Farmhouse in Sant' Angelo in Pontano, Le Marche, Italy - Private, Peaceful Location, 5 mins Drive from the Lovely Medieval Village
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About Dorothy Boyle
We have loved Italy for many years. We decided that we wanted to divide our time between Italy and Sussex and began to plan our ambition to renovate a property. We looked at dozens of potential renovations in Umbria, but 'just the right thing' eluded us. A chance visit to Le Marche - and we never looked back. Tieve Tara (in Gaelic, this means a residence situated on a hillside commanding extensive views) was just right, and we purchased the property in 2005.
Dorothy Boyle purchased this Farmhouse in 2005
Why Dorothy Boyle chose Sant'Angelo in Pontano
There were many things in addition to the right house, that fell into our decision to purchase a property in Le Marche. We took into consideration the fact that we love the coast, the mountains, Italian food, and the challenge of designing and creating a garden in a different country. We are keen Nordic walkers, so walks in the mountains were possible, and we have a great interest in wine cultivation and vinification (and the tasting!) and have plenty of vineyards nearby to visit and sample. High up on the list came the friendliness of the Le Marche people - they are so helpful, and welcoming in shops, restaurants etc. Sant'Angelo village turns food shopping into a relaxed occasion. A bottle of our own olive oil awaits guests, and any vegetables ready from our vegetable patch.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Our 3 children are grown up now, and we have 6 grandchildren, aged from 6 months to 14. They all love coming to the house every year. Tieve Tara is a great place whether you are just a couple, or a group of family/friends to re-charge batteries far from the office, business travel, the classroom and weekly supermarket shop. The ability to relax in such peaceful surrounding is welcomed by all. In addition, with days out to beach, lake or mountain, coupled with excellent restaurants to try, or cooking/BBQ together at home, no wonder our family, friends and guests can't wait to get here! It gives us great pleasure to share everything that is Tieve Tara and the local area, not only with our family but also our guests.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Summer holiday August 2019
We found the property to be beautifully appointed - a real home in Italy, comfortable, stylish and spacious.
The cabana was perfect for grandparents and the main house ideal where we were as a family of 4.
The pool, views, outdoor eating areas and relaxation areas are all stunning.
The area surrounding the villa has plenty of beautiful villages if you drive 20 mins or so.
We’d love to return as soon as we can, we had a wonderful family holiday.
The most beautiful house in a stunning setting. Gave us everything we needed for a glorious 2 weeks
A real home from home in a superb location. Away from everything you can really relax and enjoy the scenery. This place is good for the soul!! As the owners live here for 5 months the house is fully kitted out with everything you need. The pool is suitable for proper swimming and is visited by huge groups of Swallows in the evenings dive bombing for insects. We had deer visit and loved watching the goats go by. The locals are super friendly and want to help when your Italian lets you down!! One of my favourite holidays ever😍😍😍
For 20 years I have been dreaming of buying a place in the South of France where my wife and I can retire. No more! After just 2 weeks at Tieve Tara all that has changed and we will be coming to Le Marche instead. The area is beautiful and we really didn't want to come home. The people were so friendly, the food and wine so fresh, tasty and such value. Not to mention the obligatory daily gelato! No lack of things to do, being in easy reach of a lake, plenty of beaches, Macerata Opera, La Perugia, Assisi, rafting to name but a few. Fantastic house - the owners have thought of and provided everything you could need and were a pleasure to deal with. We were 2 families of 4 with teenage kids and everyone had plenty of room/comfort. Can only recommend this house, without hesitation.
Thank you very much! We agree - Le Marche is such a wonderful part of Italy and we would welcome you back to our house any time.
Fabulous setting and house!
"The house is in the most beautiful setting with stunning views all around - the photos could never do it justice. It was perfect for us - the three teenagers loving the pool and space. The house was fantastically equipped and everything that you needed to know had been thought about - from games, wifi and how to work the tv to what to see and do in the local area. Dorothy was an absolute star to deal with. Will recommend to everyone!"
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy to know that you all enjoyed your holiday. You have been excellent guests and we would welcome you back any time.
Dorothy and Wallace
Perfect holiday home in Le Marche
Tieve Tiara was a fabulous choice for our family holiday in Le Marche. It is clearly a much loved and used holiday home as everything has been thought of to make your stay as enjoyable and easy as possible. It was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was well equipped, beds comfy and bonus for my children satellite tv. The pool was the highlight though with fantastic views of the surrounding hills and farmland. Within short driving distances are beautiful medieval towns, roman ruins and cisterns to explore, a fossil museum , great restaurants, beaches, a water park and the national park and mountains to explore. Though for us as we have visited the area before we were just happy to spend most of our time at the villa enjoying the pool, the views, the quiet and BBQs. Another hit were the local villages with playgrounds with views and kiosks serving local wines and snacks. Communication with the owner, Dorothy, was easy and prompt. She was so helpful and provided all info needed. A big thank you to Dorothy and her family for sharing their piece of Le Marche with guests and also to the staff who help run the place. We would highly recommend staying at Tieve Tara.
A fantastic place to stay
My husband, our two young daughters and I have stayed in this region before but never found the perfect spot until we happened upon this property. The location and vista are idyllic and the property really feels like a home from home. The fact that the owners live here out of season makes a huge difference as it is extremely well looked after and clearly loved. Everything was spotless on arrival and the house was well-equipped. We would recommend this property to anyone and have already booked to stay again this summer.
Thank you! We look forward very much to welcoming you back again.
55 mins to sandy beaches. The nearest beaches around Porto San Giorgio are sandy and safe with sunbeds, umbrellas and changing facilities available. Seafood restaurants for lunch or dinner, catering for the whole family and are actually on the beach itself. Local fresh catch daily. Travelling further to the south you come the 'grander' resort of San Benedetto del Tronto. To the north there is the picturesque 'Conero Riviera' with shingle beaches, beautiful scenery and delicious seafood.
The nearest airport is at Ancona 75 minutes drive away. This is served by Ryanair from Stansted. Flying to Bologna is another possibility and then have 2 hour 45 min drive to the house. From Calais the drive is 1000 miles to the house with 15 hours of driving. Other airports are Pescara 1 hour 45 mins, Perugia 1 hour 45 mins and Rome 3 hours 30 mins.
Sant' Angelo in Pontano - 5 mins.
Ascoli Piceno - 1 hour 30 mins.
Assisi - 1 hour 45 mins.
Rome 3 hours 30 mins.
San Ginesio - 20 mins.
Macerata - 30 mins.
Loretto - 45 mins.
Urbino - 2 hours.
Sant' Angelo our local village is a beautiful hilltop town 5 mins drive away. There are 3 restaurants, 3 bars, a small very friendly supermarket, a bakery, 2 butchers, vegetables, a pharmacy, and a bank with an ATM. A fresh fish shop is 10 mins away, and on Friday in the village you can purchase the well known Frito Misto from the mobile fish stall. In all there are at least 9 good restaurants within 20 mins drive details of which are available in the house. All information required can be found in our carefully prepared House Information Booklet (this can also be emailed to you in advance, once the house is booked).
When you arrive for your holiday you will either be met in Sant'Angelo village and taken to Tieve Tara - or an arrangement will be made with regard to the key. Our local representative will be available for any queries you may have during your stay. A good welcome pack is provided to get you started (it includes a bottle of our own olive oil). In addition, we provide essentials such as kitchen roll, loo rolls, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid, clingfilm, tinfoil, freezer bags - so no need to purchase these! A Sat Nav is provided for the use of guests and has restaurants, supermarkets, outlets, vineyards etc, all saved under 'Favourites'.
Please do not arrive before 4.00 pm at the start of your holiday and please leave by 10.00 am at the end, in order to facilitate a thorough preparation of the property.