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Casa la Rocca – Home 111983 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Casa la Rocca – Home 111983

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 54 reviews

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Shower room


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

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

It's best to have a car when you are staying at Casa La Rocca as there is not a good bus service to the house and the railway station and stops for the main bus routes are in Sulmona - 4km away. The nearest shops are also in Sulmona. And you will need a car to get to most of the mountain areas. Trains and buses from Sulmona, though, are good and go in all directions. Stuart has developed a number of walking days out that make specific use of rail and bus connections. Cycling around the area is great and you can explore the Val del Gizio on foot directly from the apartment including the walk up to the village of Pettorano which is a lovely thing to do - takes about 90 minutes.

Interaction with guest

We live at Casa La Rocca and will be there during your stay. We are always available for help and advice from when we welcome you until when you leave - weather, walking routes, markets etc... Just occassionally we may be away but we would let you know in advance and usually a friend will be in the house to cover for us. The main house and entrance are on the opposite side of the building so you won't really be aware of us unless you need us or fancy a chat! We have two dogs who love to make friends with our guests.


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Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Stuart H.
Average reply time:
1 hour 59 minutes
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Calendar updated::
02 Apr 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, Italian

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jan 2010. Located in Sulmona, it has 54 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £365 to £395.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Apr 2018.


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Guest reviews

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54 reviews

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“It just can't get any better!!!!”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2016

We have now stayed with Hillary and Stuart 4 years in a row. What more can be said? Their hospitality is beyond compare. The apartment is perfect for a couple or family. The location is ideal to explore the beautiful region. You can walk from the apartment to your hearts content and never be disappointed by the beauty and diversity in the area. We cannot recommend any higher this wonderful apartment to explore Abruzzo.

“Fantastic Holiday”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2013

We came to Abruzzo for the walking and to look at the wild flowers and both exceeded our expectations. It is an unspoilt part of Italy, little English is spoken, so brush up on your Italian before you come! However Stuart and Hilary were there to help (such as booking restaurants), and Stuart also advised us in our walks. Nothing was too much trouble for Stuart and Hilary, and the wine from their own vineyard was excellent!! The apartment was very comfortable and well appointed - the shower was much better than our at home! We ate out on the terrace almost the whole time, sometimes to the sound of the Nightingale. An all round fabulous holiday, highly recommended.

“Perfect location in Abruzzo mountains near Sulmona”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

The mountain views in every direction and the peaceful location made this a perfect place to relax on the terrace of the apartment. We stayed at Casa La Rocca at the beginning of August after spending 5 days on the coast at Villa Turchino. The contrast between beach and mountains worked well. We did less walking than we had planned because of the temperature but found Casa La Rocca perfect for visiting Sulmona, which is really impressive and several hill villages. The welcome and advice on places to visit from the owner were particularly good. We intend to return, probably during a different season, to attempt some of the many walks.

“Beautiful location, very peaceful”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2012

We've just come back from a week at Casa la Rocca and I can safely say it has been one of the most beautiful locations we have stayed in. Very accessible from Rome and to the Adriatic coast. The apartment had everything we needed (very well equpiped with staple groceries and sharp kitchen knives!) Stuart and Hil were wonderful hosts full of information and suggestions on where to go. We will hope to return when our boys are a bit bigger so we can attempt some proper mountain walking.

“Best Italian Holiday Ever”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2011

We're writing this review a little tentatively as one of Abruzzo selling points, in our opinion, is that it does not attract the crowds in the same way other, better known regions of Italy do. It’s utterly astonishing this should be so when you consider how beautiful it is (why are we telling people this??!!!). We frequently holiday in Italy but would rate this one as our best yet, in term of location, variety of things to do, scenery, food, climate etc.. The apartment is set in an ideal location on the outskirts of Sulmona close at hand for mountains, history and, after a bit of a drive, the sea. Our hosts, Stuart and Hilary were everything you'd want, on hand with helpful advice, maps, guide books, even homemade wine and impromptu mountain guiding. We did quite a few walks from Stuart's Walking in Abbruzzo book and would recommend investing in a copy before you go. This went down as one of our all time favourite holidays and if you’re more into the quieter, slower -paced Italy we could not recommend the apartment and Abruzzo highly enough.

“quiet appartment, beautiful valley”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2011

We liked our stay to Casa la Rocca very much; thanks to the nice hosts, good equipped appartment and beautiful area. Sulmona is very authentic and a visit to 'Aquila is certainly recommended.

“A peaceful and relaxing getaway”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2011

We found Casa La Rocca to be a comfortable and well equipped base. That said, we spent most of the time on the terrace. Stuart was very hospitable and helpful - a great host. The mountains provided good walking, and a dramatic backdrop when at the house. A wonderful place to sample something off the beaten track.

“Great insight into a lovely area of Italy”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2011

Well planned and comfortable apartment with fabulous views of the mountains. A relaxed stay was enhanced by the detailed local knowledge of our hosts. It's often difficult to find out about where to walk in Italy but we were able to explore with the confidence of having a good guide book.

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