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Casa Rosa Detached Cottage in Village with Roof Terrace, Garden, BBQ & Free WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Villa with the Lot! Detached, 2 Bedrooms, Roof Terrace, Garden, close to Sulmona

Welcome to Casa Rosa, a beautiful two-bedroomed detached 'Villa in the Village', nestled in the middle of Bugnara, near Sulmona, Abruzzo. This unique property, (which is all yours, not an apartment), offers you the best of both worlds, a detached villa with its own roof terrace, balconies, terraces, and cottage garden, which have a collection of chairs, loungers, tables, umbrellas, trees, shrubs, yet all set in the middle of a medieval village in the heart of Abruzzo, Italy.

Casa Rosa also has full gas central heating, with radiators in all the rooms and the added benefit of an open fire in the lounge for cozy nights in. Now with free WiFi.

Just a five minute drive to Sulmona, Casa Rosa is also well placed to visit four National Parks, the Majella National Park, Abruzzo National Park, Gran Sasso and Sirente Velino Park's. It is the perfect location for walking and trekking holidays (there are numerous walks from the village), cycling, horse riding, sightseeing or just for a relaxing break away. The beaches of the Adriatic are 40 minutes drive away, skiing 25 minutes and the lakes at Scanno are only 20 minutes away. Rome is only 90 minutes drive away and Pompei 2 hours! For winter breaks there are numerous ski resorts, the largest being only just 25 minutes away at Roccaraso. There is a Water Park at Corfinio which is 10 minutes down the road and Sulmona has indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The villa is ideal for families, friends or couples, with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area during your stay.It is the perfect location for walking and trekking holidays or just relaxing.

Casa Rosa is close to the centre of the village of Bugnara, which is in the Club of 'The most beautiful villages of Italy'. Casa Rosa is a 200 year old, well equipped, full gas centrally heated, together with an open fire, light and airy detached villa, which has been fully restored. You enter through our beautiful chestnut doors into the ground floor which includes a fully fitted kitchen area with electric oven/grill, mains gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, electric kettle, iron, ironing board, toaster, teapot, cafetiere, cool bag, plug adaptors in fact everything you need in a kitchen. Also a dining table with four chairs.

In the lounge area you will find the open fireplace with a 3 seater settee, two armchairs, Flat Screen TV (with Italian channels) and a DVD player complete with a large selection of family DVDs. A bookcase with guide books, cook books, local books, novels, maps, leaflets and guest book. A Ipod docking system also a CD player with radio, CDs and board games. WiFi router. Stairs lead to first floor.

On the first floor landing there is a hanging storage area and three doors, one to the shower room, one to the main bedroom and one to the twin bedroom.

The shower room comprises of a w.c., large wash-hand basin and shower (with a small window).

The main bedroom has a kingsize bed with luxurious pocket sprung mattress and verdigris metal bedframe, flat screen TV/DVD player for watching dvds, chest of drawers, radiator, free standing fan and wooden double glazed french windows with internal shutters, leading to its own balcony with room for a chair.

The second bedroom has twin beds with pocket sprung mattresses and metal bedframes, flat screen TV/DVD player for watching dvds, a chest of drawers, radiator, fan and french windows with internal shutters also leading onto its own balcony.

A staircase from the landing leads to the attic, which has a sofa for relaxing and a bookcase with books and a glazed door which leads onto the large roof terrace which has fantastic panoramic views over the surrounding roof tops to the Maiella mountains.

It is great sun trap, the perfect spot to relax , with a table, chairs, umbrella, sun loungers and sun beds.

Further details outdoors:

The large roof terrace measures 5.5m x 3m and commands excellent views, the perfect spot for eating al fresco, or just relaxing and soaking up the sun. A complete 'suntrap', as several guest have described it. A table, chairs, umbrella and sun loungers are provided.

Being totally detached, Casa Rosa has its own private garden. There is a secluded shady courtyard complete with table and chairs directly off the kitchen, with herbs ready to use for cooking, from here 4 steps take you to the cottage garden, which is south facing and one part is gravelled with Maiella stone, complete with a table, two benches, umbrella, the other part is up four more steps and has 2 comfy chairs which are surrounded by fig trees and newly planted nut, olive trees, oleanders, lavender and rosemary bushes and has a fantastic view down the valley to the Gran Sasso in the distance, so you have a choice of sun or shade.

Free parking is available very close by and it is only a 20 metre level walk away from the house making access very easy.

The villa is in a pedestrianised area, so no traffic outside your front door. There are also other approaches to Casa Rosa via the many sloping 'donkey step' paths leading down from the centre of the village. See for more and contact details.

Casa Rosa has free WiFi, which is available all over the house, including the roof terrace and the garden.

If you prefer, there is also free WiFi at Bar Gino, the centre of Bugnara, a couple of minutes walk from the house, just buy a drink and they give you access code, wine & WiFi what could be better!

More Details

Joanna Mundy
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Joanna Mundy

We live in Ludlow, Shropshire with our fifteen year old daughter and visit our house at least four times a year and still haven't discovered all that this beautiful part of Abruzzo has to offer. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you in anyway that we can. Best wishes Jo and Dave Mundy

Joanna Mundy purchased this villa in 2007

Why Joanna Mundy chose Bugnara

We were lucky enough to buy the villa Casa Rosa nine years ago, it hadn't been lived in for forty years, so we spent 2 years restoring it to its former glory. We have been renting it out about 9 years ago and in that short time we have had so much fun and had some lovely guests, some of whom have become firm friends.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Rosa is completely unique it is a completely detached villa, complete with a garden, terraces and roof terrace, which has a 360 degree view of the village and surrounding countryside, but also in the middle of a medieval village. So you can pop the village shops and bars whenever you want. We just fell in love with it and hope you do too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fab house and location Jo. You have managed to just get everything just right. We needed for nothing. We felt at home immediately and fell in love with all the terraces, particularly the top one at night. What a super view from there. Enjoyed Gino’s bar and the Italians are lovely people.

We found Lake Scanno lovely and enjoyed driving up through the mountains on those hairy bends. Sulmona is a really lovely looking town and we enjoyed the market day on Wednesday.

The children loved the DVDs and books.We enjoyed the position of Casa Rosa more and felt it was easier to get around. We will definitely be looking to return again soon.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bugnara in Province of L'Aquila

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Window with view of mountains
  • Small window in the shower room with views over the mountains, if you are tall enough to see! We always leave plenty of toliet rolls, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel etc. for our guests to use. Towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Balcony
  • Both bedrooms lead off the first floor landing and are separate. They both have their own balconies. The main bedroom has a large double bed with a verdigris frame, sprung mattress, summer and winter duvets. The twin room has 2 single beds with black frames again with sprung mattresses and summer and winter duvets. They both have chests of drawers, bookcases, flat screen TV/DVD combinations for watching DVDs. There are also 2 hairdryers, one in each bedroom. The landing has a large storage area, with plenty of hanging space, and extra bedlinen, towels etc. that you might need. Bedding, pillows, towels are provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have sun loungers, on the roof terrace, together with table and chairs, umbrella, novelty fridge in the attic so you can have cold drinks without going down stairs. Shady courtyard off the kitchen complete with herbs with a few steps up to a graveled cottage garden with metal table, 4 chairs, large umbrella, 2 benches and BBQ. Another few steps up to the newly created 'rest of the garden' with chairs, table, fig, olive & nut trees, lavender, rosemary and oleander bushes. Free parking is available close by and it is only a twenty metre level walk from the house. Sulmona has a large swimming pool complex with both indoor and outdoor pools and loungers. There is a Waterpark at Corfinio which is 10 minutes drive away. Lake Scanno is only 20 kilometers which has pedalos, canoes, bike hire, walks around the lake, etc. Free WiFi is available at Casa Rosa, and works all over the house, roof terrace and garden.


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average rating of 4.85 based on 65 reviews

Great place, great part of Abruzzo.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Casa Rosa. The house is exactly as described on the homeaway site and on the web site for Casa Rosa. Joanna is a very good host. Her communications are prompt and her information package prior to arrival is packed with everything you need. The house is clean and comfortable and very well equipped. It was always nice to return to Casa Rosa after a long day of exploring Abruzzo. Being able to enjoy the terraces or garden area prior to a great dinner made in house or heading out to one of the many local great restaurants was always a nice way to finish the day. Bugnara is ideally located for exploring the surrounding area and the region of Abruzzo. Sulmona, the nearest large city is a beautiful old feel Italian city with a twice weekly market and great restaurants. I highly recommend this house and this part of Abruzzo. Three weeks was not long enough for our stay. Looking forward to returning one day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for your lovely review, I am so glad that you both had a great time, and yes 3 weeks is not enough time to see all that Abruzzo has to offer, we have owned Casa Rosa for over ten years now and are still discovering this beautiful area. Look forward to hearing from you again in the future and thank you once again for this super review Jo
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Beautiful Casa Rosa

  • 5 of 5

Joanna was always available and quick in the answers. The house is warm, cozy, equipped with everything you need. It is located in a pedestrian area near a small square, so no parking problem and no problem of cars in case of children or animals with you. A 5-minute walk away is the central square of Bugnara with two bars and a small grocery. Beautiful panoramic view from the terrace, but also from the low floor you can see the surrounding mountains. I hope to be able to come back one day, but in the meantime I would definitely recommend it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Rosa. Thank you too for the recommendations and look forward to hearing from you in the future. Jo, Dave and Fay Mundy
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Superb holiday at Casa Rosa!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third holiday at Casa Rosa and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated, it is spacious, comfortably furnished and very well equipped with everything you might need. We love the garden, where much hard work has created terraces and planting on several different levels. There are tables and chairs on each terrace, so drinks, snacks, meals and general relaxing can be enjoyed outside in sun or shade depending on preference! I personally loved the middle level terrace, sitting in the dappled shade of the fig tree! The roof terrace is wonderful, with amazing views of mountains, fields and villages.

Casa Rosa is situated in the pretty, quaint village of Bugnara, which has bars and shops (which seem small but in fact stock a wide range of goods!), and the local people are very friendly. There are lots of lovely places nearby to visit, (and bigger shops, should one wish/need them!)and Casa Rosa provides leaflets, maps and helpful information with great suggestions for outings.

It is very easy to book a holiday at Casa Rosa, Jo responds immediately to any questions and nothing seems to be too much trouble! Thank you once again Jo, Dave and Fay, for letting us stay in your lovely home, we had a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

Cynthia and Pierantonio Maragna

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both very much for your really lovely review, that was very kind of you and so glad you enjoyed another holiday at Casa Rosa, hope to hear from you again soon. Jo, Dave and Fay
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Lovely house, picturesque location, something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Rosa was superb. The house is in a great location with lots do within easy reach.

Jo and her family have thought of everything when furnishing their property and you want for nothing whilst there. The outside spaces are tranquil and are ideal whether having a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine on the terrace in the evening.

Compared to some of the properties we have stayed whilst on holiday in Italy they do not compare

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for your lovely review and so glad that you had a good time and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Jo & Dave Mundy
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Gorgeous cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Casa Rosa. Jo and Dave, the owners were so helpful, the whole experience was great, wish all other holiday owners were as good as these two. We loved the house, the garden and especially the roof terrace, this place really has it all, we will be back very soon. Thank you again for all your help.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was very kind of you and so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Rosa. Thank you again and look forward to your next holiday with us Jo and Dave
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Fantastic house in a beautiful part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at Casa Rosa. The house was perfect, Jo and Dave have thought of everything! The roof terrace was our favourite bit, especially as we had the most fantastic weather, sunbathing in March, whatever next. Abruzzo is a wonderful part of Italy, so unspoilt, and so many different places to explore. We love walking and Casa Rosa is just perfect for us. We will be back later in the year!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review thank you very much, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Best wishes Jo & Dave
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ginos Bar
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
24 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Bugnara is a small medieval village with all the amenities. It has a Pizzeria (which also sells take away pizza), a hotel with a restaurant, three small bars, a takeaway pizza shop, two shops, a post office, a chemist, hairdresser, four churches, doctors surgery, a fishing pool and a children's playpark. There is a regular bus service to the surrounding area, including Scanno and Sulmona. The village is very well situated, being only a few minutes drive from the motorway which links Rome to Pescara. Casa Rosa is a five minute drive away from Sulmona, which is an ancient city full of history. There you will find facilities such as supermarkets, shopping centres, bars, restaurants, museums, a theatre, cinema, sports complexes and railway station, in addition to many fine buildings, churches and parks. From Sulmona regular buses and trains take you into Rome, Pescara and the rest of Italy. Pescara Airport is the nearest being only a 40 minute drive away, Rome is 90 minutes, with Naples and Pompeii 2 hours away. Skiing nearby at Campo di Giove, Monte Pratello & Roccarasso, which are all 25 minutes drive away.

Other Activities: Bugnara, Sulmona & the surrounding villages have a large calendar of events, which include many festivals

Ski: Casa Rosa, Bugnara is a 25 minute drive away from Abruzzoa ski resorts of Roccaraso, which is Italy third largest ski resort and the main ski resort in Abruzzo. Abruzzo has 15 ski resorts with 368 km of runs in 172 different ski tracks. The most popular resorts are Roccaraso, Pratello, Campo Felice, Campo Imperatore. Located on the highest altitudes of the Apennines, these ski areas are at heights nearly comparable to many resorts in the Alps. Because of their proximity to the Adriatic and winter precipitation patterns, they often have more snow than the Alps. Abruzzo also is popular for cross country skiing, especially on the high plain of Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso as well as the Piana Grande in the Majella.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes
Short stays of 2 nights available at any time of the year from £140.00 please contact me for a price.
Booking is either online directly via this website or if you prefer you can also book directly with me either via email / or telephone -
Or telephone 01584 878195 or 07772288675

Changeover Day:
Totally flexible, any length of stay and any day of the week for changeover days. Arrival time after 4 pm, unless prior arrangements have been made and departures by 11 am.

The cost is for the whole of Casa Rosa, not per person, and includes all gas, electric, bed linen, towels, tea towels, no extras at all. Short breaks are available at any time of year. Please look at my website for prices at

Reservations can be made by telephone or email, please feel to contact me directly at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.