Source: Casa Colognola: The House
I honestly was very tempted to keep this little paradise to myself! But at the same time, it’s too beautiful not to share and it will be the perfect summer retreat for you and your family next summer.
It’s a superb house for 6 people (plus babycot) located in the quiet and well-preserved Italian countryside of “Le Marche”, 30 minutes from the Adriatic coast. Paola and her husband purchased it 8 years ago and have done a careful work of restoration and design.
Paola, the Casa Colognola owner, has thought of many special touches
I had a lovely conversation with Paola who gave me lots of extra information. After talking to her, I believe those are the extras that differentiate their house from others:
- family-friendly: there is a baby cot but also the outdoor pool has child-friendly shallow areas, which are visible from the house and the upstairs bedrooms, so that parents can “monitor” the kids at play;
- there is an outdoor pool AND an indoor plunge pool! The indoor carrara marble pool sits in the double-height living-room, which gives a spectacular sense of openness and light;
- the outdoor kitchen where you can prepare your meal (sink, barbeque, gril) while gazing over the hills;
- fresh ciabatta bread delivered every Wednesday and Saturday;
- Stefania, a local chef, can come and cook a delicious Italian meal;
- fresh flowers from the garden are arranged in the rooms when in season.
Paola’s concept of holidays is really about feeling at home even when not at home and therefore they embrace all kinds of families (kids, pets, elderly people) as long as they maintain a respect for the place.
All you need to know about Casa Colognola
- 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 (Plus a baby cot)
- Rates are:
May 15th to Sep 15th + Dec 15th to Jan 15th: (minimum stay 7nights from Sat to Sat) 430€/night or 3010€/week
Rest of the year: 280€/night (minimum stay 3 nights)
The all-natural-stone house dates back to the XVIII century and was originally a convent. After purchasing it in 2008, Paola and her husband have carefully renovated it keeping all the ancient oak beams, stone walls and hand-made roof “coppi”.