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Villa Collecimino

Villa Collecimino Double bedroom apartment 2 Open plan living room and kitchen, apartment 3 Bedroom, apartment 3 Lounge and  kitchen/dining room - apt 2 Breakfast on the patio, apartment 3 Scandinavian Plunge Pool Living room looking through to kitchen apt. 2 View from the plunge pool Bathroom, apartment 2 Breakfast on one of the terraces -  Apartment 2 On the terrace - apartment 3 Apartment 3 - Breakfast on the terrace View from the terraces Villa Collecimino Spring time in Abruzzo Poppy fields in San Giorgio Reception room - apt. 2 View from the terraces View from our olive grove Mountain views from all the bedrooms Aerial view of Villa Collecimino

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Castiglione Messer Raimondo apartment description

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 consists of two separate self contained apartments each with their own private entrance. The apartments can also be rented together (at a discount) - 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. There are proper roads all the way from the airport to Villa Collecimino - no dirt tracks to negotiate!


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 3: Castiglione Messer Raimondo Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 18512ha

This apartment, ideal for a romantic break, occupies the ground floor annex of the villa and is completely self-contained with its own private external entrance and patio area. Consisting of a large (25' x 15' approx.) open-plan livingroom + kitchen, large double bedroom (with double/twin beds), ; shower room with WC, bidet, shower cubicle, wash-hand basin; sleeping 2 persons (+ 2 on good quality comfortable sofa beds in the living room, if required) (+ cot and highchair if required). The large patio area has uninterrupted views across the valley towards the Gran Sasso mountain ranges and there are mountain views from every window in the apartment. Guests are also welcome to make use of the grounds surrounding the property and the outdoor Scandinavian plunge pool.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 86 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside only please...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Bed can either be used as a double or twin beds....moreless

          • 1 double/twins, 2 comfortable sofa beds, 1 cot

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Shower room: toilet, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Shower room with toilet, shower cubicle, bidet, wash-hand basin

          Other Amenities

              • There are no steps within the apartment - all rooms are on one level. Access to the apartment is via a stone staircase on one side of the apartment or through the patio door on the other side, at ground level. 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

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • Audio Tape Player
              • DVD Player:

                With selection of films...moreless

              • Books
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Forests
                  • Water Parks
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                      • Rural
                      • Village

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Mountain Biking

                      building type

                          • Villa

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • Dining
                              • Child's Highchair

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Parking
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Sofa Bed
                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Clothes Dryer
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Local Activities Guide
                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Heating:

                                    Central heating provided at extra cost (metered)...moreless

                                  • Linens Provided:

                                    Towels, sheets, tea towels provided - changed weekly...moreless

                                  • Air Conditioning:

                                    Floor standing fans...moreless

                                  • Living Room:

                                    Open plan living/dining room/ kitchen...moreless

                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Internet
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Towels Provided

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Toaster
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Oven
                                  • Coffee Maker:

                                    Traditional Italian coffee maker...moreless

                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Open plan kitchen/dining room/living room...moreless

                                  • Stove
                                  • Freezer

                                  Outside

                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Outdoor Grill:

                                    Outdoor BBQ shared with apt. 2...moreless

                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    Private terrace with mountain views...moreless

                                  • Lawn / Garden:

                                    Shared garden with apt. 2...moreless

                                  • Patio

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Communal Pool:

                                    Outdoor Scandinavian Plunge Pool 6 x 4m...moreless

                                  • Outdoor Pool

                                  property descriptor

                                      • Detached
                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      • Comments from Owner Guestbook

                                        Comments from Owner Guestbook

                                        • Guest HRGuestBook18512 (HR GuestBook)
                                        • Date of stay 12/01/07
                                        • Review Submitted 12/06/07
                                        June 06 We can only reiterate our fellow guests' comments, so beautiful and peaceful. We found ourselves wanting to whisper so as not to disturb the silence! One week was not quite enough time for us... we hope to return soon to this breathtaking scenery and lovely apartment, which was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Harrison family, Marden, Kent. May 06 A lovely villa in a magnificent setting - and we had a wonderful time duirng our all-too-brief stay. John & Val, Cape Town, South Africa May 06 Wonderful accommodation - all you need for a week's rest - scenery truly amazing and so tranquil! Thanks for a really wonderful week. Rachel & Paul, Forest of Dean March 06 Wonderful location - we enjoyed opening the shutters every morning to see an ever changing view.... Rope family, Norwich. Feb 06 We came here last August and were so impressed, we thought we'd come back.... spectacular views from every balcony. Tebbs family, Epsom, Surrey.

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                                      • Beautiful place, wrong season

                                        Beautiful place, wrong season

                                        • Guest Noel B.
                                        • Date of stay 03/07/13
                                        • Review Submitted 04/09/13
                                        The location is stunning, especially if you like to hike in beautiful farm country with snowy high peaks as a backdrop. We, unfortunately, were there during this very cold 2013 March, so were cold much of the time, even in the apartment. The water boiler that supplied heat and hot water was inadequate, even though we paid an extra 7 Euros/night in propane charges. Since the gas stove/oven was not vented, additional outside cold air was required for ventilation, while cooking. In warmer weather we would have appreciated the place much more.

                                        Owner response: We were sorry to hear that our guests were cold in the apartment - we were surprised at this as we have had many winter guests over the last 9 years and this is the first time that we have had a complaint of this nature. The boiler is full size and is serviced and checked every year and there are plenty of radiators in each room. We are wondering if they didn't have the all of the radiators switched on or if they didn't turn the thermostat up to a high enough temperature? We had a couple in this apartment in a very cold January who heated the apartment to about 25 degrees while they were there and were very comfortable. We also didn't understand the comment about the cooker 'not being vented' - cookers in Europe are not vented to the outside and don't require outside ventilation while they are being used, so opening a window while cooking is not required. Thirdly, we would just like to say that we only charge for gas used for central heating in the winter months at cost - we just charge for the amount that guests use (metered) and we don't add anything to this price - this is the price that we pay for the gas ourselves. We also wish that our guests had contacted us while they were at Villa Collecimino and told us that they were cold and we could have asked our keyholders to check that everything was working properly and done our utmost to make sure that they were comfortable.

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                                      • Fantastic quiet location with breath taking views

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                                        Fantastic quiet location with breath taking views

                                        • Guest Paul and Susan McHale
                                        • Date of stay 08/13/11
                                        • Review Submitted 09/08/12
                                        Fantastic quiet location with breath taking panoramic views. The apartment is spacious and well appointed with everything you need for a perfect holiday. We shall definitely return!

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                                      • Super apartment - stunning setting

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                                        Super apartment - stunning setting

                                        • Guest Marie Dunphy
                                        • Date of stay 05/20/12
                                        • Review Submitted 09/08/12
                                        Super apartment - Stunning setting - We enjoyed a relaxing week in Apartment 3 looking out over the stunning views you see in the advert for the property. The apartment lived up to expectations - can't say the same for the weather, but it was early in the year!. We saw a lot of the Abruzzo region and sampled the wonderful food whether in restaurants or simple cafes - we never had a bad meal.A beautiful rural part of Italy well worth experiencing

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                                      • Fantastic week on our first time in Abruzzo

                                        Fantastic week on our first time in Abruzzo

                                        • Guest Joblu (Surrey, UK)
                                        • Date of stay 07/17/09
                                        • Review Submitted 08/31/09
                                        A fantastic week on our first time to Abruzzo, the apartment is very well equipped and had everything that we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The view from the patio is beautiful and we will be returning to Abruzzo as soon as possible to discover more of this wonderful area, one week alone is not enough! We enjoyed visiting the beaches, especially Pineto and hope to see the National Park next time. We can HIGHLY recommend the Agriturismo ‘Colle San Giorgio’ down the road where we were totally spoiled/adopted by Franca, the food and hospitality is outstanding. We found the information folder really useful although one week is not enough to fully appreciate Abruzzo and its wonderful inhabitants. The locals are very helpful and friendly, thanks for a great stay, we will be back. Vincenzo very helpful and welcoming too. All in all this is a very well organised apartment and has got us thinking about buying property in this beautiful area of Italy.

                                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                                      • Wonderful stay in Abruzzo.....

                                        Wonderful stay in Abruzzo.....

                                        • Guest UllMar (Dorsten, Germany)
                                        • Date of stay 07/24/09
                                        • Review Submitted 08/30/09
                                        We had a wonderful stay in Abruzzo.......we enjoyed the views and the kindness of the locals very much. Having breakfast with the mountains in the background, which look different all day, was great. The apartment had everything we needed......our kids had a lot of fun in the Adriatic sea and in your pool. Highlights include: Campo Imperatore, Farindola with its waterfall, Penne, Madonna degli Angeli with its gelato, Cesacastina, the beautiful sea in Vasto, and every restaurant and supermarket we went in. Thanks for your professional booking and organising .

                                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.

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                                      • Beautiful, calm and well equipped holiday home

                                        Beautiful, calm and well equipped holiday home

                                        • Guest cmoer (Bad Aibling, Germany)
                                        • Date of stay 10/05/08
                                        • Review Submitted 11/15/08
                                        We enjoyed our vacation here. A beautiful, calm and well equipped holiday home with terrific views. The visitor information, particularly the directions, were very helpful for us. We can recommend all of the walking routes of the Campo Imperatore and in the Maiella during one whole eight hour period, we neither heard nor saw any other people. All in all, a wonderful and very restful vacation - this was our first time in Abruzzo - but certainly not the last! Abruzzo - a paradise for ramblers and for people looking for peace and quiet!. Conny & Christian, Bad Aibling, GERMANY

                                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                                      • Lovely villa .... views are stunning

                                        Lovely villa .... views are stunning

                                        • Guest felrich (London)
                                        • Date of stay 08/09/08
                                        • Review Submitted 08/19/08
                                        Lovely villa with all the things necessary for a great holiday. We've stayed in a lot of villas and it was certainly the best appointed I can remember. Ryan loved the pool and the views are stunning. Great place, and thanks for everything! Felicity, Richard and Ryan, London

                                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.

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                                      • Apartment is lovely and amazing views...

                                        Apartment is lovely and amazing views...

                                        • Guest edlau (Rugby, Warks, UK)
                                        • Date of stay 06/28/08
                                        • Review Submitted 07/18/08
                                        We have had a fantastic holiday, apartment is lovely and amazing views. We had a fantastic week of relaxing and exploring. We would not hesitate in recommending your villa to family and friends. Thank you for the wine you left for our arrival, a very nice touch. My first visit to Italy and I can't wait to come back. Ed & Laura, Rugby, UK

                                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Mid
                                      Mar 29 - Jul 11, 2014
                                      4 night min stay

                                      £385
                                      High
                                      Jul 12 - Aug 29, 2014
                                      7 night min stay

                                      £450
                                      Mid
                                      Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                                      4 night min stay

                                      £385
                                      Low
                                      Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                                      4 night min stay

                                      £320
                                      High
                                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                                      7 night min stay

                                      £385

                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees:

                                      • Taxes Not included

                                      Notes:

                                      Discount of 10% on bookings of more than one week in one apartment.

                                      Discount of 10% on the higher priced apartment when two apartments are booked together -

                                      i.e. with apartment 2 at Villa Collecimino - ideal for a large group/extended family booking.

                                      Central heating is available - fuel charged at cost (metered)

                                      Deposit: 30% deposit is due at time of booking. The balance is due eight weeks before


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                                      Location

                                      • Nearest Airport: Pescara International Airport at 43 Kilometres
                                      • Nearest Ferry: Pescara at 40 Kilometres
                                      • Nearest Train: Pescara at 39 Kilometres
                                      • Nearest Motorway: Pescara Nord/Citta S Angelo at 27 Kilometres
                                      • Nearest Beach: beach at 29 Kilometres
                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      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.


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                                      Speaks: english, french, italian, polish

                                       

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                                      • Villa Collecimino

                                        Villa Collecimino

                                      • Open plan living room and kitchen, apartment 3

                                        Open plan living room and kitchen, apartment 3

                                      • Lounge and  kitchen/dining room - apt 2

                                        Lounge and kitchen/dining room - apt 2

                                      • Scandinavian Plunge Pool

                                        Scandinavian Plunge Pool

                                      • View from the plunge pool

                                        View from the plunge pool

                                      • Breakfast on one of the terraces -  Apartment 2

                                        Breakfast on one of the terraces - Apartment 2

                                      • Apartment 3 - Breakfast on the terrace

                                        Apartment 3 - Breakfast on the terrace

                                      • Villa Collecimino

                                        Villa Collecimino

                                      • Poppy fields in San Giorgio

                                        Poppy fields in San Giorgio

                                      • View from the terraces

                                        View from the terraces

                                      • Mountain views from all the bedrooms

                                        Mountain views from all the bedrooms

                                      • Double bedroom apartment 2

                                        Double bedroom apartment 2

                                      • Bedroom, apartment 3

                                        Bedroom, apartment 3

                                      • Breakfast on the patio, apartment 3

                                        Breakfast on the patio, apartment 3

                                      • Living room looking through to kitchen apt. 2

                                        Living room looking through to kitchen apt. 2

                                      • Bathroom, apartment 2

                                        Bathroom, apartment 2

                                      • On the terrace - apartment 3

                                        On the terrace - apartment 3

                                      • View from the terraces

                                        View from the terraces

                                      • Spring time in Abruzzo

                                        Spring time in Abruzzo

                                      • Reception room - apt. 2

                                        Reception room - apt. 2

                                      • View from our olive grove

                                        View from our olive grove

                                      • Aerial view of Villa Collecimino

                                        Aerial view of Villa Collecimino

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                                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 4

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