This attractive 6 bedroom house, is perfect for relaxing in the heat of the summer or walking or cycling through the Golden Triangle of Le Marche in autumn or spring. The house is a short stroll from the centre of a picturesque hill town called Penna San Giovanni. It has Wi-Fi, private pool and panoramic views across the valley to the south. Here you can relax and enjoy The Real Italy. It is 40 minutes from Lago di Fiastra, a beautiful mountain lake and from the beach at Porto San Giorgio.
Casa Maria is a recently renovated farmhouse but unlike many other similar properties in the area it is not isolated as it is within walking distance of the historic walled village of Penna San Giovanni with its shops, bars and restaurant where Paulo cooks the best pizza I have ever eaten. In the tabacci the owner Umberto, who speaks excellent English, will be happy to advise you on local markets and events.
The kitchen is well equipped with a Smeg cooker, extractor fan, granite worktop, tall fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, electric kettle and toaster.
East facing patio doors lead into the garden where there is a small table and chairs - perfect for that early morning coffee.
On the ground floor is a study with desk, soft furnishings and open fire. A great place to relax with a book, write or surf the internet.
Patio doors lead onto the upper terrace where there is a bench looking out over the valley to the south.
The lounge area is comfortably furnished with three settees and has a large rustic fireplace and wood-burning stove.
Again patio doors lead onto the lower terrace where there is a large table and 12 chairs for al fresco dining.
In the dining area are a dresser and dining table which seats 12. A Sony stereo CD/MP3 player is provided for your use.
There is Wi-Fi + a Top floor games room/den with table tennis and TV/DVD.
Bed linen and towels are included. (Beach towels are also provided). Cleaning and changes of bed linen is performed weekly.
Outside there is a barbecue, Private Pool, ample parking and a large garden from which to enjoy the panoramic views.
There are 3 bathrooms, 3 double bedrooms and 3 twin rooms. All have fans and windows have mosquito protection. One twin room is on the ground floor with its own bathroom. The Adriatic Coast, with its long sandy beaches and fabulous seafood and the mountains, with a magnificent lake safe for swimming are both just a short drive away. Our information pack will give you details of the places of interest and restaurants with a price guide to help you enjoy for yourself the pleasures of this beautiful unspoilt area. Our website (URL HIDDEN) has more info/photos and recent guest views on the house and area.
Wendy and/or her husband Barry will meet you on arrival and show you the house and pool. They will be happy to give you advice on the area and what it has to offer. If they are needed they live only a short distance away.
Ancona and Pescara airports are approximately one and a half hours drive away. Both are served by Ryanair with daily flights all year round and you will find a choice of car rental companies at the arrival terminal.
We ask that you treat the house and furnishings as you would your own. Checks are made for breakages and anything significant may be deducted from the damage deposit. Please refrain from smoking inside and we do not permit pets.
I live and work as a lawyer in Belfast and have a love of Italy, particularly the Marche region. We bought this farmhouse in 2003 and extensively modernised and renovated it to make it a home from home. We have enjoyed wonderful times here over the years and when not there rent it out during the summer. It is available all year round. Christmas and Easter in Italy are my favourites. They do everything so well.