Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Sibilla offers a magnificent, opulent home which is quite unique and of a quality not normally found on the rental market. The villa's position is simply spectacular with panoramic views across the Tenna Valley encompassing the dramatic Sibillini mountain range and the medieval hilltop town of Monte San Martino.
The villa has been carefully designed with cool, spacious cream interiors and natural materials of travertine and solid dark hardwood. There are antiques, original art and sculptures and many individual artefacts which the owner has collected from her travels around the world.
The beautiful, open-plan Penthouse across the entire top floor has a wet room and sunken Roman style bath. There are three further bedrooms, two of which are en-suite; one has a separate bathroom. Additional children's beds and a cot can also be made available, as can a full “baby kit”.
There are extensive living and entertaining areas both inside and out with much attention to detail and finishes such as mood lighting and night time air-conditioning in the Penthouse. This top floor has been meticulously designed to maximise the light and views from the villa's enviable position.
The property is set in 15 acres of its own woodlands with a small vineyard and an abundance of mature trees close to the villa. It has a beautifully landscaped garden and large 6 x 12 m floodlit swimming pool that creates a platform for the breathtaking scenery.
A stunning property, set in beautiful countryside and with an abundance of local activities, Villa Sibilla is the best place to stay for an incredible holiday in Le Marche.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation is set over three graduating levels set into the hillside, each of which opens out onto its own terrace or portico designed to create an ambience of 'indoor/outdoor' living, with an emphasis on symmetry and balance.
The entrance is via a double front door flanked by two topiary trees which leads into a large open plan kitchen and living area including a kitchen island and two cream sofas either side of a low, dark hardwood coffee table. The kitchen units are handmade from pale wood. There is a large oven & 5 gas hobs, integral fridge/freezer, dishwasher & microwave, double sink, Nigella Lawson & Alessi accessories. In this area there is also a separate utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board & a downstairs toilet with bidet.
Steps lead down from the kitchen into the dining room that can have an intimate atmosphere or be opened out with sliding doors into a further floor space to make a large party room. Three sets of doors lead outside onto a covered portico.
A staircase leads up to the first floor, galleried landing in which hangs a glorious three metre hand-beaten copper lamp from Marrakesh. From here there is a large living room running across the back of the house & divided into two sections; the first is the informal area with comfortable sofas facing a flat screen TV , the other has leather sofas around a fireplace.
French doors open onto a terrace that offers a 180 degree panorama of the lake & the Sibillini Mountain range . An ornate wrought iron 'Gone with the Wind' style staircase splays out onto the garden below.
There are three double bedrooms on this floor, all have usual bedroom facilities. Bedroom one has a king-sized bed, its own balcony with beautiful handmade wrought iron balustrade, and ensuite bathroom with toilet, bidet, shower & bowl-style sink. Bedroom two has twin beds and ensuite bathroom with toilet, bidet, shower & bowl-style sink. Bedroom three has a double bed and a separate bathroom next door with toilet, bidet and sink. There are up to 4 pull out children beds available, that could fit into any of the bedrooms.
From the first floor, stairs lead up to the second floor where the magnificent Penthouse, with night time air-conditioning, extends across the entire top floor. It has been designed to maximise the light and views of the Villa's enviable position; twenty individual windows create frames for a particular view of the stunning scenery. It has an open plan layout, but to facilitate privacy if needed, an aperture (that can be curtained off), leads from the bedroom area into the bathroom.
The bathroom has a stunning Roman style Jacuzzi bath that sits regally upon travertine steps. Either side of this are oval stone sinks on individual tables. There is a large shower/wet room area enclosed by a large sheet of glass and an oval-shaped toilet & bidet.
The bedroom area contains an impressive handmade emperor sized bed and an area where there is bench seating and a table. French doors lead onto a terrace with a daybed underneath a sail style shade.
- Penthouse with double bedroom, private bathroom and terrace
- 2 more double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (4 extra single beds available)
- 1 twin bedded room with bathroom
- Swimming pool
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Washing machine and dishwasher
- Maid service (available if requested at an extra charge)
- Wi-Fi connection
- I-pod docking stations
- Flat screen TV with Sky TV package, films and DVD player
- Extensive book library
- Play station 2 & relative Game library
- Full "Baby kit" containing: cot, high chair, beautiful bulrushes style wicker Moses basket on rocking stand, battery operated swing chair, Baby bath, 'Top & tail' bath and sterilizer
- Welcome pack is available
- Central gas heating is payable on consumption during heating season.
- The gardener and caretaker has regular access to the grounds to clean the pool and maintain the gardens.
- Other services can be provided on request
|Further details outdoors|
The property is accessed through large wrought iron double gates and in keeping with the historical style of a large Italian Villa; a further set of gates leads down into a beautifully landscaped garden. In a manner that almost creates an infinity effect, it provides a platform for the stunning scenery across the valley and the lake below. It has been designed along simple clean lines with a theme of curves, circles and beautiful ornate wrought iron.
Having completed restoration in 2011, Villa Sibilla is set in 15 acres of its own woodlands with a small vineyard and an abundance of mature trees close to the Villa. It has a beautifully landscaped garden and large 6 x 12 m floodlit swimming pool that creates a platform for the breathtaking scenery.
The covered arched stone portico provides a cool relief from the sun with a frescoed stone table and sumptuous sofas. Beside the large floodlit pool there is a patio and sunbathing area, on cream padded wooden sun beds, under the wooden loggia.
This area also provides a BBQ and eating area. Here, all of your senses are catered for with an abundance of wonderful scents of lavender, jasmine, thyme, sage and rose.
The outside is generously and thoughtfully lit for night time ambience and there are power points in the two main garden areas where you can plug in the villa provided I-Pod docking station.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
The picturesque town of Amandola is a five-minute drive away (5 km). It has a full range of facilities: supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, banks, petrol stations, doctors, even a small hospital. The historic town of Ascoli Piceno the “city of travertine' is thirty minutes away and there is a twice daily coach service to Rome from Amandola.
Just below the house on the San Ruffino lake is an organization called 'Dimensione Natural'e who offer horse riding lessons and trekking, canoeing and a range of health & beauty treatments.
The beach resorts of the Adriatic coast are less than an hour away and a golf course is about forty-five minutes from the villa.
Ancona airport is 100 km away and Pescara is 145 km away. Both are served by Ryan air.
The luxurious Villa Sibilla's position is simply spectacular with panoramic views across the Tenna Valley encompassing the dramatic Sibillini mountain range and the medieval hilltop town of Monte San Martino. This region, Le Marche, borders Tuscany and Umbria and is often described as “Italy's best kept secret”.
Villa Sibilla is perched high above the tranquil lake of San Ruffino on the edge of a National Park. This part of Italy is the home of myths and legends and the hills lend themselves to some fantastic walking and hiking. The flora and fauna are wonderful, with deer often wandering past the villa.
The villa is in an ideal location for exploring some of the many medieval hilltop towns or enjoying the Renaissance art & architecture. There is always a local food and wine festival to be found throughout the summer months.