Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
In Sicilian dialect “Mannera” is a sheepcote and this villa has been sensitively restored to retain traces of its original use: the large courtyard enclosed by a wall, today a delightful Zen garden, was once used as a sheepfold; the large canopied areas, now elegant outdoor spaces, were probably used to shelter the sheep during bad weather; and the rooms where the shepherds would have lived, have been converted into practical and comfortable bedrooms.
This minimalist renovation perfectly combines simple elegance and practicality, further enhanced by the judicious use of traditional rustic objects and family furniture.
The villa is surrounded by an enormous garden ( 5 Hectares), and is part of the Vendicari nature reserve, lying just a short distance from the famous bay of “Cala Mosca”. The Sicilian Baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla – all of them denoted World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, are close by, as are the fascinating seaside villages of Marzamemi and Portopalo, with their tuna fisheries, warehouses and traditional fishermen's homes.
Wooden platforms for easier access to bedrooms
External spring-water plunge pool ( 2x2)
Internal courtyard with Zen garden
Large, furnished porticos (dining and relaxation areas)
Fully equipped kitchen (including small kitchen appliances)
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|