Casa del Fiume Villa Civitella Messer Raimondo
Official Contact Details - Casa del FiumePhone: +393663932975
Self-contained wing of artist-owned stone country house in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Majella mountains Abruzzo, with 5 acres of grounds bordered by the river Aventino.
- Price from 50 EUR / Day
- Capacity up to 5 people
- 3 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
Last updated: 06/24/2009
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South-facing self-contained wing of a stone-built country villa that has recently been restored, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the Majella National Park in Abruzzo. 5 acres of grounds with walnut groves and various fruit trees sweeps down to the fast flowing mountain river Aventino. Ideal country retreat for adults and older children. Great for walkers/hikers, nature lovers, painters (portable artist easels available), mountain bikers (bikes available to hire nearby), fishing (rod available) and canoeing.
Own private sun-drenched terrace with spectacular mountain views and large teak garden table and chairs, and traditional BBQ with chimney. 2 teak loungers are also provided.
Casa del Fiume is owned by an artist/designer. The interior walls display original works of contemporary art.
The location is ideal for exploring the many small mediaeval towns of this region, walking in the Majella mountains, swimming in the warm Adriatic sea (40 min drive), downhill skiing / snowboarding at the ski resort of Roccaraso (40 min drive), cross-country skiing on 30 Kms of runs through beech woods at Bosco di Sant'Antonio (30 min drive), or merely relax with a book on a lounger with your feet dangling in the cooling water of the Aventino river (2 min walk).
The Majella National Park is the only PAN Park in Western Europe.
Casa del Fiume is open all year round.
Should you require it, local suppliers deliver to your door bread, cheese, fish, fruit and vegetables.
Downstairs has a small entrance lobby leading to the stairs. All rooms lead through to each other (no doors) in an almost open plan way. Kitchen is 3m x 5m with a solid marble work surface surrounding the ceramic butler sink and slate tiled floor.
Dining room is 3m x 5m with a marble tiled floor and cast iron and wood burning stove. Lounge is 3m x 5m with a marble tiled floor and a large cast iron wood burning stove containing 2 sofas seating up to 6 people.
Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a shower room. The tiled shower room is 1.5m x 2.3m with curved glass shower cubicle, sink and WC. Bedroom 1 is 4.2m x 5m with a tiled floor and contains large double bed, wardrobe, large chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror. Double aspect windows give countryside and mountain views.
Bedroom 2 is 4.3m x 4.3m with a tiled floor and contains twin beds (which can be joined to make a double if desired), wardrobe and a chest of drawers. Double aspect French windows have views of the surrounding countryside.
Bedroom 3 is 2.5m x 3m with a tiled floor and contains a single bed and a chest of drawers. One window gives views of surrounding countryside and garden.
5 acre grounds are shared with the owners, who live in the adjacent house.
English Italian-speaking owners are on hand to welcome you and advise you where to shop, eat and visit.
Playstation 2 is available on loan, as are DVDs and CDs.
English language guide books of the area available on loan too!
Portable artist easels and stools are available on loan.
Mountain bikes are available locally to hire.
Welcome hamper of seasonal organic produce (from our grounds) is provided.
Smoking is only permitted outside the house please.
On arrival a refundable breakage deposit of Euro 250 is required, but only to cover major items.
30% deposit required at time of booking remainder paid in full 6 weeks before departure.
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 50 EUR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 120 EUR
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 300 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 700 EUR
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- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
Casa del Fiume is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the Majella National Park in Abruzzo. The Majella National Park is the only PAN Park in Western Europe. PAN Parks are Protected Areas chosen and supported by WWF to preserve their natural beauty and habitat.
Casa del Fiume is an ideal country retreat for adults and older children. Great for walkers/hikers, nature lovers, painters (portable artist easels available), mountain bikers (bikes available to hire nearby), fishing (rod available) and canoeing.
The location is ideal for exploring the many small mediaeval towns of this region, walking/hiking in the Majella mountains nearby, swimming in the warm Adriatic sea at Fossacesia Marina (40 min drive), downhill skiing / snowboarding at the ski resort of Roccaraso (40 min drive), cross-country skiing on 30 Kms of runs through beech woods at Bosco di Sant'Antonio (30 min drive), or merely relax with a book on a lounger with your feet dangling in the cooling water of the Aventino river (2 min walk onsite).
Nearest amenities are 10-15 minutes drive away, so a car is essential. However local suppliers deliver to your door bread, cheese, fish, fruit and vegetables on various days throughout the week.
- 24 Frazione Vicenne, 66010, Civitella Messer Raimondo, Italy
- Accommodation located in:
- countryside, mountainside, near biking trails, near fishing area, near horse riding, near ski area, near walking trails, near water sports, village!
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