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Description from owner

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Bedrooms 3 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

1 Full bath

Casa della Meridiana, Aventino

Wake up every morning to a breathtaking view over mountains and hilltop towns. Casa della Meridiana is a cosy holiday home in tranquil countryside, suitable for a family vacation or as a creative retreat.

Self-contained, modernised farmhouse with garden and sun terrace, sleeps six.

Casa della Meridiana is a detached property in a country hamlet a few minutes by car from villages with shops, restaurants, bars and summer swimming pool, and 35 minutes from the sea.

Well equipped for family holidays with children, also used as a base for walking in the nearby Majella National Park and as a creative retreat by academics, writers and artists. Free wi-fi.

Barbecue terrace, small garden with fruit trees and hammock, patio dining areas. Large dining tables inside and out. Log fire. Lounge with TV / DVD player, hi-fi, board games. Well-equipped kitchen.

Upstairs three double bedrooms, bathroom, study area opening in to large sun terrace. Additional single beds and a cot available on request.

Further details indoors

Living room/diner: Sofa and easy chairs and a dining table for up to 8. Open log fireplace. Furniture includes coffee table and bookshelf; 32cm digital TV with 50 channels (HDMI cable supplied) and DVD player; hi-Fi; selection of books and games, CDs, DVDs; local information.

Kitchen/breakfast room: Small table. Five-ring gas cooker with electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, double toaster, and bread machine, crockery and a wide range of pots, pans & cooking utensils (including teapot, eggcups, kettle, and Italian/English cookbooks. (Additional kitchen equipment can be borrowed on prior request.)

Bedrooms: All three bedrooms are a good size with double bed (160cm x190cm), chest of drawers, bedside tables, hanging rail, fans, and insect blinds. Bedroom 1 has door to sun terrace and a valley view. Bedroom 2 has window view of Aventino valley. Bedroom 3 has door to private rear patio and mountain view.

Study / spare bedroom

The bathroom (upstairs, adjacent to bedrooms) has a shower, WC, sink and bidet, a bathroom cabinet, two-pin socket, mirrors, and a basic first aid kit.

Bedrooms, study and bathroom are reached by internal and external staircases.

Further details outdoors

The house is a detached property in its own grounds, with a small olive plantation and orchard, facing south east on the side of a hill. Casa della Meridiana is one of only four occupied houses in the tiny hamlet of Gallo, five kilometres from the nearest small village of Civitella Messer Raimondo..

We have recently created a new garden terrace and barbecue area in front of the house. This is a country property well away from main roads or traffic. Private parking for up to three cars.

Sun terrace (with vista of the Aventino valley, mountains and hilltop towns) is the glory of the house: a very large upstairs panoramic terrace suitable for outside dining, sunbathing, yoga, watching the sun rise, stargazing or simply taking in the view. Equipped with patio table and chairs, sun loungers, paddling pool (if required). External light.

Portico: ground floor covered, all-weather dining and sitting out area, with dining table and chairs for eight. (There are other uncovered patio areas to the side and front.)

Rear patio: Private sitting-out area behind the house, with mountain view, accessible from Bedroom 3. Shady in the mornings and sunny in the afternoons. External light. View of Monte Tari.

Barbecue terrace: We have created a simple terraced garden in front of the house with a wonderful view. Outside barbecue, table and chairs, a herb garden and additional planted areas. (We can also supply a traditional Abruzzo “arrosticini” BBQ.)

Our grounds: we have about half an acre, with 12 olive trees and a small orchard (almonds, plums, apricot, apples, pears and cherries). We harvest our olives in November and make our own olive oil. Most of the grounds are semi-wild grassland strewn with wild artichoke, spring and summer flowers. There is a hammock strung between trees.

Access: there is private parking or three cars. Access on foot from the parking area to the house is by a short, sloping concrete drive and eight shallow steps. Between the ground and upper floors of the house is an outside staircase with 16 steps (there is also an internal staircase). No easy disabled access.

TripAdvisor property ID 165552

More Property Details

Book this 3 bedroom house in Civitella Messer Raimondo today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 11 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $439, depending on travel dates.

The owner last updated the property’s calendar Nov 17, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Michael D.
Calendar last updated:
17 Nov 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($314.27) £250.00
No smoking at this property
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  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Tennis in town


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 1 Full bath


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