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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
8
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

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Description from manager

Ground floor:

* 1 reception hall

* 2 large drawing rooms

* 1 large fully equipped old country style kitchen

* 3 powder rooms with WC, washbasin, bidet

* 1 laundry with washing and dryer

* 1 small private chapel

First floor:

* 2 living rooms

* 1 music room

* 1 formal dining room

* 1 library

* 1 fully equipped kitchen with access to a large panoramic terrace

* 5 bedrooms (3 doubles and 2 twin-bedded rooms) each with writing desk by the window

* 5 bathrooms, 4 of which en suite (3 with shower, 2 with bathtub)

Outdoors:

* Garden

* Panoramic terrace for al fresco dining

* Pool with a small changing cubicle

* Outdoor shower and a sun resting area with some sunloungers

* Parking for 2 or 3 cars inside the fenced property

* Electronic entrance gate

A delightful residence of times past

So you`d like to go on a trip with your friends? And you're looking for a house with a garden and a pool? You want infinite space and privacy as well? You're looking for a house with great flair and authentic atmosphere? You want to walk to a village? The famous Campanian cities such as Naples and the ancient Pompei should be within easy reach? And, above all, excursions to the seaside and the scenic Amalfi coast should be possible too? Villa della Marchesa offers all of this and much more!

The exceptionally big villa sits on a fenced property, in a dominant position just underneath a medieval castle, in the centre of the historical village of Lauro, 34 km from Naples.

The imposing house, whose halls echo the decadence of times past, was originally a convent transformed in the XVIII century into a residential country house and enlarged in the XIX century. If not rented to holiday guests it is the summer residence of the present owners, two countesses, belonging to a family past with an important role in the historic events of the Italian history.

The interiour of Villa della Marchesa has been completely renovated down to the last detail while maintaining its original charm and character. Every stone was picked up, dusted off and put back where it belonged.

This is a place to start a voyage back to past epochs, into other worlds. You will find a shimmering century-old marble floor in the reception hall, ancient (handmade!) maiolica tile floors or traditional Neapolitan "cotto" in the living rooms, one spacious room leads to the next..., halls and drawings rooms follow each other..., fine round arches decorate the ceilings, vases decorate the marble fireplaces, Murrina glass shines above the long table in the dining room, paintings adorn many a room and a concert grand piano awaits gifted hands in the large drawing room... The villa is completely and consistently furnished with antiques, and relaxing in one of the many sofas you wish to drift back to the past...

You may know that comparable houses have, almost without exception, all been converted into residences or hotels, which are now presented in an anonymous style; the flair of the old palaces has often vanished in the course of modernisation. Unlike this trend, the property offered here has always been owned by the family, it is privately run and has retained its authentic atmosphere: Villa della Marchesa remains unchanged, from tip to toe the furnishing is original, a place where you can experience how life might have been in the 18th century. The villa and its gardens have been classified by the Italian Ministry of Fine Arts.

On nearly 1000 sqm floor area! Villa della Marchesa comfortably sleeps 10 people. On special request upon booking a 6th bedroom with en suite bathroom might be opened at an extra charge.

The large, panoramic terrace is equipped with two tables and chairs to seat 16 people. It is a wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining in the morning or after sunset.

The garden is not large but botanically interesting with palms, yuccas and lemon trees. On the rear of the villa there is a fountain shaped swimming pool with a small changing cubicle, an outdoor shower and a sun resting area with some sunloungers for the private use of the guests.

A housekeeper couple lives on the premises (separate living area with separate entrance) and is available to give you assistance in case of need. Here you´ll enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a private family residence with all the comforts which make it agreeable for a larger group to stay together. There are two cappuccino bars just below the house (approx. 100 m distant) where you can have breakfast as the locals do.

Additional amenities: 6 sunloungers for the small lawn, Airport distance:Naples 39 km Rome 260 km, Central heating only on the upper floor, Concert grand piano, Electronic entrance gate, Parking for 2 or 3 cars inside the fenced property, Pool in shape of a fountain at the rear of the villa, Pool: 2.30 x 6.50m, depth 1.50m, Private Chef, Several marble fireplaces, Some sun resting areas under arches with tables and chairs, Telephone, fax, Two 5 ring gas hobs, Two dishwashers, Two ovens, Two refrigerators with freeze

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477498

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
10

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($1,183.37) €1,000.00
Smoking
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Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

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