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|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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||Private outdoor pool (unheated), 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).