Our holiday home "Casa Rafaneto" is located in a secluded spot on a sunny hill near the village of Barchi and offers a breathtaking panorama into the mountains of the Apennines. It is a former farmhouse whose main house we have lovingly restored to local crafts and architectural tradition: z. B. Clay plaster inside, restored old terracotta floors as well as roof tiles and ceiling construction, reclaimed old doors and lintels (there are still handcrafted nails in one door!), in the bathroom and in the kitchen Tadelakt plaster (water repellent) instead of tiles etc. Hot water is provided by our solar system (on the roof terrace). Now, for the first time since 2013, we also offer our dream home for rent.
Note: We are only since the 7th January 2013 online! Unfortunately, not all photos are up to date and complete, but will be updated in the summer of 2013.
Lots of space for up to 6 people
Over a few steps you enter the very spacious, 120 m² apartment, which offers enough space for up to 6 people: ideal for couples with a fondness for spacious living, for families with children, for people with dogs, for groups who like below are etc ... You enter the huge main living room, which offers a spacious kitchenette with large fridge, a large dining table with 6 chairs and a cozy corner leather sofa with TV and music system. The two cozy bedrooms, which are equipped with antique cabinets, as well as the brand new bathroom with rain shower are generously cut and have nothing of the often common Fewo-Enge. The entire apartment has very high ceilings, which makes them even airier and more generous. In the 2. The bedroom (the "children's room"), which is equipped with a new double sofa bed and two single beds, can also be relaxed in a hanging swing. From the living room (or the bathroom) you enter the large panoramic terrace, from which you have a wonderful view of the surrounding hills, fields, trees, scattered houses and village panoramas. Our favorite place for the daily sunset!
Landscape, peace and freedom
Down the hill grows our own small olive grove where we often graze the horses of our neighbors. Our spacious property is not fenced and also offers a large flat area for ball games, an outdoor water connection (for outdoor showers and pool fill) and another large paved terrace with comfortable seating area. We also offer your vehicle a secure parking space directly at the house.
Our tenants are the only occupants of the house during their vacation and thus enjoy absolute peace and freedom for young and old. Also pets are i. D.R. no problem. The non-restored part of the house, the original "tobacco drying tower", is inaccessible.
We have equipped our house as we would like to spend long holidays. The apartment has everything that is important to us: in the kitchen, of course, a dishwasher, plenty of dishes and pots, but also salad spinner, garlic press, grater, espresso machines in small and large (for the stove), a German coffee maker, blender, kettle, toaster and a large fridge freezer. Our gas stove is brand new and also has a stove. In the sitting area satellite TV on the flat screen (so we did not want in the long run but not) and a music system with CD player and radio. And in the bathroom a nice new rain shower (plus additional shower head) and a hair dryer. Of course, we also have a barbecue, a lot of games and sports equipment (badminton, a football, Boulekugeln u.ä.) And 4 sun loungers with sunroof for the face and a parasol for the beach (for "screwing" in the sand). You are welcome to bring your own children's pool, water connection outside and enough level lawn area are available.
We also have a washing machine, which you can use if necessary.
Should you ever need help, our German neighbor will help you with words and deeds.
Ideally located between the mountains and the sea, you can reach in 30 minutes by car miles of mostly flat sloping family-friendly beaches (mostly sand / sometimes gravel) or a cool mountain stream. There are also countless historic sites nearby: the most famous, perhaps, Urbino, but also Fano, Senigallia and many smaller towns in the area that offer a rich urban life with city festivals, antique markets, handicrafts, etc. Approximately 10 km from our house are currently held archaeological excavations of an ancient Roman town, z. T. also already open to visitors. You can also visit the 'Grotte di Frassassi', a breathtaking stalactite cave nearby.
In the immediate vicinity of the Casa Rafaneto are various restaurants and shops. Despite the quiet location, the connection to the highway and highway is good.
We are happy to pass on our experience
We have created a brochure for our guests in which we have all the important addresses in the area (shopping and food) and our favorite places for swimming (sea and mountain stream), the best sights in the area (of which there are plenty) and the most beautiful village festivals ( which are really worthwhile). You will also find various travel guides for the Marche / Umbria region as well as a small selection of literature on the shelf.
If you would like to do challenging cycling tours through the hills or looking for running tracks, we are happy to share our experiences with you.