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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Large south-facing terrace with table and chairs, having views of lush forested mountains and the Mediterranean sea. On clear days you can see Stromboli island and the the coast of Sicily. Please also check my property with Airbnb.
The timeless elegance of Belmonte Calabro is sympathetically reflected in the house interior, where classic French furnishings enhance the architecture of this house enlarged in the 18th century for a local noble family.
Set within the walls of this Medieval town, the house is in harmony with its timeless surroundings: A place of peace, tranquillity and romance - ideal for a break from urban life and all its stresses.
There is a large and new bathroom which is clean, modern and stylish, tiled with Italian marble, having a large separate shower cubicle, hand basin and bidet.
Two large double bedrooms, a sofa bed in one living room and a single antique day bed in the other. Sleeping 6 adults and 2 children.
A modern kitchen with all the facilities that any Italian cook would enjoy!
The house here in Belmonte Calabro:
Our house is a beautiful, whimsical and very different house from the mass of rentals that can be found here in Calabria. It is unique as is the village and the other beautiful rentals in Belmonte. Read our reviews, many families and American Calabrians, have stayed all have had a wonderful holiday.
The house was originally build in the 14th c. The furniture is found in HOMES not rentals. 19th century chairs, mirrors, sideboards, commodes and tapestries. The antique day bed is a French 19th century. Chandeliers in 4 of the main rooms with sconce's. Large rooms.(entrance hall alone is 5mx5m)
The dinning table is mahogany and sits 6 people comfortably, the kitchen is equipped for easy cooking. (no dish washing machine) with the sink placed under the window for a good view as you wash.
We have a TV in the second bedroom which is only for playing DVDs (bring your children's favourite DVD's) as well as a sky dish with 32'TV and DVD/video.
The house has easy access to the SS18. You are able to leave the main SS18 then you can meander on more minor roads with incredibly picturesque country side. There is easy access to Lametzia Airport which is only 40 minutes by car. Car hire can be found at the airport.
This is a home to enjoy
Medieval Castles and towns.: Fumerfreddo or Longobordi are both only a few kilometres away. It would be ideal to have a car which would allow you access to the Amalfi Coast (3 hours away) Or, you could drive to the Adriatic coast to visit Crotone, all within a days drive. Please note that parking is very difficult in high summer.
The whole of Calabria is full of the most wonderful undiscovered treasures. There are churches everywhere, ancient historical centres, there is not much you cannot see in Southern Italy which has fallen into a beauty and charm stage.
Strolling along a medieval village street with your galato (ice-cream) in hand on a hot day is delight.
Shops in the village or Hotel.: There is a pharmacy open in the morning and a Doctor's office.
A butcher who sells fresh meat. His price's are slightly higher than the supermarket but the quality is better. Open am.
A grocers which is sells dry goods but also has artisan cheeses and cured meats. Open am.
A tabbacci. (tobacconist) which sell cold drinks, coffee, espresso, croissants, magazines. and gelato,
Post office is open 8am till 12 midday.
Down in Belmonte Maratino there are more shops as well as the main street in Amantea with is old style character housing top brand fashion shops.
Villaggio Albergo Belmonte. Is an excellent hotel near by us. You can check this hotel out by doing a google search.
Please note all shops across Calabria close between 2pm and 5pm, for afternoon siesta.
Oh and of course there is the restaurant below which also has live music in the summer months. Its all local, Calabrian folkloric. Ancient music that hits your soul, whatever nationality you are.
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- 250 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Senior Adults Only Community:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
- All linen and towels are provided with a washing machine and clothes line. Air mattress sleeps two. Single sofa sleeps one, and day bed sleeps two children under the age of 8yrs old. I also have accommodation as a bed and breakfast which will accommodate from 2 to 8 people. Please ask about rates and amenities. We can email additional pictures or for any other information please either email Douglas or George on email@example.com We can send you more pictures and a FAQ about the area, check in/out, airport/train station pick up (there is a charge) more pictures, facilities within the house. Thank you. Our broadband is called a 'chevetta' it will work with most computers but not with Mac or Apple iPads....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Large bathroom with bath tub with shower attachment and separate shower, toilet and bidet. Washing basing and mirror. Washing machine. For drying clothes it will be the old fashioned Italian way..over the terrace in the sun. It works and its traditional. Most homes in Italy do it this way....moreless
- The house is in the historic part of Belmonte and so would not be accessible to the disabled or infirm. Car's cannot drive up to the house but park approx. 80 meters/yards away The month of August has festivals here in Belmonte Calabro and up and down the coast you can go to festivals in all the towns on different dates. Calabria comes alive in August. Music and dinning in the Ostria brings laughter and community to the centro historico of Belmonte Calabro. Music is normally live and folkloric. Boardgames available for your use.(Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit etc) Sofa bed in the lounge for an additional 2 people....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mosquito Magnet
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking On Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Beach Chairs
- Walkway To Water
- Housekeeper Optional
Check in and check out plus cleaning is 120 euros total, to be paid on arrival.(In cash please) Optional mid stay clean, fresh towels and bed linen cost of Euros 45. Changing of sheets, cleaning of floors and dusting around the house. PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE WITH PAY PAL, BANK TRANSFERS or with a BRITISH CHEQUE IN POUNDS. ALL COMMISSIONS TO BE PAID BY RENTER. Property company available to support clients during their stay with information on local attractions, in case of emergencies or for mid-week cleans. (@E45) Please be aware that our property is unique and not a typical house/flat rental. It has charm, wimsical and real Calabrian feel. It is a renovated 14th century property surrounded by a mediveal village which again is full of authentic sidestreets built over centruries by donkeys and mules. Taking you into past times. A small deposit of 250 euros on arrival. (either in Cash or traveller cheques.) Check in would normally be after 3pm so that we would have time to clean the house for you and check out before 12am on the day. This would insure that you would be arriving with a clean home to stay in. We also have a FAQ (Frequently asked questions) which we would be able to send you. (in English) We can also provide you with a welcome basket at 30 euros. (Milk, bread, eggs, local wine, cheese etc) Bike to be used by guests staying. Video of house our house rental is available. I would be able to forward a link if requested.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Not too far from Amantea and the Tyrrhenian coasts is where one will come across Belmonte Calabro, on top of a hill and still surrounded by its Medieval walls, with many ancient houses descending forested slopes along traffic-free alleys taking one into past centuries. 10 minutes below lie several sandy beaches and summer lidos with facilities. Minutes along the coast bring you to Medieval walled Fiumefreddo and its artist colony around the walls of it's large castle. Shopping in nearby Amantea and Paola awaits, with weekly regional organic and seasonal fruits for sale. Beaches are close at hand, only a few minutes to the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea with lots of Lido's and quiet beaches. Other ancient walled towns up and down the coast wait to be explored, as do breathtaking views in the mountains behind. An unspoiled area of beauty. Medieval towns in close proximity,San Lucido,Fiumefreddo ,Longobardi,Paola, Amantea with-in 30Km. More pictures available.
Other Activities: This section allows us to tell you what we do when we are in Belmonte. We eat at the Osteria regularly with great food made with traditinal and local produce. Meals can be served on our terrace if needed, dinner parties can be fully prepared by Francesco and his Mother.
Take walks around the old town, go to the local beaches, shopping in either Amantea or Paola.
Visit local towns up and down the coast which have been left almost as they where when first built.
Read on the terrace, watch televison (sky dish with international channels) play board games. Relax. Cycle.
Golf: San Michele Golf Course is only an 40 minutes away with a casual drive. The gold course has lockers and facilities. Mostly Italian golfers. Beautiful gardens and teas to be had at the main house. 18 holes. (not too difficult a course) They allow daily golfers or by the week. Reasonable rates.
Ski: The mountains of Silla are about an hour and 30 minutes away. There is an easy piste that is not for dedicated skiers, you will not find a black diamond slope here. They are for families and for intermediate skiers. The town close by is full of typical restaurants offering different foods.
It's a beautiful area to come just for the day and walk. Summer or winter a day out to Silla is recommended. The large national park is a delight. There are 5 man made lakes. Conservation a high priority, wild life protection in force and many positive and wonderful paths to walk. You will drive here passing the town of Paula and its historical centre and also of Cosenza whose historic center is a jewel.
Calabria has a lot to offer including the exploration of the famous Tropea. Travelling south you can be in Sicily and spend a night in Catania or Teomarinia (spelt wrongly sorry)
You will see one beautiful town after another. All the people of Calabria will welcome you with open arms.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hi to all. My name is George. My cultural background is Greek but see myself as British. I grow up in Liverpool moving to London for work after Uni. and have been here ever since. I love London and enjoy the lifestyle which I am lucky to have on my door step. I also have property here which I also rent out to holiday rentals.
Why the Owner Chose Belmonte Calabro:
I worked in Italy and fell in love with Calabria which to me was a jewel on the doorstep of Europe which has been missed. Its culture, food and living history is amazing. Its beautiful villages, beaches, hospitality is from another by gone world. Buying this small 'Palazzetto' and restoring it (the first time since 1733) was a wonderful experience. Which made me and my partner Douglas really feel as if we where saving something well worth saving. The house is now as we like it. An elegant comfort which is so different to the mass of rentals which are on offer in this part of Calabria. I enjoy renting to people who enjoy the whole experience of not only the village which is magical but the house and the unique area of Amantea.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The terrace was for me the best. The view is of a lush green mountain and the beauty of the blue sea. The woshing of the swallows and the tranquillity of the silence. Its a get away from the urban life. A place to read, sleep, eat good local food (mostly organic!) Explore the medieval village, I can send additional pictures of this beautiful village and of course exploring the local area. There are many old living medieval villages here. They are alive with history but are also lived in. There are not good museums here. Everything is a museum.
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Entrance hall to house which has two bikes for our guest's use.
Looking from the morning room through the entrance hall. Single sofa bed.
Terrace overlooking the sea and also mountains.
Overlooking the sea and mountains.
Belmonte Calabro, medival mountain top village.
View into second bedroom from the lounge
View from second bedroom
A selection of food from our guest Carmen, a true Calabrian cook.
A light and bright kitchen for all cooks.
Bathroom with bath tub and separate shower
Main bedroom with child's cot and small bed.
Front entrance to the house.
For large dinners. The morning room is perfect.
Small bench for sitting and reading. You can also lunch on the bench if you like
View from terrace
View looking into the second bedroom.
View of the mountain from the lounge. Full sky cable and fireplace.
For small dinners the lounge is ideal.
Full kitchen with a great view of the sea.
Washing up and looking out onto the sea...
Entrance hall and two bikes
18thc day bed, ideal for children up to 12 years old (or small 16 year old's)
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