Recently Restored Holiday Home
This one-bedroom town house in the village of Gratteri, twenty minutes’ from Sicily’s north coast, is listed at a very buyer-friendly price for quick sale. The current owner bought the property some years ago and spent over €90,000 on the property, but finds himself unable to make enough use of it and so is motivated to sell in order to buy closer to home. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Divided between three floors, the vertically-built house consists of one bedroom, a reception room and a top-floor kitchen which opens directly onto a small terrace. All of the framework, plastering, electricity and plumbing have been recently refreshed and Maison Emiliano only needs furniture and finishings. It’s a great solution for someone too independently-minded to buy a furnished house, but who doesn’t fancy the hassle or unpredictable expenses of a restoration project.
The kitchen-terrace is probably the standout feature, with a fully-glazed wall with French windows guaranteeing light, fresh air and convenience all year round. Downstairs, the bathroom is modern and practical, and the design work on the feature walls (with exposed masonry), staircases and wooden ceilings gives the property an unmissable character and sense of connection to its history.
Surrounded by National Parkland
Gratteri is a short drive from the famous beach town of Cefalù, inland and slightly to the west (towards Palermo and the airport). The surrounding hills of the Madonie Natural Park make an idyllic green backdrop to this small and welcoming village. The traditional Sicilian way of life is still prevalent here, with small-scale agriculture and food production the main industry. However, the nearby town of Lascari offers supermarkets and all the trappings of modern life. The island’s capital, Palermo, is about an hour away by car.
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