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.