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Elegant, Contemporary Italian Villa with Private Pool. Family Friendly

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 king-size bedrooms, 4 balconies, large terrace, private pool with massage jets and fountain. Far reaching, panoramic views

Casa del Colle is a contemporary Italian villa nestled into the top of a small hill in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The estate is around 2.5 acres of olive grove & fruit trees and overlooks the medieval town of Penne, voted recently as one of the “Most Beautiful Towns in Italy”. Casa del Colle is built to an exceptionally high specification with 5 king-size bedrooms, three large reception rooms, 4 balconies, thoughtfully landscaped terraces and a luxurious 14m salt water pool with massage jets.

Pescara has a small and accessible airport and is only a 45 minute drive from Casa del Colle, with car hire facilities and regular flights from many major European cities. Rome Fiumicino, Rome Ciampino and Ancona airports are under a 2.5 hour drive from the villa and will offer more choice and flexibility with flights.

Driving to Casa del Colle through central Europe is a thoroughly rewarding experience; owners Steve & Marion do the trip from the UK often and would be more than happy to share travel advice and places to stay enroute.

The house is mainly on 2 floors with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all with large walk in showers. There is a spacious, well equipped kitchen and two reception rooms that open out onto an amazing terrace with 360 degree views of the mountains, Penne lake and glimpses of the sea in the distance. There is a large games room in the basement with pool and football tables as well as an additional double bedroom with en-suite facilities. Adjacent to the house is a large swimming pool (14m by 6m) with massage jets and water fountain. Three of the bedrooms have their own balconies and there is a first floor terrace with access from the upstairs hall. All of the five bedrooms are finished with luxury king size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and feather and down pillows. There is also a folding single bed, travel cot and high chair available. White Egyptian Cotton fluffy bath sheets are provided and duck egg blue swimming pool towels. The villa is set on the top of a hill with virtually total seclusion. It faces the medieval town of Penne, a 5 minute drive with restaurants, banks, bars and excellent local shopping. There is a nearby Pizzeria at the bottom of the hill. In the winter there is high quality skiing in the Apennines that rise up over 3000 metres a short drive away – for further information on the best slopes visit this link. The house has under floor heating with a wood burner in the lounge and a large open fire place in the dining room. Saturday to Saturday bookings only Guests can also enjoy premier modern amenities such as high speed Internet, 55 inch flat screen TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime and a basement room with football and pool tables.

More Details

Owner
Marion Hughes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

About Marion Hughes

Stephen and Marion also have a small farm with an olive grove in the nearby area of San Giorgio. Some 500 trees on about 25 acres that produces about 600 litres of olive oil which they sell to friends, family and colleagues in the UK.

Marion Hughes purchased this villa in 2014

Why Marion Hughes chose Pescara

Stephen grew up in Rome for part of his childhood (and speaks fluent Italian) and has strong memories of a mountain retreat the family rented in the Abruzzo mountains, not so far from Rome. Taking a sabbatical six years ago he went to the Abruzzo to re-kindle those childhood memories and fell in love with a hillside with stunning views of Penne, a delightful medieval town, and the surrounding mountains, with glimpses of the sea in the distance. Casa del Colle now sits on that hill.

What makes this villa unique

Nestled between the sea and the Apennine mountains, Penne offers something for everyone. Sea and beaches are 40 minutes by car in one direction and mountains a similar distance in the other - but it is the beauty and seclusion of the mountains that stands out. Rising up sharply just behind the house to nearly 3000 metres is the Gran Saso, the highest peak in the Apennines. Glacier in parts with ski slopes for the Winter.

In the summer you can visit the Campo Imperatore, 80 sq km of high plains used as the setting for more than 20 films including spaghetti westerns. In the middle of this plain sits a butchers that sells meat from the mountain herds, the speciality being arrosticini, small lamb kebab which can be barbecued there on one of the communal BBQs.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Penne in Province of Pescara

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fluffy white bath sheets provided for guests. Hooded towels for babies and young children.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • High quality king size beds with pocket sprung mattresses. White Egyptian cotton bedding on all beds and luxury feather pillows. An folding 'z' bed and travel cot are also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Elegant, Contemporary Italian Villa with Private Pool. Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

High on a hill, a little pice of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

If you are someone looking for something extra from your holiday and you appreciate the finer things of life, then you will love this holiday house. Built and finished just last summer, It has been designed with every comfort in mind from the well equipped kitchen to the super, comfortable beds and fluffy bath sheets. We were a group of six adults enjoying a week here over the Easter weekend. The weather was variable but this house isn't weather dependent. There is plenty of space to be together or apart with two large reception rooms and a separate basement games room with table football and a pool table. There are board games and two bookcases full of an appealing selection of both fiction and non fiction. From inside the house the blue swimming pool winked enticingly set against a backdrop of rolling hills and olive groves with distant mountain views and would be wonderful on warm summer days. Set up a private gravel road, high on a hill top just outside the small town of Penne this house will provide you with everything you need for a relaxing away from it all holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed the little touches of luxury at Casa deal Colle! A bit of a shame about the weather being variable but as you say fortunately the villa is not weather dependent and there are still lots of things to do either at the villa or to go out and explore.
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5

Wonderful house in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous week (which was really not enough time) at Steve and Marion's wonderful home. Our constant refrain while there was that it was really too nice to be a holiday villa! The surrounding area is beautiful and offers unhurried walks, excellent food and wine and some interesting places to visit. It is difficult to overstate the magnificence of the location - it offers a panoramic view from the Gran Sasso mountains, over the nearby town of Penne all the way down to the coast. I can't recommend this as a holiday destination highly enough and look forward to my next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had such a great week at Casa del Colle. Good food, wine, walks and times to appreciate the amazingly beautiful views sounds like a good combination. We look forward to welcoming you back another time.
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5

Fantastic property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Casa del Colle is a perfect holiday property for a family group, the standard throughout the property (Both inside and out) is extremely high and the whole place has been designed for ease of use. The pool area is large and comfortable to use with shade and lots of seating. The Bedrooms are simple and spacious and furnished to a very high standard as are the living and Kitchen areas. The views from the patio are stunning - even better when seen from the gorgeous pool!

We swam two or three times a day and enjoyed leisurely breakfasts and lunches on the terrace

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Casa del Colle. We're delighted you clearly had such a great time and enjoyed the stunning views especially from the terrace and the pool. We're going ourselves for a week and really looking forward to a September swim in the heated pool!
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5

A Lovely Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

"Steve and Marion, the owners of Casa del Colle near Penne have done a great job building this villa. It is in a lovely quiet location on a hill over looking a valley with the local town of Penne which is a mile or two away. The villa is top quality, shiny granite floors throughout, v comfortable beds and a really good kitchen. The large pool and patio are excellent with shade if you need it (I do) and plenty of space and seats, loungers etc to chill out on. The views are spectacular with mountains and the sea in the distance and the Gran Sasso national park near by. We didn't get into it but it looks like there is great hill walking near by. I can thoroughly recommend this place and also some great restaurants near by, try Stefanos (great pizza and arrosticini) and Cignale (organic Montepulciano D'Abruzzo wine *****) and Mint sprigs in batter!!!......delicious! . We had a very good time and will definitely be going back." Peter S Coventry

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Unspoilt Italian luxury

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly superb villa in a very unspoilt and relatively unknown part of Italy. The house has clearly been built to a very high standard and in the most wonderful spot with panoramic views to the sea 20 miles away, over the nearby ancient hilltop town of Penne, and up to the Apennines behind. The pool is long, deep and very clean. The owners recommend trips to the local pizza restaurant (Stefano's, within walking distance), the nearby waterfall and wild swimming pool and up into the mountains to the weird and fabulous 'Little Tibet' area. We did all of theses things and none disappointed. One of the highlights we had not expected was the fact that, for an entire week, we did not hear another English voice. Never have we not wanted to leave a holiday so much! Truly deserving of an 'excellent' review.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing holiday at Casa Del Colle!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing holiday at Casa del Colle; a beautiful, well-situated house with spectacular views! The interior was spacious, finished to a very high spec and spotless, with top quality bed linen on comfy beds. The large social/dining areas worked particularly well with a large group, ensuring many pleasant and relaxing winter evenings in front of the wood burner. Location is excellent for local restaurants (particularly good arrosticini), exploring the ancient town of Penne and walks around the lakes and mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a wonderful holiday at Casa del Colle and you clearly enjoyed exploring the local area too. It is particularly nice to have plenty of space both inside the villa and outside when you visit as part of a large group.
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Abruzzo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Bar Conaprato
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A25
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
Stefano's Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
57 Kilometres
Campo Felice
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Silvi
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

40 minutes drive to the Adriatic coast. Ample beaches but visiting the nearby lakes is also very beautiful.

Travel:

40 minute drive to Pescara Airport. Alternatively, Rome and Ancona Airports are two and half hours away by car. You will need to hire a car and I would be more than happy to advise on which suppliers to use dependant on which airport you fly to.

Distances:

Penne - 10 minutes

Lago di Penne - 5 minutes

Loreto Aprutino - 20 minutes

Città Sant'Angelo - 35 minutes

San Pellagrino - 12 minutes

Atri - 40 minutes

Campo Imperatore - 30 minutes

Pescara - 40 minutes

Elice - 24 minutes

Picciano - 22 minutes

Further Details:

We have written a handbook detailing good local restaurants, cafes, bars, markets (when, where, etc), supermarkets (if you miss the markets!), walking trips, driving trips, cycling trips and more. Trip Advisor is also a wonderful way of discovering the immediate area and seeing highlights but there is no substitute for discovering the places yourself.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Penne, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Super off-peak
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Mid-season Xmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Super off peak
6 Jan 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Standard price
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A booking form will be emailed following receipt of an enquiry which should be returned within 7 days with a 25% deposit (non-refundable) to secure the booking. The final payment is due 8 weeks before your arrival date with a security deposit of £250 (which will be refunded within 14 days of your departure date assuming no damage to house/contents).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Please arrive after 3.00pm and leave before 10am to allow enough time to prepare for subsequent guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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