Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation at Villa San Tommaso is spread over two floors. The main entrance takes one into the generously proportioned, double-height living and dining area, offering views over the Anapo valley and access to the gorgeous panoramic terrace at the top of the garden. This space is beautifully and comfortably furnished and comprises a slightly raised living area, complete with the original stone olive oil pressing wheel (a hint at the property's former life), and a dining area with easy access to the spacious, well-equipped kitchen. Above the kitchen and accessed via stairs from the living area, is a mezzanine gallery, home to a large snug area with fireplace, TV and stereo. At the far end of the living area, a corridor leads to two bedrooms, a double and a double-twin sharing a bathroom with tub and a separate shower room. Stairs lead up from the corridor to the first floor, where there are two more spacious bedrooms, a double and a double-twin, each with its own en-suite shower room. Decoration, furnishings and fittings throughout are of impeccable taste and quality.
Outside: arrival at the house is either via a courtyard to the rear on the same level as the living area (and so convenient for loading and unloading) or from the bottom of the garden, where there is shaded parking. The inside living area leads directly to the top terrace, which has a large shaded dining table and views over the garden, pool and valley. The hanging gardens are ingeniously designed and planted, impeccably maintained and one of the most beautiful we've seen anywhere in Sicily. Paths lead down from terrace to terrace, past the panoramic Jacuzzi and decked solarium below the house, across manicured lawns and through a cornucopia of colourful Mediterranean flora, to the stunning pool. Here there is a selection of shady and sun-drenched terraces and more fabulous views.