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Farmhouse with pool and fantastic view in Sicily

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11 bedrooms
12 bathrooms
28 guests
3 nights minimum
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Tenuta Don Ruggero is an old olive oil farm with a swimming pool which has been stylishly 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. The farm 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 far from the Cefalù sea. 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. Visitors will be impressed by the often stunning landscape of the island's interior. The farm is laid out in a uniqu...Tenuta Don Ruggero is an old olive oil farm with a swimming pool which has been stylishly 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. The farm 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 far from the Cefalù sea. 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. 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 bedroomsrooms including a small apartment: 3 of them have balconies that face the big yard of the entrance as well as the 'italian' garden,and the rest of the rooms face the different landscapes of the Madonie country-side. All the rooms are en-suite. One of the rooms is larger, great for children or a small family unit. 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 very large kitchen with facilities which make it easy to cook for large groups. It's also possible to hire a chef for the week or at chosen times. In the gardens, the unique infinity swimming pool is an important 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. If required, the owners are able to help with transport and catering for large groups, as well as general advice about this interesting and beautiful area. There are several communal areas including small lounges, a large living room, a huge dining room with a unique open fire and comfortable living area. Wi-Fi is free. There are several areas to play and relax in. There is an area laid out as a beautiful Italian garden, the pool area and large solarium, BBQ area, and a large courtyard with tables for outdoor eating. The pool is a fantastic 16x5 metresMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
11 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Molly M
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The location is unspoiled by the effects of tourism. It is located high on a mountain away from the hustle and bustle of the urban noise. We loved the location and waking up in the morning to the fresh breeze and the sounds of the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Patman1969
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We stayed at this wonderful farmhouse with a large group of friends for a wedding. The location was great, set in unspoilt Sicilian countryside, and the views from the huge pool were spectacular. The hosts were very polite, helpful and friendly throughout. The house is...More

Date of stay: September 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Playground
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The farm is within 4 kms of the archaeological site of Polizzi Generosa, which is an important local town and near the biggest rock salt mines of Europe. The market town of Castelanna is 2kms walk. There are several bars, shops and 2 good value restaurants in Castelanna, and several village festivals during the year. Visitors will be impressed by the often stunning landscape of the island's interior.
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