Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Situated just 7 min walk from the sleepy village of Serramonacesca right on the edge of the National Park (della Majella) this converted farmhouse offers tranquility and escapism. Relax on the large south facing terrace with the sun all day and take in the amazing views, walk through our olive grove down to a small river on the edge of our property and through the surrounding countryside. There is much to do just a short drive away, during both the Summer and Winter, from the wonderful sandy Italian beeches on the Adriatic, relax in the natural hot springs in the hills or go skiiing in the mountains. Sleeps 7 comfortably but can take up to 13 if both Poolhouse and Log Cabin (hired separately) is used. The farmhouse is not just a "Buy to Let" but has been furnished as our house to retire to in a few years

We have two log cabins, the Poolhouse that can be used as an "emergency" bedroom (with shower and washbasin) to the farm, and a larger Log Cabin on extremity of our land giving complete privacy both to people in the farmhouse and also the cabin. The cabin has a separate bathroom, kitchen and cathedral lounge with a 2m terrace, The bedroom (sleeps 2-4) is in apex of roof. The Log Cabin enjoys astounding views of village and surrounding mountains. Not possible to park car adjacent to cabin, requires a short walk up a hill. Log Cabin available to rent separately for large groups & is not included in pricing. All details on website here relate to the farmhouse only.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Pescara 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pescara 30 km, Nearest railway: Chieti 27 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 3 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Located behind large iron gates (soon to be electric) and at the end of a 100m illuminated private drive, this stunning farmhouse/cottage provides home-from-home comforts. The stone walls are nearly 1 metre thick making the house warm in winter and cool in the summer. The large 12m tiled south facing terrace is ideal for barbecues, sunbathing and relaxing with a cold drink. and under the 4m gazebo, enjoy an idealic lunch or diner The farmhouse is entered through a large "Open Room" equipped with a very large Italian antique table (seats 8), sideboard and tiled slate floor. The large kitchen/diner is well equipped with all modern amenities with fantastic views through the door to the patio and surrounding mountains and village of Serramonacesca. The comfortable lounge has a large log fire, natural stone walls, leather sofas, sky satellite 32" LCD television and high quality 5.1 threatre system - even a Karaoke and keyboard for a good sing a long. Two large double bedrooms on the first floor (with washbasins) with separate bathroom.Main bedroom has a sofa bed. The third bedroom on the ground floor has 2 single beds and a separate bathroom. Computer for games etc. The large (12 Metre) outdoor solar heated pool is just finished with electrically operated solar cover. By the end of 2007 two log cabins were built, one completely self contained (bed, kitchen, bathroom and lounge areas (normally not rented). This is heated by solid wood stove. The other cabin is by the pool for changing, showers, toilet etc. but also has two single beds. There is also a very comfortable "bed in bag" double bed. All bed linen and towels included.

Further details outdoors

The house is totally secluded just 7 min. from the sleepy village of Serramonacesca. The house, facing South (so sun all day) is situated in nearly 4 acres with 200 olive trees, walnut, fig and pear trees. There is a choice of several outside eating areas with tables and chairs and off the kitchen is a large pergola with vines growing. If the sun does get too hot then the large Open Room offers further choice with some beautiful Italian antique furniture. The very small river at the extremity of our land is good for fishing - according to the locals. One of the many places to eat, the very large terrace (12x6 m) is equipped with a gazebo and large round table with six chairs, swing seat and several hammocks. The log cabin by the pool has a small bathroom with toilet (not connected) and can sleep an extra 2 singles and only 20m from the main house, if extra bedroom facilities required - although this is a Poolhouse not a bedroom!

Further details

2013 prices held for 2014 for early bookings.

350 Euros booking/security deposit reqd. immediately

Full rental paid 3 months before arrival.

Welcome Instructions and Tourist information leafets in house

The Abruzzo region

Serramonacesca is roughly on the same latitude as Rome, so has good weather all year round, but by end of September when the sun goes down, the air gets a little chilly as we are about 900 ft up. When people think of Italy they often think of Toscana (Tuscany) but few have discovered the amazing, rugged countryside of Abruzzo - round every corner or mountain is a different terrain. Some of the best views in Italy - in my view much better than Tuscany, and the sandy beaches of the Adriaticare fantastic - and safe..


Serramoncesca is ideally situated for the weather, for totally quiet holidays (here) or the night life (Pescara, Chieti etc. only a few minutes by car), for walking/bike holidays, for beach holidays for skiing holidays or just relax in our spacious grounds or on the terrace, good for both summer and winter (not the terrace!) holidays. The nearby mountain is 2700 metres and this region was a extra practise area for the recent Turin (Torino) winter Olympics. Chair lift open in summer as well as winter. There are two local restaurants very good, very cheap. Two people can eat in the La Cascina for 22 euros - that includes the wine and water! And if you fancy a visit to Rome - it is only 1.5 hours by car - so a good day trip if you leave early!

Our house is situated right on the edge of the National Park. There are numerous picturesque villages around. From our land one can walk along the river to the sea at Pescara (if you are feeling really energetic!) but 10 minutes walk from Serramonacesa is a leafy glade where one can walk alongside a small river with some wonderful small waterfalls - and in the summer one can even get wet under them!! Lovely for picnics. Serramonacesca has two well equipped village shops, two bars , a doctor and pharmacy.. A car is really necessary, but a bus leaves the village every hour for surrounding areas. About 30 minute drive is a superb gorge one can walk through (providing you have a head for heights) again with magnificent views. Tennis is available together with basketball/netball/5aside football pitch