Nestled amongst the rolling hills of rustic abruzzo, this stunning italian country house boasts spectacular views across the picturesque surroundings of citta’ sant’angelo. The spacious property includes two self-contained apartments on the upper and ground levels with space to sleep ten people; the perfect holiday escape for large families or groups. The main house features a fully equipped, contemporary kitchen for those who love to cook, a living and dining area which opens out on to incredible garden views, original vaulted and wooden beamed ceilings, a wet room and a wood-burning fire for those cosy autumnal evenings. The upper level apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, large living area and a terrace that looks out across breath-taking scenery; a place to enjoy long breakfasts and champagne al fresco. Each apartment includes a large master and twin bedroom, with en suite bathrooms included on the ground level. The crowning jewel of this property truly is the stunning garden with incredible views stretching from the adriatic coast to the appenini mountains- enjoy summer meals under the pergola next to the wood-burning fire or indulge in a game of table tennis during the warm summer days. If the scorching italian sun proves too much, take a refreshing dip in the plunge pool whilst soaking in the idyllic surroundings.
Whilst summer in abruzzo is not to be missed, this property is also ideal for those seeking spring and winter breaks. Situated within 40 minutes of the local ski resorts, the snow covered appenini mountains are a fantastic place for families to enjoy a low-cost skiing holiday. With amazing views, a range of pistes and delicious food to be enjoyed, the italian’s have struck the right balance for die-hard skiers and those wanting a taste of winter fun. Discover the resorts of passo lanciano, roccaraso and campo imperatore- some of abruzzo’s best kept secrets! Casa dei archi provides the perfect retreat for relaxing après-ski evenings; throw some logs on the open fire and roast some chestnuts for a truly magical winter break. For the less adventurous, abruzzo also provides a great backdrop for walking and rambling. The gran sasso and maiella national parks are located just 40 minutes from casa dei archi. The national parks cover one-third of the territory of abruzzo, so there is an abundance of walks and trails of varying lengths and difficulty.
We fell in love with Italy on our first visit and holidayed there for several years, we always had the idea in the back of our minds that we would like to own our own property there one day. One year, for a change, we decided to explore the region of Abruzzo, a place we had never visited before. This is when we discovered Citta' Sant'Angelo; it was the end of May, the sun was shining and we were able to swim in the sea and there was still snow covering the mountain tops. We couldn't believe this beautiful town we were looking up at- the surrounding views were just staggering. We realised that this had to be the place for us. After doing some research, a couple of years later we embarked on a property tour of the region- on our very first day we arrived at the top of the drive and looked down at the house and, without seeing inside, knew that this was the one. We dreamed of a house in a rural location, with some land, in walking distance to the town, with spectacular views - and boy did we find what we were looking for!
The incredible view is what really made us fall in love with this house. From the Adriatic coast to the Appenini mountains, it really does have it all. We like to make the most of the stunning location and spend most of our time outside in the garden, whether it's taking a dip in the plunge pool, sunbathing, playing table tennis or sitting by the outdoor fire place in the evening. Hidden within the hills of Citta' Sant Angelo, the house is surrounded by olive, apple, pear, plum, apricot, fig and walnut trees- we encourage all guests to help themselves! We harvest the olives ourselves and work with a local farmer in order to make our own olive oil which is a real treat! Although the house is situated within a rural setting, the beauty of it is that we are just a stones throw away from the bustling medieval town of Citta' Sant Angelo. Within a 10 minute walk you will reach Margazillo's, one of Abruzzo's finest restaurants or you can carry on for another 10 minutes and arrive at the bar where all of the locals congregate- we love to order a take away pizza and have a drink with the locals whilst we wait. Another huge benefit of our location, is that within a 15 minute drive you can arrive at the coast. We love spending the day on the beach, swimming in the sea and stopping for lunch at one of the local lido's where they serve mouthwatering, freshly caught fish and homemade pastas. In the autumn, we love nothing better than a long countryside walk, from the house you can enjoy stunning views of the local mountains, Gran Sasso and Maiella. The house really is our very own paradise with everything we could hope for on our doorstep!
Very nice villa set in rolling hills with a beautiful view of the local hilltop town. The ground floor and terrace in particular are very spacious with plenty of room for 10 people to spread out and relax.
Very picturesque. Rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves all around. The house is a considerable distance from other properties so is very peaceful.
The owner and manager are both very helpful. A delight to stay there!
Comfortable country house recommended for families and all those interested in discovering Abruzzo. Superbly located with views of the rolling hills, sea and the ancient town of Citta Sant'Angelo. Easy, private access road, well-maintained and a gem of a terrace for relaxing evenings.
The house is set in a private location but still close to town, coast, restaurants, shopping facilities and Pescara airport. The plunge pool is suitable for cooling off but is relatively small and cannot be used by larger groups at the same time. The owner and house manager are very friendly and helpful. Definitely had a great stay and hopefully we'll be back in this wonderful part of Italy.
Nestled within the rolling countryside, Casa dei Archi overlooks the medieval town of Citta Sant' Angelo, one of the most beautiful historic towns in Italy. The many ancient churches and original buildings are just a few of the attractions of this charming town. Its location, sitting on the top of a hill offers spectacular views. Casa dei Archi is situated in an ideal location for those who love walking and rambling, it is also just a short distance from the Adriatic coast where 125km of sandy beaches can be explored. The Appenini mountains are situated close by (40 minutes drive), making it a perfect winter retreat for keen skiers, or those who love the great outdoors. For those who don’t want to venture far, Citta Sant' Angelo has everything you need for a truly authentic Italian holiday, restaurants, bars and gelateria's that offer typical abruzzesi dishes and of course the local Montepulciano wine!
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Casa dei Archi can be rented as a whole house (sleeping 8 + 2) or as 2 separate self-contained apartments. The cost for the whole house is outlined above, however, if you wish to rent as an apartment (sleeping 4) pricing is as follows:
Mid Season (21st May -18th June) - 720 euros per week
High Season (19th June - 10th Sept) - 920 euros per week
On confirmation of booking, holidaymakers are required to forward 30% of the total booking fee in order to secure the booking. The balance will be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival date. An additional fee for cleaning will also be charged (80 euros for parties of 8-10 or 60 euros for parties of 4). A security deposit of 250 euros is required on arrival and returned at the end of the stay.