Amandola, De Marken



Ons Gastenboek en Beoordelingen 2014

Il Nascondiglio, The Hideaway, Amandola, Marken, De Marchen, Italië ,vakantie, appartement, vakantiehuis, zwenbad, gastenboek,

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


Our first time in Le Marche! Beautiful area, nice anti pasti.....! Thank you Sarah & Mark! You have a very special place here in Le Marche! Best wishes, E & B BELGIUM AUGUST 2011


Endlich Sonne und warme, wundervolle natur und gross alte kulturstatten und Architektur -  We are so pleased we found you. A wonderful place of peace, quality of life and great hospitality of Sarah and Mark - Thank you so much!!! S & W & D & K GERMANY AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2011


What a fantastic introduction to what was our first time in Le Marche. Ideal location for the peace and quietwhilst within easy reach of places of interest. Mark and Sarah were the perfect hosts and the accommodation has all the essentials - and more - to make it a complete home from home. Many thanks. T & T UK AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2011


Mark & Sarah - No one could be more welcoming than the two of you (along with your sweet dogs)! Thank you for the perfect hideaway - we have enjoyed every minute and hope to return in June for the flowers in Castelluccio! P.S Amanda and Mike were great hosts in your absence! J & S USA September 2011


Sarah & Mark, thank you so much for all your help and assistance which made all the difference during our first trip to Le Marche. you have thought of everything in the cosy accommodation. How kind of you to make the birthday cake - it was delicious, as was the produce you left us. We also enjoyed meeting your friends at the Abbey concert, which was a lovely thing to do - not forgetting Rusty the showman! We loved this region and hope to be back one day. Kind regards to you both. M & D UK October 2011


Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Your "Hideaway" is a little gem - secluded & calming & beautiful. We hope to be able to return & enjoy the region in more depth another time, all the best B & N & Family, Norway  April 2012


Dear S & M, thank you for the warm welcome when we arrived at The Hideaway for our honeymoon with our little boy. We started on the prosecco & muffins right away & prepared dinner with all the lovely stuff you had ready for us. We had a wonderful week thanks to Sarah's 'Lonely Planet' of Le Marche, which we loved the little notes and drawings. Our top three is: 1. Gola dell' Infernaccio (with a 10 month ld on our back, we didn't do the whole 4 hour walk) 2. Ascoli Piceno & although we made the mistake of going on a Monday morning when everything was closed, neverless it was amazing, 3. Lunch at Osteria del Lago. Congratulations on your Tripadvisor Excellence award, you totally deserve it! Love S & M & M, Netherlands  May 2012


Thank you Mark & Sarah. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at The Hideaway. The house is lovely, very comfortable, equipped with everything we needed & of course the setting is fantastic. The walking in the area was superb with the Sibilla mountain top being the pick of our favourites, but definitely one to leave the fdog at home! Thanks for all the tips in the welcome pack, all the other thoughtful touches (loved the muffins) & your helpfulness with all our questions. Best wishes,  S & V, UK  May 2012


We came to The Hideaway at the end of a three week tour & what a delightful & relaxing end it has been. We loved all the homely touched & your attention to detail. Thank you for sharing this lovely place with us, as well as all the local information. C & J UK June 2012


Again we enjoyed the beautiful area & a lovely stay at the apartment. Excellent place to walk, relax, enjoy & live in. We love your hospitality. It's cosy over here. thanks for all A & E, Netherlands, June 2012


We are so glad we found "The Hideaway" - we love it!!! We had a wonderful & relaxing time here & everywhere we explored. You are both superb hosts & thank you so much for the excellent jams & cup cakes etc. Stargazing was very appreciated & we will also miss your cute dogs. We hope to come back! Thank you. C, P, M & E Sweeden June 2012


We stay in apartments in Italy every year & this was the most comfortable & well equipped ever. Many thanks. It was our first acquaintance with the Sibillini's & after managing 3 summits & 2 gorges (try the Fiastrone which is much more exciting than the Infernaccio). We are hooked! Great cultural visits, Ascoli takes some beating but Tolentino came a close second. Not the best area for Geocaching but managed to bag 6! N & A UK July 2012


What a superb place to spend the holidays! With both mountains & beaches so close by, there are so much to choose from. And we have enjoyed it all. The Hideaway is a beautiful place & Sarah & Mark have been the best hosts. Hope to return one day, thank you. A & A & A & A & H, Norway July 2012


Mark & Sarah, a wonderful stay at The Hideaway. A place to come back as the region is stunning & beautiful. Mark & Sarah - you're great hosts & the apartment is comfortable for a relaxing stay. We enjoyed it for every minute. Thank you for your hospitlity. If Marche is our hoiday destination next year, we'll meet again!!!! P & E Netherlands July 2012


Like we said: we are afraid we are going to have to come back - & so we did. Also this time we enjoyed our stay very much and we had a real kitchen this time. Our tips: Santa Vittoria in Mattinano, Grottamare - Baia Blanca, Macerata & Cappuccino at Bar Flory, Comunanza. Grazie di tutto. Arrivederci T & S Netherlands July 2012


We feel so lucky having found this very beautiful "Hideaway". It's a pitty we have booked only 1 week. Just followed the tips in the booklet & discovered great places. Fantastic hosts! Great places! See ya! (Maybe next year). D & K & N & B Belgium July 2012


Thanks for the beautiful stay. The week was too short to do all the things we wanted to do, so maybe we will come back next year J & E & Children August 2012


After short notice we took a short break to explore Le Marche. Luckily Sarah & Mark had "The Stables" available so here we are! We have had a lovely few days, swam in the sea at Pedaso, the pool here and a mountain lake. This apartment has met all our needs and more. Thank you Sarah & Mark T  & B & Italy August 2012


We immediately felt at home here! Thanks for the very warm welcome, it is much appreciated! J & B & Children  Belgium August 2012


Dear Sarah & Mark, Thank you so much for a wonderful week. You're great hosts! Our second year in The Marches and there is still so much to see! One of our favourites is Castelluccio in Monte Sibillini. Great walking with the children. It must be spectacular in the Spring with all the flowers. Just driving around and visit the little old towns. We'll be back! Thanks! M& M & O & N Netherands August 2012


Lovely stay and warm welcome much appreciated. The terrace was a good place to unwind on the first few days, with wonderful views and then a good place to come back to after visits to towns and stunning mountain scenery. Many thanks. C & R UK August 2012


What can we say? A wonderful warm welcome (wine and cake very much appreciated), wonderful peaceful views, super comfy bed......and the best bit - use of the bbq, herbs and splendid homegrown tomatoes. The book of things to do, see and eat was written with such knowledge and passion for this beautiful area, it bought tears to our eyes. Oh and then there was Rusty! Looking forward to another stay next year in the Spring! K & M, UK August 2012


This place is heaven on earth. Beautiful surroundings and relaxing atmosphere. The facilities are incredible: pool, gazebos, sun loungers, table tennis table - everything ready for use. Home grown tomatoes and herbs were delicious. We recommend the place called Mamma Rosa in Ortezzano - they serve the best pizza in the world. Sarah and  Mark are amazing hosts and have really put their hearts into the business. P & L & A & J & K, Poland & UK August 2012


After already four times in Le Marche, we have never been to this side before. The Hideaway is a beautiful place with very friendly and helpful owners. Mark and Sarah, thanks so much for your hospitality. We will definitely return. The house was very convenient and had all the things we required. Next time we will stay longer than just one week. Regards, G & J & L & T & R and thanks for letting us use your guitar Netherlands August 2012


Dear Sarah and Mark, next time we will spend more than only one week at this wonderful place. Many thanks for the warm welcome after our long travel, for the cupcakes (delicious!!!), for the friendliness, for everything. We really felt at home at Il Nascondiglio. We also enjoyed: eating out at Locanda del Gusto in Comunanza, having ice cream at Gelatoria Antonini in Fermo (great views towards the seaside). Try the brown pistacchio ice cream! As usual in Marche, the beaches between Porto Recanati and Numana. Sarnano and Amandola : how beautiful! T & A & A Germany August 2012


Thanks for the stay. We had a great relaxing time. Sleep in's every day & the joy of quiet. We used all the great herbs & tomatoes as well as the pool. Many thanks for the local "Lonely Planet", the great cooking & weather forecasting service. Hope to see you again here or in Germany, S & F & D & R Germany and New Zealand August 2012


Dear Sarah & Mark, You made it very easy for us to enjoy our stay here!! We found a perfect accommodation and very polite hosts! Thanks for everything and we might be back soon to ruin your garden completely (some of us!) A & A & L & C September 2012


Thank you Sarah & Mark, you've created a lovely "posticirco" here. it's the best equipped and most comfortable accommodation we've ever stayed in. We loved: Your welcome pack and subsequent muffins, your little brown book and maps, the lizzards, Rusty & Jesse, the view from the sitting room, fresh truffles, latte macchiato's, cornetto's, sausages and wild boar, hilltop villages, mountain views, lakes and the and the castle, a lovely spot. PS Amanda looked after us beautifully too! G & N UK September 2012



Abgelegen Luxus - Januar vielleicht nicht der beste Monat im Le Marche, aber das Kinderbett war eine fantastische Entdeckung. In einem abgelegenen Tal von Schönheit, dieser geschmackvoll restaurierte Gebäude bieten ausgezeichnete Unterkunft und einem warmen luxuriösen Urlaub zu Hause.

Die Heizung funktionierte sehr gut und die Betten sind wirklich komfortabel. Schöne Möbel, und ein gut ausgestattetes Küche Selbstversorgung einfach.

Die kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten, wie z.b. auf der Wein und die hausgemachte Marmelade und Olivenöl alle noch zu der Erfahrung bei.

Sarah und Mark sind großzügig und freundliche Gastgeber, und wir haben unseren Aufenthalt wirklich genossen. VR Januar



Wir werden wieder dort sein - Großartige Unterkunft mit einem ausgezeichneten Abschluss macht den Aufenthalt sehr komfortabel. Die Heizung funktionierte großartig, genauso gut weil es ziemlich kalt war. Die Rollläden haben den erlaubt haben super geschlafen jeden Abend. Dieses Hotel bringt friedlich in ein anderes Niveau, das einzige Störung ist die Ferne cockeral oder Hund. Mark & Sarah wirklich Mühe, damit Sie Ihren Urlaub so angenehm wie möglich zu machen. einheimische Produkte (ich hoffe, Sie lassen Fig Marmelade für meinen nächsten Besuch) bei unserer Ankunft scheint die Norm zu sein mit jedem Besucher und es war der Geburtstag meiner Frau während wir dort waren und Sarah freundlicherweise eine Überraschung Geburtstagskuchen für meine Frau. Lassen Sie sich nicht von dem Preis für das warme Hühner im butchers, sie sind köstlich und den Geschmack Hähnchen mag sollte wirklich. Ich hoffe, Sie Urlaub ist so groß wie unseres waren. S + D



Ein wunderschöner Ort und ein toller Ort für die Kinder - Wir landeten, dieser Ort ist für jeden etwas dabei und wir Auswahl von 41 Jahren bis zu 5 Monaten! Der Hideaway ist ein tolles Hotel und die Lage ist toll. Sarah und Mark waren großartige Gastgeber mit Liebe zum Detail und speziell unsere Kinder waren gut um sie gekümmert wird einem TFT wirklich schön Kinderbett (kein reisen!). Für das Baby und unserer 4-jährigen Tochter hatte ihr eigenes Besteck, Teller durch zu ihrer eigenen Duschgel! Der Garten ist super für Kinder zu, viele massig Platz und sehr sicher mit bezaubernden kleinen Türen versteckt im Garten Herr Squirrel, Herr und Freunde! Für Erwachsene), es ist wie ein zweites Zuhause, (außer hat dieses Hotel eine Swimmingpool) und donnerstags Landschaft ist wirklich fantastisch. Es gibt sehr wenig über das Le Marche im Reiseführer, aber es gibt so viel zu sehen und zu tun. Sarah und Mark haben ein toller Führer stellten sie uns zusammen für die Gegend und viele Sachen innerhalb einer halben Stunde fährt. Die Berge ist atemberaubend. atemberaubend jeden Tag unseres zweiwöchigen Aufenthalts. extra goldenen Sternen zu finden für einen Babysitter für uns (die lokalen Englisch Lehrer), so dass wir hatten sogar eine Nacht auf unserer eigenen!!! Kann es noch besser werden dieses??!!!



Ein verstecktes Juwel - Als 8-köpfige Gruppe [ 2 Familien) wir hatten das Apartment und 2 B&Bs. Die Qualität und der Standard dieser gruppiert ist ausgezeichnet - alles war sehr geschmackvoll. Die Liebe zum Detail beschreiben Mark und Sarah Konzept alles, sie ehrlich Leute das Gefühl gegeben, dort willkommen zu sein. Die Umgebung ist atemberaubend und ist ein großartiger Ausgangspunkt, um die Stadt zu erkunden dieses exquisite Teil Italiens - und ein stiller Ort, um zu chillen zurückerstattet. Sie sollten das Frühstück - beide Mark und Sarah backen super Brot und Kuchen. Wir hatten einen super Urlaub in La Marche und freuen uns auf Erkundung dieser außergewöhnlichen Region im Winter und Frühjahr; der Hideaway wieder ganz oben auf unserer Liste.



Having just returned from a wonderful holiday at The Hideaway, Amandola, I feel I must recommend it as a perfect place to relax in the beautiful countryside of Le Marche. The apartment was well equiped - we wanted for nothing - and Sarah & Mark were always on hand to advise us and give us information about the walks, sightseeing and the coastline - which is only a 40 min. drive away. At this spring time of year, the locals were busy ploughing the fields, the blossom was on the trees and everything a picture, green and fresh, but snow still remained on the tops of the mountains. Sarah & Mark also have a wealth of knowledge of where to eat in the area - great recommendations. I recommend it as a quiet relaxing place to stay but with many amenities around, with the true feel of Italy : the Italians are truly friendly people too.  GP UK April 2013


Our second stay and another heavenly stay. Lovely to see Rusty and Jess again, listen to the birdsong and eat wonderful food. We'll be back again very soon. K & M UK May 2013


What fantastic hospitality! Apartment clean and very attractive! Slept like a king. Will definitely recommend. D UK May 2013


What a gem of a place to find - welcomed with wine, jam and carrot cakes and wonderful hosts, Mark and Sarah. Their little book of helpful hints plus map were a treasure and used to great extent in our week. The peace and quiet, birds, the view, the snow on the mountains does not come any better. Thank you. S & B AUSTRALIA 2013









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April 2014 A,H,H,D Germany

Thank you for such a lovely stay! The flat had exactly what we needed for a restful stay away from home. We loved the welcome treats and Henry definitely loved his time with the ‘bow wows’ ! Thank you again!


April 2014 F,A,F Italy

Thank you guys for everything. The apartment is perfect with all we needed! Take care of you and this place. Thank you again.


May 2014 D,U Germany

Nothing much to add to the plenty of nice things already written. Absolutely true! We absolutely enjoyed our holiday and appreciated your place and the lovely area. Thanks for the welcome goodies, the useful little booklet, the sweet red strawberry I had yesterday and give our hello to the magical fireflies when they appear again!


June 2014 Fam B-M Belgium

We  finally discovered this unspoilt part of Italy, and so glad we did! We will keep the best memories of the spectacular nature and surroundings. We had some great food here, but we also enjoyed the barbecues as well – most of them in good company with Jessie and Rusty. Thanks for everything!


June 2014 E,W UK and USA

Dear Sarah and Mark, what an amazing 3 days, can’t believe it feels like a week! You guys have been wonderful, very excited at the prospect of more sitting and looking at the sky watching the pink clouds and the fireflies is my idea of heaven. Thank you for your help and kindness.


July 2014 L,S,S,L Canada

With great hosts like Mark and Sarah, their special little attentions upon our arrival, great tips on where to go, how could our stay be anything but perfect in the wonderful Le Marche region? P.S. As North Americans we also appreciated the thought of providing a toaster! It made us feel at home!


July 2014 J,L,A UK

A perfect place to stay with perfect hosts! Feels like a home from home and almost like you could be the first guests due to the attention to detail and cleanliness of the apartment, the quiet and the views. I have recommended already and will return to this part of Italy again.


August 2014 E,J UK

Sarah and Mark, thank you so much for a wonderful week. ‘The Hideaway’ is an amazing retreat and we will not hesitate to recommend and return!


August 2014 Fam F Netherlands

Sarah and Mark, thanks for your lovely welcome with wine, cake and bread. Our girls loved the pool and we loved the peace and quiet and the cosy rooms. Thanks for a great holiday!


August 2014 Z,O Belgium

Many thanks for such a warm and generous welcome. We really enjoyed our stay – the apartment was  lovely and beautifully designed, the muffins and produce from the garden was delicious and your hints and tips really helped us to make the most of our stay. Highlights included Ascoli Piceno, delicious meals, wine from the cantina in Comunanza and the walk at the Gola dell’ Infernaccio (followed by an excellent lunch at Bar Zocchi in Montemonaco. Thanks!


August 2014 P,C UK

Loved the apartment, the warm welcome, the carrot cake and homemade bread. Your little book of top tips was brilliant. We did most of the suggested walks, the gola dell’ infernaccio was the best one. We’ve had some lovely meals at Lago San Ruffino and Re Artu. We haven’t been to all your ‘Top 10 places not to miss’ so we will have to come back! Thank you for a lovely holiday.


August 2014 A,O,V,V Italy

Sarah e Mark Ottimo soggiorno e accoglienza. Anche se siamo stati 3 giorni sembrava di essere in paradise! Troveremo l’occasione per ritornare!


August 2014 D,A,S,O

We’ve spent a fantastic two weeks here, great apartment, hosts and area – a truly relaxing holiday.


August 2014 V,R Italy

Carissimi Sarah e Mark, Grazie infinite per l’ottimo soggiorno! Il posto e incantevole, tranquillo, relassante e silenzioso! L’accoglienza usuperabile. Vi facciamo i vostri complimenti per quello ehe avete creato, e tanta fortuna per it resto della vita ehe vene! Grazie e a presto!


August 2014 G,G,L,N ita

Cari Sarah e Mark, Abbiamo passato un bellissimo soggiorno anche grazie al vostri consgli! Il posto e bellissimo! Un grazie di cuore per tutto e un caro salute.


August 2014 J,S UK

We’re so impressed by your beautiful ‘Hideaway’, it’s a gorgeous place and we loved ever minute. The care and hospitality you extend to your guests is second to none. La Conca – truly special!


September 2014 A,H UK

Fantastic place to stay! Lovely pretty apartment. Sarah and Mark are fantastic hosts. Our first visit to Italy and we will be back. The ‘Top Tips’ book was so useful. We will miss you.


September 2014 A,M UK

What a beautiful, peaceful magical part of the world. Thank you so much for a memorable holiday. Your little book was indispensible. Hope to return to the area soon. Thank you for such a welcoming visit in such beautiful surroundings. A great first introduction for me to Italy that I won’t forget.


September 2014 A,K UK

Our second and certainly not last visit to the Hideaway. Not only is the apartment and surroundings beautiful, but the holiday is made perfect by Sarah and Mark who cannot do enough. Thank you so much!


September 2014 G,N UK

Just a flying visit for 2 days but what a wonderful place. So relaxing and comfortable. Breakfast was amazing. Thank you Sarah and Mark






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