Newly rebuilt villa surrounded by rolling hills, mountains and hilltop villages
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About Rosemary Lochhead
A dream come true! Always wanted a house in Italy - it was only in later years we could afford it. We looked in Umbria and Tuscany; with no joy - too many tourists and too expensive. One year, the day before we left for home,we chanced upon Ascoli Piceno - amazed by glorious squares and Caffe Meletti we went straight into the first estate agent. An Italian friend says Le Marche people are the kindest & we agree. It took 6 years to find a site with an amazing view in a village & build a house with a pool. We owe our good fortune to the village - Santa Vittoria - and the people who helped us find the site. There it is - up its own wee drive - our dream come true. Ciao.
Rosemary Lochhead purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Rosemary Lochhead chose Santa Vittoria In Matenano
Santa Vittoria is such a pretty village and the villagers are friendly and welcoming to visitors - tourists are not too numerous. The views from the property are outstanding. It took six years of searching in the area before we saw the house and it was an immediate decision to buy as the site was ideal.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Rosi is a new build on two floors in a traditional style with plenty of accommodation for six people. Being so close to the village is a real plus as it means guests can just walk into the village centre in less than five minutes where there are two restaurants as well as a baker, bank with ATM, chemist, two grocers, greengrocer, butcher and two cafes.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Relaxing country stay
A well equipped home from home with a real family feel to the place. Very quiet location with superb views but handily placed at the edge of the village.
Amazing views and house
Location is perfect with quiet setting and beatiful views over the valley, while the village and small restaurants/shops are just a few minutes walking away. The house has all what you need and the pool is great. Communication and service top notch. Highly recommended for just chilling out or as a base for exploring Marche.
Home from home not a holiday rental
To arrive to breathtaking views at a house only a stones throw from all of the necessities of a lovely hilltop town was wonderful to then discover that we really were moving into someone else's home for a week was such a pleasure. We love to cook and everything we could wish for was on hand in the kitchen. Our rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed a super private and relaxing week whilst the one mini glitch we encountered with wifi was immediately remedied by our hosts very efficient manager. The area is magical - stunning scenery and a charming local community we couldn't have asked for more when we had just the one week to unwind - thank you
Pedaso is the nearest beach with seafood restaurants approx 40 mins drive, with sandy beaches at the more sophisticated beach Porto San Giorgio just a few minutes more. Fishing in Lago di Fiastre or snorkle over submerged village. At Norcia there is kayaking thro' gorges, rafting etc (tel. 3387678308). There are many lovely walks with wildlife and flowers in the Sibillini National Park (maps and details in the bookcase).
The closest airport is Ancona, 75 min drive from the villa. Ryanair flies out of London Stansted daily. Ryanair also flies from London Stansted to Pescara, 90 min drive. BA fly from London Gatwick daily to Bologna and Ryanair from Edinburgh to Bologna twice a week. Many airlines fly to Rome which is 4 hrs drive from the villa. Our agent can pick up and return Ancona/Pescara for a fixed fee. There is a regular bus service to Rome from Amandola.
Servigliano 10 mins. Monte san Martino 20 mins. Amandola 30 mins. San Ginesio 35 mins. Roman Urbs Salvia 40 mins.
Santa Vittoria is a charming, lively and historic village with about 1500 inhabitants - it is off the beaten track so tourists are not numerous and are welcomed. There are three small grocers, a baker, a butcher, fruiterer, post office, bank, pharmacy, cafes and 2 good restaurants within 5-10 mins walk of the house. Round and about there are numerous hilltop villages within a few minutes drive - many with weekly markets - Servigliano has a market every first and third Monday in the month. A little further away are the old hilltop towns of Fermo with a lovely main square and associations with Thomas a Becket and Macerata with shops and its summer opera season. The provincial capital of Ascoli Piceno is a very beautiful and interesting large town about one hour away with Roman remains,good shops, medieval streets, riverside walks etc. Urbino with its Ducal Palace and Assisi make excellent day trips.