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Casetta nell’Oliveto is a small Sicilian cottage with sea views and land in the middle of an olive grove (about four dozen hundred-year-old olive trees). It sits in almost 5,000m2 of rolling land between the market town of Termini Imerese and the picturesque hilltop village of Caccamo in the north of Sicily, in the province of the island’s thriving capital, Palermo.
From the moment you arrive at this property you will have a sense of some of the best Sicily has to offer: mountains, trees, sea views and exotic Mediterranean vegetation. The house needs deep restoration work, but it will be well worth it!
The small Sicilian cottage, with sea views and land outside, has a living area of 28m2 and consists of an open plan living space and a bathroom. A little storage cupboard is just outside the front door. It’s been used as a summer escape by the previous owner, and so is already connected to the main water and electricity supplies.
The plot is fully fenced and has an access road, although the last few hundred metres of this are as-yet unpaved. We personally think this gives it a rustic charm, but could certainly put you in touch with an affordable and reliable local contractor if a smooth arrival is a priority!
Outdoors, the huge property contains about 40 olive trees, with plenty of space to plant more if you like the idea of trying your hand at oil production. On that note, they will need some pruning in the near future to maximise the yield, but even without adding more trees you can count on a good 200 litres of quality olive oil per year. You’ll also find fig trees, pines and mulberries here.
2.5km outside Termini Imerese, Casa nell’Oliveto enjoys wonderful views of the sea and the quiet, untouched countryside. The neighbours are mostly small farmhouses and similar weekend homes – the Sicilians love to get away from the humid towns and cities, especially in summer, and a few hundred metres of elevation brings a beautiful fresh breeze. This property sits at 160m above sea level.
Termini Imerese is conveniently located on the main road from Palermo (your most likely arrival point with its international airport) to Messina (the gateway to the Italian mainland). Nearby, the beautiful Norman seaside town of Cefalù is a perennial favourite of tourists, and the Madonie Natural Park offers stunning hikes and trekking. The nearest sandy beach is a 10 minute drive. And of course, in Sicily you’ll never be stuck for a good meal in even the smallest village!
This inexpensive restoration project benefits from a great location and could be turned into a holiday home, or even a permanent residence for someone looking to leave the cares of the modern world behind. One amazing opportunity to recognise is that, since the middle of 2020, the Italian government has been subsidising environmentally-friendly home upgrades with tax credits and subsidies worth up to 110% of what you spend! There’s never been a better time to invest in your own small Sicilian cottage with sea views and land.
To help you realise the true potential of Casa nell’Oliveto, it would be our pleasure to introduce you to our network of architects, designers, craftspeople and lawyers. All of these are trusted and experienced collaborators, who understand the needs of our international clientele, and many speak English as well. Of course, our services also include translation and interpretation as needed – not to mention Italian lessons at our nearby language school in Cefalù when you arrive!
We think that this peaceful and spacious oasis of calm offers the best of both worlds – you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but the convenience of the city is a short drive away. A lovely property, filled with potential, contact us today if you think Casa nell’Oliveto might be the right choice for you!