Casa Wales, restored in 2008, consists of the 100+ year old main house and newer annex. Original beams, pantiles, stone and bricks maintain the character of the house, which is equipped with modern facilities. The house has 4 double/twin bedded rooms with ensuite facilities plus 5th ensuite bedroom in the adjacent annex. Alfresco dining for 10 in loggia. Barbeque. Open plan dining and living area (with large sofa bed). 40 inch modern Samsung screen and DVD player: connections for laptop, firestick etc but not connected to TV channels. Wifi. Modernised kitchen. Second living room. Table football game in separate room. The swimming pool is uniform depth and ideal for pool games; outside shower by pool. Steps to enter pool at one end. There are many plants in the garden including lavender and rosemary, wild flowers, cypress trees, cherry trees, fig trees, walnut tree, and a natural wood. The area is blessed with a wide variety of wildlife, much of which can be seen from the garden from time to time: wild boar, deer, foxes, red and black squirrels, lizards, porcupine, buzzards, fire flies. Fantastic place for star gazing as no light polution. Wonderful views of rolling hills. Two minute drive to Gualdo with its two supermarkets, butcher, bakery, fruit and vegetable shop, 3 cafe/bars and excellent restaurant. Historic town of Sarnano 10 mins drive, Sibilini mountains 20 mins and beaches 50 mins. Mountain walks, swimming lake, medieval towns and Roman remains to explore nearby.
5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, spacious with beautiful views
Iain and Judith
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Feb 2019
About Iain and Judith
We live in Perthshire in Scotland. We fell for this part of Italy many years ago and purchased this lovely house as a family holiday home 11 years ago before embarking on a restoration programme with a local geometra known to us through a mutual friend. We have had many great times in Casa Wales with our 3 children, family and friends. We love it very much.
Iain and Judith purchased this Farmhouse in 2008
Why Iain and Judith chose Gualdo
The area is very beautiful, peaceful and populated by lovely people. It is endlessly interesting, but never overrun by tourists, even in high summer. There are many restaurants to choose from, and an abundance of beautifully preserved hill top villages and small towns. The area is great for walkers and we particularly love the gorge walks in high summer, though there are many high peak options too. There is information in the house on walks and on many local attractions.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house benefits from being very accessible, whilst is secluded without being remote. There are quite likely to be memorable wildlife encounters during a stay at the house with deer, boar, porcupines, buzzards, lizards, fire flies and many other animals in the vicinity. The village, which benefits from an excellent restaurant/pizzaria, two bars and a good range of shops, is about 2 kms away, and is walkable along tarmac (uphill on the way there) or via the 'white' road that cuts through the fields.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Nearest beach on Adriatic Coast at Porto San Giorgio (50 minutes approximately), sandy with sun beds, umbrellas, many seafood restaurants on beach itself. Picturesque coastal and cliff area at Conero Riviera (just over an hour away).
The nearest airport is at Ancona (80 minutes approximately). This is served by Ryanair from Stansted. Rome 3 hours, Bologna 3 hours, Rimini 2 hours. Approximately 1000 miles by road from Calais. A car is necessary for getting around the local area.
Gualdo 2 minutes drive, Sarnano 10 minutes, Macerata 40 minutes, Tolentino 40 minutes, San Ginesio 20 minutes, Penna san Giovanni 15 minutes, Assisi 1 hour 45 minutes, Loreto 50 minutes, Ascoli Piceno 1 hour, Urbino 2 hours, Sassotetto 30 mins, Lake Fiastra 45 minutes, Urbisaglia 25 minutes.
In Gualdo, there are 2 small supermarkets, a Bank, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, fruit shop, 3 bars and 1 restaurant. Small market on Tuesday mornings. Lovely bar/restaurant/pizzeria called Infiniti in Gualdo; English spoken. Variety of restaurants in Sarnano (budget to fine dining), large market on Thursday morning. Fantastic pizzeria in Penna san Giovanni. Excellent restaurant in Urbisaglia (La Loggia), other restaurants in San Ginesio, San Angelo in Pontano (10 minutes) and most other towns in the vicinity.
Roman remains at Urbisaglia are fascinating and extremely well preserved (very important Roman city). World famous caves one hour 20 minutes from house. Mountain walks. Lake at Fiastra (45 minutes) popular for swimming and hiring pedal boats. Water park one hour.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: £300 per week deposit payable to confirm booking. Balance payable 8 weeks ahead of holiday, together with £350 returnable security deposit. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday (alternative arrangements by arrangement). Notes on prices: Price on application for periods where no defined price given