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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:
22 November, 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 Noto

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!


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.


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.


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Typical Sicilian house in the countryside of Noto close to the sea
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Più di una favola

  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati in questa bellissima tenuta 10 giorni, in un periodo di altissima stagione dove ogni luogo della zona, senz'altro la zona più bella della Sicilia, era colonizzata dai turisti.

La tenuta, con una posizione incredibile, vicina alle spiagge più belle e alle città d'arte più affascinanti, vanta una bellezza mozzafiato, senza tempo, tra le viti a perdita d'occhio e sull'orizzonte il mare, con una vista di esso quasi a 360 gradi.

La casa, oltre ad essere bella (uno dei rari casi in cui la vista dal vivo supera di gran lunga quella delle fotografie, normalmente fatte ad arte), è molto funzionale, perfetta per più famiglie che possono condividere dei momenti, pur rimanendo nella completa privacy e indipendenza.

La cucina è enorme, organizzata in modo tale da poter essere 'frequentata' da molte persone contemporaneamente, e molto ben attrezzata. Questa funzionalità ci ha permesso di organizzare cene luculliane, con ottimo carne e pesce comprato nella vicina Pachino, e godere di una Sicilia 'privata' da una posizione privilegiata.

Un posto elegante, di lusso per certi versi (un lusso vero, non posticcio) e allo stesso tempo comodo e familiare; difficile trovare queste caratteristiche contemporaneamente. Il primo pensiero appena andati via: quando tornarci.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie ancora Cinzia per le belle parole e per i preziosi consigli. Siete stati ospiti squisiti.
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Un soggiorno da Favola! A fab journey

  • 5 of 5

In un antico casale si nasconde un'atmosfera cordiale ed una grande accoglienza. Appena si arriva la vista si perde sulle vigne dell'azienda vinicola collegata al casale. La piscina "vista vigna" è fantastica dopo una giornata di mare: un mare e spiagge che evocano il deserto. Le stanze sono pulite ed hanno l'aria condizionata. La cucina è spaziosa e dotata di tutti gli utensili...un bel condizionatore sopra i fornelli vi aiuterà a cucinare più volentieri! La posizione del casale è strategica per raggiungere città storiche come Noto e paesi famosi per il cibo ed il vino. Che dire ci torneremo sicuramente.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Serena per le bellissime parole. Spero di rivedervi anche il prossimo anno e..... nella stessa postazione! Un grande abbraccio Valeria
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: RELAX DA ..... 10 E LODE !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ho soggiornato presso la tenuta La Favola e sono rimasta assolutamente entusiasta di ogni cosa. Location eccezionale e comodissima poichè consente di raggiungere in poco tempo e agevolmente tutte le meravigliose spiagge della zona (compresa la riserva naturale di Vendicari) . E’ il posto ideale dove trascorrere una vacanza in relax, immergendosi nella natura ma, nel contempo, godendo di tutti i comforts. Nulla è stato lasciato al caso : la cucina ben attrezzata e ampia, le camere spaziose e pulitissime, il giardino molto curato e una terrazza con tramonti mozzafiato. Ho degustato i loro ottimi vini e non dimentico le verdure, l’olio e la frutta. Personale estremamente disponibile e gentile ma mai invadente che ha contribuito a rendere la mia vacanza indimenticabile. Desidero assolutamente ripetere l’esperienza : sono tornata a casa completamente rinata!

Consigliatissimo a tutti, anche a famiglie con bambini che hanno, tra l’altro, la possibilità di entrare a contatto con diversi animali godendo di un sano divertimento.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Edel! Sarà sempre un piacere ospitarti! Valeria
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Wonderful winery in wonderful Sicily!

  • 5 of 5

I truly enjoyed my stay, relaxing in the pool, looking at the scenary and such. The rooms have plenty of space and so has the living rooms and the kitchen . Plus, they are making very good wine there :)

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rune, thank you so much for your kink words. I hope I'll host you again. Kind regards Valeria:)
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Soggiorno incantevole nella Tenuta la Favola

  • 5 of 5

Posto incantevole. Perfetto per un soggiorno all'insegna del relax. Fornito di tutte le comodità possibili e deliziosi prodotti della tenuta, a partire dai vini e l'olio fino alla frutta e le verdure. Inoltre la posizione del casale permette di spostarsi facilmente per visitare le spiagge più belle del posto.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Emanuela per le belle parole che hai avuto per noi. Spero di incontrarvi ancora. :) Valeria
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  • 5 of 5

Tenuta La Favola è il posto perfetto per vivere in relax la Sicilia. Grazie alla posizione strategica si possono raggiungere facilmente le spiagge, che a mio parere sono tra le migliori in Sicilia, e anche le cittadine più caratteristiche come Marzamemi e Noto, caratterizzata da un'architettura Barocca del 700.

Tornando alla Tenuta mi viene impossibile sottovalutare l'ambiente naturale in cui è immersa, che la rende ancor di più favolosa.

Per quanto riguarda il personale ed i servizi non posso che dare un 10, molto gentili e disponibili; l'ospitalità viene prima di tutto. Consiglio di provare vini ed olio di loro produzione, prodotti biologici ricavati dalle colture che circondano il casale. È bello sapere da dove viene ciò che si mangia e con i loro prodotti si va nettamente sul sicuro.

Sono soddisfatto della mia esperienza a Tenuta La Favola e la consiglierei a tutti.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Noto, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Tariffa 20
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £177.46
Pet Fee £0
Pulizia £70.98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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