|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Capalia is a country house lovingly restored to retain the original walls of the house with modern living inside. The solid stone walls create a natural cool in the summer and retain the warmth of the log fire in winter.
Capalia is in the Cilento National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The house is set in its own 13 acres of olive groves and terraces of figs, pomegranate and carob tress with open views of the sea and sunset. A pergola runs the length of the house creating a cool place to relax during the heat of the day or dine in the warm evenings. During the hot months visitors can lounge by the private swimming pool.
It is a perfect base from which to explore, from easy strolls to all day hikes along spectacular ridges and deep gorges. For sea lovers there are long sandy beaches, pebbly coves or boat trips. For cultural activities visit the ruins of the ancient Greek cities of Paestum and Velia or glimpse a bygone way of life in the abandoned villages of the Cilento.
Always in search of special places, wilderness and nature.
The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1999
The weather can be sublime at any time of the year, and unlike most of the rest of Italy the motorway and railway cut behind the Cilento and so have not spoilt the coast. The sea is stunning and the national park is the second biggest of Italy, offering sea, rivers and mountains. So the relative difficulty of access has saved the Cilento. The mountains are covered in hard-wood beach and chestnut forests and are ideal for wilderness camping trips all year round. All-year round the location is quiet as the house is set in 13 acres of its own land. The olive-picking season from October to December is my favourite time of year.
Starry skies at night, crisp clean air, long summers, fantastic sea and breathtaking mountains overlooking the sea. Birds of prey and a variety of furry animals inhabit the park. Greek temples and ancient footpaths across a very beautiful landscape.
This is our second stay at Capalia and we will be back again!!
Capalia is high on a hill overlooking rolling hills and with the a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea. The spot is supremely peaceful and stunningly beautiful. The house feels like a home, with all you might ever need. The decoration is simple but very tasteful and there is plenty of room for a good sized family. Last time we stayed we brought our two grown-up children and one of their partners and had more than enough room. The pool is one of the best features of Capalia - very large so you can have a proper swim with lovely lovely views. Without exaggeration the place is idyllic.
Capalia is only a few minutes from Pollica village (just up the hill) where you can find grocery shops, a fishmonger and a very nice bar. Down below is Acciaroli, a lovely and very Italian Marina with various bars, restaurants and a fantastic beach. The house is in the Cilento National Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. Last week we saw wild boar!
The rocky coast is a little known gem!!! To get to Capalia you pass scenery that puts the Amalfi to shame. There are some beautiful beaches in the area too; Acciaroli (as mentioned above) is a favourite of mine but there are many. So far the tourists are few and far between (relatively speaking) and the local authorities have ensured that development of the national park area is sympathetic to nature and not over-run with businesses pandering to tourists. This means that here you can still have an authentic Italian experience. From Capalia Naples, Pompei and the Amalfi Coast are less than two hours away and there are some very interesting Greek ruins at Paestum (an hour away at most), so it's a great base for a exploring.
My family and I recently spent a week in Capalia for my mother's birthday and it was perfect.
Capalia is a great house with stunning views over the Cillento hills and out to sea. The pictures of the property are great but do not nearly do the place justice; the house is in such a magical setting with lemons and oranges growing a few metres from the kitchen, the pool is large and very clean with plenty of space and shaded seating for all the family and the house is all so beautifully done that we found any plans to leave and explore soon got reconsidered!
Pollica is a few minutes' drive up the road and is a picture perfect little town with a great place to sit and have coffee with views out to sea and several eating options. We took Dominic's recommendation of going to Mario's B&B for our first meal and we are glad we did - Mario is a great character and is very passionate about preparing great meals, and dining in his courtyard in itself is worth the trip.
Acciaroli is a few minutes' down the road and is a beautiful harbour town with just the right amount of hustle and bustle and choices of cafes and restaurants.
What a stunning part of the country and Capalia is everything we had hoped for and more.
The stone farmhouse, just out side the quaint village of Pollica, was a perfect place as a base to explore the local countryside, spectacular Greek ruins of Pastum and National park. Just 10 minutes to the coast and fishing village of Acciaroli and the beaches. There were many excellent restaurants in the area, especially Boccaccio in Acciaroli. A large, well equipped, kitchen. Alfresco dining on the terrace overlooking the sea. Bedrooms and baths were modern and spacious. The pool was oversized and maintained daily. A great experience in the quiet countryside. I highly recommend this Villa.
Nearest sea is 3km, beach with Lidos is 4km drive. Beach Lidos are fully serviced with food and bars. The sea wins annual prizes for cleanliness.
Naples airport is a 2/3 hr drive. Use of car is essential.
Nearest town is Pollica and is a 5 min drive. Port of Acciaroli is a 10 min drive. Paestum is 40 min drive. Velia is 25 min drive. Palinuro and Marina di Camerota is 1 hr 30 min drive.
|Refundable damage deposit||$493|
50% of the rent is required to complete the booking. Balance must be paid 45 days before arrival. A refundable security/damage cash deposit of 500 € is required upon arrival, and this is refunded during the week after departure. Cancellation fees: Up to 8 weeks: no cancellation charge. 4-8 weeks: 50% of rate refunded. 2-4 weeks: 25% of rate refunded. Less than 2 weeks: no refund.
Notes on prices:
The price is a starting price for the property per week in £UK - high season prices vary