About the home
Our traditional Italian farmhouse, with vines and olive trees right outside, enjoys beautiful views across an open valley towards neighbouring farms and villages. It has a south-facing sunny aspect, and without any immediate neighbours you will enjoy all the peace of the countryside - perfect for a chill-out while you watch the gentle rhythm of the countryside!
Although in a tranquil setting we are only half a mile away from Loro Piceno with its good range of shops, restaurants, cafes and community facilities - there is everything you need whilst on holiday. There is always something happening locally, culminating in the 'vino cotto' festival in August and a wonderful firework display, and not far away is Macerata with its renowned opera festival, also in August.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Civitanove Marche, 45km|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
These two modern apartments in a traditional old farmhouse can be rented together, with special rates for joint bookings or extended periods as shown under 'Rental Rates'.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
In addition to the farmhouse there is a summerhouse by the illuminated swimming pool with a toilet, shower and handbasin, and a patio where you can enjoy an evening barbecue.
The Marche / Abruzzo / Marche region
Le Marche is a beautiful, unspoiled and relatively undiscovered region of Italy that offers bountiful sun, mountains, lakes, grottos, sea coves and beaches. Located in north-central Italy on the Adriatic seaboard, Le Marche is accessed easily via the international airports at Ancona, Bologna to the north, and Pescara to the south.
Le Marche is renowned for its quintessential medieval hilltop towns and villages, historic remains, and its glorious renaissance architecture. This region is still dominated by agriculture, and being undiscovered by mass tourism offers an insight into real Italian life. This fascinating part of Italy conceals a wealth of art, architecture, museums, castles, forts, Roman antiquities, good food, high-class wines, and offers a wide range of outdoor activities from skiing and horse riding to climbing, walking, mountain biking and paragliding.
The Macerata / Loro Piceno area
Casa Tranquilla, our converted Italian farmhouse, enjoys a sunny south-facing aspect just below Loro Piceno in the south of the region. We are in the province of Ascoli Piceno, not far from the provincial city of Macerata that boasts an annual music festival in August second only to Verona. Here at Loro Piceno you are within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic and the dramatic Sibillini Mountains, which separate Le Marche from the neighbouring region of Umbria.
Our farmhouse is at the side of a quiet country lane with hardly any traffic, and provides uninterrupted views across the valley to nearby villages. It is set in 15 acres of arable land that is normally planted with wheat or sunflowers. It comes with the "obligatory" small vineyard that produces the local “vino cotto” speciality (a sweet dessert wine), and a stand of olive trees together with several fruit and nut trees.
There is much to see and do in the area including the show caves at Frassassi, the World Heritage town of Urbino, the many medieval towns and villages with their abundant festivals including Opera Festival at Macerata and music festival at Colmurano and a host of speciality events in all the villages. You can safely swim in the Adriatic sea or the freshwater Lake Fiastra, and climb, walk, bike and paraglide in the beautiful Sibillini mountains, or take a more leisurely look at ancient Roman remains or the works of the notable Italian artists.
Places like Rome Venice, Bologna, Assisi and Perugia are all possible to include in a day out.
How to get there
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Ryanair to Ancona (nearest), Pescara, Rimini, Forli (Bologna) and Rome. Most of these journeys are on motorways (cheap tolls) and Super Stradas (dual carriageways) to get you close to Loro Piceno. Ancona is an easy 1.25 hours driving, Pescara and Rimini are about 1.75 hours away.
Hertz and Europcar car hire are available from most airports, and Autos Abroad will find the cheapest ones.
Activities near Macerata
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
14 Aug 2011
The villa was beautiful and was perfect for a two week stay for our extended family. We loved visiting the nearby towns. We were lucky enough to be there during one of the festival times. Even though we spoke very little Italian, everyone took the time to communicate with us. Our hike in the Sibillini mountains was one highlight of our trip. We would love to come back and stay for at least a month.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||30 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices quoted are per week, and include use of the swimming pool between May and October, weekly linen/towel change, cleaning, water, electricity and gas (subject to a winter heating supplement of £100 per week during November to March inclusive).
A security/damages deposit of £300 is payable with your final payment 8 weeks before departure. That deposit will be refunded within 14 days of the end of your holiday, subject to a deduction of an appropriate sum to cover the costs of any losses or damages that may have been incurred (see Terms and Conditions).
Payment is preferred by credit or debit card for ease of management and return of your damages deposit, but a cheque is also acceptable. Payment may also be made by internet bank transferBook
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The property is normally closed from November until the beginning of the following April
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