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Rustico Alto – Huge plot with an historic house to rebuild

€ 120,000
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Real Estate with sea-view in the Madonie Mountains

At the very top of The Permaculture Estate, Rustico Alto (‘the high cottage’) is a huge plot with an historic house to rebuild – a redevelopment project with tremendous ancestry and a spectacular sea view. With 26,000m2 of land and panoramic views, this is an opportunity to design and build your own getaway from the world, just over an hour from a major international airport.

The Rustico is listed for sale both as an individual property or as a part of the entire Permaculture Estate, an ambitious development which has been the passion project of the current owners for ten years. Their estate is comprised of three separate but connected plots, and they invite offers either for the individual units or for the Estate as a whole. Find out more about the ample family home of Casa Rosso or the hyper-modern and sustainably built Villa Isabella – or find out more about the entire plot,  The Permaculture Estate.


The Property

A huge plot with an historic house to rebuild – once a shepherd’s cottage dating back many years, Rustico Alto is a ruin with ample stone to provide the spine of a new building. There are already plans in place (with permission) to redevelop the house. This permission has taken 4 years to be obtained so the buyers will take a huge advantage.

The 6,5 acres of land are largely covered in greenery, with oak and olive trees predominant. The renewable irrigation system is comprehensive, with water taps at regular intervals. Of course, the pipes and infrastructure are all concealed underground. On this plot alone 160 trees have been planted.

There is a private access to the connecting road which runs through the estate, in turn connecting to the main provincial highway. Electricity and irrigation are already taken care of, so the construction work (taking advantage of some unprecedented offers from the Italian state) could begin almost immediately.



In the province of Palermo, the nearest sandy beach is just 5km down the provincial road. Along this drive you will pass the town of Lascari, with everything you could need on a day-to-day basis. Just to the west is the superb tourist town of Cefalù, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a medieval old town and a famous beach which stretches for kilometres. As you would expect from this area, tourist and recreational amenities abound, and The Permaculture Estate is within a stone’s throw of a hugely popular water park and a golf course which is due to be reopened in the near future.



There is permission in place for a building with a 125m2 footprint, plus a storeroom of an extra 25m2. All could be made from the existing stones, which would seal the historical flavour into your new home.

In such a richly-packed part of one of Italy’s most thriving touristic markets, the opportunities for full or part-time letting are obvious. If the three properties of the estate were combined this could create a truly spectacular wooded community, suitable for an artistic retreat, luxury rental accommodation or the retirement community you and your friends have always dreamed of.

Let us start taking you through the mechanics of buying a property in Sicily, and we would then be delighted to offer you the full range of our top quality services.

Zip: 90010
Country: Italy
Property Id: 971
Price: € 120,000
Property Size: 150 m2
Property Lot Size: 26,400 m2
Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
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