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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 2 - 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
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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 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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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:
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Game Room ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 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
- Air conditioning is fitted in Pink cottage only. - Evening meals available 3 times a week during your holiday - Birthday parties and wedding anniversaries - Special courses for Yoga (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 - cakes for special occasions Please contact us with your own presonal request.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

exclusive large hilltop villa with private pool, family-freindly near beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

A Delightful Converted Rural Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

"Villa Pomegranate is a delightful converted farmhouse in the picturesque rolling countryside of the Marche region . Set in a quiet rural location it has good restaurants and a local supermarkets within 5 mins drive,the Adriatic coast is 25 mins , and the National Park in the Sybiline mountains an hour. Facilities at the villa are first class, in the main house eight large well decorated bedrooms ,six en suite, 2 with adjoining toilet and shower facilities - a well equipped kitchen , built in Barb Q and four spacious terraces which catch the sun or shade at different times of the day. A large indoor kitchen table sits 16 comfortably, better is the large marble table on the outside terrace which sits 20 and allows leisurely al fresco dining and breakfast! The summer house sleeps 4 has independent facilities another nice large bedroom would suit the party member with young children ! Large pool - with lots of sun loungers and another cool terraced area to read and play cards on a hot sunny Italian afternoon! We had a great holiday here in the late summer of 2009 and would unreservedly recommend it to any body seeking a venue for a large family holiday or a celebration with a group of friends". Simon & Cath, Nottingham.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Simon, it is very satisfying to read your comments and to see the whole group fully enjoyed their stay here at Pomegranate Villa. All the best, Daniel & family
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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: Jul 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: Aug 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: Jun 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: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfull villa for our extended family holiday..

  • 5 of 5

We really loved everything…. The house is large and well appointed. It offers everything you need to feel right at home and on holiday too. A great location, being close to shops that are very convenient and close by in 2-3 minutes by car.

The villa is surrounded by a green oasis in an amazing part of Italy we had never visited before.

All 10 bedrooms are very comfortable and it’s such a bonus that nearly each have their own bathroom. Really lovely. Kitchen is wonderfully well appointed, with equipment to make pretty much anything you can think of. Much better equipped than any other house or apartment we have rented before.

The garden is lovely - tropical and lush, with a nice grassy lawn which is perfect for kids to burn off energy and jump on the trampoline! The patios are fantastic - spacious and really comfortable. We would have spent all our time here but we also wanted to explore Le Marche!

Candi and Daniel were very helpful with lots of good advice and made us feel right at home. Candi’s cakes were delicious (nearly every day she baked us a cake) and Daniel was always hard at work keeping the place nice &tidy.

The best of all was the salt water pool which was the highlight of our holiday, I could of course go on…

Villa Pomegranate is a beautiful home in a wonderful place, we had a great time there and hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Really pleasing to hear you had a lovely time at the villa and it is always very pleasing to find out that are hard work and effort to ensure the villa is always well kept is also appreciated in our guests comments. We hope to see you again in the future and enjoy a great summer...
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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

Ponzano di Fermo Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early spring
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
early summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last weeks in June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
last week available
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
peak summer 2017
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
early autumn
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas & New year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
winter - Spring 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
early summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
summer 2018/
Jun 17 2018 - Jul 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
peak summer
Jul 15 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $154.05
Cleaning fee $154.05
Refundable damage deposit $641.86

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 or visit our website ''

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