LE DIMORE DELL’ETNA
Set amidst a landscape of sprawling olive and citrus groves and vineyards, the estate itself covers a large area of landscaped gardens, paths, and ponds, interspersed with sheltered shady furnished corners and scattered with ancient stone benches amidst clusters of rose bushes and pine trees. A large section of land behind the property is used to grow fruit and vegetables.
A terrace with a gazebo is located between the main villa and the five cottages and a sixth cottage is a gym facility, containing a range of quality exercise equipment. There is a large heated, saltwater pool, surrounded by a paved area with deckchairs and adjacent jacuzzi, situated alongside the villa, and close by, a 4-seater sauna and outdoor shower. A separate restored farmhouse, with a large sitting room with a dining area and a country-style kitchen with wood-burning oven, provides a lovely communal living and dining space for large groups. The basement of the farmhouse is a wine cellar where the owner keeps the homemade wine that he sells.
The main villa is on two floors, with downstairs, a large country-style living-room with a fabulous floor to the ceiling glass wall that overlooks the garden. Still, on the ground floor, the kitchen is furnished with rustic dark wooden cupboards and a table and chairs and leads out to a large covered terrace; and there is a study which has been converted into a double bedroom. Upstairs, the large master bedroom has a beautiful beamed ceiling and wood floor, an en suite bathroom, and a private terrace. There is also a second double bedroom and a twin, which share a bathroom with a shower.
The five timber-clad single-story cottages are behind the pool area, with a large shared patio, and each comprising one double bedroom and a bathroom with a hydro-jet shower. One of the cottages is a triple.