Enter through a beautiful driveway lined with date palms and bougainvillea to find a historical, castellated villa surrounded by olive groves and Mediterranean gardens.
An antique door leads into a pretty courtyard with porticoes, statuary and a marble well.
Inside the ground floor of the villa
Recently restored to a high standard of luxury, all the rooms are very spacious with great attention paid to the decoration.
The living area
The sitting room is very large with two separate seating areas. There is a music centre and a collection of CDs. The separate library has a vast collection of books, including children’s books.
The dining room seats eight. It has a beautiful tiled fireplace and French windows opening onto the orange grove. A separate television room has a flat screen TV with access to Sky, a DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped. It has marble worktops, large gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, a wide range of kitchen utensils and electrical equipment and air conditioning. Washing and ironing can be done in the separate laundry.
There are three large bedrooms, two with king size beds and the third with twin beds that can be joined to form a king size bed. All three bedrooms have air conditioning and their own bathrooms, two of which are en suite. There is also a sofa bed in the study and two more extra beds are available. One of the bedrooms with kitchenette and en suite bathroom can be rented separately as a studio flat during the low season from November to March.
Wi-Fi Internet in the living areas, the library and the kitchen.
A cot and a high chair can be provided.
The walled garden
French windows from the dining room and from the study open onto a walled garden with 100 citrus trees and a splashing fountain that attracts a wide variety of birds. The dining terrace is shaded by orange and lemon trees and lit at night by overhead lanterns. Seating is for eight and a portable barbecue is provided.
The swimming pool
In a separate Mediterranean garden set behind the villa, with its vine-covered gazebo, exotic flowering plants and mature shady olive trees, this is the perfect place to relax. The pool measures 12 by 6 metres and is lined with white mosaic tiles. There is a large area for sunbathing, with beach chairs and sun beds. A huge olive tree provides an extra shady seating area.
The tennis court
The tennis court is in front of the villa next to the formal gardens. Sicilian winters are short and it is warm and dry enough to play tennis almost all the year round. We provide racquets and tennis balls.
The co-owners, (English speaking) who live on the top floor of the villa, are available for help and advice.