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Idyllic Villa with Fantastic Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Abruzzo, Italy - Olive Farm Deep In Spectacular Abruzzan Countryside. Ideal For A Quiet Holiday

Casa Del Falco is a small working olive farm deep in magnificent Abruzzan countryside. Reached by somewhat rutted 'white roads', it provides an authentic flavor of rural Abruzzo. It lies midway between the hill towns of Castiglione MR and Bisenti, both with beautiful medieval centres that have escaped 'gentrification'. Excellent shops provide an abundance of fresh local food and wine. The area is well served for meals out by pizzerias, rosticcerias and agriturismo restaurants. Although little English is spoken, the people of Abruzzo provide visitors with the warmest of welcomes. Two deep, wooded ‘fossa’ (gullies) provide a haven for birds and, in May/June, fireflies. There are butterflies and lizards everywhere and wild flowers in profusion. Our fruit trees - peaches, figs, pomegranates and walnuts - can be freely picked in season. The historical centres of Penne and Atri are within half an hour's drive and in less than an hour, you can be on the coast or deep in the Apennines.

Peter Clegg
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, dianaclegg.cha@gmail.com
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2018

About Peter Clegg

Diana and Peter are a retired couple living in Sheffield who fell in love with Abruzzo when visiting friends in 2004. Diana is currently taking an A level in Italian and I am struggling with conversational Italian to improve our ability to convers with our many Italian friends

Peter Clegg purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Peter Clegg chose Castiglione Messer Raimondo

We fell in love with Casa Del Falco because of its quiet location deep in the Abruzzan countryside and the fantastic views. We also have very supportive Italian neighbours and have made a number of real friends in the area.

We also love the historic centres in most of the local 'citta' in the area and the food and wine.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house provides us with peace and quiet, fantastic views and is the perfect location for exploring the region of North Abruzzo.

Picking our own olives and having them pressed at the local frantoia is hard work but also great fun. We usually have a few UK friends to help and the resulting oil is fantastic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic holiday spent in a fantastic place - SV July 2009

A magical place - Nick Quartley, Sept 2009

The house itself has everything you could want - S&BP August 2009

Everything about the house and area is wonderful - JH July 2010

This is paradise - JK May 2011

The house was excellent, weather great, scenery fantastic - PB June 2011

Everything here is "extra-ordinary" - S&MR June 2011

Thankyou for the use of your beautiful house, its layout and location made for the perfect Abruzzo holiday - NC&AB July 2011

This is our third visit and we have enjoyed it even more than out previous two visits - AG August 2011

Heard the Golden Oriole every day, the nightingale night and day - M&FV May 2012

One major problem is leaving to go home - S&SD June 2012
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Castiglione Messer Raimondo in Province of Teramo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom comprises shower, bidet, wash hand basin and WC. There is a washing machine available for guest use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings and are well equipped. Bedroom 1 has a king size bed. Spectacular mountain views. Bedroom 2 equipped with twin beds and looks over the valley. A sofa bed provides sleeping space for a 5th person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: The house has gas-fired central heating. Children are welcome but there are areas where the land falls away steeply with no protective hedges or fencing. Outside: There is a patio garden which provides a good spot to enjoy the spectacular views. Guests are also free to wander through our fields. Garden furniture, garden parasols and a barbecue are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are supplied. The property is fully cleaned prior to each letting. Additional cleaning during the course of a stay can be arranged if required. Rental includes towels and linen. Changeover day flexible.


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average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

It is a very isolated property with fantastic views. Well equipped and well maintained with good service from the owners. It is very isolated though. The white roads are maintained better than many and passable. However the roads in the area are generally minor, twisty and have suffered in the 2009 earthquake. This limits how far you can go in a day but the upside is the roads are generally quiet. There is plenty within reach to see. If you want to potter in rural Italy, enjoy the beauty of the Grand Sasso area, enjoy the local cuisine and end your day sipping wine on the patio admiring the mountain landscape this is for you.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your enthusiastic review. We are glad you enjoyed our house in Abruzzo as much as we do.
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Perfect Abruzzo location between mountains and sea

  • 4 of 5

Casa del Falco is an extremely comfortable and well equipped house in Abruzzo, ideally positioned between the Gran Sasso mountains (with the highest peaks visible from the window) and several laid-back beach resorts to suit most tastes. For those tired of either, there are a host of lovely old towns to wander around.

We loved the solitude, broken only by farming sounds. Mosquito nets on all the windows allowed us to keep cool in 35C temperatures. When the local roads are eventually mended it would be perfection!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect relaxed getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property with stunning views. Particularly enjoyed having bbqs on the patio and the pizza oven was an unexpected bonus. The surrounding area was serene and beautiful, with mountains to climb or gorgeous, historic towns to visit. Perfect 5 day break from work, 10/10 would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning scenery. Not the easiest place to get to but that's what makes this place so special, not another house in sight. Ideal place to get away from the world and relax in one of the most picturesque locations I've ever been.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful enclave, view of mountain, olive groves

  • 5 of 5

The house is tucked on the side of hills, with a patio area surrounded by herbs

and – for this London resident – the much welcome sound of birds. There are good sized rooms, a wood pizza oven, and a useful selection of books on wildlife and the local area. There is space for a more active or relaxed routine, and mountain walks are easily accessible by car. A particular favourite of mine was discovering wildflowers in the mountains where snow had melted from winter.

Beautiful mediaeval towns are easily accessible for anyone who wants to explore this great area of Italy. We mixed up enjoying the house and exploring and would recommend it to others for the same.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Would thoroughly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely holiday home in the middle of Italian countryside. Short drive from supermarkets and local towns and villages, though I was quite happy sitting on the patio with a view of snow covered mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Castiglione Messer Raimondo
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A14 & A24
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Corne Grande
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are at Montesilvano or Silvi Marina, roughly 22 miles away.


Nearest airport is Pescara, less than an hour's drive away. The town is serviced by Ryanair daily flights offering low price flights.

The house is a 3.5 hour drive from Rome Ciampino airport. The house can only be reached by car.


Bisenti and Castiglione MR are both within 5 miles / 15 mins drive. There are good historic centres at Atri 17 miles and Penne 15 miles. Castelli, where they have been making ceramics continuously since the middle ages is about 20 miles.

Further Details:

Both Bisenti and Castiglione have a range of local shops. Bisenti in particular has 2 excellent supermarkets and a wonderful chocolatiere. Both have banks, but only the one in Bisenti has an automatic cash machine. There are numerous pizzerias, rosticcerias and agrotourismo restaurants within a 5 mile radius, many in attractive country locations. For further information on the farm and local places of interest please see our website.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175

Booking Notes:
Rental rates are £375 sterling for the first week and £325 for any additional weeks or euro equivalent at time of booking. Stays of less than 1 week are also available upon request. An initial payment of 50% is required to reserve the booking with the remaining 50% payable no later than 2 weeks prior to stay in accommodation. In addition we require a returnable deposit of £125 in case of breakages. Rental fees can be paid into either a UK or Italian bank account.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts considered for periods of over 2 weeks. Stays of less than 1 week are also available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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