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Beautifully restored rustic farmhouse in an idyllic setting

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4/5 Bedroom farmhouse, sleeps 8/10, with private pool in Penna San Giovanni

The impressive Casa Serena is sympathetically restored, retaining a wealth of original features; it is a rustic, traditional, spacious and inviting 4/5 bedroom Marchigianan farmhouse with an adjoining one bedroom self contained apartment. Set in 5 acres of beautiful private grounds boasting a vineyard, a walnut grove and numerous fruit trees. French doors open onto terracing which encircle the house and border the landscaped gardens and pool terrace. The extensive lawn merges with a meadow that stretches to the vineyard and beyond to the Saline river at the foot of the valley, perfect for country walks and spotting the local wildlife. The brand new swimming pool has stunning glass mosaic tiles and is for the exclusive use of our guests only and boasts enchanting views along the valley and a classic Italian vista composing white road and cypress encircled distant hillside villa, the tranquillity and privacy create the perfect environment for a relaxing, sun soaking holiday.

The surrounding area: Nestling in the charming Saline Valley Nature Reserve, Casa Serena is the perfect base for country walks and spotting the local wildlife including roe deer, pine martens, porcupines, buzzards and the very rare golden oriole. One of Penna San Giovanni's best restaurants is a pleasant 15 minutes walk from the house. Penna San Giovanni, has two grocery stores (Coal on the main street is run by Luciana and Mauro who speak a little English), two bars/cafes (one with a pizzeria in the basement serving the best pizzas for miles), several restaurants in the vicinity, an open air bar and pizzeria which operates in June, July and August and is situated above the lovely children’s playground, a bakery, a butcher, a pharmacy, a tobacconist (run by Umberto and Paolo who speak excellent English), a doctor's surgery, a hairdresser, a barber and a petrol station (sometimes run by Monia and Luca who both speak some English).

Child friendly: Casa Serena is suitable for children though younger children should be supervised at all times as the gardens and pool are open areas. Casa Serena is fully equipped for babies and toddlers, we have 2 cots, cot linen, baby monitor, night light, high chair, steriliser, changing mat, potty, toilet seat, plastic step, bouncy chair, play mat, toys and books, car-seats, pram with carry-cot and seat, plastic cups, plates and cutlery.

The owner and website: A small self contained apartment adjoins the main house and is occupied by the owner Jenny, who can be discreetly at hand if required to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, as well as regularly cleaning the pool and (very early morning) watering of plants and garden.

Please see our website for further details and photos;

More Details

Anna Hussein
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Jenny and Anna for all the information before and during the holiday.

Everything was perfect - we loved the surrounding countryside, beach, Lake Fiastra, the food, the people, the supermarket in Penna!

The house and pool are perfect, we shall miss it very much.

All the best and lovely to meet you and thanks so much for your care and personal guidance whilst we were here!!!
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Province of Macerata in Marche

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bidet , Downstairs wc
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bathroom for bedroom 3 & 5
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite bathroom to bedroom 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Cot
  • Casa Serena is arranged for 8 adults but can sleep 10. All bedrooms are fitted with mosquito nets and internal shutters.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors each consisting of 100sqm. The ground floor boasts a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen and breakfast room with French doors leading to the pool and terrace for alfresco dining; a dining room with French doors to terrace; the snug/TV room with eco wood burning central heating system and selection of films; a fully functional utility room with French doors to terrace; a WC; main hallway and entrance. The first floor consists of a double bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom with both a bath & shower, as well as the sitting room/library with stereo/CD system compatible with mp3 players and French doors overlooking the pool. The second floor consists of 2 double bedrooms, 1 en-suite, 1 with private bathroom and the office/optional 5th bedroom with open fireplace.


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Beautifully restored rustic farmhouse in an idyllic setting
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews

Stunning house in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

we had a fabulous one week family hoilday. Jenny was na amazing host- nothing was too much trouble - from booking retaurant to searching for bike hire ,tennis courts, best beaches , mass times in local church etc! The house was superb. huge amount of space , very comfortable, all mod cons- more than we have at home! The welocme pack of food ( pasta , bread, Tomatoes , wine , fat juicy lemons etc) kept us very happy for the first day!

The pool was lovely and clean, garden immaculate and beautifully looked after, lavendar growing around pool , fields to walk over .

A car is needed - cannot really go anywhere without it. Nearest village Penna SanGiovani 10- 15 mins away - everything else really 45 mins - Leke Fiastra was the best- fantastic swimming, beach too crowded. tennis court down the road. villages so pretty! Sibellini mountains , gorge walk amazing .. so much to do!

Fantastic for all ages!

Thanks Jenny and Anna!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. We are so glad you had such a great week and enjoyed your stay at Casa Serena!
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Springtime Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Casa Serena is simply that, a quiet location,and a beautiful, comfortable home in a serene setting. Our extended family stayed here for 10 days, and loved it. The house is very well maintained and in perfect condition, while being historic and beautiful.

In May the temperatures were in the 60's. Very comfortable for breakfast on the patio in the morning and sitting by the pool in the late afternoon. Back roads were quiet and the hill towns were full of gorgeous piazzas, churches and art. The Marche is really undiscovered, and beautiful. Local people were happy to see us, and to help us learn about their area.

Our host, Jenny, was so friendly and helpful. She is a delight.

We would highly recommend this rental for families.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thorough review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much!
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Merveilleuse maison. Accueil chaleureux. Site magnifique. Une semaine de bonheur !

  • 4 of 5

La maison est magnifique, confortable, l'endroit est charmant, la piscine un bonheur.

Nous avons été reçu très chaleureusement, et la dame qui gère l'accueil est toujours disponible pour répondre à aux éventuelles questions. Nous avons découvert une Italie que nous ne connaissions pas, des paysages d'une grande beauté, et très peu de touristes.

Le seul problème qui se pose aujourd'hui à nous, avec Homelidays est le remboursement de notre caution, que nous attendons...

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Didier, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Serena. With regards to the damage deposit, this was not held by us, the owners, but by the company you booked Casa Serena through. Homelidays. We gave permission for the deposit to be returned the same day that you left Casa Serena! We do hope that you have now received the entire deposit back as requested by us. We hope to welcome you back to Casa Serena again soon. Best wishes, Anna.
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Très bien je recommande

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 semaines en famille en aout 2014.

Idéal pour 2 couples avec 6 enfants max.

Maison très bien décorée avec belle piscine dans un cadre champêtre.

Conforme aux indications de l'annonce sauf pour la mer qui est à 20 miles et non pas km.

Nous avons été très bien accueillis.

Ne pas hésiter !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Magnifique alliance du charme rustique des marches italiennes avec le confort moderne. La Casa Serena est très grande (nous étions 5 + 2 enfants), très bien équipée (en particulier côté cuisine!), et les propriétaires britanniques sont aux petits soins, très efficaces et très discrets. Pas de voisin, pas de bruit, pas de pylônes électriques... La vue est belle mais pas dégagée. De nombreux arbres viennent apporter de l'ombre aux 2 (!) terrasses, et la piscine est nettoyée chaque jour aux aurores (sans bruit). Petit potager également à disposition. La prestation est vraiment à la hauteur du prix payé. Pour ce qui est de la région, Les Marches sont à mon avis le joyau caché de l'Italie centrale. Paysages magnifiques, gastronomie rayonnantes, prix raisonnables, et très, très longues plages (à environ 45' de voiture). Voiture absolument indispensable. Je recommande vivement !

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Serena is a fantastic, beautiful house in a very quiet and natural environment. Jenny and David gave us a warm welcome! The house is very well equipped and clean. We loved the pizzeria in Penna San Giovanni, simple and honest Italian food with very friendly owners/staff.

If you like a quiet holiday in a beautifull setting, Casa Serena is the right address!

You have no neighbours! We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Paolo
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche or Porto San Giorgio
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Sapori Vecchi
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Car: necessary

Casa Serena is nestled below the beautiful medieval village of Penna San Giovanni which is half way between the wonderful beaches of the Adriatic coast and the stunning Sibillini Mountains. The small city of Macerata is 30 mins away and houses one of the oldest universities in Italy, with a world famous opera festival during the summer. Also 30 mins away, towards the coast, is the charming city of Fermo, mentioned in Machiavelli's 'The Prince', with its atmospheric piazza and catacombs.

Other Activities: Climbing, country walks, bird watching, tours to local vineyards


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Province of Macerata, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

A 25% booking deposit is payable at the time of booking. The rental balance and a refundable deposit (for breakages etc) of £500 are payable eight (8) weeks prior to occupancy. Weekly cleaning, bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included in the rental price. Additional cleaning and heating available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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