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Hunters Lodge - detached luxury house with exclusive pool

Gualdo, Macerata, Italy
  • Cottage1001 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • 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.

Property Manager

Lynne Treves

Member Since 2012
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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed. Air conditioning.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, bidet
        • Toilet 1
        • 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.

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        All linens provided.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Air conditioning unit in bedroom.
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        There is no additional charge for central heating when required.
                      • Internet
                        Wi Fi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Living Room
                        Living Room with seating for 4 and dining table seating 6. Glass fronted, wood burning, fire providing heating and c/h but gas c/h available also. WiFi and TV with multimedia entertainment.
                      • Parking
                        Ample car parking to side of property.
                      • Telephone
                        A mobile telephone with credit is available for emergency calls and booking restaurants etc.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Including beach / pool towels.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        Whirligig washing line available in garden and also a clothes dryer in house.
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Cafetiere, moka maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped modern kitchen with hob, dishwasher, integrated eye level oven and microwave and integrated fridge and freezer. Washing machine located in another building.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Welcome pack - bread, milk, eggs, butter, tomatoes, cheese, wine. Tea, coffee, condiments, sugar, olive oil.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove


                              • Dining
                                Very spacious living / dining area
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Music Library
                                    Docking station for smart phones combined with radio.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        There is a golf course at Ancona which is 1 hour 30 minutes away by car. Please ask us for details.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Sassotetto is the nearest ski resort only 25 minutes by car. It's not one of the big resorts but suits all levels and is perfect for families and beginners. You can book lessons the day before, and you can hire everything you need on site, at the resort. It has a coffee bar selling snacks and a good restaurant.
                                      • Tennis
                                        There is a tennis court in the village, 5 minutes away by car which can be booked. There is a charge of about 8 euros.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool


                                                  • 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 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    26 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Fabulous accommodation in a peaceful setting in Le Marche

                                                                    Iain T.Newcastle upon tyne

                                                                    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

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    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

                                                                    Jan d.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    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

                                                                    Simon T.

                                                                    "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

                                                                    K G.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Pauline and Mike R.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    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!!

                                                                    Bliss, as always!

                                                                    Barbara L.

                                                                    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

                                                                    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.


                                                                    Gualdo, Macerata, Italy

                                                                    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

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    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.

                                                                    26 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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