|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Fabulous villa situated the near the historic town of Atri. This spacious four bedroom villa has been recently renovated and furnished to a high standard whilst retaining a traditional Italian feel. Relax on the sun loungers by the private 10m x 5m pool during the day and watch the sunset with a glass of local wine on the large first floor terrace in the evening. The villa has four large bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large terrace on the first floor. Downstairs is a well equipped kitchen, separate dining areas indoors and outdoors, laundry room, a comfortable lounge with leather suites. The villa is ideally located with beautiful views and offers something to suit all tastes and age ranges. You are within a 10 minute scenic drive of traditional hilltop towns, the beach, nature reserves, sporting facilities and more.
In the summer months many villages hold their traditional ‘Sagras’ and festivals, whilst spring and autumn are the ideal climate for a cycling or hiking holiday.
We first started visiting this area of Abruzzo in 2004 and immediately fell in love with all that it has to offer - the food, the wine, the family friendly beaches, the restaurants, the old towns with cobbled streets and cafes but above all the friendly atmosphere.
Darren and Jemma Sait purchased this villa in 2007
Our dream of owning a house here soon became a serious venture and after much research we bought this house in 2007. It offered all that we were looking for in a peaceful location but easy access to all the things we enjoy.
We spent three years renovating and extending the property from a barely habitable farmhouse into a bright and spacious house with great facilities, a pool and garden with beautiful views.
We love spending our holidays here and making the most of the local delights. Feedback from our guests has been very positive and were impressed with the quality of the property.
Many of them spent evenings eating 'al fresco' on the portico with a glass of local wine, watching the sunset across the valley. Others preferred the early mornings - but they all enjoyed the pool and stunning views from the poolside.
This is a beautiful villa in the most stunning location. It is rare to have your expectations surpassed when going on holiday, but this is what happened to us here. The accommodation is stylish, comfortable and spacious, with all the extra touches that go with it being a home rather than just a holiday rental. The views from the terraces and the pool are spectacular, and all in all it is the most relaxing, beautiful and peaceful environment you can imagine. We honestly didn't want to leave!
This was a very well equipped house. Our children (mostly teens) particularly liked the fact that it had good internet, a TV and a pool. As adults we enjoyed the shaded outside area near the kitchen where we could sit and watch the youngsters in the pool.
You do need a car to get around but actually we didn't want to go out so much as everything we needed was right here.
The local cantina (wine seller) in the village was definitely with a visit - especially with the generous tastings!
The kitchen is a good size with plenty of pots, glasses etc. There is a utility room which was very useful.
Customer service was excellent and the house was clean.
Atri is well worth a visit and there are some lovely restaurants there but if you go in the height of summer be advised to go out earlier than the Italians (say around 7.30/8pm) or you will have difficulty parking! And at busy times book a table in a restaurant especially if you are a large group.
There was so much useful info and maps in the house you can choose a place to go to quite easily.
Overall we had a wonderful, relaxing week's holiday and won't forget the amazing views in a hurry!
The most amazing aspect of this large villa is its stunning view which we never tired of during our two-week stay. Enjoying a peaceful location, the property makes the most of these views with two big terraces - one for dining and the other top terrace opens out from three of the bedrooms for an incredible vista complete with relaxing furniture and umbrellas. Great pool - my 11-year-old loved the fact is was the same depth across, (good for pool games), really well equipped kitchen, wonderful walk-in showers and a huge amount of space all round, all newly furnished. Also noticed there were plenty of useful items if you are traveling with very young children. Nearby Atri is quite breathtaking, so unspoiled and the buildings are fascinating. Eating out is extremely good value and quality with lovely staff. Try the restaurants recommended - it's worth it! Water parks are an hour's drive, but offer a great day out for kids (cabaret, wave machines etc) and the designer shopping outlet just 20 mins from the villa is definitely worth a visit. We borrowed the empty bottles provided and filled up at the vineyard just down the road - incredible wine for just 1.50 euro a litre! Darren and Jemma very helpful and house manager Tracey attentive and happy to answer any questions throughout our stay. A very comprehensive and thoughtful villa pack is provided with maps and even photocopies of various info sheets to enable guests to take away. It was extremely hot during our July stay (40 degrees!) but the fans in all rooms were welcome. We would certainly recommend this villa and consider making a return visit. Amanda, John and Olivia
So far, we have visited a lot of places in different countries in Europe. We would always aim to see the most popular tourist attractions, mingle with the local people and enjoy typical dishes and food. What we have realized during all these trips, however, is that the real beauty of travelling is to discover unique places and enjoy the hidden gems a country/town could offer. One of these places, which we discovered this year, was this beautiful Italian region Abbruzzo and the town of Atri in particular. And if you want to really get the best out of a visit there, I would highly recommend this villa. The location is superb - situated on a hill overlooking the whole valley, you can enjoy the lovely sunrises and sunsets from one of the terraces which offer different experience. In addition, you could simply pop down to the pool and relax comfortably in the peace and quiet of the whole place.
I personally admired the beauty of the olive trees which you could see from the villa and to make things even more pleasant, the lovely homeowners would even provide you with their home-made olive oil to enjoy during your visit. Not to mention the proximity of the villa to a small vineyard where you could get another taste of the region and also to the beach, where you could enjoy different attractions and bars in the summer.
This was definitely one of the best places we have visited and the spacious modern villa was fantastic (not to mention how clean and very well maintained everything was, which for me is always very important for the overall experience). We will be visiting again – hopefully very soon ;).
We spent one of the most relaxing 2 weeks of our lives at this beautiful villa at the beginning of September. The location is so peaceful and just a short drive into Atri for supplies. The villa is spacious and well equipped. This isn’t just a basic holiday rental accommodation, this feels like a home where everything has been thought of. In fact we used to say that if you think something’s missing you aren’t looking in the right place!
The views are absolutely stunning and the website just doesn’t do it justice. There is no building to block your view and no clever photography – what you see on the website is the view you will see on arrival. We spent many an afternoon / evening on the terrace just watching the changing landscape and the beautiful clear skies with a glass of the local vino.
To anyone who is looking on this site, we would have no hesitation in recommending the villa. In a word – perfecto!
This villa is amazing! The views are stunning, the rooms are large and the owners have thought of everything! Our favorite part of the house (apart from the view) was the covered patio off the kitchen & family room. The description of this house was not accurate because it was BETTER than described!! It was clean and the local contact was very responsive. The kitchen has everything you need and everything you didn't know you needed. I would highly recommend this to a friend and if we ever return to Italy, we'll plan to stay here for 2 weeks instead of 1. Also, the owners are very friendly and super helpful.
Your villa is lovely and we will definitely visit again. In such a peaceful setting with breathtaking views from the balcony and the pool, yet just a short drive from magnificent beaches and traditional Abruzzo villages. We could not want for a better holiday home in a better location.
Sleeps 8 + 2 cots. 4 bedroom. Fabulous villa situated the near the historic town of Atri. This spacious four bedroom villa has been recently renovated and furnished to a high standard whilst retaining a traditional Italian feel. The villa is ideally located with beautiful views and offers something to suit all tastes and a 10m x 5m private pool. It is within a 10 minute scenic drive of traditional hilltop towns, the beach, nature reserves, sporting facilities and more.
The Abruzzo region is rich in culture and full of historical villages, towns and places to explore but it also has something to suit everyone from sightseeing, nature walks and wildlife spotting to shopping, dining and dancing, to sports or relaxation and well-being.
The local town of Atri is beautiful with cobbled streets, piazzas, an historical cathedral, theatre, cafes, restaurants, a park, and many unique shops. There are also caves, rock formations and nature reserves for the adventurers.
There are many activities on offer and within easy reach of the villa. The Pescara Golf and Country club, two waterparks, watersports and bicycle rental at beach locations, hiking, tree-top climbing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking trail in the National Parks and quad biking excursions in the hills.
In addition, the Calanchi rock formations and nature reserve provide interesting days out for budding ‘twitchers’.
There are an abundance of restaurants in Abruzzo, ranging from seafood specialties on the coast to more rustic and regional specialties in the smaller towns and villages. Many will also cater for special dietary requirements such as gluten free meals.
There are many local markets selling both local produce and craftware as well as two shopping malls and Italy’s first shopping outlet village approximately 15 mins drive from the villa. There are vineyard shops nearby where you can buy their locally produced wine.
The city of Pescara offers lively shopping with both high street and designer shops – shops close for the afternoons between 1pm and 4pm but most then stay open until 8pm.
More information about local shops, restaurants, supermarkets and local activities and places of interest is provided in the house.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$246|
A 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking.
The balance is due 8 weeks prior to the first date of the holiday.
£200 security deposit is also required which will be refunded within 7 days of departure provided everything is in good order.
Rentals are for a 7 nights stay from Saturday to Saturday. We will be happy to discuss different days / lengths of stay.
Prices quoted are in UK pounds.
Rental deposit: Non refundable
Security deposit: 100% refundable
Rental balance: Non refundable. The Homeowner will make efforts to rent the property to alternative guests, if successful 75% of the rental balance will be refunded (this does not include the rental deposit).