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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The View, Sicily is situated in the foothills of Mount Etna on the central east coast of Sicily. Set 600 metres above sea level and within an acre of grounds containing fruit orchards, olive trees and vines, guests may relax and enjoy the breath taking sea view with Taormina, Castelmola, the Ionian coastline and the southernmost tip of the Italian mainland as the backdrop. A memorable spot for couples, families and groups alike, the surrounding countryside ensures birdsong and an unadulterated level of peace and tranquillity.

Originally a remote and uncomplicated stone cottage, The View, Sicily has been renovated into a four double bedroom, three bathroom self-contained villa surrounded by grounds with large open terraces on both the ground and first floor. The interior decor is understated, comfortable yet tasteful with plenty of wood and natural colours. There is an emphasis on local handmade and traditional products such as ceramic tiles, local chestnut wood beams and ceramics from the nearby town of Caltagirone. The sitting room is made snug by an open fire in winter.

The property is on two levels. A ground floor entrance leads into a large open plan kitchen, dining and living room area. Two double bedrooms are on the ground floor, one has an ensuite bathroom. There is an additional bathroom on the ground floor. The staircase to the first floor leads to two double bedrooms and one bathroom. There are terraces on both the ground and first floors where guests may relax and enjoy the breath taking views.

Outside a stone built cantina is used to store locally produced wine and olive oil. Alfresco dining is highly recommended with a traditional wood fire pizza oven, a barbecue and outdoor seating area on the terrace for guests to enjoy. There is also an outdoor relaxation area with comfortable seating where guests may unwind and enjoy the incredible view.

Ideally located near town and sea, the glamorous resort of Taormina and smouldering Mount Etna are only a short drive away, as are the beaches and il Picciolo Golf Club for golf lovers. On a practical note, the nearest motorway exit is a 15 minute drive and the nearest airport, Catania is approximately a 45 minute drive. The View, Sicily is quietly and strategically located along a winding and panoramic country road.

**Yoga classes and cookery lessons on request**

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marina di Cottone, Fiumefreddo 9 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Catania Fontanarossa airport 58.3 km, Nearest railway: Fiumefreddo train station 9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Sicily region

Sicily is a beautiful island, rich in history, art, cultural and gastronomical heritage. It is a place of contrasts and extremes that hit all of your senses as soon as you arrive, from the blue seas to its most prominent landmark Mount Etna, which at 3,320 m (10,890 ft) is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world.

The wonderful warm climate makes Sicily a perfect destination from March through to November. Winter months can be variable but there are usually plenty of warm sunny days to enjoy. In the higher parts of Sicily in particular on Mount Etna, the winter months can bring heavy snowfall which is good news for ski lovers.

Sicily is the largest island and one of the most densely populated in the Mediterranean. Together with the surrounding smaller islands Ustica, the Aegadian islands, the Aeolian islands (comprising two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano), Pantelleria and the Pelagie islands, Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy. Sicily is strategically placed between North Africa and mainland Italy from which it is separated by the Strait of Messina. The capital of Sicily is Palermo.

The famous German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote that "To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything." There is so much to see and do here that it is a good idea to divide the island into areas you wish to visit as it is impossible to do it all in one go.

http://theviewsicily.co.uk

email theviewsicily@hotmail.co.uk

Taormina

The View, Sicily is situated in the foothills of Mount Etna overlooking the Ionian coastline on the east coast of Sicily. It is ideally located so guests can enjoy visiting award winning vineyards in the Etna National Park area, the breathtakingly romantic hilltop towns of Taormina and Castelmola, the stunning beaches of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos, Letojanni and Marina di Cottone, the icy cold waters of the Alcantara Gorge, the views of Etna Park from the old fashioned train journey La Ferrovia Circumetnea, the traditional seaside towns of Acicastello, Acitrezza and Acireale as well as the vibrant and baroque city of Catania. All this within less than an hour`s drive from the property.

For golf lovers Il Picciolo Golf Club is approximately 10km (6.2 miles) by car. Yoga classes, horse riding, excursions, bike hire, cookery lessons, trekking, boat trips, tennis courts and diving are all available locally. Should you wish to visit other areas of the island, the A18 Catania - Messina motorway is approximately 11km by car from the property.

http://theviewsicily.co.uk

email theviewsicily@hotmail.co.uk

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Review 1-6 of 6

4 Oct 2014

3/5

"Belle vue mais faible équipement"

Accueil très agréable et maison située sur un côté de l'Etna à 650 mètres d'altitude au bout d'un long chemin de terre avec il est vrai une très belle vue des deux terrasses.Qua… More

Merci pour vos commentaires positifs et je suis très heureuse que vous avez apprécié votre séjour. J'espère aussi que vous avez apprécié le vin et les fruits fourni.
En ce qui concerne les aspects négatifs, car cette maison de vacances est également mon entreprise personnelle, je suis impatiente de répondre et de clarifier certains aspects pour des vacanciers futurs qui souhaitent rester à la propriété.
La propriété n'est pas annoncée comme ayant un lave-linge, lave-vaisselle ou micro-ondes. Si les clients ont besoin de faire une lessive alors que peut être organisé pour un supplément. La cuisine est livrée avec une large gamme d'équipements tels que les différents types de casseroles, vaisselle et couverts, une cuisinière à gaz quatre anneaux, un four, un grille-pain, une bouilloire, une machine à café Gaggia et deux cafetières Bialetti.
The View, Sicily est une villa self catering/indépendante et non un lit et petit-déjeuner ni un hôtel, donc je m'excuse si cela n'a pas été précisé au moment de la réservation. Vous y trouverez un peu de papier de toilette, du liquide vaisselle, 2 éponges et une brosse pour la vaisselle et un torchon pour faire leur première arrivée à l'aise mais je tiens à souligner qu'il est également de la responsabilité des clients de fournir leurs propres éléments pour le reste de leur sejour. Si vous n'avez pas trouvé assez de ces articles à votre arrivée initiale alors je suis désolée et je ferai en sorte que cela ne se répète pas pour les futurs clients. Si les clients ont des demandes ou des questions spécifiques au sujet de leur séjour dans la villa puis je leur recommander de me contacter à l'avance afin que je suis en mesure de prendre des dispositions. Je laisse également du café, sucre, thé, sel, poivre, huile d'olive et une corbeille de fruits et de vin fabriqué localement pour les clients à leur arrivée.
Si vous divisez votre prix de location de 6 personnes qui comprend également le nettoyage, les serviettes et le linge de lit alors je crois que cela offre une grande valeur pour le prix. Je sais ce qui est disponible dans ce domaine et je pense qu'il est difficile de trouver une villa qui offre cette valeur dans un si beau cadre dans ce domaine de la Sicile. Néanmoins, je serais très heureuse de vous accueillir à nouveau à rester à The View, Sicily dans un proche avenir.

6 Sep 2014

5/5

"Une vue exceptionnelle"

Une maison au milieu de la campagne, bien conçue et bien pensée. Natasha est très gentille et très disponible. Un séjour très agréable qui a fait l'unanimité. Bravo.… More

Grazie mille! Je me réjouis de vous accueillir à nouveau à rester à The View, Sicily.

2 Sep 2014

5/5

"Stunning vista from high quality property on the slopes of Etna"

The vista from here is wonderful, the photos barely do justice to the experience. In the morning (if you're an early riser) you can sit in silence and watch the sun rise over Italy while you sip … More

Grazie mille! I hope to welcome you back soon to stay at The View, Sicily.

24 Jun 2014

5/5

"idealic perfect stay, will definitely be returning!"

What can I say about this place, it is very appropriately named "the view". I don't think my husband and I could believe our luck when we rolled up to this place. We were literally spe… More

Grazie mille! I hope to welcome you back soon to stay at The View, Sicily.

8 Apr 2014

5/5

"Wonderful Location and View"

We hoped it would be, and it was, a charming comfortable Villa from which we were able to explore and enjoy the Mount Etna region and visit amongst others the fabulous bustling town of Taormina, with … More

Grazie mille! I hope to welcome you back soon to stay at The View, Sicily.

27 Feb 2014

5/5

"Blissful relaxation & an authentic Sicilian experience"

My husband and I have just come back from a blissful week long break at The View. We wanted a relaxing week of winter sunshine, walking and authentic Sicilian food and that is exactly what we got. The… More

I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and I look forward to your next visit!
Grazie
Natasha

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