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Casa del Fiume

Casa del Fiume - an Artist's home in Abruzzo.
86 reviews
Casa del Fiume - an Artist's home in Abruzzo.
Casa del Fiume - An Artist's Award Winning riverside mountain retreat in Abruzzo.
Casa del Fiume - a beautiful Majella mountain retreat.
Fast flowing Aventino river that borders the garden.
View of the large terrace with BBQ and dining area.
Kitchen with view to terrace outside.
Kitchen with marble worktop and ceramic butlers sink.
Dining room with large table and wood burning stove.
Lounge with L-shaped sofa and wood-burning stove.
Main double bedroom.
Twin bedroom with double aspect views of garden.
Single bedroom with antique iron bed.
Shower room with sink and WC.
Fresh organic figs, just picked from our trees.
Part of the 5 acre garden showing walnut groves leading to the Aventino river.
A pit barbeque is next to the riverside dining area.
Abruzzo Rafting passing by on the Aventino river.
Our favourite deserted beach, now the 3rd best beach in Italy (Traveller Magazine 2014).
Olive picking in our grove producing highest quality organic oil.
View of Majella mountains from an olive grove 5 mins drive away.
'Trabocco', an ancient fishing platform found only along the nearest part of Adriatic, a WHO site.
Lake of Sant'Angelo 5 mins drive away.
'La Gola', the nearby dramatic entrance into the Majella National Park.
Walking in the Majella mountains.
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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Civitella Messer Raimondo, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo
Artist's TripAdvisor and FlipKey award-winning riverside mountain retreat 'Casa del Fiume' is stone-built country house that has recently been restored, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the Majella National Park. 5 acres of grounds with walnut groves and various fruit trees sweeps down to the fast flowing mountain river Aventino, with private access. Ideal country retreat for adults and older children and even a family with babies. Perfect for people that enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature and outdoor activities. Great for walking/hiking, nature viewing, painting, mountain biking (bikes available to hire nearby), fishing and rafting/canoeing (Abruzzo Rafting centre nearby).

Own private sun-drenched terrace with large wooden garden table and chairs, traditional BBQ with chimney and two wood...
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Listing #HL64772
About the Owner
Stewart /Fabian H
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
We live on-site and we offer our guests an exceptional concierge service, as you can see in most of the reviews. We moved to Abruzzo in 2006 and have been living here since March 2007. Guests can benefit from our experience of living here since we help tailor their stay with us according to their needs. However if you do not want our help, that is fine too since we have all the guide books and maps that you will need for you to plan your stay here.
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

From the moment you arrive, Ruth and Stew make you feel like family. Nothing is to much trouble and they are always on hand to offer help or advice. If you haven't been to Abruzzo, then this is a great base in which to explore...More

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UnkaStew, VR Owner at Casa del Fiume, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you so much for this review, you made it easy for us - you were perfect guests in every way!

Reviewed January 14, 2018

Lovely house up in the mountains of the Abruzzo, very peaceful and tranquil, an ideal place to get away from it all and relax. Stew and Ruth are welcoming and genial hosts, nothing is too much trouble and their lovely house and gardens reflect their...More

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UnkaStew, VR Owner at Casa del Fiume, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Thank you so much for this great review. We are so pleased than you enjoyed your stay with us in our little piece of paradise. We hope that you come back soon.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Casa Del Fiume. Steward and Ruth were so helpful and made our stay so comfortable and unforgettable. We loved the beautiful house, the garden and swimming in the pristine river at the bottom of the garden. Altogether a magical...More

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Management response:Responded September 8, 2017

Thank you for your kind review.We so enjoyed having you and your family stay here with us and your appreciation of the outstanding natural beauty that the Aventino valley has to offer.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Downstairs has a small entrance lobby leading to the stairs. All rooms lead through to each other (no doors) in an almost open plan way. Kitchen is 3m x 5m with a solid marble work surface surrounding the ceramic butler sink and slate tiled floor.

Dining room is 3m x 5m with a marble tiled floor and cast iron wood burning stove. Lounge is 4m x 5m with a marble tiled floor and a large cast iron wood burning stove containing 1 large L-shaped leather sofa seating up to 5 people.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a shower room. The tiled shower room is 1.5m x 2.3m with curved glass shower cubicle, sink and WC. Bedroom 1 is 4.2m x 5m with a tiled floor and contains large double bed with mosquito curtain, wardrobe, large chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror. Double aspect windows gi...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We accept people of all ages. even really young ones - yes we have a cot, a high chair, baby bath and changing mat; even two stair-gates. However, elderly infirm people may...
    1 Shower
    3 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
Jul 28, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
High Summer 2018
7 nights -- --
Sep 1, 2018 -
Sep 28, 2018
Late Summer 2018
3 nights
Sep 29, 2018 -
Oct 26, 2018
Autumn 2018
2 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • winter fuel supplement (wood + electricity): $64 / stay - Fee
  • Final cleaning including laundry: $64 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $318 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Casa del Fiume is an ECO-friendly house.
It has solar panels on the roof and has no central heating nor air-conditioning.
The walls are 3 foot thick Majella stone that retains the heat in winter and keeps the house cool in summer.

Casa del Fiume is heated by electric wall heaters and wood burning stoves.
Water is heated by electricity also.

A heating supplement during cold weather will be charged based on actual consumption of electricity and wood.

Final cleaning and linen is charged at a reasonable £50.

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About the neighborhood
The location of 'Casa del Fiume' is ideal for exploring the many small mediaeval towns of this region, walking in the Majella mountains, basking on empty beaches of the 'Trabocchi Coast' and swimming in the warm Adriatic sea (40 min drive), downhill skiing / snowboarding on the empty slopes at the ski resort of Roccaraso (40 min drive), cross-country skiing on 30 Kms of runs through beech woods at Bosco di Sant’Antonio (30 min drive), or merely relax with a book on a lounger with your feet dangling in the cooling water of the Aventino river (2 min walk to the bottom of our garden - private access).

Civitella Messer Raimondo.
This is the nearest town, a mediaeval village perched on top of a hill at the foot of the Majella overlooking Fara San Martino. Amenities include sma...
Getting around
You will have a better experience if you have your own transport.
However we are on a good road (SS86) located between Casoli and Lama dei Peligni. There is a daily bus that goes to Lanciano via Casoli that is used by school kids that passes here between 07.15 and 07.45 returning around 13.30/13.45.
On a Wednesday there is a very small market in Civitella M.R. and the local school bus is used to ferry people to the market at a small cost.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pescara: 46.6 mi
Railway: Archi: 10.6 mi
Ferry: Pescara: 46.6 mi
Ryan Air operates daily flights from Stansted to Pescara during the summer, in winter it’s 3 times per week. Pescara airport is a small airport close to the main auto routes (and opposite Auchan hypermarket). Hertz car rentals give a discount if you book from the link on Ryan Air website, other car rental companies do operate from Pescara. Casa del Fiume is a 1 hour drive from Pescara airport.

Alternatively fly to Rome from most major UK airports. The drive from Rome will take 2.5 to 3 hours on the autostrada – but it is a beautiful route.

Driving from UK? It will take at least 2 days from London and preferably with 2 people sharing the driving.

Once you decide on which transport you will be using, please let us know and we will supply you with recommended routes to use. There is alw...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 18.6 mi.
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