Chosen by The Times* as an ideal break to book, 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.
Click here for The Times 2017 article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dc9d5808-20fd-11e7-96b2-0db44f1c9704
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.
Twin/ double bedroom (2 x 0.90m or 1.80m). 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 spill-over, salt-water pool (depth: 0.90m to 1.50m; Roman steps). Parking for several cars.
Nearest shops & restaurants Frigintini 450m. Modica (weekly market) 14km. Scicli 22km. Ragusa Ibla 24km. Noto 31km. Sandy and rocky beaches Lido di Noto 35km. Siracusa 68km. Agrigento 160km. Comiso airport 52km. Catania airport 100km. Modica railway station 12km. Pozzallo harbour 30km. Scuba diving 37km. Horse riding 2.5km.
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 4 WCs
2 bedrooms, 1 shower room, 1 WC
PRIVATE 16m x 6m SALT-WATER, INFINITY POOL
AIR CONDITIONING THROUGHOUT
Walk to Beach
Walk to Tennis