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Large and historical villa on 5 acres between the sea coast and the mountain - Main house for 6/8 people on 3 bedrooms

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Direct access to the sea coast, 10 / 12 people on 5 bedrooms

This is a charming traditional historical villa in Sicily, on 6 acres on the protected Nature Reserve Monte Cofano. The House has been recently renovated and has 3 independent areas: The main area has a large living and a big fireplace, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are also 2 separated studio apartments with 1 bedroom, 1 kitchenette and bathrooms. Old farms and villas with typical inner courtyards known as “baglio” are scattered across the area, testifying to its old agricultural roots. There is an ancient firewood furnace to make bread and cook traditional Sicilian meals. The entire house offers sea view. All the rooms have their own independent entrance. The geographical location of Baglio delle Gazze makes it an ideal starting point for day trips to numerous places of interest in western Sicily.

The City of Custonaci: A farming town of about 4,600 is located in the Trapani province; its territory comprises the Monte Sparagio, rising over 1,100m, where a lush area known as the Bosco di Giacalamaro has evolved. The town was founded in the late-1700s; it currently comprises several administrative divisions and an old centre developed on two orthogonal axes around the central Santuario della Madonna di Custonaci. The city economy primarily relies on the marble mining and processing. The Perlato di Sicilia, avorio venato and fiorito, libeccio antico and bottoncino marble types are worldwide famous. Endowed with a beautiful, unspoilt shore, Custonaci is an attractive destination for summer tourists. Particularly attractive are the seaside resorts of Cornino and Cala Buguto, the former being a lovely fishing village overshadowed by the Cofano Mount. From the coast, a trail facing the mount, winds its way past the 1500’s Torre di San Giovanni di Cofano and the Piana di Frassino-Tuono.

How to reach Baglio delle Gazze: I A29 Palermo-Trapani: leave the motorway at the Castellamare del Golfo exit. SS187 then following signs to Trapani and turn on SP16 to the city of Custonaci, then proceed in the direction of Baia di Cornino and once arrived at the sea-front of the bay turn right on the last battered road going through the mountain, Baglio delle Gazze is the last house on the left side of this battered road. Google Earth: 38° 05' 55' N // 12° 39' 49' E

Day Trips: Numerous walks, offering a various scenery, can be found along the coastline: the wide, sandy beach of San Vito, ‘Lo Zingaro' National Park , with its stunning bays of crystal-clear water, the amazing pinnacles of rock (Faraglioni) at Scopello, the Marsala Lagoon. In perfect harmony with this abundance of unspoilt nature there are traces of human life: the ancient tuna factories, salt works, water mills and old harbour sites, which are evidence of the strong ties with this rich and beautiful land. In no time a tall you can visit a host of unforgettable places. However, we will try to give you some advice about those places which are absolutely 'not to be missed'. Archaeological sites: Selinus the largest Greek colony in Western Sicily; Segesta is an Elima town with its Doric temple and magnificent theatre. The island of Mothia is one of the most important Phoenician towns; the medieval town of Erice. The archipelago of the Egadi Island is magnificent.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Simply Magical

  • 5 of 5

The photos simply can't convey how beautiful the Villa is, as well as the gorgeous natural beauty that surrounds it. It exudes classic Sicilian charm in every single detail- everywhere your eye lands another unique, artistic, rustic, lovely detail. So utterly romantic, homey, quiet and relaxing. The home cooked meals prepared in that gorgeous kitchen and eaten watching those sunsets or snuggled up in front of that fireplace were the favorite of our entire Italian trip! We loved every single thing about our stay. We did have a few communication issues early on but Aldo was very hospitable and the housekeeper Teresa and her caretaker son Vincente were so welcoming and helpful despite our very poor Italian. Cornino was a sweet and sleepy town that made a great jumping off point for lots exploring nearby sites and villages. We also LOVED the cats that kept us company during our stay. Although the dirt road to the property was a little rugged and bumpy, our Fiat managed just fine. Don't miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay here. We feel so fortunate to have discovered this hidden gem. A magical experience we will never forget and will be forever grateful for the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ireland
5

Memorable holiday of a lifetime.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a most fantastic holiday in this wonderful Villa Baglio delle Gazze last June.It was without doubt the best holiday we had ever spent abroad, and the kindness and help of the owners put the finishing touches to our holiday.We have never gone back to the same location for holidays, however this is the exception to the rule, as we have already arranged to back again to this wonderful Villa this year for 2 weeks and hopefully it will be our destination for many future years.My brother and his wife are also holidaying for the first time this year at Baglio delele Gazze. This charming villa has been beautifully restored with loving care and consideration given to every detail.It's location is fantistic with incredible views out over the sea and Monte Cofano mountain in the backround.It is just a short distance of approx. 100 metres to the sea,where swimming in beautiful clear warm waters is a must.The house itself is very spacious and the views from each room are amazing, and all bedrooms are very very comfortable.It is fully equipped with all of the neccessary conveniences for cooking,washing,drying etc.etc. It is just a short distance to the local villiage and we had dinner here several evenings sitting out and watching the sun set.Most evenings we ate out in the grounds of the villa which was incredibly peaceful, calm, and relaxing,enjoying the vistas out over the sea and mountain.

We have a 6 year son who lived in the water whilst there and also loved every moment of the holiday.I wouild strongly recommend Baglio delle Gazze for holidaying and can not wait to go back again this year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kildare, Ireland
5

Fantastic Stay in Cornino, Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last year with my wife for ten days in late July. An absolutely fantastic, rustic, authentic and atmospheric Sicilian farmhouse. Carefully renovated to ensure that original structure is maintaned in the original style. We stayed in bedroom 2, which was like an open plan studio.

Owners were very welcoming and present at the property from time to time and are more than happy to arrange outings to suit whatever tastes. We went on a fishing trip which was absolutely fantastic. Caught plenty of fish and ate with the owners upon return.

Location is incredible, beside a national park and only one hundred metres from the beach/sea. Swiming from the rocks in the clear turquoise sea was a great experience not to be missed as was sitting out at night with a glass of wine admiring the moonlight views of the sea and mountains side by side. Herb gardens throughout and a great fig tree on sight for fresh figs.

This was one of our most memorable holidays to date. I would highly recommend staying here. It is also within close proximity of many charming towns and villages.

If you would like a rustic, authentic and panoramic stay with endless sunshine during the summer months then this is the place for you. What a great place!!!!!

Dermott & Janice

Ireland

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Trapani at 42 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : Palermo at 90 Kilometres Nearest Train : Trapani at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A29 at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 200 Metres Car: necessary

This is an untouched angle of paradise with a wonderful sea along the rocky coast in the protected reserve of Monte Cofano. The region is of a rare beauty with lovely little creeks and a beach and offers an ideal itinerary to practice trekking and mountain bike. It is very close to the Zingaro Reserve that is so praised by the tourists for the beautiful colours of the sea and the beaches. Besides, if you wish entertainment you could visit the cities of San Vito Lo Capo or Trapani or Palermo with its famous galleries, museums and its historical center.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Gas, electricity and water from the reservoir included. Cleaning at the entrance and exit included. Daily service of cleaning and laundry excluded and will be charged with 10 Euro per hour upon request or part of the hour of service.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • live theatre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet, turkish bath on additional service
  • In the villa there is a place to relax with a turkish bath and a whirlpool tub in ceramic bas-relief made ??completely by hand by the owner, and it is inspired by ancient Arab baths Cefalà of Diana, a little town near Palermo. The pool by masonry with whirlpool is covered with ceramic has a seat inside, and has worked with two outlets for water and a large shower. The turkish bath can be used as an additional service or not, or only included as an extra large shower.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, sea view
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, sea view
  • the beds are made ??in the old traditional Sicily style with the plates 'Trispa' read gods iron structures that support the boards. Above tables there are orthopedic mattresses and above a thin mattress to make all soft and comfortable the relaxation. there are latex pillows for the neck and goose feathers. The sheets are in cotton, but with an additional service you can choose shetts in pure Italian linen. The mattress covers are as piquet sicilian tradition. we also have portable beds for babies.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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