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Beautifully Restored Stone Farmhouse With Mountain Views And Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 - 4 bedrooms, 3 - 4 bathrooms, sleeps 6 - 8. Terraces, garden and pool,

This house has been lovingly restored using traditional materials, paying close attention to detail with local stone and iron work.

There are three good sized double bedrooms in the house (one en-suite), 2 further bathrooms, a large sitting room with flat screen television and DVD, games and books, and very large, well equipped kitchen/dining room.

In 2015 a log cabin in the garden was added to the accommodation, giving an extra twin bedded room with en-suite shower room. This is available to rent for an additional £75 per week for groups of 8. (Price included in quote). (This cost will be removed for groups of fewer than 7)

Outside there is seating for 8 under the shaded stone portico, a pizza oven and barbecue for al fresco dining.

In the gardens of the house is a 10 x 5 metre pool with antique tile surround and sunbathing area, enjoying all day sunshine and far reaching views across farmland and mountains. The pool has a heat pump meaning that the water is a constant temperature and allowing for comfortable swimming from May through to October. There is also a boules court.

More Details

Property Manager
Penny Robinson
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Penny Robinson

Penny and Michael live in the rural countryside of Oxfordshire and have always enjoyed beautiful surroundings, good food and wine and exploring new areas. With Michael a wine merchant, this area, with its extensive variety of affordable and wonderful local wines was clearly one of great interest to us both. It has been a long held dream to own a property in Italy and we are delighted to have found Casa Fringuella.

Penny Robinson purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Penny Robinson chose Montelparo

We live in the countryside in England and wanted to replicate this in Italy. After months of exhaustive searching as soon as we saw this property we knew that this was the house for us. We bought it as a family home and after a year's worth of work including building a portico, pool and additional terrace, it is now time to share it with others.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Casa Fringuella is a unique property in terms of the incredible attention to detail that has gone into it's restoration. There are tiles, bricks, stones and iron work that have been carefully sourced from churches and other historical sites making the high quality of build immediately evident, whilst at the same time providing all the comforts of modern day living.

The small local town of Montelparo has a newly opened boutique hotel and restaurant where it is possible to enjoy cocktails on the terrace, pizzas from the pizza oven and other delicious Italian dishes.

The other superb local restaurants allow us to experience many authentic local dishes. The restaurants are extremely friendly and it has been delightful getting to know them.

This property has the unique benefit of being only minutes away from the well known Ginestra resort, where it is possible to rent bikes, go pony trekking, play tennis and mini golf and enjoy their restaurant.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a perfect little haven in le Marche you have secured, nurtures and made your own - even better, prepared to share it with others. We love, love the house. So special. Bella. Toute Bene.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Montelparo, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • For parties of fewer than 7 the log cabin fee of £75 will be removed.
  • All activities undertaken at own risk.
  • No glass around the pool please
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Log cabin - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite to the Log cabin bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Log Cabin - 2 single bed , Please note that this cabin is in the garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Whilst we are happy to have children staying at the property it should be noted that the pool is not child proofed and there are lots of steps and stone. Please contact us directly to ask about suitability.


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Beautifully Restored Stone Farmhouse With Mountain Views And Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Amazing pool and house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Penny's home and didn't want to leave! The location makes you feel that you are really remote as so quiet but actually just a short drive for shops and restaurants. As a family with 2 boys under 10 years, the highlight was the pool. The size was great and being heated was a bonus for those early morning and late evening swims. The house itself is spacious and beautifully laid out with all the equipment you need for cooking. The village has a great butchers to supply your meat for the BBQ. For eating out we love Le Logge in Smerillo. If you want day trips near by with kids would recommend the beach at Porto San Giorgio and the Roman cisterns at Fermo and Amandola in the afternoon for great gelato. Penny was a great host to deal with regarding quick communication and would really recommend staying at the house.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and gardens set in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for a holiday. The house is so well appointed and it was a pleasure to cook the beautifully fresh Italian produce in the kitchen. Excellent facilities and in particular the pool cover meant that even in late September the pool was fantastically warm.

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you found September such a good time to visit and so pleased that the new heat pump is making the pool enjoyable into the autumn. We hope you will return again soon.
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Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

Casa Fringuella is quite simply stunning. An authentic farmhouse which has been superbly restored to a very high standard, providing everything necessary for a totally relaxing holiday.

We drove from London (with a few stops on the way) and thoroughly enjoyed the route to the house as the scenery is wonderful.

We were hoping for a peaceful week away from everything, and Casa Fringuella was perfect for that. The peace and quiet was quite amazing, the views were delightful, and the pool kept us entertained for hours.

The whole area is lovely and the town of Montelparo is charming, and just a few minutes away by car. We spent most of our time at the house but had one evening meal at I Piceni, sat on the terrace watching the stars and eating amazing food.

We were so sad to leave Casa Fringuella, Montelparo and Le Marche, and hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic Italian country retreat

  • 5 of 5

Penny's house was perfect for a relaxing week after the excitement of Rome.The house was even more beautiful than the photos,exquisitely restored and set amongst golden fields of wheat,verdant vineyards and glorious groves of olive trees.I loved to sit outside sipping a glass of wine or cup of coffee marvelling at the stunning views of the mountains.Whatever your dreams,lazing by the pool,a competative game of bocce,watching life go by in a piazza with coffee and a cannoli,walking the gorge of hell or bathing in the Adriatic in the shadow of the white cliffs at Sirolo this is the place to stay.My favorite experience however was eating at Hotel Farfense,well it is Italy,what a gem,thanks for the recommendation Penny.I did think of keeping this all to myself as I hope to return someday,but everyone deserves la doce vita

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A super property

  • 5 of 5

This is a super property in a beautiful part of Italy and as a result we've stayed here three times over the past three years! It's a real get-away loction with amazing views over the surrounding countryside. The house is very well maintained - the interior is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The gardens and

pool area are beautifully maintained,. Lots of external seating areas for you to enjoy.

We like to cook and together the bar b q and pizza oven , make dining outside very pleasurable.

The local village has everything that you need for your trip - make sure you visit the butcher for the most amazing meats - the sausages are TDF. The local grocery shop looks small when you initially enter but they have everything - amazingly - and it's as cheap as the larger supermarkets. Everyone is so friendly in the village - a few Italian phrases go a long way.

There's a new little winebar/deli that has just opened too serving drinks and offering some main courses making it a great stop following your evening stroll to the village.

If you want to explore the area there are wonderful towns and villages nearby - lots of info in the house to help you decide where to go . I particularly recommend Ascoli Picino (and if you fancy a longer trip Urbino), if you are in Ascoli stop at Caffe Meletti for drinks or lunch.

if you are looking for a good restaurant I Piceni in Ortezzano is amazing. Super food.

Top marks for this house - one of the best we've rented and Penny, who owns the property, is a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review, David and Deirdre. We are delighted that you like Casa Fringuella so much and hope to welcome you back next year!
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Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was amazing, well thought out, beautifully furnished, and well equipped. The pool was everything we'd hoped for, making the kids very happy and entertained for 2 weeks. The garden was lovely, particularly loved all the lavendar, and the garden furniture in all the right places was perfect for those seeking a quiet space or shade from the sun.

The local village of Montelparo was our favourite place to visit as our son fell in love with the pizza's, and the people were lovely. We re-visited Servigliano for the amazing gelato (nice to know after our last visit 5 years ago, nothing had changed).

The weather was amazing, embracing the siestas like you should. Didn't want to leave the villa at the end of our stay. Loved every moment. Even the very long drive back to England was worth it.

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  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. We like to ensure that there is plenty of comfortable outdoor seating areas for people to enjoy the Italian sunshine. The locals have always been incredibly welcoming and many of them like to know that you are staying in Casa Fringuella. Thank you. We hope you will be back.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Pedaso/ Civitanova Marche
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Montelparo/ Ortezzano/ Santa Vittoria/ Monte Leone
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Sassotetto/ La Maddalena/ Bolgnola/ Ussita
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio/ Pedaso/ Cupra Marritima
Car: necessary

Casa Fringuella is a beautiful Le Marchian Farmhouse set in rural countryside with far reaching views towards the Sibbllini Mountains. The house has been finished using traditional materials, paying close attention to detail with local stone and iron work.

A 40 minute drive takes you into the mountains where there is skiing in winter and stunning turquoise blue lakes for a refreshing swim in summer. A 30 minute drive in the opposite direction will take you to the Adriatic coast with long stretches of sandy beaches and delicious sea food restaurants. Ascoli Piceno is the nearest city with a beautiful marble piazza and wonderful architecture and well as some friendly bars and restaurants.

Casa Fringuella itself is just 3km from the little town of Montelparo with the most fantastic butcher, a small general store, a bank, post office, pharmacy and two bars. A larger supermarket can be found 15 minutes away in Communanza.

Within ten minutes drive are several superb restaurants serving delicious, simple, authentic food and lovely local wines at low prices with great service. We particularly like Farfenze in Santa Vittoria, Pizza Ivo and for a special night out I Piceni in Ortezzano,

There are local markets in a few of the larger towns, notably in Communanza every Saturday where you can stock up on fresh meats, cheeses and pastas. Many of the butchers will sell delicious Herby porchetta which is well worth a try!


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$713.65

All linen and towels are included, as well as end of stay cleaning charge.
We take a damages deposit of £400 which is refundable within 4 weeks of departure.
Change over days are Saturdays with check in after 4.00pm and check out by 10.00am.
A mid-rental clean and linen change can be arranged at an additional cost.
In low season in may be possible to rent for fewer than 7 nights. Please enquire.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made