Eco-rural retreat that is a haven of tranquility and reconnection in Le Marche

Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Le Marche, La Ghianda beckons as a unique eco-retreat where guests can escape the hustle of modern life. 

Originally a 19th-century convent, La Ghianda has been meticulously restored into a sustainable rural haven comprising three separate buildings: a main villa that serves as a communal space and hub for services, and two detached cottages providing private guest accommodations. Surrounded by breathtaking rural landscapes, our secluded haven offers complete privacy at the end of a winding white road. The restoration lovingly preserved the traditional bricks, stone walls, and architectural character while transforming the property into a harmonious blend of private retreats and shared amenities, where you’ll find the perfect blend of privacy, communal living, and awe-inspiring views of the surrounding hills and countryside.

At La Ghianda, sustainability and eco-conscious living are woven into the very fabric of this labor-of-love restoration. The handcrafted process avoided harsh chemicals, favoring natural materials like Calce del Brenta in a thoughtful approach that deepens our connection to the environment. Solar panels provide renewable energy, while the chemical-free gardens nurture eco-lodges for pollinators. This reverence for nature extends to every detail – from the locally sourced, ethical food ingredients and 100% cotton linens to the heirloom china from the owner’s family used to serve breakfast. Every aspect reflects our profound respect for the land. 

Accommodation

The Main Villa: A Hub of Services and Wellbeing

While the main villa does not offer guest accommodations, it serves as the communal heart of La Ghianda. The owners, originally from the area and with over 20 years of international experience, reside here and offer a range of services to enhance your stay.

  • Shared Kitchen and Outdoor Patio: Guests can enjoy breakfast, authentic Italian aperitivos crafted by a master mixologist, or participate in cooking classes.
  • Therapy Room: Located on the first floor, this space offers sound healing Therapy designed to help you relax and rejuvenate (opening in July 2024).
  • Art Healing: Guests can also unleash their creativity in an art healing session.
  • Library: Guests will have access to the library which has a good selection of English books.
Cozy Cottages with Modern Comforts

Cottage 1: Il Cottage

  • Sleeps 4
  • A charming, self-standing country house (93 sqm) with two floors, blending traditional Marche style with modern comforts.
  • Ground Floor: bathroom with a walk-in shower, a living area, and a well-equipped kitchen with a ceramic sink, large electric cooker and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, and a washing machine. Large glass doors flood the space with natural light and offer breathtaking views.
  • First Floor: Two bedrooms—a double room with a chiropractic mattress and a room with two single beds that can be combined to form a double. Air conditioning ensures a pleasant stay in all seasons.

Cottage 2: Luna & Sole Junior Suites Apartments 

  • Each Sleeps 2+1
  • These two junior suite studio apartments (each 35 sqm) are designed for comfort and relaxation, each with independent access and a private garden with stunning countryside views. The open studio space includes a double bed (a four-poster French bed), a sofa bed, a kitchen with a fridge, electric cooker, and oven, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Air conditioning provides cooling in summer and warmth in winter.

Distances

  • San Ginesio (town): 10 km
  • Ancona (airport): 90 km
  • Civitanova (beach): 40 km
  • Fiastra (lake): 30 km
  • Macerata (town): 25 km

What to do in the area

At La Ghianda, you are invited to embrace slow living, restore your mind and body, and reconnect with nature and your creative self. The 6×10-meter swimming pool, surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas, offers a serene retreat with panoramic views.

Explore the quiet roads by e-bike, or take a guided hike through the nearby Monti Sibillini National Park. Visit the seaside towns of Sirolo and Portonovo to bask on the beaches. Discover the surrounding hilltop towns, sampling wines at local vineyards along the way. Dive into the region’s rich history by visiting sites like the Abbazia di Fiastra monastery. Mark your calendar for the renowned opera festival at Sferisterio in Macerata. For the adventurous, take to the skies with a paragliding excursion over the stunning landscapes. Immerse yourself in local life by exploring a traditional market.

For a more immersive experience, La Ghianda can arrange engaging activities like cheesemaking classes with local artisans, candle-making workshops, yoga and meditation sessions to calm the mind, or guided foraging walks (spring and autumn) to reconnect with nature’s bounty. Or, simply revel in the peace and beauty of La Ghianda’s grounds, gardens, and pool – the choice is yours.

Extra information

  • The property is adult only (14 years old & above) to guarantee tranquillity, luxury and pure relaxation to the guests.
  • Possibility to book on premise: cocktail experience and aperitivo, sounds healing session, and light dinner/aperitivo as room service (18:00 – 20:00).
  • Italian breakfast is included: features homemade and locally sourced products from the best local artisans, ensuring high quality and organic ingredients.
  • Luna & Il Cottage have also their own kitchens that can be used by the guests.

Property Features

  • Airconditioning
  • Breakfast included
  • Hairdryer
  • Shared Swimming Pool
  • Washing machine (only in Il Cottage)
  • Wi-Fi

    Rental Information

    • Check In4:00 PM
    • Check Out12:00 PM
    • Max Guests2 - 4
    Prices
    • Security Deposit€200

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    Price per nightIl CottageLuna
    No. persons42 + 1
    July & August€ 250€ 180