Casal dei Fichi
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casal dei Fichi is a large old farmhouse which has been carefully converted into fully equipped apartments, each offering privacy and tranquility. Situated in a peaceful valley with spectaular views in all directions, guests can stay in a luxurious apartment with it's own dedicated private garden. Within the landscaped grounds is a 15m heated pool boarded by a large decked area with sun loungers and shades; here you can sip a cocktail, relax in the sun or simply soak up the inspirational views of hilltop towns, rolling countryside and the Sibillini mountains.
There is lots of space in the grounds to find sun, shade or tranquility under the pergola or in a hammock among the fig, olive and walnut trees.
Help yourself, with our compliments, to our seasonal produce of vegetables, pick from the herb garden or find fruit in the orchard. We have our own chickens so there are always free range eggs waiting for you each day! The original outdoor brick bread oven is ideal for our weekly complimentary summer pizza party where you can try your hand at making your own pizza - perfect with a glass or two of local vino!
The apartment is equipped with everything you will need for a relaxing holiday including a fully fitted kitchen with all the appliances you would expect at home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Civitanova 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 80 km, Nearest railway: Macerata 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Your apartment is large and spacious with spectaular views down to the pool and across the valley. It is furnished to a very high standard throughout with beamed ceilings and tiled floors. The lounge has 2 comfortable sofas (one can be converted into a full sized double bed), TV, DVD and stereo.
The modern kitchen/diner with oak cabinets and granite work surfaces is equipped with dining table, full oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker and all the cooking utensils you expect to find at home. The bedroom has a king size bed and has views over the orchard and fig trees. The modern bathroom has large luxury shower. The apartments each have a private garden or terazza with additional table and chairs for outside dining and sunloungers for relaxing as you contemplate the stunning views. The apartments are cleaned weekly with fresh bedlinen, towels and pool towels provided.
The thick brick walls provide excellent insulation and each double glazed window is equipped with fly screens and external shutters which make the apartments cool and airy in the hot summer months. There is also full central heating throughout when required.
The apartments are non smoking. Private parking is provided. There is free access to a laundry room.
|Further details outdoors|
The extensive landscaped grounds have many private garden areas each with wonderful views which our guests tell us is a real 'wow' factor when they arrive.
The 15m pool is heated and boarded by a decked and grassed area. Here you will find sun loungers & shades for everyone. Sit in the sun or find shade and tranquillity under the pergola or in a hammock among the fig, olive and walnut trees.
Help yourself to our seasonal produce of vegetables from our veg plot, pick from the herb garden or find fruit in the orchard. You will find a cookbook in the apartment in case you are looking for some inspiration! Each week we host a complimentary pizza party where you can try your hand at making pizzas of your choice. There are several fully equipped barbecue areas within the grounds.
A 20% deposit is required to confirm the booking and the balance of the payment is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Changeover is usually on Saturday however we will happily accept mid week bookings and shorter stays subject to availability.
Your apartment is available from 4.00 pm on the date of arrival and should be vacated by 10.00 am on the day of departure. If you require an earlier check in or a later check out, please let us know in advance and we will always try to accommodate you.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Marche is on the Adriatic coast in central Italy, boarded by the regions of Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia Romana and Abruzzo. It is often described as 'all of Italy in one region' as it has a real diversity of terrain, coastline, towns and attractions. We describe it as 'the real Italy'. Your visit to Marche will be remembered for the beautiful scenery, welcoming people and wonderful food and wine!
We are in central Marche, one hours drive from Ancona airport and in an area of rolling hills and tranquil valleys. Each hill is topped by a medieval town waiting to be explored and with a small family restaurant where you can while away a long lunch or evening meal with a glass or two of local wine.
The area is not as busy as most other regions so you will enjoy the feeling of discovering somewhere still a little new and fresh.
Marche has some wonderful cities and towns you might like to explore with amazing architecture and history - Macerata, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno are within easy reach. The coastline is truly fantastic - particularly the Conero peninsula and there are many wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy an inexpensive meal while staring out at the water and watch the sail boats go by.
Also worth your time is a trip to the Sibillini mountains which are not far from us. Take a walk in the hills and see some stunning scenery (check out our website for some examples), take a boat out on Fiastra lake or explore the many tiny villages - each with a fabulous small hosteria. You might also like to try some horse riding, climbing or take a trip in a balloon!
Whatever you do we will guide you to the best places based on what you like to do - just ask!
Casal dei Fichi is a short walk from Francavilla d'Ete which is a typical ancient village set up on a hill with magnificent views. There are all the amenities here including shops, bars and a great simple restaurant. Within a few minutes drive there are several other towns with restaurants and bigger supermarkets and facilities.
Nearby to Casal dei Fichi are the fascinating Roman ruins of Urba Salvia and the Abbey where you can take lunch and explore the grounds.
Take some time to explore the narrow streets of a local town, visit a local market, check out a museum or gallery or simply sit outside a street cafe and watch the world go by.
If you come in high Summer you might like the annual Summer open air opera festival in Macerata but if not in each town or village there is always a programme of live entertainment and festivals all through the long season.
The well-known Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi caves) are one of the largest caves systems in Europe. The caves offer an underground world of lakes, beautiful transparent alabaster formations, vaulted caverns and stalactites suspended like daggers. Guided tours are available throughout the year.
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17 Nov 2014
After reading about Casal Dei Fichi's gourmet break years ago we finally took the plunge and signed up.In the 72 hours between being picked up and dropped off at the airport we had 6 amazing dini… More
12 Nov 2014
"Wonderful Gourmet Experience"
We have just returned from Bob and Ian's fantastic Gourmet Weekend. This was a once in a lifetime experience as they only organize one or two such weekends per year. We were met at the airport by… More
4 Nov 2014
"Golden Autumn days at Casal dei Fichi"
We stayed at Casal dei Fichi for a sunny week in October. Our hopes and expectations were high as it had been highly recommended by previous guests. We were not disappointed. Bob and Ian are wonderful… More
27 Oct 2014
"Sunny Autumn days at the beautiful Casal Dei Fichi"
The hosts and accommodation were exceptional. Marvellous views and real comfort.Everything you could wish for......If you could find the smallest fault, tell the hostsBob and I… More
21 Oct 2014
"Fabulous holiday run by great people"
Our second stay equally enjoyable as the first. Family of 4 with two children 9 and 7 years. We had the benefit of staying in two apartments over the two weeks and combining that with our previous sta… More
15 Oct 2014
"The perfect relaxing vacation"
Casal dei Fichi makes for a superb holiday: it is a perfect place to stay in a magnificent landscape, with charming, knowledgeable hosts. Begin to imagine this ideal vacation by learning about the Mar… More
12 Oct 2014
"Marche at its best"
We had a very pleasent stay at Casal dei Fichi! It was our first visit, both for the accomodation as for the region. For both: it won't be the last visit!Bob and Ian are great hosts and we loved … More
7 Oct 2014
"Just as nice second time around"
This was our second trip and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The apartment is lovely and has everything you need. Bob and Ian are there to help with anything you need. Pizza night is goo… More
6 Oct 2014
"Wonderful Relaxing Apartment"
Spent a week here in late September 2014. What a wonderful vacation!Bob and Ian are wonderful hosts and the property is pretty much as advertised. We can't say enough nice things about the Marc… More
1 Oct 2014
"A special stay in undiscovered Italy"
La Marche is a relatively undiscovered and clearly unspoiled hilltop country side region on the east coast of Italy. Casal dei Fichi and Bob and Ian our hosts there helped make it an especially memora… More
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