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Large beautifully restored rustic farmhouse in a tranquil setting

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 14

Sogni dei Santi is a beautifully restored rustic hill top farmhouse with the best of modern design and creature comforts. The house sleeps 14 (7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms) has stunning views over unspoilt valleys and hills, a large private garden, a private out-door pool with pool-house and a large outdoor seating area under a shady vine. Sitting under a 12th century watchtower and surrounded by fields and woods, it enjoys lovely views. On the ground floor are a large fully equipped modern kitchen with two ovens, US style fridge/freezer and seating area, a large sitting room equipped with TV/Video/DVD and Game Cube a dining room seating 14, a study, laundry and entrance hall. On the first floor are three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a twin and a another double bedroom that share a bathroom. Up a spiral staircase under the eaves on the second floor there is a further double room, twin room and bathroom with restricted headroom.

Sogni dei Santi General Information: You will be greeted at the house by a wonderful local Italian who knows the house intimately and is on call for any problems that might occur. Many of your questions will be covered in the house notebook. You will be shown how to operate the security cover for the pool. Routine checks on the pool will be carried out during your stay and should cause minimal disruption. The pool has a diving board. There is a large airy garage with a ping-pong table, table football and comfy chairs for children to hang out in!

A gardener will come once a week to mow the lawn & carry out general garden maintenance.

Additional services available on request: Meet/ Greet and Emergency Assistance in English, Cook and Extra Cleaning, Baby Sitting.

The garden is fitted with an automatic irrigation system.

Hospital is 15 mins away in San Severino

Mountains and Coastline : Sogni dei Santi is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty -between the mountains and the sea. There are hiking and walking trails up into the nearby mountains. The ancient pilgrim route to Assisi runs through Aliforni hamlet. The Gola della Rossa-Frasassi National Park (30mins away) features a series of towering limestone gorges providing a habitat for rare golden eagles, peregrine falcons and eagle owls as well as Italy's largest and most interesting network of caves at Frasassi. The Cistercian Abbey of Fiastra (35 mins) is an inland nature reserve and home to a wide variety of animals and rare birds. 1 Hour from the house are the breathtaking mountains of the Sibillini National park. Monte Conero National Park, just south of Ancona, provides Le Marche with a dramatic and rugged stretch of coastline with secluded beaches & coves. It features thousands of species of maritime flora, is rich in bird life and has stunning views over the sea. European Blue Flags – 11.

Food and Wine: Situated in central Italy, Le Marche represents the meeting point between the culinary traditions of northern and southern Italy. It has a vast variety of local foods - from the strong flavours that dominate the food in the mountainous areas, such truffles, mushrooms, salami & tasty 'porchetta', to the more subtle flavours of the coastal cuisine - such as 'brodetto del mare'. Large and juicy olives are another feature of Le Marche's gastronomic tradition. The famous Italian 'gelato' is also something to be enjoyed! The cultivation of vines in Le Marche can be traced back to Roman times and viticulture in the regions thrives to this day with 24,000 hectares under vine, a third of which is doc. The most famous wine of the region is Verdicchio, a white wine produced in Jesi and Matellica (30mins away). Excellent reds are Rosso Conero, Rosso Piceno and Lacrima del Morro d'Alba. Good sparkling wines and spirits are also produced in the region.

More Details

Owner
Joss Carruthers
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2018

About Joss Carruthers

Art historian, Italian and French speaking. Love of Italy - food, history, culture and countryside.

Joss Carruthers purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Joss Carruthers chose Province of Macerata

We fell in love with the Le Marche region and in particular were drawn to this unspoilt area. We totally rebuilt the house which was originally a ruin.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Wonderful views, an ever changing landscape, sun on the pool from dawn till dusk, beautiful walks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Truly magical - a place to unwind, enjoy good food and feel close to nature.' Mrs J Chapman, 2006

'We had an absolutely fantastic time at your beautiful villa. It surpassed all our expectations (and they were pretty high!). We loved the position, perched up on top of the hill with spectacular views, and the house itself was just perfect – really comfortable, tasteful and exceptionally well-equipped. Beds were super-comfy with lovely linen and towels and everything was really high quality.' Clare 2007

'I wanted to email and tell you what a wonderful time we had staying in your property in Italy last week! The house was superbly equipped and extremely clean. We all loved the swimming pool and the views and tranquility were spectacular. We would love to book again for next summer - the only difference being this time we would choose to stay for 2 weeks. 1 week was just not long enough! Thank you for providing us with such an outstanding holiday!' Helen, 200
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Province of Macerata in Marche

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 4 poster ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Butterflies ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Gold ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Yellow bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Boats bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Cloakroom - Toilet , hand basin
  • 4 Poster ensuite has a free-standing double-ended bath, large separate shower cubicle All bathrooms have fine Egyptian cotton towels, bathmats and facecloths.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Four Poster - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4-poster
    Pink Butterflies - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Red Roses - 1 Large Double Bed
    Blue Camelias - 2 Single Bed
    Stars - 2 Single Bed
    Gold Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Pink Camelias - 2 Double Bed
  • BEDS: All beds have very high-quality pocket sprung mattresses with washable mattress protectors, anti-allergic pillows, goose down and feather duvets, fine cotton linen (Egyptian linen on the large double beds), quilts/throws and waffle blankets. There is also a single aerobed and a cot. CLOTHES STORAGE: Bedrooms have adequate storage/hanging space with chest of drawers, walk-in or free-standing hanging.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kitchen - all appliances are top-quality: large American-style fridge with ice dispenser, double Siemens oven, 90cm hob with wok burner, separate drinks fridge, double sink and separate prep bowl. Modern central heating system throughout. Wide-screen TV with video/Cd player and game cube with games. Stereo speaker system to use with guests' iPod and small portable CD player/radio. Large table football and table tennis table! All linen, quilts, duvets, pillows of very high quality, swimming towels provided. Waterproof mattress protectors available for young children. Pool - measures 12 x 6m, with diving board and EU certified security cover. Pool house with changing room, outdoor table and 14 chairs, portable BBQ. The property has its own well and cistern connected to an automatic irrigation system which waters the lawn and plants. The lawn and garden are maintained regularly. The roof and tiles have been treated to avoid wasp/bee/insect infestation.

Reviews

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Blissful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning weather and beautiful surroundings. The pool was fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderfully peaceful haven in Le Marche

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful house. We love it! it is very secluded which is fantastic when we'd just arrived from the bustle and busy-ness of both Rome and the Amalfi coast! It has everything you would need for a big group. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked with every utensil, pot and pan you'll ever need and in a size that's suitable for catering en masse. The pool area was perfect and even though the pool wasn't heated, we used it all day and the sun had heated it up nicely. We love this area - it has the feeling of being quite untouched and the towns are so beautiful and charming. We didn't explore much, however, preferring to relax by the pool and have long meals on the veranda. We couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests return! It is indeed a great compliment! Thank you.
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Wonderful holiday based here.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property that we have visited before. We went back with our three adult daughters. Great location to explore a less frequented but beautiful part of Italy. Wonderful food, small towns, art and architecture and more active hikes nearby. In particular we enjoy the nearby town of San Severino and its restaurants and gelato! Further afield there are as many sightseeing trips as you could want. We landed in Rome, spent a few hours there and then drove to the villa.

The villa is fantastic - comfortable and well appointed. The grounds are lovely - we enjoyed swimming and table tennis on site as well as short walks into the surrounding hamlets. It is a very peaceful spot.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your stay. Come again soon!
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5

Terrific family house in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days in this lovely family house. Le Marche is an incredible region with beautiful old towns and stunning scenery. This house was the perfect base to explore, very comfortable and well-equipped with wonderful outside space and a great pool. We could have stayed four times as long!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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A taste of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location, beautiful property and the garden and pool were a real treat. Eating meals outside looking out over the hills was so relaxing and we loved every minute.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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A truly gorgeous house in a most beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

It really would be impossible not to love everything about this house. The property is absolutely gorgeous: beautifully spec-ed and looked after and lovely and luxurious whilst still being welcoming and friendly. The gardens are equally perfect: so well cared for, planted and laid out and a complete pleasure to sit in or wander through. And the setting - it is honestly spectacular. One of the most peaceful but positive places we've ever been.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Ancona Falconara
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Corsciano
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
San Severino Marche
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Tolentino
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Ponti dei Canit
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Porto Recanati
Car: necessary

Sogni dei Santi is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, within easy reach of the mountains & sea. The medieval town of Cingoli, 'Balcony of the Marches', is 15 mins drive away with panoramic views over the hills to the sea. It is the birthplace of one of Italy's Popes, with important churches & a museum. San Severino, 'City of Art', lies in the valley below (10 mins drive), & has shops, museums & a beautiful central piazza. The Frasassi Caves nearby are the longest in Italy, one chamber large enough to hold Milan Cathedral! Macerata is host to the famous open air opera season at the 'Sferisterio' (40mins from the house) which runs Jun-Aug. Throughout the summer there are pageants & palios & food & wine festivals in the local villages. Further afield is Urbino, the world-famous Renaissance town & birthplace of Raphael (1hr 40mins) & within 1.5- 2 hours are four of Italy's most famous theme parks (Mirabilandia, Fabilandia, Le Navi & Italia in Miniatura).

Other Activities: Trail biking, Clay pigeon shooting, Wild Boar hunting, open air operamotor cross, paddle boating

Golf: There is a beautiful golf course 30mins drive in the grounds of the Abbey of Fiastra.

Ski: There is skiing 45 mins away at Sarnano in the Sibillini Mountains.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Province of Macerata, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer High Season 18
26 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,514
for 7 nights
£3,514
 
 
Autumn Mid Season 18
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,669
for 7 nights
£1,669
 
 
Winter Low Season 18
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 
 
Christmas/New Year 18/19
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 7 nights
£1,757
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £439.22

ADJUSTED RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOW OCCUPANCY

€500 cash on arrival is required as a security deposit to be kept by the caretaker and returned at the end of the rental period if there are no damages to pay.
Guests staying during low season periods when central heating is used will be required to pay a gas supplement based on usage.
SMALLER GROUPS?

ADJUSTED RENTAL RATES FOR SMALLER GROUPS - CONTACT THE HOMEOWNER
Additional services: pre-arrival grocery shopping, extra mid-week cleaning, catered meals at the villa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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