Île d'Ischia, Barano d'Ischia, Napoli, Campanie, Italie
From €18,500 Week
This prestigious and luxurious villa belonged to Countess Barkley.
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.
Villa Barkley, lying below Mt Montaione, is set in a totally hidden position, surrounded by high trees and greenery and is therefore able to guaranty a total privacy.
The part of the island where the villa is is named Casamicciola.
Thanks to its position it offers utmost 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.
It’s an unusual property with a very interesting history – due to it’s prior owner, the villa has hosted VIP’s and people from all over the world for decades.
The place is full of nature mysteries and wonders since the promontory is actually part of the gate to the islands oldest volcano – Monte Tuorone – and below the entrance of the villa you can still find the “fumaroles” appearing from the earth with their hot damp!
The interiors and the garden are full of surprises too: Like the golden door, the historical remaining from the church in Assisi and the many rare plants.
Villa Barkley is divided into 6 different Units: 2 main villas (Villa Barkley and Villa Marilena), 2 beautiful and comfortable suites and one dependence.
All units are built and laid with the beautiful natural stone, as well as some of the terraces and the walking paths. Other terraces and floors are terracotta or marble tiled.
The villa is immersed in a lush garden and greenery with compositions of century old maritime pine trees, palm trees, olive trees and other pants from the Mediterranean vegetation – bringing shade and cool to the outdoor areas. Different sorts of cactus plants, potted flowers and potted lemon trees makes the garden and outdoor dining areas a pleasure for the eye!! The terraces are furnished with iron furniture and volcanic topped tables as well as lounge chairs. The pool area all paths and terraces are lighted up at night.
Accessible from Villa Barkley by 6 steps: The pool (2.5 mt/4.5 mt x 6 mt) is set on a terrace, offering 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 a table and 6 chairs as well as chaise lounges. The garden corner on same level comes with a patio with Bougainvillea, small tables, 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.
Dining area and patio:
Outdoor dining area accessible from the villa, equipped with large table seating 10 people. A large terrace area, on the back of the villa gives access at Villa Marilena (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. A part of antique terracotta pavement as well as a ceramic Madonna bas relief, derives from the Basilica San Francesco from Assisi and was bought for the villa by the countess.
23 steps leads up to a terracotta paved terrace. 14 steps leads further up to a terrace area covered by cane sticks and lined by a lush Bougainvillea. 7 steps leads up to the roof top terraces, overlooking the castle d’Aragona and Procida island, with inbuilt benches.
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.
SERVICES & INCLUSIONS
Ischia, once a part of Campi Flegrei in the province of Naples, is, today an island known for its natural beauty, agriculture, and volcanic origins.
Ischia is a popular destination for tourists who come year round to use its world-renown thermal baths, and the welcoming locals.
Possibilities to enjoy one of island’s many thermal bath centres like I Giardini di Poseidon, spending a day in complete relaxation and wellness or organize island tours.
Hydrofoil connections to Ischia run from Naples every hour throughout the day, year round.
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