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from € 170 per night

Minimum stay 4 nights

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Jean Michel

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans cette jolie villa très bien aménagée . Nous vous la recommandons également pour sa belle piscine et l'accueil chaleureux de ses propriétaires. August 2017
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  • 1/2 Ground Floor sqm 180
  • 2/2 First floor sqm 12 + terrace sqm 190
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Summary

Sicily is a wild, sun-drenched, rugged place with hot African winds (scirocco) but nevertheless generous to those who love and respect it. Farmers have always had to battle with these weather conditions for their crop-growing, and so it was that, at the start of the 1930's the owner cleverly constructed this house over a natural spring from the river Imera. Water was brought to the surface and used to irrigate the crops by using the ingenious and then, modern hydraulic system. This system, which was unique in Sicily at the time, made the baron even wealthier and more important. Today, this old and rare construction has been transformed into an elegant residence that is so fascinating, it is hard to put into words. Whoever enters the apartment that still houses the well and the ingenious system of pipes will appreciate the creativity and intelligence of the baron and his men, who came up with the idea and made it work. This is a real piece of rural Sicilian history.

Property details

In 1931 the Baron Fatta Del Bosco, a wealthy Sicilian landowner, had the ingenious idea to design a hydraulic system which was a very challenging task at the time. The idea was to use the water from the nearby river Imera to irrigate the dry Sicilian land and so the house was built with a well in it. The baron’s nephew, the current owner of the property, has had the system restored and it is now up and running again. The property is surrounded by a paved stone courtyard on approximately sixty hectares of land where vegetables, wheat and olive trees grow and the Mediterranean vegetation around the house provides a fitting backdrop to the 5x10m inviting swimming pool. On the ground floor, the elegant and sunny open-plan living has comfy armchairs, a double sofa bed, television, a dining table and an American-style kitchen. Off here lies the most surprising room of the house- the old well area that has been converted into a loft with a living room and two queen size beds. The house is dotted with surviving photographs of the opening of the hydraulic system. The other side of the living room leads to two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a family bathroom as well. Upstairs, on the first floor of the old tower,is a cool and quiet single room and a roof-terrace with a great sea view. In the garden, a second small building houses a barbecue, a washing machine and a second fridge and there are plenty of shady spots to relax in.

Characteristics

  • authentic residence
  • suitable for families

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Prices

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From To per day
9 persons
per week
9 persons
Minimum
Stay
17-12 '17 05-01 225 1600 4
06-01 13-04 170 1190 4
14-04 29-06 225 1600 4
30-06 24-08 310 2200 7
25-08 19-10 225 1600 4
20-10 14-12 170 1200 4
15-12 04-01 '19 225 1600 4
Deposit (payable in cash upon arrival)
300,00 €

Services included

  • Consumption of water and gas
  • Consumption of electricity up to 300 kw. per week
  • Sheets, pillow cases and bath towels
  • Final cleaning

Additional information

The warm, generous and hospitable owners love having guests from all around the world and they'll make you feel welcome immediately. They are helpful and full of wonderful suggestions and will assist you in discovering the warmth of the local people and they sometimes make up great meals for the guests. The owner who is the baron's direct heir, will be happy to tell you the exciting story of the origin of this charming house. They offer guests free use of 2 sun beds and an umbrella at Gorgolungo beach, which is ten minutes from the house.

Optional extra services Available upon request with payment on site

  • Mid-week cleaning € 50.00 per day
  • Preparation of lunch or dinner € 100.00 per meal
  • Consumption of electricity greater than 350 kw. € 0.20 Kw. per hour

Facilities

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Hair dryer

Hair dryer

Ironing board and iron

Ironing board and iron

Barbecue

Barbecue

Electric kettle

Electric kettle

Microwave oven

Microwave oven

DVD player

DVD player

Washing machine

Washing machine

Hi-fi with CD player

Hi-fi with CD player

Private parking

Private parking

Satellite TV with Sky 52''

Satellite TV with Sky 52''

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Electric heat pump heating (hot air)

Electric heat pump heating (hot air)

Pool (LxWxH in meters) 10x5x1,30

Pool (LxWxH in meters) 10x5x1,30

Facilities for the disabled

Facilities for the disabled

Wi-Fi Internet

Wi-Fi Internet

Log fire

Log fire

Area

Area

The house is located near Collesano, a few kilometres from the Buonfornello motorway exit and just a short distance from Cefalù and the Madonie nature reserve. It is an ideal base for exploring the central-northern swathe of Sicily as it is about halfway between Palermo and Catania. It's also the perfect spot for beachlovers looking for a peaceful oasis in the countryside, as it's only three and a half kilometres from the beaches of Gorgo Lungo and Salinelle. Although the property is located quite close to the motorway, the traffic cannot be heard at the house. Just a few kilometres from the house is the archaeological area of Imera (Himera) which is interesting not only for the temple ruins but also because it houses the largest pre-Roman necropolis in Europe. Not far from this archaeological area is also a fascinating museum.

distances to surrounding areas

Distances

Amenities

Village of Campofelice

7.00 km

Restaurant

3.00 km

Beach

4.00 km

Palermo airport

83.00 km

Trapani Airport

160.00 km

Catania Airport

165.00 km

Main towns

Catania

163.00 km

Messina

178.00 km

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