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The Martellese

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Sleep in classic splendour
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Sleep in classic splendour
The Martellese sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella mountain range
Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool
Anticipate the delights of the new day
Sit out and admire the views from a balcony or terrace on 3 different sides
The kitchen and living area is light, airy and spacious
Casoli Lake is known locally as Lago di Sant Angelo and is ideal for a picnic
The Villa garden is full of surprises
See the fabulous baroque church of Saint Nicola Di Bari at Caramanico
Tour Abruzzo by classic car
Take in breathtaking views on two wheels
Relax in August's balmy evenings, when there's a festa to enjoy nearby every night
The Palombaro Festa provides a window on life in the past
Savour super spring poppies!
Socialise in the evening at Guardiagrele, or enjoy superb daytime panoramic views
Picnic in our olive grove, or enjoy an eco-friendly olive harvesting holiday in sunny November
It is only 25 minutes to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Ponte, in Lanciano
Local towns like Pretoro specialise in a particular craft; nearby Guardiagrele has many blacksmiths
Join us for the Val Di Serviera mountain-top walk in July
Visit Fossacesia Abbey, impressive in size yet delightful for its simplicity
Take a day trip out to the extensive Roman city of Saepinum in neighbouring Molise
Roccascalegna Castle, which is 10km from Villa Maieletta
Come for the Maiella Fiat 500 rally in June
See unchanged landscapes and lives in the Maiella National Park
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Palombaro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo
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....
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About the Owner, Villa M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Apr 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 58 reviews and 5 properties
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Jerry P
1 review
Reviewed October 19, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The Martellese was a small but comfortable villa that was more than adequate for two people especially considering the very fair price. It was tastefully decorated with some beautiful antique pieces and a very comfortable canopy bed. The kitchen was adequate for our purposes but did not have an oven or much counter space. We were able to prepare simple...

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Captain_K...
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We loved this place. Our apartment had everything we needed and was spacious with 2 balconies and a terrace providing plenty of options for sitting and relaxing. Fantastic views up to Palombaro and the mountains beyond. The newly installed pool was great to cool off in at the end of a hot day as well. All in all this is...

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Andrew S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

In a truly gorgeous setting, the Villas are maintained to a high standard with all the mod cons you need and many additional ones you just need to ask for. Stephen and Kate are simply wonderful, the community around them are warm and Maria (lady who owns the local shop) is an absolute gem. The region is steeped in history...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Pool Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
There is ample crockery, cutlery and glassware. Tea towels are provided, and picnic cool bags for days out.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>Hallmark Christy towels are provided to complement the four piece bath... more
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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$475
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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.
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Summary of our Terms and Conditions

Bed linen, bathroom and beach towels are all supplied.

There are no extra charges, except for central heating when needed.

Smoking is only permitted outside the apartments.

Villa Maieletta is exclusively for adults.

Guests should be considerate to people in adjoining or neighbouring properties.

Guests are responsible for the condition and security of their belongings during their stay.

A non-returnable deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking to reserve an apartment. The balance should be paid eight weeks in advance of the arrival date, together with a £150 refundable deposit against damage or soiling that requires deep cleaning.

Please make payments by Paypal / Direct Bank Transfer.

Full terms and conditions will be emailed together with the booking form.
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About the neighborhood
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. <BR><BR>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. <BR><BR>It... more
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Abruzzo International Airport at Pescara: 28.0 mi
Railway: Chieti: 21.7 mi
Ferry: Pescara: 28.0 mi
Villa Maieletta is just an hour away from Pescara Airport; Ancona Airport is a short two hour drive away. Rome Ciampino can be reached by car in two and a quarter hours, with Rome Fiumicino only a little further away. Return flights for a couple from London Stansted on Ryan Air can be bought for less than £70. <BR>There is a frequent and inexpensive coach service between Rome and Pescara which takes a similar amount of time. <BR>A wide range of car hire desks can be found in airport arrival halls, with some of the most competitive rates offered on airline websites.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 18.6 mi.
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