Casale Melissa

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Tucked away and surrounded only by typical Le Marche countryside and tree-dotted hills is breathtaking Casale Melissa. This characterful country house has been tastefully renovated throughout, with the amount of love and care taken clear to see in every little touch. An abundance of natural materials reflect Casale Melissa's stunning rural position. Wooden beams and shutters and stone fireplaces effortlessly blend the inside and outside, giving you the feeling of being part of the very landscape.

The private setting of Casale Melissa means total peace and tranquillity. Soak up this atmosphere as you unwind in any one of its elegantly and warmly-furnished rooms. All of them breathe tradition, as they feature terracotta bricks and stones from the original building. One of the most impressive spaces is the grand dining hall where everyone can get together and enjoy delicious meals.

Six restful bedrooms are on offer at Casale Melissa. A small, detached building is home to two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living space, kitchen and a private terrace. Within the main building, there's a further two bedrooms, bathroom, and a living room with open-plan kitchen and access to a lovely balcony. Completing the accommodation are two separate bedrooms with a private bathroom each.

The immediate surroundings of Casale Melissa offer a charming countryside experience. A range of farm and domestic animals are free to roam the extensive outside space, which will especially delight children. Get the chance to meet the resident donkeys, chickens, cats and the owner's very own truffle dog.

Enjoy spotting all the creatures in the pond near the trees, with toads, frogs and dragonflies all calling this beautiful spot home. Then take a dip in the private swimming pool as you drink in the spectacular views over the rolling countryside that surrounds you. Al fresco evening meals are especially magical occasions, with the chance to dine as stars begin to light up the crystal-clear night skies.

Casale Melissa sits within the Le Marche region, which is famous for its delicious truffles. Therefore, it's no surprise that they and a range of other natural, organic and home-grown products are on offer. There are plenty of activities on offer without even needing to leave Casale Melissa. Areas of woodland and grassland are especially reserved for guests, so you can enjoy scenic walks from the doorstep. You can also get involved with events such as herb and plant foraging.

Truffle hunting, trekking and wine tours are popular activities in the local area. Great for day trips are Monti Sibillini National Park and the coast with its attractive beaches. Some of the closest can be found in the towns of Grottammare and Cupra Marittima.

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What you should know…

  • Whilst Casale Melissa is not air-conditioned, ceiling fans and traditional stone walls keep the property cool
  • The units are independent and accessed externally - perfect for larger families who enjoy some privacy 
  • Make sure to check out the views whilst climbing the hill and steps between the pool and accommodation
  • Be aware that a number of both domestic and farmland animals are free to roam here

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Heating Ceiling Fans

Casa Melissa consists of 4 independent units, each with external access.

Main Building 

Ground Floor (external access)

- Professional kitchen
- Dining room with table for 12 people

Unit 1: Upper Floor (accessed via one flight of stairs)

- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and kitchenette

Unit 2: Upper Floor (accessed via one flight of stairs)

- Bedroom with one double and one single bed, en-suite bathroom and shower

Unit 3: Upper Floor Suite (accessed via two flights of stairs. Shared entrance with Unit 2)

- Two double bedrooms
- Bathroom with shower
- Living room with open-plan kitchen, dining table for four people, balcony access

Unit 4: Detached House

Ground Floor

- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower
- Kitchen with dining table for four people
- Living room

First Floor (external access)

- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Fenced, private swimming pool (14m x 6m), open from 1st May - 31st October, approximately
- Sunloungers and parasols
- Pergola with dining terrace and table for 12 people
- Outdoor private terrace with table, two benches, parasol (detached house)
- Balconies with seating
- Gravel 'courtyard' areas
- Gardens/lawns
- Pond
- Extensive farmland
- Parking


- Wi-Fi
- Bedroom ceiling fans


About the surrounding area of Casale Melissa
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Despite Casale Melissa being nestled deep in the Le Marche countryside, the nearest village is just a 10-minute drive away. Here you'll find some bars and supermarkets, as well as a bakery and a chemist. There's also a small market on Fridays, with the town of Benedetto del Tronto (42km) being home to another great market on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

One of the most laidback ways to discover the breathtaking scenery of the area is by horseback. Centro Ippico “La Ginestra” (10km) is a great place to learn the basics and brush up on any existing riding skills before exploring the wider area. Enjoy hiking through the dramatic landscapes of Monti Sibillini National Park (47km) and those around Lago di Fiastra (60km).

The closest beach to Casale Melissa is at Pedaso (35km), but it's quite small and pebbly, so you may prefer to head down the coast to San Benedetto del Tronto. Why not follow the beach cycle path to the town and reward yourself when you get to its sandy stretch by lying back and listening to the sea gently lapping the shore. Other lovely beaches along the coast include those at Grottammare (40km) and Cupra Marittima (41km).

Historic Ascoli Piceno (30km) is around a 45-minute drive away. The city is famous for its honey-coloured limestone buildings and bustling squares. Piazza del Popolo is home to 13th-century Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, with a cathedral and fascinating crypt to discover in Piazza Arringo.

Another great place for sightseeing is the hilltop town of Fermo (37km) with its stunning cathedral and picturesque Piazza del Popolo. Enjoy people-watching as you relax at one of the terrace cafés in the piazza. There's also Macerata (65km), which is famous for the Opera Festival that runs every summer in an open-air amphitheatre. One of its most beautiful buildings is 18th-century Palazzo Buonaccorsi.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Ancona

(112 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Perugia

(134 km)

Nearest Village

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Ascoli Piceno

(30 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5 km)

Nearest Shop

(5 km)

Nearest Beach

(35 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Enjoy family days out at the beach when you visit the towns of Grottammare (40km), San Benedetto del Tronto (42km) and Cupra Marittima (41km). Each has a range of facilities to keep everyone happy and entertained, including toilets, cafés and restaurants. You can also hire sun loungers and umbrellas.

Monti Sibillini National Park (47km) is around an hour's drive away and is perfect for cycling and hiking. You can also raft through dramatic gorges on the Nera river.

Surrounded by mountains, Lago di Fiastra (60km) is an idyllic lake for swimming and taking hired kayaks and pedalos out on. Take a picnic to make the most of this naturally beautiful spot.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare service

Extra services available at the property (payable locally):

- Truffle hunting and cooking class
- Cooking class and dinner
- Dinner
- Wine tour and trekking
- Breakfast

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Bath towels included, plus mid-week change for weekly stays. Bed linen not included, extra €10 per person payable on arrival.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday in June, July, August and September. Flexible otherwise.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 7 nights in June, July, August and September. 4 nights any other periods.
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price.
Pool heating charge? Not included.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi access included.
Pool towels included? Pool towels included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from 1st May - 31st October, approximately. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag and hen parties are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 15th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - £5,197
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - £4,547
Oct 10th 2020 - May 15th 2021 £2,228 £2,689 £3,898
May 15th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021 - - £4,547
Jul 10th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 - - £5,197
Sep 18th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - £4,547
Oct 9th 2021 - Jan 16th 2022 £2,228 £2,689 £3,898

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 15th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - €5,375
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - €4,704
Oct 10th 2020 - May 15th 2021 €2,305 €2,766 €4,032
May 15th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021 - - €4,704
Jul 10th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 - - €5,375
Sep 18th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - €4,704
Oct 9th 2021 - Jan 16th 2022 €2,305 €2,766 €4,032

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 15th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - $6,135
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - $5,368
Oct 10th 2020 - May 15th 2021 $2,630 $3,091 $4,601
May 15th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021 - - $5,368
Jul 10th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 - - $6,135
Sep 18th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - $5,368
Oct 9th 2021 - Jan 16th 2022 $2,630 $3,091 $4,601

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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