TRADITIONAL VILLA, 7 BEDROOM CAN SLEEP 14, PRIVATE POOL, STUNNING VIEWS, PLAYDEN

Victoria Whitbread

Speaks english, Modest Italian
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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TRADITIONAL VILLA, 7 BEDROOM CAN SLEEP 14, PRIVATE POOL, STUNNING VIEWS, PLAYDEN

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Ideal for groups of friends, families and children

The perfect traditional Italian farmhouse / villa, for families and parties of adults alike. Located in a romantic Le Marche setting away from the road (which is very quiet) and in a wonderfully rural location.

The 360 degree views from the house are amazing with distant sea views to the East & The magnificent Sibillini mountains to the West. Le Marche is a fabulously beautiful place, whatever the weather!

Sleeping up to 14 guests, Casa Lola is comprised of 2 traditionally built buildings connected together to create a comfortable and elegant 7 bedroom house with 4 bathroom and or shower rooms plus downstairs WC.

Outside there is a large terracotta terrace and covered pergola, table, chairs and big parasols to keep the sun at bay. You can lie under the fig trees if it gets too hot.

A 9 x 6 metre South facing private fenced swimming pool is located just below the house , with spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding rolling hills. It also has a large terracotta terrace with elegant French pool furniture to relax on.

The house has a dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD player, ipod docks 4&5 (please bring own music) 2 x cots & a camp bed.

The large 7.5 x 5.5m kitchen is very well appointed with wood-burning stove to keep guests warm in the winter months.

There are 2 good sized reception rooms beyond the kitchen.

A large farm building located close to the villa has been converted into a playden for guest's use - Casa Pollo. It houses a huge netted trampoline, table-tennis, table football, and lots of toys for smaller children to enjoy, ranging from train sets and doll's houses to a village shop plus more toys to entertain the smaller family members.

There is also a play-house, a swing set and sandpit for guest's use next to Casa Pollo.

Casa Lola is located in the commune of Monte San Martino, one of the most beautiful hill-top villages in the region; where the local church houses some of the best renaissance art from the Crivelli brothers, also to be seen in the National Gallery and other great galleries of the world (and we have some on our door-step - wonderful)!

There are excellent places to eat a short drive from the villa (or hearty walk) and cafes and delicious home made Italian ice-cream to be enjoyed in the gelaterias of Amandola and Sarnarno.

The Sibillini mountains offer some of the best walking to be had in the country, ranging from treks up valleys along the shaded rivers to more robust clambers where you can stay at refugios located strategically along crafted routes.

Excellent day trips include Assisi and Urbino, and Ascoli Piceno with it's piazzas and galleries offering culture vultures a glorious day out.

Closer to home there is a riding school in the valley and playgrounds in abundance for very small children. A lake below the house with a deer park (although deer tend to hide) gentle buggy-friendly walk and pizzeria (with basic swings and slide to occupy energetic children) and restaurant to hand.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Casa Lola is paradise for toddlers - and adults. The house is beautiful, there's a never ending range of entertainment for the little ones from the swimming pool to a sandpit perfectly located in the shade for the afternoon, and a warehouse packed full of toys including a giant trampoline. The toiletries in the bathroom make you feel like you are in a five star hotel, but Victoria's charming help and advice from the time we booked is one of a kind. We booked a chef to cook for us on Victoria's recommendation and that was brilliant, allowing the adults to relax and indulge in amazing food without worrying about babysitters or taxis. Overall, it was the best holiday we've had since our son was born. I'd definitely go back
Jun 2012
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Victoria Whitbread

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english, Modest Italian

As a SME business owner in London but have always loved Italy. As a teenager I was sent there on an exchange trip. I could not believe how good the food and weather was and the history and beauty of the country, also how friendly the people were - I was hooked!

Victoria Whitbread purchased this farmhouse in 2001

I bought Casa Lola as a bit of a wreck but I could see the potential instantly. I had never seen a better view in some of the most fabulous scenery in Europe.

The peace and beauty of the place - outstanding!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Traditional villa, 7 bedroom can sleep 14, private pool, stunning views, playden
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PEACE, TRANQUILITY AND BREATHTAKING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
Casa Lola is a very special place. You can watch the sun rise over the Adriatic and set behind the spectacular Sibillini Mountains.
We found the Villa to be absolutely perfect for the needs of our extended family group (with ages ranging from 3 - 58 years). There is plenty of space both inside and out to allow everyone to get together or to find their own little quiet spot. As a family we tended to congregate around the huge table in the kitchen dining area and enjoyed breakfast on the lower terrace. The playbarn is particularly useful to keep the young ones happily occupied during the heat of the day or if it rains (you are in the hills) and the pool is glorious.
The property was very well prepared for our arrival and both Victoria the owner and Pete and Marina who look after it for her could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The relaxed and easy going atmosphere makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive.
We tended to eat at the villa most nights. The kitchen is very well equipped and the BBQ has THAT view! Of the local restaurants we tried, the cheerful Bella Napoli in Amandola was a family favourite. We also loved Mama Rosa further afield below Ortezzano with its world championship winning pizzas.
The area has something for everyone, with mountains, beaches, caves, an abundance of wildlife and flora and some fascinating and beautiful towns to explore. A car is essential.
We have fallen in love with Casa Lola. This was our second visit and we have every intention of returning.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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INCREDIBLY COMFORTABLE HOUSE WITH STUNNING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here once before but since then the house has been significantly extended and is now even more spacious and comfortable. The owner has decorated it beautifully, with all sorts of interesting furniture (modern and antiques mixed brilliantly). Very comfortable beds and all the kitchen stuff one could possibly need (as well as games room which the children loved). The views are simply incredible, and the region generally is beautiful and completely unspoilt. Amazing local restaurants, and we loved the Crivellis in the church in Monte San Martino (once we'd actually negotiated entry). All in all we love it here and had a fabulous holiday.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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COZY VILLA PERFECT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Casa Lola with our three children aged 8, 3 and 1 together with our friends and their son (age 7). The kids loved the house, the pool and especially Casa Pollo with lot of things to do for them. Casa Lola was perfect for us; not too luxury but VERY nice and cozy - just what we imagined that the villa would be like. The owner was really nice and helpful as well as the couple that were responsible for the on-site practicalities. Always helpful, caring and responding. We would highly recommend this place for friends and relatives! The scenery is breathtaking and can not be caught in pictures. Loved the nereby restaurants (Le Querce and pizza place down by the lake). Also had a traditional dinner at the Casa Lola prepared by two lovely ladies. Plenty of things to see and do nereby the villa within reachable distances. We would all love to go back soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing Casa Lola for your holiday this June. We are absolutely delighted that you had such a nice time and hope to welcome you back again very soon.
With best wishes Victoria
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CASA LOLA

  • 5 of 5
Casa Lola is the perfect retreat from the sound and fury of working life. The house is extremely comfortable, well equipped and has a charming atmosphere. The views are even more spectacular than they appear in the photographs and it is easy to spend all day gazing in admiration. For the more active, the pool and games room are great assets and much appreciated by young and old alike. With an easy journey from either Perugia or Ancona, and numerous excursiosn within easy range, we could not have enjoyed our holiday more. I would strongly recommend Casa Lola. Magnus Goodlad
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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MY IDEA OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
I fell deeply in love with the Marches when I first visited 20 years ago. At that time, we were the only English tourists and welcomed with warmth and generosity by local people. I introduced Victoria and Matthew to the Marche and saw Casa Lola when they first bought it. So, I was interested to see what had come of their grand plan. They have created a little bit of paradise on earth. The view from Casa Lola of the hills, valleys and Monte Sibillini in the distance is enough to make the holiday in itself. To have, in addition, the comfort and luxury of the villa, the elegance and tranquility of its gardens and terraces, is to have a week of heaven on earth.

The children (9 and 5) were entirely content with the pool, the trampoline and table tennis in the barn and occasional visits to the farm along the track. Indeed, they were so happy and self-contained that I actually got to lie by the pool for short spells of uninterrupted reading - the first time on a holiday for 9 years!

I would give Casa Lola a 10 star rating if that was allowed!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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A PERFECT FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We've just returned from our holiday at Casa Lola with another family and it was an absolute shame to leave.

Between us there were six children as well as the four adults but due to the size of the house it never felt crowded or cramped. The split level sleeping meant that we had a floor each which helped us keep our privacy and a bit of space when needed.

The main living area is superb with a great kitchen and all the mod-cons needed to keep young children quiet when they've had enough sun.

Outside the play barn is simply superb with our kids bouncing happily on the trampoline or playing table football for hours or swimming in the superb swimming pool. Yet again with so many outdoor space it kept squabbles to a minimum. For adults there is plenty of grass to lie on and while away the day. Especially useful is the shade of the apple trees in the middle of the day when siesta time rolls round.

The scenery is simply stunning. You can see the sea from the front of the house, Gran Sasso from the back and the Sibillinni mountains from the side. I'd highly recommend driving over the mountains to get to Lake Fiastra which is great for swimming and boating.

Lastly if you like running the nearby town of Monte San Martino is almost exactly 5k away. I used to get an early morning espresso there and listen to the sounds of the morning mass coming from the church while wondering whether I could afford a holiday home in Le Marche. The return trip is mostly downhill too which helps.

A highly recommended home I'd love to go to again.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review.
Please come and stay again soon, you would be so welcome.
Plans to add lots more things to Casa Lola for next year such as a loggia and more games for the barn - work in progress as ever.
Thanks again, Victoria
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Pedaso
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Monte San Martino
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Sasso Tetto
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Conero
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Lago San Ruffino
Car: necessary

Casa Lola is located close to the Sibillini National Park, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Located above a valley the house looks down onto a lake and has 360 degree views of the quite stunning scenery.

There are many beautiful ancient hill-top towns and villages close by, a riding school, spa centre at Sarnarno and fabulous attractions such as Frasacci caves and Assisi are a great day trip.

Walking in the mountains is exceptional if that's of interest - with refuges and walking clubs if you would like this sort of structure?

Mountain biking and fresh water lakes at your fingertips as well as winter skiing. This part of Le Marche is exceptional.

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Availability & Rates

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Macerata Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2014
Jul 20 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,295
 
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
£300
£1,595
£4,000
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 28 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
£150
£1,495
£2,900
 
 
Christmas & NY 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
£300
£1,995
 
 
Low Season 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
£140
£1,495
£2,900
 
 
Mid Season 2015
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
 
 
High Season 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
 
 
Peak Season 2015
Jul 19 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes We offer a low occupancy discount x 2 bedrooms in low season of £700 pw or £140 a night.

Cleaning and linen included in the price, inc' towels, both pool and bath.
Heating charged at cost and metered (guide prices on request). Wood is free.
Payment taken in Sterling and Euros, according to guests preferences.
Our change-over day is usually Sunday to Sunday, mid and low season we are flexible.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Macerata Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top floor shower room - toilet , shower
    Main family bathroom 1st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , A spacious family bathroom for all needs
    Family bathroom 1st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Brand new lovely family bathroom with shower etc
    Shower room and loo - toilet , shower , This is a downstairs shower adjoining the 2nd living room.
    Dowstairs loo - toilet , This is a simple loo and laundry room on the ground floor
  • There are 5 lavatories overall in the property. There are 4 showers / bathrooms. One of the downstairs bathrooms is currently just a WC and laundry room rather than a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleep 14 maximum. There are an extra 2 basic camp beds to make 16 should you need them - although only really suitable for children. Also there is a sofa bed in the sitting room. In the newly renovated part of the villa the double bedroom has a balcony with far-reaching views of the landscape.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Box
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The TV is for films only - (no Italian TV), please bring favourites for smallest members of party. Please bring your own music with you. There 2 x Ipod docks for guests use. Mountain bikes can be rented in Amandola. We have details of a small personable English speaking company who hosts Italian cookery classes and truffle hunting expeditions as well as hiking tours in the mountain, not forgetting the wonderful donkey rides in Smerillo please contact owner for details. We also have a highly recommended local caterer who can come to the house and cook special regional food for guests in-house. Also wine tastings - best of Le Marche (Must be arranged in advance). The tap water is sourced directly from the mountains and is delicious so no need to buy bottled water. Finally there is a huge play-den on site, full of toys for toddlers, children and adults, from train sets to trampolines, ping pong to pool, a perfect bolt hole. Also in view, a double swing, playhouse and sandpit.
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