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Luxurious restored Italian medieval house with breathtaking views free WiFi

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,066 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, well equipped, amazing roof terrace , beautiful location

I Terrazzi nestles in the quiet village of Roccacasale, just below the ruins of the medieval castle. Roccacasale is within the national park and the village clings impossibly to the slopes of the Maiella mountains. Above all, this authentic 16th century house with all modern facilities gives the true feeling of Italian mountain village life. It is an ideal base for exploring the mountains, literally on the doorstep, and the surrounding area which is packed with historical and natural marvels. There are bars and restaurants nearby plus the bustling market town of Sulmona 8km away. The Rome Pescara motorway is 5km from the house giving easy access from both Pescara and Rome airports about 1.5 hours drive to Rome. There are ski resorts nearby, and the beaches of the Adriatic are 30-40 mins away.

The house boasts a fantastic roof terrace with a view over the whole area, four good sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge area, dining area, and a granite topped kitchen along with a utility room.Guests have access to free WiFi

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More Details

Nigel Gardiner-Harvey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Excellent house and atmosphere” Reviewed 3 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016 Excellent, beautiful village, top view, everything 100 % good You need to see it !!! Short way to Rome Only 5 km to Sulmona Short way from the airport Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes.
Dec 2016
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Roccacasale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2066 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms have a bathroom cabinet with a light over the sink. The bathroom on the lowest floor has the bath and the other 2 have shower cubicles. The hot water is instant.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 on the lowest floor has independent access (there is also an internal staircase to the next floor) , a small lobby with open fireplace and a walk in wardrobe (well it is a small room with a hanging rail and some shelves )There is also an en-suite bathroom and a small balcony. It is furnished with a metal bed, bed side cabinets and a dresser with a mirror. Bedroom 1 is on the top floor with a Juliet balcony and 2 roof windows, there is an en-suite shower room. It is furnished with a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and a dressing table as well as the super king bed and bedside tables. Bedroom 3 is on the middle floor and has a Juliet balcony, double bed, a triple wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The family bathroom (shower, toilet, sink) is next door to it. Bedroom 4 is a large twin with a sloping roof and direct access to the roof terrace. 2 single beds, wardrobe & chest of drawers. All of the bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished with plenty of storage space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
The fridge, cooker ( gas hob and gas oven) and dishwasher are in the kitchen. The kitchen has granite work surfaces, plenty of storage and under cupboard lighting. There is also a coffee machine, kettle and plenty of cutlery and crockery. There is also a fitted utility room containing cupboards, sink and work surface. Here you will find the washer / dryer, freezer, microwave, iron and ironing board and so on. The dining table has 2 extension leaves stored within the table and can seat 4, 6 or 8 people.


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Luxurious restored Italian medieval house with breathtaking views free WiFi
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews

large beautifully restored home

  • 5 of 5

As a family of five with three grown children, we had a lovely comfortable stay in this four bedroom house. The views from each room were breathtaking, and the terrace provided a lovely breakfast and sunset-dining spot! Sulmona, as the local buzzing town, was a great place for an evening passageo and ice cream.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday at I Terrazzi.
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Our walk through Family History

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with the property at Via Belvedere #1. The property manager, Sabbino, was very helpful and available.The house was modern, roomy and the views from just about every room was just "awesome!" We had all of the conveniences of being at our own home and the people we met were very friendly and helpful. Being 1-1/2 hour out of Rome we did day trips to most of the famous sights in the area. It is without any hesitation that we sincerely recommend this property if you are going to the Abruzzo area

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review our property. I am sure this will be very useful to prospective holiday makers.
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Belle maison bien agencée dans un beau village .

  • 5 of 5

Rien à dire sur la location: ,tout est fonctionnel,propre,dans un très bon état.

Depuis la terrasse supérieure,la vue est magnifique.

Le village de Roccacasale est une merveille avec ses vieilles maisons d'epoque;malheureusement beaucoup sont en ruines.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you , we are so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your walking holiday based in this beautiful and atmospheric village .
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Well worth a visit

  • 5 of 5

The 5 of us have just returned after spending a great holiday at 'I Terrazzi' in Roccacasale which is a lovely medieval village. The views from the house terrace are exceptional and so is the house itself. We had a wonderful time visiting all the surrounding areas and then relaxing with a glass of wine on the terrace as we watched the sun setting......wonderful!!

If you're looking for a holiday with a true natural Italian way of life then this is the place to it definitely won't regret it.

Thanks Nigel and Sarah for a wonderful holiday.

The Halifax gang.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Visit to Roccacasale

  • 5 of 5

Seven of my family, including myself, enjoyed a week in beautiful, I Terrazzi.

Roccacasale is wonderfully rich in history and this house was great. The view is spectacular, every day we enjoyed every aspect of the country side. Sulmona is a great city, the market on Wednesday and Saturday morning is fantastic. The house was very comfortable for the large group, although, the walk up to the house is not for the faint of heart. But saying that, my 84 yr. old mother walked up the hill to the house every day. Driving on these italian roads requires a little patience, but, any stress with that is long gone and we look forward to returning.

Thank you,

Maria LeClaire, Kittanning, Pennsylvania

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views from almost every window. The house is really big and is at the top of the village so not overlooked by anyone. Driving around is a joy due to the mountain views all around.

Also the house has been renovated to a very high standard.

The Skiing was really excellent and not touristy at all, and there are plenty of resorts.

Excellent restaurants in the surrounding towns. The food from the local supermarket was so fresh and tasty.

Internet can be done if you buy a dongle from the nearby shopping center, the signal from the house was very good got about 7mbit/s (more than enough, for browsing and even downloading if need be).

To the east is there are beaches at Pescara 45min drive.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
46 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Pratola Peligna
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
28 Kilometres
Campo Di Giove
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Abbruzzo is the greenest area in Europe with stunning scenery and a huge variety of wildlife. Within the national park there are wolves and bears. Abruzzo has a thousand castles some perilously perched on cliff edges others forming the heart of a settlement. There are many ski resorts near to the house, catering for all abilities. The beaches of Pescara are within easy reach and there are lakes nearby. Sulmona is world famous for its production of confetti and has a great market. There are many villages and towns with fascinating local customs and delicacies, churches and museums to visit and natural wonders such as the waterfall at the San Venanzio gullies. On a practical level there are many shopping centres nearby for groceries and an abundance of bars and restaurants. Interesting local produce includes pottery, lace, jewellery and honey. During the summer there always seems to be a festa to celebrate something in one of the local villages - an experience not to be missed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $348.33

There is a damage deposit of £250 (the insurance excess) which is refundable immediately after your stay if there is no damage.
This can be paid to and refunded by our local representative in the village He is also available to help with any queries or problems during your stay We intend to be very flexible over dates, but the lady who does the cleaning has asked for a clear day between guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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