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Restored farmhouse in secluded location with stunning mountain views - Leonardo - Two bedroom apartment with own private balcony and patio

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Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Leonardo - Two bedroom apartment with own private balcony and patio

Beautifully restored by the present owners, the apartment offers open plan living with all modern facilities whilst still retaining the original high, vaulted chestnut and terracotta ceiling. The apartment has a light, airy feel with 5 large windows and patio doors leading onto a balcony with fantastic views over to the Grand Sasso mountain range.

Two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and house bathroom. Separate private entrance and terrace. It can be linked to the main house if required to form a five bedroom property

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About the property

IT6836 farmhouse

This fairytale restored farmhouse sits in the hillside surrounded by it's own 10 acres of tree's and open glades with fantastic views of both the Sibillini and Grand Sasso mountains. The property has been tastefully restored to provide both a 3 bedroom house ( Casa Flori) and a 2 bed apartment (Leonardo's),both with private patio and parking which can be let separately or opened up to create a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house over 2 floors.There are original chestnut beams, terracotta ceilings and tiled floors throughout , along with open fire and woodburning stoves. There is ample space around the property for guests to relax in a hammock on the hill, play games or eat outdoors, either in the shade of mature tree's or to enjoy the full Mediterranean sun. Only 50 minutes from the beach, it makes an ideal base to explore the many nearby Medieval hilltop towns and the beautiful Sibillini National Park. perfect for walking and cycling. Just relax, reflect and rejuvenate!

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About the Owner

Mr and Mrs Sanderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2017

About Mr and Mrs Sanderson

We are two TV Production Designers, who wanted a project and we certainly found one with Casa Flori!

We fell in love as soon as we saw it, even though it was semi derelict with only half a roof and crumbling walls - we could see what a wonderful property it could be. After major refurbishment by local craftsman, we have spent the last few summers furnishing the house and trying to tame the land around.It has been a labour of love and still continues, as we still have to restore the other half of the house.

Mr and Mrs Sanderson purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Mr and Mrs Sanderson chose Ascoli Piceno

We had looked in both the Italian Lakes and Tuscany , but could not afford what we wanted. After reading an article in a magazine about Le Marche, we booked a flight and spent five days driving around the area and loved everything about it - the scenary, the hilltop towns, the people and the food. Coming from a big city, we especially liked the lack of people! We feel it gives you a real taste of authentic Italian living.

What makes this apartment unique

We find that once we get to Casa Flori, we never want to leave and nor do our guests. It is so peaceful and tranquil, it's difficult to tear yourself away, except to stroll up to La Diga (our local restaurant) when you can't be bothered to BBQ. Stargazing is stunning and the Milky Way is visible most nights, as there is no light pollution.

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2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely, well equipped villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Flori. The villa is very attractive on the outside with lots of green spaces and great spots for catching the sun - or staying in the shade.

The property is beautiful with a delightful, rustic feel and comfortable furniture. It felt homely and welcoming.

Everything we needed was provided from welcoming guest soaps to Yorkshire tea!

The surrounding area is very quiet but there were plenty of places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property! More than we wished for and even better than the photos.

  • 5 of 5

Best place we have stayed! Beautifully decorated throughout, immaculate and very well-equipped. Incredible surroundings and panoramic views. Comfortable beds, deep silence all around, no traffic noise, easy to reach from airport. Will definitely go again. Owners very kind and easy-going, helpful but non-intrusive. Wonderful hill towns and the whole National Park on our doorstep. Great walks right outside the front door as well. We've stayed in dozens of these places but this one was the absolute best. Hoping to visit again to see Autumn colors. Highly recommend this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you so much. It's great that you both loved it as much as we do. Would love to see you again in the Autumn to experiance the incredible colours.
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Location

From the Owner

We had looked in both the Italian Lakes and Tuscany , but could not afford what we wanted. After reading an article in a magazine about Le Marche, we booked a flight and spent five days driving around the area and loved everything about it - the scenary, the hilltop towns, the people and the food. Coming from a big city, we especially liked the lack of people! We feel it gives you a real taste of authentic Italian living.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The closest beach is Pedaso, which is approx 45 minutes away, but you will find a wide variety of beaches all down the Adriatic coast.

Travel:

Ryanair flies daily from Stansted to both Ancona and Pescara , which are the nearest airports - around 1 hour and 30 minutes drive away. From Ancona you can catch ferries to Greece, Croatia and other Adriatic ports. Ryanair also fly to Rimini during the summer months - approx 2 hours, 30 minutes. Rome is a 3 hour drive through stunning mountain scenary. Car hire is essential.

Distances:

La Diga a really popular family friendly bar/restaurant is only a 10 min walk away

Comunanza is nearest town 10 min drive, good market on Saturday

Roccafluvione is 10 min the other way, a black truffle centre, market on Wednesday

Amandola is 20 min away medium size medieval town

Ascoli Piceno 25 min a beautiful medieval city, a must see!

Further Details:

Nearest towns are Comunanza and Roccafluvione , both 10 minutes away. The beautiful city of Ascoli Piceno is only 25 minutes drive and well worth a visit, especially to see the Quintana, it’s medieval procession and jousting competition on the first Sunday in august. In fact you are guaranteed to find many local festa’s throughout the summer months, all celebrating food, drink, music and often a medieval re-construction

Facilities

From the Owner

We find that once we get to Casa Flori, we never want to leave and nor do our guests. It is so peaceful and tranquil, it's difficult to tear yourself away, except to stroll up to La Diga (our local restaurant) when you can't be bothered to BBQ. Stargazing is stunning and the Milky Way is visible most nights, as there is no light pollution.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • House bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin Bedroom 1 has en suite with shower, WC and wash basin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, with en suite and fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Can be made into king please specify when booking

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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