LUXURY APARTMENTS WITH PRIVATE GARDENS, 15M HEATED POOL, STUNNING VIEWS, MARCHE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LUXURY APARTMENTS WITH PRIVATE GARDENS, 15M HEATED POOL, STUNNING VIEWS, MARCHE

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'Expect luxurious bathrooms, designer kitchens & beamed ceilings' Sunday Times

As the highest rated place to stay in Marche (Tripadvisor) Casal dei Fichi is a traditional farmhouse carefully restored into luxury holiday apartments. Large comfortable living rooms, beamed ceilings, tiled floors, log fires, TV/DVD/Stereo. Fully equipped kitchens with granite worktops, luxury bathrooms and separate comfortable bedrooms. Each apartment has its own private garden or terrace - great for barbecues and or just eating outdoors. Traditional brick bread oven is perfect for our weekly pizza party. Landscaped gardens surrounded by sunflower fields, olive groves and vines. 15m heated swimming pool with all day sunshine and full length deck. Beautiful views of rolling countryside, medieval towns and Sibillini mountains. 2km from local town with bars & shops, many restaurants nearby.

30 mins from Adriatic coast and mountains. Close to beautiful historic cities of Macerata, Ascoli Piceno and Fermo.

Leopardi is described below, see our website below for full details of all the apartments.

Complimentary Produce: Guests are encouraged to help themselves daily to the produce from our vegetable and herb gardens as well as fruit from the orchard and eggs from our chickens - no food miles here and it all tastes so good straight from the garden to the plate in minutes!

Pizza Party: Each week we hold a complimentary pizza party. We make the dough and bring along the ingredients and you get a chance to roll out and make your own pizza of choice. Cooked in our original brick oven in the garden it's great fun with a glass or two of local wine - everyone enjoys it!

Press Reviews: Please take a look at our website for extensive press reviews of Casal dei Fichi: 'Expect luxurious bathrooms, designer kitchens & beamed ceilings...' Sunday Times Newspaper. '..beautifully furnished apartments in a landscape by a Renaissance painter.' Observer Newspaper. '..stylish good value apartments with a terrific decked swimming pool.' Telegraph Newspaper.

Gourmet Olive Break: Each November you can take a fully inclusive 4 day break designed to give you a fascinating introduction to the autumn highlights of Le Marche. With the backdrop of the olive harvest you will gain an insight into the cultivation and production of the finest olive oils whilst enjoying delicious regional dishes at a carefully selected range of restaurants. The weekend includes an afternoon at an award winning vineyard where you will be introduced to top Marchigiani wines and learn about their production. You will spend a morning cooking with top academy chef Guida Stacchietti and eat your gourmet lunch at the eclectic Il Maniero art club. All costs are included eg meals, wine, tours and transport except flights. Please see or website below for full details.

Environmental policy: We are Bob and Ian, owners of Casal dei Fichi, we do our best to be active and responsible members of the local and global communities. Check out our environmental page on our website which outlines the efforts we have made to make our business and your holiday environmentally friendly and some of the plans we have for the future.

Guest reviews: the reviews below are taken from those written by guests on Tripadvisor. Via our website you can view over 300 guest comments which have made us the number one place to stay in Marche (out of over 2,500 places listed)

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Details for Apartment Leopardi 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment Leopardi is one of 6 self contained apartments in a large converted farmhouse. It is a very spacious apartment with beamed ceilings, tiled floors and stunning views over the surrounding countryside. It has a large private terrace where you can dine or relax in comfort and privacy and look out over the pool and the valley beyond. We have tried to provide everything you might need for a relaxing and comfortable holiday, the feedback we receive is that we have managed to do that and more. All the facilities are set up to accommodate 4 people comfortably and there are descriptions below about each aspect of the apartment.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

bob

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We are Bob and Ian and moved to Marche 9 years ago to set up Casal dei Fichi. We left behind successful careers in London to move to a less stressful way of life in an area often described as 'all of Italy in one region'. We live on site with our two dogs, 3 cats and 5 chickens. We are very proud to have established a reputation for helping our guests have a fantastic holiday and we are now the number one rated place to stay in Le Marche (out of over 2,500 places listed by Tripadvisor).

bob purchased this apartment in 2005

We choose this property to renovate and convert into apartments because of the view - it has a wonderful panoramic view of 360 degrees and it is the first thing that most of our guests comment on when they arrive! The area is truly stunning and we love the slower pace of life in rural Marche. We also chose our area as it is less than one hour's drive from the airport which we think is an important factor for our guests - why be driving when you can be sat by the pool with a glass of local vino!

We have tried to create a friendly, stylish and comfortable place for your holiday. We are there if you need us and we are always ready to give advice, book a restaurant or organise a day out or event for you. If you like your peace and quiet then you have it by the pool or in your own private garden.

Please join us for our weekly complimentary pizza party based on our original brick oven in the garden - great fun to make your own pizza and share it with your fellow guests.

In the grounds you will find an orchard, herb and vegetable gardens and our free range chickens, please help yourself to our produce - nothing better than fresh ingredients straight from the garden!

Finally we have worked hard to make sure you have everything you need in your kitchen to prepare your meals. The feedback we get is that we have thought of everything and we have tried to equip your kitchen to the same standard as you have at home.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Luxury apartments with private gardens, 15m heated pool, stunning views, Marche
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Holiday Gem in Italy

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Christmas will be here soon and gone in a flash when our thoughts will be turning to holidays ........Casal dei Fichi is one of those holiday gems which is a rare find in a beautiful region Le Marche. Bob and Ian are wonderful hosts with a wealth of local knowledge - they are always happy to recommend places to visit and local restaurants, nothing is too much trouble.
The grounds and views from Casal dei Fichi are stunning and totally relaxing- we have visited three times now and look forward to our next visit always somewhere new to find and explore from the coast to mountains . Don't hesitate, a holiday here is a must- in fact I am sure you will return, MAGIC !
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A gourmet experience and more

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This was a special unexpected treat during our Golden Wedding Anniversary Year. We were invited by long term friends who had also celebrated their Golden Anniversary. This was a memorable weekend for many reasons. The venue was Casal dei Fichi' a beautifully situated farmhouse, in the Marche countryside. Our suite was very comfortable, spacious and well appointed.
Our hosts were Ian and Bob. Their welcome and care for our enjoyment were exemplary..
The arranged visits to several varied restaurants gave us a taste of the good food and wine of the area. A wine tasting evening and a visit to the impressive Usami Ronchi Winery, Ancona were both enjoyable and informative.The olive oil tasting introduced another product of the area. This was further emphasized by the opportunity to pick olives at Casal dei Fichiand view their pressing locally.
The relaxed atmosphere shared with our friends, other guests and local visitors added to the overall experience of our visit to Casal dei Fichi in Le Marche.
An added pleasure was not having to drive or find our own way!
The inconvenient cancelled Ryanair return flight does not diminish our happy experience during this weekend. Ian and Bob helped to book a hotel, and find and book another flight home from Rome
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Luxury apartments with private gardens, 15m heated pool, stunning views, Marche
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Francavilla d'Ete Fermo
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“Non pareil (in Italian)

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Our second gourmet weekend, this time with friends to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversaries, yes we have known each other that long.
A wonderful few days, great food and drink, olive oil tasting, cooking (CDF ran out of gas during this but neighbours rallied round and rescued this) - a tribute to how well Bob and Ian have integrated into the local community. On to olive picking and a visit to a vineyard with yet another fabulous meal.
Great apartments, fantastic hosts, but Ryanair did their best to wreck the experience on the way back by cancelling our flight due to the weather, admittedly the previous night had been seriously stormy. It didn't stop a Lufthansa flight though!
Bob and Ian stepped in and rescued us by booking a hotel in Ancona and getting us a Ryanair flight (at a ridiculous price) from Rome to Stansted the following night. We actually quite enjoyed the train journey from Ancona to Rome - eventually getting back to Stansted 30+ hours later than expected.
Would we go back? - yes but we would make a serious attempt to avoid Ryanair.
Trip Advisor does not offer enough stars to reflect the care received from Bob and Ian we cannot recommend the highly enough

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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Luxury apartments with private gardens, 15m heated pool, stunning views, Marche
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Francavilla d'Ete Fermo
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Gourmet Olive Weekend

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This weekend came highly recommended by friends. We were not disappointed!

We enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Bob and Ian are excellent hosts and gave us five star care. Our apartment was inviting, comfortable and equipped to a high standard. We ate sumptuous food in a variety of restaurants, some in quite glorious settings. In between all that eating we visited a beautiful theatre, explored an ancient Roman water system, relaxed at a wine tasting, harvested an olive tree and saw the results of our labours turned into oil at a local olive oil factory. And if that wasn't enough, we had an excellent cooking lesson from a local chef and ate our efforts afterwards. it was an action packed and fun filled weekend!

We are now looking forward to visiting Casal dei Fichi next year for a week's walking and sightseeing.
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Gourmet olive weekend

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This was our third stay at Casal dei Fichi, a charming Italian farmhouse which is divided into 6 luxury appartments overlooking the beautiful Marche countryside. This time it was for an all-inclusive short break with no worries about driving as our hosts were waiting for us at the airport and drove us around all weekend. As well as being wined and dined in some fantastic restaurants we also had a meal cooked for us by a charming Italian chef, picked olives, watched oil production at the press, had a cookery lesson, enjoyed wine tasting at a local vineyard, visited Fermo and toured the theatre. The accommodation at Casal dei Fichi is spacious, comfortable and the views are stunning. For anyone who hasn't visited the area before, this weekend break would be the perfect introduction to sample what Le Marche has to offer, and to try the fabulous local foods and wines. Owners Bob and Ian go out of their way to make your stay everything you want it to be and are a wealth of information about this beautiful part of Italy. Like many of CDF's guests, we look forward to returning.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Corridonia
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Civitanova
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Civitanova
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Francavilla
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Sarnarno
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Conero
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Francavilla
Car: recommended

Casal dei Fichi is 2km from the small walled medieval town of Francavilla d'Ete with a restaurant, bars, shops, bank and historic churches. We are 30 mins from the Adriatic coast where beaches range from secluded coves to vibrant lidos with bars, restaurants and nightclubs. 30 Minutes in the other direction are the Sibillini mountains offering superb walking, mountain biking and scenery. Several renaissance walled towns are within 15 minutes drive, many can be seen from the house. Macerata, with its famous outdoor Opera festival, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno and Lorreto are close by and the Umbrian gems of Assisi and Perugia are within 2 hours, as is Urbino.

Stunning views start on our doorstep and extend for miles.

Availability note: The availability chart below reflects all 6 apartments of Casal dei Fichi. If availabilty is shown then at least one apartment is still vacant. Please see our website link below (above the enquiry form) to see full descriptions of all the apartments.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning

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Availability & Rates

Francavilla d'Ete Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Medium
Mar 29 2014 - Jun 27 2014
£95
£650
3 nights
 
 
High
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£735
7 nights
 
 
Medium
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£95
£650
3 nights
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
£75
£450
3 nights
 
 
High
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
£105
£735
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We have six apartments to rent, most of the apartments are priced as shown. The availability chart relects all the apartments and not just one. If availability is shown then at least one apartment is still available for rent. Please see our website - www.casaldeifichi.com for full descriptions or mail us with your enquiry.
Prices are based on two people per apartment.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Francavilla d'Ete Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Safe
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Maps
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The modern bathroom is fitted with a large shower cubicle with powerful shower. All towels and pool/beach towels are provided and linen changed weekly. There is free access to the laundry room. '..stylish good value apartments with a terrific decked swimming pool.' Telegraph Newspaper.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size
  • Each apartment is a large and spacious with spectaular views down to the pool and across the valley. They are furnished to a very high standard throughout with beamed ceilings and tiled floors. The bedroom has a king size bed and has views over the orchard and fig trees. There is lots of storage space for all your clothes and person items. All the windows have external shutters and fly nets so you can benefit from the cool night air without the flies.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski lift privileges
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • skiing
Notes:
From Spring through to Autumn with hold a complementary Pizza night once a week using our original outdoor brick oven. Here you will get to roll out and put toppings on your very own pizza. Put it in the oven and watch it bake in just 3 or 4 minutes. If it doesn't work - no problem just try another one! In the landscaped grounds you will find an orchard and a herb & vegetable garden. We encourage you to take what you need and enjoy fresh produce daily with our complements. You will also find a cookbook in the apartment in case you are looking for some inspiration!
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