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Sarnano from the pool
Sarnano zoom with the villa
Sarnano, the medieval village from Villa San raffaello cortile
Apartment damiano double bedroom
The villa and gardens from distance
Apartment Gigi Bedroom
Apartment Damiano  35m Lounge
Apartment Elisa Double bedroom
Apartment Gigi kitchen
The Villa from the pool
The barn apartment with Sibillini Mountains beyond
The Villa at Night
View from the villa
Medieval sarnano from the courtyard
Flank shot of barn apartment
Swings slide and climbing frame
One of the lounges
Apartment Damiano bedroom
The drive at Villa San Raffaello
The front of the villa in evening sun
Apartment Grazia Lounge
Posing at the pool
Dining al fresco in the courtyard
Apartment Gigi Lounge
Sarnano backdrop to some chilling
Apartment Gigi dining
The Sibillini mountains from the pool
The villa from the pool
Mountain views from the garden
Apartment Elisa balcony
Damiano dining and kitchen beyond
Villa from the pool at night
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sarnano, Province of Macerata, Marche

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clm914
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A great family villa where we were very well looked after”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A lovely, spacious apartment within a charming characterful building; stunning views from the pool; lovely gardens for alfresco dining or relaxing in the hammocks. Owners, Damien and Sharon, were always on hand for any help or advice (they were very helpful sorting out local road-bike hire for my husband) and have a wealth of knowledge about the area (they gave us some great recommendations for local festivals etc.). Sarnano is a lovely picturesque town and there is plenty to do in the area for families with young/teenage children: for example, lake Fiastra for swimming, kayaking, SUP boards; gorge walks. We would definitely recommend this villa.

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Liked best: Location, views, peace and tranquility
Liked least: Lack of air-conditioning
Travelling group: Young Children
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kate60920...
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Goregous accomodation with tunning views”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Beautiful apartment - they had thought of everything -including wine in the fridge when we arrived. The garden was wonderful - we really enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the firepit and regret not trying out the pizza oven . The views from the pool were amazing and there were plenty of nooks and crannies to disappear off too. Sarnano is within walking distamce and is a really pretty small town with a good range of restaurants. Damien and Sharon were really helpful in recommending places to go and things to see. Would highly recommend.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Lance H
2 reviews
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“Stunning Le Marche”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was the first time we had taken the children on holiday to Italy, despite many previous visits before we had kids to other regions. It was also our first time in the Le Marche region and reflecting post-holiday we think it is probably the new favourite.
Le Marche is best described as a hidden gem and if you have done Tuscany, The Lakes, Puglia and Umbria this should be top of your list. Amazing scenery, mountains, national park, lakes and a great coastline onto the Adriatic with really good beaches. It seems to have it all, the great weather also helped!
Villa San Raffaello was an ideal base too. Sharon and Damien were extremely welcoming, friendly and very helpful with great local knowledge which we used regularly. The standard of accommodation very good with amazing grounds around the property, lovely pool and stunning views to the mountains, vines and the local town of Sarnano.
Our two young children, aged 3 and 6, loved it and the number of lizards and insects they could chase! They were in the pool most days which was a great temperature and never cold and frankly very welcoming in the 32c heat.
As keen cooks we took full advantage of the well-stocked herb garden, fruit and vines where we picked tomatoes, courgettes, plums and peppers. We were a bit too late for the fig harvest which was a shame as there were loads of them. The BBQ in the ground was also great which we used a couple of times, great views next to the vines and across to Sarnano while sipping a cold glass of the local white wine. Talking of wine, Damien’s recommendations were spot on, don’t buy the branded bottles, get the 5 litre local wine and pay just 8 or 10 Euros, that’s only £1 per bottle! Prosecco only 3 Euros a bottle as well and as a less touristy region the general prices were much lower than the likes of Tuscany. Our shopping bill was less than we paid in France last year so it is definitely cheaper once you are there.
Local restaurants in Sarnano also very good and again, Sharon and Damien’s recommendations were spot on. All child friendly and something for everyone be it Pizza’s, local family run Osteria’s or more upmarket restaurants. The locals in the town are really friendly and it has a real buzz about the place and we were very lucky to be there at festival time with plenty going on.
One word of advice for travellers here is to take strong mosquito repellent. It is a very green and lush area and they come out in force and seemed to laugh at the stuff we were spraying on which was mid-strength. We didn’t let it spoil the holiday, it was too good for that.
In summary it was probably the best holiday we have had since having children and has re-energised our love for Italy and will definitely be going back.

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Anne H
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic location and beautiful villa, perfect we would not change a thing!”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Whole family enjoyed our stay, great pool, lovely grounds, well equipped and tastefully decorated villa. Sanarno great location lots to do with a family in the area. Great bars and restaurants. Really helpful tips and advice from Damien and Sharon we can't wait to return.

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slr5815
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A wonderful holiday in the magical Le Marche”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Villa San Raffaello is a very special place to stay in a spectacular setting. Sarnano is beautiful and there are many places to see and activities to do in close reach. We all loved swimming in Lake Fiastra and in the pool at the villa. Sharon & Damien are great hosts and very attentive without being intrusive. They recommended local restaurants nearby with delicious food and are a mine of information. A huge thank you also for the introduction to the friendly tennis club at Amandola. The local people are so very welcoming and wonderful with children. Experiencing the medieval festival in Sarnano was a highlight. The children’s favourite evening was toasting marshmallows on the barbecue at the villa with the 3 other families – thank you Oliver and Lucy for the invite and everyone for the company.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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chillaJ
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Relaxation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The villa is a renovated farmhouse converted to 3 private and comfortable apartments, not far out of town, with a lovely swimming pool and garden with spectacular views. The hosts are wonderful, and went out of their way to help us with any problems we had. It was lovely to have a bottle of good local wine, fresh crusty bread and milk waiting for us on arrival. Sarnano is a lovely old village, with friendly people and all facilities we needed. It is a good base to explore one of Italy's most scenic provinces. The hosts have a fantastic website with lots of information, and the apartment had heaps of written itinaries and suggestions, all of them good. I will never forget dining in the garden every evening, and watching as it turned dark for the dancing fireflys. Absolute peace and tranquility.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet,scenic location,kind hosts
Liked least: Having to leave !
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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rich a
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stunning Apartment set in beautiful grounds, with pool overlooking the Sibillini in the mountains”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Great apartment, with all one needs for a family holiday. Views were outstanding of the Sibillini mountains and rural countryside. Plenty of spots to relax and eat around thge apartment, even though we mainly chose our private balcony to relax on. The pool was stunning and had chairs and parasols for the guests. The owners were friendly and incredibly helpful, loaning us 2 fab bikes for our stay! They were around most days but very discrete and made us all feel at home. A wonderful holiday!

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Liked best: Location and the the fanatstic pool and grounds
Liked least: It was very hot and fans would help at night...saying that one of oiur children was sick and the owners lent us a fan when we asked.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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