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As featured on the TV show 'A Sense of Place'

Bedrooms 1
Space 70 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

'Expect luxurious bathroom, designer kitchen & beamed ceilings' Sunday Times

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 plus a grape covered pergola from which you can take in the scenery.

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 panorama includes the stunning views of the rolling countryside, medieval towns and the fantastic Sibillini mountains.

Within the grounds you have your own private garden in which you can dine or relax in privacy.

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!

Sense of Place tv show: We are honoured to be featured in the tv series 'A Sense of Place'. Our episode showcases some of the amazing things you can see and do whilst staying with us at Casal dei Fichi.

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 which outlines the efforts we have made to make our business and your holiday environmentally friendly.

More Details

Bob Garner
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Bob Garner

We are Bob and Ian and moved to Marche 13 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 3 dogs, 4 cats and 7 chickens. We are very proud to have established a reputation for helping our guests have a fantastic holiday.

Bob Garner purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Bob Garner chose Francavilla d'Ete

We chose this property to renovate and convert into apartments because of the vista - 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!

What makes this apartment unique

We have tried to create a friendly, stylish and comfortable place for your holiday. We are here if you need us and we are always ready to give advice, book a restaurant or organise a day out or an 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have now visited Casal dei Fichi several times and it just gets better and better. The 6 apartments are beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable, with excellent self catering facilities. The nearby village has a very good general store, a butcher and a bank and bar, so all your needs are on hand. There are several fun restaurants in the surrounding villages and with the Adriatic coast to the east and the mountains to the west lots of day trips are possible. The hosts, Bob and Ian, are always on hand to offer advice, and nothing is too much trouble. We plan to return early next summer.
Nov 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Francavilla d'Ete, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • Your bathroom is modern and stylish and has a powerful spacious shower - we think one of the most important elements of a great apartment!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , There is also a double luxury sofabed in the living room.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass 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
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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!


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As featured on the TV show 'A Sense of Place'
average rating of 5.0 based on 174 reviews

A gorgeous early getaway

  • 5 of 5

We took the opportunity for a short getaway to Marche and had a fabulous time at Casal dei Fichi. Bob and Ian were excellent hosts and showed us the undiscovered part of Marche. Can't wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Regina for your kind comments - see you later in the year
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Fantastic, even in February

  • 5 of 5

Our family has totally fallen in love with Le Marche. We have wanted many times to stay at Casal dei Fichi but have never been able to book early enough to get in. This visit, to review progress on a property we have purchased gave us an insight into Marche in winter and it was still fantastic. Our apartment was very spacious but centrally heated and very warm with everything we needed from fully fitted kitchen, super comfy bed to powerful hot showers. A real bonus was enjoying a glass of local red wine in front of the log fire.

It was also great to see snow on the mountains and walk on deserted beaches but still find a good choice of restaurants for a delicious seafood lunch.

This year we're not leaving it to chance and have already booked our summer holiday at Casal dei Fichi. We were only just in time.

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to look after you and exciting to hear about your project and your future plans for your home in our area. Thanks for your very kind comments and we look forward to seeing you here in the summer.
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San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

If anyone is looking to treat yourself to a fabulous holiday I highly recommend a stay with Bob & Ian at Casal di Fichi. Le Marche is a hidden gem to explore by foot, car, bicycle or on horseback. Thanks to Bob & Ian they gave us many recommendations on places to visit including some exceptional osterias to sample local regional cuisine. The 'Tenuta' ie 'Estate' is picturesque and our apartment was very spacious and comfortable. To top off our visit every morning Obi, their cute little puppy, left us a few stones on our doorstep as a greeting. I definitely recommend a visit & we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Cristine, glad to hear Obi did his proper marketing role!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful as ever. The fifth visit was as good as the first.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kami, so pleased you still love it here. You are in good company!
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Napa, CA USA


  • 5 of 5

Le Marche is a great area to explore, beautiful hillside towns, excellent dining, good shopping, beach access and no crowds. Staying with Bob & Ian is a perfect way to enjoy the area. They are ever so gracious hosts and have a vast knowledge of the many things there are to do and see. The apartments are roomy and comfortable and the setting for the property is absolutely beautiful.

Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat for your lovely review. We are so pleased that we help you have a great holiday, it was our pleasure. We have got to know the region well over the last 12 years and we really enjoy sharing that insight with our guests and friends.
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Cambridge UK

Wendy and Howard

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable Gourmet break with our kind and attentive hosts Bob and Ian.

They had planned a very interesting programme of visits to vineyards and an olive oil press. We ate different and delicious meals in lovely surroundings which we never would have found by ourselves.The appartments are spacious , comfortable and well designed. We could also enjoy all the delicious wines as we did not do any of the driving! A wonderful weekend in Le Marche

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Wendy and Howard We get a lot of pleasure out of helping others have a great holiday and we are so pleased we changed our lives 12 years ago and started our small business which we enjoy so much. Getting lovely feedback like this feeds the soul!
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Francavilla d'Ete
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Francavilla d'Ete
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Casal dei Fichi is one mile from the small walled medieval village of Francavilla d'Ete with a pizzeria/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 a superb restaurant in which to while away a lazy afternoon with fantastic food and excellent local wine.

We are 30 mins from the Adriatic coast where the beaches range from secluded coves to vibrant lidos with bars, restaurants wonderful shopping. 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 and Loreto are close by and the Umbrian gems of Assisi and Perugia are only 90 minutes away. A visit to Marche would not be complete with visiting Urbino and Ascoli Piceno - we are equidistant between both cities.

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.

Please ask us for our Insider Guide to Marche - it will tell you everything you need to know to help you plan your visit.

In 2017 72% of our guests had stayed with us before or were recommended to us. 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Francavilla d'Ete, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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 cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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