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Casa Pietra - The Main Farm House

Farm house with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and shared pool in Chieti, Italy

From £716 per week

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Farm house to rent in Chieti, Italy

  • Farm house
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Farm house overview - owner's description

The Casa Pietra estate is set in 1.8 hectares of protected picturesque countryside, yet only 5 minutes from the historic and beautiful town of Atessa in the Abruzzo region known as "the Garden of Itay

Holiday in the beautiful Italian region of Abruzzo the "garden of Italy" and land o f 1000 Castles, staying in an 18th century stone farm house. If you are looking for a brilliant holiday to light up your year, you have come to the right place.
The Abruzzo region is a remote region often overlooked by tourists. It has spectacular natural scenery, medieval castles and villages, monasteries, and Roman ruins. Two-thirds of the Abruzzo's land is mountainous with the rest being hills and coast. A third of the region is designated as national or regional parkland. Bordering regions are the Marche to the north, Lazio to the west, Molise to the south, and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Beaches. Abruzzo’s 129 km long sandy coastline (interrupted in places by pebble beaches) is home to many popular beach resorts. Beaches worth visiting are in Fossacesia and Vasto Marina, on Abruzzo’s southern coast, many of the seaside resorts are considered among the best in Italy. Beaches of Abruzzo are pristine and the waters of the Adriatic are warm. Lifeguards are operative full-time on most italian beaches, during the summer season. It is best to follow posted warning signs and status flags describing the sea's condition on the day you decide to take a swim. Most beaches have corded off bathing areas - pass these at your own risk, as the waters deepen significantly very quickly.

Skiing. Abruzzo has 15 ski resorts with 368 km of runs in 172 different ski tracks, all within a couple of hours drive from Rome. The most popular resorts are Roccaraso, Campo Felice, Campo Imperatore. Located on the highest altitudes of the Apennines, these ski areas are at heights nearly comparable to many resorts in the Alps. Because of their proximity to the Adriatic and winter precipitation patterns, they often have more snow than the Alps. Abruzzo also is popular for cross country skiing, especially on the high plain of Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso as well as the Piana Grande in the Majella.

Hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing and sightseeing. Abruzzo's extensive park system lies within two hours of Rome or less and includes natural beauty akin to national parks in the western United States. Within Abruzzo's parks lie some of Italy's most beautiful ancient hill towns rivalling those of Tuscany and Umbria.

ZOO. Near the little village of Civitella Casanova is a nice zoo: Parco Zoo La Rupe. It's built on a mountain with a beautiful view and it features many animal species.

Rock Climbing Abruzzo offers a great destination for rock climbing, beach combing, and mountain biking. Amazing rock climbing areas are: Petrellia Liri, Roccamorice, San Vito, Assergi, Monticchio, Capestrano, Fara Sam Martino.

Museums In L’Aquila, one can visit the National Museum of Abruzzi, with sections for palaeontology, archaeology and medieval art (painting, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, lace, sacred ornaments, glass windows). Pescara has the Museum of the Folk Traditions of Abruzzo, which holds a didactic archaeological exhibition. The Pinacoteca Civica in Teramo displays beautiful majolicas. Chieti’s National Museum of Antiquities houses important relics of the ancient Italics, Greeks and Romans, including some remarkable pieces such as the Warrior of Capestrano, of the fourth century B.C

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5 out of 5 people recommend staying here

From Bristol, United Kingdom Aug 2012

We had a wonderful stay in Casa Pietra in August 2012. Even before arrival we were made to feel welcome with, for example, assistance from the owner with directions from Rome. Once we arrived (relaxed thanks to the excellent directions) we were made to feel equally welcome. The house is in a fantastic location with views across the valley to the picturesque hilltop town of Atessa and down the valley to the enticing Adriatic. Surrounded by ample grounds including an Olive grove, Fig and Almond trees it makes for a very relaxing getaway to the real Italy. The outside terraces provide ample space to relaxing and dinning – we can highly recommend a breakfast of local fresh fruit on the terrace to start your day. Inside the house has a spacious open plan kitchen and living area. The three double bedrooms are similarly spacious and simply but stylishly furnished.
Children are made to feel welcome throughout the house with swings and a climbing rope outside, a few board games and a simply wonderful homemade dolls house. The pool outside is great for children and adults alike, the swing into the pool proved to be a big hit with our seven year old. The short ladder into the pool also makes for peace of mind for those with toddlers and younger children too.

The local area is steeped in history and just waiting to be explore we found picturesque hilltop villages, with winding streets and welcoming friendly faces at every turn. If you are looking to get away from it all there are plenty of opportunities. Whereas the short drive to the coast will take you to some lively beaches and coastal towns, including the stunning town of Vasto with its castle and views to the coast below. Beaches range from the organised beach umbrellas and deckchairs found along much of Italy’s coast to more low key beaches of the Riserva Naturale Regionale Punta Aderci. For the more adventurous, Aqualand close to Vasto will appeal to children (and adults) of all ages, there are also outdoor and indoor pools in many of the local towns and villages.
Food as ever in Italy is a great pleasure and the area does not disappoint with simple but delicious food at every restraint we tried, not to mention some fantastic ice cream.
We will definitely be looking for an opportunity to return again and have already recommended Casa Pietra to Family and Friends.

The Fayers Family, Bristol, UK.

Sarah

From Oxford

Lovely house with great views. We had an extremely relaxing holiday and the owner was very helpful indeed.i recommend.

Sarah

From Oxford

Lovely house with great views. We had an extremely relaxing holiday and the owner was very helpful indeed.i recommend.

Helen

From Letchworth Garden City

Stayed in apartment (as opposed to main house), facilities basic, but perfectly adequate, located out in the wilds, and yet, shops, bars, and a town close by. Amazing large beaches 20 mins drive, lots of historic places to visit, shops, restaurants and bars. Robert is a very nice well-informed host, and a superb cook too!

Anne

From Letchworth Garden City

We have just returned from a perfect and relaxing week at the beautiful rustic farmhouse, Casa Pietra set in fantastic rolling countryside and forest. The views to Atessa town set on the hilltop were quite wonderful, as were the views to the ocean seen through a crevice in the valley.
The children enjoyed the plunge pool, which was not huge, but very adequate for a cooling off and fun play.
The owner was an excellent host.We were collected from Pescara airport and transported throughout the week to the beaches,restaurants and local sights, all at a leisurely pace. The owner also cooked for us, some wonderful meals, enjoyed by myself and 2 teenage children.
If you want a proper holiday with no stresses, I would recommend the holiday package, if car hire and map reading are not for you.

Reply from Casa Pietra

Thank you Anne, I could tell you and your family had a good time. Most impressed that your children liked to help me cook!!


5 other reviews

We stayed in this wonderful, rustic Italian farmhouse with amazing views to the valley, the sea and to the small town of Attessa. The house had plenty of room for us to spread out, and our en-suite bathroom was huge! Our host was welcoming, helpful, entertaining and an excellent cook! We arranged day trip to Rome by local coach which was an added bonus to our holiday. I would recommend this location for an authentic Italian holiday for those who would appreciate Italy without the tourists.

We had a wonderful stay in Casa Pietra in August 2012. Even before arrival we were made to feel welcome with, for example, assistance from the owner with directions from Rome. Once we arrived (relaxed thanks to the excellent directions) we were made to feel equally welcome. The house is in a fantastic location with views across the valley to the picturesque hilltop town of Atessa and down the valley to the enticing Adriatic. Surrounded by ample grounds including an Olive grove, Fig and Almond trees it makes for a very relaxing getaway to the real Italy. The outside terraces provide ample space to relaxing and dinning – we can highly recommend a breakfast of local fresh fruit on the terrace to start your day. Inside the house has a spacious open plan kitchen and living area. The three double bedrooms are similarly spacious and simply but stylishly furnished. Children are made to feel welcome throughout the house with swings and a climbing rope outside, a few board games and a simply wonderful homemade dolls house. The pool outside is great for children and adults alike, the swing into the pool proved to be a big hit with our seven year old. The short ladder into the pool also makes for peace of mind for those with toddlers and younger children too. The local area is steeped in history and just waiting to be explore we found picturesque hilltop villages, with winding streets and welcoming friendly faces at every turn. If you are looking to get away from it all there are plenty of opportunities. Whereas the short drive to the coast will take you to some lively beaches and coastal towns, including the stunning town of Vasto with its castle and views to the coast below. Beaches range from the organised beach umbrellas and deckchairs found along much of Italy’s coast to more low key beaches of the Riserva Naturale Regionale Punta Aderci. For the more adventurous, Aqualand close to Vasto will appeal to children (and adults) of all ages, there are also outdoor and indoor pools in many of the local towns and villages. Food as ever in Italy is a great pleasure and the area does not disappoint with simple but delicious food at every restraint we tried, not to mention some fantastic ice cream. We will definitely be looking for an opportunity to return again and have already recommended Casa Pietra to Family and Friends. The Fayers Family, Bristol, UK.

Lovely holiday,amazing weather. Owner was very agreeable and all our needs were catered for. Very short and easy drive to gorgeous beaches with clear warm sea. Great bars and food minutes away.

We stayed in this wonderful, rustic Italian farmhouse with amazing views to the valley, the sea and to the small town of Attessa. The house had plenty of room for us to spread out, and our en-suite bathroom was huge! Our host was welcoming, helpful, entertaining and an excellent cook! We arranged day trip to Rome by local coach which was an added bonus to our holiday. I would recommend this location for an authentic Italian holiday for those who would appreciate Italy without the tourists.

I returned to Casa Pietra on my own, for a weeks painting holiday. The house, as before, was clean and I was lucky to be allocated the en suite bedroom. The service was great: I was collected from Pescara bus station, all but four meals were fully catered with due consideration of my special dietar needs, the other four meals were taken at selec ted restaurants as part of the trips we made in the owners land rover. The atmosphere throughout was friendly and accomodating, and it was a very enjoyable week. The painting tutor, Marco, was a delight, who was able to tailor his teaching to our individual needs. I learned a great deal and brought home three watercolours to be proud of. He suggested interesting locations for outdoor painting we also worked in his Atessa studio and at Casa Pietra, according to weather and choice. All materials were provided as promised. The weather was mixed and the plunge pool did not tempt during this week as it had during the hotter weather of August. The house is being lovingly renovated by its owners and this should be borne in mind. At the time of my visit there were no banisters to the inside stairs of the house, nor to the external stair from the ground to the terrace and front door. I am unsteady on my feet and use two sticks to get around and I managed, but some people would find this less than ideal. The house is along a quiet road dotted with isolated farmhouses, facing thedelightful little town of Atessa with forest-clad hills in between and ingeniously farmed hillsides in its valley. The Adriatic can be seen from the kitchen window. We heard and saw buzzards flying above us. We were able to enjoy fresh figs from the owners trees. The Chieti area of Abruzzo is an absolute delight. It is not much touched by tourism and the local people are friendly if you are friendly towards them. There is so much to delight the eye: mountains, castles, lakes, hill-top stone towns and villages, monasteries and the gloriously eccentric trebocchi: wooden fishing platforms like overlimbed spiders which perch seemingly precariously in the sea. Locally produced food and wine are also part of the pleasure of a visit to this area and we were able to visit a cheese festival and the local honey shop, sample local wines and fish and, of course, gelati - ice cream. It was a wonderful week and, I hope, not my last at Casa Pietra. Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Reply from Casa Pietra

Thank you Sue, How lucky I am to get such a good review! I am pleased to say we now have banisters inside and outside.

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Location

This farm house is:

15km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 45km from the nearest ski lift 15km from the nearest supermarket 44km from Pescara airport 250km from Rome 10km from Local Beach 10km from Leisure Pools in Bomba 25km from Aqua Land Water Park

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 45km Zoo 45km Cinema 15km

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This farm house is in the town but in a quiet area near the beach and mountains. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage and outside lighting. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 30 March - 22 July 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 23 July - 2 September 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 3 September - 30 October 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 30 March - 22 July 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 23 July - 2 September 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 3 September - 30 October 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 30 March - 22 July 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 23 July - 2 September 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 3 September - 30 October 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 30 June and receive 10% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 30 November and receive 10% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 September and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 14 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 30 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • A supplement for over 6 guests

    £10.00 per night, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds and en suite

There is also 2 single sofa beds in Where you want them, 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 2 en suite bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool, Size 3.5m x 3.5m, Depth 0.8m to 1m

Entertainment

Computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Local

General

Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view, Shared garden, Tennis court

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets

Extra information

Tennis, Cycling, Horse ridding, swimming pools are all local (within 5 to 10 minutes drive)

Robert

Average rating from 6 reviews

Private Owner From Letchworth, United Kingdom Member since May 2011

This is the second year I have been renting out my home in Italy. You can find out more details on my facebook page : tasteitaly.org.uk

Past bookings: 4 bookings

Last logged in: 5 months ago

Number of properties: 3

This is the second year I have been renting out my home in Italy. You can find out more details on my facebook page : tasteitaly.org.uk

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