5 Large Ensuite Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 Adults
- english, italian
About Will Rogers
Will is originally from Shropshire but has devoted the last few years to renovating this fabulous farm house so to truly enjoy living la dolce vita and be able to share his passion for Italy with those who visit. He has an extensive knowledge of the area having visited as well as lived here. He is a fitness enthusiast who has cycled the region extensively so a great person to give advice on where to go and what to do.
Will Rogers purchased this Farmhouse in 2009
Why Will Rogers chose Penne
The property has the benefit of enjoying views of both the Gran Sasso and Majella mountain ranges but also it is only a short drive to the beautiful golden beaches at Montisilvano. An ideal location to base yourself at if you are looking to visit the many fascinating areas in the region whether this is by car or cycling. The swimming pool and jacuzzi allow visitors to relax and destress during downtime and the beautiful accommodation gives the feeling of luxury and decadence.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Fully equipped gym, swimming pool with decked area and sun loungers, jacuzzi, BBQ facilities, tranquil and private setting, all accommodation is en-suite, unlimited car parking. Rooms can be set up as required e.g. king, twin single. Camp cot and high chair available, convenient location, stunning views, outdoor terraces to enjoy views and sunsets.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely Farmhouse with breathtaking views
We had a memorable two weeks here. Will was very helpful in recommending restaurants and places to go. A Sat Nav and a car are essential as you are remote, but what you get to counteract this is amazing views, great food and wine at a fraction of the cost. The local restaurants provided excellent food for all the family. We drove to two local beaches which were about 30 minutes away and spent another day at the Onda Blu water park which was an hour away.
The farmhouse Pool provided an excellent place to cool off and play with the children, while the gym and table tennis also helped pass the time.
Would recommend coming here, it certainly is a good place to relax and escape, while getting to sample the best food this region offers.
Beautiful home and great hosts.
The property was located on a slight hill and the view from the 2nd floor sitting area was great. Liz and Will were very accommodating and provided insight as to what to see and where to eat. All the restaurants they recommended were very good. Perhaps the best was the Baby Bar just down the road from the property. Lamb skewers were quite tasty. The property was very clean and well equipped including an outdoor pizza oven.
I would recommend this property to my friends and relatives.
A steep and winding semi dirt road takes you up to the villa. It is well worth the climb because the 360 degree views are amazing. The villa is very well laid out. Downstairs is open-plan, but divided into areas, making it a great communal space. The bedrooms upstairs are all well appointed, although lack of drawers and space for hanging long dresses could be a bit of an issue. Certainly not enough to make a fuss about.
The weather was a bit of a mixed bag when we visited, so we didn't make as much of the pool area as we would have liked, but on the plus side, it meant we got out and about and saw something of the area. Penne old town was worth a visit (and out the other side of Penne and right at the roundabout past the park is the nearest Lidl - probably best value for shopping if you're planning to cook). Sulmona was nice too, if a bit run down in places, but that's the same everywhere isn't it? If you have time to head towards Camp Imperatore, please do. We visited Farindola, which was on the way and the mountain views were superb.
Restaurants recommended to us by our hosts were excellent and only a 5 minute drive. Be warned - if you go to Da Margarite, don't eat for a couple of days beforehand - seriously!
To finish, Liz and Will made us very welcome and it was nice to chat to you Will on our last evening. Sorry we missed saying goodbye to you Liz because of our early start the next morning. Go and enjoy!
The perfect first "big" family summer holiday
I'm so glad to have found Casa in Collina, as our first "big" family summer holiday couldn't have been better.
Our group was five adults and two children, and we were completely spoilt for space and comfort around the pool, on the terraces, and in the lovely open plan living/kitchen/dining area. The bedrooms were all cool and comfortable, and having a modern ensuite bathroom for every bedroom made life so easy for the group.
We'd barely made any plans for the week, except for a half day at the beach in Pineto and a morning wandering around Penne. By the third or fourth day it wasn't hard to admit that we all just wanted to enjoy the peace, luxury and beautiful views back at the villa, for as much of our week as possible.
Oh, and the table tennis table is a proper full-size one, level and stable, with a taut net. This kind of detail counts when your family is competitive...
Many thanks to Liz and Will who were such kind and welcoming hosts.
Very highly recommended.
We had a brilliant week staying in this lovely villa and couldn't be more happy with the accommodation! The villa was well equipped with everything you would possibly need. Unfortunately the hot tub was not in working during our stay as this would of been the icing on the cake but this did not effect our holiday as we have come home with some wonderful memories!
The whole family had a wonderful week relaxing in this beautiful villa set in idyllic surroundings.
I cannot find words to express how much the whole family enjoyed our week in Casa in Collina. With ages ranging from 85 to 15 there was something special for everyone.
From the outset Liz and Will went out of their way to accommodate us, all communication with them was quick, friendly and helpful. They are kind and generous hosts, getting a perfect balance between being there if we needed yet giving us complete privacy. The welcome pack was also fabulous, as were their recommendations about local restaurants and they were fantastically understanding when we got ourselves into difficulty at one point.
The house itself is wonderful in both atmosphere and layout. The decor is modern and tasteful but the villa still retains great charm and everything is spotlessly clean. The open plan area downstairs was perfect for spending time together as a family and the kitchen was superbly furnished, the large American fridge being a huge bonus. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and it was great that they were all ensuite.
The pool with it's loungers and amazing views was enjoyed by us all, and the hot tub was a great addition. The gym (used by some of us despite the heat!) was very impressive in terms of size and equipment.
Our favourite part of the villa though was probably the terrace where the views were breathtaking, whether looking at the mountains by day or stargazing by night.
We have so many happy memories of our holiday and would heartily recommend the farmhouse as the perfect setting for a peaceful and relaxing experience.
Just 5 kilometres from the ancient town of Penne and 10 kilometres from Loreto Aputino, which is renowned for its olive oil production, you will find us within the heart of the Abruzzo region. In Penne you will find a wealth of historical sites, churches, restaurants and bars. There are supermarkets within the town and a Saturday outdoor market. There are also a grocers and cafes just 5 minutes away in the little village of Quattrostrada.
If you prefer the sea air and beaches, the property is situated just 20 minutes from the Adriatic at the North end of Pescara where there are extensive sandy beaches with safe swimming.
There is also an opportunity to explore by bike the streets and alleys of the picturesque medieval villages found throughout the Abruzzo region
Of all the mountains, Gran Sasso is the quintessential realm of adventure. Here you can cycle or walk and experience the most breathe taking surroundings both in summer and winter