About the property
- Villa8611 sq. ft.
- Half Baths3
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Villa in Perdifumo Campania,Italy - Peaceful Location in the Middle of Cilento National Park, Unesco World Heritage
The House was built in 1875 near the old Convent of Santa Maria dei Martiri. In 1400 a small village started to grow around the convent and became famous as a market where local products were sold every Saturday. Being Saturday the market–day, the village was named ‘Forum Sabati’ – "Mercato del Sabato" (Saturday Market) - later simply renamed ‘Mercato’. Our family villa looks out over the sloping coast and is surrounded by a beautiful and big garden with secular trees and colourful varieties of flowers together with terraced olive and vine cultivations viewing the Isle of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. An extension of 110 hectares of woods and a large green area densely planted with olive groves which gives a delicious extra-virgin olive-oil produced according to old traditional procedures complete the magnificent scenery.
The Estate Il Pilaccio nel Cilento is located at about 600 meters (2000 feet) above sea level in a position dominating the ancient village of Castellabate and the sea of the mermaid Leucosia.
Its privileged location among olive and green chestnut trees allows its guests to shelter from the heat of the summer months, offering complete privacy and tranquillity. It is perfect for families: there are large outdoor spaces available for children to play while adults relax inside or outside the house, cheered by the sound of the cicadas.
The Villa Il Pilaccio nel Cilento is a 500 square meters (5400 square feet) - stone house with three floors and two terraces, and is arranged to accommodate up to 12 people. In some of the rooms, additional two beds or cots for children -up to 6 years old- can be provided (additional cost applies - see Rental terms). Most of the rooms are paved with terracotta tiles, and the furnishings include some antique pieces.
A big kitchen and a large dining room are located on the ground floor. The airy kitchen is equipped with four-burner gas cooker, gas oven, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron and ironing board, microwave, Italian-style coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, and other small appliances. A complete kitchen pack is also available for all guests.
The dining room has an authentic Italian style fireplace made of stone and a large wood dining table where guests can enjoy their meals, with a great view of the garden.
On the first floor, we have 3 double bedrooms and a bedroom with two single beds, 1 lounge, 1 TV room and 1 dining room. The furnishings of the rooms are warm, welcoming and comfortable and also include some antique pieces; views of the garden, the countryside and sea can be enjoyed through the Juliet balconies.
On the first floor there are 2 bathrooms: the master bathroom is very spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer; the second one has a washbasin and a toilet.
On the second floor there is one double bedroom and a bedroom with two single beds, 1 lounge and 1 TV room. The rooms are furnished in a similar style and all enjoy great views. Two bathrooms are available with a similar arrangement. Two terraces with a top view of the surrounding countryside and the sea will leave you breathless and give a great vantage point to enjoy the sunrise and sunset.
The huge garden extends for about 3000 square meters (32000 square feet) and is full of flowers, trees, planted terraces with olive trees, fruit trees such as kakis, walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, mulberries, plums, figs, apples, pomegranates. You are welcome to pick you own ripe season fruit straight from the trees!
In the garden there are various relaxation areas and wide patios paved in stone from which you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley and of the sea. The area is equipped with pavilions, brickwork barbecue and many other facilities for adults and games for children. Under the pavilions, you will find tables and chairs, perfect for an outdoor breakfast or meal.
By the garden you will also find a bathroom which equipped with three washbasins, and one toilet.
In the garden there is a splendid private infinity pool which provides a magnificent view of Capri, Ischia, the Amalfi Coast and a broad view of the whole arch-shaped Gulf of Salerno and of the greenery. The pool is approximately 45 square meters (500 square feet), and the area equipped with deck chairs and an external shower.
After dusk, far from the city lights, it is a pleasure to look up to the sky and witness the emotional stars show, sipping a glass of wine. There is no better way to overcome stress after a busy and tiring year at work! The villa will give you unforgettable moments and create enduring inner peace!
The price includes a change of sheets and towels once a week, including pool towels, free wifi connection, water, gas. The electricity is free up to 100 kw/h per week; in case of electricity consumption exceeding 100 kw/h per week, the guest must pay 35 euro cents per kw/h exceeding the threshold. The final cleaning price is 150 euro for the first two weeks, for any additional week 50 euro will be added for the final cleaning; the cleaning is payable the day of departure.
Please be informed that during your stay, one-day events such as weddings or other celebrations may be arranged in the villa. In this instance, the garden and the pool will be closed for use. We apologise in advance for any inconvenient this may cause and to thank you for your understanding we will invite you for dinner/lunch or offer an alternative recreational activity.
You will find markets, butcher, baker and many other stores less than 500 meters away from the villa. Great restaurants are located within 3 km (about 1.8 miles). In Castellabate, 12 km (about 7.4 miles) from our villa, there is a very nice seafood restaurant with a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea. A special price for our guests is guaranteed!
You can explore the many sandy beaches that are within a 15 minute drive from the villa, enjoying the beauty of the Cilento coast with its smooth hills and charming green rocky shores.
If you are interested in history, you will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological areas of Paestum and Velia, the ancient monastery of Padula, and the many medieval towns such as Castellabate, Agropoli, Vatolla, San Severino di Centola, etc..
For those who love nature, the marine reserve of Punta Licosa is a must sea. For an amazing day out, you can take the ferry Sea-Metro and easily reach Capri, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello.
Walking, cycling or horse riding, cooking classes and boat trips are just some of the activities that we will be glad to arrange for you. If you want more info, please visit our website - www.ilpilaccionelcilento.it (travel section) - there are 2 pages - cultural tourism and Cilento activities – where you can find all additional details.
You will also find pictures and information in the travel section.
In the house there is not heating and it is possible to rent it from May up to October.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Francesca is an archaeologist with a passion for nature and culture of the Cilento. Her work has enabled her to discover the charm of this land, rich in history and ancient culture. For several years she has been working as a farmer other than an archaeologist. She produces excellent extra virgin olive oil, wine, chestnuts and many other products, typical of the Mediterranean diet, that she loves her guests to enjoy.
Why d'Antonio chose Province of Salerno
I love to spend long and relaxing periods in Cilento, Unesco world heritage. My estate is located in a small hillside village, away from the stress and bustle of the city. It is surrounded by a large private garden where you can experience unforgettable moments by the pool, the scent of the flowers and the beautiful sunset on Capri and the Amalfi Coast. I also enjoy preparing traditional and tasty recipes utilising the products of this land accompaining with local wine.
What makes this Villa unique
It is perfect for families: there are large outdoor spaces available for children to play and its privileged location allows its guests to shelter from the heat of the summer months, offering complete privacy and tranquillity. You can reach beautiful beaches, such as Agropoli, Acciaroli and the Punta Licosa marine reserve. Walking, biking and horseback riding along many paths that lead from the sea to the surrounding hills is also possible. You can easily reach the archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia, visit places rich in history such as the Padula’s Charterhouse and many medieval villages such as Agropoli and Castellabate. Some of the most famous places in the world: Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Positano and the Amalfi coast are all reachable on a day trip.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Castle with perfect view
We had our wedding celebration at the gorgeous property and us and our guests loved our stay! Francheska was very helpful sweet and an amazing cook! Thank you for everything and I can’t wait to come back!
A highly relaxing stay in a beautiful setting
After an extremely busy week visiting Rome, Monte Cassino and the Gulf of Naples, Il Pilaccio was a real haven of tranquillity.
Francesca was very welcoming and accommodating to our requests. Her English is excellent and she kept in touch with us via text messages from the moment we set off from Naples, providing us with directions. She even arranged a hire car to be waiting for us at short notice on a Sunday.
It was a real privilege to stay in her beautiful ancient family home. We loved relaxing by the pool in the stunning grounds with amazing views, dining Al Fresco (pack some mosiquito repellant) and playing ping pong. The sunsets were truly incredible.
The village itself is authentically Italian and we loved holidaying amongst local life and browsing at a morning roadside market. Despite being unable to speak the language we got by with a few token words, gestures and lots of smiles! There is a mini market - a 5 min stroll from the villa that sells most things and the owner is very friendly and helpful. There is also a larger supermarket nearby (5 min in the car) A car is essential for exploring the area.
We ate one evening at the local pizzeria and found the food very good value.
If we had stayed longer we would have liked to have hired a boat for the day (which previous guests have done) and sailed along the Cilento coast, stopping off at quiet bays for a spot of sunbathing and snorkelling. However, we did manage to visit Castellabate and San Marco where we enjoyed a drink by the harbour, and have a beach day on the shores of Pioppi. All three are lovely places to visit.
Just a note for those who are used to receiving a villa welcome basket, or a days worth of dishwasher/washing up product/coffee etc the villa was very sparsely equipped. We had to shop for all the basics. Although there were a couple of toilet rolls and towels were provided.
If you like authentic getaway from it all holidays and staying in properties steeped in history and culture then you'll love staying at Il Pilaccio! We did!!
Beautiful house and gardens
We booked for my mother's 80th birthday celebration with other family members staying in Castellabate, Francesca cooked us two family meals (evening and lunch for 24) which were delicious. The house is characterful, the garden beautiful and the views form the pool are lovely. My brother and I plus our two families had a very happy week and Francesca looked after us very well. A wonderful place for a holiday and venue for a party.
This is a fantastic place to stay. We were two families of total 10 people staying in the villa. The house is extremely well kept and spacoius with so much history and character. We had 800 m2 and 15 rooms including a very beautiful old kitchen we could use. The garden is very big and tidy and the pool was enjoyed by both kids and adults. The wievs over the Amalfi coust and Capri were breath-taking.The village, Mercato Cilento, is small but provides you with the things you need, you find a supermarket, bar, bakery and gas station. The hostess Francesca is extremely nice and takes care of your every wish. Francesca's mother prepared the most excellent dinners for us!
Places like Amalfi, Salerno, Paestum, Pompeij are within reach with car. Yet - the Cilento area is still not really discovered by the tourists.
The villa is strongly recommended to guests who like to get a little extra quality to their vacation.
A wonderful villa in a gourgeous garden
Staying at Pilaccio was a wonderful experience. The Palace is large and bright and looks like a Castel more than a villa. The garden is really well kept and we had a great time there having fun by doing barbecues, playing on the grass, reading in the shadow of the patio and the big trees. A nice pool looking at the valle and the sea complete the bucolic scenary.
The sorroundings were very pleasant too: we met a lot of nice people, visited several beatiful beaches as well as small typical villages in the area and had lot of great food!
Francesca was always kind and helpful.
Thank you Francesca for this amazing holiday, we will come back for sure!
Fantastic house, great garden, wonderful views.
We stayed in the house in October 2016 as a party of 12. There was more than enough room for us all, with plenty of living rooms to gather together of an evening to play cards or to hide away to read a book.
The gardens and the pool are beautiful, with a covered area running half the length of the garden under which to seek some shade or rain cover. In late October we were able to eat outside and have a barbeque beneath the pergola. A great evening.
Furnishings are quite basic, but if you are looking for lots of space for family members to run around without having to worry about the odd spillage (stone and tilled floors) then this a great place to stay.
Make sure you visit Paestum which is 30 minutes away, and go south to the coast around Agnome Cilineto coast for great beaches.
Special interest holidays: Francesca, upon request, can organize cookery courses based on the recipes of Mediterranean diet, archaeological excursions with specialized guides, boat trips and nature walks. Coast/Beach: You can explore many sandy beaches that are within a 15 minutes drive from the villa, enjoying the beauty of the Cilento coast with its smooth hills and charming green rocky shores. Travel: Use of car is recommended. The name of nearest airport is Capodichino, in Naples. It is 125 km far from Il Pilaccio nel Cilento. Distances: You will find markets, butcher, baker and many other stores less than 500 meters away from the villa. Great restaurants are located within 3 km (about 1.8 miles). In Castellabate, 12 km (about 7.4 miles) from our villa, there is a very nice seafood restaurant with a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea. Less than 5 km (about 3.1 miles) from the villa there is a literary cafe, with antiques and picture gallery, where you can admire many works and meet the artist and his Australian wife. Further Details: Besides the visits to archaeological sites and other historical and artistic wonders of the Cilento, there are many things to do: walks, bike or horse rides in over 180.000 hectares of National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano to discover pristine environments and a rich natural heritage. Boat trips to Punta Licosa and the Marine Reserve in Castellabate, discovering numerous rocky coves and small beaches overlooked by majestic pine forests and large areas of Mediterranean scrub. The two concerts held at sunset on the water at Punta Licosa and dedicated to the mythical Leucosia after whom the island is named, are a must see. Guided tours of the dairy farms of the plain of Paestum, knowing about the various stages in the processing and production of mozzarella di Bufala, with tasting of dairy products. You can also see the processing of leather, tanned with natural methods and buy accessories made by local craftsmen.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Booking by email. 50% of the cost will be required at the time of booking by way of deposit. The deposits are non refundable. The payments can be made direct into a bank account in euros. Rental terms: The price includes a change of sheets and towels once a week, pool towels, free wifi connection, water, gas. The electricity is free up to 100 kW/h per week; in case of electricity consumption exceeding 100 kW/h per week, the guest must pay 35 euro cents per extra kW/h. Cleaning at the end of your stay is charged at 150 euro for the first week, 50 euro will be added for any additional week; the cleaning is payable on the day of departure. In some of the rooms, you can add beds or cots for children (maximum two – children must be 6 years old or less) with an additional cost of € 60 per bed per week. Upon arrival, the guest must leave a deposit of 500 euro. The money will be returned upon departure, after the inspection of the structure. Please be informed that during your stay, one-day events such as weddings or other celebrations may be arranged in the villa. In this instance, the garden and the pool will be closed for use. We apologise in advance for any inconvenient this may cause and to thank you for your understanding we will invite you for dinner/lunch or offer an alternative recreational activity. Changeover Day: The property is rented weekly from Saturday/Sunday 3 p.m. to Saturday/Sunday 10.00 a.m. It is possible having same flexibility during low season or in case of guest's needs.