We had a great weekend in the Italian countryside - the cottage is a few yards away from the owner's family house, but feels very self contained and was really clean on arrival. Arriving late is was great to find bread, eggs, milk and a bottle of wine waiting for us.
Waking up the next morning - what a view. Just stunning. We had great weather at the start of May, and once you venture further afield the views of the snow capped mountains are even more breathtaking.
The bedroom was a decent size, as was the bed, and the main living room has an open fire, which we used as the thick stone walls means the evenings can get a little chilly indoors. The owners made sure we had plenty of logs, and the bedding was very cosy.
The only thing to be aware of, is the roads are pretty potholed, narrow, windy, steep and in some places, very high up, so if you are not comfortable with heights or a confident driver, it may not be the place for you!
This was perfect for a quiet couples weekend away, with a nearby village a ten minute drive, and Penne a small market town (very pretty) about a 45 minute drive.
The owners (Pete and Clair) were fabulous hosts - really welcoming and friendly and we hope to stay in touch. They have a selection of amazingly tame animals - from Trooper the dog, turkeys, chickens and chicks through to a couple of little rabbits - which bring a little bit of magic to the stay.