Extremely comfortable, carefully renovated, detached stone farmhouse. Peaceful and secluded hill-side setting, with beautiful views from the sunny terrace. Conveniently located for both seaside and mountains (16m dual carriage-way in each direction) and within easy reach of many famous tourist/cultural attractions such as Urbino, Gubbio and San Marino.
Casa Mandorla is fully-furnished and equipped with everything necessary for a relaxing, away-from-it-all holiday. It is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, excellent for walking and nature lovers. The wild-flowers, bird life and butterflies are astounding, particularly in the early part of the summer season. Casa Mandorla is ideal for people, groups of friends, or families who want to be on their own to relax and unwind. Nearest village (with supermarket, bank, bar etc.) is 3min by car.
Local Attractions: This part of the Marche has many delightful, fortified medieval hilltop towns, each with a fascinating history. Within a 40 mile radius are many easy, one day excursions to suit all tastes:
• Urbino, the birthplace of the Renaissance, a 'must' on any culture itinerary
• Gradara and San Marino, two spectacular mediaeval castles and walled cities
• The Furlo Gorge and stunning Frasassi caves with Roman/Etruscan excavations
• Pesaro and Macerata, home to the summer opera festivals
• Gubbio and Assisi in neighbouring Umbria
Semi retired couple, Both worked in authoring and language training. The property has been bought to use as a retirement retreat for the future.
The seclusion and views are spectacular allowing the mind to concentrate on creative issues without the distractions associated with town or village living yet with access to the world when needed
Absolutely zero pollution both of the air and the night sky, the closest light industry is so far away that there is no noise other than that of the country. In this house you are really close to nature with the benefit of easy access to more modern forms of distraction
Casa Mandorla is set on a small plateau on the mountainside, at an altitude of 350m (1,150 ft). The air here is very good. There are views over the completely undeveloped Taruga valley to the twin Apennine peaks of Monte Catria and Monte Nerone in the middle distance, both over 5000 feet. The sandy, Blue Flag beaches at resorts of Fano (30 mins), Marotta and Senigallia all offer safe swimming and a full range of water-sports.
Casa Mandorla is surrounded by agricultural fields interspersed with natural woodland. Immediate grounds planted with oleander, cherry, olive and shady acacia trees. The local village of Isola di Fano is 3 mins by car and has a supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, bank, post office etc. There are several excellent restaurants within a ten minute drive. Swimming pool and sports complex in nearby Fossombrone.
Other Activities: bird-watching, butterfly spotting, wild-flowers, flying/parachuting Fano airport
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