B&B | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Casa Wisteria is our family home. It sleeps 10 people (plus baby) in 5 double bedrooms, all en suite. (3 bedrooms in the main house and 2 bedrooms in the adjacent building 2metres from the main house.)There is a large fully-fitted kitchen / dining room with a smaller summer kitchen leading off this. A large reception room with fire side seating area and TV area and a piano. Outside the main house are two terraces with dining furniture, a fully working pizza oven and an acre of grounds. The 50 cm thick walls keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. The 12x6 metre pool contains a smaller child friendly pool and has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a spacious pool house complete with wet bar, seating and WC.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Civitanova 39 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 60 km, Nearest railway: Macerata 22 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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Beautifully furnished - linen covered sofas, a mixture of antique and modern furniture and artwork. Library of 1000+ books and 600+DVDs. Children's toys and board games for the family.
|Further details outdoors|
BBQ, pizza oven and wood burning ovens - wood can be purchased to use for all of these, by arrangement with the owner.
An Internet Dongle can be rented on a weekly / booking basis - by arrangement with the owner
Complimentary welcome food parcel to set you up upon arrival. This is still our home so we would really welcome caring and thoughtful tenants. Whilst we provide linen - Cath Kidston and John Lewis - and towels for the bathrooms, we do not provide pool towels and these need to be brought with you.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Le Marche has been described, in many ways but two phrases particularly spring to mind; “Italy in one region” and “Italy’s undiscovered secret”. Both are undoubtedly true. Where else could you find the blue water of the Adriatic only 50 minutes away from skiing in the Sibillini Mountains. In between the two, there are rolling hills, not unlike Shropshire, and little villages perilously perched, on top of hills seeming more like little coronets in a vast panorama lying before you. The people still move in a time honoured fashion, to the rhythm of the seasons, and not the ticking of a clock. Certainly in the countryside this remains true. It is a tranquil place to be.
Culture abounds too in Le Marche. There are many museums, art galleries, castles and theatres and most villages too, can boast of their own, tiny theatre, as well as in the towns. There is also a thriving café society in the summer months alongside the International Opera Festival, the Blues Music Festival, the Summer Jazz Festival and others besides. And of course, every village holds some festa or other to celebrate the local produce of the month, or a Palio, commemorating an historic local event. Le Marche is a land of contradictions in that it is both the place to get away from it all and the place to indulge in feasting and partying in a local village, almost every night of the summer. You can make it your own Marche. It is perhaps best summed up in the words of possibly Le Marche’s most famous son, Giacomo Leopardi, in his poem;
L'Infinito (English Translation)
This solitary hill has always been dear to me And this hedge, which prevents me from seeing most of The endless horizon.
But when I sit and gaze, I imagine, in my thoughts Endless spaces beyond the hedge, An all encompassing silence and a deeply profound quiet, To the point that my heart is almost overwhelmed.
And when I hear the wind rustling through the trees I compare its voice to the infinite silence.
And eternity occurs to me, and all the ages past, And the present time, and its sound.
Amidst this immensity my thought drowns:
And to flounder in this sea is sweet to me.
Nestled into the hillside with stunning panoramic views of the Sibillini mountains, this exquisitely restored country farmhouse lies close to the medieval walled village of Colmurano. Here you can pick up all your groceries – if you prefer to shop locally and go native – or enjoy a drink at one of the bars in the piazza, eat one of Benzo’s pizzas or sample some of the local specialties - boar and truffles. If you are bored of lounging in the pool, the beach is only 25 minutes drive away, or you can escape to the cooler mountain air a mere 40 minutes away - ideal for skiing in winter. Nearby is the Abbadia, a nature reserve for walking or biking, and many other picturesque hill towns with weekly markets, such as Urbisaglia, Loro Piceno, San Ginesio, Gualdo, Sarnano, Tolentino and Macerata.
Roman Ruins at Urbisaglia (5 minutes)
Abbadia di Fiastra (10 minutes)
Recanati (35 minutes)
Lago di Fiastra (30 minutes)
Loreto (40 minutes)
Macerata (20 minutes)