Master bedroom with super king size bed, en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, walk in shower and glass sliding doors leading to the pool terrace
Double bedroom with super king size bed, en suite shower room and glass sliding doors leading to the pool terrace
Double bedroom with king size bed, en suite shower room and glass sliding doors leading to lower private terrace
Open plan kitchen, dining area for 6 and sitting room, with floor to ceiling glass and open fireplace
Infinity swimming pool (16 x 2.8m)
Outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ
Outdoor shower connected to the master bedroom
2 outdoor fireplaces
Washing machine and dryer
Hair dryer in master bedroom
Luxurious linen by Christian Fischbacher and towels by Möve
Maid service twice a week
On request and payable locally;
The house is just outside Controguerra, a small town in central Italy, near the east coast.
Controguerra town is 5 minutes drive
Colonnella is 5 minutes drive for the nearest minimarket (10 minutes drive for a supermarket)
Alba Adriatica beach is 15 minutes drive, a wide sandy beach with water sports, restaurants, bars and shops
Ascoli Piceno is 15 minutes drive, historical town with Renaissance square
Aquaviva Picena is 20 minutes drive
Conero sandy beach is 50 minutes drive
Campo Imperatore is 60 minutes drive, part of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park
Castelluccio di Norcia is 120 minutes drive
Pescara Abruzzo Airport, the house is 45 minutes drive
Ancona Marche Airport, the house is 1 hour drive
Rome International Airport, the house is 2 hours 15 minutes drive
Car hire is highly recommended.
Located in central Italy, Abruzzo is a region that straddles north and south, bordered by the Adriatic Sea on the east, Le Marche on the north, Lazio on the west, and Molise to the south. With castles, fortresses, historic art-adorned cities, perfectly charming stone towns on hilltops, and more than a third of the region protected as park land, there are many things and sights to enjoy. If you visited without knowing the area, you might think you were in Tuscany – Abruzzo is also off most travelers’ radars, so you’ll be able to enjoy discovering places that aren’t full of tourists!
Towns like; Aquaviva Picena, a charming town with archaeological sites and historical attractions, Ascoli Piceno with a beautiful Renaissance square ‘Piazza del Popolo’, and Corropoli, just a short drive away, is a small but pretty town amidst stripes of vines and olive groves. Colonnella is a pretty hilltop town just 5 minutes drive, Tortoreto alto is a beautiful small village with views of the Gran Sasso and the Adriatic, and Teramo is a charming town, 30 minutes drive through beautiful hills.
Venture further afield for; Scanno, known for its goldsmiths, set near a heart-shaped lake where the ancient dress and festivals are still alive. Wander the cobbled streets of Penne, with dignified palaces and beautiful churches within the ancient city gates. Ortona is a worthy choice, the alluring old town and Spanish fortress resting above the sea. Pretty Pacentro has the region’s oldest castle, along with tall towers and a striking setting surrounded by parks and mountains.
There are many vineyards in Abruzzo proffering their excellent vintages, especially the famed Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, the region’s regal red. The full-bodied rose’ called Cerasuolo comes from the same grape. Very well known vineyards are; Illuminati (10 minutes drive) where you can also enjoy lunch, Tenuta terraviva in Tortoreto or Tenuta Seghetti in Panichi (both 20 minutes drive), Ciu Ciu (30 minutes drive).
Awarded vineyards, while also being incredibly beautiful, include; Azienda Agricola Valentini S.S. and Masciarelli Marina Cvetic (60 minutes drive), and -Emidio Pepe (10min by car where you can also Eat for Lunch)
For dining, you’ll find excellent seafood all along Abruzzo’s Adriatic shore, the best and most fun is found in the middle part called the Costa dei Trabocchi, less than an hour’s drive away. Here you’re not just dining at the beach; you can dine on the water. The trabocchi are old wooden fishing platforms that stand right in the sea, reached by a gangway; several have started offering restaurant services, where you can savor the fresh catch while sitting directly over the water. For something much closer, there is a very special restaurant called Zenobi, an agritourismo serving delicious Abruzzese dishes, just 3 minutes drive down the hill! There is an excellent pizza restaurant in Controguerra just 5 minutes drive, and the best fish restaurants are Il palmizio in Alba Adritica (15 minutes drive) and La vecchia marina in Roseto (30 minutes drive).
In Castel di Sangro (1 hour drive) there is also one of the best Michelin starred restaurants in Italy, run by Niko Romito.
Outdoors enthusiasts will be in heaven, with a choice of three national parks offering an abundance of outdoor sports and activities, ranging from hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, fishing or paragliding. Water sports are plentiful during the summer months, Abruzzo has over 80 miles of coastline and the majority of beaches will have a chalet with a variety of water sports to choose from.
For beautiful beaches, of which there are many to choose from; Alba Adriatica beach is a short 10 minute drive away, with white sand and calm blue sea, it is one of the most beautiful on the Abruzzo coast. A little further away is Conero beach, a stunning white sandy beach beneath the impressive limestone peak of Monte Conero.
Whatever you choose to do, you will enjoy the pace, hospitality and beauty of Abruzzo.
Architect owned, with meticulous attention to detail, this beautifully designed house is set within 10 hectares of gardens and has the most wonderful views of the Italian countryside, yet is also just a short drive to the sea.
Accommodation is over two floors and is stylish, spacious and open plan. There are two bedrooms on the entrance level and one on the lower level, all with en suites. All rooms have floor to ceiling glass sliding doors, the impact is both stunning and effective, allowing the breeze in from across the fields.
The house is very much designed for outdoor living, with a fabulous outdoor kitchen and a main terrace that benefits from the most incredible sunset. It is also very private, surrounded by gardens filled with rosemary and within grounds, which include a vineyard and olive trees, perfect for an evening stroll.