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Hillside Villa

Le Marche, Italy

Per week

from 2000.00 to 2800.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Victoria Whitbread

Member since May 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:2 minutes
  • Availability Updated:13 days 5 hours

BFB's Overview.

Set near the beautiful hilltop village of Monte San Martino with almost 360 degree views of mountain peaks, lush green rolling hills and the sea beyond, Hillside Villa is the kind of place that melts away stress and tension within moments of arriving. Just one look at the breathtaking views surrounding its pool is all it takes before even the most world-weary urbanites feel the strains of their day to day life subside and a blissful holiday feeling begin to kick in.

Once they've got over the view and venture inside, parents will find a host of thoughtful touches designed to make life easier both for them and their offspring including a useful list of nursery gear (see grey column on right), a smattering of toys and a re-vamped play barn with trampoline, soft play zone, toys, ride ons, ping pong and table football – no prizing for guessing where Dads will be hiding out after dinner!

Accommodation Overview

The house offers a blend of original character and contemporary 'home from home' comfort.

Set over three floors and with numerous outdoor living spaces, Hillside Villa is ideal for large groups looking for a truly memorable group holiday.

The ground floor is home to a spacious living room with exposed stone walls, an additional sitting room adjoining it with TV, DVD player books and additional seating. There is a large and newly renovated bespoke kitchen, perfectly equipped for families with a dishwasher, washing machine, oven and microwave. The kitchen has an indoor dining area with large dining table perfect for group dining and there is a wall mounted flat screen TV and DVD player on hand if little ones need entertaining whilst parents are whipping up dinner.

On the 1st floor in the main house there are two of the six bedrooms comprising a double and a twin, a spacious family bathroom and shower room. On the second floor there is a double and twin bedroom and shower room. On the other side of the house there is a double bedroom with balcony and a further twin bedroom with family bathroom. There are two additional W.C cloakrooms on the ground floor.

The owners have ensured there are plenty of places to enjoy the house's beautiful setting, whether it be whilst drying off at the poolside pergola seating area, enjoying a spot of alfresco dining from the shade of the wrap-around terrace, or taking a wander around the fragrant fig, olive and fruit tree lined garden.



All in all Hillside Villa is the perfect rural retreat for large family/friend groups with a real feeling that everyone has been catered for, from the long list of baby gear to selection of cookery books in the kitchen the house clearly aims to please and doesn't disappoint!

Location Information

Hillside Villa is set on a hilltop with a 360 degree view over a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, close to the Sibillini national park. There is a lake at the bottom of the valley with a deer park close by. The nearest restaurants Osteria Del Lago and neighbouring pizzeria are are within a few minutes drive on the lake. There's also the town of Monte San Martino within 10 minutes drive. The town is well served by a bank, small supermarket, bakery, chemist, post office, doctor, hairdresser, two bars and two excellent restaurants.

Beaches: The Le Marche coast is within 50mins drive of the villa and boasts more Blue Flag beaches than almost any other region in Italy. The resorts span the range from glitzy, hotel backed promenades dotted with beach clubs and fantastic for people watching, to pretty coves fringed with pine tree forests and backed by pretty medieval towns. The latter are mainly found along the Coneo coast with Sirolo being possibly the prettiest town and beach, although it does require a trip on one of the half-hourly buses from the Piazza to get down to the sands. Also recommended is Grottammare. This smaller resort on the southern Marche "Palm Riviera" boasts 5km of fine sandy beaches and a pretty traffic-free promenade, backed by some splendid examples of seaside Liberty architecture - grand villas that date back to the turn of the last century.

Site seeing: A new road has opened which can take guests to Assisi within 90 minutes and is a great place for a day trip.

Walking: For lovers of walking, Hillside Villa is on the edge of the Sibillini National Park & a short drive away there are some of the most beautiful treks be undertaken in Italy. Possibly the most famous is the journey up to Lago di Pilato (it is said that Pontius Pilate is buried here), and also Gola dell'Infernaccio (Hell's Gorge) where it is possible to visit the hermit monk, perched at the top of the crag with his hand-built church. The local walking near to the house is outstanding as well; it's possible to walk to Amandola along pathways. It's a 1/2 hour steep walk down to the lake where you can get a cold beer from the friendly Osteria to cool you down - best to have a driver pick you up after that than tackle the uphil trek back!


Getting There: The airport at Ancona is nearest at about 90mins drive, whilst Pescara is next closest at around 2hrs drive.Ryanair fly from London to Perugia which is now 90 minutes from the villa thanks to a brilliant new road.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

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Rates

4 Sep - 29 Oct 2021 : £2100 /week30 Oct - 18 Dec 2021 : £2000 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : £2500 /week21 Apr - 28 May 2022 : £2100 /week11 Jun - 25 Jun 2022 : £2400 /week30 Jul - 7 Aug 2022 : £2700 /week3 Sep - 24 Dec 2022 : £2000 /week25 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023 : £2500 /week18 Mar - 20 May 2023 : £2000 /week21 May - 1 Jul 2023 : £2200 /week2 Jul - 2 Sep 2023 : £2800 /week3 Sep - 23 Dec 2023 : £2100 /week4 Sep - 29 Oct 2021 : €2488.5 /week30 Oct - 18 Dec 2021 : €2370 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : €2962.5 /week21 Apr - 28 May 2022 : €2488.5 /week11 Jun - 25 Jun 2022 : €2844 /week30 Jul - 7 Aug 2022 : €3199.5 /week3 Sep - 24 Dec 2022 : €2370 /week25 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023 : €2962.5 /week18 Mar - 20 May 2023 : €2370 /week21 May - 1 Jul 2023 : €2607 /week2 Jul - 2 Sep 2023 : €3318 /week3 Sep - 23 Dec 2023 : €2488.5 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Special Offer - Details:

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Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

My husband and I live in London and both lead busy working lives as well as run Casa Lola and bring up our two children.

As a parent I remember how tricky it was to take them on holiday when they were little - not knowing whether there were going to be things to amuse and entertain them.
I wanted to make Casa Lola a haven so that exhausted parents could relax and have a truly enjoyable time without worrying about the small details such as baby-gear, DVD's, high chairs etc.

What do they love about it?

I love Casa Lola for many reasons. It is located in a glorious part of Italy The view from the house must be one of the best in Europe; the sea to the East stretches over hilly landscape towards the mountains to the West.
The peace is wonderful after the bustle of urban life, the food and wine delicious and great value. Spend a morning in one of the local historic hill top towns, drinking coffee and wandering through their ancient streets. All towns have playgrounds and children are warmly welcome.

What do the kids love about it?

The pool rebuilt and new for 2018 is always a magnet for our smaller guests.
There is the huge games building with netted trampoline, art-corner, village shop, ride-ons and many more fun things to enjoy.
Children love the swing set and sandpit and also wandering down the private track to our lovely neighbours who have a small farm-holding with chickens and rabbits, not to mention the tractor.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 12 + infants in 6 bedrooms. The villa has 4 bathrooms and 2 additional WC cloakrooms.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Perugia airport is just 1.5 hrs from the house

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are many lovely sandy beaches within an hour's drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

A 30 minute brisk downhill (steep in places) walk to the lake and restaurants.

Any Pool

A private fenced 9 x 6 metre south facing swimming pool is located just below the house.

Private Chef

Simple, fresh meals may be available on request with prior notice.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available, if booked in advance.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Nursery Gear Provided: Cots x 2 wooden, 2 x highchairs, 1 x baby bath, 2 x baby bouncer, steriliser, 2 x potty, 1 x bed guard, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery etc. 1 x Bumbo and tray and microwave.

Indoor Toys

There is a small selection of toys to keep the tots entertained including a dolls house and train set. Adults will appreciate the iPod dock, SMART TV, DVD player and extensive film library.

Games Room

There is a large games building that houses a trampoline, ping pong, pool and table football.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

There is a pre-arrival simple shopping service that the owners can provide which can include nappies and wipes etc. - be warned baby milk in Italy is very expensive and owners recommend guests bring their own.

Outdoor Toys

Outside there is a ride-on, sand pit and paddling pool.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The villa has a covered dining patio with BBQ and acres of terraced gardens. There are fig, olive and fruit trees that guests are welcome to pick from and eat.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi provided

Ski

Ski stations within 45mins drive.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

There are 4 cots and 3 highchairs.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The villa has a log burner.

Reviews

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  • Casa Lola is paradise for toddlers - and adults. The house is beautiful, there's a never ending range of entertainment for the little ones from the swimming pool to a sandpit perfectly located in the shade for the afternoon, and a warehouse packed full of toys including a giant trampoline. The toiletries in the bathroom make you feel like you are in a five star hotel, but Victoria's charming help and advice from the time we booked is one of a kind. We booked a chef to cook for us on Victoria's recommendation and that was brilliant, allowing the adults to relax and indulge in amazing food without worrying about babysitters or taxis. Overall, it was the best holiday we've had since our son was born. I'd definitely go back.Review dated 29/06/2012

Casa Lola is paradise for toddlers - and adults. The house is beautiful, there's a never ending range of entertainment for the little ones from the swimming pool to a sandpit perfectly located in the shade for the afternoon, and a warehouse packed full of toys including a giant trampoline. The toiletries in the bathroom make you feel like you are in a five star hotel, but Victoria's charming help and advice from the time we booked is one of a kind. We booked a chef to cook for us on Victoria's recommendation and that was brilliant, allowing the adults to relax and indulge in amazing food without worrying about babysitters or taxis. Overall, it was the best holiday we've had since our son was born. I'd definitely go back.

Parent Rated*

5/5
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  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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