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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with separate 1 bedroom poolhouse
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - House situated on a steep slope, please be carefulHouse situated on a steep slope, please be careful
No smoking - Smoking allowed outside of the property Smoking allowed outside of the property
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Please use your own towels or the beach towels provided (not the bath towels) for the beach or swimming pool.
- Please use plastic glasses from the poolhouse when drinking around the pool.
Barrie and Sophie Metcalf live in Newport, South Wales. Barrie is semi retired and working for a community based charity. He was previously the owner of a sailmaking business with not surprisingly a keen interest in sailing. Sophie is a civil servant and has two children from a previous marriage; Henry, 21, a trainee teacher and Imogen, 18, a Musical Theatre student. Sophie and Barrie are learning Italian slowly; it is easier when you are there. Visitors need not have any concern about language difficulties as the property is operated by British locals who are always available to help if required.
Barrie purchased this villa in 2010
Why Barrie chose Palombaro
Limiti and Palombaro are rich in local tradition. The welcome we received when we first arrived was extraordinary and we have gained many Italian friends despite the language barrier. Every time we visit 'Casa In Legno' we feel the weight of the world drop off our shoulders because of the beauty and tranquility of the place.
What makes this villa unique
With spectacular views across the valley to the hill top town of Palombaro with the Maiella mountains behind it, Casa In Legno provides the ideal base for a very special holiday. Abruzzo is largely undiscovered by the tourist industry and provides the real taste of rural Italy. Time can be spent relaxing by the private pool, exploring historic towns, walking locally or tackling the multitude of mountain tracks, enjoying the hospitality of the nearby bars and restaurants and sampling the local produce. For those wanting to get some sand between their toes, the beaches of the Adriatic coast are half an hour away with their trademark 'Trabocchi' fishing machines some of which have been converted into restaurants. The caves at Cavallone are spectacular although the ride up on the cable car and walk to the entrance is not for the faint hearted. White water rafting down to Lago di Casoli is a great experience for all ages. August is a month of Feste with street parties and fireworks every night in one of the local towns. In winter, 'Casa In Legno' is situated close enough to both Passo Lanciano and Rocaraso ski resorts giving the opportunity for a holiday with skiing as opposed to a skiing holiday. Passo Lanciano is small, easy and friendly; the ideal place for a first skiing trip or just an afternoon's ski. Rocaraso rivals many of the Alpine resorts in terms of size and complexity. Experienced skiers will welcome the prices at both resorts. Visitors should be aware that little English is spoken in the area but the locals welcome and enjoy our efforts at Italian.