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Villa - sleeps 5, pool, play area for children, outdoor bar & movie area

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Private villa with heated pool, play area for children, & large areas for dining/relaxing

2 bed villa with private pool sleeps 5

The villa itself sits in its own private grounds with a heated pool and play area for children. It offers peace and tranquillity as well as three different dining areas to relax and enjoy. Close to Naples, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Villa Sofia provides you with a cultural experience to enjoy authentic Italy but still visit famous tourist sites for the day.

The Villa is modern, well equipped and very spacious. Refurbished to a high standard, Villa Sofia offers a haven summer or winter. Inside Villa Sofia there are two large spacious air conditioned/centrally heated bedrooms with super king and single beds. A lounge with open fire/ wood burner. Television, CD and DVD player, a vast selection of DVDs, books and games, Wi-Fi and printer. The kitchen is fully equipped with a six burner hob, large gas oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle and blender. Washing powder, dishwasher tablets, salt, pepper, spices and extra virgin olive oil are always available free of charge. There’s a large bathroom with walk in power shower, large bath, WC and vanity unit with mirror and lighting. A hair dryer, hand soap and toilet paper is supplied. The second bedroom has a ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and vanity unit.

The villa sits in its own private wooded area. There are two outside dining areas to choose from and a dining area in the kitchen. The dining areas outside offer views of the gardens and fruit trees where you will find wild rocket, asparagus, mushrooms, lemons, olives, oranges, peaches, apricots and figs. You will also find a pear/apple fruit. Just behind the villa is a vineyard and olive grove.

There is a barbecue, sun loungers and rattan furniture. A large umbrella compliments the outside area and allows you to enjoy the cool shade whilst eating fresh locally produced food.

Additionally there is an area to enjoy a glass of wine or coffee by the outside fountain with sofa and chairs. On the gravel area are sun loungers which attract the sun all day. Relax in the hammock by the old fountain and enjoy the shade of the four large oak trees. There is nothing better than reading a book whilst enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine looking up at the trees and enjoying the cool shade.

Whilst staying at Villa Sofia you can enjoy a day’s site seeing at Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Naples or Rome. And so much more for the adventurous traveller. Within easy access of the regions hidden gems you can see beautiful hidden monasteries, cathedrals and churches. Majestic medieval castles. An amazing national park offering breath taking views on every turn. The Southern Italian royal palace with the most amazing English gardens you’ll see outside of Versailles. A working Roman baths and spa with sulphur springs. Stunning unique Italian ceramics that would grace any mantel piece.

For the more active there’s cycling, horse riding, quad biking, walking and hiking through one of the most stunning mountain ranges in the world lakes and glorious clean beaches.

For the less energetic top quality wines, olive oil, homemade cheeses, salamis, meats, sea food, mushrooms. Shoes and handmade leather designer handbags normally only available to the Italian market at Italian not tourist prices.

A two minute walk from the Villa is the Il Cortesano restaurant which not only offers excellent food but excellent prices as well. You can enjoy a two course fish starter for 12 euros ahead or a four course meal of Antipasta, Pasta with Porcini mushrooms, Veal with rocket and parmesan, homemade tiramsu ice cream and coffee for 20 euros ahead. This also includes wine and water.

Further afield is the Il Sauro restaurant with stunning views of vineyards, Faicchio, mountains and the monastery. The village of Faicchio has lots of shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Local produce is sold in the supermarket and grocers. There are farmers markets on a Friday and Sunday which is lovely. Butchers sell local meats and there is a wonderful cheese shop in the village. A pastry shop sells beautifully crafted cakes, delightful pastries and authentic Italian ice cream. Well worth the visit. On Tuesday and Saturday morning you will see the local fishmonger sell fresh clams, mussels, squid and different types of fish. Just stunning.

Faicchio itself is close to Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, and Amalfi Coast and ideal for day visits to these famous tourist sites. It is famous for its medieval castle and festival held every September. The festival is visited by many Italian people from the surrounding villages and Naples itself. Faicchio is off the beaten track and boasts sunshine the majority of year. Best times to visit between April and October. Faicchio has a wealth of quaint shops, a local supermarket and many bars and restaurants. It is approx 40 mins from Naples, 90 mins from Sorrento and Amalfi Coast where you can see attractions such as Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, the bay of Naples and the famous Amalfi Coast. Convento San Pasquale is located above Faicchio and dates back to the late 15th century.

Telese is approx 5 mins from Faicchio or an hour’s walk if you are feeling energetic. Telese is famous for is sulphur springs which have the reputation for helping the treatment of skin diseases, digestive, respiratory, rheumatism problems. Caserta is some 30 mins drive from Faicchio and is renowned for its Royal Palace (La Reggia di Caserta). Caserta also boasts the Old Palace (Palazzo Vecchio), an 18th Century Cathedral and the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli. Casertavecchia is the ancient centre which houses the older properties dating back from 861 AD. Modern Caserta has many shops such as Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino etc. Caserta is a lively town with many shops, restaurants and bars.

Piedimonte Matese has many churches to visit. The town itself has many shops, bars and restaurants. You can find good quality leather shoe shops with shoes handmade. You can even find a tailors who will, for a price, made a beautiful Italian suit for you.

Matese is situated ½ hour drive from Piedimonte itself. Matese sits on top of Mount Matese. It is striking. Its lakes are cool and views truly breathtaking. Matese can be thought of one of lives hidden treasures. Take time to go and visit. Skiing is available throughout the winter months.

Montecassino famous for the WWII battle which destroyed the town and monastery is only a 40 minute drive. It offers stunning views and a historical perspective of the battle.

Santa Agata d Goti is a lovely little town with quaint cobbled streets, bars which sell fabulous ice creams and wonderful views from the bridge. The town is only 20 minutes drive from the villa. Worth seeing as hardly any tourists go there. Santa Agata d Goti and Faicchio are original Italy of many years ago.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2018

About Louisa

My husband I live in England with our daughters Sofia-Clara and Katie. We love Italy and enjoy spending time there. It isn't always easy because of work commitments but when we can our first stop is Villa Sofia. Being in Italy allows us time to spend as a family. Laughing, playing with our daughters and just having fun together. We have many friends in Faicchio and spending time with them is important to us. We love to entertain and are just as happy to sit and relax in the beautiful surroundings of our home. Italy has a special place in all our hearts and we couldn't imagine being without it.

We love the sound of the birds, hearing the wind through the trees and generally relaxing at Villa Sofia. Our only complaint is that we cant spend more time there. We genuinely love it.

Louisa purchased this villa in 2010

Why Louisa chose Faicchio

We have always wanted to buy a property in Faicchio. It is close to our family and friends. When we drove up the private drive towards Villa Sofia we were just taken with its location. The house itself needed a major overhaul but we had imagination.

It is just so peaceful staying at the house. It is quite, private and a wonderful place to stay. Faicchio has everything we could want. Supermarkets, bars, restaurants and the knowledge of knowing that Sofia-Clara and Katie are safe to play outside and enjoy nature.

We can also pop into Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast to enjoy the most beautiful tourist sites Italy has to offer. 2.5 hours away is Rome. So easy to get to and visit. For us it is an ideal location because it has everything. Authentic Italy and famous sites to visit.

What makes this villa unique

What we lovely so much about Villa Sofia is its location. It is so private and peaceful we cant really put it into words. It has to be experienced. Waking up in the morning to the sound of birds is just so special. We love the fact that whilst it is off the beaten track we can still visit tourist sites easily. On top of that faicchio offers so much. Shops, bars, restaurants all selling local produce. When we say local produce we mean it. It is a very good price and excellent quality.

When we want to go out and eat we have a lovely choice of two restaurants close by. Il Sauro restaurant with the most fantastic views of the monastery and Faicchio. It is set in vineyards and the food is wonderful. We recently had a meal there, two starters, four pizzas and wine for 37 euros. So cheap but wonderful. Such a relaxing place to enjoy a meal. La Luccila is lovely. The food is good and again resonably priced. If you are travelling with children you will find a small park area there for them to play.

The villa itself is well equipped. Because when we visit I like to have everything around me especially in the kitchen. I have equipped Villa Sofia as if I was staying there all year round. It is our home and we offer the convenience of that to our guests. I want to make sure our guests enjoy their stay at our villa and I am more than happy to answer any questions and be as accommodating as I can. Please enjoy your time at Villa Sofia and all comments are welcomed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As we ask all our guests to independently review our property we have decided to use this section to say thank you to all our guests for their lovely comments. In the villa we have a comments book and we are always touched by the lovely things people say about our villa. We are so pleased that the majority of people feel that it is a home from home and so well equipped. They always say they feel privledged to be allowed to stay but it is us, the owners, who are privledged. We are lucky to have guests that enjoy and take care of our villa as we would. So thank you very much for looking after our home and enjoying its wonderful personality and surroundings. We hope to see you all again soon.
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Faicchio in Province of Benevento

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Elisabetta Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully equipped bathroom with large walk in shower, WC and bath in main bathroom. Vanity Unit with mirror and lighting. Additionally hairdryer, toilet paper and hand soap are always available in both bathrooms. Ensuite bathroom has WC, walk in shower and vanity unit with mirror and lighting.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Clara - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , A/C, views to patio and garden
    Elisabetta - 2 Single Bed , Air conditioning views into garden. beds can be double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Adults 2 Children Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms comprises a super king bed, double bed and cot (if desired) Also available single bed. Large wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Air-conditioning installed. Two comfortable leather chairs. Linens and towels supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
Outside: Sitting outside Casa Sofia is a joy. Not only is it private but the garden has olive, lemon, orange, fig and cherry trees. There is wild asparagus, rocket and greens growing in the grounds so please enjoy all the foods nature has to offer. Directly outside the villa is a large area which has table and chairs for dining and relaxing. There are sun loungers available for use. Near the garden is the newly restored fountain and swing chair. This gives excellent views of the mountains, gardens and fruit trees. The four oaks trees provide wonderful natural shade from the hot summer sun. Eating alfresco is a lovely experience and very peaceful. Behind the villa there are vineyards, olive groves, corn fields and the woods. There are beautiful views from the villa to the fields and groves beyond. Sitting outside Casa Sofia is worth experiencing - it is a small piece of heaven on earth. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, linens included. Property is cleaned weekly on a Friday from 3pm to 4pm. Additionally Casa Sofia is fully cleaned after each guest leaves. Other: The gym is located in the large outhouse. It includes an exercise bike, punch bag and free weights totalling up to 100kg. To use the gym or for more information please contact us in the first instance.


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average rating of 4.645161 based on 32 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Sofia, which feels like a real home away from home from the moment you arrive. Situated down a quiet country lane, a 5min drive from nearby Faicchio, it is a peaceful and private spot and has lots of outdoor space for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy, (and is the only place we've stayed which has its own hammock!) The house is equipped with all mod cons including air con, a huge fridge and is supplied with lots of good books, films and music to suit everyone.

For those interested in exploring the surrounding region, this is best done by car and there are lots of ideas and reviews available to peruse in the guest book.

We'd be happy to recommend Casa Sofia and it's helpful owner Louisa, who made the booking experience so easy.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. Our goal is to always make our guests feel it is their home for however long they are staying there. So glad you felt like that. We look forward to welcoming you back soon
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A real taste of Italy

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to this lovely property which is in a beautiful location, not far from a small village and overlooked by hills. The accommodation itself is of a very high standard with a very well equipped kitchen. As we've only ever visited during the winter time, we've never used the pool, but I can imagine that it would be idyllic as it is so private and set in the really lovely garden. Louisa (the owner) is always so good at keeping in touch prior to visits and this makes the whole booking process so reassuring. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to family and friends and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hotel quality bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

Lovely rural property great location. Very well equipped and owner extremely helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed Villa Sofia and how well equipped it is. thank you for your comment about the hotel quality bathrooms. Bathrooms are my thing so I always wanted to make sure they are high quality. I am glad you liked them. You have been a wonderful guest so we look forward to welcoming you again at Villa Sofia. Louisa
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peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

a really nice and well laid out property situated in a lovely location.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Immaculate villa!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely 9 days at Villa Sofia. Lovely modern interior with great bathrooms and immaculate throughout. It was unusually hot when we were there so the air conditioning was very much appreciated! Pool is not large but perfect for a cooling dip. Outside area is great for relaxing and eating. Il Sauro restaurant within 5 minute walk was fabulous and very reasonable. Louisa was great to deal with - we had a couple of issues with the hot water but Louisa dealt with it very quickly and kept us informed. If you want to go somewhere less touristy but within easy reach of Rome, Pompeii etc this is the perfect place - thanks Louisa!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the boiler decided to break down. It was just too hot for it. Glad you were happy with the quick response and I hope the wine and olive oil went some way to easing the inconvenience. look forward to welcoming you back soon
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Lovely villa in a nice spot

  • 4 of 5

Interesting location

Real shame that two of the three restaurants within walking distance appeared to have closed down.

Pool was popular with the kids

A good taste of real Italy

Louisa was great, very helpful and easy to contact

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a shame that Il Cortesano Restaurant has closed. It was my favourite restaurant. Il Sauro though is very popular and a lovely restaurant with good food. This is just a two minute walk from the villa. I have also heard that Il Cortesano will be reopening under new management. So exciting changes coming up.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Jester Bar
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Il Sauro
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Situated in Alife a 20 minute drive from Casa Sofia is a lovely private fishing lake for our guests to use. On Sunday's there are competitions and fishing is available on most days with morning and afternoon sessions costing 12 euros each. Equipment is available to hire. The fish in the lake is mainly carp and trout. Contact us for more information.

We can also arrange private tours of vineyards with wine tasting and local farms where you can enjoy a lunch of homemade cheeses, pasta, cured hams, biscuits, and bread. Wine & water are also included. The cost is £25 pp and it is recommended to book before you arrive.


Coast is approximately 1 hour drive. Southern Italy is fully equipped with local beaches especially near Naples and Sorrento. Beaches are busy between the months of July and August when the majority of Italians take their holidays. Beaches are equipped with loungers, umbrellas and chairs.

You can visit the beach via bus from Faicchio which during August leaves every day and picks you up in the evening.


Naples Airport is a 40 minute drive away. Telese Terme is nearest rail station which is 5 minute drive. Train station services Naples, Caserta, Rome direct. Train travel is quite cheap in Italy and ideal to get around. However car hire is recommended to access all the areas in this region. Benevento province is 30 minutes from Faicchio. There is a direct bus route from Telese to Piedimonte and back. From Telese buses go to Naples, Rome and surrounding areas.


Faicchio is a 5 minute drive. Telese Terme (spa town) a 5 minute drive. Piedimonte Matese a 30 minute drive. Caserta is approx. 30 minutes. Campobasso is 30 minutes. Naples 40 minutes with Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Salerno approx 90 mins. Monte Cassino 30 mins.

Best kept secret of the area is the Royal Palace in Caserta. It is beautiful inside and out. Wonderful English gardens to walk through with a stunning waterfall and fountain at the end of the gardens. Well worth a visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Faicchio, Campania

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
7 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
30 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
15 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment by cheque, and bank transfer available. Deposit £150.00 non refundable. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival date. No smoking inside property. You must be 25 years of age to rent property.

We also from time to time run promotional discounts. Please contact us for details.

Changeover Day:
Check in at 4pm, check out 10am. All changeover days and check in/out timings are flexible and can be modified to accommodate flights etc.

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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