About the home
As you enter the grounds of Casa Bianca, you encounter an expansive and secluded courtyard, ideal to relax in and soak up the sights and sounds of a traditional farming community. Inside, the property comprises of a spacious lounge, bathroom, office area, providing detailed tourist information, and 2 bedrooms. The well-equipped kitchen is modern and yet the log fire gives it a traditional feel.
The kitchen opens, through French doors, onto an attractive patio area, surrounded by palms and mature trees. As you watch the sun rays stroke the rolling hills, this is a perfect place for outside dining. The 2 acre grounds also include a D.O.C. vineyard, olive grove and fruit orchard. From here, you can admire spectacular views of both the Gran Sasso and Maiella mountain ranges. There is the possibility of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables from the garden, and grape and olive picking.
High speed, wi-fi internet, unlimited access.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Pineto and Pescara, 25km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The kitchen includes a large selection of utensils, including coffee makers, tea pot, corkscrew, plug adaptors, blenders and juicer, plus a TV and DVD player. On arrival, you will receive a welcome pack, which contains a bottle of wine and items for your first evening meal and breakfast the following morning. There is high speed internet, with unlimited access, for up to 9 PCs/devices.
The accommodation is on the ground floor. The south-facing aspect means that the apartment receives a lot of natural sunlight. The family size bedroom has a kingsize and single bed, whilst the second bedroom contains 2 single beds. A cot and playpen are also available. All the floors are tiled. The thick walls and double window shutters allow the property to be cool in summer and warm in winter.
Further details outdoors:
The property and 2 acre grounds are ideally positioned on the edge of a small village, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and farms. It is very private and secluded, yet within easy reach of a wide variety of attractions and past-times.
The grounds include a vineyard (500 montepulciano vines), olive grove (100 trees), vegetable gardens and fruit orchard. In addition, there are many fruit trees on the land, including fig, cherry, pomegranate, orange, persimmon, apricot and loquat.
There is ample parking space for at least 4 cars. There are a selection of garden chairs, sun loungers and outside tables, together with a hammock in the fruit orchard. There is also an outdoor pizza oven.
From the grounds, you can see miles of marvellous countryside, rolling hills and local villages and towns, such as Penne, Loreto and Chieti. In the background, there are fantastic views of the Gran Sasso and Maiella mountain ranges.
The owners live in a separate part of the property and so are available for assistance.
If your visit will include searching for, or purchasing, a property in the area, there are various ways in which we may be able to assist you. Please email us (see 'contact owner' below), or see our website for further details.
PETS VERY WELCOME – we are extremely dog (and other pet) friendly. There is a large area around the property, including a spacious courtyard, with is completely enclosed, with 2 gates and fencing. We have a large garage, which contains a kennel, plus there is another kennel built into the side of the house. We can provide food bowls, dog toys and even doggie treats. We lost our little dog, Stella (a great friend to all our guests), summer 2011, and we would be very happy to share the company of our guests pets.
The Marche / Abruzzo / Abruzzo region
Abruzzo is known as the 'green region of Europe', with over a third of it's surface protected. In the 4 national parks, the uncontaminated landscape goes from excessive to majestic. At 2912m, Corno Grande, in the Gran Sasso range, is the highest of the Abruzzo mountains. There are 17 ski resorts in the region and the slopes are said to be central Italy's finest. The close network of regional and state nature reserves ensure that the natural world of Abruzzo is well-protected and can be enjoyed by sport and nature lovers.
There are 133km of golden beaches, creeks and cliffs, running along a coast lined with pinewoods, dotted with towns and backed by green hills. It is the only stretch of European coastline to have 7 seaside resorts in the same province – Teramo – all awarded the blue flag, for clean bathing water. The wide sandy beaches, shallow water and amenities make it ideal for children. Within an hours drive from Casa Bianca, 'Onda Blu', central Italy's biggest waterpark, provides a full and entertaining day out for all the family.
All in all, Abruzzo has something for everyone: - nature, mountains, beach, gastronomy, art, architecture, local crafts, museums, folklore, sport and above all, DIVERSITY.
In addition to all this, Rome can be reached in about 2 1/2 hours by car. Here, you can experience a spectacular day out, soaking up the culture, history and art, buying designer clothes in the huge array of fantastic shops, or simply enjoying the atmosphere of one of Europe's most cosmopolitan and stylish cities.
The Pescara / Castilenti area
Whatever the season or weather, there is always something to do and see in this area, making it an ALL YEAR ROUND holiday destination. Casa Bianca, in the province of Teramo, sits between the 2 medieval villages of Castilenti and Elice. Local shops, bars, restaurants, a swimming pool and health farm are all within walking distance.
This is a wine region, famous for Montepulciano and Trebbiano wines. After a 5 minute drive, you will reach an award-winning cantina, where you can sample and buy wine made from our vines, as well as the vineyards covering the local hills. In the many local restaurants, you can enjoy freshly prepared, local produce, at fantastic value for money.
Only 20-30 minutes drive away, larger towns are situated, such as Atri, Penne and Loreto Aprutino. All the towns and villages host festivals, where you have the opportunity to sample local wine and food specialities, listen to a diverse variety of music and enjoy spectacular firework displays. The area’s artistic and architectural heritage offers a wide section of precious works of art, castles and churches, spread right across the region.
Atri and Penne are surrounded by nature reserves, including a WWF eduacational centre. The area within and around Penne Lake is home to about 160 species of birds and many types of fish. Within an hour of Casa Bianca, the first of Abruzzo's National Parks can be reached, where Marsicano brown bears, Apennine wolves and chamois all reside. Ski-ing, cross-country ski-ing, canoeing, cycling and hiking can all be enjoyed here.
In the other direction, the long sandy beaches of Pineto and Pescara can be found, 30km from Casa Bianca. Pescara boasts many fine restaurants and shops, as well as the largest tourist harbour on the Adriatic. Daily boat trips depart from here. Windsurfing, fishing, diving and sailing are easily available. Pescara provides good nightlife, including many music festivals. The warm and friendly atmosphere makes it appealing to people of all ages. Pineto is known for the shady pinewoods which separate the beach from the town. It is a modern and fascinating beach area, ideal for those who love the calm of another era.
How to get there
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The nearest airport is Pescara (30km, which is a 40 min drive to Casa Bianca).
The apartment can also be reached from Rome (200km from Casa Bianca) or Ancona (150km from Casa Bianca).
Flights from the UK -
To Pescara: from Stansted, via Ryanair.
To Ancona: from Stansted and Liverpool, via Ryanair.
To Rome: from Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Luton, Stansted and Shannon, via Ryanair.
from Belfast, Bristol, Gatwick and Newcastle, via Easyjet.
Flights from the rest of Europe -
To Pescara: from Barcelona and Frankfurt, via Ryanair.
To Rome: many flights, see www.adr.it for details.
Flights from the USA -
To Pescara: from New York (May – Nov’07), via Eurofly.
To Rome: many flights, see www.adr.it for details.
Car hire is available from Hertz.com., Avis, Europcar, Maggiore, Sixt and Auto Europa at Pescara, Ancona and Rome airports.
Casa Bianca apartment is secluded, yet easily accessible. The driveway leads straight onto a normal road, so you won't have to tackle gravel tracks or long, winding roads into the middle of nowhere.
It is possible to catch a bus from Pescara airport, into Pescara city centre, and then onto Castilenti
Activities near Pescara
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
14 Mar 2012
We stayed at Casa Bianca with our two year old and had a very relaxing time. We wanted to get to know the area and found Tracy and Pete (the owners) extremely friendly and helpful in all ways. The beach is only 25 minutes away and our two year old loved it as the main holiday season was over and so the beaches were deserted but there were still lots of the trampolines and outside toys still there for him to play on. The weather at this time of year was great for a young child. The drive from Rome was easy (we had to fly into Rome rather than Pescara) and we found the property easily from the directions even though there was an enormous rain storm and it was dark!! The apartment is in a perfect location for exploring the villages and near enough to the beach if you want a dip! This is definitely a place to relax in as there are very few things in the immediate vicinity and you definitely need a car. I would definitely recommend this to people who want a basic clean base from which to explore the area and Tracy and Pete are a wealth of information and are always glad to help.
13 Mar 2012
As long as you have a car you could not have a better family holiday.
The accommodation is perfect and has everything you could need.
There is even a great courtyard for sitting out, eating out and playing footaball or tennis.
The wander down to the local village shop gives you the true Itailan experience.
Within an hour you can be in the most amazing mountains in Europe, with no tourism and plenty of hillwalking opportunities, waterfalls, wildlife and snow even in May.
Our boys love it and this will be the 3rd year we have returned.
After a few days in Abruzzo mountains, travel down the coast south for some time at the beaches.
05 Jan 2012
We were looking for a quiet apartment in beautiful Italian countryside with a garden, nice views, good possibility for walks, some historic towns nearby and if possible the sea within easy reach by... more
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|December 2012||1 Dec 12||1 Jan 13||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||2 Nights|
|January - April 2013||1 Jan 13||1 May 13||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||4 Nights|
|May - June 2013||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||4 Nights|
|July - August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||4 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||4 Nights|
|October 2013||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 245||£ 35||£ 35||4 Nights|
|November 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||4 Nights|
|December 2013||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||4 Nights|
|Prices for group size 5|
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|December 2012||1 Dec 12||1 Jan 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||2 Nights|
|January - April 2013||1 Jan 13||1 May 13||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||4 Nights|
|May - June 2013||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||4 Nights|
|July - August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 385||£ 55||£ 55||4 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||4 Nights|
|October 2013||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||4 Nights|
|November 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||4 Nights|
|December 2013||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||4 Nights|
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Rental Rates - 5 persons
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Rental Rates - 2 persons.
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DISCOUNTS available: -
Longer stay bookings - £35 DISCOUNT when 2 weeks booked, £70 DISCOUNT when 3 weeks booked, £105 DISCOUNT when 4 weeks booked.
The price includes - water, electricity, gas, bedlinen & towels (changed weekly), final cleaning and welcome pack.
Preffered method of payment - cheque or credit/debit card.
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