Are you looking for a chance to experience 'real' Italy & get away from it all? Well The Hideaway is your perfect holiday retreat. Our beautiful farmhouse is in the heart of the Le Marche countryside near Amandola & is surrounded by nature, with peaceful valley views.
We have 3 High Quality Apartments which have been traditionally renovated - cotto flooring & wooden beams accompany modern day necessities. Everything is provided to ensure you have an enjoyable stay including extra touches like a welcome hamper, wi-fi & toiletries.
Set in 2.5 acres, you can relax in the garden, chill out on a hammock, play games or laze in the pool before a busy day exploring the unspoilt Sibillini area . Nature lovers will be amazed by eagles, wild boar & porcupines nearby & the clear night sky. Sample delicious local cuisine & wine (of course) & visit one of the many colourful festivals. With hilltop towns to explore, museums, theatres, mountain walks & endless outdoor activities, there really is something for everyone.
The Stables is our little apartment, sleeping up to 2 guests & overlooking Montefalcone, the giant walnut tree & surrounding tranquil countryside. Situated on the ground floor at the end of our farmhouse, the apartment is relaxing, shady and cool in the heat of the summer.
The Stables is perfect for two guests & we can even accommodate a baby too. Whether you are looking for a short break or 2 weeks Summer sun, the apartment makes a budget cost option but with all the high standards of our larger apartment.
Your living area & kitchen in The Stables Apartment is complete with 'stube' style seating & dining table, TV with DVD player & indoor games & books. The kitchen area is well equipped with a four ring gas hob, fridge, microwave with small convection oven, kettle, toaster, Nespresso machine, cafetierre, plenty of crockery & glasswear, cooking utensils, tea towels & washing up liquid.
From here, a door leads to your lovely en-suite double bedroom, which is fitted with luxury bedding & coded safe. The bathroom has complimentary toiletries, shower, wc & bidet & all towels are supplied. Outside you have your own seating area with garden furniture, parasol & beautiful views. You might even spot our woodpecker if you are lucky!
In the main area of the garden, there are gazebos for dining under, wi-fi internet access, areas for relaxing on hammocks, a BBQ area & a 5.5 meter above ground pool which is open from May - September, weather permitting. Around the garden we have many herbs and seasonal vegetables for you to use too.
A welcome pack is provided to get your holiday underway, including a bottle of delicious wine waiting for you in the fridge! We live in the house next door & can be reached easily if you need any help or advice.
Our beautiful area is delightful in every season, so why not try a different time of year for a change?
In Spring, the magical carpets of flowers on the mountains of the Sibillini National Park are simply stunning. With wild orchids, narsissi, cyclamen and violets, they are a photographers delight. If you love hiking then the mild spring temperatures makes exploring the mountains easier than in the heat of the summer. The Spring blossom of almond, cherry and apple and fresh greens of the new tree growth are beautiful.
There are many great markets to visit and festivals all around. You will even find a Frog Racing Festival! Easter Celebrations to attend. Any rain tends to come in brief shower and there is usually still snow on the mountain tops.
In Autumn we have the the ideal temperatures for hiking or cycling in the Sibillini Mountains once again and the ever-changing Autumn colours are simply stunning.
Then there is the grape harvest in September and a visit to our local vineyard is a must. With an interesting museum of old wine making equipment and vats you will be shown how the wine used to be produced and how it is produced now. Then of course there is the free wine tasting - try the Vin Cotto - it's delicious!
November is the olive harvest and a visit to the local press in an interesting experience. You can even take part helping to pick and process the olives.
Other Autumn festivals include, Apiro (near Cingoli) & Fermo - Sagra della polenta, Montecassiano - Sagra del pesce (fish), Cupramontana - grape festival in the heart of Verdicchio wine country in September, Piandimileto (near Urbino) - Mushroom fair, Lapedona (near Fermo) - Sagra del Vino Cotto (don't miss this one!), Arcevia - Sagra dell'uva (grape festival)
As Winter arrives, snow falls and the crisp white descends all around. The roads are kept immaculate and even on our local lane, the snow plough clears the road several time a day if necessary.
With skiing and snow-boarding nearby at Sassotetto and the new ski lodge, the runs are suitable for beginners & intermediates.There is even a baby run (for children and the less adventurous adults!).
Our local Boxing Day Live Nativity must not be missed - complete with live animals, music, candle-light and costumes of the time - simply magical.
Try truffle hunting - a speciality of the Amandola region. We can arrange truffle hunting trips or even wild boar hunting.
So whatever the season, each has it's own, beautiful qualities and will be sure to delight you.
Looking for something different to do on holiday?
Le Marche is the ideal area to relax and take time to do something new. From cookery courses, where you can learn to make delicious local pasta dishes, to quad biking tours to visiting the local designer outlet stores. There are mule trekking adventures in the mountains, sky diving, hot air ballooning and white water rafting . You certainly won't be bored on your holiday with us!Get the full listing »