Yes, I am gutted. I need to sell my house in Sicily.
We moved to England for my son’s education, but when I look at all my lovely photos in Sicily I feel a bit broken-hearted, especially as today, the temperature there is 19 degrees centigrade (that’s 67 degrees Fahrenheit).
I want to sell it to someone who will love it as much as I do, and will really enjoy it to the full.
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Kitchen-diner, including large balcony which overlooks a lemon grove (the lovely owner lets you nick lemons)
- Roof terrace where you can have barbecues, enjoy panoramic views over the mountains and exchange sausages with neighbours
- Integral garage
- Mad neighbours
- You can grow cacti in the garden
- None of the neighbours are in the Mafia (those ones got put in prison about three years ago)
- Wine cellar. Ha ha! Not really. It’s a secure underground lock-up about 16 feet square, for storing your own items if letting the house out for holiday makers. But you could also put wine in it, if you wanted to.
- Central heating. A rare treat in Sicily which you will appreciate on winter evenings.
- Air conditioning, a life saver in Sicily which you might die without.
- Mosquito nets in every window.
- Always maintained in a state of extreme cleanliness, thanks to my Sicilian mother-in-law.
This is a large house. It is four storeys tall. The total floor area is 175 square metres (including the integral garage). The footprint of the house, excluding the courtyard garden, is 5.315 metres by 11.35 metres. The courtyard garden is roughly 5 metres by 4 metres.
The sale includes the fitted kitchen, with oven, fridge-freezer and microwave. If wanted, we can also leave you:
- three very large wardrobes
- a sofa, a chaise longue and a sofa bed
- two beds (a double and a single)
- A desk
- A computer desk
- A book case
- plus various other items of furniture.
We can remove all this if it’s not wanted!
The kitchen-diner, which is made of cherry wood and has a balcony outside for hanging laundry, overlooking a lemon orchard and the mountains:
These are some of the bedrooms and bathrooms.
The house is in Aspra, a village which has 5 sandy beaches. One is for the fishermen to keep their boats and sell fresh fish.
The other 4 beaches are for swimmers and sunbathers.
For an overhead view, follow the link. Look for Via Concordia Mediterranea. When you find Ristorante Marilyn, you will see a block of houses to the west of it.
Here, I have marked the house with yellow arrows. The house marked with a red X is Mrs. Greenfingers’ house. As you will see by the fact her house looks green, the Screen of Privacy has grown amazingly. (If you have no idea what I am on about, please allow me to introduce you to Mrs. Greenfingers and her Screen of Privacy.)
There is a train which takes you into central Palermo in 12 minutes. It also takes you to Cefalu’, Castelbuono and Termini Imerese. From Palermo Central station you can get trains and coaches to anywhere in Sicily.
(If you’re English you’ll find this train futuristic and highly impressive, whereas if you’re Sicilian you will moan about it, and if you’re German you’ll be disgusted.)
Here’s a taster of Palermo:
It is also the only house in Sicily which comes with a user manual about the neighbours.
If you are interested in knowing more (including the agonisingly low price it has currently been haggled down to) please CONTACT ME.
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