Villa Sofia is situated at the heart of South-East Sicily, close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Modica. This fully air conditioned villa combines all the comforts of modern-day living with the authentic charm of a timeless rural setting, just a short stroll away from village shops and restaurants.
Refurbished to the highest standards, this former farmhouse retains many original features, tastefully weaving local materials into a sophisticated, classic design. Mainly open plan, the indoor living area lends itself to easy-living, and connects through large French doors to spacious grounds. These encompass a manicured lawn punctuated by carob trees, a good size spill-over pool and a large covered terrace; enjoy blissful candlelit dinners or lazy morning breakfasts inspired by the views, colours and scents which surround you.
Settlers from all over the Mediterranean have made Sicily their home over the centuries, leaving a profound legacy in the architecture, language and gastronomy of the island. A short drive from Villa Sofia takes you to Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a perfect example of this cultural blend. Make an effort to climb the many steps connecting Modica Bassa (lower town) to Modica Alta (hilltop town) and you will be rewarded by the awesome sight of the baroque Duomo, standing majestically at the centre of the labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleys, which form the ancient Arabic town of Mohac. Whilst here don’t forget to sample the famous chocolate of Modica – a relative of Mexican chocolate – and other mouth-watering specialities. Destinations for day trips may also include the Castle of Donnafugata (one of the film-sets of Inspector Montalbano's TV series), Noto, Lido di Noto's beaches, Siracusa and Agrigento's Vale of temples.
Chosen by The Times as an ideal break to book, ; click here for the 2017 article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dc9d5808-20fd-11e7-96b2-0db44f1c9704
This villa is close to beautiful and fascinating towns such as Siracusa, Ragusa and Noto. Ideal for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Several excellent sandy beaches are within easy reach. Visit attractive historic Modica, one of the area‘s UNESCO-listed Baroque towns.
FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED THROUGHOUT
MAIN HOUSE (all on one floor):
Large open plan kitchen/ dining/ living room, (TV), open fireplace, French doors to covered terrace with outdoor dining facilities.
Children’s bedroom (3 x 0.80m), French door to garden, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), (TV), French door to garden, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), French door to garden, ensuite bathroom, shower, WC, ladder to mezzanine floor with dressing area. Take extra care with young children.
ANNEX (independent external access):
Double bedroom (1.60m), (TV) ensuite shower room, WC.
Single bedroom (French bed). This room is connected to the double bedroom.
Large mature grounds featuring palm and carob trees, lawn areas, shrubs and dry-stone walls. Covered terrace with outdoor dining facilities, summer kitchen. Private 16m x 6m salt-water infinity pool (depth: 0.90m to 1.50m; Roman steps). Parking for several cars.
Included: Bedrooms and Bathrooms cleaned daily. WiFi internet. Pool towels. Welcome basket (breakfast items). Electricity up to 300 kWh per week*.
Extras: Additional maid €10 per hour. Cook . Babysitting €10 per hour. Shopping service €50 plus cost of groceries. Beauty treatments. Cookery classes. Guided excursions. Wine supply. Fire logs. Airport transfer, car & boat hire. Pets not Accepted. Late arrivals after 2100 hrs by arrangement only €30 to be paid locally.
A local tourist tax may apply.
*The amount of electricity included in this rental should cover general use. Excessive use of air-conditioning or heating may incur additional costs which will be charged locally by meter.
About The Location
- Modica 11km
- Ragusa Iblea 23km
- Scicli | Rosolino 26km
- Noto 30km
- Portopalo di Capopassero 50km
- Siracusa 65 km | Agrigento 164km
- Comiso 50km
- Catania 116km
- Modica railway station 11km
- Ragusa railway station 25km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Pozzallo port 30km
- just over 1km
- Marina di Modica 33km
- Lido di Noto 37km
- Marzanemi beach 45km
- Water sports in Marina di Modica 33km
- Boat tours
- Tennis in Modica 10km
- Golf Donnafugata 50km
- Modica baroque town 11km
- Ragusa Iblea baroque town (Montalbano site) 23km
- Scicli baroque town 26km
- Castle of Donnafugata (Montalbano site) 30km
- Marina di Modica nightlife and beach clubs 33km
- Vendicari Natural Protected Area 36km
Refundable security deposit of £900 or €1000 required with balance of rental