Villa in the Vineyard

Montelparo, Ascoli Piceno
Self-catering


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

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Down the steep winding road from Montelparo – with a thrilling final lap to the house – is a haven of birdsong and tranquillity overlooking a pure green valley with vineyards, river and swathes of sunflowers. 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 above your ground-floor apartment but the pool and outdoor eating space are all yours. White walls, terracotta tiles and practical furniture make for easy-living; top that off with comfortable bedrooms and a neat kitchen and you’ve got all you need for a relaxed stay. Zip off to the sea, quaint Pedaso is closest, the Sibillini Mountains National Park is a must, or visit Ascoli Piceno, a half-hour drive: it’s one of Italy’s loveliest cities. Roberto is happy to show you around the land and share his knowledge, vines are a stroll away, and the vineyard views may inspire you to arrange a tasting at the award-winning winery nearby.

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 10% discount off any stay of 5 nights or more until 31 May 2020

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights; 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €141
Weekly price
from €990
Damage deposit
€224
Surcharges
Smaller groups in low season, €50 per night for 2, €95 per night for 4, minimum stay: 3 nights.
1 Apartment for 6
From €1414 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

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

This was my 9th year of returning to this amazing villa with the most stunning scenery and tranquil setting. The villa is set in the most wonderful area in Montelparo with fascinating towns and villages to explore. Beaches and mountains just 30 minutes away.There are a wide variety of local restaurants to chose from , serving authentic regional dishes including the local wines. We visited some amazing towns with some wonderful history mixed in with some beautiful local products made in this region. We also enjoyed some gorgeous days relaxing by the stunning pool with beautiful views.

Sarah, Hampshire

This was our 9 year on returning to this wonderful apartment , this year we had new owners Nikki and Roberto and we must say they gave us such a warm welcome back and to us it always feels like home. The garden Roberto has worked hard on to such a high quality with his gorgeous home grown vegetables which was supplied to us fresh each day with courgette, figs , pears and a lovely spaghetti squash. Nikki has used her homely skills and supplied wonderful organic toiletries and beautiful bed linen with gorgeous soft towels. The local wine tasting is a must which is grown on the villas vineyard.

David, Hampshire

I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful villa, set in the most amazing grounds with the best views and scenery. It is very remote, so a car definitely needed for the windy roads, but utterly picturesque! It was a very clean and modern space, and the pool was the perfect size to go for a dip and admire the views. There is also a pizza oven in the garden, which made a great dinner one of the nights. The hosts are brilliant and very welcoming, with plenty of advice to give about the area, as there are many little towns around to explore and enjoy. Would highly recommend!

Olivia, London

We recently stayed at the Villa in the Vineyard on our honeymoon, along with our 12 month old daughter. The hosts really could not do enough for us. We were provided with a welcome pack which included sparkling wine, cereal, bread, fruit and milk; we had a brand new cot, high chair and paddling pool for our daughter; The hosts were always on hand with handy travel tips for excursions; we were even invited into their apartment one evening for homemade stone baked pizza! To top things off the property and location were wonderful which made for an unforgettable honeymoon!

Alastair, Leeds

Villa in the Vineyard is situated in a breathtaking mountainous location which is close to authentic Italian towns and to the coast. Waking up to sunshine and amazing views was what made my stay- it's a great place to relax and clear your head! The facilities inside the villa were excellent and it was great to be provided with local wine from the vineyard, fresh bread and vegetables from the host's vegetable garden. We especially loved visiting Ascoli Piceno and spending a day on the beach at San Benedetto. The hosts were very friendly and gave us great recommendations- definitely returning!

Anna, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

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 Guide to suit all types of conscious travellers (families, walkers, wine & food lovers) with suggested days out and car-free options
  • Take a stroll around our beautiful garden or surrounding vineyards, 19 acres in total, and be amazed at our stunning panoramic views across the fields and woodland up to medieval hilltop towns and views to the Sibillini mountains.
  • Walk to Casale Vitali, our neighbours who manage the vineyards and produce excellent DOC wines. We can arrange a wine tasting visit for you 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 hikes for all ages & abilitie
  • 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.