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Family Villa In Stunning Rural Countryside With Mountain Views, Lovely Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Palombaro, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy - Surrounded By Olive Groves And Vineyards, 35 Mins To Beach, 45 Mins To Skiing, A Real Rural Retreat

Beautifully refurbished holiday home sleeping 9+. It has a private pool, WiFi, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges and easily holds two families. It has been refurbished in a traditional Italian style, with chestnut beams, terracotta floors and marble bathrooms. This split level house sits at the top of a terraced plot and enjoys an amazing vista across the valley below Mount Maiella. There is a terrace around the house for eating/drinking/playing. The house is in a tiny farming community and neighbours working farmland. The village grocery shop, bar and petrol pump are a 2 minute drive/short walk down a steep hill, with large supermarkets, restaurants and other amenities just 10 minutes away. Great beaches 35 minutes, skiing 45 minutes, Pescara airport 60 minutes, Rome 2.5 hours. Walking/hiking/biking nearby, lots of hilltop villages and a warm welcome.

Ed Groombridge
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2017

About Ed Groombridge

About Ed and Carole:

We live in Ascot, Berkshire, with our two young children. Ed is a Regional Manager for a teaching recruitment company and Carole is a freelance Marketing Manager currently studying Interior Design as well (not to mention managing the kids!).

We loved travelling before we had the kids and enjoyed some pretty luxurious holidays in India, China, Mexico, Egypt and many European cities, to name but a few. Holidays these days are about relaxing as a family, de-stressing from our incredibly busy lives, eating well and getting some sunshine.

Ed Groombridge purchased this house in 2006

Why Ed Groombridge chose Chieti

We bought the house in 2006 when we fell in love with Abruzzo the minute we landed! The pace of life is slow in the extreme and every time we visit we feel the stress of our busy UK lives falling away within about 10 minutes of driving down a mostly deserted motorway, tracking the coast line and taking us through the most amazing views of olives, vines and mountains.

We love the complete down to earthness of the local people, the amazing locally-grown food, house wine that's cheaper than bottled water and the amazing welcome we get as a whole family.

Pretty remote, you need a car and a good map (or sat nav!) to get around, but it really is worth it. The scenery is amazing, the beaches stunning, the villages unchanged for decades. This is a true rural Italian retreat.

What makes this house unique

The views, relaxing in the pool looking at the mountains which are sometimes snow capped. The pace of life and the rugged beautiful countryside. A short rive from endless beaches and mountain walking and biking on the summer and skiing in the winter. A total break from city life

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A delightful retreat in rural Italy. The house is vast yet cosy - there's plenty of space to get lost in and be alone or, if you want to socialise, there are two lounge areas and a fabulous kitchen/dining area. The views from most of the rooms in the house are breath-taking. The house has been immaculately restored and renovated, traditional yet with a modern twist. It is very well equipped with everything you'd hope to find in a holiday home.

Regarding location, it's in the middle of 'nowhere' but with amenities within a short (steep) walk or drive. The surrounding area is beautiful - very Italian! You don't feel like you're treading the tourist path and that makes it just a little bit more special. We were very sad to leave." The Griffiths, Haslemere.
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pennapiedimonte in Abruzzo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath, basin, WC and bidet, shared by beds 1, 2 and 3, marble tiled. Bedrooms 4 and 5 both have en-suite shower rooms with large showers, basin, WC and bidet, marble tiled. Shower room on ground floor with shower, WC and basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Plus Travel Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, first floor, superking size double. Bedroom 2, first floor, twin beds. Bedroom 3, first floor, single bed (beds 1, 2 and 3 share a bathroom). Bedroom 4 2nd floor, twin beds and en-suite. Bedroom 5, 2nd floor, twin beds and en-suite.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot available on request and can be placed in any of the bedrooms. A further single bed can be placed in nearly all the rooms if necessary and by prior arrangement and agreement. Outside: There is a sun terrace that wraps right around the house and can be accessed by both the kitchen/diner and the ground floor lounge. An outdoor table and chairs, with sun umbrella are provided. The property has 2 parking spaces. New pool open for 2012 season, approx 7mx4m, surrounded by a decked terrace. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen are included and will be changed weekly. Cleaning after your stay is included in the rental price. Extra cleaning can be arranged in advance for a further cost, payable locally.


4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Well situated family house with stunnung views

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A group of us, numbering from 6 to 10, mostly adults, stayed in this house last summer. Our interests are hill walking, plenty of that in the local mountains, architecture, lots of local towns to visit, all within an hour's drive, and sampling local restaurants, and occasional visits to the seaside, an hour or so away.

The house was well suited to our needs and the swimming pool was an added bonus for us. The little hamlet of Limiti provided two festivals in the space of two weeks. Maria's, the bar, grocers and petrol station was the social centre of the neighbourhood and she was a great help to us during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% required and agreement to house terms and conditions to secure your booking. Security deposit of £300 required with final payment 28 days prior to your stay, which will be returned when our local representative has confirmed no breakages or damage.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Arrival not before 3pm and departure by 10am please unless specifically arranged in advance and according to availability and liaison with our local representative.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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