Pretty villa with stunning view - between beach and mountains - Elice, Italy home swap
3 bedroom house to sleep 6 in beautiful countryside within easy reach of beach
Set in its own gardens with a sweeping drive to the terrace, olive groves and vineyard, this villa (with wi-fi) has the wow factor with a fabulous panoramic view of the Majiella and Gran Sasso mountains, words and pictures cannot show how beautiful this is.
Close to the Adriatic coast, the sea is only 20 min away with its miles of sandy beaches. The villa is perfectly positioned for a beach, walking, or cycling holiday. Or simply sit on the terrace in the perfect stillness and watch the local farmers tend the vines and olives in the valley and watch the lights coming on in the valley as evening falls,
The property comprises 3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, and downstairs there is a large kitchen, sitting room and shower room. In the gardens there is a shaded eating area and plenty of room for lounging in the sun . Simply enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the fabulous views and when you are ready to eat why not have a barbecue on the terrace or even try the outside pizza oven. Loungers and patio furniture, also outside lighting for late al fresco dining.
Facilities: The house accommodates 6 people comfortably and has everything required for your comfort and convenience including large well equipped kitchen and dining area, outside dining area with lighting for al-fresco suppers, BBQ, pizza oven, sun loungers and cushions. The house has gas central heating and an open fireplace for winter comfort. Upstairs there is a room with twin and single beds, a large double bedroom and a third with sofa-bed which can also be used as a sitting room/kitchenette if preferred. The upstairs wet room has a shower, toilet and bidet. Downstairs you find the large kitchen with table for 6, the sitting room is complete with sofa-bed to seat 3, a two seat sofa and a single rocking chair and selection of DVDs in English, and games. Also cloakroom and large shower. You can enjoy our own olive oil from our olive trees and help yourself to the figs, oranges, apples, pears and artichokes when in season. There is also rosemary and a bay tree to help your BBQ taste even better! Local guides and maps are provided. A perfect place to relax
Getting there: Ryanair operates regular scheduled flights from Stansted to Pescara airport. Car hire can easily be booked and the house is a 30 min drive from the airport. Rome and Ancona airports are easily accessible via the motorway network.
There is also a ferry service between Pescara and Croatia.
About the location
The area: Elice nestles between the Adriatic coast and the majestic Gran Sasso mountain ranges, and offers the possibility of a very varied holiday. You can be on the beach within 25 min or walking in the National Park within an hour. Train and bus services to Rome are regular and simple to use and offer the possibility of combining a short break in the Eternal City or just a day trip there.
The landscape surrounding Elice is picturesque against the backdrop of the majestic Gran Sasso and offers superb walking and cycling. There are also many hilltop towns to explore including the historic towns of Penne, Citta San Angelo and Atri. In July a Blues music festival is held in Atri and in August the famous Mugnai Festival is held in Elice. During the summer there are many festivals at surrounding towns and villages.
There are plenty of local shops to serve your needs and a large supermarket and indoor shopping mall is not far away on the way to the coast. Also a smart designer outlet village is well worth a visit.
A variety of great value restaurants are within easy access of the house and there is a local supermarket, superb butchers with restaurant, a famous arrosticini (local speciality lamb) restaurant and a cantina which produces the local Montepulciano and Trebbiano wines all within 10 min. A health spa with pool is also nearby.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Open to Offers