Welcome to Cottage Suora ( Nun's Cottage ). Situated on a very quiet cobbled lane a minute from the central piazza this charming light and airy two bedroomed cottage is tastefully and comfortably furnished so you can totally relax. The stunning views of the Sibillini mountains,hilltop towns and the rolling countryside are visible as soon as you enter the cottage and can be seen from the balcony,living room ,kitchen and bedroom.
The views from the balcony are truly breathtaking and we know you will not be disappointed!
An idyllic retreat at any time of the year ,a place to switch off from the outside world and get lost in incredible scenery. Most importantly we have tried to ensure your stay is a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable one.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porto Sant' Elpidio 30 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
We feel that we have provided everything that you could possibly need for a truly memorable stay..
The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, we provide the basic essentials such as tea,coffee, washing up liquid and toilet rolls and other small necessities,not forgetting the picnic bag! Please note that there are two english electrical sockets in the kitchen.
There are two bedrooms one with king size bed and the other with two spacious four-foot beds.Both bedroom windows are complete with newly fitted flyscreens. With comfy sofas the living room has access to the balcony with table and chairs a perfect place to eat breakfast in the morning sun. The bathroom is complete with shower and bidet.
We have compiled an information book for the use of our guests containing recommended restaurants and bars, places of interest, local attractions, market days, recommended walks especially in the Sibillini Mountains and scenic car journeys.Our guests too have kindly added their favourite holiday recommendations.
You will not be short of holiday reading as we have a great selection of books now from our guests who have kindly left them,requiring us to purchase a bookcase !
|Further details outdoors|
The three storey cottage has access to the enclosed garden via the basement. If you feel like a day relaxing and sunbathing and not venturing very far then the cottage garden with flowering shrubs has lovely views over the surrounding countryside and is the perfect place, complete with sun loungers,table and chairs and parasol, a delightful place to eat al fresco .
We provide a beach umbrella tor your use on the public beaches
Guests may use the large outdoor swimming pool and sunbathing area open during the summer months (weather permitting) at a local villa ( 10 mins walk) for a small fee. Meals, pre booked( highly recommended) are also available during the day
Le Marche" the undiscovered jewel of Italy" an area totally unspoilt by tourism is dramatic and stunning.The Sibillini Mountains are a walkers' paradise and are a delight to visit all year round. In Spring and Autumn the wildflowers are in abundance and carpet the mountains and in Summer the mountain breeze is welcome.The roads are quiet and most of the surrounding hilltop towns are accessible by the back roads taking in the beautiful countryside and amazing views.
There are local markets nearly every day of the week in the surrounding towns and villages with fantastic fresh local produce, a favourite is Sarnano market on a thursday morning where there is a vibrant atmosphere.
The Conero Peninsular,an area of outstanding natural beauty offers stretches of beautiful beaches and coves.Porto Sant' Elpidio is our nearest beach and has a lovely promenade with shady pine trees.A little further along the coast Porto San Giorgio has a delightful sandy beach and the town has a lovely atmosphere,stop in one of the many bars in the old town or enjoy lunch in one of the delightful fish restaurants overlooking the Adriatic. If you feel like staying nearer to home and fancy a swim near the mountains then Lake Fiastra with lovely clear waters is perfect for a day out and a picnic.
Monte San Martino a pretty, well kept village has two main churches with excellent frescoes and paintings by Carlo Vittore Crivell.The village is well served by local shops including a "pane forno"(bread oven), small supermarket, chemist, post office, bank, doctors, petrol station,two bars and two highly recommended family run restaurants. .The"Priori" restaurant and bar on the main piazza is just a minutes walk from the cottage.
"Le Querce " restaurant situated just outside the village is an agriturismo,a favourite with our guests where the"antipasti experience" is highly recommended!
There are two very friendly family owned bars both a minutes walk from the cottage .Both bars are open from early morning for that first welcoming cappuccino of the day till late at night, and a small kiosk bar which opens in the summer months in the park at the top of the village which is quite a focal point on a summer's evening and where sometimes musical entertainment is provided and you can witness the most amazing sunsets.The atmosphere in the village is very friendly and you will be made most welcome by everybody, a delightful way to immerse yourself in the true Italian way of life.
At the end of the cottage street is the large closed order of Benedictine nuns of Santa Caterina who are very rarely seen,however we did have the pleasure of meeting one of them on her way to the cemetery and offered her a lift!
We thought we would mention some of our favourite places that you may enjoy too. Sarnano is a grand old town with windy streets and a lovely piazza, you can pamper yourself at the delightful Spa or visit the Antiques Festival held here each May or just relax with a cappuccino and watch the world go by. Amandola is a favourite stop too for delicious gelati or a lunchtime aperitif at Cafe Belli especially on a Sunday morning where you can stop and people watch!
The famous Open Air Opera Festival is held at Macerata during July and August. Ascoli Piceno a little further afield has a delightful cathedral and the Piazza de Popolo is a gem especially tea at Cafe Meletti with its art nouveau interior. La Quintana (medieval pageant ) is held in Ascoli Piceno the first Sunday in August and is spectacular. Assisi is under a two hour drive through amazing scenery and is well worth a visit if you feel like venturing a little further.