Casa Wales, restored in 2008, consists of the 100+ year old main house and newer annex. Original beams, pantiles, stone and bricks maintain the character of the house, which is equipped with modern facilities. The house has 4 double/twin bedded rooms with ensuite facilities plus 5th ensuite bedroom in the adjacent annex. Alfresco dining for 10 in loggia. Barbeque. Open plan dining and living area (with large sofa bed). 40 inch modern Samsung screen and DVD player: connections for laptop, firestick etc but not connected to TV channels. Wifi. Modernised kitchen. Second living room. Table football game in separate room. The swimming pool is uniform depth (1.4 metres) and ideal for pool games; outside shower by pool. Steps at one end. There are many plants in the garden including lavender and rosemary, wild flowers, cypress trees, cherry trees, fig trees, walnut tree, and a natural wood. The area is blessed with a wide variety of wildlife, much of which can be seen from the garden from time to time: wild boar, deer, foxes, red and black squirrels, lizards, porcupine, buzzards, fire flies. Fantastic place for star gazing as next to no light polution. Wonderful views of rolling hills. Two minute drive to Gualdo with its two supermarkets, butchers, bakery, fruit and veg shop, 3 cafe/bars and excellent restaurant. Historic town of Sarnano 10 mins drive, Sibilini mountains 20 mins and beaches 50 mins. Mountain walks, swimming lake, medieval towns and Roman remains to explore nearby.
- Farmhouse2960 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, spacious with beautiful views
Iain and Judith
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- Sep 23, 2018
About Iain and Judith
We live in Perthshire in Scotland. We fell for this part of Italy many years ago and purchased this lovely house as a family holiday home 11 years ago before embarking on a restoration programme with a local geometra known to us through a mutual friend. We have had many great times in Casa Wales with our 3 children, family and friends. We love it very much.
Iain and Judith purchased this Farmhouse in 2008
Why Iain and Judith chose Gualdo
The area is very beautiful, peaceful and populated by lovely people. It is endlessly interesting, but never overrun by tourists, even in high summer. There are many restaurants to choose from, and an abundance of beautifully preserved hill top villages and small towns. The area is great for walkers and we particularly love the gorge walks in high summer, though there are many high peak options too. There is information in the house on walks and on many local attractions.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house benefits from being very accessible, whilst is secluded without being remote. There are quite likely to be memorable wildlife encounters during a stay at the house with deer, boar, porcupines, buzzards, lizards, fire flies and many other animals in the vicinity. The village, which benefits from an excellent restaurant/pizzaria, two bars and a good range of shops, is about 2 kms away, and is walkable along tarmac (uphill on the way there) or via the 'white' road that cuts through the fields.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A lovely spacious house, perfect for two families sharing
Beautiful location and views, fabulous pool and outdoor spaces, huge kitchen, living and bedroom spaces, lots of bathrooms. 👍
Many thanks! We're pleased you liked our home and its location so much.
Lovely house in a favourite part of the world. Owners are very helpful and great communication. Highly recommended.
Beautiful house quiet rural position
Down a long winding lane in stunning rural landscape lies Casa Wales . Absolute peace and quiet except for birds and bees , lovely pool. Well equipped, spotless house.
How to relax
Our stay was blissful. If wanting to get away & chill, then this is the place to stay. Beautiful scenery, dips in the pool, twilight meals outdoors watching the fire flies dart about. The area has numerous quaint hill towns to visit. It was a wrench to leave.
Many thanks for this great review. We are very pleased that you had a lovely relaxing holiday.
Fantastic holiday in a wonderful part of the world
Driving towards the property you start to get a better idea of the type of area that La Marche is, beautiful countryside, Idyllic little towns & a laid back feel to the place.
I stayed at Casa Wales with my wife & child along with other members of my wider family, we had a truly wonderful week, the Villa first and foremost is beautiful, very traditional and very well looked after with some lovely extras and little touches, set on lovely grounds overlooking the stunning valleys, you could quite easily spend your whole week at the property and get everything you need from a relaxed holiday, the pool is perfectly situated and also has great views. The Villa is very spacious, great size rooms, at no time do you feel like you are on top of each other and we were sharing with 8 adults and a very mobile 15 month old :-)
There is lots to do in the surrounding area, lovely traditional towns to visit at a stones throw, Gualdo & Sarnano to name but a few. The locals are all extremely friendly and absolutely love children. going up into the mountains and heading to Lake Fiastra was a fantastic experience, heading past the Ski resort of Sassetto & Bolognola provided wonderful views, heading through the mountains to the lake was spectacular, views that need to be seen to be believed!!
Overall I found the Villa, the area & the people fantastic, I will definitely be back, I am eager to show family and friends this beautiful part of the world.
Stunning villa in the beautiful Sibillini. Perfect for families
Casa Wales is the most outstanding property. A quiet setting yet accessible to the surrounding hill top towns. The villa is equipped to the highest standard, but maintains a lovely relaxed air that allows everyone to enjoy the space. The pool is located in a gorgeous position and is perfect for family games or quiet enjoyment. The portico dining area is a joy for large family meals.
We have stayed in lots of villas in this area and Casa Wales is by far the best. This is our second stay, we'll be back again.
Nearest beach on Adriatic Coast at Porto San Giorgio (50 minutes approximately), sandy with sun beds, umbrellas, many seafood restaurants on beach itself. Picturesque coastal and cliff area at Conero Riviera (just over an hour away).
The nearest airport is at Ancona (80 minutes approximately). This is served by Ryanair from Stansted. Rome 3 hours, Bologna 3 hours, Rimini 2 hours. Approximately 1000 miles by road from Calais. A car is necessary for getting around the local area.
Gualdo 2 minutes drive, Sarnano 10 minutes, Macerata 40 minutes, Tolentino 40 minutes, San Ginesio 20 minutes, Penna san Giovanni 15 minutes, Assisi 1 hour 45 minutes, Loreto 50 minutes, Ascoli Piceno 1 hour, Urbino 2 hours, Sassotetto 30 mins, Lake Fiastra 45 minutes, Urbisaglia 25 minutes.
In Gualdo, there are 2 small supermarkets, a Bank, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, fruit shop, 3 bars and 1 restaurant. Small market on Tuesday mornings. Lovely bar/restaurant/pizzeria called Infiniti in Gualdo; English spoken. Variety of restaurants in Sarnano (budget to fine dining), large market on Thursday morning. Fantastic pizzeria in Penna san Giovanni. Excellent restaurant in Urbisaglia (La Loggia), other restaurants in San Ginesio, San Angelo in Pontano (10 minutes) and most other towns in the vicinity.
Roman remains at Urbisaglia are fascinating and extremely well preserved (very important Roman city). World famous caves one hour 20 minutes from house. Mountain walks. Lake at Fiastra (45 minutes) popular for swimming and hiring pedal boats. Water park one hour.
Booking Notes: £300 per week deposit payable to confirm booking. Balance payable 8 weeks ahead of holiday, together with £350 returnable security deposit. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday (alternative arrangements by arrangement). Notes on prices: Price on application for periods where no defined price given