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AUTHENTIC SICILIAN CHARM

from £51 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 

25 reviews

from £51 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The complex is nestled in a lush garden of lemon trees in the natural reserve of Cava Grande del Cassibile. At the foot of the mountains Iblei and 3 km from the Ionian Sea. The area is very sought after primarily for its crystalline and pristine waters. The beach is known as the "Pineta of Gelsomineto" also called "La Marquise" and borders on a beautiful cliff. Here ends the Cassibile, the river of the famous lakes Cavagrande.

Up to 8 persons, in a rustic, fully furnished location, consisting of 1 hall, living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 kitchen with electric oven, 2 fridge, 1 satellite TV and wi-fi, 2 bathrooms with shower and washing machine. Outdoors furnished area (tables, chairs, benches, umbrellas, hammocks and deck chairs) with: pool (10x5 meters), outdoor-shower, sink, barbecue, wood oven and parking .

The location is extraordinary. The city is known for its long white sandy beaches and its crystal clear sea, which awarded '5 sails' every year by the Environmental League. Excellent food and wine in the area, it also lies at the heart of World Heritage Sites of the Val di Noto and is rich in natural reserves (Vendicari Cavagrande, Cyane, Pantalica). In addition to the Nature Reserves 30 km away (half-hour drive), you can easily visit:

SYRACUSE-

-NOTO

-AVOLA

-MARZAMEMI (charming seaside village of Arab origin)

-PALAZZOLO ACREIDE (Greek theater)

PORTOPALO DI CAPO PASSERO

GOALS OUTSIDE PROVINCE:

-RAGUSA

-MODICA

-SCICLI

-CALTAGIRONE

-CATANIA

-VULCANO DELL'ETNA

-GOLE DELL'ALCANTARA

-TAORMINA

The location outside the province is about 1 to 2 hours by car.

CAR: MOTORWAY EXIT SYRACUSE-GELA AVOLA;

PLANE: RED FOUNTAIN OF CATANIA AIRPORT;

TRAIN STATION OR ABLE TO SYRACUSE

P.S. To the delight of the children in the house there is a small hunting dog very quiet and 2 cats.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pineta del Gelsomineto 2.5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Fontanarossa Airport in Catania 65 km, Nearest railway: Syracuse railway station 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Number of rooms: 6

2 Bedrooms

kitchen

Entrance / living room

2 bathroom with shower

1Loggia

1 outer zone oven / barbecue

1 outdoor shower with hot water in masonry

beds:

2 double beds

1 double sofa bed

4 single beds

Indoor facilities:

kitchen:

Electric cooker / gas

Oven / wood

2 Refrigerator

pot

Toaster / hotplate

freezer

Cutlery / pans etc.

bathroom:

Toilet bowl

washbasin

shower

bidet

hairdryer

multimedia:

television

Cable TV / Satellite

TV sockets

pool:

private

unheated

Elevated / rigid

Dimensions: diameter 5 m

Depth: 1.20 m

Other:

washing machine

vacuum cleaner

Iron

Ironing board

2 Fan

electric heater

Outside amenities:

Garden: 8000 sqm

Garden of lemon / orange

Other:

Private parking

mooring

Stone barbecue / oven

Chairs / umbrellas / deckchairs and hammocks

Building:

Year of renovation: 2010

available:

single-family house

Railway near

Airport in close proximity

Close to A-road / Motorway

Floor: ground floor on one level

warnings:

Means of transport

No pets

mode:

Downpayment / Deposit of 25% at time of booking

deposit

Key pick up with owner

Further details outdoors

Private parking, swimming pool, wood-burning oven, barbecue, solarium, patio with tables and chairs, shower walls etc.

Further details

25% deposit at time of booking;

The Sicily region

Sicily is an autonomous region with special status of 5,045,176 inhabitants of Italy, with capital Palermo.

The territory of the region, which is part of Italy's island, consists almost entirely of the same name from the island, the largest island in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and the remaining part is formed by the islands of the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi and Pelagie, Pantelleria and Ustica .

It is the largest region of Italy (25,711 km ²) and its territory is divided into nine provinces, whose capitals are: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa, Trapani.

It 'the only Italian region to include two cities among the ten most populous country in Palermo and Catania. It is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north, south-west of the Strait of Sicily, the Ionian Sea to the east and north-east by the Strait of Messina, which separates it from Calabria.

The oldest human traces found on the island is dated to 12,000 BC about. Around 750 BC, Sicily became a Greek colony and in the next 600 years it was the main battlefield of the wars greek-Punic and Roman-Punic, which ended with the destruction of Carthage by Rome. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, Sicily was a land of conquest, and during the High Middle Ages was subject to the Vandals,the Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, was born in the Kingdom of Sicily, lasted from 1130 to 1816, subject to the crown of Aragon in Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and, finally, the Bourbons (later Kingdom of the Two Sicilies). It was joined to the rest of Italy in 1860. Even before the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946, Sicily was granted the special status of autonomous region that has its own parliament.

Cassibile

Syracuse is an Italian town of 123,361 inhabitants, capital of the province of Sicily.

Located on the southeast coast of the island, is the fourth largest city in Sicily by population, after Palermo, Catania and Messina, was once one of the largest metropolis of the ancient world, and the largest Greek city.

Near the city is the rock necropolis of Pantalica declared in 2005 World Heritage [UNESCO.

The name derives from the Syracuse siculo Syraka or Sùraka (plenty of water) for the presence of many watercourses and a swampy area that is the area of today Pantanelli. Both in greek and in latin is plural, Syracusae because the city was founded by Archias, a noble of Corinth in 734 BC, it became in a few years the Pentapolis as the original core, consisting of the island of Ortigia were added as other four groups: Acradina, Tyche, Neapolis and Epipoli.

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18 Jul 2013

5/5

"Truly a home away from home"

What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most memorable and truly sensational week at this fantastic country farmhouse, with my husband and two young children, 6 and 8. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a rental in breathtaking Sicily. The home was more than we could have dreamed of, as it was filled with artifacts and decor reminiscent of the old Sicilian farmhouse it was originally, yet tastefully and comfortably equipped with all amenities travelers could ask for. It was cool in the evenings and the fans provided were more than enough to keep the rooms comfortable. My family absolutely fell in love with this home, and it's owner, Corrado! Upon arriving, Corrado met us, helped us feel welcome and at home, both within it's tranquil and beautiful grounds, and on the serene island of Sicilia itself! His recommendations, helpfulness,and genuinely warm nature, made LEAVING this wonderful place even more difficult! My children were so excited to see it, to spend the week, and were sad to leave. We felt good about the location of the property, as it was private, quiet, and yet also convenient to get to the autostrada for all of our day trips- Beautiful Taormina, Catania, Acireale, Siracusa , Noto, Avola...and more!!! Of course, as others have already written, the lemon trees, the outdoor features, barbecue, huge farmhouse table, seating, swimming pool and fantastic outdoor shower, were all outstanding features, however, it is really for the wonderful SPIRIT of this property and sincerity of it's owner, that I so highly recommend it. I only hope that I may return to Sicily and that I may stay in this home once again.....

Grazie Nicole, sei stata molto gentile con la tua recensione. Ancora grazie di cuore. Un bacio a te e a tutta la tua bella famiglia. A presto, Corrado!

5 Jun 2013

5/5

"authentic sicilian charm"

Wir haben eine sehr entspannende, schöne Woche in diesem Haus verbracht. Wie beschrieben ist das Haus eher einfach, aber vollständig ausgestattet und sauber. Das grandiose ist der riesige Garten mit vielen verschiedenen Möglichkeiten in der Sonne oder im Schatten zu sitzen, zu essen, zu spielen... Unsere Tochter (21 Monate) hat es sehr genossen, auf der großen Terrasse zu spielen, die Kräuter und Bäume zu erkunden, die Katzen zu beobachten. Das Haus liegt in einem Gebiet von Plantagen und alten Häuschen, man ist wirklich ganz in Ruhe gelassen und kann das Meer von der Terasse aus funkeln sehen. Zum Strand muss man allerdings mit dem Auto fahren (wir hatten zu zweit mit Kind einen Fiat Panda, der sich wegen seiner Bodenhöhe gut für die Schotterpisten - und auch für unsere sonstigen Ausflüge - bewährt hat), die nächsten kleinen Strandabschnitte sind ca. 10 Min entfernt, es gibt aber schönere Strände in Richtung Noto. Avola (ca 10 Min bis ins Zentrum) ist eine untouristische, authentische sizilianische Kleinstadt mit hübschen Piazzas zum Frühstücken etc. Ein großer Supermarkt ist auch in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Das Haus steht in einem super Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Corrado ist ein sympathischer, hilfsbereiter Vermieter, der einem in allen Belangen gerne weiterhilft.

Thank you very much for the review. I hope to see you soon. A kiss to everyone. Corrado

20 Oct 2012

5/5

"A beautiful home nestled in an area that is characterized by its incurable thirst for poetry."

he farmhouse rural Elambeco where we stayed a week in July is a place that hardly scorderemo and where we hope with all my heart to return soon. It is a large country house clean and very spacious renovated with love and attention to every detail by the owner who was able to reassess corners and objects belonging to the rural past and make this one a unique place to spend quiet 'a vacation. Our comment goes beyond satisfaction as 'in addition to being a house with a' special atmosphere and charm, still boasts a strategic position to visit places of sea and culture very fascinating. Its owner and 'truly an exceptional person who knows how to welcome and advise its guests. Never stop to thank fact, for letting us see the lakes of Cassibile and some of the most beautiful beaches of Sicily, in the reserve of Gelsomineto and Vendicari. Finally I would like to emphasize the beauty of not only internal but also external area with oven equipped, with a terrace for eating and beam outside to watch the stars at night, but also of the orchard that surrounds it, hundreds of fragrant lemon trees. And remember, finally, that by entering into this estate, as well as the smells of mint, oregano and jasmine, already 'just the sight of an ancient olive tree is worth the trip. My kids really liked the presence of a small swimming pool and a hammock supported by two plants of grapefruit. Definitely recommend this place to friends and family and all those who know how to take care of things truly beautiful!

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      • 2 Years listed

      95% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:01 Aug 2015

      Based in Italy

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Italian

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