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Luxury Farm for Large Groups in Beautiful Sicilian Countryside

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Fabulous private swimming pool and landscape

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Last updated: 08/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Villa Ruggero is an old olive oil farm which has been restored to a very high standard to provide accommodation for large groups of family or friends to enjoy a holiday together on the fascinting and historic island of Sicily. It's set in the typical landscape of the Sicilian country-side, at 800 meters of altitude, on the edge of the natural park of Madonie and only 30 minutes from the sea at Cefalù. The farm has a charming atmosphere and an extensive panaromic view of the surrounding landscapes, including the volcano Etna. The farm is within 3 kms of the archaeological site of Polizzi Generosa, which is an important local town and near the biggest rock salt mines of Europe.

Visitors will be impressed by the often stunning landscape of the island's interior.


The farm is laid out in a unique way.It has been owned for several generations by the same owners, who have restored the farm using ancient building techniques and materials, combined with interesting modern styles. There are 3 dry-stone walled buildings which are joined by cobbled-stone paths.

Within these buildings the accommodation is set on two floors with 11 bedrooms which include a small apartment: 3 of the rooms have balconies that face the big yard of the entrance as well as the 'italian' garden,and the others face the different landscapes of the Madonie country-side. All the rooms are en-suite.
The small apartment has 2 bathrooms and an internal stair.
One of the bedrooms is larger, with a double bed and a twin bunk or 'castello' bed, perfect for children or a small family unit.

In total there are 28 bed spaces, and baby cots are also available.

In the main building of the farm there is a large dining room with seating for up to 28 people, which also has a unique feature fireplace in the lounge area.

There is a self catering kitchen with facilities which make it easy to cook for large groups.

Outside, the unique infinity swimming pool is the main feature. At 16 metres by 5 metres, the pool is excellent for relaxation and play,and keen swimmers can improve their fitness.

A number of outdoor activities can be arranged, including guided trekking in the National Park, and there is horse riding only 3kms away.
A visit to a local farm can be arrnged to learn about cheese making and olive oil, and cooking lessons can also be arranged.

The farm is available for weddings, art courses, therapy groups, cooking or any type of group activity, as well as outdoor activities.

The owners are able to help with transport and catering for large groups, as well as general advice about this interesting and beautiful area.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 28

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A chef can be hired to provide some or all meals.

Entertainment

  • CD Player

Theme

  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 28 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are several living areas...moreless

  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and Pool towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,046
$6,537
Mid
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$784
$5,228
Mid
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$653
$3,920
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$653
$3,920

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $0.00

Notes:

Price based on occupancy of up to 20 guests. From 21 to 28 guests cost more. Please request price.

All inclusive of bed linen and towels, power up to 400 khw, and final cleaning. Extra power used will be measured and paid directly to the owner.

During colder periods the use of central heating will be measured and paid for directly to the owner.

The owner will request a 1000 euro damages deposit on arrival, to be returned at the end of the stay

The swimming pool is open between April and the end of October.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

115 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Palermo
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Castellana
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Termini Immerese
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Castellana
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Cefalu

Car: Recommended

Sicily is a treasure trove of historic attractions. Layers of history have created a unique blend of art and architecture, from relics of ancient Greece to the Romans and laterly the Spanish. There is also the interesting influence that North African culture has left. In Sicily you can enjoy jaw dropping art and culture, the lush countryside, pretty towns and simple, delicious food.

The farm is very near the historic medieval town of Polizzi Generosa, which has many ancient buildings. The families of Sicilian Americans such as film directors Martin Scorsese and Antonia Scarpa as well as character actor Vincent Schiavelli, came from the town. Schiavelli was also a food and cookbook writer who wrote about Polizzi Generosa and his roots

Fashion designer Domenico Dolce, one half of the Dolce & Gabbana clothing company, was born in Polizzi Generosa.

Many people believe the towns of the interior of Sicily to be amongst the most attractive towns of all Italy, and Polizzi Generosa and the neighbouring town Castelanna are certainly among them.

The towns are almost at the exact centre of the island, with no other point being more than 2.5 hours drive. The historic coastal city of Cefalu is only 30 minutes drive.

A visit to Palermo, with its colourful and theatrical streets and markets, and its wonderful buildings and art treasures, is definately recommended

A great feature of the garden is that Mount Etna can be seen.

The farm is also on the edge of the Parco delle Madonie national park, with its many available activites. There is an adventure park for children and adults. It is possible to arrange for children of 6-14 years to enjoy programmes at the adventure park. For others there is horse riding locally, mountain biking, olive oil and wine tours, caving and bird watching. The owners will be happy to help arrange activities.

A cook and chambermaid can also be hired should the group prefer help with self catering. Mini bus taxi's are also available.

 

Manager info

Friends of Tuscany Ltd.


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Speaks: english, italian

 

Photos

  • Fabulous private swimming pool and landscape

    Fabulous private swimming pool and landscape

  • Lounge area

    Lounge area

  • large table for up to 24, with lounge

    large table for up to 24, with lounge

  • all bathrooms en suite

    all bathrooms en suite

  • Staircase

    Staircase

  • Kitchen next to dining area

    Kitchen next to dining area

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • Modern wishing well

    Modern wishing well

  • sunbeds by pool

    sunbeds by pool

  • View from bedroom of Italian garden

    View from bedroom of Italian garden

  • Polizzia Generosa street

    Polizzia Generosa street

  • Local market town Castelana, from below villa

    Local market town Castelana, from below villa

  • Downstairs lounge

    Downstairs lounge

  • All bathrooms en-suite

    All bathrooms en-suite

  • Small lounge

    Small lounge

  • Double bedroom....most have balconiess

    Double bedroom....most have balconiess

  • Stylish bathrooms

    Stylish bathrooms

  • Side of farmhouse

    Side of farmhouse

  • Fabulous 16 metre pool

    Fabulous 16 metre pool

  • Outdoor dining spaces

    Outdoor dining spaces

  • A buffet lunch can be arranged

    A buffet lunch can be arranged

  • The farm on the hillside 2kms from town

    The farm on the hillside 2kms from town

  • pool at dusk

    pool at dusk

  • Several amazing towns nearby

    Several amazing towns nearby

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  • Sleeps
    28
  • Bedrooms
    10
  • Bathrooms
    11
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
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  • Calendar last updated 08/18/2016

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