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Farmhouse / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 28

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Farmhouse / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 28

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Tenuta Don Ruggero is an old olive oil farm with a swimming pool which has been stylishly restored to a very high standard to provide accommodation for large groups of family or friends to enjoy a holiday together on the fascinting and historic island of Sicily.

The farm set in the typical landscape of the Sicilian country-side, at 800 meters of altitude, on the edge of the natural park of Madonie and only 30 minutes far from the Cefalù sea. The farm has a charming atmosphere and an extensive panaromic view of the surrounding landscapes, including the volcano Etna. The farm is within 3 kms of the archaeological site of Polizzi Generosa, which is an important local town.

Visitors will be impressed by the often stunning landscape of the island's interior.

The farm is laid out in a unique way.It has been owned for several generations by the same owners, who have restored the farm using ancient building techniques and materials, combined with interesting modern styles.

There are 3 dry-stone walled buildings which are joined by cobbled-stone paths Within these buildings the accommodation is set on two floors with 11 bedroomsrooms including a small apartment: 3 of them have balconies that face the big yard of the entrance as well as the 'italian' garden,and the rest of the rooms face the different landscapes of the Madonie country-side. All the rooms are en-suite. One of the rooms is larger, great for children or a small family unit. In the main building of the farm there is a large dining room with seating for up to 28 people, which also has a unique feature fireplace in the lounge area.

There is a very large kitchen with facilities which make it easy to cook for large groups. It's also possible to hire a chef for the week or at chosen times.

In the gardens, the unique infinity swimming pool is an important feature. At 16 metres by 5 metres, the pool is excellent for relaxation and play,and keen swimmers can improve their fitness.

A number of outdoor activities can be arranged, including guided trekking in the National Park, and there is horse riding only 3kms away.

A visit to a local farm can be arrnged to learn about cheese making and olive oil, and cooking lessons can also be arranged.

The farm is available for weddings, art courses, therapy groups, cooking or any type of group activity, as well as outdoor activities. If required, the owners are able to help with transport and catering for large groups, as well as general advice about this interesting and beautiful area.

Size Sleeps up to 28, 11 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cefalu 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Palermo 115 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 11 En suites
Furniture Double beds (8), Single beds (10), Cots (3), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 24
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

There are several communal areas including small lounges, a large living room, a huge dining room with a unique open fire and comfortable living area.

Wi-Fi is free.

Further details outdoors

There are several areas to play and relax in. There is an area laid out as a beautiful Italian garden, the pool area and large solarium, BBQ area, and a large courtyard with tables for outdoor eating.

The pool is a fantastic 16x5 metres

Further details

A 1000 euro returnable security deposit will be asked for by the owner.

The Sicily region

Sicily is a treasure trove of historic attractions. Layers of history have created a unique blend of art and architecture, from relics of ancient Greece to the Romans and laterly the Spanish. There is also the interesting influence that North African culture has left. In Sicily you can enjoy jaw dropping art and culture, the lush countryside, pretty towns and simple, delicious food.

Many people believe the towns of the interior of Sicily to be amongst the most attractive towns of all Italy, and Polizzi Generosa and the neighbouring town Castelanna are certainly among them.

The towns are almost at the exact centre of the island, with no other point being more than 2.5 hours drive. The historic coastal city of Cefalu is only 30 minutes drive.

A visit to Palermo, with its colourful and theatrical streets and markets, and its wonderful buildings and art treasures, is definately recommended

A great feature of the garden is that Mount Etna can be seen.

Polizzi Generosa

The farm is very near the historic medieval town of Polizzi Generosa, which has many ancient buildings. The families of Sicilian Americans such as film directors Martin Scorsese and Antonia Scarpa as well as character actor Vincent Schiavelli, came from the town. Schiavelli was also a food and cookbook writer who wrote about Polizzi Generosa and his roots

Fashion designer Domenico Dolce, one half of the Dolce & Gabbana clothing company, was born in Polizzi Generosa.

The farm is also on the edge of the Parco delle Madonie national park, with its many available activites. There is an adventure park for children and adults. It is possible to arrange for children of 6-14 years to enjoy programmes at the adventure park. For others there is horse riding locally, mountain biking, olive oil and wine tours, caving and bird watching. The owners will be happy to help arrange activities.

There are shops and restuarants nearby in Polizza Generosa and Castelanna.

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      Andrew Mckean (Property Manager Friends of Tuscany)

      • 4 Years listed

      75% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:22 Jul 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Italian

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