About the home
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?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (2)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / 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 / Marche 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 Amandola area
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.
How to get there
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Marche is now within quick, cheap and easy reach from all over Europe.
Once here we suggest you hire a car from one of the many rental companies to be found at the airports and train stations. We recommend Avis for price and convenience.
Travel to Marche has been revolutionised in the last five years by the introduction of cheap air fares by low budget airlines.
Ryanair flies direct from London Stansted to the local airports of Ancona, Pescara and Bologna Forli' as well as other airports including Rome, Pisa, Milan and Venice. It offers some incredible bargains for those who book in advance.
Easyjet also operates daily flights to Bologna, Rome and Milan from London Stansted.
Fast and efficient train services also mean you can travel from anywhere in Europe to numerous train stations in Marche. For more information see www.raileurope.co.uk
Activities near Amandola
15 Aug 2012
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,... 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... 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... more
27 Oct 2011
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
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|Prices for group size 10|
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|Mid Season||1 May 12||30 Jun 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Oct 12||1 May 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 14|
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|Low-Season||1 Oct 11||1 May 12||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Oct 12||1 May 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
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