About jessie gough
We are a British couple who love travelling and experiencing new cultures. Before we had children we travelled the world with our backpacks: hiking the Grand Canyon, camper-vanning to Uluru and diving all over South East Asia. After starting a family we decided to purchase and restore this fabulous farmhouse so that our travels with our two young children would have a more luxurious and relaxing base.
jessie gough purchased this House in 2014
Why jessie gough chose Montefino
We fell in love with wild and unspoilt Abruzzo when travelling in Italy. From the gorgeous sandy beaches to the rugged National Parks this area has something for everyone. When we first saw Casa Alba we knew it was the house for us. The huge - near 360 degree - views and sense of space made us feel that we could breathe deeply and truly relax.
What makes this House unique
We like that the house is set in it's own land without being too remote from other farms, restaurants and local shops. There is a sense of calm and peace at the property whilst being close enough to civilisation to pop out for a pint of milk or an espresso at the local cafe!
Pool / Spa
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How to find Casa Alba:
Decimal Degrees: 42.5630378, 13.8795562
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds: 42° 33' 46.93608", 13° 52' 46.40232"
Unfortunately the house does not have a street address that Google maps can find. We are in the area of ‘Contrada Floriano’ in the Comune of Montefino, but are ‘Senza Numero’ – without a house number.
Our nearest village is Crocetta Santa Maria. It is 1.7km from the house. Use a map or SatNav to find your way to Crocetta Santa Maria. We are in the Comune of Montefino, so this is our nearest hilltop town at 7km away.
If you are driving from Pescara you can follow signs to Montefino. When you reach the turning for Montefino itself (Left off the main road if you are coming from Pescara) you continue on the main road and you will come to the roundabout at Crocetta Santa Maria where three roads meet.
At the roundabout in Crocetta Santa Maria you want to take the road that goes past the café. You will have the café to your Right.
The small supermarket in the centre of Crocetta Santa Maria can be found on Google maps labelled ‘Crocetta Market’.
Approximately 1000m from the roundabout at Crocetta the road takes a very sharp turn to the left. At this point take the small road to the right. Casa Alba can be found 700m down this road.
At the turning to our road you will be able to see a white house and it’s driveway and large metal gate. Our road is the one that passes just below and in front of this house.
At the turning, if you look to the right along the ridge, you will be able to see our house and out-buildings 700m away.
Finding the Keybox:
The keybox is located around the right-hand side of the house as you approach it from the road. It can be found in the open cupboard under the external staircase.
The keybox is tucked out of immediate sight on the right-hand side of the doorway.
The code for the keybox is 0704.
Turn the dials to show the correct number combination and then pull down the little black lever on the left of the numbers with your finger / fingernail.
You may need to push the door to the keybox to the right as you open it. It may be a bit stiff or fiddly at first but please keep trying; with the right technique it will open easily.
Once inside the house you will find additional sets of keys to the upstairs entrance and the other downstairs entrance (through the bedroom with the sofa-beds).
Enjoy your holidays!
Jess & James