|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A comfortable and well-equipped three-bedroom home in a stunning setting. You are renting a private house with a natural garden for your use only (not shared). Two patios one has Fig and Olive trees for shade and a terrace with table, chairs and a couple of sun loungers to relax on and enjoy the views . Another patio to sit in the full sun! At the house is a portable 4G Wfi modem, free WIFI is also available in the main village piazza and in bars and restaurants.The road to the house is cobbled and there is no through traffic. There is a small, private parking area at the side of the house. The house is only five minutes walk from the castle, piazza and shops.
The house is typical of many found in the town with vaulted ceilings and a cantina beneath. There are three bedrooms. The two upstairs both have two single beds and the double is downstairs. A crib is available for a small baby. There are two bathrooms. The newer one downstairs has a shower, bidet, loo and a wash basin. Upstairs is a smaller, basic bathroom off one of the bedrooms, with a hip bath and over shower, loo and hand basin. Towels and hairdryer are provided. All linen is 100% cotton and there are blankets and duvets for the cooler weather.
The Utility room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
The comfortable Lounge/Dining room was converted from a barn 8 years ago and has wonderful views across the valley from the large picture window, this room also has access to the garden. .Two 2-seater sofas, coffee table, dining table with seating for 6 people , TV and DVD player and a music docking station makes this a relaxing space. Many books, games, DVD’s, maps and guides are provided for guests.
The kitchen is well-equipped and has a breakfast table. Cooking is on a bottled gas cooker. There is a fridge/freezer, toaster, slow cooker, hand blender and plenty of plates, cutlery, glasses, pans, tea-towels etc. Picnic utensils, flasks, cooler bag and picnic rug are also provided and there is a small BBQ.
There is a wood pellet stove in the kitchen when needed and two bottled gas fires are in the house. FANS are in each room for the hotter weather and the windows have fly screens.
Capestrano is a picturesque hill-top town of around 700 people. There is a main piazza, churches, a monastery and a beautiful C13th castle (free entry) overlooking the town. It is located on the edge of the National Park known as the Gran Sasso e monti della Laga. Facilities are good with an ATM, two bars (one with a restaurant), two small supermarkets, butcher, pharmacy, post office etc. A mobile fruit and veg stall is there most days. A market is held each week on a Friday morning with are a range of stalls including one selling fresh fish.
There are peaceful nature walks from the house and more challenging ones in the hills. Climbing, mountain biking two bikes (use at your own risk and a bike carrier to fit many cars ) horse-riding, canoeing and an outdoor pool (July/August) are all available in the area. There are numerous places to visit nearby - ancient sites, castles, museums, wineries, local food producers etc. The beaches of the Adriatic are 50 minutes away. Locally, you can eat in many good restaurants and information about them and places of interest can be found at the house.
I care about my guests and want them to have a 5 * stay and my reviews reflect this, on this site, air b&b and trip advisor
I have had the house in Capestrano for 12 years and rented it out to friends and family, they have enjoyed it so much they suggested I put it on a site to rent for others to enjoy as well. Its not just a holiday rent its a well equipped home. Please contact me for any more information as I have a wealth of knowledge on the area and would love to share it. Pamela
Pamela Morgan Sparrow purchased this house in 2001
Because of its stunning location and the amazing views from the garden .Its a relaxing house that's well equipped (home from home )You will find lots of information at the house on where to visit and eat, maps, tourist information and more. A welcome pack with tea, coffee, dish coths , slippers etc You have washing up liquid, loo rolls ,kitchen roll, salt pepper ,oil ,herbs lots of extras !
Fire spray .. out fire !
Battery Powered Carbon Monoxide Detector
Abruzzo is the undiscovered gem of Italy for its nature, culture and gastronomy. It is the "real Italy" with a warm and friendly welcome. Amazing places to eat ,lots of places to visit and a great place to relax .
This is a beautiful area and the view from the living area window is superb - the photo on the website does not do it justice. We had everything we needed and Pamela provided us with lots of useful information and maps before we went and in the house. Capestrano is a lovely old village with good shops for its size and friendly people. As a bonus we were there during the two-day Burgus Lupuli festival. The house also served as an excellent centre for visiting the Gran Sasso Park, the Sulmona area and the coast. Thoroughly recommend.
Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans les Abruzzes, et la maison de Pamela y est pour beaucoup ! Parfaitement agencée, avec une très grande cuisine très bien équipée pour cuisiner les délicieux produits de la région, un grand séjour avec une immense baie vitrée donnant sur la vallée, une jolie salle de bain (à noter qu'il y a très peu de pression dans la douche) et une chambre délicieuse et romantique avec sa porte-fenêtre ouvrant sur un paysage grandiose, sans oublier son jardin (qui mériterait plus de soins) avec ses oliviers et surtout son figuier couvert de fruits à l'ombre duquel il fait bon prendre son petit déjeuner face aux montagnes (elle bénéficie en outre d'un étage avec 2 autres chambres...)! Le petit village de Capestrano est un authentique village des Abruzzes, plein de charmes avec ses maisons anciennes, son magnifique château et les boutiques qui permettent d'acheter le nécessaire (bar, tabac, épicerie). Au centre de la région, la maison est parfaitement située pour accéder aux 3 grands parcs régionaux en très peu de temps. Vous trouverez sur place de la documentation pour planifier vos sorties gourmandes, sportives ou culturelles. Pamela a été très disponible pour répondre à nos questions et nous donner des conseils ! Calme dans sa petite ruelle typique, c'est une maison que je recommande vivement aux amoureux de la nature et de la tranquillité !
It felt like spending time in our second-home. Amazing view of the valley, the house is locely. Pamela has arranged everything so that we feel at home. An authentic house of a real village in Abruzzo. Very well equipped and organise.
Capestrano ist ein wunderschöner Ort, der vor allem auch zu morgendlichen Spaziergängen durch die kleinen Gassen einlädt. Weitere Tagestouren in die herrlichen Landschaften des Gran Sasso und Orte der Umgebung bieten unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten. Eine geführte Kanutor im Tirino, dem saubersten und schönsten Fluss in den Abruzzen, ist unbedingt empfehlenswert! In Pamelas Haus haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es ist zentral und zugleich sehr ruhig gelegen. Sehr freundliche Nachbarn gibt es auch! Für einen angenehmen Urlaub hat das Haus alles, was gebraucht wird. Unbeschreibar ist der phantastische Blick ins Tal und in die Weite. Der idyllische Garten mit Feigenbaum, Oleander und Hibiskus ist sehr geeignet zum Verweilen und zum Frühstück bzw. Abendessen im Freien. Pamela ist eine äußerst nette und zuvorkommende Eigentümerin, die Korrespondenz war absolut unkompliziert. Capestrano und das Haus sind absolut empfehlenswert, wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.
We liked the villagehouse and the surroundings very much. Mountainsview from the livingwindow and garden/terrace is great! We fell in love wiht the Abruzzo region (very peacefull and far away from the mass tourism) Everything that you need is there.(still, a mosquitonet for every bed would be nice!).
Very well equiped and beautiful decoreted and clean. Basic equipment for grocery present (thank you!)
A pity that the shower didn't work well (sometimes almost no water because of the lack of pressure. We know it is a comunityproblem but still it would be nice to have a good shower in hot days).
There is a lot do to in the surroundings (walking, cycling, beautiful medieval villages). In the house there is a lot of information about things to do.
Don't forget to visit Campo imeratore (+ barbecue) and to do the canoe trip on river tirino.
We would definitely want to go back!
Die Ferienwohnung ist geschmackvoll und zweckmässig eingerichtet! Die Lage ist fantastisch: ruhig, mit Aussicht über die strukturreiche Ebene des Tirino und in 3-4 Minuten im Dorfzentrum. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurant, Gelateria im Dorf vorhanden, weitere Restaurants in der näheren Umgebung. Vielfältige Ausflugs- und Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Im Hochsommer ist die Region der höheren Berge sehr empfehlenswert! Unbedingt empfehlenswert!
Be sure to go to the Gran Sasso for arrosticini (bbq lamb etc)
Go to Rome for the day -stop off at Tivoli gardens on the way
Visit the beach at Pescara.
Local food producers include saffron, lentils, cheeses and pasta .
Rocca Calascio a mountaintop fortress
Castel del Monte is a medieval and Renaissance hill town . Located in the heart of the Gran Sasso mountain range, the town is set into a steep hillside nestled beneath mountain peaks near the high plain of Campo Imperatore.
Gran Sasso d'Italia is a mountain located in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. The Gran Sasso forms the centrepiece of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.
The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a natural park It has an area of 2,014 square kilometres (778 sq mi)
Santo Stefano di Sessanio this beautiful medieval hill town sits adjacent to the high plain of Campo Imperatore. Santo Stefano has been named one of Italy's prettiest villages, "I Borghi Piu belli D’Italia", and recognized by the Slow Food movement for its sustainable agriculture, in particular its gourmet lentils, “lenticchie".
Sulmona has various piazzas, churches and palaces of historical and touristic interest. Sulmona is the home of the Italian confectionery known as confetti. These are sugar coated almonds and are traditionally given to friends and relatives on weddings and other special occasions.
Castelli. A medieval hill town lies beneath Mount Camicia on the eastern side of the Gran Sasso Massif. Today, Castelli hosts an art institute and ceramics museum as well as many ceramics shops and studios.
Navelli. It is renowned for the local saffron production.
Scanno is situated in the Sagittario Valley and encircled by the Majella mountains.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Check in is 2pm and check out is 10am however let me know if you want a later check out and this can be arranged if I have no other guests arriving that day . If you lose your key and lock yourself out this will incur additional costs which must be paid by the guests.
Two guest rent the ground floor bedroom and bathroom . Extra guests use the second floor bedrooms . Bikes available at your own risk, they will be working at the beginning of the season, tools are left for any repairs. The wifi modem should have enough credit on for the season but if it runs out details of where to top it up are at the house.
Please leave the house as you find it , I will arrange for a cleaner before your stay to make up the beds, she will also visit after your holiday and change the beds and clean.( this does not include washing dishes or pans) Enjoy and have a lovely holiday.