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Villa Harvey – Home 89536 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

The Marche 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

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Patricia And Jeremy H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
09 Dec 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Jun 2009. Located in Province of Ascoli Piceno, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £933 to £1454.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Dec 2016.

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