A SICILIAN LOVE AFFAIR
This old watchtower has been restored to its former splendour after lengthy and exacting renovation work. Whilst maintaining its original charm, the structure has been transformed into a modern and welcoming residence fitted with all the mod cons and designed to offer the maximum level of relaxation and comfort. Located on one of the highest hills around Scicli. Thanks to its dominant position, the terraces offer splendid views that stretch from the surrounding countryside filled with olive and carob trees to the sea. The interiors are perfectly laid out and well equipped, with air conditioning, TV and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
The main structure is distributed over three floors; in the front part, there is a beautiful courtyard where it is possible to organize al fresco lunches and suppers. The annex also has a furnished outdoor area and is distributed over two floors. We are in the Sicilian Baroque area of which Scicli is one of the most important examples along with the cities of Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla that can be easily reached by car in around 20/30 minutes. Scicli is a tiny pearl set between the sea and the Hyblaean Mountains. The sea is very close by, the nearest beach, which is named after the ancient fishing village of Sampieri, is possibly the best in the area and is only 7km away from the house (approximately a 10-minute drive). It has bathing resorts with good facilities and long stretches of public beach. By walking along the shore from Plaja Grande (12km), it is possible to visit the Irminio river nature reserve, one of the many areas of natural interest the region has to offer. Thanks to its particular position and extremely favourable wind conditions, Modica beach is one of the most popular places for surfers and windsurfers. Scicli is only 3km away and has food shops, supermarkets, all types of stores and typical restaurants of an excellent standard where it is possible to sample traditional Sicilian dishes.
The property can accommodate 14 + 2 persons and has a total of 6 double rooms and 1 twin room. With 9 bathrooms.
Villa: Ground floor: Living/dining room and double sofa-bed; kitchen with oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and microwave; store room; 1 bathroom with shower; 1 double bedroom with bathroom and shower and direct access to the courtyard. Around halfway up the stairs to the first floor, there is a suite consisting of a small lounge area with bathroom and shower and a mezzanine containing the double bed.
First floor: Living/dining room with fireplace and double sofa-bed; kitchen with oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and microwave; store room with washing machine; 1 bathroom without shower. 1 double bedroom with bathroom and shower.
Second floor: 1 double bedroom with bathroom and shower with access to a small panoramic terrace; 1 twin bedroom with bathroom and shower.
Annex: Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa-bed and fireplace + kitchen with oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and microwave; store room with washing machine; 1 bathroom with shower.
First floor: 2 double bedrooms with bathroom and shower. Furnished shaded courtyard.
We classify this venue as 3-star Rustico. Quote, Reference 4066zz.