La Giardina
Porto Picenza Picena
Adriatic Coast
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LAYOUT:
Enter through French doors from the Terrace.
Into the dining area with table and seating for 6
This leads to a small kitchen with small fridge, hob, pretty tiled surfaces, basin, supplies.
The sitting area in open plan with the dining room with an open fireplace.
Two ratten three seater sofas and two directors chairs, coffee table, TV with Italian channels.
Double bedroom and Twin Bedroom.
Shower Room with hand basin, bidet and WC.

The accommodation is simple but nicely furnished and spacious for 4 people .
The terrace has a table and seating for 4 - parasol - deck chairs x 4.
Barbecue.
Small private garden.
Private driveway and entrance.

LOCAL AREA
Nearest Village
Portenza Picena  is a fine old walled  medieval Hill Town   with 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.

BEACHES
Porto Picena Potenza - 8 minutes drive down hill past large olive groves.
The beaches in the area are Clean Beach Award Beaches - long stretches of sandy and pink pebble beaches - with a huge choice of restaurants serving fresh fish and shell
fish. Bars  selling  ice cream and soft drinks , coffee, beers and wine  - panini , pizza slices and other popular Italian snacks.
Rent a sun bed and parasol for the day at a very reasonable price or take your space on one of the public beaches free of charge.
The Adriactic strip of beaches run the length of Le Marche - the most sought after being the beaches on the Conero Peninsula , Porto Recanati which is 10 mins up from
Porto Picena , and Seningalia , Cupra Maritime all within easy reach from the cottage.
The mountains are just over 1 hour  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.

LOCAL AREA
Very close to Loretto - a world renowned city of great beauty with its famous Duomo. The Duomo is the 2nd largest pilgrim destination in the Europe.
Fermo is the provincial capital city it also has a famous Duomo and a  stunning  piazza Centrale.
Great oppotunities for some Designer Outlet shopping in the surrounding area
Todds and Prada - Armani - leather goods at factory prices.

SURROUNDING AREA
The coast and the white beaches of the Adriatic are an hours drive .
Babysitting, Taxis, chefs, wine tastings are all available and can be arranged through us.
Further afield Ascoli Piceno,  Urbino, Assisi are all close enough to visit for the day.

Airports Information:
Travel Page

Ancona - Stansted - Ryan Air  1.20 mins
Bologna - Gatwick - Easy Jet  2.50 mins
Rome Ciampino - BA - Easy Jet - BM - 3.40 - 4.00 Hours
Pescara - Stansted - Ryan Air  2 Hours
Pisa - All Major - 4 Hours
Milan - Ancona Inflight.
Trains:

Train Station 50 mins Civitanova or Porto San Giorgio/Fermo
Milan 5 hours Civitanova
Milan Via Bologna to Ancona 4 Hours.
Venice 4 to 5 hours Direct from Ancona
All Major Hire Car Companies - Bookable On- Line


AIRPORTS
Ancona - 40 minutes max.
Pescara 1.20
Bologna 2 hours
Rome 3.30 hours.

TRAIN STATION: 10 mins Porto Picena
NEAREST MOTORWAY JUNCTION: 15 mins
NEAREST SHOP: 10 mins
NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 5  mins drive Potenza Picena
FACILITIES: Bank, Chemist, Basic shops
NEAREST RESTAURANTS: 8 mins
SUPERMARKET: 8 mins
TRAIN STATION: 10 mins Porto Picena
NEAREST MOTORWAY JUNCTION: 15 mins
NEAREST SHOP: 10 mins
NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 5  mins drive Potenza Picena
FACILITIES: Bank, Chemist, Basic shops
NEAREST RESTAURANTS: 8 mins
SUPERMARKET: 8 mins

HOUSEKEEPING DETAILS
Laundry, Towels Supplied.
No Beach Towels - Buy at Beach.
Cleaning on arrival - departure included.
Mid Stay Clean ( 2 week or more booking) Included
Extra 15 Euros an hour.
Regular Maid Service 15 Euros an hour min 2 hours.
Complimentary Welcome Basket


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.
Payments
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.
£ 300.00 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.
For full details please see:
BOOKING DETAILS
                 2 Bedroom Cottage ,Private Garden, Far reaching Coastal Views, Panoramic Terrace , Immaculate Garden, 8 mins Drive to Beach
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LA GIARDINA
La Giardina, overlooks the Adriatic Coast 30 kms from Ancona  Above the coast inland by  6 kms the cottage  has wonderful views of the sea, the rolling hills of olive tree
plantations and vineyards and  the  Conero national park.
La Giardina is forty minutes from Ancona airport  with flights from Ryan Air London Stansted and Liverpool. Le Marche  neighbours Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia Romagna
but has very few tourists in comparison and has been described as Italy in one region and Italy's best kept secret
The closest beach  Porto Potenza Picena is a short drive, approximately 8 minutes . Long clean white sandy and pink pebble beaches with a huge array of excellent restaurants
to choose from daily and a busy but relaxed night life.
The beaches of the Adriatic in this part of Le Marche have clean water and beach awards, mile upon mile of sand and pebble beaches , restaurant and bars, clubs and
boutiques .The cottage sleeps 4 , is spacious and airy , lots of doors leading to terraces
and shuttered windows .There is a open plan spacious  sitting room with sofas and chairs, a fire place , books and doors leading tot he front terrace. The dining area is located
beside the small but well equipped kitchen.The kitchen has a fridge and hob , equipped for 4 to 6 people.  The dining table seats 6 .
The front of the cottage has a small terrace with glorious views of the coast and perfectly typical Italian countryside. A truly idyllic place to sip coffees, a glass of wine,
breakfast , lunch and a star gazing supper. The lights at night are wonderful from the elevated position of the terrace.
In the grounds of a large villa but perfectly private the cottage is surrounded by some immaculate gardens and superb views. On one side there is a field with huge roman
piine trees and a lovely walk through a old olive tree grove which has spectacular views of the Conero Rock and coastline and the exquisite town Loretto.
One Double bedroom has a  wardrobe and bedside lighting and a dr leading to the garden. There is a twin bed room next door A shower room serves both bedrooms. Ideal for
a small family and safe for children but care must be taken on the slope that leads down from the terrace to the field and car parking area.
The owner supplies fresh fruit from the numerous fruit trees in the grounds .
La Giardina is an idyllic cottage to spend a few weeks on the coast in Le Marche yet well away from the hustle and bustle up on your hill overlooking coast life yet able to sit
back and lap up the hot Italian sunshine r relax under the parasol in peace and quiet and privacy.
Day trips to the coast are a matter of minutes down hill.
Ancient Olive Grove



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