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Le Marche holiday apartment with stunning views of Sibillini Mountains - Rotondo



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Spacious accommodation, large beautiful garden in tranquil location.

The apartments are part of an old stone farmhouse. The house has been sensitively restored adhering, where possible, to traditional design and retaining architectural features. The house is located in a small hamlet near Sarnano. It sits atop a small hill with stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding woodland and fields. The woodland offers opportunities for short strolls or even mountain biking. The apartments are on the ground floor of the farmhouse with their own entrances and outdoor space with table and chairs for al fresco dining. All apartments face the mountains and are surrounded by a large two tiered garden for the sole use of guests. The garden is mostly laid to grass with some terracing and flower beds. There are plenty of sun loungers available. There is a wash room equipped with washing machine, sink and iron for guests to use. We also have a small library of games, books and DVDs..

Cultural Activities: The Macerata area has been inhabited for 10000 years so there is plenty of history to enjoy. Urbs Salvia is the largest Roman era excavation in the area. Casa Carotondo is surrounded by medieval hilltop towns with architectural and artistic treasures of interest. In the Middle Ages Castles were built around the Calderola area, some have been restored and are worth visiting.The works of Carlo Crivelli are exhibited throughout the Marche, the nearest to Casa Carotondo being at Monte San Martino. Paintings by Lorenzo, Lotto, Titian and others are to be seen at various locations. For modern art head to Ripe San Ginesio. Visit the home of the famous Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi who was born and lived in the Marche in Recanati. Religion has played an important role in the Marche history find out more and visit the beautiful Cathedrals of Tolentino and Loretto. Day trips to famous Umbrian towns such as Assissi and Perugia are also possible..

Outdoors: Around Casa Carotondo you can take short strolls or mountainbike through woodland. There are routes in the surrounding countryside for walking or cycling from Sarnano or you can head into the Sibillini mountains. There are guidebooks for walking and cycling and we can help with route planning. Other possibilities include horse riding - the experienced can trek in the mountains. Paragliding is possible as are balloon flights over the area. You can swim or fish in Lago di Fiastra surrounded by mountains. If you just want to relax, drive to the top of the mountains, have a picnic and take in the views. In winter there is the possibility of downhill or cross country skiing. Further afield the Adriatic coast beckons with its sandy beaches and excellent fish restaurants. The Conero regional park is a rocky but beautiful stretch of coastline. Alternatively head north to the caves of Frassasi and the Gola della Rosa regional park.

Other: Sarnano, the nearest town, has a wide range of shops and three supermarkets. There is a weekly market for fresh produce and a number of shops selling specialty foods such as locally made Pecorino cheese. Alternatively you can try out 'la cucina marchigiana' at the many reasonably priced restaurants in the area. For those in need of more retail therapy outlet shopping is a possibility with names such as Armani and Hogans. Every summer each town puts on a number of festas to attract tourists. These generally involve live music and food. A number of the medieval towns also stage Palios. Every year San Ginesio reenacts a battle it fought with Fermo in 1377. There are numerous historical theaters in the area, which regularly have performances. There are a number of music festivals during the summer for blues, jazz and most famously the Sferisterio opera in Macerata. All too hectic? Then sit on your apartment terrace, enjoy a glass of wine, the cool evening breeze and listen to the cicadas

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Details for holiday apartment Rotondo, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment Rotondo faces south with a wonderful view of the Sibillini mountains. The apartment has its own entrance and large private loggia on two sides of the apartment, providing shade during the day and suitable for 'al fresco' dining in the evening. The spacious main living area of the apartment is decorated in a modern style but with high ceilings, chestnut beams, some exposed stonework and a woodburning fire to lend it some character. The room is bright with windows or doors on three aspects. The fully equipped kitchen along one side of the 35sqm. living area comprises an electric cooker, induction hot plates, fridge/freezer, toaster, filter coffee machine and combi microwave/oven/grill. There is also a breakfast bar with two stools. The room has a table and chairs for dining indoors, a comfortable sofa and a TV, DVD player and sound system. The main living area has a ceiling fan for the summer and the apartment is centrally heated in winter.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are Rob Newman and Vanessa Foulkes. Before arriving in Le Marche, we lived in London working respectively as goldsmith and software consultant. We have done most of the renovation work at Casa Carotondo ourselves, which is why it took so long for us to start renting the apartments! We believe the renovation work to be of a high quality and have added character to the place as well as using traditional architectural features. We share the house with our friendly dog Chico.

Although we live on site we respect your desire for privacy while staying at Casa Carotondo. We are here, however, should you need help or want information.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Die 14 Tage Urlaub haben uns sehr gefallen bei Euch. Sie waren erholsam und interessant zugleich. Uns waren die 'Marken' vorher nicht bekannt, aber wir müssen sagen, daß diese Region unbeschreiblich reizvoll ist - so ganz anders als der Rest von Italien. Die Berge sind beeindruckend und im keinem Fall mit den Alpen oder ähnliches zu vergleichen. Dies ist eine 'andere' Berglandschaft. Auch die Nähe zum Meer hat uns gefallen - auch hier gibt es einige sehr schöne Plätze/Strände. Und natürlich der Wein!! In Deutschland weniger bekannt und daher für uns ein ganz neues 'Weinerlebnis'. Vielen Dank für die Tipps was der Weinkauf angeht. Und auch Rob vielen Dank für die Mountainbike-Tour auch wenn sie bei uns in der Nebel gefallen ist (bei nur 10C am Berg - 1340m. Höhe). Wir sind uns sicher, daß man ohne Nebel einen fantastischen Blick gehabt hätte! Wie schon gesagt, man muss auf jeden Fall ein zweites Mal herkommen um mehr von den 'Marken' zu sehen - 14 Tage reichen leider nicht aus. Also auf eine Wiedersehen. Und eins noch: Das Haus und die Wohnung sind herrlich. Super sauber und es ist alles vorhanden was man für den Urlaub braucht - uns hat nix gefehlt. Vielen liebe Dank nochmal.
Sep 2014
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Cardiff, Wales, UK

Our stay at Casa Carotondo

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carotondo has been an oasis of peace and tranquility during our stay. The scenery is outstanding and breathtaking, what better view to wake up to in the morning! Thank you for such a warm welcome and great facilities, the apartment was very clean and spacious and the information for places to visit was much appreciated. Noah has certainly enjoyed making friends with the frogs and the lizards. The apartment has been an excellent base for exploring the area and we'll highly recommend staying here to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vielseitiger Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

“In einer herrlichen italienischen Gegend ist eine Oase entstanden, die überall (im Haus und um’s Haus) durch den Geist von Vanessa und Rob geprägt ist. Man kommt an und ist zu Hause. Der grandiose Blick auf die Berge beruhigt und lockt. Ob Bergsee zum Baden, Klettern, Steigen oder die Hochebenen durchwandern, – für jeden hält die Natur einen Leckerbissen bereit.

In der liebevoll gestaltete und hochwertig ausgestatteten Wohnung Rotondo fühlten wir uns sehr schnell wohl und heimisch. Die von Vanessa sorgfaltig und gut verständliche “Bedienungsanleitung” für die Küchengeräte half jedem Menü zum Erfolg.”

S. Strohmeier

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ancona Falconara at 105 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sarnano at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ancona at 98 Kilometres Nearest Train : Macerata at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Civitanova Marche at 54 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Gabella Nuova at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sassotetto at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St. Elpidio at 58 Kilometres Car: necessary

Casa Carotondo sits atop a small hill surrounded by farm and woodland. Our nearest neighbour is about 1km away. The holiday apartments face south-west and have a stunning view of the Sibillini Mountains (25 mins to the ski lifts). Despite the quiet location, Casa Carotondo is only 10 mins away from the lively market town of Sarnano offering culture, retail therapy and entertainment. Surrounded by medieval hilltop towns there is plenty of historical interest to enjoy. Nearby Lago di Fiastra offers swimming, fishing or paddling. The Adriatic coast is about 45 mins away offering sun, sea and some wonderful fish restaurants. The Sibillini mountains are the perfect playground for those wanting an active holiday; sports include hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, and paragliding. If all that is too much, just drive up there, have a picnic and enjoy the breath taking views.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
8 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental rates include towels, bedlinen, hot water, electricity, heating and cleaning. Please bring beach towels. Payment by bank transfer or Paypal (attracts an additional 2% charge). Payment can be made in sterling. Returnees receive a 10% discount. Stays of less than one week are charged on a pro rata basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 55 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom comprises a shower, toilet and basin. There is a heated towel rail for use in winter.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom has exposed sandstone walls with cotto tiles on the floor and ceiling, chestnut beams and a French window. The French window has been fitted with a flyscreen. The furniture in the bedroom is in the arte povere style.The bedroom contains besides the double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a mirror, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Should you wish, we can change the double bed into two singles. We also have a small bed suitable for a child from 3 months to 4 years old.


  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • There is a communal washroom for guests with a washing machine, iron, ironing board and sink. There is also a small library of books, DVDs and games.

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