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Traditional Stone Farm House - The Main Farm House

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Main Farm House

The Master Bedroom has its own balcony and a luxurious ensuite bathroom, with a toilet, bath, shower and a double sink. Bedroom three, has two twin beds, an en-suite shower room with a large water fall shower. Bedroom two is a double bedroom with its own balcony and a rustic ensuite, with shower, sink and toilet. There is also an additional single bedroom with shower room, sink and toilet. The kitchen has a Range Master cooker, 6 gas hobs and 3 electric ovens has been shipped from England, with a fridge and freezer. Marble topped table with upholstered chairs. We have all the pots and pans, baking and serving dishes.Washing machine.Two leather sofas, a wood burner and a TV, DVD player and WiFi internet access. Play room off the kitchen provides a special place for the children to use, with dolls house, toys and books.We provide towels for each bathroom and beds will be made up ready for you arrival.

About the property

Casa Pietra

Casa Pietra offers The luxurious 4 bedroomed Main Farmhouse (sleeps 6 to 8) and / or the Casetta (sleeps 2 to 4). Casa Pietra has its own outside sanctuary with a plunge pool, fruit trees and a child's play area (if required). The interior is elegant and simple, with restored brick vaulted ceilings, traditionally Italian and with all the modern facilities you would expect. The only intrusive sounds are the cuckoos calling, yet you are only 5 minutes to the town of Atessa, and 40 minutes away from the airport town of Pescara, and 20 minutes to Lanciano, where stylish shopping and night life are in abundance. The estate is tranquil and designed to capture the Italian sun, so you may choose not to make the short drive to the beautiful unspoilt beaches, to pick up a bargain from the local markets, attend one of the numerous fiestas or to enjoy the wonderful Italian hospitality of food and locally produced wines!

Property Manager
Robert Chambers
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Robert Chambers

I come from a senior management professional career, but fell in love with Italy, its buildings, scenery, food, wine, mountains beaches and people. I liked it so much, I bought a property here, and now I live here most of the year.

Robert Chambers purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Robert Chambers chose Atessa

I have always had a dream of having a home in Italy, probably from my childhood memories of family holidays with my parents. When I discovered Abruzzo I was blown away! I have found somewhere with beautiful sandy beaches and warm sea – but also mountains with snow in the winter! I love the beach, I love to ski, and this place had both….And all this just three hours drive to the Amalfi coast, Rome and Tuscany

When I then discovered that I could fly here with a budget airline to one of four airports, and the food and wine were excellent and the people incredibly friendly, I bought the house.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is only 40 minutes away from Pescara airport, 20 minutes to the beach and 5 minutes to the local hill top town, Atessa. However this house is sitting in the middle of a little valley, with views of the sea and Atessa. All you will hear is the odd tractor in the fields, but most of the noise comes from the many birds that seem to flourish in this beautiful setting.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Such a beautiful setting, and so relaxing, Casa Pietra was exactly what our family needed for just chilling out!

Mr & Mrs C, Hertfordshire.

"We were so relieved to find an authentic Italian farmhouse, yet with all the modern facilities we could have needed. Our holiday gave us an insight in to the "real" Italy, with the friendly locals and great locally produced food and wine." Mr & Mrs J, Munich.

"The farmhouse apartment was cosy, yet spacious and enabled us to explore the local area and then return to discuss our findings over a glass of Italian Prosecco with bubbling enthusiasm" Mr & Mrs Cunningham, London.

"Such a magnificent house! My expectations were superseded beyond my dreams. So comfortably remote and yet close enough to local towns should you want to be sociable. The kids particularly enjoyed the perfect beach, where the sand was so soft that it was difficult to drag them away. I had to promise that I'd re-book for later in the season. Thanks a lot Casa Pietra.
Jul 2011
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
When you have chosen your selected dates, you simply need to complete our Holiday Booking form which requests a non refundable deposit. Within 7 days you will receive a booking confirmation and the remaining balance of your holiday becomes due 55 days prior to the start of your holiday. A refundable breakages deposit is required on paying the balance of your holiday, to be refunded within 7 days of your departure.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible, but plan for a Friday, Saturday, Sunday during August.

Notes on prices:
10% discount if you book more than six months before your holiday!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Atessa in Province of Chieti

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor - independent shower room
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bedroom 2 en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bedroom 3 en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are modern and recently fitted.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor with en suite, double bed on request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , First Floor Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , A single bed with a shower room
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , The Master Bedroom has a balcony, and en suite bathroom
  • A single bed / bunk bed, or cot can be added to most rooms if required. The Master Bedroom has a four poster bed and a single day bed (which can convert to a cot if needed).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Book the whole Estate! Ideal for two families, or if you just want the exclusive use of the whole property. Just ask to book the House and Apartment. Happy to set things up just the way you want them. In the past groups have used the apartment only for sleeping in, with everyone eating and sharing the house living areas. Outside: You have a private pool, shared with the main house. Your own private terrace, with out side table, chairs and bbq etc.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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The Main Farm House
average rating of 4.142857 based on 8 reviews

Peace and beauty in Abruzzo

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful old farmhouse carefully renovated. It is in a great setting just below the small walled town of Atessa and from the kitchen and the terrace you can see the sea.Its a comfortable base to view a wonderful region but is also a haven to chill out in. An old almond tree shades the terrace where you can laze on wooden sunbeds.As golden oldies it was ideal but it would be a safe and exciting habitat for children.The owner is very helpful and will drive you where you would like to go and is also a splendid cook if you fancy a meal at home.We had a truly great time and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, friendly and helpful owner, off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is a lovely property, with elevated views towards Atessa. It is beautifully renovated, with a delightful mix of traditional and modern elements. All three bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, each with their own style, and the main ensuite is huge, with stylish, blue LED lights around the bath and a skylight for a romantic and relaxing night time soak.

There is a TV, BluRay player and a selection of DVDs, and WiFi, so you can take your own devices and DVDs with you to entertain you, and there are sun loungers for relaxing on the balcony. The pool is a freestanding round one, as can be seen from the pictures, and unheated, but in the summer is good for cooling off and admiring the views. There's also a hammock strung between two trees.

Robert, the owner, is very friendly and helpful, and happy to provide whatever help or guidance is required, and regularly checked in to make sure we were OK.

A few points that, although they should not be taken as negatives, are worth pointing out to potential renters of this property (because we hadn't realised them):

1. This property is in an area that is definitely _not_ tourist-y. It means you get to experience "real Italy" but we found that virtually no-one spoke English, or it was very limited, so be prepared. We did find one restaurant ("Civico 20") where the owner spoke good English but that was definitely the exception.

2. Don't rely on a normal in-car satnav for finding the property. It's on a very small, single-track rural road and our in-car system didn't recognise it. Fortunately, Robert's pin on Google Maps is absolutely spot on, so use your phone instead.

3. There isn't much to do in the area if you want anything beyond seeing the local scenery and visiting old towns and churches. The waterpark at Vasto is fairly good, but this property is best suited to just chilling out, with the occasional trip out for the evening.

I guess the summary is, as above - "Beautiful property, friendly and helpful owner, off the beaten track". If that's what you're looking for, this is perfect :-)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa pietra

  • 3 of 5

A creatively restored farmhouse, comfortable and stylish. Set in a secluded but not totally isolated very scenic location. It caught both the sun and the breeze and the temperature was always pleasant.

A car absolutely necessary -- supermarket about 10 minutes away by rough road and other destinations better part of an hour though within that there was a good choice of beach, mountains, scenic towns. Convenient to Pescata airport.

The grounds a bit precipitous, steep staircases and drops -- not suitable for toddlers ot adults with mobility problems.

The pool is a circular meter deep plunge pool, perfect for our 6 year old just learning to swim but would be frustrating for an older child and dangerous for a toddler.

The house is well furnished, nice bath/shower rooms and comfortable beds. There is a good supply of English language books and DVDs.

Only criticisms -- the electricity frequently cut out, not adequate for appliances in both accommodations. This is common in Italy however. Some of the kitchen

equipment is tired and should be replaced. Towels also not up to scratch and it would have been good if beach towels were provided.

It was reassuring that the owner is on the site and very ready to help as needed. In fact we scarcely needed to call on him but it was nice that he was available. He was always friendly and helpful.

With these few reservations we would definitely recommend this place to friends wanting a peaceful low key holiday.


  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bug Infested Home & a terrible and inconsiderate Home Owner, Stay as far away as possible!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 of 5

The house was nowhere near the quality we were expecting. We arrived about 30 mins prior to check in and evidently caught the owner by surprise, Mr. Robert Chambers. He had asked us to return at 4:30pm which we did. Immediately, we acknowledged there was no pool as advertised and the property was far from manicured. It was upsetting to learn we had no pool given we were 60-100 miles from the sea and the weather was extremely hot & humid. When Robert showed us around the home it looked fairly clean but we did not examine it in detail. We were tired and had to drop off our bags and ventured out. We showered and went out visiting local family within an hour or so of arriving. When we returned to the home about 10pm and that is where the issues began to arise. Per the owner’s instructions we left the shutters closed on the home to keep it cool. Well, that proved to be futile. The home was so hot and it is very important to note there is no air conditioning or ventilation system whatsoever in the home and the owner fails to mention that is his advertisement description as well. Plus no ceiling fans anywhere! So to overcome the heat, we opened the windows and numerous bugs began flying into the home and that is when we acknowledged that the windows had no screens. We immediately had to shut them. The home was an oven all night long, we were too afraid to open them. As you may or may not know, bugs migrate to light in the dark. Also it is important to note that all doors had no weather stripping and bugs just infiltrated the home. We quickly came to realize that the home had probably been vacant for a long period of time and the owner did a poor job cleaning & preparing it for us and that is why he was surprised when we showed up early. The home contained numerous spider nests, numerous dead bugs under the beds, the guest room on the second floor had a very large unfinished adjacent attic that was not closed off which was also home to numerous bug infestations. We even found bugs sleeping in my children’s beds. They were physically crawling on the sheets and the pillows. It is amazing that the home did not have some type of rodent control and or extermination program. Needless to say that 1st night was enough to keep us all up the entire 1st evening.

The following morning we went directly to the hotel. There was no hesitation whatsoever on our part. There was no way that we could spend another night there. I shared these concerns with the owner imme

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its very disappointing to receive this review. After six years of running my home as a holiday rental this is my first bad review, and I hope others will see that what has been written is not true. The sea is 20 miles away, every room has a floor standing fan, the house was occupied the previous two weeks, and well cleaned. I asked the guest to return at the published check in time of 16:30 ( he arrived at 15:00, and yes I was preparing the house). The pool is also published as being available in July and August (not June). I Showed the guest around and the whole family were very impressed, and I went back to check on everything about two hours later. I had nothing but praise. My only conclusion is that at night the windows were opened (I do have fly nets over the windows, but these must not have been used) and turned all the lights on....and the flies came flocking to the light. The home is correctly advertised, I guess on this occasion I had someone who did not read the advertisement very well, and wants to take their mistake out on me.I wish them well on future holidays.
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a true rural chill out location

  • 5 of 5

This is a converted stone farm house situated in a valley. From the rear elevated patio you can see the fortress town of atessa, an artists dream. Steep hills surround the property and it is on a large plot with neighbour's just in sight.

You'll need a car to get the best of the area.recommend ++

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Real Italy

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house in a beautiful remote setting - Everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Robert is a fantastic host and all home comforts are here to enhance your stay.

Good for kids also.

thank you for a fantastic week.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review, you were a lovely family. I am so happy your holiday has left you with fond memories. Not sure what I did to get a mention, but thank you.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Passo di Lanciano
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The best and nearest sandy beach is a 15 minute drive. We also have local leisure pools also within 15 minutes. Aqua Land water park is a 25 minutes drive.


The closest airport to Casa Pietra is Pescara in the region of Abruzzo, and you can fly from London Stansted to Pescara in only two hours, book at Ryanair with cheap flights from as little as £30 return. Alternatively you can fly to Rome, Ancona or Bari airports and enjoy the drive.

At the airport you can select one of the car hire companies to begin the stunningly beautiful drive through the unspoiled Italian landscape.


All you needs are within a 5 minute drive including restaurants, super markets, shops, internet cafe, bars and ice cream!