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“Restful haven”
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Relax in the evening - so peaceful
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Relax in the evening - so peaceful
Your apartment has lots of room and wide open views. A pool with a view
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Relax in the evening - so peaceful
Your apartment has lots of room and wide open views.
A pool with a view
Shall we take a drive out this afternoon or just take it easy and look at the view?
Maybe you fancy apartment Ricci with a spiral staircase?
Your own private garden - would you like lunch here?
One of the things you really want is a good nights sleep
Fancy a swim? or maybe just take it easy and read your magazine
Are you joining us for our free pizza party on Monday?
We think a nice bathroom is so important
Extensive landscaped grounds means there is space for everyone
Get lost in a big big bed!
Sunflowers everywhere in the summer
If there is anything else you need, just ask
Now maybe that is the spot to chill-out this afternoon!
I never get tired of that view!
We have lots of lavender by the steps to the pool
There is everything I need in this kitchen
Each apartment has a  unique feature
What do you fancy for lunch?
Shall we have a game of Bocce on the top lawn?
Not too much around to disturb you
There are always lots of places to sit, relax and look at the view.
Take a trip up to the mountains - spectacular!
Breakfast in bed? -  relax, you deserve it
I wonder what's in that little town over there on the hill? let's ask Bob & Ian
Sit for a while - no need to rush around here!
Lunch in your own private garden.
Lets pick something from the veggie garden for lunch
I want to find a beautiful bay on the Conero today
Lets go for a walk in the grounds
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Francavilla d'Ete, Province of Fermo, Marche

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GoAndrew
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Restful haven”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We were delighted to finally visit Casal dei Fichi, which has come to us highly recommended, and to meet the owners Bob & Ian. This is a wonderful place to stay, even with the rare spell of bad weather we had during our stay it was easy to appreciate what a lovely location it isin. The apartments are fully equipped with all that you need for an enjoyable stay and the pool refreshingly large enough to actually swim in (rather than just cool off in). Pizza night was fun and very filling! Enjoy!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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kadanka
Wurzburg, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Casal dei Fichi exceeded our expectations in every way.”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed with Bob and Ian for 2 weeks, it was just wonderful. After about 10 minutes there we already felt at home, thanks to a warm welcome from both Bob and Ian and the dogs.
Everything about Casal dei Fichi is exceptional. The view, the apartment, the home laid, collect-your-own eggs, the hand picked vegetables from the garden, the fantastic help and attention you get from Bob and Ian and the tranquility.
Our children loved the pizza party Bob and Ian host every week and were very pleased to be so welcome.
The area has a lot to offer. Many beautiful old towns are in driving distance and Bob and Ian know the area very well.
Both Casal dei Fichi and the area are still off the beaten track and are a true gem.
We will most certainly come back and see how these very cute kittens are growing up- and to read another book under a tree in the wonderful garden!

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Liked best: Feeling at home. The hosts, the animals, the pizza party and the hand picked veg.
Liked least: Leaving again, mountain roads in the area
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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travmoRut...
rutland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay No 2”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Made my second visit to Casal dei Fichi recently. I first visited a few years ago, it was a lovely place to visit then and is even better now. Hosts Bob & Ian made me feel right at home once again in this lovely region of Italy, great for eating out, for exploring the rolling landscape and interesting hill top towns and with some good beaches an easy drive away. The apartments are more spacious and more comfortable than I remember and of course very peacefull for that all important good night's sleep. Thank you Bob & Ian for another great visit.

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Liked best: Peacefull & rural location - great place to relax
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Bonnie K
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A home away from home (but much, much nicer)”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This was our first vacation as a family - hubby, me and 7 month old bubba - and it will definitely go down as one of the most memorable. First of all, Bob and Iain made sure that we had all the baby stuff: cot, bath, high chair and a trip to the local supermarket to stock up on baby food.Secondly, the flat we stayed in was a spacious, beautifully decorated 1-bedroom with a fully prepped kitchen, big bathroom, large bedroom (king-sized bed + cot + wardrobes and space to spare!), and generous open plan kitchen and living room. If I could move that flat back to London as-is, I would... It was just that comfortable.

In one week which passed way too quickly, we got a great flavour of Le Marche's treats: spritz and cafe in Mogliano - a quaint little town nearby - two of Le Marche's beaches, and several restaurants which served up some fab seafood and local fayre. The hubby also borrowed one of the mountain bikes to go riding on the hilly landscape, which was easy to do as there was very light traffic.

The Casal itself is beautifully done and well restored. Every detail has been taken care of and Bob & Ian are always around if you need anything. We were lucky to pick cherries and lettuce from their garden and there's always a bottle of their own pressed olive oil and wine from the local vineyard in the flat.

It was so relaxing to wake up every morning to the views of rolling, green countryside lit by the Italian sun. The baby also enjoyed eating outside by the pool and taking his first dip. The highlight of the stay: the weekly pizza party where I made my first wood-oven pizza :0). Apparently, it was yummy :0)

The Casal dei Fichi visit will definitely become an annual one - it really is a home away from home - but with so many more benefits!

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Liked best: Pizza party and the comfy apartment.
Liked least: Should have booked a longer vacay.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JillyD14
Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A perfect holiday in a beautiful place”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This is just the best place in which to relax and unwind. The layout of the lovely apartments is such that you can mix with the other guests as little or as much as you want. They are part of a beautiful old converted farmhouse and sit in a wonderful expansive garden which is tended daily by Bob one of the charming hosts. There is a pool which must boast one of the most glorious views looking out across the surrounding countryside, tended daily by Ian the other charming host. There are two canine hosts which you cannot but adore and kept us company on many an occasion. The local vineyard sells good wine at next to nothing and there are plenty of places to buy food. Bob and Ian have a wealth of knowledge regarding places to eat and visit locally or slightly further afield and are only too happy to assist you in any way to ensure you have a memorable stay. For me it's just the perfect place to spend time away from everyday life at home whether with friends or family.

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Liked best: The whole ambience.
Liked least: Only staying for a week.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jabriuk7
Smailholm, United Kingdom
1 review
“Gorgeous apartment, perfect setting, delightful hosts”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed in a beautiful and comfortable apartment, with everything you could need - and an excellent bed! The location is wonderful - peaceful countryside, great views. The whole area is quiet and unspoiled. The hosts are delightful, very relaxed, happy to help with anything you need, or just leave you alone.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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brendan_s...
Nantes, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Whether it be the fabulous setting, the comfort of the appartments, the conveinience of the facilities, the hosts' warm and friendly yet non intrusive approach, there isn't anything i can actually think of to crititicise (apart from a very child friendly dog who burst my son's football). Would reccomend this place to anyone (families, older couples, friends, young couples, whatever you're hoping for from your holiday I'm sure you'll find it here just as long as it's not the hubub of urban life !)

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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