CASA BIANCA APARTMENT
Casa Bianca sits between the mountains and the Adriatic coast, in the marvellous unspoilt Italian countryside of Abruzzo, nestling amongst the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves that make up this charming, and largely undiscovered, region of central Italy. Situated amid a traditional farming community, between the villages of Elice and Castilenti, the self-contained apartment is ideally positioned in the heart of Abruzzo. Local shops, bars, restaurants and health farm are within walking distance. The charming medieval hill towns of Penne, Atri and Loreto Aprutino are less than 20 minutes away.
Secluded location, within easy walking distance of the village
Large and comfortable family bedroom.
Front view of Casa Bianca
From the property's own vineyard & olive grove, you can admire spectacular views of the Gran Sasso & Maiella mountain ranges. Only 40 minutes away, several national parks support an abundance of plants & wildlife. They are also an ideal place for skiing, hiking, cycling, canoeing & rock-climbing.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the many local family-owned restaurants, where the local Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Trebbiano wines provide the perfect accompaniment to the freshest local produce, or head down to the coast to one of the many seafood restaurants overlooking the glittering blue Adriatic.
The property is an easy 30 minute drive from bustling Pescara on the Adriatic coast, which offers frequent flights to London Stansted with Ryanair. Rome's two airports, and Ancona airport, are around two-and-a-half hours away.
The recently modernised, self-contained ground floor apartment at Casa Bianca can sleep up to five people, and comprises:
- A spacious lounge
- Well-equipped kitchen/dining room
- Family bedroom (sleeps 3)
- Second bedroom (sleeps 2)
- An office area containing a wide range of local tourist information, maps & restaurant recommendations.
An expansive private courtyard area, surrounded by trees, is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing, and doors from the kitchen lead to an attractive patio for outside dining.
The property is surrounded by 2 acre grounds. The D.O.C. vineyard has 500 Montepulciano (red) and 30 Trebbiano (white) vines, and an adjoining olive grove contains 100 trees. Two fruit orchards provide a wide selection of fruit, including apricots, loquat and pomegranates, as well as a large vegetable garden, meaning that there is always fresh produce, freely available to our guests.
Spacious lounge, perfect for relaxing in after a day out.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the secluded courtyard.
Well-equipped kitchen, with doors to patio.
|Bedrooms:||Bedroom 1 - 1 kingsize bed plus 1 single bed.
Bedroom 2 - twin beds.
|Bathrooms:||Bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, washbasin, washing machine, hairdryer, cupboards.|
|Kitchen:||Freestanding cooker with hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, iron, toaster, kettle, TV, DVD player, table and 6 chairs. Large open fireplace. Wide selection of utensils, including coffee makers, tea pot, corkscrew, plug adaptors, blenders and juicer.|
|Living room:||Lounge with 3 seater, 2 seater and chair, Satellite TV, DVD player and video. Good selection of books, games, toys, DVDs and videos.|
|Office:||Office area, giving detailed local tourist information, including recommended shops, restaurants and places to visit.|
|Cleaning and towels, etc:||Towels and linen are included and are changed weekly. Property is cleaned before and after each visit.|
|Additional indoor information:||The accommodation is on the ground floor, easily accessible with its own front door. The south-facing aspect means that the apartment is naturally well-lit and bright. All the floors are tiled. The thick walls and double shutters mean that the property is cool in summer and warm in winter. The apartment is centrally heated and double glazed.|
|Additional outdoor information:||There are a selection of garden chairs, sun loungers and outside tables, together with a hammock in the fruit orchard. There is also an outdoor pizza oven. From the grounds, you can see miles of marvellous countryside, rolling hills and local towns and villages, such as Penne and Loreto. There are fantastic views of the Gran Sasso and Maiella mountain ranges.|
Patio area, ideal for al fresco dining.
Cozy twin bedroom.
Autumnal colours of the vineyards, seen from our courtyard.
Availability and Pricing
Pricing per week is shown below in pounds sterling (GBP) - to get a quotation for longer or shorter durations, please use the Booking Form.
|Rental Period||1-2 persons per week||3-5 persons per week|
Nightly tarriff also available.
Discounts for longer stay bookings:
- £35 DISCOUNT when 2 weeks are booked,
- £70 DISCOUNT when 3 weeks are booked,
- £105 DISCOUNT when 4 weeks are booked.
Prefered method of payment - bank trasfer, or credit card with paypal.
Enquiries and Booking
To check latest availability, or to make a booking, please contact us with your proposed dates:
Current Availability is shown in the calendar below:
Here we are again, staying in this lovely, pristine apartment. We have enjoyed the many delights of this most spectacular area, including the Adriatic coast and the Gran Sasso National Park. Thank you again for a beautiful and relaxing environment in which to stay. We look forward to our next visit.
Stan and Judy, Cheshire.
This holiday has been the most wonderful one I've ever had, thank you. I don't think I would want to go anywhere else on holiday. We will keep in touch.
Eileen o'Neill, Scotland
This is the perfect base for holidays in Abruzzo - a bit off the beaten track, with outstanding mountain views but also very close to the sea and very accessible.
The apartment is spotlessly clean with great facilities and the owners are very keen to provide any help they can. They weren't at all fazed when I managed to lock myself out with the key on the inside!
The apartment is perfect when searching for property in the area and we used it for this and stayed there again when work was being carried out on the property we bought. We have been very lucky to find the owners who also help us with our own property, keeping an eye on it and carrying out all manner of tasks that have needed doing - painting, shopping, airport pickups, sorting out local bills - the list goes on.
A fantastic find! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.
Mrs Maguire, Oxfordshire
Thank you so much for giving us such a warm welcome and hugely enjoyable stay in Casa Bianca. We could not have found a more comfortable home, or nicer company, and Tracey has been very helpful in our search for a holiday home. Kai, our cocker spaniel, settled in from the word ‘go’.
We have got to know Abruzzo very much better in the weeks we’ve been here, found wonderful restaurants and had bracing walks on the beach. Life will never be the same back in the UK!
We will certainly be back to see you and hope we can keep in touch, thank you both,
Vicki and David (and Kai), Berkhamsted
We drove down from Venice and what a contrast! Abruzzo was rural, quiet and beautiful and our accommodation at Casa Bianca all that we sought in our base for the week. Our hosts welcomed us to share their immaculate house with outstanding vistas of the local hill-top villages and the distant mountains. We enjoyed picking fresh vegetables in the garden, the sunshine, and the fine welcome in the Agriturismo just down the hill in the village. The local shops were welcoming, and the butcher's at the bottom of the hill - benissimo!
Casa Bianca was a great base for exploring the very individual and spectacular hill villages, walking in the National Parks and enjoying the Adriatic beach.
From here we went on to Nemi in Lazio for a third contrasting week, focussing on Roman antiquities - but we did not find the tranquillity of Casa Bianca.
Mr and Mrs Pettit, Saltash
Thanks again for making us so welcome and for providing a so comfortable base for us to move into our new home. We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for us in enabling us to purchase a fantastic house - both of you are just brilliant!! With love,
Michael, Teresa, Anna and Zak, Suffolk.
The accommodation was better than expected, the photos didn't do it justice! Everything in the apartment was very clean, brightly decorated and furnished with lots of reading materials to browse, a well equipped kitchen and clothes washing facilities. The adjoining farm was of great interest to the kids. The location in the Italian countryside, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers was a great experience for all the family. Daily trips to the many beaches along the coast as well as to all the surrounding villages. A trip to the mountains, Gran Sasso and L'Aquila was easily achieved in a day trip. Excellent cuisine and wine was enjoyed in local restaurants at a very reasonable cost. Tracey and Pete were very helpful and friendly with lots of info on the area in a very informative folder, with tourist leaflets available in the apartment. We would recommend this accommodation highly for anyone seeking the "Italian Experience"!
Mr and Mrs McEvoy, Co.Clare, Ireland.
|Everything has been perfect and we don't want to go home, but we will soon be back! The apartment is well-equipped and spacious, has everything you would need, including a supply of DVDs and books. This is an excellent base to enjoy Abruzzo. Your help and advice have been invaluable. Whether booking us a table or supplying maps, it is so nice to have help at hand when you don't speak the language, our very best wishes, see you soon.Barrow family, Rugby.|
Casa Bianca is a superb place to stay. We shall recommend it, and your house-buying help, to anyone and everyone. See you after Christmas...
Michael, Teresa, Anna and Zak, Suffolk
Thank you very much for another wonderful week here at Casa Bianca. As you know this is our third stay in less than twelve months and we are hoping to visit again in October. We always have such a wonderful time, the week always goes too quickly. We never worry when we are here, as we know the boys can wander off and explore and they will be fine, which helps us to have a relaxing holiday. Even though this stay in July has been very hot, we have managed to stay cool by sampling the local ice creams and going to the fantastic safe, clean beaches at Silvi and Pineto.
Abbott family, Kent
Casa Bianca has proved to be an excellent, well-equipped and peaceful setting for our first visit to Abruzzo, and our welcome by Tracey was just what we needed after a stressful drive down from Venice. Thank you for an excellent week of our holiday: the flat provided us with all we could have desired.
Nic and Pam, Cornwall
From the moment Tracey greeted us at Casa Bianca, this was a perfect holiday. The accommodation is excellent – clean, tasteful and comfortable – the kitchen is superb! The house location with its views across hills towards the mountains is breathtaking. At sunset it is like a Renaissance painting – awe-inspiring. Being Italy, there are endless things to do, walking around the towns with their medieval architecture is fascinating (try Penne) and, of course, art treasures are everywhere. On one day, we swam in the warm sea at Pineto in the morning and took the cable car to 8000 feet on the Gran Sasso in the afternoon. The food is very good and prices everywhere much cheaper than Britain. Try ‘Il Gallo’ – we had several courses, with coffee and wine, for only 32 euros for 3 people. The quality and service was super. We ate fruit and vegetables from the garden and Tracey and Pete were warm and friendly hosts. I cannot recommend Casa Bianca too highly and, of course, the sun never stops shining.
Caleb Larsen, Essex
Making the reservation for this ‘Bella Casa’ was a breeze. I felt comfortable from day number 1. Thank you so much for your great hospitality; we had a marvellous time. You are a source of excellent information and your assistance made Abruzzo the high point of our trip throughout Italy. Your directions were excellent and so is your guidebook. It made everything we did much more enjoyable. This place and this part of Italy are absolutely spectacular. This was a great experience.
Elaine, Gus, Mike and Rosemarie, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Lovely pristine apartment with perfect hosts in a spectacular area of the Abruzzo. Numerous restaurants at very reasonable prices and such friendly people. Plenty to do from energetic walks to local rambles, sightseeing, trips to the beaches which are ideal for children or just soaking up the sun in a very peaceful environment. Wonderful area, delightful apartment and delicious food - what more can you ask from a holiday? We are returning in June and can't wait!
Stan and Judy, Cheshire
We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful setting. The accommodation is fantastic, well-equipped and comfortable – everything we needed.
The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and it seems that it changes around every turn in the road. We particularly enjoyed our trip to the Gran Sasso and hope that our cameras do it some justice!
Thank you so much for the free produce! We have eaten so many tomatoes and figs, the latter being out of this world.
We would love to return, perhaps in another season, and do some walking.
Many thanks for your hospitality, restaurant recommendations and directions,
All the best
Tony and Jean Davey, Mike, Joanna, Lizzie and Mary Donnelly, Kent & London
We cannot fault the accommodation, - very clean, comfortable beds, with a feel of homeliness, which made our holiday so relaxing. What scenery!! ‘Wow’ factor definitely. It was great to be able to pick home grown produce, our cooking tasted so much better! The local people made us feel very welcome and were so helpful with directions when we got lost!
Arrividerci to Tracey, Pete, and all the local people who made our holiday unforgettable. We’ll be back,
Jan, Wendy and Cheryl, Essex
Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable. Everything was just perfect…. including the fire flies. We shall certainly tell our friends.
Mr and Mrs Allen, Cornwall
We've had a fantastic time, thank you so much for all your kindness. Look forward to seeing you next Easter!
Abbott family, Kent
Once again we've have had a brilliant week, time gone too fast. Thank you for a wonderful evening last night. Can't wait til our next visit.
Abbott family, Kent
We have been staying at self catering places for quite a few years and this is one of the best. You organised perfect weather and the cherries to ripen at the right time. Thank you.
James and Kath Gartside, Queensland, Australia.
Thank you for all your help and making our stay really A1+.
Mr and Mrs Lyons, Cambridgeshire
Thank you for a great visit. The apartment is lovely, so is your area. Your veggies and fruit are wonderful,
Annie and Steve, Hope Town, Bahamas.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time at this apartment. It is spacious and comfortable with beautiful views. Would recommend to anyone wanting an away from it all holiday or short break. It is close to the coast, mountains, city and shops for your convenience and only a 2 hour flight from UK.
Julie and David, Rugby
We found Abruzzo to be a beautiful place, still steeped in rural farming, sandwiched between the mountains and the sea. Casa Bianca is the ideal base, central to sea, mountains and indeed the whole of Abruzzo. Spotlesslyclean, very spacious and every comfort to return to at the end of the day. A very big thank you for sharing your wonderful house, our apartment was beautiful and you provided invaluable help - nothing was too much bother.
Steve and Joan Guy, Whitley Bay