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Villa Collecimino is a spacious, self-catering, detached property with plunge pool, located in 3.5 acres of orchards, olive groves and agricultural land on top of a hill 550 metres above sea-level, with stunning panoramic views of the Appennine mountains on one side and the Adriatic sea on the other. Both apartments have terraces where you can dine, sunbathe or just enjoy the beautiful views of Abruzzo. It is just 40 minutes from Pescara airport, 30 minutes from the beaches and 40 minutes from the mountains. The villa has two separate self contained apartments each with their own private entrance. One apartment has two bedrooms - one double, one twin and can sleep two more on comfortable sofa beds in the lounge area. The second apartment has one double bedroom and can sleep two more in the open plan living area on comfortable sofa beds. The apartments can also be rented together - ideal for a holiday with extended family or with groups of friends. Please see our own website for more details. Guests are welcome to make use of the gardens and grounds surrounding the property. We have a Scandinavian Plunge Pool (6x4m) and a BBQ for all guests to use.
Villa Collecimino: Ideal for rest and relaxation, Villa Collecimino is located in 3.5 acres of orchards, olive groves and agricultural land. It is situated 550 metres above sea-level in a small hamlet which has regular visits from a mobile baker, butcher, and fishmonger. There is a large supermarket and a range of shops just a 10 minute drive away in Cesi. 15 minute drive from the historic medieval towns of Penne and Castiglione MR. There are many wonderful places to eat locally - 5 minutes' walk from an 'agriturismo' offering delicious meals from home-grown produce, and a short drive from many other restaurants as well as the best seafood restaurant we have ever visited.
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Attractions and Excursions: The Gran Sasso and Majella National Parks are just a short drive away. 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. On the edge of the National Park is Castelli, a beautiful medieval town nestled in the mountains, renowned for its hand-painted ceramics. (There are many interesting medieval hilltop towns and villages in the area.) In the other direction, just 30-40 minutes from our villa, are the pine-fringed, clean sandy beaches of the Adriatic, that stretch for more than 15 miles. Other attractions include golf, winter sports, and, if you feel the need for some pampering, you could try one of Abruzzo’s thermal spas - the waters in this area are renowned for their healing and detoxifying properties.
Guestbook: Thought Villa Collecimino looked pretty good on the web-site - the reality was vastly better! The Sunday morning view of the mountains was jaw dropping.....Kevin & Linda, Stirling, Scotland.....Had fab week - wonderful high standard, spotless apartment with stunning views....Dalby family, Newcastle.......This place is a must - the apartment was spotless and very spacious and the views from all directions are breathtaking...Brooks family, Southampton....Thank you for a fantastic stay in a wonderful apartment.....The Fox family, Hawkhurst, Kent. View phenomenal and so interesting. Impressed by the professionalism...This has been an exceptional stay in a villa that makes you at home as soon as you put the key in the door. The scenery is magnificent and full of interest in every direction. For us the highlight has been the local people... Jerry & Sally, Basingstoke....A wonderful week in this fantastic villa with views that will be difficult to surpass...Colin & Jayne, Somerset
Apartment 2 - our most popular apartment due to its elevated position on the top floor of the villa has terraces on all 4 sides giving 360 degree views of the mountains, the Adriatic sea and numerous hilltop towns. It is completely self-contained with its own private entrance and consists of 1 double bedroom with terrace, 1 twin bedroom with terrace, 1 bathroom with WC, 1 shower room with WC, kitchen/diner with terrace, reception room with terrace, sleeping 4 persons (+ 2 on comfortable sofa beds in the reception room if required). Cot and high chair available if required. . Guests are also welcome to make use of the grounds surrounding the property and the outdoor Scandinavian plunge pool.
Please note: access to this apartment is via an external spiral staircase.
Bathroom with toilet, bath with shower, bidet, wash-hand basin
Shower room with toilet, shower cubicle, wash-hand basin, laundry sink...moreless
This apartment is on the top floor of the villa so access may be more difficult for the elderly or infirm. Access is via an external spiral staircase.
There is a wc in both the shower room and the bathroom.
There is a good selection of DVDs, books, games and jigsaw puzzles available.
We provide a handbook giving lots of information regarding local attractions, restaurants, walks, etc.
The Scandinavian Plunge Pool is available from June to mid September....moreless
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Villa Collecimino is about 40 minutes drive from Abruzzo's International airport in Pescara and just over 2 hours from Rome and is situated in the Teramo region of Abruzzo about 15 minutes drive from Castiglione Messer Raimondo.and Penne. You can walk/ski in the mountains in the morning - 30 minutes' drive - and swim and sunbathe on the sandy Adriatic beaches - also 30 minutes' drive - in the afternoon. Or explore the historic medieval hilltop towns and villages, sail from Pescara's award-winning marina, take the ferry to the beautiful Tremiti Islands or even to Croatia, or just enjoy a glass of wine while watching the constantly changing mountain views.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We have lived in Newhaven, East Sussex on the south coast of the UK, since 1997. We love views - our house in Newhaven is perched on top of a hill with views right out to sea - we can see the ships in the shipping lanes plus great views of the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry every time it comes in and all the boats going in and out of the marina. We run a small translation business from home - my husband Marek is a linguist and I do all the admin, finances and day to day running of the business. In our spare time - I sing at weddings, funerals and with a chamber choir and Marek likes to dance - 'strictly ballroom' style.
Why the Owner Chose Castiglione Messer Raimondo: We went to Italy in 2004 looking for a property and stumbled upon this one on our 2nd day. We fell in love with it and its extraordinary and stunning location and there was no looking back......
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Stunning location, stunning views of both the Apennine mountains in one direction and the Adriatic sea in the other. Both apartments have great views. It is also very peaceful and unspoilt.