Villa Colle di Paolo
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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
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 Blue Flag beaches of the Adriatic are only 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.
In addition to relaxing at the house or eating in the local restaurants there are host of activities and things to do, from hiking, sailing, scuba diving through walks, white water rafting, golf to horse riding. There are also a large number of historic sites to see from abandoned hermitages tucked into the mountain side to castles on the seafront.
|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)|
|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|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|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.
The new kitchen was installed last year and makes cooking a real pleasure - so guests tell me!
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.
There is a TV, DVD player and CD player. Wifi will be available from January 2015
|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.
The pool is 8 x 4 m
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.
if you have any questions please get in touch.
There are lots of activities nearby - including:
1. Golf - there is a course at Miglianico
2. Horse riding - this can be arranged if you require
3. Rock climbing
4. Skiing - there is a small resort 25 minutes from the house - I ski there all winter and was skiing last year on Christmas morning. There are bigger resorts close by - Roccaraso (100k of pistes) is about 1 hr 15 minutes away
5. Hiking - there are extensive trails in the Maiella National Park
6. Cycling - at weekends you will see many cyclists, some along the coast and some brave souls who go up the mountains (2000 m above sea level!)
7. White water rafting
8. Monkey world - tree climbing with a difference in the Maella national park.
In addition to the above activities there are a huge range of historical sites to explore, from hidden hermitages in the mountains through Roman ruins to heaps of ruined castles (forgive the pun). I am happy to provide suggestions as for things to do and see.
The 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.
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11 Nov 2014
"A beautiful house with stunning views that is perfect any holiday"
This holiday home was truly amazing. It sits quietly in the Italian countryside and is conveniently located close to the beach and lake. Having travelled over winter, the house was warm and sheltered … More
2 Sep 2014
"Sorry I used so much fire wood"
Submitting a late review of my time at this villa. First visited for a week in September 12 to enjoy the sun, then celebrated new year 2013/14 and a further week in March 14 skiing the local mount Ros… More
21 Aug 2014
Beautiful land house in the back up area of the abruzzo adria. The pool was very nice and handy, because the way to the sea takes about an hour.… More
1 Aug 2014
We LOVED the villa!! The building structure and details are spectacular. The people in San Martino were extremely kind and helpful despite the language barrier (especially Silvio from the small bed an… More
14 Oct 2013
"Lovely relaxing escape :)"
We stayed here June 2012, had to put November as the dates didn't go back long enough. I forgot to write the review. Better late than never eh. My family, my partner, aunt and uncle and I all we… More
12 Sep 2013
"fantastic place! Much room for big group. Great pool."
We were up to 9 adult people. Much room. Very nicely refurbished house with wonderful views on the surrounding hills, with olive trees. The pool is great, good size and well oriented, and cleaned regu… More
26 Jul 2013
"A beautiful peaceful place with lot of good things close by"
We had a splendid happy peaceful two weeks at Villa Paola and hope to return. The house is beautifully built of local stone which keeps it cool in the summer heat, with secure shutters if needed to k… More
16 Jul 2013
"Simply wonderful surprise tucked away in authentic Abruzzo, restored for relaxation!"
A wonderful villa, tastefully restored as a versatile holiday property for groups or extended families. A true home from home experience made it very easy to get straight on with enjoying yourself, wi… More
5 Sep 2012
"Beautifully restored Authentic Italian Farmhouse in heart of Abruzzo"
Villa Paolo was a wonderful experience for us. The farmhouse has been redone beautifully and was extremely comfortable and spacious. We had everything we needed plus the pool was great for the kids.… More
7 Aug 2012
"Everything exceeded our high expectations"
Indeed we had at fantastic week in your house. Normally when you buy a product that you have only seen on pictures, you expect a little less than what you saw - but this is not the case with Villa Pao… More
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