Italian farmhouse with stunning sea views

Italian farmhouse with stunning sea views


Jan 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 Bathrooms

About our home

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 ( 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.


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More about us

  1. We live in Tunbridge Wells, UK and run our own business, a management consultancy based in London.

  2. We have an 21 year old daughter now at university and two golden retrievers.

  3. We have completed one home swap which was a fantastic success

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Too many to mention. There is a book filled in by us + friends/family in the house on best places to eat. Our favorite is Attico sul Mare in Grottamare, Osteria Del Teatro, Porto San Giorgio and lots of seafood in our local village.
Cool bars
Italy is much more about eating and drinking but Attico sul Mare has a lovely bar with the restaurant.
Cozy cafés
'Vanilla' in Pedaso and one of the many on the beach.
Retail therapy
Le Marche is the home of Italian leather manufacturers and cutting edge shoe and handbags so within 20 minutes of our house there are outlets for TODS, Prada and all the shoes you can dream of (sorry boys!). When you have had enough of shoes I highly recommend a wine tasting session near Ripatransone.
Bit of culture
Everywhere you visit from small hill top villages to local towns. Ascoli Piceno (30 mins from our home) has to be one of the best kept secrets of Italy. Visit Caffe Meletti.
Walks in the park
The best walking is along the beaches and promenades of the seaside towns or on the old farm tracks between the mountain villages. Don't forget the Sibillini mountains only 40 mins inland.
Spot of exercise
As we live by the sea it has to be swimming but we often walk down the hill for breakfast...then a walk back up the hill before jumping in the pool. Also Tennis in Pesaso and cycling along the beach front route.
Day tripping
Its hard to leave our tranquil hill once you arrive but you can reach Rome, Florence, Bologna, Siena in 2.5 hours. However other gems are closer such as Gubbio, Urbino, Assisi in 1.5 hours

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