Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Large villa with pool Sicily - dating back to the 18th century, this beautifully restored masseria farmhouse with adjacent ' guard tower' enjoys a dominant hillside position overlooking the countryside around Modica. It has a very large hydro-massage pool plus the unusual bonus of a second pool, as well as plenty of places to relax, both indoors and out. Several excellent sandy beaches are within easy reach, as are a number of UNESCO world heritage sites, and there are plenty of good restaurants and shops in the nearby town. Casa Modica has been sympathetically restored and furnished in keeping with the island's heritage. The large living room is centred around an attractive open fireplace, whilst the bedrooms are traditionally furnished with beautiful wrought-iron beds. The characterful kitchen is in brickwork and is decorated with locally-made majolica pottery; it even has a typical internal fireplace/barbecue. An internal courtyard - baglio - surrounds the second swimming pool: this is a superb sun-trap and a great place to relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere. The villa is surrounded by quintessential Sicilian countryside: cornfields bordered by dry stone walls, interspersed with cactus plants and wild flowers.If you're hoping to spend time at the beach during your holiday, you have chosen a good place to stay. Some of the closest sandy beaches and rocky coves are to be found at the stunning nature reserve of Vendicari - these unspoilt beaches are not equipped, so you will need to take a picnic! There are also several very good sandy beaches (some equipped with sun beds and beach cafés) at Pozzallo, Marina di Modica and Sampieri. Other places to visit in the area would definitely include Siracuse: a wander around the central island district of Ortygia is not to be missed, particularly during the mornings when the colourful street market is held; and for those who are interested, a visit to the city's famous Greek and Roman ruins would round the day off perfectly. Ragusa Ibla, Noto, the fascinating cave dwellings at Ispica (Cave d'Ispica) and a longer day trip to the Greek temples at Agrigento are other options. With horse riding and tennis also available locally, and the fantastic cuisine of Sicily on offer all around you, there is something for everyone at Casa Modica large villa with pools Sicily.
Main residence Living room (fireplace and loft) Dining room Kitchen Double bedroom with extra single bed in mezzanine area (air conditioned) Triple room (3 single beds and one double bed in loft area), air conditioned Double bedroomThree guest shower rooms Guard TowerGround Floor: Living room (fireplace) StudyKitchenGuest bathroom First Floor:Double bedroom (air conditioned)Twin bedroom (air conditioned)Guest bathroomGrounds:
Private pool 15m x 8m (depth from 1.20m to 2.50m) with hydro
massage plus a second 7m x 3.5m pool (min/max depth 1.40m), terraced areas, outdoor dining.Please note: there are some staircases without handrails in this villa so it may not be particularly suited to groups that include young children or elderly people.
Sleeps 105 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, 2 bathroomsPrivate 15m x 8m POOL with HYDRO MASSAGE plus a second 7m x 3.5m POOLPARTLY AIR CONDITIONED
Included: Twice weekly maid service. Air-conditioning.
Extras: Additional maid service €12 per hour for min 4 hours. Chef service €150 plus cost of groceries. Babysitter €12 per hour. Shopping service €30 plus cost of groceries. Winter heating €210 per week. Firewood. Airport transfers and guided tours on request. Beauty treatments on request.
Please note: excessive usage of electricity may be charged.
A local tourist tax may apply.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Nearest shops and
restaurant 1.2 miles, town of Modica 5 miles (larger selection of shops, restaurants,
banks etc). Ragusa 16 miles. Noto 22 miles. Siracusa 38 miles. Agrigento 82 miles. Catania airport 75 miles.
Tennis & horse riding locally; sandy beaches at Pozzallo 12 miles, Marina di Modica 17 miles, Sampieri 18 miles, Vendicari 22 miles.
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