Sea-view Apartment with Pool in Prestigious Private Estate
Bilocale Torre Conca is a two-room, sea-view apartment with pool usage on the first floor of a beautiful newly built building in the luxurious Residence Giardini Torre Conca. This high end, newly built private community stands on a cliff above the Tyrrhenian Sea just outside Cefalù, and would make a perfect base for any length of vacation.
A simple, versatile apartment, the Bilocale (an Italian term meaning two room apartment) measures 50m2 of indoor space, plus a small balcony with an uninterrupted panorama that is guaranteed to thrill no matter how often you return to drink it in.
Use of the modern swimming pool, soaked in warm sunshine and itself boasting a majestic coastal view, is shared between only six small apartments. So too is the outdoor kitchen with its permanent barbecue. The wider estate comprises 18 residential units, sharing 10,000m2 of communal gardens and facilities in which to unwind and relax. Let the cares of the world slip away in this exotic paradise, just a few hours from Europe’s major airports.
If you’re looking for an affordable entry into the Sicilian real estate market, whether as an investment, holiday bolthole or to relocate full time, this is an enticingly simple and hassle-free solution in an almost unbeatable location.
The main spaces of this airy apartment are a large kitchen-living room and a bedroom. The former has a dual aspect, with a pair of windows affording a sensational sea view. You can also take in the sight of your shared swimming pool on the deck below.
The bedroom is roomy, chiefly overlooking the gardens of the estate, but also offering sight of a wide expanse of sea. Each is fitted with an air-conditioning unit and energy-efficient double-glazing.
The bathroom is compact, with a shower, and there is also a shaded balcony from which to enjoy the two bodies of water underneath – one rather nearer, one infinitely larger but both endlessly inviting. To combine a sea-view apartment with poolside practicality is without doubt the best of both worlds.
Although Bilocale Torre Conca is on the first floor of the building, the sloping terrain means that it enjoys step-free access, making it a great choice for any buyers with mobility issues.
The Giardini Torre Conca stands just 500m inland from the beach with which it shares a name. A true local treasure, the Torre Conca is broad and deep, sheltered by cliffs and with fine shingles dipping serenely below the waves of the perfectly turquoise Mediterranean water. The only problem can be that parking is rather limited – but here you have a secret advantage, the residence offering private beachfront parking spaces to its residents! You and your guests can enjoy the beach to your hearts’ content, with the convenience of a short car ride back to towel off and refuel with a seafront lunch.
If you prefer to dine out, foodies will adore the latest addition to this beach, a wonderful seasonal restaurant which was the passion project of the Belgian chef Kobe Desramaults , recently lauded one of the world’s 50 best!
Just a ten minute drive away is Cefalù (technically the property Is part of the hill-top municipality of Pollina, although this is a longer drive and the feel of the place is certainly more beach town). The legendary beauty of this medieval settlement is highlighted by its spectacular, UNESCO World Heritage Site cathedral, the ruined temple atop a towering fortified outcrop, and the golden sandy beach. A magnet for tourists in high season, once the summer crowds dissipate in October Cefalù nevertheless manages to retain a distinct local identity, which has sadly slipped away from many higher-profile Italian resorts like Amalfi and Taormina.
Up the hills, into the sumptuous Madonie Natural Park, Pollina is a charming village with a sensational outdoor theatre set against a backdrop of rolling hills that extends as far as the eye can see. Castelbuono is home to arguably the world’s finest panettone and a popular music festival, and Gratteri is a favourite with our clients, several of whom have bought homes in the quintessentially Sicilian village.
An hour along the coast to the west, Palermo is Sicily’s first city, both historically and in terms of population and prestige. The thriving metropolis, rejuvenated after an often-painful twentieth century history, was Italy’s capital of culture in 2018 and is its capital of street food all year, every year!
The flat is the smallest in the whole residence – making it the cheapest possible way to buy into this friendly and meticulously designed community. To get a sea-view apartment with pool in this part of Sicily while spending so little and having no work to do at all is a really shining opportunity, not to be missed.
As a new build there is of course nothing to be done except to add your own touch in the form of fittings and furniture. Our friendly multilingual team would be delighted to help put you in touch with some reliable local professionals, who can help with everything from interior design to sourcing and delivering furnishings to suit all price ranges.
When budgeting, please be aware that there is a condominium charge for Bilocale Torre Conca that comes in two components. One fee goes towards the maintenance of the shared facilities in your apartment block, including the pool, barbecue area and gardens. The second is for the oversight and management of the wider estate, and helps to employ a custodian who lives on site, helping with everything from small DIY problems and local tips, to taking responsibility for the complex’s private roads and utilities. Whilst the exact sum is still to be determined, this will be calculated based in large part on the size of the unit – meaning that the compact apartment should incur well south of €100 p.c.m.
If you like the look of the Giardini Torre Conca, but are hunting for something a little larger, take a look at two sister properties in the same residence. Appartamento Platani is a larger ground floor apartment, while Villa Belvedere is a luxury three bedroom home with its own private pool.
Get in touch with us today if any questions that spring to mind about Bilocale Torre Conca. We look forward to hearing from you!