|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The Villa stands in 7 acres of beautiful, rural Italian farmland with many types of young trees: cherry, olive, plum, peach, walnut, almond and weeping willow with a 9 hole golf course which surrounds the villa. Once you navigate the half kilometre driveway from the single track road to the driveway, you will see the cherry trees on your left. As you approach the villa the pool and patio are to the left with a beautiful view to the right which over looks the valley and the river. Past the villa to the left is the garage/storeroom behind which is the carpark, and to the right is the barn and old chicken coup. The heated pool is 8x4 meters, surrounded by a large patio area and lounging beside is thoroughly recommended with a cold Peroni beer or glass of local Montepulciano wine. This patio area really comes into it's own during the hot summer months. A patio pump house houses loungers and pool toys and adjacent is a solar heated pool shower. A large gazebo gives shade for those who want to cool off. The garage/storeroom is primarily for garden tools but also contains a washing machine, a table football and a selection of ball games. There's also a working pizza oven and outside wash basin.
A private 9 hole golf course which surrounds the villa is available to guests. Due to the climatic conditions the greens cannot be maintained therefore we would recommend playing to winter rules. With drives upto 150 metres.and rough terrain, this will certainly test your abilities but will create much fun. A half set of clubs and balls are available.
Villa Degna is also a great location for spring or winter breaks. The magnificent scenery of the snow capped Appenini Mountains and the cosy log burning fire make it ideal for a short break during the spring/winter months. For those who are keen skiers, there is an abundance of high quality ski resorts all within an hours drive of Villa Degna. This is one of Abruzzo's best kept secrets! Passo Lanciano, Roccaraso and Campo Imperatore to name but a few of the resorts enjoyed by many Italians. If skiing is not for you then walking/rambling is just as much fun.You can reach the Gran Sasso & Maiella National Parks in just 40 minutes. The National Parks cover one-third of the territory of Abruzzo, so there is an abundance of walks and trails of various lengths and levels of difficulty. You can enjoy majestic mountain scenery with a wide variety of flora and fauna, and, if you are lucky, you may spot a wild bear, wolf or chamois.
Possible walks and visits:
- Atri and the Calachi reserve;
- tour of Loreto Aprutino and Penne;
- Castelli and its surroundings - pottery and high mountains;
- Calderone glacier (the southernmost glacier in Europe);
- Along the sheep-track;
- Monastries and Hermitages;
- the capital of the region: L'Aquila;
How to get here: The nearest airport is Pescara (40km, which is a 40 min drive to Villa Degna).
The villa can also be reached from Rome (nearly 200km) or Ancona (nearly 150km).
Flights from the UK -
To Pescara: from Stansted, via Ryanair.
To Ancona: from Stansted and Liverpool, via Ryanair.
To Rome: from Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Luton, Stansted and Shannon, via Ryanair.
from Belfast, Bristol, Gatwick and Newcastle, via Easyjet.
Flights from the rest of Europe -
To Pescara: from Barcelona and Frankfurt, via Ryanair.
To Rome: many flights
Flights from the USA -
To Pescara: from New York (May – Nov’09), via Eurofly.
To Rome: many flights
Car hire is available from Hertz.com., Avis, Europcar, Maggiore, Sixt and Auto Europa at Pescara, Ancona and Rome airports.
Abruzzo Region: Abruzzo, set between the Appenine mountains and the Adriatic sea, is known as the 'green region of Europe', with over a third of it's surface protected.
4 National Parks, high picks for trekking (Gran Sasso), skiing resorts (Maiella mountain and Campo Imperatore), sandy and stone beaches (Pineto, Torre di Cerrano and S.Vito Chietino), lots of medieval towns on top of hills, handicrafts, museums and a lot more. There are some local products such as 'arrosticini' (skewered barbecued mutton), truffles, cheese (pecorino), hand-made pasta, liquors (ratafia, genziana, centerba), saffron and of course the Montepulciano D'Abruzzo and the Trebbiano white wine make it special from the 'food and wine'.
In addition to all this, its central position makes it easy to reach Rome (about 2 1/2 hours by car) and you could extend your holiday to Croatia taking the ferry from Pescara!
This is our third year in a row! Anna & Luigi have as always been really helpful in making arrangements. Great spacious villa with a brilliant pool and terrace has helped make the most of the very hot weather. Thanks for a lovely, great holiday.
A well equipped villa in a fantastic location to enjoy the ever changing landscapes of Abruzzo. The pool was a delight to cool off from the hot July sun. Many villages/towns nearby where you can enjoy markets, browse the shops and of course wine and dine in the restaurants. Only negative point, there is no golf course at present but still huge grounds to explore at the villa. We had a fantastic week in this great location.
The view is lovely. It is very secluded , with loads of space around the villa. The swimming pool looks great although we didn't have good weather to try it out.
The villa and grounds were exceptionally well maintained and spotlessly clean.
The management team were very helpful.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.....and we are really fussy.
Ho trascorso la settimana di Ferragosto presso questa bella villa in compagnia di altri 3 adulti e 2 bambini.
Perfetto per tutti!
Il panorama è stupendo, la piscina è uno svago ed un piacere per grandi e piccini. Cenare sotto il patio in compagnia della luna è molto romantico. Svegliarsi con il cinguettio degli uccelli è il massimo!
Consiglio questo posto a tutti coloro che amano la natura, il relax ma che non vogliono spostarsi in macchina (noi siamo usciti una sola volta perchè stavamo troppo bene li!). Il paese più vicino (Penne) è a circa 15/18 minuti di macchina. Abbiamo mangiato degli arrosticini buonissimi ed abbiamo pagato il giusto.
Villa Degna is approximately 40Kms north west of Pescara, set relatively high (300m), into the agricultural heartland of Abruzzo.
It's general location is 10Kms north of Penne, just off the SS81. Only 2 km away lies the small village of Piane where the are several shops including 2 supermarkets, cafe, fresh fruit and veg shops, pizza takeaway, a bank and a fish restaurant . A further short distance away lies Cesi, which has a larger (cheaper) supermarket, with an excellent butcher, bar, pizzeria. There are also many excellent quality restaurants in the local vicinity. Penne (15 minutes drive) is a lovely old medieval town and has a good range of shops. The sandy beaches of the Adriatic are just 30-40 minutes from the villa.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£85|
The price includes - water, electricity, gas, bedlinen & towels.
30% deposit required at the time of booking.
Balance is due at arrival or by bank transfer/pay pal one month before the arrival.
€ 60,00 is due at arrival for final cleaning.
A breakage deposit of Euro 100,00 is required on entering the property and is returned on day of departure.
A booking contract is sent out to holidaymakers and a 30% deposit of the rental price acts as confirmation of the booking. The balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival date. Payment can be made using bank transfer, cheque or paypal.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.