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Hunters Lodge - detached luxury house with exclusive pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,001 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Lynne Treves
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

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 Macerata

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.

Amenities

Gualdo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom with spa bath and colour therapy. Independent shower cubicle, w.c., bidet and basin. Cloak room with w.c. and hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This house is a new-build built to a high specification and as such it is roomy, airy, modern and teeming with light. As well as an en-suite bathroom there is a cloak room with independent w.c. and hand basin. A large loggia is situated at the rear of the house, perfect for alfresco dining providing shade for most of the day. Special Note: We, the owners live in Villa Antonio; the property adjacent to Hunters Lodge. The leisure areas of Hunters Lodge are not visible from the main house and absolute privacy is assured at all times. Outside: The private swimming pool is 4m x 6m and sits within a beautiful deck surrounded by grass and planting. In front of the pool is an open-fronted stone pool house with low seating all round internally, lighting and a table. Luxury sunbeds. Barbecue, table and seating for 4 people under the loggia at the rear of the house as well as a comfortable rattan patio set with low table. There is outside lighting under the loggia, within the pool house, within the pool and around the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, including beach towels and all other linen provided. Bed linen is changed once a week. Cleaning prior to and after your stay is included but additional cleaning can be arranged on request which is chargeable.

Reviews

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Hunters Lodge - detached luxury house with exclusive pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Wonderful bolthole in Le Marche

  • 5 of 5

"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".

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property perfect for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Best Holiday accommodation we have ever found!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!!
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5

Bliss, as always!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Marche many times but have now found the perfect place to stay - rural location with very high standard accommodation. A thoroughly enjoyable fortnight recharging the batteries - shame we didn't see any boar but the little holes in the garden and the chewed roots meant that it was our fault and not theirs! Thank you Lynne and Ken for being perfect hosts. Would highly recommend and have already booked for next year. Keith and Sally

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just bliss

  • 5 of 5

Dear Lynne and Ken, another brilliant holiday, thank you so much. Yours is the perfect place to relax, read, watch for signs of wildlife on the hillside and generally recharge our batteries. Seeing the wild boar nearly nightly was an extra treat! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality again,

Sarah and Colin

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah and Colin. All we hope is that our guests get exactly what they want from staying at Hunters Lodge. You appear to every time, and that's exactly what we want.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Ancona
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gualdo - Cicco', Scarlet's, Carletti
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Ancona
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Conero
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
SS77
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gualdo - 'Cicco', 'L'Infinto a Tavola'
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Sassotetto
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Porto San Giorgio
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Gualdo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$906
 
 
Mid
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$841
 
 
Low
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$776
 
 
Mid
May 26 2018 - Jun 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$906
 
 
High
Jun 17 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$970
 
 
Mid
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$906
 
 
Low
Sep 9 2018 - Sep 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$841
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$776
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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