Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Castelbuono - Tenuta Don Ruggero
Charming luxury farm with large pool in Sicily perfect for large family groups
Tenuta Don Ruggero is an old olive oil farm which has been restored to a very high standard to provide accommodation for large groups of family or friends to enjoy a holiday together on the fascinting and historic island of Sicily. It's set in the typical landscape of the Sicilian country-side, at 800 meters of altitude, on the edge of the natural park of Madonie and only 30 minutes from the sea at Cefalù. The farm has a charming atmosphere and an extensive panaromic view of the surrounding landscapes, including the volcano Etna. The farm is within 3 kms of the archaeological site of Polizzi Generosa, which is an important local town and near the biggest rock salt mines of Europe.
Visitors will be impressed by the often stunning landscape of the island's interior.
The farm is laid out in a unique way.It has been owned for several generations by the same owners, who have restored the farm using ancient building techniques and materials, combined with interesting modern styles. There are 3 dry-stone walled buildings which are joined by cobbled-stone paths.
Within these buildings the accommodation is set on two floors with 11 bedrooms which include a small apartment: 3 of the rooms have balconies that face the big yard of the entrance as well as the 'italian' garden,and the others face the different landscapes of the Madonie country-side. All the rooms are en-suite.
The small apartment has 2 bathrooms and an internal stair.
One of the bedrooms is larger, with a double bed and a twin bunk or 'castello' bed, perfect for children or a small family unit.
In total there are 28 bed spaces, and baby cots are also available.
In the main building of the farm there is a large dining room with seating for up to 28 people, which also has a unique feature fireplace in the lounge area.
There is a self catering kitchen with facilities which make it easy to cook for large groups.
Outside, the unique infinity swimming pool is the main feature. At 16 metres by 5 metres, the pool is excellent for relaxation and play,and keen swimmers can improve their fitness.
A number of outdoor activities can be arranged, including guided trekking in the National Park, and there is horse riding only 3kms away.
A visit to a local farm can be arrnged to learn about cheese making and olive oil, and cooking lessons can also be arranged.
The farm is available for weddings, art courses, therapy groups, cooking or any type of group activity, as well as outdoor activities.
The owners are able to help with transport and catering for large groups, as well as general advice about this interesting and beautiful area.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible