Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Spacious accommodation, large beautiful garden in tranquil location.

The apartments are part of an old stone farmhouse. The house has been sensitively restored adhering, where possible, to traditional design and retaining architectural features. The house is located in a small hamlet near Sarnano. It sits atop a small hill with stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding woodland and fields. The woodland offers opportunities for short strolls or even mountain biking. The apartments are on the ground floor of the farmhouse with their own entrances and outdoor space with table and chairs for al fresco dining. All apartments face the mountains and are surrounded by a large two tiered garden for the sole use of guests. The garden is mostly laid to grass with some terracing and flower beds. There are plenty of sun loungers available. There is a wash room equipped with washing machine, sink and iron for guests to use. We also have a small library of games, books and DVDs..

Cultural Activities: The Macerata area has been inhabited for 10000 years so there is plenty of history to enjoy. Urbs Salvia is the largest Roman era excavation in the area. Casa Carotondo is surrounded by medieval hilltop towns with architectural and artistic treasures of interest. In the Middle Ages Castles were built around the Calderola area, some have been restored and are worth visiting.The works of Carlo Crivelli are exhibited throughout the Marche, the nearest to Casa Carotondo being at Monte San Martino. Paintings by Lorenzo, Lotto, Titian and others are to be seen at various locations. For modern art head to Ripe San Ginesio. Visit the home of the famous Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi who was born and lived in the Marche in Recanati. Religion has played an important role in the Marche history find out more and visit the beautiful Cathedrals of Tolentino and Loretto. Day trips to famous Umbrian towns such as Assissi and Perugia are also possible..

Outdoors: Around Casa Carotondo you can take short strolls or mountainbike through woodland. There are routes in the surrounding countryside for walking or cycling from Sarnano or you can head into the Sibillini mountains. There are guidebooks for walking and cycling and we can help with route planning. Other possibilities include horse riding - the experienced can trek in the mountains. Paragliding is possible as are balloon flights over the area. You can swim or fish in Lago di Fiastra surrounded by mountains. If you just want to relax, drive to the top of the mountains, have a picnic and take in the views. In winter there is the possibility of downhill or cross country skiing. Further afield the Adriatic coast beckons with its sandy beaches and excellent fish restaurants. The Conero regional park is a rocky but beautiful stretch of coastline. Alternatively head north to the caves of Frassasi and the Gola della Rosa regional park.

Other: Sarnano, the nearest town, has a wide range of shops and three supermarkets. There is a weekly market for fresh produce and a number of shops selling specialty foods such as locally made Pecorino cheese. Alternatively you can try out 'la cucina marchigiana' at the many reasonably priced restaurants in the area. For those in need of more retail therapy outlet shopping is a possibility with names such as Armani and Hogans. Every summer each town puts on a number of festas to attract tourists. These generally involve live music and food. A number of the medieval towns also stage Palios. Every year San Ginesio reenacts a battle it fought with Fermo in 1377. There are numerous historical theaters in the area, which regularly have performances. There are a number of music festivals during the summer for blues, jazz and most famously the Sferisterio opera in Macerata. All too hectic? Then sit on your apartment terrace, enjoy a glass of wine, the cool evening breeze and listen to the cicadas

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Details for Rotondo 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment Rotondo faces south with a wonderful view of the Sibillini mountains. The apartment has its own entrance and large private loggia on two sides of the apartment, providing shade during the day and suitable for 'al fresco' dining in the evening. The spacious main living area of the apartment is decorated in a modern style but with high ceilings, chestnut beams, some exposed stonework and a woodburning fire to lend it some character. The room is bright with windows or doors on three aspects. The fully equipped kitchen along one side of the 35sqm. living area comprises an electric cooker, induction hot plates, fridge/freezer, toaster, filter coffee machine and combi microwave/oven/grill. There is also a breakfast bar with two stools. The room has a table and chairs for dining indoors, a comfortable sofa and a TV, DVD player and sound system. The main living area has a ceiling fan for the summer and the apartment is centrally heated in winter.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman (Owner)
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About Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman

We are Rob Newman and Vanessa Foulkes. Before arriving in Le Marche, we lived in London working respectively as goldsmith and software consultant. We have done most of the renovation work at Casa Carotondo ourselves, which is why it took so long for us to start renting the apartments! We believe the renovation work to be of a high quality and have added character to the place as well as using traditional architectural features. We share the house with our friendly dog Chico.

Although we live on site we respect your desire for privacy while staying at Casa Carotondo. We are here, however, should you need help or want information.

Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman purchased this apartment in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Carotondo è un posto ideale per godere della quiete e delle bellezze delle colline marchigiane. Dotata di tutti i confort abitativi, è l'ideale per una sosta in fuga dalla vita frenetica della citta'. Avevanmo gia' sperimentato Casa Carotondo 3 anni fa nell'appartamento Vettore. Quest'anno abbiamo provato l'appartamento Rotondo, be strutturato ed equipaggiato, con un patio da entrambi i lati dell'edificio che consente di scegliere tra sole ed ombra, ovunque godendo della bellissima vista del massiccio dei monti sibillini.

Ma cio' che fa di questo soggiorno un piacere insolito è la affabilita', al contempo, la riservatezza dei proprietari Vanessa e Rob, che attenti a risolvere tutti i desideri degli ospiti, si prodigano a fornire suggerimenti per la visita e la scoperta del territorio circostante. Grazie!
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San Ginesio Macerata

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“In einer herrlichen italienischen Gegend ist eine Oase entstanden, die überall (im Haus und um’s Haus) durch den Geist von Vanessa und Rob geprägt ist. Man kommt an und ist zu Hause. Der grandiose Blick auf die Berge beruhigt und lockt. Ob Bergsee zum Baden, Klettern, Steigen oder die Hochebenen durchwandern, – für jeden hält die Natur einen Leckerbissen bereit.
In der liebevoll gestaltete und hochwertig ausgestatteten Wohnung Rotondo fühlten wir uns sehr schnell wohl und heimisch. Die von Vanessa sorgfaltig und gut verständliche “Bedienungsanleitung” für die Küchengeräte half jedem Menü zum Erfolg.”
S. Strohmeier
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Ancona Falconara
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
98 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
54 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Gabella Nuova
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
58 Kilometres
St. Elpidio
Car: necessary

Casa Carotondo sits atop a small hill surrounded by farm and woodland. Our nearest neighbour is about 1km away. The holiday apartments face south-west and have a stunning view of the Sibillini Mountains (25 mins to the ski lifts). Despite the quiet location, Casa Carotondo is only 10 mins away from the lively market town of Sarnano offering culture, retail therapy and entertainment. Surrounded by medieval hilltop towns there is plenty of historical interest to enjoy. Nearby Lago di Fiastra offers swimming, fishing or paddling. The Adriatic coast is about 45 mins away offering sun, sea and some wonderful fish restaurants. The Sibillini mountains are the perfect playground for those wanting an active holiday; sports include hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, and paragliding. If all that is too much, just drive up there, have a picnic and enjoy the breath taking views.

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San Ginesio Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
Low Season 2015
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2015
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Oct 10 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 6 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rental rates include towels, bedlinen, hot water, electricity, heating and cleaning. Please bring beach towels. Payment by bank transfer or Paypal (attracts an additional 2% charge). Payment can be made in sterling. Returnees receive a 10% discount. Stays of less than one week are charged on a pro rata basis.
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San Ginesio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom comprises a shower, toilet and basin. There is a heated towel rail for use in winter.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has exposed sandstone walls with cotto tiles on the floor and ceiling, chestnut beams and a French window. The French window has been fitted with a flyscreen. The furniture in the bedroom is in the arte povere style.The bedroom contains besides the double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a mirror, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Should you wish, we can change the double bed into two singles. We also have a small bed suitable for a child from 3 months to 4 years old.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a communal washroom for guests with a washing machine, iron, ironing board and sink. There is also a small library of books, DVDs and games.
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