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Luxury farmhouse with private swimming pool and spectacular views.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 10 adults + 2 baby/child

Set deep in breathtaking countryside on a hill surrounded by grape vines, olive groves and fruit trees, La Casa Rosa offers a range of exceptional comfort. All rooms have spectacular views across the snow-capped Apennine Mountain range and green velvet valleys. Guests can sit on the numerous balconies and terraces to relax in total peace and tranquility enjoying the constantly changing scenery. This beautifully restored farmhouse with its own private swimming pool , is just 30 minutes drive from golden beaches and turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. The National parks of the Gran Sasso (Italy’s largest) and the Maiella are close by, making La Casa Rosa an ideal location for nature enthusiasts, Bike riders,Walkers,painters,skiers , adrenaline junkies and beach lovers alike. Please check out the website for further information and pictures

Please check out the website for further information and pictures.

The roads up to the farmhouse can be quite twisty and tourney, so if you suffer from travel sickness or have small children it may be a good idea to bring some travel pills.

There is a small lake not far from the farmhouse: ..... A lovelly family from Denmark explored the area and left me these comments....'there is a small lake if you continue on the small road coming from St Giorgio, (I believe second road to the right if you skip the driveway to La Casa Rosa. and continue about 800 m). I went there with Ella, talked to the nice farmers whom the lake belongs to, and were allowed to do some fishing. Caught a small carp, but there is bigger ones too, and certainly other species as well. Hooked one big thing, but didn't land it - fishermens tales, you know!'

More Details

Property Manager
Adam Baker
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Adam Baker

My daughter, Evie, and I in one of the agritourismos nearby to La Casa Rosa. My wife and I brought La Casa Rosa in 2006 and spent over a year renovating to bring up to an exceptional standard. We love the area and make regular visits to Italy when we can.We especially enjoy eating the food and mixing with the locals. Their way of life is unlike any other I have come across!! We run our foreign lettings and UK renovations business from our home in Epping Forest on the North eastern edge of London.

Adam Baker purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Adam Baker chose Abruzzo

Its character, its uniqueness and its stunning location in the hills overlooking the Gran Sasso to the West and the Adriatic coast in the distance in the East.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Original Farmhouse made form natural Maeilla stone. The modern rear extension of the farmhouse brings it to the 21st centaury.


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Pescara Nord / Citta San Angelo
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Agritourismo San Giorgio
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Campo Impetore
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Situated in the hamlet of San Giorgio between the typical Italian, hilltop, medieval market towns of Castiglione and Penne, La Casa Rosa is just a 10-minute drive from all your needs and necessities. Within easy reach are family run restaurants (some just a few Km away) which use locally grown produce. They say Abruzzo is the kitchen of Italy. Aftrer discovering this incredible area and eating in the local family run restaurants you will see why! With National Parks and blue flag , golden sand beaches a plenty a trip to this amazing region will not disappoint. La Casa Rosa has been visited by guests from all over the world. All enjoying this stunning area from walking to bike riding and from Skiing to sunbathing on the glorious beaches. Why not visit Italy's capital city of romance, Rome. Less than a 2 hour scenic journey across the majestic Apennine mountains makes a superb day out. Please check out the website

Other Activities: Wine tasting

Ski: Skiing in the Appenines is pretty good...Plenty in Rocorasso (about 1.5 hrs drive) and Campo Impetore (about 1hr drive)


Castiglione Messer Raimondo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , luxury
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , family bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suit to bedroom 1
  • All bathrooms were new for 2007 season. Decorated tastefully and meeting the requirements for our guests. Please check out the website for further information and pictures.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunk bed , ideal for the Kids + single pull out bed if req'.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , can be changed to a double if requested + cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , master bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , en suite bathroom plus cot if required.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , can be changed to a double if requested + single inflatable.
  • We believe all guests should have the privacy of a bedroom. Therefore we recommend suitable for 10 people. However we do advertise the property for 14 people (extra supplement charged). This is based on 10 adults + 2 children sharing an adult room (1 pull out bed, 1 inflatable bed and 2 baby cots if requested)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please check out the website for further information and pictures. The swimming pool is oval shaped and approx 8m x 4m and about 1m to 1.6m deep. perfect for cooling down and splashing around with the childeren, but not suitable for the avid swimmer!! The farmhouse sits in its own private landscaped garden. However la Casa Rosa has over 3 acres of land for guests to enjoy. The boundary runs from the back of the house down past the old disused fartmhouse and down the hill until you reach the Olive trees. The farmer on the lane and his family maintain and clean La Casa Rosa. They are more than happy to show children (and adults!) a variety of chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, lambs and other animals thay have. They usually give you free freshly laid organic eggs !


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Luxury farmhouse with private swimming pool and spectacular views.
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A Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A perfect stay if wanting relaxation and peacefulness. For touring the region, the roads do take getting used to, but once a round trip is completed, it will average 15-20 minutes to get to the main road. The house is well appointed and screens helped with the flies- but this residence is on the property of family-run farm complete with olive groves, horses, chickens, roosters, goats and sheep. The pool provides for a refreshing dip after a day of touring. The local markets in town have everything needed. La Pantera Rossa is a wonderful roadside restaurant offering typical Abruzzo cooking-12 courses for four with wine ended up being just a little over 100 Euro. Many of the regions hill towns are within 1-1.5 hour drive. Just be ready with a good Michelin road map and have a navigation system if you can. Lastly, the people of the Abruzzo are strong and gentile, gracious and most generous. Having some knowledge of Italian will help since many do not speak English. The landscape is beautiful, rugged, and dotted with farms as far as the eye can see. A beautiful find!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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stunning farmhouse and scenery

  • 5 of 5

Adam is extremely helpful and everything was as described. The people living in the surrounding houses are very friendly but no ones speaks English so try to learn some basics before you go - we didn't and felt very ignorant lol. If you are looking for a completely relaxing holiday the farmhouse certainly fits the bill. We ventured out each day to various villages that had been recommended to us and tended to eat out for lunch and return to the farmhouse in the afternoon for a dip in the pool and then spent our evenings playing games or reading. No hesitation in recommending.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hxxxx, Thanks ever so much for the review. I am so glad that you and your family had a wonderful time :) ..La Casa Rosa is truly stunning and the region of Abruzzo even more so. I will gladly accept any future bookings from you, your friends and family ( at a reduced cost of course ! :) ) ...Take care and all the best ...Adam
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous rustic house, beautiful view, refreshing pool, sweet kind neighbours and lots to do around this gorgeous part of Italy. Day trips to many interesting parts of Abruzzo. Well equipped kitchen, large bedrooms and bathrooms, spacious living areas. Would not hesitate to recommend. If you love Italy, you will love Casa Rosa and Abruzzo.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. La Casa Rosa truly is a wonderful farmhouse in one of the most spectacular settings. Ill be glad to have you and your family back in the future. Kind regards Adam
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Stunning views, nice house

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean, convienient and situated in the fantastic area - driving around everyday was such a pleasure and the views from the house were splendid. It was quite complicated to find our way there - and thanks to Adam for the detailed descriptions he mailed us. The Italian family neighbours were very friendly and helpful - inspite the fact that we could not speak Italian and they nad no English. And it was lovely to see a bit of farm life for our children - sheeps and rabbits and a horse in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and am really happy you had a wonderful time. My family and I really do strive to make La Casa Rosa one of the best luxury Farmhouses in the area. I also saw at the time you had wonderful weather as well ..T-shirts in January ..Fantastic !! :) ...All the best, you are welcome to return (at a discount of course !!:) )....Adam, Maria and Evie x
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Rediscovering A lost Italy...

  • 5 of 5

From the simple, rustic beauty of the house itself to the breathtaking view of the Gran Sasso mountain (and the Majella) in the distance, the Casa Rosa was precisely what the Dr. ordered for us and our friends. Sergio and Annamaria, the folks who run the farm adjacent to the property couldn't have been nicer, more welcoming people (and the pecorino cheese they make rivals the best we've had anywhere). And this theme of welcome and generosity played out everywhere we went, from Franca's amazing cooking at the agriturismo 5 minutes from the house, to wonderful people at trattorie and ristoranti in Loreto Aprutino and Penne, to the villagers we met and talked with in nearby Castiglione Messer Raimondo and Castilenti. The people of Abruzzo are not jaded by mass tourism and seem to take their responsibilities as hosts as a matter of honor. It was humbling. And we were very sorry to leave.

The local topography was stunningly beautiful- rolling hills like something from a renaissance painting, and the house well situated: 30 minutes from Penne's charming historic center; 40 from Loreto; less than an hour to the beach. It took only a beautful 40 minute drive from the house to arrive on the Campo Imperatore, the high mountain plain above the Gran Sasso. We passed pasturing cattle, sheep protected by their white sheepdogs and herds of wild horses before descending on the medieval towns of Santo Stefano and Castel del Monte. The diversity of the landscape might be unrivalled in Italy.

The house was very comfortable and well-equipped. It has been very tastefully restored. We shopped in Penne and had the local pasta maker in Castiglione craft some ravioli and Maccheroni alla chitarra for us and grilled lamb and sausage poolside, watching the rocky face of the Gran Sasso change colors in the fading light. It was magical.

Our fellow travelers were veterans of many Tuscan stays. They kept repeating how much friendlier and open the local Abruzzese people were. And their young daughter, who loved the pool, kept a log of every animal she saw. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Years Eve in La Casa Rosa.

  • 5 of 5

we went in La Casa Rosa for the last new years eve. we staied for four days..unfortunately not many! we spent some days far from the chaos. the house is very nice, big and nice decorated. there's everything you need! we certainly will be back during the summer! I would reccomend anyone to go there!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. You are more than welcome to visit again. Like all my returning guests (and their family and friends) , I will always offer your a favorabel rates from the listed prices. Kind regards Adam
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Prices based on 10 people. An extra E30 per person for use of Cot or pull out bed. Please note that the 4 extra pull out beds are suitable for childeren only (one is inflatable).

2.5% CC/PAYPAL admin will be added to cover the costs imposed.

E25 p/p will be deducted on departure for cleaning, linen change and utility bills (min charge E 100). Midweek linen change can be arranged for E 15 p/p

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund