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Etna Country Cottage / Gite - Pedara

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

The cottage is entirely built from lava stone and has recently been totally renovated. The house is located in the midst of 7000 square meters of orchard. It offers complete privacy and a genuine opportunity to relax in close contact with nature.

In the morning you awaken to the birds singing and can breakfast on the fresh fruit that you can just have picked.

Whilst being especially suited for couples, the setting is also an ideal choice for families with children or teenagers who would no doubt enjoy the small football or volley field or playing games in the open air.

Thre cottage is conveniently situated within easy reach of the local town of Pedara, which boasts typical restaurants, pizza parlours and markets, as well as a chemist’s, newsagent’s, banks and so on.

An ideal starting place for excursions, we can provide help planning an itineray with useful information sheets in English. For those fond of adventure we can organize unforgettable guided excursions with jeeps that will let you visit the wildest and most hidden Sicilian locations.

In addition we can also offer you typical Sicilian cookery courses that will teach you the most famous receipes of the Sicilian tradition and pizza cooked in a genuine wood oven.

More Details

ruggero nicotra
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pedara in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(71 traveller reviews)

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Etna Country Cottage / Gite - Pedara
average rating of 4.816901 based on 74 reviews

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this cottage…we had a very relaxing fine discovery this part of Sicily…

Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks
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Thankyou for letting us into your garden of Eden!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Ruggero e Donatella

Thankyou for letting us into your garden of Eden. I wish we had the same climate and soil, and fruit trees.

We have had a wonderful time. Grazie mille.

Daniel & Hilary from Yorkshire

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a pleasure!
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quite lovely, quite different.

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at etna cottage on the 5th oct for 1 week. The setting of the cottage is quite breath taking and its very quiet which is so relaxing.The cottage its self we found to have everything you needed BUT i could have been a little more comfortable there is no living room area so to speek of ! 2 little fireside chairs ( which made my husband & myself feel 90 ! ) and i feel sure in the summer months you would not need to sit inside but in oct you do need to light the fire as it is cold when the sun goes down, also the shower runs out of hot water very quickly ! this cottage is really only suitable for 2 people really.PEDARA is in bad need of some resturants !! there really were very few places to eat and very few bars,however nicolosi had much more going on and pleny of places to eat.We found ourselves cooking using ruggeros bbq ( which was brilliant ! and i mean that ) but we really were hoping to eat out most nights.To do etna is a must dont be put off by the 54.00 it will cost you its the best 54.00 i have ever spent !. We spent 2 days in siracuse which was lovely and surrounding towns and villages were beautifull.

I feel i have left a mixed bag review really but i always find it helpfull when people are honest about the property they have stayed in.

This cottage is in the most lovely location and is so quiet and relaxing you simply cant not love it but with a few tweeks could be better , ruggero & his family were very welcoming and only to happy to help and maybe this setting was a little to rural for us and would be more suited to those who perhaps dont want / not bothered about going out in evenings.

if you would like a complete switch off this really is the place to go.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. I shall make good use of it. I will replace the boiler with a bigger one good also for winter days. I shall also add more restaurants to the information book provided. In summer there is lots of living space in the patio, but also in winter we have had families of four or five people who enjoyed their stay happily. Ruggero
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Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week here. It's such a lovely, peaceful spot, away from roads and neighbors, self contained and with plenty of space for kids to run around in. Even the water tastes sweet!

The location is great. All the coast from Taormina to Syracuse is easily reachable within an hour or so and the Rifugio Sapienza is just 20mins in the other direction for trips up to the top of Etna - expensive at about 80euro per adult for cable car, truck ride and guide, but so worth it! Small nearby towns like Pedara and Trecastagni, where there are great shops and all the basic supplies you'll need, are also worth a visit. For anyone who doesn't know the area, I'd recommend getting satnav for the car, the roads are small, winding, there are loads of them and road signs can be patchy.

Everything was clean and well maintained and worked as it should. Plenty of supplies to get the barbecue going, too. Ruggero was very helpful, meeting us at Catania airport on arrival day and leading us up to the cottage, which you could never hope to find on your own first time (even with satnav I'd guess!). He also made it up in perfect time to collect keys and return deposit on the final morning when we had to leave at 7am. Thanks!

I'd love to stay here again if/when we go back to Sicily and I will recommend to any friend or family member who wanted to go out there. For a couple, maybe two couples sharing or a small/young family I'd say it's perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been great pleasure to host you and your nice children!
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A lovely cottage with a warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here and had a good mix of weather. It beats the Scottish winter in the Highlands!

Had a great time exploring Etna and Taormina. Would racommend a day trip to Pantalica for a lovely walk.

Thank you for everythings

Natasha & Hutch - Scotland

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: December 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic, relaxing retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We have loved staying here. We only wish we had booked more time !

Thank you - Kyle, Caroline, Stone, Nova (New Zealand)

P.s. Mt Etna is a must for any family!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: December 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Etna Cottage is in Via Tarderia , a road that connects the center of Pedara with Tardaria village. You can easily reach Pedara either from the Catania airport or the railway station or the motorways.

You can consult the map but do non hesitate to contact us for further info.

If you wish we could drive you to the cottage.

Etna Cottage is located within the Etna Natural Park and is at 900 mls. The weather is mild and the house, thanks to the building materials, maintains a constant temperature inside, even when outside is very warm or cold. The house is ideal for excursions to the volcanc Etna for sightseeing (Taormina, Gole dell’Alcantara), baroque (Catania, Acireale, Noto, Modica), oenologic (visit to the wine cellars), archeologic tours (Siracusa, Piazza Armerina) or for marvellous sea swims (Acitrezza, Acicastello, Catania Plaja) or just for amusement (Catania by night).

We suggest you hire a car, pack a good pair of excursions shoes, a swim suit, and bring with you lots of curiosity and a great desire to relax!


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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