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Beautiful farmhouse in olive grove with private pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Self-catering holiday villa in an olive grove private location, sleeps 6-8

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.

More Details

Owner
Helen Sutcliffe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pescara airport
Car: necessary

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

Amenities

Roccascalegna Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite wet room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 -with en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 -bunk beds can be arranged side by side. Cot can be provided on request. Living room has 2 comfortable Z beds for additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests are looked after by an English speaking couple who maintain the house, pool and garden. Table with seating for 6 on terrace, partly shaded by mulberry trees. 4 sunbeds around the pool. As bedrooms are upstairs, the accommodation would not suit anyone unable to climb stairs. iphone/pod player. There is an internet cafe in Roccascalegna, at very reasonable rates.

Reviews

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Beautiful farmhouse in olive grove with private pool
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews
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Great villa in lovely surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Roccascalegna staying at the villa. It is exactly like the photos; surrounded by an olive grove on the way up a hill to the village. The house itself is lovely and cool with lots of fans. A great balcony upstairs with amazing views. The pool is nice but unfortunately we weren't able to use it for some of our stay through nobodies fault but a natural occurrence. You do need a car to explore the area properly and to get to shops and restaurants if you have kids like ours! The village has a lovely bakery and friendly bar owner. Nearby lots to do and see, with our kids we visited the beaches and Aqualand and attempted the Gorge walk. They liked all the lizards and the wild boar family that was spotted in the evenings. A great part of Italy to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa in unspolt rural location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely secluded villa

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect refuge

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Tranquil Refuge in Abruzzo

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.57
Damage Deposit $380.07

Full terms and conditions will be sent to you with a booking form. Client details need to be provided, and the completed form signed and returned to us in order for booking to be secured.
The house and pool are looked after by a helpful english-speaking couple who live in the area. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.