Una Casa Gialla – Home 335318 House
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Una Casa Gialla – Home 335318
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
House / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 6 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
A 400 year old house in the centro storico of the delightful hill village of Santa Domenica Talao in Calabria, around 2+ hours from Naples. It has been fully restored in traditional style. There is a laundry on the lower ground floor. The kitchen diner is entered directly from the lane and is equipped with a gas hob, electric oven and a large fridge freezer. Josefina, our housekeeper will greet you. There is a twin bedded room and ensuite bathroom/shower on this floor. Upstairs a double bedroom and en suite shower room has its own small balcony with a view of the sea. Next door is the large sitting room with a Juliet balcony looking onto a lane. This room has books and a CD player. Upstairs again is a further twin bedded room and a beautiful sunny and private roof terrace with table, chairs and loungers. This offers lovely views of the mountains and the surrounding hills. Above all the house gives one space to relax in. The house is cleaned before visitors arrive and on their departure.
A 400 year old house in the centro storico of the delightful hill village of Santa Domenica Talao in Calabria, around 2+ hours from Naples. It has been fully restored in traditional style. There is a laundry on the lower ground floor. The kitchen diner is entered directly from the lane and is equipped with a gas hob, electric oven and a large fridge freezer. Josefina, our housekeeper will greet you. There is a twin bedded room and ensuite bathroom/shower on this floor. Upstairs a double bedroom and en suite shower room has its own small balcony with a view of the sea. Next door is the large sitting room with a Juliet balcony looking onto a lane. This room has books and a CD player. Upstairs again is a further twin bedded room and a beautiful sunny and private roof terrace with table, chairs and loungers. This offers lovely views of the mountains and the surrounding hills. Above all the house gives one space to relax in. The house is cleaned before visitors arrive and on their departure. Al cleaning, bedding and towels are included in the rental.
The mountains are only 15 minutes from the village (which is an information point for the Pollino) and the main seaside town Scalea is only a short bus or car ride away giving you the best of both beach and countryside. There is a limited bus service into the mountain villages and Scalea so it is possible if desired for visitors to do different things.
You can get most things in the village. There are three cafe/bars, a trattoria and a ristorante along with 4 grocery stores two of which sell butcher meat. Most of the produce is grown locally or comes from Sicily. The main cafe in the piazza, Chiazza, (which has wifi) has a wonderful roof terrace offering views of mountains and sea. Many concerts take place in the piazza during the summer so you can drink your wine and enjoy the music.
Location description from owner
The Calabria region
Calabria is less well known than the more popular Tuscany and the Lakes. It is however a wonderful place in which to holiday. It has miles of beaches and truly magnificent mountain areas. It is very unspoiled except in the most popular of resorts such as Scalea (10 minutes from my house) and Tropea an hour or so down the coast. There are Greek and Roman sites e.g. the Riace Bronzes in Reggio Emilio are world famous as are the beautiful Aolian Islands e.g Stromboli. Being it less famous area means it is much cheaper in terms of meals out and drinks. A beautiful coffee Americano is a mere one euro.My visits to my village are generally preceded by the likes of a visit to Salerno (where you can take a boat to Amalfi) or the ruins at Paestum; I sometimes return to the UK by going further south, visiting Stromboli and from there a boat to Naples or merely driving or taking the train back to Naples for a feast of visits to museums or historical sites.
Santa Domenica Talao
The village and surrounding area remain traditional. Widows in black, shepherds with goats and old men sitting in the main piazza for most of the day, disappearing only to go home for lunch. A death in the village results in the tolling of the church bell. Nearly everyone you meet is the cousin of someone else. Village life starts around 7am and stops at 1 pm. Time then for a long lunch. Michele's is particularly good but if you want something fancier then go to Scalea where there are many choices, one of which 'La Perla Del Tirreno' was a recent Guardian newspaper recomendation. Shops open again around 4.30-5 pm.
The village market is rather poor but both of Scalea's markets (clothes and household goods and food and plants) are large and wonderful. The cheese and vegetable stalls in the latter have produce from the surrounding areas. A real treat for me is to have a glass of chilled Prosecco in one of several up market cafes. This is always accompanied by a selection of little savoury bits and pieces yet only costs 4-5 euros. Those who prefer a day on the beach are spoiled for there are miles of 'lidos' each with its cafe, excercise area and beach loungers. It is a great way to spend the day. In the other direction there are magnificent mountains to climb.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- Check in time:12:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 08 Aug 2015
Languages spoken: English, Italian
This House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Apr 2013. Located in Province of Cosenza, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £600.
The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Aug 2015.
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– based on 2 reviews
- Very Good
“Ideal way to discover the hidden Italy!”
This beautifully appointed house sits in an unspoilt little village in Calabria - a short bus ride from Scalea, the nearest town, which has a sandy beach, a good market, shops, and plenty of places to eat and drink..The furnishings and fittings are very tasteful and comfortable, and the roof terrace is ideal for sun-bathing, or drinks in the evening. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a genuine Italian character. The bars and restaurants in the village are superb value, and offer good simple food, with breath-taking views over the mountains. It's a perfect place to chill out, and offers lots of places to visit within easy driving distance. Local buses are erratic, but that's part of the charm!
“Stay in a beautifully restored house in an authentic and pretty village bounded by a national park and the sea.”
My family stayed for two weeks in this lovely house in a typical Calabrian hilltop village. The tasteful interior design and a high standard of equipment marks this spacious house out from the majority of other villas that I've stayed in Italy. The rooftop terrace with its views over the mountains of the national park and the coast is wonderful for sunbathing and al fresco dining. There is lots to do in the surrounding area; there are numerous hilltop villages to visit and the nearest beach is ten minutes away. We really like Maratea and the road-trip through the mountains to Altomonte is well worth it. The highlights were white water rafting in the nearby national park: absolutely stunning scenery and great fun and hiring a boat for the day at the marina in Maratea, The coastline to the north is dotted with exquisite bays where you can swim with no-one else around....heaven! The village has a couple of nice restaurants (try the papardelle with boar sauce) as well as a nice bar in the main piazza and we also ate out well in both Scalea and Maratea, which are within easy reach of the village. En route home we also spent some time in Paestum with its fantastic Greek temples and on the Amalfi coast.
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