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The Martellese

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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Abruzzo is the place where Italians go on holiday and it is just the way they like it, off the tourist track and unchanged.It has a wealth of castles and medieval towns, 129 kilometres of sandy beaches, 21 ski areas and one third of the region is designated national and regional parks. The Martellese, at Villa Maieletta, sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella Mountain range in the Maiella National Park. The Villa is on a quiet country lane close to the historic hill-top town of Palombaro, with unrivalled views of the Abruzzo landscape. It is the most elevated apartment at the Villa and takes full advantage of the views with balconies on three sides, which offer a variety of spectacular vistas from a shady spot at any time of day. The bedroom looks out towards oli...Abruzzo is the place where Italians go on holiday and it is just the way they like it, off the tourist track and unchanged.It has a wealth of castles and medieval towns, 129 kilometres of sandy beaches, 21 ski areas and one third of the region is designated national and regional parks. The Martellese, at Villa Maieletta, sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella Mountain range in the Maiella National Park. The Villa is on a quiet country lane close to the historic hill-top town of Palombaro, with unrivalled views of the Abruzzo landscape. It is the most elevated apartment at the Villa and takes full advantage of the views with balconies on three sides, which offer a variety of spectacular vistas from a shady spot at any time of day. The bedroom looks out towards olive groves and the Maiella mountains beyond them. The bedroom environment is delightful, with the finest imported Indian 400 count cotton sheets, white goose down pillows, and embroidered damask bedspreads. An exotic bed canopy completes the scene. A well-equipped newly fitted modern kitchen, in rustic style, provides a pleasurable environment for food preparation and eating. It is combined with a comfortable lounge and sitting area. We offer packed lunches and vegetarian evening meals, by arrangement. Live the Italian life. Experience and enjoy the rhythms of rural Italy that surround us from the porchetta van and cafe culture to events celebrating the olive and grape harvests. The festa month of August has an array of unique activities that include a wild boar festival in Pennapiedimonte, Chilli Pepper weekend, the Beer Festival in Limiti (1km down the road) and musical events that extend into September in historic Lanciano. Enjoy one of our Shabby Chic workshops in Autumn or join us for an olive harvesting holiday in November, when you can pick your own olives and return home with the oil from the fruits of your labours. Retire to your apartment to relax and rest in a luxurious environment of classic Italian splendour. We're situated amidst great cycling, motorcycling and walking country, and offer guided road cycle tours, MTB rides along the historic WWII Gustav Line or Adriatic coast. Mountain bikes are available for the use of guests, and road cycles can be hired nearby. The Giro D'Italia frequently visits the area. Organised tours are also available by chauffer-driven classic car or motor cycle (including bike rental). The area has a significant place in military history, being close to the Gustav & Bernhardt lines, and the site of the Battle of Ortona. Evidence of the conflicts of the time can be found in the form of bullet holes in some of Palombaro's buildings. On the 3rd weekend in June, the Maiella Fiat 500 rally comes our way, and 60 or so of these iconic Italian cars of the 1960s descend on the historic hill-top town of Casoli. Come on the first weekend in July and enjoy the annual Maiella mountain walk, a 5 hour trek across the peaks above us that's sponsored by local pasta makers, De Cecco. If music's your preference, the internationally-renowned Pescara Jazz festival in July is a short drive away. Combine a holiday in our stunning location with on-site English language tuition from Kate and Stephen, who are experienced teachers and text book authors. If you're interested in buying a house in the area we can guide you on that as well, using the experiences we've gained and what we've learned. At Villa Maieletta you can be in the mountains in the morning, on the beach in the afternoon, and dine in the countryside under the stars. The Villa is an ideal retreat for couples, those who love the outdoor life and aficionados of architecture and history. Just perfect, too, for your honeymoon hideaway or a romantic short break.More
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Villa M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
Interaction with guests
Owners, Kate and Stephen, live elsewhere in the grounds away from the apartments. They feel that living on site enables them to provide a complete holiday experience for guests, through their knowledge of the area and local events. They do their best to make guests feel at home, and to be a resource for advice and information, without being intrusive. We also have a range of maps and helpful guidebooks, to enable you to navigate your way around easily and make the most out of every day.
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Villa Maieletta is in a quiet corner location with great views of the Majella Massif. It is well located for a bike ride up the Giro d'Itallia giant Blockhaus and for road cyling around the local area; though road surface can be variable. The appartment...More

Date of stay: September 2012
Thank Ian T
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We were looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday and this was exactly what we had. The area is beautiful, close to Abruzzo's national parks. The apartment was excellent, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and well equipped - combined with the wonderful views from the bedroom...More

Date of stay: September 2012
Thank Pat T
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

The welcome from Kate and Stephen is both warm and genuine - reflecting the hospitality of the local villagers and the Abruzzio region in general. The apartment is luxurious and thoughtfully planned out. It includes all your essentials and extra items - in fact everything...More

Date of stay: August 2012
Thank Mary S
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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 1 October 2011

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Date of stay: August 2011
Reviewed 20 September 2011

The apartment is very well equipped, absolutely everything you could want, right down to picnic bag and chairs. Martellese gives a standard of luxury comparable with a five star hotel, spacious and bright it was a pleasure to come back to after a day out....More

Date of stay: September 2011
Thank TartanGranny
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Pool Table
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
House Swap
Patio
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There is ample crockery, cutlery and glassware. Tea towels are provided, and picnic cool bags for days out. We know the importance of travelling light and supply a welcome pack of essential items to ensure that your arrival is comfortable whenever you reach us. Beach towels are also supplied, to give you extra room in your suitcase. The bedroom includes hanging space and a shoe rack in period style, dressing table and chair. There are bedside cabinets with attractive lamps. A classic chandelier provides the centrepiece in both the bedroom and lounge. The apartment features a host of personal touches, including specially designed & hand-painted clothes hangers. Hallmark Christy towels are provided to complement the four piece bathroom suite, which is carefully steam-cleaned ready for your arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
Palombaro is a hill-top town with a mere 1,131 inhabitants, which sits 536 metres above sea level. It boasts spectacular views over the Valley dell'Avello and is at the foot of the 2,252 metre high Martellese Mountain, one of the highest in the Maiella range. Palombaro was the Italian location for the 2011 film, “Lords of London,” which features Ray Winstone and Glen Murphy. The beautiful church of the Assumption, which dates back to 1561, appears in the wedding scene. The valley walls of Palombaro are host to numerous caves. The Cave (Grotta) of St. Angelo can be found just a few kilometres away inside the remains of a medieval church, whilst the amazing Grotta del Cavallone, reached by cable car and complete with stalactites, is also nearby. It is only 45 minutes to the ski resorts o...
Getting around
There are a lot more options with a car. We do sometimes have guests who don't have a car, who are walkers or people who like to relax within the Villa grounds, or in the pool. Peace and tranquillity is one of the most enjoyable things about being here, along with the wildlife around us. It's a great place to relax.
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