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Fully restored country villa with pool set in private gardens

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Castel Frentano, Lanciano, Abruzzo - Peaceful Location, 20 Mins From The Coast And 30 Mins From The Mountains

A fully restored country villa in Abruzzo, near the town of Lanciano in the beautiful village of Castel Frentano. The property sleeps 10. A 4 bedroom (all with aircon), 3 bathroom house with private pool that is set within 1/3rd of an acre overlooking the village of Castel Frentano. 15 minutes from the unspoilt Adriatic Sea and 45 minutes from Roman ski resorts. This house has recently been totally renovated to the highest standard with all modern facilities including aircon & wifi internet access. The house sits overlooking the hill village of Castel Frentano with its bars, shops and cafes, where it is possible to relax and get a taste of real Italian life.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Tony

Tony is an early 50s sales director from Chester UK. Lynne is an interior designer with her own business. We bought the house in 2004 and spent 18 months doing it up. We are married with two teenage girls Kate aged 18 and Megan aged 16.

Tony purchased this villa in 2004

Why Tony chose Chieti

We wanted to buy a house in an undiscovered part of Italy & Abruzzo really fitted the bill. You can literally go 2 weeks without hearing anyone else speaking English. The scenery is just fantastic, not quite as rolling as Tuscany, but all the bright colours you expect of Italy in summer. The beaches are some of the best in Italy (Rough guide 2013) & having travelled to many different areas in Italy since buying the house, we always think that Abruzzo is just the best all round.

Having the mountains 30 minutes one way and the coast 20 minutes the other is what we always wanted & we've got it. Siamo molto fortunati!

What makes this villa unique

Every year we discover a little bit more as the girls get older. Their current favourites are Aqualand at Vasto, snorkeling at La Foce and Go Ape! at Bocca di vallee.

Me, I prefer cooking a meal and getting a few local friends round for a couple beers, tasting a few Jamie Oliver dishes and singing along to a few tunes...

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely super holiday in Italy and Casa Trastulli. Your house is something to be very proud of and its position one of the best in Italy. TS, Dorset.

We shall certainly recommend the house and the village which is totally unspoilt. A rare gem. JL Warwick.

The villa exceeded expectations; I think you're under-selling it.

It's just about perfect for chilling out in total quiet but close enough to civilization to make life easy. LH 2013

Loved the location of the villa with the views of the mountains and coast; Loved the rural setting, being surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. VS, Edinburgh.

Great place, ideal for the kids and nice just to chill out and drink beer! Highly recommended. SR, Leeds.

The house was great, the countryside is fantastic & the people very friendly. SJ, Lichfield.

We enjoyed a relaxing time in a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world. Friendly people, fantastic views, sitting on the balcony at night. PR Sunderland
Dec 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castel Frentano in Castel Frentano

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • En suite shower rooms to bedrooms 1 & 2 comprising of a shower, toilet and hand basin. Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom on the 2nd floor with bath, toilet and hand basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot if required
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, large double wardrobe, chest of drawers and air conditioning. Bedroom 2: double pine bed, a wardrobe and chest of drawers and air conditioning. Bedrooms 3/4 (2nd floor): each with 3 single beds, wardrobes and air con. 2 travel cots available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is ideal for couples and families with bedroom accommodation spaced out over 2 floors. Having been totally restored and refurbished the standard and quality is excellent. Outside: Outside patio with dining area for 8-10. 1st floor large terrace with dining for 8. Private pool (8m x 4m) within large lawned gardens. Outside shower area. A private gated area (great for little ones) of approximately 1/3rd acre including parking space for 2 cars. 2 barbecues, one charcoal & one gas Weber. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen included. Cleaned twice per week: Saturday and Wednesday. Other: Dining room with large pine dining table that seats 10, 2 sideboards and an open fireplace.


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Fully restored country villa with pool set in private gardens
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

A special luxurious Family home

  • 5 of 5

What a special place. Beautifully kept inside and out. We had a lovely relaxing 2 weeks at Casa Trastulli after spending a few days in Rome. The facilities were excellent. The pool got cleaned, the grass got cut, the beds got changed and the villa cleaned top to bottom. A nice touch!.

Tony was extremely helpful highlighted by the welcome pack of information that covered everything to do with the property and great examples of the best beaches, restaurants and days out in the area.

Perfect for a family holiday, the pool is a great size, you can either dive in at one end, over 6ft deep or an easy step entry at the shallow end for little & old ones. We played Water polo daily.

The two first floor spacious air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and extremely comfortable beds were ideal for the two sets of parents. The Second floor 2 bedrooms have 3 single beds perfect for the 5 kids in our party.

Antonio, the local host is not only a fountain of knowledge but a wonderful cook and on hand to help. We enjoyed exploring the local area, with stunning views as you drive around this rural picturesque region of Italy. Plenty of stunning places to visit. Meals and game nights on the upstairs balcony with the views of Castel Frentano as your backdrop were a highlight for us all. And our pool party BBQ. A future return is a high possibility.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aby for such a kind review. We're delighted that you all enjoyed Casa Trastulli, Castel Frentano & the surrounding area. We would love to welcome you back anytime soon. Ciao! Tony & Lynne.
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Amazing holiday in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent time. The house was a great place to explore Abruzzo and the backdrop of the mountains was stunning.

The house itself had all mod cons and everything required for a demanding family holiday.

Antonio was a particular help and nothing was too much trouble. Would revisit in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mandy, thank you very much for your kind review. It's a real pleasure to see that guests enjoy the area as much as we do. We would welcome you back in that heartbeat. Tony.
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Lovely relaxing time in great villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week in this villa in lovely Abruzzo. The house is comfortable, spacious and well equipped, and the beds very comfortable. Our children spent a lot of time in the pool - very shallow at one end. The garden is secluded and a great spot for cricket - sadly we didn't get to see the resident mole who seems very fond of digging in the garden!

Tony's communication was very good and the information about the local area, shops and restaurants was very helpful. The local village has a good pizzeria and local shops - great focaccia at the bakers, and fantastic wine which we found at a local vineyard. Although on a road, we were not bothered by noise and the views around of the countryside and mountains are great. Great beaches only 30 minutes' drive.

All in all we had a fantastic week and only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed all that Castel Frentano & Abruzzo has to offer & we hope that you will want to return some time soon.
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Superbly located villa for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic last week of our holiday in Italy at the spacious Casa Trastulli, after travelling across from Rome, via Sulmona. The house is very well equipped and maintained. On our arrival it was lovely to renew acquaintance with Antonio, who used to be my barber in Wokingham in the late 1980s!

We loved the relaxed feeling of Abruzzo and the house was just what we were after, being within easy reach of the mountains and the sea. We had several trips to the beach at Rocca san Giovanni which was superb for swimming and snorkelling. We also enjoyed a picturesque walk up the Valone delle Tre Grotte in the Parco Nazionale della Majella (from Pennapiedimonte). The nearby water park at Vasto was also one of the best we've been to. The house has a nice deep pool and large garden in which to enjoy summer BBQs.

A superb villa which we would definitely recommend for a fun family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. What a small world it is! So delighted that you remember Antonio from his time in the UK. He always takes great care of our guests & helps to acquaint them with what to do & see in the local area.
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A little gem of a villa!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Trastulli is the most comfortable, relaxing villa set in beautiful Italian countryside. We love staying there, only a 5 minute drive into the local town, where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and the most wonderful focaccia from the local bakery. It's very easy to use it as a base to explore the wider region, or just spending days relaxing in the sunshine by the pool. We've been there four times now and would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review & we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Great location, beautiful house, fanstastic views and owners that have thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Trastulli, Tony and Lynne sent lots of useful information in advance of our trip and provided a lovely hamper for our arrival, they were really helpful in providing 'extras' for our two babies - two travel cots and a high chair - and were extremely quick to respond to any queries we had.

The views of the property were incredible, especially from the upstairs balcony at night. The kitchen was very well equipped and the house even had a TV, sound system and games.

The property was very well kept, spotlessly clean and well maintained. The cleaner came twice per week and the pool cleaned weekly. The garden and swimming pool were perfect. With two little ones the gated, enclosed grounds made our lives much easier.

There are some great visits to make; the mountains and beach are only a 30 minute drive away, which made the rainy weather much more bearable! We can vouch for the fact that there is certainly lots to do even when the weather isn't good!

There are some great restaurants, in nearby Lanciano, and around Casalbordino beach and some much more relaxed places in Castel Frentano.

This place is great and we would definitely recommend to friends and family and will very likely be visiting in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We always try & help guests with any additional small requests like an extra travel cot or high chairs, because we genuinely want all of our guests to enjoy our home, as their home from home. You were very unlucky with the weather for September, so I'm really pleased that you enjoyed all that Bel'Abruzzo has to offer. We'd love to welcome you back soon. Thanks again for the kind review. Tony.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Pasqualone
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A14 Lanciano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Leon D'Oro
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Passo Piroma
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
San Vito
Car: necessary


The beautiful unspoilt Adriatic coast 15 minutes drive away down the picturesque Sangro valley.


Car hire essential. Nearest airport is Pescara (45 minutes away), Rome airports are just over 2 hours away.


Overlooks the village of Castel Frentano (1km away) and the medieval town of Lanciano is 5 km away.

The nearest beach is 20km away, a 20 minute drive down the picturesque Sangro valley.

Further Details:

Local shops, banks and restaurants within 1km. Large supermarkets, historical city & cathedral etc 5km away.

'This rugged part of central Italy is less famous for art than for bears. The Abruzzo bear that thrives in the highest fastnesses of the Appenines, only an hour and a half from Rome, is this region's totem animal. He wants to remind us than no region in Europe has no more of its land dedicated as national parks. Underneath the snow capped Gran Sasso d'Italia, the bears share space with ski runs, broad alpine meadows and virgin beech forests.'

The Sunday Times London June 5 2005.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castel Frentano, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Sep 2017 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking with balance 8 weeks in advance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with arrival after 2.30 pm and departure before 10.00 am.
Fly into Rome from any UK airport & the drive is c. 2 hours.
Fly into Pescara from Stansted & the drive is 30 minutes away.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds sterling.
£200 refundable breakages deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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