About the property
- Cottage1001 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Private & peaceful, mountain views, 5 mins drive to old town with all amenities
Hunters Lodge is a beautifully furnished, one bedroom, detached luxury house, with a small exclusive pool and pool house and a substantial deck. The property is easily accessible via a white (stony) road and in a private setting. Surrounded only by green with mountain views, peaceful and secluded but not isolated. It's rare to find independent properties just for two without having to share a garden and swimming pool. The Lodge sits adjacent to the main house, Villa Antonio but the gardens surrounding the house and the Lodge are separated, screened and fenced to ensure privacy. Hunters Lodge is elegant, spacious and unique and no expense has been spared.
5 minutes drive to a historic old town with all amenities and only 15 minutes away by car from the bustling towns of Sarnano and San Ginesio with markets and restaurants. 45 minutes to the nearest beach and 25 minutes to the mountains.
We, the owners, occupy the first and second floors of Villa Antonio adjacent to Hunters Lodge and share the car park so we are available if you require any help or advice but we do everything to ensure that your privacy is respected at all times.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fabulous accommodation in a peaceful setting in Le Marche
We had a perfect nine day break at Hunter's Lodge and our high expectations of the property were exceeded. We now understand all the great reviews and why people return and we have already booked for next year. The lodge is really spacious, private and immaculately presented with everything you could wish for.
The views in the area are breathtaking and we particularly enjoyed the spectacular vista from the top of the neighbouring village of Penna San Giovanni which take in the Sibilini mountain range and the hilltop towns of Marche. We explored many of the towns and villages in the area and look forward to discovering more!
Ken and Lynne were perfect hosts, available to answer any questions but respect our privacy.
We are returning to Hunter's lodge again next year to explore more of Marche.
Iain and Carol. June 2017
Thank you Iain and Carol. Owners Direct now give us, as the owners, an opportunity to review our guests and you will notice that we have given you 5 stars as well. It's difficult not to love it here. When you step inside Hunters Lodge it's like closing the door on the world. We do everything to protect your privacy and try to make the house look like it's never been lived in for every guest. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.
10 out of 10
For all you lucky people who found this beautiful house and think that all the photo's and reviews are too good to be true: think again, it is all true. Everything we wanted to say has been said by our predecessors. There is no need to repeat what is so obvious: it is a magnificent place to spend a holiday, in a beautiful location and the owners are the most wonderful and hospitable people you could meet.
Thank you Ken and Lynne, we have had a marvellous time. We will definitely return.
Best regards, Jan and Machteld.
Thank you Jan and Machteld for your lovely review. As you know we try and make some cosmetic changes to the house every year so that the property is always kept in pristine condition. Next year, air conditioning to the bedroom and a completely new bathroom suite. All we need are more guests like you.
Wonderful bolthole in Le Marche
"Thank you both for a fabulous few days in a perfect bolt hole that ticked all our traveling, self-catering boxes and many more besides. This is our fourth visit to Italia and the best region, so far. More stunning scenery than Tuscany and the best mountain rides/roads for Si's motorbike days. Loved the company of Wonky, Minnie and co. together with all the wildlife each evening. The wild boar being our highlight. Just what we needed to re-charge our batteries before moving house and a change of career for me. Hope to return one day .... think Christmas here would be magical! Simon & Louise".
Wonderful property perfect for a relaxing holiday
We love this property and have now stayed three times. The property is immaculate and furnished inside and out to a very high standard with everything you could wish for for a quiet relaxing holiday. Ken and Lynne are wonderful hosts and make you feel welcome and relaxed from the moment you meet them and perfectly strike that fine balance between helpfulness and discretion. Returning again next year.
Best Holiday accommodation we have ever found!
Immaculate, characterful, pretty house with everything you could wish for. The house, garden and pool was fabulous and we were very well looked after by Lynne and Ken. There could not have been a better equipped kitchen and the welcome pack of provisions was thoughtful. I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation.
Thank you both. We try to keep the house looking like it's never been lived in so that all of our guests feel as though it's been prepared only for them. Best of luck with your venture!!
Bliss, as always!
Here we are on our third visit to Hunters Lodge! This trip we have visited the impressive Frasassi Caves, walked at Lago di Fiastra and near Bolognola and been to Ancona among many other trips. Most of all we have enjoyed relaxing days here, sunbathing by the pool and bbqing in the evening. We have also seen an abundance of wildlife, wild boar, deer, foxes, baby owls and a badger on the road at night and one tiny but very noisy frog/toad by the pool. Thanks again to Lynne and Ken for creating a lovely place to stay. Another wonderful holiday! J&B
Thank you again, John and Barbara, It's always good to see you and good to know that we must be doing something right if you continue to return. We promise you peace when you come here, the rest is down to nature. We look forward to your next visit.
Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: 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. Distances: 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. Further Details: Gualdo has a bank, bakery, pharmacy, butcher, filling station, greengrocers, two bars and mini supermarkets. Gualdo also has a tennis court. Da Cicco' in Gualdo is a restaurant open for lunches and dinner and serves wonderful, typical Italian food - limited menu but inexpensive. 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.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: A deposit is payable at the time of booking, the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. If you are booking a date prior to 8 weeks then the whole amount is payable immediately. An additional £200 damages bond is payable with the balance which is fully refundable after the property has been inspected. Please be aware that all payments are non refundable if you should cancel,(unless we can let the house for the same period) so please make sure that you take out the necessary insurances. Changeover Day: There is no specific changeover day so that people may take advantage of the cheap flights usually midweek. Unless arranged beforehand, we ask that guests do not arrive before 4.00pm and leave before 10.00am on day of departure. Notes on prices: Prices are per week in pounds sterling. Please contact us for details of additional pricing for extra days or out of season. There will be an additional charge if heating is required.