Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This luxury three bedroom villa is situated in Sant’Ambrogio, near Cefalu on the northern coast of Sicily. Private swimming pool (fully renovated 2012), sundeck and spectacular panoramic sea views, this is a truly breathtaking holiday location. The mature gardens, packed with palm trees offer you a private and secluded setting for you to enjoy the warm climate of this enchanting Mediterranean isle. Sant'Ambrogio's charming authentic town centre, with its unique Sicilian charm and excellent family restaurants is only a few minutes’ walk away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Ambrogio 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo (Punta Raisi) 110 km, Nearest railway: Cefalu 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
This spacious villa consists of three bedrooms, two double rooms (one of which can be converted into a twin room if required) and one twin bedroom. Two of the bedrooms have direct access onto a large terrace with uninterupted sea views. There is a large living room with panoramic views over the pool area, gardens and out to sea beyond. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and leads directly onto the large dining terrace. Individual air-conditioning units keep the villa refreshingly cool in the summer months and provide heating during the winter season.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside the villa is surrounded by mature palms and gardens planted and lovingly tended by the owners. The tastefully installed swimming pool and wooden deck provides the perfect place to soak up the Sicilian sun whilst watching the small fishing boats meander along the shoreline below.
A short walk down through the palm filled terraces brings you out onto a private rock promontory with unrivalled sea views and a bench to sit relax and take in the breathtaking views and listen to the waves gently lap against the rocks below.
The Sicily region
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, famous for its breathtaking scenery, wonderful locally produced food and its incredibly friendly people. In the east towers Etna, standing at 3,320m (10,900ft) high, it's one of the world's tallest and most active volcanoes. The beautiful Aeolian Islands are to the north and are reachable by boats which leave the small port of Cefalu daily during the summer season.
Sicily has just been voted favourite holiday island 2012 by readers of Conde Nast, scoring huge marks for its weather, food and the friendly reception from your Sicilian hosts.
Sicily is a truly year round holiday destination. If you are a beach lover then the long summer season will be ideal for you. If mountain excursions, walks or cycling trips are more your thing, then the warm sunny spring and autumn seasons will be the ideal time. Winter sports enthusiasts can ski on the slopes of both Etna and Piano Battaglia (nr Cefalu), in the winter months from December to February.
The beautiful town of Sant'Ambrogio sits just a few hundred metres from Sicily's northern coast and just a few minutes' drive from the bustling fishing port and popular tourist hotspot of Cefalu. A perfect spot to enjoy some authentic Sicilian hospitality from the family run restaurants near the small piazza. The small beach is only a few minutes' walk from the village and during high season is less crowded than the hugely popular beach in Cefalu.
Cefalu is less than an hour's drive along the coast, east of Sicily's capital Palermo. It has long been one of Sicily's most beautiful and popular resorts. Walking through the historic centre of the town you will discover charming cobbled streets lined with interesting local shops and excellent restaurants. At its heart, in the town's main square, stands the imposing Norman cathedral built in 1132 by King Roger 2nd. The huge image of Christ Pantocrator in the cathedral's apse is remarkable. Close-by, the long stretch of sandy beach is popular with both locals and tourists, and as the sun sets over the sea, the promenade comes alive for the evening passegiata. Cefalu is not just a seaside resort, but also makes a convenient base from which to explore the interior of the island. A short drive away is the Madonie National Park, with its breathtaking mountain landscapes and picturesque hill-top villages, perfect for walking and cycling, and even for skiing in the winter months.