Villa in the Vineyard

Montelparo, Ascoli Piceno
+39 388 4649242.
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Delightful ground-floor apartment of eco villa with fine valley views, down the winding road from Montelparo. Wine tasting nearby!


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Close to the medieval village of Montelparo is a haven of birdsong and tranquillity overlooking a pure green valley with vineyards, orchards and olive groves. This is a smart villa built in traditional style, constructed from 100% local materials and enviably eco: solar panels for hot water, photovoltaic for electricity, a heat-exchanger for underfloor heating but also to keep rooms blissfully cool in summer and ionized water for the fully-fenced pool.

The charming owners live upstairs in a separate apartment but the pool, large gardens and outdoor eating space are all yours. This spacious apartment offers comfortable, sustainable living with a mix of traditional and contemporary.

Take a stroll through the vineyards and taste the award-winning wines at the Vitali cantina next door. Zip off to the sea, quaint Pedaso is closest, the Sibillini Mountains National Park is a must, or visit Ascoli Piceno, an hour’s drive: it’s one of Italy’s loveliest cities.

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We think you'll love

  • Views over vineyards to the hills and medieval towns
  • Swimming in the chlorine-free pool
  • The beautiful gardens and shaded loggia
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You should know

  • You’ll need a car
  • Only one family or group of friends can come at a time
  • The coast and beaches are half an hour away


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights; 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €141
Weekly price
from €980
Damage deposit
Smaller groups in low season, €95 per night for 4, minimum stay: 5 nights.
1 Apartment for 6
From €1414 beds3 bedrooms


Villa in the Vineyard provides exceptional accommodation – spotlessly clean, comfortable, well-equipped. This area of Italy is a fascinating landscape of vineyards and hilltop villages rich in history. Roberto and Nikki made perfect hosts – endlessly helpful and informative, offering us privacy and sociability when we needed them. We felt as if we'd been welcomed into their home where it was a pleasure to share in their obvious love of the locale. Their app seemed like Italian chic until we tried it – it was a brilliant source of practical help, guidance and information. Just as they were!

Graham & Maggie, Lancaster

We couldn’t have struck luckier with Villa in the Vineyard - right from Nikki and Roberto’s warm welcome on our arrival. The house and facilities were impeccable, and we loved the seemingly endless stream of fresh fruit and veg from the garden. The comprehensive info provided by the new digital app was invaluable - this should be a benchmark for all rental properties; coupled with Roberto’s enthusiastic suggestions it gave immense insights into the local area and its quirks to enhance our stay. All in all a perfect base from which to explore this attractive and fascinating region.

Brian, London, UK

When Jill and I booked Villa-in-the-Vinyards we expected that every other day we would travel to the coast to have a good beach time. Well, we never did - why leave a perfect place! It had anything one could want, a charming and well stocked apartment, a pool just for ourselves, spacious garden, great views and very pleasant hosts. The surrounding hills all are topped by castle-walled towns and villages that have at least one great restaurant each. The starry nights were better than any TV - one could have watched videos etc., but a last glass of wine on the terrace was always preferable.

Konrad, Vienna, Austria

Villa in the Vineyard is a fantastic place to stay. Our 3 children (and us!) were delighted with the beautiful pool surrounded by the most amazing views. The villa is fabulous - very spacious with everything you could possibly need. Nikki & Roberto were fabulous hosts and went the extra mile to ensure that we had all the info we needed to have some fabulous meals and days out. Highly recommend and we will be back!

Alison, Hertfordshire

Villa in the Vineyard is the perfect place to get away from it all, and at the same time experience some of the wonderful things that Le Marche has to offer. The villa is very comfortable and well equipped, and we were made to feel really welcome. The setting of the villa is fantastic, with amazing views, a wonderful pool, and lots of small villages to explore nearby. We loved having access to the vegetable garden, and drinking wine from a variety of local vineyards. We look forward to returning for more hiking and wine tasting.

Tanya, Trieste

Nikki and Roberto have created a very special place. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and they accommodated our toddler beautifully. Everything had been thought of! We particularly appreciated the considerate welcome pack and the constant supply of fresh organic fruit and vegetables. We visited in September which was the perfect temperature for us but we could equally imagine the apartment being very cosy in the winter and absolutely glorious during the high summer. I have already recommended Villa in the Vineyard to our family and friends.

Natalie, Essex

Villa in the Vineyard stands out as a special experience in our recent vacation. The location and views are spectacular, the apartment spacious, well-appointed, and quiet. I particularly liked staying in a traditional Italian country house that had so many eco features and modern touches. Best of all though are the gracious hosts Nikki and Roberto. We loved the welcome basket filled with delicious food that awaited us. They generously shared extra coffee and their own produce and fruit, gave us a ride to the wine tasting, and provided lots of useful sightseeing advice. Hope we can return!

Dolores, Palo Alto

Really wonderful 2 weeks at Bob & Nikki's. Great location, garden, pool and house. Would easily recommend...

Alexander, London

Our family of 6 had a wonderful relaxing week at Villa in the Vineyard. The Villa is spacious, well maintained and was cool during a very hot August week. The pool was lovely and well appreciated by our two young sons. The location is stunning with a magnificent view and the Marche region is beautiful with a nice mix of historic towns, picturesque rolling country side and sandy beaches. Roberto and Nikki were brilliant hosts providing a warm welcome and were always ready to provide advice when needed. We highly recommend.

Mark, Reading

Thanks Roberto and Nikky. We are frequent Italy visitors and your place is in our top 3 list . The house , the pool , the equipment is top. We trusted on your recommendations for small town visits, mountains , coast , sagri , restaurants and it was always great . Our butcher young adults enjoyed trying out your high quality stone oven for steak Fiorentina and self made pizzas. We all enjoyed it so much . Thanks again.

Conny, Bruges, Belgium

Second time to stay here and it was just as lovely. Stunning views, a gorgeous garden and a whole heap of toys kindly lent to the children, meant that we had an incredibly relaxing time. The new bathroom is great and the landscaping that Roberto's done over the year has made the place even more gorgeous. Roberto and Nicky, as ever, were very kind and welcoming - really nothing is too much trouble. It's a fabulous place in a great part of the world.

Katie, Oxford

Our family had a very relaxing holiday here in this lovely house. It’s a great location to explorer both the coast and the mountains of this beautiful little known region. Roberto and Nikki have a great very commendable eco friendly ethos. They are very kind and helpful hosts recommending great places to see and some very good restaurants. They also arranged a wine tasting for us at a local winery were we had some very enjoyable food and wine.

Mandy, Dublin

This is a special place where we enjoyed a wonderful family holiday. The accommodation is very comfortable, stylish and clean. The owners have created a welcoming beautiful home and the garden view and swimming pool are a peaceful haven to enjoy quality family time together. The owners are very helpful and it we really appreciated having them on site to ask their advice about the local area and help with bookings for restaurants. The surrounding area is wonderful, plenty of fantastic restaurants and being able to be at the sea in just over 30minutes was a real bonus. This is a special place.

Emma, Maidenhead

This comfortable villa has been beautifully and sympathetically modernised, with great eco credentials. It is perfectly located for a most relaxing holiday with a lovely outdoor area and the cleanest pool you could wish for! Roberto and Nikki are faultlessly helpful with an endless supply of local knowledge - and organic vegetables! Roberto was a great hiking companion and a trip up into the mountains is a must. The local wine tasting, just up the hill, is also a highlight and is very well organised.

Jo & Pete, York

Great place for chilling out, and exploring Le Marche region. The villa is very rustic, and has a fantastic all-round view. The gardens are beautifully maintained. Although the accommodation is an apartment, it feels more like being in a house, just with downstairs bedrooms. We arrived at the villa late in the evening and were most pleased to find a welcome pack with food for breakfast the next day. The local restaurants serve delicious local food. The perfect place for a restful or active mini-break, or longer holiday ! The hosts, Roberto & Nikki were very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Becky, Teddington

Villa in the Vineyard was all we wished it to be & more! Roberto & Nikki were extremely attentive & made us feel very welcome/at home. They know the local area well, recommending restaurants & places to drink – all very nice. The Villa is in an amazing setting, lying by the swimming pool you view their vineyard and surrounding hills. So relaxing with lots of peace and quiet. Accommodation is very comfortable with lots of windows + super lounge. Great location to explore Italian villages - narrow, cobbled streets & beautiful buildings. We're living on the memories & will book again!

Jo and Richard, Dorking, Surrey UK

The Villa is amazing with wonderful views and lots of local places to visit. Bob and Nikki were very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. They gave us a lovely welcome pack which gave us a perfect start to our holiday. The beds were very comfortable and the villa itself although fairly modern still retained its rustic looks and is fully fitted out to make our stay very comfortable. Lovely for walking with incredible views We look forward to returning very soon.

Richard, Great Missenden

We stayed with our two young children at the end of August and had a really wonderful time. The setting is incredibly beautiful and the villa was immaculate. Roberto and Nikki were great hosts - very generous with their time (and vegetable garden produce!) but also giving you space to enjoy your holiday. Lazy days were spent in the beautiful garden and swimming pool, with visits to the wonderful Ascoli Piceno, Servigliano and the next door neighbour's vineyard a must. A great option if you have children - lots of gear and toys were provided and the garden is perfect.

Katie, Oxford

We had a delightful time in the villa, which really is in the middle of a vineyard. Beyond that you're surrounded by beautiful hills, each with its own character and use. The place was really comfortable with everything we needed for sleeping, relaxing and cooking. The pool was the nicest one we've ever used. The welcome was really warm and Roberto and Nicki were generous with their time and knowledge. There's lots to do in the area but days spent around the villa were also really enjoyable. It's the first year of the garden but we enjoyed delicious fresh vegatables throughout the week.

Brian, Dublin

My partner, my two kids (11 and 16) and myself had a wonderful stay with Bob and Nikki. The view from the villa is stunning, the surrounding landscape is some of the best in the area, local farming with such a variety of fruits and veg. A great tennis court for free in the local village on top of the hill with the best views across the valleys. I thoroughly recommend it!

Eva, Berlin

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The neighbourhood

You’re surrounded by medieval hill-top villages with lovely views over this pretty part of Le Marche; fields of sunflowers, olive groves, orchards and vineyards. There are local weekly markets and food festivals through the summer and autumn - the owners will give you a guide for these and the best places to eat.

Local points of interest from Roberto Mattei

  • Villa in the Vineyard is a relaxing, private retreat set in organically managed farmland with 360 degree views. We offer a comprehensive Digital Guide to suit all types of conscious travellers (families, walkers, wine & food lovers)
  • Using our wildlife guide, take a stroll around our beautiful garden and surrounding vineyards, 19 acres in total. Be amazed at our stunning 360 degrees panoramic views across the fields and woodland up to medieval hilltop towns and views to the mountains.
  • Walk to Casale Vitali, our neighbours who manage our vineyards and produce award-winning DOC wines. We can arrange a wine tasting visit in their winery, which includes a tour of the cantina followed by wine tasting with local breads, meats & cheeses.
  • A visit to the ancient city of Ascoli Piceno is a must. With marble piazzas, awe-inspiring churches, museums, markets and individual shops. Have a coffee or aperitivo at Caffe Meletti in the Piazza del Popolo and be part of the Italian dolce vita!
  • Forty minutes to the Sibillini Mountains National Park with stunning mountain range, waterfalls, rivers, flora and fauna. We work with a qualified, highly knowledgable English-speaking guide, Rodolfo, who offers walks/hikes for all ages & abilities
  • The uncrowded blue flag beaches of the Adriatic with its golden sands are also 30 mins away. Safe, shallow water perfect for little ones. In summer sit outside at a beachside restaurant and eat the freshest fish and seafood with a chilled local wine.


Roberto Mattei

Roberto, whose family originated from Rome in the 1600s, is a horticulturist/plantsman and has created gardens in Ireland, America and England. Nikki freelances in marketing and is part of the growing sustainability movement. The Villa won a Green Tourism award in 2019.