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Casa Leone is a beautiful detached farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Le Marche. It was lovingly restored to a modern yet traditional standard and recently has had a new kitchen extension built, which has wonderful views over the pool. There is a shaded outside terraced eating area for al fresco eating, with breathtaking views stretching across olive groves and vineyards, with the spectacular Sibilini Mountains on one side and the picturesque, nearby village of Patrignone on the other.
The private swimming pool (open May to September inclusive) is surrounded by travertine marble, with sunbeds and parasols. There is a decked shaded area with outdoor sofa & chairs for when the sun gets too much, where a hammock sways in the trees, and a table tennis table for when you are feeling energetic. Inside is a table football and a good selection of DVD's and games are available. Outside there is also a BBQ and a very good local Agriturismo is only a short walk away. The local village is 10 minutes walk and has a good supermarket and bar/restaurant. The town of Montalto is 5 minutes drive and has all amenities such as a bank, pharmacy and restaurants/bars. The house is looked after by a local English couple who live a short distance away. A house book inside the house has all the information that you need about places to visit and local restaurants.
The house is cleaned and bed linen and towels are changed on a weekly basis(Saturdays) and pool towels can be hired upon request for a small charge. A simple food pack will be provided on your arrival. The price that we charge in the low season reflects the fact that the pool is usually closed from October to April, but a request can be made to have it open. We also charge €20 a night locally for central heating if it is required.
We feel that our house offers the best of both worlds. Essentially a rural location but with a village only a 10 minute walk away and the coast a 30 minute drive
By Richard Seymour on 08-Oct-2017
We had a lovely two weeks here in September. The views are so pretty from the pool area and main bedroom. To see snow on the mountain tops and vineyards right next to the property with undulating countryside all around, while hearing the church bells ring, made it a very special spot. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen facilities fulfilled everything we needed. The configuration of one bathroom downstairs was unusual but didn't cause us problems, although if you struggle with stairs it might not be helpful. The Agriturismo Due Pini that is literally next door was such a highlight of our holiday that we went twice to experience Maria cooking up a storm,amazing value! Also in the village which is a nice 15 minute walk away has a lovely pizzeria that we used four times including their take away pizzas. The village shop catered for all our needs too. The nearest bigger town Montalto delle Marche has a good market on Wednesdays and a few cafe's for morning cappuccino and cornetto de crema. Many hilltop villages to explore and a day trip into the mountains is worthwhile. One day we hope to return.
Beautiful private property and pool
By Anonymous on 29-Jul-2017
The Property is beautifully equipped, with modern comforts, plenty of outdoor lounging areas and totally private. There are stunning views across vineyards to traditional Italian medieval towns with ancient bells ringing in the distance. A welcome pack of bread, milk, butter and jam was a lovely surprise. Excellent wifi to keep teenagers happy. Arrival and departures very straightforward. Restaurants are limited in the area but a drive to Grottammare for wonderful seafood by the beach is only a half hour away. A convenient supermarket up the hill has all the essentials to make an appetizing meal on the terrace. The property was exactly what we wanted and as described on the website and lived up to its pictures. The owners were very accommodating and efficient. We will hopefully be back!
Amazing views, lovely property, fantastic holiday
By Finlay T. on 13-Jul-2017
he location of the villa is perfect in that it's walking distance to a village, with local restaurants, yet in a peaceful location with amazing views. It is also not too far to drive to the beach or mountains for the day. The villa is well equipped and the house manger is very helpful. We loved getting to know this unspoilt, untouristy area.
By Ant, Di & Family on 13-Jun-2017
Our second visit to this beautiful villa. Great facilities with a fantastic kitchen with all you could possibly need. So much to do in the local area including local villages to explore, the Sibillini Mountains, Ascoli Piceno with it famous piazza and more or just relax round the pool with a book. A wonderful week.
By Anonymous on 02-Oct-2016
Views from the windows and pool area of this home are stunning, as seen in the online photos. We took hundreds of photos with differing light - all gorgeous. Best thing about the house - the kitchen - huge windows looking onto the pool, and the hills around. Well appointed with pots, dishes, etc. House situated between fields - vines on one side, other crops on the other. You can hear chickens down the road, particularly, for some reason, late in the afternoon (feed time?). The bedrooms are a good size - with great storage (brighter bedside lights would be nice). There are 2 bathrooms, one at the front of the house near the 2 "adult" bedrooms, but down 3 steps. Small shower (no bath). The other bathroom is off the living room, which is separated from the bedrooms by a series of up and down stairs - making it unlikely to be used in the middle of the night. That bathroom has a bath. Nearby ( a 5 min. drive) there is a small grocery store, well-stocked, but with typically irregular Italian opening hours (meaning it is closed in the PM, closes early on Thursday, and possibly open only in the AM on Sunday). A bit further up, in the town of Patrignone, there is a bar serving coffee, lunch, afternoon drinks and snacks, and good pizza after 7:30. Apparently, the pizza is available for takeout. There are also shops in Montalto, which is up the hill, and some seriously twisty roads. It has a butcher, pretty good bakery selling nice pizza slices, a small grocery store, a few bars, a good green grocer and a pharmacy (which was never open when we checked). Montalto had the best market of the Italian towns we visited this summer, although we were told that the St. Benendetto one (about 30 minutes south, along the coast) was huge. We visited Petritoli, on a Sunday PM when almost everything was closed, Ascoli, which was beautiful, the beaches at Grottamare and St. Benedetto, plus drove up to Civitta Nova, which is a much more modern town. We ate at Due Pini, just on the other side of the house, fun - we spoke to some Dutch visitors/locals, and were greatly entertained by a rowdy sports club having a celebratory dinner. LOTS of antipasti the best of which was the red and white pizza - amazing crust. There are choices in pasta and meat- we learned from the local Dutch fellow to share all the courses - otherwise you will have way too much. TIP - get off the A 14 at Grottammare for Montalto, vs. Pedaso, to avoid many twisty roads.
By Krystina N on 12-May-2016
The holiday for us was slightly daunting setting out; we had never driven abroad & having special dietary requirements, Coeliac disease means eating safely can often be a real challenge. Dianne had mentioned Patrignone has lots of local produce, farmers markets & of course our own facility to cook safely. To our surprise; the local supermarket had a gluten free section - more substantial than some places in the UK! We were advised to rent a car and so Dianne gave us really clear and easy to follow directions to the property. We also took a satnav for the chance to explore but not get too lost on those winding mountain roads! Pulling down the driveway to the view over the pool and back garden is a moment we will never forget- everything we could see inspired our impulsive itinerary for each day we spent in Le Marche. Vineyards followed by cascading farm land with Rotella in the distance; and on the skyline the wonderful snowy tops of Monti Sibillini National Park. Places we visited; Grottammare; Civitanova; Visso (Sibillini National Park) Sirolo/ Riviera del Conero & Portonovo. All equally enchanting! Although our travels provided many highlights- we also decided to stay local mid-week and ran a ten mile route across the surrounding farmland. A great way to get to know the area. We visited market on Wednesday morning with a coffee in Montalto, as suggested in the visitors book left on our dining table on arrival (very thorough & inspiring might i add). We love food & wine, so the local produce and wine merchants succeeded our anticipation! The restaurant we visited in Patrignone; Il Mattino Dei Maghi has 4.5 stars on trip advisor; and it did not disappoint. A very welcoming owner sat with us and told us all we needed to know about the area history and where we should go on our next day trip. Things we loved about the house: The kitchen; kitted out with everything we use at home- not a missing utensil. Morning espresso on the Portch. Small touches that made it feel like a home - dvd's, table tennis, cookbooks & cooking spices & Wifi. Not to mention total privacy; the house and grounds are almost invisible from the rest of the town. We are great believers in experience coming from yourself - so whatever you want from this property & area, it will give back so much more than you could ever anticipate; provided that you are willing to be the catalyst in the process. Be inquisitive and you will not be disappointed!
By Bella on 16-May-2015
his superb rural farmhouse, has just undergone an extension that now boasts a fantastic kitchen that over looks the pool area (great for watching children) and amazing views of the countryside. The villa is very well equipped inside along with 2 covered terraces outside to take in the views. Excellent relaxing holiday, would highly recommend.
Overall a great holiday
By Peter on 16-Oct-2014
Lovely villa with everything you need provided. The outdoor area is spacious with different areas to spread out in and great views over vineyards and the mountains in the far distance. Le Marche is still unspoilt, still reasonably cheap and there are some great restaurants.