The main part of the house, located on the ground floor, contains a large living room with a big plasma screen, satellite TV and DVD player. There is an adjoining kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Although the upstairs is part of the house, it can be used as a self contained flat. It has 3 more bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite. Two of the bedrooms have large double beds, whilst the third bedroom contains two queen sized beds. This floor can be reached by an internal staircase but it also has its own external steps and entrance. This floor also contains its own large kitchen and balcony overlooking the mountains. Outside there is a sheltered barbecue area overlooking the swimming pool. The house is surrounded by it's own olive grove standing in 20 acres.
With 5 bedrooms the house sleeps 12 comfortably. It is newly renovated with furnishings of the highest standard, and the bedrooms are all spacious with new beds and mattresses.
The ground floor of the property is suitable for wheel chairs with wide doorways to the bathrooms, kitchen etc. There are no steps or obstacles on this floor and although there are steps down to the pool area, these can be circumnavigated.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silvi and Pineto|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 30 km, Nearest railway: Pescara 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house has been furnished to the highest standard as it was originally intended to be a permanent home for the owner. Sofas and beds are extremely comfortable and the living area allows the whole group to eat and socialise in a large area. Just outside the living room is a covered area with an open fire place for cooking or just to light if the evenings get cool.
|Further details outdoors|
Two downstairs terraces overlooking mountains, one upstairs. Barbecues, one permanent and undercover. Plenty of sunbathing terraces, either around the pool or up by the house. Sunloungers etc. The garden and pool is looked after by an English couple.
The beautiful sandy beaches of Pineto and Silvi are about a 30 minute drive away.
There is an excellent golf course 50 minutes drive away.
There are 3 ski resorts, the nearest being 50 minutes drive away. The largest being the resort of Rocarasso, 1.5 hours drive.
Just 20 mins away from my house there is the Gran Sasso National Park. This national park is one of the largest protected areas in Europe. The show-piece is the massif of Gran Sasso, which dominates the surrounding landscape. The king of Apennines rises vertically on the immense pastures of Campo Imperatore, which is a small Tibet. On the east side, from Teramo, there is the majestic 'Paretone' which is a part of the central Adriatic landscape. It is the kingdom of perennial snow, rocks and wind.
On the north the profile of Monti della Laga chain, where thousands of migratory birds stop on the shores of Lake Campotosto.This part is completely covered by woods of beeches, firs, turkey oaks and chestnuts. There are over 200 kilometres of horse tracks which can be used to visit it.
There are many species of wildlife inhabited in the park, such as Abruzzo Chamois, wolf, roe deer, stag, wildcat, wild boar, foxes and squirrels. Birds as a golden eagle, the goshawk and the peregrine.
There are many species of wildlife inhabited in the park, such as Abruzzo Chamois, wolf, roe deer, stag, wildcat, wild boar, foxes and squirrels. Birds as a golden eagle, the goshawk and the peregrine. There is an excellent golf course 50 minutes drive away.
Penne is full of all kind of shops, pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, café, a pizzeria, Banks, post office. The Piazza Duca da Penne holds a market every Saturday morning. There are also several small museums to visit (The Archaeological Museum 'G.B. Leopardi' of Penne. The Municipal Diocesan Museum of Penne and The Naturalistic Museum 'Nicola De Leone' of Penne). There is a park with children's play equipment, and also indoor/outdoor swimming pool just on the edge of the town. A number of artistic-artisan workshops are active in the town, with the production of Pennesi majolica earthenware's, serigraph prints, embroideries, traditional weaving, jewellery, wrought iron and copper work and fine cabinet making. Penne also represents a point of access to the Gran Sasso National Park through the Lake of Penne, a protected area WWF oasis. This oasis includes a centre for environmental education, a nature trail with observation huts, animal first-aid centre, artisan workshop, botanical garden, naturalistic museum, two aquariums and a centre where otters are bred.