Stunning sea views and sunsets across to Amalfi coast
Tranquility and peace
Restored stone farmhouse and cottage in 2 hectares of land
Excellent rental potential
A short drive to restaurants, cafes and shops
Established gardens with mature trees, shrubs and plants
Perfect for nature lovers
Away from it all on top a hill 350m above sea level
Private track and access
VILLA NEROLA is a very special place.
FARMHOUSE + COTTAGE + 5 acres of LAND
Spectacular sea views and sunsets.
Potential to build another 1 bedroom secluded cottage.
5 acres of gardens, woodland, orchard, terracing.
Private track of 350m.
Tranquility – you can hear a pin drop.
A sense of being on top of the world.
Sandy beaches only 8km.
An all year round house.
2 villages 2.5km and town 6km.
Great rental/investment property.
In a nutshell, a little piece of paradise.
THE FARMHOUSE is 350m above sea level with stunning sea views across to the Amalfi Coast. It is situated on 2 floors of approx 200 sq.m. It is around 200 years old and built in stone. During the restoration process we have used as many of the old materials as possible to maintain the integrity of the house (exposed stone, beams, ceiling slats, roof tiles, floor tiles) whilst creating an elegant, rustic and spacious home.
Garden room furnished in an 'organic' style with wicker furniture and natural fibre rugs. The large feature arched doors take you out onto the ornamental shingled garden with 3 raised herb beds of 3m x 1.5m bursting with all manner of herbs, 80cm fire pit for the winter evenings, tiled log store, terracotta pots.
Study/reading room/library with ornamental carved fireplace with 2 double windows overlooking the orchard.
Open plan kitchen/dining room of 30 sq.m. At one end is the raised open fireplace, double window with sea view. Through the feature stone arch to the kitchen with fitted units from 'maison du monde' in shabby chic style with butler sink, freestanding french dresser, dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer, 90cm 5 ring gas cooker, long wood table stretching from one end to the other. French doors onto the lawn and sea views and further french doors onto the herb garden.
Further sitting room/5th bedroom with open natural stone fireplace, morrocan style decor. French doors onto the front lawn with sea views and window overlooking the orchard.
Understairs enclosed space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Master Bedroom: 4.3m x 4m with large window facing the sea views and further window overlooking the herb garden (above the garden room).
Ensuite bathroom with slipper bath from where you can look to the sea across to the Amalfi coast, stone basin, heated towel rail, wc.
Bedroom 2: 4.3m x 4m with large window facing the sea views and further window overlooking the orchard.
Bedroom 3: 4m x 4m with 2 large windows overlooking the orchard and the rear terrace.
Bedroom 4: 3.8m x 2m with 2 large windows overlooking the herb garden.
Shower room with large shower, basin, wc and bidet. Window to upper terrace.
Enclosed lawned garden, shingled pathways, shrubs and flower beds with sea views.
Small orchard with almond, citrus and plum trees.
Herb garden with 3 large raised bed and ornamental shingled area together with tiled log store.
2 terraces to the rear of the house with pomegranite, plum, apple, pear and fig trees.
Large aluminium shed for tools, garden furniture etc.
THE COTTAGE with stunning sea views is 30m away from the main house and completely private and secluded. It is built in stone and approx 60 sq.m on the ground and mezzanine floors.
GROUND FLOOR: approx 45 sq.m.
The living space is open plan and up to the rafters.
Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove and feature large arched doors onto the patio with stunning sea views. One of the sofas could be replaced by a sofa bed to provide sleeping for 4.
Kitchen with French doors onto the patio with pergola and sea views. Spacious shower room with glass panelled wet area, green glass basin, wc and bidet, wood ceiling and tiled floors.
Bedroom on mezzanine floor: approx 15 sq.m. Open to the rafters with plenty of head height. Galleried to overlook sitting room. Double aspect window with sea views and French doors overlooking side garden.
Garden: sea facing private patio part covered by pergola. Side garden with olive trees, huge calistomon, orange tree and shrubs. Hammock between the olive trees. Rockery in front with herbs, plants and shrubs. Lower patio area where in the summer months is a plunge pool and in the winter a further seating area. Storage shed to the rear of cottage.
Note: We have been renting out the cottage since 2009 which every year has been fully booked.
THE RUIN with stunning sea view which could provide the area to build another one bedroom cottage (subject to planning permission). Situated in a secluded area away from the main house and cottage. Lower terrace in the front. Access could be created from the private track to allow a parking area and stone steps up to the cottage. At present used as a 'meditation garden'.
THE LAND surrounding the property is approx 5 acres (20.000 sq.m). The land surrounds the properties and extends down to the lane bordered on both sides by a small stream to mark the boundaries.
There is a water well of 50m deep with pump which is very important as a back up system when the mains water is limited in the summer months.
The area surrounding the house and cottage is approx 1 acre consisting of:
Rear terracing with stunning sea views with olive, fig, plum, pomegranate, peach, pear, hazelnut trees, red grapes and rosemary bushes.
Front lawn with stunning sea views, plant beds with mature shrubs and colourful flowers enclosed and secluded to the side with 6ft laurel hedge. Small orchard with citrus and fruit trees also buddleia, laurel and mimosa.
Gravelled ornamental garden with 3 raised herb beds.
Garden and patio around cottage with olive trees, vines with white grapes, wisteria, climbing campsis and mature shrubs.
Lower terrace in front of the cottage there are fruit trees to include cherry, plum, peach and pomegranite.
There is a large area between the main house and cottage which would be ideal for an infinity swimming pool to take advantage of the spectacular sea views.
The upper track is lined with citrus, oleanda, fig and olive trees.
Following the track down there is a wooded area on either side.
There are 2 fresh water streams which mark the boundary on either side of the land down to the tarmac lane.
There are no other houses in the immediate vicinity. The land behind is a neighbour's olive grove. The land to the side of the cottage (beyond the stream) is another neighbour's olive grove. The land to the side of the main house (beyond the stream) is woodland and olive grove.
There is an ancient footpath which runs behind the ruin and goes up to the village of San Martino and down to join our private track. At certain times of the year it is covered in wild cyclamen.
The private track is 350m long. It is accessed from a tarmac lane which runs up to the closest villages of San Martino Cilento and Laureana Cilento and the lane down to Agropoli town, marina and beaches.
The village of San Martino is 2.5km above the cottage and has 2 cafes, a pizzeria, pharmacy, butcher and 2 small grocery shops. The medieval village of Laureana Cilento is also 2.5km and has a small hotel/restaurant, small post office and town hall.
The old and new town of Torchiara is 6km where there are plenty of small shops, a couple of restaurants, pizzieria, 3 supermarkets, bakery, fruit shop, delicatessen, bank and post office. There is a small market on a wednesday morning.
There are a string of pretty coastal villages with sandy beaches within an easy drive.
The closest being at Baia di Trentova with a pretty bay outside Agropoli which is 8km.
There is also the long stretch of beach, bars and restaurants at the Lungomare (seafront) in Agropoli. Santa Maria di Castellabate is a pretty and traditional coastal village with several beaches and plenty of restaurants overlooking the sea and only 20 mins drive. San Marco di Castellabate is also a small coastal town with a Thalasso Spa located on the marina. Ogliastro Marina, Montecorice, Case del Conte, Agnone, Acciaroli .......... and many more heading south.
Amalfi town is 1hr 15 mins, Positano 1hr 30 mins, Sorrento 2 hrs.
This area has been designated the Blue Flag which denotes clean and safe water and beaches.
Heading into the hills and mountains of the Cilento National Park is every species of wild flower imaginable, wild boar, gorges, waterfalls and being able to drive for miles without seeing a soul.
We are at present updating the property to include new (wow factor) kitchen and ensuite shower room.
The main bathroom is being remodernised.
New brick tiled floor throughout the ground floor.
New wood external wood shutters to the front facade.
Newly painted throughout.
More photos will be available as each room is completed.