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Casa Lucciola

Le Marche, Italy

Per week

from 1300.00 to 1300.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Zoe Anderson

Member since Jun 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:0%
  • Avg. Response Time:2 days 14 hours
  • Availability Updated:20 days 15 hours

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BFB's Overview

We often discover some truly special finds here at the BFB towers, however in the case of Casa Lucciola, we’re almost reluctant to share! The simple yet stylish interiors, stunning views over the Sibillini Mountains and inviting private pool at this lovingly restored country house for ten are likely to ensure it will be heavily booked very quickly.


Nestled in the unspoilt Le Marche countryside just a few minutes’ drive from the pretty town of Mogliano, the house provides an idyllic retreat for families looking to relax and unwind in the Italian sunshine, a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life at home. Mini guests will love exploring the large gardens whether they busy themselves jumping on the 4m trampoline, trying out the tree-swing, splashing in the pool (with adult supervision) or swinging on the hammocks, whilst grown-ups can take up a lounger poolside with a good book or sit back with a glass of wine and a fresh bowl of pasta taking in the views safe in the knowledge that even the most adventurous of tots can’t have strayed far as the house and grounds are safely fenced and gated.


For those who can tear themselves away from the house itself, a short drive will take families to the local town which has plenty of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to explore along with a weekly market which is perfect for stocking up on essentials and those little holiday indulgences. For parents looking to rekindle the romance, there is an open air opera arena nearby not to mention a wealth of good restaurants which, thanks to the villa's babysitting service, can serve up some rare time alone!


For those in need of extra pampering, guests can take advantage of the owner’s handy concierge service and arrange a masseuse to visit the house or yoga instructor to help release the tension. Although, in BFB's humble opinion, with stunning views, lovely interiors and optional extra services such as pre-arrival shopping, meal delivery, babysitting, plus child-friendly toys and equipment, the house itself has a talent for melting stress away all on its own!


Accommodation Overview

Downstairs there is cosy living room with comfortable sofas, armchairs and beanbags perfect for snuggling up for a movie night with a large 38"TV and DVD player, or games night PS2 console and a selection of family board games. There is also a handy wood-burner perfect for those renting out of high Summer season. The impressive kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and plenty of kitchenware, so its perfect for whipping up a family feast. There's a dining table with seating for ten within in the kitchen though during the summer months guests tend to prefer the lovely outdoor dining terrace with large table, chairs and BBQ. With tots in tow a washing machine is always handy and the house has a fully fitted utility room with washer, iron, ironing board and clothes dryer. There is also a cloakroom with basin and toilet.

Upstairs there are four spacious bedrooms each of which has space for a cot. There are two double bedrooms with king size beds, laid with sumptuous Egyptian cotton linens, and their own en-suite bathrooms (one with bath and walk-in shower, the other with shower-only). The third room is a further king size double and the fourth bedroom is set up with 4x full-sized single beds plus a wooden cot and bedding, making it an ideal 'kids dorm'. The third double and quad room share a family bathroom with bath and shower, plus an additional children’s washroom with basin and toilet.

Outside there is an acre of private fenced and gated gardens with a private swimming pool (unfenced) surrounded by wooden cushioned loungers and relaxing chairs. There are shaded hammocks perfect for taking a break from the sun plus the large dining terrace with BBQ, netted trampoline and tree swing. There is space for several cars to park next to the house.

Location Information

Although enjoying a wonderfully scenic and tranquil setting, the Casa Lucciola is actually pretty convenient too being just a few minutes drive from a good-sized town and only around an hour from both the nearest airport and some of Le Marche's loveliest beaches.

Life in Le Marche is based around family and food and as guests will discover, the local town of Mogliano doesn’t disappoint on the latter. For stocking up, there is a great choice of traditional butchers, bakers, grocers and pasta makers plus a decent supermarket. A lively market comes to town every week which sells everything from meats, fish and cheese to hardware and clothing though we hear the Porchetta stand is especially delicious! There are plenty of good restaurants on the doorstep offering traditional dishes which change daily depending on whats on season, plus some wonderful pizza. The town’s bars and cafes make a pleasant place to stop for a coffee and maybe a cheeky ice cream during the day and come evening are laden with delicious antipasti for guests to help themselves to over a glass of wine.


For those hoping to burn of some of the holiday indulgences the nearby mountains offer a great location for hiking or mountain biking though families may prefer to work it off in water and head to the beautiful lake beach at Lake Fiastra set in the mountains with lovely views or the adriactic coast in Monte Conero within an hour’s drive.

For a sophisticated evening without tots in tow, the outdoor opera at Sferistero in nearby Macerata is well worth a visit though guests may be tempted to stay closer to home and try out the local restaurants or bars.


Keen shoppers in the family will find a good designer outlet nearby which shouldn’t disappoint for shoe lovers as Le Marche is the shoe manufacturing centre of Italy!


Getting There: The Villa is just 60mins drive from Ancona airport with daily flights with Ryanair from Stansted. Alternatively guests can fly in Pescara, Perugia or Rimini which are all a couple of hours drive away. See www.skyscanner.net for all options to Italy from all UK airports.


Nearest Medical Services: Paediatric GP 5 minutes away, plus GP, and dentist. A&E about 30 mins away.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 09:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 09:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 20%

Rates

25 Sep 2016 - 29 Apr 2017 : £1300 /week25 Sep 2016 - 29 Apr 2017 : €1534 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 09:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 20%

Who owns this place?

We adore Italy and we instantly fell in love with the genuine charm of Le Marche. However, we were always disappointed with the houses we rented in central Italy, feeling them to be overpriced and not quite up to scratch. So in 2008 we bravely decided to take the plunge and restore our own property. After months of house hunting we fell in love with Casa Lucciola, not just for the house and how beautiful we could make it look but also for its ease of access and close proximity to the lovely town of Mogliano. We are really proud of what we achieved and haven't cut any corners. All the renovations have been done by local craftsmen and I mean craftsmen. We spend a lot of time out there ourselves, so why do things on the cheap. Its become a popular place to hang out with friends and family together with all our kids. We've all got our favourite things to do whether its shopping at market day, seafood on the beach, canoeing at the lake or simply going for ice cream.

What do they love about it?

It's everything you ever wish for in a holiday home - comfort, space and privacy. The property is in a rural setting but the pretty hilltop town of Mogilano is only five minutes away by car so your never too far away from anything. The pool is fun for everyone and hammocks under trees for when you fancy a bit of quiet. It's great fun all year round but we especially love cosying up by the fireplace in the outdoor lounge with some local cheese and wine.

What do the kids love about it?

Kids love the pool - there a roman steps which toddlers love to splash from. Kid's also adore the garden - it gated so they can run free. The large netted trampoline is regularly maintained and there's also a tree swing as well as plenty of DVDs, PlayStation games children's books and family board games to choose from. Our family has toddlers and teenagers so there's something for all ages.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 10+cots in 3 kingsize bedrooms with ensuites & 4 x single bedrooms.

Airport under 2 hours drive

The house is 60mins drive from Ancona airport

Any Pool

The villa has a private pool with sun loungers and lawned area.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available (must be pre booked).

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear provided includes cots (1 x wooden & 1 travel cot), cot bed linen), 1 highchair, plastic crockery, cups and cutlery.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Indoor toys provided include lots of DVDs and many toys including a Brio train set and books for kids up to 12 years old.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Welcome pack is provided free of charge. A Pre-arrival shopping service is available plus for late arrivals the owners offer a chilled cooked meal service. Meal delivery can be arranged.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys provided include: buckets and spades, bats & ball, cricket set, boules, football with 2 large goal posts, a wooden tree swing and a 4m netted trampoline,

Visiting Spa Therapist

In-villa treatments from a massage/beauty therapist can be pre-booked, as can yoga sessions with a qualified instructor.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The villa has an acre of private, enclosed gardens plus a dining terrace with BBQ, table and chairs and pool terrace with sun loungers and relaxing chairs.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to two cots can be provided but there is space for a further two

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The house has a wood burner.

Reviews

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  • A beautiful house with everything you could need for children. The girls loved the pool and exploring the garden. We all had a fantastic time and loved the area too.Review dated 12/08/2014

  • A beautiful house with everything you could need for children. The girls loved the pool and exploring the garden. We all had a fantastic time and loved the area too.Review dated 12/08/2014

A beautiful house with everything you could need for children. The girls loved the pool and exploring the garden. We all had a fantastic time and loved the area too.

A beautiful house with everything you could need for children. The girls loved the pool and exploring the garden. We all had a fantastic time and loved the area too.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 4 guests.



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