Beautifully restored farmhouse, sleeping up to 27 guests, with swimming pool (12x6m) and tennis court
This large and magical Marche farmhouse has been carefully restored to the highest standards, elegantly matching the natural beauty within which it lies.
The house stands in a spellbinding position 350m above sea level and is immersed in open countryside, yet is only ten miles from the popular seaside resort of San Benedetto del Tronto.
The nearest village is just a couple of miles away and has a shop, bar, restaurant and bus stop. Other larger towns are also close at hand, including the beautiful ancient town of Offida, just four miles away, with its busy Thursday market and lace-making ladies, who in time-worn tradition still often practice their art whilst sat in the streets outside their doorsteps.
The house itself is surrounded by nearly a hectare of lawned garden and mature olive trees, with splendid views south into neighbouring Abruzzo. Gran Sasso, the mainland's highest mountain range outside the Alps at well over 3,000m, is often clearly visible and the swimming pool and nearby covered outdoor barbecue offers the perfect place to wile away those beautiful summer days.
Set in the province of Ascoli Piceno, the southernmost province of Marche, this area offers the visitor a heady mixture of beautiful landscapes, rich history, fine restaurants, good wines and a warm welcome from the very friendly people of the area.
For those interested in walking, the nearby Monti Sibillini National Park offers guided tours in stunning scenery, explaining the area's geography, fauna and flora as well as Marche's rich history as a former papal state, with many pilgrimages to Rome through the mountains which led to the establishment of many sanctuaries and churches along the way.
From the villa rolling hills wheel away towards the mountains in the west and at the top of each hill are picturesque old hilltop towns, each ready to tempt you into its range of fine restaurants and bars.
La Loggia (sleeps 8/10) Entry to apartment La Loggia is via a typical external brick and travertine staircase. Inside is a living room with fireplace, dining room, large kitchen, four double rooms and three bathrooms.
(sleeps 6/8) Entry to apartment La Lanterna is on the ground floor. As well as a living room with fireplace there is a kitchen, a dining room which leads to a magnificent portico, two bathrooms with showers and a third with a bath and three double rooms.
(sleeps 4) Entry to apartment La Cantina is on the ground floor in the nearby converted outhouse. It boasts a traditional wood oven, kitchen living room with dishwasher, washing machine and fireplace, one double and one twin bedroom which share a bathroom with shower.
(sleeps 4/5) Entry to apartment Il Girasole is on the ground floor in a converted outhouse 50m from the main building. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and air conditioning, two bedrooms, one double and one twin with room for a fifth guest and a shared bathroom and living room.
- Simple but comfortable furniture, chosen in the "contadino" style to match the house's history
- Wooden beams and tiled floors
- Swimming pool
- Ample parking
- Satellite TV, stereo, dishwasher and washing machine in each apartment
- Large garden including lawn and 90 olive trees
- Roofed patio
- Tennis court
*We also include a wine tasting and tour with the Ciu Ciu and Umani Ronchi winemakers. Contact us
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*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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