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Casa della Meridiana, Aventino

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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Civitella Messer Raimondo, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo
Wake up every morning to a breathtaking view over mountains and hilltop towns. Casa della Meridiana is a cosy holiday home in tranquil countryside, suitable for a family vacation or as a creative retreat.

Self-contained, modernised farmhouse with garden and sun terrace, sleeps six.

Casa della Meridiana is a detached property in a country hamlet a few minutes by car from villages with shops, restaurants, bars and summer swimming pool, and 35 minutes from the sea.

Well equipped for family holidays with children, also used as a base for walking in the nearby Majella National Park and as a creative retreat by academics, writers and artists. Free wi-fi.

Barbecue terrace, small garden with fruit trees and hammock, patio dining areas. Large dining tables inside and out. Log fire. Lounge with TV / DVD player, hi-fi, board games. Well-equipped...
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Listing #HL165552
About the Owner
Michael D
Languages spoken:German, Italian, French, English, Spanish
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
We live in London and visit several times a year. Guests are met and escorted to the house by English-speaking key-holders. We provide a ‘House and Area Guide’ (PDF or hard copy) with advice on local restaurants and bars, activities and day trips, things to do and walking routes and maps, guide books and brochures are kept in the house. During your stay help is always available from our agents or from a key-holder living in the nearby village (we always ensure an English speaker). In an emergency, they will be able to offer support in person or by telephone. They can provide local information and advice, and we also supply every guest with our free ‘House and Area Guide’.
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Living room/diner: Sofa and easy chairs and a dining table for up to 8. Open log fireplace. Furniture includes coffee table and bookshelf; 32cm digital TV with 50 channels (HDMI cable supplied) and DVD player; hi-Fi; selection of books and games, CDs, DVDs; local information.

Kitchen/breakfast room: Small table. Five-ring gas cooker with electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, double toaster, and bread machine, crockery and a wide range of pots, pans & cooking utensils (including teapot, eggcups, kettle, and Italian/English cookbooks. (Additional kitchen equipment can be borrowed on prior request.)

Bedrooms: All three bedrooms are a good size with double bed (160cm x190cm), chest of drawers, bedside tables, hanging rail, fans, and insect b...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Maximum occupancy: 8 people.
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    1 Queen
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Cleaning fees: AU$72 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$449 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices are FULLY INCLUSIVE of bed linen, towels and normal utilities (electricity, gas, h/c water, broadband wifi).

Final cleaning: there is a charge for final cleaning on departure (£40).

Central heating: when used, gas central heating is charged separately according to actual gas used (this is normal in Italy). Some heating may be necessary in winter, normally around November-April. Likely cost €50-€80 depending on use.

We can also supply logs for an additional charge of €30 per week.

Refundable security deposit: £250, returned within one week of vacating the house after inspection.
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About the neighbourhood
Casa della Meridiana is in the relatively unknown Italian region of Abruzzo, in the mountains 150 km east of Rome and just 35 km from the Adriatic sea.

With a traditional country way of life, Abruzzo is noted as Europe’s ‘greenest’ region, with many protected national parks, wildlife (wolves and bears) wonderful scenery and Italy’s most unique folklore, festivals, rituals, food and drink.

The house is well placed to explore this ancient culture and to visit the region’s hilltop villages, archaeological and historical sites, restaurants and bars. Casa della Meridiana is close to a river, mountains and sea, and an excellent base for all outdoor activities - walking, rambling, mountain biking, rafting, climbing and skiing.
Getting around
Use of own vehicle or hire car is essential. The nearest shops, bars and restaurants are about an eight minute drive. Local buses and taxis do exist but need very careful planning.

The nearest airport is Pescara (1hr 15min drive). Rome Ciampino (Ryanair) and Rome Fiumicino (EasyJet) airports are around 2 1/2 hours. The closest motorways are the A25 Rome-Pescara and A14 Ancona-Bari. The nearest main rail station is Pescara.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pescara: 70.0 km
Railway: Pescara: 70.0 km
Ferry: Pescara: 70.0 km
Own vehicle or hire car essential. Shops, bars and restaurants about an eight minute drive.

Nearest airport Pescara (Ryanair) 1hr 15min. Rome Ciampino appx 2hr 15min, Rome Fiumicino appx 2hr 45min. Motorways A25 Rome-Pescara 1hr, A14 Ancona-Bari 35min. Main rail station Pescara.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 35.0 km.
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