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Superb 4 bed Farmhouse with Large In-Ground Pool. 5 mins from town and beaches.

People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Santa Croce Camerina, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy - Quiet Location, 4km from Beaches and the quaint little town of Santa Croce

'Montalbano' country-Nestled amongst olive, pine, fruit and palm trees is our farmhouse with a beautiful large pool and patio, a charming garden and an additional large shaded patio area with a granite table and BBQ where you can enjoy evening meals alfresco. Set in 2 acres of unspoilt quiet Sicilian countryside. Your choices are unlimited- either relax by the pool or on the beach, read in the shade, go sightseeing, shopping or enjoy traditional Sicilian cooking in the various local restaurants. Alternatively, you can sit outside at one of the local bars in the piazza enjoying an espresso and join the locals watching the world go by. Nightlife is also well catered for with numerous bars, nightclubs and discos within 10km. Within 5 minutes of the property there is also a Natural Reserve forest with BBQ pits with direct access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.

Free 24 hour wi-fi.

The villa is available for rent on a self catering basis and is ideal for families.

More Details

Property Manager
NICK
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian, Learning Spanish.
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About NICK

Owners are experienced travellers and have lived in England, Canada and Sicily. Now permanent residents of Sicily we are here to help you in every way to ensure you have a wonderful holiday. English spoken as a first language.Fluent Italian and French also spoken.We have been resident for years and share our beautiful propertry with our Jack Russell dogs who are quiet, friendly and in a secure area.We spend our summers writing. Nancy has several books published including a romantic comedy entitled 'The husband diet' which became an Amazon best seller. Nick writes fiction and recently published a no-nonsense tourist guide to Sicily under the pseudonym-Nick Nadere.

NICK purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why NICK chose Ragusa

A very light, airy and comfortable 4 bed house with two bathrooms. All furnishings and fittings are high-end. 100 metres from a small road and the property is gated to ensure peace and tranquility.

Two patios, one with bbq and granite table seating eight people comfortably with mulberry trees for shade. Olive, lemon, fig and orange trees plus aloe vera and prickly pears abundant on the property. Please help yourself to any that are ripe.

A huge 12m x 6m in-ground swimming pool with three easy steps in and out plus ample sunloungers and umbrellas for guests exclusive use.

The locals are warm and friendly people. Beautiful climate with an abundance of fresh cheap food always available. A truly unspoilt part of the world yet to be discovered. Cheap fruit, vegetables and wine.

Excellent restaurants including 'Agritourismo' type where a seven course meal, using only the freshest local ingredients are used, can be obtained for less than £14 per head. Typically and locally, a pizza cooked in a log burning oven can be bought for four people at the same price.

The local markets and supermarkets offer the highest quality produce- sourced locally - at incredibly low prices. Wine especially is a true bargain here!

By car. 5 mins from town and in the opposite direction 5 mins from clean, free sandy beaches ideal for families.

Good base to explore the area.

Major tourist attractions within a days excursion including Mount Etna, Agrigento, Syracuse, Noto, Ragusa Ibla etc.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Farmhouse.

Property is close to everything- beaches, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, beautiful countryside. A beautiful 12m x 6m swimming pool on-site for renters use only. The residence offers peace and tranquility with just a distant noise of a neighbours dog barking and a cockerel that crows at 3 in the afternoon for reasons only known to itself. Wide open skies-no tall buildings or hotels to block the views. At sunset there are usually two or three swallows who fly over the pool and have

a quick dip to cool down!

lNo ambient light in the evenings which allows for a truly spectacular view of the milky way at night and in the summer shooting stars can be seen. Why not have a midnight swim and watch the universe?

Agricultural area-unspoilt and tranquil yet close to Town, beaches and attractions. The perfect base to just relax and/or to explore this beautiful area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just to let you know we arrived home safely. We got to the airport so early that the car hire place was still closed so we had to leave it and cross our fingers



Many thanks for all your help and enjoy the rest of the summer

Best wishes

Dina
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Punta Braccetto in Province of Ragusa

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom- Gigantic bath with shower attachment, sink, toilet and bidet. Additional 3 piece bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 bed farmhouse : Sleeps 6/7 Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom- huge double bed, well furnished with wall to wall wardrobes. Air conditioned. Bedroom 2-small 1 1/2 size double bed, blue and white decor.Wardrobe. Bedroom 3- Two single beds or one double-Your choice -sleeps 1/2. Free-standing wardrobe. Bedroom 4- Double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Property is gated and set on 2 acres of Sicilian countryside. Swimming pool is for renters use only. English/ Italian/ French speaking owners on site available if needed. Prices quoted in Pounds are for the Farmhouse per week based on self catering basis. Fresh linen and towels supplied weekly. A complimentary welcome package of coffee, tea, milk, sugar, water, fruit juice, olive oil and an assortment of fresh fruit is supplied upon arrival. Farmhouse has 2 TV's and DVD players. Outside: In-ground 12x6m pool with large patio area and sea views. Pool is set approx. 20m from the Farmhouse (pool is not fenced and therefore may be unsuitable for very young and unsupervised children). Additional outdoor patio under shade of carob and berry trees. BBQ and large outdoor mason built table with ample seating. Gated entrance with plenty of free parking space. Main patio with garden furniture naturally shaded by cluster of trees. BBQ and large granite table allows for memorable Sicilian alfresco evenings spent dining and enjoying the warm weather. Views of the Mediterranean from the pool, main patio and garden with breathtaking sunsets. You are welcome to pick any produce growing on our land at the time of your stay which can include lemons, oranges, figs, olives, prickly pears and pomegranates. Our own olive oil is available to buy. Outdoor activities include badminton, soccer ball, frisbee etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen. Fresh linen and towels supplied on a weekly basis. Other: All rooms have screens on windows. The price quoted includes everything. NO EXTRAS GUARANTEED.

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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Comiso
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Santa Croce
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Donnafugata
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Various
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Punta Braccetto
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Punta Braccetto, with its two family-orientated clean sandy beaches are a 2 minute drive away. Six other clean sparkling beaches in the area are between 5-10 minutes away.

Santa Croce, a town for all your immediate shopping needs, is 5 mins away. Major shopping malls, restaurants and nightlife, etc. are 10- 15 minutes away.

The quaint fishing town of Donnalucata is within 15 mins and has a daily fresh fish market selling the day's catch. A short drive to Modica for original Mayan chocolate.

Travel:

Nearest airport;COMISO (CIY) 20 mins from us. This is Sicily's newest airport and opened in June 2013. Direct flights with Ryan Air from London Stansted, Brussels and Rome.

Other airport CATANIA-(CTA) 80 minutes from us by car, well-served by main airlines, BA, Easy Jet, Al Italia etc. from numerous departure points. A map with directions and full contact details is supplied upon receipt of deposit. Car essential and car hire available at all airports.

Distances:

4km from all family - orientated beaches and the rustic town of Santa Croce with supermarkets and shops for all your needs.

5km from the famous town of Punta Secca and Marina di Ragusa with harbours, beaches, restaurants and bars open til late. 25km to Ragusa Ibla, Scicli and Modica, the three most important centres of Baroque art recognised as world heritage UNESCO sites.

Day trips to Agrigento-Greek temples. Caltagirone-ceramics and art. Day return trips to Malta from Pozzallo-45 mins away

Further Details:

Swimming pool is open late June to early September subject to weather conditions and is cleaned twice a week. The local town of Santa Croce offers fresh produce, supermarkets, a weekly market (Thursdays), petrol stations and banking facilities. A short drive to Marina di Ragusa and Donnalucata offers more superb beaches and long promenades, the latter offering a daily fish market. Several day trips are available in the area for ceramics, art, UNESCO sites, quaint and rustic Towns, Ragusa Ibla and Ragusa offering good shopping and interesting architecture. Local farms offering for sale cheese, olive oil and wine. Mount Etna is located near Catania airport and offers an interesting day out. Drive up close to the summit and then take either a cable car or 4 wheel drive vehicle to the summit. Spectacular views during the day and at night. Highly recommended. Several Greek temples at Agrigento are worth exploring and most are in superb condition. Locally, there are several free,clean and sandy beaches with bars and restaurants. The beach at Punta Braccetto offers the chance to have one foot on the sand-which represents the last piece of Europe-and the other in the water which is the beginning of the African continent. Nightlife-bars,discos etc. are all a short drive away. A 45 minute drive to Pozzallo where you can connect with a catamaran which takes you to Malta and return the same day with Virtu ferries who operate this service. Malta has several British High Street stores and an abundance of excursions including harbour cruises, fishing, markets etc. which can be purchased from numerous outlets in Malta.

Golf- 15 minutes by car is Europe's newest and largest golf resort at Donnafugata. Opened in July 2010. Two 18 hole courses plus a spa in this 5 star resort set in manicured grounds surrounded by unspoilt Sicilian countryside.

Garden maintenance is carried out weekly. We can also offer a babysitting service-details on request. Pets by arrangement.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Punta Braccetto, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
22 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,115
for 7 nights
£1,115
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes- A 200 euro cash deposit upon arrival refunded on departure subject to inspection. Full booking conditions and form will be emailed to you upon request. Price quoted includes everything. There are NO extras.

Changeover Day:
We operate flexible change-over days. Please check date availability on calendar.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are per week in Pounds. Rates are based on on a weekly, self-catering basis (8 days, 7 nights). Pro rata rates available if not staying for advertised duration-subject to availability. We are flexible with dates and will do our best to assist you.
The price quoted includes everything. There are NO extras.

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