Cassetta della Susana
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The house is of traditional build with the typical Abruzzo vaulted ceilings and marble tiled flooring and offers a comfortable welcoming base from which to explore Abruzzo and surrounding regions. You will be staying in the heart of a thriving agricultural village and within a stones throw of local amenities. At the top of the road is a breathtaking walk around the town wall to the old village centre where the local bars and restaurants will make you more than welcome. Fish restaurants are a speciality by the coast which is 4 kms away, they serve amazing fish dishes at really low prices. You can relax or eat out on the terrace which has views to the sea and is a lovely retreat if you tire of the beach and sightseeing.
Within 15 minutes drive are the larger towns of Lanciano to the North and Vasto to the South. The village is easily found having access to the Adriatic motorway which is about 6 minutes drive away.
The area is agricultural with a huge variety of crops including of course olive oil and wine.
This house is currently for sale and we are offering a special offer for those interested in combining a holiday with viewing the property. We will give a full refund of the house rental and flights for anyone who views the house and subsequently purchases the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Le Morge 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pescara 40 km, Nearest railway: Fossacessia and Torino di Sangro 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house has been restored and re-furnished during 2005 with a comfortable living room and a well stocked and equipped kitchen/dining room. New furniture throughout and extremely comfortable beds. Good quality linen and towels provided. Outdoor dining on the sun terrace or on the front patio. The house has the traditional Italian shutters to keep the house cooler in summer. There are a stock of CDs and DVDs and a number of games to play. There is a BBQ on the roof terrace and the kitchen is well equipped for family cooking. There is a good sized fridge and freezer and washing machine. For winter the house is central heated but this is very rarely needed from May to November. For winter there are duvets and good quality linen and towels. In summer only sheets will be needed. Each room has fans for the summer months.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment is the first floor of a two storey house and the entrance door opens to the staircase and hall.
There is a courtyard at the front of the house with a small lemon tree and sitting area.
The balcony has views over the valley to the sea and gives access to the sun terrace at the side of the house. The terrace is accessed from the living room and has table and chairs, parasol and sun-loungers so that you can enjoy al fresco dining or just relax.
On-road parking is available immediately in front of the house. The back of the house faces on to a small piece of land where the typical crops of tomatoes, peppers and herbs are grown and harvested. You can walk to the village around the village wall which has spectacular views.
Smoking is not permitted in the house and pets are by arrangement.
The Abruzzo region
Not familiar with Abruzzo? Neither was I until 3 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 late June, July, August and early September when the Italians migrate to the beach. August is the busiest and hottest time of the year and the whole of Italy is on holiday.
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 and the Cerusalo is the Rose made from the Montepulciano grape.
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. 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 passes by in May, 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. In summer a trip to the mountains for a picnic and walk is a way of cooling down and there are a miriad of villages to discover each with their own speciality crafts.
Torino di Sangro
Torino di Sangro is a thriving village with bars, restaurants, shops, bank, school and many typical local festivals throughout the year. The local beaches are very easily accessible 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.
Travel to the local towns of Lanciano and Vasto for more extensive shopping and leisure activities, including a water park at Vasto 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. There are a number of beautiful villages and towns to explore and trips to Guardiagrele to see the iron making skills and to Pretoro for their wood crafts are a must. Roccascalenga is another must see castle.
For the children there is the Vasto water park which is a great day out and there is a good train service if you wish to explore Pescara, Rome or further south in Italy. There are boat trips in summer from Vasto to the Tremeti islands which are great for diving or just fun to visit.
There are caves and hermitages to seek out and in the national park there is climbing, hiking and water sports to enjoy. The local fauna and flora are worth a visit just for themselves particularly in April and May. September marks the start of the wine harvest and October/November is the Olive picking season. Let me know if you would like to get involved. From November to March the mountains open their ski resorts and there are a number to choose from, all of which are within 1-2 hours by car. If golf is your thing then you could travel to Francavilla al Mare for the nearest course or there are others nearer to L'Aquila the regions capital.
Abruzzo has a number of museums worth visiting, particularly in Pescara and Chieti and of course there are places of pilgramage due to miracles which have occurred at Lanciano and Casal Bordino locally. At Fossacessia there is a 14th century abbey which is well worth the visit.
Rome is only 2 hours away and the road is a pleasure to drive.
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