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Restored Farmhouse With Private Pool And Lovely Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse in Gualdo di Macerata, Le Marche, Italy - Peaceful Location In Rolling Countryside, 2 Minutes Drive From Nearest Village

Casa Wales, restored in 2008, consists of the 100 year old main house and newer annex. Original beams, pantiles, stone and bricks maintain the character of the house, which is equipped with modern facilities. The house has 4 double/twin bedded rooms with ensuite facilities plus 5th ensuite bedroom in the adjacent annex. Alfresco dining for 10 on veranda, indoor dining/living area (with large sofa bed), fully modernised kitchen, second living room with DVDs and wii, games room with table football. There are many plants in the garden including lavender and rosemary, wild flowers, cypress trees, and a small wood. Wonderful views over the valley. Two minute drive to Gualdo with its two supermarkets, butchers, bakery, fruit and veg shop, four cafes and two restaurants. Historic town of Sarnano 10 mins drive, Sibilini mountains 20 mins and beaches 50 mins. Mountain walks, swimming lake, medieval towns and Roman remains to explore nearby.

Iain; Judith
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Iain; Judith

We live in beautiful Perthshire in Scotland. We fell for this part of Italy many years ago and purchased this lovely house as a family holiday home 6 years ago before embarking on a restoration programme with a local geometra known to us through a mutual friend. We have had many great times in Casa Wales with our 3 children, family and friends. We love it very much.

Iain; Judith purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Iain; Judith chose Macerata

The area is very beautiful, peaceful and populated by great people. It is endlessly interesting, but never overrun by tourists, even in high summer. There are many restaurants to choose from, and an abundance of beautifully preserved hill top villages and small towns. The area is great for walkers and we particularly love the gorge walks in high summer, though there are many high peak options too. There is information in the house on these walks and on many local attractions.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house benefits from being very accessible, whilst is secluded without being remote. There are likely to be memorable wildlife encounters during a stay at the house with deer, boar, porcupines, buzzards, lizards, fire flies and many other animals in the vicinity. The village, which benefits from a very good value restaurant, two bars and a good range of shops, is about 2 kms away, and is walkable along tarmac (uphill on the way there) or via the 'white' road that cuts through the fields.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks to your fabulous place, we had a fantastic vacation. Area was perfect"

S, Canada

"You need more photos of house and rooms etc to show it off properly. Website doesn't do it justice... a wonderful property in this lovely part of the world"

Dec 2010
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(12 traveller reviews)


Wonderful tranquil and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Judith and Iain's beautiful house and gardens are a glorious place to vacation! We were two families who found plenty of light-filled space in the house (and guesthouse!) and lots of fun on the terrace, in the pool, and on the grounds. The setting could not be more peaceful and charming. A short drive (or a hearty walk) up the hill takes you to beautiful Gualdo, and in just about any direction you will find yet another fabulous hill town with friendly inhabitants and go-to cafes and restaurants. Plus, for the kids, there's Fussball!

We loved being in Casa Wales, and recommend it most heartily!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review.
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Amazing property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

A superb property in a tranquil location. We enjoyed the most wonderful family holiday with family and friends. I know the area well and have stayed in a number of properties over the years. This is by far the best.

The casa is maintained to the highest standards and provides all the facilities you can wish for. The pool is perfect for all ages and the footy table and wi kept the younger members of the family very happy. The property is situated in a quiet location, but has convenient access to local hill towns and the Conero coast is 45 mins away. Five stars simply isn't enough. Thank you, we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed our home in Marche so much.
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Fantastic house and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd family visit to Casa Wales. We had a fantastic time spent both at the house (gardens had matured wonderfully since our last visit) and revisiting nearby villages. The house is well equipped and very spacious even with 10 of us staying. It is an ideal house/location for spending quality time together with family and friends. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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A wonderful property in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Yet again we have stayed at Casa Wales and had the most relaxing and wonderful holiday. As a returning guest we were amazed at the number of new places to see and visit. The information left at the property by previous guests really made it easy to go and try something different. From wonderfully manicured gardens to a welcoming and clean house it was all we could ask for. The relaxed and friendly pace of life in Gualdo will always be a draw for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely review! I am really pleased you enjoyed our house and your holiday so much.
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A tastefully and sympathetically restored house

  • 5 of 5

This spacious farm house is nestled in the Italian mountains near the quaint village of Gualdo. The property was spotless and very well equipped for a large family or group of friends. The views from the terrace are second to none, ideal to enjoy the tranquil setting with a coffee or glass of wine. The beautiful pool makes a lovely addition to this property and with its adjoining terrace makes a lovely sociable space. It is a short car trip to neighbouring mountain top villages to enjoy the stunning scenery and sample local cuisine.

This property is the ideal location to spend quality time together and soak up the peace and quiet. I am looking forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

As our first visit to le Marche, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the area. The villa is extremely well equipped and the views are breathtaking. We were extremely lazy and spent the majority of the time by the pool. We did venture out to the beach at Porto san Giorgio which was very pretty and worth the drive. The lake at Fiastra was a lovely surprise - beautifully clear water and the children revelled in swimming with the fish!

There is a noticeable lack of tourists which is refreshing and we found the local people very welcoming. I would thoroughly recommend the villa and hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Prices & Availability

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15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Standard price
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
£300 per week deposit payable to confirm booking. Balance payable 8 weeks ahead of holiday, together with £350 returnable security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday (alternative arrangements by arrangement).

Notes on prices:
Price on application for periods where no defined price given

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Gualdo in Marche

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower rooms to bedrooms 1 and 2. En-suite bath and shower room to bedroom 3 En-suite to bedroom 4. En-suite shower room to bedroom 5 (annex) Additional ground floor WC and shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) All En-Suite Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedrooms 3 and 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 (annex) with twin beds. All twins can be pushed together to create doubles (bedding provided).
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Casa Wales is the holiday home of the Wales family. It has been restored sympathetically under the watch of a local geometra, who has combined a traditional style with modern comfort. It is furnished simply with a mix of modern and antique furniture. The pool is partly fenced only, and children must be watched carefully. Outside: The garden is substantially laid out to lawn on different levels. There are extensive beds containing a wide variety of plants, and banks of wild flowers (showing all through summer but particularly spectacular in May/June). There is also an old wooded area and cypress trees. The swimming pool is uniform depth (1.55m), ideal for swimming and pool games. There are shallow steps into the pool at the terrace end. Pool furniture includes umbrellas, table, chairs, loungers. Space for playing games including badminton, football, boules. Barbeque provided. Utility Room: Washing machine in ground floor of annex. Under stair cupboard with ironing board and steam iron, clothes horse provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen along with pool towels are provided. The house will be thoroughly cleaned prior to arrival. Further cleaning can be arranged and paid for locally. Other: Second sitting room has settees seating 4-6. DVD with collection of DVDs and wii. Games room at lower level with table football game.

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