Il Frutteto is a new villa opened in 2016 situated on the outskirts of the village of Bellante, near the small city of Teramo in Abruzzo. The location is very quiet with 360' views over rolling hills covered with olive groves, wheat fields, and sunflowers with small hilltop villages dotted on top and distant views to the Gran Sasso mountain range. The house is a timber frame construction with lots of insulation so is warm in winter, cool in summer and all rooms have white timber beamed ceilings. The first floor is reached via an external staircase. There are 4 large double bedrooms on the first floor, 3 with balconies and amazing views, all with ensuite shower rooms, 2 with extra daybeds giving 4 more beds. There is a large bedroom on the ground floor with ensuite shower room a double bed and two single beds, suitable for wheelchair access. On the ground floor there is a large modern kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, separate cloakroom WC, a dining room and sitting room both with patio doors opening onto a large terrace with sitting area, tables and chairs, a large BBQ and spectacular views over the hillsides. Guests have access to a large storage area, shared with the owners, with washing and drying facilities and secure place to store bikes. There is 5m x 11m swimming pool with sunbeds and covered pergola for shade and a large garden with ornamental flower beds, olive and fruit trees. The villa is located at the end of a 1km stone road so there is no passing traffic, yet there is easy access to main roads being only 4km from the A24 superstrada and 8km from the A14 autostrada. Beaches at Giulianova are 20 minutes drive away, local shops and restaurants are 7 minutes drive away and you can reach the mountains in 40 minutes, where there are lakes, walking trails and spectacular scenery in the National parks. From Bellante stazione there are regular daily coaches to Rome central, 2hr 45mins. This is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility, spend lazy days around the pool and in the evenings sip a glass of Montepulciano D'Abruzzo on the terrace while watching the sunset over the Gemelli mountains. The location and easy accessibility means you can get out and about and enjoy the many attractions of Abruzzo and the many local food and wine sagres and festas held in our local villages throughout the summer months.
5 bedroom, 5 bathroom + separate wc, balconies with views, swimming pool
John & Sue Hill
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
About John & Sue Hill
We are an English couple, a builder and a midwife, we ran a bed & breakfast in UK but we always had a dream to live in Italy and run holiday accommodation. Its been hard work but finally we have reached our goal ! We have a dog called Amber who is very friendly and very relaxed, she spends most of her time asleep ! We live in an apartment attached to the main house but with completely separate access and good sound insulation so guests have complete privacy. We are available if you have any problems otherwise we tend the garden and do the pool maintenance very discreetly.
John & Sue Hill purchased this House in 2014
Why John & Sue Hill chose Bellante
We bought this property as a ruin because of its location and stunning views and then we had a new villa purpose built for bed & breakfast with outside spaces built to make the most of the views. Now we run it as B&B part of the time and whole house rental in the main holiday period.
What makes this House unique
Peaceful location, stunning views, easy access to all parts of Abruzzo.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great property in a stunning location
A fantastic base to explore this beautiful and diverse region of Italy. We very much enjoyed our time at the villa which was clean and modern with everything you could want for a great vacation. The property is a short drive from the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic and an hour away from the stunning Grand Sasso mountains. There are also many supermarkets and restaurants within a short drive. The pool proved to be a very popular place to unwind in the afternoon after a busy morning exploring. Sue and John are very attentive hosts and we're always available to answer our questions.
I would throughly recommend a stay here it is a very special place with views that you will never tire of!
Fantastic newly built villa with amazing views
We had a fantastic week staying at the villa. The views that welcomed us in the evening were fantastic (the mountains of the Gran Sasso) and after spending the day flying from Stockholm and then traveling from Rome by car, we soon fell asleep in the comfortable beds.
The house has a brand new feeling, very clean and with a bathroom for all of the large bedrooms.
There is an outdoors dining area with enough chairs and tables for everyone. That also goes for the pool area were we spent many afternoons, swimming in the large swimming pool.
Even though the weather was warm the villa stayed cold as long as you remembered to close the doors and windows that were exposed to the sun.
During the week we explored the nearby area, with small villages and beaches. There is also a large shopping mall nearby with everything 2 families with small children might need during the stay.
Our hosts Sue and John were also very helpful at all times and lived nearby so we could always reach them.
All in all, 5 out of 5 stars.
Hi Andreas, thankyou so much for the glowing review ! We are glad you enjoyed your holiday in Abruzzo, hope you got home ok after a very long journey im sure. You were delightful guests and we would welcome you back anytime.
Sue & John
A beautiful modern house in a lovely location
Il Frutetto is a real find! It is modern, comfortable and ideally located between the mountains and the sea in a beautiful rural spot that is actually very close to Bellante, and only a short drive away from Teramo. It's owners, who live nearby, are really friendly and helpful, and it has very flexible accommodation which was brand new and beautifully clean. It's a great place to stay for big families or groups of friends. We will be back!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Sue & John
Vacances parfaite, accueil très chaleureux, on reviendra
Très belle maison, propre pratique, belle piscine...
Großzügiges Haus in traumhafter Lage
Das großzügige Ferienhaus liegt traumhaft, fernab allen Trubels, ca. 25 min. von Giulianova inmitten von Olivenhainen und Weinbergen – im Hintergrund das beeindruckende Bergmassiv der Abruzzen. Wir haben dort mit 3 Familien (insgesamt 15 Personen) einen wunderbaren, sehr erholsamen Urlaub verbracht. Das Haus ist auch für diese Gruppengröße bestens ausgestattet. Es fehlt wirklich an nichts. Ein echter Geheimtipp auch für Familien mit Kindern! Besonders der große Pool und das weitläufige Grundstück sorgen für viel Abwechslung.
Die Vermieter Sue und John sind sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. Sue organisierte für uns eine Besichtigung der benachbarten Olivenölmanufaktur und übernahm die Rolle der Dolmetscherin.
Thankyou so much for the great review. We are glad that you all enjoyed this special place and hope to see you again in the future.
Beautiful house in a wonderful setting
We rented the house for ten days in August, we are a large family, 10 adults with three children.
The house is exactly as described and like the photos. All the bedrooms have private bathrooms which is a plus, modern furniture throughout the house and it has a fully equiped kitchen. Great outside space for eating and a super pool area which kept us cool in the hot afternoons. The house is situated in a lovely isolated setting, Sue and John were great hosts and made us feel at home. The children made friends with their very friendly dog, Amber. Abruzzo is a really beautiful region to visit and everyone is really friendly, Food and wine are the best.
Thankyou so much for the lovely review. We hope the wedding was wonderful ! and you all got home safely. We hope to see you again one day in the future.
Historic village of Campli.
Fortress and hilltop town of Civitella del Tronto.
Historic cities of Ascoli Piceno and Teramo.
Blue flag beaches at Tortoreto, Giulianova, Pineto and Roseto degli abruzzi.
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