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Architecturally Restored Farmhouse With Heated Private Pool With Mountain Views



Updated: 12-Jul-2016
Farmhouse in Montottone, Nr. Petritoli, Fermo, Le Marche, Italy - Quiet And Tranquil, Yet Only 15 Minute Drive To The Beach And 2 Minute Drive To The Village

Enjoy the Italian spring and autumn sunshine with our heated pool open from April until October. The house features modern designer kitchen and bathrooms, with quality cabinetry, stone bench tops and Italian tiles. The house is set in lovely established gardens, with an olive grove, fruit trees and bordered by a laurel hedge. Enjoy views across rolling hills to the Sibillini mountains. Take a 15 minute stroll into town for your morning coffee and pick up freshly baked bread. Spend the day by the pool or drive 15 minutes to the beach where you can lunch on superb local seafood.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We divide our time between Melbourne, Australia, Bali and Italy. We are chefs who run a busy hospitality business. We come to Italy as often as possible to immerse ourselves in the local food and culture. As Australians, we love the outdoors and outdoor entertaining, and this is reflected in the outdoor spaces of the house. As chefs (and food lovers) cooking and eating are pretty central to our lives, so you will find a perfectly equipped kitchen, fantastic restaurant recommendations, and some great in house dining options that will give you a truly unique experience.

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Speaks English, Italian

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic Property - The Perfect Holiday Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an absolutely wonderful 2-week break at Casa Dell'Orto!

From the start of the process the owners could not have been more friendly, helpful and informative.

We were a group of 10 (family & friends) looking to enjoy great food & wine in a beautiful setting and we were in no way disappointed. There were 3 children in total (all under the age of 12) and I’m happy to say the well-maintained pool kept them entertained for hours! The view from the house of undulating hills and picturesque hilltop villages will stay with me for a long time! The interior is modern and spacious with an extremely well equipped kitchen.

The surrounding area has a raft of charming towns (car essential) to explore such as Fermo, Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto. One of the highlights of our trip was a wine tasting tour; taking in 3 vineyards plus lunch. This was kindly arranged through a contact of the owners. We also took advantage of Romina’s home cooking one evening, which was a real treat. Venturing further a field, we made a trip to both Rome & Bologna (definitely recommended for food lovers).

I cannot thank the owners enough for making this a truly perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Montottone Marvel

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa dell'orto during the last week of July 2014 and had a fantastic time. The villa has every creature comfort including a fabulous kitchen (the owners are Australian Chefs), fabulous bedrooms and facilities - the ground floor master bedroom and bathroom is also good for disabled use or those less firm.

We had 1 x day of rain but hunkered down and watched the film 'Gravity' on the massive state of the art TV and sound system. We slept and ate extremely well and from the villa you have excellent views of the beautiful local countryside and villages. We also enjoyed playing cards and drinking local wine on the 1st floor outside patio.

We spent our time relaxing by the pool and exploring the beautiful local villages. Montottone is a 5 minute drive from the villa and has all your basic needs and a fantastic pizza restaurant on the corner of the square - incredibly good value too. We also went to Macerata to the open air opera which was fantastic, there is a season of outdoor opera at the Macerata Sferisterio - about 45 mins drive.

Casa dell'orto is a true gem and highly recommend it to anyone interested. We also took up the offer of Romina 'housekeeper & farmer's wife' who live a few hundred yards just up the road from the villa - to come in and cook a 4 course family meal - the carne de maiale con rosmarino (from the farm) was succulent and fabulous! We also bought 2 Litres of Romina's extra virgin olive oil before we left - but sadly this has just run out!

We basically stayed put, except for an evening trip to the opera and visiting the local medieval villages including Svegliano which is very pretty. The peace and tranquility was what we loved and the local people were all so incredibly friendly.

Have a great stay - we did:).

The owners have also left some good instructions and local information and if you have any concerns or problems Romina and her son Alessio who speaks good English are just up the road.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have traveled to every region in Italy, but fell in love with Le Marche when we rented a house there 4 years ago. The countryside is stunning, it is coastal and mountainous, and it is full of beautiful little hilltop towns. Of course, this is true for many parts of Italy, but what sets Le Marche apart is the people. They are warm, friendly, down to earth, hard working and hospitable. You will be embraced by our local community, as we were, and it is this interaction with locals and their way of life that offers the most rewarding holiday experiences.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

We have developed fun range of cooking classes for you to consider. Incorporating trips to local markets and growers, and preparation of regional specialties for your lunch or dinner enjoyment.


15 Minute drive to Adriatic beach resorts. These typical Italian beach towns offer sunbeds and sports and hundreds of dining options. The Conero coastal park is a 50 minute drive.


Ancona is an easy 60 minute drive and Pescara an easy 70 minutes. A car is essential.


A 2 minute drive or a 15 minute walk into our friendly little village. There are hilltop villages in every direction. Macerata, within its famous outdoor Opera season is a 40 minute drive. A beautiful 40 minute drive takes you up into the mountains for skiing or hiking.

Further Details:

We have a directory of great local restaurants. For those who like shopping, note that we are in the heart of the Italian artisan shoe making region. The outlet stores nearby (Prada, Tods, Marc Jacobs, etc) are among the best in Italy.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
18 Sep 2016 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
28 Feb 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
17 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £448

Booking Notes:
At the time of booking a deposit of 350€ is required. Final payment is required 8 weeks before the reservation period. A 500€ security deposit, which is refunded after your stay, required two weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. Arrivals not before 3pm. Departures by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Between October and May gas heating is charged on consumption. Nightly prices available where applicable in low season.

30% deposit and balance 8 weeks prior to booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

People often ask us about our favourite dining experiences in Italy, expecting us to reel off Michelin starred restaurants, but our best eating is always in the kitchens of our neighbours' houses. We want to share these experiences with our guests. In conjunction with a local cook we can provide you with a range of truly unique culinary options from cooking classes, fantastic convenient prepared meals to fully catered alfresco family meals Italian style. Full details are available on request.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite designer bathroom to bedroom 1, large family bathroom with bath, shower and wc, 3rd bathroom with shower and wc. All sparkling new with beautiful design, fixtures and fittings.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master suite (ensuite) with double bed leads directly out to the portico. Bedroom 2, 3, 4, with double beds, bedroom 5 2 single beds. Bedroom 4 and 5 have French doors onto the upstairs terrace with open fireplace.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The brand new swimming pool is 10 x 5m with Roman steps. It is a single depth which is perfect for pool games. It is bordered by a timber sun deck with quality sun beds and umbrellas. Enjoy lunch or dinner by the pool at the outdoor table. There is a wood fire pizza oven and a Weber BBQ. Enjoy a nightcap, listening to music on the upstairs terrace in front of an open fire. Utility Room: A washing machine and trough in the large family bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and swapped weekly. A daily maid or weekly service is available at extra cost. A cook is available as required. Other: There is an upstairs terrace with and open fireplace and views to the town. A downstairs reading nook and study with fireplace.

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