Modern guesthouse in the beautiful Sicilian countryside, only 10 minutes by car to the nearest beach, not far from the historic town of Cefalu. The location is near the main house on a 5.5 hectare estate, overlooked by a mountain. Gets lots of sun even in the winter as its south facing.
This striking independent guesthouse (studio) is set in a mountainside submerged in an unspoiled Sicilian nature, with views to a valley and the small village of Lascari (1 km plus 500 m of country road).
The newly built guesthouse of about 30 m2 (2015) has a modern feel with an Italian touch. It consists of: a king size bed, two bedside tables, a wardrobe, two fans, a clothes rack for drying clothes, bathroom with shower, small kitchen with two hobs, toaster, small oven and fridge/freezer, dining table with chairs, book shelf with mainly books in English and a pellet stove for wintertime. The door/window has a mosquito netting. For the small terrace there are garden table, chairs, deck chairs and sun umbrella.
TV with satellite connection (intern. channels) and wifi internet is provided.
We try to be a self-sustainable eco-site and heat our water mainly with a solar panel in the summer or by wood stove in the winter, therefore, we encourage our guests to take showers in the later part of the day (does not apply in the high summer where the water is already warm in the mornings). If our guests prefer otherwise we can heat the water electrically in the morning.
Being in the countryside can bring fluctuations in the electricity supply; hence we have a stand-by generator that you might sometimes hear.
The view on the valley from the small terrace in the front of the guesthouse is astonishing. Ideal for lovers of quiet and unspoiled nature, who want to make trips to historic Sicilian villages and the beach.
Beautiful walks can be taken on this breathtaking terrain with typical Sicilian flora, fruit trees, nuts- and ancient olive trees. A small river (runs from November till July) bordering the land and can be visited. A shepard with his herd is regularly passing by and fresh Sicilian Ricotta cheese can be ordered when in season.
The friendly dog Skipper and his fellow cat-brothers are guarding the estate.
We are a Sicilian-British couple, speaking fluent Italian, English, German and French. We genuinely love to look after our guests and make sure that they receive a pleasurable and relaxing experience by staying here. We are respectful to our Guest's privacy.
Please be aware the last 500 m to our unique and wonderful guest house is on a country road overlooking a valley.
We respect nature, animals and each other.
No smoking is allowed in the house.
No candles are allowed because of fire risk.
Please respect the space as your own.
The guest house is on an eco-friendly site in the middle of nature, energy and water are important resources for us. Please turn off taps when not in use e.g. when shampooing hair, brushing teeth or washing up.
Please take the garden furniture inside when leaving the property as sudden winds can occur.
The use of Candles are not allowed because of fire risk, please ask us for a led-candlelight.
We are a Sicilian-British couple that has relocated in 2011 in Sicily with the idea to live a more natural life. We both enjoy the countryside, working, creating an eco and permaculture site by living off our land as much as possible.
We both chose this land for the tranquility and peace. It invites to a deeper inner reflection and relaxation. That is why we have a min. stay of 3 nights
Both of us enjoy looking after our guests to make them feel comfortable and welcome.