This charming country estate is located in the Monacelli district of the beautiful Partinico Hills, known for its mild weather and fertile terrain. Home of the famous musician Frank Zappa, Partinico is rich in historical landmarks such as the ancient towers of Albachiara and Bonura or the Reale Cantina Borbonica (Real Bourbon Cellar) – an important center for the collection and sale center of wine, liquors, and olive oil built-in 1800 – which represents one of the most beautiful and important works left to us from the passage of the Spanish Bourbons in Sicily.
Partinico and the quaint neighboring villages offer many sea-front restaurants to enjoy the famous Sicilian hospitality and the delicacies of Sicilian cuisine. A 30-minute drive takes you to the Zingaro Nature Reserve, with its secluded, pristine sandy beaches and walking trails, or the remote and evocative archeological site of Segesta with its 5th century Doric Temple and the even older Greek Amphitheater.
At the end of a long gravel driveway sits the main villa, built in the typical Sicilian country house style, surrounded by almond and apricot trees and by a vast orchard of Nocellara Belice olive trees, a very high yield and low acidity type of olives characteristic of Western Sicily. A spacious tiled covered porch with an outdoor kitchen wraps around 3 sides of the house and offers an idyllic space to entertain or enjoy a quiet afternoon sipping an ice tea while listening to the sounds of nature.
On the first floor, the chromatic atmosphere of a typical Sicilian kitchen with green, blue, and yellow-tinged ceramic countertops and backsplash brings the promise of delicious meals and time spent around a table enjoying cannoli and limoncello with friends and family. Through a large brick arch, you can access the spacious dining room and a comfortable living room with a cozy wood-burning fireplace. A small bedroom and a guest bathroom are also on this floor.
On the second level, a large primary bedroom opens onto a wide terrace with spectacular views of the olive orchard and the hilltops in the distance. Three more bedrooms and 2 shared bathrooms complete this floor. An additional room is already plumbed to become a kitchen and make the second floor an independent apartment. A second smaller building currently used as tool storage could be transformed into an additional dwelling unit.
This is a hidden gem in the Sicilian countryside, in a very central location, not too distant from the regional capital of Palermo, or the town of Trapani, and the world-renowned beach of San Vito.
With a few updates and some maintenance, a swimming pool or a hot tub, it could become a true piece of heaven! The land can be subdivided into two parcels or the house and the land can be sold separately. The olive yield is very high and could also create a stream of income if brought into production. Give us a call today to take advantage of this unique opportunity to own a villa with an olive orchard in Italy!