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Casale la Torre, farmhouse in Sorrento Peninsula with pool, garden and sea view - Il Verde

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Villa with an apartment to sleep up to 5 persons

The villa Casale la Torre is tucked away in the most gloriously beautiful setting between Sorrento and Massa Lubrense. This stretch of coast is part of the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella, renowned for its natural landscape and history.

A traditional group of farmhouse buildings, Casale la Torre is divided into three apartments, ‘Corallo’, ‘Il Verde’ and ‘Primula’. All apartments can be rented separately, as each has a separate entrance and private outdoor space. Alternatively, the entire villa is perfect for a larger group of up to thirteen people.

You can sense the peace and serenity from the moment you reach the private parking area and turn off your car ignition. As you stroll up a short flight of wide stone steps towards the farmhouse, you can feel yourself returning to a simpler time, far from the challenges of modern life.

The farmhouse itself lies on two terraced levels of land, amidst groves of citrus and olive trees. You arrive on the lower level, where exquisite gardens spread before you. The lawned grounds are extensive, with flowers spilling from pots and the gnarled trunks of trees standing beside the farmhouse as they have for decades.

Before you, a small promontory reaches out towards the sea, home to a generous swimming pool (11m x 5m, open from May to September) and a solarium with ample recliners and parasols. The enviable panoramic views sweep in almost a full circle across the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida and the Gulf of Naples.

A sizable shaded patio area offers the perfect place for a convivial al fresco dinner during the warm summer evenings, with a wood-burning oven and traditional circular barbeque. A professionally equipped kitchen is available for your own use, or on request, the staff of Casale la Torre will be pleased to cater for your party, using traditional local recipes, and genuine DOC-certified products of the Sorrento Peninsula.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Il Verde, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

‘Il Verde’ is a ground floor apartment for five people, with one double and one twin bedroom, and a small single bedroom, measuring approximately 70m2.

It has recently been sympathetically and tastefully renovated, in keeping with the heritage of the farmhouse. The original beamed ceilings blend effortlessly with the restored antique furniture and carefully chosen ethnic pieces. The walls are colour-washed with cheering warm tones – apple green in the living areas, and a gorgeous primrose yellow in the two bedrooms. Sink into the comfortable sofas and feel instantly at home.

The cosy central living area contains a dining table for six, and a kitchen with four gas rings, an oven, a fridge freezer, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, an Italian coffee maker and a toaster. There is satellite television and an ADSL WiFi connection.

Off the living room, there is a double bedroom, a twin room with two single beds, and a third single bedroom.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the manager

A group of 4 of us spent the last week of September at this wonderful villa set in the beautiful hillside hamlets of Masse Lubrense. Though it definitely requires a car to get to and fro, the place and it's amazing pool with vistas over the Naples Penninsula and Capri, is a welcome retreat after a day exploring the amalfi Coast and Sorrento Penninsula. We wouldn't hesitate to rent this villa again, or recommend it to friends. Our contacts at Feeling Italy were very helpful, especially on our day of arrival. After easily getting lost in the hillside villages, they escorted us to the villa. As for feedback, having a ready supply of toilet paper, dish soap, dish clothes and some basic kitchen cooking items such as salt and pepper, oils etc. would have been helpful. Also, the beds are very firm and extra pillows would have helped. Having these essentials and comforts would have definitely earned a 5 star rating. Also, due to stairs and narrow doorways, this is not an accessible property for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues. Thank you to alberto, the groundskeeper, for maintaining such a beautiful space!
Sep 2012
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Very noisy at night with local dogs! Beautiful area, views. Accommodation tired, basic & overpriced

  • 3 of 5

Area is beautiful. Views are stunning and the weather was great.

Pool was clean and the sun beds and parasols great.

Food in the many restaurants to choose from was great.

Accommodation was basic. Ants are everywhere and need constant attention to avoid being overwhelmed. The decor and furniture are very tired and need updating. Large areas of damp which made it smell rather.

Very overpriced for the quality.

At night extremely noisy with local dogs and revellers in nearby villas.

Avoid the boat trip to Capri. Instead hire a boat yourself if you like more than a 10 minute swim!

Disappointed overall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Capodichino at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Massa Lubrense at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Sorrento at 9 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sorrento at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Castellamare di Stabia (E45) at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Massa Lubrense at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Casale la Torre is situated in a quiet spot that enjoys the sun all day, along a stretch of coast that is part of the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella, renowned for its beautiful landscape and the traces of its ancient history.

The villa is next to a little side road, closed to traffic, and faces the sea, where enchanting sunsets can be admired. Guests staying at Casale la Torre will need a car during their stay. Access to the house is along a country road.

The house is also ideally situated for guests wishing to go trekking in the Sorrento Peninsula, with hiking routes available along a number of paths: to the Deserto (456 m), Mount S. Costanzo (497 m), from where there are breathtaking views, from Massa Lubrense to Termini (over 6 km of solitary road surrounded by Mediterranean maquis) and the bay of Leranto in the heart of the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella.

Prices and Availability

Notes

  • From 1 April to 31 October the Municipal Council of Massa Lubrense has instituted a mandatory tourist tax on all temporary residents.
    The tourist tax must be added to the total amount of stay and has to be pay cash at the arrival.
    The fee is 1.50 euros per person per night, and only applies to adults and up to 5 nights.

    Please note, there will be a final cleaning charge of € 50 added to the rental period at time of the booking.

    Heating is chargeable at 4.50 per m3.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • volcano

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom, which leads off the sitting room, has a washbasin, toilet, bidet, enclosed shower and hair dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • The sitting room leads through to the three bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed, a spacious wardrobe and a large window that looks onto the garden. The second bedroom has two single beds, a spacious wardrobe and a large window that looks onto the garden. The third bedroom, suitable for a child or teenager, has a single bed and no window.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Everything offered by a holiday in Massa Lubrense and in nearby Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Naples and Rome is within your reach here, and plenty of information can be consulted regarding these places. Please ask our staff about reservation, prices, terms and conditions. Please note, there will be a final cleaning charge of € 50 added to the rental period at time of the booking. Heating is chargeable at 4.50 per m3.

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