Olive Grove Villa is a contemporary, architect-designed villa sleeping up to 6 people, with a separate Garden House annex, with two en suite bedrooms for 2-4 people. There are 1.5 hectares (4 acres) of private land, planted with flowers, olives and fruit trees – and both properties are furnished with distinctive, modern furniture and an interesting collection of art and photography. It would make the perfect holiday location for people who like contemporary style, rural seclusion and natural beauty – whether for quiet relaxation or energetic pursuits such as walking, hiking or cycling.
The house and garden lie within the boundaries of the Madonie mountain park and the mountain views from the front windows, the garden and both terraces are stunning. Despite its quiet seclusion, it is only 4kms from the nearest town, Polizzi Generosa, with restaurants, bars, a supermarket and various food shops. The nearest restaurant is only about 2.5kms miles away – and the nearest beaches are about 45 minutes’ drive. It has a small, unheated plunge pool, but there are two full-size swimming pools publicly available for 5 Euros a day at two nearby agritourismos.
The house is built on two floors – it has three bedrooms (two double beds and a third room with two single beds), three bathroom/shower rooms – and an attractive open-plan dining-room/living-room/kitchen, which takes up almost all the ground floor. Both the dining room and the living room have full-height folding glass doors which allow the space to be completely opened up to the terrace -- extensive wall and roof insulation keep the properties cool in summer and warm in the winter.
The main bedroom has an en suite shower room, a small private balcony/terrace at the front and French windows at the rear, leading out onto the rear terrace and a flight of steps down to the planted garden. The main ground floor terrace is about 20m long and has a full-length timber pergola, a shaded barbecue area (and outdoor shower) at the east end. There is a double parking area and space for another 1 or 2 cars. The Garden House has its own parking area and terrace, plus a kitchen/living room, with cooker, microwave and fridge.
Olive Grove Villa lies within the boundaries of the Madonie National Park (http://www.parks.it/parco.madonie/
) and is well located for exploring the beautiful mountains, rising to 2000m – 6500ft (above) which are perfect for hiking, riding, cycling/mountain biking, nature and painting holidays. Alternatively, guests can relax on the extensive terrace with its small plunge pool – or stroll along the numerous wooded paths and lanes in the neighbourhood. Water courses trickling down through the limestone rock ensure an all-round water supply, so the surrounding slopes are wooded and green throughout the year.
LayoutOlive Grove Villa - up to 6 people (price for 6)
2 doubles, 1 twin;
1 bathroomm with WC etc
2 shower rooms with WC etc
The Garden House - up to 4 people (price for 10 as it includes the main villa)
1 double, 1 twin/double (both en suite)
- Due to the all-white walls and art works, and the open-tread spiral staircase, the house is not suitable for children under 8.
- Smoking inside the house is not permitted and anyone smoking outside should be very aware of the danger of fire in the summer months.
- Please supply your flight details and arrival times as soon as possible.