"An Oasis in a Modern World" is the owner's description and, having visited, we totally agree!
Price Guide 2017:
From €6,150 to €13,700 per week
(Low and Mid Season it is possible to rent just the ground floor)
Master bedroom suite
• Twin/double en suite shower room
• 2 double/twin with en suite shower rooms (external access only)
• Large sitting room (Sky TV)
First Floor accessed by external staircase:
• 3 twin/double bedrooms
• 1 shower room
• 1 bathroom with shower cabinet and bath
• Large sitting room (Sky TV)
• 3 hours daily maid service
• Breakfast service from 9am
• Cook on request (c. €1,200 per week)
• Security guard at entrance to estate
• Concierge service from local hotel
• TV's in sitting room downstairs
• Air conditioning in ground floor bedrooms
• Ceiling paddle fans in upstairs bedrooms
• Cable (Sky) TV, iPod docking stations
• Selection of English books and DVD's for both adults and children
• Boules pitch
• Table tennis
• Pool approx 9x4.5 metres
• Pool House with kitchenette & WC
• Direct sea access
• Seaside deck
• Private harbour
• Small Laser sailboat available for hire
• Sailing lessons can be arranged
• Boat & Bicycle rental available
• 2 travel cots, high chair, toys available
• Babysitting/Childcare can be arranged
• Local village Ogliastro 4 km
• Castellabate 6 km
• Salerno 80 km
• Naples International Airport 1.5 hours' drive
Just south of the Amalfi Coast lies the exclusive private estate of Licosa within the Cilento National Park. Villa Leucosia is a jewel amongst the historic properties of the Belmonte princes.
A short distance from the small fishing harbour of San Marco and close to the point named after the siren, Leucosia, lie the ancient ruins of a Roman fort, a seaside castello with family chapel and the uniquely private Villa Leucosia.
The estate extends over six kilometres and is approached over land from the gatehouse at Ogliastro. To the left are sun dappled pine forests and to the right, vineyards, olive and carob trees covering the lower slopes of the hills.
The house can accommodate up to 14 guests in 7 double bedrooms, four of which are on the ground floor, each with an en suite shower room. A further three are on the first floor served by a bathroom and shower room and accessed by an external staircase - a traditional feature in many grand Italian houses.
The large drawing room is perfect for a big house party but just as comfortable for a smaller party looking for an attractive space in which to unwind. Wireless internet and cable (Sky) television are available here. The kitchen is large and very well equipped with a table suitable for eight if needed, although most guests prefer to eat al fresco on one of the Villa's many terraces. Upstairs there is a further large sitting room (also with Sky TV) with views across the garden and through the pines to the sea and the little island beyond.
Less than a hundred metres from the Villa is a delightful freshwater pool in which to swim safely, sheltered from the sea breezes by a romantic Roman ruin. A large wooden deck overlooking the sea provides the perfect place to sunbathe with loungers and umbrellas.
In a nearby building there is a pool house with kitchenette and WC.
There are plenty of walks with stunning views in all directions from the Villa - through the forest, towards the private island and lighthouse, beside the sea or up into the low hills to the charming village of San Marco.
There is some wonderful snorkelling off the property in some of the clearest and cleanest water in the Mediterranean, a UNESCO protected marine park. If you look carefully between the shore and the island you can see the submerged ruins of a Roman village.
For those wishing to visit the local village of Ogliastro, the private estate road leads directly to the nearest café bar, great for teenagers looking for a little bit of independence. For those who want a change of scenery, the small unspoilt fishing village of Santa Maria, 10 minutes away by car, has a choice of restaurants, pizzerias and ice-cream parlours. Here you will also find banks, chemists, a variety of shops, wonderful delicatessens and a local colourful market at weekends. Boat, bicycle and moped rental are available through the hotel concierge service.
A local cook can be organised, and fresh vegetables will be used from the estate organic vegetable garden. However, if you prefer to try a local pizza or spaghetti vongole you certainly won't be disappointed. The estate produces its own vegetables and delicious olive oil.
The Villa is within easy reach of many of the cultural centres of southern Italy. Guests can seek out the spectacular temples of Ancient Greece at Paestum, the wonders of Pompeii, and the magnificent twelfth century monastery at Padula. Magical Capri, Ischia, Naples and the towns of the Amalfi coast are all perfectly located for a day trip. In high season, a hydrofoil from San Marco departs twice a week to some of these places so you can enjoy the calm and beauty of your villa and within 2 hours guests can be on the bustling Amalfi coast or Capri for lunch!