Beautiful farmhouse and converted barn comprising 6 apartments and restaurant, sleeping up to 20 guests, with swimming pool (12x6m)
This beautiful seventeenth century stone-built farmhouse is in a truly wonderful panoramic position. Perched on a hilltop at a height of 700m it commands stunning views of Marche and the Apennine mountains. Casa Giacomo offers great walking straight from your doorstep.
Set in the heart of the countryside but within easy distance of the small town of Apecchio, Casa Giacomo is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the green wooded hills and majestic mountains. The house itself is thought to have been built by Benedictine monks from the nearby abbey at Scalocchio and was certainly intended to stand the test of time. It was built entirely from local sandstone and inside has spacious rooms with grand fireplaces and thick stone walls, that take you back in time.
Surrounded by a 60 hectare organic farm managed by the owner means that local organic produce is always available.
To taste the local delights you need look no further than the family run restaurant on the site in the converted barn.
And immediately surrounding the property is a large garden furnished with garden chairs, tables and benches, and complete with a superbly positioned swimming pool.
The local town of Apecchio 3.5km away is home to a fossil museum and the town centre is defined by the impressive Palazzo Ubaldini and other historical buildings, seemingly untouched by the passing of time. The town is also known for its mineral springs and is popular with tourists in the summer months.
Even closer to Casa Giacomo is Il Guiso restaurant, an easy stroll away at 1km and well worth a visit especially as guests of Casa Giacomo can expect a very warm welcome and perhaps even a discount.
The famous university Renaissance town of Urbino is within half an hour's drive and offers fine museums and architecture, including the famous Palazzo Ducale which houses one of Marche's most outstanding art collections.
The local area is ideal for trekking and mountain biking and the fresh waters of the Biscubio River offer the possibility of fishing.
With the help of his trained dogs, the owner of Casa Giacomo also offers guided excursions in search of prized white truffles, as well as mushrooms and wild berries.
Private Italian lessons for individuals or groups can be arranged at Casa Giacomo and a free cookery course is on offer each week.
For the intrepid it is also possible to employ expert guides and explore the underground caves of nearby Monte Nerone, complete with underground lakes. And in the winter ski-ing is popular, weather permitting.
Apartment Scalocchio is accessed from an external staircase which leads to a covered outside porch. Inside is a spacious living/dining room with kitchen and fireplace.
One double bedroom is provided with its own en suite and a second bathroom serves the other two bedrooms. The apartment sleeps 6 but two extra beds are available and the apartment has satellite TV.
Apartment Seriola is on the ground floor and is accessed via a covered porch which adjoins the garden. Inside is a large living/dining room and kitchen with fireplace, one double bedroom with en suite and two more bedrooms which share a bathroom. The apartment sleeps 6 but two extra beds are available and a satellite TV is provided.
Apartment Tartufo has an independent entrance from the garden into a small kitchen/living room. There is one large bedroom with a kingsize bed and a single bed. A second single bed can be added here or in the living area. The apartment has one bathroom and satellite TV is provided. Outside there is plenty of space to eat with outdoor furniture provided. Sleeps 2/4.
Apartment Eolo is found in the new barn conversion above the restaurant but exits directly onto the lawn without the need of stairs. There is a small kitchen/living room, a double bedroom with disabled access bathroom. The apartment has a second bathroom and satellite TV is provided. Outside there is plenty of space to eat with outdoor furniture provided. Sleeps 2/4.
Apartments Pisolo and Cucciolo are also found above the restaurant. They are both small each with one en suite double bedroom. Cucciolo also has a kitchen corner. Sleep 2 each.
- The apartments can be booked individually or the farmhouse can be booked in its entirety
- Inside and out the apartments have been beautifully and accurately restored with large wooden beams, big open fireplaces and traditional Italian floor tiles
- All apartments are private with independent entrances
- Large communal dining hall/recreation room, ideal for entertaining or meetings, with large fireplace, kitchen area and bathroom and the possibility to book a double bedroom
- Owner-managed restaurant on site
- Outdoor barbecue
- Superbly positioned swimming pool
- Large garden with plenty of garden furniture to relax in
- Satellite TV
- Excursions such as trekking, fishing/hunting, mountain biking and horse-riding can be organised on request
- Horse stables
- Sale of local organic produce
- Communal washing machines
- Iron and ironing board
- Pets permitted on request
*We also include a wine tasting and tour with the Ciu Ciu and Umani Ronchi winemakers. Contact us
for more details. *Book a villa with us and you can take the opportunity to spend a day relaxing on our superb yacht in the Adriatic. Contact us
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