Combining two properties, Mazzoforno Grande is the perfect seaside Sicilian destination for a large group who likes to holiday together, while retaining their own space
Mazzoforno Grande is a remarkable property that comprises a principal seafront villa with a garden cottage, perched above a private beach just outside Cefalù, a delightful little harbour town on Sicily’s north coast, just under an hour from Palermo.
The main house sleeps eight in four double bedrooms. An immaculately restored Sixties design villa, it has a vast terrace on the ground floor and a wraparound terrace above, with interiors that sing with geometric patterns, mid-century furniture, Sicilian tiles and a fabulous combination of space and light. It is movie-set perfect, both inside and out, with views of and direct access to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The terrace is the real draw and there is a large jacuzzi as well as the sparkling warm sea just steps away.
The accompanying garden cottage is everything you would hope for in a typical Sicilian coastal cottage. The interiors are a perfect match for the location with local tiles, sea-green paintwork, fresh white walls, modern fixtures and fittings and vintage furniture. The lawned garden has a small pool (3m x 8m) although guests can still reach the nearest beach in just five minutes.
While both properties can be rented independently as Villa Mazzoforno and Le Cementine, together as Mazzoforno Grande they offer the best of this incredible spot. Just ten minutes by car from Cefalù and with the whole of Sicily’s northern coastline on the doorstep, this is a seaside holiday at its glamourous best.