Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 4(Sleeps: 10)
king · Cot
Toilet · Shower · Bidet
Toilet · Shower · Bidet
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - Our rescue dog is V. shy. Thanks for understandingOur rescue dog is V. shy. Thanks for understanding
Max guests: 10
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Property has guest safety measures
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Follows regional health guidelines: Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
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About Saranne and Graham
We (Graham and Saranne) live here with our two daughters who go to school just across the valley in Colmurano. We moved here to take advantage of the beautiful peace and quiet that both this house and the surrounding area offers and to provide our children with a safe, educta and yet also challenging place to grow up. It was our dream and it is now a wonderful reality. That's not to say it isn't hard work - it is a farmhouse after all! We spend most of our free time from our careers tending to the land and the house.(Graham works for the local wineries and Saranne's career is divided between a love of theatre, writing and being a full-time mum.) Our olive trees, veggie patches and vines need constant care and, of course, when the time comes to harvest it is all hands on deck! September is time for grapes, October/November is olive harvest and the veggie patch supplies us with delicious produce all year round which naturally means we are also planting most of the year to ensure a steady flow of food. Then there's making jams and preserves to make use of all the fruits growing on our land - figs, persimmon, pears, apples, elderberries, blackberries, walnuts, almonds, peaches to name just a few of a wide variety! There are many ways to describe our interests and passions in life – but no specifics quite fit. We share a deep interest in wine, theatre and slowfood and that’s why we live here as they are all in abundance in this area of Le Marche: the wineries of La Murola, Il Pollenza, Saputi and Sant'Isidoro are practically on our doorstep; theatres such as the beautiful Sferisterio Arena and Teatro Lauro Rossi in Macerata, Nicola Vaccaj in Tolentino, and the amphitheatres in Urbisaglia are a wonder; and gourmet restaurants in Serrapetrona, Colmurano and Belforte are a delicious treat. And then there's the local outdoor activities: hiking, mountain biking, skiing, swimming, sailing etc. It's funny - we love living life on the slow side but there's always so much to do
Saranne and Graham purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Saranne and Graham chose
We live in this area of Italy mainly because of its similarities to Graham's home country of Ireland; from the landscape to the outlook of the local people. We love everything that Le Marche and its people represent: the Marchigiani are hard-working yet have a relaxed approach to life, a deep-rooted sense of tradition and a strong community spirit. Above all, they are warm and friendly people who love a story over a glass or two! The rolling hills of Le Marche are punctuated by beautiful rivers, valleys, dramatic mountain ranges and over 150 km of coastline. Sublimely tranquil, the historical hilltop towns and stunning cities of this area are awe-inspiring. For those, like us, interested in art, history and culture, the churches, museums, galleries, theatres, shrines and roman ruins in this area are plentiful. It is a meticulously preserved treasure trove of times past. In fact, we find that travelling through this region’s countryside is best done off the beaten track. There is so much more to discover by leaving the map behind and getting lost! When we were looking for a home we were thrilled to find this property because it had everything we wanted: wonderful views, a house with masses of character and history and land which could be tended and developed. Our olive grove was close to being abandoned and over the years we have brought it back to life so we can now enjoy our own olive oil all year round. In fact, so can our customers who come to help with the harvest and leave with a bottle or two in their luggage - both oil and wine! Delicious! Lastly, although all rooms in the house have the luxury of a balanced temperature whatever the season - we have eco-insulation and underfloor heating - we encourage our guests to spend as much time as possible discovering the region and all it has to offer. We feel truly privileged to be able to live here and even though it can be strenuous running a farmhouse, every day is an inspiration and joy in Le Marche!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
I fell in love with this farmhouse as soon as I saw it when we first emerged from the windy avenue of trees just above it. Blossom was growing just outside the front door and it all looked so welcoming. Of course, at that time, it was a true 'rustico'. After 10 years of renovation, our home is now fully restored and is warm, welcoming and comfortable. It is made up of three different buildings which have been restored by an amazing team of local builders. On the ground floor of the first house, the original cowshed, woodstore, olive oil and wine rooms have been renovated into a beautiful self-catering apartment which has everything you need for a revitalizing holiday: ensuite double or twin bedroom, kitchen, dining and living space as well as private terraces with beautiful views. On the 1st and 2nd floors there are three separate bedrooms with an additional bathroom. Each has its own character – one with stunning mountain views, another was originally the kitchen with an open fire and intriguing cubbyhole, and the attic room, originally used for storage, is now wonderfully cosy and romantic. However, most importantly for us, is the fact that the previous owner, whose family lived in this house for over 300years and who still tends his land on the opposite side of the road, is happy to see the house modernised and cared for, and his approval means more to us than anything else. We have continued his family traditions by growing our own food, making olive oil, planted a vineyard and we care for the land with his guidance, afterall, we are also guests here. Finally, we are very proud of our natural swimming pool which sits on the top of a hill with stunning views all round. Swim with the dragonflies and lilies! A wonderfully peaceful way to commune with nature.
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