Hilltop Paradise with sea view in Cilento

Laureana Cilento, Campania


  • Country House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception rooms: 4
  • Property size: 265 sqm
  • Land size: 20000 sqm
  • Year built: 1800
  • Stunning sea views and sunsets
  • Restored stone farmhouse and separate cottage
  • Possibility of a swimming pool
  • Excellent rental potential
  • A short drive to restaurants, cafes and shops
  • Established gardens with mature trees, shrubs and plants
  • Sandy beaches close by
  • On the edge of the Cilento National Park
  • Away from it all on top a hill 350m above sea level
  • Concrete private drive


Large Farmhouse + separate Cottage + Woodland Cabin + gardens + land.
Stunning hilltop location with spectacular sea views, mountain views and sunsets.
Sea view options for swimming pool/s.
2 hectares of gardens, land and woodland.
Woodland cabin with sea view.
Excellent rental potential.
10 minutes to sandy beaches.
Immersed in nature.
Close to villages, shops and restaurants.
Peace and tranquility.
Close to the Cilento National Park.
Great location for a 'Retreat'.
Reduced price (25 July 2022)

Nerola FARMHOUSE and COTTAGE and WOODLAND CABIN are completely separate and all offer stunning sea views and sunsets across to the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Only 10 km to the closest sandy beach at Baia di Trentova, Agropoli - one of the top 5 best beaches in the Cilento. The location is quite unique looking down to the sea and across to the Amalfi Coast surrounded by beautiful countryside. Close to everything but away from it all. A sense of calm and immersed in nature in this stunning location makes you feel as if you are in paradise on a hill. There is an abundance of plants, herbs and trees all year round. All manner of butterflies, birds, geckos living happily in their natural surroundings.

The property is in a hilltop, semi rural location on the borders of the Cilento National Park and close to villages with restaurants, shops and all amenities. The village of San Martino Cilento is 2km, Laureana Cilento is 2.5km and the small town of Torchiara is 6km and the sandy beach, marina and old town of Agropoli is 8km. Salerno is 70km. Naples is 120km. Rome is 320km.
Easily accessible from Naples or Rome airport by road and high speed trains (direct links). Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast all within 90 minutes drive.
The closest airport is Naples Capodichino. There is a small airport just outside Salerno 'Amalfi Coast airport' with a few flights in the summer months which is likely to offer more flights in the future.

The properties are connected to mains water, electricity, there is a telephone line and very good wifi connection which can upgraded to a higher speed if required. Hot water is provided to the farmhouse from a solar panel. The central heating to the radiators throughout the farmhouse is by a pellet stove which is very efficient and economical. There are also open fireplaces in the kitchen, sitting room and library. The heating in the cottage and woodland cabin is from woodburning stoves.

The FARMHOUSE is situated on 2 floors of approx 200 sq.m and built in stone. During the restoration process we have used as many of the old materials as possible to maintain the character of the house (exposed stone, beams, ceiling slats, roof tiles, floor tiles) whilst creating an elegant, rustic and spacious family home which would work perfectly as a permanent or holiday home. It is a very light and spacious house with plenty of windows. Shutters to the front of the property.
Ground floor:
Open plan kitchen/dining room of 7.7m x 4.5m (35 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 rustic chic style with butler sink, freestanding french dresser, dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer, 5 ring gas cooker/overn. French doors onto the front patio with pergola and sea views and further french doors onto the herb garden.
The Garden Room of 4.5 x 3.9m has attractive arched doors open out on to the herb garden. It could make a further sitting room or dining room.
The library of 4.3 x 4m with ornamental carved working fireplace, bookshelves and 2 double windows overlooking the orchard.
Sitting room of 4.5 x 4.1m with open natural stone fireplace, moroccan style decor. French doors onto the front terrace with sea views and window overlooking the orchard. This could be used as a 5th bedroom.
Cloakroom of 2.9 x 1.1m with wc, basin and plumbing for washing machine. This could be converted to a shower room if required.
First floor:
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 2.9 x 2.8m with slipper bath 1.8m long , french doors with sea view and starlit skies (from the bath) 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 (could easily be converted to a 3rd bathroom if required).
Shower room 3m x 1.7m with large shower, basin, wc and bidet. Window to olive terrace.

The COTTAGE with stunning sea views is 30m away from the main house and completely private and secluded with it's own front patio, lower terrace and side garden.
It is built in stone and approx 65 sq.m on the ground and mezzanine floors.
Ground floor:
The living space is open plan and up to the wood rafters.
Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove and feature large arched doors onto the patio with stunning sea views and sunsets. There is a sofa bed so could sleep 2 more people.
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: 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 calistamon, 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. Attached storage area to the rear of cottage.

The WOODLAND CABIN nestles in another quiet spot away from the farmhouse, surrounded by trees and with a spectacular sea view. It can be accessed from the garden area and also has it's own access on foot from the private drive. It is in the process of being built and the completion is estimated for September 2022.

Large front shingled patio and paved area offering plenty of space for sunloungers, tables and chairs with sea view.
Covered pergola to the front of the house of 8x x 3m.
Small orchard with almond, citrus and plum trees.
Enclosed herb garden with 2 large raised beds for herbs and vegetables, tiled and part enclosed log store, terracotta pots, olive tree.
2 terraces to the rear of the house with olive, pomegranite, plum, apple, pear, hazlenut, cocao and fig trees.
There are several flat areas near the house for a further vegetable garden if required.
Large aluminium shed of 5x x 2.5m for tools, garden furniture etc in a secluded area.

There are several options where an swimming pool could be put in to make the most of the spectacular sea views (not included in the price). There is an option for an overground or underground pool, we can advise and give the latest information regarding the latest requirements from the local council.

The LAND surrounding the property is approx 2 hectares.
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 connected to the both properties. Both properties are also connected to mains water.
Underground 500 litre refillable gas tank.
The immediate area surrounding the house and cottage is approx 1 acre consisting of:
Rear terracing with sea views with olive, fig, plum, pomegranate, peach, pear, hazelnut trees, red grapes and rosemary bushes.
Front lawn with sea views, plant beds with mature shrubs and plants enclosed and secluded to the side with 6ft laurel hedge. Small orchard with citrus and fruit trees.
Gravelled ornamental garden with 2 raised herb/vegetable 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.

The vehicular access is a private track of 300 metres up to the farmhouse and cottage.
There are 2 fresh water streams which mark the boundary on either side of the land down to the tarmac lane.
From the lane there are roads going down to Agropoli and up to the villages. The local comune are in the process of improving and widening the lane and with new street lighting.
The village of San Martino is 2km above the cottage and has 2 cafes, pharmacy and a small grocery shop.
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 family run shops, 2 restaurants, pizzeria, 3 supermarkets, bakery, fruit shop, delicatessen, launderette, 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 beach is at Baia di Trentova with a pretty bay outside Agropoli which is 10km.
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. Capri can be reached by ferry from Salerno (April to October) and Agropoli (July and August).
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 there are hundreds of rare wild flowers, orchids, wild boar, gorges, waterfalls and being able to drive for miles without seeing a soul.

The entire property is sold completely restored.
Both the farmhouse, cottage and woodland cabin could be offered for holiday lets - details available.
Video of properties available via whatsapp or Youtube.
The price has been reduced to secure a quick sale as we have found a property we wish to buy (25th July 2022).


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