OldNoar Maisons de Charme is an old restored stone house of the nineteenth century, which stands in front of an ancient water mill still working in the old medieval village of Novara di Sicilia, a hillside village which lies between the Nebrodi and Peloritani, that is only 30 minutes from the Tyrrhenian Sea, Marinello and Tindari, facing the Aeolian Islands, and just 45 minutes from the Ionian coast of Taormina-Giardini Naxos.
The ancient village of Novara di Sicilia is part of the "most beautiful villages in Italy", and has its roots in the heart of the Middle Ages, with a long history linked to the Arabs, the Normans, and the Cistercians, in fact, near the village are the ruins of the former Cistercian monastery of Sicily, whose foundation dates back to 1137. The village is really unique alternating ancient alleys, steps and corners of rare scenic beauty, where you can still feel the authenticity of the ancient countries once and true Sicilian life, where time seems to stand still, thus creating a unique place where you can completely retreat.
OldNoar Maisons de Charme is a fully independent private house, situated in one of the historic districts of Novara of Sicily, San Michele, and can accommodate up to 5 persons consisting of four levels:
- ground floor, main entrance hall and living room with sofa bed;
- In the basement, kitchen, bathroom and back door leading directly to the outside space fully equipped for breakfast, lunch and dinner with table and chairs, from here you can access the garden where there are fruit trees, area relax with panoramic views of Tindari and the Aeolian Islands (north) and the rocks and Salvatesta and Leone (south);
-at the first floor, study with desk, bedroom (double bed or twin beds) with a window overlooking the garden of the house;
-at the second floor, the master bedroom with balcony overlooking the garden / sea and mountains, living area and bathroom with shower panoramic view of the sky.
The large garden extends over 4 terraces:
- two levels are characterized by a very green lawn;
- the Cistercians Garden with medicinal plants, pergola with grapes and relax area
- mediterranean garden with ornamental plants, hammock and sunbeds
The house was completely restored in 2015 by the famous French architect in love with the typical architecture of the town of Novara of Sicily, using bio ecological materials such as plaster and enamels water, woods of beech and chestnut, local sandstone, fabrics like curtains and carpets, cotton and linen Sicilian ancient workmanship. All the furniture has been studied in detail, a perfect marriage between the ancient, the modern design and the charm thus creating a cozy and relaxing.
On request and on reservation, it is possible to have breakfast in the garden during the summer season, organized by a pastry shop in the town.
In Novara of Sicily during the year there are various religious and cultural events related to the traditions of the local food and wine festivals as Hazel, the famous local cheese "Maiorchino" and the religious festival of the Virgin Mary on August 15.
From here you can reach many places and archaeological and natural sites as the Argimusco valley, the Sicilian-Greek necropolis of Tripi, shelter prehistoric site of Sperlinga and Malabotta wood. Here on advance booking and on request is possible to organize guided tours and visits with experts guide.
The nearby main tourist destinations such as Syracuse, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Catania, Etna, the Aeolian Islands and Palermo can be reached by car easily from Novara di Sicilia.
Facilities & Features OldNoar Maisons de Charme
- General services:
- Child Friendly,
- Reading Room,
- TV Room
- Excursions on request,
- Horseback Riding facilities in vicinity,
- Horseback Riding treks,
- Dining Facilities:
- Restaurant in vicinity
- Leisure Amenities:
- Amenities Beach,
- Golf Course in vicinity,
- Jogging track,
- Sun Terrace,
- WiFi Internet connection
Room facilities available OldNoar Maisons de Charme
- General Services Room:
- Balcony or terrace,
- Bathroom with shower,
- Ensuite bathroom,
- Garden view,
- Hair dryer,
- Hill view,
- LCD TV,
- Living room,
- Outdoor space,
- Panoramic view,
- Partial sea view,
- Private entrance,
- Satellite tv,
- Sitting area,
- Wardrobe closet
- In-Room Services:
- Allequipped kitchenette,
- Washing machine
- WiFi internet connection