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Charming & tranquil country property in panoramic position



Updated: 14-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 double bedrooms (2 can be twin) 2 en-suite shower rooms, l bathroom. Sleeps 5

In Le Marche, halfway between the mountains and the sea (25 minutes), the casetta adjoins our farmhouse with wonderful views of mountains and medieval villages.in a very peaceful area. The large swimming pool (12m) is set in an orchard again with all round views and is shared only with us. The independent casetta was recently converted and is spacious and well equipped for year round living - cool in summer & warm in winter. The bedrooms are generous and the living area is relaxed in summer and cosy in the cooler seasons with a large log fire and central heating throughout. There is a private terrace with shady pergola and barbeque for outdoor meals & full use of the gardens with lounger’s & casual seating to relax & admire the views. Good local restaurants abound & walking is available straight from your door or in the Sibillini Mountains with the beaches & fish restaurants of the coast a short drive away - charming & magical accommodation.

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About the Owner

Madeleine David and Tony Burke
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2017

36 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)


A Rural Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely, very clean and well equipped, situated in the rolling hills with acres of sunflowers. The gardens are wonderful and well maintained and the view from the large pool was very nice. Highlight of each day was our swim and watching the swallows dive in the pool to snatch any floating insects.

Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and gave great advice on where to eat and places to visit. Would recommend the market in Porto San Giorgio and the night market at Fermo. Fermo is a lovely town with some great restaurants too.

The only negative would be the road the property is located on. It is very steep and narrow and not for the faint-hearted.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely revue. Unfortunately country roads can be poor and ours is one of the better ones. With a little care it is perfectly manageable.
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A wonderfully relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful spot and the Cassetta lived up to it's description! The pool was beautifully clean and well maintained, as was the house!

Madeleine had certainly gone to town on providing all one would need both in the kitchen and other areas! It was useful to have swimming towels provided as they can take up a lot of space in a suitcase!

Our hosts were helpful when needed but also unobtrusive! there are plenty of good restaurants at Porto san Georgia, and Madeleine and Tony knew of good local ones!

We would definitely recommend this house to anyone seeking peace and quiet, but with amenities nearby, also beautiful scenery! Sue andSteve.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and peaceful with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in a beautiful, away from it all location, but it is close to many authentic hilltop towns and villages and there is a great beach within 30 minutes drive. The pool is fantastic, and whilst it is shared with the owners, in fact we really had it to our selves as the owners only used it first thing in the morning before we were up and about. The house itself is a good size with comfy beds and everything you need for cooking etc. As mentioned in other reviews, the owners are very friendly and helpful, but also respect your privacy. Overall we would highly recommend this property for anyone who wants to discover this beautiful part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haven of peace and tranquillity

  • 5 of 5

A spacious cottage set in beautiful mature gardens in verdant Italian countryside. The sea was less than 40 mins away and there were world class sites within range of day or half day trips. It is situated between the sea and the Sibillini hills. Madeleine and Tony were welcoming and had a fund of ideas for trips if asked. The cottage itself had a very restful atmosphere and good outdoor dining facilities as well as a wonderful pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely house and environment

  • 4 of 5

We (2 adults, 2 children) had a very nice stay in this lovely house! We enjoyed sitting in the garden and swimming in the large and beautiful swimming pool. The environment is very attractive: next to the beautiful hills there are attractive, nice, nearly "medieval" villages in the neighbourhood with good restaurants. Within 30 minutes we were at the beach and enjoyed swimming and surfing. Madeleine and Tony are very helpful and nice people. Alltogether, one day we would like to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week here. The house is a good size, clean, and has everything you need. Our children specifically appreciated the beach toys. Tony and Madeleine are there to help with the area, but are not intrusive. The location, however, is what made it a winner for us. Easy distances to the beach and great hill towns. Evening walks on the dirt road leading to the property offer great views and take you through sunflower fields and a vineyard.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ancona at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Belmonte Piceno at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ancona at 70 Kilometres Nearest Train : Porto San Giorgio at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A14 Fermo/Porto San. Giorgio at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Monsanpietro Morico at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Porto San Giorgio at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

The Casetta is in the rolling hilly country between four medieval hill-top villages. Our nearest town is Fermo with its summer antique market every Thursday evening. We are between Macerata (famous for its international opera festival) to the north and Ascoli Piceno to the south: both fascinating ancient towns, not forgetting Offida, a centre of the wines produced in the area. The often snow clad mountains, the Monti Sibillini, part of the Appenines can be seen from the Casetta and can be reached within 45 minutes and the pleasant resorts of Porto San Giorgio and Pedaso with their wide choice of beach side fish restaurants are within 25 minutes.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low period
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

booking periods are saturday to saturday unless agreed with the owners

25% deposit on booking
balance by agreement
full amount due if cancelled within 4 weeks of holiday if property cannot be re-let

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 102 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Walk in shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Walk in shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Newly converted shower and bathrooms with generous walk-in shower areas, full tiling and heated towel rails.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be twin
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be twin
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The 2 larger bedrooms (1 and 2) have extra large double beds which can be made up as doubles or twins on request, creating very flexible accommodation.The third bedroom has a normal double bed but as it is quite small it is more comfortable for single occupancy. All bedrooms have ample hanging and drawer space with reading lights. Bedrooms have ceiling or floor fans and all windows have shutters and insect screens.


  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Large spacious pool is only shared with the owners, and includes solar shower and lounging areas as well as use of the orchard garden.,with many fruit trees, olives, vines and flowers. There are two pergolas by the pool for shade, and parasols. The living area is comfortable and relaxed and cosy in the winter months with its large log fire and central heating. A washing machine and sink is provided in the utility room.,which is also useful for storage.

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