Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Casa delle lucertole, a restored « Casa Colonica » (farmhouse), is set in a unique hill top position in the untouched Le Marche region. Changing light and sky throughout the day granted stunning views over valleys and hills. Its 4 hectares private land insures a amazing peaceful environment while the 15m long pool allows a real and relaxing good swim. In accordance with this true nature atmosphere, the renovation of the house has been carried out in order to maintain the walls of the old “casa colonica” and to ensure a comfortable stay for 2 families (11 people, 5 bedrooms).
Ground Floor (“old stable”) : Open large fully equipped modern kitchen , dining area and a seating area equipped with Hifi. An independent double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (large shower+WC).
First Floor : a double bedrooms with en suite bathroom (shower+bathroom+WC) and a large dressing, a large double bedrooms with en suite cabinet (WC+lavabo), a small children’s room with 3 beds (2 bunk beds), another children’s room with 2 beds, an independent WC and a bathroom.
Mezzanine: Cosy TV area
Nature lovers will be impressed by outstanding beauty of the Sibillini mountains nearby (1h1/2 drive), many trails within 10/20 min drive or the ancient pilgim route to Assisi passing through the hamlet itself. Art lovers could go to famous places like Urbino, Perugia, Assisis within 2hours drive, but will certainly discover the medieval town of Cingoli, known as the 'Balcony of the Marches' or the town of San Severino known as 'City of Art' ( both 10 mins drive) … and many more (Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Macerata, Loretto). Music lovers can plan a delightful evening at the openair opera of Macerata . Food lovers will enjoy great local osterias with wine at very good prices. Sun lovers will run to the Adriatic coast : Senigalia , Sirolo or Porto Recanati. Finally shops lovers will get good bargains in Outlets nearby (PRADA, GUCCI, TODS ...)!
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porto recanati 52 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||11 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Falconara (ancona) 55 km, Nearest railway: San Severino Marche 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Folding bed for baby
|Further details outdoors|
Pool - measures 15 x 4m. Solar heated shower.
Swimming pool opens ends May and closes at the end of September
Outdoor tables and chairs, umbrella, fix and portable BBQ.
The property has its own well and cistern connected to an automatic irrigation system which waters the lawn and plants.
Roof and tiles treated to inhibit insect infestation.
The owner has stayed 1 year in “casa delle lucertole” and thus has a good knowledge of the place.
He can organize many things for the guests: local Italian welcome, English speaking help, extra cleaning, cooking service, babysitting …
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Le Marche is often described as 'old Italy' where the landscape and traditions have barely changed for centuries. The region lies in central Italy and is bordered on the east by the Adriatic Coast and on the west by the Sibillini and Appenine mountains forming a border with Umbria. To the north are the borders of Tuscany, The Republic of San Marino and Emilia -Romagna, and to the south the region of Abruzzo. The climate is similar to that of neighbouring Umbria and Tuscany, very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer, although Le Marche has a bit more rain and is therefore greener.
The striking features of Le Marche are: 180km of coastline with a great variety of beaches, most notable are the beaches of the National Park of Monte Conero near Ancona; stunning natural landscape - dramatic mountains of the Sibillini National Park and breathtakingly beautiful undulating hills; delicious local food and wine - Le Marche is home to the famous white wine 'Verdicchio'; and medieval hilltop towns, each one a jewell, scattered all over the region - Urbino, Cingoli, Osimo, Monte San Martino, to name a few. The region is also home to some of Italy's most famous artists such as Raphael and masterpieces by Verocchio, Piero della Francesca Uccello may be seen in Urbino. Shopping is also a local passion as Le Marche is the centre of Italy's leather goods manufacture, from designer shoes and handbags to belts. Many of Italy's top design houses have their outlet shops in Le Marche.
The medieval town of Cingoli, known as the 'Balcony of the Marches' is 15 minutes drive away with panoramic views over the hills to the sea. It was the birthplace of one of Italy's Popes and has a gem of a museum in his former home. Cingoli also has some important churches and is also home to one of Italy's best known motorcross trails! The town of San Severino, known as 'City of Art', lies in the valley below (10 mins drive), it has a good museum and gallery of fine art as well as some important churches and monasteries.
The Frasassi Caves nearby are the longest in Italy, one chamber large enough to hold Milan Cathedral! Well worth a visit.
Macerata is host to the world famous open air opera season at the 'Sferisterio' (40mins from the house) which runs June-Aug.
Throughout the summer there are pageants and palios and food and wine festivals in the local villages.
Further afield is Urbino, the world-famous Renaissance town and birthplace of Raphael (1hr 40mins drive) and within 1.5- 2 hours are: Mirabilandia (Italy's version of Disney Land), Fabilandia (theme park for small children) Le Navi (Aquatic park) and Italy's famous theme park 'Italia in Miniatura' where you can visit all the main cities and sites of Italy in a day.