$148 / night
Total guests, Nights

Cottage with Amazing Views & Swimming Pool! – Home 3850611 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage with Amazing Views & Swimming Pool! – Home 3850611

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Voted the Number 1 rental property by Trip Advisor in San Ginesio (voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy), our lovely cottage has incredible views across the Le Marche countryside. Cottage Sereno is roomy enough for a family of four, or snug enough for a romantic couples break away. Set in its own wonderful space amid the restored Country Hideaway of Bella Vallone, guests can enjoy privacy, but have the added bonus of friendly owners in a nearby house who are on hand to help with reservations or local knowledge.

We are located on what is known as the 'Shelf of the Sibillini' and you can be in the middle of the fabulous Sibilini National Park in ten minutes. We are 5 minutes from four superb hilltop towns, each with their own unique charm, architecture, bars and restaurants. Within twenty minutes you can be in the famous University town of Macerata and a further ten minutes will see you on the Adriatic coast.

The cottage was completely rebuilt to the highest standards four years ago and downstairs you will find a very spacious sitting room with it's own dining space. In the lounge you will find a comfortable couch and chairs with cushions and throws, together with a dining table. There is a bookcase with dvd’s and books, a tv and dvd, and an ipod docking station. There are large double doors both front and rear providing breathtaking views across the valley and giving you lots of light.

Off the lounge is a beautifully and fully equipped kitchen with a sunny outdoor terrace to make the most of those lovely Italian mornings and stunning sunsets! The cottage has a bathroom with washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower and a supply of shower gel, soap and toilet rolls to get you going. We supply lots of fluffy towels and dressing gowns too...

Upstairs the cottage has two spacious bedrooms, one master bedroom with a large comfortable kingsize country style bed with super comfy feather mattress toppers. There is lots of storage and hanging space, and every room has luxury linens and cosy dressing gowns. The second bedroom has two single beds and both rooms offer stunning views across the valley. The cottage has air conditioning throughout , and if you visit in the winter you will find the central heating is ideal.

While the inside is stunning, the outside has it all too. A sunny patio for alfresco dining with tables, chairs and umbrellas. The cottage has private gardens on all sides and plenty of space to soak up the simply magnificent views in all directions. There are lots of lovely walks around the cottage, so Cottage Sereno is ideal for those who enjoy gentle walks in the countryside. At night you can soak up the sunset and star gaze in one of the most romantic settings.

Cottage Sereno can be a place to relax and enjoy the peace of this wonderful setting, or it can be used as base for a multitude of wonderful things to do or interesting places to visit in the area. Walking, cycling and visiting many of the Roman and Medieval ruins that pop up all over Le Marche will provide guests with many options during their stay at the cottage.

We can also organise a range of activities from gentle walks through to hot air ballooning, truffle hunting to horse riding, quad biking to birdwaching, ccokery courses and wine tasting. All activities are managed by professionally qualified experts. Skiing is available only twenty minutes away. There also many shopping opportunities available, especially shoes and handbags, and many discount outlets are within a twenty minute drive from Bellavallone.

Eating out is a pleasure and cooking in the Marche is deeply rooted in the peasant tradition (cucina povera) and is remains impervious to the arrival of frozen bastoncini di pesce (fish fingers). Here the home cook, rather than the professional chef rules, and even the smartest restaurants seek to produce food just like Nona, or grandmother, used to make. Eating and drinking is superb value and the quality overall is exceptional. We can offer guidance on local restaurants and make bookings on your behalf.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath


  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 10:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($105.55) €100.00
Please contact the owner


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Karen S.
Calendar last updated:
01 Feb 2016
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian





7 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely stay”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2013

It was a great setting, beautiful countryside and well located. The house was well appointed, clean and tidy; it was very comfortable and homely. Decor was good. Karen was very helpful and friend… More

“Fabulous - serenity in the sun, with first class facilities .”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

We had an amazing holiday. The cottage is wonderful, well equipped offering first class facilities. A lot of thought has gone into ensuring that guests feel comfortable and your every need has been ca… More

“Fantastic stay in a stunning spot”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2013

We had 10 days staying in the cottage at Bella Vallone. The cottage itself is nicely set- up with plenty of space. The kitchen is a real plus. There are plenty of outdoor spots to relax and enjoy the … More

Response from the owner Hi Mike - Thanks for the great review of your stay with us - hope you and the family are all well. We really look forward to welcoming you back again in the future - the new pool has gone down a storm and the good news is, we still have lots more sunshine to enjoy this season :) Warm regards, Karen & Grahame

“beautiful views beautiful accomodation and great hostess”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

we would just like to say that we were immediately made to feel welcome by karen. our children fell in love with her pets and loved the countryside. the views were stunning as far as the eye can see. … More

Response from the owner Thanks for taking the time to write a review - it was wonderful to have your family stay with us - the pets enjoyed all the attention and the many treats from the boys too - so hope to see you again soon :)

“May in San Ginesio”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2012

We visited San Ginesio for the first time last year on the occasion of our son's wedding and fell in love with the area. We met Karen during the course of the wedding celebrations and heard of … More

Response from the owner Thank you both for taking the time to post a review - thanks for being such wonderful guests and we look forward to seeing you both again soon!

“Twice as Nice!”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2012

Not being in the habit of holidaying anywhere twice, returning to 'Cottage Sereno' at Bella Vallone was a first for us and we were not disappointed with our decision to revist this extraordi… More

Response from the owner Janice & Ian - Having you here was indeed like have friends to stay. Thanks for being such wonderful guests and choosing to stay with us again! I have no doubt we will see you again :)

“A taste of authentic Italy”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2011

It is a beautiful part of the world - a taste of authentic Italy. The location is so peaceful and is surrounded by stunning views. The accomodation is finished to a high standard and meets all the nee… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a review - we look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Bella Val'lone soon. Best Regards, Karen & Grahame

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

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