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Mint ancient center Sicily

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Ancient Mint typical old house with nature swimming pool

Beautiful house in the country situated in Pietraperzia in the province of Enna in a beautiful location in the heart of Sicily with views of the medieval castle. Finely restored with taste and in typical Sicilian style. Ideal for a peaceful holiday. It can accommodate up to seven people. Guests have two double bedrooms and a third bedroom in a loft (in you can add a single bed), a sitting room, a living room, dining room, kitchen, library and two bathrooms all furnished with antiques carefully to detail (total 240 sqm) The cottage and 'furnished and tastefully decorated in typical Sicilian style. Completely restored following a logic the most appropriate possible to its history. Ideal for those who want a holiday of rest and relaxation surrounded by ancient olive trees, carob and citrus. Inside are old terracotta floors and features ceiling with wooden beams. The outdoor area is a real 10. 000 square meters. which it includes in its interior a bio swimming pool with deck chairs and various seating areas in the garden with the arrangement of sofas, armchairs, tables and chairs for a sweet life. . You can enjoy a garden with attention to detail and a pleasant natural swimming pool.

We are in a strategic area of ​​Sicily, 3 km. is Pietraperzia with old ruin of Castle Barresi - Branciforte, with a beautiful old town, with palaces and numerous churches, 21 km away. Mazarin is located with its Roman Byzantine Castle with one of the most beautiful old towns and interesting of Sicily (called small Noto) 5 km. it is the nature reserve Monte Capodarso and Southern Imera Valley, just 26 km away is Piazza Armerina - Villa Romana del Casale and that 'the greatest archaeological discovery of Roman Sicily, since 1997 is recognized by UNESCO, 26 km is the Greek city of Morgantina IV century BC with one of the largest theaters that could accommodate five thousand spectators, to 114 km away Cefalu picturesque fishing town, 65 km away is the town of ceramics Caltagirone, with a famous staircase of Sicily with majolica, 34 km away. Enna is called the belvedere of Sicily, boast remarkable medieval and Baroque monuments, 41 km away. Calascibetta is a typical medieval style, its origins are linked to Ruggero. The Byzantine village is a settlement from the Byzantine Roman period of the sixth century is the heritage of early Christianity, 77 km. is Sperlinga - Castle with defensive ability is a rare example of rock Castle with unique characteristics in the world, Borgo rock with houses in the rock, there are about fifty caves inhabited by the poorest households until 1960, to 74 km is Agrigento - Valley of the temples is an archaeological area of ​​Sicily characterized by the exceptional state of preservation, and a series of important Doric temples. Located 84 km. It is the scale of the Turks is a cliff that rises above the white sea. A 97 km. It is Torre Salsa nature reserve with one of the most beautiful beaches of Sicily. A Manfria the nearest beach only 45 minutes drive away. A90 km. Catania is located at 115 and is the capital of Sicily - Palermo.

What do you find in the house:


The property is all fenced and is accessed by an automatic gate, has ample parking inside the property, the villa is suitable for families with children. On request it is possible to insert a cot. The owners will establish with you the times for all daily maintenance regarding the bio swimming pool and water management of the lawn, changing towels and bed linen.

More Details

Member since: 2017
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Speaks: english, italian, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018


Pietraperzia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    - 2 double , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
  • tennis
All other services are extra payments according propia specific request.


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Mint ancient center Sicily
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Perfect Sicilian villa

  • 5 of 5

A delightful Sicilian experience at this authentically restored, stylish villa. A 300 year old building set in impressive private garden and olive grove. Our party of 5 stayed for 4 nights in May 2017, and loved it. Olga and Carmello, our generous hosts, were hospitable and efficient and we would recommend them to guests seeking a genuine taste of Sicily.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Siete entrati da Clienti è siete usciti da AMICI....GRAZIE a presto!
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A stunning typical Italian country property

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing!! It has mod cons but has been refurbished tradionally - the pictures are an accurate representation.

The grounds are stunning- huge, with lots of hidden corners, an absolute pleasure.

The hosts were lovely and suggested a few trips and were helpful with things like supermarkets and dealing with the power being turned off by the electricity company ( only 1 day, did not spoil things and added to the adventure having candle light).

2 caveats for future bookers. Just be aware the 3rd bedroom and library are accessed via a very steep ladder. Not a problem for us with teenagers but may be an issue.

The natural pool sits perfectly in the setting. Have to admit if you are used to traditional clinical holiday pools you may find it a shock to swim with frogs, a turtle and smell pond like after your dip!! Was good to cool off though, just to make you aware of the reality of having this type of pool.

The kitchen is very well equipped all you need for your break.

It is an absolute hidden gem. I want to buy it and live there forever!! Would love to experience a Christmas there - fingers crossed one day .......

Highly highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enchanting and spacious

  • 5 of 5

If you like laminate floors and Ikea furniture then this is not for you. The property and grounds are extremely spacious and totally enchanting. The house is full of antiquities gathered over the years and has a much loved feel to it. We used the pool to cool down and it reaches about 2 metres in depth. The location is excellent with attractions such as Agrigento in the south and Cefalu in the north both being about an hour's drive away, whilst the amazing hilltop town of Enna and the spectacular mosaics at Piazza Armenina are only thirty minutes. Olga & Carmelo were excellent hosts. Strongly recommended for those that prefer their own private space in a wonderfully renovated historic property.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect haven of loveliness and peace

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and perfect place to stay. Olga and Carmello are fabulous hosts and are so helpful and keen to share the wonders of their part of Sicilia. The house is well equipped with everything you need. It has the quirkyness of a 300 year old building but essentially is very comfortable and beautifully styled. We particularly loved all the seating and tables around the outside of the house, depending on time of day, temperature and whether to sit in or out of the sun. The extensive gardens are a real wonder and are really very beautiful, with lovely scents of lavender, sage and rosemary, fruit trees, palms, aloes and cacti. Apricots and figs were ripening during our stay and it was good to eat these fresh from the tree. As well as seating areas around the house there are so many different places to sit and relax in the garden, with tables and chairs in so many private spaces, including a hammock and a gazebo with comfy sofas. The garden is also a haven for wildlife. The pool is lovely and a highlight for us was watching a couple of beautiful Bee Eaters swooping over the pool and garden each afternoon of our stay. It was hard to leave after our four nights there. Thank you Olga and Carmello, we hope to come back very soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely property with a beautiful garden. A real experience of Sicilian life. This was made even better when Olga brought a home made lasagne with fresh ingredients round to us.

I would love to stay here again

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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House full of character away from the crowd!

  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing experience of an ancient villa! Full of character throughout! Very well thought interior. Hospitality to a good standard too. Large garden with its quirkiness through! Thank you Olga and Carmelo for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Oasi di Caulonia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Palermo- Catania A19
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Ristorante pizzeria
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $294.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.