La Fenella Marche, Italy

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  • Villa
  • 5 BR
  • Sleeps 12
  • from € 175/
What we like about this property

We love the sympathetic restoration of this ancient mill and the pastoral location with its private stream and waterfalls, and acres of unspoiled nature. Changing very little of what history and the former inhabitants originally intended, this extra large vacation home rental in Italy is a place of inspired preservation with welcoming warmth and simple country charms.

Description

Surrounded by over thirty two acres of stunning natural beauty in the heart of Le Marche, this vacation home rental in Italy immerses you into the authentic history of the region in a thousand year old former water mill. Nestled up against the Gola della Rossa national park, the ancient structure was lovingly and respectfully restored by a Dutch couple who while in search of their dream home, stumbled on the dilapidated ruins and fell in love. Renovations took over three years and the painstaking process revealed ancient frescoes and many of the unique and original structural features. The property played a dramatic role in history when previous owner signor Caverni sheltered the Alcalay family during WW2 in the original kitchen on the second floor. Due to his efforts, the entire family survived the war including son Albert Alcalay who went on to become a world renowned abstract artist with exhibitions in the Guggenheim and around the world.

Divided into two separate apartments that can be joined to accommodate up to twelve, each are eye catching in their authenticity with huge rustic oak beams, limestone walls and rustic tiles, with bright open spaces offering lovely views of the property.

Entering from the grand hall covered in frescoes, you arrive into a spacious ground floor living and dining room with a big fireplace and sitting areas which connect to a large well equipped kitchen. Adjacent to the living room is the master bedroom and an additional double bedroom, each with comfortable sitting areas. A third bedroom was designed from the original millers kitchen and sleeps two. The bedrooms share a spacious and modern double bathroom with a two person spa tub.

Upstairs, is a cozy living room and dining area with a breakfast corner and rounded fireplace. The apartment offers sleeping space for four to six people with two double bedrooms and one bath, and from the living area a small arch-way leads to a fun sleeping nook that can accommodate one additional adult or two kids. A large professionally equipped kitchen is situated just outside of the apartment in one of the former caves. 

The grounds are ideal for wandering and exploring the beautiful countryside with a private stream, lagoons and waterfalls as well as acres of forests. Simple and rustic, this property offers a peaceful and authentic rural escape.

For larger groups, the two apartments (see Costa Conero) can be rented together and can accommodate up to fourteen guests.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Welcome basket of Prosecco and antipasti. Optional welcome dinners and private chef with cooking workshops, wine tastings and truffle hunts available. Picnic services, mountain bike, scooter and quad rentals available. Wifi throughout. Luxury linens (changed weekly), orthopedic mattresses, shared laundry facilities. Games and books, trampoline and table tennis, child beds and seats available on request with optional child care services available. Firewood available at €5 per bundle. Parking. 

AROUND

Located in the Marche region, south of the capital coastal city of Pesaro and San Marino, the area is often described as one of Italy’s best kept secrets and offers spectacular mountain scenery, unspoiled beaches and picturesque villages full of beautifully preserved ancient architectural and cultural treasures. Nearby Arcevia is located in the foothills of the Appennine surrounded by the Gola della Rossa national park. Located a half an hour inland from the Adriatic, you’ll find some of the best and largest beaches in Italy. The province is surrounded by San Marino and Emilia Romagna in the north, Umbria and Tuscany in the west and Ancona and the Adriatic Sea to the east. The province is also known as “Riviera of Hills.”

LOCATION

Marche, Italy. Nearest Airport: Ancona Airport (58km)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Le Marche is beautiful year round with high season and the best weather from Spring through Fall

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La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
La Fenella, Marche, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
Info & Rates
BedroomsConero: 3 Bedrooms, Frasassi: 2 Bedrooms plus sleeping nook suitable for one adult or two children
Bed TypeConero: 1 King, 2 Twin, 1 Double Sofa bed, FrasassI: 2 King, 1 Twin
Kitchen1 Fully equipped indoor Kitchen and 1 outdoor kitchen
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Accommodate12 Total occupancy (Conero: 6 Frasassi: 6)
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyPets are allowed on request with a €5 per pet per day fee
RatesRates start at €175 per night and €1200 per week low season. See rates table below.
Minimum Stay3 Nights
ViewCountryside views
Notes

A 30% deposit of your total reservation is required in advance with remaining balance due within at least six weeks prior to your arrival.

When booking within six weeks upon arrival the entire amount of your reservation is due in advance 

Check in is between 4pm and 8pm

Check is requested by 10am

€150 Security deposit required for individual apartments 

€300 Security deposit required when renting the entire property

If reservation is cancelled more than six weeks from your arrival, a 50% refund of your advance will apply

If reservation is cancelled within six weeks of your arrival no refund will apply so travel insurance is recommended

€50 Final cleaning fee for apartments or €125 for the whole property 

Heating fees during off season (see rates table) are €70 per week

Rate Table

A 50% additional cost per night applies in off season during Christmas and Easter and all Fall & Spring holidays

Weekly accommodations are from Saturday to Saturday during high season

Seasonal Dates Nightly Rates for Entire Property Weekly Rates for Entire Property Minimum Stay
October - April €175 €1200 3 Nights
May, June & September €220 €1500 3 Nights
July & August N/A €2100 1 Week

 


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4 Reviews

  • Nancy, June 16, 2017

    Delicious stay with my family in La Fenella. Beautiful decoration of the watermill and our apartment Grotte di Frasassi. We had a fabulous dinner at La Fenella prepared by the Ialian chef Luciano. Good tips for trips in the area and tasty restaurants.

    I can highly recommend it.

    Nancy

    The Netherlands

  • Markus, June 16, 2017

    The reason for our trip to Italy, Le Marche was my 4oth birthday. Together with my wife, my children and my best friends, we went to the watermill by the brook. It was a big party for a whole week. The mill lies in a beautiful scenery. Jeanette and René are fantastic hosts. They took care of everything, so we did not have to do anything. They also brought us the best food in the area (prepared by chef Luciano) for my birthday. We usually spent our evenings at the camp fire. The beer was stored in a cool place, the owls were screaming and the dogs were watching around us. I can highly recommend this accommodation.

    Markus

    Austria

  • Raymond, June 16, 2017

    Tranquility, beauty, space and fun owner.

    Our group of six friends stayed here for an extended weekend. After a very long day’s travelling, we arrived to this beautiful house brilliantly lit in a pitch-black valley, and nestled in the mountains. We were met by a warm reception and some delicious local wine provided by Rene. So began a lovely weekend at La Fenella. The house itself is huge but cosy, decked out in half-Dutch minimalist, half-Roman villa style – all very tasteful. There is a full kitchen which we used to cook for six with no trouble. Rene was always on hand for help if we needed it: an extra towel, or a local recommendation. On our second night Rene organised for a local chef to come and cook us a 4 course meal – it was simple but delicious. We even tried white truffle which Rene had been saving for us in his fridge. We didn’t make it very far into the surrounding countryside, so satisfied were we with the peace and tranquillity of the place, and with enjoying our friends. But it is truly beautiful out there, stacked full of walks, truffle hunts, quad bikes etc. – great for an adventurous group. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away from the buzz, but who still wants a little bit of interaction.

    Raymond

    London, United Kingdom

  • Jochem, June 16, 2017

    The old water mill lies in a beautiful place in a wide valley, with nothing but nature. The house is beautiful, spacious and very nice light and tastefully decorated. And then around the house. Not only a delicious big dining table, a trampoline, swings and a table tennis table, but above all the stream. Perfect to cool down. We enjoyed our week at La Fenella, with 6 adults and 4 children aged 11 to 2, and we would really have liked to stay longer. The area is also beautiful. Green mountains with rugged old villages on the top. And also the larger towns, the coast and the caves in the area are easily reached from La Fenella. We would recommend it to anyone!

    Jochem

    The Netherlands

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