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Entrance hall leads into the open plan kitchen /dining room.
Sitting room and reading room.
1 kingsize bedroom with en suite facilities and steps up to a top floor with a mattress.
1 kingsize bed with en suite shower room
1 king size double splits into 2 twin beds.
Double sofa bed
12 M Pool
Pizza oven - barbecue
From the garden there is a stream and over the stream there are walking routes into the hills.
Large covered loggia perfect for eating outside under shade with beautiful views and privacy.
Table seats 10 .
Sun beds and rattan garden furniture.
Nearest Medieval Hill Town Amandola has a beautifully preserved centro storico.
There are several shops, bakers, butchers , chemists and a variety of shops some open all day and Sundays.
There is a choice of restaurants and pizzerias, cafes serving excellent quality coffee and gelati. There are various concerts and events during the year and a
weekly market. The mountains are 20 minutes drive with fascinating hill towns selling truffles and many restaurants serving mountain produce. Walking ,
trekking, quad biking, escorted walking tours, cookery courses are all activities you can try during your stay.
The people of Amandola are friendly, and the markets and shops sell local, fresh food. The restaurants offer authentic, handmade meals and traditional dishes
of Central Italy.
Grocery: Wednesday is market day! It is open until 1 or 2. (The market is in Comunanza on Saturday, and Sarnano on Thursday.) In Amandola, you will pass a
main grocery store (Conad) on the way to our house. There is another, larger market in a small industrial area just on the other side of the soccer stadium.
Turn right at Ristorante Bella Napoli, and then left after the gas station. The store is on your left (Sigma). For a big shop on the way into the area, look for
There are also several shops in town that carry specialty food items. At the top of the Piazza is our favorite baker, but we also like the one by Conad, on the
backside of Ristorante Bella Napoli. A good butcher is just past the block before the pharmacy, to the left as you head to the Piazza. It is down a small
driveway. In the Piazza there is a new vendor of local goods. Some of these items are unique to our region, especially the cured meats. Not to be missed! Also,
just under the arch of the Piazza is a wine seller/fruit vendor.
Gelato: While Café Belli is on the Piazza, the locals tend to frequent Casa de Gelato on the main street, next to the pharmacy.
Restaurants: Ristorante Bella Napoli, next to Conad, is an easy favorite. Plus the pizza is great, and you can order take-out. The Gorbe e l’Uva, (go all the way
to the end of the soccer stadium parking lot) offers great food, and she will make just about whatever you want. Towards Montefortino there is a gas station,
and just underneath is another restaurant we like: Fontedella Valle. These are just a few. There is a great deal of information at the house on local restaurants.
Walking and Hiking: Our street is a favorite of the locals for their daily ‘passegiata,’ as it is not as busy as the main roads, and winds along the river through
the forest. As you head up the hill you find trailheads onto paths, as well as dirt (white) roads that take you through small hamlets. You will note that some
trails are marked for hiking or biking. There are numerous trail maps in the house, and the paths are generally well marked throughout the area. You can
walk down to the river along our property and pick up some of the trails from there. One popular hike not to be missed is the dramatic le Gole dell’
Infernacio. The trailhead requires a short drive toward Montefortino, then follow the signs which takes you to parking at the end of a white road. The Anello
is the ring trail that circles the Sibillini Mountains. You will find guidebooks at the villa.
Seasonal Events: July and August in Le Marche are busy with local festivals (festas or sagras). In the Fall there is the White Truffle festival. Watch for signs
around town, or visit the Tourist Office in the Piazza, adjacent to Café Belli.
Coast: The beach is just about an hour away. Take the road to Comunanza, then head east toward Pedaso. There are a series of beaches as you head south. You
can rent chaises (lettini) with umbrella for the day, and lunch on fresh seafood. Alternatively, to the north on A-14 is the Conero coast, or Conero Riviera.
Water Park: There may be a new water park in Le Marche at Verde Azzurro Holiday Village, which children will especially enjoy. We have not been.
Day Trip Destinations: The nearby city of Ascoli Piceno often has special events going on. The shops are interesting, the piazza is beautiful and the cafes offer
many selections. There is a walking tour of the city that shows you how to spot its many ancient towers.
Going north you can visit the depths of the Apennine Mountains, by touring one of the largest underground caves in the world, the Grotte di Frassasi.
Walking tours are available, as well as more in-depth visits where you are outfitted with special gear. Nearby is Fabriano, which features a small museum that
details the ancient art of papermaking. There is also a bicycle museum with an interesting collection of travelling vendor cycles used in early Italy. In that
same direction is Assisi, (home of St. Francis of Assisi), which is always lovely.
Heading north and west you will find Urb Salvia, which has an archeological park, a Roman ampitheater and an archeological dig. In the town (on the hill)
there is a castle you can tour. Further west is Loreto, which has a cathedral that contains Mary’s home (flown there by angels). Further north is Urbino, where
there is the palace of Federico da Montefeltro, who is known as one of the driving forces of the Italian Renaissance. Go further to the independent country of
If you like opera, the Sferisterio Opera Festival of Macerata is held in an historic outdoor theater. It is pretty special. We usually purchase online ahead of
time, but you should be able to get tickets at the door if you want to be more spontaneous.
The Sibillini Mountains 20 minutes drive.
Cycling and Trekking from the house or in the mountains.
White and black truffle sagra's.
The coast and the white beaches of the Adriatic are one hours drive .
Monte Falcone - Sarnano - Monte Monaco - Comunanza - Monte San Martino -
Babysitting, Taxis, chefs, wine tastings are all available and can be arranged through us.
Further afield Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Urbino, Assisi are all close enough to visit for the day.
Skiing is available January to March approximately 45 mins drive.
Christmas and new years are wonderful times to visit Italy for a purely Italian experience
MANAGEMENT - PAYMENT - BOOKING
Utilities, Arrival and Departure Clean, Welcome Basket, Pool Cleaning, Gardening, Linen, All Towels, Basic Larder and Sundries, House Manager for Help in an Emergency, included.
30% of Total Payable on Booking for 1 or 2 week stay.
20% for 3 week Stay.
Remainder due 9 weeks before arrival day.
If booking within 9 weeks of arrival the total booking rate will be due.
£ 500.00 Security Deposit is requested before 2 weeks of arrival - by bank transfer
The payee is responsible to pay this within time, to notify the agency when done and t provide bank details to ensure its prompt return. No entry is allowed without the full security deposit.
In the unlikely event of substantial damage or breakage occurring the tenant must notify the house managers immediately.
There is a full house instruction booklet at the house -
if required the agency will email you a copy prior to arrival along with driving directions.
The house is strictly non smoking inside.
Pets allowed on prior agreement - but an extra cleaning charge of 50 €uros will be charged .
Mid stay cleaning- Extra cleaning n request.
A restaurant guide will be left at the house - along with local information.
Arrival Strictly after 4.00 pm - unless on prior arrangement.
Departure is strictly before 10.00 am.- Check in 2.00 pm
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South Le Marche
Beautifully Restored Country House with Private Pool and Lovely Views
Private Country Location Near Amandola Hill Town
Casa Lera is known by some locals as the 'jewel' of Amandola. This 1800s river-stone farmhouse was artistically restored in 2010 to combine original features
with modern luxury. It features a stunning lap pool, dining terrace, lawns, fruit trees and a small vineyard. The large kitchen is perfect for those who love to
cook. Dine inside at the large country table, or outside on the well-lit, covered brick terrace. The 13 meter pool is decked with elegant stone, and has an
outdoor shower and quality lounging furniture. It enjoys full sun all day and offers stunning views of the stars at night. Less than 5 minutes from town, Casa
Lera is in a small valley within the Sibillini National Park. At the foot of the property a footbridge across the River Lera leads to hiking and biking trails. The
home is conveniently situated near main roads from which to explore the historical villages of Le Marche, swim in the Adriatic, visit local markets days and
festivals, or hike the trails of the Sibillini mountain range.
|Converted Farmhouse Sleeps 10 4 Bedrooms. Private Pool -
Dining Terraces 2 kms Hill Town - Amandola
Private Location within National Mountain Park Beautiful Views - Walks 50 Mins Coast.
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|Casa Lera offers peace and charm admidst wild meadows and rolling hills 2 km from a Hill Town in Southern Marche.
" Casa Lera is a gem. Lazy meals on the terrace, the sound of cicadas, access to some of the most beautiful but understated mountains in the national park, sublime food,
delightful hilltop towns."