Pino & his family were there to greet us, and made us feel very welcome. Fortunately, his son was also there who spoke good English, so were able to ask some questions about hot water, rubbish collection etc.
The house is very clean and comfortable with everything a family could need, including a freezer near the pool!
The house is very spacious downstairs, with a large kitchen dining area and a large sitting room (which we never used as we sat outside all the time). All rooms have an eclectic mix of old and new furniture and felt very homely
Outside is a generous patio area with large tables so every meal was enjoyed outside.
The gardens are very large, and well screened from the road and any neighbours, so you could pretty much run wild without worry.
The pool is very big at around 10m x 5m and there a number of umbrellas to provide shade. There is only 4 sun loungers however.
Although the house doesn't have air-conditioning, there are floor standing fans for every room. We went and bought another one from the local supermarket so the top bedroom could have 2, as it's in the roofspace and gets all the rising warm air.
There are really 3 bedrooms - a twin on the ground floor, the master double on the 1st floor and a double and a single in the 2nd floor loft space. The other room is a an annexe room between the kitchen and GF twin room, so not really a private room.
The house is advertised as sleeping up to 9 or more than 1 family. We were a family of 5, and because there is only 1 shower, (in the en-suite to the GF twin room), felt that was about as many as could reasonably sleep. The 'bathroom' on the 1st floor, is just a WC, bidet and hand basin.
Finding the place was easy, thanks to Pino's (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map info, and the house is an easy 60 minute drive from Naples Airport. There is not much to do locally, with the nearest proper town being Caserta 20km away, but we managed. There are 2 well stocked supermarkets within 4km of the Villa, on the road to Caiazzo.
From the house you can easy visit Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi etc as we did.
This is a quiet rural retreat in some lovely countryside and not a popular tourist area. Most locals wondered what some Brits were doing on holiday there. Imagine if you met an Italian family renting a farmhouse above Matlock. Same reaction.
One note of caution: It is very easy to lock yourself out as we did one evening, as all exterior patio doors and shutters have to be locked from inside, and the front door can be slammed shut on the latch. Fortunately Pino drove the 30mins to save us, but from then on we hid the keys in a safe place outside.
Summary: Clean, quiet, Comfortable, Good value. 7/10