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Farmhouse Apartment in Gorgeous Peaceful Setting. Rural Bliss and a Few Mod Cons

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sarnano farmhouse description

Our home, Palomba, is a large farmhouse built of local sandstone and overlooking a valley of woods and fields. We've restored the holiday apartment very simply, keeping it uncluttered, comfortable, light and fresh. Downstairs, the veranda leads into the well-equipped kitchen/dining room, with granite worktop and antique oak table. The living room is furnished with sofas and a wood-burning stove. One bedroom is located on this floor, with twin beds and an antique chest of drawers; a corridor leads to a terrace room – a favourite place to eat breakfast while enjoying the view of the hills opposite. Upstairs are a wood-floored double bedroom under the eaves, and the bathroom. Outside, enjoy eating on the veranda, laze away the days reading or dreaming in the shady garden, cool off in the fun splashpool, or take a stroll in the beautiful countryside. We'll supply you with fresh eggs from our hens and vegetables from our garden.

We first came here 15 years ago on a brief foray, and we loved the area's ruggedness and unpretentiousness, its air of real life just going on, and the fact that we never heard another English voice. The area is a fantastic mix of nature and culture. You can go from hiking in the mountains, to eating ice cream in a village square having just admired a forgotten Renaissance masterpiece in the local church, to swimming in the balmy waters of the Adriatic before treating yourself to a slap-up fish supper - all in the course of a single day, should you have the energy. We're easily accessible now via Ryanair, yet amazingly the area hasn't been overrun or spoilt. Safe, sandy, family beaches are about 50 minutes away, while slightly further the Conero peninsula provides dramatic scenery and quiet coves and beaches to explore. Nearby, our own favourite summer spot, Lake Fiastra, is a great place for a swim and a picnic in a spectacular mountain setting.

Our local town of Camerino provides all essential shops and services (post office, banks, tourist information etc), with a few very good specialist shops selling local produce (sheep's cheese, smoked ham, wild-boar sausages...), and several small supermarkets. Slightly further afield there are larger shopping facilities at Matelica, San Severino, Tolentino and Macerata. Local products can also be bought direct from the farms, and we can direct you to several wine-producers where you can buy prize-winning local Verdicchio wine for less than 2 euros a litre! In fact, Marche wine is attracting increasing interest and local 'enogastromia' (wine/gastronomy) is thriving, with many wine tours and tastings on offer, combined with tastings of typical products of the region. There has also been a recent flourishing of local restaurants and agriturismi around Camerino, where you can eat incredibly well for very good value for money. (Lessening the pain of the sterling exchange rate!!)

Further afield, there are numerous picturesque towns and villages that make an excellent focus for day trips. These include small towns such as Sarnano and Amandola in the foothills of the Apennines; Ascoli Piceno, a big, busy medieval/Renaissance city built of travertine; elegant Urbino, the famous ‘Renaissance gem’ of Le Marche and the birthplace of Raphael; Macerata, a bustling medieval hill town with an ancient university, a great market, and a renowned open-air opera festival in July/August; and Tolentino with frescoes to rival Assisi's. Many towns have quirky little museums or art galleries, often containing something amazing and unexpected. Local open-air 'festas’ take place throughout the summer months, with a couple of international jazz and classical music festivals held locally too. Day trips are also possible to more familiar tourist destinations in Umbria, such as Assisi, Spello, Perugia, Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto and Orvieto: all these take 1–2 hours to reach by car.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • As well as the two bedrooms we have a futon sofa-bed in the terrace room (semi-open to the outside) which is great for teenagers, and we have two futon mattresses suitable for an extra child or two, which can be placed on the floor in either bedroom. We can also supply a cot for a baby. We prefer not to have more than 4 adults staying because of pressure on facilities, but we can accommodate up to 6 guests if some of them are children....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Fresh veg supplied from our garden, fresh eggs from our hens. Children can help look after our pony and ride her under supervision. Fun circular splashpool which is large enough for children to swim and play about in and adults to relax and cool off in (3m diameter). WINE TOURISM: In collaboration with a nearby agriturismo, we can arrange a guided tour of a local award-winning vineyard (principally making the delicious white Verdicchio di Matelica), ending with a buffet supper and wine-tasting. TABLE TENNIS TABLE IN COVERED BARN. FUN!!!...moreless


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Game Room:

                Table tennis, darts...moreless

              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Toys


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Broadband Access
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Bicycles
              • Binoculars
              • Inflatable Boat
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Small Cooler
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool


                  Write a review 5
                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 6 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Sep 5 - Jun 10, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee €0
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Charges are per property per week. We ask for an initial deposit of €100 per week.

                  Changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible outside of the summer season.

                  Discounts available for long lets.

                  Additional charge for central heating (winter). Firewood supplied for a nominal charge, if required for spring or autumn evenings (not usually needed!).

                  We ask for a non-refundable deposit at time of booking, of €100 per week's booking (so €100 for a 1-week reservation, €200 for a 2-week reservation, etc). This sum is payable via Paypal with a credit card and is deducted from your total rental amount. The balance of the rental is due in cash on arrival or by bank transfer approximately 2 months before the start of your holiday.

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                  Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                  80 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  80 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  SS77 Sfercia
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  San Marcello
                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Adriatic coast

                  Car: Necessary

                  The house provides a great base for a holiday of varied pleasures, whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, hiking in the mountains or visiting the pretty, non tourist nearby towns for their art or their ice-cream. Excellent, inexpensive local food and wine are abundant and summer festas enliven the smallest village. The area immediately around the house is a nature reserve – sightings of creatures from porcupines to peregrine falcons are common – while the beautiful Sibillini Mountain National Park is just a short drive away. Camerino itself, our nearest town, is a pretty little hilltop town with one of Italy's oldest universities and an air of not quite having hit the 21st century yet. The summer music scene is varied and lively, with the world-quality Macerata opera festival a main feature, along with jazz festivals based in Camerino and nearby San Severino. Assisi, Perugia, Urbino and other famous cultural centres are all within easy reach for a day trip.


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                  • The apartment with veranda entrance

                    The apartment with veranda entrance

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Upstairs Double Bedroom

                    Upstairs Double Bedroom

                  • Kitchen eating area

                    Kitchen eating area

                  • Downstairs Twin Bedroom

                    Downstairs Twin Bedroom

                  • Filling the splashpool

                    Filling the splashpool

                  • Lunch al fresco

                    Lunch al fresco

                  • Cassie daydreaming under walnut tree

                    Cassie daydreaming under walnut tree

                  • Terrace room

                    Terrace room

                  • Veranda and herb bed

                    Veranda and herb bed

                  • House from east

                    House from east

                  • Swimming at Lake Fiastra

                    Swimming at Lake Fiastra

                  • Entrance to the apartment

                    Entrance to the apartment

                  • Living Room & Stairs

                    Living Room & Stairs

                  • Kitchen


                  • Renewable energy at Palomba

                    Renewable energy at Palomba

                  • Bathroom


                  • The ducks in the garden

                    The ducks in the garden

                  • Fresh veg from the garden

                    Fresh veg from the garden

                  • Riding Cassie

                    Riding Cassie

                  • The veranda

                    The veranda

                  • House in mist

                    House in mist

                  • A walk in the high Sibillini

                    A walk in the high Sibillini

                  €450 - €550 per week (EUR)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, italian
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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