NEW!

New in our portfolio

Price Starting from € 9772 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 20 (+4)
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 11
Accessibility This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests.
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Donnalucata


This former farmhouse in the Sicilian countryside has been carefully restored and renovated to accommodate a large group of family and friends


Donnalucata is a large and handsome villa in the bottom right corner of Sicily, just 8km from the beautiful baroque town of Modica.

Surrounded by a big walled garden with a pool and a vegetable patch, the four-year renovation to turn a farmhouse and its outbuildings into an eight-bedroom property that can accommodate up to 24 guests was completed in 2021.

The main building houses a living room and a well-equipped kitchen that opens onto the dining room. There are five double bedrooms, one with a double sofa bed and each with their own bathroom. There is also a cellar with a tasting room so that guests can try the celebrated local wines.

Three more suites are in a separate building, each with a mezzanine and an en-suite bathroom. The rooms are big enough for two of them to have an extra single bed and for seating areas as well. The simple neutral tones of the decoration are sophisticated while the beds are large and comfortable.

Meanwhile, an old stable has been turned into a second kitchen and dining room with a long wooden table running lengthways down the cobbled floor while the original stone manger has been kept along one wall. A large door leads outside to the veranda and barbecue.

There is space, comfort and privacy in abundance and while guests could happily never leave this impressive property, there are many wonderful places nearby that are worthy of exploration. The towns of Noto, Scicli and Ragusa Ibla join Modica in their baroque splendour and the coast isn’t far. The Vendicari Nature Reserve near Noto is extraordinarily beautiful but then, that’s this corner of Sicily for you, and Donnalucata is a fabulous place to base yourselves.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

There are eight double bedrooms (plus an additional four single beds and two double sofa beds). All slightly different but sharing the same smart hotel suite vibe, the rooms are a generous size with aircon for the summer months and heating for the winter. Two of the bedrooms have private terraces.

Bathrooms

All the bedrooms have their own private bathrooms and, including guest loos, there are 11 in total. Colourful, graphic tiles complement the simple white basins and the hi-spec fixtures and fittings, while simple touches such as a chair or basket add character. There is an outdoor shower, too.

Kitchen

In the main building the expertly equipped kitchen has a central island, dark grey cabinetry and light wooden work surfaces. It opens onto a beautifully proportioned dining room which has impressive artwork and a dining table that seats 12 on linen-skirted dining chairs. There is a second kitchen with a long refectory dining table in a former stable where the original manger, wooden beamed roof and cobble floor have been carefully restored. An outdoor kitchen is located under one end of a vine-clad veranda where guests can dine in the shade during the day and which is lit in the evenings. The long table seats 20. There is a barbecue.

Living rooms

The living room in the main house is beautiful. A tall, vaulted ceiling is offset by a pretty cornice, and shuttered windows on two walls flood the room with light. Another less formal sitting room has more comfy sofas and armchairs. There are little places to sit and relax throughout the property, such as under the tall curve of the stairs in the main building and in most, if not all, of the bedrooms. Outside, a veranda offers soft seating with views of the pool and garden.

Other rooms

A wine cellar with a tasting room is available to guests and is on the lower-ground floor of the main house. There is a laundry room.

Facilities


Cleaning

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, espresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, satellite TV, telephone, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, wine cellar, hairdryer

Accessibility

This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests.

Outside

The 3,500sqm walled garden offers lots of outdoor space for guests to dine, relax and wander. Mature trees, including palms and olive trees, frame neat planting and an expanse of lawn, all of which are beautifully lit at night. There is a vine-covered veranda giving shade to the outside dining table next to the outdoor kitchen and BBQ. Another shaded portico provides a seating area, or guests can relax on the sunloungers, shaded by parasols. The 12m x 6m pool has Jacuzzi jets and there is an outdoor shower. There is parking for several cars.

Notes

Availability & Pricing


NEW!

New in our portfolio

weekly prices
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 10430
from 1 July 2024 to 31 July 2024 € 13076
from 1 August 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 15071
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 11872
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 10430
from 1 November 2024 to 30 November 2024 € 9772
Price on request.
Cleaning: EUR 500
Dog: EUR 50 per week

Tourist tax: 1 to 5 Euro per day, per adult for the first 7 days. Children under 14 are not subject to this tax. To be paid in cash up on arrival.

Security deposit: EUR 1500 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.

Weekly prices include.
- welcome pack
- supply of bed linen and towels
- energy consumption (500 kw/h per week)
- water/gas
- Internet WiFi
- Camping Cot/high chair – on request
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival as of 4 - 8 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departure days on request. Late check in: EUR 50,00

Leisure & Activities


Activities

There are plenty of breathtaking beaches to explore. Marina di Modica which is a 20 mins drive is the nearest sea side area with beach clubs. If you like to visit Sicily's best nature reserve you can drive to the Vendicari nature reserve. Try San Lorenzo, which is 42km away, or pay a visit to Marzamemi (43km), a very charming fishing village. For a round of golf, the 18-hole I Monasteri course is 67km away.

Specials

We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Donnalucata in advance. The following are available on request: private chef, regional cooking classes, nanny, driver, boat rental, massage therapist, yoga instructor and tourist guide.

Happenings

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Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

Donnalucata is just 3km from Frigintini and the nearest supermarket. It is also close to a cluster of fabulous baroque towns, including Modica (8km), Ragusa (24km), Scicli (20km) and Noto (31km). In all of these you will find a fabulous array of restaurants that offer everything from pizzas to top-end fine dining, using beautiful, slow-grown local ingredients. Syracusa is full of archaeological interest and is not to be missed, while the island of Ortigia is a gem of charming medieval streets, heaving with history. Beaches, both rocky and sandy, are 30km away and for coastal excursions, the Vendicari Nature Reserve near Noto is not to be missed.

Travel

Air The nearest airports are: Comiso[CIY] (43km); Catania[CTA] (121km); Palermo[PMO](348km). Train The nearest train station is in Modica. Road The property is in Modica. The SS194 goes south to the coast.

Distances

Modica (10km); Scicli (20km); Ispica (23km); Ragusa (24km); Palazollo Acreide (30km); Noto (31km); Donnalucata (32km); Lido di Noto (36km); San Lorenzo beach (43km); Mazamemi (45km); Syracusa (66km); Ortigia Island (68km); Catania (120km); Taormina (174km); Agrigento (160km); and Palermo (316km).

Your villa and Covid-19


To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.


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