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This prestigious and luxurious villa belonged to a well-known Countess, who was in a romantic relations ship with as brother of England and who lived here until the end of the 70’ties. The property ground, which is designed like a ring, covers an entire promontory.
Villa Barkley, laying 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. 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 its 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. The villa is divided into 4 different Units: A main villa (Villa Barkley) and its neighbouring Villa M, 2 beautiful and two dependence rooms (Padrone and Apartment P).
Pool area: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. 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 M (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 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.
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.
Villa Barkley (Main villa – 1.Unit): Lounge/dining area, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 double & single), 3 baths.
Apartment M (Main villa – 2. Unit): Living area/kitchenette, 3 bedrooms (double beds) 2 baths + external room with bath.
Annex apt M: 1 double bedroom with ensuite bath
Suite O: 1 bedroom with bath.
Apartment P: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room/kitchenette.
Apartment I - Annex with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen
Apartment S - Annex with double bedroom, bathroom, large living room and kitchen
Villa Barkley is available to rent with a minimum of 3 bedrooms. Rates can be different on the number of the bedrooms rented. The main house is available only for exclusive use. Some apartments, that have an independent access are available also to be booked separately. the pool and its gardens is available only for main villa.