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Idyllic 3 Bedroomed Modern Villa With Infinity Pool And Glorious Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villa With Beautiful Pool Overlooking Stunning Scenery

Perched high on a hill this stunning villa overlooks the beautiful hilltop town of Torino di Sangro, on the unspoilt Trabocchi coast in Abruzzo. The villa is surrounded by spectacular views of the Majella mountains and the ocean.

The house provides a porthole view of the workings of a local Italian village on the hill opposite, whilst being far enough away to provide ultimate privacy and relaxation. During the day, you can swim in the refreshing infinity pool and enjoy the views of the clear blue Adriatic ocean. If you prefer a bit of beach life, one of the cleanest and safest beaches in Italy is 10 minutes drive away.

The house is set in its own private, gated grounds and has a pretty garden with several terraces to enjoy eating and drinking al fresco. Inside the ground floor, there is an open plan kitchen, dining space and comfortable sitting room with large leather sofas. Down a few steps and you will find two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom and bathroom, next to a minstrel’s gallery with a large comfortable sofa bed with a view of the local village. The roof veranda with wrought iron table and chairs, is the perfect venue for supper on balmy summer evenings. For the more energetic visitor, a games room provides an opportunity to let off steam with table football or table tennis matches.

If you can tear yourself away from the ultimate retreat, the many bars and restaurants provide delicious local food and wine.

More Details

Owner
Vivien Stevens
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Vivien Stevens

I am originally a Kiwi but sadly have now lost my accent having spent too long with the Brits. I am married to Rob, who after a long career as a Naval officer is now working in the Marine industry. We have two lovely children and one very special grandson all of whom adore coming to stay in Villa Farfalla

Vivien Stevens purchased this villa in 2004

Why Vivien Stevens chose Torino di Sangro

Having spent 4 years living in Naples, we fell in love with everything Italian and couldn't resist buying our wonderful villa. We chose Abruzzo as we loved the idea of owning a house by the sea and near the ski slopes. The region is unspoilt by tourism so you will have a truly Italian experience.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Farfalla has a phenomenal ability to relax you the minute you walk onto the terrace with a glass of wine in hand. There is something very special about hearing the gentle tolling of the church bells from the village whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the beach and mountains.

Map

Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cafe Noir, Torino di Sangro
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Ortona
Nearest Golf
48 Kilometres
Miglianico, near Pescara
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
San Vito Marina
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A14
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Borgo Antico, Torino di Sangro
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano or Roccaraso
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Le Morge
Car: necessary

This delightfully tranquil rural area is very unspoilt and of outstanding natural beauty. The house sits on a small hill overlooking Monte Amaro, the old village of Torino di Sangro, and has views of the sea.

There are many festivals, and a wealth of small local restaurants. The wine of the region is excellent, especially the Montepulciano, and the beaches are pretty and safe. The local people are wonderfully friendly and helpful.

Amenities

Torino di Sangro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • Clean and bright, the bathrooms contain beautiful Italian tiles and are very modern and well appointed.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , the sofa bed is a large double bed
  • All the bedrooms are comfortable and well appointed with plenty of cupboard space and dressing tables. All have large mirrors.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Idyllic 3 Bedroomed Modern Villa With Infinity Pool And Glorious Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Stunning Villa & location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Abruzzo, Villa is gorgeous and the views are spectacular. Torino di Sangro is a typical Italian Village and the people are so friendly and polite. Beaches are spectacular with a visit to a local Trabocco a must, but be prepared to eat lots. My Mother is Italian so am used to the culture and food but this was our first trip to Abruzzo, we love it so much we are hopefully going to buy a holiday home in Torino di Sangro, Vivien you should start getting commision! AnnaMaria and Domenico who look after the property are also lovely and helpful. Not everything os open in October but a great time to just chill and the weather is still better than an English Summer. We had a lovely holiday, can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yvonne, thank you so much for your fabulous review. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday - and rather envious you have an Italian mother! I love the Italians and their way of living. We would be delighted to welcome you to Torino di Sangro and I am sure you would love being in our special village. Thank you so much for staying at Villa Farfalla and I look forward to hearing from you if you need any help in your house search. Best wishes Vivien.
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5

Bella!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic villa with stunning near 360 degree views whose owners are attentive and a pleasure to deal with. We stayed with my family of 5 (two teenagers and a 10 year old) together with two further adults: there is enough space outside to all enjoy the fantastic sea and mountain views and just enough space inside using a sofa bed for all to sleep comfortably. The kitchen is an adequate size and is well stocked with pans and utensils. All bedrooms have good beds and linens and there were numerous board games to supplement the TV (which we didn't turn on). The local village is near but the walk is not suitable for the aged / infirm / moaning teenagers who might view the steep roads as a chore! The local beach is well organised with loungers and has lovely sand and a calm sheltered swimming area. Local restaurants are of a good quality and reasonably priced (e.g a main pasta for 10 Euros, a meat or fish for <15 Euros, wine around10 Euros etc). Vivien the owner is a pleasure to deal with and we understand that she spends some time at the villa herself when possible - the place has the feel of a home rather than a straight rental property and is all the better for it. There is a games room with a table tennis and table football games for any rainy days (we had zero) and the pool is a really good size with offset steps and a fixed depth (about a metre?) For non-swimmers there is the attached spill over smaller pool which is shallow and would be great for little kids to splash in. The local management contacts are a pleasure to deal with and Domenico can be your personal chef if desired (he's an ex restaurateur from Milan!). Try to learn some Italian before coming to this area as it is very local but this was exactly what we wanted! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and its the only villa we've stayed in where we would seriously consider a return visit - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely of you to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday so much in Bella Villa Farfalla. Thank you for your wonderfully apt description of the area, which you captured perfectly. You would all be extremely welcome should you wish to come back. Best wishes Vivien
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5

Beautiful as every year!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two wonderful weeks in this beautiful place. We have had tropical days, unusual here, and so we cooled down in the pool or at the sea. Italien food is our favorite, we enjoyed dinners with "cozze e vongole" and fresh fish.

This year was our 3rd here, we feel very comfortable here and have recommended this wonderful place to our neighbours who will visit Torino next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Iris, you and your lovely family are always welcome at Villa Farfalla. You are wonderful guests and I know that Ana Maria and Domenico love having you there too. Thank you so much for your fabulous review. Best wishes, Viv.
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5

Stunning. Loved it. Beautiful views and a great week taking in the village festival

  • 5 of 5

I love it every time I go. I adore the peace and quiet. Wonderful wildlife with swallows coming every evening to drink from the swimming pool. As the sun sets behind the ancient village it is almost as though one is in another world.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sun, sea, stupendous

  • 5 of 5

Met by the friendly and helpful Ana Maria, whose husband Domenico also cooked a super meal for us. The villa is beautifully laid out - breathtaking views, especially from the wonderful infinity pool. Well-equipped, Viv and Rob have thought of everything, including lots of information about the surrounding area. None of us wanted to leave and all of us want to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled you had such a good holiday and that you want to come back! You will be very welcome!
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5

Fabulous Farfalle

  • 5 of 5

The stunning views, the swooping swallows above the glorious pool, the beautiful house and garden, the well equipped kitchen and the feeling that we were staying with friends who had just left us to it - what a perfect place for a holiday! We have rented houses in Italy, Spain and France for our holidays before but without a doubt this is the best one we have ever stayed at!

Food shopping in Torino di Sangro's supermarket to the markets in Pescara - plenty of beautiful products to keep your mouth watering...and restaurants galore serving the freshest fish dishes ... mmmm, I'm remembering the delicious 'crudi'!

Thankyou Vivien for your amazing hospitality and stunning Villa Farfalle and thankyou to Ana Maria and Domenico for their invaluable help and tips.

Looking forward to a return visit in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are absolutely delighted you had such a wonderful time in our beloved home. Thank you for the fantastic review and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Vivien
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $294.78

The price is for up to 6 people staying at the villa. There is an additional fee of €75 per person, per week, applicable for a maximum of 8 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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