Santa Croce di Camerina, Sicily
Comfortable and spacious country villa just 7 kilometres from Marina di Ragusa, set in private gardens with a super private pool and a shared tennis court.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
This lovely country villa sits in a 7-acre estate full of orange and olive groves and is two kilometres away from the little village of Santa Croce di Camerina - it is set in the glorious region used for the famous Montalbano detective series. Recently renovated, the owner has maintained the feel of the Sicilian country home but added some great contemporary touches. The size and the layout of this property make it the perfect destination for extended family holidays.
Santacroce is set out on one level and is surrounded by shady patios and grassy lawns dotted with age-old palms and local carob trees. The entrance takes you into the spacious open plan living area including a modern kitchen (hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle), large wooden dining table and comfy lounging area. This is a great space to avoid the midday heat though we think that you will be outside enjoying the covered patio at all times of day as here you have everything to make al-fresco living simply perfect including a dining area complete with barbecue and a lounge area for reading, dozing, chatting or contemplating what to do next!
Leading off the living area to the left there is a corridor with a small twin bedroom and 2 doubles with en-suite shower rooms. On the right of the living area, there is a prettily furnished double room again with en-suite shower room and a next to this a great suite with its own bedroom, small lounge and kitchen – perfect perhaps for grandparents or anyone looking for a little extra privacy. The last bedroom has independent access from the patio and has a double bed and en-suite shower room.
Outside the villa is surrounded by lovely gardens full of flowers, bushes and olive trees. The great pool sits in front of the villa and is fenced all the way around making it safer for smaller guests – Santacroce is truly set up for outside living and we can imagine some spectacular dinners under the porch at the long table with the barbecue coals glowing and the wine flowing! A tennis court is also to be found in the grounds (shared with another neighbouring property) should you wish for some fun exercise before you jump in the pool!
Santacroce is in a great position with the glittering sea and long sandy beaches only 3 kilometres away and the little village of Santa Croce di Camerina just one – the perfect place for some shopping plus a cappuccino and croissant to start the day in true Italian style. Should you wish to visit a little more of this fascinating island, the splendid Baroque towns of Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli and Noto are all easily reached and will give you a super insight to some of the history found in this corner of Sicily.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Extra bed: £150
Security deposit: €350
Additional pricing notes: Maid service: €10 per hour, payable locally.
In low and mid season pool can be heated upon request - €200