Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Casa Amelia is a beautifully restored Italian farmhouse nestled on a hillside in the province of Le Marche. It has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. Set in the rolling hills of Le Marche next to fields of sunflowers, Casa Amelia is a stunning home, lovingly restored by its interior designer owners and furnished with a keen eye for detail using French and other antique and country pieces. The house retains a peaceful charm, whilst incorporating the latest creature comforts including a plasma screen TV, cinema surround sound, satellite channels, Bose iPod docking station and CD players. The private, cutting edge 12 x 6 m black swimming pool has a children’s paddling area and there's an outdoor shower, fridge and loggia for shade. Located less than 10 minutes drive from San Ginesio, one of Le Marche's most beautiful villages, with superb local shops and only an hour and a quarter from Ancona Airport. La Vita e bella at Casa Amelia, life doesn't get better than this!
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Civitanova 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 90 km, Nearest railway: Macerata 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The large stylish kitchen includes a range cooker, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, Gaggia coffee machine and plenty of kitchen equipment for keen cooks. There is ample storage. The sitting room has 2 French doors onto a terrace, the dining room seats 12 and has a stove and French doors, there's a TV, DVD and open fire in the kitchen and a further sitting room with a plasma screen TV, cinema surround sound and DVD.
|Further details outdoors|
Casa Amelia has a lovely, well designed large garden with fruit and olive trees and an orto (veggie patch) The glamourous black swimming pool at 12m x 8m pool area has a giraffe house with fridge, sink and plastic plates and glasses, there is also an attractive loggia for shade and good quality wooden sun loungers. There are several hammocks around the garden and off the kitchen there is a wonderful shaded loggia with tables for alfresco dining. There's a good terrace for watching the sun go down off the sitting room and a couple of BBQs.
Golf is available at the Conero Golf Club, approximately one hours drive away.
The nearest good beach is at Porto San Giorgio which is 40 mins drive away and it's possible to swim in stunning surroundings at Lago di Fiastra, also 40 mins away.
The glamourous black swimming pool (12 m x 8m) has a childrens paddling area built into it and the garden is very large for playing. The swimming pool is not fenced and a watchful eye should be kept on children. Dogs are welcome if kept under strict control. They are not allowed upstairs or on any furniture.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
San Ginesio with its fabulous range of locals shops (excellent butchers, fruit and veg shop to die for, baker, small supermarkets, pharmacy etc) bars (Bar Centrale serves the best home made ice cream in the area) restaurants is 10 minutes by car away. Sarnano is 20 minutes away and Tolentino is 25 minutes. Assisi can be reached in an hour and a quarter as can beautiful Ascoli Piceno.
San Ginesio has a host of special fares and themed events in August. The Opera Festival in Macerata also takes place in August. Lovers of fine footware will delight in the Tod's factory outlet shop and fashion lovers will love the Prada and Armani outlets, all located nearby. Art lovers will be treated to original works by masters such as Crivelli and Lorenzo Lotto still hanging in the churches they were painted for. Crivelli's paintings in the church in Monte San Martino are especially worth a visit (35 mins drive) and the local restaurant serves a fine nettle pasta. People who love to walk can stretch their limbs in the Sibilline Mountains and the staggeringly beautiful landscapes of the Pian Grande where the Castellucio lentils are grown is highly recommended as a day trip.