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Exclusive Large Villa, wedding venue & holiday rental with a Pool, Marche Italy



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Exclusive large villa with pool, sleeps 21 - 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, Idyllic Hilltop Location offering panoramic views over rolling hills

The holiday villa and wedding location is hidden away in the most picturesque and peaceful setting, with fabulous views over rolling hills and snow-peaked Sibillini Mountains. The beautiful Italian farmhouse has been lovingly restored, keeping its original features and charm. The Pomegranate villa is an ideal holiday location and wedding venue with large grounds; so whether you are planning a short break or a long summer holiday it offers an exclusive panoramic pool and an independent summer house for larger groups of up to 21 people. In this idyllic heaven you will enjoy total privacy but locally restaurants and shops only a mile away. Private road access via automated gates ensures guests undisturbed privacy, simply enjoy the setting. The Adriatic riviera with sandy blue flag beaches are 15 minutes away, offering excellent seafood, water parks and beaches ideal for families and all ages. The villas position no doubt offers guests the possibility to fully explore the entire region.

  • Sleeps 23
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Daniel, Candida, Elettra (9), Achille (7) and Atena Jennings(4). We moved from the UK to Italy in 2001, deciding it was a better place to start a family and change our way of life. Since then we haven't looked back.

We offer guests a friendly and professional service, helping each group with local information and general holiday advice i.e: best places to eat out, food shopping, local places of interest, markets, sagra's (fates) and great local beaches. There are giudes and info at the villa.

We live on site, away from the farmhouse, which is fenced for guests privacy. We deal with property up keep, grounds and pool maintenance, making sure the property is always kept at it's best and your stay is problem free.

You'll have a memorable stay at Villa Pomegranate

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found Il Melograno a very relaxing place to stay. All rooms had an en-suite bathroom which was a huge bonus and having young children we liked the fact that the pool was safely tucked away with access only via a gate. The kitchen was amazing – a delight to cook in, as for the views, we spent many calming moments gazing at the mountains and we grew very fond of the farmer on his tractor going up and down the surrounding fields droning like a bee in the distance! Quite the rural retreat.

Yet, just 20 minutes away were the sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast for the children to enjoy, and for us the highlight of our stay was the trip to the mountain villages, just an hour away - and the swim in the fresh water Lake Fiastra. We also had a most enjoyable evening out for some adventurous ‘grown up’ cuisine at the restaurant Il Picene in the hill-top village of Ortezzano, we would highly recommend it when the pizza and pasta gets too much! from Sue and Family.
Jan 2006
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


An original og authentic accomodation

  • 4 of 5

We (5 Danish families - 10 yongsters og 10 grown ups) spent the most fantastic summer holiday week at Il Melograna. The picures of the place and its surroundings don´t lie. On the opposite! We found a very special kind of place hidden away on the top of a hill with panoramic view. Obviously, Candy and Daniel have put a lot of energy in making a home for their family and a very authentic accomodation for their guests. Every little detail in the house, the garden and the pool area is thought through with great love and passion for Marche and for the landscape and culture around Il Melograna. The hosts were just "our kind of people": always nearby to help, come up with ideas as what to visit and where to eat. Twice during the week we enjoyed Candy´s excellent Italian cooking skills and Daniels good choices of local wines. If you expect functionality, you will be dissapointed. Il Melograna is renowated, furnished and equipped with a love old and original materials. Except for the bed matresses we found that very charming! Il Melograna is the perfect place if you want to experience the Italian way of life in a part of Italy not very well-known to Northern Europeans. There was plenty of room, hang-outs and "hiding places" for everyone. Beach is only 20 minutes drive away. But we never got to see that much, because everything we nedded was all at Il Melograna!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great destination for large groups. Extended family of 15 of all ages had a great time. Plenty of space and well equipped. Excellent pool and delicious food cooked by the owners. Great location. Within easy reach of shops, restaurants and many places of interest. Beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The setting was quite magical with stunning views across to the Sibillini Mountains, the lush valleys between and the fields of Sunflowers. The accommodation was great, all rooms were ensuite, there were 3 kitchens to choose from and 2 large seating areas outside, one of which had beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The pool area is slightly raised and again has incredible views. The owner Daniel and his wife Candida were the perfect hosts offering suggestions for local restaurants, night markets and other places of interest. It couldn't have been more perfect

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely week in Ponzano do Fermo. We rented this villa

For a week for our wedding. If you are after a rustic and comfortable place in Italy to stay then this is the place. If you are considering a wedding in an easy going venue, with brilliant hosts and an amazing backdrop, then again this is the place.

Couldn't fault out prefect wedding and holiday. Thanks so much Candi and Daniel. Can't wait to return

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect wedding, relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a magical week at Il Melograno in July this year, celebrating our wedding with our family and friends. We had first visited the villa a year before and immediately fallen in love with the stunning location - rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, Medieval hilltop towns and the Sibillini mountains in the distance. We knew it would be perfect for our wedding. And it was.

The villa itself is beautiful, clean, very well-maintained and true to the photos on the website. Rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. The pool was lovely and always clean. The gardens were also well looked after. The owners, Daniel and Candida are lovely, warm people who worked tremendously hard to ensure that we had the most amazing wedding day and week at the villa.

Whilst planning the wedding we were in close contact with Daniel and Candida via email and phone. They were very helpful and patient, offering their advice, experience and local knowledge but also listening to our ideas. They also made time for us to visit the villa and ceremony venue with them. They were always willing to offer extra help, eg suggesting accommodation nearby for guests, restaurant recommendations, booking taxis, minibuses and restaurants, giving advice when a member of our group was unwell and helping with onward travel arrangements.

Candida's food is wonderful. We had tasted some of her delicious cakes when we visited to plan the event. Our wedding meal was absolutely superb. Months later, the guests still talk fondly about the fantastic fish lasagne and the porchetta.

During the week we spent at Il Melograno, we and our families were able to fully relax and feel as though the villa was our home. There was plenty of space for us all to spread out and find a private spot when we needed to, but equally there were some lovely spaces to spend time altogether - we had some wonderful dinners together on the long table overlooking the valley and lots of fun playing water volleyball at the pool.

The kitchens were well-equipped, beds were comfortable, blankets were provided when evenings turned cool. With Daniel and Candida living in a separate house within the grounds, they were on hand when we needed help, but otherwise were unobtrusive, leaving us to relax and enjoy ourselves.

Il Melograno is a very special place. It is secluded, beautiful and relaxing but has plenty of options for exploring (beaches, mountains, lakes, old towns and villages). We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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villa pomegranate, Ancona

  • 5 of 5

we recently had a fabulous family(19 of us) holiday at villa pomegranate, Ancona. The location and the villa were absolutely breath-taking. The accommodation was of the highest standard. What made the holiday extra special was the hosts, Daniel and Candida. They gave us a really warm welcome and made us feel at home. They gave us lots of information about where to visit and places to eat. There was plenty of space for the oldies to find some peace and for the kiddies to play, swim and watch the live stock.

On our last night, we asked them to prepare the evening meal for us and they produced a wonderful, mouth-watering feast for both vegetarians and carnivores.

I highly recommend villa pomegranate.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the area and particularly the panoramic views from the hilltop location, with the back drop of the mountains. The villa is very close to local shops just 1.5km away, but at the same time we are away from the crowds. The position of the house offers guests complete privacy and benefits from all modern comforts you will need. The property has been restored to a high standard and maintains all original features, brick work, oak beams and terracotta tiles. Where possible we reclaimed original materials and reused them in the restoration process. At the same time the property has been restored to tight public building regulations and standards against earthquakes. The Adriatic coast is just 20 mins away, where as the mountains and national park are a 40 minute drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ancona at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Capparuccia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ancona at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Conero Golf at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Porto San Giorgio at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Porto San Giorgio at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Capparuccia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sasso Tetto at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Porto San Giorgio at 18 Kilometres

The self catering holiday accommodation is ideally located close to two small towns, yet offers complete privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The holiday villa's hilltop location offers great uninterrupted views.

The big farmhouse is close to Grottazzolina, Fermo and the Adriatic riviera, with many sandy blu flag beaches. From rocky coves to long stretches of sandy coastline, you will find excellent fish restuarants and interesting ports and towns to visit close by.

Porto San Giorgio is highly recommend to visit day or in the evenings and is just 20 mins away.

Fermo's summer evening markets are also a must to do

Distances from the villa

2-5 mins - 3/4 Local villages and 2/3 supermarkets;

2-5 mins - to a variety of restaurants and pizzerias;

10 mins - Large hypermarket, outlets and shops;

15 mins - Fermo, Petritoli and Montottone;

20 mins - Adriatic coast & sandy beaches in Porto San Giorgio;

30 mins - San Benedetto (The Palm Riviera);

40 mins - Lakes and Amandola;

45 mins - Conero nature reserve with beautiful beaches

50 mins - Mountains and national park.

60 mins - Ancona airport

Other activities locally: MTB tracks, hill walking, hiking, go-karting circuit, kite surfing and many other beach activities.

There are two national parks and 3 nature reserves to discover and explore throughout the year, you can enjoy walking & hiking routes, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, golf, quad biking, hand gliding amongst many other activities.

Whilst there are many fantastic hilltop villages to explore, perfect just to walk around and admire, taking a coffe or ice cream on the way round, which is really great - we highly recommend 'Amati' in Porto San Giorgio. Le Marche offers so much to see and do throughout the summer in an endless array of free local fates (Sagre) and festivals where you can taste and get to know the real Italy's culture, traditions and history.

Locals are very friendly and love children. You'll certainly be very welcome where ever you go, but especially families with children.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Max 20 guests
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New year - Max 20
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Max 20 guests
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Max 20 guests
9 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late spring
7 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day:
Peak season is Saturdays, however please enquire for dates outside this time.

Notes on prices:
- 30% deposit required at the booking stage.
- 7 night stays during summer months
- 3 Night stays in other periods

Final cleaning fees:
€120 euros Farmhouse
€ 30 euros Cottage

Getting married in Italy:
We offer a professional bespopke wedding packages, including the civil ceremony held at the villa or local village, catering requirements to suit guests budget, holding a small or larger wedding party for approx. 20-60 guests.

Note: Many other services are available. please email us with your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

The villa & wedding venue offers guests many outside areas, covered during the summer months, for everyone to enjoy & perhaps escape to find their own corner when wishing to relax & enjoy the unspoilt view. The property offers complimentary Wi-Fi internet accessed all around the property, with an extra wi-fi access point on the Ground Floor. Furthermore, 9 out of 10 bedrooms have their own bathrooms, which we believe is an added bonus, especially with large groups who have young children. The property has automated electronic gates, ensuring guests undisturbed privacy & safety. Whether you are getting married, taking your summer holiday or short break, this is fantastic location. We offer complete wedding services in Le Marche, a great region which offers so much more than you'll expect.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 9 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Farmhouse - 6 bedrooms are en-suite with shower, sink, toilet and bidet. 1 bathroom is shared by 2 rooms. 8 bathrooms. Cottage - shower room with toilet and bidet, 'Anti-Bagno' with a separate sink. All are equipped with shaver points and hairdryer.


  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 21 (10 Bedrooms & 9 Bathrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Farmhouse - Bed 1 - std double. Bed 2 - QS four poster. Bed 3 - std double. Bed 4 - QS double. Bed 5 - QS double. Bed 6 - twin room. Bed 7 - QS master double. Bed 8 - twin room. Summer house - 1 QS double & 1 twin room, with extra bed if required.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: You can book meals with us, ideal for the night before departure or day after arrival, giving you time to relax and make the most of your holiday. Guests can walk to a choice of local restaurants (1 mile away) should they not wish to drive. The use of electricity, cooking gas and water are included in the price. Taxi service and baby sitting service available on request, should you like to take a night out. 3 cots and a extra bed can be provided. Getting married in Italy - Our complete wedding service. We offer a professional tailor made wedding service, including the civil ceremony held at the villa, catering requirements to suit guests budget, holding a small or larger wedding party for approx. 20-60 guests. Please contact us for further details and we would be happy to discuss your own personal needs and also organise the necessary paperwork required, dealing with the legal aspects and documents needed. Outside: The property is completely private with no shared facilities and the swimming pool is fenced, thus ideal for families. There is one extra large patio with a barbecue, seating and two long tables to accommodate 20 adults or more. There are many other patios, an extra large roof terrace, a veranda and garden spaces all with tables and chairs. The pool area has an outdoor solar shower, sun loungers, steamer chairs, umbrellas, tables, benches and a large shady pergola. The pool is surrounded by olive trees and offers breathtaking views over rolling countryside and of the mountains. The entire grounds and pool area have automatic lighting systems, so you can relax where ever you want to be. An evening swim under the stars with the mountain back drop is a memorable treat. A 3m trampoline and 3 swings for children, with many wide open spaces to play boules or other fun games. The property is nestled in the centre of 28 acres, surrounded by mature trees and olives. Utility Room: Laundry room with washing machine, large sink, toilet and bidet. Iron and ironing board. Additional washing machines on the upper floor and in the summer house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, bathroom and kitchen towels are provided and changed weekly. Two week bookings: cleaning services and change of sheets can be arranged according to your requirements, but the cleaners fees are additional to rental costs. Other: Secluded and fenced private pool with sunbeds, loungers and pergola. Great panoramic terrace, rear veranda and panoramic patio, all ideal for alfresco dining and directly accessed from the kitchen.

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