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DESCRIPTION

A charming and welcoming family country home with large indoor and outdoor spaces, big swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful garden, and amazing view over the sea. Located between Messina and Palermo at the feet of the Nebrodi Mountains, just 2 kilometers from the sea, it is the ideal location to explore the North-Eastern and North-Western Sicily. The story of the estate starts around VI-VII century A.C. (ruins of a 9th-century monastery are on the grounds). Over the past centuries this land shared the pleasures, torments and accidents of the evolving Sicilian society, but it was also marked by invasions warriors, merchants, and sailors, from different civilizations, speaking different languages. The villa is part of a 50 hectares estate including olive and orange trees, producing organic oil, citrus, fruits, vegetables and cheese that can be purchased on the premises. The owners, who are part of a noble Sicilian family, have blended the past with the present, the charm of the old stone walls of the house with modern comforts. Thanks to the thick walls and the number of windows creating a gentle breeze, the villa is pleasantly cool even during the hottest summer months, nevertheless air conditioning is provided in almost all the rooms. A path through the luxuriant garden leads to the beautiful large panoramic swimming-pool (12m x 6m) with a wide sunbathing area and two shady gazebos to relax.

On the ground floor : entrance hall, large air conditioned living room opening to a large panoramic terrace, formal dining room (not air-conditioned) with a table for 12 people, fully equipped traditional kitchen (large five burners stove, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle and coffee machine) with French door leading to the wooden pizza oven, air conditioned double bedroom (bed size 165x200) with bathroom with shower.
On the first floor : huge panoramic terrace with tennis table and sea view, air conditioned twin bedroom (bed size 80x195) easily convertible in a double, air conditioned double bedroom (bed size 165x200), bathroom with shower, air conditioned double bedroom (145x200) with en-suite bathroom, 2 single bedrooms (bed size 85x200) sharing a bathroom with bathtub, study room with a double sofa bed (no air conditioning).
Please note that three bedrooms have a common air conditioning unit in the corridor.

People with walking difficulties may use the ground floor bedroom but they will have difficulties to access the pool area. Olive harvest (with traditional methods) starts the last week of October and guests are welcome to take part.

It is possible to rent this villa for 6 people only, please contact us for more information.
Bed linens and bath towels changed on Saturday. Utilities included (water, gas, electricity up to 330 KWh: 0,20€/KWh). Cleaning 4 hours per day (Monday to Saturday) only for 12 people rentals. Final cleaning included. Daily breakfast (except Sunday) and pizza party the evening before the departure included. WIFI Internet connection included. Heating metered 4€/m3. Baby bed available. Extra bed (only upon request) 200€ per week. Pets allowed upon request 60€ per week. Security deposit : 500€ to be paid in cash on the spot.

FACILITIES

Swimming pool (6m x 12m), private parking for 2 cars, large terrace, 2 pizza ovens, BBQ, TV (Sat and Sky), WIFI Internet connection, tennis table, washing machine, dishwasher, air conditioning in all rooms except in the dining room and study room, mosquito screens.


DISTANCES

Italy, Sicily : sea 2 Km, Capo Calavà and Capo d’Orlando with blue water and golden beaches 10 km away, Torrevera 600 meters (chemistry, alimentary, shop, post office, bar and restaurant), Tindari 43 Km, Milazzo 70 Km (from here you can reach the Aeolian Islands by hydrofoil), Messina 95 Km, Palermo 132 Km, Taormina 142 Km.


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