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Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Le Marche holiday apartment with stunning views of Sibillini Mountains - Vettore

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Spacious accommodation, large beautiful garden in tranquil location.

The apartments are part of an old stone farmhouse. The house has been sensitively restored adhering, where possible, to traditional design and retaining architectural features. The house is located in a small hamlet near Sarnano. It sits atop a small hill with stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding woodland and fields. The woodland offers opportunities for short strolls or even mountain biking. The apartments are on the ground floor of the farmhouse with their own entrances and outdoor space with table and chairs for al fresco dining. All apartments face the mountains and are surrounded by a large two tiered garden for the sole use of guests. The garden is mostly laid to grass with some terracing and flower beds. There are plenty of sun loungers available. There is a wash room equipped with washing machine, sink and iron for guests to use. We also have a small library of games, books and DVDs..

Cultural Activities: The Macerata area has been inhabited for 10000 years so there is plenty of history to enjoy. Urbs Salvia is the largest Roman era excavation in the area. Casa Carotondo is surrounded by medieval hilltop towns with architectural and artistic treasures of interest. In the Middle Ages Castles were built around the Calderola area, some have been restored and are worth visiting.The works of Carlo Crivelli are exhibited throughout the Marche, the nearest to Casa Carotondo being at Monte San Martino. Paintings by Lorenzo, Lotto, Titian and others are to be seen at various locations. For modern art head to Ripe San Ginesio. Visit the home of the famous Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi who was born and lived in the Marche in Recanati. Religion has played an important role in the Marche history find out more and visit the beautiful Cathedrals of Tolentino and Loretto. Day trips to famous Umbrian towns such as Assissi and Perugia are also possible..

Outdoors: Around Casa Carotondo you can take short strolls or mountainbike through woodland. There are routes in the surrounding countryside for walking or cycling from Sarnano or you can head into the Sibillini mountains. There are guidebooks for walking and cycling and we can help with route planning. Other possibilities include horse riding - the experienced can trek in the mountains. Paragliding is possible as are balloon flights over the area. You can swim or fish in Lago di Fiastra surrounded by mountains. If you just want to relax, drive to the top of the mountains, have a picnic and take in the views. In winter there is the possibility of downhill or cross country skiing. Further afield the Adriatic coast beckons with its sandy beaches and excellent fish restaurants. The Conero regional park is a rocky but beautiful stretch of coastline. Alternatively head north to the caves of Frassasi and the Gola della Rosa regional park.

Other: Sarnano, the nearest town, has a wide range of shops and three supermarkets. There is a weekly market for fresh produce and a number of shops selling specialty foods such as locally made Pecorino cheese. Alternatively you can try out 'la cucina marchigiana' at the many reasonably priced restaurants in the area. For those in need of more retail therapy outlet shopping is a possibility with names such as Armani and Hogans. Every summer each town puts on a number of festas to attract tourists. These generally involve live music and food. A number of the medieval towns also stage Palios. Every year San Ginesio reenacts a battle it fought with Fermo in 1377. There are numerous historical theaters in the area, which regularly have performances. There are a number of music festivals during the summer for blues, jazz and most famously the Sferisterio opera in Macerata. All too hectic? Then sit on your apartment terrace, enjoy a glass of wine, the cool evening breeze and listen to the cicadas

More Details

Details for Vettore 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

This is a two bedroom apartment. It has a large terrace outside for 'al fresco' dining with wonderful views of the mountains. The apartment has been renovated to a high standard with wooden beams. Where possible stone walls have been left exposed. This apartment has large windows and high ceilings throughout giving it a spacious and airy feel. It faces northwest and remains cool even in summer. The separate kitchen is modern and fully equipped with gas hob and oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee machine and microwave. The living area contains a dining suite for six and two sofas large enough to seat six (one is a sofa bed). There is satellite TV, a small stereo system and DVD player. A small wood burning stove will heat the flat on cool evenings, for the winter there is a full central heating system. There are two double bedrooms each with bedside tables, chest of drawers, mirror and wardrobe.. The bathroom to the main bedroom is en suite.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

About Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman

We are Rob Newman and Vanessa Foulkes. Before arriving in Le Marche, we lived in London working respectively as goldsmith and software consultant. We have done most of the renovation work at Casa Carotondo ourselves, which is why it took so long for us to start renting the apartments! We believe the renovation work to be of a high quality and have added character to the place as well as using traditional architectural features. We share the house with our friendly dog Chico.

Although we live on site we respect your desire for privacy while staying at Casa Carotondo. We are here, however, should you need help or want information.

Vanessa Foulkes, Rob Newman purchased this apartment in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

A true paradise! We quickly came to the conclusion that our tenth apartment in Italy (from Lago di Como to Amalphi) is the most beautiful and relaxing. Our kids Zena and Olaf loved every minute of our stay and will miss Chico. We feel a dog will arrive soon in our family. We hope to return, maybe in a different season. We're curious how the beautiful views change over the seasons. Rob and Vanessa, thanks for your hospitality!
Jul 2014
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average rating of 4.818182 based on 24 reviews

Nice Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing time here. The owners were kind and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and the setting is amazing! The only complaint from my husband is that the bed was too hard, but we have found that to be a problem wherever we stay in Italy. I wish we could have had the temperature a little warmer. Other than that, I would recommend this place to friends and family anytime.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased our guests enjoyed their stay at Casa Carotondo despite the unseasonably cold and wet weather. We did communicate with the guests about the bed size and mattress before their arrival and did comply with their request for a 'firm' mattress.
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is finished, furnished and equipped to a high standard and is in a lovely setting. How lovely it was to wake up to such a view. We had a very hot week, but still managed to explore the area. This we enjoyed very much - and it was lovely to be around when so much was happening in the local towns and villages. This was our first, but hopefully not our last, visit to the Marche.

Thanks Vanessa and Rob for all the care and attention you have obviously put into the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Great place at a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

“We’ve had a lovely week in Priora. It was very hot, so we didn’t do as much as we wanted. But that gave us the opportunity to enjoy this wonderfull house and its surroundings.

Maybe we will be back to be a little more active. Nevertheless we enjoyed our lazy week very much. Thanks!”

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Our stay at "Carotondo" 2011

  • 5 of 5

It was one of our best experiences (out of many) in Italy. It is a beautiful and comfortable apartment. A gorgeous garden with "una vista stupenda"!! For everyone who wants a quiet and most enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Perfect appartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The appartment was absolutely beautiful and had superb views. We has some bad luck with the weather this early in the season, but there were still plenty of walks we could enjoy. The Sibillini area is perfect for walks and car trips. There is so much diversity in views and wildlife. We enjoyed seeing deer, wild boars, a black squirrel and even a porcupine as well as numerous bird species. Also a special thanks for Rob ab Vanessa for being such good an helpful hosts!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Washington DC, USA

A quiet retreat from the crowds of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful few days here as part of our honeymoon and we are exceptionally glad we took the time to explore this beautiful region.

The apartment was perfect for all our needs, Vanessa and Rob were very helpful hosts and their dogs are adorable! Thanks for a great stay

  • Submitted: May 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Ancona Falconara
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
98 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
54 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Gabella Nuova
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
58 Kilometres
St. Elpidio
Car: necessary

Casa Carotondo sits atop a small hill surrounded by farm and woodland. Our nearest neighbour is about 1km away. The holiday apartments face south-west and have a stunning view of the Sibillini Mountains (25 mins to the ski lifts). Despite the quiet location, Casa Carotondo is only 10 mins away from the lively market town of Sarnano offering culture, retail therapy and entertainment. Surrounded by medieval hilltop towns there is plenty of historical interest to enjoy. Nearby Lago di Fiastra offers swimming, fishing or paddling. The Adriatic coast is about 45 mins away offering sun, sea and some wonderful fish restaurants. The Sibillini mountains are the perfect playground for those wanting an active holiday; sports include hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, and paragliding. If all that is too much, just drive up there, have a picnic and enjoy the breath taking views.


Rates & Availability

San Ginesio Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
Oct 8 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

The rental of apartment Vettore by only two people assumes the use of only one bedroom and one bathroom.
Payment can be made in sterling or Euros by bank transfer or Paypal.
Payments using Paypal attract an additional 2% charge.
Returnees receive a 10% discount.
Stays of less than a week are charged on a pro rata basis.
All prices are fully inclusive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Ginesio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Can be converted to two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The windows of the bedrooms are fitted with flyscreens. In each bedroom besides the beds are two bedside tables with lamps, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and mirror. The beds can be changed to two double beds or 4 singles if required. We have a small bed suitable for a child of 3 months to 4 years. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room to sleep two additional people.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a washroom available for communal use. This includes a washing machine, sink, ironing board and iron. Books, games and DVDs are available as part of a small library.

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