From £1,950 per week
This wonderful apartment is set in glorious Sicilian countryside amidst olive groves, close to Licata with superb sea views from the pool and gardens.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Set in the wonderful Sicilian countryside amidst olive groves and lush Mediterranean vegetation, La Scuderia offers stylish and contemporary accommodation in this lovely southern part of the island. The owner of the estate has a keen eye for detail and La Scuderia and its adjoining smaller property, simply called La Suite, have been beautifully restored and lovingly furnished turning them into truly great accommodation.
The carefully tended gardens will give you an idea of the delights to come before you have even left your car. The super mix of age-old olive trees, tall pine trees, trimmed lawns plus a great display of flowering blooms welcome you to La Scuderia along with the superb views across to the blue sea, just 3 kilometres away.
The house is composed of a charming sitting room with pale yellow walls, comfortable sofa and elegant polished furniture along with a satellite TV and CD player - the perfect place to escape the midday sun or just enjoy the peace with your book. Leading off the sitting room you will find the modern kitchen with its wooden ceiling, brick walls, paved floor, pretty tiles, large work surface and dining area where you may nibble some tasty snacks or just watch the cook at work! Naturally, it is well equipped with a hob, fridge freezer, electric oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and toaster.
On one side of the sitting room, you will find a really spacious and beautifully decorated double bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite shower room. On the other side and accessed by a small corridor, there are a further 2 twin bedrooms, both with their own en-suite shower room. The decor has been carefully considered with wrought iron beds, warm and pretty fabrics, rustic furniture giving it a chic but homely feel.
Outside there is a super covered private patio which is furnished with a large table and chairs enabling you to enjoy some great al-fresco meals at any time of the day or night. The glittering infinity pool is a short distance away and is surrounded by stylish wooden decking with sunbeds from where you can laze away the day and just soak up the sun and the stunning panorama.
The location and standard of accommodation make this a very attractive property – should you wish to leave ‘base’ and visit the south coast, you’ll find Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples a short drive away in one direction and the baroque towns of Ragusa, Noto and Modica in the other direction. The sea, of course, is always there for a cooling dip should you get too hot!
08/01 — 09/04
23/04 — 21/05
24/09 — 17/12
09/04 — 23/04
21/05 — 18/06
27/08 — 24/09
18/06 — 23/07
20/08 — 27/08
23/07 — 20/08
Security deposit: €500
Mary Ollard, UK
Terrific – we loved the space in the house, the glorious garden and pool, and the range and variety of different places to sit, eat, enjoy the views, etc. The thoughtful way the house was equipped also made life comfortable – providing little extras like seasonings, foil, a ball for the pool, all enhance the holiday pleasure.