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Unwind in a restored miller's house with pool nestled in unspoiled nature

People8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Authentic Miller's house, unspoiled nature, private pool, Palazzolo Acreide,

This is the place you dream of discovering when coming to Sicily, a place for tradition lovers and connoisseurs where you can taste the simple and charming life of an enchanted past. Casale Molinum is an authentically restored miller's house, drenched in history and nestled in four hectares of unspoiled nature. A still working mill, an always-fresh creek at 20 meters from the house and a private pool complete the idyllic picture.

A curvy country road bordered with low white walls leads to Casale Molinum that consists of a white main building of 150 m2 and a pink dépendance of 40 m2. The entrance for both units is a green patio overlooking a forest and the creek where you might even spot one of the owner’s horses running freely.

The main building has four eclectically elegant double bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms, one for each floor. A spacious dining room with a well-equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher) will be the perfect frame for all your dinners unless, of course, you cannot get enough of the stunning views of the surroundings and you prefer to enjoy your meal outdoor. The dépendance consists of a double bedroom and a bathroom and it can be a romantic hideout for a couple that wants even more privacy. There is a brand new bathroom and a changing room next to the pool.

A fireplace stove in the main building and a wood stove in the dépendance will make your stay in winter warm and cosy. The thick walls of both units will not allow you to sweat while inside, not even in August.

It would be really difficult to ask for more. And yet, here it is possible. You can, for example, go trekking in the bordering Hyblean Mountains, request a horse ride together with the owner, or a dinner cooked with local and organic products. Moreover, at very short drive or at 20 minutes on foot you can reach the town of Palazzolo Acreide, one of the most stunning Baroque towns of Sicily and Unesco Heritage since 2002, featuring gorgeous churches and an ancient Greek amphitheater. The local delicacies are salami and bread made in all different ways given the miller’s tradition of the area, but you will delighted by wine and artisanal beers too. And do not miss a visit to Corsino, the oldest patisserie in town! Finally, Syracuse, sandy beaches and on the other side Mount Etna are at only 40 km.

In short, Casale Molinum is where authentic features, modern comforts and superb and a strategic location, unite to create a dreamlike atmosphere and let you live a holiday of wonder.

Casale Molinum has WiFi!

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Palazzolo Acreide in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4 PM) and please send a text message to the keyholder in case of delay.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - dépendance - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Main building - ground floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom - Main building - first floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom next to the pool - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - main building - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - main building - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - main building - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - dépendance - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - main building - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There are four double bedrooms in the main building and one double bedroom in the dépendance.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Casale Molinum can host a maximum of 8 people. No additional guests can ben accommodated. This farm house does not have air conditioning and it does not need it. Thanks to its thick walls, the house remains nicely cool even in August! All windows have mosquito nets. The private pool is shaped like a lake. It measures 11.50 m by 7.50 m and its depth gradually increases from 0 to 1.95 m. On request the owner organises guided excursions on the Hyblean Mountains, horseback riding and dinners with local products.

Reviews

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Unwind in a restored miller's house with pool nestled in unspoiled nature
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Beautiful, quaint, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely old farm house. Lovely thick stone walls. Pool area really nice and relaxing with the sound of the waterfall. Little BBQ area under a tree. So picturesque. Great location, close to little town with nice bars and restaurants and small supermarket. 1 hr from airport and loads of little baroque towns and unesco sites. Go to Ragusa and Noto and Seragusa

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our week here

  • 5 of 5

The property is very characterful and the running water around the terrace feels very special. We arrived on Water Mills Open Day so even got a demo! The owners were charming and we loved that they had horses and bees there so it felt like a living place rather than just a holiday home. It's within easy walking distance of Palazzolo Accreide too which has interesting history, good restaurants and independent shops. We also bought in a meal from the owners' friend's menu - excellent food. Enough for two nights!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few nights staying at Casale Molinum. The setting was beautiful and the house is incredibly tastefully decorated and we are already looking forward to returning (this time hopefully for longer and with better weather!!)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee
5

Best of the best

  • 5 of 5

We've used HomeAway for years and have always been happy with accommodations, but this one was far and away the best. The house is beautiful--large and comfortable, lovingly restored, peaceful, yet near to many attractions. The garden includes many fruit trees--olives, persimmons, lemons, apples, and more--and the sound of the creek right outside the master bedroom is relaxing. Mario (the owner) is passionate about local history, and maintains the property beautifully, using native grasses, keeping bees (hives are well away from the house), and maintaining the century-old working gristmill, which he will show you on request. The town is lovely and easy to reach, with excellent attractions in its own right, as well as being near to many of Sicily's most popular sites. We hope to return to this wonderful spot!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee
5

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this place. It is picturesque, comfortable, quiet, surrounded by beautiful countryside and fields of wild flowers. The manager, Mario, gave us a great tour of the centuries old mill on the property. Our days were idyllic--we'd sleep late, then take off about 11:00 to tour one of the small towns in the area. After a quiet lunch in one of the hundreds of small, delightful restaurants we'd return home to sit in our beautiful back yard and read while listening to the mill stream coursing by our house. The kitchen in the house has everything you could conceivably need, but there are restaurants in Pallazo Accredide just 5 minutes away. Shopping is easy and convenient, with butchers, bakers, produce stores, and supermarkets nearby. Perhaps the best vacation you've ever had!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Landlig Siciliansk idyl i skønne omgivelser

  • 4 of 5

Charmerende møllerbolig med vidunderlig have og meget søde værter, Mario og Rosella. Vi boede her i uge 42, hvilket var rigtig fint, til sommerbrug må her helt bestemt også være skønt. Haven har mange hyggelige kroge og områder bla med fin skyggefuld terraresse med grill... Poolområdet er dejligt og velholdt, til denne årstid er poolen lidt kølig. Der er mulighed for at tænde op i pejsen om aftenen. Tilkørslen er en snoet grusvej.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Catania / Comiso
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Donnafugata, Ragusa
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Syracuse
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Palazzolo Acreide
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Syracuse
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,636
for 7 nights
£2,636
 
 
Rate 2018
12 Jul 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,339
for 7 nights
£3,339
 
 
Rate 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,373
for 5 nights
£3,322
 
 
Rate 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,320
for 6 nights
£2,707
 
 
Rate 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,318
for 5 nights
£1,845
 
 
2019
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,444
for 5 nights
£2,021
 
 
2019
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,071
for 5 nights
£2,900
 
 
2019
13 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£2,636
for 5 nights
£3,691
 
 
2019
24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,071
for 5 nights
£2,900
 
 
2019
1 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,444
for 5 nights
£2,021
 
 
2019
22 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
£1,820
for 5 nights
£2,548
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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