Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Collina is a lovely country house in the middle of rural Abruzzo which we have renovated and extended. It is set in 1/2 acre of olive grove and fruit trees with wonderful views of surrounding countryside and the Maiella mountains. It is the ideal location to relax and unwind with a glass of local wine and a meal outside. It provides an inspirational setting for creative pastimes. Yet we have free wi-fi for those that want or need to keep in touch with others for business or pleasure.
For days out there are many activities to choose from with something to suit everyone.........
COAST and SEASIDE - the nearest beaches are 20 minutes drive away with many miles of beautiful and varied coastline to explore. There are water sports and sailing around Pescara as well as lots of beach activities and many bars and restaurants.
GOLF - Miglianico golf course (one of only two full sized courses in Abruzzo) is only 10 minutes away. It has a restaurant, pool and cart hire
UNSPOILT NATURE and OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - the huge National Parks include the mountain ranges of the Maiella and Grand Sasso which are excellent for hiking, walking and climbing. In winter the local ski resort of Passo Lanciano is 30 minutes drive away and provides skiing for all abilities.
And we have not even mentioned the ART and CULTURE of Abruzzo including its museums, churches and fascinating hilltop villages to visit and last but not least the fabulous Italian FOOD and WINE!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Francavilla al Mare 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 28 km, Nearest railway: Pescara 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is self contained, spacious and spread over 2 floors. We have solar water heating and gas central heating for winter. In the older parts of the house the walls are very thick which helps keep it cool in summer. Living accommodation is on the ground floor with access to all outside areas. There are 3 double bedrooms sleeping 6 and a large luxury bathroom on the upper level.
The apartment can accommodate a maximum of 8 people with a double bed settee in the Living Room.
We can offer as an alternative a guest room on the ground floor with double bed settee and an en suite shower room at an additional cost of £25 per visit.
|Further details outdoors|
One bedroom has its own balcony and the optional guest room on the ground floor provides direct access to a large shaded terrace - ideal for evening drinks or a meal al fresco.
There is a large sunny terrace across the front of the house with sun loungers, large umbrella and chairs. Or you can relax in the cooler evening air with a book, a glass of chilled local wine, or conversation over a meal. The terraces and garden around the house are level and accessible to all guests. The remainder of the land with olive and fruit trees slopes down the valley side. Our neighbours surround us with their vineyards and olive trees.
The spacious first floor terrace has spectacular views of the mountains and is shared with the owners, where you can relax over a drink and a meal.
There is ample secure parking within the property.
You are very welcome to pick our fruit when in season!
Complimentary bottles of a local red and white wine will welcome our guests as well as a bottle of our own olive oil
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Abruzzo is described as 'The garden of Europe. A land of parks, the green lungs of central Italy. A protected paradise of beaches, hills, woods and mountains just waiting to be seen.'
We are ideally placed for you to enjoy and explore all these aspects of this unspoilt region on Italy
The climate is hot and sunny in summer, warm in spring and autumn. Winter sees snow on the mountains but milder temperatures at lower levels.
Cultural and religious festivals abound throughout the region at different times of the year. There are local markets and regular arts, music, folk and food festivals.
The beautiful Adriatic sea and many miles of coastal beaches are a short drive away, where you can spend a leisurely day relaxing or maybe try your hand at sailing, windsurfing or beach sports. The blue flag beaches are clean and safe for children. You also have a wide choice of bars, cafes and restaurants.
Chieti has for centuries been one of the most important towns in Abruzzo. Imposing religious buildings include the cathedral Church of San Guistino and the Palazzo of the Diocesan Seminary. The beautiful Maruccino theatre runs music and operatic seasons.
There are two museums in Chieti exploring the regions ancient history and culture as a well as a gallery of modern art. In Pescara there are further museums focussing on the media and modern art.
Fascinating ancient hilltop towns and villages can be explored throughout the region including nearby Ripa Teatina where the famous Italian champion boxer Rocky Marciano was born.
Vacri is a typical small hilltop village with a range of shops, chemist, bank, post office, bar, cafes and pizzeria
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6 Jul 2012
"A little bit of Heaven."
Surely this is what Heaven will be. The stay at Casa Collina marked our eleventh trip to Italy, and we have entered it in the diary as one of our finest holidays. The perfectly appointed and immaculate house offers a setting of comfort, relaxation, and moments of unparalleled peace under the olive trees; with the glorious seashore and the mountains only short distances away, the location provides something for everyone. James and Madeleine Hill have seen to every detail and have left no stone unturned in making their guests feel welcomed in this amazingly updated two-hundred-year old house. We city dwellers, so accustomed to the hustle and fast-paced whirlwind routine, were enchanted by the crow of roosters in the morning, the smell of new mown hay, and the unspoiled atmosphere of life in rural Italy. The three weeks at Casa Collina passed far too quickly. We only hope that Heaven will be as grand. Susan and David Fixler, Dallas, Texas, USA
19 Jun 2012
We stayed in this clean and comfortable apartment for a week. Our stay was a complete bliss. I would get up early in the morning and bask in the sun reading my book under the olive tree listening to the birds. Breakfast in the shade enjoying the fresh local fruit and cheeses. Then set off to explore the mountains and the little villages. James and Madeline were very helpful giving tips and advise. I was sad to leave and return to London. We will stay in Casa Collina again.
28 Apr 2012
"This fabulous home was a joy to stay in and the views were spectacular !"
Casa Collina is a wonderful home located in a peaceful setting with incredible views of the mountains and surrounding hill sides, We stayed for a month and enjoyed every minute of it ! The home is immaculate and is equipped with everything that any one might need to make their stay comfortable. The home is well cared for and everything works so well, the bathroom has all new fixtures and a great shower . The bedrooms are comfortable and cozy. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you might want to cook great Italian meals ! Dinning on the patio with breathtaking views of the mountains makes for an unforgettable experience. The back yard is filled with beautiful olive trees and you can enjoy to just sit and relax the day away. We had a wonderful time there and will return again !! Thanks so much again for all of your hospitality !! Jim and Jai
11 Oct 2011
"Superb apartment in a fantastic area"
We had a fantastic holiday with the family and couldnt rate the area high enough. So much to do with the family if you enjoy the beach, mountains, walking, architecture and the relaxed Italian culture.
The apartment is very spacious with all the facilities you need! It was extremely hot whilst we were there and the only trouble we had was to keep cool enough at night. James and madeleine lent us a fan but for that time of year when the region is historically one of the warmest, maybe another fan or two would have made it a little more comfortable! That really was the only slight negative as they really could not have been more helpful and with fantastic panoramic views from the house, vineyards and such short distance to airport, lots of beaches & stunning mountains we really couldn't complain!! We would definitely go back and we still miss it now!! Just remember your mosquito repellant for the warm evenings sitting on the balcony or at the beautiful piazza in Vacri! Highly reccommended!
26 Jul 2011
"Wonderful home close to everything you could ever need"
I stayed here with my five-member family in July of 2011. The property itself is beautiful, with olive and fruit trees growing in abundance. The home is comfortable, very clean, and has beautiful view… More
27 Jun 2011
"Tranquility in comfortable yet stylish surroundings in the mountains"
We found this lovely farmhouse on Trip Advisor when looking for a place to stay near our home town in Abruzzo. I travelled with my husband, my mum and my brother to visit family and to spend a relaxin… More
31 May 2011
"Heaven in Abruzzo"
Would you like to wake up in a villa surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, with views of quaint farms and, not too far away, the stunning snow-capped Maiella mountains? Does an easy fifteen-minute… More
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