Farmhouse with pool

Pollica, Campania
€825,000

Summary

  • Farm House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception rooms: 1
  • Property size: 145 sqm
  • Land size: 6 Acres
  • Year built: 1800
  • Full, 180-degrees sea view
  • South facing, sun all day
  • Secluded, private and quiet
  • Private 12x6m swimming pool
  • Large kitchen/dining/living room
  • 3 bedrooms, each with a bathroom
  • Optimal 250m above sea level
  • Short walk to Pollica, bars, restaurants and shops
  • Certified organic farm
  • Outbuildings to restore

Details

• South facing, sun all day
• 180 degrees sea view, with sunset in the sea
• Secluded, private and quiet
• Hundreds of ancient olive trees
• Restored stone farmhouse in 6 acres of private land
• Large, private 12 x 6m swimming pool
• Large kitchen/dining room/sitting room with fireplace
• New kitchen, perfect for enterntainment and cookery lessons
• A short walk from Pollica with bars, restaurants and shops
• A short drive from further three towns, the sea, restaurants, cafes and shops
• Sandy beaches 3km
• In the Cilento National Park, in the home of the Mediterranean Diet & in Magna Grecia
• Paestum, Velia, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Naples within easy reach
• Near the mainline railway station with fast trains to Naples, Rome, Venice & Milan
• Hiking & cycling paradise
• Excellent rental potential
• Optimal 250m above sea level for cool breeze in the summer
• Two further stone outbuildings to restore potentially adding a further 100 sqm
• Private drive and access
• Organically certified olive oil farm
• www.capalia.co.uk
• Olive oil, almonds, lemons, oranges, seville oranges, maltese oranges, figs, artichokes, wild asparagus, carob, capers and vegetable patch

CAPALIA

Capalia has many charms. Nestled under the hill-top town of Pollica overlooking the Medierranean sea, private and with it’s own microclimate, Capalia is quiet yet near the essential amenities. The slight ridge to the east protects the land and house from the relatively cold winter winds. The height above sea level means it rarely gets too hot in the summer. The hill side position gives it air and a cool breeze that descends during the night allowing for a good, natural sleep. The terraced land gives Capalia fantastic views as far as the eye can see, with 180-degrees of sea. And the house and land are south-facing, which protects the house from heat in the summer and warms the house with sunlight in the winter.

From Capalia you can go to the sea twice in a day, have a ten o'clock coffee at Bar Jerry in Pollica, and finish off swimming in the pool at sunset before eating by the sea in Acciaroli in the evening. Or you can have a cycle ride around the Monte Stella before lunch and snooze by the pool in the afternoon. If the summer evening is hot you can take refuge in the lusciously verdant Giardino dei Fiori restaurant in Celso where you are sure to cool down. The choices available are stunning.

Capalia produces all sorts of vegatables, fruits and certified organic olive oil. If your dream is a Meditterranean farm in a sublime climate in front of the sea, with gloriously tasty ingredients and a developing regional wine production with a near-infinate access to wilderness, then Capalia is right for you. Capalia awaits the last phase of development, but once building is complete it will be what Italians call a 'borgo'. This means that Capalia has the potential to offer two further buildings as well as the house and pool, thus with a communal area between them - this means a borgo, or small enclave outside the main town.

POLLICA, AND THE COMUNE

It is reassuring to remember that Capalia is in the comune of Pollica, which is in the protected Cilento national park. Pollica is a classic hilltop town, overlooking the sea historically for protection and to enable a cool summer breeze on the hottest days. Within the comune of Pollica are six small towns, two on the sea, and four in the hills. The seaside towns, Acciaroli and Pioppi, offer surprisingly different experiences due to their position and history. Both offer very good examples of the Mediterranean diet however. Cannicchio, which can be seen from Capalia, and Pollica are the gems. Nothing much happens in Cannicchio since cars cannot enter most of the village, but its position along a narrow ridge overlooking the sea is stunning. At the house you can hear the bells of the church in Cannicchio. All of the towns in the comune of Pollica deserve individual attention for the restaurants, bars, summer festas and wonderful cobbled lanes, vegetable gardens and examples of crumbling Italy. Not to mention the quality of the local bread ...

Pollica is famous as the cradle of the Mediterranean diet, coined by the American academic, Ancel Keys, in the 50s. He lived and studied in Pioppi, one of the six small towns in the comune of Pollica and by the sea. To savour the delights of the Mediterranean diet there are various places that are worth the visit, especially Da Delia. On a small terrace overlooking the sea, and surrounded by a sumptious vegatable garden outside Pioppi, Delia and her son offer reminders of why the Mediterranean diet is so important and above all, delicious. Delia is old now, but she was Ancel key's cook whan he visited in the 1950s, so she knows about the mediterranean diet.

THE CILENTO

In case that was not enough, the Cilento is also in what was Magna Grecia, the cradle of our western civilisation. There are examples of both commercial (Paestum) and intellectual (Velia) centres of ancient Greece, both within the Cilento. In fact, the greek temples at Paestum are the best preserved greek temples in the world.
The Cilento is a vast natural playground with snow-capped mountains, an extraordinary unspoilt coast, Greek and Roman temples and ruins, uninhabited villages, extensive and stunning wilderness and food and produce to sustain a full Mediterranean diet. The Cilento is truly a forgotten paradise with the widest diversity of any national park in Italy. The plains and mountains are criss-crossed with ancient pathways that link one stunning village to another.

If you like the outdoors, then the Cilento is an outdoor paradise - ancient hiking paths, wilderness camping and endless routes for the inquisitive cyclist. But the Cilento is also a nascent wine producing area of notably deliscious versions of Aglianico, Primitivo, Fiano and Falanghina. For more information about the Cilento, visit our website at www.capalia.co.uk

VISITING

Please let us know if you would like to visit and we can make the arrangements.

FARMHOUSE

Ground floor
• Kitchen/dining room/sitting room, 5m x 8.5m, with large kitchen area and two sinks, perfect for entertaining and cookery lessons
• Fireplace open on two sides
• Covered small courtyard and front door
• Pantry area with cellar
• Under stairs storage area
• Double bedroom
• Bathroom with shower
• Tool & storage area

First floor
• Master bedroom,
• Terrace,
• Master bathroom with shower
• Corridor
• Second bedroom
• Second bathroom with shower and bathtub
• Laundry area
• Outside clothes hanging area
• Office & terrace & private entrance
• Further terrace

Loft area
• Large loft area for storage,

Garden around house:
• 12x4m shaded pergola in front of house
• Tool shed
• Roofed area with counter
• Roofed garage for two cars
• Shaded ping-pong table
• Outside sink
• Area for hanging washing
• Benches

Ameneties
• 100m well with own water source for house and pool
• Very fast internet

Swimming pool
• 12x6m 'Piscine Castiglione' pool
• Steps & massage area
• Lights in and around pool for after-dark bathing
• Sun at the pool from just after dawn to sunset
• Bar & shaded area next to pool
• Cotto-tiled pool surround
• Pool pump room & storage under pool

Other outbuildings
• Green hut for storage
• Tractor hut with wood
• Roofed parking area

Stone outbuildings to restore
• Fienile – two floored barn with spectacular views of approximately sqm
• Casetta - small building with views approximately sqm

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Google terrain map showing location of the house and proximity to Pollica and the sea.

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