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Villa Trastulli

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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A beautifully restored villa in the quiet village of Trastulli bordering the Maiella National Park and in the heart of the Abruzzo countryside. Within walking distance of the hilltop town of Castel Frentano, which offers all the essentials for a self-catering stay. Small bars, simple restaurants, locally produced cheese, fresh bread, pizza and pastries from the local bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, locally produced wine and the famous local speciality, bocconotti (chocolate fudge tarts). The villa combines old world charm with modern facilities. The vaulted kitchen with original brick floors and canopied fireplace is as welcoming in the winter as in the summer. In the winter months it offers an additional quiet place to snuggle with a good book in front of a roaring fire whilst t...A beautifully restored villa in the quiet village of Trastulli bordering the Maiella National Park and in the heart of the Abruzzo countryside. Within walking distance of the hilltop town of Castel Frentano, which offers all the essentials for a self-catering stay. Small bars, simple restaurants, locally produced cheese, fresh bread, pizza and pastries from the local bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, locally produced wine and the famous local speciality, bocconotti (chocolate fudge tarts). The villa combines old world charm with modern facilities. The vaulted kitchen with original brick floors and canopied fireplace is as welcoming in the winter as in the summer. In the winter months it offers an additional quiet place to snuggle with a good book in front of a roaring fire whilst the family settle in front of a dvd in the sitting room. In the summer months the dining-kitchen is cool and offers easy access via the stable door onto the sheltered covered garden patio which also has furniture for outside dining. In addition there is a sunny patio accessed from the living/dining area and a large sunny rooftop terrace with dining facilities and sunbeds, accessed from the first floor bedroom or the first floor staircase, with views to the front across the valley to the hilltop town of Castel Frentano and to the rear across olive groves to the Maiella National Park and snow capped mountains. The dual access driveway provides ample parking for several cars. There is a garage for storage/utility only.The villa has three good sized bedrooms. The ground floor bedroom, with king-size bed, connects with the family bathroom and is ideal for those with impaired mobility. The first floor bedroom, with king-size bed, has its own balcony and access to the roof terrace and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The third bedroom, which nestles under beautifully restored beams, is accessed by a staircase off the second bedroom, and offers twin beds. This beautifully restored room is ideal for couples or small families. There is also a cot for babies/toddlers under 2 years of age.In addition to the main bathroom there is a cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.The light and airy dining/sitting room is a wonderfully cool place in the summer but cosy and welcoming in the winter. Two sets of patio doors open onto the front paved patio and garden area. The dining table and chairs normally accommodate 6 persons but can be extended to seat 10-12. This is a fun place to relax with a book from the ample selection provided, watching a dvd from a selection to suit every taste, or play one of the games available or plan the next day's activities from the range of guide books, maps and activity leaflets.This lovely villa has been restored to a very high standard and is ideal for couples or families with children. Although the property has original stone staircases, families with small children have not found this a problem. A portable child gate is available. The second floor windows are fitted with governors which when is use prevent the windows being opened fully. The large roof terrace has been used as a children's play area by some families. The villa offers plenty of outside space. Sample the delights of the local bakery for breakfast on the patio in the early morning sunshine; take a lazy lunch italian style under the shelter of the large roof terrace sun umbrella followed by a siesta in the shade of a tree; cultivate that tan stretched out on one of the roof terrace sunbeds; or sample that excellent local wine whilst watching the sun descend; light the candles and become star-gazers serenaded by crickets in the balmy air. Home from home with a difference! All bedding, linen, towels, beach towels, gas- fired central heating, electricity, water, and cleaning service before arrival and following departure are included in the rental price. There is aircon on the middle floor and fans are provided in all rooms. Two Hairdryers and assorted adaptors on site. A welcome pack which is sufficient to make the first simple meal, including wine, water, milk, tea, coffee, sugar and bread is provided. Other provisions include shower gel, handwash, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, kitchen foil, kitchen film, freezer bags and cleaning materials.Guest Comments:January 2012 - A short winter break. ' Arrived in warm sun, able to enjoy an outdoor lunch on the coast. The villa was beautifully maintained and very comfortable. Only an hour drive away through spectacular scenery was excellent skiing. Would certainly like to return to discover more of this area. Will recommend to others.' RS SuffolkNovember 2011 - Relaxing autumn break. ' Quiet and private, but easily accessible to interesting places and the real Italy. Excellently appointed home from home, we were there late in the year but still enjoyed breakfast in the sun on the terrace with its panoramic views, and in the cooler evenings sitting and chatting round the log fire. Lanciano is a charmingsmall city, we recommend a walk along the city walls at night and a drink on the main concourse. Get to see the Roman ruins at Juvanum in sight of the mountains if you can. We look forward to going back.' RK NorfolkAugust 2011 - Lovely house in great location. 'I stayed here with a friend last August and really liked the place. The house itself is lovely with a great roof terrace which is brilliant for sunbathing and eating on. The house is in a brilliant location too, right in the middle of the countryside but very close to local shops etc. Its also a pretty, short drive from the beach. We had brilliant weather too! The house was very clean, well-maintained and nicely decorated. I would recommend it for groups of friends or families. KS LondonAugust 2008 - Family Holiday. ' We all enjoyed our stay in your house very much. The kids had a lot of fun playing 'pirates' on the terrace. The large terrace was their pirate boat. We really enjoyed all the wonderful rooms in your house. It's really a nice house and we were thinking of spending another holday there! Everyday we went to the beach, one day our eldest child (who celebrated his 5th birthday in Italy) learned swimming in the sea on his own!!! Most of the time we went to San Vito Chietino for swimming. We love the wonderful 'trabocchi' and the little stones on the beach.' Family DE GermanyMore
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2012
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

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Date of stay: August 2015
Management response:Responded 13 September 2015

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

We come to Italy every year and rent apartments or houses. We highly recommend Jane's house. It is extremely well furnished, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Jane even provides a very generous welcome package with enough food and fresh produce for your first night's meal,...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank lanierl
Management response:Responded 10 May 2015

The villa is in such a peaceful rural community for a relaxing time, but close to the beautiful Adriatic and stunning mountains providing plenty of activities for those seeking adventure. Come and enjoy!

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 July 2013

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Date of stay: June 2013
Management response:Responded 17 July 2013

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Reviewed 7 September 2017
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Date of stay: August 2017
Management response:Responded 16 September 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The picturesque hilltop town of Castel Frentano nestles in unspoilt countryside, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and is close to the sophisticated medieval city of Lanciano, famous for the Eucaristico Miracolo; (Eucharistic Miracle)of the 8th Century AD. Just 10 minutes; drive away, the medieval processions and pageants at Easter and during the September festival are a must, in particular the flag throwing competitons. The area is close to the magnificent Parco Nazionale;Abruzzo, recently named in the top 5 National Parks in Europe by the Lonely Planet. Whilst on the doorstep, spend days walking and exploring in the Maiella National Park and escape the madding crowd. Visit theGrotta del Cavallone;, a remarkable cave located near Lama del Peligni. Experience gorge walking at...
Getting around
The nearest airport is Pescara (40 minutes' drive), and Ancona, Rome, Bari approximately 21/2hrs). There are good train links from Lanciano (15 minutes drive) along the Adriatic Coast and west to Rome. There is a daily bus connection from Lanciano to Rome. There is a local bus service which runs near to the villa several times a day and more regular bus connections from Castel Frentano (15 minutes' walk). For most guests we would recommend hiring a car.
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