A restored and extended traditional farmhouse on three floors nestling in an isolated wooded valley in the community of Torricella Sicura. On the ground floor there is a large garage, laundry room and store.The first floor sleeps eight in four bedrooms with two bathrooms. On the second floor there are two reception rooms a kitchen and a covered dining terrace. Outside there is a swimming pool with two terraces. A seven seat jeep is available and very useful for exploring.
- Villa2583 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Jul 2018
About MIKE HORAN
Before I retired from the construction industry I spent three years annual holidays in Italy looking for house I could renovate. Abruzzo seemed the best choice because for the most part it still remains an unspoilt and beautiful region of Italy. This is especially true in the mountains where half of the area is national park.
MIKE HORAN purchased this Villa in 2000
Why MIKE HORAN chose Province of Teramo
I found this house at the end of a remote valley on the edge of a forest and I fell in love with it right away. Having passed my boyhood exploring the forest and lake behind our home it seemed the ideal place to spend my holidays,
What makes this Villa unique
Although located in the peace and quiet of a rural setting a journey of one hour brings you to the ski slopes, the beach and many mountain villages. The wooded valleys on your doorstep surrounding the house are criss crossed with many logging trails allowing you to explore the spectacular scenery and the varied wildlife. If swimming and sun bathing are your thing then there is no need to leave the house.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful house, beautiful surroundings, ideal location
Our family of four stayed during one of the hot spells of Italian summer 2017 at Magnolia, a village with few houses and set in the hills beyond the Adriatic coast. The villa has been renovated and done so in an intelligent and comfortable manner. There was ample space for us individually as well as enjoying each other's company at the various terraces or tables. The pool was a perfect way of cooling down combined with the soft breezes that came blowing over the hills at the backside. Our view was spectacular changing everytime the sun took in a different position.
Leaving the house took some energy. To travel over the unpaved road leading to the villa was, however, alleviated by the 4WD provided as part of the package deal. It also allowed us to venture around in the various rocky and mountainous terrains, and visiting typical and so picturesque Italian hillside villages (Civitella del Tronto an absolute favorite). The Gran Sasso park itself is of course a wonderful way of coming across all sorts of wild animals (we saw foxes, boars, deer, and heard wolves) While we did not visit the seaside as much, there are plenty of little (and some considerable bigger ones for those enjoying that) beach resorts in reasonable distance.
For all its great places and experiences, we were certainly surprised (and thankful) for the absence of greater groups of tourists.
Thank you, Mike, for always being available in the case of assistance. We certainly would like to return one day.
PLACES WITHIN AN HOURS DRIVE FROM THE HOUSE
TERAMO CITY CENTRE
PRATI DI TIVO SKI RESORT
BEACH AT GIULINOVA
VILLAGE OF CAMPLI