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Farmhouse Apartment in Gorgeous Peaceful Setting. **August Availability**

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Within easy reach of the mountains, the Adriatic beaches, and sight-seeing towns

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.

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.

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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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • 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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • 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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 3 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $0.00


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. Please contact us before booking.

Discounts available for long lets.

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

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We first came here 20 years ago on a brief foray, and we loved the area's ruggedness and unpretentiousness, 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.

Why the Owner Chose Camerino, Macerata, Italy:
People who stay here often tell us that this place feels special -- and to us, it does. It's so quiet and peaceful, truly immersed in the countryside, and it feels like its own little world, with its garden and animals, its woods and paths for exploring, and the endless bright stars at night.

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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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

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