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Charming, new apartiment set in the rolling hills of abruzzo with sea views



Updated: 23-Sep-2016
Apartment in Pretoro, Nr. Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy - Set in National Park, Close to Village Amenities, Ski, Beach Resorts and Airport

Casa Pretoro is on the edge of Pretoro, an ancient mountain village, said to have Knights Templer connections (contact for website address). In the national park of Abruzzo where eagles soar and nature abounds, and there can be found rare flowers and plants. There is an abundance of marked walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails, and many sites of of historic interest, caves, hermitages. From the accommodation the sea can be reached in 25 mins. There are two family ski resorts 15 and 20 mins away from the accommodation. Details of ski resorts can be found on the Pretoro web site. We also have have at our disposal at extra cost subject to availability, a fully equipped fitness centre with pool, Turkish baths, sauna and massage salon. Ski hire and skiing instruction at very reasonable price. Trips can be arranged, mountain guide,wine tasting courses or just plain wine tasting. The area is full of small market towns and villages each with their own charm and specialist crafts.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

roy was a carpenter builder in england all his working live he is now semi retred as he still makes the odd window our two and restores old ones chistene kept pubs and worked in the catering trade as a paistery cook

and wile in england roy and christine ran a verry sucessful holliday let buissines with norfolk country cottages . and were one of the few to gain four stars on a two bed property . they have carried over this knolage to run there buisiness in abruzzo

they live on the premises but far enough away for your privacy . but allways on hand to help your holliday go smoothly if you need advise or help with any matters

and will even do local airport meets ie pescara

and if asked will tell you the best places to eat , hire skis or the best beaches ,

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

thank you roy and christina

from the first day when you met us at pescara air port to the last day you ve been verry helpful finding places in the area of pretoro to visit and were best to eat etc

thanks again for all yourhelp and sharing your knowlage of abruzzo

ray nathalie &theo
Jul 2014
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


excellant value and great locaton

  • 5 of 5

The family and I have stayed at Casa Pretoro many times during the ski season. Located in the interesting old hill town of Pretoro, within easy reach of the picturesque Passo Lianciano ski resort. Possibly the best resort in the area to learn to ski, with Sergio’s an eating delight not to be missed. The accommodation is comfortable with view s down to the sea at Pescara. Roy and Christine are welcoming hosts with extensive knowledge and contacts in the area.

A great location to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you kind sir we aim to please as do the local restuarants and the ski resort workers with whome we have a great relationship
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Det ægte Italien

  • 5 of 5

Pretoro er en charmerende lille bjergby, hvor I næsten med garanti er de eneste danskere. I møder efter min mening " det ægte Italien". Området er charmerende og der er mulighed for mange forskellige oplevelser. Hvis man bare vil slappe af, ja så er Casa Pretoro også det ideelle sted. Værtsparret Christina og Roy er rigtig hjælpsomme og søde på den gode måde. Boligen er enkel men charmerende og man mangler intet. Udsigten kan man slet ikke blive træt af at kigge på.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved Pretoro, a great feel of real Italy. Roy and Christine were great hosts and having young children we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. Our 6 year old twin boys loved the swimming pool that we could use nearby and also the lake which Roy recommended to us, a nice drive away with amazing views and great facilities. We ate out at a lovely restaurant a short walk away, so reasonable and a great take away service which we used a couple of times. The apartment was perfect very clean and well equipped, a nice big open space garden too which our boys loved to run around in with Sophie the dog. A great holiday had by all.

Nicola, Paul, Freddie, Dylan and Bobby Bray (Essex)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you verry much it was lovely to have such a lovely young family enjoy or holiday home and our village and surounding abruzzo countryside
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  • 4 of 5

Vi havde en super dejlig ferie, i fine rammer og med søde beboere. Roy og hans kone var utrolig venlige, og man fik næsten, positiv, særbehandling i byen fordi vi boede hos dem. Lejligheden er ikke særlig stor, så man kommer hinanden ved, men udover dette er det et godt sted. Vi var der om sommeren, men tog en køretur op i bjergene hvor der om vinteren er et skiområde. Priserne er virkelig lave, så et sublimt sted at holde en famileferie på budget.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your responce in danish we found you all verry good guests and it was nice to see you enjoy our village and abruzzo oh and the food and wine
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Great location, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Have visited Casa Pretoro many times and would highly recommend it as a base for numerous outdoor activities. Whilst Roy and Christine aren't sports people themselves they are well informed or 'know a man who knows'. The village is quaint, old style Italian, so don't expect McDonalds, rather partake of the local food which is usually simple, delicious and inexpensive. Skiing is close by at either Passo Lanciano or Mamma Rosa, though it's not a Salbach or a Chamomix, but then neither are the prices. Other, more testing resorts are a drive away.

The apartment layout is unusual but very comfortable, wifi is available if needed. I'm sure we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodation in a hidden part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay at Roy and Christina’s B&B in Pretoro. The location (Pretoro) is village with great charm and history. 20 minutes to the sea and the surroundings are beautiful close to the Majella national park. Perfect holiday both for relaxation and/or more active holidays with long walks in the Majellas where trails are in perfect conditions.

Thanks again Roy and Christina for your great hospitality. We will most certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you kind sir
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From the Owner

we bought here after falling in love with italy on our honeymoon when we done the severn jewel tour of italy and decided we would like to retire here . first we looked in the north lake Como and lake garda but we decided both were a bit cold in the winter , so we looked south first to calebria but found it to wild and desert like then we had a stroke of luck we discoved one of the best kept secret places in italy ABRUZZO we are one the edge of the national park of abruzzo with breathtaking senery and can see the sea from our house 20 mins by car to sandy beaches of the adriatic sea wich is warm most of the year We are within walking distance of good resturants serving good food at low prices , ie glass of wine 70 cents . all iun all we live in paradise

Activity and Interests


20 mins drive to Adriatic coast, glorious sandy beaches suitable for small children.


Pescara Airport 35 mins, Rome airport 2 hours, Ancona 90 minutes.


Pretoro is a few minutes walk away with shops, Chemist, Doctors surgery, and excellent restaurants. very good cheap food. In Abruzzo restaurants cater for the locals and love to cater for foreigners to show how good their food is, so there is no tourist restaurants with expensive menus.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £27
Pet Fee £9

Booking Notes:
Reservations can be made with a non-refundable 25% deposit. can be carried over due to unforseen circumstanses. The balance must be received at least 1 month before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Guests should depart by 11am and arrive after 2pm. There is no fixed changeover day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

the apartment is bright and airy with a well equeped kichen use of a large garden and BBQ two mins from shops selling all you wil need and dont forget if ther is any thing we can do to make your stay more enjoable we will roy and christine see you soon , oh and if you want more details , ring us and we will ring you straight back

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Separate luxury bathroom with natural stone walls, fully tiled with luxury shower cubicle, vanity unit, toilet and bidet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed. Mezzanine bedroom with bunk beds. Sofa bed in living room.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: internet access at small charge Outside: Use of large, lawned garden, private sun terrace with table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine in apartment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All inclusive.

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