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A complete rest for body and soul
We are a family of 4 (2 teenage girls), and we had a wonderful week staying at this lovely orchard in August. Giuseppe is a most generous and welcoming host, and he supplied us with gorgeous grapes & figs fresh from the orchard, as well as his own delicious home made wine and olive oil, both of which we polished off within days!
The 2 bed house is small but comfortable, but the pool & gazebo is where we spent most of our lazy days. The excellent outdoor space is surrounded by citrus & olive trees, and the big deep pool that was perfect for cooling off.
We self-catered mostly, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook up a Sicilian storm, with groceries bought either at the daily fresh fruit market in nearby charming Collesano, or a simple 20 minute drive to Campofellice di Rocella where the supermarkets had everything we could want.
Local village of Scillato had an exquisite and very inexpensive pizza restaurant that we used several times, as did Collesano.
A day trip to the marvellous Cefalu was an easy 30 minute drive, and the beach was a lovely change, albeit very very popular in August!
A fabulous stay in every way.
Grazie Giovanni siete stati gentili , spero di rivedervi un abbraccio
Fantastic pool and garden in the countryside
The garden and pool are very private and beautifully looked after by Giuseppe. This is a great villa for those who want to get away from it all. The location is in the countryside surrounded by very picturesque hills. This comes with a few associated downsides : there are a few hundred metres of dirt track to go down to get to the house and there is nothing within walking distance in terms of a shop or a restaurant.
The location is a bit misleading - it is actually just outside Scillato. There is nothing much there - a small shop and a couple of bars. We did our shopping at the edge of Campofelice di Roccella which is about 20 mins down the nearby motorway. The noise from the motorway is not very intrusive - so not a real issue.
The house itself is fine - not luxurious but the conservatory area is nice.
Overall I would definitely recommend this villa as long as you can accept the swings and roundabouts associated with a location that is in the country, rather than in a town.
Fantastic Rustic Retreat
I spent a week atvthe property with my wife and two sons. Most days were spent by the pool, which was of a good size and depth for two lively teenagers.... Though maybe not appropriate for babies. The villa was well equipped and the bedrooms were comfortable. We were about 40 minutes from Cefalu, which was well worth visiting. I would recommend for older families.
Lovely house in a beautiful and tranquil setting
My husband, two small children and I spent 9 wonderful days in this house in August 2014.
Firstly, the location: the house set in a truly beautiful landscape of lemon groves set against a background of stunning mountains. The area is totally tranquil with no neighbours and just the tops of houses from the nearby town of Scillato in the distance. Scillato is fine for going out for an ice-cream and a wander around a pretty and peaceful Sicilian village. You will need to travel to the coast, about 20 minutes drive away, to reach larger, well stocked and cheap supermarkets. The drive from Palermo is very straightforward and takes about an hour and a half. Car hire is essential.
The house and grounds: The house is lovely, quite rustic, but very comfortable with all modern conveniences. The size of the property was perfect for our family with two good sized bedrooms, a large kitchen and dining room, decent shower room and comfortable outdoor living room (great for warm evenings). The house was spotlessly clean and very well equipped for cooking and dining at home. Wifi has a daily data limit, but this was not a problem and was perfect for our needs, and we use the internet quite a lot. Great BBQ and outdoor dining area. The surrounding gardens are beautiful and well cared for. The pool is a great size, clean and perfect for adults and kids alike (although quite deep, so kids need armbands if not that confident in the water).
The owners: Giuseppe and his family were extremely friendly, generous and hospitable and made our stay a very happy and comfortable one. Thank you! Giuseppe does not speak much English but he uses a great online translation service.
Things to do: the house could benefit with more information on places to visit, restaurants to try, directions to the supermarket, etc, but at least with the internet you can research all these things. With two small children (who loved the pool!) and such a beautiful and relaxing setting, we spent most of our time at the house. Cefalu is stunning and enjoyable for evening meals out.
We would recommend this house without hesitation. Enjoy!!
Seul en pleine nature
Ce gîte est exceptionnellement bien équipé.
C'est rare de trouver en Italie des gîtes avec autant de matériel à disposition (à la cuisine particulièrement mais aussi dans la maison et à l'extérieur).
Gros avantage: vous y êtes seul pour profiter de l'équipement.
La véranda et le petit salon y attenant vous permet d'être dans la nature (culture de citrons et vignes) sans être attaqué par les moustiques; une terrasse extérieure avec une douche à eau chaude est un plus très agréable. L'hôte a eu la bonne idée de placer une gloriette en toile avec meubles de salon à côté de la piscine, ce qui permet de prendre l'ombre sans quitter l'abord du point d'eau. La piscine est très agréable, elle est placée pour avoir une vue magnifique vers les monts environnants; la profondeur permet d'y nager; elle peut être illuminée la nuit ainsi que le jardin. Giuseppe est charmant et veillera à ce que votre séjour se passe au mieux. S'il fallait vraiment faire une critique, c'est de signaler que le gîte se trouve fort proche de l'autoroute, intéressant pour partir vers Palerme ou Enna mais comme elle était en travaux, ceux-ci commençaient très tôt. Mais en cours de journée, suivant la direction du vent, on n'entendait plus qu'un léger bruit.
Giuseppe passe en soirée pour l'arrosage et le nettoyage de la piscine, il est facilement accessible en cas de problème.
Donc, 5 étoiles pour cette location aux pieds des Madonies, qui sont magnifiques soit dit en passant.
Grazie Michel per il tuo commento sono felice per avere contribuito a farvi trascorrere una bella vacanza in Sicilia anche voi siete stati degli ospiti eccezionali , come pochi vi auguro buona fortuna e spero di rivedervi presto un abbraccio Giuseppe.
Sehr grosszügiges Ferienhaus, weitab vom Trubel
Die Lage ist zwar etwas nah an der autostrada aber dafür kommt man gut überall hin und sitzt nicht mitten im Trubel der Küstenorte. Sehr schönes Anwesen. noch ziemlich neu mit allem Komfort