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Ancient Villa with Private Pool and Sea View

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's3
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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!

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!

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. Here you can taste amazing traditional food or just have a few drinks.

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.

More Details

About Us

Francesca d'Antonio
Via Roma, Mercato Cilento 23
84060 Perdifumo (SA)
VAT Reg No05138270656

Owner
d'Antonio
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About d'Antonio

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 Perdifumo

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Francesca, thank you for a wonderful time! We had a lovely holiday and we feel privileged to have experienced your castle. It is really special to be surrounded by such a strong feeling of atmosphere and sense of history. We will always remember our time in the castle. Thank you very much! The Veldmeijer family - Johannesburg, South Africa"



"Thank you for sharing your beautiful Pilaccio with us. We have thoroughly enjoyed the gardens, the pool, the beautiful views and the spacious grandeur of the house itself. We have relaxed, laughed and climbed trees! The website doesn't do the Pilaccio justice, it is even more beautiful than we had imagined and extremely well located too. We have enjoyed the sites, Paestum, Velia and the beaches. However, nothing compares to this amazing house and gardens. Best wishes... Matt, Sophie and family"



"Dear Francesca, searching for paradise on this earth is finished as here we have got even more! Lovingly...from Lithuania"
Nov 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Perdifumo in Province of Salerno

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • On the ground floor you will find a bathroom On the first floor there are 2 bathrooms: the master bathroom equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer; the second one has a washbasin and a toilet On the second floor like the first one
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor we have 3 double bedrooms and one with two single beds. On the second floor there is one double bedroom and one with two single beds. Most of the rooms are paved with terracotta tiles and furnishings include some antique pieces.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is available for renting from May to October. The estate has three floors. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, a dining room, a studio and a room with wood-burning oven. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges, 1 tv room, 2 bathrooms. On the second floor there are 2 bedrooms, 1 lounge, 1 tv room 2 bathrooms and two large terraces with beautiful views of the sea and hills of the Cilento. Outside: Our property includes big private garden, private pool, barbecue, outdoor furniture, table tennis. The huge garden extends for about 3000 square meters (32000 square feet) and is full of flowers, trees, planted terraces with olive trees and fruit 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. 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. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The price includes a change of sheets, towels and pool towels once a week . Other: 2 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. 3 lounges and 2 TV rooms with warm, welcoming and comfortable furnitures.

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Ancient Villa with Private Pool and Sea View
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5

Beautiful Castle with perfect view

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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5

A highly relaxing stay in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Beautiful house and gardens

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful villa in a gourgeous garden

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Fantastic house, great garden, wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Capodichino Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bar 0'Milord
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Agropoli station
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Hotel O'Milord - Golden House
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Ogliastro Marina
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Perdifumo, Campania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
£1,199
 
 
Rate 2
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£552
for 3 nights
£1,289
 
 
Rate 3
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£669
for 3 nights
£1,561
 
 
Rate 4
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£795
for 3 nights
£1,856
 
 
Rate 5
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 3 nights
£2,660
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£552
for 3 nights
£1,289
 
 
Rate 7
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
£1,106
 
 
Rate 8
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£394
for 3 nights
£919
 
 
Rate 9
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
£714
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.06

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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