House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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

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.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, Solarium or roof terrace
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Fossacessia Marina 35 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pescara 70 km, Nearest railway: Pescara 70 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.