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Lovely spacious villa near the sea, with stunning views towards the Amalfi coast



Updated: 11-Sep-2016
3 bedroom 2 bathroom, terrace & garden, extensive restoration new bathroom, kitchen etc, comfortable light & airy, in centre of conveniently situated historic village

An ideal base for exploring the Cilento National Park, the largest in Italy, visiting the historic sites at Paestum, Veglia, Pompeii and Herculeum, enjoying a visit by boat or car to the Amalfi Coast, or simply meandering down the coast from Agropoli via Castellabate to Palinuro and beyond. This large family house offers ample accommodation for 6 people to enjoy inside and outside living. The attention to detail shows the care taken to restore this house to its former glory with tiled floors, high ceilings, beams, wood doors, open fireplaces in the kitchen and sitting room, wood windows and french doors. The house combines character with modern living to offer a welcoming ambiance for anyone wishing to relax and explore this fascinating area. There is plenty of outside space with a terrace offering stunning sea views on the first floor with stone patio leading onto the lawned garden with trees on the lower terrace. The house is located in a medieval village in a quiet position just off the small piazza where there is are two restaurants offering local cuisine. The area is surrounded by the Cilento National Park offering all year round natural beauty. Close to sandy beaches and restaurants.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I am a solicitor in private practice living in Hertfordshire. I first began letting a holiday home in the Lake District in 2001.

Armed with that experience, we set about achieving a similar four star standard in Italy. It was important to make sure there were new, comfortable beds and a well-equipped kitchen such as we would want for ourselves.

I am interested in old properties and enjoy travelling within Europe. It is always a pleasure to arrive at Naples Airport and drive down to Laureana. In the summer there may be people enjoying live music in the little piazza.

Outside the summer months the area has a character of its own. I have swum in the sea in October. In winter we can enjoy a meal in front of an open fire in a local pizzeria, or see the sights when they are quiet.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very relaxing holiday-lovely villa, lovely people! Spectacular views and walks.

The villa has everything needed for a carefree holiday-really well equipped kitchen and super bathroom".
Oct 2015
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From the Owner

Friends had bought and restored a villa in the next village. When we visited for the first time we were struck by the views across the Bay of Salerno and the friendliness of the locals. The narrow street on which the property stands is traffic-free meaning that you can have the French doors open onto the balconies. Cliento is not overwhelmed by tourists. The local food and wine, together with the climate, are exceptional. There is something about enjoying a leisurely Sunday lunch sitting at long tables outside in the sunshine that is the essence of an Italian holiday. On our second visit we began to look at properties, not knowing exactly what we were looking for. On the last day a local cafe owner enthused about a house for sale Laureana. Within minutes of arriving and walking through the huge front doors up to the first floor, to be met with the stunning views across to Amalfi and Capri, the search was over.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Naples at 115 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Agropoli at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agropoli at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A3 at 35 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Trentova at 10 Kilometres


The beach at the Bay of Trentova on the outskirts of Agropoli is about 15 mins by car. The sandy beaches at Santa Maria di Castellabate are approx 20 mins drive, San Marco approx 25 mins, and the stunning coastal drive to Acciaroli is approx 45 mins. There are boats from Agropoli in the summer months to Amalfi, Positano and the island of Capri. It is possible to hire motor boats from Agropoli marina for a half or whole day. Boat trips are also organised around the area.


The house is approx 110 km from Naples airport. Car hire is essential. Flights are available throughout the UK with Easyjet and British Airways and in the summer months with Thomson Fly and BMI. There is a small airport at Pontecagnano where flights go to Barcelona, Paris, Milan and Venice. There is a mainline railway station at Agropoli where trains run direct to Herculaneum, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Naples. There are also connections to Rome.


The village of Laureana Cilento offers a small grocery shop, post office and two restaurants. San Martino is 2 mins drive and has a grocery shop, pharmacy, 2 cafes and a butcher. The famous Greek temples at Paestum are 25 mins drive and well worth a visit. Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius are but a train/90 min drive away. It is surrounded by many medieval villages to explore such as Vatolla where the Philosophy College is situated. Rocca Cilento with its own castle.

Further Details:

The closest local shop is a few minutes walk. San Martino village offer a small grocery shop and is only a few minutes drive. Torchiara/Sant Antuono is 5km away and offers all manner of small shops plus several restaurants in the old town and a take-away pizzeria in Sant Antuono (new part of town). Agropoli has many more shops, restaurants and cafes, there is also a castle in the old town and two restaurants overlooking the marina and the Amalfi coast.

For those who like to paint there are classes available next door at the Blu di Prussia cafe/restaurant by the acclaimed artist and owner, Mimmo Palombo. Paintings can also be bought. Furniture restoration courses are also available there. If its relaxing and unwinding you are in need of there are holistic treatments available with a UK qualified practitioner who practices from her farmhouse only 5 mins drive away. Cooking classes are also available locally on request. There are plenty of activities available such as scuba diving, snorkling, boat trips, pony trekking, quad biking, tennis courts, hiking, hiring of motor boats.


Rental rates

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10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
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29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
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7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We offer a 15% discount when only two guests are staying.

25% deposit required on reservation and balance payable 28 days before commencement of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible although Saturday preferred. Arrival is after 16.00 and departure by 10.00.

25% on booking, balance one month before your holiday begins. Payment can be by bank transfer or by cheque.

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From the Owner

It is fascinating to think of the events that have taken place in and around this and the other historic houses and palazzi in Laureana. We love the large airy rooms with high ceilings and the ease with which the terrace can be accessed from the kitchen and sitting room. We have spent a small fortune on restoring and updating the house over the years so that it combines modern amenities with character. Although Laureana is in a quiet location it is within easy reach of Agropoli with its old harbour and Saracen castle, and excellent beaches. The Cilento National Park is the largest in Italy and is dotted with historic villages. It is also a comfortable drive or train journey to Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the remarkable early Greco-Roman site at Paestum is less than half an hour away

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • New (March 2012) spacious architect-designed shower room with wc, bidet, sink and shower. Adjoining utility area with washing machine and sink. Ensuite bathroom to master bedroom with roll top bath, wc, marble top vanity unit, basin and bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bedroom and small balcony Bedroom 2 - twin beds and small balcony Bedroom 3 - double bedroom with ensuite bathroom


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Extensive works have recently been carried out to create a new modern and fully fitted shower room together with creating a loggia on the enlarged terrace offering a covered seating area with tables and chairs with views of the surrounding countryside. There is a further conservatory area providing inside seating with views of the countryside and sea. The kitchen has been completely refurbished in 2009. There is a new Franke hob, fitted oven, sink, taps and fitted dishwasher, together with new marble worktop and tiling. The furniture in the house is a blend of old and new, including new beds and bedding. There are wardrobes and chests of drawers in each bedroom. Outside: The terrace has recently (March 2012) been enlarged to create a loggia with undercover seating offering views of the surrounding countryside. There is a pretty garden with lawn, trees and shrubs and a patio area. There is a barbecue on the terrace with a large wood and aluminium table and six armchairs to make the most of relaxing and enjoying the exceptional views. Utility Room: Adjoining shower room with washing machine, sink, ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included and are changed weekly. There are also beach towels. Although instructions are provided, the housekeeper is on hand in case any problem arises. Cleaning is carried out after guests leave. Other: Private grand courtyard area via large wooden doors leading down to garden and also up to stone stairs to living accommodation. All restoration work has been completed by local builders/craftsmen and the paintings in the house are by local artists.

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