Villa | 11 bedrooms | sleeps 22
This beautiful property is set inside a nature park of over 20 hectares filled with ancient olive, carob and almond trees. Situated around 10 km from the coast, on clear days it is possible to admire the beautiful beaches of Marina di Ragusa from the house.
This ancient residence dates back to the end of the 1600s. Almost entirely fortified, it was recently renovated and carefully restored respecting the original structure. The bedrooms have been realized inside the ancient stone bailey and adjoining areas, whereas the communal spaces are located in the 200 sq. meter annex. Instead of glass windows, the annex has large transparent plastic curtains that can be opened when it is hot. It does not have air conditioning or central heating. Where necessary it can be heated by a large stove.
Outside, in addition to the various areas with amenities, there is a beautiful solarium as well as a large swimming pool (10 X 12 m), which is surrounded by palm trees and oleander plants. The pool is heated by solar panels and includes a whirlpool. The temperature of the water in the swimming pool is kept between 20 and 28 degrees, depending on the weather.
The Baroque cities of Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Noto are just a short journey away. It is possible to reach the Vendicari Reserve and Siracusa in less than an hour by car. Particularly worth visiting are the Castello di Donnafugata and the lakes of river Cavagrande del Cassibile. The beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean coast around Marina di Ragusa are just a short car journey away (approx. 10 minutes).
The caretaker lives In a separate wing of the house which is out of the way and has its own separate living areas. The discreet presence of the caretaker is essential for maintaining such a large property, as well as for satisfying all the guests' requirements and, on request, preparing breakfast for them. Wireless broadband internet connection.
GROUND FLOOR: large open space (over 200 sq. meters) situated between the main structure of the house and the swimming pool, organized as a living area with SAT TV, dining area and kitchen area with oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. This structure has no walls but can be completely closed if necessary using special plastic sheets. It can also be heated using a large stove where required.
VILLA AND ADDITIONAL AREAS
GROUND FLOOR: 4 double bedrooms with bathroom and shower (no bidet) + kitchenette, 1 double bedroom with bathroom and shower + kitchenette, 1 double bedroom with bathroom and shower, 1 twin bedroom with bathroom and shower (no bidet), 1 large bedroom with 2 double beds and 2 single beds with bathroom and shower (no bidet).
Laundry with washing machine and tumble-dryer.
FIRST FLOOR: 1 double bedroom with access to terrace, 1 small double bedroom, 1 bathroom with bathtub (no bidet), 1 suite consisting of a kitchen/dining area with freezer and dishwasher and double bedroom with access to the terrace + small bathroom with shower (no bidet).
Extra costs and further information
Final cleaning is included in the price
One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge
Domestic pets: not allowed
Additional beds cost (4 available) € 100 each per week, to be paid on the premises
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) Apr 06, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 1000
Central heating included in the price
Electricity included in the price
Air-conditioning: € per day
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash:
Electricity used in excess of the threshold of 400 Kw per week to be paid according to consumption at a cost of € 0.35 per Kw. Extra linen change (sheets and towels): € 200. Midweek cleaning of the house: € 150. Chef available on request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 22, 11 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 Family bathrooms|
The Sicily region
Marina di Ragusa
The largest of the Italian islands, Sicily overflows with an abundance of natural and architectural beauty. From the slopes of Mt Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, to Palermo's classical ruins and the family-friendly sparkling blue waters of Giardini Naxos and Letojanni, Sicily has something for everyone.
Perhaps one destination which sums up Sicily's charms is Taorimna, where twisting medieval streets host bustling boutiques and restaurants alongside an awe-inspiring Greek theatre. A cable car carries beach lovers to the town's sweeping bays, from where you can enjoy dramatic views along a rugged coastline.
Throw in the island's renowned passion for fine food and home grown wines, and you have the perfect recipe for a great holiday...and your own personal slice of 'la bella vita'.