La Cupa is a traditional Marchigiana farmhouse commanding an imposing position above the Adriatic sea. The house sits on the edge of a small protected pine and woodland area above a pretty seaside village. Sea views one side and farmland the other. Our second home is fully renovated and modernised to a very high standard, it is built of honey coloured stone that reflects the Italian sun; keeping the inside cool during the balmy summer months yet insulating the property during winter.
La Cupa (lacupa.com) offers spacious accomodation (235m2) over two floors. The house is set in over 2 hectares of land, much of which has been landscaped. It is very much a home from home with all the comforts you might need.
The house has three double bedrooms upstairs; two have double beds, one with an en-suite shower room and balcony overlooking the sea. The third bedroom is a large children's room (or family room) with a large double and also children's bunk beds and lots of toys. There is a separate bathroom with large walk in shower (no bath). All the rooms upstairs have mosquito blinds to pull down at night and ceiling fans for sleeping comfort on very hot nights. The fourth double bedroom is downstairs with its own on suite shower. A baby cot is also available. The house sleeps 10 people.
Young children have stayed happily here (and returned) but they would need to be supervised as the pool is not gated and there is a cave on the land unsuitable for playing as it has not been structurally checked. The house which sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty is ten minutes walk (steep downhill) to a pretty beach, less than an hour from the the stunning Sibillini Mountains, 35 minutes to the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno yet only 45 minutes from the airports of Ancona or Pescara. For the more adventurous, you can reach Urbino in 1 hour, Assisi in 2 hours, Rome/Bologna in 2.5 hours and Siena in 3 hours, but there are many beautiful and undiscovered towns and villages nearby.
Local beaches have things to do for the children and our local beach, part stone/part sand is very family orientated. It is possible to hire bikes in a nearby village and cycle miles along the beach cycle route.
There are many wonderful festivals (Sagres) throughout the year, celebrating the local food of the village/town. Our local village is famous in Italy for mussels so every year in mid August they organise a huge 3 day mussel festival which is attended by thousands.
Le Marche is a beautiful area....rural Italy made of up a rich tapestry of farmland. You could quite easily go for a week and only hear Italian voices...that was the appeal for us buying in this location.