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Newly Refurbished 3 Bedroom House in Introdaqua, Mountain Views

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beautiful Views, Roof Terrace, Ski, Cycle, Walking

The area is a very beautiful part of Italy, great for sightseeing, shopping, eating, skiing, snowboarding, walking, cycling, kayaking, climbing or just relaxing. It is of great historical interest and also a perfect place for nature lovers.

Our house has just been fully restored to the highest standards and is situated in the historic medieval village of Introdacqua near the town of Sulmona in the L`Aquila region of Italy.

Please note that the house has been reconstructed to traditional standards, with stone stairs , some steep, and ceramic floors as is normal for some property in Italy. Therefore care should be taken with small children and those unsteady on their feet. The roof terrace also has a long drop, small children should not be left unattended in these areas.

The house is full of character with brick vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and archways. The are two entrances along a secluded path along side the house, one to the basement floor which has a large room which, being built into the rock stays a constant temperature throughout the year. The ground floor has a shower room, bedroom with a single daybed and folding z-bed. There is also a cosy warm lounge with a sofa bed. The first floor has the kitchen with mountain views , a dining room with an extending table catering for 8 places and second bedroom with a bunk bed. The second floor has the master bedroom with a king sized bed, on-suite bathroom with a bath and shower plus a large balcony. The roof terrace has views over the lush green hillside and also towards the often snow capped Blue Mountains.

Being newly refurbished through 2013 it benefits from completely new electrical wiring and heating systems. The two fireplaces are not required and now decorative, as the modern gas fired central heating system keeps the house warm through the coldest winter months.

Introdacqua is one of the 50 listed 'Borghi più belli d'italia' (the most beautiful villages in Italy). During the summer months the village is particularly vibrant with jazz festivals, live entertainment, dancing and alfresco eating in the piazza.Our house is close by to the center and just a few steps from the piazza, bars, deli, restaurant, bakery, butchers, chemist and bank. Nearby you can find trails and paths for the leisure walker or a serious hiker with trails to suit every ability in the Majella National Park. Not too far away is Gran Sasso, the highest peak in Italy outside of the Alps.

There is also free wireless connection available in the bar across the road for those who need to stay online !

The famous Giro D'Italia passes through this region each May, a great base for your cycling holiday.

There are many ski resorts in the area, Roccaraso being the largest and suitable for all types of ski and snowboard fans with over . The main ski season runs from January to March.The ski area of Roccaraso, otherwise known as the Skipass Alto Sangro, is the best known of the Abruzzo resorts and has 120 km of piste for you to enjoy (including 8 km at Pescocostanzo). Roccaraso is Italy's fifth biggest ski area. During the week the pistes are blissfully quiet and you certainly won't suffer the queues of some of the better known resorts of the Alps. In Roccaraso they take great pride in keeping their pistes in beautiful condition and they are always well groomed. Many are covered by the latest snow-making technology even though the snow record in the Appenines is excellent.

Modern, high speed chair lifts access the area from the bases at Aremogna, Pizzalto and Monte Pratello. Many of the runs will take you through beech forests that give this area such a distinctive character. The majority of runs are intermediate but there are some great beginners' slopes too at each of the base areas.

During the summer there is also plenty to do with organised walking and cycling tours through the national parks.

Sulmona is just a few km away where you will find the twice weekly market in the huge tree lined Piazza Garibaldi surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants.Every summer during July there is a jousting competition which is attended from entrants from all over Europe. There are many boutique style shops and a few well know high street names. There is a regular bus service from Introdacqua, but a car is recommended to make the most of what the area has to offer. Within 30 minutes drive you'll find lakes, natural springs, ancient hermitages, national parks, Roman architecture, historic churches and much more, all set in stunning, green mountain scenery.

The beaches along the Adriatic coast are less than an hour away. Rome is only two hours away (by car) or there's a train or regular coach service from Sulmona, with Naples, Pompei and the Amalfi coast three hours away.

Airports are Pescara (40 minutes drive) and Rome Ciampino (1 hour 20 minutes) and Fiumincino (1 hour 40 minutes). The main east west motorways pass within 10 km of Sulmona so you are within easy reach of both coasts.

More Details

Owner
Carl
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018

About Carl

Were are an IT Profressional and a Yoga Teacher, Love Italy and the quiet life.

Carl purchased this house in 2010

Why Carl chose Introdacqua

Our house has just been fully restored to the highest standards and is situated in the historic medieval village of Introdacqua near the town of Sulmona in the L`Aquila region of Italy.

Introdacqua is one of the 50 listed 'Borghi più belli d'italia' (the most beautiful villages in Italy). During the summer months the village is particularly vibrant with jazz festivals, live entertainment, dancing and alfresco eating in the piazza.Our house is close by to the center and just a few steps from the piazza, bars, deli, restaurant, bakery, butchers, chemist and bank. Nearby you can find trails and paths for the leisure walker or a serious hiker with trails to suit every ability in the Majella National Park. Not too far away is Gran Sasso, the highest peak in Italy outside of the Alps.

What makes this house unique

The house is full of character with brick vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and archways. The are two entrances along a secluded path along side the house, one to the basement floor which has a large room which, being built into the rock stays a constant temperature throughout the year. The ground floor has a shower room, bedroom with a single daybed and folding z-bed. There is also a cosy warm lounge with a sofa bed. The first floor has the kitchen with mountain views , a dining room with an extending table catering for 8 places and second bedroom with a bunk bed. The second floor has the master bedroom with a king sized bed, on-suite bathroom with a bath and shower plus a large balcony. The roof terrace has views over the lush green hillside and also towards the often snow capped Blue Mountains.

Being newly refurbished through 2013 it benefits from completely new electrical wiring and heating systems. The two fireplaces are not required and now decorative, as the modern gas fired central heating system keeps the house warm through the coldest winter months.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Introdacqua in Province of L'Aquila

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This is an on suite woth Bedroom 1.Also has washing machine
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This is on the ground floor with a juilet balcony
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This has an on suit with a bath, shower and balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This has a bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , THis has a single bed and a fold out bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a lovely balcony for a private breakfast or area to relax. It also has its own bathroom with a bath, shower and a washing machine.
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
Notes:
There are many ski resorts in the area, Roccaraso being the largest and suitable for all types of ski and snowboard fans with over . The main ski season runs from January to March.The ski area of Roccaraso, otherwise known as the Skipass Alto Sangro, is the best known of the Abruzzo resorts and has 120 km of piste for you to enjoy (including 8 km at Pescocostanzo). Roccaraso is Italy's fifth biggest ski area. During the week the pistes are blissfully quiet and you certainly won't suffer the queues of some of the better known resorts of the Alps. In Roccaraso they take great pride in keeping their pistes in beautiful condition and they are always well groomed. Many are covered by the latest snow-making technology even though the snow record in the Appenines is excellent. Modern, high speed chair lifts access the area from the bases at Aremogna, Pizzalto and Monte Pratello. Many of the runs will take you through beech forests that give this area such a distinctive character.

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  • 3 of 5

Great location and lovely little friendly town. Property however, needs a bit of work.

Free wi-fi was a misnomer - there was no internet access at all - we were told to 'use the bar across the road' which made it very hard to plan the next step of our trip. Despite a request to the owner the advertised second bathroom (on the ground floor of 5 levels) remained locked and inaccessible. The shower handset/hardware was broken, and we were told to try and fix it ourselves. The toilet seat was broken.

The apartment itself was freezing - the gas wall heating system was obviously not up to the job of a 5 level apartment. Handrails on the steps would also be a bonus as they were quite steep.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guide clearly states no wifi but available in the bar across the road. No mention of any heating issues while there which is a shame as a simple adjustment to the thermostat would raise the temperature. A photo of the shower handle would have been useful as this is adjustable and it was suggested the user check that (not actually fix it). Second bathroom locked due to many bookings for 2 turning out as 6 people when later checked.
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Barpub
Bar Nero
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Golf
75 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Sulmona
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
E80
Nearest Restaurant
Introdaqua
Nearest Ski
37 Kilometres
Roccarrasso
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Pescara
Car: recommended

Introdacqua is one of the 50 listed 'Borghi più belli d'italia' (the most beautiful villages in Italy). During the summer months the village is particularly vibrant with jazz festivals, live entertainment, dancing and alfresco eating in the piazza.Our house is close by to the center and just a few steps from the piazza, bars, deli, restaurant, bakery, butchers, chemist and bank. Nearby you can find trails and paths for the leisure walker or a serious hiker with trails to suit every ability in the Majella National Park. Not too far away is Gran Sasso, the highest peak in Italy outside of the Alps.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Introdacqua, 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
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£70
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£60
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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