BEAUTIFUL STONE FARMHOUSE WITH LARGE PRIVATE, EXCLUSIVE POOL AND PANORAMIC VIEWS

Bob and Louise Herbert

Speaks italian, english

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BEAUTIFUL STONE FARMHOUSE WITH LARGE PRIVATE, EXCLUSIVE POOL AND PANORAMIC VIEWS

Castiglione Messer Raimondo Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 2/4. Large en suite double bedroom with terrace and sofa bed in lounge

Casa Gufo is a stone farmhouse on a hilltop, with stunning 360° views of the Apennine mountains, the hills and valleys and the Adriatic Sea.

It is a self-contained house for 2/4 people, with a large double ensuite bedroom with high vaulted oak beamed ceiling and doors onto a large terrace. A cot and/or two single beds are available.

There are two modern bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and sitting room with TV and DVD player, CD and double sofa bed. There is a large shady portico downstairs with a second dining table.

There’s a beautiful 10m x 5m private exclusive swimming pool with terrace and lawn and our fantastic views. The house is attached to the main house and sits on 3.2 hectares of farmland including an olive grove and fruit trees where guests are free to roam.

There is gas-fired central heating in all rooms, fans and a portable air-conditioning unit is available. Piping hot water is always available supplied by our solar panels and topped up by a boiler.

Casa Gufo stands alone on it’s own hilltop at 520m (1,800’) above sea level in the foothills of the Apennine mountains, and overlooks the valleys and medieval hilltop towns and villages of Abruzzo in Central Eastern Italy. It has 360° views all round the house, with the mountains to the West and the Adriatic Sea to the East. Casa Gufo was 3 small, connected farmhouses and sympathetically renovated by us with the work finished in December 2007. The main house and your cottage still retains the look and feel of an old Italian farmhouse but with modern bathrooms and kitchen etc. Our little cottage is a genuine original farmhouse and unaltered only to improve the facilities. There is still the original fireplace and manger. Like all traditional Italian farmhouses, access to the first floor is via a (well-lit) external stone staircase. There is no sharing with other guests around the pool or anywhere else. It is private and exclusive to you as we only allow one set of guests at one time.

The house is fairly remote and can only be reached by car. However, there is a friendly bar and shop at San Giorgio within a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk, and there are 2 supermarkets, greengrocers and 5 bars about 15/20 minutes drive away. Castiglione Messer Raimondo, our commune, is 20 minutes away and has a market every Saturday for fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes etc. Other neighbouring towns have markets on differing days of the week. I've made a detailed guide for all our guests on shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc etc.

Bob and Lou, the owners, live next door, and are there to help and assist our guests, and never intrude on their privacy. We speak English and Italian and can assist guests with information on the area.

I've been asked by previous guests to mention the portico in the cottage. This is a lovely shady area to eat and relax at during the heat of the day. It faces East so is always shady during the afternoons and evenings. There are other tables.

There is gas-fired central heating in all rooms, fans and a portable air-conditioning unit is available. Piping hot water is always available supplied by our solar panels and topped up by a boiler and pumps, which ensures that the pressure for all the showers is really good.

All linen and hand/bath and pool towels are changed for guests every week and also on request.

How to get to Casa Gufo: RyanAir Flights from London Stansted to Pescara Airport (50 minutes away) are daily in the spring to autumn months and three times a week during the winter. Many international airlines, some from other British airports, fly to the two Rome airports (3 hours away) with multiple daily flights all year round. Car hire (a car is essential for this rural area) is available at all airports. Directions to Casa Gufo will be supplied.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Bob and Louise Herbert

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks italian, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Gufo in late April and Bob & Louise were the most welcoming and warm hosts, unlike the weather which was changeable to say the least! The property is beautiful, sitting on its own hilltop with splendid views over the surrounding countryside and even though Bob & Louise live next door, you wouldn't know they were there unless you needed them.
The accommodation is spacious and comfortable with a lovely balcony overlooking the pool which is cleaned every day (even when not in use). If you need any information Bob & Louise are only too happy to oblige and we would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at this lovely property in a beautiful part of Italy.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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A CHARMING PLACE IN ABRUZZZZZZZO

  • 5 of 5
Delightful peaceful and clean cottage, very well equipped and with a fantastic private pool. Bob & Lou were great hosts, appearing when needed and keeping out of the way for privacy. We had a great two weeks and already are missing the dogs, the hens and the incredible views. Hope to return soon. The fruit, vegetables and olive oil are wonderful - as are the owners!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

A FRIENDLY WELCOME IN THE ABRUZZO HILLS

  • 5 of 5
Exceptionally clean and well maintained property. Not entirely private but the hosts were welcoming and unobtrusive.

My wife and I stayed for 1 week with our two dogs Jack and Ed who enjoyed the outdoor life with Rosie and Edie, so much so that Jack was determined not to get in the car when it was time to go home.

Kitchen was well equipped and overall layout of the property worked well for a couple.

The location is fantastic if, like me, you enjoy getting out on a bike and riding through the Italian hills. Many great little towns to visit nearby.

Thanks to Bob and Louise for a great stay and advice on the local area.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic week at Casa Gufo, which was everything we had hoped for and more. The accommodation is beautiful with everything you could possibly need provided by Lou & Bob, who are warm and welcoming hosts.
On the rare occasions we could tear ourselves away from the pool & outstanding scenery surrounding Casa Gufo we were in easy reach of beautiful little hamlets and villages such as Castiglione & Bisenti.
Dining in was made a pleasure with the use of both the well equipped farmhouse kitchen and Lou & Bob's amazing fruit and veg garden. Eating out in some of the great local restaurants was also made easy with the help of Bob's recommendations.
Our all but too brief stay at Casa Gufo was probably one of the best holidays we have ever had and we look forward to returning in the near future.
Fully recommended for peace and tranquillity.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
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WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET! BEAUTIFUL!

  • 4 of 5
We had a lovely holiday (2 weeks) with 4 people in this charming farmhouse. The panoramic views are impressive: the Gran Sasso with his huge mountains on one side and a lovely view over the hills of Castiglione MR on the other side. (you can even see a small part of the Adriatic sea in the back).
The pool is very clean (thank you Bob and Lousie for cleaning it every morning) and rather big.
The upstairs bedroom is very big with a nice bathroom. Downstairs you have to sleep in a sofa that can be transformed into a double bed. Ideal for children or younger people, not that perfect if you're little older and your back is no longer in perfect state. We switched after one week: shared sorrow is half sorrow.
The garden is fantastic: every day we picked our fruit (apples, plums, berries, ...) and vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, paprika, zucchini, ...) and made some pies and jams. Just delicious!
The environment is so guite, the only sounds you hear come form crickets and early farmers with their liltte "Sherman Tanks" (you have to find out what I mean here).
We loved the two dogs: Edie and Rosie!
The beautiful beaches are about 40 minutes of driving. Be careful on the roads, the smaller roads are sometimes in poor condition. And watch out for the hairpins: the first times they can be tricky!

I can recommend this property completely if you like to be remote and you don't need a big town in the neighbourhood.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420419
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

SPLENDISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSIMO

  • 5 of 5
Do you know het song of the popgroup "Parachute Youth",
it can't get better than this ? This was the feeling that we had when we left after a week , probably Louise and Bob will not agree, I think they want to set the bar very high. We are travelling many years and I felt very comfy. You feel that the "guest" is treated is a "guest" and not as a customer. When we arrived for our joureny, the house was spic and span. First impression was great, the second, third, .... was great . All you need is available in the house.
The house is on a hilltop you certainly need a car. Be aware if you want to visit you need tho calculate some extra time because the roads in abruzzo are very bumpy.
Nice places enough, Castel del Monte, Campo Imperatore, Calascio,San Stefano de Sessanio, Atri, ...........
You can also go to local markets and to the beach. Close to Casa Gufo you have a winery, Lucci's (butcher), Todi's supermarket and Mario's restaurant with local food.
Normally we never go back to the same place because ther are so many things to visit on this globe, maybe for this place we make an exception.

Great house, great host, great pool,...........

Ciao,
Laura, Miguel, Christelle, Didier
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
39.6 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Ferry
40.4 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Train
38.8 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Motorway
29.5 Kilometres
Città S.Angelo
Nearest Beach
31.4 Kilometres
Montesilvano
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Kilometres
San Giorgio
Nearest Ski
61.4 Kilometres
Assergi
Nearest Golf
52.6 Kilometres
Mosciano Sant'angelo
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Kilometres
Cesi
Car: necessary

Abruzzo is the least populated region of Italy and has a working rural landscape of rolling hills and traditional sheep farming and olive growing with hundreds of atmospheric medieval villages and towns, traditional cuisine and excellent local wines such as Montepulciano D’Abruzzo and Trebbiano.

The Abruzzo National Park in the Appenines is 45 minutes drive away and covers 400 square kilometres with a wealth of flora, bird life, butterflies and mammals, including Chamois, Brown Bears and Apennine Wolves. The famous mountain plateau ‘Campo Imperatore’ is an hour’s drive away.

The Adriatic Sea is 35 minutes drive away. Abrruzzo has 129 kilometres of clean sandy beaches such as Pineto and Roseto as well as the more popular resorts of Pescara, Montesilvano and Francavilla.

Casa Gufo stands alone on it’s own hilltop at 520m (1,800’) above sea level in the foothills of the Appenines, and overlooks the valleys, medieval hilltop towns and villages of Abruzzo and the Adriatic sea.

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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£115
From
£115
£795
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
5 night minimum stay
£85
From
£85
£595
 
 
Low Season
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
£75
From
£75
£495
 

Notes

  • We require a 25% deposit at time of booking, however we require the full amount if the booking is made less than 8 weeks before rental. We will also charge a fully refundable breakage deposit of £150/€175 on payment of the balance. If there are no damages or breakages then the full deposit will be refunded on departure.
  • Additional facilities:
    Microwave
    Electric kettle
    Toaster
    Iron and ironing board
    Hairdryer
    Exclusive use of washing machine
    Barbecue and charcoal
    A welcome pack of tea, coffee, bread, Casa Gufo olive oil, bottled water, milk, wine, beers, a good bowl of fruit, free range eggs from our chickens, fruit juice etc will be supplied.
    Every room has a fire extinguisher fitted. A first aid kit is on hand.
    You can help yourselves to all the fruits, walnuts, almonds, figs etc in the trees.
    Our kitchen garden is available when in season. There may be tomatoes, onions and potatoes. Sometimes we have zucchini,melons and watermelons in season.

Amenities

Castiglione Messer Raimondo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Both bathrooms are newly fitted.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The large double en suite bedroom 6.5m x 4.3m (21’4” x 14’) has a high vaulted oak beamed ceiling. Two windowed doors in the bedroom lead onto a terrace 7.1m x 3.1m (23’3” x 10’). The bedroom has one large double bed but can easily hold an additional single bed and/or cot if necessary. It is also furnished with original Burmese tapestries and some beautiful Chinese red lacquer furniture. We also provide two dressing gowns for our guests. The sitting room has a sofa bed, which converts into a comfortable double bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
Notes:
There is a working traditional Italian ‘camino’ (fireplace) in the kitchen and a barbecue is supplied. Outside the kitchen and sitting room is a large portico 7.1m x 3.1m (23’3” x 10’). There is a 2m (7’) table and benches and chairs to eat outside as well as the kitchen table inside. The swimming pool is right next to the little house and is 10m x 5m (32’10” x 16’5”) with roman steps leading to the shallow end of 1m (3’3”) depth. The deep end is 2m (6’6”). The pool can be lit at night. The pool has a white marble edge and a surround of 72msq (775 sq ft). There are two large umbrellas and deck chairs/loungers and tables. The pool has fantastic panoramic views over the valleys and mountains and across to the Adriatic. In the garden there is a lawn and lots of plants in tubs. The house is surrounded by trees, including fruit trees (cherry, plum, pomegranate, fig, walnut and almond). We have 3.2 hectares (8 acres) of land in which our guests are free to roam and an olive grove.

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