Amandola House Rental Photos and Description
Il Roccolo, a detached hunting lodge in beautiful, private grounds, sleeps 2-4
Il Roccolo is a late 18th century hunting lodge hidden away down a beautiful drive lined with lavender hedges, olive, fruit and walnut trees. Il Roccolo is completely private and secluded and within 5 minutes drive of the local town that has everything a visitor could need. The garden and woodland setting in which Il Roccolo sits is a haven for birds and one of the great joys of visiting the house is waking to exuberant birdsong in the mornings.
The views from the house look out across rolling hills towards the medieval Marche hill towns of Monte San Martino, Montefalcone and Smerillo to the north and the magnificent Sibillini mountains to the south-west. The house opens out onto a well-proportioned terrace surrounded by aromatic herbs and scented shrubs ideal for outdoor dining and rest and relaxation during the summer months.
This is the ideal, rural and romantic retreat, lovingly restored and combining architectural character with modern comfort for up to 4 self-catering guests. Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms and a stylish bathroom. Downstairs is a sitting/dining room with original fireplace and wood-burning stove. Relaxed seating on sofa and antique settle for 4 people and dining table seating up to 4 people. There is a well-designed contemporary kitchen. Wi-Fi internet is available as well as IPhone loudspeaker dock. Il Roccolo is available to rent normally from April/May to November.
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
'We wanted to let you know that we really liked your house - the location is wonderful and we found the interior very tasteful.'
Alex and Francis Graham-Dixon
We have been coming to Italy for many years, since living in Florence and Perugia respectively as students. Our love of Italian food, language, landscapes, design, history and culture has sustained us through the decades. We live in London and work in the fields of child mental health, european history and human rights.
We discovered the Marche in 2000, after many visits to different regions. We were drawn to the area around Amandola because of the stunning scenery, the magnificent Sibillini mountains and the friendliness of the people. We found Il Roccolo in a ruinous state, the roof about to collapse and a tree growing out of what is now the kitchen. We were enchanted by the beauty of the setting, the profound spirit of place, and the sense that time had truly stood still. A local architect impressed upon us the rarity of this type of building, and was saddened that a part of Marche heritage might become a pile of rubble. Interested in the arts and history we wanted to preserve Il Roccolo for future generations. It has been a delightful and restful retreat for us, our family, friends and many guests over the years.
This is a place of perfect peace and relaxation with far-reaching unspoilt views of the rolling countryside. Il Roccolo offers total privacy from neighbours and yet is easily accessible for all local amenities.
To stay in the hunting lodge is to immerse yourself in the exuberance of nature. You will be woken by a chorus of birdsong in the morning and can lie in bed and watch the black squirrels leaping through the walnut trees.
The habitat supports displays of fireflies in May and June - only possible in areas with less than 2% environmental pollution.