Farmhouse in Casalanguida, Nr. Vasto Secluded but still close to Village withprivate pool
Welcome to Casaanna a house in an area we love. We discovered Abruzzo in 2006 while burying Nicky's nanan with her husband in the English war cemetery in Val di Sangro. The history and undiscovered beauty of the area captivated us. Two and a bit years later Casa Anna was finished. The project was very much a labour of love and was completed by the whole family. As you can see we had a fantastic time and took a great deal of pride in finishing it to a very high standard. It gives us great pleasure to make it available for others to enjoy and discover this area and the friendly people who live here. The house is a family house that we enjoy with our children and grand children.
Nicky purchased this Farmhouse in 2009
Why Nicky chose Casalanguida
After discovering the area in 2006 we spent the next couple of years searching for what became Casa Anna. We were captivated by the area and it's outstanding beauty both on the coast and in the mountains. The houses location on a wooded knoll gives us 360 degree views that you don't tire from. The weather in the area is superb and the openness of the people make the area enjoyable all year round. For us the rural location yet easy access to the village, town and coast met the needs of the whole family.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The area is totally relaxing! Sitting on the terrace, by the pool or walking in the surrounding woodland and orchards the cares of the world evaporate. Every time we stay we find it difficult to return to life in the UK. The house itself is a rebuilt farmhouse. Finished to modern standards yet holding the character of traditional stone and sympathetic to the landscape surrounding it. It's location allows the resident to have a truly relaxing stay and participate in the Italian way of life at your own pace. The house and it surrounds a very well equipped for a fantastic holiday. The locals are friendly and accommodating. While being rural the house is still equipped with all the modern items. Like Apple TV, smart TV, WiFi internet throughout. The house has amazing 360 degree views over the valleys and back to the mountains and village. The surrounding orchards and olive grows add to the relaxing location. Depending on the season there are apricots, cherries, apples, almonds and olives.
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Very nice house and location . Beautiful views , as described
Overall very nice .
Lovely property in beautiful surroundings
Lovely property in a beautiful area, the local village was fantastic and the people were amazing, so friendly and helpful, would definitely consider coming back to this area. The property was extremely well equipped, only downside was that the pool is in an area surrounded by trees so we needed to fish out a lot of leaves and insects frequently, otherwise it was just perfect.
Really glad you had a great stay and we have a lot of guest who return and we would be pleased to add you to the list. We are doing some landscaping in October and the pruning of the oaks will be on that list. Due to the unusual weather this year it seems the trees are shedding more than normal.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you book again.
Nicky and David
Secluded,rural,Ideal relaxation holiday
Lovely hideaway in the hills.Nicky and David were very helpful in providing all that we needed and Maria who lives nearby was on hand to make sure everything went smoothly whilst not encroaching on our privacy.House has all that you need and a short walk takes you into town for bars/cafe and a small shop for emergency supplies.The coast is not too far away with endless array of places to eat.All in all a very relaxing 10 day break.
Thanks Neil we are really pleased that you had a great stay. We would love you to visit again
Amazing house in peaceful countryside
Wanting a taste of true italy and to experience the more rural side of the country we booked casa anna. The house and location comletely met our brief.
Casa anna is located down a farm track in the middle of very rural Abruzzo. It's about a 15 minute walk to the nearest village of Casalanguida which has a couple of bars and shops for essentials. Unfortunately during our stay it was far too hot to walk up there as its uphill (europe was experiencing a heatwave and it was 40+ during the day) but we did drive up (5 minutes) a few times. The villa is about a 30 min drive for Vasto the nearest large town with a large supermarket, restaurants, bars and more touristy stuff. There is an aquapark near vasto which is good if you have children.
The villa itself was very well kept and extremely spacious and provided everything we needed for our stay. It really did feel like a home away from home The pool was very welcome especially in the heat. There are lots of different seating areas both inside and out both in the shade and in the sun.
The owners were helpful and responsive to queries, and Maria and Juliano who look after the house were lovely.
We really loved our stay at casa anna and would return if we were looking to stay in the area again.
Abruzzo itself is exceptionally rural and really does provide an experience of true rural italy - be warned the roads are very poor due the environment - there are often mudslides and the roads are swept away, they are often very windy as the area is very hilly!
The only negative issue experienced by us was the temperature as italy was experiencing a heatwave, it was very warm both inside the villa and out so we didn't really get to see as much of the surrounding area as we would normally have done.
Thanks for your review Alex. It's fantastic to hear that you had a great stay!
Unique quaint and stunning
As a family we wanted a relaxing quiet holiday . We found this property on the web and after a chat to the owner who very helpful and friendly we booked the property . After arriving in Rome and then attempting to find the carhirevwhich I must say was hell on earth and organised confusion. Van got and our journey began the direction e revived to the villa were excellent and we arrived on time .
The villa was stunning with its views and large spacious rooms and the items left were a great help to begin the kids adventure . We were also informed about the local bars shops and places the kids would enjoy is aqua land Vasto . The pool was clean and catered for us all and the roof top balcony was the place for diner and lunch to relax and take in the views at night of the splendid countryside . The people in the village were helpful and the ice cream in San roccos bar to die for .the beer was good too .
Top place to relax , walk and stay 5 star
lovely villa, well appointed, private, fab views
We flew to Rome which meant a long drive 3-4 hours to get to the villa not helped by sat nav tasking us the scenic route off the main road and over the hills. The villa is lovely, located at the end of a track in hilly farmland and completely private and not overlooked. The views over the hills are spectacular and the village can be seen from the terraces. Casalinguida is a pretty hill village, small and quiet. The few shops are ok for basic needs and there is a cashpoint and pharmacy. The bars are small and there is no restaurant. It is a decent walk from the villa, maybe 15mins, but an easy 5 min drive. The villa is very comfortable, well equipped and spacious. There is good wi fi, sat tv , games, books , etc. The living areas and bedrooms are a good size and v comfortable. There are several lovely terraces and balconies The pool is very nice, being on a raised terrace at the rear of the property and in full sun until about 4pm( in July/August). It is graduated from about 3' to over 6' deep with a platform around the edge about 3' deep and a deeper middle area. It is not fenced off. Maria and her husband live locally and were very helpful for any queries we had, and David, the owner responded to e mails and phone calls promptly, although our questions were not urgent! We did find the location of the villa a little more remote than expected so being the sort of family who likes to explore the area rather than pool sitting every day, we did have to drive quite a lot. Vasto, about 20 mins drive away, was a lovely classic old Italian baroque style town with a modern area for all your needs. There is a lively beach here as well with disco bars, etc We drove to Pompeii and Herculaneum for a day (about 2 hours) and took the passenger ferry to Tremeti island( 1 hr drive, 1 hr on ferry) which was a lovely day. Several other day excursions to see beautiful towns (eg Sulmina), stunning castles (eg Roccascalegna) and lovely ancient hill villages (Atessa) but due to lack of tourist information in the area, we largely had to suss things out ourselves. Very few if any Brits around - even tourist info in Vasto did not speak English or had any English pamphlets. Overall, a fantastic holiday in undiscovered Italy, away from the tourist track, in a beautiful relaxing, quiet and private villa. Thoroughly recommended.
The beaches at Vasto marina are a short drive and the warm Adriatic sea is idea for bathers of all ages.
Pescara is the nearest airport approx 40 mins drive.
We often fly into Rome and it takes about 2.5 hours to drive from there. The motorways are well layed out and not too crowded. Driving from the UK is possible we drive from Sheffield across 2 days.
Casalanguida has all that is normally required and it is 1 mile from the house. It has an ATM and several bars (we recommend the Tunnel), and the usual supermarket, pharmacy, post office and butchers.
The area has many places to dine and Vasto is easily accessible for a night out. There are a variety of local paths of various grades for anyone who wants to take a walk.
The house provides an ideal base for a relaxing holiday for all.