Once the residence of a noble Italian family this splendid romanatic villa set in its own private estate of olive groves directly opposite the sea offers privacy and tranquility with wonderful views across the entire bay and yet is within walking distance of the local village, shops (15 mins) and sandy beaches (10mins). The main villa has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-7,the adjoining annexe bedroom with bathroom sleeps a further 2 with separate entrance via courtyard and there is a further service bathroom in the courtyard. The structure retains an air of grandure and charm with its fading facades, graceful arches, frescoed stairway and antique waterwell. Situated in the picturesque village of Santa Maria di Castellabate which in turn is located in the Parco Nazionale del Cilento a natural parkland reserve on the Cilento Coast, this undiscovered area offers a combination of art, history, culture and recreation where the leisurely pace and local traditions form part of daily life
Ground floor: The ground floor has antique terracotta tiling and vaulted ceilings and consists of a living room with an antique stone fireplace and adjoining dining area with large terrace windows which give onto the front patio courtyard ideal for outdoor dining. The kitchen in colourful vietri tiling consists of a gas cooker and oven, washing machine, fridge freezer, table and seating area. Access to the upper floor is via the external stairway, which as with many older properties was the only access to the living quarters. There is also an annexe bedroom which sleeps 2 with bathroom with shower/basin/WC adjoining the house with private entrance via the courtyard. The dining area terrace window doors open onto the enclosed courtyard ideal for outdoor dining
Upper floor: The upper floor consists of 3 light and airy bedrooms decorated in colourful mediterranean style with vietri tiled flooring ,2 bedrooms have a terrace and all enjoy wonderful views across the bay. There are full 2 bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath and shower, wc, sink bidet. The upper hallway is equipped with a ping pong table and leads out onto a terrace which runs along the length of the building and features an antique water well. The extensive views across the green olive trees and beyond to the azzure coloured seas add to the attractive features of this magical location and on a clear day one can see the Amalfi coast and the graceful silhouette of the island of Capri.
Excursion possibilites: The local area offers a wide selection of restaurants where one can dine 'al fresco' and enjoy good genuine cooking where home made pastas, fresh fish and local wine form part of the menu. There are also numerous possibilites for excursions to the various places of interest - Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast- Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento, the island of Capri, all being withing easy reach not to mention the local area where rugged stone farm houses dotted about the terraced olive groves and entire villages stand as living monuments to times goneby
Agropoli train station 10 minute drive regular services to Naples, Rome, Pompeii consult www.trenitalia.it
Hydrofoil departures daily to Capri from San marco harbour (10 minute drive from S. Maria) from mid June-mid Sept
Local markets, seasonal festivals and mid summer Santa maria August festival with fireworks
roller skating park in summer
Santa maria di Castellabate was the location setting for the popular film 'Benvenuti al Sud'
Situated in the Campania region of Southern Italy, on the beautiful and unspoilt Cilento Coastline 50km South of Salerno and the Amalfi coast, the village of Santa Maria di Castellabate lies within the Parco nationale del Cilento - a national parkland reserve. Recently awarded the 'Bandiera Blu' for clean seas. The property offers privacy being set in its own private grounds with hundreds of olive trees and various fruit trees in season. It is an ideal base both romantic and charming for those wishing to enjoy a typical Italian coastal environment and yet have access to places of historical and cultural interest in the vicinity. Restaurants, shops and local supermarkets are all within easy reach as are the sandy beaches.There are local weekly markets in and around the neighbouring villages. A variety of excursion possibilities to the surrounding inland and coastal villages as well as archaelogical sites and the Amalfi coast and Capri. In the summer concert and local events nearby
Other Activities: hiking, excursions, boat trips, gastronomy
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency () unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.