Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Set in a lovely mature garden of olives, vines, fruits and a giant oak and with panoramic views all around Casa Elisabetta offers total peace and tranquility in a traditional country house setting.
The property has been carefully restored by its owners to a good standard and is perfect for a large family or group of friends wanting relaxation in a picturebook rural Marche.
The furniture in the house is an pleasant mix of antique and more modern pieces and the house is very light and has a soothing feel.
The downstairs living room leads out onto a large covered portico perfect for dining, playing ping pong or relaxing in the shade. From the portico a marvellous garden stretches away, surrounding the house with large gently sloping lawns interspersed with olives, cherries, apples, vines and other fruit.
The swimming pool has a deep end for diving and a shallow end with Roman steps for children and the traditional outhouses nearby have been thoughtfully converted into a relaxing living space and shower room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
- Cot available
- One shower room and toilet upstairs, one downstairs
- Living rooms on ground and first floors
- Full size lawn croquet
- Spacious fully equipped kitchen
-Living rooms on ground and first floors
|Further details outdoors|
- Spacious covered outdoor portico
- Large enclosed garden planted with mature fruits and olives, perfect for children (including playhouse)
- Great walking
- Private swimming pool with Roman steps (shallow end 1.1m), and well furnished poolhouse.
- Traditional outdoor pizza oven
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Even today Marche remains a largely undiscovered gem in the heart of Italy, sandwiched between the stunning Apennine mountains on its western fringes and the beautiful Adriatic coast to the east.
Perhaps because Marche has historically been an isolated region, sheltered as it is from intrusion by its natural mountain borders to the north, south and west and by the Adriatic Sea, it is only slowly gaining rightful recognition.
The region gets comparatively little mention in the travel media, deferring to the wider fame of neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria. Yet it can justifiably claim to be Italy’s very own Garden of Eden.
It boasts lush greenery (often a surprise to visitors) and an enchanting mixture of sunflower fields, abundant woodland, many rivers which wind their way down to a beautiful coastline, and stunning mountain scenery.
Bordering both Umbria and Tuscany, as well as Abruzzo, Lazio and Emilia-Romagna, the region has an identity all of its own.
Walkers, trekkers and nature lovers can also find their feet here, with regional and national parks offering an abundance of outdoor activities, including trekking, mountain biking, paragliding, nature trails, hunting and fishing and ski-ing.
Marche has two national parks, the Monti Sibillini National Park and the Gran Sasso Monti Della Laga National Park.
The Monti Sibillini National Park actively promotes and protects wildlife habitats and has played a key role in building a stable population of wolves and other creatures such as the golden eagle. Wild boar abound and with the help of active re-introduction programmes there are also now signs of the return of the Marsicana brown bear from its stronghold in neighbouring Abruzzo. There are even signs of the return of the secretive and shy lynx.
Rising 572m from the sea near Ancona, Monte Conero is one of Marche’s best known landmarks. It is home to a regional park and is an excellent place to see birds such as the marsh harrier and long-legged buzzard, while its coastal waters offer beautiful coved beaches and are ideal for organised boat trips.
The other regional park by the sea is the Colle San Bartolo Regional Park near Gabicce, home to wetlands of national importance.
A myriad of fascinating caves form the central attraction of the inland park, Gola della Rossa Frasassi Regional Park, recognised as the most interesting limestone caves in Italy. Special tours lead you through a series of caves complete with small lakes, stalactites, huge stalagmites and onto the truly cavernous Abisso Ancona, a cave from ground to ceiling fully 240m high.
For anyone managing to drag themselves away from Casa Elisabetta the property is in the foothills of the Monti Sibillini National Park in the Apennines, home to some exceptional scenery, many legends and a proud tradition of high quality local produce and cuisine.
Yet the house is also only 40 minutes from miles of beaches, being only ten minutes from the dual carriageway which leads directly to the Adriatic Coast.