Villa Sofia

Private Heated Swimming Pool
  • Type: Villa
  • Sleeps: 5 (2 Bedrooms)
  • Nearest Beach: Baia Domizia (50 km)
  • Change Over Day: Flexible
  • Access: Car Advised
  • Owner will consider house swap
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non smoking only
  • suitable for children
  • suitable for the elderly
  • Winter lets available
  • Pets not allowed

2 bed villa with private pool and gardens, play area for children and lots of relaxation for adults - sleeps 5

Villa Sofia sits in its own private grounds with the nearest neighbour 200 meters away. It is secluded, down a private country lane and offers lots of activities for children and relaxation for adults. There are two different dining areas to chose from, a sofa for relaxation whilst watching the children play in the play area and a barbecue for those that like to enjoy outdoor living. In 2018 there will be an outdoor bar area, more comfortable seating to enjoy and an outdoor football table.

There is also a hammock to enjoy the cool shade that the four oak trees offer by the old fountain. The gardens contain lots of fruit trees such as cherries, figs, apricots, apples, pears, lemons, olives and oranges. You will also find wild asparagus, wild rocket and other delights such as mushrooms to find in the gardens and woods.

In the far corner of the garden you will find the heated private pool. This is 6 meters by 4 meters with a depth of 1.2 meters. It is a fun additional to all the other activities on offer at the villa.

The Villa is modern, well equipped and very spacious. 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.

Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Naples are just a day's visit away. Staying at Villa Sofia allows you enjoy Italy without tourists or crowds. Dip in for a day and then leave these areas for the tranquillity of Villa Sofia. If you want to explore the area in which the VIlla sits, then you can see some real hidden gems; 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 are well worth visiting. 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 gelato. 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 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.

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The Campania Region

Near the villa is 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.

The climate is warm/hot between March and November. Sunshine is throughout the year. The months of November to February the fire is needed and it is cold but the sun still shines!

Amalfi Area

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.

Getting There

You can either fly to Naples or Rome. Naples is 40 minutes from villa. Rome is 2.5 hours. Car hire is available at airports or locally if desired. Taxis available from Naples Airport to villa 200 euro return.

Nearest Travel Links

Rental Details

All areas of the villa are private. The pool is available from May to October. Nearest neighbour is 200 mtrs away.

Suitable types of Holiday Amalfi

  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Watersports
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Hill Walking
  • Cultural holiday
  • Wine tasting
  • Local cuisine
  • Relaxation

Exterior Details

The villa sits in its own private wooded area. In the gardens is the pool overlooking the wooded area and olive groves. 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. There is a play area for children including slide, swings, see saw and hammock. Scooters are also available.

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.

Exterior Facilities in Villa Sofia

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • BBQ
  • Parking space
  • Private garden
  • Private outdoor swimming pool
  • Secure parking
  • Children's playground

Interior Details

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.

Facilities in Villa Sofia

  • Air conditioning
  • CD player
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cooker
  • Dish washer
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Video
  • Washing machine
  • Safe

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms (2)
  • Bathrooms (2)
  • Ensuite (1)
  • Showers (2)
  • WCs (2)

Sleeps a Maximum of 5 people:

  • Single Beds (2)
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Sofa Beds (1)
  • Cots (1)

Furniture

  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Lounge Seats (4)

Period

High Season 2017
EUR
GBP £100.00
USD $

Period

October to 20 Dec 2017
EUR
GBP £80.00
USD $

Period

20 Dec 2017 to 5 Jan 2018
EUR
GBP £100.00
USD $

Period

6 Jan to 31 April 2018
EUR
GBP £83.00
USD $

Period

1 May to 30 Oct 2018
EUR
GBP £105.00
USD $

Period

1 Nov to 20 Dec 2018
EUR
GBP £83.00
USD $

Period

21 Dec to 2018 to 9 Jan 2019
EUR
GBP £105.00
USD $

Period

10 Jan to 31 April 2019
EUR
GBP £83.00
USD $

Period

1 May to 30 Oct 2019
EUR
GBP £105.00
USD $

Period

1 Nov to 20 Dec 2019
EUR
GBP £83.00
USD $

Period

21 Dec 2019 to 9 Jan 2020
EUR
GBP £105.00
USD $

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.

Guest Book

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.Fabulous villa in peaceful, rural location but still near to village and restaurants. Great for exploring Amalfi coast, Pompeii and Naples. Fantastic for families, highly recommend.

Clean, tidy, spacious, well equipped villa for an amazing family holiday. All the mod con's and deluxe family bathrooms. Wifi and TV was an added bonus but just enjoying a swim in the pool, relax in the hammock and breakfast on the patio. My husband enjoyed cooking on the BBQ while the children were playing on the swings. Lovely local walks to the restaurant and the village had everything you needed. Helpful and polite too. We loved seeing all the sights around which weren't too far away. Thank you Louisa for all your guided help and tips!!

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