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Il Vignale

Blend a countryside existence with days on the beach at this traditional rural villa

See how you could enjoy your sunny Sicilian holiday at Il Vignale. A week spent outside, by the pool or in the comfortable surroundings of this lovely villa!

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Il Vignale

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for S. Stefano di Camastra
S. Stefano di Camastra

Panoramic infinity pool
Wonderful garden
Fantastic views
Olive oil production on site

Tusa
Cefalù
Castelbuono
Nebrodi mountains
Madonie mountains
Tindari
Palermo
Monreale
 

Sea & sun family holidays
Trekking & Excursion
Two Familes
Groups

Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
8
Bathrooms
9

Overview

As captivating inside as out and with glorious views over a landscape of rolling hills and deep valleys, Il Vignale is an excellent choice for a group looking to blend beach-life and exploring local sights with a countryside base. Home-grown fresh vegetables, courtesy of the charming villa owners, and olive oil produced from Il Vignale’s own olives trees all add to the experience.

Property

Il Vignale is a true testament to its owners, with both the villa and the garden equally captivating.

Outside: Throughout the garden, shaded terraces and sunny spots are furnished with deckchairs, large umbrellas, tables, chairs, benches, armchairs and sofas, providing endless opportunities to sit peacefully and enjoy the wonderful view over the surrounding countryside. A colourful mosaic path snakes around the garden amidst huge terracotta urns and glass jars, and inspired by the nearby Fiumara D’Arte (River of Art) collection.

The infinity pool has large decked areas on two sides, providing ample space for sunbathing, and is situated slightly apart from the villa and lawned garden, accessed via a gravel path. Enjoy poolside snacks under the shelter of a gazebo with the hazy form of Alicudi, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, visible in the distance.

Inside: Entrance to the villa is via an outdoor covered terrace that extends the width of the villa and looks out over the large well-kept lawn.

Stone walls and burnished terracotta tiles add character to a large living/dining room which has an open fireplace and wonderful views through a large French window that opens on to a covered patio. The dining-room, which has exposed brick walls and a magnificent ceiling created from a series of curved arches, is a fabulous spot for evening meals if you visit during the cooler months.

The kitchen is extremely attractive with marble-topped work surfaces and high quality utensils, a real highlight for people who love to cook. There is a large bathroom on the ground floor, decorated with majolica ceramics from nearby Santo Stefano di Camastra, with two toilets, a shower and separate storage room.

On the first floor, the master bedroom has a magnificent four-poster bed and attractive en suite bathroom with shower, and French windows look out over the island of Alicudi. There are three more double bedrooms on this floor and all with an en suite bathroom with a shower, original stone walls and colourful majolica tiles. There are two more double bedrooms on the second floor, both with an en suite bathroom with bath. There is also a quadruple bedroom (one double bed, two single beds) on this floor with its own bathroom with shower.

A separate guest house for two provides the ideal solution for groups where one couple prefers some additional privacy. The guesthouse has a double bed, a beautiful shower with gorgeous Sicilian tiles (in the bedroom itself) and its own bathroom.

Area

Local Sights

The closest town to Il Vignale is Santo Stefano di Camastra, famous for the production of beautiful ceramics. The little town has some lovely shops, great restaurants and wonderful views of the sea. From the town you can catch a glimpse of Aeolian Islands.

For a larger town, with a more buzzing atmosphere, make for Cefalù - a 40 minute drive from the villa. Cefalù has a fantastic cathedral, charming streets, a super beach and a fun atmosphere. It is one of Sicily's top summer destinations.

Il Vignale is also very close to the Nebrodi Mountain Range, a nature reserve with fantastic scenery. You'll be amazed by the lush vegetation and forests and great array of wildlife. The Nebrodi Mountains also produce some fabulous food, especially cured meats and cheeses.

Local Experiences

You will certainly enjoy the sight of the Aeolian Islands from your pool at Il Vignale, so why not visit? The Aeolian Islands are very chic and are the summer destination for some of Italy's most stylish visitors. Make your way to nearby Milazzo where regular boats leave for the islands. Enjoy a day on Lipari or perhaps a boat trip around Stromboli - a live and active volcano!

If you are keen on contemporary art then you should certainly visit the Fiumara d'Arte collection of sculptures. Located near Tusa (not far from the villa) this is a collection of sculptures set within the local countryside. It is a very unique collection, and is well worth a visit.

There's a wealth of activities available for adventure-lovers. The natural scenery is spectacular in the area and we can help you organise a variety of excursions such as horse riding in the Madonie Mountains or hiking through the Nebrodi Mountains.

The north of Sicily also has many cultural highlights that should not be missed. See the beauty of Monreale, Palermo and Cefalù with a guided tour. You will learn lots about this fascinating island and its intriguing past.

Il Vignale is a paradise for food-lovers, as the estate produces its own olive oil, fruit and vegetables. You can also enjoy a home-cooked meal, prepared by a local chef, with our Book a Cook service. Take the night off and enjoy an authentic Sicilian meal.

Extras

The pool is open to guests from March 31st to October 27th.

Road conditions and hire car suggestions: Countryside roads in Sicily are often unpaved and bumpy. For this reason we strongly suggest to rent a car with high ground clearance. The road leading to the villa is very narrow and has several twists and turns and is not suitable for wide vehicles.

The extensive olive groves surrounding Il Vignale feature the fine Ogliarola olive variety. Olive harvesting and pressing occurs between October and November and guests who visit during this period will have the opportunity to take part directly in the production of olive oil from branch to bottle.

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Amenities

General Info

Outdoor

Indoor

Services

Accomodates (max) 18+4
Main house bedrooms 7
Main house double 6
Main house quadruple 1
Extra single beds 4
Main house bathrooms 8
... of which ensuite 7
Guest house bedroom 1
Guest house double 1
Guest house bathroom 1
Pool (LxW in meters) 12x6
Pool shower present
Pool towels present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Vegetable garden present
Covered gazebo present
Veranda present
Barbecue area present
Table tennis present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Home theater system present
iPhone speaker dock present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Yoga equipment present
Welcome pack present
On-Site Caretaker present
Pool cleaning * present
Mid-week cleaning present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change ** on request
Maid service on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Il Vignale's fresh olive oil on request
Wine selection on request
Cook service on request
Guided tours on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* 3 times a week

** Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings

Distances

Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Palermo airport 138 km - 85 miles - 1 hr 35
Trapani airport 218 km - 135 miles - 2 hr 35
Catania airport 244 km - 151 miles - 2 hr 40
Comiso airport 320 km - 198 miles - 3 hr 40
Messina harbour 140 km - 87 miles - 1 hr 40
Aeolian islands ferry station 115 km - 72 miles - 1 hr 25
Nearest beach 15 mins driving
Supermarket 15 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 15 mins driving
Tusa centre 24 km - 15 miles - 30 mins
Cefalù centre 42 km - 26 miles - 45 mins
Castelbuono centre 44 km - 27 miles - 50 mins
Nebrodi mountains 67 km - 42 miles - 1 hr 40
Tindari bay 87 km - 54 miles - 1 hr 10
Madonie mountains 89 km - 55 miles - 1 hr 40
Palermo centre 107 km - 66 miles - 1 hr 30
Monreale centre 113 km - 70 miles - 1 hr 35

Prices

2018 Prices
2019 Prices

Exclusive use of the villa is guaranteed on reduced occupancy villa bookings, regardless of the number of bedrooms or cottages you use.

Period Main House
Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Main House
Sleeps: 16
Bedrooms: 7
+ Guest House
Sleeps: 18
Bedrooms: 8
06 Jan - 13 Apr 2860 4000 4300
14 Apr - 25 May 3135 4400 4800
26 May - 06 Jul 3880 5450 6000
07 Jul - 24 Aug 4390 6580 7400
25 Aug - 28 Sep 3135 4400 4800
29 Sep - 04 Jan 2860 4000 4300
Refundable Security Deposit 800 1000 1000
4 Extra single beds (up to 22 guests) - price per extra bed 200 200 200

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity *, mid-week cleaning, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

* Electricity & A/C: 400 kWh included - € 0,30 per extra kWh  

Heating system: € 200 p/w in Winter months (Nov-Mar)

We are currently taking bookings for 2019. If you book now for 2019, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2019 Sicily holiday villa at 2018 price. Please contact us for availability.

Booking


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