Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 17

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 30km

Casa Giulia is tucked under a small hilltop town called Monteleone di Fermo, which has a general store (sells everything) and a tip top restaurant/pizzeria with one of the best views in Italy. It is at the end of a kilometre of rough private track, nestled in fields planted with, variously, sunflowers, wheat or forage and dotted with olive trees. Across the valley, you look out to two other hilltop towns and the view is (barring one white warehouse) straight out of a renaissance painting. Around the house is mown grass and just above it is a beautiful swimming pool.

Size Sleeps up to 17, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porto San Giorgio 30 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Ancona 100 km, Nearest railway: Porto san Giorgio 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 8
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house sleeps 16 plus baby. Upstairs, there are 4 double bedrooms and two triples. Two rooms have twin beds and the others have doubles. There is a large home-made bamboo cot in one of the double rooms. There are two shower rooms and one additional loo.

The house is very simply furnished with only the essentials for a summer holiday. Each bedroom has either a chest of drawers or a wardrobe and beds and a couple of chairs. There are no internal doors, but curtains instead as this allows air to flow freely in the hot summer nights. Some people might find the d├ęcor a bit minimalist or shabby. We find it liberating. Please remember that it is a family house and not one which has been done up for rental. There is no TV or land telephone line.

The pool is not heated and is only open for the summer months

Further details

There is a swimming pool which is not fenced off. Children and non-swimmers should be supervised at all times.

The Marche/Abruzzo region

Le Marche is a beautiful but little-known, central Italian region. Many consider it Italy's "best kept secret"! Bounded on the East by the Adriatic, and on the West by the watershed of the Appenines, Le Marche is a mountainous region of small farms and ancient hilltop villages. Less dry than Umbria and Tuscany to the West, it has been able to keep its productive small-holdings and thriving villages as well as its famous trees: oaks on the foothills and sweet chestnuts high in the mountains. Although it lacks the concentration of art treasures found in Tuscany, it also lacks the level of tourism: once off the beaten track, tourists are almost unknown.

Servigliano

This is the perfect place for you if you like to spend your time visiting beautiful towns and villages for a drink, meal or ice-cream; admiring architecture; sitting by a pool reading; going to the seaside; walking in the hills or mountains.

Servigliano is where we go for main shopping. It is a beautiful 18th century town, all built according to a uniform plan. Monteleone di Fermo has one shop which sells everything, and also a bar/ pizzeria whose view I challenge you to better.