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Beautifully Restored Farmhouse with fantastic views. Private Pool & free Wifi

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse near Montalto, Le Marche, Italy - Spectacular Views In Rural Location

Casa Leone is a beautiful detached farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Le Marche. It was lovingly restored to a modern yet traditional standard and has just had a new kitchen extension which has wonderful views over the pool. There is a shaded outside terraced eating area with breathtaking views stretching across vineyards for al fresco eating with the spectacular Sibilini Mountains on one side and the picturesque, nearby village of Patrignone on the other. The private swimming pool (open May to September) is surrounded by travertine marble, with sunbeds and parasols. There is a decked shaded area with outdoor sofa & chairs for when the sun gets too much, where a hammock sways in the trees, and a table tennis table for when you are feeling energetic. Inside is a table football and a good selection of DVD's and games are available. The local village is only 10 minutes walk away and has a good supermarket and bar/restaurant. The town of Montalto is 5 minutes drive and has all amenities such as a bank, pharmacy and restaurants/bars. The house is looked after by a local English couple who live a short distance away.

We feel that our house offers the best of both worlds. Essentially a rural location but with a village only a 10 minute walk away and the coast a 30 minute drive

More Details

Owner
Diane
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2017

About Diane

We live in Cambridge UK with our son who was born in the year 2000. We both work but like to travel as much as possible and we first visited Italy in 2003. We came across Le Marche whilst looking for an unspoilt area in which to buy a property.

Diane purchased this house in 2006

Why Diane chose Ascoli Piceno

Our first holiday in Italy was to Tuscany and it was here that we decided we wanted to buy a house for restoration. We looked around a few areas and eventually decided on Le Marche because it wasn't too developed and had great variety such as coast, mountains and beautiful countryside.

What makes this house unique

The main reason we chose the house is because it is private but situated a few minutes walk from the local village and it has the most amazing views if the Sibilini Mountains. There is the village church in the distance on one side and vineyards on the other. The main town is only 5 minutes drive away and the coast 30 minutes. We think it has the best of both worlds without being too remote.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Le Marche is a beautiful area with great food, weather and prices, plus lots to see and do and the villa location and pool were the icing on the cake (M Weir June 12)



The area was a very pleasant surprise and you have a true gem of a villa and magnificent location. Dawn and team are to be complimented – the property was immaculate.Thanks very much and we shall all recommend your lovely home to our friends and colleagues. (Ann Tunnicliffe July 11)



We had a great holiday in Le Marche thanks in no small part to the quality accommodation at Casa Leone. We are fairly experienced travellers in Italy but Le Marche is as good as it gets.Thanks again. Alastair Robertson (June 11)



Casa Leone is the perfect property in the perfect location. Immaculate villa with breathtaking views across vineyards and snow capped mountains. A most relaxing experience. Dave,Denise,Greg, Chloe and Zara Munro (July 2010)
May 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montalto delle Marche in Province of Ascoli Piceno

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please put parasols down when not in use and clean BBQ for future guests.
  • Please notify the house manager as soon as possible about any issues, particularly to do with the pool
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 with shower, WC and bidet. Bathroom 2 with bath, shower, WC and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and views onto hills and mountains. Bedroom 2 with king size bed with views of pool and village. Bedroom 3 with twin beds with views of gardens and village. Travel cot also available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There is free wifi which has good coverage, including outside on the terrace. A food pack will be provided to welcome you on your arrival and there is a good information pack about the area contained within the house. The house managers are an English couple who live locally. Central heating is available at £18 or €20 a day.This can be paid out of your deposit or locally with the house manager. If the heating is requested for 3 days or less than an addition £20/€24 will be added. Outside: Set in a 1 acre garden which includes an olive grove and beautiful outside terrace with stunning views for dining alfresco. A BBQ is also provided. Private pool 8m x 4m (Open May to September inclusive), surrounded by travertine marble,with sun beds and parasols. There is a wooden deck, set under the shade of pine trees, with outdoor sofa and chairs which provide a great place to relax whilst enjoying the panoramic views. A hammock sways gently in the trees. Table tennis table with bats and balls provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels included. Pool towels can be provided at a small charge. Property and linen cleaned weekly including between bookings.

Reviews

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Beautifully Restored Farmhouse with fantastic views. Private Pool & free Wifi
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews
5

Amazing views, lovely property, fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

The location of the villa is perfect in that it's walking distance to a village, with local restaurants, yet in a peaceful location with amazing views. It is also not too far to drive to the beach or mountains for the day. The villa is well equipped and the house manger is very helpful. We loved getting to know this unspoilt, untouristy area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate that you took time to do this and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our house.
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5

Tolles Haus

  • 5 of 5

Tolles Haus, sehr schön gepflegt, ideal für einen Aufenthalt mit Kindern. In 30 Minuten ist man in Grottamare am Strand. Der Pool ist von außen kaum einsehbar. Sehr gute Betreuung durch die Agentur. Jederzeit gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two weeks here in September. The views are so pretty from the pool area and main bedroom. To see snow on the mountain tops and vineyards right next to the property with undulating countryside all around, while hearing the church bells ring, made it a very special spot. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen facilities fulfilled everything we needed. The configuration of one bathroom downstairs was unusual but didn't cause us problems, although if you struggle with stairs it might not be helpful.

The Agriturismo Due Pini that is literally next door was such a highlight of our holiday that we went twice to experience Maria cooking up a storm,amazing value! Also in the village which is a nice 15 minute walk away has a lovely pizzeria that we used four times including their take away pizzas. The village shop catered for all our needs too. The nearest bigger town Montalto delle Marche has a good market on Wednesdays and a few cafe's for morning cappuccino and cornetto de crema. Many hilltop villages to explore and a day trip into the mountains is worthwhile. One day we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location beautiful, Property Manager outstanding, convenient location for groceries and restaurant.

  • 3 of 5

Outside property not manicured. Pool cover filled with murky water & leaves for 4 weeks of stay. Would have been nice if Decking and outside sitting areas were swept and manicured to accommodate guests. Ants a problem inside and outside. Showers in both bathrooms leaked and tight. TV was useless...went on & off on its own. DVD no sound. Washer was the worst. After several attempts some loads washed; others wouldn't rinse...not a pleasant experience. Weather was cold the entire time & we felt €20 a day a bit much for heat. All the stairs were an issue for us since we are a 68 year old couple...one with knee issues. Wouldn't know how to use the coffee pot if Thomas wasn't there to show us. Had to have water pump reset several times. Air cannons from local farmer ran for over two weeks every 5, 10 to 15 minutes starting every morning til 8pm to scare birds. Even though we enjoyed our stay aside from these issues. Only could give this property a 3 star rating to be fare.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that the points you raised affected your holiday experience so allow me to address them and we have also passed them on for responses from the House Manager. With regards to the pool cover being filled with water and leaves. You opted for the option of not having the pool open during your first 4 weeks of the stay. Obviously the pool cover had been on all winter and therefore had rainwater and leaves on it after the 6 months it was in place. The water pump had to be reset because the pool was opened up on the last week of your stay. The rest of the outside area was jet washed and swept before your arrival but obviously leave and pines do accumulate on a daily basis, but is cleaned by the House Manager weekly. The problems that you had operating certain items such as a coffee pot, DVD player and washing machine were resolved by the House Manager and he addressed the shower issue as soon as you made him aware. He understood that you were satisfied thereafter. Banging from the bird scaring is uncommon and is illegal after April. Unfortunately you did not have good weather, but the price we offer early in the season reflects the possibility that it may not always be warm.
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Amazing views!

  • 4 of 5

Views from the windows and pool area of this home are stunning, as seen in the online photos. We took hundreds of photos with differing light - all gorgeous.

Best thing about the house - the kitchen - huge windows looking onto the pool, and the hills around. Well appointed with pots, dishes, etc.

House situated between fields - vines on one side, other crops on the other. You can hear chickens down the road, particularly, for some reason, late in the afternoon (feed time?). The bedrooms are a good size - with great storage (brighter bedside lights would be nice). There are 2 bathrooms, one at the front of the house near the 2 "adult" bedrooms, but down 3 steps. Small shower (no bath). The other bathroom is off the living room, which is separated from the bedrooms by a series of up and down stairs - making it unlikely to be used in the middle of the night. That bathroom has a bath.

Nearby ( a 5 min. drive) there is a small grocery store, well-stocked, but with typically irregular Italian opening hours (meaning it is closed in the PM, closes early on Thursday, and possibly open only in the AM on Sunday). A bit further up, in the town of Patrignone, there is a bar serving coffee, lunch, afternoon drinks and snacks, and good pizza after 7:30. Apparently, the pizza is available for takeout. There are also shops in Montalto, which is up the hill, and some seriously twisty roads. It has a butcher, pretty good bakery selling nice pizza slices, a small grocery store, a few bars, a good green grocer and a pharmacy (which was never open when we checked). Montalto had the best market of the Italian towns we visited this summer, although we were told that the St. Benendetto one (about 30 minutes south, along the coast) was huge.

We visited Petritoli, on a Sunday PM when almost everything was closed, Ascoli, which was beautiful, the beaches at Grottamare and St. Benedetto, plus drove up to Civitta Nova, which is a much more modern town.

We ate at Due Pini, just on the other side of the house, fun - we spoke to some Dutch visitors/locals, and were greatly entertained by a rowdy sports club having a celebratory dinner. LOTS of antipasti the best of which was the red and white pizza - amazing crust. There are choices in pasta and meat- we learned from the local Dutch fellow to share all the courses - otherwise you will have way too much.

TIP - get off the A 14 at Grottammare for Montalto, vs. Pedaso, to avoid many twisty roads.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful private property and pool

  • 5 of 5

The Property is beautifully equipped, with modern comforts, plenty of outdoor lounging areas and totally private. There are stunning views across vineyards to traditional Italian medieval towns with ancient bells ringing in the distance. A welcome pack of bread, milk, butter and jam was a lovely surprise. Excellent wifi to keep teenagers happy. Arrival and departures very straightforward. Restaurants are limited in the area but a drive to Grottammare for wonderful seafood by the beach is only a half hour away. A convenient supermarket up the hill has all the essentials to make an appetizing meal on the terrace. The property was exactly what we wanted and as described on the website and lived up to its pictures. The owners were very accommodating and efficient. We will hopefully be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write this great review, it is really appreciated. With regard to restaurants, there are of course 2 excellent restaurants that are within walking distance of the house, and quite a few more that are within a short drive so that you don't have to go as far as Grottamare. There is a full list in the house.
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Location

Nearest Airport
117 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Patrignone
Nearest Ferry
117 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
San Benedetto
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Pedaso
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Patrignone (local village)
Nearest Ski
56 Kilometres
Sassotetto
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Grottamare
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

It is a good area for cycling and it is very popular in the area.

Christmas and New year and a great experience with all the towns decorating the streets and having fireworks.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach in Grottamare 30 mins drive with fantastic seafood restaurants.

Smaller beach at Cupramaritma (30 mins drive also),with lovely beach front restaurants.

Larger town with beach is at San Benedetto which is 40 mins drive.

Travel:

Ancona airport is 1 hour drive. Pescara airport is 1 hour 15 mins. Car hire is essential and based at both airports.

Distances:

Nearest village Patrignone 10 mins walk. Town of Montalto with all amenities 5 mins drive. Beautiful historic town of Ascoli di Piceno 30 mins drive is a hidden treasure of Italy.

Further Details:

Good area for cycling and this is very popular in the area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Montalto delle Marche, Marche

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 7
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£595
 
 
Rate 8
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Rate 9
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Rate 10
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
Rate 11
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£935
for 7 nights
£935
 
 
Rate 1
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
Rate 2
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£935
for 7 nights
£935
 
 
Rate 3
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
Rate 12
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Rate 13
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£575
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Booking via email. 50% deeposit on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before date of arrival. £150 security deposit payable 1 week before arrival and returned within 1 week after your return home on notification from house managers. Initial 59% deposit is not refundable if you cancel

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but remain flexible outside peak times. Check in time 4pm & check out 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts for any long lets from September to May.
If central heating is required it will be charged at £15/€18 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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