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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

On arrival along a white track which takes you through an avenue of oaks and walnuts, understated luxury greets you at this hidden Marche gem.

From the hand-crafted copper bath in the cottage annex made from an old vino cotto cauldron to the unique turquoise kitchen aga, from the comfy sofas, original paintings and generous king size beds to the infinity pool with stunning views, all is at its magical best at this highly sought after Italian holiday villa.

For those looking to relax and unwind or guests planning to celebrate a special event or anniversary, Casa Marnacchia and the surrounding villages and towns provide the perfect location. An Italian cook is also on hand to prepare you authentic local dishes at the villa on request.

Next to exquisite infinity pool is a mini outdoor kitchen complete with two hobs, a fridge, ample work surfaces and a fully working pizza oven, all ideal for preparing a meal down by the pool surrounded by one of the prettiest landscapes and most stunning views anywhere in Marche.

And for those opting to let others do the cooking why not take advantage of your very own Italian chef, available on request to come and cook delightful local dishes for you.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Extensive film and book library and board games.

Cot provided.

Italian cook available subject to availability and pricing.

Italian language lessons offered.

We also include a wine tasting and tour at the Umani Ronchi distillery.

The property itself is blessed with modern comforts in a thoroughly traditional and rustic setting. The kitchen is wonderfully supplied with a mix of traditional local crockery, pots and pans and wicker baskets. Pride of place goes to the large turquoise aga which is simple to use and has four traditional hobs and two ovens.

There is direct access from the kitchen onto the covered pergola, idealing for al fresco dining and relaxing in the shade. Beyond is the fragrant terraced garden, below which is the pool, complete with teak sun loungers, shower and outdoor pizza oven.

Three bedrooms are found in the main villa, one master bedroom with king bed and en suite bathroom and shower and two further double rooms, one large the other cosier in size and blessed with queen size beds and a shared bathroom with bath and shower.

The adjacent cottage is reached by external stairs and has a wonderful master bedroom with king bed (pictured above right) and an extremely original bathroom boasting a wonderful copper bath.

All the beds have custom-made mattresses of the highest quality for maximum comfort to encourage a wonderful night's sleep. For colder months there are also electric blankets provided for all the beds.

Further details outdoors

Mature fragrant garden with stunning views.

Outdoor Barbecue and mini kitchen.

Outdoor dining under a shady pergola.

Wonderful walks from your door.

Private infinity swimming pool and shower.

Outside, the beautiful terraced garden is planted with oleander, various lavenders and rosemary while wisteria and Canadian vines adorn the pergola and wisteria the little cottage which overlooks the main villa.

The Marche/Abruzzo region

Even today Marche remains a largely undiscovered gem in the heart of Italy, sandwiched between the stunning Apennine mountains on its western fringes and the beautiful Adriatic coast to the east.

Perhaps because Marche has historically been an isolated region, sheltered as it is from intrusion by its natural mountain borders to the north, south and west and by the Adriatic Sea, it is only slowly gaining rightful recognition.

The region gets comparatively little mention in the travel media, deferring to the wider fame of neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria. Yet it can justifiably claim to be Italy’s very own Garden of Eden.

It boasts lush greenery (often a surprise to visitors) and an enchanting mixture of sunflower fields, abundant woodland, many rivers which wind their way down to a beautiful coastline, and stunning mountain scenery.

Bordering both Umbria and Tuscany, as well as Abruzzo, Lazio and Emilia-Romagna, the region has an identity all of its own.

Walkers, trekkers and nature lovers can also find their feet here, with regional and national parks offering an abundance of outdoor activities, including trekking, mountain biking, paragliding, nature trails, hunting and fishing and ski-ing.

Marche has two national parks, the Monti Sibillini National Park and the Gran Sasso Monti Della Laga National Park.

The Monti Sibillini National Park actively promotes and protects wildlife habitats and has played a key role in building a stable population of wolves and other creatures such as the golden eagle. Wild boar abound and with the help of active re-introduction programmes there are also now signs of the return of the Marsicana brown bear from its stronghold in neighbouring Abruzzo. There are even signs of the return of the secretive and shy lynx.

Rising 572m from the sea near Ancona, Monte Conero is one of Marche’s best known landmarks. It is home to a regional park and is an excellent place to see birds such as the marsh harrier and long-legged buzzard, while its coastal waters offer beautiful coved beaches and are ideal for organised boat trips.

The other regional park by the sea is the Colle San Bartolo Regional Park near Gabicce, home to wetlands of national importance.

A myriad of fascinating caves form the central attraction of the inland park, Gola della Rossa Frasassi Regional Park, recognised as the most interesting limestone caves in Italy. Special tours lead you through a series of caves complete with small lakes, stalactites, huge stalagmites and onto the truly cavernous Abisso Ancona, a cave from ground to ceiling fully 240m high.


Nature lovers are also spoilt, with this lovely country house ideally located for exploring the nearby Monti Sibillini National Park, a little trodden wilderness of intoxicating beauty and one renowned for its rare flora and fauna, including wolves, the odd bear, chamoix, red and roe deer, an occasional eagle owl, and several nesting pairs of golden eagles.

Small groups of walkers and hikers enjoy the park in the spring and summer, and it is popular with local skiers and snow boarders in the winter. The ski resorts of Sassotetto, Frontignano and Bolognola di Pintura are ideal for beginners and you can be on the slopes in 35 minutes.

The local villages are unspoilt and charming, chief among them Amandola, just a ten minute drive away. The hilltop village of Monte San Martino, which can be seen from the villa along with the hamlet of Smerillo, are pretty and worth a visit and the spa town of Sarnano is a thriving little market town.

All the local towns have a range of amenities and shops, as well as excellent restaurants serving delicious local delicacies such as wild boar, the local lasagna vincisgrassi and white and black truffles.

The National Antiques Fair is held annually in the historic centre of Sarnano and sees the winding medieval streets of the town transformed into an antiques market, whilst in August the Medieval Festival - Palio del Serafino - is an unmissable event for tourists and locals alike.

A popular theatre festival takes place in Amandola in August and September, attracting visitors and artists from all over the world. And in December people flock to the town from far and wide to take advantage of the white and black truffle fairs held there.

Numerous other towns and villages offer a treasure trove of history and art waiting to be discovered. In the small church of San Martino in Monte San Martino you can see one of the few remaining intact poliptychs painted by the brothers Carlo and Vittore Crivelli.

And if you feel like a dip in the sea or visiting some fine fish restaurants, then the Adriatic coast with its numerous seaside resorts is only 45 minutes drive away.

Just twenty minutes walk from the property is an agriturismo serving dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, many direct from the owner's small holding. Beware it's an easy walk to the restaurant but a steep walk back with a full tummy! Book the day before.

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:21 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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  • German
  • Italian

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