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

Bob and Louise Herbert

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bob and Louise Herbert

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
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BEAUTIFUL STONE FARMHOUSE WITH LARGE PRIVATE, EXCLUSIVE POOL AND PANORAMIC VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Bob and Louise Herbert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 55 traveler reviews

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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Beautiful, romantic, perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Reviews can often over-exaggerate and lead to a false sense of perfection, but believe me when I say all of the reviews here are spot on.
So all I can do is repeat what they have already said!
Casa Gufo is such a pretty cottage, draped with passion fruit flowers and a fabulous huge balcony - the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee, with its stunning views of the nearby jewels of villages perched on top of surrounding hills and massive mountains in the distance. The large pool is very hard to drag yourself away from, and the huge canvas umbrella gave us ample and much needed shade from the sun for our long, lazy lunches.
The kitchen is really well stocked with all you may need, and the living room has a huge range of books, games and DVDs.
Bob and Lou are the perfect hosts, there only when you need them, and full of all the local knowledge to help make your stay perfect. The free-roaming chickens were a real delight, and the vegetables and fruit trees a wonderful indulgence: so much nicer to pick your own tomatoes and herbs for supper rather than go to the shops!
The surrounding area is a joy to explore, even walking will reward you with the most incredible views.
Casa Gufo is a perfect getaway from it all, and very romantic. we hope to return many times!
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

3 SEMAINES DE BONHEUR !

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à CASA GUFO, idéalement située sur une colline dans un site magnifique entre mer et montagnes avec panorama à 360°!
Le gite est confortable, bien décoré et équipé, rien ne manque! La piscine est grande et entretenue quotidiennement.
Bob et Louise sont des hôtes vraiment charmants, généreux, attentionnés et discrets.
Pas d'appréhension avec leurs animaux ils sont attachants et bien élevés.
Nous recommandons vivement cette location où tout est parfait!
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

A beautiful and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic experience at Casa Gufo. Bob and Louise have created a very idyllic and relaxing space. We couldn't fault the quality, cleanliness or the level of detail put in to the cottage. The pool was beautifully maintained as well as the gardens and the views from the cottage were outstanding.

We were particularly impressed by the very generous welcome pack of wine, fruit, bread, eggs (from the resident chickens) and juice. We also loved the vegetable garden and had some amazing fruit and salads throughout the week.

Our experience here was very special and we can't wait to go back in future years!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
Hampton Hill, Middx.
5

Paradise Regained

  • 5 of 5
Our two weeks of bliss of Casa Gufo was our second holiday there. We don't normally go back to the same place twice, but after an amazing holiday here in 2010 we couldn't think of a better location to return to. Our children (now aged 15 and 20 years) were so excited to be coming back to their favorite holiday location.

As before, Bob and Lou were the perfect hosts, very discreet but full of helpful advice about the local area. The cottage has every home comfort and is spotlessly clean, and the welcome basket was brimming with both homemade and local produce.

The pool has one of the most beautiful views on earth, we had many memorable trips and meals out, but really just to relax in this gorgeous spot in the heart of the countryside was perfection. We will return!!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420419
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
Hampton Hill, Middx.
5

Paradise Regained

  • 5 of 5
Our two weeks of bliss at Casa Gufo was our second holiday there. We don't normally holiday in the same place twice, but, after an amazing holiday here in 2010, we couldn't think of a better place to return to. Our children (now aged 15 and 20 years) were so excitedto be coming back to Casa Gufo.

As before, Bob and Lou were the perfect hosts, very discreet but full of helpful advice about the local area. The cottage has every home comfort and is spotlessly clean, and the welcome basket was brimming with homemade and local produce.

The pool has one of the most beautiful views on earth, and we had many memorable trips and meals out, but just to relax in this beautiful spot in the heart of the countryside was perfection. We will return!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful stone farmhouse with large private, exclusive pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420419
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo
5

Away from it all

  • 5 of 5
Our daughter Julie bought the week in July, at Casa Gufo, as a Christmas present. Julie had worked with both Bob & Louise in television production.

My wife & I had a lovely quite holiday. The location of Casa Gufo is quite unique, in so much as the high elevation proffers a wonderful panorama of the landscape in 360 degrees. The quest house has everything required for a comfortable stay, not forgetting a lovely swimming pool (cleaned up every morning). Access to the mountainous area is not difficult, it is most certainly worth making a trip, or three. Bob & Louise are pleasant hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them to make your stay as perfect as possible. An oasis in a much troubled world.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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

From £75 Per night

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
 
Festive
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£115
£795
 
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2015 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
£75
£495
 
 
Mid Season
May 2 2015 - Jul 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
£85
£595
 
 
High Season
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
£85
£595
 
 
Low Season
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
£75
£495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes 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
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.
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
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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