Malandrino Cottage

Cefalù, Palermo
+39 0921 421167

Romantics will love this small converted hut-on-a-hillside surrounded by pines and olives with stunning views over the old town and the sea


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

Immerse yourselves in what was an old shepherd’s hut and is now a cosy place to escape with plenty of beams, whitewashed or exposed stone walls, pretty fabrics and an open plan living room and kitchen. The table overlooks the views and you’ll be welcomed by a bottle of local wine, or a freshly baked cake depending on the season. On balmy days you can eat outdoors on the terrace or cool off in the small pool.

There’s only one other house opposite, apart from that you’re on your own with nature. It’s a 40-minute walk from town, although there are shops and a hotel which serves food 4kms away in Santa Lucia. The owners can help you with car or scooter hire, or if you come by train they can collect you from the station.

Bring binoculars for honing in on the views and the many birds and wildlife you’ll spot – maybe even a wild boar. Workaholics will find a desk on the mezzanine and an extra single bed. Enjoy stargazing at night.

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We think you'll love

  • The magnificent views day and night
  • Being surrounded by nature but fairly close to civilisation
  • How very romantic it is for lovers
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You should know

  • The walk into town is very steep in parts - not for the faint-hearted
  • Driving into town is easier but parking can be difficult
  • The mezzanine bed shares the bathroom


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 6pm
Check out
By 1pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season.
Restaurants, from 4km.


Nightly price
from €200
Weekly price
from €1400
1 Cottage for 2
From €2001 bed1 bedroom


The house has a special feel because of its ancient, rural history, and I loved the way the owners, Giuseppe and Rosamaria have furnished this 'love nest'. The view of Cefalù and its bay is stunning and I was totally immersed in nature. The space outside allows one to invite friends for dinner. I can't wait to go back to stay!

Luna, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Cefalù is 6kms away and the old town is fascinating: visit the Duomo, the museum, the Purgatory church and the medieval wash house. Walk up the Rocca (the mountain next to the town), swim from many beaches nearby such as Le Calette, Lascari or Pollina. Visit Castelbuono and other medieval mountain towns for regional food, wine, markets and people watching from the cafés in the pretty squares.


Giuseppe & Rosamaria

Giuseppe an entrepreneur, and his wife, Rosamaria, an English language teacher are the main point of contact for guests and they'll meet and greet on arrival. If you're due in at night instead, then they’ll organise for you to let yourselves in.