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House with breathtaking views and garden in the medieval town of Capestrano.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi

Overview

About the property

A well equipped home for 2- 6 guests with private garden and parking area.

A comfortable and well-equipped three-bedroom home in a stunning setting for 2 -6 people. You are renting a private house with a natural garden for your use only (not shared). Two patios, one has Fig and Olive trees for shade and a terrace with table, chairs (for 6 people) and a couple of sun loungers to relax on and enjoy the views. The other patio is lovely to sit on in the full sun! At the house has a portable 4G Wfi modem, free WIFI is also available in the main village piazza and in bars and restaurants.The road to the house is cobbled and there is no through traffic. There is a private parking area for 1 car at the side of the house. The house is only five minutes walk from the castle, piazza and shops.

The house is typical of many found in the town with vaulted ceilings and a cantina beneath. There are three bedrooms. The two upstairs both have two single beds and the double is downstairs. A crib is available for a small baby. There are two bathrooms. The newer one downstairs has a shower, bidet, loo and a wash basin. Upstairs is a smaller, basic bathroom off one of the bedrooms, with a hip bath and over shower, loo and hand basin. Towels and hairdryer are provided. All linen is provided and there are blankets and duvets for the cooler weather.

The Utility room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

The comfortable Lounge/Dining room was converted from a barn 8 years ago and has wonderful views across the valley from the large picture window, this room also has access to the garden. Two 2-seater sofas plus two chairs ( seating for up to 6 people) coffee table, dining table with seating for 6 people , TV and DVD player and a music docking station makes this a relaxing space. Many books, games, DVD’s, maps and guides are provided for guests.

The kitchen is well-equipped and has a breakfast table. Cooking is on a bottled gas cooker. There is a fridge/freezer, toaster, slow cooker, hand blender and plenty of plates, cutlery, glasses, pans, tea-towels etc. Picnic utensils, flasks, cooler bag and picnic rug are also provided and there is a small BBQ.

There is a wood pellet stove in the kitchen when needed and two bottled gas fires are in the house. FANS are in each room for the hotter weather and the windows have fly screens.

Capestrano is a picturesque hill-top town of around 700 people. There is a main piazza, churches, a monastery and a beautiful C13th castle (free entry) overlooking the town. It is located on the edge of the National Park known as the Gran Sasso e monti della Laga. The Majella national park is also nearby.

Facilities are good with an ATM, two bars (one with a restaurant), two small supermarkets, butcher, pharmacy, post office etc. A mobile fruit and veg stall is there most days. A market is held each week on a Friday morning with are a range of stalls.

There are peaceful nature walks from the house and more challenging ones in the hills. Climbing, mountain biking (two bikes to use at your own risk with a bike carrier to fit many cars) horse-riding, canoeing and an outdoor pool (July/August) are all available in the area. There are numerous places to visit nearby - ancient sites, castles, museums, wineries, local food producers etc.

The beaches of the Adriatic are 50 minutes away. Locally, you can eat in many good restaurants and information about them and places of interest can be found at the house.

I care about my guests and want them to have a 5 * stay and my reviews reflect this, on this site, air b&b and trip advisor.

I will always try to reply to any enquiry within a couple of hours , I just sometimes need to check with my cleaner !

More Details

Owner
Pamela Morgan Sparrow
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, basic Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Pamela Morgan Sparrow

I have had the house in Capestrano for 12 years and rented it out to friends and family, they have enjoyed it so much they suggested I put it on a site to rent for others to enjoy as well. Its not just a holiday rent its a well equipped home. Please contact me for any more information as I have a wealth of knowledge on the area and would love to share it. Pamela

Pamela Morgan Sparrow purchased this house in 2003

Why Pamela Morgan Sparrow chose L'Aquila

Welcoming, friendly, beautiful village. It's a stunning location and the amazing views from the garden.

Two patios, one shaded and one to sit in the sun. Its a relaxing house that's well equipped for up to 6 people and a home from home. You will find lots of information at the house on where to visit and eat, walks maps, tourist information and more. mountains river and not far from the beach. Local swimming pool in July/August.

Walking distance to shops, bar,coffee shop and restaurant.

A welcome pack with tea, coffee, dish cloths, slippers etc You have washing up liquid, loo rolls, kitchen roll, salt, pepper, oil, herbs and lots of extras! Just bring your clothes !

Fire blanket

Smoke alarm

Fire extinguisher .. stop fire !

Carbon Monoxide Detector

What makes this house unique

Abruzzo is the undiscovered gem of Italy for its nature, culture and gastronomy. It is the "real Italy" with a warm and friendly welcome. Amazing places to eat, lots of places to visit and a great place to relax.

Amenities

Capestrano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Have a wonderful holiday. Leave the house as you found it. Breakages may need to be replaced.
  • Children are extra guests when booking.
  • Respect the neighbours, they are lovely.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bath is not full sized one but is a hip bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
You need to inform me of your sleeping requirement, single or double bed so I can have the correct beds made up before you arrive. There is plenty of information about the area at the house - places to visit, maps, books etc. Cookery, wine tasting and Italian classes are available in Sulmona. I leave a welcome pack with slippers, coffee and tea etc. I also leave oil, herbs, salt and pepper, kitchen paper, washing up liquid, in fact everything you need it's a home from home!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

House with breathtaking views and garden in the medieval town of Capestrano.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

A roomy and very well equipped house in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful area and the view from the living area window is superb - the photo on the website does not do it justice. We had everything we needed and Pamela provided us with lots of useful information and maps before we went and in the house. Capestrano is a lovely old village with good shops for its size and friendly people. As a bonus we were there during the two-day Burgus Lupuli festival. The house also served as an excellent centre for visiting the Gran Sasso Park, the Sulmona area and the coast. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for leaving the house as you found it . Pamela
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5

UN SEJOUR ENCHANTEUR

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans les Abruzzes, et la maison de Pamela y est pour beaucoup ! Parfaitement agencée, avec une très grande cuisine très bien équipée pour cuisiner les délicieux produits de la région, un grand séjour avec une immense baie vitrée donnant sur la vallée, une jolie salle de bain (à noter qu'il y a très peu de pression dans la douche) et une chambre délicieuse et romantique avec sa porte-fenêtre ouvrant sur un paysage grandiose, sans oublier son jardin (qui mériterait plus de soins) avec ses oliviers et surtout son figuier couvert de fruits à l'ombre duquel il fait bon prendre son petit déjeuner face aux montagnes (elle bénéficie en outre d'un étage avec 2 autres chambres...)! Le petit village de Capestrano est un authentique village des Abruzzes, plein de charmes avec ses maisons anciennes, son magnifique château et les boutiques qui permettent d'acheter le nécessaire (bar, tabac, épicerie). Au centre de la région, la maison est parfaitement située pour accéder aux 3 grands parcs régionaux en très peu de temps. Vous trouverez sur place de la documentation pour planifier vos sorties gourmandes, sportives ou culturelles. Pamela a été très disponible pour répondre à nos questions et nous donner des conseils ! Calme dans sa petite ruelle typique, c'est une maison que je recommande vivement aux amoureux de la nature et de la tranquillité !

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a wonderful holiday . Sorry you found the water pressure low, this is a Capestrano village problem, I have been told that new water pipes will be fitted soon in the village to improve this problem. Best wishes Pamela
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5

wonderful place stunning view lovely garden

  • 5 of 5

It felt like spending time in our second-home. Amazing view of the valley, the house is locely. Pamela has arranged everything so that we feel at home. An authentic house of a real village in Abruzzo. Very well equipped and organise.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the beautiful area. Thank you for leaving the house as you found it ! Pamela
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5

Traumhafter Blick in die endlose Ferne ...

  • 5 of 5

Capestrano ist ein wunderschöner Ort, der vor allem auch zu morgendlichen Spaziergängen durch die kleinen Gassen einlädt. Weitere Tagestouren in die herrlichen Landschaften des Gran Sasso und Orte der Umgebung bieten unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten. Eine geführte Kanutor im Tirino, dem saubersten und schönsten Fluss in den Abruzzen, ist unbedingt empfehlenswert! In Pamelas Haus haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es ist zentral und zugleich sehr ruhig gelegen. Sehr freundliche Nachbarn gibt es auch! Für einen angenehmen Urlaub hat das Haus alles, was gebraucht wird. Unbeschreibar ist der phantastische Blick ins Tal und in die Weite. Der idyllische Garten mit Feigenbaum, Oleander und Hibiskus ist sehr geeignet zum Verweilen und zum Frühstück bzw. Abendessen im Freien. Pamela ist eine äußerst nette und zuvorkommende Eigentümerin, die Korrespondenz war absolut unkompliziert. Capestrano und das Haus sind absolut empfehlenswert, wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.

Ute G.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in Capestrano , I look forward to seeing you again in Capestrano . Kind Regards Pamela
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5

Beautiful restaured typical abruzzo village house in beautiful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

We liked the villagehouse and the surroundings very much. Mountainsview from the livingwindow and garden/terrace is great! We fell in love wiht the Abruzzo region (very peacefull and far away from the mass tourism) Everything that you need is there.(still, a mosquitonet for every bed would be nice!).

Very well equiped and beautiful decoreted and clean. Basic equipment for grocery present (thank you!)

A pity that the shower didn't work well (sometimes almost no water because of the lack of pressure. We know it is a comunityproblem but still it would be nice to have a good shower in hot days).

There is a lot do to in the surroundings (walking, cycling, beautiful medieval villages). In the house there is a lot of information about things to do.

Don't forget to visit Campo imeratore (+ barbecue) and to do the canoe trip on river tirino.

We would definitely want to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time, I agree Abruzzo is a beautiful, undiscovered gem! You have been great guests and I hope you will visit this charming village again as there is plenty more to see and do in the area. Thank you for your feedback about addition mosquito nets, I will look into getting some more although all the windows have fly screens. I think they are midges not mosquitos I also leave coils and citronella candles for the garden for guests. Work is in progress in Capestrano with new water pipes being laid.I enquired today and said it was a problem I have been told new pipes will be fitted out side my house in October . Update 13/8/2016 The water was turned off in the area yesterday and some more work done. 9/9/2016 outside the house the road has been dug up and new water pipes are being laid . 26/92016 new water pipes now both in the road and in the house ..the rain shower is now like a power shower..the water is great and no problem. Kind Regards Pamela
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5

wunderschöne Ferienwohnung über der Ebene des Tirino (Abruzzen)

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung ist geschmackvoll und zweckmässig eingerichtet! Die Lage ist fantastisch: ruhig, mit Aussicht über die strukturreiche Ebene des Tirino und in 3-4 Minuten im Dorfzentrum. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurant, Gelateria im Dorf vorhanden, weitere Restaurants in der näheren Umgebung. Vielfältige Ausflugs- und Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Im Hochsommer ist die Region der höheren Berge sehr empfehlenswert! Unbedingt empfehlenswert!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay in the beautiful area of Capestrano and thank you for leaving the house as you found it . Pamela
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Map

Sulmona
Capestang
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
in Capestrano piazza
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Pescara (to Crotia)
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Popoli
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
E80
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
many in area
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Pescara
Car: recommended

Canoe on the local River Tirino

Bike in the valley.

Walk the hills.

Be sure to go to the Gran Sasso for arrosticini (bbq lamb etc)

Go to Rome for the day -stop off at Tivoli gardens on the way.

Visit the beach at Pescara.

Local food producers include saffron, lentils, cheeses and pasta .

Rocca Calascio a mountain top fortress

Castel del Monte is a medieval and Renaissance hill town . Located in the heart of the Gran Sasso mountain range, the town is set into a steep hillside nestled beneath mountain peaks near the high plain of Campo Imperatore.

Gran Sasso d'Italia is a mountain located in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. The Gran Sasso forms the centrepiece of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a natural park It has an area of 2,014 square kilometres (778 sq mi)

Santo Stefano di Sessanio this beautiful medieval hill town sits adjacent to the high plain of Campo Imperatore. Santo Stefano has been named one of Italy's prettiest villages, "I Borghi Piu belli D’Italia", and recognized by the Slow Food movement for its sustainable agriculture, in particular its gourmet lentils, “lenticchie".

Sulmona has various piazza, churches and palaces of historical and touristic interest. Sulmona is the home of the Italian confectionery known as confetti. These are sugar coated almonds and are traditionally given to friends and relatives on weddings and other special occasions.

Cookery courses and wine tasting.

Castelli. A medieval hill town lies beneath Mount Camicia on the eastern side of the Gran Sasso Massif. Today, Castelli hosts an art institute and ceramics museum as well as many ceramics shops and studios.

Navelli. It is renowned for the local saffron production.

Visit the Majella national park.

Scanno is situated in the Sagittario Valley and encircled by the Majella mountains.

Eat and drink and enjoy the garden.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Capestrano House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$414
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $64.68

Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am. However let me know if you want a later/earlier check in / out. I may be able to arrange this if I have no other guests that day.
Two guests rent the ground floor bedroom and bathroom unless agreed otherwise. Extra paying guests use the second floor bedrooms. Maximum of 6 guests and this includes all children.Children must be included in the booking as an extra guest.
Visitor are not permitted to stay unless perviously agreed .

Bikes are available at your own risk, they will be working at the beginning of the season, tools are left for any repairs. The wifi modem should have enough credit on for the season but if it runs out, details of where to top it up are at the house.
Please leave the house as you find it. I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL STAY!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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