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casa-tranquilo-montalbano-jonic

Converted 18th Century Farmhouse with A/C & plunge pool, sleeps 4, ideal for families. Winter Skiing. Easily reached via UK & Europe.
Basilicata, Matera
From £300
To £420

Go back to your search results http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?lat=40.3008041381836&lon=16.5812873840332&scale=50000&icon=x Print This property has a current star rating of 8 Sleeps: 4    Bedrooms: 1    Bathrooms: 1  

Converted 18th Century Farmhouse with A/C & plunge pool, sleeps 4, ideal for families.

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Rear Valley PatioSecluded Bay 1A perfect Fishing SpotLocal CountrysideMeadow Mountains Deserted Local Hilltop VillageYour Welcome Pack.......Pisticci ArchwayLocal ViewLocal ChurchMount Sirino 45 Mins AwayMount Sirino Ski Slopes 45 Mins Away

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Rear Valley Patio

Lovely restored 18th Century Farmhouse


Imagine yourself sipping a cold drink down in beautiful, sunny, Southern Italy, in an area literally steeped in ancient history. You are ten minutes from beautiful open beaches on the Ionian Sea, less than an hour from mountains in a National Park where inexpensive skiing is available during the winter, and only five minutes drive from shopping in the nearest hilltop town. This is a place that can only really be described as a hidden gem, within an undiscovered area.

Easily reached from the UK and Europe via Bari, Brindisi or Lamezia Terme Airports, this converted 18th century farmhouse with A/C & plunge pool, sleeps 4 comfortably, and is thus ideal for families. Easily reached via Stanstead, Gatwick and Heathrow via BA, Alitalia, Ryanair, Easyjet & other airlines from across Europe. The house is very relaxing and peaceful. Included are a plunge pool, BBQ and air conditioning.

Historical area with habitation going back at least seven thousand years. There are many attractions locally including miles of empty beaches, water parks, mountains, and the entire area is steeped in ancient history including the Unesco World Heritage site at Matera only 30 minutes drive away, where people lived more than 5000 years BC.

Owners Notes / Additional Information



Bedrooms & Bathrooms

1 Double Rooms 1
Doubles
0 Twin Rooms 0
Twins
0 Single Rooms 0
Singles


Sleeps 4 This property Sleeps
4 people
1 Bathrooms 1
Bathrooms


Extra Information

casa-tranquilo-montalbano-jonic is

A car isn't needed to fully enjoy casa-tranquilo-montalbano-jonic
Swimming Pool

• Private

Property Facilities

• Airconditioning
• Television
• Garden
• Parking Available
Kitchen Facilities

• Cooker Hob
• Cooker Oven
• Fridge
• Freezer


Places near casa-tranquilo-montalbano-jonic

• Near the Sea


Activities near casa-tranquilo-montalbano-jonic

• Golf
• Cycling
• Skiing
• Horse Riding
• Sailing
• Swimming

A car isn't required
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Bari Airport
75 Kilometres


Secluded Bay 1
Secluded Bay 1

A perfect Fishing Spot
A perfect Fishing Spot
Meadow
Meadow
Deserted Local Hilltop Village
Deserted Local Hilltop Village
Pisticci Archway
Pisticci Archway
Local Church
Local Church
Mount Sirino Ski Slopes 45 Mins Away
Mount Sirino Ski Slopes 45 Mins Away

Local Countryside
Local Countryside
Mountains
Mountains
Your Welcome Pack.......
Your Welcome Pack.......
Local View
Local View
Mount Sirino 45 Mins Away
Mount Sirino 45 Mins Away




Reviews

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There are 25 reviews for this property.


     Review Submitted by...   Emma from London
Rating: 10
“Casa Tranquillo was an excellent base for exploring deepest Basilicata. Nestled amongst the olives and orange groves it is in a stunning and peaceful setting. Dan provided a warm welcome and has great advice about what not to miss locally if you ask. The accommodation is set up well with everything you need and is very comfortable. The surrounding area has so much to offer, especially Pollino National Park, Matera and Castelmezzano- make sure you get unlimited milage on the hire car!”
     This review was submitted on 2009-04-28


     Review Submitted by...   Randy from Naples Italy
Rating: 10
“Perfect for either a family vacation or a couples retreat. Nice secluded area but just minutes from the beaches and small towns. Dan was a great host and we will be staying with him again before we leave Italy. Highly reccommended for any type of vacation. We had a wonerful time. Thanks Dan!”
     This review was submitted on 2009-05-29


     Review Submitted by...   Lissa from Tollesbury
Rating: 10
“Our family had a wonderful time at Casa tranquillo. The property was beautiful and just perfect for the four of us, situated amongst countryside only 15mins from a totally deserted beach and 10 mins from wonderful food. The owners made us feel more than welcome and recommended plenty of places to visit and eat - the best pizza ever and friendly locals. The kids loved the plunge pool and local wildlife, while we sat and relaxed in the sun and quiet. We are all hoping to return again soon.”
     This review was submitted on 2009-06-11


     Review Submitted by...   Nikki from Isle of Man
Rating: 8
“We had a wonderful holiday at Casa Tranquillo. The property is just what we needed. Its been beautifully done up and has all the essential things you need. Its located just a short drive from the local town in a perfect peaceful location. A car is essential however, as is basic italian! The local town has some very nice restaurants which serve delicious pizzas at unbelievably low prices! The owners are ever so helpful. The welcome pack is great and has got some excellent ideas of truly lovely places to visit. A sat nav is also available to borrow which contains many of the sites recommended in the welcome pack already keyed in - an excellent idea! This property is definately value for money and would certainly recommend it, we had a fantastic time!”
     This review was submitted on 2009-08-20


     Review Submitted by...   Karen & Patrick from Bournemouth
Rating: 10
“We had a brilliant time. The property was excellent and had lots of little extras that made the holiday , ie a welcome basket, maps, books,tea, coffee, sun lounger and the owner gave us as alot of information about the local area and places to visit, which was a great help. Every final detail made to make our holiday memorable. The beaches are beautiful., the scenery stunning and there are many little villages for exploring The property was set in a quiet area surrounded by olive trees and made for a very chill out time. The hip pool (a brilliant addition) was a well needed extra. I would certainly recommend anyone to go who needs to either just relax and chill out, or wants to spend time exploring the beautiful countryside and towns. PS: Take the option up of the sat nav which is provided at a fraction of the cost of the Car Hire Companies. Car is essential.”
     This review was submitted on 2009-09-29


     Review Submitted by...   pete & nat from Northampton
Rating: 10
“An amazing place that more than matched description peaceful l& beautiful location owner really helpful & welcoming well kitted out house and many extras that made holiday so much easier. We loved it and hope to go back! ”
     This review was submitted on 2009-09-12


     Review Submitted by...   Fern from London
Rating: 8
“Great little kooky cottage surrounded by olive groves.....what more do you want. We found it a perfect base to explore Basilicata for the two of us! Very clean, perfect for self catering, and local town had all amenities you needed. All for a great price. Enjoy”
     This review was submitted on 2009-10-19


     Review Submitted by...   Brian from Colchester
Rating: 10
“We had a lovely peaceful holiday in this property, set in a remote location but only 15 minutes from lovely sandy beaches. Dan was a very welcoming and thoughtful host, he provided all sorts of things that are useful on holiday and made sure that we had all we needed and also provided us with lots of information about the surrounding area. The nearest town is only 5 minutes away by car and has excellent restaurants as well as a superb fish shop!”
     This review was submitted on 2010-09-05


     Review Submitted by...   pete from Northampton
Rating: 10
“Our second time at this property and still amazing Dan (owner) is excellent host, provides for all small details that make the difference and lots of local knowledge. An idyllic, peaceful location in rural Italy away from the crowds and tourist attractions. We couldnt ask for more and cant recommend highly enough. ”
     This review was submitted on 2010-10-11


     Review Submitted by...   Ricky from Chandlers Ford
Rating: 9
“An excellent property from which to explore the real unspoilt Italy. The property was rustic and comfortable and the plunge pool was just what the children and us required to cool off during the hot summer temperatures. Dan, was an excelellent host and helped to make this a holiday to remember, nothing was too much trouble, our personal thanks to you. The recommended restaurants were spot on and the language barrier was overcome with smiles and laughter. Would definately recommend this one and cant wait to return.”
     This review was submitted on 2010-08-25


     Review Submitted by...   Matthew from London
Rating: 10
“An excellent base from which to explore the rugged Basilicata region. The property has a very rustic feel and is finished to a high standard. It is set in lush and peaceful grounds amongst orange and olive trees, a 5-minute drive from Montalbano Jonico. The property is on two levels (not connected internally) - the bedroom and bathroom upstairs (spacious with tile floors and a very comfortable bed) the living room, kitchen and plunge pool downstairs. The living room is the converted farmhouse stable and has the feel of a small chapel or even a cave, with plenty of space for 4 people and equipped with hi-fi and DVD player). The kitchen is also well equipped (including oven, hob and washing machine) and there was a welcome pack of wine, pasta, pasta sauce, bread, cheese and milk waiting for us on arrival. Basilicata is unspoilt, mysterious and full of history. The villas owner, Dan, was very friendly and full of helpful information about the region. We visited the crumbling deserted town of Craco, mountain villages Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa, Greek ruins at Metaponto, the mountains of the Parco Nazionale del Pollino, and explored the beautiful Basilicatan countryside, dotted with ancient hilltop towns, before moving on to Puglia and Matera (the latter an extraordinary town about 50 miles from the villa). A GPS is available to hire to avoid any problems on the winding country roads. If you are looking for 5-star luxury or an activity-packed holiday resort this is probably not the place for you. But the villa is the perfect place to relax, escape civilisation and live a rustic life for a few days!”
     This review was submitted on 2010-07-19


     Review Submitted by...   James from Goffs Oak
Rating: 10
“The Casa Tranquillo is a great retreat and a lovely place to relax. The Casa itself is great, lovely setting, fantastic view and friendly locals. If you want to spend days sitting on the beach, exploring amazing place like Matera (The Passion Film setting) and the desert city of Cracow and evenings having BBQs on the terrace and sipping lovely (and ridiculously cheap) red, then this is the place. You will never sleep better either, silence and clean (air conditioned) air. Your host Dan is a top bloke, friendly helpful and great to speak with (you even get a welcome pack and a sat nav with the destinations already in) Id go back in a heartbeat. Cheers Dan”
     This review was submitted on 2010-08-06


     Review Submitted by...   Liz from Maidenhead
Rating: 9
“A very tranquil place to stay away from the tourist areas so we were able to experience the real Italy! The main bedroom was lovely and the air conditioning helped on really hot day. There was a good selec tion of equipment in the kitchen which meant we did eat in some nights. A fan in the downstairs lounge/bedroom would have been nice as some nights it was a little warm. The plunge pool was well used and it was lovely sitting under the vines reading, playing games and eating grapes.”
     This review was submitted on 2012-09-09


     Review Submitted by...   member from
Rating: 0
“Please see our extensive reviews section on Villarenters”
     This review was submitted on 2012-06-08


     Review Submitted by...   karen from bournemouth
Rating: 9
“A fantastic place to chill.”
     This review was submitted on 2011-10-09


     Review Submitted by...   Peter from London
Rating: 9
“Amazing time at casa tranquilo. To be honest didnt do anything in the surrounding area as it was just so beautiful to be wake up in the olive groves and lemon fields and enjoy absolute tranquility. Great place to unwind, but also to explore basilicata too so will def be back.”
     This review was submitted on 2011-08-30


     Review Submitted by...   Colin from Northamptonshire
Rating: 10
“This is a lovely place. Great welcome from Michael and Lorena who are currently looking after the property. Peaceful rural location - up a dirt track - you need a car. Nice to cool off in the pool. The surrounding area is beautiful. Lots of small hilltop towns to explore but also handy for the coast. Historical/archeological sites and not too far for shopping (Taranto and Matera) and restaurants (Policoro). Not too many Brits - so it helps to know a little Italian. We would definitely consider going there again.”
     This review was submitted on 2011-08-31


     Review Submitted by...   Jackie from Warnham
Rating: 10
“Wonderful property. Such a peaceful location. Very friendly locals. Made several new friends of local people. Many thanks to the people who look after the property for the owner at present. They really helped us get to know the area. We will be back!”
     This review was submitted on 2011-08-11


     Review Submitted by...   Magda from Pulawy
Rating: 6
“Silent, calm place - all you can hear are cicadas, all you can see during the night are the moon and stars. In the middle of the garden full of olives trees. If you need a place to restart it is really it. You will definitely need a car. Owners are really helpful and friendly - will direct you to every place to would like to get. They prepared a basket of simply food for start for us includes wine. It was really nice because we came late in the evening. The second nice thing about them was they were ready to pick us up from the town cause it wasnt easy to get directly to the property (we didnt take printed instruction with us - you will really need it). The place is clean and worth the price the owner demand. It is true country side and you must remember that it is more than possible you will meet some animals includes lizards. We really liked the afternoon which we spend in a small swimming pool background - it was really refreshing. We tried local wine and fruits - both were great. Montalbano Jonico is worthseeing small Italian town - we saw it after dinner in Gallo Doro during the night. Historical part of the town was almost completely empty so we could make some nice pictures of place we admired. We also saw Matera and can really recommend it.”
     This review was submitted on 2011-07-17


     Review Submitted by...   Louise from Godstone
Rating: 8
“We had a brilliant 10 day holiday at Casa Tranquila...and tranquil it definately was. The setting of the villa in amongst olive and orange groves is stunning and the surrounding landscapes are breathtaking. The local town is perfect-very friendly locals and a brilliant place to eat some really great Italian food. The villa was a great base to explore the stunning coastline with fabulous beaches. Its definatley an area to visit if you love Italian culture, food and views - not for people looking for a lively holiday but for those wishing to get away from it all. We didnt bump into any other english people during our whole stay and even though we dont speak Italian we managed to communicate well with the locals who seemed to enjoy speaking to us. The villa was what wed call authentic Its quirky layout and beautiful remote setting helped us feel like we had transported somewhere very special. The villa was clean and had everything we needed. The welcome package was very much appreciated and we loved the modern bathroom. It was such a treat waking up each morning, opening up the door to our bedroom to see blue skys, bright sunshine and olive trees. We were a bit worried about the steep hill and steps with our toddlers but in actual fact it worked fine and the addition of a plunge pool was great for the kids. We shall have very special memories of this place and would recommend to anyone wishing to experience authentic italian culture.”
     This review was submitted on 2011-06-23


     Review Submitted by...   Seth from Bovey Tracey
Rating: 10
“Many thanks for a fantastic weeks holiday, the house was great. Well equipped and very well presented and if you are looking for somewhere to really get away from it all then this is it. As somebody else has said a car is a must if you are going to make the most of your holiday but if you’re after a very relaxing place to chill out, then this is the home for you. I must also say that Dan makes an excellent host and will provide all the information you need to make sure you make the very best of your holiday. Many thanks and looking forward to my next stay. ”
     This review was submitted on 2008-11-25


     Review Submitted by...   member from Poole
Rating: 0
“Visited Casa Tranquilo 6th October to 13th. The setting was lovely, peaceful and surrounded by olive and orange groves. The house was very comfortable and had everything you could need. The local sites and the beach were close by as was the shopping. The weather was warm as was the welcome from the owners. My boyfriend and i felt very at home there. Will definately recommend it and hope to return soon. A car is a must.”
     This review was submitted on 2008-11-11


     Review Submitted by...   Matt from Watford
Rating: 8
“Just returned from 10 days at Casa Tranquilo and would definitely recommend. Hidden in amongst olive grove and orange trees you really are away from it all. The owners were very helpful and were there to welcome us and show us how everything worked. A nice touch was the welcome pack which included a couple of beers, wine bread, cheese and pasta, although shops were just 10 mins drive away. The house is very well equipped and nicely furnished. With the recent addition of a plunge pool, perfect for when the sun gets a little too hot, also loungers and an umbrella on the shaded area. Quiet beaches just 15 mins drive away and perfect for the little ones as the sea is quite shallow. A perfect location to get away from it all, or explore the local area and meet the very friendly locals. Car essential!”
     This review was submitted on 2008-09-20


     Review Submitted by...   Robin from London
Rating: 10
“Peaceful, clean, friendly, visually stunning, very well equipped and maintained. I need not say more!”
     This review was submitted on 2013-07-30


     Review Submitted by...   Bill from Highbridge
Rating: 6
“If you want peace and quiet then this is the place. You need your own transport to get around .plunge pool is well built and good for cooling down and make use of the hammock between two trees.The hosts are very helpful and dro p off free fruit which is grown locally.Thanks again Dan.”
     This review was submitted on 2013-07-01



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