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“Beautiful rental house in peaceful, rural Abruzzo”
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Casa del Fiume - an Artist's home in Abruzzo.
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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.
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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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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Civitella Messer Raimondo, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful rental house in peaceful, rural Abruzzo”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at Casa Del Fiume for a week in July 2015. The house is tastefully decorated and well-equipped. It was easy to cook good meals in the kitchen and there was a BBQ which we didn't use. The garden is huge with lots of trees and hammocks with the lovely clean river flowing at the end.
We loved the area, which we hadn't been to before as it was relatively quiet with few tourists and lots to do from mountains, beaches and pretty old towns and churches to explore.
Ruth and Stew were attentive hosts, staying up late for us on the first night due to a late flight and giving us ideas and maps for day-trips as well as arranging a delicious lunch of local produce in their beautiful garden. We also liked having the 12 house cats roaming around!

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Your age range 25-34
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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: Location and fantastic garden near the river.
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Waikanae, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in October 2014

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Karen938
Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A peaceful week in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Lovely unspoilt region of Italy. Majestic mountains and warm, clean sea to swim in on the Adriatic coast. Casa del fiume has been beautifully restored and feels homely and easy to stay in. Stewart and Ruth are fantastic hosts, providing advice, help and all things organic to eat! The grounds and outside areas are spectacular but it was difficult to always make the most of these because of the mosquitoes.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The mosquitoes!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Debby C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous place, lovely people”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Had a fantastic week staying in this beautiful house with 3 kids. Ruth and Stew are the most wonderful hosts, the house is very thoughtfully equipped and they went out of their way to make our time really special. Highlights for us include 'swimming' in the river - we went for total immersion but it is ice cold and more like a jacuzzi than a swim! Also the two festas we went to with Ruth, Stew and the family - the craziness of being drawn into a Caberet act (in Italian!) and some memorable dancing. We also did mountains, caves, gorge and beaches - it's an amazing area to visit with loads of wildlife (although we didn't see wolves or bears, there were lots of foxes, stoats and deer as well as lovely butterflies and birdlife. 1 piece of advice: do bring insect repellent!

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