Castiglione Messer Raimondo Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Tranquil 2 bedroom apartment with stunning views,natural swimming pool & sauna
La Stalla welcomes all nature enthusiasts to this tranquil haven. We strive to offer a really unique holiday experience, tailor made to suit your individual requirements. ‘La Stalla’ house is set on a terrace with inspirational views of the Grand Sasso Mountains, surrounding hills and valleys.
Your comfortable self-contained apartment has been purpose built with high vaulted wooden ceilings, large windows and French doors onto a balcony, all for you to enjoy the surrounding beauty. It is an ideal rural retreat for up to 5 people. It has 2 spacious, air conditioned bedrooms with great views. The sitting room has a very efficient wood burning stove with free use of wood, so it is guaranteed to be warm and cosy as needed.
In summer you may wish to just chill out, enjoy the sunshine, 'alfresco' outdoor kitchen area and stunning views. The natural swimming pool is the first in Abruzzo, cleaned by plants, so no chemicals are used. It is especially beneficial for children, sensitive skins or asthmatics, swim zone is 11 x 4 metres.
There will only be you and your party, visiting La Stalla, during your stay, so you will have the sole use of the pool, sauna and gardens including the outdoor kitchen. Your privacy and space will always be respected.
La Stalla has 5 hectares of mainly woodland, with delightful walks up to the ruins of a Temple, some of the land is very steep, as there are no fences it may not be suitable for very small children unsupervised. In season there are thousands of butterflies and fireflies. There is a car port for your use. A car is essential.
There are multiple spacious sitting / eating areas. A brazier is available for cooler evenings so you can enjoy the clear starry nights. All windows have mosquito nets. The apartment has external stairs, so may not suitable for the infirm.
There is wireless internet, large TV, DVD player with extensive DVD collection, CD. Many family games and books, also outdoor games available.
There is a large boules pitch, an ideal game with aperitifs before dinner. New BBQ /outdoor cooking area (initial charcoal provided) and spacious shaded pergola for the 2013 season.
The sauna has a window and music to enhance your relaxation, toweling dressing gowns and slippers provided. There is a spacious shower room adjoining the sauna, beside the pool. Chairs, sun loungers and hammock available.
La Stalla services : The owners, Suzy and Jeff had this wooden house built in 2009/10 after the cowshed - La Stalla was not suitable for conversion. Consequently we have been able to use eco-technology and meet all the anti seismic regulations. There are 2 self contained apartments. Jeff used to be an outdoor pursuits leader so offers advice for walks, mountaineering and camping, some equipment is for hire, drop off/ pick up service available. Maps and walking guides available.
Suzy was a professional cook prior to being a qualified nurse, is able to offer you delicious European meals at flexible times to suit your needs and enhance your holiday, e.g. first + last night or after a day’s sightseeing.
La Stalla is situated near the hamlet of San Giorgio, surrounded by fields and woodland. A car is essential, within walking distance there is an excellent agrituristica serving typical Abruzzian food.
Our nearest small towns (10-15 minutes drive), have supermarkets, excellent greengrocers, banks with ATM’s, post offices, weekly markets, as well as very good restaurants and bars.
Award winning vineyards of San Lorenzo is just 12 mins.
Pescara has Shopping Malls, Outlets and Designer shops.
Our local airport Pescara, (50 mins) with Ryanair from Stanstead London, or Anconna (2hrs) or Rome’s 2 airports (3 hrs). All directions will be sent to you.
There is a washing machine and soap available, the kitchenette is well equipped, all linen is changed each week, midweek change and clean is extra.
Cot and baby alarm is available.
The pool and new outside kitchen is only for the use of guests during their stay.
You may use seasonal produce from the organic vegetable plot.
We are constantly striving to improve La Stalla and the gardens, for the benefit of visitors, but we can assure you that no work will be done while guests are here.
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have all had a lovely, fabulous, brilliant week here at La Stalla. Thank you for being so helpful with driving us to the lovely village and airport, as well as to the beach. (We both forgot our driving licences so could not hire a car as planned)
We really enjoyed swimming with the frogs in the pool. The view from here is breathtaking and it really felt that you were amongst the mountains. Suzy, the meal we had on the first night was really delicious and each breakfast that followed was equally as scruptious - you're an amazing cook! Jeff, thank you for driving us around, that was very kind of you.
Thank you so very much.