Laureana Cilento,  Salerno,  Campania,  Italy

€890,000  • Country House • 6 Bedrooms • 265 sqm

Features

  • Stunning sea views 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
  • Plunge pool
  • Perfect for nature and wildlife lovers
  • Away from it all on top a hill 350m above sea level
  • Private track and access

Details

THE FARMHOUSE with stunning sea views 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 (beams, ceiling slats, roof tiles, floor tiles) whilst creating a comfortable and spacious home.
Ground floor: Garden room with arched doors onto the ornamental herb garden. Dining room/study with ornamental carved fireplace. Open plan kitchen/dining room of 30 sq.m with feature stone arch and open fireplace with double aspect French doors overlooking the front lawn and sea views. Further sitting room/5th bedroom with open fireplace and French doors onto the front lawn with sea views. Understairs enclosed space for washing machine and dryer.
First floor: There are 4 bedrooms (2 with sea views) one with ensuite bathroom with full length slipper bath (with sea view from the bath) and a further shower room.
Outside: Private lawn and shrub 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.

THE COTTAGE with stunning sea views is 30m away from the main house but 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 room with woodburning stove and arched doors onto the patio with stunning sea views. Kitchen with French doors onto the patio with pergola and sea views. Spacious shower room with glass panelled shower area.
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 with side garden view.
Outside: private patio part covered by pergola. Side garden with olive trees and shrubs. Rockery in front with shrubs. Solar panel to heat the water. Storage shed to the rear of cottage.

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.

THE LAND surrounding the property is approx 5 acres (20.000 sq.m).
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. 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.
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 to drive for miles without seeing a soul.

More photos will be available in the coming weeks.




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