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Fully restored country villa with pool set in private gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, Italian

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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21 Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

5

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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5

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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5

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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5

A beautiful, well-equipped house with a big garden

  • 5 of 5

Casa Trastulli is a beautiful house with a large, well-maintained private garden, perfect for kids. The beds are comfy and spacious and the kitchen is well-equipped. The owners were very welcoming and extremely helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review George & thanks for choosing Casa Trastulli.
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5

This Villa has the wow factor!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 9 stayed here for 1 week. Firstly, there is plenty of space and secondly, our expectations were truly exceeded as this is an excellent villa whose charm and character simply can not be captured on camera. We visited Rome for 3 days prior to staying at Castel Frentano and the drive across Italy was worthwhile for the incredible scenery along the way. The villa itself is well appointed, with everything needed to enjoy a relaxing holiday. It is difficult to describe the views from the balcony, stunning is a good place to start! On one side, the village rears up in front of you, which is particularly picturesque at night, and on the other side the breathtaking views across the valley to the mountains beyond. Castel Frentano has everything needed but there are bigger supermarkets a short drive away if required. The beaches are easily accessible if that is what you want, but for us it was all about relaxing by the pool with short excursions in to the mountains for a late afternoon drink, taking in the views. There is a water park around a 40 minute drive away which is worth a visit, particularly if you have young children. Tony was always quick and clear with communications and the detailed instructions provided to get the most out of our stay were very helpful. Tony and Lynne seem to be proud of their house, and rightly so! This was a great holiday, we would recommend a visit to anyone and and hope to return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve for a really positive review. We're delighted that you really enjoyed your stay & look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Brilliantly appointed Family villa in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this lovely villa. Party of 8 and it accommodated us really well. Lots of space. Really well appointed and just as described on the website. Loads of local sites to discover or if you want a chilled holiday just lie near the pool on the sunbeds! Directions to the villa were great as were the instructions of how to use the appliances etc, local restaurants,shops and beaches. We were always well informed. Antonio is the meet and greet man and was charming and knew everything about the locality and spoke English!

We had a great time and will return as 1 week wasn't enough. Thanks Tony and Lynne!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Pete for the positive feedback - we look forward to welcoming you back. Having been coming out to Abruzzo for 14 years, we still find lots of new & interesting things to do & see every time. Thanks again for the review - enjoy the rest of the summer!
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pescara at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Pasqualone at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A14 Lanciano at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Leon D'Oro at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Passo Piroma at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : San Vito at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 7
3 Sep 2016 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
High summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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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Facilities

From the Owner

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...

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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