|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Come to our gorgeous Italian townhouse in the stunningly pretty village of Palombaro in the Majella National Park. It continues to be the most amazing and unspoilt location and we love it so much that we got married here last year. You honestly de-stress the minute you arrive, and so we are looking for some lovely people who would like to rent our house when we're not here.
It's a really lovely, large townhouse, retaining all the original character, but as it's our private house rather than a 'posh' holiday let, it's got a few quirks here and there (e.g. some of the furniture is Italian retro stuff) so it would suit people who are looking for a lovely, unpretentious place to stay for a decent price.
We've got wi-fi that works really well so you can stream movies etc on your devices, and we've got a fully-equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven and microwave. We've also got a washing machine and the heating system is very efficient, making the house really toasty if you come in winter.
The house would work well for anyone from a couple to one or two families with one or two children each, depending on their ages. The bedrooms are all large (the master is absolutely HUGE and has a view onto the mountain), with good quality king size or double beds. We also have two more single collapsible beds (think camp-bed type but with proper mattresses and bed height) that can be used to make two extra sleeping places (one of these beds could easily be put up bedroom 1 or 2 - for a child to join their parents - as there's loads of space; the third bedroom has the cot in it). We have a lovely wooden cot that would work as a bed (you can put the sides down) for a child of up to 3 years old, in one of the bedrooms. So in summary, there are 3 double beds, two camp beds and a cot in one bedroom.
The terrace is really fantastic and is huge; we've got the only terrace along our street so you're not lying next to people on the 'next terrace', as it were! The view is what makes it special though. The views are all great in this region, but ours is jaw-dropping because you literally walk out onto the terrace and the mountain is so close, it towers in front of you and is unbelievably majestic - you can stand for ages gazing out at it. There's nothing better than having breakfast on the terrace with a cappuccino and a croissant or some bread, ham and cheese, or lunch out there with a huge plate of amazing pasta, salad and a glass (or three!) of the local incredible montepulciano wine. The terrace is also safe - it's enclosed by railings so children can't fall off and we've got sun loungers and a huge hanging umbrella to provide plenty of shade, whether that's for eating or just sunbathing.
You'll need a car to get around but Palombaro has a few mini supermarkets within walking distance, plus a chemist and a butcher so you could easily hang around here and get food on foot if necessary. There's a little bar 2 minutes away, serving lovely coffees with a table tennis table at the back - hours of fun! The beach is 30-40 mins drive and it's approximately 45-50 minutes' drive from Pescara airport.
This region is a foodie heaven and the prices are really cheap. There are loads of amazing restaurants nearby and there is a big supermarket within about 10 mins drive; we can give you all the coordinates to put in your sat nav so you can find the best places straight away. The area has a huge amount of historical places to visit too, and for winter visitors there are many ski resorts in the area, with Abruzzo skiing being among the cheapest and best out there - apparently it's because the Italians go to these places so they aren't touristy and so the prices match!
Please do get in touch with any questions - we speak English, Italian, French and can get our friend to help us with German. So come and share our piece of Abruzzo - we'd love to have you!
We are Adrian and Anna and we are both British (with Irish and Jewish/Israeli roots respectively), having grown up in London. Adrian is a financial planner and I'm a psychologist (and horse nut!). The picture above was taken on our wedding day, 11th October 2014, at the beautiful castello near our Abruzzan house where we got married.
Adrian bought the house in 2008, way before I met him, because he fell in love with it when he walked out onto the terrace. However, he hadn't been back for a few years because he didn't really know where to start; so when we met and he realised I spoke fluent Italian (random!), it all clicked into place. In 2011 we came out to Italy to sort out the house so that we could come and spend time here, and we haven't looked back!
This is such an amazing area that no matter how many times we come back, it never gets boring and our jaws are always dropping in awe at the scenery; particularly our mountain, which can look like 10 different mountains in one day when the weather is changeable. We're always SO sad to leave here because it really IS the real unspoilt Italy and is just unbeatable.
We'd love to rent our house out to lovely down to earth people who will enjoy it while we can't be here, and who will love it as much as we do.
We're very flexible in terms of how long anyone wants to stay - just get in touch and we can arrange most things to suit you.
Anna Walton purchased this house in 2008
This house has the most incredible views and you'll feel like you're right in the thick of the real Italy when you're here.
We're not a business or anything and our house is lovely but is not 'posh' or specifically 'done up' for holiday lets - hence we just want to find like-minded people who want a really great value place to stay but don't mind if it is just a normal house, rather than something one would find in a resort.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.