Beautifully restored farmhouse with spectacular views in Le Marche
La Colomba is one of the two holiday apartments of Casa Phoenix which is a beautifully restored farmhouse with spectacular views towards the medieval town of San Ginesio with its church towers and across the undulating hills and valleys towards the Sibillini Mountains. Once a farmhouse, Casa Phoenix has been carefully restored to a high standard using as many of the original materials as possible. The house is set amongst rolling arable farmland. Casa Phoenix is located in the village of Santa Maria d’Alto Cielo.
Casa Phoenix is made up of two totally independent self-catering apartments (plus a separate building which is the owners’ accommodation). On the first floor is the smaller apartment La Colomba and on the ground floor the larger apartment Il Pellicano. Both are fully furnished and equipped, making your holiday apartment a home-away-from-home.
There is ample outdoor space if you wish to dine or relax within the privacy of your own apartment, but in addition there is also a large roof terrace for your enjoyment. Incorporated into the roof terrace is a giant chequers board with a giant Chess set – maybe a way to unwind after an adventurous day exploring the local towns, lakes and mountains. From here on a clear night, you can admire and study the night sky and watch out for shooting stars, normally seen in the height of summer.
From around the beginning of May to the end of September, the swimming pool is open to guests. Surrounding the pool is a terrace from which you can again admire the views, soak up the sunshine and watch the world go by in total relaxation.
The first floor apartment is reached via a partially covered outdoor staircase. The apartment has attractive beamed ceilings and exposed beams throughout. The entrance takes you into the fully equipped kitchen area with dishwasher. All rooms, except the bathroom, are equipped with freestanding fans. There is a balcony leading from dining/lounge area where you can dine “al fresco” with stunning views across the valleys towards the Sibillini Mountains. Outside table and chairs are provided.
- San Ginesio: 10 min
- Tolentino: 15 min
- Ancona airport: one hour
- Civitanova Marche: 40 min
What to do?
Le Marche is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Prior to the unification of Italy, Le Marche was one of the Papal States governed directly by the Pope, “the Marches” meaning a border province of the Holy Roman Empire. The inland area is almost tourist-free and the local people tend to be kind and helpful to strangers.
On Italy’s East coast, between the Adriatic and Apennines, Le Marche are relatively undiscovered, yet surprisingly accessible. A mosaic of ancient cities, rolling hills, dramatic mountains, hidden valleys and long, sandy beaches, it is an outstanding holiday destination.
The landscape of Le Marche ranges from undulating agricultural fields and vine clad slopes to snow-capped mountains and dramatic gorges. There are 20 peaks over 2000m and several ski resorts in the area. The whole area is a walker’s paradise with many mountain paths, guided walks if you require, and a stunning array of wild flowers to be seen. Le Marche is rich in historical-artistic and cultural heritage which has been preserved and unlike its neighbours Umbria and Tuscany, is relatively undiscovered and still unspoiled by tourism. The local Italians speak little English but they are very friendly and helpful, especially if you try to speak a few words of Italian.
Every small hilltop village in this region has a beautiful church and a welcoming bar, but more than that, throughout summer and autumn each village has its local festa or sagra. This is a time to celebrate the year’s hard work and is usually based on produce from mushrooms, sausages, fruit, wine or chestnuts depending on the season. It is a time for eating and drinking, processions, music and dancing.
- Baby Cot
- Mosquito Screens
- Shared Swimming Pool
- Shared washing machine
- Check In4:00 PM
- Check Out10:00 AM
- Max Guests4
- Security Deposit€200
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|Price per week||La Colomba||La Colomba||Il Pellicano||Il Pellicano|
|01.06.2023 - 08.07.2023||€ 600||€ 800||€ 700||€ 900|
|08.07.2023 - 22.07.2023||€ 1100||€ 1300|
|22.07.2023 - 19.08.2023||€ 1200||€ 1400|
|19.08.2023 - 26.08.2023||€ 1100||€ 1300|
|26.08.2023 - 30.09.2023||€ 600||€ 800||€ 700||€ 900|