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
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!
In our 5 weeks of travel, this was our family's favorite place! Jan and Geoff were fun, friendly and helpful. The apartment was very modern and comfortable. The setting is amazing - rolling hills, vineyards, olive trees and beautiful villages in the distance. The small pool and wifi were much appreciated by our daughters. The nearby beach in Pineto is not to be missed nor the quiet and beautiful village of Atri. We will absolutely return to this wonderful respite frome the busy holiday crowds!
Un endroit magnifique où nous serions bien restés plus longtemps. L'appartement est très calme, tout est bien agencé jusque dans les moindres détails. Et la vue est vraiment belle. La piscine a fait la joie des enfants. Merci encore à Jan et Geoff pour l'accueil chaleureux et les bonnes adresses.
Jan and Geoff are wonderful people and extremely welcoming hosts. They welcomed us with a lovely dinner and made us feel like home.
The place is fantastic. It has gorgeous views and the weather is great. It's not too far from the main highway and is very close to the local supermarkets, beaches and national parks.
Inside the house you will find everything you need for short or long stay. They even bought some groceries for our breakfast.
I would definitely recommend this place for anyone and can't wait to come back myself!
Thank you Jan and Geoff!
The owners are English, and super friendly. They showered us with wine, coffee, and homemade bread & local eggs! Lovely countryside and view from the porch. The apartment was a large 2 bedroom. Super soft english bed. Short drive into Pescara, which is a large city with many amenities, restaurants, and beach. Also there is an ancient hill city nearby that is very cool.
La casa è carina, ben organizzata, pulita
I proprietari, sono persone molto gentili e cordiali
To review the accomodation, the surroundings as well as the owners in 1 word; ‘Fantastic’!!
To review in more words, what a superb place to be! The apartment is very neat and renovated in a style that fits the Italian scenery very nice. Old elements such as walls as thick as 1 metre, old ceilings, big stone walls are combined with modern equipment as tv/dvd, dishwasher etc. In front of the accomodation you have your own veranda for nice breakfasts in the morning-sun, enjoying stunning views into the valley with vineyards, olive-trees and even seaview.
Furthermore there is a swimmingpool, some beds to relax on, a seperate building with washing machine a bbq-facility and a pizza-oven. On the last evening Jan and Geoff made us a goodbye bbq with a lot of nice food and home-made pizzas.
The owners, Jan and Geoff, are wonderful people who do everything to make your holiday extra special and they give you the feeling that their home becomes your home during the holidays. On the first evening arriving in the accomodation, after descending the steep hill down to the house, they were waiting for us and welcomed us very enthausiasticly. In the house the oven was on, with home-made lasagna in it. There were also a lot of supplies available and home-made bread for the breakfast the following morning. All was included in the reservation and it made us feel at home instantly!
The first morning after arriving Jan & Geoff told us a lot about where to go shopping, what’s nice to see, where nice beaches are and what restaurants serve good food. They borrowed us a map of the surroundings and whenever we wanted some more info they were more than willing to help us find our way. Besides that they were also interested in just having a chat about our life in Holland, our interests and were very nice hosts to our little children (both aged 3) as well.
To conclude, I can recommend this accomodation to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday in an authentic part of Italy, away from the busy city, still in reach of all facilities within a 15 minutes drive. And Jan & Geoff give your holiday just that extra bit to remember it for a long time.
Il nostro soggiorno a The Arches è stato veramente perfetto. I luoghi sono incantevoli, Jan e Geoff sono stati non solo premurosi e attenti ad ogni nostra richiesta ma anche simpatici e cordiali. La casa è servita di tutto il necessario ed è pulitissima. La piccola ma ben tenuta piscina offre refrigerio e divertimento sia per grandi che per i piccoli. Il mare è raggiungibile in 15 minuti, con un poco più di tempo si può arrivare ai monti della Laga e al Gran Sasso. Speriamo veramente di potere ritornare presto!
to say that Jan ansd Jeff are good landlords woudl be an understatement, we had a great holiday here and were even surprised about a few things better than expected: the view, the setting the reception at 1st day and the treatment all week through.
We had been looking for a place on the country side to exchange beach days, pool days, country side days and mountain days in one holiday and we succeeded very well in finding teh right spot here! it is just a 15 min drive to nice beach while you are away from the hustle and bustle of the beach side..
the place is spacious and with a great kitchen , two bedoorms and a very nice place to sit outside with a spectalur view in te valley.. on top of that we were welcomed with a BBQ by Jan and Geofff which was great after long travelling day. You need a car to get there and around but you will love your stay here, casa di pietre is closest to the pool and we stayed here , th arches has more privacy and better views even..
We loved The Arches! What a slice of heaven. Jan and Geoff were very welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and enjoyed our stay. We only stayed for one night but tried to make the most of it - we went to the restaurant recommended by Geoff (fantastic food), went jogging in the vinyard in the morning and then jumped in the pool. The apartment is fantastic - charming, full of character, while being equipped with modern facilities and linen to ensure a comfortable stay. The views are wonderful - and you certainly feel that you are away from the world whilst still being close to Pescara. We had a little trouble finding it (no issues as Geoff was very responsive on the phone). Check with Jan and Geoff for their website as they have a (website hidden) Maps link which makes it easy! Thanks for a fantastic stay!