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Renovated farmhouse, 200 m², beautiful panorama, near the sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

200 m² for up to 8 people (2 bedrooms + gallery)

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.

Comfortable equipment

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.

More Details

Edmund Surwehme
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018


Barchi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king
    - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 2 twin/ single
  • large antique cabinets, table and chairs, two windows each
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We also have a basketball net and a badminton net in the garden. Balls and rackets are also available. Ideal for athletes, z. B. by bike through the hills, jogging on the beach, swimming, hiking, surfing PS: Here are some running competitions (eg the 'Collemarathon' from Barchi to the sea) and bike tours instead.


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Renovated farmhouse, 200 m², beautiful panorama, near the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Erholungsurlaub mit herrlichem Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei sehr erholsame Wochen im August im Ferienhaus Casa Rafaneto verbracht. Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig in Alleinlage auf einem Hügel, von der Terrasse hat man einen wunderschönen Rundumblick.

Für 2 bis 6 Personen ist großzügig Platz vorhanden. Die Ausstattung lässt an nichts fehlen, es gibt sogar eine Spülmaschine und eine Waschmaschine. Besonders hat uns das ganz neue Badezimmer mit Zugang zu Terrasse gefallen.

In der gesamten Abwicklung mit dem Vermieter gab es keine Probleme, wir waren rundherum zufrieden und werden sicher wiederkommen :)

Iris und Dirk

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Urlaub pur – im liebevoll restaurierten Landhaus

  • 5 of 5

Gemeinsam mit einem befreundeten Paar waren wir (insgesamt also vier Erwachsene) Anfang Oktober 2012 für eine Woche zu Gast im Casa Rafaneto - und haben die Zeit dort sehr genossen.

Das Haus ist äusserst aufwändig und liebevoll restauriert - und sorgt für ein ganz besonderes Urlaubsgefühl in einer Lage, wie sie besser nicht sein könnte:

Das Haus steht quasi allein an einer kleinen Straße. Ringsum ausschließlich wunderbare Landschaft, mit kleinen Gehöften und Feldern voller Sonnenblumen.

Das Haus ist ebenso liebevoll eingerichtet wie renoviert - und bietet tatsächlich genügend Raum und Möglichkeiten für einen Urlaub mit sechs Personen. Wir waren ja nur zu viert, was der reine Luxus war.

An Haushaltsgeräten und Geschirr ist absolut alles vorhanden, was zum Kochen, Essen, Spülen etc. benötigt wird. Sogar Bücher, Reiseführer sowie Kartenmaterial und Vorschläge für jede Menge Ausflüge in die Umgebung sind an Bord.

Für die untere Terasse stehen geschmackvolle, stabile Teakholzmöbel und Liegen bereit. Auf der Rasenfläche steht eine Außendusche zur Verfügung: So kann man sich beim Sonnenbaden immer mal wieder wunderbar abkühlen.

Die (ebenfalls möblierte) Dachterasse, die unmittelbar von dem großen Wohnraum - mit der integrierten Küche - zu begehen ist, ist insbesondere zum Abendessen während eines so noch nie gesehenen Sonnenuntergangs ein absoluter Traum. Da kommt kein Sterne-Restaurant mit, denn es sind unzählige Sterne, unter denen man in den kristallklaren (und absolut ruhigen) Sommernächten den Urlaub genießen kann; Sternschnuppen inklusive.

Und was wünscht man sich angesichts einer Mega-Sternschnuppe, wenn man während einer lauen Sommernacht in der italienischen Provinz Marken, mit einem Gläschen Rotwein, einem Stück Peccorino-Käse (mit Pfeffer oder auch Trüffeln!), etwas Schinken und etwas knusprigen Weißbrot auf der Dachterasse unter freiem Himmel sitzt? Dass dieser Urlaub nie zu Ende geht!

Als Städter mussten wir uns zunächst daran gewöhnen, dass - insbesondere nachts - absolute Stille herrscht: Auch das ist Urlaub!

Und wer mal nicht selbst für das Abendessen sorgen möchte, findet in den umliegenden Gemeinden (jede Menge prima Tipps und Empfehlungen der Vermieter stehen im Buchregal bereit!!!) herrliche kleine Restaurants und Lokale.

Unser Fazit: Das Casa Rafaneto - und die Gegend, wo es steht - ist eine echte Empfehlung. Logisch, dass ein Auto sozusagen "Pflicht" ist - aber das hatten wir eh' dabei.

Gabi & Peter

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Ancona (auch mögl. Rimini 60 km, Bologna 180 km)
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Fano (oder Marotta oder Senigallia)
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Car: necessary

many historic towns (Urbino) and villages, during the season many beautiful city festivals nearby, for swimming 30 min. Drive to the sea (miles of sandy and pebble beaches) or to the mountain stream, ideal for nature and culture lovers




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Strom und Wasser ist inklusive. Einmalige Zusatzkosten für Endreinigung 85,00 €.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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