A collection of 19 luxury villas to rent on a wilderness reserve in southern Corsica, France
Sleeps: 2 – 16
19 villas & shepherd’s houses sleeping between 2 & 16 people
Price Guide 2021:
Houses differ in price so please call for a precise quotation
2 to 7 nights minimum stay depending on the period
- Daily maid service
- Fresh pastries delivered daily
- Food shopping & catering on request
- Babysitting on request
19 stone-built villas & shepherd’s houses located either by the sea, in the valley or in the countryside, sleeping between 2 & 16 people:
- 1 house sleeping 16 people
- 1 house sleeping 12 people
- 1 house sleeping 10 people
- 4 houses sleeping 8 people
- 1 house sleeping 7 people
- 1 house sleeping 5 people
- 3 houses sleeping 4 people
- 2 houses sleeping 3 people
- 5 houses sleeping 2 people
All houses are different so please call for more details
- Almost all houses have private pools
- Most houses have air conditioning & WiFi
- 3km beach with swimming monitor & lounge chairs made of driftwood
- 3 of the houses have access to a private beach, raked daily, complete with beach bar & sun decks
- All houses have well-equipped summer kitchens & outside dining & seating areas
- Access to the estate’s 3 restaurants including the 1 Michelin Star, La Table de la Ferme
- Working farm & vegetable/fruit/herb garden
- Olive press, dairy, honey house & delicatessen
- Links golf course
- Outdoor beach spa
- Riding centre (lessons for all ages) & trails to suit all abilities
- Botanical, geological & archaeological tours
- Paddle boards & kayaks available to rent
- Boat charters
- River fishing (trout mainly) & sea fishing
- Hunting in season
- Children’s club during certain school holidays
- Figari airport 25 mins
- Ajaccio airport 2 hrs
- Porto Vecchio 20 mins
‘What is Murtoli? A hotel, a private villa, a B&B, a romantic escape, a restaurant with rooms, a family holiday, the venue for the most fabulous 40th birthday party ever – it’s all of these. Just the right raggedy side of exquisite, it hits every high note.’
Tatler Travel Award
Domaine de Murtoli is quite simply extraordinary – a private paradise comprising 2,000 hectares of Corsican wilderness, bordered by idyllic beaches and perhaps the most beautiful sea to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean.
Beloved by celebrities, politicians and a cadre of loyal fans who return year after year, Murtoli is a true hidden gem, run to the standards of a five-star hotel, with top-class cuisine, fabulous facilities and smiling, courteous staff who understand the meaning of personalised service and individual needs.
Dotted among the landscape are 19 rustic-luxe, stone-built villas, some high in the hills with views of the sea, others by the shore or sitting snuggly in the valley. Most are converted 19th-century farm buildings – a watchtower, a farmhouse or a cosy shepherd’s hut – and almost all have private pools and air conditioning. If you’re feeling gregarious, you might yodel or semaphore across the valley to your neighbours; otherwise you can go days without seeing another soul.
Three of the houses (sleeping 12, eight and eight respectively) have unique access to a private creek and the most perfect sliver of fine white sand (raked every day) with a series of wooden decks built for lounging and spa treatments. These houses combine perfectly for a large family get-together, though they can just as easily be rented individually.
All of the houses are built in the local style from masonry found on the estate, with low roofs and thick walls that keep them cool in summer and warm in winter. Pools are situated on commanding heights or eased into existing rock formations, and some houses have annexes that are perfect for nannies or independent teenagers.
Interiors are finished to exceptionally high standards, blending chestnut floorboards and cast-iron baths with Provencal furniture sourced from antique markets on the mainland. Stone sinks are grooved with the use of generations and beds are deep are soft.
Breakfast and other groceries – including meat from sheep and cattle raised on the estate farm – can be delivered to your house for an additional charge, though guests are also encouraged to help themselves to fruit, vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden.
The houses certainly lend themselves to cooking. The kitchens have everything from the best batterie de cuisine and La Cornue ranges (the Agas of France) to coffee grinders and perfectly balanced cutlery. They also have outdoor summer kitchens and shady dining areas, perfect for al-fresco entertaining.
If you don’t feel like cooking, chefs can either be sent to your villa, or you can avail yourself of one of the estate’s three excellent restaurants. These range in style from the casual, beachfront Table de la Plage, through the Michelin Star restaurant, Table de la Ferme, to the wonderfully romantic Table de la Grotte, an extraordinary granite cavern hewn from the hillside and lit entirely by candles.
When not gorging a la table, there’s plenty at Murtoli to keep you entertained, from horse riding and trout fishing to playing golf on the links course and pampering yourself at the beachfront spa. In school holidays activities for children are laid on, while in autumn and winter the domaine plays host to some of the best hunting and game shooting in Europe.
The houses at Murtoli are understandably very popular, so we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment. Call Judy in the office for more information.