A new offering from Cottages to Castles, we welcome the newly built cottage of La Gemma. A delightful home nestled within the landscapes of Alcammo just 2.5km from the sandy beaches of Castellammare del Golfo.
A peaceful setting, La Gemma is set behind large wrought iron gates with truly breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding Sicilian landscapes. And from the wonderful covered veranda, perfect for a little al fresco dining, offers views down to the sandy stretch of coastline below.
The swimming pool and gardens have been elegantly designed to appreciate the views and tranquil surroundings for those who wish to simply relax and soak up the Sicilian sun.
Step inside and La Gemma has much more of a funky vibe as the owners have worked with a real twist of colour and style. Quirky prints, modern fitments and colourful walls juxtaposed with vaulted timber ceilings create a real different experience to the world outside.
Located in a residential village just 2km from Castellammare del Golfo, the 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 sitting room/ diner & fully equipped kitchen
- Two shower rooms
- Two double bedrooms
- Twin bedroom
- Washing machine
- Covered car port
- 8 x 4m swimming pool
- Covered veranda
- Outside shower
- Airconditioning units are in the one of the double bedrooms and in the kitchen (from which the other bedrooms can benefit).
- Electricity consumption (which covers air-conditioning and heating) over and above 100 KW per week is payable locally at the rate of Euros 0,50 per KW.
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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