The Arches and/or Casa di Pietre.Our home is a lovingly renovated Farmhouse set in the stunning countryside below Citta Sant' Angelo, with views towards the mountains and the sea,. Surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and cherry and walnut orchards it is a secluded retreat 5/10 minutes from the hustle of the seaside resort of Silvi Marina.
We have 2 large ground floor apartments available for rent individually or together, each sleep 4/5 in comfort in 2 bedrooms. Both apartments are well equipped with full kitchens and are suitable for long stays as well as short.
There is a 5m circular pool in the garden which is 1.2m deep and perfect for the whole family, with a BBQ and pizza oven alongside.
A welcome pack and supper on your first night is included for stays over 3nights
Quiet yet close to local activity, Luxurious, Away from it all
Accommodation Spacious Self Catering apartments, Changeover Day Flexible
Suitability Wheelchair accessible, Children Welcome, Family Oriented
Outside Outside Shower, Outside Tap, Garden, Shared Swimming Pool, Terrace, Parking, Patio, Barbecue, Barbecue Area
Location In the Country, Distance to Airport 10-20km, Distance to local restaurants 2km, Distance to convenience store 3-5km, Distance to beach 3-5km, By the sea
Local Area The local town is Lively but not wild, Distance to Local Town Centre 4km, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Lively Bars and Pubs, Quiet Bars and Pubs
Local Activities Water Sports, Snorkelling, Nearby Zoo, Water Park, Mountaineering, Roller Skating, Clubbing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Walking, Swimming, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Fishing, Cycling
Accommodation and Facilities Summary (each apartment)
Living Room : Fireplace, Sofas 2, Seating for 4 People DVD Player, TV
Kitchen : Toaster, Separate dining area, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Dishwasher, Crockery & Cutlery Provided, High Chair Available
Dining : Dining room, Seating for 6 People, Dining room table
2 Bedrooms : King Size 1, Twins 1
Bathroom : Bidets, Toilets 1, Bathrooms 1
Laundry : Ironing Board, Iron, Clothes Dryer, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Washing Machine Provided
Beaches, bars, nightclubs and shops are all close by. Pescara airport is 20 mins away, Ancona and Rome 90mins-2hours.
Public transport to the village is infrequent, so a car is essential.
Local Area Details
The fabulous sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast at Silvi Marina and Pineto are 4 & 10 miles away just 10/15 minutes from the house The shallow warm waters of the Adriatic are ideal for safe family bathing. Abruzzo is wonderful, it is a haven for walkers, serious cyclists, artists and food lovers. There are mountains to look at or explore and even ski on in the winter, fantastic beaches and in between stunning countryside dotted with some fantastic little towns and villages like Citta Sant' Angelo, Silvi, Atri, Penne and Lanciano. For those that need to visit a city Pescara with all its attractions is only 20 minutes away
Interaction with Guests
This is also our home, we will be here to welcome you and will be around if needed
A car is essential, to get to the house and to get around.
Other Things to Note
Please be aware you are booking an entire appartment. To enable us to get it ready properly for your visit we do normally need more than 24 hours notice.
Treat the place like your own home
Please use the plastic 'glasses' provided around the pool
All facilities are there to be used by anyone at anytime - if you want to swim by moonlight, go ahead
Relax and enjoy yourselves
We spent a brilliant 4 days with Jan & Geoff. Their place is just stunning & their warmth & hospitality incredible. We loved swimming in their gorgeous heated pool and Geoff took both our children on a tractor ride on the last day, which they are still talking about. Gracie Mille!
We only stayed one night here, but it was so lovely and Jan and Jeff were such great hosts we wished we had stayed longer. We had a down stairs apartment which was very comfortable and had a newly renovated bathroom and kitchen. It had lovely views out of the main bedroom window and the morning swims in the pool were refreshing.
Geoff had baked us loaf of bread fro breakfast the next morning which was a lovely surprise and they also invited us to share a meal with them. We were travelling with a one year old child and they were very considerate and helpful with anything we needed for him.
They hosts were quiet knowledgeable of the area and provided us with a map of things to see and do in the area. We would definitely recommend staying here.
This is a wonderful spot in Abruzzo, the house was lovely, clean, spacious, great kitchen with everything you need. Jan and Geoff were amazing hosts and went above and beyond to make us welcome and comfortable. Even providing dinner for us when we arrived. Location is perfect, just 10 minutes from the beach but in the most beautiful setting amongst rolling hills of vines and olive trees. I would recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful getaway.
Jan and Geoff's place is a hidden gem. It's in a beautiful location, off of the beaten track. The road to get there is a bit rough, but it's well worth it! The apartment is huge, the photos don't do it justice, and it was a bit wasted on the two of us! It's a fantastic apartment too, really well decorated and furnished, with everything you'd ever need. The pool is heated too!
We had a glass of wine with Jan and Geoff, they gave us great recommendations on where to go for dinner and were fantastic hosts - wish we could have stayed longer!
My English is very short but I can't help my self to stop this writing.
So many beautiful memories in Jan & Geoff's lovely flat. Hosts was great, and also their adorable cats!! And friendly neighborhood around there.
Especially there "Craft Map" was so moved !!
Moonlight swimming and so on...
Thanks for the Memories.
Hope to See you again.
What a wonderful place, we would rate it 10 out of 5 stars. Jan and Geoff are just lovely hosts. The apartment is very clean and well organized and even better than the photos suggest. The location is perfect, we went bathing in the adria, wandering through the snow in the mountains and cycling the wonderful hills around Atri. Really a hidden gem.
Accommodation was a little difficult to find at first due to it being tucked away down a rather scary-looking gravel driveway. Luckily we had (website hidden)d it prior and knew what we were looking for or we may not have ventured down it at all. A sign at the top might be helpful. The accommodation (Arches) was a spacious self contained flat with 2 bedrooms, ample bathroom and all the facilities for a comfortable, self-catered stay. The home was located a little way from town in a picturesque valley surrounded by olive trees and vines and the views were spectacular. Jan and Geoff were lovely people who welcomed us warmly and provided us with staples for breakfast the next morning. They were happy to help with information and directions and whilst friendly and accommodating, they were not intrusive in any way. It was lovely to have drinks and a chat by the pool with them in the afternoon. Would love to have stayed longer and would definitely recommend!
Geoff and I are English, we have been resident here in Italy for 9 years and love it. Abruzzo is extremely friendly, with lots to do and see, it is where you can still experience the food, wine, culture and vistas of the 'REAL ITALY' of your (and our) dreams.
Our home is a renovated farmhouse, we love having family and friends to visit and our guests soon become friends.
We hope to see you soon