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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Wake up to a simply breathtaking view from our sunny terrace over Italian hilltop towns, olive trees, miles of virgin forest and distant mountain peaks.

In a tranquil setting in the foothills of the Majella Mountains, Casa della Meridiana is a comfortable and fully-equipped holiday retreat and sleeps up to 8.

If you are looking for somewhere different for your walking or family holiday in Italy, this could be the place for you. We are in the beautiful and undiscovered Abruzzo region between mountains and sea, well placed for exploring the dramatic scenery of the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Coast.

The house is the right size for families, couples, artists and writers, touring or walking groups and is also a great venue for a birthday, anniversary or family reunion. For winter sports enthusiasts, Abruzzo offers affordable skiing, snowboarding and off-piste skiing all within easy reach. And with the sea just a short drive away, you could ski in the morning and

Wake up to a simply breathtaking view from our sunny terrace over Italian hilltop towns, olive trees, miles of virgin forest and distant mountain peaks.

In a tranquil setting in the foothills of the Majella Mountains, Casa della Meridiana is a comfortable and fully-equipped holiday retreat and sleeps up to 8.

If you are looking for somewhere different for your walking or family holiday in Italy, this could be the place for you. We are in the beautiful and undiscovered Abruzzo region between mountains and sea, well placed for exploring the dramatic scenery of the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Coast.

The house is the right size for families, couples, artists and writers, touring or walking groups and is also a great venue for a birthday, anniversary or family reunion. For winter sports enthusiasts, Abruzzo offers affordable skiing, snowboarding and off-piste skiing all within easy reach. And with the sea just a short drive away, you could ski in the morning and go to the beach in the afternoon.

We have three double bedrooms, three sunny patios, a new garden and outside dining area. Our huge terrace overlooks the unspoiled Aventino valley, with forests and mountains, miles of open country, and charming hilltop villages just minutes away.

Casa della Meridiana has been recently repainted and upgraded with a new garden terrace and barbecue area, free wifi and Italian digital television. We are proud of our well-equipped house and its family kitchen (additional items such as extra kitchen equipment, walking guides and art equipment is available to borrow). Shops and local services are 4.5 km away. Casa della Meridiana is fully earthquake-proofed.

Further details indoors

Free broadband Wifi throughout. The comfortable living room is equipped with Italian TV (50 channels), a music centre, DVD player, books, DVDs and games for visitors’ use. The well-equipped kitchen is provided with a good range of basic facilities, fridge-freezer, microwave and a bread maker, and further cooking equipment is available to borrow on request. All three spacious bedrooms are on the first floor with mountain or valley views, fans and insect screens. There is an ‘open plan’ first floor study area/spare bedroom with work desk, bookshelves, and sofa bed. The bathroom has shower, WC, H/C sink and bidet.

Further details outdoors

The house is detached in its own grounds of about half an acre with olive trees and a small orchard of fruit and nut trees (cherry, plum, apples, apricot and walnut). There is a garden terrace with barbecue and several different patio areas for outside eating. This is a country property well away from main roads or traffic. Only two other properties in the immediate area are permanently occupied and our nearest neighbours are located a short distance down a cobbled lane. There is private parking for up to three cars and access to the house is by a fairly steep driveway and eight steps - no wheelchair access.

The Abruzzo region

The mountainous Abruzzo region is not much explored by tourists,. About half the region is protected National Park, and home to protected species including the Marsican Bear, wolves, and mountain deer. To the east are miles of protected Adriatic coastline.

Civitella Messer Raimondo

Whilst its location is peaceful, the villa is far from isolated. The nearest village is eight minutes away by car. The beach is 35 minutes away, the ski resort of Roccaraso just 40 mins, Pescara 60 mins and Rome about 3 hours.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Maximum occupancy: 8 people.

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About the owner

Michael D
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Calendar updated::
10 Oct 2016
Years listed:
5
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United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian


This House has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 May 2011. Located in Civitella Messer Raimondo, it has 11 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £250 to £500.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Oct 2016.

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“Lovely retreat in the mountains”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2013

We spent a lovely week at Casa della Meridiana. All the information and help before travelling was excellent, and when we got there - rather later than planned - the local agent was very helpful in getting us sorted out. The house is very well arranged for coping with the heat (it was late July and very hot), as it remains cool inside with plenty of beds and sofas for afternoon snoozing, and we enjoyed eating outside on the shady terrace. There is plenty to do locally - we'd especially recommend the whitewater rafting just five minutes away - and you have your pick of 3 villages within ten minutes drive, all of them charming and great for sitting with a drink and watching the world go by, but also well equipped with all the basics such as supermarkets and cashpoints. We spent a week and had plenty to do each day without having to drive longer than 40 minutes - trips to other local towns with markets, churches, castles and ancient remains, and plenty of lovely cafes and restaurants. Given the heat we didn't go for very long walks or climbs, but at other times of year it would be great to head up into the mountains that provide a spectacular backdrop to the whole area.

“An idyllic stay in the Abruzzo mountains.”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2013

We spent 2 weeks at Cassa della Meridiana and it was an excellent base to explore the Aventino valley. The view from the terrace was famtastic with kites soaring overhead. Wild boars visited every evening to feast on mulberries by the back door. The house was well situated and well equipped. Plenty to see and do in the area. Good local produce and places to eat. Very friendly area. We will be back..

“Spring holidays in Casa della Meridiana”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2013

We spent one week in Casa della Meridiana. The house is situating in perfect place at the end of little village and it is very private. There is amazing views around the valley with olive trees and mountains. The house is big enough for six people (with two teenagers and grandmother) with well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and log fire. The house was very warm, it can be use for holidays around the year. We made day trips to Pescara, Chieti, Sulmona, Vasto, Montenerodomo Archeological Park, to the Adriatic Sea and Roccascalegna town and castle ( it was the most picturesque what I have ever seen). We made picnics near the house under the olive trees. It was great to be in warm place with green grass and spring flowers, whwn at home still is snow.

“lovely views on the edge of Majella mountains”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2012

Casa della Meridiana is located in a tiny hamlet tucked away on the hillside below the Eastern edge of the mountains. It is well appointed with 2 outdoor terraces with amazing views across the valley. The immediate surrounding area is a little rough and ready with a stony driveway up to the house, with parking under the olive trees growing in the area below the house. The location is a great base from which to drive west to the coast or east round to accessible mountain valleys and numerous beautiful towns en-route. Many of our drives took about an hour to get to a variety of places. Local town Fara St Martino has a lovely pizzeria and this is also a start point for the nearest walk into the mountain via an amazing gorge.

“Spacious, bright and airy with a fantastic view!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2012

Our stay was wonderful, the house is very spacious with large bedrooms and a beautiful terrace! The kitchen is large and great for cooking and the portico with large table is great for eating all day :) and night! The house has fantastic views and is very quit and serene...Would definitely stay again!

“Beautiful surroundings - relaxing and enjoyable ... beach days, cultural visits, good local food.”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2011

We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday which was fun and enjoyable with enough to do for both the adults and children on our holiday. Casa della Meridiana is set in beautiful, mountainous surroundings only accessible by car. Situated practically on its own but within 10 to 15 minute drive to nearest towns. The house was large enough for our holiday group of seven. Children enjoyed playing in 12 foot paddling pool whilst adults 'chilled out' in shaded verandah or on upper sun terrace. We all enjoyed lido (10 mins away) and beautiful beaches along Trabocchi Coast. Various cultural places and points of interest to visit such as deserted Medieval Town, Roman ruins, cable car ride and vist to caves (all 10-30 mins drive). Owner provides an invaluable, detailed guide regarding the house and its surroundings ... local walks, places to visit, restaurants, markets and supermarkets. Letting company and locals all helpful and friendly. One hour drive from Pescara Airport .. be prepared for drive up mountains on winding roads but rewarded with picturesque views and surroundings.

“Outstanding scenery and tranquillity”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

We spent a lovely week at the beginning of May at the Casa della Meridiana. The house is spacious and comfortable and very well-equipped and the views outstanding. We enjoyed sunbathing on the terrace and sketching the beautiful scenery and spent several days just relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquillity. The nearby town of Lama dei Peligni is attractive with a good supermarket, several bars and a good basic pizzeria. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding villages and found the local Italians both friendly and helpful. Having visited Italy several times in the past it was refreshing to find the area much cheaper than Tuscany and comparatively unspoilt by tourism. Abruzzo is a gem!

“Well appointed accommodation with good access to some great walks”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

Arriving at the property from Pescara airport was fairly straight forward. The bedrooms were clean and spacious and the kitchen well equiped. The balcony afforded great views. There are no shops within walking distance so this needs to be considered but there are two villages a short drive away with bars, restaurants and shops. These do not provide rocking nightlift if that is what you are looking for but are pleasant. A 45min. drive will provide access to a few towns with very good restaurants, markets and interesting architecture. There are good walks directly from the property but truely stunning walking is available within a 45 min. drive. The weather in November was sunny and ideal for walking but not really hot enough to merit a trip to the beach for a swim but this would be an additional attraction during the summer months. Clear information regarding walks, shops, restaurants etc was provided.

“Absolutely beautiful - highly recommended”

Reviewed 17 May 2011

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic stay at Casa della Meridiana last summer. The house and surrounding countryside were beautiful and perfect for walking or simply spending a lazy afternoon enjoying local cuisine and red wine on the terrace. The traditional style house was very comfortable with a lovely open feel. The olive trees in the garden and mountain views made it a perfect escape. I would recommend this area and particularly this house to anyone thinking of booking! I'll certainly be reserving my place for this summer!

“A rural Italian idyll.”

Reviewed 16 May 2011

"What a great holiday we had in Casa della Meridiana. The house is a wonderful mixture of tranquil and relaxing whilst having all the useful mod-cons that make for a real holiday! We have had fabulous beach days; a comprehensive tour of local markets; caves & lido plus several floppy days here in Casa della Meridiana, reading; making home-made pizza; listening to children contented in the paddling pool and enjoying the fabulous vistas. ALL the children have loved it as well as the adults." Thanks,

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