peeking over the fence onto the pool and terrace from the road
Country Villa, private garden with pool, and unrestricted views
Situated in the unspoilt, eastern Italian region of Le Marche, Casa Di Gelso is a recently renovated, detached farmhouse, that can accommodate up to 10 people, plus a baby in a cot.
It is situated in a very peaceful, rural location, close to the village of Montelparo, and a half hours drive to the Adriatic Sea to the east or the Apennine mountains to the west.
It boasts a private pool and gardens, with magnificent panoramic views.
It is fully furnished to a high standard, with all the comforts for modern living.
in a nutshell
This recently restored farmhouse can accommodate 10 people, plus a baby in a cot. It retains many original features and is on three levels.
The ground floor contains a large, well-equipped kitchen and dining area. This leads onto a terrace, and the pool and BBQ area.
There is also a large double bedroom, a second bedroom with 2 single beds and family bathroom.
The 1st floor has an entrance hall leading to the spacious main living area with wood burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen, a large double bedroom and a family bathroom.
The 2nd floor has a large double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and shower and a small office/dressing area. There is also space for a cot.
In front of the house is the garden, planted with herbs, mediterranean plants and fruit trees. The private unheated pool measures 7 by 4 metres.
There is ample space on the patio for the sun loungers and patio furniture, and the verandah has sufficient capacity for in excess of 12 persons dining alfresco.
The verandah features an integral bbq and the kitchen is conveniently adjacent.
Another separate, elevated patio, with direct links to the kitchen is accessed from the garden and is exposed to the sun in the morning but shaded for the remainder of the day.
There is ample parking, which is shaded continuously by the Mulberry tree which gives the house its name.
Much of the region remains relatively tourist-free and unknown, including its deeply traditional food – from the mountains, farmland and sea, Le Marche produces a varied, seasonal cuisine and truly distinctive wines.
Breadcrumbed olives stuffed with meat & cheese
Baskets of local produce delivered directly to the villa. A wine delivery is also possible.
an epic lasagne
one of Italy's last untouched wine regions
a decadent fish soup
soft smoked-pork sausage is flavoured with fennel, garlic and vino cotto
the best extra virgin olive oil in Italy
La Dolce Vita
"Spent a fantastic week here in July. Getting up that first morning and seeing the fantastic views along the valley to the hills and sea was a 'wow' moment! The house has so much character with a really interesting layout. My room was just off the kitchen which I meant I woke up to the smell of fresh coffee every morning. We also opted for a fruit/veg delivery - again absolutely fantastic and lovely knowing it's come from the local farmers. We ate outside on the terrace every night and once at the local restaurant, Hotel Leone. I would highly recommend this villa for anyone looking to relax and explore unspoilt Italy."
/ Linda Marshall
"Casa Di Gelso is simply spectacular. We've stayed there four times (one winter & three summer) and have never been let down. The views are second to none and the climate and surroundings are perfect for a really relaxing holiday. There is something for everyone in the surrounding area - we can't wait to go back. For a taste of real Italy - you'll do well do find somewhere better."
/ Donald Ramsey
JUST THE SOUND OF THE BIRDS
“An amazing place with superb views. No noise all except for the birds-what a wonderful place to relax. The house itself is very comfortable with lots of space and all your home comforts. The terrace is large and is a good place to sunbathe, adding in the occasional dip in the pool when it gets too hot. If you sit out at night, the bats will entertain you as you watch the stars. It's also a good base for visiting nearby villages. Each one is quaint with its own character. In all, it's a great place it visit if you want to chill out.”
/ Yvonne O'Brien