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exclusive large hilltop villa with private pool, family-freindly near beaches

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 23 - 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms with 6 ensuite, spacious grounds for kids

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.

Also a romantic and magical Italian wedding venue, with weddings also held in the villa grounds by the pool.

We also arrange:

Italian Civil Wedding Ceremonies,

Italian Religious Wedding Ceremonies,

legal or symbolic exchange of vows by the pool. Visit our website for further information and details.

Wedding services, we can arrange the following services in true memorable Italian tradition:

- 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.

Additional Information:

The villa sleeps 21 + 2 fold away beds, 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms with 6 en-suite facilities, exclusive use of a panoramic swimming pool.

15 minutes from the Adriatic coast yet is hidden in the centre of 28 acres, perched on a hill in a panoramic position with lovely open views of rolling countryside and the mountains, however is a few minutes from many hilltop villages, shops and restaurants. Complete privacy and tranquillity in an idyllic countryside setting will host you amongst the scents and colours of nature, simply Italy at it's best. Le Marche - Italy all in one region.

Further info: Linen and towels are included, but we do not provide towels for outside use. We advise guests to bring their own towels for external use, i.e. to use around the swimming pool or at the beach.

NB: Beach towels can be purchased directly from us if required.

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.

Wedding services: Getting married in Italy - Our wedding services

We offer a professional tailor made wedding service, including the civil ceremony held at the villa,

catering requirements to suit guests budget, holding a small or larger wedding party for approx. 20-50 guests.

Please contact us for further details and we would be happy to discuss your own personal needs and also organise the necessary paperwork required, handling the legal aspects and documents needed to get married in Italy. More details on our website: Italian wedding.

More Details

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Daniel Jennings

We are Daniel, Candida, Elettra (11), Achille (9) and Atena Jennings (6). We moved from the UK to Italy in 2001, deciding it was a better place to start a family and change our way of life.

We offer large groups a fantastic location and enjoy taking care their needs, of all ages and like to ensure our guests get the best from there holiday.

Whether you are planning a family holiday together with friends, a family reunion, or a get together such as a brithday party or anniversary we can offer catering services and make you holiday a memorable event for all. We also offer wedding services, whether a civil and religious ceremony and can completely tailor make your requirements into memorable and special day, whilst meeting a fixed budget.

We offer guests 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.

We live on site, away from the farmhouse, which is fenced for guests privacy.

We deal with property up keep, grounds and pool maintenance, making sure the property is always kept at it's best and your stay is problem free.

To date we have planted since 2001, over 4000 trees all around the property, thus creating a natural and peaceful oasis, for all age groups to enjoy and relax in this rural retreat.

We are always looking to improve the grounds and gardens. To date each year we replant and add at least one new area a year. Two new areas have now been completed for summer 2015.

You'll have a memorable stay at Villa Pomegranate and be able to discover the fantastic and breathtaking region, 'Le Marche', Italy.

Daniel Jennings purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Daniel Jennings chose Ponzano di Fermo

The great point is it it hidden away yet close to everything 15-20 minutes from the coast and 30 mintues 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 rolling hills and the mountains. The villa is very close to local shops just 1.5km away, but at the same time we are away from the crowds.

The position of the house offers guests complete privacy and benefits from all modern comforts you will need.

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 earthquake.

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

Whilst there are many local markets and 'sagre', similiar to a fate that is linked to local traditions and culture that always offer great street food in Italian style.

What makes this farmhouse 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 panormic 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 reguarly.

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 14 guests who can use the converted barn. The big main room of 100 sq.m offers a full snooker table, three sofas, a Hi-Fi, a TV and recently installed wood burner with wood provided free of charge.

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.

Furthermore the barn is ideal for parties and events, yet only during this period.

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.


Ponzano di Fermo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • 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
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Ground floor
    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
  • All bathrooms include a hand basin. 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, a bidet, a sink and a shower. Towels and linen changed once a week.
  • 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 and twin room with a bathroom. 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
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 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
- Italian meals available 3 times a week during your holiday - Catering for Birthday parties and wedding anniversaries - Special courses for Pilates (contact us for dates) 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 Please contact us with your own presonal request.


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exclusive large hilltop villa with private pool, family-freindly 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $669.17
cleaning fee $200.75

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