House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This beautifully restored Italian country house sits in its own plot enjoying wonderful views of the countryside. It is ideally located for both the beach and the mountains.

The Adriatic sea is 20 minutes by car and the mountains of the Maiella national park, where you can ski are 15 minutes away.

The house offers all that you will need for a wonderfully relaxing holiday, it is tranquil and is not overlooked or bordered by any other house, all you will hear are birds singing and rustling of the olive trees. It enjoys not only a panoramic view but the sun from sunrise to sunset, perfect for those who just want to sit out on one of the two terraces and relax with a glass or two of the local Montepulciano wine.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Francavilla al Mare 28 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pescara 35 km, Nearest railway: Pescara Centrale 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house has been fully and recently refurbished in a sympathetic manner, with much exposed stone.

it is light and breezy with high ceilings and antique terracotta tiles.

A new kitchen is being put in November 2013 ready for next year.

The rooms have been designed simply but comfortably with four poster double beds and new mattresses.

One of the double bedrooms is en-suite.

There are two fire places, one in the lounge and one in the kitchen and two bread ovens.

A new stone kitchen is being installed and will be in place by the beginning of February.

There is a TV, DVD player and CD player.

Further details outdoors

There are two terraces and a private large garden with olive trees. On the terrace there is a an outdoor oven for cooking/bread making and a big umbrella and a hammock.

The property is rented without a pool in the winter.

In April 2011 it will be rented with an 8 x 4 swimming pool.

Further details

The property has just been restored to a high standard

All bookings will receive a complimentary pack to help you settle in, including all the necessities (milk, coffee, tea etc) as well as a bottle of Proseco, which will be waiting for you on ice.

For more details and photos see the Villa Paola website at and read my blog about the house and area.

The Marche/Abruzzo region

Abruzzo is a beautiful region often overlooked by tourists. It has spectacular mountains, sea, natural scenery, medieval castles and villages, monasteries, and Roman ruins. Two-thirds of the Abruzzo's land is mountainous with the rest being hills and coast. A third of the region is designated as national or regional parkland.

Bordering regions are the Marche to the north, Lazio to the west, Molise to the south, and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Climate: long hot summers with lots of snow in winter. Closer skiing to Rome. Ski resort 10 km from house


There are wide range of things to see and do locally for both those looking for a quiet relaxing holiday and those looking for something a bit more sporty.

Horse riding can be arranged locally. Please contact us for details.

The area is ideal for mountain biking and hiking. Again contact for further details.

The property borders on the Maiella national park where you will find stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife including wolves, bears and owls amongst others.

The area is full of small mountainous villages each with their own festivals, traditions, customs and even their own dialect. Email for further details.

It is an ecologically pure region.

The house is ideally located for both the beach and the mountains. You could be skiing in the morning and swimming in the Adriatic in the afternoon (at least in Spring).

There are range of things to do from, depending on the season, skiing, swimming, in both lakes and the sea, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, watersports, hiking, bird watching, mushroom picking, fishing and if you have any energy left, eating and sunbathing! Or just go to the village and take a coffee or apertivo with the locals and watch the world go by.

The food is wonderful and inexpensive, with fantastic local wines and olive oils. You can take part in grape and olive picking if you really want to experience the area.

All of the above does not do justice to the warm welcome you will find from the local people.