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'La Capanna', Converted Barn at Contrada Lazzaretto, Ortona Foro, Abruzzo, Italy

Bedrooms 2
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom bungalow near the sea

Built in a traditional style where an old barn once stood, with a roof of old pantiles over wooden beams, a decorative cornice of old bricks and brick surrounds of windows and door. Set well apart from the main house in a garden of olive and fruit trees, on a hill which overlooks the sea, amid vineyards and olive groves, in a rural hamlet now being developed as a holiday area because it is near to the beach. Sleeps 4 to 6 people: 2 double bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room, which also has 3 wicker armchairs and an open fireplace. In the kitchen there are a sink, draining rack, gas hob, cooker hood, electric oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The bathroom has a bath, shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet. The house has central heating for the winter months and excellent insulation that keeps things cool in summer and warm in winter. Outside, there is a sheltered seating area, in the shade of a great oak tree, a barbeque (shared with the main house) and secure parking.

If you book, we will provide you with a comprehensive set of notes supplying information about the house, our favourite local shops and restaurants, and a list of places we like to visit. On arrival you will find some essential food, mineral water and a bottle of wine so you don't have to go shopping immediately. If we are in residence, you can ask us for any help or advice you may need. When we are not there, a friend (whose phone number we will let you have) stands in for us.

More Details

Robert and Monica Hastings
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Robert and Monica Hastings

Robert and Monica are a retired couple. Robert was a senior lecturer in Italian Studies at Manchester University. Monica was a teacher of English at Withington Girls School. They bought their property in Abruzzo over 40 years ago and in their retirement spend 3 or 4 months of each year there, enjoying the beach, walking in the mountains, harvesting their olives, figs, cherries and plums, and visiting the many places of interest in the region. Their property has been fully restored and they let parts of it to holidaymakers. (In addition to the bungalow, there is a ground-floor flat, converted from an old stable, also advertised on this website.)

Robert and Monica Hastings purchased this bungalow in 1976

Why Robert and Monica Hastings chose Province of Chieti

The bungalow is well appointed, recently restored and full of character. The beach is less than 5 minutes away by car, and you can be up in the high mountains in about three quarters of an hour. There is golf at Miglianico, just 4 miles away, and skiing in the winter 25 miles away at Passo Lanciano. Abruzzo has a wealth of unspoilt natural scenery, including 3 national parks and one regional park, picturesque hill-towns, castles, ancient abbeys and mountain hermitages, significant Roman remains and an excellent tradition of food and drink, based on natural local ingredients.

What makes this bungalow unique

Conveniently placed for the beach and the mountains, with all necessary facilities (supermarkets, shops, banks, bars, restaurants, etc.) within easy reach, but sheltered and secluded at the same time, in a beautiful rural environment.


Province of Chieti Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Cot available for small baby.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Bar della Stazione
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Il Cambusiere
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Punto Verde
Car: recommended

The bungalow is less than 5 minutes from the beach by car, about 45 minutes from the mountains, just 20 minutes from Pescara airport and 2 or 3 hours from those of Rome. It lies midway between the popular seaside resort of Francavilla (which holds a spectacular firework display over the sea in the summer that you can see from near the house) and the medieval port of Ortona, with its Aragonese castle, promenade overlooking the port and cathedral reputed to house the remains of St Thomas the Apostle. There too is the Regional Enoteca, where you can taste and buy a wide range of Abruzzese wines or sit over an aperitif and antipasti before dining at one of the town's excellent seafood restaurants. There are plenty of local shops (excellent greengrocers, butchers, bakers, confectioners, fishmongers, etc.), and supermarkets, bars, restaurants, banks, post offices, petrol stations, some a short walk away, all in easy reach by car. There is an 18-hole golf course at Miglianico, just 4 miles away, and skiing in the winter at Passo Lanciano, 25 miles from the house.

Abruzzo is a region of outstanding natural beauty: sandy beaches, green fields and woods, vineyards, olive groves, steep-sided valleys and towering mountain ranges. It has 3 national parks and one regional park, protecting no less than 30% of the region as a whole, and is home to falcons, eagles, wolves, bears, wild boar and chamois. In the mountains are rushing torrents, picturesque lakes and caverns filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Abruzzo is also a land of ancient hill-towns, imposing castles, beautiful medieval abbeys and churches, remote mountain hermitages and significant Roman remains. Its people have preserved many colourful local traditions, and every year each town or village holds its own traditional festival. They have a great tradition of food and wine too, based on simple, natural ingredients. You can eat well and often inexpensively in its many fine and family-run restaurants. So there is something here for everyone, and the best thing of all is that most of it is still relatively undiscovered.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $138.49

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.