Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation at Corte del Sole is all on one floor and revolves around the spacious, high-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen-diner (complete with breakfast bar and panoramic dining table) and living area, which is connected to the garden and pool area via a series of large French windows. The sense of space that characterises the reception areas continues into the sleeping areas, which comprise two lovely bedrooms, a double and a double-twin, each with its own en-suite shower room. A third bathroom with tub is situated just off the living area. Handmade terracotta floor tiles run throughout the house, complemented by the earthy, simple colours of the walls and the softly spoken style of the furnishings and fittings. Traditional Sicilian elements blend seamlessly with more contemporary touches and the result is thoroughly calming and peace-inducing.
Outside: the focal point of the outdoor areas is the lovely pool area, complete with a pergola-shaded dining table, which has been positioned to take full advantage of the stunning views out towards the sea and the Egadi Islands. A lawned garden to the front of the house makes a great play area for younger children, while to the rear, via some flourishing Mediterranean flora, is a raised, panoramic knoll, the ideal spot for the evening ritual of watching the sun melt into the sea behind the Egadi Islands.