A two-bedroom apartment in our traditional stone farmhouse, restored with original materials and a touch of modern style. In the spectacular countryside of the Sibillini foothills, this is the perfect place for family holidays or a romantic getaway.
With a double room and a twin room plus a futon mattress, the apartment can sleep up to five people (please note that the fifth person must be 12 years or younger). It is furnished to be comfortable but simple, with everything you need but no clutter. The fully equipped kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and opens directly out on to a veranda where guests can eat al fresco. At the other end of the house, an open "terrace room" is a peaceful space to while away the hottest hours of the day, reading, watching the kids play in the splashpool, or just gazing out over the valleys and hills.
Located in a peaceful rural area far from main roads the property is perfect for children to go safely wild, and offers a beautiful, calm space to wind down for stressed-out adults.
Wildlife abounds -- from butterflies to buzzards -- and at night the dark skies let you see the full glory of the Milky Way.
We have a 3.5 metre diameter circular splashpool which is great for children, and we have table tennis and darts in a converted barn. Children also love our animals -- a dog, two cats, chickens, and a pony. The pony can be handled or ridden (under strict supervision, of course) -- helping to feed and look after her is a highlight for many of our young visitors.
The house contains many, many books. Most in English but some in German and Italian.
Toegang voor gasten
The house is not near any other properties and guests are free to wander where they like in the unfenced grounds. There is a garden area for sitting in, with deck chairs and loungers, plus a table if you want to eat outside (though the veranda is more convenient, and shady).
A barbecue is available for guests to use.
Interactie met gasten
We (John, Kirsty and Alessio, aged 18) live in the main part of the house. We are therefore on hand to welcome you when you arrive, and are always happy to offer help and advice if requested, but we generally just try to make ourselves part of the background.
We have a vegetable patch and supply guests with vegetables in season, as well as fresh eggs from the chickens.
Please ask us if you would like to ride the pony.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
We provide maps and tourist information as well as a guest book with previous guests' activity recommendations.
We have Wi-Fi but no television, something that many parents have thanked us for!
Smoking is permitted outside the apartment.
Pets: We welcome pets, but please be aware that we have many animals ourselves and your pets must be kept under control. Note that the property is not fenced.
I live with my partner and our 16-year-old son in a rural area of central Italy, with our cats, dog, chicken and pony. We are an English family but have lived here for many years (our son was born here) and enjoy our mixed Italian/English lifestyle.