful place to come home to at the end of a long hot day of touring. We would take a swim, pour a glass of wine, and have a light supper on our covered patio, with only the sounds of birds. The kitchen was well equipped (even an American style coffee maker), and the bathroom was a decent size. The bedroom had a large, comfortable bed and a rustic wardrobe and dresser. Giada was absolutely helpful. We got lost on our way, and she came to get us! When the restaurant she had reserved for us for our anniversary dinner cancelled, she arranged for us to have a delicious, romantic, catered dinner on our patio. She called to book a winery tour when we were too late to do it online. She provided information on everything from buying groceries to nearby restaurants and wineries. The wifi inside was iffy, but we used our mobile wifi gadget (highly recommended with Waze app for driving in rural Italy). We will certainly recommend Muricce to friends travelling to Italy. We had a memorable week there -- a charming, peaceful getaway within easy driving to the cities and hill towns of Tuscany.
What a welcome and refreshing retreat after 8 days in Rome and Sorrento; the expansive open view from the veranda over the garden and beyond was the perfect spot for morning coffee or pre-dinner glass of wine. The singing of birds in the morning was the best alarm clock and such a welcome addition to our farm experience. The owner's Jack Russel (Jack) and their 3 or 4 cats would come by for visits but never annoy. The bed was very comfortable, the shower had lots of pressure, ample towel hooks and the washing machine and drying rack very appreciated after 8 days on the road. The location is great; we made daily road trips exploring popular nearby sights several were recommended by our host; highlights we would have otherwise overlooked. There is a little grocery store 4 kms away where we bought fresh meat, vegetables, and some staples for the delicious dinners we prepared in the well equipped kitchen. The property was clean. comfortable, well situated and our hosts very friendly and helpful. We used the pool two afternoons for quiet reading and planning our next day's adventure. Rustic charm in the heart of Tuscany.
The property location allows a pleasant vacation in the countryside, and is a good point of reference for visiting Siena (4 miles), Florence (35 miles by the highway, which is 2,5 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