About the home
Casa d'Olive is situated on one floor which takes advantage of the views over the surrounding countryside. With patios to front and rear and terraces around three sides of the house, the outside space is as much a part of the house as when you enter the front door. The outdoor dining table and chairs and sun parasol are perfect for a traditional pasta, salad and wine meal. During September sit and watch the grapes being taken to the local cantina for processing. The front door opens into a large hall with open fireplace that leads to the bathroom, bedrooms, lounge and kitchen dining area.
Equipped with modern kitchen and featuring traditional beamed ceilings and open fireplace and traditional tiles. The house is well equipped for a family holiday. The hall leads to the onyx tiled shower room and the king size and twin bedrooms. There is access from both bedrooms to the balconies and terraces and the breathtaking views.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Le morge, casalbordino lido, torino di sangro lido, 4km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The house is tiled throughout with restored stone walls and beamed ceilings. Windows are double glazed and shuttered and there are doors to the balconies and terraces from the living room and bedrooms. The kitchen is well equipped and ideally situated for easy access to the front terrace. Dining facilities for 6 people with well stocked crockery and cutlery.
Picnic facilities (cold boxes, blankets, picnic sets) available for use. A good stock of music and English films and Italian TV with BBC World news and other English channels. All rooms have central heating but this will not be needed from April to October. Combi gas boiler heats the water on demand. Comfortable beds with good quality linen and towels provided.
Further details outdoors:
The house is surrounded on three sides by its own grounds and the third side is the local country lane giving access to Cavone community and to the local villages of Torino di Sangro and Villa Fonsina.
There is a lovely walk around the grounds which include about 40 olive trees, fig, pomegranate, lemon, orange, bamboo, peach and a shady pine tree walk. At the bottom of the land is a small stream. Next to the land is a vineyard and olive groves and further on is a rare meditteranean wood. Car Parking on our own land is available for up to 4 cars. There are various flowering plants and herbs growing in the grounds.
The prices given are for 4. Additional costs to cover additional linen and utilities are chargeable for occupancy of more than 4.
The Marche / Abruzzo / Abruzzo region
Not familiar with Abruzzo? Neither was I until a few years ago, now we love this part of Italy. From April to October the climate is better than that of August in England. We have the beaches to ourselves in the weeks except in July & August when the Italians migrate to the beach. The local area is a wine and olive producing region with a number of local cantinas selling wine and olive oil from the tap. The local red wine is the renowned Montepulciano and the lesser known but equally drinkable Trebbiano white wine. Try also the local 'Pecorino' white wine and the rose.
The area has some of the finest fish restaurants where even none fish eaters will come away satisfied. Torino di Sangro is well located for beautiful beaches and the mountains of Abruzzo. Explore the local villages for history in abundance and enjoy our recommendations for visits which you will find in the house on arrival.
Abruzzo is an amazing place which you can easily fall in love with. It has 3 national parks and a wide variety of things to do and see. From November to April you can ski at the nearby Passo Lanciano and other ski resorts such as Roccarasso which holds world cup and olympic events and has swimming, ice-skating, bowling too. In summer there is the traditional beach holiday with blue flag sandy beaches close by at le morge and Casalbordino lido. If you are in to cycling the Giro has passed by the house in May of 2006 and the route invariably passes near by. If rowing is your thing the nearby Lake Bomba hosts international rowing events and offers lessons and boat hire.
If you love nature trails the nearby nature reserves and coastal walks and the National Parks offer a lot to take your interest.
A trip along the 'trabocchi coast' is a must to see the many trabocchi which are unique to this area. They are intricate, precarious wooden fishing piers where a unique fishing approach is taken by lowering nets into the water and scooping up the catch by use of pulleys. The beach of St Vito in Chietino is the best one to view 3 of these structures and to enjoy a fantastic fish lunch in the open air.
The Torino di Sangro / Comune de Cavone area
Torino di Sangro is the nearest village 2 km away and the comune of Cavone comes within its area. This is a thriving village with bars, restaurants, shops, bank, school and many typical local festivals throughout the year. Other nearby villages include Villa Fonsina 3km and Casalbordino 5km. The local beaches are very easily accessible only 4km from the house via a local road which joins the main road to the coast and the whole experience is relaxing and hastle free. Walking, cycling, sight-seeing, eating and promenading along the beaches and through the villages is the order of the day. Lots too for children who are adored by the Abruzzesse.
The local turtle reserve has well signposted walks which can be combined with a visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery and a visit to Fossacessia Lido which is a nice place to stop for lunch and watch the world promendade by. The best ice cream parlours can be found here at the beach.
Travel to the local towns of Lanciano and Vasto for more extensive shopping and leisure activities, including a water park at Vasto which opens late June to late September and bowling alleys, hotels, many bars and cafes and swimming pools. In the mountains there are a range of activities including white water rafting, canooing, skiing, snowboarding. The national parks of Abruzzo are renowned for the wildlife and beauty.
Rome is only 2 hours away and the road is a pleasure to drive. The village itself has three churches which are well worth a visit and if you do venture on Sunday morning you will see the village at its busiest with a small market on the main street and everybody out about their business.
How to get there
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Fly from London Stansted with Ryanair to Pescara on a 2 hour flight for low fares.
From the North of England, fly from Liverpool to Rimini and enjoy a journey down the Adriatic coast. A favourite stop off point is Sirolo near to Loreto in Marche.
Car Hire available at Hertz, Avis or Eurocar at Pescara Airport, but best deals are sometimes found through Holiday Autos or Europcar.
It is a 35 minute journey from Pescara airport to the house on the Autostrada exiting at Val di Sangro
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Alternatively you can fly to Rome from most airports and enjoy the 2 and a half hour drive over the mountains from Lazio to Abruzzo. The road is quiete and spectacular a real pleasure to drive.
You could drive all the way and take in some spectacular scenery which will take 2 days with a stop off in Switzerland. The trains in Italy are really reliable and comfy and you can book on line at Trenitalia
Activities near Torino di Sangro
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 389||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||1 Jul 13||15 Sep 13||£ 473||£ 69||£ 69||1 Week|
|Autumn 2013||15 Sep 13||1 Dec 13||£ 389||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A service charge of £50 per week is added to the price to cover cleaning, changeover, electricity, gas, water, bedding, towels and tea towels and a small welcome pack of local produce.
***Rates held for a fourth year***
Special discounts for longer stays, 10% on the second week, 15% on the third week, 20% on the fourth week.
Rates can be given in Euros and will be calculated at current exchange rates.
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