This is an absolutely charming 2 bedroom eco friendly cottage set on a large private estate and enjoying stunning views of the deep blue Mediterranean sea and Aeolian islands. It is situated in the heart of the Parco Delle Madonie nature reserve, amid pine, oak and corbezzoli trees along with erica shrubs and a wealth of endangered species of flora and fauna. Think of it as a 21st century Robinson Crusoe experience! A chance to truly slow down time and stay in an intimate hideaway where your only neighbours are exotic birds and animal but where you have the option of asking the attentive local team to prepare your meal (using produce from your very own vegetable garden) or pour your glass of wine! Pool construction is already underway and the property will have the added bonus of enjoying a private pool for the 2021 season (on track to be completed in early March 2021).
The property is absolutely charming. The decor throughout is authentically rustic with an emphasis on using local materials and following traditional Sicilian construction techniques. Bright airy fabrics bring warmth and character to the space whilst original works of art by local artists adorn the walls and add to an overall decor inspired by the colours of the Sicilian coast. If you want to ensure the memories of your time here last well after your stay, then you can even purchase the artwork to take home with you! The cottage boasts two bedrooms, both with double beds and each with their own bathroom with shower. There is also a welcoming and comfortable open plan living and kitchen area. The space outside is incredible. Set in private grounds of approximately 3 acres, surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens and enjoying panoramic views, there are plenty of relaxation areas to choose from. Why not unwind in your personal hammock by day and enjoy some star gazing at night from the comfort of the full size outdoor day bed? And from 2021, you'll be able to cool off in your own private pool too. (Please ask if you would like to see design images). There is also an outdoor kitchen, well equipped with gas BBQ and enjoying wonderful sea views. This really is the perfect choice if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a return to nature, peace and quiet.
The property is situated just 5.5 kilometres from Cefalu' and just 1.5 km from the beautiful fishing village of Sant Ambrogio and 1.2 km to the most spectacular beaches along this stretch of the Sicilian coastline. The sea here is perfect for snorkelling, and after a day at the beach, you can fall fast asleep back at your eco sanctuary listening to the soothing sounds of the Mediterranean below.
A note from Jo
One of the things we consider when choosing a property to add to our portfolio is the generosity of the owner and the support of the local team. The owner of this property is a superb chef and has worked in some of the most distinguished restaurants in the world. As a result, he knows all there is to know about looking after his clients. This is reflected in the welcome he provides to his guests. You'll arrive to find a well stocked fridge and pantry with basic along with a selection of Sicilian wines, mineral water, fruit juices, jams and a fruit platter. You're also provided with the services of a 24 hour concierge service to organise any activities guests you may be interested in including a private chef, massages, private tours and excursions, fishing trips, dinner reservations and additional housekeeping services.