Situated on the crest of a hill, not far from the famous Abbey of the Holy Face in Manoppello. This charming and very well presented country house, with a fenced courtyard, offers you the chance to enjoy family life in the most tranquil of settings.
The property is surrounded by 11,000 square metres of land including an 80 metre swimming pool, changing room (complete with shower), an outside pizza oven and a gazebo. All the facilities to enjoy 'Al fresco life and dining'. The extensive gardens also include a number of olive trees, lawns and a wide variety of plants and flowers. At the end of the garden is a games field, currently used as a football pitch but could of course be used as a paddock for horses. An artificial lake for irrigation is close by so this could be used for watering purposes.
Basement: Spacious sitting room with characteristic built in fireplace, billiard room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wine cellar, utility room, and a beautiful porch.
Ground floor: Dining room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, closet, veranda and large terrace with far reaching views, providing even more space for Al fresco dining.
First floor: 2 bedrooms with balconies, bathroom and cloakroom.
Attic: Master bedroom suite with bathroom, balcony and large terrace enjoying panoramic views towards the Majella peaks and the surrounding hills.
The villa provides excellent entertaining and family spaces, and comes equipped with central heating, an intruder alarm system, satellite TV, and even a kennel for the dog!
Manoppello - Pescara Province
Manoppello is a beautiful, small town, located on the top of a hill. It is 257 metres above sea level and affords panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Inhabited since pre-roman times, it now attracts both pilgrims and art lovers alike. There are many 18-19th century civic buildings and churches, constructed and characterised with ‘pietra di Manoppello’, the renowned local stone. The town is probably most famous for its Holy Relic, a piece of cloth which supposedly bears an image of Christ’s face. It is kept in the Santuario del Volto Santo.
Manoppello has a range of facilities including a mini-market, bakery, pharmacy and post office. There are also bars and restaurants serving local delicacies.
It is an ideal base for those wishing to enjoy outdoor life and participate in open-air activities. The Maiella National Park is close by, providing many exciting adventures together with winter sports at the ski resort of Passo Lanciano.
Driving Distances/Travel Times (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 27 km/31 min
Ancona Airport - 192 km/1 hr 52 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 219 km/2 hr 7 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 192 km/1 hr 55 min
Adriatic Coast at Pescara - 32 km/31 min
Skiing at Passo Lanciano - 17 km/27 min