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Exclusive large hilltop villa with private pool, family-friendly near beaches

Bedrooms 10
Space 405 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 23 - 11 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms with 6 ensuite, spacious grounds and pool

Farm Relais 'Villa Pomegranate'' is perched on a hilltop in the heart of Marche's countryside. It's the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing family holiday, overlooking unspoilt scenery whilst benefiting from all the modern comforts. It will host you amongst the scents and colours of nature, simply Italy at its best.

Nestled in the centre of 28 acres it offers a panoramic position with lovely open views over rolling countryside and the mountains. In this idyllic heaven you will enjoy total privacy, private road access via automated gates, however it is only a few minutes from many hilltop villages, shops and restaurants.

The beautiful Italian farmhouse has been lovingly restored, keeping its original features and charm.

Sleeps 21 + 2 fold away beds, 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms with 6 en-suite facilities, with exclusive use of a panoramic swimming pool. The accommodation has been designed for large groups and tastefully decorated, with 3 kitchens, spacious living areas, panoramic roof terrace and many outdoor patios, each with long tables and chairs to dine in shaded areas.

There is a spacious ground floor day space with easy access to all outdoor areas, so guests will enjoy the extended patios and grounds that are connected directly to each building. There are so many areas for guests to really unwind, relax and find a private spot with a gorgeous view. There are also four water features with Koi and gold fish, plants, many different cacti that draw you in to each area.

The Adriatic Riviera with sandy blue flag beaches are 15 minutes away, offering excellent seafood, water parks and beaches ideal for families and all ages. The villas position no doubt offers guests the possibility to fully explore the entire region.

The panoramic pool, 10m x 5m, offers crystal clear water and hours of fun. There are high quality sun loungers, a shaded area to escape the heat and relaxing chairs to read and take that well earned afternoon nap!

In the grounds there is a ping pong table and garden areas to play games. There is a 14ft trampoline and swing set for children with plenty of space for them to run around.

The property is maintained to high standard and is cleaned on a weekly basis and we require guests to vacate their rooms by 10.30 am latest on the changeover day, to allow us time to thoroughly clean the property prior to the next booked period.

Guests booking a longer period than a week, should allow us access to clean and change the linen/towels on a weekly basis.

We also arrange: Italian Civil Wedding Ceremonies, legal or symbolic exchange of vows by the pool.

Please visit our website for further information and details.

Wedding services arranged:

- Villa rental and wedding packages

- Bespoke catering services

- Flowers and wedding bouquets

- Professional photographer

- Classic car and transport services for larger groups

- Music and entertainment

- Wedding flavors and tableau

- bridal hairstylist

Here at Villa Pomegranate guests will enjoy feeling right at home in an environment of tranquillity, that will allow guests to fully recharge in this idyllic setting.

The villas position no doubt offers guests the possibility to fully explore the entire region.

Please contact us for further information.

The property is cleaned on a weekly basis and we require guests to vacate their rooms by 10.30 am latest on the change over day, to allow us time to thoroughly clean the property prior to the next booked period.

Guests booking a longer period than a week, should allow us access to clean and change the linen/towels on a weekly basis.

We also arrange:

Italian Civil Wedding Ceremonies, legal or symbolic exchange of vows by the pool. Visit our website for further information and details.

Wedding services arranged:

- Villa rental and wedding packages

- Bespoke catering services

- Flowers and wedding bouquets

- Professional photographer

- Classic car and transport services for larger groups

- Music and entertainment

- Wedding flavors and tableau

- bridal hairstylist

Please contact us for further information.

More Details

Daniel Jennings
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Daniel Jennings

We are Daniel, Candida, Elettra (13), Achille (11) and Atena Jennings (9). We moved from the London (UK) to Italy in 2001, deciding it was a better place to start a family and change our way of life.

We decided to live in a rural area of Italy and after viewing this property in Le Marche, we instantly fell in love with it, the location, the views and outstanding beauty of this region.

The large restoration project started back in 2000 and we restored an 18th century Farmhouse, whilst during the same period we also demolished and re-built the Cottage and Barn during a five year period.

Since 2006 we have been offering to large groups a fantastic Idyllic holiday location, taking great care of groups of all ages and ensure our guests get the very most from a Le Marche holiday experience.

We offer in a friendly and professional service, helping each group with local information, general holiday advice i.e: best places to eat out, food shopping, local places of interest, markets, sagra's (fates) and great local beaches.

Whilst live on site, away from the farmhouse, which is fenced for guests privacy and we deal with the property up keep, grounds and pool maintenance, making sure the property is always found at its best and your stay is problem free.

Since the purchase in 2001, we have planted over 4000 trees all around the property, thus creating a natural and peaceful oasis, for all age groups to enjoy, run around or just relax in this rural retreat.

Whilst we continue, year after year to improve the grounds, gardens and maintain the facilities in perfect order. We take great pride in what we do and strive to ensure guests have a memorable experience.

Contact us at Villa Pomegranate to discover this beautiful hide away, in a fantastic and breathtaking region called 'Le Marche'.

Daniel Jennings purchased this villa in 2000

Why Daniel Jennings chose Ponzano di Fermo

The great point is it is hidden away yet close to everything, just 15-20 minutes from the coast and 30 minutes from the foot of the mountains. We fell in love with the area and particularly the position of the farmhouse, with panoramic views from the hilltop location over looking rolling hills and the mountains.

The villa is very close to a great selection of local shops just 1.5km away where guests can buy local produce, visit the bakery for fresh bread and find a great selection of local cheeses, cured meats, wines and fresh produce. We also indicate where you can buy direct for the wineries, cheese farms, meat farms and also sell our own organic olive oil.

Whilst there are many local markets and 'sagre', similar to ‘fates/events’ that are linked to local traditions and culture, that always offer great Italian food. Again we can make suggestions should you wish to know what’s going on and where.

The property has been restored to a high standard and maintains all original features, brick work, oak beams and terracotta tiles. Where possible we reclaimed original materials and reused them in the restoration process. At the same time the property has been restored to tight public building regulations and standards in case of an earthquakes.

The area offers a vast array of leisure activities to all ages, from walking, nature trails, hiking, horse riding (all levels) with trekking/trail riding, coastal activities i.e wind surfing & sailing courses.

Whether you are planning to holiday together with friends or plan a family reunion, a birthday party or anniversary then note we can also offer catering services, home cooked Italian food and make your group holiday a memorable event. For example, we can offer a delicious daily breakfast service or tasty Italian menus.

Le Marche is Italy all in one region!

What makes this villa unique

The villa & wedding venue offers guests many outside areas, covered during the summer months, for everyone to enjoy & perhaps escape to find their own corner when wishing to be alone & enjoy the unspoilt surroundings.

The panoramic pool area is nestled on the highest terrace, surrounded by beautiful gardens and olives, with a large covered pergola to escape the heat. We have purchased high quality pool chairs for guests comfort and this area is cleaned and the pool checked daily.

The swimming pool is a salt water pool, which guests love, because it is very sweet on your skin, no red eyes and always crystal clear water. The pool is built and finished to public level standards, with two pumps and two filters to ensure perfect water and hygiene standards.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, all around the property, with three wi-fi access points.

Furthermore, 8 out of 10 bedrooms have their own bathrooms, which we believe is an added bonus, especially with large groups who have young children.

The property also has automated electronic gates, ensuring guests undisturbed privacy & safety.

Whether you are getting married, taking your summer holiday or short break, this is a fantastic location is available throughout the year.

Villa Pomegranate is a great group property, which has been lovingly restored and always very well maintained.

In the Winter months, from October till April, the property accommodates groups of 20 guests who can use the large converted barn.

The big main room of 100 sq.m and recently installed wood burner. There is also a large fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. So groups staying at the villa during this period can enjoy using this open plan space.

We also offer wedding services with many years of valuable experience, being a civil, a symbolic or a religious ceremony the event can be tailor made to suit your requirements, whilst also meeting a fixed budget.

Please contact us about your holiday plans...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Daniel and Candi,

Thank you both so much for making our wedding so special, we couldn't have hoped for a more idyllic and romantic location and your assistance throughout was hugely appreciated.

We were delighted with the day itself, the castle for the ceremony was beautiful and the drinks reception and meal were very memorable!

Thank you both for all your advice and recommendations, the photographer was excellent and the bouquets were so beautiful!

The week was extremely relaxing, the villa being very intimate but big enough for everyone to have their own space and the ideal way to celebrate our wedding!

Myself, Aidan and both our families have lots of wonderful memories of our week there and a love of Italy!

We hope to return some day,

Best wishes

Pauline and Aidan
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Ponzano di Fermo, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 405 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Max. adults: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Swimming pool - we request guests shower prior to taking a swim, to rinse off excess suncreams. We recommend guests use only natural sun creams.
  • Guests wishing to hold an event or wedding in the grounds will need to contact us in advance and agree all the costs prior to booking
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , 1st floor
    Pink cottage - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , ensuite
    Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , ensuite
  • All bathrooms include a hand basin, toilet and bidet. 6 bedrooms are en-suite. Bathrooms have a power point, hairdryer and easy opening shower enclosure. Only the Master bedroom has a bath. Pink cottage is fitted with: a toilet, bidet, sink and a shower. Towels and linen changed weekly.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Ground floor
    Biancospina - 2 single bed , Ground floor
    Corbezzolo - 2 single bed , Ground floor
    Acacia - 1 double bed , 1st floor
    Ginestra - 1 double bed , 1st floor
    Gelso - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st floor
    Acero - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st floor
    Betula - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st floor
    Summer house - 1 extra lg. double bed , Ground
    Summer house - 2 single bed , Ground
  • Property sleeps 21 in beds, plus two fold away beds and 3 cots. Farmhouse sleeps 16 with 6-7 doubles and 1-2 twin rooms, 6 rooms with en-suite facilities. All the bedrooms fitted with antique furniture & ceiling fans. Independent pink cottage that sleeps 4-5 is available for larger groups of 21 people, with a ex-large double room, a twin room, bathroom, kitchen and patio area outside the kitchen. Ideal for a family or group of teenagers to have there own space. Portable fans supplied. Available locally: - Two fold away beds for young children. - Three cots for babies/toddlers
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- Local guides and information provided at the property. - Italian meals available 3 times a week during your holiday - Massage - Catering for Birthday parties and wedding anniversaries - Special courses for Pilates (contact us for dates) Many additional services are available on request: - bespoke wedding ceremonies at the villa - civil wedding services - cleaner booked in advance, as required - airport transfer service from major or smaller airport in Italy - wine tours and tastings Please contact us with your own personal request.


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 22 reviews

Bezaubernde Villa in den Marken nahe dem Meer

  • 5 of 5

Die Lage der Villa ist wunderschön, sie liegt ruhig und man schaut auf die sanften Hügel der Umgebung. Das Haus , ursprünglich ein typisches Bauernhaus, wurde liebevoll restauriert und die Schlafzimmer sind geschmackvoll teils mit antiken Möbeln eingerichtet. Da wir fast nur sonnige Tage hatten, genossen wir all die vielen Terrassen und kleinen Fischteiche, die sich über das riesige Grundstück verteilen. Wir mieten schon seit vielen Jahren in Europa große Häuser für unsere Familientreffen - dies ist vor allem wegen des wunderbaren, parkähnlichen Gartens und wegen der reizenden und hilfsbereiten Familie Jennings - eines der schönsten Häuser die wir kennen. Die Adria mit den Sandstränden ist in etwa 20 Minuten zu erreichen und war im Juni nicht überlaufen. Allen Familienmitgliedern hat die Villa Pommegranate so gut gefallen, dass sie gerne wieder einmal hierherkommen möchten.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for leaving the review... it's lovely to hear you really enjoyed the Villa & Gardens. We have worked hard over the last 15 years to create a private oasis for guests to unwind and enjoy the property. Please visit again! Best wishes Daniel & family
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A delightful holiday villa in a beautiful situation

  • 4 of 5

Il Melograno was a perfect venue for our large family party of nine adults and ten children, aged between two and fourteen. Daniel and Candida were very helpful, and their children were charming. The pool was lovely and the children had a wonderful time, but there were also lots of quiet outside spaces, where others could read, paint or catch up on emails. The terrace was ideal for large family meals with an excellent built in barbecue. We had a marvellous holiday and would certainly recommend this villa to others. Susie

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect wedding and family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Where to start, we got married in Ponzano Di Fermo and had our reception at the villa. Everything Daniel & Candi organised was absolutely perfect, the villa is beautiful and very authentic, exactly what we wanted for our special day.

Our family had an amazing time at the villa, the pool area is beautiful and the views are breathtaking.

We will definitely be visiting again!

Thank you again to Daniel & Candi, you both exceeded our expectations and we are very grateful for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It's great to know you loved the day and you all had a great holiday. Please come back and visit again! best wishes to you and the family, Daniel & Candi
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Beautifully restored complex

  • 5 of 5

We gathered at Ill Melograno to celebrate the wedding of our son James to Laura. It was a perfect venue set in beautiful gardens. The villa was great. The rooms upstairs were well appointed and all ensuite which was perfect. There was plenty of space downstairs for a large group to relax and mix together. There was a large kitchen with large table and chairs. Outside had two large covered areas won't enough seating for all.

On arrival we were greeted by Daniel and provided with a wonderful meal. We had elected for Daniel and Candy to provide breakfast each day and they were great plenty of choice and Daniel was on hand to provide anything that was needed. Daniel was the perfect host very helpful without being obtrusive. He engaged everybody in conversation. The wedding meal was absolutely wonderful and was enjoyed by all.

Daniel and Candy have done a superb job of renovating the property into a beautiful and restful place. The views were stunning and it was perfect for the wedding. The general consensus was that we all wished we were staying longer.

I would wholeheartedly recommmed Ill Melograno to anybody looking for a large villa to hold an event.

Thank you Daniel and Candy for a wonderful stay in your beautiful property.

Brian and Carol Lattimer

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time and leaving such a thoughtful review for other guests to read, so they understand more clearly what the property is like. We take great pleasure in ensuring each group gets the best from their stay and it is satisfying to read the postive comments. We are greatful you made time to do so and we look forward to welcoming you back to Le Marche and the Jennings family hospitality! Best wishes, Daniel and Candi
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Amazing Place, Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the Villa for my brothers wedding. The place was beautiful, clean and ad everything we needed. Daniel the host was always on hand, extremely warm and friendly and produced lovely food and wine for us. I cannot recommend this place enough

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rewarding comments and positive feedback, it was satisfying to know your large group enjoyed the location, property and the event held here. Thank you again for leaving a review and it would be great if you do come back in the near future. Best wishes, Daniel and Candida
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  • 5 of 5

What a stunning farmhouse set in the rolling hills and valleys with the Sibillini Mountains in the distance. Great accommodation, ensuite rooms with lots of everything you need in a home from home. 3 kitchens to choose from, many indoor seating areas and 2 large seating areas outside, one with incredible views. The owner Daniel and his wife Candida couldn't have been more helpful. We were a group of 19 and none of us had been to this particular part of Italy before. I can't wait to return..

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Conero golf club (near Ancona)
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Monte Sibilini
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Car: recommended

The self catering holiday accommodation is ideally located close to two small towns, yet offers complete privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The holiday villa's hilltop location offers great uninterrupted views.

The big farmhouse is close to Grottazzolina, Fermo and the Adriatic riviera, with many sandy blu flag beaches. From rocky coves to long stretches of sandy coastline, you will find excellent fish restuarants and interesting ports and towns to visit close by.

Porto San Giorgio is highly recommend to visit market day or in the evenings and is just 20 mins away.

Fermo's summer evening markets are also a must to do

Distances from the villa

2-5 mins - 3/4 Local villages and 2/3 supermarkets;

2-5 mins - to a variety of restaurants and pizzerias;

10 mins - Large hypermarket, outlets and shops;

15 mins - Fermo, Petritoli and Montottone;

20 mins - Adriatic coast & sandy beaches in Porto San Giorgio;

30 mins - San Benedetto (The Palm Riviera);

40 mins - Lakes and Amandola;

45 mins - Conero nature reserve with beautiful beaches

50 mins - Mountains and national park.

60 mins - Ancona airport

Other activities locally: MTB tracks, hill walking, hiking, go-kart circuit, kite surfing and many other beach activities.

There are two national parks and 3 nature reserves to discover and explore throughout the year, you can enjoy walking & hiking routes, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, golf, quad biking, hand gliding amongst many other activities.

Whilst there are many fantastic hilltop villages to explore, perfect just to walk around and admire, taking a coffe or ice cream on the way round, which is really great - we highly recommend 'Amati' in Porto San Giorgio. Le Marche offers so much to see and do throughout the summer in an endless array of free local fates (Sagre) and festivals where you can taste and get to know the real Italy's culture, traditions and history.

Locals are very friendly and love children. You'll certainly be very welcome where ever you go, but especially families with children.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Ponzano di Fermo, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
peak summer
29 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
early summer - 23 guests
18 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
mid summer - 23 guests
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Peak summer - 23 guests
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
late summer 2019 - 23 guests
1 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

change of bed linen AU$209.19
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$871.62
final cleaning fee AU$261.49

Prices stated are per week in sterling - GBP.

Changeover day is only on a Saturday during the summer weeks, however in off peak period we are flexible.

Guests booking a two week holiday: Change of linen & towels, whilst refreshing the bathrooms mid way thru the stay

Geniune Italian food - Evevning meals can be served in the catering area for our guests.

Wedding services - complete tailor made and bespoke wedding packages.

Please contact us for further details about the villa and services we offer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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