Malatesta Maison is a blissfully beautiful contemporary villa rental with 6 bedrooms in midst of the rolling hills of Le Marche.
How would you describe Borgo Tranquillo in a nutshell?
Borgo Tranquillo is a beautiful hideaway that offers peaceful and tranquil moments in a stunning natural environment. Four holiday apartments and one spacious villa rental well as a club house, spa and pool are available for up to twelve guests at a time. The architecture and design of the estate mix traditional structures with contemporary loft-style interior.
How did the idea of Borgo Tranquillo Design Resort come to life?
Back in London we had everything we wanted except time. Even though we were both very successful in our fields we eventually decided that there should be more to life than hard work and material possessions.
When we came to Italy in 2002 looking for a country property we immediately fell in love with Le Marche and purchased the grounds only one year later. Frank drew up the designs for the entire estate and we then worked with local architects and craftsmen using only local materials. Our first holiday guests came in 2008.
How would you describe the atmosphere at Borgo Tranquillo?
The atmosphere of Borgo Tranquillo is very relaxed. We’ve set up the resort in a way that people can keep to themselves if they want to. It does, however, depend on the guests. Some of our guests are very quiet and then the estate resembles that relaxed and quiet feeling. During high season there are children around, which usually means that our guests interact more with each other.
How would you describe the design of the resort?
We tried to establish a place with clean, clear and uncluttered design, as that is something we’ve always wanted for our own vacation home. We like the idea of providing individual apartments combined with common spaces, such as the club house with the pool, where you can meet up with other guests.
All of the art in the spacious apartments is modern and the furniture is classic in design. From the cutlery in the kitchen to everything else in and around the apartments and the villa, our philosophy is to have only the very best.
What kind of holiday guests do you receive at the resort?
We don’t do weddings here, but we have a lot of honeymooners. Those guests often come back a couple of years later with their babies. In fact, we have guests who have come back every year since we opened up the estate in 2008. In general it is a perfect place to visit with children. It might however not be lively enough for teenagers.
Looking back since you started your new life in Italy, what has been the biggest reward?
Every morning I still wake up not being able to believe how lucky I am to be here. Having lived in the centre of London for 30 years, and my husband never having lived in the countryside, this is such a magical experience for us.
Our biggest reward is having guests return. There’s nothing more rewarding than when you can witness how relaxed our guests are while staying with us. Vacationing here enables them to reconnect with themselves and then later return to their stressful lives with new strength.