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Sunset over the pool
Elegantly fenced pool for safety
Monte Conero
Dine under the gazebo
Romantic terrace view
Stunning views from our terraces
Ancient Abbey only 10 minutes away
Gardens in colour
Views from our gardens
Caserma Carina Country House
Lake Fiastra January 2009
Mogliano festival
Caserma Carina's views of the mountains
Wine tasting
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Mogliano, Province of Macerata, Marche

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Trevor S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Idyllic and welcoming.”
Reviewed 30 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

A glorious view over the rolling hills of the marche. Peace and quiet other than the calling of the cicadas. Comfortable accommodation is spacious and well equipped including air con in the lounge. More important than any of that is the hospitality and genuine welcome of expat hosts Lesley and Dean whose local knowledge and easy manner make staying here a delight.

Town shops are 2 minutes away by car; longer if you walk though in high summer that will be a sweaty walk.
We have taken in the delights of Ascoli Piceno and Assisi, both only an hour and a half away by car. There is more to see. Our first break here is unlikely to be our last.

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Management Response
20 Sep 2018
Thank you Trevor for such a great review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and are thrilled you enjoyed your week with us. Marche certainly is a delightful region of Italy and has so much to offer. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
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Phil H
1 review
“Just as good second time around”
Reviewed 21 July 2018 for a stay in August 2017

The second time we’ve visited, on this occasion with two kids (6 and 2). Great value for money and honestly can’t recommend it highly enough. Dean and Lesley were fantastic hosts, the accommodation and grounds are terrific and there’s loads to do round about if you make the effort to explore. We nipped over to Perugia for the day and found plenty else going on locally. Hoping to return for a third time next summer.

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Management Response
20 Sep 2018
Thanks Phil for reviewing your stay with us in 2017. It was great to see you all again and especially meeting your new addition! The most rewarding part of running CC is knowing that our guests have had a great holiday so thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We're looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
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NCKEssex
Essex
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Back Again!”
Reviewed 20 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We love Caserma Carina, from the moment we arrive to the moment we leave we have such a wonderful time.
We’re always made so welcome by Lesley, Dean and Grace, and it’s always so clean and well cared for. The apartments are spotless and the gardens and pool area are exceptionally maintained to Dean & Lesley’s very high standards.
A trip to the local Artisan leather workshop is a must if you like handbags or even just the smell of leather. This year he made me 2 beautiful leather guitar straps, based on one a left with him just a few days earlier. Amazing!!
We usually challenge ourselves to find a new restaurant in the locality to try and this year we discovered Casa Azzurra in Loro Piceno. Great fish and veggie based menu, a tad more expensive than some other places but well worth it.
Another first for us this year and a must for anyone who likes and values the eccentric is a visit to Peppe Cotto, the mad butcher of Loro Piceno. If I describe the experience you’d wouldn’t believe me so just go and see for yourself.
This was our 9th stay at Caserma Carina in the past 10 years. We will definitely be returning.

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Management Response
21 Jul 2018
What can I say, you've been holidaying with us for 10 years now and we look forward to you returning each year. You're practically part of the furniture now and we always know there will be plenty of laughter during your stay. Take care both, until the next holiday.
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gmhawthor...
Wicklow, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Perfection”
Reviewed 16 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

This was our third visit to Caserma Carina. Dean, Lesley and Grace go out of their way to make you feel welcome and part of their family. It's the type of place you want to tell everybody about but equally keep it to yourself as well. The accommodation is first class, the gardens and pool are looked after almost on an hourly basis. The views are breathtaking and the proximity to Mogliano (which has everything you need) is fantastic. On this visit I took ill on the flight over and when we arrived Lesley accompanied me to the A & E and stayed with me, acting as translator, until early the next morning. It is really like coming home to really good friends. My husband and myself cannot recommend Caserma Carina highly enough. Thank you Dean, Lesley and Grace for everything you did to make our holiday special. We will be back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2018
Thank you for such a great review. It's also like having friends visiting when you're here and we thoroughly enjoy your company. Keep in touch and we look forward to your next holiday with us.
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woodleadh...
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Returning to Caserma Carina just underlines the magic of this place.”
Reviewed 5 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We have just spent our fourth holiday at Caserma Carina. The quality and high standards of the accommodation and glorious surrounding gardens and panoramic views have been maintained and are as wonderful as we remember them. Dean and Lesley work assiduously to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of their guests.
Restaurant recommendations and bookings are undertaken with the minimum of fuss. Advice is always forthcoming as to interesting places to visit. Dean is always willing to study a map with you and, using his excellent local knowledge, assist with routes, short cuts, places to park etc. We visited three fantastic new places this year, all at Dean’s instigation, and found them all so interesting with stunning piazzas and architecture. Mogliano itself is a gem. We climbed around all the narrow little side streets this year and they are so attractive with flower filled courtyards and beautiful old houses.
We ate simple but excellent meals at the local restaurants where you cannot fault the quality of the food or the warm hospitality of the owners and staff.
All in all this a gorgeous place to have an interesting, very comfortable and relaxing holiday. Le Marche is a fascinating, unspoilt area and you are in a real, untouristy part of Italy.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We're so pleased after 4 visits you're not tiring of this beautiful region and Caserma Carina. It was lovely to see you both again and we shall look forward to catching up again soon.
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GandH2012
Cheam, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect holiday”
Reviewed 1 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We were lucky to spend a week at Caserma Carina at the beginning of June with our two children aged 2 and 4. I wasn't expecting a particularly relaxing holiday (given the age and lively nature of our children!), however this very special place makes it possible.

It was perfect for our young family, with a beautiful pool which is looked after meticulously and covered every evening, meaning it was warm enough for our 2 year old who doesn't like cold water! The pool inflatables kept our 4 year old entertained for hours.

The grounds are lovely, the views over the surrounding countryside are stunning and parents can relax given the very quiet location and the gated pool.

The apartment (Girasole) was had everything we needed to make life easy with young children, including brilliant shutters which tricked them into sleeping in every morning!

Being in La Marche means you will avoid the tourist crowds (and prices) in Tuscany and Umbria - it's amazing how quiet the lovely old hilltop towns are. The house is perfectly situated for a day trip to the mountains and the beach, both trips were fantastic and were really memorable. It's also an easy walk into town with a some great restaurants, superb gelateria and a good pizza place in the play park.

Lesley, Dean and Grace (and Marley the dog!) were the perfect hosts, and have done a wonderful job creating such a special place - we don't normally visit the same place twice, but we will be back, and are convincing our friends that they should visit too.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2018
Thank you for our wonderful review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Caserma Carina and our beautiful Marche region. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and hopefully we'll see you again soon.
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Sarah B
1 review
“Don’t think twice - not just for families!”
Reviewed 27 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Well, I’m not exactly sure where to start as there are so many wonderful things to say about Caserma Carina and of course the MacMorran family.

I was looking for a longer stay somewhere and the first place that came up for family friendly places to stay in Italy was Caserma Carina. After a couple of emails and a phone call we were booked in with ease and confidence that everything was going to flow perfectly and I’d made a great choice.

First of all, if you’re a family with young children and need things like hand blenders, toys, high chairs and babysitting - this is absolutely the place to go. Caserma Carina is equip for all of your needs as well as having a gated pool and a safe area to run around and play. There was no request to big or small for Lesley and Dean - they were so accomodating and always around if you have questions.

The surrounding area is beautiful and there’s plenty to explore. Because we had the two babies we spent a lot of time walking up to see the animals up the driveway (horses, sheep and goats) and then would walk into the village where the locals are very friendly to your children and are incredibly helpful and kind.

The wine in this region is wonderful and truly inexpensive. Lesley and dean also have a conveniently located wine fridge full of exceptional wine from a local vineyard which saved us on many nights!!

Lesley and Deans knowledge of the area is endless and there are plenty of day trips to take from Mogliano (seaside, mountains etc). I will say to that the roads are quieter than in the busier more touristy areas which made a huge difference.

So for anyone considering a visit that doesn’t have small kids to entertain, it’s still perfect. During our stay we had our friends visit from Barcelona and they went off exploring vineyards, restaurants and wine shops then we would bbq in the evening. There’s also beautiful hikes, mountain drives, spas, outlet shopping and of course endless restaurants to experience.

I cannot say enough about Caserma Carina, I feel as though my review doesn’t do it justice. Asides from all of the accomodating, helping and being wonderful hosts the best thing about Lesley, Dean and Grace (their fabulous daughter)is that they are brilliant people and we laughed all the time. It was like visiting close friends. This is why after our first four weeks, we went back to the UK and then came back for another two weeks!

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Management Response
21 Jul 2018
Dear Sarah, you and your family are officially the longest staying guests in one go - 6 weeks! Caserma Carina felt quite strange after you'd left us and it was like saying goodbye to close friends the day you left. We're so pleased you had a great holiday and I know we'll see you again at some point in the future, even if we visit you all in HK! Best of luck with your new life.
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