LUXURY FARM FOR LARGE GROUPS IN BEAUTIFUL SICILIAN COUNTRYSIDE

Andrew McKean

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Sleeps28
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms11
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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LUXURY FARM FOR LARGE GROUPS IN BEAUTIFUL SICILIAN COUNTRYSIDE

Castelbuono Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Charming luxury farm with large pool in Sicily perfect for large family groups

Tenuta Don 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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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Andrew McKean (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps28
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms11
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Ferry
105 Kilometres
Palermo / Messina
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Cefalu
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Castellana
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Castellana
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.

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Availability & Rates

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Castelbuono Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 5
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
£550
£3,495
 
 
Rate 6
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£495
£2,995
 
 
Rate 7
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
£495
£2,995
 
 
High
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
£725
£3,995
 
 
Low
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
£495
£2,995
 
 
Mid
May 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
£599
£3,495
 
 
High
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,995
 
 
Mid
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
£550
£3,495
 
 
Low
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
£495
£2,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Castelbuono Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Firewood
  • Activities Guide
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single , 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Single beds are bunks, or castello
    Bedroom 11 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms are en-suite. The small apartment has an internal stair and 2 bathrooms
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • churches
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
A chef can be hired to provide some or all meals.
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