- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Sea View
Set within 5 acres of land on the border of the Cilento National Park in Italy, this secluded little cottage combines rural tranquillity with mesmerising sea views and spectacular sunsets. Villa Nerola is a little piece of hillside heaven. Holistic treatments available on site.
If you’re looking for an Italian bolthole in which to relax, unwind, potter, walk, sunbathe and explore then you’ve come to the right place. The cottage has been lovingly restored to provide cosy homely accommodation, the private gardens look towards the beautiful Amalfi Coast, the surrounding area is natural and unspoiled and within 20 minutes of the cottage you will find medieval villages, coastal towns, beaches and historic sites. True peace and quiet is hard to come by but you’ll find it in abundance at this wonderful retreat.
Villa Nerola feels gloriously remote but it is actually just a short drive to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Laureana Cilento and San Martino. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walks and wildlife spotting and there are plenty of pretty hilltop villages to explore, and just 15-20 minutes away are the sandy beach at Baia di Trentova and the coastal town of Santa Maria di Castellabate. There are plenty of water sports available along this stretch of coastline and those in search of gentler pursuits can sample mozzarella at one of the nearby buffalo farms or visit the Greek temples at Paestum and the monastery at Padula.
The private track which leads to the cottage is quite steep and windy so the owner can advise on the best sort of hire car to get. Naples airport is 120km away and trains run from here to Agropoli-Castellabate (the fast train takes just 1 hour 10 minutes).
Nearest Train Station:
Laureana Cilento, 3km
Baia di Trentova, Agropoli, 15km
San Martino, 2.5km
Villa Nerola has one galleried double bedroom, a bathroom and a spacious open-plan living room with a wood burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Books, CDs and DVDs are provided for lazy days in and you will also find maps and local information for when you venture out.
The cottage is set in 5 acres of grounds full of plants, herbs and fruit trees. The patio has a BBQ, sun loungers, a table and chairs, and there is a second terrace which is home to a plunge pool during the summer months and an eating area in the winter months. The sea views from the garden are breath-taking.
Conditions of Rental
The plunge pool is open from the end of May until September. No smoking and no pets. The property is not suitable for children. A 50% deposit is required with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
The owner, who lives in the farmhouse, is a qualified aromatherapist and Reiki healing practitioner (level 2) and is able to offer treatments in a quiet treatment room in her house. Villa Nerola is in the perfect setting for unwinding, resting and recuperating. Between September and December each year, Vanessa offers 4-7 day 'Replenish' stays where you can enjoy holidays treatments (aromatherapy massage, facials, Indian head massage and reiki healing) alongside peaceful hours watching the ever changing sea and sky views and listening to the birds and wildlife all around you. For those without their own transport, you can be collected from the local train station (20 mins from the cottage) and shopping for supplies can be done on your behalf.