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Beautifully restored property in peaceful, inspiring setting

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Comprises 3 buildings. 8 en suite bedrooms, 9 bathrooms. Sleeps 10 - 18

Casa Benessere, a restored Italian farmhouse, is set in the magical, untouched Le Marche region which neighbours Umbria and Tuscany. The property, the landscape and the peaceful, inspiring spirit of this area are why we chose the name Benessere, which means well being. Casa Benessere is made up of three buildings. There’s the main farm house with five bedrooms, the old barn with two bedrooms and an impressive studio for yoga & pilates and, on the hill-top overlooking the property, the casa privata. All eight bedrooms are en suite doubles, there is a large swimming pool and a host of contemporary comforts including a large extensively equipped kitchen with a big granite worktop as its focal point. The renovation has been carried out by Italian specialists in historic rural dwellings so we could keep the property’s true, timeless nature. We have also, where possible, selected original and reclaimed materials along with traditional pieces crafted by local artisans.

General information: Our Italian caretaker, Antonio, is wonderful and will show you around the house on arrival and deal with any problems during your stay. There is a full complementary welcome pack provided with information on the house, local area and places of interest.

The property enjoys completely private landscaped gardens and uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of areas around the grounds to take the sun or enjoy the shade. It is maintained weekly during the summer months and has automated irrigation.The swimming pool also enjoys beautiful views and is equipped with 16 sun loungers and plenty of sun umbrellas. It opens in May and closes at the start of October.

We also have additional services available to our guests:

Meet and greet on your arrival / emergency assistance in English available at an additional cost.

We can also organise a local cook and mid-week as required.

There is a hospital 15 minutes away in San Severino

Eating and drinking: Le Marche is a pioneering region in organic farming. And you can see, feel and taste the difference in the local shops and restaurants. Around the coast, you’ll find excellent seafood and brodetto (fish soup), with each area offering its own delicious variant on the ingredients. Inland there are other delights. This is truffle country, and they have been part of the culture for the past 300 years. Every type is found in the area, so local restaurants serve seasonal truffle dishes all year long.

Le Marche is home to the famous white wine Verdicchio. There are currently 11 DOC areas in Le Marche (this denotes a regulated wine of a high standard, so watch out for the label). We like the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, an elegant dry white, and Rosso Conero Riserva Grosso Adontano 2002, a ruby red with hints of black cherry and plum that goes well with red meat and hard cheeses.

Outdoor activities: After all that indulgence, you’ll want some exercise. Hike on the Grande Anello dei Sibillini, or — more gently — through the Gothic Gola dell’Infernaccio, or Hell’s Throat, a twisting limestone gorge. The water park at Cingoli is great for a family day out. There is also skiing in the Sibillini's in the winter months. There are some great walks in the local area and winding your way through the country lanes near Casa Benessere is a joy. We also have four moutain bikes with helmets at the property for your use. The rolling hills and the lake at Cingoli also make for excellent traithlon training.

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Details for holiday farmhouse Le Marche, 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, 9 Bathrooms

The atmosphere in Le Marche, we believe, allows people to relax and re-orientate themselves. It is, after all, the best state of mind for everyone to enjoy both the property and the wide range of things to see and do in this very special part of the world. As well as being a great place for a memorable holiday for families and friends, Casa Benessere also provides the ideal environment for learning and discovery. From cookery or wine courses to art and pilates & yoga. Casa Benessere is a great spot for photo shoots and corporate functions, too.

We fell in love with Casa Benessere the moment we saw it. It is truly an exceptional place. We have made our dream come through in the past few years, working hard with our team of local builders, architects and artisans. We know that the people who come to this special place will enjoy the sense of well being and joy it has to offer.

  • Sleeps 18
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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12 Reviews

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based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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FANTASTIC VILLA!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Beneserre was more fantastic than we could have ever imagined. We had 9 Adults and 8 Children. We are a group of friends that have known each other for over 20 years and we were celebrating turning 40! Everything is in great shape and maintained well. The Villa is further in the country than we imagined but the drive is worth it. Very peaceful and perfect for relaxation. We hired a Chef for two meals and a cooking class. She even taught the kids how to make pizza - they loved it! Next time we would hire her for more than 2 meals - as finding diner out is hard with 17 people in Italy. The rates were very reasonable too. The pool was a daily hit with the kids. Great lounge chairs and umbrellas for the adults to tan, read and nap too. The rooms could get hot but if you keep it shuttered up during the day, then open everything when the evening cools off - it was very manageable - especially with the fans. We also did a wine tasting. The caretaker drove us out to the winery. We had so much fun and it was a lovely evening. And it was more than just a "taste" of wine, it was 6 wines that we tried with ample pours. Needless to say we bought over 25 bottles of the wine for our week long stay. We did drive into San Severino for our grocery shopping, dining and gelato runs. Also, spent a day at the beach to play in the Adriatic Sea. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our family and friends. Caroline was our contact and she was wonderful handling our questions and requests. We were very sad to leave but the memories we created will stay with us for a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome in Casa Benessere

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Casa Benessere is over...

It was really wonderful and we felt everything was done to make this week simple and great.

The organisation, the house, the services, everything is perfect.

You have to visit and taste the local vineyard, wine is excellent.

Vincent

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Vincent. It has been a pleasure having your party stay at Casa Benessere. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Even better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

Pictures of this villa just do not do it justice. Magnificent views all around. Bedrooms all have en suites and all have great views. The kitchen is amazing with everything you could wish for (big central island, two refrigerators, two gas cookers and dish washer) alongside a large dining room an,d just outside, a wonderful al fresco dining area. The lounge room is simply enormous. While the weather was too cold for using the large pool it would be just a great way to spend time with friends.

We stayed for two weeks from late April to early to mid May with friends from Australia, France and the U.K. (around 16 people in all). The weather was magnificent and everyone said they really enjoyed themselves in such a wonderful establishment. All said they would welcome the chance to revisit the villa.

Time spent exploring nearby San Severino paid dividends with the discovery of some great restaurants, good supermarkets and even a factory outlet for fine soft leather handbags at about a quarter of the price we would pay for similar goods in Australia. WiFi and internet connections were available free at Cingoli, a 20 minute drive away.

The villa is quiet and secluded but the caretaker and other occasional staff are readily available. None speaks English so a knowledge of Italian or advanced sign language would be an advantage.

While everyone pitched in to cook (cold smorgasbord for lunch and pastas for dinner) we also engaged the services of the recommended cook for five of our meals which was just great.

We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House with Picturesque Views

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular house. The views from your bedroom or your sun lounger by the pool are beautiful. The house is spacious and well finished with a large well kitted out kitchen, perfect for preparing your own meals which allows you the opportunity to dine in the tranquil setting of the pergola and watch the sun set and the moon come up and the stars shine.

The bedrooms are large and very comfortable and all are ensuite. We spent most of our week lying by the pool reading our books taking in the beautiful scenery. It was so peaceful it felt like heaven on earth.

We went for a few drives visiting the local towns. The nearest town San Severino is about 15 mins away and it has a large Co-op store to cater for all your grocery needs; it also has a fresh pasta shop which we frequented on several occasions. The town also had plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to allow you to sit down and take it all in. There is also a local village situated about a ten minute walk from the house.

From the house there are great walking and bike trails and most morning we went for a run, walk or cycle. In relation to driving, the roads were very quiet with little or no traffic. There were very few tourists to be seen which was great.

For yoga and Pilates enthusiasts, there is a bright spacious studio with amazing views of the countryside.

This stunning house situated in idyllic surrounding will cater for your every holiday wish and you will leave truly relaxed and feeling recharged.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular House

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house. It is very well maintained and has a very high spec throughout. The kitchen is a great area to just sit and chat and the bedrooms are large, all wth large double and very comfortable beds. The property is spacious with a good size swimming pool.

It is a very relaxing place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely House in Le Marche,Italy's Best Keep Secret

  • 5 of 5

Forget Umbria or Tuscana. Go and stay at Casa Benessere in Le Marche. This is a very special house in spectacularly beautiful scenery. A recent total renovation gives you a large spacious house with no untidy edges. Centre of the house is a big, bright kitchen with a large adjoining dining room. Perfect for groups that like meals to be convivial, uncramped and relaxing. We stayed in the cottage at the top of the property - superb beds, well finished and sensational views. For yoga / pilates / exercise enthusiasts the house boasts one of the most beautiful spaces you will find anywhere - a vaulted, uncluttered space with amazing full height window views over the country immediately below and far into the distance. From the house there are great walking and biking trails and, this being Italy, numerous cultural attractions. In May, when we were there, peace reigns - the roads are quiet, the many trails empty of other tourists, the house an oasis of tranquility. Getting there is relatively straightforward as Ancona Airport is on the 'right' side of town. Of course Italian roads are seldom great but always have the big advantage of being wide! Our hosts took us out twice for really excellent meals in surrounding towns. For groups with diverse sporting, cultural & gourmand interests this house will cater for every holiday wish - in a stunning, peaceful setting.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ancona at 60 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ancona at 65 Kilometres Nearest Train : San Severino at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Tolentino at 22 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Civitinova at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary

Set between the sea and soaring mountains, Casa Benessere is the perfect base from which to explore the riches of Le Marche. Untouched by mass tourism, Le Marche remains an undiscovered jewel. The medieval hill-top city of Cingoli, known as the 'Balcony of the Marches' is just 20 minutes’ drive away and has panoramic views over the hills to the sea. Closer to home (15 minutes’ drive), you’ll find San Severino, known as the 'City of Art'. Like Cingoli, it has museums, galleries, churches and monasteries while there are lots of dining choices, bars and shops. Further afield, you’ll discover Urbino, the Renaissance town and birthplace of Raphael (1hr 40min). Then there’s Macerata (40min), celebrated for its annual outdoor opera festival. Throughout summer, open air festivals, palios and pageants take place across all of Le Marche. The region is also home to many natural wonders; the Frassasi Caves, the longest cave network in Italy (45min) and the Sibillini National Park (50min).

Other Activities: Motor cross in Cingoli

Golf: There is a golf course 30 minutes drive in the grounds of the Abbey of Fiastra and a course in Monte Conero (50 mins).

Ski: There is skiing 45 minutes away in the Sibillini Mountains.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW SEASON
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 7 nights
£1,560
 
 
HIGH SEASON
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,332
for 7 nights
£3,332
 
 
LOW SEASON
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 7 nights
£1,560
 
 
MID SEASON
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,319
for 7 nights
£2,319
 
 
EARLY HIGH SEASON
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,910
for 7 nights
£2,910
 
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,332
for 7 nights
£3,332
 
 
MID SEASON
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,319
for 7 nights
£2,319
 
 
LOW SEASON
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 7 nights
£1,560
 
 
XMAS HIGH SEASON
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,332
for 7 nights
£3,332
 
 
LOW SEASON
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 7 nights
£1,560
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,332
for 7 nights
£3,332
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Small group rates available.
Payment in advance by bank transfer with deposit on booking. Prices subject to change at owners discretion.
It is possible to rent just the main house, or the main house and full studio, in low season. Please contact us for rates. Special services, such as private chef, mid-week cleaning, available as an additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Main House 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Main House 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Main House 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Main House 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Main House 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Main House 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Studio Apt 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Studio Apt 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Casa Privata - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • One of the main house bathrooms has a double ended corner bath plus separate shower. This bedroom also has a large walk-in wardrobe.

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Main House 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Main House 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Studio Apt 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Studio Apt 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Casa Privata - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Seven of the eight double beds can be set up as twin beds. A local Italian artisan, who specialises in high quality, low allergy ergonomic materials, has made all of the memory foam mattresses and pillows. All bedrooms have adequate storage with walk in and freestanding wardrobes, also made by a local artisan. All bedrooms are large and spacious with great views.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Fully equipped kitchen: 6 ring gas hob plus wok burner, separate drink fridge, 2 ovens, double sink, top of the range A appliances. Large granite island, perfect for cooking courses. Pergola with outdoor dining. Separate wet and dry utility rooms. 2 log fires. Modern central heating system throughout. Wide-screen TV with video/DVD player. iPod docking station. Studio for yoga, pilates, art classes or for children’s activities. Fat boy bean bag. 12 x 6m pool with diving board and EU certified security cover. Swimming towels provided. Four mountain bikes with helmets. Parking space for 8 cars. Set in 1.5 hectares of land.

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