Villa in the Vineyard
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
There is more to a holiday in Le Marche than a swimming pool.(although we have a pure water 10 by 5 meter one that is free of chlorine and other chemicals ). Meet "real" Italy, ancient hill towns, steeped in history, but not in tourists. The incredible landscape will nourish your spirit and rekindle a sense of wonder at the beauty of the world. The authentic restaurants offer great value for money, and the delicious food will have your mouth watering.
We have a created a beautiful single apartment for you to enjoy whilst you explore Italy's "best kept secret". The emphasis here is on comfort and quality. Large showers, abundant hot water, the main bedroom even has a memory foam bed. And because you are on holiday we will make your bed for you every day and keep the bathrooms clean, If you want we will even make breakfast for you ( and leave it in your Kitchen for you to enjoy whenever suits you).
Villa in the vineyard offers a perfect location for a rejuvenating retreat at any time of the year, (the super insulated walls and underfloor heating guarantee a cosy stay in autumn and winter and the super insulated walls are as effective as air conditioning in keeping the apartment cool in the summer ). As the apartment is situated on the ground floor, there is direct access to the gardens and extensive vineyards which you are welcome to explore.
We have got GREEN CREDENTIALS too. We have reconstructed our house to very high insulation levels using recycled forest clippings (wood fibre boards) and the latest ventilated roof technology which both keeps the heat out in the summer ( it is so effective that it is the equivalent of air conditioning), so there are no stifling hot summer nights with no sleep and in the winter it is cosy and warm, (no freezing cold rooms). All the paints and materials used are non toxic and allow the walls to 'breathe'. We have solar panels to heat the hot water , which also feeds into the underfloor heating. We have carefully reused whatever materials possible from the original house, and have sourced local materials wherever possible. To ensure our guests wellbeing we have a pure water (chemical & chlorine free) system swimming pool with solar heating.
For wine afficionados we have a 'wineshop' with a careful selection of some of the areas best wines. We also arrange wine tastings, cooking classes, and painting/drawing lessons. Why not come for a long weekend wine tasting break.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Altidona 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 80 km, Nearest railway: Pedaso 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is stylishly furnished with a harmonious blend of the traditional and the contemporary, there is handmade furniture and there are original paintings and prints throughout.
The apartment has under-floor central heating and is highly insulated to keep the house warm in the cooler months and cool in the hotter months we have found that this is as effective as air conditioning.
We have an extensive library including plenty of local reference material, as well as novels, cookbooks and other non fiction. We have a large and interesting DVD collection, with an 23 inch wide screen apple computer well loaded with over 10 days worth of music to suit all tastes, a comprehensive range of software including photoshop and it is hooked up to a high quality audio system.
All windows are double-glazed with internal shutters and all windows and external doors have fly screens
Laundry service available
Bedrooms/ bathrooms: Both with comfortable king-sized double beds one has a memory foam mattress and the other a pocket sprung matress. There are two bathrooms, each with a large power-shower (hairdryers, soft towels and courtesy toiletries provided). It is also possible to add single beds into the main bedrooms.
Lounge: With sofa-bed (converts to 2 singles or 1 double), easy chairs and log-burner
Dining Room: With handmade oak dining table and 6 chairs
Kitchen: Fully fitted with modern oven, large gas-hob, microwave, dishwasher, granite work tops, breakfast bar and a full complement of kitchenware. If there is anything you particularly need just ask us and we will probably have it upstairs in our part of the house.
Lounge, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms have beautiful valley views
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large terrace all around the house, which offers a choice of dining and leisure areas, shade can be found somewhere throughout the day.
There is a pergola and a loggia with chairs, tables,
A large 2 acre landscaped garden for enjoying and children to play in
Sun loungers . There are walks round the vineyard and orchards 19 acres in all.There is a 10 meter by 5 meter PURE WATER, CHEMICAL FREE SWIMMING POOL, although is solar heated, it is very well insulated and holds its heat well easily reaching 30 degrees in the summer months. The pool is fully fenced, so it is very safe for little ones. Around the pool we have created a large sun terrace with amazing views across two valleys .
Linen provided, and changed weekly.
30% deposit on booking and final payment 6 weeks before rental period. All payment is in British pounds 200 GPD returnable deposit on arrival for breakages refunded on leaving if all is well.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
The Marche is on the eastern side of central Italy, a narrow strip of fertile land between the beautiful appenine mountains and the Adriatic sea with a myriad of ancient hilltop towns to explore between. This location creates a dramatic landscape of hills and valleys cultivated over centuries with a patchwork of vineyards , olive groves and fruit trees. This is Italy as it used to be, without the tourists, unspoilt and incredibly beautiful, with warm, friendly and welcoming locals.
Our Local village of Montelparo, 3 Km away, is in the region of Ascoli Piceno it has a bank, 2 grocery shops 2 bars,post office,superb butcher, 2 hairdressers,pharmacist, baker, clothes shop, garage, fuel station and electrical goods shop. The only thing missing is a shoe repairer! . Ascoli is a lovely 30 minute drive away through the hills. We are perfectly placed for a thorough exploration of this southernmost part of Le Marche, in the heart of this stunning area between the family friendly beaches of the Adriatic coast and the majesty of the Sibillini national park.
Here there is so much to do and see that you will wish you could stay longer, from amazing limestone caves, to ancient forts and castles, Roman archeological sites, stunning architecture and beautiful paintings. Hiking, mountain biking or hunting for wild flowers in the `Sibillini mountains. Or if you want to take it easy in true Italian style, there are fabulous family friendly beaches to laze away the days and soak up the sunshine. Hang out in the beautiful piazzas in the nearby towns of Fermo and Ascoli Piceno, soak up the atmostphere and enjoy delicious coffee and pastries whilst watching the world go by. If you fancy a splurge, or doing some early Christmas shopping there are some great bargains to be had in the many top name factory outlets in the region.
Throughout the summer months there is a lively programme of theatre, music (jazz & classical). Not to mention the Festivals in celebration of food and wine that take place in even the smallest village.
There are activities to suit all tastes from Roman archaeological sites and perfect medieval villages,(5mins -60mins) safe swimming at the beach(25mins), hiking in the mountains(40mins), horse riding (5 mins)and golf (15mins). Complete tranquility or bustling seaside towns with good shopping. (30mins).
The local 'Cucina tipica' deeply rooted in the peasant tradition provides a wealth of high quality dining experiences, or if you prefer lunch at home our local butcher is renowned for his delicious 'porchetta', (rolled pork with wild herbs and roasted in a wood fired oven to perfection).
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18 Mar 2013
"villa exudes casual elegance with views that mesmerize"
a beautifully restored solid quiet comfortable high end villa well-priced--excellent location for touring the many charming towns, olive groves and vineyards of le Marche--next door to a small family … More
26 Dec 2012
So much thought has gone into putting this place together - from the welcome pack of organic supplies, high quality bedding, beach towels, well-stocked kitchen (always a good sign when there are decen… More
31 Dec 2011
"Wonderful, romantic and relaxing"
The apartment at the Villa in the Vineyard is lovely with all of the conveniences necessary. The hosts were welcoming and the location provides easy access to both the mountains and the beach. This in addition to a beautiful view from the patio where we enjoyed breakfast and and evening glass of wine makes the Villa a place worth returning to.
13 Dec 2011
"Super holiday location"
We stayed at the Villa in the Vineyard in late July and had a super holiday there. The owners were very friendly and the villa itself was fantastic. Very well equipped, comfortable bedrooms and lovely bathrooms. The kitchen was FULLY equipped, which is so often not the case in holiday rental properties. There is a swimming pool at the villa, which is fenced off so access can be controlled effectively for the younger members of the family - which is great.
The location is good, with a couple of shops in the nearby village and then a supermarket a few more kilometres away. The costal town of Pedaso, about 25 minutes drive, has a good beach (with a railway line behind it, every little boy's dream?!) where the kids can play in the water safely and a great Gelateria, plus all the usual facilities.
Would we go back? Yes!
11 Nov 2011
"Everything we wished for to capture & enjoy the tranquil beauty of the marche countryside in civilised comfort"
We had a wonderful week in this lovely villa situated in what is a truly magical spot on the side of the valley surrounded by woods, vineyards & cultivated fields. Walking out of my bedroom onto the terrace as dawn was arriving. Sitting on the terrace with a cup of tea watching the dawn come alive as the sun peaked over the hill turning the sky pink & then golden before settling into that magical blue. Listening to the birds & the sounds of wildlife coming alive. I felt tranformed & fell in love with this beautiful land.
The villa was everything we hoped for. Quality bed linen, 5 star bathrooms & comfortable lounge, dining room & well fitted modern kitchen.
We liked the convenience of having the internet & being able to select a dvd from the many available to settle down with a bottle of wine as the evening slipped into night.
And who could not love swimming in a pool suspended on the side of this beautiful valley.
The surrounding towns & villages are a delight & the winding roads & hillsides are a real pleasure to drive through. We found some great local restaurants, as recommended by the owners, & were surprised at how reasonably priced they were.
For anyone who loves natural beauty & is seeking relax this is the place to be.
27 Jun 2011
"Comfort, relaxation, superb countryside views"
Visiting early - mid June we had a wonderful holiday at this lovely villa. The accomodation is so comfortable and tasteful with amazing views from the terrace to the pretty hills we felt really lucky … More
21 Jun 2011
"Lovely spot, charming hosts"
A quiet spot in the unspoiled La Marche region. Immaculate 2-bedroom eco-friendly apartment downstairs from the home of hosts Wendy and Phil, who dispel the stereotype of the "reserved British&qu… More
12 Oct 2010
My husband and I stayed here with 2 other friends for unfortunately only 4 days - NOT long enough!!! Although situated in the rolling hillsides and away from the hussle and bustle there are so many at… More
11 Oct 2010
"Fabulous week at the Villa"
Hospitality superb, Wendy and Phil were great hosts, cooked us a lovely meal on arrival which was excellent. Lots of advice about local wine and a great range to try at the house. Very helpful about… More
8 Oct 2010
"Fantastic views without having to leave the terrace"
Wendy & Phil are charming hosts and their villa in the vineyard is picture perfect. Our apartment was spacious, comfortable and well kitted out. The views from the terrace are just wonderful, you do… More
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