Casale Volpe

Sant’Angelo in Pontano, Macerata
Bed & Breakfast
+39 331 2620396


On the side of a hill in the little-known Marche, a happy young farmhouse with an elegant saltwater pool, and wonderful meals from Kelda

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Start the day with breakfast as late as you like (within reason): eggs from the hens, tomatoes from the garden, and homemade breads and jams. End the day in a deckchair listening to the birds, with a crisp glass of local wine.

This attractive eco re-build is shared with your hosts and two handsome moggies. Mike is mad about cycling, Kelda adores cooking, and they are as self-sustainable as can be. There’s a big friendly table for seasonal dinners, an outdoor oven for homemade pizzas, and bedrooms with rolling Marche views. Visit the evening flea market in Fermo. Hike and bike in the sublime Sibillini park; Mike will happily guide you.

Wherever you are, there’ll be a food ‘sagra’ nearby – perhaps in Sant’Angelo in Pontano. This small historic town, five minutes up the hill, has a good little restaurant with an amazing view. Head for the terrace of Diulia.

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We think you'll love

  • The heart-warming welcome
  • The landscape: a dream for cyclists and walkers
  • Being treated to marvellous home cooking
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You should know

  • The owners give you space inside and out, but the bedrooms share the same floor
  • The nearest bus stop is 5km; you need a car

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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10:30am
Closed
1 December to 1 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner by arrangement, €25 per person, 2 courses, wine and coffee. Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €90
2 Twin/doubles
From €90

Accommodation

Reviews

We had a delightful stay with Mike and Kelda at Casale Volpe. From the moment we arrived we felt truly relaxed in the beautiful landscape and lovely farmhouse. Breakfast with eggs from the hens that are kept in the grounds was excellent. We had a couple of excellent evening meals during our stay prepared by Kelda with ingredients from the garden. We especially enjoyed the pizzas baked in the wood fired oven with a glass of wine under the loggia, even in November! Looking forward to going back and sitting by their pool with a glass of wine admiring the view.

Jason, Reigate

Kelda and Mike couldn't be more welcoming and their home more peaceful. They are a mine of information about anything to do with local food, and wine, the best cycle rides, walks and will spoil you on your return with a wonderful home-cooked meal. Perfect.

Lois, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house lies at the bottom of a winding lane, surrounded by woods, fields, wildlife and views. Keen cyclists can hire bikes - make the most of Mike's knowledge. If you love wine, they book tastings for you; Fattoria Dezi at Servigliano (12km) is the nearest. 5km up the hill, in Sant'Angelo in Pontano, are shops and two bars with wine and beer on tap. Discover lovely local food at Ristorante La Torre.

Local points of interest from Mike Curtis & Kelda Wallis

  • We are a 40 minute drive from the mountains and a 45 minute drive from the coast, which means two holidays for the price of one. Swim in the Adriatic and eat seafood on the beach, then swim in a lake in the mountains and eat local cheese and prosciutto.
  • You're a stunning 40 minute drive to Lago Fiastra, with its acqua blue fresh water, perfect for swimming, renting a canoe or pedalo. Cool off in the clear mountain water before heading to the pizzeria for lunch, just a few short steps away.
  • Spend a day wine tasting in some of the local, family-run vineyards, all within a short 30 minute drive. At a fraction of the price of some of the better known wine regions, you're likely to discover your new favourite tipple.
  • In the surrounding villages, there are literally hundreds of food festivals, or sagre throughout summer and autumn. It's the perfect opportunity to get a sense of village life here, whilst dancing with the locals and celebrating some of their best dishes.
  • Spend a few days walking or hiking in the fabulous Sibillini National Park. Lago di Pilato, Foce di Montemonaco, Gola dell'Infernaccio and Lame Rosse are walks that all start around a 30-60 minutes' drive away. We can even pack you off with a picnic.
  • The Sferisterio in Macerata, a medieval hilltop town 35 minutes' drive away is a wonderful neoclassical open-air opera house and home of the Macerata Opera Festival, which takes place throughout July and August.

Introducing

Mike Curtis & Kelda Wallis

The owners planned to move to the south of France, but fell in love with Marche instead. They have happily relocated, along with cats Ernie and Herbert. They love this farmhouse with its vegetable garden and nine acres of land, and could not be more welcoming.