Famous over the years with film directors and photographers, yet rarely an opportunity arises to reside within walking distance of the picturesque hamlet of Scopello.
Surrounded by lush green mountains and with private access (from an unmaintained path across the road) down to the nearby natural rocky beach cove, Baia Segreta is a very special property. The cove of rock and crystalline waters is within walking distance and is a fabulous spot to relax and catch a few rays of sunshine. Emerging from the water like a sail boat from ancient times, a rock aptly named La Vela (the sail) is just one of many picturesque seascapes along this coastline. Alternatively, other beaches are reachable within a short distance.
The peace and tranquillity of Scopello echoes through the grounds and the villa itself, as you enter through the private gated entrance to Baia Segreta. With a 8m x 4m swimming pool and rather elegant pool area surrounded by palms and olive trees, there are only the sound of crickets to disturb your relaxation.
A wonderful expansive covered veranda wraps around the villa and provides a cool place to dine al fresco, enjoy a glass of wine and whatever has been prepared on the barbecue after the sun goes down.
Inside, Baia Segreta is a spacious, light and airy home with accommodation that caters for up to 7 guests. In addition to this, there is a delightful d’pendance in the grounds with a double bedroom and shower room for two further guests.
As rich in history as it is in beauty, Scopello lies between the beautiful Zingaro Nature Reserve and the bustling resort of Castellammare del Golfo.
The Tonnara di Scopello, a tuna fishery is an important part of Sicilian history and when it closed it became a popular place of interest to visit and explore. The Baglio also a major part of Scopello’s history, was once part of a historic settlement but now the heart of the village itself with a courtyard bustling with trattorias, cafe bars and gelato sellers.
The pretty little picturesque town of Nearby Castellammare del Golfo is a pretty little picturesque town bursts with energy and activity during the summer months. This coastal town roughly translated as Sea Fortress of the Gulf, sits in the famous gulf of Northwest Sicily.
Its harbour is dominated by its castle, claiming both Arab and Norman heritage, and is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions with an interesting little museum (free entrance). There is a wonderful array of restaurants, pizzeria’s & bars here where you can enjoy a hand-made gelato or a refreshing Sicilian granita. You can also catch a boat excursion including a trip that sails around the peninsula allowing you to see the national park of Zingaro and the hilltop town of Scopello from the sea.
The harbour is a hive of activity during the morning with fisherman in their typical blue and white boats, as they return with their catch of the day to supply the local restaurants and markets.
If you wish to explore a little further afield for a real taste of Sicily, then Castellammare del Golfo is an excellent base for exploring. The nearby city of Trapani was almost all but destroyed during WWII, however the old town is still worth a visit including the restored Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.
The small collection of islands known as the Egadi Islands, lie just off Trapani’s coastline and two of these islands are just a 30 minute boat trip away, where one can swim, dive, cycle and explore.
But a trip to this region would not be complete without experiencing the capital of Palermo. Layered with history there are almost too many things here to see, the Cathedral and Catacombs of Cappucini sit comfortably next to The Modern Art Gallery and Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest indoor theatre.
- Open plan spacious sitting/dining room
- Kitchen with oven, hob and fridge/freezer.
- Double bedroom with ensuite shower room with WC etc.
- Two twin bedrooms
- One single bedroom
- Bathroom with overhead shower
- Double bedroom (with adjacent shower room accessible from outside only).
Please note air conditioning is available in one twin bedroom and the double bedroom in the main villa and in the dependance only.
- Swimming pool
- Outside shower
- Covered veranda
- Private access to the local beach*
- Electricity consumption (which covers air conditioning and heating) over and above 150 KW per week is payable locally at the rate of Euros 0,50 per KW.
* access is via an unmaintained path across the road
Swimming pool open between early April and late October (weather permitting).
Minimum 5 night stays between October and May available on request
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