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Exclusive large hilltop villa with private pool, family-friendly near beaches

Bedrooms 10
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 23 - 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms with 6 ensuite, spacious grounds and pool

Farm Relais 'Villa Pomegranate'' is perched on a hilltop in the heart of Marche's countryside. It's the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing family holiday, overlooking unspoilt scenery whilst benefiting from all the modern comforts. It will host you amongst the scents and colours of nature, simply Italy at its best.

Nestled in the centre of 28 acres it offers a panoramic position with lovely open views over rolling countryside and the mountains. In this idyllic heaven you will enjoy total privacy, private road access via automated gates, however it is only a few minutes from many hilltop villages, shops and restaurants.

The beautiful Italian farmhouse has been lovingly restored, keeping its original features and charm.

Sleeps 21 + 2 fold away beds, 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms with 6 en-suite facilities, with exclusive use of a panoramic swimming pool. The accommodation has been designed for large groups and tastefully decorated, with 3 kitchens, spacious living areas, panoramic roof terrace and many outdoor patios, each with long tables and chairs to dine in shaded areas.

There is a spacious ground floor day space with easy access to all outdoor areas, so guests will enjoy the extended patios and grounds that are connected directly to each building. There are so many areas for guests to really unwind, relax and find a private spot with a gorgeous view. There are also four water features with Koi and gold fish, plants, many different cacti that draw you in to each area.

The Adriatic Riviera with sandy blue flag beaches are 15 minutes away, offering excellent seafood, water parks and beaches ideal for families and all ages. The villas position no doubt offers guests the possibility to fully explore the entire region.

The panoramic pool, 10m x 5m, offers crystal clear water and hours of fun. There are high quality sun loungers, a shaded area to escape the heat and relaxing chairs to read and take that well earned afternoon nap!

In the grounds there is a ping pong table and garden areas to play games. There is a 14ft trampoline and swing set for children with plenty of space for them to run around.

The property is maintained to high standard and is cleaned on a weekly basis and we require guests to vacate their rooms by 10.30 am latest on the changeover day, to allow us time to thoroughly clean the property prior to the next booked period.

Guests booking a longer period than a week, should allow us access to clean and change the linen/towels on a weekly basis.

We also arrange: Italian Civil Wedding Ceremonies, legal or symbolic exchange of vows by the pool.

Please visit our website for further information and details.

Wedding services arranged:

- Villa rental and wedding packages

- Bespoke catering services

- Flowers and wedding bouquets

- Professional photographer

- Classic car and transport services for larger groups

- Music and entertainment

- Wedding flavors and tableau

- bridal hairstylist

Here at Villa Pomegranate guests will enjoy feeling right at home in an environment of tranquillity, that will allow guests to fully recharge in this idyllic setting.

The villas position no doubt offers guests the possibility to fully explore the entire region.

Please contact us for further information.

The property is cleaned on a weekly basis and we require guests to vacate their rooms by 10.30 am latest on the change over day, to allow us time to thoroughly clean the property prior to the next booked period.

Guests booking a longer period than a week, should allow us access to clean and change the linen/towels on a weekly basis.

We also arrange:

Italian Civil Wedding Ceremonies, legal or symbolic exchange of vows by the pool. Visit our website for further information and details.

Wedding services arranged:

- Villa rental and wedding packages

- Bespoke catering services

- Flowers and wedding bouquets

- Professional photographer

- Classic car and transport services for larger groups

- Music and entertainment

- Wedding flavors and tableau

- bridal hairstylist

Please contact us for further information.

More Details


Ponzano di Fermo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Max. adults: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Swimming pool - we request guests shower prior to taking a swim, to rinse off excess suncreams. We recommend guests use only natural sun creams.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Pink cottage - toilet , shower , bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , ensuite
  • All bathrooms include a hand basin, toilet and bidet. 6 bedrooms are en-suite. Bathrooms have a power point, hairdryer and easy opening shower enclosure. Only the Master bedroom has a bath. Pink cottage is fitted with: a toilet, bidet, sink and a shower. Towels and linen changed weekly.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Master - 1 king , Ground floor
    Biancospina - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Corbezzolo - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Acacia - 1 double , 1st floor
    Ginestra - 1 double , 1st floor
    Gelso - 1 king , 1st floor
    Acero - 1 king , 1st floor
    Betula - 1 king , 1st floor
    Summer house - 1 king , Ground
    Summer house - 2 twin/ single , Ground
  • Property sleeps 21 in beds, plus two fold away beds and 3 cots. Farmhouse sleeps 16 with 6-7 doubles and 1-2 twin rooms, 6 rooms with en-suite facilities. All the bedrooms fitted with antique furniture & ceiling fans. Independent pink cottage that sleeps 4-5 is available for larger groups of 21 people, with a ex-large double room, a twin room, bathroom, kitchen and patio area outside the kitchen. Ideal for a family or group of teenagers to have there own space. Portable fans supplied. Available locally: - Two fold away beds for young children. - Three cots for babies/toddlers
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- Local guides and information provided at the property. - Italian meals available 3 times a week during your holiday - Massage - Catering for Birthday parties and wedding anniversaries - Special courses for Pilates (contact us for dates) Many additional services are available on request: - bespoke wedding ceremonies at the villa - civil wedding services - cleaner booked in advance, as required - airport transfer service from major or smaller airport in Italy - wine tours and tastings Please contact us with your own personal request.


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Exclusive large hilltop villa with private pool, family-friendly near beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Amazing Place, Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the Villa for my brothers wedding. The place was beautiful, clean and ad everything we needed. Daniel the host was always on hand, extremely warm and friendly and produced lovely food and wine for us. I cannot recommend this place enough

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rewarding comments and positive feedback, it was satisfying to know your large group enjoyed the location, property and the event held here. Thank you again for leaving a review and it would be great if you do come back in the near future. Best wishes, Daniel and Candida
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Beautifully restored complex

  • 5 of 5

We gathered at Ill Melograno to celebrate the wedding of our son James to Laura. It was a perfect venue set in beautiful gardens. The villa was great. The rooms upstairs were well appointed and all ensuite which was perfect. There was plenty of space downstairs for a large group to relax and mix together. There was a large kitchen with large table and chairs. Outside had two large covered areas won't enough seating for all.

On arrival we were greeted by Daniel and provided with a wonderful meal. We had elected for Daniel and Candy to provide breakfast each day and they were great plenty of choice and Daniel was on hand to provide anything that was needed. Daniel was the perfect host very helpful without being obtrusive. He engaged everybody in conversation. The wedding meal was absolutely wonderful and was enjoyed by all.

Daniel and Candy have done a superb job of renovating the property into a beautiful and restful place. The views were stunning and it was perfect for the wedding. The general consensus was that we all wished we were staying longer.

I would wholeheartedly recommmed Ill Melograno to anybody looking for a large villa to hold an event.

Thank you Daniel and Candy for a wonderful stay in your beautiful property.

Brian and Carol Lattimer

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time and leaving such a thoughtful review for other guests to read, so they understand more clearly what the property is like. We take great pleasure in ensuring each group gets the best from their stay and it is satisfying to read the postive comments. We are greatful you made time to do so and we look forward to welcoming you back to Le Marche and the Jennings family hospitality! Best wishes, Daniel and Candi
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  • 5 of 5

What a stunning farmhouse set in the rolling hills and valleys with the Sibillini Mountains in the distance. Great accommodation, ensuite rooms with lots of everything you need in a home from home. 3 kitchens to choose from, many indoor seating areas and 2 large seating areas outside, one with incredible views. The owner Daniel and his wife Candida couldn't have been more helpful. We were a group of 19 and none of us had been to this particular part of Italy before. I can't wait to return..

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL week at Il Melograno. The location was perfect – stunning views in a peaceful setting yet close to shops, restaurants and a number of beautiful villages – plus the surrounding area has plenty of activities which kept the whole group (19 of us aged 7 months to 72!) busy. Both the farmhouse and the cottage were well equipped and had everything we needed – having all ensuite rooms a definite bonus! In addition the grounds and gardens are beautifully maintained and thoughtfully designed so that there was plenty of room for the kids to run around – in fact, they loved the trampoline so much the adults often had the pool to themselves  – for people to find a quiet spot if they wanted, and for us all to sit down together for meals. Candida and Daniel were incredibly welcoming, finding out what events were happening during the week for us and helping with other practicalities such as directions and making reservations at restaurants. On the last night Candida cooked us a delicious meal with local ingredients, including the most amazing porchetta, which was a wonderful way to end a fantastic week.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a glorious location

  • 5 of 5

My family needed a special house to host our large family for our parents 40th wedding anniversary and we were fortunate enough to stumble across this gem in the Italian hills. I travelled from NY and it was well worth the long haul. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and extremely well taken care of by the villa owners who live in a smaller house on the land. The house itself was beautiful - the bedrooms were nicely decorated, very comfortable and the living space and kitchen were also great. The highlight of the house is its incredible location. It is perched at the top of a hill that overlooks the magnificent countryside, rolling hills, and neighboring villages of Le Merche. The grounds and gardens of the farm are beautifully manicured and cared for by the owners. The swimming pool was wonderful for the children and for cooling down on the warmer days. The warm of hospitality of the owners and their young children was exceptional, and they went beyond the call of duty to keep us happy and welcomed on their farm. On a couple of occasions they brought us cakes that were baked in their family home. The location of the house itself was great. While you need a car to get to the beach (about a 20 minute drive) there are lots of beautiful villages and restaurants a short distance from the house to visit / dine at. An added bonus is that the owners cooked a beautiful meal for us for our parents anniversary. For a modest cost per head - they sourced amazing ingredients from the local farms in the district and cooked a beautiful meal that we will never forget. An easy five stars. Highly recommended. I hope to be fortunate enough to make it back again some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Setting for a Special Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous house in the most stunning of settings - we are just back from a special family gathering, from grandparents to grandchildren, at Villa Pomegranate. As a party of 14, there was plenty of space to hang out together, but at the same time for each of us to have our own personal space in the beautiful house and grounds of the property.

The house is fabulous, well equipped and sensitively restored - very authentic. Almost all bedrooms being ensuite. The downstairs twin rooms are the only rooms with shared bathroom, but this worked perfectly for our family with three under 5s.

The grounds are stunning with incredible views over the family farm (filled with beautiful sunflowers at the time of our stay), rolling hills and hilltowns with the Siblini mountains in the distance. Breathtaking.

The swimming pool was secure (great with kids), very clean, had loads of sunny and shaded areas with seating. Perfect on the hot days of our stay. We also spent lots of time at the beach at Saint Giorgio approx 20mins away. A great balance.

Daniel and his family were most welcoming. While they live on site in their own property, they were always so helpful and accommodating without ever being intrusive. Daniel was always on hand to help with restaurant recommendations and bookings, Candi baked us the most delicious cakes and catered a special meal for us on one night of our stay. It was one of our best meals of the holiday!

Overall we would very highly recommend Villa Pomegranate and the beautiful Le Marche region. We hope to be back..

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Daniel Jennings
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Daniel Jennings

We are Daniel, Candida, Elettra (12), Achille (11) and Atena Jennings (9). We moved from the London (UK) to Italy in 2001, deciding it was a better place to start a family and change our way of life.

We decided to live in a rural area of Italy and after viewing this property in Le Marche, we instantly fell in love with it, the location, the views and outstanding beauty of this region.

The large restoration project started back in 2000 and we restored an 18th century Farmhouse, whilst during the same period we also demolished and re-built the Cottage and Barn during a five year period.

Since 2006 we have been offering to large groups a fantastic Idyllic holiday location, taking great care of groups of all ages and ensure our guests get the very most from a Le Marche holiday experience.

We offer in a friendly and professional service, helping each group with local information, general holiday advice i.e: best places to eat out, food shopping, local places of interest, markets, sagra's (fates) and great local beaches.

Whilst live on site, away from the farmhouse, which is fenced for guests privacy and we deal with the property up keep, grounds and pool maintenance, making sure the property is always found at its best and your stay is problem free.

Since the purchase in 2001, we have planted over 4000 trees all around the property, thus creating a natural and peaceful oasis, for all age groups to enjoy, run around or just relax in this rural retreat.

Whilst we continue, year after year to improve the grounds, gardens and maintain the facilities in perfect order. We take great pride in what we do and strive to ensure guests have a memorable experience.

Contact us at Villa Pomegranate to discover this beautiful hide away, in the fantastic and breathtaking region of 'Le Marche', Italy.

Daniel Jennings purchased this villa in 2000

Why Daniel Jennings chose Ponzano di Fermo

The great point is it is hidden away yet close to everything, just 15-20 minutes from the coast and 30 minutes from the foot of the mountains. We fell in love with the area and particularly the position of the farmhouse, with panoramic views from the hilltop location over looking rolling hills and the mountains.

The villa is very close to a great selection of local shops just 1.5km away where guests can buy local produce, visit the bakery for fresh bread and find a great selection of local cheeses, cured meats, wines and fresh produce. We also indicate where you can buy direct for the wineries, cheese farms, meat farms and also sell our own organic olive oil.

Whilst there are many local markets and 'sagre', similar to ‘fates/events’ that are linked to local traditions and culture, that always offer great Italian food. Again we can make suggestions should you wish to know what’s going on and where.

The property has been restored to a high standard and maintains all original features, brick work, oak beams and terracotta tiles. Where possible we reclaimed original materials and reused them in the restoration process. At the same time the property has been restored to tight public building regulations and standards in case of an earthquakes.

The area offers a vast array of leisure activities to all ages, from walking, nature trails, hiking, horse riding (all levels) with trekking/trail riding, coastal activities i.e wind surfing & sailing courses.

Whether you are planning to holiday together with friends or plan a family reunion, a birthday party or anniversary then note we can also offer catering services, home cooked Italian food and make your group holiday a memorable event. For example, we can offer a delicious daily breakfast service or tasty Italian menus.

Come and visit Le Marche - Italy all is one region

What makes this villa unique

The villa & wedding venue offers guests many outside areas, covered during the summer months, for everyone to enjoy & perhaps escape to find their own corner when wishing to be alone & enjoy the unspoilt surroundings.

The panoramic pool area is nestled on the highest terrace, surrounded by beautiful gardens and olives, with a large covered pergola to escape the heat. We have purchased high quality pool chairs for guests comfort and this area is cleaned and the pool checked daily.

The swimming pool is a salt water pool, which guests love, because it is very sweet on your skin, no red eyes and always crystal clear water. The pool is built and finished to public level standards, with two pumps and two filters to ensure perfect water and hygiene standards.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, all around the property, with three wi-fi access points.

Furthermore, 8 out of 10 bedrooms have their own bathrooms, which we believe is an added bonus, especially with large groups who have young children.

The property also has automated electronic gates, ensuring guests undisturbed privacy & safety.

Whether you are getting married, taking your summer holiday or short break, this is a fantastic location is available throughout the year.

Villa Pomegranate is a great group property, which has been lovingly restored and always very well maintained.

In the Winter months, from October till April, the property accommodates groups of 20 guests who can use the large converted barn.

The big main room of 100 sq.m and recently installed wood burner. There is also a large fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. So groups staying at the villa during this period can enjoy using this open plan space.

We also offer wedding services with many years of valuable experience, being a civil, a symbolic or a religious ceremony the event can be tailor made to suit your requirements, whilst also meeting a fixed budget.

Please contact us to discuss your holiday or event.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Daniel and Candi,

Thank you both so much for making our wedding so special, we couldn't have hoped for a more idyllic and romantic location and your assistance throughout was hugely appreciated.

We were delighted with the day itself, the castle for the ceremony was beautiful and the drinks reception and meal were very memorable!

Thank you both for all your advice and recommendations, the photographer was excellent and the bouquets were so beautiful!

The week was extremely relaxing, the villa being very intimate but big enough for everyone to have their own space and the ideal way to celebrate our wedding!

Myself, Aidan and both our families have lots of wonderful memories of our week there and a love of Italy!

We hope to return some day,

Best wishes

Pauline and Aidan
Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Conero golf club (near Ancona)
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Monte Sibilini
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Car: recommended

The self catering holiday accommodation is ideally located close to two small towns, yet offers complete privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The holiday villa's hilltop location offers great uninterrupted views.

The big farmhouse is close to Grottazzolina, Fermo and the Adriatic riviera, with many sandy blu flag beaches. From rocky coves to long stretches of sandy coastline, you will find excellent fish restuarants and interesting ports and towns to visit close by.

Porto San Giorgio is highly recommend to visit day or in the evenings and is just 20 mins away.

Fermo's summer evening markets are also a must to do

Distances from the villa

2-5 mins - 3/4 Local villages and 2/3 supermarkets;

2-5 mins - to a variety of restaurants and pizzerias;

10 mins - Large hypermarket, outlets and shops;

15 mins - Fermo, Petritoli and Montottone;

20 mins - Adriatic coast & sandy beaches in Porto San Giorgio;

30 mins - San Benedetto (The Palm Riviera);

40 mins - Lakes and Amandola;

45 mins - Conero nature reserve with beautiful beaches

50 mins - Mountains and national park.

60 mins - Ancona airport

Other activities locally: MTB tracks, hill walking, hiking, go-karting circuit, kite surfing and many other beach activities.

There are two national parks and 3 nature reserves to discover and explore throughout the year, you can enjoy walking & hiking routes, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, golf, quad biking, hand gliding amongst many other activities.

Whilst there are many fantastic hilltop villages to explore, perfect just to walk around and admire, taking a coffe or ice cream on the way round, which is really great - we highly recommend 'Amati' in Porto San Giorgio. Le Marche offers so much to see and do throughout the summer in an endless array of free local fates (Sagre) and festivals where you can taste and get to know the real Italy's culture, traditions and history.

Locals are very friendly and love children. You'll certainly be very welcome where ever you go, but especially families with children.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $210.56
Refundable damage deposit $701.85

Prices stated are per week in €uros.

Changeover day is Saturday during the summer weeks, however in off peak period we are flexible.

Geniune Italian food - Evevning meals can be served in the catering area for our guests.

Wedding services - complete tailor made and bespoke wedding packages.
Please contact us for further details at villapomegranate in Le Marche 'Italy all in one region!'

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund