Magnificent Sicilian aristocratic house from the 800's, a place full of countryside charm. The house is surrounded by 15000 m² of cultivated olive trees. Ideal for those who would like to taste the real essence of the island.
This historic Sicilian country-house near Salemi is located in the centre of the Belice valley The property is well-known for its production of excellent olive oil which is extracted from the sought after Nocellara and Biancolilla olives. The town of Salemi is not only famous for its historical centre but also for its former Mayor Vittorio Sgarbi, a famous Italian art critic and once Under Secretary of State. The property has carefully preserved its Sicilian, aristocratic, 19th century charm and when you walk along the path lined by boxwood hedge, you'll breathe in its rich past. The location of the villa is ideal, with everything you could wish for just a stone's throw away. Historical towns, nature reserves, islands, archaeological sites, the beaches along the Southern coast, vineyards and excellent restaurants are all nearby for your enjoyment.
This property consists of 2 separate houses that are immersed in almost 15000 m² of olive trees, fruit trees, vineyard and orchards. A dreamy, antique, Italian garden rich in Mediterranean plants and trees sits to the front of the residence and in the large courtyard at the main entrance you'll find plenty of seating in the shade of the Mulberry tree and Bougainvillea. The gorgeous swimming pool to the East has stunning views of the vineyard beyond. The larger "Bouganville" of the two houses is 180sq mts and spreads over 2 floors. Once inside, you'll find the tastefully furnished living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor while on the first floor, 4 bedrooms including the master bedroom with ensuite, a second double room, a triple as well as a small twin bedroom. There is also a second bathroom on this floor and one of the bedrooms opens to a balcony with views to the surrounding countryside. The second house "Glicine" is 160sq mts and also spreads over 2 floors. On the ground floor is the kitchen, off which lie the living and dining rooms which both connect onto the garden. The sunny kitchen is typically Sicilian and the original tiles, marble benches and wood-oven fit happily alongside modern kitchen appliances. Step through the glass door into the courtyard where there's a dining table and benches open to the garden. A staircase in the living rooms leads up to the first floor where there are 3 bedrooms in total, including a double room and two twins which can be converted into double rooms if required. All the bedrooms have views of the garden. There are two bathrooms on this floor as well - one has a tub for a relaxing soak!
House "Bouganville" (4 bedrooms) with esclusive use of property
(to be paid via credit card upon arrival): EUR 300,00
- Sheets, pillow cases and bath towels
- Consumption of water and gas
- Consumption of electricity
Mandatory extra services
Consumption of electricity greater than 350 kwh.: EUR 0,35 (Kwh)
Final cleaning: EUR 200,00
The deposit of 300 euro should be paid using the Paypal system; the transaction is cancelled after the condition of the house has been checked.
The owners serve delicious jams and cakes made from their own biological produce for breakfast as well as fresh fruit. Fresh local products are available from the owners' bio company and you are welcome to join in with the grape and olive picking if you wish.
Small pets allowed
Optional extra services
Extra final cleaning if necessary at owner's discretion: EUR 50,00 (per day)
Change of sheets and bath towels: EUR 10,00 (per person)
Heating (during the winter period): EUR 10,00 (per day)
Information about extra servicesUpon request the owners can prepare delicious lunches, cooked using fresh local produce.
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Bathroom / Laundry
- Washing machine
- Ironing board and iron
- Hair dryer
- Safe-deposit box
- Log fire
- Air conditioning
- baby cots
- Central heating
- DVD player
- Satellite LED TV
- Pool (LxWxH in meters) 10x5x1,00~2,50
- Private parking
- Microwave oven