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Character stone villa suitable for self catering

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 9

Casa dei Papaveri has been recently renovated to a high standard. The comfortable accommodation is complemented by vaulted ceilings and typical characteristics of an Italian villa in Abruzzo. Sitting in its own ground behind locked gates, the vast terrace offers a great area for relaxing and admiring the panoramic views. Dine al fresco in the evening lit by the romantic lights of Capestrano or watch the sunrise over the Gran Sasso mountains. Two sets of patio tables and chairs and deckchairs are available for your use as well as a large BBQ. The kitchen/diner is fully equipped with a large cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer. The sitting room has two comfortable large leather sofas together with Sky TV, DVD player, CD player, books and board games. Each of the three double bedrooms has its own bathroom or shower room. One double has a single sofa bed and a twin bedroom leading off suitable for families.

Capestrano is located very conveniently for sightseeing, hiking, mountain bilking, paragliding, diving, canoeing, swimming and pony trekking. There is a public pool with good facilities only 3km away and a riding stables nearby. There is a wolf sanctuary just outside Popoli, promoting Abruzzo's deserved title of the 'greenest region of Europe'.

Piazza del Mercato is within walking distance of the villa and has two grocery stores, butchers, chemist and florist. There are mobile fruit and veg stalls most days and a fish van on Wednesdays. There is a weekly market on a Friday.

The Piazza also has a Gelateria and Bar which serves food and there are several good restaurants only a short drive away. All details of these facilities are listed in the Information Guide at the villa.

More Details

Maggie Hampton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic accommodations, awesome views and great location. Thanks for making your house feel like home.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Capestrano in Province of L'Aquila

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard. All towels are provided but please bring your own swimming towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , single sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has a study and family bathroom with a bath with a shower attachment, sink, toilet and bidet. Bedroom 2 on the first floor has an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, toilet and sink. It also has a single sofa bed if required Bedroom 4 is a converted cave under the house with its own en suite and front door overlooking the valley. The en suite has a shower cubicle, sink and toilet. All bed linen, duvets and pillows are provided. .
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
Baby cot & mattress and high chair available.


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Character stone villa suitable for self catering
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed, well-kept villa in a spectacular location with lovely views of the town and mountains. Short walk to shops and convenient base for exploring Abruzzo. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in a stunning location. Homely and comfortable, we have stayed here twice now and love its location. A nice easy drive from Pescara, which is one of the better Italian airports with easy and helpful car rental companies. The House sits on the hill opposite Capestrano which is a lovely village to explore with helpful and friendly locals. A short drive or bike ride to the local outdoor pool with restaurant makes this an ideal spot for relaxation or a base for exploring L'Aquila and Abruzzo region. The local wine and food is excellent and there's enough information on where to go and what to see within the Villa. Maggie the owner is most helpful and has never failed to respond to any of our enquiries in a timely and efficient manner. If there's one thing to note for the potential visitor its that, to get great views like this you have to be up a hill and whilst this is not a problem for the young and fair of heart an elderly person may struggle. We have found it easier to leave the car at the bottom of the hill as the turns and steepness make it an exhilarating hill climb in a hire car! Having said that we are in our fifties and had no problem walking up and down with cases and shopping. The walk into Capestrano is not as challenging for your daily tipple or ice cream. There's a decent supermarket in nearby Bussi or an excellent larger one in Pescara, just next to the airport.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Capestrano holiday, spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Very well-equipped, clean and comfortable house with stunning views on the outskirts of the village of Capestrano in Abruzzo. We stayed at the end of March and had lovely sunny weather - 25 degrees with a slight hillside breeze - for the whole week. As the house is perched on a hillside, the drive up is a little hairy but it is manageable and is quite normal for a house in the Italian countryside. Capestrano is a sleepy village which lies between three of the most spectacular ranges of the Appenines and is within easy reach (40 mins) of the Adriatic coast for a day out. Our kids enjoyed walking up to the village gelataria for ice-cream. The owner was very helpful with any queries and provided a very comprehensive guide to all the features of the house and to the must-see attractions of the local Abruzzo area. The only drawback is that the walks up to the house and to the village are steep so would not be suitable for very elderly or the infirm. We will remember sitting on the terrace listening to the bells, sipping local wine (cheap and delicious) and watching moonrises over the mountains for a very long time. I hope we get back there some day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Abruzzo holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great location, although approaching the house by car is a bit demanding (last 100 m - narrow, steep road among houses and walls with hairpin bends). The house is very big, very well equipped and very clean. Views from the terrace - stunning, all day long. Perfect contact with the owner. The only little nuisance of our stay were little flies causing itchy skin irritations. The surroundings are really beautiful and not crowded by tourists, hiking in Gran Sasso and Maiella was wonderful.Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic, Cosy Villa with panoramic view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in the fantastic nature of the Abruzzes in one of the sweetest villages-Capestrano. The stone villa has a very good standard with all necessary comfort. It's a very charming, cosy and authentic house. Bathrooms and kitchen as well as all the bedrooms are in very good condition. We especially enjoyed the calmity, the smell of lilac and our chilling cave bedroom. Everybody who is into cosy, rustic houses in italian nature will love the Casa dei Papaveri. It's a great area for hiking and simply for enjoying the nature. A charming place about 10 min from Capestrano is Bussi sul Tirino with delicious pizzas, hearty people and lively green quaint alleys. This region is so chilling - an unexpected holiday highlight.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Capestrano gelateria and bar
Nearest Ferry
46 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Several restaurants along valley road
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
46 Kilometres
Car: recommended

If you are looking to escape the stresses of life for a few days then Capestrano in Abruzzo is the ideal getaway offering a taste of the real Italy away from the usual tourist hotspots. Capestrano is a pretty hilltop town overlooking the Tirino valley surrounded by the mountains of the Gran Sasso, ideally situated for exploring the National Parks or the sandy beaches of the Adriatic. Capestrano offers plenty of historic interest in its medieval and renaissance architecture and medieval fortifications can still be seen in the ruins of the old city wall. Piccolomini Castle is the highest point in Capestrano and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There are 21 ski slopes in the area within easy reach. Roccarasso is the largest, host to European competitions, and includes facilities such as an ice rink and health centre. Tourist attractions nearby include Roccacalascio and Castel del Monte where 'The American' was filmed starring George Clooney. Various local festivals throughout summer months such as Chick Pea festival in Navelli and Lentil festival in Santa Stefano. Sulmona hosts a jousting competition in August. Various local markets offer a wide range of fresh fruit and veg, jewellery, shoes and clothing. There really is something in this area for everyone.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please note the above prices are for renting the whole house for up to 9 people. Also suitable for a family of up to 4, prices on application from £350 pw.
The property is let on a self catering basis but B&B also available at £30 per person per night.
A deposit of 30 per cent is payable on booking and the balance 6 weeks prior to departure.
A refundable deposit of £200 will be returned subject to the condition of the property at the end of the stay.
The house will be cleaned before arrival and guests are politely asked to leave the property in the state it was found.
A full copy of the terms and conditions is available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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