Il Vigneto is a charming farmhouse dating from 1790 with magnificent views and a private pool (gated) both set in a peaceful location amongst 0.5 hectares of grounds including vines, around 3kms from the nearest village.
Set on the edge of the Sibillini mountains National Park, under an hours drive of both ski resorts and the pretty Adriatic coastline, this pretty stone farmhouse boasts a recently restored interior and many original features. It sleeps 9 guests (plus cots) in its four bedrooms, For larger groups the Little Barn Annex with double bedroom, kitchen and bathroom is available at extra cost (£150/£250/£350/£500 pw depending on season). The Little Barn is not rented out separately and is only available as part of a booking for the main house.Parents will appreciate the handy pre-arrival shopping service and very useful list of baby gear provided (see grey box below), whilst mini guests will love the freedom to roam in the tranquil setting, the sandpit, play area and lovely, safely gated, outdoor pool with its wide Roman steps - ideal for sitting and splashing - and its shady terrace, which is perfect for reading one of the useful kiddies books provided.A handy baby monitor allows parents to enjoy evenings soaking up the spectacular mountain views over a BBQ or bottle of the local vino, whilst those taking advantage of the annexe for grandparents, might want to slope off to the village (3kms) and sample one of the excellent value, local restaurants.
The main living room with exposed beams, fireplace, double aspect to south and west, is comfortably furnished, and equipped with television (SKY), WiFi and music player. Large French windows open onto a south-facing portico terrace which is shaded in day and lovely for dining in the evening. The kitchen leads directly off the sitting room and has modern fittings and appliances including dishwasher, microwave oven and a good range of cooking utensils. There is a large pantry and utility area off the kitchen with a washing machine large fridge and freezer. The ground floor also has a bathroom with fully tiled shower.
The first floor houses two double bedrooms with double beds, one large bedroom with twin beds and a single room. The bright and spacious landing area also includes a double sofa-bed, several settees and provides a second living space. There's a second bathroom upstairs with shower and bidet.
The Little Barn, standing alongside the main house provides a charming self contained annex with a double bedroom upstairs, kitchen and bathroom below. The villa faces south west with a dining terrace, large (gated) pool, and shady pergola offering glorious views in both the summer and winter. The grounds are bordered by mature trees to the north and east and include a small productive vineyard to the front of the house.
Il Vigneto is 3kms from the small picturesque village of Gualdo with its café, restaurant, bank and good basic shopping facilities and stunning views. Larger, Sarnano is 10km away and boasts a well preserved medieval town centre with steep narrow alleys. It is a spa town, winter skiing resort and excellent good base for hiking in summer. Macerata the provincial capital and university city is about 40 minutes away. The historic city has an international opera festival during July and August in the purpose built Sferesterio. To the east the Adriatic coast is 50 minutes away with plenty of sandy beaches, south and west Rome is 3.5 hours by car, Assisi and Ascoli Piceno major historic and cultural centres are about 1 hour away. Il Vigneto is situated in an area of natural beauty with extensive green rolling hills set against the Sibillini Mountains and the National Park - possibly some of the most breathtaking scenery in central Italy!
Getting There: Ryanair have direct flights to Ancona (1hour 20 mins away), Pescara (1 hour 45) Rimini (2hrs 30) Perugia (1 hr 30) and Rome (3hrs 30) , Easyjet has flights to Rome. Ancona is a major station on the Italian Railway. It is served by the Milano (Torino) Lecce East coast main line, and also by direct trains from Rome's Central Station.
Nearest Medical Facilities: The nearest doctor is 3km away.