Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is part of a large Liberty listed villa, dating back to the 15th century and recently restored with the help of local artisans to a high standard, set within extensive private grounds. The apartment is completely private and self-contained, with its own entrance and large west-facing terrace, perfect for dining al fresco.
The apartment benefits from its own private infinity pool (15m x 7m), surrounded by a large marble terrace with sun loungers. With one double and one twin bedroom and a sitting room with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and the historic town of Offida, it is the perfect base for exploring Le Marche or just relaxing by the pool.
Offida's restaurants, bars and a weekly market are only 3 minutes by car. The beaches of San Benedetto and Grottamare are 20 minutes drive, as is the beautiful city of Ascoli Piceno. The magical National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, with opportunities for hill walking, cycling, climbing and paragliding, is only 45 minutes drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grottamare and San Benedetto del Tronto 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara and Ancona 70/90 70 km, Nearest railway: San Benedetto del Tronto 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The well-equipped kitchen-dining room is on the ground floor, with laundry room/cloakroom/WC. A marble stairway leads up to the comfortable sitting room on the first floor, with view of closeby Offida and the surrounding countryside. There is also a large family bathroom and two south-facing double bedrooms, with plenty of space to accommodate 4 guests. Cots and highchairs are available for families with small children.
The apartment offers cool and contemporary interior design with quality fixtures and fittings. The large vaulted Games room in the villa has table-tennis, table football and mountain bikes for guests to use.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment has its own west facing private terrace, with outdoor seating and a large table for dining al fresco. There is also a large sun umbrella and barbecue.
Ample shaded parking for 2 cars is available adjacent to the apartment.
The large infinity pool, 15m x 7m, is surrounded by ample marble terracing and lawns, providing the perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxing. There are loungers and sun umbrellas, with pleasantly shaded areas under walnut and olive trees. The pool is open from May to end October.
Guests should note that the pool is 1.5 m deep, therefore children will require supervision. The pool may at times be shared with the owners. There are no other paying guests.
There is a booking form to complete to confirm availability and prices.
A 20% deposit is required to confirm the booking and the balance of the payment is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should the holiday be booked less than 8 weeks before arrival, the total amount is due immediately.
A €200 cash deposit will be required on arrival which will be refunded at the end of the holiday subject to any damages.
A cot and high-chair can also be provided, if required.
Changeover is generally Saturday to Saturday. However mid week bookings and shorter stays will be considered subject to availability.
The apartment is available from 3.00 pm on the date of arrival and should be vacated by 10.00 am on the day of departure.
Linen provided and changed weekly.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Le Marche is an area of Italy that is steeped in ancient history. A patchwork landscape, sewn with vines, hilltop medieval towns and cities, woodland and mountain areas, is a visual delight. The people of Le Marche are proud of their local traditions and way of life, but very welcoming to visitors. The 180 km long coastline consists mainly of sandy beaches and about 10% of the area is protected as nature reserves and parkland.
For wine lovers in particular, it is an excellent area to explore the many local cantinas, to taste award-winning wines such as the Offida Passerina and Pecorino or the Rosso Piceno. Further inland is the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, great for skiing in the wintertime and, for those who like to get away from the crowds, the perfect rural retreat in summer. The tourist board for the Marche region has a wealth of information about walks and itineraries, as well as festas and other events. Le Marche is particularly well known for its shoe production and there are many outlet stores selling high quality well known brands.
In general, Marche has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot dry summers. Summer temperatures average between 25-30 degrees but can reach the mid 40s. April, May, September and October are lovely warm months but without the extreme summer temperatures.
Offida is the most important centre in Italy for the production of hand-made lace (merletto a tombolo), and is an important centre for quality and prize winning wines, with the regional wine centre for Le Marche being based in a former monestary at Offida. It is also famous for its Carnevale in February, when the whole town gets involved in chasing a Bove Finto (false bull) around the town. This, of course, does involve quite a lot of imbibing! In the summer months, there are many sagre (local food festivals) and also a crafts market every Friday evening, in addition to the weekly town market.
The spectacular Riviera delle Palme is only 15 km from Offida and offers its visitors clean sparkling seawater and a coastline of unspoilt beaches, with the highest award of Bandiera Blu. Here, the visitor will find a variety of fine seafood restaurants, ice cream shops and bars.
A palm and oleander lined promenade/cycle route extends 25 km along the coast from south of San Benedetto to Cupra Marittima and one can hire bikes, roller blades or walk, with plenty of opportunities for refreshments en route. There are many little medieval hillside towns, often with their beautifully preserved opera theatres. Ripatransone (10 km) and Macerata (40 km) perform outdoor opera in the summer months. In each little town or paese it is possible to find a selection of local cuisine and wines.
There is a good selection of restaurants and pizzerias both within Offida and in the surrounding areas. At the end of August, Offida hosts an annual wine festival, when the ex-monastero di San Francesco opens its doors, along with other establishments, to the public to taste the region's wines. There is a Museum of local history and some beautiful churches to visit. In Offida, the skill of lacemaking is learnt from an early age and in warm summer evenings expert lacemakers are often to be seen sitting outside their houses producing intricate lacework.
Tennis is available in Offida, watersports at the coast, and hill-walking and cycling are immediately available from the villa with further possibilities up in the Sibillini mountains. There is a 9 hole golf course near Massignano (25 km). During the summer months, Offida hosts concerts and shows in its main square and in local bars. Also, at night San Benedetto and Grottamare are good venues for those who enjoy discotheques and clubs.
At Ascoli Piceno, the capital city of the province and only 20 minutes by car, there is an excellent selection of restaurants offering the traditional menus of the region. The Piazza del Popolo is a spectacular rectangle of 19th century and earlier buildings, including the famous Cafe Meletti, an Art Nouveau treasure. Every 3rd weekend of the month an Antiques Market is held which spreads across the city centre. In July and August, the Quintana celebrates the medieval history of this pre-Roman city. A good opportunity to see some expert flag throwing and jousting, as well as some amazing costumes.
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21 Sep 2014
"Fabulous rental property"
One of the nicest places we've rented in Italy. Spotlessly clean, high quality kitchen & bathrooms! Comfortable beds. Pool is wonderful and large, with great views to Offida. Highly recommended -… More
20 Jun 2014
"An excellent week"
We had never visited this part of italy before and were surprised at how beautiful and quiet it is - we didn't see many tourists and most places we visited were quiet and we easily got tables, pa… More
21 Aug 2013
"Zeer aangename, comfortabele vakantiewoning met privézwembad"
Fantastische woning, vrij gelegen met privézwembad. Van alle gemakken voorzien. Eigenaren zeer gastvrij en behulpzaam waar nodig.… More
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