Real Estate in Ciminna
A stunning countryside property with pool in the Sicilian hills, Villa Svizzera (‘Villa Switzerland’) is located approximately 30km south-east of Palermo in the hills of a nature reserve with a wide view of meadows, mountains, villages and the sea.
The three-story house sits in almost 6 hectares of very well-kept, fenced property boasting many olive trees and a convenient driveway with an electric gate. Built on a floor plot of around 90m2 it is technically flawless, has all necessary documentation and is very well equipped.
The villa is divided into two completely independent living units on the first and second floors respectively, and the ground floor space still remains to be developed and could easily serve as an extra apartment, garage, workshop or spa area.
Two fully furnished apartments, each of which contains a bright living room with panoramic windows and terraces, a kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All furniture, including electronics, will remain in the property.
The villa is served by gas central heating (from a large liquid gas tank in the garden), air conditioning, satellite TV and internet. By the standards of a typical Sicilian house, there are many large windows, giving the interior appear a very bright, airy feel. These are fitted with electric blinds to darken the house as needed.
A special highlight of this property is the 5x15m swimming pool, with a depth of up to 2m. Swimming here and enjoying the complete peace and endless rolling vista is something really special. The owner once spent €70,000 alone on the construction of the pool and surroundings. He also built a water pipe from the house to the closest connection point for the main water supply, which needs only to be connected. The cost for this work was € 40,000.
The nearest town, slightly under 2km away, is Ciminna and then a little further lie Ventimiglia and Baucina. If you want to switch off and relax, this is the place for you. Hiking, swimming in the pool and simply drinking in the wonderful view, that is the simple but deep joy of this property. The sea is a 35 minutes drive away, and the major metropolis of Sicily’s capital Palermo is also within easy reach; Palermo Airport (on the far side of the city) takes around 75 minutes.
The Danish owner and builder of this property, who despite having reached a certain age still practices as a dentist in Switzerland, has now decided that if he retires professionally he would prefer to travel around the world for a few more years. He is therefore ready to sell his house here, previously his oasis of calm. He understands that the current market will not support the sums he invested here about 5 years ago – now is your chance to grab a real bargain!
The second apartment and glamorous pool makes this a prime option for a rental property if you would like your new real estate in Sicily to work for you! The market is strong and especially in summer the returns on your investment could be significant. We would be happy to provide you with a report on the economics of investing in Palermo and its province if you need to know more.
The tax advantages to being resident in Sicily are generous, but if, like the previous owner, you do not plan to make this your permanent home, why not let us run it for you when you’re not around? We have long offered vacation management services for all kinds of real estate in Sicily, and trust us, this glamorous property with a pool in Palermo’s hills would be an incredible prospect for holidaymakers! You can see yourself from the photos above.
Despite the significantly higher construction and development costs, the seller calls here an incredible price of only €200,000. You should calculate a commission of 3.6% (including VAT) to cover agency fees and trustworthy, locally-based multilingual support throughout the process.