Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Renovation of this beautifully restored Marche holiday rental villa was completed in 2006. It boasts stunning views over Marche countryside and the Sibillini mountains and has a large floodlit pool.
Views from the covered portico and first floor terrace are truly breathtaking, with most of the Sibillini mountain chain in full view - including Monte Priora and Monte Sibilla from which the villa takes its name - with the medieval hilltop town of Amandola nestled invitingly below.
The separate converted barn to the side of the main property has a separate double en suite bedroom and living room, which can be rented with the main property or on its own if the main property is not in use.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|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, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
-Bedroom One, en suite twin with shower (all twins can become doubles). Bedrooms Two and Three both twins with shared bathroom (with bath and shower). Living room and bedroom two exit onto large terrace.
-Bedrooms Four and Five both en suite doubles, one with bath and shower, the other with shower. Each has a separate room as a walk in wardrobe with space for a single bed or cot.
All ground floor. Living room/kitchen with patio doors and large fireplace (in winter provides hot water and heating via radiators), double bedroom with patio doors, spacious bathroom with shower.
|Further details outdoors|
-The separate converted barn to the side of the main property has a separate double en suite bedroom and living room, which can be rented with the main property or on its own if the main property is not in use.
- floodlit pool
- horse riding within 5 minutes drive
- river and lake fishing (permit required)
- great walking from your doorstep
- tennis court ten minute's drive
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.
The towns of Amandola, Comunanza and Monte San Martino are a ten minute drive away. Amandola has a very pretty market square full of life, lovely cafes, boutiques and restaurants and is seen by many as the gateway to the spellbindingly beautiful Monti Sibillini National Park.
Nature lovers, walkers, mountainbikers, paragliders, mountaineers, skiers or simply lovers of the great outdoors will be spoilt. And the owner of the property has an intimate knowledge of the local mountains and is happy to suggest routes and accompany walkers as well as arrange for fine feasts at various local restaurants at the end of a good day's walk.
But you can enjoy all this from your table at some of the many osterias and agriturismos that are common throughout the area, and provide not only wonderful cuisine at affordable prices but have stunning views from their windows and balconies.
In the summer months fairs, festas and festivals are in constant competition around the local towns, so just look out for the street signs that criss cross the roads in each town and village, announcing their special culinary delights and when to savour them.
There are many museums and galleries in the area and with famous painters such as Rafael and Crivelli in prominence. And evening summer markets abound.
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26 Sep 2013
The La Marche area is absolutely magnificent and Casa Sibilla is the perfect location to be based. The views from the villa are incredible making it a choice on whether to stay at the villa and swim rather than venture out.
The house is a great size providing very comfortable accommodation along with a huge open plan kitchen dining room perfect for large groups. The outside patio has loads of seating - lounge style and dining - providing the ideal setting for al fresco dining.
I would highly recommend this as an option for friends and families travelling as a large group.
25 Sep 2013
"Wonderful villa with stunning views"
A lovely villa with wonderful views over the Sibillini Mountains. Casa Sibilla is perfectly situated and well appointed with a great pool and the garden provides peaceful seclusion as well as an int… More
20 Sep 2013
"Fantastic villa with gorgeous views"
Fantastic villa with lovely gorgeous views. The rooms are well furnished and decorated. There are plenty of modcons around the house. The nearest neighbours are a good 5-10 min walk away so it is fantastic place to wind down in peace and quiet. You can eat either inside, under cover but outside, or sitting in the sunshine depending on the weather. The swimming pool is large enough for all of us to enjoy. Note: You will have to get in the car to the nearest shop but the views and solitude more than make this a pleasant trip to the nearest village. There is no air-conditioning so it did get a little warm in the top floor but we were there in the middle of a heatwave!
16 Sep 2013
"A fabulous villa in an idyllic location"
We had a wonderful family holiday in a perfect setting. Amandola itself is a lovely town and casa sibillia is a fantastic base to explore the region and all it has to offer Great swimming pool and per… More
12 Sep 2013
"Rest and Recuperation in Amazing Amandola"
We traveled to Casa Sibilla after a busy year; I did not know what to expect...
I was not disappointed as on driving up to the property the land falls gently away from the farmhouse to reveal a beautiful view with the swimming pool framed against the far hills and the far off village of Amandola. The farmhouse is private and safe and feels wonderfully secure in its idyllic rural location.
The farmhouse is spacious and airy; it has good communal spaces and lots of room inside and out for dining. The outside space allows you to dine the shade of the balcony or out in the patio; there is a very large well equipped kitchen with a large dining table for inside dining. We enjoyed dining outside and looking across the valley to the wonderful views.
The farmhouse is well equipped, the rooms are large and comfortable with en suite bathrooms. There i wifi if needs!
The children enjoyed the swimming pool and playing in the grounds; we enjoyed chatting, eating and reading.
The weather was hot and sunny and there was plenty of shade for those who needed it.
We explored the local countryside with walks and loved visiting restaurants and cafes in the local village; the atmosphere and hospitality is amazing.
In summary a delightful wonderful week spent with friends in a great location; go and try it as you will not regret it!
15 Aug 2012
"Absolutely stunning: house, pool, surroundings, local towns..."
This was a real find. The house is beautifully and tastefully restored. It felt really spacious, with 5 bedrooms, almost all of which had en suites (6 if you include the additional apartment, which we… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all back here soon. Was a real pleasure having you!
28 Nov 2011
An amazing experience! Beautiful house, fantastic location and stunning food. The house was impressive and there was more than enough room for the six of us. We particularly loved the real fire in … More
Thank you for your comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. That Osteria is fab I agree - and so many other good restaurants close by too!
Hope you come again.
27 Oct 2011
"A generous-sized house for a group of family and friends"
Personally, I love staying in a place that's hidden away in the woods or in the hills, because you get a feeling of magic, a perfect location for a special, memorable holiday with the family. Well this house has all of that special magic. After a winding car journey through thick woodland and along ever-smaller country tracks we eventually found Casa Sibilla. It's right in the middle of a hillside wood, but looking out from the front verandah the trees open up to a spectacular view of the stunning Sibillini mountains - I spent hours just sitting there gazing! The house itself has lots of generous-sized rooms and we found we were able to settle in very quickly and very comfortably. There was plenty of room outdoors too for the kids to play and we took advantage of the barbecue facilities on several evenings surrounded by the stars and fireflies. The pool was large and well-equipped - perfect for relaxing with a drink and a book. We also went exploring in the area and found medieval villages, wonderful country restaurants and all sorts of places for walks in the hills. On one occasion I left the family by the pool and went for a more challenging hike up Monte Vettore (over 8,000ft) - which was exhilarating to say the least! It was a real wrench to leave this great place which I heartily recommend.
Dear Paul & Elena,
so pleased you all enjoyed Casa Sibilla. Those fireflies in May and Junee are amazing aren't they! Like a light show to rival the stars in the sky!
Hope you come back to stay at Casa Sibilla soon, especially as you are not so far away there in Macerata.
Felix & Shena
27 Oct 2011
"All we could have hoped for and more"
This wasn't our first trip to the Marche region but by far the most enjoyable. This time visited in May 2011 and were lucky to have such great weather for early in the season. Casa Sibilla was all that we expected it to be. Large, comfortable and clean with views to die for. We were two families staying in the house and there was plenty of space for all.
The pool was open for use and in the evenings, which were a little fresh we were able to warm the house with the log fire. Fortunately the owner Felix Stewart had left a small supply of logs to get us going but later in the week the children enjoyed scampering around the woodland with me collecting dead wood to burn. Evenings were spent either playing games in the living room or sipping local red wine out front on the terrace while gazing at the stars.
Felix had provided us with a welcome pack which had some super suggestions for our stay. We visited several of the local towns and went on a few mountain walks as well as managing a trip down to the coast but unfortunately we didn't have time to fit everything in... hastily to say that we've already inquired about a possible return to Casa Sibilla next year!
Dear Max, Paola, Lucia and Thomas,
Thank you so much for your review - we do our best and it is so nice when guests appreciate what Casa Sibilla and the surroundings are is about and take the time to let us know. Thank you!
I know you guys are foodies and out of season specialists so you might like to consider the truffle fair that takes place in Amandola in November if you ever get the chance, it really is something special. White and black truffles and a real proper town festival. All the cantinas open and you can eat local delicacies and pastas with fresh truffle very inexpensively. We also have truffles in our woods and organise truffle hunting followed by a masterclass in how to prepare them back at our villa. Along with the vino novello, really an occasion not to be missed!
Thank you again for your kind words and very best wishes,
Felix & Shena
26 Oct 2011
"Idyllic house in the mountains"
Friendly, English speaking local welcomed us at the property, showed us where to find everything and recommended places to visit, where to shop and where to walk/hike around the countryside/mountains. Answers to any queries were just a phone call away.
Well appointed rooms, huge kitchen/dining room - great for family & friends to get together. Or you could relax on the first floor terrace enjoying the breath-taking views across Amandola to the Sibillini Mountains - snow-capped in October, despite lovely warm weather.
Fabulous out-door pool - bit cold for swimming in October, but it was still warm enough to make use of the permanent BBQ.
The locals all seemed friendly and we had some wonderful home cooked food in the many family-run restaurants and agriturismos in the vicinity.
Nearby Amandola provides everything you might need: supermarkets, restaurants, take-away pizza, chemist, bakeries, cafes, banks etc.
Thank you so much for your review. We love it when guests come and stay outside the summer months to get a real taste for the traditions and culture of the mountains, which as I'm sure you discovered are really strongly ingrained in Amandola and the local area.
I was so pleased the weather was kind to you as sunny days in October providing some breathtaking views. But yes a little chilly for a dip I imagine!
Thank you again for taking the time to tell us about your stay.
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