|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The cottage is one of a pair set within the ancient outer stone wall of the Castello San Marco.The thick walls and 4 m. high vaulted ceilings allow cool air to circulate throughout the 100 square metres of comfortable accomodation offered.Each cottage has its own terrace and private Sicilian garden.
Bedroom 1 (20 sq. m. , vaulted ceiling 4 m. high) : double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, air conditioning. Suite bathroom with bath.Baby cot.
Bedroom 2 : twin beds, chest of drawers, coat rack.
Bathroom 1 (suite bathroom) :wc, bidet, bath.
Bathroom 2 : wc, bidet, shower.
Living room: large living room (20 sq.m. , vaulted ceiling 4 m. high) : double sofa bed, SATELLITE TV, telephone on request, air-conditioning,wi-fi internet access
Kitchen (20 sq.m. vaulted ceiling 4 m. high) Fridge, freezer, washing machine, iron, ironing board,kettle, gas cooker with oven, microwave, dining table and chairs.
Linen and towels included.
We provide swimming-pool towels, so you can travel light.
The villa is immersed in an old Sicilian garden with olive and lemon trees, hybiscus and bouganville in the area of Bagheria-Santa Flavia where the aristocracy used to spend their holidays in magnificent Baroque villas, some of them being now open to the public, such as Villa Palagonia better known as 'mansion of monsters', visited by 18th century famous travellers ,such as Goethe and others. The Cottages are dèpendances of a XVII century fortified manor with bastions and draw bridge, Castello San Marco, and are surrounded by an historic Mediterranean garden with pistachio, pittosporum, and rosemary. Each one is independent and has its own garden and facilities (table and chairs and barbecue) .Furniture and linen have been renewed recently.The outstanding swimming pool (m.14x7 max.depth 3m.diving board)is located in a secluded garden, near a gazebo and a bouganville arch near a green,scented thicket of pink pepper trees,where you can rest in the cool if you don't want to lay in the sun. It is to share with the owners.Open from May to September, 9h- 19h.You'll find a welcome pack with pasta, olive oil,marmelade,fresh eggs from the farm.We can provide fresh eggs for your children every day.The kitchen is well equipped with tools in case you like to prepare some special meals and we'll be happy to satisfy your special requests incase of need if possible.You have a safe in the bedroom.The sea is about 3 km. far.You have the beach of Sant'Elia or la Spiaggia dei Francesi and if you prefer to find facilities the private beaches of Porto di Spagna,Fondachello,El Rhiab.You can explore the beautiful coast by boat or scouba diving.In October the mild temperature is perfect to enjoy the quiet and empty beaches and to walk in the Nature reserves.Autumn in Sicily: perfect getaway among culture and nature.Satellite TV.
We live in a XVII century manor house with three children and three dogs. Each of us is involved in the family activities producing grapes, cereals, olives, making wine and olive oil,although taking care of the garden is definitely our favourite.
The manor has been built for an ancestor of the family and several generations have been living here, each one leaving a sign of its passage. Palermitan aristocrats used to spend their holidays in Bagheria area in splendid villas surrounded by magnificent gardens. Here you can enjoy the local perfumes, flavours, atmosphere, in one word you'll find yourself immersed in the indigenous culture. If you like relaxing in peace you can enjoy the swimming-pool and the chirping cicadas in the garden.
If you prefer laying near the seaside you can go to Sant'Elia,a nice,peaceful village and its charming little beach or to Cefalù and its large sand beaches and turquoise sea.
Living in an historic house and garden with all modern comforts. Possibility to choose between swimming-pool and sea activities. Many nature reserves can be visited in the surroundings. Monte Catalfano, Bosco di Ficuzza, Madonie Nature Park. Our cottages are particularly suitable for Autumn, Winter, Christmas and the New Year. The weather between November and March is often clement and sunny and the garden enjoyable even in Winter when almond trees and hibiscus are in flower and orange trees are full of 'golden apples', so were called oranges in the mythological Hesperides Garden. Anyway there is a good heating system and plenty of indoor space, just in case.
For a week in both cottages or for two weeks in one cottage the price will be E. 800,00.
An advance of 1/3 is due for reservation. The balance is to be paid cash on arrival. A deposit of 300 euros cash is due on arrival. Final cleaning 50 euros.
The advance is not refundable.
Our changeover day is Saturday. If you wish an other day, please, contact us. Arrival time: after 1 p.m.Please,give notice of the arrival time when booking.A charge of E. 50 is due for arrivals after 10 p.m.
Departure time: between 8am and 10am.
Notes on prices:
Deposit on arrival €300 cash. Air-conditioning and heating to be paid according to amount consumed.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
Had a lovely 2 weeks stay here in Sept 13. The cottages are spacious and well equipped and perfect for a holiday. The star attraction is the pool which is 20m x 7m and just about perfect. Comfy loungers, umbrellas, lilos and inflatable kids toys. We were lucky to have it to ourselves for most of the holiday.
You must try their own wine (the red especially). Only 6 Euros/ bottle and it's absolute nectar. We ordered 2 cases to be sent home and I've just ordered some more !
A few quibbles, the kitchen lacks a few basic items, There are times when you can't use the pool (and don't get locked in as the dogs look ferocious), we would have loved to eat The Leopard meal but discovered it was 180 Euros each ! Not sure any meal is worth that.
There's not much beach availability, even the private beach was closed for the season in September. Best beach is about an hours drive west (towards Palermo).
Do eat at Don Ciccio's in the town, exquisite and very reasonable cost. The pizza restaurant down the road is fantastic value too (22 Euros for 3 pizzas, 2 salads, bread, litre of red wine, sparkling water & coffee).
All in all a great place to stay and relax and the owner Daniele is friendly, helpful and speaks English.