AGRUME' COUNTRY HOUSE 8

Sicilia - Catania - SANTA VENERINA

Description:

PRIVATE STRUCTURE (Lease only - CIR CODE 19087048C226284). Standing on the slopes of Etna, an area of undisputed naturalistic interest, is this house within an extensive farm estate whose land is guarded by expanses of citrus trees and rows of vines. The house, which originally included the winepress as well, has been skilfully renovated maintaining its antique flavour with the addition of modern touches. The four air-conditioned bedrooms, all with bathrooms at their disposal, are located between the ground and first floor. All the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the outside, creating a pleasant union between inside and outside. The modern, well-equipped kitchen, the dining room which opens onto the terrace, the spacious living room on the upper floor, all help to make your dream of a perfect holiday come true, brightened by the view over the countryside; and again, numerous terraces set up for outdoor meals, embellished with relaxation areas on the lawn, in panoramic positions like the swimming pool: the most beautiful spot for admiring the view of the infinite panorama which stretches to the sea. We are about half an hour from the highest peaks of Etna and from elegant and vibrant Taormina with its beaches, numerous shops, bars and restaurants. A few minutes away by car is Santa Venerina with shops for basic necessities and typical restaurants and bars of the area. The house is less than an hour from Catania and is easily accessible.

Interior:

The house has three floors. The ground and upper floors are connected by an internal staircase while the basement, with recreation room, has separate access from the outside. The main entrance on the ground floor, accessed by two steps, leads into a small hallway (with stairs to the first floor) and a corridor leading to two double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom and both with direct access to the terrace, and to a twin bedroom (with joinable beds on request) with double entrance from both the corridor and the living room, with access to the terrace and served by a bathroom with shower. Also along the corridor is the kitchen which leads directly (down a step) to the garden and to the outdoor dining area with barbecue. The ground floor is completed by the dining room with access to the panoramic terrace with dining area and living area with sofas and armchairs. On the upper, mezzanine, floor is the fourth bedroom with ensuite bathroom with hydromassage tub. Also on this floor is a large living room with sofas that overlooks the dining room on the lower floor. A slightly sloping path leads down to the spacious recreation room in the basement which also contains two guest bathrooms and the laundry room.

Park:

The house is set on hilly terrain that distributes the property over several terraces, facing the 8-hectare citrus grove. Surrounded by terraces on the same level as the house that have been organised with dining areas, barbecue and seating areas, the garden, mainly lawn and flowers with orange trees, continues slightly downhill with a few short flights of steps that lead to the terraces below. The last terrace overlooking the sea contains the infinity pool next to the citrus grove. The 2-car parking area is located in a reserved space between the entrance gate and the house. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The infinity pool lies on the lower terrace of the garden with a panoramic view over the countryside, stretching to the sea in the distance. About 100 m from the house, a path and a few steps lead down to the rectangular pool which, measuring 5 x 10 m with a constant depth of 1.40 m, is lined in PVC and has salt purification, internal lighting, seating on the long side and steps for access to the water. On the surrounding sunbathing area, sunbeds have been set out on a smooth concrete surface and a lawn area shaded by a pergola. On one side is a cold-water shower. The pool can also be used at night thanks to lighting both inside and outside the pool. The pool is available from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes, up to medium size. € 50,00 per week or part of a week per animal
Handicap: Uncertified property
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • satellite tv
  • bluetooth speaker
  • wi-fi internet connection
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • american coffee machine
  • espresso coffee machine
  • moka coffee maker
  • toaster
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • hair dryer
  • mosquito screens in the bedrooms
  • mobile barbecue
TO DO

Location and distances


Agrumè Country House is located five minutes by car from the small centre of Santa Venerina, one of the many municipalities that are located around the slopes of Etna. The house is located in an ideal position for exploring the towns of Etna, such as Zafferana, an obligatory stop along the excursion route on Etna which can be visited in various ways, with guides or, independently, hiking or by bike and then maybe opting for a stop at the foot of Etna to sample the local products. The old town of Randazzo, called the Black City due to the extensive use of lava stone for the urban architecture, is surprising for the numerous churches and basilicas scattered throughout its historic centre, at 750 m above sea level and 15 km from the central crater. Bronte, renowned throughout the world for the production of pistachios, lies on the slopes of Etna, offering from the top of its hills a unique panorama in which the houses, superimposed on each other, stand out among the mass of lava rocks. In the larger towns of Acireale and Giarre-Riposto, just a 15-minute drive away, you will find supermarkets, numerous bars and restaurants as well as renowned churches, squares and buildings. You can find basic necessities in Santa Venerina, with restaurants, a pizzeria and a small supermarket. For the adventurous, about 13 km away is the Etna Adventure Park with itineraries for all ages; for those who like boat trips, the tourist port of Riposto offers numerous opportunities to explore the beauty of the surrounding areas, from Taormina (about half an hour from the house) up to Etna and the Gole dell'Alcantara. The house can be reached in less than an hour from the Catania airport, along the motorway or the state road that runs along the coast and then climbs up to a hilly area and then on to the house which is located at 292 m above sea level.

Airport: Catania 39 km
Train station: Giarre - Riposto 9 km
Highways: Highway A18 exit Giarre 5 km
Shops and services: Santa Venerina 1,5 km, Zafferana 4 km, Acireale 9 km
Beaches: Ionian Sea - Santa Tecla 9 km, Stazzo 9 km, Taormina 31 km
Parking: Two car spaces within the property
Access roads: The main gate is directly on the main road and gives onto the parking.
Attractions within 100 km: Zafferana 4 kms, Acireale 9 kms, Giarre 9 kms, Parco Avventura Etna 9 kms, Riposto 10 kms, Linguaglossa 27 kms, Taormina 36 kms, Catania 39 kms, Randazzo 45 kms, Bronte 55 kms, Siracusa 89 kms
Altitude: 295 slm

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10
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10
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
10
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Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
3/28/2024 - 6/29/2024 4 Nights Everyday
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 1/3/2026 4 Nights Everyday

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