A wonderful Christmas! Sarah and Mark excellent hosts. Apartment so comfortable and cosy. Christmas Festivities in the area well worth a visit. Thanks so much for a wonderful break.
GT DECEMBER 2008
Such a lovely cosy place for us to stay - thank you! We've been really comfortable & we love the area!!
C & E JANUARY 2009
I really liked the animal houses and Rusty and Jessy were really cute and Mark and Sarah were really kind. P.S Alice and Jerry's eggs were really nice!
I FEBRUARY 2009
And your place is beautiful! I don't remember being on such a busy holiday - skiing and house hunting & lots of playing in LOTS of snow. Thank you for all your help and support.
D & P FEBRUARY 2009
I had a wonderful time. I liked Rusty and Jess and Alice and Jerry too! P.S. Sarah and Mark were very nice.
J FEBRUARY 2009
Another wonderful week - this valley is so pretty in spring. Loved being able to eat outside & enjoy the company of Jess & Rusty (& the hens!). Thank you very much Sarah and Mark for your hospitality.
E & C & Family APRIL 2009
Another lovely holiday - lots to see around the lovely countryside & enjoyable meals in the various pizza houses etc.
Never tire of this area - wonderful! Many thanks to Sarah and Mark for a really enjoyable stay.
GY UK APRIL 2009
3rd visit so far. This truly is the most beautiful area in Europe, so many interesting places to visit. Wonderful countryside with views to gladden any eye & with exciting villages.
Thank you to Mark & Sarah who are very knowledgable about not only the area but restaurants & pizzarias.
BF UK APRIL 2009
We have had a really wonderful stay here in your lovely, comfortable & well equipped house & your hospitality with fresh eggs, bread & lemon cake. We have made many to places from the mountains to the coast, but it has always been wonderful to return "home" being welcomed by the dogs & to enjoy the quiet & nice place you have here. Many thanks.
MG SWEEDEN MAY 2009
Thank you for an amazing week's holiday! Great hosts! Had such a lovely break and amazing weather & your pool made it all special. Very sad to leave but have lots of happy memories.
L & F UK MAY 2009
Lovely place, wonderful hosts, great weather & amazing views. We had a great holiday here in Italy. Thank you! Extra thanks for the excelent lemon cake & special thanks for Rusty for taking care of us.
P & J & S & J & R FINLAND JUNE 2009
Thank you for the most relaxing holiday in years. We had a wonderful time & you are wonderful hosts.
H & A & H & S UK JUNE 2009
Thank you for a lovely stay. All the little extra touches really made a difference - bath robes, shower gels, candles, home-grown olive oil and best of all Mark's home-made cake. Diet? What diet?
O & S UK JUNE 2009
Thanks for a wonderful and relaxing holiday - this truly is an amazing place you have here. Many thanks for the excellent chokolat cake and thanks to Rusty for also taking care of us
MM DENMARK JULY 2009
A great apartment. Amazing scenery. Relaxing & peaceful.
C & D & B & O GERMANY July 2009
A real home from home, apart from the weather which is magical here. Thank you for a super holiday where we could really ask for nothing. Thanks too for making D's 6th Birthday extra special. His cake made a wonderful breakfast! 10/10
Y & K & D & S UK AUGUST 2009
A really lovely place. One is sure, we will come back next year.
D & L & V & T GERMANY AUGUST 2009
Thank you Mark & Sarah for a wonderful & relaxing holiday in your beautiful property. The night 'sounds' have been amazing & the little 'earthquake' was an experience! We would love to return!
A & S UK SEPTEMBER 2009
Lovely! Peaceful & relaxing. Far away enough to let your hair down, near enough to get great pizza & pasta! Love the garden & autumn leaves... can't wait to return again & again....
UK SEPTEMBER 2009
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
Fantastic apartment - so well stocked! Thanks so much for all the information and recommendations - everywhere we went to was just as described. Wish we could stay longer - we'll be back as soon as possible! Thank you again x L & M UK APRIL 2011
It is an absolutely fantastic villa in an idyllic location . The recommendations you provided we great and helped us out a lot. Thanks for everything - wish we were staying longer. Will definitely come bak as there is still lots to see. Thanks so much. L & K UK APRIL 2011
What a lovely place in a wonderful location. First time in this area - won't be the last! Alfresco breakfast and evening relaxing. Thank you Mark and Sarah for helping to make our stay so enjoyable. Recommendations on places to visit, eat and shop were spot on. PS Rusty you'r a sweetie. Wish I could take you with me, E x M & E UK MAY 2011
Thank you Sarah and Mark for welcoming us to The Hideaway. We have had a good and relaxing time. All places you recommended were as you said, ice cream delicious, good pasta, great wine. We would definately recommend to all our friends. Thank you - great placfe to stay. P.S Jam and cakes were delicious. P & J UK MAY 2011
Wonderful hosts and a beautiful, tranquil location, what more could you ask for? Great weather I guess - and we had that too despite more foreboding forecasts when we looked from home. Le Marche is a fantastic part of the world and we are delighted to have found a new great place to stay while we are here.
Thank you Sarah & Mark, Rusty & Jessie for this carefree holiday in Le Marche. The Hideaway rocks! Grazie mille xxx R & H UK MAY 2011
Danke fur die Einladung - wir haben alle eine wunderschone Zeit mit Euch! 3 Tage sind nicht genug fur dieses wunderbaren Platz. We'll be back! S & W & E & T & L AUSTRIA MAY 2011
Thank you both for introducing us to this lovely area and being such wonderful hosts. Our three days here were very enjoyable but too short! Back for a longer stay one day. R & A UK JUNE 2011
Wonderful accommodation - really comfortable with everything thought of for a relaxing stay. Thanks for such a warm welcome after a long journey, a great start to our holiday. C (aged 4) has loved running around all this space and lizard spotting too. (not to mention searching out the fairy houses - thanks Mark!). A beautiful area to stay in and the books and maps helped us find our feet and the best ice cream places too! D & H & C & V UK JUNE 2011
Thank you for your great hospitality. We have had a wonderful time and have seen a lot of the beautiful Sibillini mountains. Also thank you so much for my delicious birthday cake. We'll stay in touch. K & F NORWAY JUNE 2011
Thank you for everything Sarah and Mark! What an amazing, beautiful place. We could stay longer!!!! What a warm welcome, the place is complete. Everything in the kitchen. It's cosy and nicely decorated. We like the surroundings, the walks, the ice creams in Amandola!! Thanks again for your hospitality and advice and suggestions. P & J UK JUNE 2011
Dear Sarah and Mark, what a wonderful place you have created!!! We enjoyed your lovely garden (including the fireflies and the Milky Way by night), the wonderful apartment ( you really thought of absolutely everything!) and your warm welcome (esp the muffins and the jam - yummie). We will recommend!
2 new suggestions for restaurants: 'il Spuntino' (after a hike in the mountains) and 'i Due Notari' in Ascoli Piceno (!!!) M & A GERMANY JULY 2011
We had a really lovely relaxing stay. Thank you so much for the warm hospitality, gorgeous muffins and jams and useful recommendations. All the little thoughtful touches were really appreciated too. A really great place to relax and unwind an dgreat hosts. Thanks. D & L IRELAND JULY 2011
Incredible view, the sweetest hospitality ever: Thank you Sarah and Mark for your lovely apartments, your delicious muffins and jams, but before all these things for your way to do hospitality; advices! With your own map we visited all the interesting places near here in Le Marche! Grazie di cuore. D & A & G ITALIA JULY 2011
Dear Sarah and Mark, thank you for the warm welcome and your hospitality all days @ The Hideaway! It's so peaceful, lovely and beautiful at your place we're "afraid" we have to come back. Mille grazie T & S HOLLAND JULY 2011
Dear Sarah and Mark, we felt at home immediately by your welcome and the very nice apartment 'Valley View'. This was the most complete house/ kitchen we have ever seen. We enjoyed our stay a lot, a hidden paradise in this unspoilt, authentic part of Italy. Mille grazie!! J & E & T & J HOLLAND JULY 2011
I really liked staying here, there is so much to do and see! We will definitely come back! Thank you so much for the cakes and muffins! Sarah and Mark are the best! They are so kind nad helpful and the book that they made is very accurate (Do not miss the gorge!!!). They have thought of everything. The views are AMAZING and the pool is cold but really convenient for a hot day. Rusty and Jessie are very good and gentle. We had the pleasure of playing with them. Thank you SOOO MUCH for an AWSOME HOLIDAY!!! E UK AUGUST 2011
I really liked staying here because I liked playing with Jessie the dog. I will really miss the house when we go! Thanks you Mark and Sarah for a lovely holiday!!! x AUGUST 2011
Rusty was so soft. I loved stroking him because he was so cute and Jess was crazy to play with C xxx UK AUGUST 2011
Really like what you have done here, great place! Loved it. Just the place to relax and enjoy the countyside S & J UK AUGUST 2011
Lecker Muffins and lecker Marmelade and lecker Brot = Superleckers Fruhstuck Liebe Gastgeber and schone Gegeund = Wir werden es vermissen. Danke Schoooooon S & J GERMANY AUGUST 2011
Abbiamo solo 4 giorni in questo bello paradiso!! Grazie per la vostra accogliente ospitita (e per l' abbousloute colazione!!!)A & A & M ITALIA AUGUST 2011
We had a fantastic time an unexpectedly beautiful region, well worth exploring and re-exploring, and returning to our lovely apartment. The warm welcome made it perfect, we particulary appreciated the home-made maps and suggestions in the little brown book. Highlights for us: the Gola dell' Infernaccio (be careful - arrive early on peak days, many local people come, so carpark is full, but not many "brave" the walk): the stables at Lago di San Ruffino with great horseriding lessons for our kids (enough English spoken). The surprising proximity of the sea - San Benedetto is fun and exclusively Italian; Ascoli Piceno and the surrounding countryside: spectacular walks and drives (return from San Benedetto > Acquaviva, Offida, Castignano - really superb). Great shame to be going, but, like everyone else, plenty of vows to return R & P & L & S BELGIUM AUGUST 2011
Thank you to Mark and Sarah for an absolutely fantastic week here at The HIdeaway! We loved all the recommendations in the red folder and the little book - it made our relaxing week even more relaxing as we got to explore the best of the area without having to consult the guide book each day! We really appreciated the personal touches that made this place so special, from the recommendations to the homemade cakes (and pancakes!). We'll be back! L & D UK AUGUST 2011
We had a great holiday! Thank you so much for making our stay so peaceful & relaxing! You have made a wonderful home here, thank you for sharing it with us....Some wonderful touches such as the wine, fruit, veg & yummy cakes. Thank you again Mark and Sarah, hope to see you again. L & A & I ITALY AUGUST 2011
Thank you Mark & Sarah for your wonderful hospitality & breakfasts! We have had a lovely time here & wish we could stay longer. This is a fantastic area & all your recomendations were great - the walking book extreamly useful! We hope to come back some day to enjoy all the walks we didn't habve time to do. The Hideaway is the perfect spot to come back to at the end of the day. All the best & many thanks again. J & B UK AUGUST 2011