Country villa in San Ginesio, Le Marche, Italy -only 5 minutes car to nearest village and amenities
Casa del Sogno, is a stunning solid farmhouse fully restored with a contemporary luxury twist . Arranged over three floors is a stone built classic country house with breathtaking mountain views. The villa offers spacious accommodation set in private mature gardens with beautiful outside spaces to relax in & private pool & sunbathing deck area . Also stunning views for Yoga enthusiasts .painters or indeed just ' being & absorbing the stunning italian countryside in its glory . Fields of sunflowers & undulating valleys & vineyards
Top Traveller Review
What a beautiful place to stay, a real gem
About the Owner
We fell in love with this undiscovered part whilst on holiday. Stunning scenery food people beach mountains . We started looking for a property to buy as a future retirement home and found Casa del Sogno. We have lovingly restored it over the last 12 years, and have enjoyed many memorable holidays here with our family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you to our family home and hope you will enjoy all the home comforts and personal touches we have added over the years that reflect our love of travel , culture , fun friendships and love of life & laughter
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have celebrated two important family occasions in the Casa del Sogno and cannot recommend it too highly.
The villa stands in a beautiful position overlooking the valley and across to the Sybelline Mountains so that you have stunning views in every direction from the garden of the villa. The house is maintained to the highest standards and is extremely comfortable . the swimming pool is large for a holiday property and towels are provided for pool use. There is a most attractive dining room which in two visits of two weeks each we never used as we ate outside every day either in the loggia or under the awning by the side of the house. In the evenings we watched the fireflies dancing in the garden and enjoyed the warmth of an Italian summer.
The small mountain town of San Ginesio has plenty of shops for food and a number of cafes for when the shopping gets too much !
We found the people of the area very friendly and helpful. There is a supermarket not too far away down the hill and also a good baker.
We were a family with 6 adults, 2 teenagers and a 10 year old. The pool was a great attraction for the children and the loungers by the pool were a great attraction for the adults and ,it has to be said , for the teenage granddaughter.
It is necessary to have a car to get to San Ginesio and the various attractions in the area.
We had some wonderful days at Lake Fiastra , where the more active of the group kayaked and swam We walked some of the local walks, we visited monasteries, Roman remains, small villages and were never at a loss for something to do . Interestingly we never visited the coast as we were too busy relaxing or doing other things.
One of our sons- in - law is a mountain walker and he spent time in the Sybelline mountains occasionally staying overnight in a refugio. We also had a day birdwatching in the Sybelline National Park with an excellent ornithologist guide, to celebrate an important birthday.
There is much more one could say but suffice to say we loved our visits to the villa and hope one day we might go again to enjoy the lovely countryside of Le Marche.
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
What a beautiful place to stay, a real gem
I recently stayed at Casa del Sogno for a long weekend. I had never been to this part of Italy before, it is truly stunning. I have stayed at many holiday homes over the years and this house is a real home from home, with lots of personal touches that make it a very relaxing and comfortable place to switch off. The location is even better than we expected with the most breathtaking views from literally every window. The house and gardens are really well maintained and the pool and deck area are great. Although in a very private and rural location, it is just a 10 minute drive to San Ginesio which has all you need, and only half an hour to some beautiful beaches - what more do you need! I can't wait to return.
We have stayed at Casa del Sogno a number of times over the last 5-6 years and have never been disappointed. We have stayed in summer, winter (local ski resort nearby - all the benefits of skiing without the expense of a big resort - ideal if you just want to try it out with the kids!) and spring (our most recent stay, a short break just to get away from it all and recharge our batteries!). Whether you choose to sit by the pool and enjoy the serenity of the mountain location or pop into the nearby town buzzing with local colour and charm the location has something for everyone. You can also squeeze in a day's outing to the beach if you have a car. The house is very tastefully decorated and there's a grand piano and an open log fire in the living room for those family evenings in - all in all the perfect holiday place for us - we keep going back for more!
This was the most relaxing holiday we've had in years. As soon as you arrive and see the view of the Siblini mountains you know you've chosen your holiday destination very well indeed. The house has been very tastefully and carefully updated without losing its Italian charm. It's well equipped and very spacious. The swimming pool is more than adequate in size and very well maintained. The local town is only a five minute drive away where there is a supermarket. This is useful because you need to stock up as you won't want to leave the stunning view for too long !!!
We will be back......
What a place!
When you arrive at this beautiful villa you have an overwhelming feeling of serenity as you stand looking at the 360 degree view of hills and mountains in silence.
You could argue it is in a slightly awkward place if you have children or teenagers that want to get about on their own but when you have a car it is only a short drive to the nearest town (which is very , beach and to the mountains.
We had a great time here and enjoyed it for lots of reasons but mainly because of how unique it was in comparison to our usual holiday destinations. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to have a cultural, fun, relaxing and eye opening holiday!
From the Owner
“Le Marche is a beautiful unspoilt part of Italy , close to both the mountains and the coast. It is very authentic and very Unlike its overcrowded more tourist neighbour of Tuscany it offers plenty of opportunities to explore. For those who love mountaineering to simply lounging buy the pool or the beach . Foodies who appreciate the passion of cuisine & slw food movement here . Many well known chefs have explored & filmed in this area . The likes of Jamie Oliver & many others .”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Monti Sibillini for walking, trekking, mountain-biking and hand-gliding. Guided visits to the park must be booked in advance in the summer months.
The house is available for group bookings for special interest holidays such as walking, painting, yoga etc. Minimum group size is 8 and a programme can be tailored to your requirements. Please contact us directly to discuss further.
Only 45 minutes by car to the beach resorts of Adriatric coast - .Civitanova Marche, St Elpidio de Mare, Porto San Georgio
Ancona airport is a 60 minute drive
(Ryanair, Lufthansa, Germanwings, Alitalia)
There are also flights to Bologna Forli – BA flies from Heathrow, and it is a delightful 3 hour drive to San Ginesio
A car is essential, as the area is rural and the public transport network very Italian....
Distances by Car:
San Ginesio 5 minutes
Tolentino 25 minutes
Sarnano 15 minutes
Gualdo 15 minutes
Penna San Giovanni 20 minutes
Macerata 30 minutes
Coast 45 minutes (Civitanova Marche)
San Ginesio is a medieval hill town with its wall and ramparts in tact.
It has a wonderful main square (Piazza A. Gentili) and offers most services including an ATM, a small supermarket, butchers, grocers, bakers, bars, restaurants, etc
It also has a weekly Sunday morning market
As well as its proximity to San Ginesio, Casa del Sogno is within easy distance of both the mountains and the sea.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic or for the nature-lovers, hiking, mountain-biking and horse riding in the nearby Sibillini National Park.
Also in the National Park and only a 30 minute drive away is the beautiful Lake Fiastra situated in the heart of the mountains and providing opportunities for swimming, canoeing and sun bathing on the lake’s beaches.
The area has many inexpensive local restaurants. These provide a welcoming atmosphere and produce delicious local dishes. A list of recommended restaurants is provided in the house book.
Le Marche also caters for wine lovers with the wine producing regions of Matelica, Jesi and Mount Conero all within an hour’s drive of the house
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
15 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
On booking 25% of total price is due
Balance 8 weeks before arrival day
If booking within 8 weeks of arrival full balance due with booking
The final payment will include a security deposit of £300
This will be refunded after departure.
Normally Saturday in July & August
Please contact us for other dates, we will always try and be flexible
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week
Normal changeover day is Saturday in peak season
Inclusive of WFI
Inclusive of weekly maid and linen change, pool cleaning and garden maintenance
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The stunning location & clan mountain air .Casa del Sogno is located on a plateau it offers the most amazing 360 degree views. It is completely private and yet only a short drive to local amenities.tranqulity is beautiful . The people genuine. The food delicious ! The wine areas a must ! The truffle hunting a great experience . The para gliding over lake Fiastra . We could go on & on ....Paradise”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain climbing
- ski lift pass
- 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
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Ground Floor shower room with shower,WC ,bidet and basin 1st Floor wet room with spacious shower 1st Floor bathroom with double hand basin, bath with shower over, WC and bidet 2nd Floor ensuite shower room to Bedroom 6 with basin,WC and bidet
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: 10 plus 2 children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- 4 Poster Kingsize bed Bedroom 2 - Kingsize bed Bedroom 3 - Twin iron beds Bedroom 4 - Double bed or can be arranged as 2 twin beds Bedroom 5 - Bunk beds & cot Bedroom 6 - Double Bed with ensuite shower room and private terrace
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: Room fans in all bedrooms Air-conditioning on the ground floor Strictly no smoking inside the house, please use ashtrays provided outside Outside: Set in private grounds of 2 acres 12m x 8m private pool with decked and paved surround and steps down, with stunning mountain views Sun loungers and parasols around the pool A large loggia runs across the whole front of the house Outside dining area for 12 Side terrace with BBQ and prep table Hammocks amongst the trees Fruit tress and small olive grove within the grounds Large lawned area to front of the house Plenty of secluded and tranquil areas Other: Dining Room Seating for 12 overlooking the vineyards Stone fireplace