On the doorstep of Propriano in southwest Corsica, Villa Propriano is a contemporary-styled holiday rental that has been designed for indoor-outdoor living, with a jacuzzi and a swimming pool.
How would you describe Domaine de Murtoli in a nutshell?
The Domaine de Murtoli is a collection of beautifully restored and serene shepherds' houses and dwellings in southern Corsica. What makes our place so unique is that it features many types of landscapes in one single family-owned property spreading over 2500 hectares. Here, luxury means privacy, space & simplicity.
The holiday homes on the estate were carefully restored. How would you describe their atmosphere?
They have an incomparable feeling of authenticity and simplicity. It is almost like experiencing life in a typical Corsican shepherd’s house back in the days of the 17th century, but with all the comfort, the service, and the facilities that guests could expect from a luxury villa. Each dwelling is different from the other — the view, the size, the location — but they all offer the same cosy atmosphere, remotely located between the sea, the forest, the scrubland, the hills and the mountains.
And the Domaine de Murtoli is still a working farm?
Yes. While restoring all the shepherd’s houses from the 17th century, the Canarelli family has always made sure to keep the farm activity intact as well.
Murtoli produces its own organic vegetables and fruits, extracts essential oils from hectares of endemic "immortelle" flowers, raises its own cows and sheep, and makes its own traditional cheeses. In the near future, Murtoli will even offer its own wine!
To you personally, what is so special about the whole experience of staying at Domaine de Murtoli?
Beyond the beauty of the place itself and the wilderness, the experience at the Domaine de Murtoli is all about sharing the local Corsican way of life.
How far away is the closest beach from the different houses and the hotel?
Depending on the houses, distances can be between 5 and 25 min driving to the next beach (no walking distance except for the villas by the sea and the cove). The Hotel de la Ferme is a 15 min drive away from the beach.