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Sicily Townhouse -The BoltHole

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Townhouse
THE TOWN OF CACCAMO Located between dramatic hills, on the slopes of Monte San Calogero uniquely stands the medieval town of Caccamo. A town with rich artistic traditions and legends. It's cobbled stone roads wind their way to the majestic castle of Caccamo, thought to be the third largest castle in all of Italy. Many places to discover, enjoy and remember. A place you will always want to return to
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Heather M
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviews (10)
nba004
nba004
Waterlooville, United Kingdom4 contributions
We stayed at the Bolt Hole for a week in June 2015 and I count my self lucky that we are relitivley Fit as there is a lot of walking up and down to do 84 steps to be exact, if your looking for this sort of holiday then it is fine, It is important to know that you will need to clime ladders in side the town house as well, not good for kids or older people. The area is Medieval so a good exsperiance when walking but not as a car driver!! the Lake is the best bit when you find your way there. Restaurants are good but it helps to speak Italian, Beer is Euro 5 per 500cc A safe area with frendley people.
Visited June 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written July 9, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Doug N
Doug N
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My wife and son spent 4 wonderful nights at the Bolthole. It includes a small rooftop furnished with a table and chairs where one can enjoy viewing the neighboring rooftops and of course, the beautiful castle.There are great restaurants, bars offering snacks and pastries as well as many alimentari selling locally produced products nearby. The convenience of a vacation home shines when you decide to stock up on meats, cheeses, cold drinks and other supplies to enable eating in from time to time. The Bolthole is located in a very old and beautiful part of Caccamo. What is there to see in Caccamo? Probably anyone considering spending a few days in Caccamo knows about the castle, but in addition there are many churches, history, art, a nearby lake, tons of narrow cobblestoned streets to explore, and the list goes on and on. Every local we met was friendly, outgoing and interested in engaging in conversation. Whenever we asked a local for directions or advice we were always impressed with their willingness to stop what they were doing and offer assistance. The Bolthole is definitely on my list for a return visit.
Visited March 2014 Travelled with family
Written April 16, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandra S
Sandra S
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
The Bolthole is a great spot in a lovely small town in Sicily. We stayed slightly out of season so got a real flavour for local life in Caccamo. It was a great place to come back to after day trips to Cefalu, Castelbuono, Solunto etc. The accommodation is great with everything you need. We really enjoyed sitting on the terrace with the fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. Just to note that you will need a car to stay here.
Visited October 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written October 22, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jo5170
jo5170
Leicester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely conversion of the lower floors of a small traditional house, so everything beautifully compact and cosy. Great modern kitchen with everything you'd need to selfcater. Quite steep stairs down to the bathroom and bedrooms, but so lovely and cool at night. Steep ladder to roof 'terrace' , stunning views but very overlooked, and compact. If you don't like steps then this is not for you, but if you want a touch of the true 'Sicily' and don't mind a bit of exercise - or have a car then give this place a go.
Visited June 2013 Travelled with family
Written June 14, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roz31573
Roz31573
Dalwhinnie, United Kingdom8 contributions
First and foremost, this is by far the best value for money accommodation we have used anywhere. Ever. We used it as a base to see more parts of Sicily. This little town house is no frills accommodation which has everything you need, and is situated in a fantastic location. The roof terrace is somewhere we spent a lot of time, the view from here is just stunning, looking over the oldest part of the town below the castle out to the farm land and mountains beyond, while listening to the huge range of weird and wonderful various church bells. The bedrooms are surprisingly cool in warm weather, so don't let the lack of air conditioning put you off. The village of Caccamo is quite impressive, it's all very old and traditional, and a place that it's easy to spend a lot of time just wandering around, through all the narrow winding staircases and alley ways. We used the two closest restaurants, and the nearby takeaway, all of which were excellent. Our visit was a little outside the main tourist season, so it may not be a true reflection of how things are in general, but we found very few people spoke English, so take your phrase book and learn some essentials before you go. The more coastal villages are better set up for tourism, but it's nice to be away from that in Caccamo. A car is essential here, we hired one for the full two weeks. There was always a place to park around the foot of the castle, though in busier times I could see there being some issues there. Driving in Sicily is not for the feint hearted, and learning the rules of their roads really doesn't seem to make any difference, as nobody appears to follow them! One thing I was a little disappointed with, was the litter. It appears that the general Sicilian refuse collection services need reviewed, as everywhere we went (outside of Caccamo, which isn't as badly affected) was full to over flowing with rubbish and fly tipping. All of the beaches we visited were well cared for, but the water sports centre just a few minutes outside the village was closed and very run down looking. Two very enjoyable weeks, from a perfectly located base.
Visited May 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written June 13, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

hannah e
hannah e
London, United Kingdom
We spent 5 very happy days here. The property is clean with a modern kitchen so cooking is easy if you don't want to eat out at the lovely restaurants. Kids are well loved here so there is never any bother with having them out with you. Our fave place was a lake nearby where, for a small fee, the kids could go out with canoes (clad in excellent life jackets) and pedaloes, even try waterskiing for the whole day. There are plenty of beaches and picturesque towns short car rides (30mins-60 mins) away. A car is a must but, it is an incredibly relaxing place and although the property isn't huge the kids( and ours were 5-8) can ramble around the town after a day out safely. You can even grill fish on the bbq on the little roof terrace and watch the sun go down overlooking the town. I aim to return again.
Visited August 2012
Written February 4, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Waterbwoy
Waterbwoy
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
My 4 year old son and I stayed in the summer 2012 for a week with friends. It was a delight. The house is a no fuss no nonsense village home nestled in the old part of Caccamo high above the surrounding countryside. It has 2 adjoining bedrooms downstairs and an open kitchen dinning area upstairs. The beds work, the cooker works the sunshine works. The roof is accessible via a roof hatch and ladder. Many evenings were spent watching the castle gently changing colour in the fading golden light, enjoying a bbq, a cold beer and the kamikaze swifts zipping fearlessly to and fro. Being away from the coast the village felt very Italian. We went to a couple of excellent restaurants and lively bars with what seemed like the rest of the village. Local kids football tournament going on on one side and the rest of the family shooting the breeze the other. Meals finish anytime from 10pm to midnight or till done with kids happily asleep all over parents by the end of the night. Forget about buggies as the short walk back to the house is stepped. In the day we went all over the place. 5 mins down the road by car to the lake and out water skiing, on canoes and pedalos or down to the myriad of beaches from 20 mins plus away. Always finish the day off with a quality coffee and proper lovely ice-cream from the lovely cafe at the start of the steps. It is not a ranging farmhouse in the country it is an original little village house strapped onto the side of the hill in amongst other strapped on houses. If felt gloriously other worldly and disconnected with life back home. If you don't like winding roads or carrying young kids then it will be the wrong place. If you want the beach on your doorstep it isnt, it is 20 mins away. If you like no pretension, options, mountain views and the chance to gently explore then its fab. I'll be coming back.
Visited August 2012
Written January 30, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

shazzy_shah
shazzy_shah
London, United Kingdom22 contributions
We stayed here in July 2011 for 10 nights 30 year old man, 27 year old woman. 1 Girl - 7, 1 boy -4 The location is amazing. You are high up in the mountains with lots to see from the Boltholes balcony. Finding the bolthole was quite difficult once parking the car but I put this down to me not following the landlords clear instructions (I chose to park the car higher up and walk down with luggage) This mistake was not repeated. Caccomo lake is an amazing day out and only 3 mins by car and very reasonable pricing for peddalos, jetskiing, speedboat, horse riding. Caccamo is a very friendly town for all cultures and they have a great deal of respect for those with children. The Bolthole is a humble home that is clean and has all the facilities you need for an ideal stay. There was no TV when we went but that was a plus as it meant more quality time as a family. It is a rustic location with rockwork downstairs on the walls. Its not ideal if you have mobility issues (wheelchair access/buggys etc) as you need to park the car on the street below and walk through the amazing sicialian style homes to get to the bolthole. I will definitely return to the Bolthole as it was one of the best holidays so far and I have stayed in 5 star hotels (not that this is five star) but my expectations are quite high. My holiday history: Miami, Turkey, Egypt, South france, Dubai There is a local bar which has good music (sometimes live) and you can take kids in there. Lots of good qualty restaurants closeby that do not charge an arm and a leg Thank you for some great memories
Visited July 2011
Written January 25, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bolomae
Bolomae
We had an amazing time and felt like we were in the heart of Sicily, surrounded by fresh mountainous air, sunshine and glorious food! Sitting on the roof terrace eating delicious meals whilst gazing at the incredible view was an absolute joy, and the village itself has a lot to explore with its tiny cobbled streets and magnificent castle. We found some lovely beaches along the coast and Palermo is well worth a visit too. Sicily is welcoming and interesting with an incredible history and natural beauty and we would definitely like to come back and see more.
Visited June 2012
Written January 24, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KazCox
KazCox
Limerick, Ireland
A lovely, homely place in the heart of the town with stunning views of the castle and surrounding mountains. Caccamo is a wonderful, traditional Sicilian town with great places to visit and things to see; the local restaurants and impressive castle are well worth a visit. The coast, beaches, local lake and other attractions are just a short drive away. A brilliant location to experience real Sicilian life and a perfect base from which to visit all the wonders of Sicily. I have stayed here twice and I plan to do so again in the future! Always an amazing experience and thoroughly recommend it for anybody wishing to feel at home in comfortable accommodation in a relaxing and friendly Sicilian town.
Visited August 2012
Written January 20, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
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About the neighbourhood
Staying here will ensure that you are a part of a typical Sicilian town, with a blend of a rich historical history mixed with restaurants and bars, all within a 10 minute walk. The lake Rosamarina is a 10 minute drive. Here you will find a watersports centre which offers not only an opportunity to relax surrounded by mountain views and complete tranquility, but also an opportunity to swim and for the kids to play on the pedalos and canoes and even to try water skiing,wake boarding or windsurfing. The beaches are too numerous to list. From lovely local coves to big beautiful touristy spots. Over our years of exploring the regions, we have compiled a comprehensive guide. which you will find at the bolthole on your arrival.
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