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floor area 80 sq m
Sleeps 4 + 1
Abruzzo holiday farmhouse in Teramo with spectacular views
Available for holiday rental, Casa Del Falco is a small working olive farm lying deep in the Abruzzan countryside. Casa Del Falco is situated in north Abruzzo in the province of Teramo and lies midway between the small hill towns of Castiglione Messer Raimondo and Bisenti. The house is ideal for those wanting a quiet holiday in the Italian countryside.
Accommodation: Self Catering |
Rates: £375 - £500 per property per week
Casa Del Falco is a small working olive farm lying deep in the Abruzzan countryside. Reached only by somewhat rutted 'white roads', it provides an authentic flavour of rural Abruzzo. Casa Del Falco is situated midway between the small hill towns of Castiglione Messer Raimondo and Bisenti. Both towns have populations of around 2,500 people and have beautiful medieval centres that have so far escaped 'gentrification'.
Good local shops provide an abundance of fresh local food and wine and the area is well served for meals out by pizzerias, rosticcerias and agrotourismo restaurants.
The historical centres of Penne (Roman Pini) and Atri (Roman Hadri) are within half an hour's drive and within three quarters of an hour, you can be on the coast or deep in the mountains of the Apennines. Abruzzo has the highest percentage of protected rural areas of anywhere in Europe (33% of its entire area).
With magnificent scenery all around, the white roads are well suited to walkers as well as the more adventurous motorist. The farm is bounded by two deep, wooded "fossa" (gullies) that provide a haven for birds and, in May/June, fireflies. Throughout the summer, there are lizards everywhere, crickets can be heard and there are wild flowers in profusion. The farm has a number of fruit trees, including peaches, figs, pomegranates and walnuts, which can be freely picked in season.
Casa Del Falco from front
Sofa in living room converts to a bed if required
Toilet, Basin, Shower
Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge
Washing Machine, Iron, Ironing Board
4 ring stove, Single Oven, Grill, Coffee Maker, Fridge, Freezer
Dining room table seats 6
Cable or Satellite, DVD, CD Player, Radio
Private Garden, BarBque, Parking, Garden Chairs 8
Central Heating, Open Fire
Cleaning On Changeover, Towels provided, Linen provided
Children welcome, Pets allowed, Non Smokers only
Not Suitable for:
Elderly or Infirm, Small Children
Notes on Facilities:
There are two steps into the house and 1 internal step from the kitchen/bathroom area to the rest of the house, so the property is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Our agents are willing buy in essentials for guests who may arrive on a day or time when local shops are closed
Bisenti (6km) has an attractive medieval centre, 2 excellent supermarkets, a good variety of shops including a wonderful if expensive chocolatiere and a street market every Tuesday morning. There are also several bars and a couple of pizzeria.
Castiglione (6km) also has an attractive medieval centre but fewer shops. There is a nice walk below the ramparts on the SW side of the village.
Castelli (25km) is a small town overshadowed by the Appenines where they have been making ceramics since the middle ages. Don't miss San Donato, 1km from the town, with its 16C ceiling entirely decorated with ceramic tiles painted with coats-of-arms, human figures and animals etc. Also a fine museum.
Penne (6km) (27km) was once the ancient centre of the Vestini, but little of this remains. Amongst its churches are: the Duomo, the Church of S. Nicola and the Church of S. Agostino. Palaces include the Palazzo Castiglione, the Palace of the Bono-Pilotta (17C), and the Palazzo Castiglione De Leone (17C).
The Campo Imperatore (50km) is a large plateau high the Appenines. Carpeted with wild flowers in the summer, but deep in snow in winter. Mussolini was imprisoned here and the Campo has served as a location for several spaghetti westerns.
Rural, Mountainous, Picturesque, Peaceful, Romantic, Historic,
Away from it all, Relaxed, Inexpensive
Things to see and do:
Rambling Routes, Cycling, Snow Skiing, Historic Buildings,
Restaurant 7km, Bar 3km, Cafe 7km, Sandy Beach 10km+,
Lake 10km+, Supermarket 7km, Local Store 7km, Doctor 7km,
Hospital 10km+, Pharmacy 7km
Nearest Railway Station:
Nearest Motorway junction:
A14 Pescara Nord or A24 Val Vomano@35km
Nearest Coach terminus:
icon on the map opposite to find a flight to that destination
Bookings may start on any day of the week subject to availability.
To be Advised
Rates are per property
quoted in Pounds Sterling
10-Nov2012 - 28-Feb2013
1-Apr - 15-Sep2013
Other currencies accepted:
( EUR - Euro )
Extra charge in winter to cover heating costs
Mr Peter Clegg
Tel: +44 (0)114 2508812 between 10am and 6pm
English, some Italian
Advertiser since: Jan 2012
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