An additional bonus when visiting Sicily is having an extremely knowledgeable, charming, entertaining private guide.  Whether the nearby temples, the exciting city of Palermo or anywhere else appeal to you then Andrew Brownfoot is your man. Once met never forgotten in the best possible way! Andrew and his wife Margaret (a fabulous cook, another treat to be had) are established talented artists.

L'Associazione Culturale Musike'

Ristorante Pierrot


Gorghi Tondi

Castelvetrano Selinunte

Leonardo Da Vinci

Chez Jasmine


Villa Mimosa was bought by Jackie Sirimanne in 1995, as a ruin of an old farmhouse; over the following 5 years Jackie lovingly restored these ruins into a beautiful private home.

At Villa Mimosa you will find four spacious self-contained apartments that cater for the traveller who likes to be independent. Inside each apartment you will find a fully equipped kitchen enabling you to cater for yourselves from the multitude of wonderful local fresh produce. Also provided for your comfort is a sofa to relax on, a television and dvd player, table and chairs, a private bathroom and a cosy bed to sink into at night.

Immediately outside of your apartment stepping onto a stone patio, that is shaded by a pergola busting with wisteria/bloom, there is a marble top table and chairs making alfresco dining a must; whilst overlooking the garden and orchards.  

Each day of your stay Jackie will bring you a breakfast consisting of fresh pastries, bread, jams and fruit at a time that suits you. Should you wish in the evening private dining can be provided by Villa Mimosa, these consist of beautifully prepared dishes using local, seasonal produce and are served on the veranda at the front of the house or should the weather be unfavourable, the charming salotto provides an ideal and restful dining room. If you prefer to be entirely independent, all the accommodation is available for self-catering

Jackie, the proprietor of Villa Mimosa is a warm, thoughtful host, but not at all intrusive. Having lived in Sicily for the last 30 years her knowledge of the area is extensive and if you want to ask, her recommendations are well worth considering. Jackie’s home Villa Mimosa proves itself to be a sanctuary for both guests and her much loved pets.