C.da San Martino, 2, 65020 Abbateggio (Pescara)
The farm holiday “Il Portone” in ‘Borgo San Martino’ is set on the green hills of Abbateggio, in the heart of the Majella National Park.
It is immersed in a natural environment suitable for hiking and excursions on a mountain bike and it is surrounded by a vast and interesting panorama embracing the Mount Majella, the beautiful hills and the Adriatic sea.
The farm holiday is the result of a careful restoration which preserved the original architectural elements, typical of the rural architecture, making use of materials like stones and fired bricks.
It offers 9 bedrooms, each one with a bathroom and an independent entrance, and 2 flats with 2 bedrooms.
Each room, with en suite bathroom, has antique period furniture, skilfully renovated. Sheets, blankets, towels and curtains in pure linen and cotton, are the results of careful, detailed sewing and embroidery in total respect of ancestral traditions.
Every space has been renovated without betraying the original style; vaulted roofs with beams and old stone walls offer visitors a warm atmosphere rich in history.
Cassiopea (the Queen) ****: double room with bathroom. White canopy over the bed + divan bed; outlook onto the Maiella.
Andromeda (the Princess) ****: suite with big double room, divan bed and little room next door. Large private terrace, solarium and outlook onto the Maiella.
Unicorn ***: double room with bathroom and access for disabled persons. Private little terrace with outlook over the Maiella.
Little Fox ***: double room with bathroom, small private terrace and outlook over the Maiella.
Orion (The Hunter) ***: double room with bathroom, small private terrace and outlook over the Maiella.
Hunting Dogs ***: double room with bathroom, outlook over north face of the Gran Sasso Chain.
Great Bear **: double room with bathroom and single bed pouf. Outlook over the Maiella.
Little Bear **: room with bunk beds and bathroom.
The Southern Cross: flat with 2 double rooms and bathroom.
In the two restaurant halls the guests can taste the typical dishes prepared following the recipes of the local tradition and the living room, with its imposing chimney made of stone, offers all the guests a relaxing and pleasant stay.
A group of medieval style buildings in stone on various levels, you come across the old wood-burning ovens, stables and cellars to then move up to terraces that look onto a beautiful green landscape and, at night, a star-studded sky far from the city glare.
For winter sports, the ‘Maielletta’ skiing resort is only a few minutes away. The surrounding territory is excellent for cultural visits and nature trails such as the historic centre of Abbateggio and the archaeological site of the age-old Valle Giumentina, Caramanico Terme and the nature reserve of the Valle dell’Orfento, the Celestine hermitages of Santo Spirito, San Bartolomeo and San Giovanni all’Orfento, the abbeys of San Liberatore a Majella, Santa Maria Arabona and San Clemente a Casauria, splendid examples of Benedictine and Cistercian architecture. The historic centres of L’Aquila and Sulmona, the National Parks of the Majella, Abruzzo and the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga.