Set in a totally hidden position, surrounded by high trees and greenery, this prestigious and luxurious villa belonged to a well-known Countess, who was in a romantic relationship with the brother of the King of England and who lived here until the end of the 70’ties. Due to its history, the villa has hosted VIP’s and people from all over the world for decades. The property ground, which is designed like a ring, covers an entire promontory descending directly down to the Sea, with a semi-private access from the villa. Thanks to its position it offers incredible views over the Sea extending from Capri to the Northern part of the Bay of Naples and the charming island Procida, overlooking the islands’ most exclusive areas and nearby private properties.
The Villa is divided into 4 different Units: 2 main villas, 1 beautiful and comfortable suite and one dependence.
All units are built and laid with beautiful natural stone, as well as some of the terraces and the walking paths. Other terraces and floors are terracotta or marble tiled.
1 entrance area – 1 elegant living room with fireplace, piano and access to the terrace – 1 dining room with access to the terrace – 1 kitchen – 1 double bedroom with bath with tub/shower/WC – 1 twin bedroom with TV – 1 single bedroom with separate dressing room – 1 shower/WC
1 living-/dining area with kitchenette – 1 double bedroom with large dressing room, shower/WC ensuite – 1 double bedroom with dressing room, TV and fireplace – 1 double bedroom with ceiling fan – 1 shower/WC
1 double bedroom with built-in wardrobe – 1 shower/WC
1 small kitchenette with built in-bench and TV – 1 double bedroom with shower/WC ensuite – 1 twin bedroom with ceiling fan – shower/WC – 1 terrace with sea view
The pool area is accessible from the main Villa by 6 steps. Set on a terrace, it offers stunning Sea views, paved with natural stone and ornamented by decorative potted flowers, small potted lemon trees, palms and cactus.
The terrace is furnished with table and chairs as well as chaise lounges. The garden corner on same level comes with a patio with Bougainvillea, small tables, 8 lounge chairs and 2 sofas seating 7 people. 7 steps leads on a lower lying terrace level, with 2 white inbuilt stone benches and lounge The entire area enjoys fantastic views overlooking the entire promontory and the busy port at the nearby Ischia Porto.
Outdoor Dining area and patio: accessible from the villa, it is equipped with large table for 10 people. A large terrace area, on the back of the villa gives access at the Dependance (The second main villa) and is lined by an inbuilt stone bench and by high maritime pine trees with large crowns, ensuring privacy while enjoying the views towards the coastline. A large patio covered by cane sticks comes with 2 round tables, chairs and lounge chairs.
Roof terraces: 23 steps lead up to a terracotta-paved terrace. 14 steps leads further up to a terrace area covered by bamboo sticks and lined by lush Bougainvillea. 7 steps lead up to the roof top terraces, overlooking the castle d’Aragona and Procida Island, and offers built-in benches for comfortable seating.
Outdoor kitchen: 13 steps leads from the roof terrace down to a covered outdoor kitchen with many facilities: Large grill (wooden), pizza oven, 2 small sinks, barbeque, fridge, 2 freezers. Also reachable by 20 steps from Villa Barkley and 33 steps from the parking area.
There is a separate annexe for the staff that prepares breakfast and is at guests' disposal 6 mornings a week.
The property can only be rented as entire complex, depending on the number of guests some units will remain closed. Thanks to its huge outdoor spaces and its kitchen facilities, is great for events, cocktail parties, and weddings. A rental car is suggested to get around the island. The property is also reachable by the public bus, which is very efficient on the island – just 3 stops from the main port, the nearest village. Bus stop is on the main road, close to the villa.
Sea access: The villa enjoys a semi-private sea access, reachable on foot or by car. The descent is rapid extends about 1.5 km from the villa. There is a parking space near the coastline from which 52 steps and 100 meters of walking path takes you down to the sea. Two bathing establishments equipped with sun lounge chairs and umbrellas, a restaurant, bars and pool can be used payable locally at an extra fee. It is also possible to swim in the Med directly from the rocks or the small inlet.