farm house offers both good skiing in the winter and wonderful swimming in the Adriatic in the summer from the many safe, sandy beaches - but offers tranquility at all times! The house is approached through a gated, tree lined drive, with a small river at the bottom (safe for children to paddle and even has the odd trout!).  It has over 200 olive trees with some walnut, hazelnut, fig, apple and pear tree in the surrounding private grounds.

Most of the hot water comes from solar heating.

The farmhouse will easily sleep six in 3 large double bedrooms (2 with washbasins) but there is a single sofa bed (in main bedroom) and 3 extra temporary beds if needed.  One of the bedrooms is at ground level for those with a disability.

There is also the Poolhouse! Although this was originally built for “swimmers” it has two single  beds, a shower, washbasin and toilet and so could be used as an extension of the house for a large or second family (or for teenagers wanting a little privacy!!).   

The farmhouse also consists of 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped very large Kitchen/Diner,  a  large lounge with a romantic log fire and an “Open”  room for eating  (generally summer only!) with some beautiful Italian antique furniture. There is an enormous veranda (12m x 6m) on the first floor facing south allowing maximum effect of the wonderful view. A large permanent Gazebo (4x4m) is on one corner to shield the sun - perfect place for lunch or an evening barbeque - and breakfast!.

There is a separate, self-contained Log Cabin on the extremity of our land. This is sometimes available for renting with the house for a larger party (sleeps 2-4), although access is by concrete steps (I.e. car has to be parked 50m away. This is not rented if guests are staying in the farmhouse

To the left of the house, we have a large (12x6metre) solar heated swimming pool (2m at deep end) At night the pool can be lit by underwater lights and around the pool.

The house is situated just seven min walk from the village (part tarmac, part stones) and is approached through two white iron gates, up a 100 metre drive surrounded by the olive & fruit trees. Guests are welcome to any of the ripe produce.


Olive Grove Farm offers total tranquility, with wonderful mountain/hill walks immediately outside.  Ideally suited for everyone - a couple looking for a romantic holiday, a family or a small group of friends. Whether you are looking for a totally private isolated holiday, a holiday full of activities and night life, Olive Grove Farm Serramonacesca and the surrounding area can offer everything you desire.

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Facilities A canoe and two mountain bikes are available for use. There are several books and many CD’s, DVD’s. Local river passes through our land) safe for children to play in (supervised)/ build dams etc. Small library of books and collection of tourist information booklets. Further, we have a football machine,dartboard and outdoor table tennis (for 4) and children’s swing

3 tier Fountain  Illuminated at night with three colours

Parking Plenty of space on right of house for several cars. A car port is now finished and offers protection from the sun, although often my car is left there.

Location Pescara Airport is just 25 minutes drive away and Rome (Campino) is just 2 hours away. Ryan Air fly into both airports, thus very cheap flights are nearly always available if you book in advance. There are even direct flights from New York and Toronto to Pescara. Both airports have all the normal car hire companies. Other low cost airlines of course fly in Rome and Pescara. A car is really needed (unless you like walking). If so then there is a bus from Rome every two hours and a taxi can be arranged to collect you from Pescara. Regular bus service leaving Serramonacesca every day, almost every hour.

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Instead of flying directly to Pescara, many people fly into Rome, stay there a night or two and then take the beautiful, easy drive (less than 2 hours) over the mountains (Autostrade all the way except last 5 km cost 12 € approx.)

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San Liberatore a Maiella, Serramonacesca

Serramonacesca is a tiny, tranquil village found in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo Region. The village is located on the edge of the Maielle National Park and the crest of a 900 foot hill which drops down a steep ridge to the Alento and Vallone Rivers. Serramonacesca is noted for the 9th century Benedictine Abbey of San Liberatore a Maiella, one of the most important medieval churches in Italy. Visit the wondrous mountains and valleys of Serramonacesca.