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Quaint Restored 5 Storey Village House Sleeps 7

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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Our house has just been fully restored to the highest standards and is situated in the historic medieval village of Introdacqua near the town of Sulmona in the L`Aquila region of Italy. The house has been reconstructed to traditional standards, with stone stairs , some steep, and ceramic floors as is normal for some property in Italy. Therefore care should be taken with small children and those unsteady on their feet. The roof terrace also has a long drop, small children should not be left unattended in these areas. The house is full of character with brick vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and archways. The are two entrances along a secluded path along side the house, one to the basement floor which has a large room which, being built into the rock stays a constant temperature thro...Our house has just been fully restored to the highest standards and is situated in the historic medieval village of Introdacqua near the town of Sulmona in the L`Aquila region of Italy. The house has been reconstructed to traditional standards, with stone stairs , some steep, and ceramic floors as is normal for some property in Italy. Therefore care should be taken with small children and those unsteady on their feet. The roof terrace also has a long drop, small children should not be left unattended in these areas. The house is full of character with brick vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and archways. The are two entrances along a secluded path along side the house, one to the basement floor which has a large room which, being built into the rock stays a constant temperature throughout the year. The ground floor has a shower room, bedroom with a single daybed and folding z-bed. There is also a cosy warm lounge with a sofa bed. The first floor has the kitchen with mountain views , a dining room with an extending table catering for 8 places and second bedroom with a bunk bed. The second floor has the master bedroom with a king sized bed, on-suite bathroom with a bath and shower plus a large balcony. The roof terrace has views over the lush green hillside and also towards the often snow capped Blue Mountains. Being newly refurbished through 2013 it benefits from completely new electrical wiring and heating systems. The two fireplaces are not required and now decorative, as the modern gas fired central heating system keeps the house warm through the coldest winter months. Introdacqua is one of the 50 listed 'Borghi più belli d'italia' (the most beautiful villages in Italy). During the summer months the village is particularly vibrant with jazz festivals, live entertainment, dancing and alfresco eating in the piazza.Our house is close by to the center and just a few steps from the piazza, bars, deli, restaurant, bakery, butchers, chemist and bank. Nearby you can find trails and paths for the leisure walker or a serious hiker with trails to suit every ability in the Majella National Park. Not too far away is Gran Sasso, the highest peak in Italy outside of the Alps. There is also free WiFi available in the bar across the road for those who need to stay online ! The famous Giro D'Italia passes through this region each May, a great base for your cycling holiday. There are many ski resorts in the area, Roccaraso being the largest and suitable for all types of ski and snowboard fans with over . The main ski season runs from January to March.The ski area of Roccaraso, otherwise known as the Skipass Alto Sangro, is the best known of the Abruzzo resorts and has 120 km of piste for you to enjoy (including 8 km at Pescocostanzo). Roccaraso is Italy's fifth biggest ski area. During the week the pistes are blissfully quiet and you certainly won't suffer the queues of some of the better known resorts of the Alps. In Roccaraso they take great pride in keeping their pistes in beautiful condition and they are always well groomed. Many are covered by the latest snow-making technology even though the snow record in the Appenines is excellent. Modern, high speed chair lifts access the area from the bases at Aremogna, Pizzalto and Monte Pratello. Many of the runs will take you through beech forests that give this area such a distinctive character. The majority of runs are intermediate but there are some great beginners' slopes too at each of the base areas. During the summer there is also plenty to do with organised walking and cycling tours through the national parks. Sulmona is just a few km away where you will find the twice weekly market in the huge tree lined Piazza Garibaldi surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants.Every summer during July there is a jousting competition which is attended from entrants from all over Europe. There are many boutique style shops and a few well know high street names. There is a regular bus service from Introdacqua, but a car is recommended to make the most of what the area has to offer. Within 30 minutes drive you'll find lakes, natural springs, ancient hermitages, national parks, Roman architecture, historic churches and much more, all set in stunning, green mountain scenery. The beaches along the Adriatic coast are less than an hour away. Rome is only two hours away (by car) or there's a train or regular coach service from Sulmona, with Naples, Pompei and the Amalfi coast three hours away. Airports are Pescara (40 minutes drive) and Rome Ciampino (1 hour 20 minutes) and Fiumincino (1 hour 40 minutes). The main east west motorways pass within 10 km of Sulmona so you are within easy reach of both coasts.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Swingset
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Mountain Views
Kettle
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

The village house is located in the center of the small but beautiful village of Introdacqua. August is Festival time, and the owner had warned us that it would be loud in the evenings, and it certainly was. But in spite of this we quite...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank 111Samantha
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Excellent standard of accommodation in perfectly positioned village house. We were there with three teenagers for a ski break so terrace not used - but imagine this would be perfect summer accommodation. Stairs very steep for anyone with mobility problems but otherwise very interesting and...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank David W
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Whilst still a work in progress, this lovely five storey house right in the centre of Introdaqua has everything you could need as a base for skiing or summer holidays. Definitely not for the unfit - lots of very steep stairs are excellent for working...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank Family_traveller075
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We had a great time in Introdacqua. Our apartment was centrally located near everything we needed. We had a great view. The apartment was comfortable and clean.

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank purcn
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Our family of 7 stayed here for four nights. It is a newly remodeled house with four floors plus a rooftop terrace! There was plenty of room and we enjoyed the village cafes, bakery, and La Trotta restaurant. Our only complaint was that it was...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank denbev
About the Owner
Carl S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
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About the neighbourhood
Nearby you have Lake Scanno, ideal for a summers swim or walk any time of the year. There are numerous ski resorts, the largest being Roccaraso just 30 minutes drive away. With 120km of piste at an altitude of 1300m to 2100m it provides ample winter skiing with runs to accommodate all tastes. The mountains also provide plenty of walks and cycle routes. With the mighty Gran Sasso and many national parks. For golfers the nearest 18 hole course is just outside Pescara, an hours drive away. Shoppers will love the boutiques in Sulmona and foodies the restaurants with their local fresh produce.
How to get there
If you are flying Rome Fiumincino airport is 1 hour 40 minutes by car and is very well served by many airlines. Rome Ciampino airport is 1 hour 10 minutes. Pescara Airport is just 40 minutes Naples Airport is 2 hours 30 minutes The main A25 motorway runs across the country and is just 15 minutes drive from the house. From there you can easily get to Rome or Pescara. A train line also runs across from Rome to Pescara with a station at Sulmona which is just a few km from Introdacqua. See http://www.treniatial.it Coaches also run from Rome and other major cities to Pescara and some through Sulmona.
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