House in Goriano Sicoli, Nr. Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy

Two Storey Townhouse

Hill-top Village Peaceful Location

Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £26 - £32PER NIGHT
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    • Property type:House
    • Sleeps:2 (1 bedroom)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2


    Property description

    The little house is tucked away in the centre of a medieval hill-top village, amongst the cobbled streets, set over 3 floors (entry at ground level, stairs to kitchen/living room, stairs to bedroom & bathroom). The bedroom is spacious and you can step through the double French doors onto the little balcony to look at the sleepy hillside. The only noise will be from the Roma train chugging round the hill bends a couple of times a day, and local villagers having a chat! This is NOT a tourist area - you'll need your phrase book - the accommodation has no Landline, TV, Internet or DVD - it's completely a 'get away from it all' break to get some rest and to discover cheap, quality food and coffee in the local restaurants and cafes. The beach towns and Pescara airport are about 40 mins drive, Rome is around 90 mins drive.

    Accommodation description

    Large bedroom with Queen-size bed and firm mattress, hanging rail, chest of drawers. There is a cane suite around the french doors for relaxing.

    Bathroom off the bedroom contains shower cubicle (no bath), WC, sink, bidet.

    Kitchen/living area has modern fitted units with sink, gas hob, electric oven & grill, tall fridge with small freezer, cutlery, crockery, glasses, pans, stove top kettle. There is a small dining table with chairs.

    Utility Room:
    Utility off the kitchen contains WC, sink, washing machine.

    Living Rooms:
    The living area has a two-seater sofa.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels, tea towels and bed linen are provided and would be changed once a week. The property will be cleaned after you leave, but we would expect you to leave it tidy.

    Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Oven, Washing Machine.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Village.

    The property is not suitable for very young children or people with mobility problems in my opinion, there are steep stairs to the front door, then stairs to kitchen and then again to the bedroom, some without any handrails. The property is on a short, steep hill from the village square (shops and restaurants).

    No parking directly outside the property (no vehicle access to the street), but generally you can find space on the next streets or in the village car park which is about 5 mins walk.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Full gas central heating throughout. There is no air conditioning except for an upright cooling/heating fan in the bedroom. The walls are really thick so this is not usually a problem, but it can get over 40 degrees even in the hills! The charge covers electricity, gas and water use. The property is looked after by our Italian speaking agent who lives in the local area.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    1 January 2015 - 8 May 2015 £ 26.00 3
    9 May 2015 - 31 May 2015 £ 32.00 3
    1 June 2015 - 17 July 2015 £ 26.00 3
    18 July 2015 - 4 September 2015 £ 32.00 3
    5 September 2015 - 31 December 2015 £ 26.00 3

    Notes on prices
    Please enquire about longer stay rates

    Changeover day
    Any arrival day or time after 1pm, depart any day before 10am.

    Booking notes
    No deposit required; you can pay the balance by 14 days prior to arrival (in case your plans change)


    House in Goriano Sicoli, Nr. Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy

    About the area

    Approx 40 mins drive to little beach towns such as Pineto and Silvi.

    How to get there
    Car Hire needed. From Rome Ciampino (Ryanair) it's around 1h 30mins hours drive to the village using excellent toll roads outside of rush-hour, from Rome Fumicino (Jet2) it's around 1h 50mins. From Pescara (Ryanair) airport, it's around 40mins drive. 1 mile outside the village is the train station on the main Rome-Pescara line, but it's a tiny station with no taxis or footpath to the village so I've never tried it!

    Villages itself has bakery, corner shop, restaurants = 2 mins walk
    Local villages with cafe, shops, ATM = 5/6 miles
    Out of town shopping centre with Pizzeria, ATM = 13 miles (good opening hours)
    Local town Sulmona with all facilities = 16 miles

    Further Details
    The nearest villages are Raiano, (around 12 mins drive down a steep, bendy hillside road) with a supermarket, ATM, cafe, local shops, petrol station, bars, small restaurants; or a quicker flatter journey is to Castelvecchio with cafe, ATM, a few shops and supermarket. Almost all local business shut at 1PM. Sulmona is a large town, a 20 min drive, with ancient buildings, bars, gelatos, shops, gorgeous!

    Guest reviews

    2 reviews
    in total with an average rating of



    Reviewed by: Gina, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 21 July 2014

    Date of stay: May 2014

    "House in Goriano "

    We were very impressed with the cleanliness, value for money, facilities and location of this property. It was beautifully situated in a lovely mountain village and very central for visiting the different national parks in the area. The owner was friendly and helpful and provided a useful contact in case of problems who proved very helpful when the electricity went off (just a temporary problem). Would recommend this location for a couple who like an away from it all holiday as this is a very quiet location and is particularly suitable for hikers as there are many glorious walks nearby. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Recommended for: Sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Ailsa and Adam, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 6 July 2014

    Date of stay: June 2014

    "Goriano Sicoli - Review"

    We had a wonderful time staying at this property. The owner couldn't have been more helpful, providing us with a map, advice and directions. The property was in a fantastic location with incredible views over the valley from the bedroom balcony. It was also spotlessly clean and really well equipped. We'd recommend both the restaurants in the village, and also the (fish only) restaurant 'da Gianni' in the nearest village, Raiano. Eating out is very cheap and the local food and wine is great. The area is full of things to do, including for children, from taking a boat out onto the beautiful Lago di Scanno to hiking along the many well marked trails in the Majella National Park. Highly recommended!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Guest comments

    “We were very comfortable and felt very much at home. Went to the Pizzeria/Hotel a few times and found this to be very useful, nice to have a facility like this in a small village”
    “my boots ringing on those cobblestone was like going back in time“

    About the Owner

    About the owner:
    I live in England with my husband and 3 cats.

    Year property purchased: 2005

    Why this location?

    We were looking for a small house in Italy and chose Abruzzo because it was so much more reasonably priced than Tuscany. The region is so varied, from rolling fields of poppies and sunflowers in spring, to snow-capped mountains. Our hill-top location is a bit of both! We fell for the village and the property's location right by the castle walls.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    We love the local restaurants, the excellent priced food and wine, but most of all we love the fact that it's really 'rustic' - basic accommodation in a tucked away village location. We enjoy a drive to the 'local' lake Lago di Scanno - it takes around 40 minutes to drive but it's worth it for the amazing scenery on the way, and to sit on the lakeside pebble beach with a glass of Prosecco.

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