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Charming historic farmhouse with large gardens and pool, close to National Parks - SMALL apartments, under the mountains but only 30 min. from beaches !

Tocco da Casauria, Pescara, Italy
  • Farmhouse430 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

Large and small apartments with 1/2 bedrooms to sleep 2/6 p each, in 2 cottages

Agriturismo Madonna degli Angeli: NATURE, ADVENTURE AND RELAX ... ONLY 30 MIN. FROM BEACHES !

Accommodation in 2 cottages of 2/4 and 4/6 places (totally 9 SELF APARTMENTS), fully-equipped and restructured, bear the typical atmosphere of the region. The large garden includes an elevated swimming pool.

Our farmstay is a 17th century coaching inn in 7 acres (3 hectares) of grounds within 23 acres (9 hectares) of farmland at 200 m. above sea level.

Because of its geographical and road position the place is ideal for the visit of the whole Abruzzo and of its famous National Parks. In the nearby you can visit medieval villages, abbeys, castles and hermitages, all surrounded by mountains and wildness, as well as you can taste typical gastronomy, discover traditions and folklore. In 30 minutes you can reach the city of Pescara with its long sandy beaches and its international airport (with several low cost flights); to reach Rome it takes about 1,5 hours (while 2 h. for direct bus for easy daily tours - 2 km. from the stop).

Your hosts would be delighted to assist guests with their itineraries, arrange for guides and advise on local culture and different activities. Web-site: www.madonnadegliangeli.com

Abruzzo, or “Abruzzi” according to old, is a special region in many ways.

First is called “the green area of Europe” for the highest percentage of land protected by Parks and Reserves (even as much as 33% of the territory is bound, the highest percentage in Europe).

Second, the high mountains, including the three highest peaks of the Apennines and the perennial glacier most southern of Europe, are very close to the sea that in some seasons you can go for a swim in the morning and afternoon, in just 45 minutes, go skiing in the mountains! Although this factor has contributed to its rich biodiversity (one of the major in Europe), being able to vary from landscapes of the coast, with palm trees and Mediterranean vegetation, to the high mountain, with alpine stars and glacial relicts like the “Mugo” pine or rare animals.

Even from a geomorphological point of view the territory manifests deep diversity. Consequently, the mountains are very different from them, as well as ancient villages built by the man which, using materials found on site, greatly changes its architecture and building styles within a few minutes. In just a short time everything is different: nature, villages, traditions and customs, ancient economic activities.

Another prerogative of the area is the extreme preservation and attachment to its own traditions and rituals of the people who live “separated” from the various valleys, along the coast or in the villages at high altitudes, thanks to the pastoral economy that pushed the economy and the wealth on top since the Middle Ages … . Even today in some areas seems to live life scenes or ancestral rites medieval, almost always actually of pagan origin and pre-Roman times. The people of Abruzzo, notoriously conservative and obstinate pride, jealously preserve and perpetuate their traditions not for touristic re-enactments … but as they feel those deep inside.

You will realize that the beauty of this region lies not only in its monuments, in its particularly wild and varied nature, in the exceptional biodiversity of flora and fauna, but especially in the way in which traditions, customs, ways of life, ancient cultures and religious rites were preserved.

Next to us, totally free, there are:

- More than 1 500 000,00 acres of Parks, mountains and Nature Reserves (36% of the whole territory, the highest percentage in Europe);

- About 130 km of sea coast (guaranteed by 13 Blue Flags);

- Countless abbeys, monasteries, castles and monuments (this region is among the top places in the club of Most Beautiful Villages in Italy with 19 historical towns mentioned).

Among the various possibilities listed here briefly: hiking and nature trails of various types, cayac, including horse riding and hiking with donkeys, mountain biking, paragliding, hang gliding, golf, skiing, thermal baths (only to be healing and not open year-round), as well as churches, castles, monasteries and medieval villages, wine tasting tours and a lot of tradition and folklore.

All strictly away from tourist and more crowded destinations!

Your hosts are the de Pompeis family, which has a long and proud history in Abruzzo. We are deeply involved in local culture and with care we have managed this farmstay for over thirty years, as part of the family estate.

We are delighted to assist our guests with their itineraries, arrange for guides and advise on local cultural and naturalistic itineraries, in addition to restaurants, sports activities, local artisan and folklore traditional festivals.

Owner

Lorenzo de Pompeis

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, italian, French (elementary)
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Lorenzo de Pompeis

(It is the donkey speaking, right in the picture ... !) My owner is named Lorenzo, 50 years old and is a sociologist, but he chose to devote his energy to keep alive the house of his family estate, because he believes that in the TRADITION there is the FUTURE! Fortunately, it has a nice family with two sweet little girls who also love nature and animals. Me and my owners really love our land and we will help you with pleasure to discover the wonders of Abruzzo !

Why Lorenzo de Pompeis chose Tocco da Casauria

The country house is owned by Lorenzo s family since the end of 1.600 and perfectly preserves the original structure and many of the old furniture. Is managed directly by the owners for almost 40 years. All apartments are self-contained, with their own kitchenette, entrance and private garden or panoramic terrace. They are surrounded by sunny lawns, large grounds with Mediterranean plants and original archaeological remains of the area itself. Very good is the geographical location and road connection: just below the mountains of the two National Parks of Majella and Gran Sasso, only 30 minutes from the beaches and from the Pescara airport (with low cost flights), very close to picturesque historic centers and only 1.5 hours away from Rome (even with direct buses - stop at 1 km)

What makes this Farmhouse unique

The private gardens surrounding all apartments allow you to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun or dine by candlelight nicely, maybe cooking on the barbeque outside. The outdoor areas are taken care of to make life as pleasant as possible outside, although rental properties are spacious and equipped with all comforts. In the morning you can choose with extreme ease if you like to conquer the high peaks of the nearby mountains (3,000 meters high), or decide instead to dive into the blue of the nearby and comfortable beaches, or simply relax by the pool while enjoying the view of the mountains, maybe sipping a fine wine from our wine cellar. Who wants to relax can also enjoy the shade of the pine woods adjacent to the solarium equipped with deckchairs, sun loungers and hammocks and let the kids have fun surrounded by our loving animals (dogs, cats, donkeys, goats, chickens, etc.. ), which often roam freely in the meadows around the house looking for caresses.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • All these apartments are located on the ground floor and have one bedroom + living room with kitchenette and sofa 1/2/3 or cot + one bathroom (two medium ones have an ante-bathroom also) + private garden outside with tables and chairs. - Tavernetta (50 sqm - 3 people + 1/2 additional beds / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - La Pergola (45 sqm - 3 persons + 1 extra bed / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - Canale (35 sqm - 2 people + 1/2 additional beds / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - Silos (38 sqm sqm - 2 people + 1 extra bed / cot). Air conditioning system with extra costs. - Torretta (30 sqm - 2 people + 1 extra bed) on two floors. It can be not very comfortable for people with problems with mobility because of the steep indoor staircase which brings to the bedroom, but it is extremely charming and romantic, so very suitable for “juvenile” people. Air conditioning system with extra costs.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • On request
        hair dryer + scale to weigh airplane baggage

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural

          Theme

            • Budget
            • Family
            • Farm Holidays
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Fireplace
                      fireplace with glass door
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Each apartment is provided with a self gas heating system (controlled by a chronothermostat with 20°- 21,5°)
                    • Internet
                      WiFi free, fast connection (high-speed)
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      weekly changes (unless extra charge) Bath and kitchen towels, weekly changed (or more often with extra charge)
                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Parking
                      large free parking area inside, not covered.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      bath and kitchen towels, weekly changed (or more often with extra charge)
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is also a common washing machine, with extra charge for use (outside the apartments).
                    • Wireless Internet
                      WiFi free, fast connection (high-speed)

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchenette
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Each apartment is equipped with all necessary plus some basic cleaning products, as some basic for cooking (extra virgin olive oil, coffee, sugar, salt, etc).
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Each apartment is equipped with all necessary plus some basic cleaning products, as some basic for cooking (extra virgin olive oil, coffee, sugar, salt, etc).
                        • Garbage Disposal
                        • Kitchen
                          A full kitchenette with a small a refrigerator, stove top, microwave and sink inside each own apartment (not shared with other units or properties).
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Mini Refrigerator
                        • Pantry Items
                          Each apartment is equipped with all necessary plus some basic cleaning products, as some basic for cooking (extra virgin olive oil, coffee, sugar, salt, etc).
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • Foosball
                                • Ping Pong Table

                                  Outside

                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      2 hectares (5 acres), surrounding all the cottages
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Bicycles
                                      5 mountain bikes on renting (only by prior request)
                                    • Boat
                                      at about 30 minutes drive
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Golf
                                      30 minutes drive (18 holes), or 10 minutes drive for pich and putt
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      15 minutes drive
                                    • Beach Umbrellas
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      on request - charcoal
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      about 40 minutes drive
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Yard

                                      Suitability

                                        • Groups
                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              2 small pools: one for the older elevated and inaccessible to small children (if not through gate and key) and another one at the ground level very shallow for he exclusive use of very young children
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              outdoor pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Housekeeping

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • On the farm there are 2 small pools, made with great attention to detail and carefully placed in a typical Abruzzo rural setting: one for the adults (8x4 sq.m., 1,20 m. deep, elevated and inaccessible to small children, if not through gate and key supplied only to adults) and another one at the ground level very shallow (3 m diameter x height 0.70) for the exclusive use of young children. For the construction we used the source material recovery (ancient stones and tuffs of old buildings) to make it like a big Fontanile, typical of our area. The wooden pool deck allows guests to enjoy the beautiful view over the fields and mountains that surround us. Near the pool, the cool of the pine trees invites our guests relaxing moments. In this area we also have a solarium with chairs and tables, sun loungers, deckchairs, hammocks, umbrellas. As well as we have pets that run almost freely around the gardens (some cats, a loving Golden Retriver dog, a goat, a sweet donkey and more.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      7 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Rustic yet charming and comfortable

                                                                      barbara s.Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

                                                                      A friend and I stayed in one of the farm’s larger suites and absolutely loved our time here. Even at the beginning of November the weather was dry and sunny, and our lodging was comfortably warm. We were two middle-aged ladies who felt really cared for by our host Lorenzo and his manager Marino.

                                                                      Abruzzo is off the well-worn tourist path and is one of my favorite places to visit in Italy. The breathtaking mountains dusted with villages clinging to their sides, some of the best fresh food in Italy and surprisingly delicious dining in hidden restaurants everywhere.

                                                                      You won’t find a lot of English speakers here unlike in the cities. But you will find friendly, helpful people who are not resentful of a constant parade of tourists as in some Italian cities. If you are like us, you will also find yourself often lost, scratching your head over the closed gate of a medieval church you have just driven 15k to reach, and squeezing your oversized car through ancient alleys on vertigous mountainsides until you can go no farther. Then there are the ski to sea opportunities, but I will let others talk of that.

                                                                      We happened to be at the farm during the olive harvest. I’m sure whatever time of year you visit, you’ll find a piece of authentic Italy here. I would definitely return for a stay at Madonna degli Angeli. Thank you Lorenzo and Marino for such a wonderful visit.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Ciao Barbara and Mary,

                                                                      also for us it has been very nice to meet you.

                                                                      We are very happy you enjoyed our agriturismo and our beloved land, the Abruzzo.

                                                                      We wish we met you once more, there are so many more things to visit and discover in this "authentic" part of Italy, where the nature, the history and its traditions have been proudly preserved through the history.

                                                                      Arrivederci ... !

                                                                      Lorenzo de Pompeis

                                                                      www.madonnadegliangeli.com

                                                                      We really enjoyed staying at Madonna degli Angelli

                                                                      David S.

                                                                      This is a lovely rural place to stay, close to nature. The buildings and the surrounding grounds are very attractive and peaceful. The setting is beautiful, with wonderful views to the nearby mountains. The very pleasant and relaxed feel to the place is enhanced by the chickens and goats wandering around, the cats, the donkey, and the ever present, lovely and very friendly golden retriever Lola. The owner Lorenzo is delightful. He is very friendly, welcoming and helpful and an excellent source of information about Abruzzo and what it has to offer. The location is superb, being near to so many places and sites of great interest and also the wonderful mountains and beautiful Adriatic sea. Our appartment was clean, comfortable and serviceable, with some nice touches in some of the old furniture and wall hangings. For self catering, the kitchen and catering equipment was adequate and there was the nice touch of the provision for one's arrival of a few basic items. Without detracting from that, the equipment was lacking a few things that would have helped and improved for cooking and self catering. In summary, this is a wonderful place to have found and if we return to Abruzzo, we would have no hesitation in trying to book to stay again at this charming agriturismo.

                                                                      Stayed 9 nights, a couple

                                                                      Very nice stay at a charmin location

                                                                      Claus J.

                                                                      Location and property were absolutely according the description. We loved it. Everything was fine. Lorenzo, his family and the staff were very friendly and eager to help. If you come here don't forget to buy the olive oil from the agriturismo. It's realy great.

                                                                      Peaceful Italy, Grest Hiking

                                                                      Christine L.

                                                                      We loved "our farm" and our apartment. The description said small but we had a large bedroom, living area and terrace. We ate eggs laidby our chickens and Lorenzo was our personal travel guide. We did four days of gorgeos hiking. Iy doesn't get any better than this.

                                                                      What a place

                                                                      floyderianMalta

                                                                      We booked this property for just a stop over for 3 nights. But it was just wonderful. We travelled with our dogs and they really loved the atmospher and especially the resident goat.

                                                                      Lorenzo the owner was really helpful.

                                                                      We really recommend this property.

                                                                      Alles gemäß Beschreibung, so soll es sein. Danke.

                                                                      Daniel R.

                                                                      Wir waren zu zweit für 11 Nächte in "la pergola" untergebracht. Alles war so wie auf den Bildern zu sehen und wie im Text beschrieben. Es war sauber und alles funktionierte einwandfrei. Zwei Kleinigkeiten nur: 1. Es ist nicht wirklich ein Bauernhof. Ein Esel, zwei Ziegen und eine Hand voll Hühner sind zwar auf dem Gelände, aber Landwirtschaft wird nicht betrieben. 2. Teilweise war lediglich eine Aushilfe ohne fremdsprachliche Kenntnisse anwesend, allerdings war immer eine Kontaktaufnahme zum Eigentümer per Telefon bzw. WhatsApp möglich. Für uns aber beides kein Problem (nur zur Info, falls das jemand erwartet). Daher volle 5 Sterne.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks Daniel for your very positive feedback ! I am happy you enjoyed and gave me the maximum of stars !

                                                                      Just to be precise, we indeed have a quite big farm, with olive trees (about 300 plants), corn (about 5 hectares), small vineyard and producing of wine, more and more animals (they are not very close to apartments, besides the ones you noticed, in order not to produce bad smells) and more activities that I will not specify here not to be too long. Maybe you didn't noticed it as we preferred to dedicate 3 hectares of land to a large park with gardens surrounding all the farm house for our guests' pleasure (soon after these gardens there is the farm with all its activities). I am glad you didn't "smell" and "heard" this :-)

                                                                      I personally welcomed you (I speak English and also a bit of French) and came to the farm every 1/2 days. Often when I came I didn't met you because you had very intensive days visiting the territory and when I leaved the farm to go back home (around 8 or 9 P.M.) you often had not come back from your tours ! I was happy for this as this has a positive meaning ! Anyway most of the time I met you I proposed to better discuss about possible further tours in Abruzzo, but you said that you already knew were to go as you came to Abruzzo several times ! All the other days there where some workers and friends of mine, indeed not speaking languages, but as you wrote I was always available and reachable by phone, mails or WhatsApp when not present at the farm. Indeed welcoming guests and giving them advices on the territory (besides a lot of guides in all languages, in German too) is one of my best point.

                                                                      It has been a pleasure to meet you and your wife and I wait for you back here in Abruzzo soonest. If it will happen I will maybe insist some more to sit together and speak a bit more about possibilities of trekking, sometime maybe I am too shy.

                                                                      Grazie and ... arrivederci.

                                                                      Lorenzo

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Tocco da Casauria, Pescara, Italy

                                                                      Because of its geographical and road position the farmholiday is an ideal place for the visit of the whole Abruzzo - the 'Green Zone of Europe' - and of its famous National Parks. In the nearby you can visit medieval villages, abbeys, castles and hermitages, all surrounded by nature and wildness, as well as traditions and folklore. In 30 minutes you can reach the city of Pescara with its long sandy beaches and its international airport served by a wide choise of low cost and regular airlines; to reach Rome it takes about 1, 5 hours (direct bus possible in 2 h. time - 2 km. for the stop). Golf 25 min. The farmhouse is in a valley which divides 2 mountains: the National Park of Majella from the National Park of Gran Sasso; 200 metres on the sea level, 3 kilometres faraway from the nearest village and 10km from the Hospital. To reach us take the A 25 (Pescara - Rome) motorway exiting at toll-gate 'Torre de' Passeri' and follow the detailed map you will receive once booked. GPS: N 42° 13' 40'' - E 13° 55' 29'' (TomTom - 'TeleAtlas' maps). Other Activities: thermal bath, canoeing, parapenting, horse and donkey riding, ping pong, Golf: There are about 30 minutes drive from 'Miglianico Golf Club', located in the province of Chieti, in the hills of Miglianico a height of about 125 meters. One hundred and fifty acres in the green, the Miglianico Golf Club is an environment designed to fit a family sporting and dynamic. A wonderful green oasis surrounded by woods and vineyards. The 18-hole championship course has a par 71 and a length of 6043. Is the site of competitions for professional and amateur players. The competitions organized by the Club in the course of each season are around 50. But one of the main features of the Club is that it can be attended by those who are not members or tourists, and even occasionally. The course was designed by one of the most famous American golf architect Ronald Kirby. The technical characteristics of Miglianico Golf Club are very interesting view of the personality of the entire route on canonical 18 holes that wind through forests, vineyards and artificial bunkers. The holes, by both professionals and amateurs, are technical, challenging but also fun. We are also about 15 minutes drive from the Golf Club Arcobaleno which is located in Alanno: a 9-hole for pitch and path. Ski: We are about 50 minutes drive from Roccaraso (in the province of L'Aquila), which offers very modern ski lifts and more than 100 km of alpine ski slopes and 170 km of cross country skiing! It is, therefore, the largest area of all Italy south-central and seventh nationally for overall qualità. Possibility to rent the equipment on site. We are also about 50 minutes by car from Passo Lanciano - Maielletta (m. 1305 to 2100) in the province of Chieti, one of the places where, thanks to the extreme proximity to the humid winds of the coast, it snows more. Spectacular feature is that, when the weather is particularly nice, skiing, you can see the sea! But there are only 18 km of alpine ski slopes and 15 km of cross country skiing. Can rent the equipment on site. Besides these two places nearer, not far from us there are many other ski areas.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      $24
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      $17
                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      10%

                                                                      Prices refer to one night's stay for up to 2 people (each additional bed is an extra), all including: taxes, electricity, gas, water, linens (weekly changes) and end-cleaning (no kitchenette - optional), with the exception of 3 nights staying ("Minimum Stay"), which is 30 € extra totally. ANY EXTRA to be paid at the Agriturismo: - Heating = 10 €/night - free with the formula "all-wood" (fireplaces or wood burning stoves, where presen)t; - Extra bed = 15 €/night - Cot or crib = 8 €/night - for children under 3 years not requiring crib/cot; - Air conditioning = 0,30 € per Kw; - Clean kitchen-corner at departure (optional) = 20 € flat rate; - Washing machine = 3.00 € per wash; - pets (only small and by prior agreements); + Mountain bikes rental and any additional house cleaning.

                                                                      $79avg/night
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