The property offers 8'000 m² of fenced wood on a hill on the northern coast of Sicily, a few km from the town of Cefalù, close to Lascari. A quite and charming place.
The house is built in the typical style of rural Sicily, simply and tastefully furnished, surrounded by trees and a flowering garden - with a lovely private pool (6x12 m).
The entrance, over a terrace facing the coastline and the Tyrrhenian sea, with a large marble table under the oaks branches; the fully-equipped kitchen area, living-dining room, full bathroom with shower/WC, bright mezzanine with double bed and romantic window; outdoor kitchen with bbq and dining area. A few steps lead to a the sleeping area with a twin-beds room, bathroom with tub/WC, a double-bed room with French door leading to the large covered terrace with an other large marble table facing the private swimming pool. Finally, a small area with bathroom with shower/WC, and a top terrace with panoramic view of the sea.
The area is tranquil and safe. It is possible to sleep with open windows, since all are provided with mosquito nets, which make it possible to enjoy the fresh nights of the countryside.
A short drive from the shops and restaurants of Lascari (2,5 km), the property is near a beautiful sandy beach (7,5 km), close to the spectacular centre of Cefalù (15 km), not far from Palermo (60 km): it's definitely a strategic base-camp to visit the whole Sicily: 230 km from Taormina, 160 km from Agrigento, 210 km from Syracuse, 180 km from Marsala.
From my guest book:
'... Your country home is so beautiful and we really relaxed. It's such a beautiful place and we really loved the different outside spaces to eat, watch the sunset, read books. We really appreciated the fact that you let strangers enjoy your home and are very grateful to you.'
The Tyrrhenian Coast of Sicily: visit Cefalù, and enjoy the other beautiful beaches of the coast between Cefalù e Capo d’Orlando.
But the charm of the island is not only in its coastline: dip into the hinterlands to discover the ancient towns on the Madonie mountains such as Gratteri, Castelbuono, Gangi, Polizzi Generosa, le Petralie. These villages evoke the Middle Ages and the fiefdom of the ruling Ventimiglia families who ruled over post-Angevin Sicily. It is an unexpected side of Sicily and there is no better place to picnic in the summer.
Southern Sicily: Agrigento. Boasting the largest and greatest collection of ancient Greek ruins in the world, the Valley of the Temples, just outside the city of Agrigento, opening onto the Southern coast of Sicily, is one of the most memorable and evocative sights of the ancient world. The temples are stunning and the most impressive ones are those dedicated to Juno (from the mid-5th c. B.C.) and to Concord. Concord is the most magnificent of all, with 13 wind-eroded columns still standing.
Eastern Sicily: Taormina. Famous for its mild climate, arguably the most beautiful town in Sicily is visited by travellers coming from all over the world to see its maginificent Greek theatre facing Mount Etna and the Ionian sea.
Western Sicily: the town of Marsala presents a mesmerizing landscape thanks to its Phoenician salt flats (still in use for the production of salt) and wind mills.
In the town centre, it is possible to visit winehouses where to taste the world-famous Marsala wine.
When in western Sicily, don't miss the small medieval town of Erice, with its cobblestone streets and stunning sea views from the castle.