About the home
This old but well restored farmhouse is ideal for a large group of guests. Downstairs is a large hall with fireplace. library room with piano, living room snug, kitchen and large dining room and one en suite bedroom and two toilets.
The other six bedrooms are located upstairs, three en suite and the other three sharing one bathroom.
- Seven bedrooms sleeping fourteen guests
- Five bathrooms
- Washing machine and dishwasher
- Wifi throughout the property
- Sat TV
- Cot available
- Cleaning service provided. Chef on request
- Nearby restaurant run by the owner, July/August and weekends
- Private, landscaped lake within walking distance
- Great walking
- Private swimming pool
We also include a wine tasting and tour at the Umani Ronchi distillery.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||7 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (4)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
The Marche / Abruzzo / Marche region
The region’s medieval hilltop towns are awash with museums and art. The Marche town of Recanati was home to one of Italy’s most celebrated poets, Giacomo Leopardi and Marche was also the birthplace of great masters such as Raphael and Bramante, giving lineage to its modern-day artistic vibrancy, with a number of outstanding twentieth century artists coming from the area.
Divided into four provinces, Marche’s regional capital is Ancona, a port which came to prominence in the sixteenth century and is second in importance only to Venice on the Adriatic.
Other historically important places include the university towns of Urbino, Camerino and Macerata. Urbino boasts the Galleria nazionale delle Marche, probably the most important of Marche’s 234 museums.
Macerata is home to the Sferisterio, which along with the Arena in Verona is one of Italy’s most important outdoor opera venues, where in July and August people flock from around the globe to see performances of opera and classical music. The town also has fine examples of Renaissance, Baroque and eighteenth century architecture.
Camerino is a beautiful town in the heart of the Appenines. The historic university was extensively damaged by an earthquake in 1997 but has now been almost completely restored.
The town of Loreto is home to one of the most important shrines to the Virgin Mary in the world. Its owes its existence largely due to the thousands of pilgrims that come to see the house of the Madonna, which is said to have been transported there from Nazareth by celestial angels during the Crusades. More likely it was dismantled brick by brick and brought over by ship.
Uniquely, Ascoli Piceno, a town important since Etruscan times, has a beautiful central piazza made entirely of travertine marble, testimony to the town’s rich and glorious past.
And the region is dotted with castles and fortresses, has at least eight spa towns specialised in the treatment of various ailments and is home to many different traditional crafts, notably in the town of Offida, where even today the ladies of the town can be seen making finely detailed traditional lace garments in the town’s cobbled streets.
In fact many traditional crafts are still practised throughout the region and provide an important mainstay to the economy. They include production of handmade paper at Fabriano (the first of its kind in Europe), terracotta vases and pots, copper, iron and wool products, hat-making and the manufacture of musical instruments, notably violins in Ascoli Piceno.
The Piobbico area
The property is close to the small town of Piobbico four miles away, famous in Italy for its Club dei Brutti which promotes the virtues of "ugliness over the slavery of beauty."
At the higher end of town is a wonderful castle, originally built in the thirteenth century, given a facelift in the 1570s and now undergoing another restoration. It is open at weekends from June to September. Throughout the summer the town stages various events, including a polenta fete, a mushroom exhibition, a wine festival and a medieval pageant.
Situated close to the borders with Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia-Romagna, Casa Bianca is an ideal place from which to explore Marche and central Italy, with Perugia, Bologna, Florence, Assisi, Siena and Rome all day-trip possibilities.
Yet there is also much to see and do closer to home. Just 20 miles away is the wonderful university town of Urbino, the birthplace of Raphael and the home of the Palazzo Ducale, an architectural masterpiece which houses Marche's most important museum, the Galleria nazionale delle Marche.
An hour to the north is San Marino and the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic Coast are within half an hour's drive.
How to get there
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Marche is now within quick, cheap and easy reach from all over Europe.
Once here we suggest you hire a car from one of the many rental companies to be found at the airports and train stations. We recommend Avis for price and convenience.
Travel to Marche has been revolutionised in the last five years by the introduction of cheap air fares by low budget airlines.
Ryanair flies direct from London Stansted to the local airports of Ancona, Pescara and Bologna Forli' as well as other airports including Rome, Pisa, Milan and Venice. It offers some incredible bargains for those who book in advance.
Easyjet also operates daily flights to Bologna, Rome and Milan from London Stansted.
Fast and efficient train services also mean you can travel from anywhere in Europe to numerous train stations in Marche. For more information see www.raileurope.co.uk
Activities near Piobbico
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 14|
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|Low Season||1 Oct 11||1 May 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 2150||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 2490||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 2150||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Oct 12||1 May 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 2150||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 2490||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 2150||-||-||1 Week|
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