Casa Principessa is a beautifully restored farmhouse situated in the famous Golden Triangle area of Le Marche with magnificent views of the villages of Gualdo, Sarnano and the majestic Sibillini Mountains. The house, parts of which date back to the 1700s, was uninhabited for 40 years before being lovingly restored by local artisan builders using old stones, tiles and wooden beams found within the property. It has been transformed into a charming and comfortable villa. The interior is a beautiful mix of 200yr old wooden beams and modern appliances including wireless internet. The poperty includes three alfresco dining areas, magnificent pool, barbecue and original 150yr old pizza oven. The main house consists of 3 levels and there is a two-storey outbuilding. Also on the property is another 200yr old building which has been made stable and safe but is not habitable and is not rented. Picturesque town of Gualdo is 1.6km away and the larger, charming spa town of Sarnano 10 mins away.
- Villa3336 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
sleeps 8+2, alfresco dining, modern appliances, open fire, laundry, internet
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 25, 2018
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Great place to relax and recharge your batteries
Fantastic property that looks exactly as it does in the pictures. Family of five with three teenage children enjoyed the pool and the lovely area
Thanks Paul. Great to hear that your family are relaxed and have recharged the batteries after your stay in Gualdo at Casa Principessa. That's what it is all about!
Paradise do exist!
This is the place! Nothing more to add. Spend the most lovely holiday in Casa Principessa - truely one week in Paradise.
Not only is the house and the nature around it truly top class in every sense. The stay also was made perfect all the way from how you are welcomed, to the guiding to restaurants and places to go or things to do, to the kindness of the people meeting you there- we even had the forgotten sunglasses sent home to Denmark with a smile. Same goes for the recipe for the lovely welcome cake. Can’t think of one single thing that could have made it a better stay.
Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased that Gualdo and Casa Principessa met your expectations - Sue
Very beautiful house, both its interior, garden and surrounding!!
I am pleased the property met your expectations. Thank you for holidaying at Casa Principessa. Sue
Great House and pool with beutifull sorundings
The property was just as described. Clean, well equipped with chairs, sunbeds, kitchen tools and so on. I don’t think we miss anything during our stay. There is a great view over the valley from the house. As described you are far from nearest neighbor and can really enjoy a quiet night with good friends and something good in the glass... I do really recommend this place for those who looks for a property that is nice, quiet, have great view, nice pool and a garden.
We like many others, ordered dinner at home with the “magician” Elide. I really wondered what she would make for us, but i must say she was fantastic. The food was delicious and she made a lot of different things to taste. I do really recommend Elide if you are going to stay here.
Overall we are really satisfied with this rent, and can recommend it to everyone.
Good friends, good food, good wine - I am pleased that Casa Principessa was able to provide the backdrop for your enjoyment of these things. Once again Elide proves to me the star of the show! I have experienced her dinners and agree with you - she adds a little bit of magic to the Casa Principessa experience. Sue
A beautiful home to relax and enjoy!
This was our first - and won't be our last - visit to Casa Principessa! The home is most comfortable with all amenities and has been beautifully restored. We were there for a week - should have made it 2 - to celebrate my 60th birthday, and it was a dream come true! There were 8 of us and we all felt most relaxed and had a lovely welcome from Janet. It is an ideal area to base yourself in order to explore the beautiful rural Italian countryside. The information provided was invaluable and we took full advantage of it. The winery - Murola - gave us a fabulous tour and then tastings...best I've ever done. The views from the property are exceptional, I think we all plan on mounting a photo or two in our own homes. The best meal I had the whole time we were away was that provided by Elide - not to be missed! This was the sort of relaxing holiday to be highly recommended - beautiful home, lovely food and room for great friends as well. Thanks Sue and Rob.
So pleased that you celebrated your 60th birthday in style. Elide's cooking is a treat - we always indulge ourselves with one of her fabulous meals whenever we are at Casa Principessa. I visited Murola winery for the first time last year. It is a stunning property with fabulous views. Sue
Beautiful Italian property
This is a gem. Wonderful for a group of six or eight even in winter. Amazing setting and views. Could not stop taking pictures. Large living areas, good kitchen and dining, excellent bedrooms. We did not get to try out the pool but in summer it must be delightful. Excellently maintained. Local manager Janet will give you help and advice and Sue and Rob have loads of information on the area. Must see is the grotto Frassisi, take a drive into Sibillini Parc and walk through so many beautiful hill towns. Au Pini, restaurant in Sarnano looked after us well. Highly recommend. Car needed and if you enjoy a walk wonderful but could sit and watch the view change with the sun and shade changes all day. A must see is dawn over the mountains.
Thank you for your generous comments. I was particularly interested to hear about the restaurant Ai Pini, in Sarnano. I have not eaten there for many years but recently heard, from another source, that the restaurant is under new management and doing very well. I will definitely try it when I return in May. Sue
Take a leisurely walk to the nearby hilltop town of Gualdo or drive 10 mins to the charming spa town of Sarnano, perhaps take the waters at the Fonte San Giacomo spa. Horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, trekking, hot-air ballooning are all available in the nearby Mount Sibillini National Park. In winter Mount Sibillini is transformed into an easily accessible ski field. Drive to Lake Fiastra located one hour from Casa Principessa. This delightful location, between woods and mountains, is a centre for water-skiing and fishing. At the water’s edge there is also a little beach. Attend the opera season at The Sferisterio, the world famous open air arena at Macerata. Visit the impressive limestone Frasassi Caves, or the Roman ruins at Urbisaglia. Take in the scenery, coves and beaches of the Conero Coast. Sample Le Marche wines at local vineyards. Visit local medieval towns such as Ascoli Piceno, Amandola, Loreto Other Activities: ski slopes within easy drive
Additional information about rental rates
The above rates are for up to 8 people. With the use of the fold-out divan, Casa Principessa can accommodate 10 people. Extra people (above 8) are charged at the rate of euro 150 per person per week. A maximum of 10 people applies.