2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with separate 1 bedroom poolhouse
Barrie and Sophie Metcalf live in Newport, South Wales. Barrie is semi retired and working for a community based charity. He was previously the owner of a sailmaking business with not surprisingly a keen interest in sailing. Sophie is a civil servant and has two children from a previous marriage; Henry, 21, a trainee teacher and Imogen, 18, a Musical Theatre student. Sophie and Barrie are learning Italian slowly; it is easier when you are there. Visitors need not have any concern about language difficulties as the property is operated by British locals who are always available to help if required.
Barrie purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Barrie chose Palombaro
Limiti and Palombaro are rich in local tradition. The welcome we received when we first arrived was extraordinary and we have gained many Italian friends despite the language barrier. Every time we visit 'Casa In Legno' we feel the weight of the world drop off our shoulders because of the beauty and tranquility of the place.
What makes this Villa unique
With spectacular views across the valley to the hill top town of Palombaro with the Maiella mountains behind it, Casa In Legno provides the ideal base for a very special holiday. Abruzzo is largely undiscovered by the tourist industry and provides the real taste of rural Italy. Time can be spent relaxing by the private pool, exploring historic towns, walking locally or tackling the multitude of mountain tracks, enjoying the hospitality of the nearby bars and restaurants and sampling the local produce. For those wanting to get some sand between their toes, the beaches of the Adriatic coast are half an hour away with their trademark 'Trabocchi' fishing machines some of which have been converted into restaurants. The caves at Cavallone are spectacular although the ride up on the cable car and walk to the entrance is not for the faint hearted. White water rafting down to Lago di Casoli is a great experience for all ages. August is a month of Feste with street parties and fireworks every night in one of the local towns. In winter, 'Casa In Legno' is situated close enough to both Passo Lanciano and Rocaraso ski resorts giving the opportunity for a holiday with skiing as opposed to a skiing holiday. Passo Lanciano is small, easy and friendly; the ideal place for a first skiing trip or just an afternoon's ski. Rocaraso rivals many of the Alpine resorts in terms of size and complexity. Experienced skiers will welcome the prices at both resorts. Visitors should be aware that little English is spoken in the area but the locals welcome and enjoy our efforts at Italian.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside of the property
House situated on a steep slope, please be careful
Please use your own towels or the beach towels provided (not the bath towels) for the beach or swimming pool.
Please use plastic glasses from the poolhouse when drinking around the pool.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fall in Palombaro
The view and the facilities make this place good for couples and families alike. A good choice for discovering the Abruzzian villages and coast. The communication with Barrie is very good and makes it easy to solve the little problems that can arise in any house.
A Swedish review of Casa in Legno
My wife and I spent 13 days at Casa in Legno, during June 2019. The house and the surroundings fulfilled all our expectations, and they were high already before we arrived at Limiti and Barrie´s house.
What makes Casa in Legno so unique? First of all, it is the house which is very well architecture and constructed. Secondly the pool, including the pool house where some of our friends from Sweden, spent some days. Thirdly the breathtaking view over the valley and the mountains that are surrounding the house.
We wish Barrie and his wife all the best in the future.
Gordon & Lena
Gordon and Lena. Thank you for your kind review and leaving the house in such a clean and tidy fashion. When introducing friends to the area it is always great to get their first impressions of the views. Sophie and I never tire of having sundowners on the patio or balcony!
A piece of Italian Paradise on earth!
We wanted a place for our family of 5, it was perfect! Barrie’s help on communication about all that we could need or want to do was superb! The house it is in a perfect tranquil Italian landscape and within reach of many sightseeings. The house had all the amenities we needed and the pool was fantastic!
We experienced the rains of May ( half day excursions and relaxed afternoon siestas in the pool house, listening to rain). We always did a run in the afternoon or mornings for Coffee & sweets at Maria’s! Great people ❤️.
And then with the heat of June the pool was all we needed! Perfect scenery, great amenities, beautiful done house! Inspiring! Can’t wait to go back! Thank you Barrie & Sophie for sharing your home with all of us so we can too get to experience a great location and property! Loved having morning coffee and reading on balcony or terrace!
Alexandra. Thank you for your kind words. Sophie and I love the area and the reception from the locals is always wonderful. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and hopefully look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Splendid view, nive pool and very kind and responsive owners
Our family of 5 enjoyed four nights in this beautiful house. If you like a place on your own with a wonderful view and nice pool this is definitely the right place for you.
Спасибо -отличное сместо и отличный дом
Был с семьей 30 дней,прекрасно провели время отличное место,супер вид,горы разные каждый день очень красиво.Дом полностью укомплектован и даже более того. Интернет мобил карту на тел покупайте тим в торговых центрах 50 евро на месяц 30 гб хватило.
Добродушные люди и хороший собственник.
При заезде на виллу Мой Совет сворачивайте только на ss84 с трассы параллельно морю ,это будет быстрей и меньше будете плутать по горным дорогам и поворачивать..
Будут два подьема перед самой виллой за 200 м -не бойтесь все легко -привыкните.Если вы хотите получить настоящий релакс рентуйте.
С одной стороны горы с другой прекрасный пляж крупная галька бесплатная стоун терапия -отлично прогревает и бодрит если чередовать с плаванием.Вечером вино,закат,бассейн и конечно супер вид и лайф прекрасна...
По дороге на море супермаркет 10 мин есть все.Также если повернете направо сьехав с подьемов через 5 мин местный супермаркет небольшой ,но хороший нельзя не отметить если захотите драйва просто проедьте 20 км дальше от местного супермаркета в маджеле адвантурас парк - запомните надолго - хорошо проведете время. От виллы до моря дорога ss 84 фосачеси 25-30 мин по прямой упираетесь в пляж (направо и через 200 м налево будет пляжеая зона далее еще налево 100 м там машина паркуется бесплатно /перед тем как поехать на пляж купите зонт в китайском магазине у супермаркета.
Если нужен песок эти пляжи начинаются с г.Васта как спустились к морю направо по неплатной дороге занимает еще мин 30 по платнику 15 мин еще дальше дикие пляжи песок примерно 30 мин от Васта.