Amandola, Le Marche
CASA PER VACANZE
A very relaxing week with a little snow chasing! Enjoyed the area dressed up for Christmas. Fantastic New Year celebrations. Happy New Year!
V & J UK JANUARY 2010
A real piece of paradiso! Really enjoyed our short stay & chatting with you about your Italian experiences.
Thanks for your hospitality.
J & S UK FEBRUARY 2010
What a fantastic find and Mark and Sarah are just fabulous. We'll be back!
C & R UK JANUARY 2010
Grazie 1000 per la vostra ospitalita e cortesia, soprattutto per quanto riguarde le attenzioni nei confronti dei bambini! Le luogo é splendido, felici di tornare e trovarvi! Saluti.
S, A, F ITALY APRIL 2010
1000 thanks for your hospitality and courtesy, particularly with regard to the attention of kids! The place is beautiful, we are happy to return and find you! Greetings.
2nd visit this year. A little delayed due to the volcanic eruption! Sarah and Mark, as always, are the most welcoming of hosts and willing to 'go the extra mile' to make sure that everything is just right during the stay.
C & R UK APRIL 2010
Nice apartment and the surroundings are amazing. The Gola dell' Infernaccio was a highlight. Thanks for a lovely stay.
H, M and A NETHERLANDS MAY 2010
Superb hosts, great food, spectacular location - grazie.
M and K AUSTRALIA MAY 2010
Accommodation perfect - best ever! Marka and Sarah were great hosts and Sarah's little book was very helpful. The gorge walk is not to be missed, horse-riding at Sarnano, Lago di Pilato fantastic but strenuous, Lago di Fiastra - great swimming, pedal boats and canoes - good fun! Mamma Rosa pizzas are great.Saw a wild boar when horse-riding.
Will recommend. Marche has everything you want.
F and N UK JUNE 2010
A beautiful and peaceful location, high quality accommodation, with real care and attention to detailand Mark and Sarah are amazing super helpful hosts - thank you! Wine tasting and meal tour was exceptional !
P and S UK JULY 2010
Thanks for 11 lovely days at your beautiful place! We enjoyed visiting surrounding villages, walks and bike rides in the mountains and just staying here, swimming, reading and playing some of your in and outdoor games.
Thank you for your friendly and hospitable way of running the place. Don't be surprised oif we come back. Don't miss the antipasti at Le Selve!
A and S and Family DENMARK JULY 2010
A lovely week. We've had a wonderful stay here all four of us! This holiday will keep us warm for a long time during the cold and dark winter months! Thank you so much for your hospitality and the lovely lemon cakes, Mark and Sarah!
Many thanks from B and A and F and K NORWAY JULY 2010
We had a lovely stay, with the very nice weather, a great swimming pool, the beautiful apartment and the good advice by our friendly hosts. A great way to get to know Italy and the Marche.
J and V and T and T and L BELGIUM JULY 2010
You manage to make us feel wonderfully at home as well as being extremely professional - Thank you for your warm welcome and all your useful recommendations. We'll be coming back! (and we'll be sending our friends!).
S & M AUSTRIA JULY 2010
Very nice apartment, we had a wonderful stay here and a good place for the dogs. We like it very much that we take our busy lives behind us and came in a relaxing surroundings. All the best.
The words come not out of our hands but from our hearts. Thank you for everything. I never forget!
(Thanks for the lovely carrot cake - wonderful). The dogs are also very happy this holiday, thanks for that!
Life is not what you see always, but what you feel.
R and M and S and L and DOGS HOLLAND AUGUST 2010
After a long trip to Le Marche, we finally arrived in a beautiful place. Thanks to a warm welcome, we felt very quickly the holiday feeling. We enjoyed our holiday in this beautiful area as well as the lovely people and excellent food. D & E HOLLAND AUGUST 2010
Returning for another 2 weeks we have anticipated this holiday all year and once again it has been the most perfect of breaks....we will be back - hopefully for a longer stay next summer. Many thanks Y, K, D & S UK AUGUST 2010
I love being in the countryside and seeing animals I do not see at home. Mark and Sarah have been really kind and baked me a birthday cake.
We did not know what to expect from Le Marche, we had thought it would be a lazy holiday because there was only the beautiful nature. We found out that there is so muh to see that we didn't have the time to see everything. Also The Hideaway was a really nice discovery. Despite there was so much to see, we couldn't resist to have some lazy days in this splendid location. Also the hosts were really nice. It was great! E, A, F & P BELGIUM AUGUST 2010
After a long travel with two young kids, it was great to reach a place where the welcome was warm, the accommodation 1st class and the views simply stunning. Sarah and Mark never stopped being helpful and accommodating and made sure there were toys for the kids both inside and out of our rooms - just of the great little touches during our stay. For a rural area, there is an amazing amount to see and do in such a relatively short radius, ranging from pool slides (Pedaso) to picturesque lakeside and mountain walks. Put simply - this family holiday has been faultless - a big thanks to Sarah and Mark K, J, R, A, UK AUGUST 2010
If you are reading this, you already know that The Hideaway is a really wonderful place. Mark and Sarah, thank you for giving us such a lovely introduction to the area. Le Marche is a stunning part of the world and we are sure to return, and especially to this place. Am sad to be saying goodbye whilst looking out at such a divine view. I will look forward to our return! I forgot to say - great home-made muffins! P & A UK & SPAIN SEPTEMBER 2010
Thank you for a lovely time. Many thanks for all the lifts - it made our stay more enjoyable. It felt more like staying with friends than in a B&B. Would liove to have a complete day to do nothing but too many nice things to see and not enough time to do it all. Can't wait to come back! R & C UK SEPTEMBER 2010
The time has passed so quickly! Thank you for making our stay in this lovely place so enjoyable - including the delicious cakes! You have both made us so welcome and we have really appreciated our relaxing time here. We both felt totally at home in such comfortable accommodation and beautiful surroundings. Next time we will make room for our walking boots! L & A UK SEPTEMBER 2010
We have both had a very relaxing time here and made to feel very welcome. Beautiful views, lovely dogs and great breakfasts. Thanks a lot. B & P UK SEPTEMBER 2010
What a lovely place, friendly hosts and great buns! We came back to Le Marchefor the walking and Mark has asked us to recommend our favourites - we discovered ridge walking here - amazing ridge walks and so many we'll have to come back agagin. You'll need the CAI map, a guide book (ie Cicerane), good boots, a compass and good weather.
- Monte Sibilla from Rifugio Sibilla (don't be put off by the rock climb. It is short & easily do-able).
- Monte Priora & Tre Vescari from Rifugio del Fargno (if you don't have a 4wd then recommend take the Visso appraoch - longer but the white road is much better).
- Monte Bove circuit from Frontignano (read the notice by Hotel Felycita about the restricted areas before you start - not
after like us!).
- Foce to Lago di Pilato to Monte Vettore - not a ridge walk but good scramble up side of lago).
- 2 others Gola dell' Infernaccio - make sure you go to st Leonard's Church.
- Cupi to Rifugio Ernesto to Monte La Banditella - take the extension to Santuario di Macereta (don't worry if it is not open, the outside is more impressive than in).
Oh and ice cream - the gelateria on the RHS on road up to Amandola was the best for us. P & J UK SEPTEMBER 2010
We have had a lovely time and thank you to Sarah and Mark for their recommendations, directions and maps. Six days has been a very short stay considering the amount there is to see in the area and hopefully we will return in the near future to continue our exploration of Le Marche. Thank you again for a lovely stay. D & J UK SEPTEMBER 2010
Dear Sarah and Mark We have had such a lovely stay! P complains the kitchen is better equipped than our own at home! We love the food, the mountains, the sun.... `The Hidewaway' is the perfect holiday place! PS we will recommend to all our friends! L & P NORWAY OCTOBER 2010
What a relaxing holiday - we slept well and forgot about work for a bit....thank you! Mark and Sarah, you are perfect! Maybe we will be your friends in Amandola? :) R & K & S USA OCTOBER 2010
- Fantastic apartment
- Awesome autumn colours
- Favourite restaurant : Locanda del Gusto Grazie Mille B & T & H & B ITALY OCTOBER 2010
A great Christmas and gorgeous weather after Boxing Day. Many thanks Sarah and Mark for a lovely time and wonderful food. GT UK DECEMBER 2010
Thanks Sarah and Mark so much for your wonderful hospitality and the delicious food and showing us the area. We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit. D A-W UK DECEMBER 2010
Have enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing break with Sarah and Mark. They have gone out of their way to make sure every moment of my break was an interesting and enjoyable experience. Thanks you. E A-W UK DECEMBER 2010
What a fantastic place to stay for Christmas. We had a wonderful stay and particularly enjoyed the beautiful weather, the clear starry night sky, your hospitality & the food & company. Thank you very much for having us - again! AKL T
UK DECEMBER 2010
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