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“Wonderful and relaxing with stunning views.”

Review of The Cavallone

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The Cavallone sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella mountain range. Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool
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Sleep on goose down pillows and the finest cotton sheets
The Cavallone sits in rolling hills with the dramatic backdrop of the Maiella mountain range.
Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool
Reflect on the day in luxurious surroundings
At 80 sq.metres, the Cavallone Sun Terrace doubles the size of the apartment
Take it easy, dine in comfort and make the most of the Cavallone's spacious walk-in shower
The Villa grounds are full of surprises
Ocean treasures are to be found around the garden, too
Join us in August for festa month; our local festa of Sant'Antonio is on the 1st weekend
Dine beside a wall of fire at Filetto's Peperoncino (chilli) Festa on the 4th weekend in August
There are classic car events all summer, like the Maiella Fiat 500 rally in June, and local tours
Step back in time and re-live the past in Lama dei Peligni
See the fabulous baroque church of Saint Nicola Di Bari at Caramanico Terme
Casoli Lake is known locally as Lago di Sant Angelo and is ideal for a picnic.
The area's great for walking, with many routes and organised events like the Val Di Serviera in July
Stunning waterfalls are nearby, even in summer
Try cycling for softies along the WWII Gustav Line
Roccascalegna Castle, which is 10km from Villa Maieletta
See unchanged landscapes and lives in the Maiella National Park
Fabulous Fossacesia Abbey is forbidding from the outside, yet delightful for its internal simplicity
Local towns like Pretoro specialise in a particular craft; nearby Guardiagrele has many blacksmiths
Socialise in the evening at Guardiagrele, or enjoy superb daytime panoramic views
Picnic in our olive grove, or enjoy an olive picking holiday in sunny November
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Palombaro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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Charlotte...
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful and relaxing with stunning views.”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a fantastic time at Villa Maieletta and would thoroughly recommend it as a destination for anyone wanting a peaceful and tranquil holiday environment. Stephen and Kate are fantastic hosts and were always approachable, welcoming us daily with friendly smiles and providing us with a wealth of invaluable information about the local area. We stayed in the Martellese apartment, which is as luxurious and picturesque as described. The views from the apartment balcony of the Maiella mountains are sumptuous and will certainly not disappoint and there are many other fantastic sites and places to visit in the area as a whole. In particular we would recommend a day spent visiting Grotta del Cavallone followed by dinner in ab beautiful town called Salmona.

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Liked best: The views and overall location of the property
Liked least: Using a sat nav in a mountainous area! (a map is definitely preferable)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Theblonde...
Okehampton
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124 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Superb accommodation in a delightful setting - not to be missed.”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The location is brilliant with wonderful views. An ideal place from which to explore the surrounding country side and neighbouring villages. The accommodation is superb, having everything that one could possibly need, including an excellent shower. The village shop is very handy and is only a short walk away as is the agriturisme providing fantastic meals at very reasonable prices.The owners made us most welcome and were very helpful with information concerning the area.

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Liked best: The excellent location and the marvellous views.
Liked least: Not having a pool on site
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michael S
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect place to see the real Italy.”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Villa Maieletta offers the ideal Italian countryside retreat.

Kate and Steve are the perfect hosts; welcoming, friendly and willing to share their own pressed olive oil should you run out. The apartments have modern, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms whereas the bedroom offers something more traditional; antique bedroom furniture providing the perfect retreat and leading to a private balcony with panoramic views.

Kate and Steve’s knowledge of the local region is invaluable. They can point you in the right direction for a festival (of which there are many) or recommend places of local interest. For the more active, they can devise walking, running or cycle routes from novice to expert. A great way to sample local life as it actually is.

Villa Maieletta’s jewel in its crown is its location. Nestled at the foot of Polambaro and overlooking Parco Nazionale Della Majella, Villa Maieletta offers stunning and uninterrupted views of an ocean of green peppered with woodland, fruit trees and olive groves.

Don’t bother wearing a watch; let the sun and church bells argue amongst themselves and enjoy all that Villa Maieletta has to offer.

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Liked best: The views were stunning.
Liked least: Can't think of a thing.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lolagordo...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic apartment with stunning views”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We arrived hot and tired from Pescara,but the welcome from Kate and Stephen with cold Prosecco was wonderful.A remote mountain location with magnificent views in all directions ,that can be appreciated from the large bright sun terrace.The spotlessly clean apartments offer every convenience.The nearby pool costing 5€ per person was a refreshing bonus.Nearby local restaurants and shops provided excellent sustenance,however little English is spoken.A hire car is essential plus nerves of steel to negotiate the winding mountain roads!We would thoroughly recommend a holiday at these apartments.

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Liked best: Peaceful location
Liked least: Winding local roads
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John M
Woodbridge
1 review
“First time in Abruzzo”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We would certainly recommend both Abruzzo and the Villa Maieletta to anyone planning a holiday in Italy. The villa is located between the mountains and the Adriatic and has views of the mountains and nearby hill top towns.
The village is a 10 minute walk away,with a very well stocked shop run by a charming and helpfull family.
The local restaurant is a 5 minute walk away and must be booked in advance.Make sure you are very hungry and allow plenty of time to enjoy exceptional hospitality.
Our apartment was just right for us,with the bedroom opening onto our own terrace where we could sunbathe or eat breakfast in the morning sunshine.The kitchen was well equipped but we did have to request a toaster.Our hosts could not have been more helpful,nothing was too much trouble for them.including trying to get the Wimbledon mens final live!
Our last night was spent on our terrace taking a glass of wine with Kate and Steven ,all in all, a delightful holiday.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Could do with a television in the apartment.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jakilu
Shropshire UK
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment, lovely area and lovely hosts”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The apartment is beautiful, there are 3 x 1 bed apartments and an individual house also with 1 bed so this complex is ideal for a single traveller, a couple or a group of friends. We have stayed on several occasions and are always well looked after by the owners who live on site and are there to help and advise with your stay. We were house hunting and they were able to share their knowledge with us. The apartment is beautifully furnished in Italian style. The bed is extremely comfortable and the terrace fab for outdoor dining with fab view all around. Spotlessly clean and nice welcome pack with English tea bags, Italian coffee, water in the fridge, wine and nibbles. Perfect.

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Liked best: The hosts were excellent and seem to have thought of everything you might need.
Liked least: Leav!ing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Mike P
Richmond, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful, friendly apartment in beautiful location.”
Reviewed 30 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We had a 2 week holiday in this very peaceful rural location, with mountain views from an extensive sun terrace. The on site owners were very friendly and helpful, to the point of actually taking me to a pharmacist when I was unwell. It's a great base for exploring the Abruzzi countryside, towns, villages, mountainous national parks and extensive coast - all in easy reach. Be prepared for driving on narrow roads with hairpin bends, but they are generally quiet.
The apartment was fairly basic but all equipment and fittings were in good condition. Extra good points were the provision of free washing machine, pool table, beach towels and wi-fi.

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Liked best: Sun terrace with mountain views.
Liked least: Limited availability of restuarants in walking distance.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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