A beautiful renovated farmhouse on the edge of a large village in the foothills of the Maiella mountains. It provides the perfect holiday hideaway in a wooded landscape. At the end of a secluded lane, it has stunning panoramic views in 3 directions, of Lake Bomba, the mountains and the Sangro valley with the sea beyond. The house is surrounded on all sides by an old olive grove of over 1 acre, ensuring privacy. You can have a barbecue on the terrace overlooking your pool,which measures 9m x 4.5 m and nestles between the trees. Thick walls and wooden shutters protect the interior from temperature extremes. The interior has tiled floors and white walls. Most rooms have vaulted ceilings or wooden beams. Upstairs, enjoy a meal or a glass of wine on the large balcony while taking in the view. You can pick mulberries and figs when in season.
Water Sports: Equipment for water sports such as canoes, pedals, wake boarding, windsurfing are available nearby at Lake Bomba; mountain bikes can also be hired.
Structure to the house: During renovation, considerable structural improvements were made which meet the current stringent Italian seismic regulations.
We enjoyed a very relaxing week at Casolare della Quercia this August. The villa is presented to a very high standard, is very well equipped and has a lovely swimming pool. There are stunning views from the upstairs balcony of the beautiful surrounding countryside, including Lake Bomba. The villa is secluded and peaceful but is only a kilometre up the hill to the fascinating old village of Roccascalegna and its castle. We would love to go back and the enjoy the tranquility and comfort of the villa and explore the local area further.
The listing description was accurate and the property clean and well maintained.
We (2 adults and a 5 year old) spend to weeks at Casolare della Quercia. The house is private, a perfect place to get relaxed, and the surroundings very unspoiled. Very tasting figs!
We especially enjoyed the balcony with the view (we felt a little too near the trees on the downstairs terrasse. We would have loved a terrasse on the backside of the house - with a view).
For a daytrip we can recommend a trip to the Grotte del Cavallone.
We would like to come back some day!
A wonderful villa surrounded by olive and fig (sadly not ripe while we were there!) trees. Secluded and peaceful bar the barking dogs in the early evenings - but they didn't really bother us - just made us laugh as they answered each other. The villa was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed in the way of pots and pans and utensils etc. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket of fruit/olive oil/wine and breadsticks. Rob and Sarah were very welcoming and gave us various helpful advice during our stay. We had a very hot 2 weeks and would have liked another couple of sunbeds and another parasol to make our lazy days by the pool more comfortable (we are a family with four older children 13-21 so everyone wanted one!). Roccascelegna is a short drive away and we loved our almost daily trips to the bakery. All in all a fantastic villa and a wonderful holiday in this interesting area of Italy - we loved it! Thank you
Perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. Spacious rooms and more than adequate kitchen and bathroom facilities. We did really enjoy the pool. The location of the property is TMHO also ideal, since the beach can be reached within 20-30 minitues by car and the location of the property is also secluded from the main tourist routes.. Rene', Netherlands
I can still remember the first time we spotted Casolare della Quercia amidst the olive trees. Truly, it was love at first sight!
In the summer of 2013, our extended family stayed at Casolare della Quercia for two weeks. While we spent many days exploring the beautiful scenery of Abruzzo, the villa quickly became our refuge and home base. Conveniently located near the Adriatic Sea and in the heart of the mountains of Abruzzo, we knew that we were most fortunate to have found this lovely, spacious, and well-appointed villa. Casolare della Quercia–once an old, rustic structure– has been beautifully restored by its owners. Their vision for a welcoming and comfortable residence successfully evolved, and now guests at the villa benefit! Casolare della Quercia is expertly maintained by personable caretakers, Rob and Sarah, who make sure that everything (including the pool) is in proper working order, and are just a phone call away should their services be needed.
Returning home after our day trips, bags bulging with local produce and other culinary delights, we all (children and adults) joined in the kitchen to talk about our adventures while we prepared many a feast. Typically, we'd adjourn to the table by the pool to enjoy our simple but delectable Italian meals. It was a magical time for our family.
On our final day, after we had packed our luggage for our departure to our respective homes in the United States, and prepared to close the door for the last time, the entire family (grandparents, parents, and kids) voiced the need to return someday. And we are! Plans are already in progress for a two-week stay in the summer of 2015.
What can I say... Our stay at the farmhouse in Roccascalegna was just perfect!! We stayed one week in September 2013, being two couples. The house is clean, spacious and well equipped. After having stocked up in the supermarket, we felt like there was no reason to leave the house :) We enjoyed the September sun by the pool and made good use of the barbecue.
The greeting at the house was warm and welcoming, the contact with Barbara was quick and efficient.
We would recommend this house to all of our friends.
Thanks for having us.
Best regards from Frankfurt / Germany.
Casolare della Quercia is on the outskirts of Roccascalegna, a large village famous for one of the most spectacular castles in Abruzzo. The mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to the village. There are several local shops, café/bars, and a number of good restaurants and agriturismi in the area, offering local food and wine at reasonable prices.
Beaches within easy reach are good for swimming, safe for children. At Fossacessia you can see the famous trabocchi, traditional stilt-constructions suspended above the sea for fishing.
The hills and small villages around Lake Bomba are well worth exploring, and there are many vantage points which afford stunning views of the lake. A short drive away is Cascate del Verde, the second highest waterfall in Italy. Historic towns such as Guardiagrele and Sulmona are within easy reach, through areas of outstanding natural beauty.
In the summer, there are many traditional festivals, often involving local Italian food and live music.
Other Activities: Canoeing, pedaloes, wake boarding, jet skiing, beach volleyball
|Refundable damage deposit||$325|
House is cleaned once a week. Additional cleaning/extra towels and linen can be arranged for an additional fee.
Please bring your own towels for the pool and beach.
Pay £250 deposit when booking. Full payment is required 8 weeks before beginning of holiday.