Villa Piccolo Casale
Country villa with pool just
600 mt from the sea
A secluded stone-built olive mill (with swimming pool) dating back to the 17th cen-tury, with a lovely garden and views over the sea to the Aeolian Islands. At its heart is a historic watchtower — in the 17th century the seas were infested with pirates — and sensitive restoration has ensured that it retains its character as a traditional Si-cilian casale, or farmstead, while offering all modern comforts…
The original building was split between the rather elegant area where the family lived (signalled by the survival of majolica tiles and a small flower garden), and the area where olives were processed and pressed. The current owners have transformed the casale into an elegant and comfortable villa that remains true to its original rustic character — with exposed stone vaults and walls, and the use of natural pigments, original tiles, heavy wooden beams. The spacious living room has a fireplace and a large window with lovely views over the lawn and swimming pool to the Tyrrhenian sea and the Aeolian Islands. There is also an extremely well-equipped kitchen, a furnished covered terrace for outdoor eating, reading and relaxing. Useful Information: This version of the villa is only for 2 of these 3 bedrooms. If you wish to have the 3 bedrooms (knowing that the twin bedroom is only accessible through another bedroom or from the outside)
Spacious living area with fireplace
Comfortable, fully equipped kitchen
Two double bedrooms – one can be provided with either twin or double bed
Covered and furnished patio
Garden with lawn Swimming pool (5 x 12m) with steps for easy access and a shallow area for children
Piccolo Casale’s lovely location, secluded and verdant, yet just 600 metres from the sea – perfect for anyone who likes to swim, yet wants peace and quiet at home. The pool — which has a shallow area for children That there is plenty of space, yet it is not TOO big. We loved taking a cooking class with the chef of the renowned Dell’Antica Filanda restaurant — it was the perfect way to find out more about (and sample) Sicilian and Nebrodi cuisine.
We think the villa is perfect for two couples or a family with two children. It is ideal for anyone who wants to explore the little known but fascinating Nebrodi mountains — beautiful mountain landscapes, intriguing villages and a great gastro-nomic tradition.
It is a great base for exploring North-Eastern and North-Western Sicily, Taormina, the Alcantara Gorges and Cefalù, San Marco D’Alunzio (an ancient village set high upon a hill)