Olive Grove Farm with pool
Skiing in the winter -
The farmhouse will easily sleep six but there is a sofa bed (main bedroom) and 3 extra temporary beds if needed. There is also the PoolHouse! Although this is primarily for the use of the “swimmers” and has two single beds, a shower, washbasin and toilet and so could be used as an extension of the house for a family if needed. The farmhouse consists of 3 large double bedrooms (2 with washbasins), two bathrooms, a fully equipped very large Kitchen/Diner, a large lounge with a romantic log fire and an “Open” room for eating (generally summer use only!) with some beautiful Italian antique furniture. There is an enormous veranda (12m x 6m) on the first floor facing south allowing maximum effect of the wonderful view. A large permanent Gazebo is on one corner to shield the sun -
Serramonacesca is a tiny, tranquil village found in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo Region. The village is located on the crest of a 900 foot hill which drops down a steep ridge to the Alento and Vallone Rivers. Serramonacesca is noted for the 9th century Benedictine Abbey of San Liberatore a Maiella, one of the most important medieval churches in Italy. Visit the wondrous mountains and valleys of Serramonacesca.
The house is situated just seven min walk from the village (part tarmac, part stone road) and is approached through two white iron gates, up a 100 metre drive snd apart from the olive trees, there are also some almond, walnut, fig, apple and pear trees. To the left of the house is the 12 metre solar heated swimming pool (2m deep) that has a fully equipped (shower, changing facilities etc) log cabin. At night the pool can be lit by underwater lights and around the pool.
The house offers total tranquility, with wonderful mountain/hill walks immediately outside. Ideally suited for everyone -
Bedroom 1 Very large bedroom with king-
Bedroom 2 Large bedroom with brass king-
Bathroom 1 Completely modernised with shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin
Terrace Huge terrace 12 x 6 metres with breathtaking views of surrounding mountains. Has swing chair mahogany round table with 6 chairs, mosaic table & 2 chairs and of course a charcoal barbeque and fire bowl. Large gazebo 4 x 4m to cover table and chairs.-
Bedroom 3 Downstairs bedroom with two single beds, desk and computer (Internet connection but a little slow as GPRS), also a travel cot (that can be placed anywhere) plus wireless baby alarm with camera, highchair etc.
Bathroom 2 2nd bathroom (downstairs) with washbasin, bath shower and toilet
Lounge with leather 3 piece suite (sits 6), large open log fire, 37” LCD satellite television (freesat only) DVD 5.1 Theatre sound system9+extensive DVD library), VCR, Hi Fi system . All walls original exposed stone. If you feel you have a musical flare then we have an electronic keyboard and professional karaoke machine with nearly 500 songs -
Open Room Has lovely Italian antique table (seats 6+ easily) and large sideboard/cupboard. Also bamboo round glass table with chairs -
Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen, gas hob and cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, espresso coffee, grinder, food mixer, ice crusher, electric grill, slow cooker etc. Full range of cutlery, crockery etc. Also we have a large 2 metre pine table with 8 seats and a small bamboo table and 2 chairs. French doors to patio
Patio Outside kitchen, large patio with mahogany table and six chairs and a pergola with vines growing up supports
Swimming Pool is 12 x 6 metres, 2m deep end, fully automated with electric solar cover, just a few metres from the house
PoolHouse This was built in Feb 2008 and is a large log cabin at the end of the pool. It has two single beds and a bathroom (shower, toilet (not connected) and washbasin) and is ideal in an emergency for older children or adults and increases the sleeping capacity by a further 2, although re its description it is primarily meant for use in conjunction with the swimming pool..
Log Cabin . It is about 150 metres from the farmhouse and is completely self contained (sleeps 2-
Facilities A canoe and two mountain bikes are available for use. There are several books and many CD’s, DVD’s. Local river passes through our land) safe for children to play in (supervised) and build dams etc. Small library of books and collection of tourist information booklets. Further we have a football machine,dartboard and outdoor table tennis (for 4) and children’s swing
3 tier Fountain Illuminated at night with three colours
Parking Plenty of space on right of house for several cars.
Location Pescara Airport is just 25 minutes drive away and Rome (Campino) is under 2 hours away. Ryan Air fly into both airports, thus very cheap flights are nearly always available if you book in advance. Many people choose to fly to Rome (often cheaper flights -
Local Amenities Obviously the Adriatic sea, and good skiing in the Winter. Serramonacesca is very quiet, charming and un spoilt village just 7 min walk away. It has two village stores (well stocked) and supermarkets (and Hyper) just 15 min away by car. Two bars (both with free internet), several restaurants (excellent and cheap), pharmacy, doctor etc. There are plenty of lovely historic villages and towns to drive to, many walks
Within an hour’s drive there are all the expected tourist facilities (if you want them) two Water parks, golf, karting, hot natural spars, white water rafting, nightclubs and many other attractions. Golf at Brecciarola is just 10 min away.
Olive Grove Farm is a 200 year old stone farmhouse with a large (12m) swimming pool in nearly 5 acres (of mainly olive trees) that has been lovingly restored to a high specification and has astounding views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. Situated just 25 min. from the sandy beaches of Pescara, and 40 min. from the bottom of the chair lift (2700 m high, so plenty of snow for a long season), this charming old farm house offers both wonderful summer holidays swimming in the warm Adriatic sea or good
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