Sleeps 8 + 2 cots. 4 bedrooms. Fabulous villa near the historic town Atri.
Darren and Jemma Sait
- english, german, italian
About Darren and Jemma Sait
We first started visiting this area of Abruzzo in 2004 and immediately fell in love with all that it has to offer - the food, the wine, the family friendly beaches, the restaurants, the old towns with cobbled streets and cafes but above all the friendly atmosphere.
Darren and Jemma Sait purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Darren and Jemma Sait chose Atri
Our dream of owning a house here soon became a serious venture and after much research we bought this house in 2007. It offered all that we were looking for in a peaceful location but easy access to all the things we enjoy. We spent three years renovating and extending the property from a barely habitable farmhouse into a bright and spacious house with great facilities, a pool and garden with beautiful views.
What makes this Villa unique
We love spending our holidays here and making the most of the local delights. Feedback from our guests has been very positive and were impressed with the quality of the property. Many of them spent evenings eating 'al fresco' on the portico with a glass of local wine, watching the sunset across the valley. Others preferred the early mornings - but they all enjoyed the pool and stunning views from the poolside.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Brilliant Villa, Stunning Location
Our family had the most enjoyable and relaxing stay at this fabulous villa. We had excellent communication and stellar service the entire time. The information provided before the trip was extremely helpful and allowed us to pre-plan activities, restaurants and day trips making our time there much more relaxing. This was definitely a five star property, with stunning views and a great pool. We especially appreciated the pasta dinner and breakfast items to get us going. The villa was so well stocked. We had everything we needed and more. Check-in/check out was seamless. Tracey met us with the key and a quick tour. She was also able to assist with arranging a local food producers tour which was truly memorable. Manolo was our local guide and is very knowledgeable. He took us to the most incredible places we would not have known about. He will personalize the tour to your interests. If you visit the sheep farm for some cheese making, go hungry. We lost count of how many courses we were served for our lunch! The hospitality was wonderful. We would do this tour again in a heartbeat. We would also choose to stay at this villa again, without question. Everything was so clean and finished to a very high standard. The location was perfect for easy access to the beach and mountains. Atri is only a short drive and well worth the visit. Incredible architecture and rich in history. Chieti was a further drive, but we had a great day out there. Some of the best pizza and gelato around. The local people are so friendly and helpful, we truly enjoyed every moment and cannot wait to visit again. Thanks for the opportunity to stay in your wonderful home.
Brilliant villa - highly recommended
The villa was everything we expected and more than adequate for a family of 5. The large rooms, huge terraces and great outdoor spaces all made for a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Kitchen was very well equipped, laundry room is great and there’s even a barbeque to have a go at cooking your own Arrosticini (Abruzzese lamb kebabs). A good TV and wi-fi kept the kids very happy too !
Bedrooms and bathrooms are all large and comfortably appointed, all rooms have terrace access, so lovely to walk out first or last thing and take in the stunning views.
The pool was brilliant and we spent hours swimming, splashing and lounging on the comfortable beds. We had no issues with pool cleanliness, as mentioned by previous reviewer; with the pool being thoroughly cleaned twice during our stay and very well maintained.
Handovers were easy and straightforward, with the house very clean on arrival. Information about the house and local area is excellent, we followed restaurant recommendations and weren’t ever disappointed. Communication from the owners was also first class.
There are great local restaurants within a few kms, plus a brilliant winery down the road, so you really don’t have to go far to enjoy a true taste of Abruzzo and a warm reception from the locals.
Atri is a lovely little town and well worth a visit, especially on market day (Monday). Great local produce, good cafes / ice creams and several good value restaurants as well.
With the beach at Silvi just down the road and supermarkets and other shops even closer, it really does have everything you could want within a stone’s throw.
Overall – fantastic villa with great facilities in an amazing location. We won’t ever forget our sundowners on the terrace taking in the views over the valley ! Highly recommended.
Very comfortable house with wonderful views in a great location
We rented this property for three weeks in June 2018 and really enjoyed our stay there. We consider this property to be one of the best that we rented in Italy over the years.
Our experience of the house was that:
- There was excellent communication from the owners during the entire booking process.
- We received thorough and detailed information about area and facilities, including an online map identifying the various facilities.
- Both the owners and the local caretakers were very friendly and helpful.
- A large welcome package of food and drink, with a good variety of quality items, was ready for us upon arrival.
- The house was very well equipped, especially the kitchen.
- The house is spacious and so allows for privacy when needed for a larger group/family.
- The location is excellent for access to both mountains and coast.
- The area is delightful, with interesting small towns, wonderful food and wine, and very friendly locals.
- There are amazing views from the house, especially while eating meals on patio which overlooks valley.
- The bathrooms are a good size, in good condition, are very pleasantly tiled, with the two upstairs having nice spacious and modern showers.
- The swimming pool is a good size, and the sunbeds were well maintained.
- The mobile network reception was good.
- The Wi-Fi was good, except for two of the bedrooms.
- The availability of a Smart TV was very helpful, especially by providing access to streamed entertainment services.
- The house was very quiet, except there can be some traffic noise heard in the one bedroom that faces the road.
We feel that it would add considerably to guest comfort and convenience if:
- Any damaged insect screen doors were repaired prior to guest arrival.
- There were insect screens on some windows, particularly bathrooms, to permit better ventilation.
- There were lower hanger rods in wardrobes, rather than having to use a pole for hanging and retrieving clothing.
- There were a coffee table and/or side tables in the lounge, for at least some of the three sofas in that room.
- TV channels were checked prior to guest arrival, since we were unable to get a signal for any of the English-language channels that we were assured should have been available.
- The bottom of the swimming pool was thoroughly cleaned with every weekly pool maintenance visit, as many insects tend to sink to the bottom and are not easily removed by the guest using the supplied net.
Beautiful Villa in Scenic Position
We stayed her for a week in September. The villa is very well equipped and comfortable and is only a short drive away from the pretty hill town of Atri. Of particular not is the large swimming pool and very high quality bathrooms. Tracey, who looks after the villa is very helpful.
Be aware that the country roads in Abruzzo are very badly broken and, although most of the actual potholes have been filled, you have to drive quite slowly when going anywhere!
Atri, Silvi and Citta Sant'Angelo are all beautiful towns with good restaurants. They look particularly nice at night because of they are lit.
Try to get a meal at the local Agro Tourismo run by Nicolette. It is only 1Km up the road to Atri and is staggeringly good value at 44 euros for two including wine.
Lovely House in a pretty situation
The house has been well thought out and well equipped. We made good use of the area outside the kitchen for eating all our meals and relaxing out of the sun but the roof terrace off the 3 bedrooms was perfect for a drink as the sun set or for star gazing. Everyone enjoyed the pool set a bit away from the house which is very private with lovely views.
Atri is well worth a visit either in the day when there's a market or for a stroll in the evening.
Its been a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday for 3 generations.
Away from it all with everything you need
This was a very well equipped house. Our children (mostly teens) particularly liked the fact that it had good internet, a TV and a pool. As adults we enjoyed the shaded outside area near the kitchen where we could sit and watch the youngsters in the pool.
You do need a car to get around but actually we didn't want to go out so much as everything we needed was right here.
The local cantina (wine seller) in the village was definitely with a visit - especially with the generous tastings!
The kitchen is a good size with plenty of pots, glasses etc. There is a utility room which was very useful.
Customer service was excellent and the house was clean.
Atri is well worth a visit and there are some lovely restaurants there but if you go in the height of summer be advised to go out earlier than the Italians (say around 7.30/8pm) or you will have difficulty parking! And at busy times book a table in a restaurant especially if you are a large group.
There was so much useful info and maps in the house you can choose a place to go to quite easily.
Overall we had a wonderful, relaxing week's holiday and won't forget the amazing views in a hurry!
Sleeps 8 + 2 cots. 4 bedroom. Fabulous villa situated the near the historic town of Atri. This spacious four bedroom villa has been recently renovated and furnished to a high standard whilst retaining a traditional Italian feel. The villa is ideally located with beautiful views and offers something to suit all tastes and a 10m x 5m private pool. It is within a 10 minute scenic drive of traditional hilltop towns, the beach, nature reserves, sporting facilities and more.
The Abruzzo region is rich in culture and full of historical villages, towns and places to explore but it also has something to suit everyone from sightseeing, nature walks and wildlife spotting to shopping, dining and dancing, to sports or relaxation and well-being.
The local town of Atri is beautiful with cobbled streets, piazzas, an historical cathedral, theatre, cafes, restaurants, a park, and many unique shops. There are also caves, rock formations and nature reserves for the adventurers.
There are many activities on offer and within easy reach of the villa. The Pescara Golf and Country club, two waterparks, watersports and bicycle rental at beach locations, hiking, tree-top climbing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking trail in the National Parks and quad biking excursions in the hills.
In addition, the Calanchi rock formations and nature reserve provide interesting days out for budding ‘twitchers’.
There are an abundance of restaurants in Abruzzo, ranging from seafood specialties on the coast to more rustic and regional specialties in the smaller towns and villages. Many will also cater for special dietary requirements such as gluten free meals.
There are many local markets selling both local produce and craftware as well as two shopping malls and Italy’s first shopping outlet village approximately 15 mins drive from the villa. There are vineyard shops nearby where you can buy their locally produced wine.
The city of Pescara offers lively shopping with both high street and designer shops – shops close for the afternoons between 1pm and 4pm but most then stay open until 8pm.
More information about local shops, restaurants, supermarkets and local activities and places of interest is provided in the house.