A Sublime Retreat in Corsica


Set at the southern tip of Corsica, on a 6,100-acre beach-fringed estate and working farm that produces its own honey, cheeses and olive oil, the Domaine de Murtoli has long represented a particularly seductive definition of a hideaway. The original resort comprised 20 restored 17th-century stone cottages, with traditional and antique furniture, fireplaces, kitchens and wine cellars. They have now been augmented by the new Hotel de la Ferme, with nine rooms and suites, housed within converted farm buildings, surrounding a courtyard at the center of the property.

These range from the 430-square-foot Petra Nera Premium Room and the 538-square-foot Ferrola Premium Room (with woodburning stove) to the 915-square-foot Aquedda Suite (with its own private terrace and plunge pool) and the 1,453-square-foot two-bedroom Murtoli Suite. The new accommodations are situated next to the Michelin-starred restaurant La Table de la Ferme, serving traditional Corsican cuisine. Nearby, the lovely 65-foot swimming pool overlooks the 12-hole Murtoli Golf Links designed by California-based Kyle Phillips, a golf architect renowned for creating courses in wild and natural settings.

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