Imagine waking each morning and stepping out to splendid views over the cobalt-blue sea.... This is how you can start every day at Villa Flora Sole. Situated within the Cilento National Park, just a short stroll away from the beach and the village of Scario, this stunning villa with an exceptionally large pool and lush Mediterranean garden, enjoys breath taking views over the Gulf of Policastro and the surrounding hills.
The accommodation of this typical seaside villa is spread over three floors, each with private terrace and outdoor dining facilities. Each floor is only accessible externally which means added privacy for everybody within the same party. Inside, local hand-painted tiles are widely used to add vibrant colours and mosaic patterns so typical of this region of Southern Italy.
Villa Flora Sole offers a poolside gym for those who like to keep fit, and a sizeable swimming pool with panoramic views over the gulf to cool down after. A tennis table provides a little light sporting diversion, and a lush garden stocked with colourful flowers, shrubs and fruit trees completes this idyllic picture.
A five-minute stroll takes you to the nearest beach and to the village of Scario - a picturesque fishing village often referred to as 'Southern Italy's Portofino', with shops, good restaurants and a pretty harbour. A little further afield are some of Cilento's most acclaimed seaside resorts, such as Marina di Camerota, Palinuro, Villammare, Sapri and Maratea which are often linked by a boat service during the summer months. As well as a wide variety of landscapes, ranging from long sandy beaches to rocky coves and steep cliffs, from forested hills to barren plateau, this region also offers excellent cuisine and outdoor activities to suit all tastes. Why not try horse riding or canoeing along the nearby river Bussento or some water sports available on the beach.
Ground floor: Large open plan kitchen/dining room, door to French doors to covered terrace with arches, outdoor dining facilities and sea view. Large living room (TV), doors to patio with sea view and outdoor dining facilities. Double bedroom, French door to terrace and sea views, ensuite bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, WC. Single bedroom, furnished with maritime theme, ensuite shower room, WC. Single bedroom, furnished with maritime theme, ensuite shower room, WC, French doors to play area with table tennis. Double bedroom, French door to patio, ensuite shower room, power shower, WC, stairs to mezzanine twin bedroom for children. Study, ensuite WC.
First floor (both upper floors are accessed only via external staircase and are totally independent): Open plan kitchen/ living room, sea views, sofa bed, French doors to terrace furnished for outdoor living. Bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, WC. Double bedroom, massage armchair, additional single bed on request. Cellar.
Second floor: Suite comprising: small kitchen, double bedroom, large sliding doors to terrace with sea views and outdoor facilities, shower room, WC.
Grounds: Large terraced grounds planted with mature Mediterranean fruit trees, shrubs and bougainvillea. Ample lawn areas. Large covered terraces with outdoor dining facilities, portable gas BBQ. Table tennis.
Pool terrace with 25m x 12m kidney-shaped pool (depth: 1.40m to 3m; Roman steps, trampoline).
External stone staircase to access upper floors. Gym room with exersise machines. Outdoor shower, WC. Parking in garage for 3 cars. More parking within the grounds.
The picturesque fishing village of Scario overlooks the Gulf of Policastro and borders one of the most attractive areas within the Cilento National Park. You can find very good restaurants here, ice-cream parlours, pavements cafes and shops and enjoy a stroll by the harbour among retro-style lamp posts and water fountains. From the harbour you can take a boat tour along the coast towards Marina di Camerota, enjoy an unspoilt natural seascape and swim in a splendid blue sea. The coast of Masseta and Infreschi between Scario and Camerota will leave you speechless! Enthusiasts of history and culture shouldn't miss the Carthusian monastery in Padula and the Greek Temples of Paestum.