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The Martellese sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella mountain range Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool
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Sleep in classic splendour
The Martellese sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella mountain range
Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool
Anticipate the delights of the new day
Sit out and admire the views from a balcony or terrace on 3 different sides
The kitchen and living area is light, airy and spacious
Casoli Lake is known locally as Lago di Sant Angelo and is ideal for a picnic
The Villa garden is full of surprises
See the fabulous baroque church of Saint Nicola Di Bari at Caramanico
Take in breathtaking views on two wheels
Relax in August's balmy evenings, when there's a festa to enjoy nearby every night
The Palombaro Festa provides a window on life in the past
Savour super spring poppies!
Socialise in the evening at Guardiagrele, or enjoy superb daytime panoramic views
It is only 25 minutes to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Ponte, in Lanciano
Local towns like Pretoro specialise in a particular craft; nearby Guardiagrele has many blacksmiths
Visit Fossacesia Abbey, impressive in size yet delightful for its simplicity
Take a day trip out to the extensive Roman city of Saepinum in neighbouring Molise
Roccascalegna Castle, which is 10km from Villa Maieletta
Come for the Maiella Fiat 500 rally in June
See unchanged landscapes and lives in the Maiella National Park
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Palombaro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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FiveEyeJa...
London
1 review
“A special place”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We wanted to relax and enjoy beautiful surroundings, and this was the place! Stunning scenery with green hills, ancient hilltop towns, snow capped peaks, olive groves, swooping birds, flowers and herbs. The apartments are luxurious but simple, with top quality beds, furniture, furnishing and supersoft towels. There are balconies, a terrace and an amazing swing seat to soak in a wonderful view. Abruzzo is incredibly beautiful, with many small towns to discover in the nearby hills. A local shop has fantastic produce and good prices and a lovely welcome. The sea is a short drive away and Rome can be seen in a day trip. There are stunning walks, including an incredible gorge with waterfalls. Fireflies at night, songbirds and falcons by day.
On top of all this is a real sense of home - Kate and Stephen are fantastic hosts and have made something special here.
You can also volunteer in spring and autumn to make marmalade and olive oil - get involved!

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Liked best: The personal touches and being treated as a guest, not a customer.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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karen_hai...
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“A beautiful apartment in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

A beautiful apartment with a real touch of luxury. Everything had been thought about by the owners including the very useful arrival pack. Kate and Stephen were extremely helpful and went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable holiday. Nothing was too much trouble. The apartment was spotlessly clean. The furnishings had been really well thought out-- in fact, the photographs do not do it justice. The location was superb ,set among the vine yards and olive groves. The views from all 3 balconies were fantastic, rolling hills, hill top villages and mountain ranges. It was such a beautiful ,unspoiled area with really welcoming local people. Ideal for walking and cycling (we did not hire a car) and the local pool was terrific. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: the beauty of it all.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Helen W
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic place run by lovely people”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The Martellese apartment was just what we were hoping for, immaculate, well maintained and equipped with everything we needed for a week's stay. Kate and Stephen were warm, knowledgable and enthusiastic hosts. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others or to return one day ourselves.

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Colinlizt
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic views, brilliant accommodation, a lovely 'taste of Italy'.”
Reviewed 18 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Had a lovely week, ideal location for cycling enthusiasts, or just a quiet place if you need to just chill out and de-stress. Excellent hosts, Kate and Stephen.

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chris S
Halstead, United Kingdom
1 review
“Bset of all worlds”
Reviewed 1 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

I stayed at Villa Maileitta in May to see some of the Giro and ride out with my son. I find it located excellently for the mountains or the sea and we achieved both by bike. The owners Stephen and Kate are most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, they are both very knowledgeable regarding the area and can put you in touch with a very economical bike hire shop providing top quality bikes. The apartments are very well appointed, the gardens ample and the scenery spectacular. Local produce available from a shop nearby and restaurant with pool a five minute walk. Excellent value, highly recommended.

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Liked best: surrounding area, locality of property, accommodation
Liked least: steep hills to ride up wherever you go
Travelling group: Friends
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Bronwyn H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Enjoy the peace and amazing mountain views from your balcony”
Reviewed 26 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed in May, which was off season but still lovely and warm-warm enough to have every meal outside on the balcony. The apartment was well equipped and the bedroom beautifully decorated. Ideal for people who enjoy walking, keen cyclists or those who just enjoy wandering round the beautiful surrounding villages and countryside. Stephen and Kate were very hospitable and kind. We arrived very late having got a bit lost, but they waited up to make sure we arrived safely and were on hand to answer any queries we had throughout the stay. The welcome pack was also a lovely touch to see us through to the next day. Make sure you pay frequent visits to Maria's local shop which sells local produce, very reasonably. Also, speak to Stephen and Kate about making a reservation at the local restaurant. We didn't go, but it has fantastic reviews. Would thoroughly recommend for a great getaway, very reasonably priced.

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Liked best: Sitting outside the apartment taking in the views
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Ian T
Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“A good base for exploring by road cycle”
Reviewed 21 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Villa Maieletta is in a quiet corner location with great views of the Majella Massif. It is well located for a bike ride up the Giro d'Itallia giant Blockhaus and for road cyling around the local area; though road surface can be variable. The appartment was very clean and exactly as described. The owners, Stephen & Kate, were keen to ensure a pleasurable stay

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Liked best: The quiet location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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