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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Looking for a luxurious place to stay where you can relax and unwind? Would you like to stay in a beautiful apartment with everything you need and gorgeous views? Fancy joining us for our complimentary pizza party and learn to make fantastic pizzas in a wood fired oven?

Casal dei Fichi is a traditional farmhouse carefully restored into luxury holiday apartments, set in a tranquil spot with spectacular views over the rolling countryside. Your large well appointed apartment has everything you will need for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in one of the undiscovered parts of Italy.

The 15m heated pool has all day sunshine and is boarded by a full length deck and lawns with lots of sun loungers and a grape covered pergola from which you can take in the scenery.

Your own private garden awaits you in which you can dine or relax in privacy.

The extensive landscaped grounds are surrounded by sunflower fields, olive groves and vines and there is lots of space to find sun or shade under a tree or in a hammock. Your view includes the stunning views of the rolling countryside, medieval towns and the fantastic Sibillini mountains.

Apartment Leopardi has a large living room with a double sofa bed. There is a fully fitted kitchen/diner, a magnificent large private terrace, luxurious bathroom and a spacious bedroom with king size bed. It is one of 6 apartments at Casal dei Fichi. Please contact us for further information.

Complimentary Produce: Guests are encouraged to help themselves daily to the produce from our vegetable and herb gardens as well as fruit from the orchard and eggs from our chickens - no food miles here and it all tastes so good straight from the garden to the plate in minutes!

Pizza Party: Each week we hold a complimentary pizza party. We make the dough and bring along the ingredients and you get a chance to roll out and make your own pizza of choice. Cooked in our original brick oven in the garden it's great fun with a glass or two of local wine - everyone enjoys it!

Press Reviews: Please take a look at our website for extensive press reviews of Casal dei Fichi: 'Expect luxurious bathroom, designer kitchens & beamed ceilings...' Sunday Times Newspaper. 'beautifully furnished apartments in a landscape by a Renaissance painter' Observer Newspaper. '..stylish good value apartments with a terrific decked swimming pool.' Telegraph Newspaper.

Environmental policy: We are Bob and Ian, owners of Casal dei Fichi and we do our best to be active and responsible members of the local and global communities. Check out our environmental page on our website which outlines the efforts we have made to make our business and your holiday environmentally friendly.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Apartment Raffaello is most suitable for guests with a disability. Please contact us for a full description of the facilities....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    There is also a double luxury sofabed in the living room....moreless

  • Your bedroom has a king size bed with lovely cool crisp sheets and lots of space and storage for all your things. The windows have fly nets and external shutters so you are comfortable while you sleep....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Your bathroom is modern and stylish and has a powerful spacious shower - we think one of the most important elements of a great apartment!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have an original outdoor bread oven which we use to each week to make pizzas. Join us for our complimentary pizza party where you can roll out your own pizza, add your choice of toppings and cook it in our oven. A perfect evening with our guests, just add a glass of wine and a few friends!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    You will find an extensive selection of books in your apartment....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    An extensive wide ranging CD library can be found in your living room....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Complete with connections for your MP3 player....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    There is a DVD library of over 1,000 films, documentaries, comedies and dramas....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    From your apartment you can see the Sibillini mountains and nearby are ancient hilltop villages waiting to be explored....moreless

  • Rural:

    You will have no doubt that you are in Italy. With few tourists you will find the locals warm and friendly. A great safe spot for all of the family....moreless

  • Village:

    We are 1 mile from the village of Francavilla d'Ete where you will find all the facilities you need while staying with us....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Your dining area has a table and chairs for 4 but remember you also have a private garden as well where you can dine al fresco!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    In addition to central heating there is also an open fire in case you fancy a cosy evening in on a cool winter's night!...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas central heating throughout....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WIFI throughout the property and in much of the grounds....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linen is provided including bedsheets, duvet and covers, and pillow cases....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Your spacious living room with amazing views across the countryside has two sofas, one of which converts to a double bed. Plus flat screen TV, DVD player & music system. Book and CD library....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are included including pool towels which you are free to take to the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full free laundry facilities are available....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have tried to think of everything you might need on holiday in the kitchen so that if you want to prepare a special meal, you can!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Plus dishwasher tablets and all the cleaning materials and products you might need - no need to buy anything....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Your kitchen has granite worktops and all the appliances/utensils that you would expect to find at home. In your kitchen you need space, equipment and style, we believe we have provided all three....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You will find some essentials in your kitchen with our compliments including fresh olive oil from our own trees. You will also find lots of herbs, vegetables and fruit freely available in the garden....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is of course a refrigerator and freezer but also fresh free produce for you in our garden - much nicer fresh each day!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Your apartment has it's own private outdoor garden or balcony where you can relax and eat al fresco!...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Feel free to use our bikes to explore the area...moreless

  • Boat:

    We highly recommend you hire the La Torre boat which offer delicious dining as you cruise up the coast. It only carries 12 so you are guaranteed a wonderfully personal experience. Ask us about it....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a large wooden deck where you can relax and admire the view....moreless

  • Golf:

    The nearest golf course is one hour away....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Take it easy under the Gazebo and pick grapes which are hanging down in all directions!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The extensive grounds are waiting to be explored or you may prefer to relax under an old olive, fruit or walnut tree and take in the views....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a large outdoor grill next to the pizza oven. Additionally we have smaller portable grills so you can cook and eat just where you want to....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snow activities are available in the Sibillini mountains....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free tennis on a modern court is available 1 mile away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The large heated pool is boarded by a wooden deck, lawns and a pergola covered in grape vines. There are many loungers from which to admire the views which all our guests comment on!...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Farmhouse
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard
Aug 20 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$126
$875

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

High
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$144
$1,013

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

Standard
Jan 4 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$126
$875

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

High
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,013

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

Standard
Sep 2 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$126
$875

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

High
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$145
$1,013

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$126

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There are no supplements at all based on two people per apartment, the price is fully inclusive. Your apartment has a double sofabed in the living room, a supplement of €30 per person per week is payable for each additional guest.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Ancona
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Francavilla d'Ete
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Ancona
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Urbisaglia
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Corridonia
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Corridonia
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Francavilla d'Ete
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Sanarno
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Civitanova

Car: Recommended

Casal dei Fichi is one mile from the small walled medieval town of Francavilla d'Ete with a pizzaria/restaurant, bars, shops, bank and historic churches. Several renaissance walled towns are within 15 minutes drive, steeped in history and waiting to be explored. Each has great restaurants in which to while away a lazy afternoon with fantastic food and excellent local wine.

We are 30 mins from the Adriatic coast where beaches range from secluded coves to vibrant lidos with bars, restaurants and nightclubs. 30 Minutes in the other direction are the Sibillini mountains offering superb walking, mountain biking and scenery. Macerata, with its famous outdoor Opera festival, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno and Loreto are close by and the Umbrian gems of Assisi and Perugia are within 2 hours, as is Urbino.

Stunning views start on our doorstep and extend for miles and we will be very happy to help guide you to the local attractions and highlights of this unspoilt part of Italy.

In 2015 45% of our guests were returning to stay with us again, some for the 5th or 6th time. What they tell us is that they find 'their kind of holiday' with us - lots to see and do if you want it and also sometimes it's just nice to unwind and do very little. We try to find out what each of our guests is looking for and then we help them find it. Please take a look at our reviews on Tripadvisor for a feel of what previous guests have thought about us.

 

Owner info

Casal de Fichi

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are Bob and Ian and moved to Marche 11 years ago to set up Casal dei Fichi. We left behind successful careers in London to move to a less stressful way of life in an area often described as 'all of Italy in one region'. We live on site with our two dogs, 4 cats and 7 chickens. We are very proud to have established a reputation for helping our guests have a fantastic holiday.

Why the Owner Chose Francavilla d'Ete, Fermo, Italy:
We chose this property to renovate and convert into apartments because of the view - it has a wonderful panoramic 360 degree view and it is the first thing that our guests comment on when they arrive! The area is truly stunning and we are located near to a village for shops, restaurants and things to see and do. We also chose our area as it less than one hour's drive from the airport which we think is an important factor for our guests - why be driving when you can be sat by the pool with a glass of local vino!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We have tried to create a friendly, stylish and comfortable place for your holiday. We are there if you need us and we are always ready to give advice, book a restaurant or organise a day out or event for you. If you like your peace and quiet then you have it - as one guest review said 'Bob and Ian are available but never intrusive'. Please join us for our weekly complimentary pizza party based on our original brick oven in the garden - great fun to make your own pizza and share it with your fellow guests. In the grounds you will find an orchard, herb and vegetable gardens and our free range chickens, please help yourself to our produce - nothing better than fresh ingredients straight from the garden! Finally we have worked hard to make sure you have everything you need in your kitchen to prepare a wonderful meal. The feedback we get is that we have thought of everything and we have tried to equip your kitchen to the same standard as you have at home.


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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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  • The house is welcoming in the warm evenings.

    The house is welcoming in the warm evenings.

  • Choose apartment Leopardi and enjoy the view

    Choose apartment Leopardi and enjoy the view

  • Why not visit the nearby Sibillini mountains, they are beautiful.

    Why not visit the nearby Sibillini mountains, they are beautiful.

  • Our artichokes taste lovely but are also striking when left to go to seed!

    Our artichokes taste lovely but are also striking when left to go to seed!

  • Your own private garden

    Your own private garden

  • The 15m pool is ideal for swimming or soaking up the view.

    The 15m pool is ideal for swimming or soaking up the view.

  • Rolling hills and soothing views in every direction.

    Rolling hills and soothing views in every direction.

  • Find a quiet spot by the pool

    Find a quiet spot by the pool

  • Lots of space to wander in

    Lots of space to wander in

  • Traditional style with a lovely comfy bed.

    Traditional style with a lovely comfy bed.

  • Everyone enjoys a quiet spot in the shade.

    Everyone enjoys a quiet spot in the shade.

  • There is lots of space in the grounds to wander.

    There is lots of space in the grounds to wander.

  • Enjoy the beautiful countryside from your apartment.

    Enjoy the beautiful countryside from your apartment.

  • Efficient modern bathrooms with plenty of solar heated water.

    Efficient modern bathrooms with plenty of solar heated water.

  • How do you fancy making and cooking your own pizza?

    How do you fancy making and cooking your own pizza?

  • Enjoy breakfast in Orsini's massive bed.

    Enjoy breakfast in Orsini's massive bed.

  • Help yourself to our garden fruit, herbs and vegetables and eggs of course!

    Help yourself to our garden fruit, herbs and vegetables and eggs of course!

  • Spacious rooms are tastefully furnished.

    Spacious rooms are tastefully furnished.

  • Stylish and comfortable rooms.

    Stylish and comfortable rooms.

  • Join us for our weekly complimentary pizza party, it's great fun.

    Join us for our weekly complimentary pizza party, it's great fun.

  • The heated pool enjoys sunshine all day long.

    The heated pool enjoys sunshine all day long.

  • The sunflowers are magnificent in June and July

    The sunflowers are magnificent in June and July

  • Surrounded by soothing views.

    Surrounded by soothing views.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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