One step closer to paradise

Something completely unique in the Sicilian countryside!

A totally exceptional location in the natural park Madonie, with the sea and the pretty coastal town of Sant’Ambrogio three kilometers away. Cefalu is only 10 minutes drive away. Cute, newly renovated, charming old shepherds house in a village with five houses, of which four are inhabited by WWF.


  • Exceptional location
  • Renovated
  • Charming old shepherds house
  • Rustic and charming.
  • Old wooden floors with ceramic details
  • Wood stove
  • Beams
  • New roof, water, sewage and electricity
  • Possible to build a terrace


The house is situated in a small village called Guarneri, seven kilometres from Cefalu and three from Sant’Ambrogio and the sea. The village was long forgotten and “lost” but was found 20 years ago by a person who saw the overgrown village from a high mountain. The village consists of five houses and a nearby church. In ancient times a nun lived here and took care of overnight shepherds. They paid her in cheese, she sold the cheese and built the completely wonderful church with wonderful sea views nearby.

Today WWF hires four of the five houses. They have natural courses for Italian children in the wonderful natural surroundings. The fifth house is now for sale. The house is around 55 m2 plus sleeping loft and independent house with shower and toilet (one metre away). The house is newly renovated and very rustic and charming. In a few years it will most likely also be possible to buy the possibility to expand the house with 70 m2. Here you both have access to the village common grounds, but also your own your private, detached garden.

In the ground floor there is a kitchen where the old wooden floors with ceramic details has been kept. Former owner has created inset shelves in the thick stone walls in the kitchen. Here is also a double-bed bunk cleverly built without it being hardly noticeable. On the ground floor there is also a living room with wooden floors and wood stove and a toilet. In the small etaget between the kitchen and living room is a staircase of stone preserved. On the upper floor is a cute bedroom with beams and here it is also possible to build a terrace without high costs.

Outside is another small house with a nice toilet and shower (one metre in between). On the site are also a couple of smaller houses which today are used as stores.

The house is newly renovated and is in very good condition. It has new roof, water, sewage, electricity – everything. It is decorated with good taste and all the old charm is in place.

This is a calm and quiet location where you only hear cow bells and night wildlife. Extremely quiet and still with the beach, restaurants etc only five minutes away. 

This exceptional, rural house is located in the Madonie nature park, guaranteeing that you will never have the surprise of new houses in the area etc. The surrounding forests and mountains are fabulous, and yet you are close enough to the sea to have it in sight. When you turn into the driveway you have two donkeys curiously wondering who is coming. It is the WWF part of the village that keeps them, and also the chickens and rabbits.

A few hundred metres away is a farm where you can buy homemade bread, wine, olive oil, goat cheese, fruit… If you want some civilization Sant Ambrogio is closest. The ride down there offers a spectacular view! The road is fairly steep and with fantastic sea views. And Sant’Ambrogio is so cute! It has become quite a prestigious village, as several well-known Italian politicians have chosen to buy houses here. Here you also have the sea, beach and some really nice restaurants. And the fine, more tourist-oriented town of Cefalu is seven kilometres away.

Property summary

Property number A313


90015 Cefalù, Palermo

Type Country house
Transaction For sale
Bedrooms 2
Floor area 55 sq.m.
Land area 700 sq.m.
Price 78,000 €

Location map

Photo gallery

The little village from a distance

The village entrance

From a hill behind the village, the “rocca of Cefalu” in sight

The village map

One of the common areas

WWF chicken

Common area

Common area


The kitchen with roof for a dining table and a sleeping loft

The kitchen

The toilet

The living room seen from the kitchen

Floor detail

Another floor detail

The cieling has been renovated in original style

Example of a walking path in the surroundings

Another walking path

The magazine that belongs to the property

Detail from the 700 sqm of land that belongs to the property

A little bench outside

The outside and a the land that belongs to the property

Detail from the separate shower house

Another detail from the separate shower house

Detail from the living room

The magazine

Window detail

Original stone stairs between kitchen and living room and the staircase to the sleeping loft

The sleeping loft

Bedrooms upstairs

Views from bedroom (the roof is the shower house)

Views from bedroom

Broker information

Broker Sicilian Houses
Via Garibaldi 39
90018 Termini Imerese (PA)
Contact Ms. Marie Wester
Phone +39 328 444 8589

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