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La Paolina

Donnafugata

A wonderful 18th century farmhouse in the countryside between the Iblei mountains and the sea. Set around a antique stone courtyard embedded with original features and character.

Features

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Pool: Yes
  • Lovely views of countryside
  • Large pool
  • Great location for visiting Baroque towns and beaches
  • Within easy reach of airport

Villa overview

The main house once lived in by noble family from Ragusa is set over 4 floors and retains many of its elegant features. The ground floor originally 2 large horse stables have been beautifully restored into a spacious living room and triple bedroom (1 double and 1 single bed) with direct access to the courtyard. These arched stone vaults still intact with the original horse troth add an eccentricity to this classic villa. There is an additional double bedroom with direct access to the pool, large entrance room (also used as dining room) and bathroom on this level. The thick stone walls keep these rooms particularly cool in summer and warm in cooler months.

On the first floor you will find that the house has been kept almost exactly as it once was including the original chequered black and white flooring, antique doors and many of the original kitchen features. There is a large living area and a very spacious and fully equipped kitchen, both with high ceilings. There are two double bedrooms one with ensuite bathroom, a single bedroom, and an additional bathroom on the first floor. There are two balconies that look out onto the courtyard and the beautiful rolling countryside that leads down to the coast. There is an attic room that has been made into a small double bedroom with air conditioning. 

The lovingly restored large barn has been converted into a seventh and eighth bedroom. Each are spacious with high ceilings and have their own entrances.  Each room also has its own bathroom with shower and feature antique and hand painted tiles. There is air conditioning in both bedrooms.

There is a second kitchen accessed from the courtyard, ideal for when dining outside and perfect for the chefs amongst.  The courtyard is extremely pretty and perfect for watching the star lit skies and dining alfresco around the large stone table. The swimming pool is to the rear of the property and is set on one hectare of land with various trees including olive, palms and orange.

Amenities

Sleeps16
Bedrooms8
Bathrooms5
...of which are ensuite3
Air Conditioning (3 bedrooms)Yes
BarbecueYes
Wifi InternetYes
CookOn request
Maid serviceOn request
DishwasherYes
Washing machineYes
Table TennisYes
Satellite TVYes

The area

Located in idyllic contryside characterised by dry stoned lanes and abundant in carob and olive trees. The magnificent Castle of Donnafugata is only a mile away, where you can take take a tour, visit its exotic gardens, get lost in the stone labyrinth or satisfy your taste buds by trying some of the local food includig fresh ricotta.

The towns of Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Scicli are an extraordinary example of Baroque architecture and at only a short drive away offer a great excuse to explore the endless mazes of mysterious, inviting and little cobbled streets.

Also nearby is Camarina, an archaeological park with a very interesting archaeological museum, on the site of an important Greek city. The sandy beaches at Punta Secca, Randello and Playa Grande are particularly nice and reachable within 15-20 minutes.

The new five star gold resort is located at only 4 miles away from La Paolina where there is a spa and restaurant.   http://www.donnafugatagolfresort.com

Siracusa, Noto (European capital of Baroque) and Catania are all within easy reach and make a perfect day trip out.

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  • Region: Ragusa
  • Province: Sicily
  • Town: Donnafugata

Close to:

  • Ragusa Ibla
  • Modica
  • Scicli

Prices

PeriodPrice (weekly)
Sleeps 16£0
Jan 09 - March 25£3950
march 26 - April 29£4200
April 30 - May 27£4500
May 28 - July 01£5500
July 02 - Sept 2£6250
Sept 3 - Oct 14£5500
Oct 15 - Dec 23£4200
Dec 24 - Jan 06 2017£4500
Sleeps 10 (Main House Only)£0
Jan 09 - March 25£3150
march 26 - April 29£3650
April 30 - May 27£4000
May 28 - July 01£4650
July 2 - Sept 2£5500
Sept 3 - Oct 14£4250
Oct 15 - Dec 23£3150
Dec 24 - Jan 06 2017£4050

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