A welcoming family holiday retreat for those who enjoy good food, wine and music. The kitchen is well equipped should you decide to do some home cooking and eat on the terrace with its superb views of the whole valley. Large Smeg gas oven with five rings, Kenwood robot with liquidiser, dough hook, cutters and shredders, toaster, saucepans, frying pans and grill pan, cake, tart and pizza tins, large roasting pan and kitchen utensils. Two tastefully furnished lounges to enjoy - for reading, listening to music or watching TV. Selection of DVDs, music CDs and VHS available as well as a variety of board games and toys for both children and adults.
A good-sized shower room on each floor with two double bedrooms which open direct onto the loggia and its panorama while the third bedroom looks onto the olive trees. The bedrooms are all on the ground floor and remain cool throughout the hottest heatwaves.
From here you can get to the sea within twenty minutes: Cupra Maritima, Grottamare and San Benedetto del Tronto where their sandy, blue flag beaches, chalet restaurants and superb fish dishes or even a midnight swim await you.
The Marche is one of top areas in Italy for their 26 blue flag beaches and 4 blue flagged marinas!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grottamare 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 96 km, Nearest railway: Grottamare 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The shower rooms are complete with wash basin, bidet and toilet as well as a bench/shelf and a tower shelf where washbags etc., can be stored. Each room is equipped with a hair dryer.
The 1st floor shower room has a 80x80cm shower cabinet and the ground floor shower measures 1.50 x 90 cm with sliding doors, all with safety mats. Tiled floors in shower rooms, wooden floors throughout living areas, rugs throughout.
|Further details outdoors|
The sloped garden opens onto farm land edged with olive trees. Superb panoramic views of the valley.
We provide a welcome pack upon arrival.
The position of this area means that the climate is particular from other parts of the Marche - hot summers, long Indian summers, usually gentle winters and warm springs. Restaurants both inland and on the coast offer very good local food and wine at very reasonable prices. Many historical venues await you: the area abounds with medieval towns and villages with their secret alley ways and majestic squares. Remains of Thomas O'Becket were taken to Montedinove during Henry VIII's reign.
The Templar knights are celebrated every year at Castignano, one of their main settlements in the Marche. Crusaders and pilgrims left for Jerusalem from Ancona. Recanate was the home of Giacomo Leopardi one of Italy's greatest poets. Fermo, a university town, each year celebrates the "Cavalcata dell'Assunta", similar to the Palio at Siena, on the15th August. Smaller festivals are held regularly throughout the summer months in the many towns and surrounding villages. For day trips the Gran Sasso, Valnerina and the Sibillini mountains await you inland, while the superb Conero coastline known as the "Riviera Jewel" and the beautiful Sirolo beach, near to Ancona can be reached from Porchia in just over an hour.
Valnerina, in Umbria, offers you the chance to visit Norcia famous for its truffles and prosciutto (ham). Keen shoppers will enjoy the outlet areas in Civitavecchia Marche where there is an abundance of labelled clothes, shoes and accessories. Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Sarnano, Ancona are just a few of the many towns you can visit. You will find more detailed information regarding the region at the house.
Each month various publications are available for you to buy at the newspaper stands detailing the exhibitions, music festivals, popular festivals and the many events held throughout the calender year.
During mid-august the Templar Festival in Castignano is a must with its fire-eaters and crusaders while for the smaller children Montalto della Marche organise "The Night of Witches and Elves" where the magic and spells of fairy tales are re-enacted.
At the house you will find information regarding the various villages and summer events.