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2 luxurious apartments in traditional Italian farmhouse with pool - Pipistrello

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking




This apartment for up to 5 people is on the first floor. It has a double bedroom with king-size bed, a twin room and a large living room with a settee-bed. In the living room there is a digital TV and a combined DVD/CD/MP3 player. There is a fully equipped kitchen dining room, and an attractive loggia with table and seating for 6 people and beautiful valley views. The bathroom includes a bath with shower, handbasin, bidet and WC.

There is underfloor heating, and free-standing fans for summer use. The floors have been tiled throughout with traditional handmade tiles and the apartment features exposed beams and vaulted ceilings in every room.

In the garden there is a gazebo and a summer house near to the pool with a shower and toilet.

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About the property

Casa Tranquilla

This recently restored farmhouse is located just outside the town of Loro Piceno with its local speciality 'vino cotto' wine industry. It is set in 15 acres of our own farmland including vines, olive trees, and fruit and nut trees. South-facing, it enjoys panoramic views over the rolling countryside.

The accommodation offers 2 apartments, the first floor one sleeping 5 in a double bed, 2 single beds and a comfortable divan-bed in the living room. The first-floor apartment has a covered veranda. The ground floor one has a double bedroom and one with 3 single beds. Both have a large farmhouse kitchen/dining room and either a bathroom or shower room.

Outside there is an internally illuminated 6 x 12 metre private swimming pool that is in view of both apartments. Outdoor lighting has been installed in the garden and there is plenty of parking for all visitors.

Summer House: Loro Piceno is a mile away and has a full range of facilities including 3 churches, 2 supermarkets, a petrol station, 2 banks, pizzeria, 3 cafes and 3 good restaurants. There are also 2 bakeries, 2 butchers, ice cream parlour, hairdresser, florist and a weekly market (Mondays).

Within the garden there is a summer house close to our internally illuminated swimming pool - vey chic!. The building includes power points, a shower and toilet, and outside there is an illuminated patio area overlooking the pool where barbecues can be held.

The whole garden can be illuminated in sections to produce a relaxing ambience in the evenings.

Activities: The seductive Adriatic coast with its safe and inviting sandy/shingle beaches is but a 40 minute drive away. All forms of watersports are possible including swimming, skiing, sailing and windsurfing. For freshwater swimming Lake Fiastra is not far away in the foothills of the Sibillini mountains.

Paragliding (local school) outside Sarnano, horse riding, hill walking, mountain biking (hire/guides at Amandola with Sibillini Cycling), and water sports are available locally.

The resorts of Porto San Giorgio, Grottamare and Monte Conero with its nature reserve are all within easy driving distance. The coastal towns are renowned for their excellint seafood restaurants.

Activities: There is an excellent championship golf course about 60 minutes away at Numana, near Monte Conero, and a driving range nearer home, near Abbadia Fiastra.

Simple skiing facilities are available in the Sibillini mountains at Sarnano-Sassotetto, about 20 minutes away. This is not a sophisticated resort, but it offers well-organised family skiing opportunities with a wide range of grades on 9 pistes. Snow usually holds from December through to April.

Hot air ballon trips can be organised on request with Balloon Italy for a fantastic flight over the rolling countryside, and now we can arrange short courses on bushcraft and survival skills as well as truffle hunting and cooking.

Macerata Opera and Music Festival, held in the open air in a grand 2nd Century ampitheatre known as the Sferesterio from the middle of July to the beginning of August - second only to Verona in terms of importance.

Also visit the up-and-coming Colmurano music festival normally held in the middle of July.

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Property Manager
Chris & Judith Thorp
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Chris & Judith Thorp

Judith and I live in Derbyshire and have had a lifetime love of and interest in Italy, its traditions and culture. When we discovered the region we realised that it represented a way of life that was untarnished by tourism yet readily accessible and with much to offer to holiday makers with many different interests.

We love every minute when we have the opportunity to stay there and hope that all our guests will feel the same way about it and want to come back again and again.

Chris & Judith Thorp purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Chris & Judith Thorp chose Loro Piceno

This is a lovely place to stay for two families of up to 5 people, with plenty of space inside and out. It is not directly overlooked and has a large garden for relaxation with an exceptionally lovely pool and super views. The nearby town of Loro Piceno provides everything you need for stay, and there is no need to go beyond the town if you don't want to explore the surrounding area but just want to put your feet up.

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with what was a semi-derelict farmhouse in the countryside of Le Marche and knew it could be turned into a place of beauty and tranquility. And so it proved to be. Set against a backdrop of our own vines and olives the restored farmhouses and pool nestles unobtrusively into the landscape.

It's sunny south-facing aspect gives beautiful views over the countryside and is not directly overlooked because we have no immediate neighbours. Here you have an opportunity to escape the rat-race of modern life yet all the facilities you need for an enjoyable holiday are on your doorstep in Loro Piceno village.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had an absolutimo brilliant time! Love the house and views, great pool! - Gina Chadwick and family

The house is beautiful - and the region stunning. Had a fantastic break - we'll be back - Nicola Dalby and family.

You have created a lovely house in a beautiful area. We have all had a super hoiday - John and Anne Illingworth.
Nov 2007
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Available Rentals


A security deposit of £150 is required with the final balance payment. This is refundable after the accommodation has been checked for damage or breakages.
Special offers are available. Please consult the owners.


Accommodation and facilities for Pipistrelloin Loro Piceno in Province of Macerata

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The bathroom has a shaver point with double sided mirror. Facilities include bath with shower, handbasin, bidet and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The main bedroom has a king-size bed, wardrobe with drawers, table, chairs, mirror and bedside cabinets. The twin bedroom has 2 single beds, a wardrobe with drawers, a chest of drawers, chair, mirror and bedside cabinets. Hair-dryer.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
The property includes a summer house near to the swimming pool with shower, toilet and hand basin incorporated. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels. All linen and towels are changed weekly. Cleaning is undertaken every week. Insulated picnic box with ice blocks. Cot and high chair available.


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Fabulous apartment with stunning views in a beautiful part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 wonderful weeks here; the apartment was really comfortable, excellently equipped and the pool was fabulous. Chris and Judith were great hosts and kept us well informed and shared lots of local tips for restaurants/ things to do. The views from the balcony and the pool were stunning and you are just a short drive from Loro Piceno where there are cafes and shops. We found so many great things to do in the local area with our 2 children (11 and 13) and we particularly enjoyed swimming and relaxing at Lago Di Fiastre in the Sibillini mountains. We also travelled just over an hour to 2 water parks and Sirolo on the coast. There are lots of fantastic restaurants and we had so many delicious meals out - there's a folder in the apartment with everyone's top recommendations. Also had a wonderful evening at the local vineyard listening to a live opera and enjoying the wine and aperitivo. There's no air con but there are lots of fans and with open windows it was absolutely fine even in the heatwave we experienced whilst we were there. Don't hesitate and book your stay - you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for those kind words. We are, of course, most delighted to hear that our guests have enjoyed their visit to Casa Tranquilla so much. We do constantly strive to ensure that our holiday home is kept to the standards that we ourselves would expect from others, and normally find something to add or change to improve the experience for our guests. All feedback is most gratefully received. Grazie mille!
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  • 5 of 5

idyllisch und ruhig gelegen mit postkartenausblick. wohnung sehr gepflegt und stilvoll restauriert. sehr gut ausgestattet. alle nötigen infos per email vom vermieter direkt erhalten. schöner pool. ausreichend infos über lokale möglichkeiten in der wohnung vorhanden mit empfehlungen anderer urlaubsgäste. hoher erholungswert. interessante umgebung mit meer und bergen innerhalb 30 min erreichbar. im ort alle einkaufsmöglichkeiten vorhanden. würden jederzeit wieder hingehen.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Ancona (Rafaello Sanzio)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Loro Piceno
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Loro Piceno
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Car: necessary

Le Marche is known as 'undiscovered Italy', and is relatively untouched by tourism. However, it is steeped in history and culture, stretching back to beyond Roman times. The farmhouse is located about 1 mile outside the medieval hilltop town of Loro Piceno, and is only 20 minutes from the regional centre of Macerata, which is famed for its annual music festival in August. The traditional, unhurried pace of life continues its seasonal rhythms as it has done for centuries. The local restaurants and bars present a delightful range of local dishes and wines of great quality.

Other Activities: hot air ballooning (to be arranged on request)