Restored early 20th century farmhouse, with private swimming pool and panoramic views; sleeps 4.
One double bedroom with double bed and one double bedroom with two single beds and space for a baby's cot (provided); digital clock/radio x2; hair-dryer x2; battery-powered night lights x2. Sitting room/dining room, with working fireplace and original features. Dining table with chairs; large sofa, seating for up to 4 people. Television, DVD player, CD player, iPod docking station x2. DVDs and CDs; library of books and guides on local places of interest. Fully-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, dishwasher, double sink, breakfast bar, fridge with freezer compartment; all crockery, pans, utensils and cutlery. High chair for baby, if required. Bathroom with wash basin, wc, bidet, bath tub with shower over. Utility/shower room, with deep sink for washing clothes, washing machine, walk in shower and wc. Drying clothes airer; iron and ironing board. Expansive covered terrace outside the front door and balconies outside each bedroom.
'Figure of 8' design private swimming pool; 9.20 metres long, 6 metres wide and 1.30 metres deep throughout. Panoramic view from the swimming pool patio, which has the sun from sunrise until sunset. Umbrellas and garden seating by the pool; night lighting by pool, in car park and along drive. Outside table and chairs, for 'al fresco' dining just outside the house on the terrace.
Welcome pack of food, drink and household essentials is provided by your host; pre-arrival shop can be done by host on request.
Taking your own dongle is recommended if you wish to use your lap top to connect to the internet. Otherwise, your host can arrange for you to have a dongle. Also, free wi-fi is available from 8am to 9pm at the local bar (5 km).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido di Noto 15 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
Monte Croce is situated In the south east of Sicily, in the green and wild Iblei mountains, close to places of archaeological, historical and architectural interest. It is a small farmhouse, a small farmhouse built at the beginning of the 1900s.
Monte Croce is Ideal for a calm and relaxing vacation with the opportunity to explore the countryside and visit the famous cities of art and culture nearby.
The pleasant construction of the cottage preserves the character of the traditional Sicilian rural abode, set within nine hectares of olive groves and carob trees, with typical Sicilian bushes such as thyme and sage. Many wild flowers and shrubs occur naturally on our land and it offers shelter to small animals – toads, hares and if you are lucky, you may come across tortoises nestling in the undergrowth. Beware of small snakes too. We have seen a viper, so take care and take a stick with you when you walk in the “bush”.
Both from the house and from the garden there is a splendid panoramic view: to the north, on a clear day you can see the magnificent volcano, Mount Etna, while to the south, you can glimpse the splendid sea of Vendicari.
From Monte Croce there are many easily accessible interesting and famous Sicilian places to visit:
Noto (13km), Siracusa (38 km), Palazzolo Acreide (18 km) Modica (40 km).
We will be pleased to recommend alternative, personalised itineraries and can also recommend excellent cafes and restaurants in the nearby towns.
The owners, Jackie and Francesco, are happy to welcome you and to make your stay unforgettable.
The swimming pool is close to the house. It is equipped with steps down and night time illumination.
The dimensions of the pool are: 9.20 metres x 6 metres and 1.50m deep, all over. The design is a figure of eight format.
The view of the countryside from the pool is fantastic and you get the sun there all day! Watch the sunset from the poolside – it's fabulous!
Sun loungers and parasols are provided for your comfort and shade.
The cottage is furnished with simplicity and taste in ancient style; it is endowed with every comfort to allow the guests a pleasant stay in Sicily.
It is on one level and sleeps 4 people comfortably. There are two double bedrooms – one with a double bed, the other with two singles. The bedrooms face west and have their own balconies, where you can sit and watch the sunset - if you're not watching it go down while you sit by the swimming pool!
There is a large and comfortable sofa bed in the living/dining room. This room also has a stone fireplace and large dining table for entertaining.
The kitchen has a gas cooker; a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar.
The floors are made of fired earthen tiles and the kitchen and living/dining room ceilings have the original reeds and exposed beams.
The bathroom has a tub with shower over; a wash hand basin, wc and bidet.
Accessible from outside is the laundry, with a walk-in shower and second wc.