Angheli

SICILY

Menfi

  • 12 Sleeps
  • 6  Bedrooms
  • 6  Bathrooms
BACK

Download Villa PDF

Please complete the required highlighted fields
Please send me your email newsletter

About the Villa

A luxuriously finished, beautifully appointed villa with heatable infinity pool, gym and sea views.

Occupying a panoramic position overlooking the beach of the Belice Nature Reserve and the sparkling sea beyond, Angheli blends sophisticated luxury with a sense of warm hospitality to create a refined, convivial ambience. Generously proportioned, lovingly crafted interiors spill out onto wide-open terraces, and walled courtyard gardens offer orange blossom-scented seclusion.

"Angheli is an amazing home. The decorating is first class and the setting was magical." HL, Australia, September 2019

A unique experience at Angheli April 2020
Gather your friends and family together for a unique, immersive one-week culinary extravaganza with chef Emilia Strazzanti.
Find out more

Angheli in the press:
The Financial Times, July 2018

Internet Connections Explained

BACK

All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

Close

Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  12
  • Bedrooms  6
  • Double beds  3
  • Twins  2
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Bathrooms  6
  • ... of which en suite  6
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Breakfast preparation ²
  • Heatable infinity pool (LxW in m) ³ 10x4.5
  • Gym 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Underfloor heating 
  • Safe 
  • Library 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • Bluetooth speakers 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Hammam/steam room 
  • Table tennis 
  • Shopping service 
  • Sea views 
  • Exclusive beach club access 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ from 8.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays)
² the maid will lay the table and clear up afterwards, from about 8.00am to 10.00am Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays) ingredients not included - payable on presentation of receipts
³ chlorine-free - a saline filtration system is used. The pool may be heated on request for an extra weekly fee of €525. There is no shallow end, but a constant depth of 1.5m
includes SKY Cinema and Sport
entrance fees apply

 

Inside: accommodation at Angheli is spread over the main house and a guesthouse. The front door takes one from a welcoming courtyard into a beautifully conceived and luxuriously furnished living area, with lofty white-beamed ceilings and a large cobalt sofa looking out through sliding glass doors to the terrace, the infinity pool, and the sea beyond. Light grey resin floors and white walls create bright, airy ambience while also providing the perfect backdrop for the rich hues of the furnishings and the artwork and decorative pieces that adorn the room. This living area is the true hub of the property, off which the rest of the accommodation flows organically. A few wide steps to the right take one past a curvaceous staircase to the large open-plan dining area and kitchen. The former hosts a convivially large table, while the latter is a dream for anyone who loves to cook. Expertly designed and beautifully crafted, the kitchen revolves around an impressively well-equipped, double-sided stainless steel island with both induction and gas hobs. Whoever is on kitchen duty need not miss out on the sea views, thanks to the large sliding glass doors that also provide seamless access to the shady, panoramic al fresco dining area. A second glazed door near the dining table leads outside to a terrace, equipped with a large built-in barbecue and double sinks, just a few steps away from the al fresco dining area.

Heading back to the living room, five steps take one down to a second, cosy living area with four comfy armchairs gathered round a TV. To one side, a glazed door opens out into a delightful walled garden, while to the other is the first bedroom, a sea-view double-twin with en-suite shower room and sliding glass doors accessing a private section of terrace, the gardens and the pool. At the far end of the second living room is the master suite, a generously proportioned room featuring a four-poster bed, wonderful sea views, access to a private terrace, and a luxurious bathroom with large walk-in shower.

Back in the first living area, an elegant staircase takes one up to the first floor landing, off which are three more bedrooms: two doubles and a twin, each with its own beautiful en-suite shower room. The two doubles have private panoramic terraces looking out over the pool, the surrounding vineyards and the sea.

Accommodation at Angheli is completed by a guesthouse, situated just a few steps across the entrance courtyard from the main house. Here there is a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and, next door, a well-equipped gym and steam room.

Outside: from the parking area, one accesses a welcoming walled courtyard. To the right is the guesthouse, while to the left, a few steps down, is a secluded little garden with emerald lawns and citrus trees, a wonderful spot to lie down and read a book in the shade. To the front of the house is a large expanse of terrace on several levels. Accessed from the main living area, is a gorgeous shady area furnished with two outsize sofas. From here, a few wide steps lead up to the al fresco dining area, which is conveniently accessed from the kitchen. A few more steps lead down across the lawns to the wonderful heatable infinity pool, which boasts magnetic views across the vineyards and out to sea. All bedrooms except the twin on the first floor have their own terrace, offering more of those stunning views.

 

Think About

Angheli features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. There is a drop from the infinity edge so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.

Guests staying at Angheli have privileged access to Planeta's exclusive Beach Club at Lido Fiori in Menfi (entrance fees apply).
BACK TO TOP