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Farmhouse, lovingly restored, surrounded by green countryside of Calatafimi

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Old farmhouse house with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10. With private pool.

Escape the coast, head for the hills, keep an eye out for the Greek temple of Segesta. Then you reach a pot-holed road that buckles through vineyards, citrus groves, olive groves and rough fields where sheep graze with their ringing bells; this is an ancient landscape.

Our lovingly restored farmhouse has been in the family for generations and is nestled in the heart of Trapani’s rural hillside, in Western Sicily.

It’s surrounded by 4 hectares of land partly dedicated to the cultivation of fruits such as citrus, olives, figs, prickly pears, plums, persimmons, medlars and many more as well as roses and tropical plants. The rest of the land is left untouched: olive and almond trees grow on the rolling gypsum rocks that emerge from the sloping ground.

A car is necessary! We are 3 km from the friendly town of Calatafimi, and enjoy the privilege of a private and secluded position, as well as being located near several centres of cultural and natural interest.

The Greek temples of Segesta and Selinunte, Palermo, Trapani, the medieval town of Erice, the remains of Phoenician Mozia, the dancing Satyr in Mazara del Vallo, Marsala and the famous Arab-Norman mosaics of Monreale are all within a 1 hour drive.

Calatafimi is very good for stocking up on local delicacies and offers a choice of butchers, bakers, green grocers and pasticcerie as well as small supermarkets. The area produces excellent wines and cheeses.

The farmhouse is arranged over two floors and has 5 double bedrooms in total.

On the ground floor there are 3 double bedrooms, 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms; 1 separate bathroom; a fully equipped kitchen; a large living room with dining table, which seats 12, and a fireplace; a TV room and a study.

On the second floor there are 2 double bedrooms, 1 with an en-suite bathroom and 1 with a bathroom attached to it; a small but well equipped kitchen with a small panoramic terrace; a large living/dining room with fireplace and balconies. If preferred, the second floor can be completely independent from the ground floor as it has also its own entrance.

On the ground floor is a large terrace with a pergola and an outdoor kitchen.

The infinity pool, which measures 14m x 4m, is about 30m from the house and is surrounded by large a solarium furnished with sun beds, tables chairs, recliners and a gazebo to provide shade.

Children of all ages are welcome but will need to be supervised at all times. The property has a lily pond and a swimming pool, which are not fenced off, and the land in places is steep and rocky.

If you are interested in cooking, we run typical Sicilian cookery courses on request, using old family recipes and only local, seasonal produce. Or if you prefer to relax and have someone else fulfil your culinary wishes, we can cook for you.

We hope that you will enjoy picking the farms fruit and vegetables and exploring the land and garden where you might be joined by our friendly family dogs who live up the hill and have been known to stroll down to say hello. And finally we hope that you won’t mind feeding our cats: don’t worry they live outside on the land and are very reserved.

To prepare yourselves for your visit, you might enjoy reading "Calatafimi: behind the Stone Walls of a Sicilian Town", written by Angus Campbell, a local Englishman and historian who loved the area and its people.

Some distances:

Palermo airport: 65km-45mins

Trapani airport: 43km-30mins

Calatafimi: 3 km--5 mins

Segesta: 8kms-10 mins

Scopello beach and Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro: 27km-35 mins

San Vito lo Capo beach: 74km-1 hour

Trapani: (Ferries and Hydrofoils to Egadi islands): 45km-40 mins

Erice: 47km-40 mins

Marsala: 58km-1 hour

Terme Segestane SPA: 14 km - 15 mins

Dispensa San Pietro: 1,5 Km- 2 mins

More Details

Owner
Caterina Mollica
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
6 January, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Province of Trapani on Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1, ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2, ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bedroom 3, ground floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 4, first floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 5, first floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite
    - Toilet
    - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1, ground floor - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 2, ground floor - 1 Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 3, ground floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4, first floor - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 5, first floor - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
  • Obviously the bedrooms with two single beds can be used as double bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Notes:
The house is very cool. It does not have air conditioning but fans are available. On request available courses of local cuisine in a family business, with excursions to local markets for the choice and supply of fresh produce.

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Farmhouse, lovingly restored, surrounded by green countryside of Calatafimi
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Beautiful country house a few Ks from Calatafimi town.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house & surrounding countryside. Perfectly equiped house & productive kitchen garden. We were an extended family of 8 including 3 children 9,11 &13.

We had a few problems with water & owners dogs but issues were dealt with promptly.

The dogs are friendly but our slender 9 year old struggled to cope with their boisterous behavior.There are 2 outside cats as well but the person with cat allergy was o.k.

Overall a very special place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Palermo and Trapani
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Calatafimi
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
palermo and Trapani
Nearest Golf
85 Kilometres
Torre Verdura Forte's Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Segesta
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Calatafimi
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Castellammare del Golfo
Car: necessary

In the nearby village of Calatafimi Segesta there are shops, supermarkets and pharmacies. Easy access to many sites of interest - the Greek temples of Segesta and Selinunte, the medieval town of Erice, the hot spring in Segesta (open until midnight) and those more comfortable Acqua Pia in Montevago, Trapani and the Egadi , the Phoenician islet of Mozia, the Dancing Satyr in Mazara del Vallo, the white sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo, the famous Zingaro nature park, near the village of Scopello, the famous Arab-Norman mosaics of Monreale, the town marina of Castellammare del Golfo, which is only twenty minutes by car.

Palermo and Trapani are practically equidistant and both have links to international air and sea. The area produces exceptional wines and cheeses.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Province of Trapani, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Alta Stagione
14 Apr 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,643
for 7 nights
£2,643
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,762
for 7 nights
£1,762
 

Additional pricing information

Pulizia £132.15
Refundable Damage Deposit £440.5

Nota: I prezzi indicati escludono i costi della pulizia finale, del riscaldamento e consumo elettrico. Questi saranno calcolati a fine soggiorno.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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