Detailed villa description
Inside: the accommodation at La Favorita is on two floors and has been lovingly furnished and decorated by the owner. Family heirlooms, including two fascinating family trees, antique maiolica tiled floors and many other original features hint at the house's venerable history, while the spacious, airy and romantic bedrooms are a pleasure to retire to. The main entrance takes one into a hallway, off which, to the right, is a drawing room with TV and a reading room. Moving straight on one comes to a central billiard room from where one may access all the other rooms on the ground floor: a double bedroom with adjacent shower room; a generously proportioned, high-ceilinged living room with plenty of sofas, a fireplace, and access to the front terrace and gardens; a large, elegant dining room; and a roomy, well-equipped kitchen (complete with cook). Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the first floor and the main sleeping quarters, comprising three large double bedrooms and two double-twins. The first is a double with sea views and en-suite shower room. Opposite this is the spacious master suite, complete with double bedroom, a small sitting area, and an en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower. Next comes a twin-double bedroom with sea views, a third double bedroom with terrace access, and a shared shower room. Accommodation on the first floor is completed by a second twin-double bedroom with en-suite shower room and access to a large panoramic terrace with gorgeous views of the sea, the Egadi Islands and Erice. Next to the pool, should you require a little extra space, is a guest house with a double-twin bedroom and en-suite shower room. This shower room is also intended for use by guests using the pool and is therefore accessible both from the pool area and from the bedroom.
Outside: the villa sits on a large expanse of beautifully tended private parkland. Lawns alternate with avenues of palms, olive and citrus groves and manicured Mediterranean shrubs to create an extremely pleasant environment in all seasons. The large heatable pool makes for comfortable bathing even in the lower seasons, while the addition of a pool house, complete with bar, lounge area, bedroom and full bathroom offers a whole new dimension to poolside living. The younger members of your group, meanwhile, will be kept happily busy with the little play area next to the pool house. It is equipped with a trampoline a slide and other toys.
Service: La Favorita is a fully-serviced villa with cook, maid and houseman. For meals, just let the staff know day by day whether you require lunch and/or dinner, choose from the menus on offer or tell them of any preferences you may have. They will organise the rest. Food and drink bills are paid locally, giving you complete flexibility to experience the best and freshest local produce.