Romantic stone house in the countryside 10 minutes far from Vendicari, Marzamemi and the most beautiful cities and beaches of the southeast of Sicily. It has been renovated while keeping wooden roofs, tiled floors and stone walls. The house provides air conditioning, barbecue, deck chairs and outdoor tables, hairdryer and washing machine. Ideal for those who want to spend a holiday in privacy while being close to major tourist centers. A clever way to combine relaxation and nightlife!
The cottage is a small stone house of 50 square meters overlooking the vineyards where we practice organic agriculture and where we grow different varieties of herbs and fruit trees to promote biodiversity. It is situated on a hill at about 80 meters above the sea level. You can spot from afar the blue silhouette of the ocean nestled between the rolling hills. The cottage consists of one room featuring a dining area with a table and six chairs, a living room with television (AC and heating system). This space includes a double bed built on a slightly elevate masonry structure with ample closet areas, two single beds built on masonry structure that create a comfortable seating area and dining area. The kitchen is located in a separate room and equipped with gas top, oven, refrigerator with freezer and completed with all kitchen tools, silverware and glassware for beer and wine. The bathroom features a shower, a bidet, a washing machine and a hair dryer. We will provide to our guests a complete set of bathroom towels (big + small + bath towel), bed sheets and blanket if necessary. For your evening enjoyment we also have Family Games
available for you such as dominos, cards, albums and drawing pencils, pictionary, Yatzi and Mikado. For the enjoyment of the outdoors, we also have sun loungers, tables, chairs and a barbecue.
In the mid nineteen century the Artists Cottage was a “Palmento” or millstone, a place where grapes were pressed to make wine. It is part of our experimental organic farm and it is situated in a hills district called “Buonivini” (Good Wines) an area well known for the best wineries of South-East of Sicily. In the process of its renovation we kept the original stones for the walls and rebuilt the wooden ceilings. We decorated it with re-purposed wood furniture and original old tools used by farmers. We added a little touch of color here and there. The Artists Cottage is at the same time a remote corner in the world where you can enjoy your privacy and peaceful time as well as a property located not too far from all the main attractions of the area. Here, in this sparsely populated area with no city or street lights, the sky at night is still and clear. So you can enjoy watching the great constellations. Lastly, I called this house the Artists Cottage because it hosts artist residencies with the project Bridge Art
To get to the dependance you drive through a pathway sided by stone walls partially covered with capers plants and Mediterrenean herbs typical of this area (thyme, rosemary, marjoram, etc.). A unique and creative system of sails is built in the front of the house in order to create some shade and providing a pleasant visual effect with the natural breeze. Adjacent to the house we built a gadzebo with a wooden roof and decorative sheets panels. It is a scenic point where you can sit back and enjoy the sunset overlooking the vineyards while sipping a glass of wine. The parking area is surrounded by mature carob trees providing a natural shade for the guests car.
Общение с гостями
The dependance offers privacy and tranquility. The nearest beaches, as well as banks, shopping centers and restaurants are all within 10 minutes from the house.
Другие важные подробности
It rains very little in Sicily and the rainy season is considered to be from December to February with temperatures ranging from 9 to 18 degrees Celsius. Spring and autumnal temperatures range from 19 to 30 Celsius. The temperature then reaches its peak from July to August ranging from 30 to 37 Celsius. Fortunately the temperatures in this country-side area decrease at least 8 Celsius at night.
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A passionate reader and an avid trekker, I am also a German scholar and a translator. I studied and specialized in German language and literature in Saarbruecken and Wiesbaden (Germany). I have a degree in writing from Holden School in Turin; a master's degree in Communication Techniques from Gestalt Institute HCC Italy. Today I am a farmer, an entrepreneur and a writer.