House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 8km

'Casa Nostra' is a 400 year old village house which has been beautifully restored to include 2 bathrooms (one en-suite) and modern kitchen facilities.

The house is in a quiet piazzale 30 metres from the Bakery and 2 minutes walk from a full range of village shops, bars and restaurants where you can practise your Italian and live "La Dolce Vita".

Here you will be able to experience the true magic of Italy away from the madding crowd. You will be able to get to a selection of seaside resorts and beaches; Porto San Giorgio, Pedaso, Cupra (all within 15 minutes drive) or head for the mountains for nature walks or skiing in the winter (45 minutes drive). Closest main commercial Centre is Fermo / Porto San Giorgio (15 minutes drive).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pedaso 8 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Ancona 80 km, Nearest railway: Pedaso 8 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Accommodation is on 3 levels.

Basement - Bedroom 2 (2 single beds can be converted to a kingsize) & a Living Room with single sofa bed.

1st Floor - Well equipped kitchen with seating for 6 people, Dining Room to seat 6 people & 2nd Shower Room.

2nd Floor - Main Lounge with stairs to Roof Terrace and double sofa bed, Master Bedroom (Kingsize bed)with en-suite Shower Room.

All windows are equipped with mosquito nets should they be required.

A cool box and ice packs also available in the kitchen for guests to use for picnics during their stay.

In the living room, you will find the house compendium with details of local shops, restaurants, market days, local beaches and places of interest. It also contains detailed instructions on how to use certain appliances, such as the satellite TV, dishwasher and the washing machine etc. There is also a reasonable selection of DVDs and paperbacks for you to use at will during your stay.

All linen and towels provided for use in the house, but please take your own beach towels.

Further details outdoors

There is plenty of space for parking close to the house. The roof terrace has a sun umbrella, table and 4 chairs.

Further details

Will consider small, well trained, dogs but no cats .

Smoking only on the roof terrace please.

Wi-fi and internet now available at the house for just £5 extra a week.

Although just a small village, we can recommend two restaurants including a wonderful new Pizzeria in the park, superb al fresco eating with delightful views of the valley below and Fermo. It's also a lovely place just to go for a coffee during the day or a drink in the evening.

The Marche/Abruzzo region

Le Marche enjoys Mediterranean summers with short Alpine winters providing the best of both worlds. The region is predominantly agricultural providing a wide selection of good food & wine - see website - http://www.italianmade.com/regions/region11.cfm

There are many historical centres to visit - Loreto, Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Jesi. Rome & Florence are also within easy reach (2.5 hours drive) or by train from Pedaso.

The A14 Autostrada runs up the Adriatic coast providing fast and easy access to the region. Those in less of a hurry can choose the old 'Nazionale' which runs parallel through local towns and villages.

Monterubbiano

History:

Monterubbiano is a beautiful village situated 463 metres above sea level on a hill top overlooking the Aso valley. It is just 8 Kms from the sea and boasts terrific views of the Adriatic, the Aso valley and the Sibillini Mountains.

In 268 B.C. it became a Roman town (Urbs Romana) and was later destroyed by the Goths. The existence of the town of Urbiano dates back to 9th century. In the Middle Ages, it held a very strong strategic position and in 1443 Francesco Sforza fortified its walls, leaving a rare example of military architecture.

The historical centre where our home is built dates back to 1600.

Agriculture is the main activity here, hence the wonderful fresh produce available from the local shops in the village, but both small artisan industry and tourist activities have been developed in recent times. There is a market on the 1st and 14th of every month.

Places to see in Monterubbiano:

Take some time to visit some of the beautiful buildings and churches in the village that bear witness to a thriving community of a bygone era. They are quite stunning!

The Pagani Theatre: built in 1875.

The Palazzo Comunale: Roman/Gothic XIV century.

Palazzo Onesti: Renaissance built in 1553.

The Palazzo Segreti: Built in 1443.

The Cimitero Monumentale (The Cemetery): Built in 1875 by the architect Luca Galli.

The Public Gardens known as the “Parco di San Rocco” where you can play five a side football, tennis, volley ball. There is also a stables if you wish to go horse riding.

The Archaeological Museum and the Picture Gallery.

There are 11 churches in Monterubbiano for the most part either Gothic or Romanesque, they are all quite lovely and it’s worth a visit to see some of the beautiful frescoes and paintings. Of special note is the Church of San Francesco ( now a museum) just off the main square with the most magnificent Baroque bell tower which was built in 1247. Another must is the Church of Crocefisso; just outside of the town towards Petritoli. This was built in 1590 and inside you can find paintings by Bonfini.

Tourist Information:

For tourist information the Council Buildings just off the main square are full of all kinds of information and we have prepared a compendium of useful information which you will find on your arrival at "Casa Nostra".

There is always something interesting either to see or do in Monterubbiano or the many other surrounding villages. The word “Sagra” in Italian means “Festival”, not to be confused with “Festa” which means “Feast Day”. This area of Le Marche has its fair share of both, particularly in the summer months.

Monterubbiano can also offer sports and recreational facilities: tennis, football, horse riding, walking, children's play area and cycling.

Surrounding Area:

Fermo is just 15 minutes away from Monterubbiano. It is one of the oldest hill top cities in Italy and the provincial capital of the area. Like Monterubbiano it is full of pageantry and in August a palio is held (remarkably similar to that of Siena). There is a weekly market which should not be missed.

Loreto is just 45 minutes away to the north. It is the oldest Roman Catholic shrine in Europe.

Ascoli Piceno and Jesi are both approx. 1 hour away by car. They are beautiful historic towns in their own right but are perhaps better known for their wines. A must for the budding sommelier.

Rome and Florence are reachable by train, coach or car (Approx. 3 hours drive).

Beaches:

There are many beaches to choose from within 15 minutes drive of Monterubbiano from the parasol, chaise longue and waiter service of Porto San Giorgio and Grottamare to the quieter and more informal free beaches of Cupra Marittima.

Shopping:

Every single day of the week there is a market held in either Monterubbiano or one of the surrounding villages. Fresh fish is delivered to the village once or twice a week and the local shops are very well stocked with fresh produce. For more serious retail therapy and supermarkets, we recommend Porto San Giorgio, Pedaso or Fermo, just 15 minutes away by car.

Restaurants:

It is difficult to speak ill of any of the restaurants in the area and we have listed many in our home compendium; however within easy reach of the village we would particularly recommend La Tenuta del Conte; wonderful food in a delightful location; see link http://www.latenutadelconte.eu

In the village, we can recommend two excellent restaurants including a wonderful, new pizzeria within walking distance of the house. At the pizzeria you can eat "al fresco" and not just Pizza, a main meal if you prefer. Here you can enjoy the delightful views of the valley below looking towards the sea and Fermo.

Comments from some of our guests:

In adition to the excellent Trip Advisor reviews of our home see below some of the other comments left by guests dating all the way back to 2008:

Thank you very much for the hire of your lovely house, so authentically Italian and in the heart of the town. We have had a wonderful two weeks holiday, so relaxing. We made great use of your balcony, enjoying a drink most evenings. Emlyn & Anne Walters, Winster, Derbyshire. July 2008

Your house is absolutely lovely, thank you. Dermott and Sarah Sales, Bray, UK; May 2009

It was a great trip and a wonderful experience as a first time renter. Your home is lovely and the town very special. Chuck and Denise Napolitano, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; June 2009

It was a pleasure to see your house and pretty village and we thought the baker's shop on the doorstep was a real treat. Such good bread too! Dr Ken and Alice Wright, Suffolk, UK; June 2009

Your house is absolutely lovely. It has been so thoughtfully restored and there is something special everywhere you look. Thanks for a lovely stay. Mr and Mrs McKay; Dubai; October 2010

We had a wonderful holiday; ‘Casa Nostra’ is a lovely house, very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. You really have provided everything anyone could possibly want. The information pack you provided was extremely helpful and we referred to it often when deciding on places to go or which restaurant to try. Your recommendations were excellent! We thought Monterubbiano was a charming village with enough shops for our everyday needs. The village is very well placed for exploring the region, and there is so much to see and do. When we had a day of stormy weather, it was nice to have such a comfortable house to stay in, the sitting room is so bright and comfortable (loved the blue and white colour scheme). Thanks again for everything - your friendly emails, all the information you provided, the brilliant directions from the airport etc. etc. etc.!!! Mr & Mrs Manno, Leicestershire UK Aug/Sept 2012.