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Fully restored country villa with pool set in private gardens

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Castel Frentano, Lanciano, Abruzzo - Peaceful Location, 20 Mins From The Coast And 30 Mins From The Mountains

A fully restored country villa in Abruzzo, near the town of Lanciano in the beautiful village of Castel Frentano. The property sleeps 10. A 4 bedroom (all with aircon), 3 bathroom house with private pool that is set within 1/3rd of an acre overlooking the village of Castel Frentano. 15 minutes from the unspoilt Adriatic Sea and 45 minutes from Roman ski resorts. This house has recently been totally renovated to the highest standard with all modern facilities including aircon & wifi internet access. The house sits overlooking the hill village of Castel Frentano with its bars, shops and cafes, where it is possible to relax and get a taste of real Italian life.

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2017

About Tony

Tony is an early 50s sales director from Chester UK. Lynne is an interior designer with her own business. We bought the house in 2004 and spent 18 months doing it up. We are married with two teenage girls Kate aged 18 and Megan aged 16.

Tony purchased this villa in 2004

Why Tony chose Chieti

We wanted to buy a house in an undiscovered part of Italy & Abruzzo really fitted the bill. You can literally go 2 weeks without hearing anyone else speaking English. The scenery is just fantastic, not quite as rolling as Tuscany, but all the bright colours you expect of Italy in summer. The beaches are some of the best in Italy (Rough guide 2013) & having travelled to many different areas in Italy since buying the house, we always think that Abruzzo is just the best all round.

Having the mountains 30 minutes one way and the coast 20 minutes the other is what we always wanted & we've got it. Siamo molto fortunati!

What makes this villa unique

Every year we discover a little bit more as the girls get older. Their current favourites are Aqualand at Vasto, snorkeling at La Foce and Go Ape! at Bocca di vallee.

Me, I prefer cooking a meal and getting a few local friends round for a couple beers, tasting a few Jamie Oliver dishes and singing along to a few tunes...

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely super holiday in Italy and Casa Trastulli. Your house is something to be very proud of and its position one of the best in Italy. TS, Dorset.

We shall certainly recommend the house and the village which is totally unspoilt. A rare gem. JL Warwick.

The villa exceeded expectations; I think you're under-selling it.

It's just about perfect for chilling out in total quiet but close enough to civilization to make life easy. LH 2013

Loved the location of the villa with the views of the mountains and coast; Loved the rural setting, being surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. VS, Edinburgh.

Great place, ideal for the kids and nice just to chill out and drink beer! Highly recommended. SR, Leeds.

The house was great, the countryside is fantastic & the people very friendly. SJ, Lichfield.

We enjoyed a relaxing time in a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world. Friendly people, fantastic views, sitting on the balcony at night. PR Sunderland
Dec 2006
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Castel Frentano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • En suite shower rooms to bedrooms 1 & 2 comprising of a shower, toilet and hand basin. Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom on the 2nd floor with bath, toilet and hand basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Travel cot if required
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, large double wardrobe, chest of drawers and air conditioning. Bedroom 2: double pine bed, a wardrobe and chest of drawers and air conditioning. Bedrooms 3/4 (2nd floor): each with 3 single beds, wardrobes and air con. 2 travel cots available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is ideal for couples and families with bedroom accommodation spaced out over 2 floors. Having been totally restored and refurbished the standard and quality is excellent. Outside: Outside patio with dining area for 8-10. 1st floor large terrace with dining for 8. Private pool (8m x 4m) within large lawned gardens. Outside shower area. A private gated area (great for little ones) of approximately 1/3rd acre including parking space for 2 cars. 2 barbecues, one charcoal & one gas Weber. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen included. Cleaned twice per week: Saturday and Wednesday. Other: Dining room with large pine dining table that seats 10, 2 sideboards and an open fireplace.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Fully restored country villa with pool set in private gardens
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

Superbly located villa for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic last week of our holiday in Italy at the spacious Casa Trastulli, after travelling across from Rome, via Sulmona. The house is very well equipped and maintained. On our arrival it was lovely to renew acquaintance with Antonio, who used to be my barber in Wokingham in the late 1980s!

We loved the relaxed feeling of Abruzzo and the house was just what we were after, being within easy reach of the mountains and the sea. We had several trips to the beach at Rocca san Giovanni which was superb for swimming and snorkelling. We also enjoyed a picturesque walk up the Valone delle Tre Grotte in the Parco Nazionale della Majella (from Pennapiedimonte). The nearby water park at Vasto was also one of the best we've been to. The house has a nice deep pool and large garden in which to enjoy summer BBQs.

A superb villa which we would definitely recommend for a fun family holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. What a small world it is! So delighted that you remember Antonio from his time in the UK. He always takes great care of our guests & helps to acquaint them with what to do & see in the local area.
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A little gem of a villa!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Trastulli is the most comfortable, relaxing villa set in beautiful Italian countryside. We love staying there, only a 5 minute drive into the local town, where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and the most wonderful focaccia from the local bakery. It's very easy to use it as a base to explore the wider region, or just spending days relaxing in the sunshine by the pool. We've been there four times now and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review & we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Great location, beautiful house, fanstastic views and owners that have thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Trastulli, Tony and Lynne sent lots of useful information in advance of our trip and provided a lovely hamper for our arrival, they were really helpful in providing 'extras' for our two babies - two travel cots and a high chair - and were extremely quick to respond to any queries we had.

The views of the property were incredible, especially from the upstairs balcony at night. The kitchen was very well equipped and the house even had a TV, sound system and games.

The property was very well kept, spotlessly clean and well maintained. The cleaner came twice per week and the pool cleaned weekly. The garden and swimming pool were perfect. With two little ones the gated, enclosed grounds made our lives much easier.

There are some great visits to make; the mountains and beach are only a 30 minute drive away, which made the rainy weather much more bearable! We can vouch for the fact that there is certainly lots to do even when the weather isn't good!

There are some great restaurants, in nearby Lanciano, and around Casalbordino beach and some much more relaxed places in Castel Frentano.

This place is great and we would definitely recommend to friends and family and will very likely be visiting in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We always try & help guests with any additional small requests like an extra travel cot or high chairs, because we genuinely want all of our guests to enjoy our home, as their home from home. You were very unlucky with the weather for September, so I'm really pleased that you enjoyed all that Bel'Abruzzo has to offer. We'd love to welcome you back soon. Thanks again for the kind review. Tony.
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A beautiful, well-equipped house with a big garden

  • 5 of 5

Casa Trastulli is a beautiful house with a large, well-maintained private garden, perfect for kids. The beds are comfy and spacious and the kitchen is well-equipped. The owners were very welcoming and extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review George & thanks for choosing Casa Trastulli.
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This Villa has the wow factor!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 9 stayed here for 1 week. Firstly, there is plenty of space and secondly, our expectations were truly exceeded as this is an excellent villa whose charm and character simply can not be captured on camera. We visited Rome for 3 days prior to staying at Castel Frentano and the drive across Italy was worthwhile for the incredible scenery along the way. The villa itself is well appointed, with everything needed to enjoy a relaxing holiday. It is difficult to describe the views from the balcony, stunning is a good place to start! On one side, the village rears up in front of you, which is particularly picturesque at night, and on the other side the breathtaking views across the valley to the mountains beyond. Castel Frentano has everything needed but there are bigger supermarkets a short drive away if required. The beaches are easily accessible if that is what you want, but for us it was all about relaxing by the pool with short excursions in to the mountains for a late afternoon drink, taking in the views. There is a water park around a 40 minute drive away which is worth a visit, particularly if you have young children. Tony was always quick and clear with communications and the detailed instructions provided to get the most out of our stay were very helpful. Tony and Lynne seem to be proud of their house, and rightly so! This was a great holiday, we would recommend a visit to anyone and and hope to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve for a really positive review. We're delighted that you really enjoyed your stay & look forward to welcoming you back.
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Brilliantly appointed Family villa in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this lovely villa. Party of 8 and it accommodated us really well. Lots of space. Really well appointed and just as described on the website. Loads of local sites to discover or if you want a chilled holiday just lie near the pool on the sunbeds! Directions to the villa were great as were the instructions of how to use the appliances etc, local restaurants,shops and beaches. We were always well informed. Antonio is the meet and greet man and was charming and knew everything about the locality and spoke English!

We had a great time and will return as 1 week wasn't enough. Thanks Tony and Lynne!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Pete for the positive feedback - we look forward to welcoming you back. Having been coming out to Abruzzo for 14 years, we still find lots of new & interesting things to do & see every time. Thanks again for the review - enjoy the rest of the summer!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Pasqualone
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A14 Lanciano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Leon D'Oro
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Passo Piroma
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
San Vito
Car: necessary


The beautiful unspoilt Adriatic coast 15 minutes drive away down the picturesque Sangro valley.


Car hire essential. Nearest airport is Pescara (45 minutes away), Rome airports are just over 2 hours away.


Overlooks the village of Castel Frentano (1km away) and the medieval town of Lanciano is 5 km away.

The nearest beach is 20km away, a 20 minute drive down the picturesque Sangro valley.

Further Details:

Local shops, banks and restaurants within 1km. Large supermarkets, historical city & cathedral etc 5km away.

'This rugged part of central Italy is less famous for art than for bears. The Abruzzo bear that thrives in the highest fastnesses of the Appenines, only an hour and a half from Rome, is this region's totem animal. He wants to remind us than no region in Europe has no more of its land dedicated as national parks. Underneath the snow capped Gran Sasso d'Italia, the bears share space with ski runs, broad alpine meadows and virgin beech forests.'

The Sunday Times London June 5 2005.


Rates & Availability

Castel Frentano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 7
Sep 3 2016 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
High summer
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking with balance 8 weeks in advance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with arrival after 2.30 pm and departure before 10.00 am.
Fly into Rome from any UK airport & the drive is c. 2 hours.
Fly into Pescara from Stansted & the drive is 30 minutes away.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds sterling.
£200 refundable breakages deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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