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Typical Sicilian house in the countryside of Noto close to the sea

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

TENUTA LA FAVOLA, 16 organic hectares with vineyards and ancient olive trees

Tenuta La Favola is a typical 1800 farm in the district called "Buonivini" (Good Wines) with many wineries and famous for the production of premium wines made from the lush and opulent grapes grown in this area.

The private road that takes you to our estate is bordered by stone walls and typical Sicilian trees such as firs, carob and pine trees. The farm has a work area and a residential area. The work area includes an old palmento (place where grapes where pressed by feet to get must) that has been renovated and turned into a small museum open to visitors, and our oil mill. The residential area is built around a large courtyard where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyards that roll gently down towards the mesmerizing blue of the ocean. The farm courtyard is also an ideal area to relax and savor the Sicilian lifestyle: there are tables and stone seats under the shade of towering ficus trees, there is a swimming pool, a fabulous large kitchen, a loggia that was once an outdoor manger, a living room with stone sink, a bathroom with laundry facilities with access also for the disabled. The residential areas are all facing the courtyard. The rooms are made with wooden ceilings, they all have air conditioning, heating units, flat screen TV, board games, books and magazines. There are the yellow room (1 bed + 1 single with 4 beds and terrace) with Sicilian terracotta floors and walls painted in yellow with natural pigments; the red room and the green room (2 double with bathroom) have wooden roofs that reflect the colors of the vineyards and the wood floors.

To the left of the farm courtyard there is a large space with a lawn encircled by stone walls and a the view of the swimming pool. This is our recreational area that we always dedicated to kids team games.

Walking through Tenuta La Favola estate is a pleasant journey through the world of sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. There is a succession of mature trees typical to this area: olives trees, carob trees, fir trees, ficus, monkey-puzzle trees, pine trees, bananas, limes, almonds, fruit trees, oleanders, and wisteria. In your wandering, you will see stone walls with Mediterranean herbs for your use in the kitchen as well as many inviting picnic areas such our old stone wash-house in the olive tree grove.

More Details

Valeria Valenza
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Valeria Valenza

A passionate reader and an avid trekker, I am also a German scholar and a translator. I studied and specialized in German language and literature at Saarbruecken and Wiesbaden (Germany). I have a degree in writing at Holden School in Turin; a master's degree in Communication Techniques at Gestalt Institute HCC Italy. Today I am an entrepreneur and a writer.

Valeria Valenza purchased this cottage in 1803

Why Valeria Valenza chose Syracuse Province

If you like to spend your holidays with friends or with your family, then you are welcome here! Tenuta offers 10 beds + 4 in the cottage of the artists (Homelidays 6677934) to enjoy the people you love in a charming place with all the comfort where everyone gets their own space for relaxation and fun.

What makes this cottage unique

I was born and raised in a big city in the north west part of Sicily. When I arrived in this part of Sicily twenty years ago it was an epiphany. I learned how to immerse myself in the expanse and the silence of Southern Sicily. I savored the spectacle of the olive groves and cicadas symphonies. On a full moon night, a magic wand turns the rolling hills into a silver color. I have learned how to appreciate the morning awakening of the plants and the labor of nature. I indulged in the pleasure of sipping a coffee while sitting on our bench in front the vineyards, watching the whimsical color changes of the vines. At night, I often lied down by the front of the house watching in awe the sky full of stars. I realized how unique is this place. Most importantly I can feel the warm, generous embrace of my own land, an experience that I am willing to share with you. Welcome to my dream!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Noto in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with access for the disabled in the courtyard
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 4 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
The house belongs to a winery called Tenuta La Favola. The wide open spaces of the estate allow moments of sharing but also of absolute privacy, so Tenuta ensures ideal vacations for groups of friends and families with children. The house is ten minutes from the touristic centers and the most beautiful beaches of the southeast, however, without being contaminated of the noise and confusion. The hill on which it stands is always very windy and offers a nice cool even in the hottest months. In the large courtyard you can prepare a barbecue and eat together in front of the breathtaking view of the vineyards and the sea. In the Estate run undisturbed cats and donkeys, that with the swimming pool, are the delight of children who can freely caress and cuddle them. Around the house there is a large variety of herbs that can safely collect and use in the kitchen. Getting to the Tenuta is simple but we always ask you to contact us before your arrival so that we can come and meet you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Typical Sicilian house in the countryside of Noto close to the sea
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Tolles Familiendomizil in den Weinbergen mit großem Pool und Blick aufs Meer

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Mai 2017 mit zwei Familien eine tolle Woche in Tenuta La Favola verbracht. Die beiden getrennten Wohnungen sind sehr gut für zwei Familien geeignet. Der Pool ist sehr groß und schön und wurde häufig und sehr gern von den Kindern genutzt. Die überdachte Veranda mit dem riesigen Holztisch war ein angenehmer Platz zum Essen und zum Verweilen. Das Wetter war traumhaft. Die Strände in der Umgebung sehr schön und es gibt viele Ausflugsziele wie Noto, Modica, Syracusa in der Nähe.. ein toller Aufenthalt , wir würden gerne wiederkommen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke Daniele fuer die netten Worte! Liebe Gruesse Valeria
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Nice place, very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

we spend a week very pleasant. We were very welcomed and everyone was helpful and nice.

The kitchen is original !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sebastien and his family have been exquisite guests. They respected the house and the environment and left the house clean and in perfect condition. It's really a pleasure to have them as guests.
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so Wunderschön!

  • 5 of 5

Die Tenuta ist ein wunderschöner Ort mit traumhaften Blick über die Weinberge. Das Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet mit viel Liebe zum Detail und der Garten und die Terrassen sehr weitläufig. Die riesige Küche ist perfekt ausgestattet und es macht richtig Spass dort zu kochen. Der wirklich große Pool ist fantastisch und sehr sauber. Die Vermieter sind wahnsinnig nett und alles hat super geklappt. Man ist schnell mit dem Auto in Marzamemi, Noto, Syrakus und am Strand in San Lorenzo in ca 10 min. Die Kinder waren von den Eseln und Katzen begeistert! Wir haben alle unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen! Wir kommen ganz bestimmt wieder ! Danke Tenuta La Favola!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Anja, Sie sind alle freundliche, respektvolle und ruhige Gaeste gewesen und es war eine grosse Freude fuer mich, euch bei mir zu haben. Bis zum naechsten Mal ::)) Vale
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  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati in 10 alla Tenuta La Favola per una vacanza di famiglia, il posto è meraviglioso, comodissime le sistemazioni, il panorama mozzafiato.

I bambini si sono divertiti molto in piscina e a guardare gli animali della tenuta.

Spero di tornarci presto!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A maarvellous place. Dreamy, but real.

  • 5 of 5

Sono andato a vedere una cantina e ho trovato un posto di incanto con cantina excellente. L'insieme é magnifico: La ospitalitá di Valeria e Corrado, la bellezza del posto con una vista che di fa sentire vino, mare, campagna e la casa stessa, costruita bella ed arredata con tanto gusto.

E'un posto per un meeting di famiglia o una vacanza con un gruppo di amici, ma in lusso., Sono enthusiasta dalla cucina che farebbe piacere ad ognuno che ama cucinare.

Che tutto questo é alimentato di 60 kw fotovoltaico ma fa piú leggermente consumare un po di energia,

La posizione e pure buona. Si fa tutto il SudEst della Sicilia in facile uscite di giornata.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting. Fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tenuta la Favola for a week in April. We were a group of 3 families and had such a lovely time. The location is beautiful - over looking the vineyards and sea. It's a perfect set up for groups of families, as the accommodation is spread over 2 buildings; there are 2 separate lounges, kitchen and bedrooms. The kitchen is a very sociable area and well kitted out. Valeria was a great hostess! Thank you so much...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dayla for the beautiful post! I'm taking care of the deposit ::)) Vale
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Beautiful wild beaches used as background in many movies are just ten minutes from the Estate as well as the Pantani (spectacular transit point for migratory birds), Marzamemi, Vendicari and the Villa Romana del Tellaro with the famous mosaics and archaeological routes. In twenty minutes you get to Noto World Heritage Site, in forty minutes to Modica, Scicli, Cava Grande, Noto Antica and Palazzolo, in an hour and half you are on the Etna Volcano. This is the area of the best wineries in south-east of Sicily, the birthplace of the Nero d'Avola and the famous companies of production and processing of local traditional products: almond paste, sweet carob, olive, tomato of Pachino and smoked swordfish.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Noto, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Tariffa 16
24 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tariffa 17
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tariffa 18
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tariffa 19
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tariffa 20
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44
Pet Fee £0
Pulizia £67.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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