Macerata Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
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 fenced 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.
- pets considered
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
About Victoria Whitbread
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
Why Victoria Whitbread chose Macerata
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.
What makes this farmhouse unique
The peace and beauty of the place - outstanding!
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