Sleeps 6-8
Price per week €2200—€5800

A dream house right on the sea on an island we didn't know - such a great holiday, we came back so relaxed!

Martha, Somerset

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Living Space

The Light House has 2 separate living quarters that can be used independently or as a whole, they are connected.

3 bedrooms:
Suite 1
Master bedroom with large en suite bathroom with bath and shower
Sitting room
Dining area
Kitchen

Suite 2
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
Twin bedroom with separate bathroom
Large sitting room with kitchen

Both bodies of the house have roof terraces and there is another terrace area between the two corps

Amenities

Swimming pool (5 x 3m)
Large sail shade over BBQ area with decking for dining
Outdoor fridge
Shower by pool
2 separate terraces linked by a large dining area under a covered wood pergola
Gas Weber BBQ with grill and burners
Hammocks
15,000 sq m garden
Air conditioning
Under floor heating
Open fires
WiFi
2 Flat Screen TVs (one in each sitting room)
Satellite TV (Sky)
Fitness area equipped with TRX suspension training
gear
Board games
Books
2 bicycles (more can be hired locally)
2 DVDs player (clients to bring own DVDs)
2 I-Pod dock
Safe
Egyptian cotton sheets
The house is no smoking

Domestic Services

Maid service once a week (more by arrangement, payable locally)
House Manager
Gardener

A cook is available on request (payable locally)

Location

Favignana is one of three islands which make up the Egadi Islands in the Sicilian Archipelago
Favignana town is 5 miles by car, and has a small port, restaurants, a market and some good bars and cafes
Cala Azzurra beach is 5 minutes by bicycle
Cala Rossa beach is 10 minutes by bike
Bue Marino beach is 10 minutes away

Transport

Fly to Trapani or Birgi Airport (Sicily) from London and some regional airports. From Birgi airport take taxi (15 miles) to Trapani port, there are hourly hydrofoils to Favignana

Private transfers to and from the airport can be arranged

Local Information

The island of Favigana has a mountain ridge in the middle of the island, topped with a 12th Century castle, separating the two “wings” covered in parched fields. Italians know all about this sun-drenched spot, five miles off the western coast of Sicily, but it remains gloriously overlooked by the rest of the world.
With its two main piazzas and its low Mediterranean houses, the town is really pretty.

There are lots of different water sports right near the house: speed boats, snorkeling, SCUBA can all be arranged in advance. There are mountain walks on Levanzo e Marettimo, bicycles & scooter hire is nearby as well as lots of sightseeing.

Favignana is resolutely Italian, and so after a long lunch, there is barely time for a siesta and a quick swim before heading into town for an aperitivo, the passeggiata, then dinner, followed by a gelato and a stroll by the harbour’s edge. Fresh tuna, lobster, prawns and squid are on every menu, while Arabic influences are common. Pasta dishes might include almond or fresh mind; puddings use candied fruit and pistachios. Ice-cream parlours are on every corner serving flavours such as peach, fig, blood orange, almond and jasmine. Perhaps the best is La Pasticceria on via Garibaldi, where queues gather at 11pm each night to eat fine gelato served in warm, fresh-baked brioches.

From The Light House you get magnificant views of Erice, Trapani & Marsala.

Our View

A fabulous light-filled cutting edge house surrounded by the beauty and ancient traditions of this island, the perfect marriage! The house is nicknamed “La Farfalla”, The Butterfly, because of its shape. A symmetrical building with a shaded courtyard in the middle, we love the clean lines and shapes in this house.

The beautiful garden is full of strong smelling indigenous plants: almonds, mulberries, figs, olives, bougainvillea, aloe vera and many others. There is a fabulous, huge lawn in front of the house, ideal for children running around and great for playing games.

The garden leads down to a very modern pool with comfy cushions and sunbeds, all with a large linen sail above it for shade if that’s what you need. The inside of the house is just as stylish as you would expect from a house of this quality, with marble bathroom, stone floors and lots of glass, this is the perfect modern home to enjoy in the sun.

We are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful house to our clients.

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