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Spacious,Charming Elegance with Magnificent Views Over Mountains and Sea.

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Entrance hall to house which has two bikes for our guest's use.

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Last updated: 11/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Belmonte Calabro house description

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.
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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Property Type

  • House
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Senior Adults Only Community:

                The house is all on one level but there are steps coming into the house and a walk from the car parking of about 80 meters...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Smoking Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                There are steps at the front of the house which would make wheelchair access difficult ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 child bed

                Child bed up to 8yrs...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                This is an air mattress ...moreless

              • 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 george0151@gmail.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

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

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              • 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

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books:

                    A variate of books all in English (some in Greek) ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room
                  • Games:

                    Monopoly and various other games including scrabble....moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Sky TV...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    CD, radio and cassette....moreless

                  • Television:

                    2 televisions one for use only with DVD player....moreless

                  • VCR

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Volcano
                  • Water Parks
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    The long stretch of beach is just 10 minutes by car. Up or down the coast you will find hidden beach's to chill and tan yourself with lidos....moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    Mountains which are lush and green as far as the eye can see....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Very close to the beach of Belmonte Maratimo....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    You can sit on the terrace and look over the blue Terranian sea and the lush mountains....moreless

                  • Village:

                    A medieval village which has been described by house guests as a 'movie set'. Yhe view from the terrace is of the rooftops of the ancient village....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    there are two dinning tables in the house. One that sits 8 people and the other that sits 4. They are both in the pictures....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Fans but no air conditioning ...moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Fireplace:

                    There is a fireplace but I do not provide wood or coal. Guests are welcome to use it....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    only fireplace and electric fans....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All beds will be made up for guests (I would need to know how many people will stay so that they can be prepared before guest arrives....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    2 sofas, 32' TV with Sky, coffee tables, dinning table and four chairs. large room....moreless

                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Mosquito Magnet
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    Parking is at the square 80 meters away and 100 Meters away. (two places to park)...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    off street parking only....moreless

                  • Parking On Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    All guests receive a towel....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    A Zanuzi washing machine and powder provided....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    a filter coffee maker and also an espresso coffee maker (the typical Italian type that heats on the stove....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Lots of pots and pans...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Lots of dishes and utensils to cook with....moreless

                  • Freezer:

                    Small on top of fridge. Its a compo...moreless

                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full kitchen to cook for as many people as you like.. Lots of pots, pans, crockery, cutlery etc ...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Normal microwave ...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Electric fan assited....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt, pepper, spices, olive oil, etc all for the use of the guest....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large normal family fridge and freezer....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Gas stove....moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Yes a nice french one....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Terrace
                  • Walkway To Water

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 11 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low season
                      Oct 27 - Feb 28, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      £75
                      £455
                      Mid season
                      Apr 27 - Jul 12, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      £109
                      £650

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                      Fees:

                      • Check in/out £30
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit £100
                      • Cleaning £30
                      • Taxes Included

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                      Last updated: 11/14/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Lamezia Termi
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      In Village
                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Maratea
                      35 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Centraro
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Belmonte Marina
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      SS18
                      15 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Osteria
                      65 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Sila (skiing between Jan and March.)
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Belmonte Marina

                      Car: Recommended

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, italian, greek

                       

                      Photos

                      • Entrance hall to house which has two bikes for our guest's use.

                        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.

                        Looking from the morning room through the entrance hall. Single sofa bed.

                      • Terrace overlooking the sea and also mountains.

                        Terrace overlooking the sea and also mountains.

                      • Overlooking the sea and mountains.

                        Overlooking the sea and mountains.

                      • Belmonte Calabro, medival mountain top village.

                        Belmonte Calabro, medival mountain top village.

                      • View into second bedroom from the lounge

                        View into second bedroom from the lounge

                      • View from second bedroom

                        View from second bedroom

                      • A selection of food from our guest Carmen, a true Calabrian cook.

                        A selection of food from our guest Carmen, a true Calabrian cook.

                      • A light and bright kitchen for all cooks.

                        A light and bright kitchen for all cooks.

                      • Bathroom with bath tub and separate shower

                        Bathroom with bath tub and separate shower

                      • Main bedroom with child's cot and small bed.

                        Main bedroom with child's cot and small bed.

                      • Front entrance to the house.

                        Front entrance to the house.

                      • For large dinners. The morning room is perfect.

                        For large dinners. The morning room is perfect.

                      • Small bench for sitting and reading. You can also lunch on the bench if you like

                        Small bench for sitting and reading. You can also lunch on the bench if you like

                      • View from terrace

                        View from terrace

                      • View looking into the second bedroom.

                        View looking into the second bedroom.

                      • Second bedroom

                        Second bedroom

                      • View of the mountain from the lounge. Full sky cable and fireplace.

                        View of the mountain from the lounge. Full sky cable and fireplace.

                      • For small dinners the lounge is ideal.

                        For small dinners the lounge is ideal.

                      • Full kitchen with a great view of the sea.

                        Full kitchen with a great view of the sea.

                      • Washing up and looking out onto the sea...

                        Washing up and looking out onto the sea...

                      • Entrance hall and two bikes

                        Entrance hall and two bikes

                      • 18thc day bed, ideal for children up to 12 years old (or small 16 year old's)

                        18thc day bed, ideal for children up to 12 years old (or small 16 year old's)

                      £75 - £109 per night (GBP)
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      • Bedrooms
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                      • Bathrooms
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                      • Property type
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, french, italian, greek
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/14/2014
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