Private & peaceful, mountain views, 5 mins drive to old town with all amenities
- english, italian
About Lynne Treves
We have lived here in Gualdo since 2004. Ken is a builder and so we embarked on a huge restructuring project and we consider ourselves very lucky to have discovered a little piece of paradise in the area. We have turned an old block garage into a contemporary, luxury home. We have become accustomed to the peace and the privacy and the wildlife that shares our garden. Deer are common and so are the wild boars who come to plough up our field with their snouts and devastate the vegetable plots and the little fox cub who steals shoes left out under the loggia at night. If this is the only crime that happens in our neighbourhood then we are very happy with that.
Lynne Treves purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Lynne Treves chose Gualdo
We fell upon this property by chance but it had everything we were looking for: restructuring/renovation projects, a peaceful location, views of the mountains, green views all round and no other properties close by and it has not disappointed us. The house is situated on a white (stony) road which is well maintained by the local council and is easily accessible. White roads drop off the sides of the main roads and wind their way down to sparsely populated, secluded areas. Gualdo is part of the 'golden' triangle with two ancient towns, San Ginesio and Sarnano only 15 minutes away by car.
What makes this Cottage unique
The house offers tranquillity something rarely found in some of the best holiday resorts but so that you do not feel entirely cut off from the world we have a telephone, TV with English programmes and radio and WiFi. It is only 1 mile outside Gualdo old town with all amenities but close enough to the mountains (25 mins by car) for the nature lovers and close enough to beaches (45 mins by car) so that you don't have to travel far for a change of scenery. There is so much to see and do in Le Marche for the adventurers, 'Marche Voyager' is the best website for information.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 2
We had such a lovely time at the villa! A perfect location for a lazy getaway for 2.
Thanks Lisa. And you're right, a perfect location for a lazy hol. Only nature's noises and a few tractor rumbles to let you know that you are still on earth. Thank you for your lovely review.
Perfect little getaway
We had a wonderful week staying in this property. Lynne and Ken were absolutely lovely and couldn't have done more to make us feel at home and on holiday! The area is absolutely beautiful, the house is gorgeous and has everything you could possibly want. I couldn't recommend this more if you want a peaceful and relaxing break in a beautiful location with brilliant hosts.
Thank you Fay. It is peaceful here and time seems to slow. You don't need a clock. Get up when the sun rises and go to bed when the sun goes down. Nothing else to think about. Thank you for your lovely review.
As good as it looks.....and more.
We have just returned from 8 days at Hunters Lodge and as the title of the review says, it’s as good as it looks and much much more.
The lodge is superbly equipped and so tastefully decorated. The stunning chandelier catching the sun and sending rays of rainbow colours in the living area was stunning. Everything you could need, it’s there, we wanted for nothing.
I really cannot fault the lodge, Lynne and Ken are so friendly and welcoming without being at all intrusive.
The Gualdo area is as stunning as it can be, better than we saw last year inTuscany. We absolutely loved our time at the lodge and will be returning.
Thank you both Lynne and Ken, we feel very privileged to have stayed at the lodge.
Everything we hoped for and more - totally exceeded our expectations and has set the bar very, very high for future bookings. Lynn and Ken should give lessons on how to do luxury holiday accommodation. We were so well looked after yet left in total privacy to enjoy a beautiful, peaceful and exceptionally well appointed accommodation. The surrounding area is stunning with beautiful rolling hills and unspoilt farmland, quaint villages and lovely food - but you may not want to leave the property! Our first few days were very hot so the private pool and shady relaxing areas were very welcome. Highly, highly recommended.
Thank you Clare for your review. You mentioned a number of ways we might be able to improve the temperature in the bedroom. Just to let you know that we are already on to it. We are looking at replacing the glass in the windows with solar control glass, reducing excess heat and conserving energy. Some guests prefer not to use the air conditioning so this method should suit everybody. It will be installed by next year. Thank you so much for your suggestions.
A luxurious retreat
Having recently returned from the idyllic location of Hunters Lodge, we have only the highest praise for Lynne and Ken for their dedicated presentation of both the interior and exterior of their beautiful property. If you are looking for a secluded hide-away where daily chores have already been spirited away before you rise then look no further. Help or advice is always on hand if needed, otherwise you will seldom see your hosts as the by-word here is 'Silence is golden' and your privacy is totally respected. We have had the most wonderful two month's stay here enjoying the peace and tranquility by the pool when it was hot; visiting the awesome Sibillini Mountain Range which is so close to here; or discovering a different restaurant each evening to delight in the magnificent locally offered produce. Come and indulge yourself in a touch of luxury, we can highly recommend it and a huge thank you to Lynne and Ken for making our stay so memorable. John and Maureen, Australia.
Thank you John and Maureen for your wonderful review. From the moment guests arrive at Hunters Lodge there is an imaginary sign hung above the door 'Do Not Disturb' and we try always to achieve that. That's our promise but we never forget that guests are here to holiday so they can party until dawn if they wish. There are no close properties; we are private and secluded. Our pledge is simply to make our guests' holiday the best it can be.
There are beaches at Civitanova Marche, Lido di Fermo, Porto San Giorgio all within 45 minutes drive. Plenty of others line the coast line, some more suited to the young and other typical family beaches. The thing to do is try them all until you find the one that suits you best. Usually busy during July and August but great for the kids with play parks and games areas. The sand here is wonderful. Food available all along the coast.
Ancona Airport 1 hr 20 mins by car. Pescara Airport 1 hr 50 mins by car. Rome Airport 3 hrs 30 mins by car. Bologna Airport 3 hrs 30 mins by car. Car hire (or use of car) is essential.
Gualdo, only 3 minutes away by car and San Ginesio and Sarnano only 10-15 minutes away by car, are all beautiful medieval hilltop towns. Sarnano is the most popular, bustling with shops and coffee bars - a great meeting place. All have a market day (mornings only) with something different to offer. Macerata, famous for its opera festival is 30 minutes away by car. The Sibillini mountains are only 25 minutes away by car.
Gualdo has a bank, bakery, pharmacy, butcher, filling station, greengrocers, two bars and mini supermarkets. Gualdo also has a tennis court. L'infinto in Gualdo is a restaurant open for lunches and dinner and serves wonderful, typical Italian food - pizza and full menu. San Ginesio has much the same but Sarnano offers a greater choice of restaurants and shops. Marche Voyager is the best website for discovering where to go and what to see in Le Marche.