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Caserma Carina - Lavanda

Le Marche, Italy

Per week

from 475.00 to 810.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Lesley McMorran

Member since Dec 2011
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:7 minutes
  • Availability Updated:2 days 6 hours

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BFB's Overview

Thanks to Tuscany and Umbria so often hogging the limelight, Le Marche is still a relatively undiscovered gem in Italy’s hot list of dreamy destinations. Dean and Lesley discovered their dream home here eight years ago, in the form of the 19th century listed country house Caserma Carina which they’ve lovingly and sensitively restored to include four spacious apartments for up to five people.

Surrounded by stunning scenery as far as the eye can see, Caserma Carina provides a glorious setting to get away from it all, relax and enjoy quality time as a family. Rolling countryside is framed by the snow topped Sibillini Mountains, yellow sun flower fields are spectacular in summer and drinking in the sunsets with a glass of chilled Prosecco is as good as it gets. What’s more, Caserma Carina is also within an hour of the beaches, resorts and harbour towns of Italy’s Adriatic coast so guests can enjoy the very best of both worlds. Foodies will be especially tempted by the cookery courses with Guida, wine tastings to a local vineyard and truffle hunting (which kids can enjoy too) with Paulo who’s supplied his precious finds to Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey and Raymond Blanc, Antonio Carluccio and Giorgio Locatelli.

Caserma Carina itself is a magnificent, sun-bleached mansion set in immaculate gardens with a panoramic, swimming pool. Grown ups can happily laze away the days reclining on cushioned loungers while children play on the manicured lawns or cool off in the pool, plus there are shady gazebos, outdoor dining furniture and bbq’s for eating al fresco. The roomy apartments have been designed and finished to high standards, combining original features with luxurious modern comforts, from rich chestnut ceilings and stone tiled floors, to antique furnishings and leather sofas. The essential family entertainment includes 32” flat screen TV, DVD player, MP3 dock and WiFi, plus an extensive library of books and films. The apartments have heating and air conditioning, well equipped fitted kitchens and helpful baby gear from cots to crockery. For a night off the cooking, Italian meals are available to order and watch out for the fish man on Wednesday, delivering the catch of the day from the coast to the door.

Accommodation Overview - Lavanda Apartment

Caserma Carina incorporates three 1-bedroom apartments and one 2-bedroom apartment, for two to four people, plus babies.

Bookings from this page will secure Lavanda Apartment - a beautiful second floor loft apartment with exposed eaves and far reaching views. The apartment comprises an open plan lounge and dining room, separate kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom with shower. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge and space for additional foldaway children’s beds.

Location Information

Away from Tuscany and Umbria’s tourist honeypots Le Marche is an enticing combination of rolling countryside and rugged mountains, ancient hilltop villages, beautiful cities and the Adriatic coastline. Besides the natural beauty, guests at Caserma Carina are spoilt with a wealth of culture, art, architecture and excellent local cuisine.

Surrounded by stunning countryside, Caserma Carina is just a fifteen minute walk (2 minutes drive) to the ancient unspoilt town of Mogliano. The town has all the essential amenities of pavement cafe bars, trattorias, shops and supermarkets but simply wandering around the historic and atmospheric Centro Storico is a pleasure. Market day provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a slice of lively and colourful Italian life while stocking up on local produce for a family feast or picnic.

Throughout the region, there are countless, unspoilt hill top towns and cities to explore. Urbino is widely acknowledged as one of the centres of the amazing Italian Renaissance while Ascoli Piceno, built in Travertine Marble, features two elegant yet buzzing Piazzas to watch the world go by.

The coast is 30 minutes away. Under an hour’s drive from Caserma Carina, Porto San Giorgio is a pretty medieval fishing village for days on the coast, complete with safe sandy beaches and a choice of family friendly restaurants. Another Adriatic highlight is Monte Canero, with dramatic sea cliffs and walks to secluded coves.

The Sibillini National Park is a natural adventure playground for every outdoor pursuit from mountain biking and hiking to winter ski-ing. Other things for families to see and do include the underground lakes and alabaster formations of Frasassi Caves, a water park within an hour’s drive and a zoo at Ancona.

Nearest Medical Services: GP 2 mins away in Mogliano, A&E 20 mins in Macerata.

Getting There: The nearest airports to Caserma Carina are Ancona (1 hour), Rimini and Pescara (2hrs) and Bologna (3hrs). Car hire is recommended to do full justice to the beautiful region of Le Marche and the owners can arrange competitive rates through Rentpro (SIXT).

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices are based on 2 adults and 1 x baby in a cot. Additional guests can be added at £30 per week. Please select 'extra guest' under 'options/extras' on booking form.

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Rates

1 Nov - 21 Dec 2016 : £475 /week7 Jan - 7 Apr 2017 : £475 /week8 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : £700 /week22 Apr - 30 Apr 2017 : £475 /week1 May - 30 Jun 2017 : £700 /week1 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : £810 /week1 Sep - 31 Oct 2017 : £700 /week1 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : £475 /week1 Nov - 21 Dec 2016 : €562.1625 /week7 Jan - 7 Apr 2017 : €562.1625 /week8 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : €828.45 /week22 Apr - 30 Apr 2017 : €562.1625 /week1 May - 30 Jun 2017 : €828.45 /week1 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : €958.6351 /week1 Sep - 31 Oct 2017 : €828.45 /week1 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : €562.1625 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices are based on 2 adults and 1 x baby in a cot. Additional guests can be added at £30 per week. Please select 'extra guest' under 'options/extras' on booking form.

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

Hello, we're Dean, Lesley Grace. We've lived in Italy for 10 years now with our daughter Grace, who is probably more Italian than English now! We've always been in love with this stunning country, the relaxed way of life, the delicious cuisine, the beautiful countryside and not forgetting the great wine. We used to be in the insurance industry back in the UK and decided to make a break from the rat race and set up a little piece of tranquillity here in Le Marche which we love sharing with our guests. We live on site and love sharing our local knowledge with you, ensuring that you get the most out of your holiday. Marche is relatively unknown but trust us, you won't be disappointed.

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What do they love about it?

You'll love the relaxed atmosphere here, our beautifully landscaped gardens to relax in whilst your little ones play safely. The local restaurants are extremely child friendly and you'll be very surprised at the local prices. Your apartments are beautifully furnished and have everything you'll need to enjoy your stay. Evening babysitting is available so why not treat yourselves to a night out - you can even walk to our local restaurants! There's lots to see in Marche and we're centrally placed to access the whole area easily. Enjoy a fun wine tasting afternoon with Dean at our local award winning vineyard and visit a leather workshop in Mogliano and indulge yourself with a hand made leather bag at hugely discounted prices.

What do the kids love about it?

12 x 6 metre pool is a huge attraction with plenty of fun inflatable. Toys and a large dvd library are on hand for when they need a break from the pool. How about a play in the local park in Mogliano which also has a pizzeria within the park - life doesn't get much better than playing and eating pizza! And, you can sit outside and watch your little ones having fun with a cold glass of Prosecco, or beer! How about the beach for the day. Lots of blue flag beaches with play areas and we'll lend you some buckets and spades to take with you. Take a 10 minute drive to a local Abbey with plenty of open space for running around, a delicious icecream cafe, horse riding, bike hire and a rustic agriturismo offering delicious food with park area and animals to keep your little ones entertained. A day in the mountains on Lake Fiastra where you can hire boats and go swimming.

Fast Facts

sleeps 2-4+cot in a second-floor one-bedroom apartment comprising 1 x queen-sized double bedroom, lounge with double sofa bed, kitchen-diner and bathroom. There's shared access to the communal gardens with pool (Air conditioned)

Airport under 2 hours drive

The nearest airports to Caserma Carina are Ancona (1 hour), Rimini and Pescara (2hrs)

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The coast is 30 minutes drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The unspoilt town of Mogliano with its pavement cafe bars, trattorias, shops and supermarkets is just 15 minutes away on foot or 2mins by car

Any Pool

Large panoramic pool

Babysitting

Evening babysitting is available.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear includes: cots, highchairs, baby baths, baby monitor x 1, microwave steriliser, potty, stairgate, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Indoor toys include: Bath toys, kids books, general toys, U-rated kids DVDs

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meals are available on request.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs are available on request

Reviews

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  • This was our first holiday with our little boy, and Dean and Lesley went out of their way to be as welcoming and helpful as possible. The area is stunning with fantastic restaurants. We'll be back!Review dated 26/11/2014

  • Very baby-friendly. A huge relief that all equipment was provided (including a pretty good selection of toys). The shady garden by the pool was great for our little boy to crawl around in.Review dated 23/07/2014

This was our first holiday with our little boy, and Dean and Lesley went out of their way to be as welcoming and helpful as possible. The area is stunning with fantastic restaurants. We'll be back!

Very baby-friendly. A huge relief that all equipment was provided (including a pretty good selection of toys). The shady garden by the pool was great for our little boy to crawl around in.

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*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 2 guests.



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