- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- sleeps 12
Description from the owner
La Cascina is a stunning, tastefully refurbished, stone built farmhouse and guest cottage in private landscaped gardens with salt water swimming pool and spectacular views to medieval hill towns. Sleeps max. of 10/12 (4 bedrooms in the main house, self contained mini apartment and poolside bedroom en-suite).
Elegantly furnished and well equipped, this spacious property is an ideal choice for a memorable Italian holiday. The ground floor briefly comprises a kitchen/family room and covered terrace, a dining room/library, a shower room and formal sitting room with doors to the pool and south facing terrace. The first floor comprises a furt...Read more
La Cascina, near Force, Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche
Force, Marche, Italy
Additional Location Information
La Cascina is located in the region of Le Marche in central Italy. Close to the provincial capital of Ascoli Piceno, the Adriatic Coast and the Sibillini Mountains. The closest towns are Force, Comunanza and Amandola.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: October 01, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 04, 2014 ||$2,522|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|May 31, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014 ||$3,095|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|Jul 26, 2014 - Sep 05, 2014 ||$3,898|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|Sep 06, 2014 - Oct 03, 2014 ||$2,522|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015 ||$2,522|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|All other dates ||$360||$2,522|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit | $655
Additional notes from owner
Prices listed are for the main house only. Additional guests can be accommodated in the mini-apartment. Please contact the owners for details. Discounts are available for bookings of 2 weeks or more. Special offers may be available - please contact the owners.
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Wood Stove
- Housekeeping Optional
- Central Heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Firewood Provided
- Linens Provided
- Private Chef [?]
- Alarm Clock
- 24 Hour On Call Maintenance
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Private Pool [?]
- Mountain Views
- Electric Grill
- Dish Washer
- Charcoal Grill
- Gas Stove
- Washing Machine
- Board Games
- In-home Theater [?]
- High Definition TV
- Game Room
- Movie/Video Library
- DVD Player
- Children's Toys
- Stereo System
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Beach Towels
- Pet friendly - Ask
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- 275 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wow! what a wonderful week, thank you so much.
The week didn't just happen, it took and enormous amount of thought, planning, organisation and yes, sheer hard work by John and Donald ably assisted by Laura. From the moment we arrived to the warmest of welcomes, to the moment we departed their hospitality was superb. It was like being welcomed into a home and treated as family or friends, yet there was an action packed week of events that were so well organised that everything ran like clockwork. Not only that we enjoyed delicious cuisine and unbelievably attentive service at all times. Then there was John and Donalds delightful Italian retreat, like something out of House and Garden that provided a wonderful base for rest and relaxation. However all that is almost incidental compared to the contribution from themselves and their great friend Laura. It is always people that make great events and that is exactly what they all achieved. Our week in La Cascina and the Sibillini will remain in our memory for a long time to come
You won't be disappointed
Flew in to Rome and took car hire East to Sibillini National Park. Driving the 10km tunnel through Gran Sasso, the largest peak and the start of the National park, was a rather momentous and awesome welcome to the area.
Over 7 days we witnessed the Infernaccio Gorge, a visit to St Leonardo church, being restored by a hermit priest; Gran Piano and a savannah like prairie with Casteluccio, an ancient settlement clinging to a rock outcrop; night time trek to Mt Sibilia, welcoming the dawn over the adriatic; Mt. Vettore and, the finale, Mt. Pretoria, a sleeping giant whose spinal ridge we delicately crawled should we awake the beast.
La Cascina, became the perfect antidote to weary bones and feet from each day's hiking. It was all inclusive of meals. The Maitre D catered to our pampered tastes and stunned us in to silence each night with 3 course banquets. However, self-catering in excellent kitchen avail too.
A beautifully restored old house with a mixture of old and contemporary, tastefully furnished with plenty of light and space should you need to just hang out, with luxuriant outdoor pool when the going gets hot! If adventure isn't your thing, you could wile away the day, quite easily, astonished by the views alone.
Worried about occupying the kids - there is plenty of local wildlife and insects to keep any budding 5-year old Gerald Durrell fan occupied for hours - lizards, beetles, scorpions (non deadly), unrecognisable insects and nocturnal noises from the nearby fields and woods. The nerdier members of the group thought it might be something amphibian. Perhaps, though local folklore talk of ancient Sybil's looking for their next victim!
Above all , the owners John and Donald are unrelenting in their hospitality, local knowledge, willingness to make your stay unforgettable and capacity for sheer fun, goddammit! I lost sight of the normal boundary/etiquette when renting a villa. At the end of the week, these two guys had become our friends
Fantastic place, fantastic food, fantastic hosts and fantastic m
La Cascina is normally let out on a self-catering basis, but our hosts John and Don had for the first time decided to organise an all-inclusive week's break for eight guests from a UK outdoor club. Don did the cooking, with the assistance of his friend Laura and John organised the programme of activities.
The hospitality and the standard of the food was fantastic with all food and drinks, including wine and beer, provided. The atmosphere was informal and it was more like staying with friends than a commercial arrangement.
John, who is a very experienced hill-walker, organised an amazing programme of walks in the nearby Sibillini mountains, including a night hike to the summit of Monte Sibilla. There was also a visit to a nearby outdoor climbing wall. John drew on the support of Geoff, a qualified mountain leader, who moved from the UK to Le Marche about three years ago and Rob, a Dutch guy who is also a qualified mountaineer, who built the climbing wall and led us on the night hike.
We hope that John and Don will organise something similar in future for others to experience and so that we can enjoy more of the area. We would also be interested in coming back and renting La Cascina or part of it on a self-catering basis.
Wonderful, luxuriously appointed family villa
Another beautiful stay in La Cascina, after last year, we couldn't wait to get back and were not disappointed. It is in such a beautiful location and gazing over the valley is one of life's greatest pleasures.
John & Donald are at hand to help plan activities and shyly receive high praise on their fantastic good taste and immaculately restored property! The pool provided hours of fun, and some competitive water polo.
The beach is a 35 minute drive away or you can while away long mornings with a cafe and paste (miele my favourite) and wander through any of the many local markets. In the evening, there are a good few restaurants to choose from and so many local festas, which are truly extraordinary and great fun.
This is one of my favourite places in the world: a beautiful home set in such stunning scenery, with welcoming and lovely locals. There's nothing more one could wish for.
Jill & Philip
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Amazing house, wonderful views, total relaxation
We knew from the reviews that we were going to something special but still could not quite believe how fantastic it was. Perfect location if you want to be out of the tourist trap. Close to wonderful little towns and villages and all easily accessible from La Cascina. The house, pool and views were spectacular. As for Donald and John, well you could not find more gracious and helpful people. They were a pleasure to know and went out of their way to advise and organise excursions for us. Ask them about La Conca, an amazing place to eat and the horse riding lessons for the kids. Le Marche is a beautiful part of the country and definitely worth exploring more.
Don't usually but ...
This villa is situated in a spectacular setting. The villa its self is of the highest standard. They have thought of everything that you might need & more. The Interior design has been carried out incredibly well, and the luxury of the villa adds to a very relaxing stay. The pool is large and was a massive hit with the adults and children alike. John & Donald speak Italian and go out of their way to help, you plan trips. The girls enjoyed their horse riding experience, organised by john. They also recommended "the concha" an Italian resturant
Which was more than a meal it was a great experience. I would have to say that you would struggle to find this standard of villa anywhere in Italy.
We've just returned from a fantastic five day stay at La Casina. This villa is extremely comfortable, the ambiance tranquil, the location stunning and the hosts genial. We arranged our visit at short notice but Donald and John couldn't have been more helpful and understanding in accommodating our changing and evolving requirements. Our party of seven covered the generations and the villa and location got a resounding thumbs up from all of them. The quality of the accommodation, scenery and the brilliant pool were the star features but all round it's a great place to have a relaxing holiday. A special thanks to John for taking us up hills and to Donald for organising groceries for our arrival.
All the best guys - look forward to returning to La Casina in the future. Much thanks Grant and family.
Chelse & Andrew
Nestled along the picturesque hillside province of ascoli Piceno
Nestled along the picturesque hillside province of ascoli Piceno, just outside of Force, La Cascina is a luxurious villa straight out of a home magazine. My family and I spent 1 week there after a very busy wedding week in Positano. Our hosts, John and Donald, were fantastic. The villa offers everything you could possibly ask for: a well equipped kitchen, library, drawing room, 4 spacious bedrooms, 4 beautiful washrooms, 2 outdoor patio areas, an entertainment room(full of movies) and of course a stunning pool. Everything about the house reflects the owners superb taste. Nothing is over looked. My husband and I had the honour of staying in the romantic converted barn house as it was our honeymoon.
There are many little towns close by in which we highly recommend checking out: Comunanza, Force ( be sure to try Niagara Pizzeria 3), Montelparo (have dinner at Hotel Leone), and Smerillo (have dinner at Le Logge). Of course for those of you who love the beach and to shop be sure to spend a day or two in Porto San Giorgio. A great seaside town within a 40 minute drive. There is a booklet with all this and more information at the villa. Just a side note, lots of grocery stores nearby but be aware they are closed on Sunday. So if the host offer groceries upon arrival, it is definitely worth it. Overall, we highly recommend this villa to anyone wishing to enjoy a the Italian Countryside. All the best and thanks again, The Fiacconi Family from Toronto and Sudbury, Canada
Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA
Greetings from Canada
If you are reading this you are in luck. You have found the perfect Villa for your vacation. I am very picky about my accommodations when travelling and when I walked into this villa I was stunned. It was like walking into the pages of a decorating magazine. This is the cleanest, most beautiful place I have ever stayed. Donald and John have decorated and stocked this villa with everything you could possible think of. From kitchen appliances to the finest detailed ammenities required for your stay...it's all here. I felt like I was at home except the view was much better. Donald and John share with you their knowledge of the area and all the best restaurants to visit for the authentic Italian experience. You must visit Rosita at the top of the hill in Force for her authentic Italian pizza. She makes the best pizza in the Le Marche district! The vista is breathtaking and the driving is a piece of cake if you take the right roads. Getting there is half the fun. Not stressing because Donald and John lend you their GPS saves your marriage...lol. If you have a chance to visit Force, this is the place to stay. The price is quite reasonable and the hospitality of the locals is second to none. You must visit the beach at Porto san Giorgio or you will have missed one of the golden jewels of the adriatic. The market, shops and restaurants are fabulous. We do not speak Italian but everyone was very accommodating in trying to understand and please us during our one week stay here. Donald and John thank you for everything and we hope to return to Italy to visit with you again in the future. Your hosptality is second to none. You made our stay a memorable one !!!
Carys & David
La Cascina: gateway to Force!
As the last two of a party of nine to arrive late Sunday night, we were greeted by members of the groups & served a wonderful supper prepared by Donald & John. From then on it just got even better as everything about La Csscina, its facilities & location, was absolutely spot on! Donald & John themselves were brilliant,always so helpful, great fun & never intrusive; they were the other two members of our happy band. We had such a great holiday: an amazing combination of all our friends & a fantastic villa, we would thoroughly recommend.
Dundee . Scotland
Serenity in Marche
A really exceptionally comfortable and well appointed villa with nothing lacking. Beautiful pool in a serene and beautiful environment. Donald and John were exceptional hosts They were always on hand but not intrusive and incredibly friendly and helpful. The whole atmosphere was low key and relaxed. I would definately recommend La Cascina to others.
superlative villa, warm and friendly hosts, quiet countryside bu
This was our second stay at La Cascina. Donald and John are excellent hosts who did everything possible to make our holiday memorable. They gave us information about local walks, trips to ascoli Picena and seaside resorts, markets, restaurants, etc. We have stayed in several villas and this is by far the best - recently renovated to the highest standard with top quality linens, furnishings and art work plus every kitchen appliance you would want. Most of our time was spent relaxing in the pool and around the villa and indeed it is hard to drag yourself away - it is so wonderful. Thank you Donald and John - you think of everything!
Bussum - Netherlands
Great place, great surroundings, great guys!
Stayed here for two weeks with 10-12 people. Donald and John gave us a very warm welcome and looked after us very well. It's a great, well and nicely furnished house with a great pool and well equiped kitchen. Lots of nice little villages and restaurants in the area. Very quied, but who needs to see other people when staying here? Although the beaches are about 40 min drive, they are worth it (especially Pedaso). And don't forget to take a hike in the Sibillini Mountains!
Post Holiday Blues
This was such a treat of a holiday, I am truly miserable that it is over. From booking onwards Donald & John were charming and personable and maintained their sense of humour with us, even with a disaster strewn arrival.
Stand outs of this holiday rental are:
Inside the home:
Chef quality kitchen (incl. properly sharp knives and great gadgets). Beautifully appointed house, with quirky homely touches like picnic rugs, luxury beach towels, Ikea highchairs
Massive DVD and book library
High quality linen
Just so tasteful!
Outside the home:
So much history that you don't quite know where to explore next
Great restaurants with excellent local produce
Locals who aren't tourist weary and issue a 'Brava' if you poorly trip through a bar order.
Festivals at local towns every weekend, which are well worth checking out
attractive local dignitaries
We are a well travelled family but this stood out to us over and above the other houses (10+) we have used over the past few years. It is particularly well appointed and saying 'We will be back' is not an empty promise.
Ciao and grazie mille.
Del Bello Family
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Bellissimo Posto ! Fantastic Spot !
La Cascina is one of those idyllic spots that you dream about but never seem to be able to find ! The panorama is breathtaking. From any place on the extensive property you get a perfect view of the hills and valleys and the numerous little towns perched on the mountain tops. The property is immaculate. From the beautiful grounds, to the clean pool, to the living quarters, "there was a place for everything and everything was in its place" ! Donald and John were great. Their hospitality is outstanding and they made sure all of us (11 family members in total) felt comfortable and were looked after for our entire stay. They are very knowledgeable of this beautiful area of Force, Ascoli Piceno so they were able to make many recommendations about good restaurants, shopping etc. We really appreciated their hospitality.
Thanks, guys! You're the best. We all had a great time and hopefully can come back some day.
From the Del Bello Family
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.
This was the perfect vacation home for our group of 11. After spending 8days sightseeing in the Veneto Region, LaCascina was the perfect choice for 11days of relaxing and visiting our relatives in Force and ascoliPiceno. The home offered everything we needed for our group and for a party we hosted for 40 guests. The setting of the home, the decor, the landscaping and the views were beautiful. Homeowners, Donald and John were very attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable. A car is essential for getting around to the many lovely small towns, going to the beach, sightseeing, or for dining out. We all felt extremely comfortable during our stay, none of us wanted to leave and we all look forward to returning. Our compliments to Donald and John for creating such a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing and comfortable home.
Jacquie and Neil
The perfect place to stay.
Everything about La Cascina is perfect! This is undoubtedly the loveliest villa we've ever stayed in. The attention to detail is superb and the quality throughout is exceptional. We loved the views, the pool, our meals on the patio and the tranquility - it was everything that we were looking for. We thought Tuscany and Umbria would be unbeatable but Le Marche surprised us with with all it had to offer and we'll definitely be back to explore more of the area, including the fabulous walks in the Sibillini Mountains.
Everything was perfect
I know it is a cliche to write 'fantastic holiday, wonderful house, brilliant location'- but the simple truth is that La Cascina is all of these. In fact I am reluctant to write this review and let you know how lovely it is, as we hope to return very soon.
John and Donald have produced a stylish and comfortable house, combining attention to detail with practical needs. The layout of the house allows space for entertaining as well as solitude, and despite being a group of 4 adults 4 children, we never felt overcrowded.
The area is unspoilt: dramatic mountains in one direction, beaches and warm sea in the other. Not too hot, even though it was august, and the beautiful pool was perfect.
John and Donald were fantastic hosts, catering for our every whim, and happy to share their knowledge of the area: wine, shopping, eating, markets and festivals.
Kresten+family from Denmark
Perfect, perfect, pefect...
Living in La Cascina for a week was - in all matters - a fantastic experience. We were a mixed party of five persons - from my 2½ year-old son to my mom (59). We flew from Copenhagen to Rome, rented a car and took the about 3 hour long ride towards Force in Le Marche, which was no problem at all. Indeed a beautiful ride.
When we arrived in the evening, John and Donald gave us a warm and very personal welcome (including a bottle of premium local wine, bread, milk, butter etc.) and told us all about what to see and do in this region, suggestions on where to eat true italian food, great steaks, ice cream... you name it.
You instantly feel very appreciated and "home".
I have rented great places around in Europe. This is definitely the most amazing of them all. A fantastic house - totally refurbished - but all made with an extraordinary aesthetic sense for the detail and with respect for the "soul" of the original Italian farm house. When stepping outside to the pool area, you feel like stepping in to a film set. The overwhelming luxury, the amazing mountain views and the blue sky with high key light. Sparkling wine & easy life in harmony with nature... Well, of course, the crew and cameras are all missing, and only the nearby cattle is overlooking you. Fortunately!
We starred in our own film about the rural, yet luxurious, true Italian farm life. Chilled in the pool, enjoyed the nearby landscapes and especially the medieval villages - all with first class ice cream and espresso shots! (Well, you are in Italy!) We bought premium local produce and made our own gourmet food every evening both at the BBQ and in the spacious kitchen, which is great to work in.
All in all, La Cascina is simply... perfect.
Grazie et ci vediamo!
We had an amazing time!
We had the most wonderful time staying at this spectacular Villa... The photographs do not even begin to represent how wonderful the setting-interior decorating and view are!
The Villa was unbelievably clean and user friendly too..
We have rented loads of Villas in Italy before and this one was by far the best!!! We will be coming back too...
Laura and Ally
Scottish Borders and Aberdeen
La Cascina- A treat in Le Marche
We found a stay at La Cascina to be a real treat. John and Donald have thought of everything! The house and gardens are beautiful- a slice of luxury but also very comfortable and ever so relaxing! The views from both terraces are spectacular- you can see hilltop villages and watch rural Italy go by!, and what with the pool, we found it very hard to tear ourselves away from our life at La Cascina. However, we did manage to, and found there to be several (very Italian) towns and villages to explore nearby and ascoli Piceno, the very elegant and historical Province capital is only 1/2 hour drive away and worthy of a visit. On our previous visits to La Cascina we drove slightly further afield (3/4 hour drive) to the adriatic coast which has some very Italian seaside towns, which are also rather chic with plenty of shops and cafes!! About the same distance away, but a drive that is rather more challenging! but nonetheless worthwhile, are the spectacular Sybilline mountains. However, the lure of La Cascina, is too strong to linger away for too long!! And so finally, though perhaps the best!? were the evenings at La Cascina. They too were spent on the terrace- eating and drinking (it is Italy after all!!) enjoying glorious sunsets, followed by clear and starry skies and all of this from the comfort of our very own dining table!! What a treat!
We'll be back...
Five Star accommodation with home-style comfort
La Cascina is a beautifully restored farmhouse set in tranquil countryside. The owners have taken great care to provide the best of everything - it exceeded all our expectations. All mod cons with top quality furnishings, linens, artwork etc. plus a crystal clear swimming pool. Donald and John (the owners) were always available for up-to-date information on all local events, markets, places of interest and so on. We are hoping to return next year.
Karen and Paul McGowan
Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
A fabulous holiday in every respect!
The house is amazing and far more comfortable and luxurious than we expected. We got great use out of the swimming pool and appreciated being told of nearby amenities and places of interest by the owners Donald and John, who were not only helpful but very friendly. The views of the surrounding mountains and villages are stunning and change wonderfully as night falls and the lights begin to sparkle. We went for a week, but wanted to stay forever...!
Villa with stunning Vistas
I have just returned from a wonderful two week stay at La Cascina with family and friends and would thoroughly recommend this stylish villa to those who wish to experience a relaxing holiday near Force, Le Marche surrounded by spectacular scenery. Both Donald and John had a warm welcome for all of us and could not do enough to make sure that our stay was enjoyable and stress free. Their thorough knowledge of the area and recommendations of places to see and eat enhanced our holiday greatly. The accommodation was beyond our expectations, thoughtfully restored to retain the charm of the former farmhouse whilst ensuring that the villa is well appointed,spacious both inside and out with a good sized salt water pool surrounded by attractive decking and planting. Truly comfortable accommodation with tasteful decor, eclectic furnishings and artwork. All in all a haven of tranquillity.
A very enjoyable few days in a stunning farmhouse in a beautiful
We travelled as a group of 5 friends from Scotland.Our directions from Donald and John were great and we managed to find our way there without any problems.We also chose to fly to ancona and the journey up to the house is an easy one that took us around two and a half hours. We were met on arrival at the stunning house and within no time were sitting sipping Gin and Tonic looking over at the hilltop villages.The house itself is so comfortable and well equipped.The beds were exceptionally comfortable with really lovely cotton bedlinen. The bathrooms were spotlessly clean and the whole house was immaculate. We could have been tempted to stay there the whole time but we did explore the surrounding area and Donald and John had lots of tips and information about places to go. We visited some beautiful towns and villages like ascoli Piceno, Montefalconi where we sat outside local cafes and sampled Italian coffee wine and great food.The house was so perfect to return to after a days exploring with its fantastic swimming pool and on the one day we had a storm, the woodburning stove. There are stunning views from all the bedrooms and coffee in bed with the window open was a real treat! The area has good local shops and markets and the house is so well equipped that a couple of nights we cooked and ate at home.If we had been there for longer it would have been great to hire bikes and also to do a bit of walking in the Sibilini mountains but we ran out of time.You do need a car which means that if you want to go out at night there needs to be a willing driver but we just shared that around and it wasn't a problem.Would totally go back!!
Fantastic home, warm welcome & loadsto see & do; we will return!
What a fabulous home, beautifully decorated with great style. Fine attention to detail & careful thought to ensure this is a real home from home. eg Dvd's, wood burning stove, games room etc etc
Donald & John will provide lots of useful advice & info re places to visit & local attractions - our favourite was the caves! Just ensure you layer up as it can be pretty chilly underground!Best value for larger groups, ideal for 2 families travelling together.
A touch of elegance
Le Marche, like La Cascina seems to have it all-surely two of Italy's best kept secrets.
The Dreyfus Family
The Perfect Italian Villa
La Cascina was a great choice. While looking through the many villas in Le Marche we just had a feeling this one was going to be special and we were not wrong. This was our third time to le Marche and by far the nicest villa we had stayed in. The interiors are right out of House and Garden and the outside space is spectacular. The salt water pool was a joy as the water didn't sting our eyes and felt very natural and free of chemicals. The sunsets in the evening over the Sibbilli Mountains where breathtaking. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a perfect Italian getaway with the family.
Donald and John were so extremely helpful, assisting us with everything from where the best restaurants were to were the local doctor was. It was like having concierge service!
We will definitely be staying in La Cascina on our next holiday to Le Marche.
The Dreyfus Family, London
Donald and John have thought of every possible detail in this villa to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You don't even have to think of bringing a book to read, with a well stocked library, we were spoilt for choice! Lovely decor and furnishings, just converted so everything is in immaculate order.
The location of the villa rose above our expectations, on the side of a hill, overlooking an Italian mountain village, reminiscent of a romantic Italian film. If you want a holiday which is typically Italian, away from the tourists and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside then this is the perfect choice. There are plenty of restaurants, tucked away in small mountain villages, fantastic scenery amid the Sibillian mountains. If you have children family beaches are not more than a 40 mins drive away.
Paradise in the Hills
Fantastic House - just like we see in the House and Garden or Lifestyle magazines. Plush and stylish furnishings, all the creature comforts of a 5 star hotel whilst still feeling homely. Great sunny secluded area with the inground pool, games room , Poolside cabana, unending and uninterrupted views of the mountains, plowed fields, forests and no nearby neighbours.
We were a 20 minute strollto the village or 5 minutes by car.
The owners John , Donald and there faithfull pet Jake were very friendly and helpful in giving us ideas of things to do if we could tear ourselves away from the property - which was hard as it was so well set up and comfortable - shame we had to go out to shop otherwise we were all very happy to just swim, read, listen to music or sit mesmerized by the views.
This is an exceptional villa, beautifully restored, with stunning mountainous views, lovely pool and luxurious, well equipped rooms. Peaceful and quiet surroundings, but close to traditional local villages, mountains and the best Italy has to offer away from the busy, tourist towns. I'll definitely be back to explore some more of this unspoilt, beautiful region.