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Charming townhouse in center of a medieval village, close to beach and mountains

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Italian townhouse from the 17th century, located in the middle of the historic center (centro storico) in the town of Casoli (CH) in the Italian region of Abruzzo.

The house is about 100 square meters, consisting of entry-level with lobby area, a modern kitchen and dining area (suitable for up to 8 people) with an open fireplace, a living room (with a sofa-bed) and a smaller bedroom with a 120 cm bed. The upper floor has a modern bathroom with bath-tub, a regular size bedroom and a master bedroom. Both upper bedrooms has double beds and glass doors towards the terrace. The terrace is on approx 10 sqm and has spectacular views over the town with the snowy Apennine mountains and the Majella massif in the background, and is a fantastic place for an early breakfast in the sun or late night drinks.

Despite its central location, the house also hosts a private walled garden of approx 150 sqm. The garden is not currently put in order and thus is not included in the rental price, but can still be be used should you wish and offers shadow when the sun becomes too hot.

Due to its location at the top of the village, with stairs leading to the house, it is not suitable for disabled persons. On the positive side however, with no car traffic directly outside the stairs is a perfect playground for the kids.

Casoli is a pretty and perfectly sized Italian market town with about 6000 inhabitants nested on a hilltop at the foot of the Majella massif. The town is located approx 30 km / 25 mins by car from the famous Trabocchi coast (Costa dei Trabocchi) with more blue flag beaches than any other region in Italy, yet only about one hour from Roccaraso and the best ski slopes of the Apennines. The village is also in close proximity to the Aventino river for sweet water bathing as well as two sweet water lakes for watersports activities.

Here life goes on in a relaxing pace and the buzz comes mainly from church bells, rooster crows and Italians discussing the latest football results on the open street or at the espresso bar.

At the same time, being a market town means all service needed is available around the corner – the market at fridays, grocery stores, butchers, fish market, restaurants, pizzerias, espresso bars, gelateria, fruit store, post, bank, fashion stores and gas station to name a few.

The house is located in the centro storico (old town), within close proximity to everything the town has to offer. Parking is free of charge and usually without any trouble finding a vacant spot.

Abruzzo, and more so the Chieti-province where Casoli is located, offers something for every season with close proximity to both the beaches and the mountains – as well as everything in between.

From the house you’ll have about 30 km / 25 minutes by car down to the unspoilt beaches of the Adriatic and the famous coastal stretch called Costa dei Trabocchi, offering not only the highest density of blue-flag beaches in Italy, but just as fantastic food experiences on the old fishermans piers called trabocchis.

Along the Costa dei Trabocchi you’ll find both small secluded beaches as well as long child-friendly strips of both free beaches and beach-clubs with possibility to rent sun chairs and order food (called ‘Lidos’ in Italian). You will also be able to choose between sand or pebble stone depending on taste.

Another option is to go swim in the Aventino-river which offers refreshing baths in cold sweet water. The river and the Lago di Casoli (lake of Casoli) also offers the possibility to for river rafting as well as other water sports activities. The river is within biking distance (approx 10 km) from Casoli.

Abruzzo is also famous for its olive oil produce, and for being one of the biggest wine producing regions in the country, with the regional grape Montepulciano d’Abruzzo being one of the most widely exported DOC classed wines in Italy. Many of the vineyards or olive oil producers are open for visitors and offers tastings of the products and the local specialities, especially during spring and the autumn harvest.

If you care to do some shopping you’ll have Abruzzos biggest and oldest fashion store Capuzzi Moda located along the entry road to Casoli. You also have bigger towns such as Vasto, Chieti and Lanciano within convenient reach, as well as the regional capital of Pescara in about 50 minutes of driving.

For hikers and mountain bikers – Abruzzo is heaven on earth! With one-third of the territory set aside as protected national parks, there are trails for both young and old, inexperienced and experienced. Breath-taking nature experiences are guaranteed, with Abruzzo being the home of many rare species and fantastic scenery. Not to mention all the curly and wavy Strada Statale (country roads) available for all you racer bikers, or the long strip along the coast of Abruzzo set aside for bikers, offering wonderful views.

In winter you’ll have about one hour to the best ski slopes of the Apennines in Roccaraso, being one of Europes highest mountain ranges after the Alps and offering peaks up towards 3000 meters (9,500 ft). Abruzzo also offers among the most southernmost skiing possible in Europe. We can’t promise, but if the weather is right there is a possibility to ski in the morning and hang out on the beach in the afternoon during the late skiing-season.

More Details

Owner
Christoffer
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Christoffer

Casa Svedesi is owned by us, a Swedish family from Stockholm consisting of two adults and two young kids. During day-to-day life in Sweden we work as consultants within management and engineering respectively while the kids attend school and kindergarden.

Christoffer purchased this house in 2016

Why Christoffer chose Casoli

We found Abruzzo by coincidence – on a car trip from Tuscany towards Amalfi we decided to take the eastern route along the Adriatic via Marche, Abruzzo and Molise. We had been looking at Tuscany as well as the northern parts with Liguria and Lombardy, though yet without ticking all the boxes.

So, we were literally just passing by and the region wasn’t on our mental map. However, when we entered Abruzzo it was love at first sight. The turquoise Adriatic. All the lush green vegetation. And the backdrop with the snowy peaks of the Apennine mountains just blew us away. This region is drop-dead gorgeous.

We started Googling and was blown away again – the region offered far more value than any of the other regions we had been looking at previously. This was true also for the people, the food and everything that comes with it. We were sold.

Eventually the house that ticked all our boxes came out on the market. Sure, it needed some renovations and wasn’t all pretty by then. But it was an old stone-house in the middle of a charming medieval village. It had close access to restaurants and all the amenities. The village had both beach and mountains close-by. It had the terrace. And as a bonus it had the secluded courtyard that we had been dreaming about but knew was a though equation.

The house was what is now Casa Svedesi in Casoli. We hope that you’ll enjoy both the house and Abruzzo as much as we do and we’d love to provide you with tips and ideas on how to best experience ‘our’ region.

What makes this house unique

Close proximity to both beaches, mountains and everything in between

Fantastic views from the house and terrace

Charming, delightful village with all the service and amenities one can wish for

Modern and newly restored yet with respect for the old charm

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Casoli in Province of Chieti

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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Charming townhouse in center of a medieval village, close to beach and mountains
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Ett litet paradis

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Fräscht och modernt men samtidigt väldigt mysigt. Allt var välstädat och helt. Härlig terass med utsikt över bergen, perfekt för grilling! Nära till caféer, butiker och restauranger i en mysig och genuin stadskärna med många fina hus att titta på. Som utflyktsmål rekommenderas rafting uppe i bergen eller varför inte en heldag i Chieti? Max en halvtimme med bil till fina stränder som inte var fullpackade med vare sig folk eller parasoller. Rekommenderas varmt.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Abruzzo Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Grancaffè del Borgo
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Adriatico Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A14 Autostrada Adriatica
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Angelo d'Oro
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Roccaraso
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Fossacesia Marina
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Casoli, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High-season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£80
£580
£1,830
 
 
Mid-season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£232
for 3 nights
From
£62
£509
£1,607
 
 
Off-season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
From
£45
£393
£1,071
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£232
for 3 nights
From
£62
£482
£1,473
 

Additional pricing information

Städavgift £44.64
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57
Pet Fee £0.89
Stay tax £0.89 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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