A charming stone retreat in the heart of the Madonie Park. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside with spectacular views of the mountains and the medieval village of Polizzi Generosa. An intimate and romantic place recommended for everyone.
Terre di Lula is located in the Madonie National Park, 1000 metres above sea level. As you are driving along the approach road you'll get the feeling that you are about to stumble onto something special. You can unwind in this slice of heaven far from the crowds of touristic spots. This place has it all. You'll love the plunge pool that is fed by the local spring water and the alfresco lounge area is fabulous for those that like curling up with a good book or sipping an afternoon drink. You can barbecue and feast at the outdoor dining table in the shade of the mulberry tree or fire up the pizza oven. There are hammocks and stacks of deckchairs to laze on while marvelling at the divine sunsets.
This old stone house, renovated in harmony with the surrounding area, stands at the centre of a 2-hectare wood cultivated primarily with hazelnut trees. Thanks to the generosity of nature, the passionate care of the owners and the favourable climate, there is also a wide variety of trees and plants: fruit trees, including cherry, apricot, walnut, chestnut, mulberry, apple, pear, arbutus, peach, plum, olive, prickly pear; ornamental trees including laurel, cypress, fir; numerous medicinal herbs, aromatic plants, spices and flowers of every type, especially roses, hydrangea and dahlia. The house was once used as an animal and tool shelter, and it was partially inhabited in summer by the local peasants. Today, it has been transformed into an intimate, comfortable and welcoming retreat. Going beyond the small entrance there is the living room with fireplace and a beautiful bay window that looks onto the garden; on the window sill is a large cushion on which to lie and enjoy the view of the wood. The living room gives access to the large, typical Sicilian-style kitchen; it is the true gem of the house, a perfect space where it is pleasant to spend some time cooking with joy and harmony. Next to the kitchen is the dining area with an old worktable placed in front of a large bay window with a magnificent view of the valley and of the peaks of the Madonie Mountains. Here, the gaze looks towards infinity, and the unforgettable sunsets will remain forever in your heart. Next to the dining room is a separate bedroom with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower. From the living room, a landing gives access to a single area laid out on three levels that communicate via a stone staircase. On the ground floor, under the arch of the stairs, there is a room with a single bed and a dresser. Climbing five stone steps you access the first mezzanine with a double bed and a wardrobe; from here, a French window leads to the garden at the back of the house. Continuing up the stairs, you reach the second mezzanine floor, a throughway that leads to the terrace. On this mezzanine floor, it is possible to place a single bed. From the living room, across the landing, you reach the master bathroom with shower and bathtub. The house is furnished with a simple and elegant taste and equipped with every comfort for maximum relaxation.
(payable in cash upon arrival): € 300,00
- Internet connection
- Consumption of water and gas
- Consumption of electricity up to 300 kwh. per week
- Sheets, pillow cases and bath towels
Mandatory extra services
- Heating (during the winter period)EUR 40,00 (per day)
- Final cleaningEUR 100,00
There is a large vegetable patch and you are welcome to pick fresh vegetables that are in season from July to September as well as fresh fruit or herbs, including parsley, basil, thyme, sage, mint, rosemary and oregano from the garden. You can also explore the garden along lanes that criss-cross the property and at the bottom of the garden there is a large rock called the stone of meditation with fantastic 360 degree views. Take any of the tracks from the house to explore the surrouning countryside and you'll find maps in the house suitable for those wishing to go trekking. The village is about 3 kms away and can be reached on foot or by bicycle if you are reasonably fit. Eco-friendly detergents are supplied. Small dogs are allowed.
The property is located 1,000mts above sea level and is immersed in lush vegetation in a well ventilated area and the house is a stone construction with deep walls so the interior of the house is cool even in the warmest months. Night time temperatures vary from about 16-21 degrees and even in summer a light bed cover is sometimes required so air-conditioning is completely unnecessary in this house.
Pets not allowed
Optional extra services
- Change of sheets and bath towelsEUR 10,00 per person
- Pasta al forno (pasta bake) or lasagne prepared upon requestEUR 25,00
- Mid-week cleaningEUR 35,00 per day
Information about extra servicesUpon request it is possible to have typical Sicilian dishes including pasta al forno and lasagna prepared by Gabriella . It's also possible to have a chef at the house if booked in advance. Baby-sitting services as well as laundry services can also be arranged. The owner is dedicated to keeping the property environmentally friendly so there is no washing-machine or dishwasher on site.
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Bathroom / Laundry
- Hair dryer
- Internet Mobil Wi-Fi
- Potable water
- Satellite LED TV 22"
- CD-IPOD player
- DVD player
- Gas central heating
- Outside shower with hot and cold water
- Pool (LxWxH in meters) 4x2,20x0,60~1,10
- Wood-burning oven
- Private parking
- Electric kettle