This recently restored farmhouse is located just outside the town of Loro Piceno with its local speciality 'vino cotto' wine industry. It is set in 15 acres of our own farmland including vines, olive trees, and fruit and nut trees. South-facing, it enjoys panoramic views over the rolling countryside.
The accommodation offers one apartment on the first floor having one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, and a divan bed in the living room. It has a large lounge leading to a verandah, a large farmhouse kitchen/dining room and a bathroom.
Outside there is an illuminated 6 x 12 metre private swimming pool. Outdoor lighting has been installed in the garden and there is plenty of parking for all visitors.
Loro Piceno is a mile away and has a full range of facilities including 3 churches, 2 supermarkets, a petrol station, 2 banks, pizzeria, 3 cafes and 3 good restaurants. There are also 2 bakeries, 2 butchers, ice cream parlour, hairdresser, florist and a weekly market (Mondays).
Within the garden there is a summer house close to the swimming pool. The building includes power points, a shower and toilet, and outside there is a patio area overlooking the pool where barbecues can be held.
The whole garden can be illuminated in sections to produce a relaxing ambience in the evenings.
Activities: The seductive Adriatic coast with its safe and inviting sandy/shingle beaches is but a 40 minute drive away. All forms of watersports are possible including swimming, skiing, sailing and windsurfing. For freshwater swimming Lake Fiastra is not far away in the foothills of the Sibillini mountains.
Paragliding (local school) outside Sarnano, horse riding, hill walking, mountain biking (hire/guides at Amandola with Sibillini Cycling), and water sports are available locally.
The resorts of Porto San Giorgio, Grottamare and Monte Conero with its nature reserve are all within easy driving distance. The coastal towns are renowned for their excellint seafood restaurants.
Activities: There is an excellent championship golf course about 60 minutes away at Numana, near Monte Conero, and a driving range nearer home, near Abbadia Fiastra.
Simple skiing facilities are available in the Sibillini mountains at Sarnano-Sassotetto, about 20 minutes away. This is not a sophisticated resort, but it offers well-organised family skiing opportunities with a wide range of grades on 9 pistes. Snow usually holds from December through to April.
Hot air ballon trips can be organised on request with Balloon Italy for a fantastic flight over the rolling countryside, and now we can arrange short courses on bushcraft and survival skills as well as truffle hunting and cooking.
Macerata Opera and Music Festival, held in the open air in a grand 2nd Century ampitheatre known as the Sferesterio from the middle of July to the beginning of August - second only to Verona in terms of importance. Also visit the up-and-coming Colmurano music festival normally held in the middle of July.