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Country house in Noto Antica - Holiday Rural Retreat

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Noto

Set among the ancient ruins of Noto Antica and the spectacular Sicilian countryside, this property allows guests the feeling of a journey back in time. A spacious house ideal for couples and families with a view of the surrounding hills. The house includes two bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen with oven and hob, two bathrooms, barbecue facilities and outdoor dining area. Free access to Wi-Fi, air conditioning, wood stove, private parking.

Just 15 minutes drive from the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Noto. Syracuse is a 40-minute drive away, while Catania Fontanarossa Airport is 1 hour drive from the property.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Country house in Noto Antica - Holiday Rural Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

A traditional rural cottage with very good facilities and in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Ernesto's cottage. We had driven from Catania airport and he met us at the motorway exit for Noto and we followed his car to the cottage. On the way he stopped to show us a good place to eat and where the nearest shops were. He gave us lots of advice on local places to see. A great host.

The cottage is part of what was once his great grandparents' farm. (The rest of the property is now the agritourismo Borgo Alveria which does not impinge on the cottage.) The cottage was clean and in good condition. Furniture is traditional Sicilian, though the beds are modern and very comfortable. There is a terrace outside where we ate breakfast and supper most days and could have used the barbecue. It is in a quiet area with very little passing traffic.

We spent the last two weeks of September 2016 there and found it an excellent base to explore that part of Sicily. Siracusa is in easy reach and not to be missed - we spent a day in the Ortigia area (parking in the Talete car park, €1 per hour, pay on exit) and another day in the archaeological zone and museum (parking at Paradise Parking, €3 all day). The Baroque towns of Noto, Palazzolo, Modica and Ragusa are all in easy reach. Noto is nearest and also has a supermarket. The cottage is a 15 minute walk from the entrance to the site of Noto Antica (always open and free) and we visited the site twice - once to explore the city ruins and once to go down into the limestone gorge. On the coast south of Noto is Vendicari which includes a nature reserve with flocks of flamingos among other birds; it also has a beach. Just south again at San Lorenzo is another good beach and further on the interesting old fishing town of Marzamemi.

Eating: At Ernesto's suggestion we had lunch one day at Agritourismo Leone (near Testa del Acqua) which was an amazing Sicilian meal (and only €22 pp for four courses, coffee and wine) There is no menu - you get what they are serving that day. Probably worth ringing to book as when we went another day there was nothing doing as they were all out picking the grapes. We also found excellent places to eat in Noto (Trattoria Carmine), Palazzola (Taverna di Bacco) and Modica (Osteria dei Sapori Perduti).

Overall a great place to stay to get to know something of that fascinating part of Sicily. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cottage for exploring south east Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Ernesto's cottage. We had driven from Catania airport and he met us at the motorway exit for Noto and we followed his car to the cottage. On the way he stopped to show us a good place to eat and where the nearest shops were. He gave us lots of advice on local places to see. A great host.

The cottage is part of what was once his great grandparents' farm. (The rest of the property is now the agritourismo Borgo Alveria which does not impinge on the cottage.) The cottage was clean and in good condition. Furniture is traditional Sicilian, though the beds are modern and very comfortable. There is a terrace outside where we ate breakfast and supper most days and could have used the barbecue. It is in a quiet area with very little passing traffic.

We spent the last two weeks of September 2016 there and found it an excellent base to explore that part of Sicily. Siracusa is in easy reach and not to be missed - we spent a day in the Ortigia area (parking in the Talete car park, €1 per hour, pay on exit) and another day in the archaeological zone and museum (parking at Paradise Parking, €3 all day). The Baroque towns of Noto, Palazzolo, Modica and Ragusa are all in easy reach. Noto is nearest and also has a supermarket. The cottage is a 15 minute walk from the entrance to the site of Noto Antica (always open and free) and we visited the site twice - once to explore the city ruins and once to go down into the limestone gorge. On the coast south of Noto is Vendicari which includes a nature reserve with flocks of flamingos among other birds; it also has a beach. Just south again at San Lorenzo is another good beach and further on the interesting old fishing town of Marzamemi.

Eating: At Ernesto's suggestion we had lunch one day at Agritourismo Leone (near Testa del Acqua) which was an amazing Sicilian meal (and only €22 pp for four courses, coffee and wine) There is no menu - you get what they are serving that day. Probably worth ringing to book as when we went another day there was nothing doing as they were all out picking the grapes. We also found excellent places to eat in Noto (Trattoria Carmine), Palazzola (Taverna di Bacco) and Modica (Osteria dei Sapori Perduti).

Overall a great place to stay to get to know something of that fascinating part of Sicily. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Magica e rigenerante

  • 5 of 5

Come lo scrittore che di getto lascia cadere le sue parole su un foglio immacolato, lascio cadere le mie su questa esperienza rivissuta in questo luogo senza tempo. C'ero già stato, ma non pensavo mi avrebbe sorpreso ancora, proprio perché pensavo che l'esperienza vissuta in precedenza sarebbe stata già di per se sufficiente essendo stata entusiasmante. Ritornarci quindi è stato come un riepilogo della "puntata" precedente ... niente di più sbagliato. Ho letto di questa esperienza la pagina successiva, dai nuovi colori alle caratteristiche mutevoli della natura uniche ed emozionanti che si presentano violente e dolci allo stesso tempo davanti agli occhi del visitatore. Il tempo si ferma ma non le emozioni, perché il sole sorge ovunque come il tramonto lascia il posto alla notte, ma se assisti allevolversi del ciclo naturale del tempo e ti senti ospite e intruso in un mondo spettacolare di profumi e colori, dove la natura non si accorge di te che la osservi, proponendo il suo spettacolo al sorgere del sole con i suoi colori e profumi intatti per poi la sera spegnere le luci e proporre lo spettacolo della notte in cui cambia totalmente ogni cosa, allora pensi veramente di riempire un vuoto che c'era e non sapevi di avere. Ovvio che come ogni cosa le parole non possono sostituire ciò che vedi, ma se mi è concesso un consiglio, allora mi sento di dire andateci e capirete perché poche parole noiose alla fine erano veramente poche. Un ringraziamento voglio rivolgerlo al proprietario, per me un amico, perché lo vedi e lo apprezzi dal momento in cui ti stringe la mano di benvenuto. Infine, mi perdoni Ernesto, consiglio per i buongustai la cucina ad avola antica da " CA SI MAGNA" gestito da zio Pippo ed Eva ... non fermatevi alle apparenze, ma sedetevi e mangiate, poi direte. Grazie per avermi dato questa opportunità...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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4

Tranquillità e sapori rurali

  • 4 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato x due settimane con due bambini. Casa spartana ma gradevole con due belle camere da letto. Spazio esterno adatto x cena e barbecue x godersi l'aria fresca della collina.noto si raggiunge in 20 minuti. Il proprietario è molto gentile, riservato ma premuroso circa le esigenze degli ospiti. Ideale x chi cerca pace e tranquillità senza rinunciare allo splendore del mare e dei paesi della zona.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Un luogo magico

  • 4 of 5

Abbiamo passato un ottima settimana in questa zona. La casa è immersa nella natura a 2 passi di Noto Antica. La terrazza è gradevole tanto per gli occhi che per i profumi di gelsamino o rucola selvatica per esempio...La casa è piena di charme, mobili antichi , cucina ben attrezzata.

Una parola anche sul proprietario, Ernesto, che è molto gentile e chi ci ha dato dei buoni consigli.

Odile & Guillaume

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Ottima scelta

  • 5 of 5

Il territorio di Noto Antica è un autentico gioiello. Non conoscevamo niente della zona, cercavamo una casa in un punto del siracusano che ci permettesse di raggiungere in poco tempo sia il mare sia i centri più importanti da visitare così ci siamo orientati per l'area di Noto. Quale è stata la nostra sorpresa nel vedere la splendida collocazione dell'alloggio scelto, vicino al sito della vecchia Noto, in un territorio immerso nella macchia mediterranea caratterizzato da muretti a secco, ben tenuto e per niente deturpato da brutte costruzioni! La casa che ci ha ospitati si inserisce perfettamente in tale contesto, è comunque comoda ed accogliente, perfetta per quattro persone, pulita e fornita di tutto quello che può servire ad una vacanza. La parte più bella è lo spazio esterno, coperto, in cui si può mangiare la sera al fresco. Il proprietario conosce la zona, è una persona gentilissima ed in grado di fornire qualsiasi indicazione per trascorrete la vacanza. Possiamo dunque dire di essere stati contenti e soddisfatti della scelta, la consiglieremmo certamente a chiunque voglia recarsi a visitare il siracusano.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
catania-comiso
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
noto
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
noto
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
noto antica
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lido di Noto
Car: recommended

Situated only fifteen minutes from Noto, perhaps the most fascinating of the 18th century Baroque cities of Sicily. Not only listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO but anche nicknamed the Capital of Baroque and home to the lovely 'Flower Festival' flower festival held every May. The Vendicari nature reserve (20 minutes) is a gem for all nature lovers and offers spectacular long sandy beaches. Syracuse is only a 30 minute drive away and a visit to the ITS ancient quarter 'Ortigia' and Greek ruins is a must. Also nearby are Cava Grande, Cava's Carousel and Pantalica, spectacular gorge and the deepest canyon in Europe: a series of rock pools, waterfalls and ancient cave-homes. The areas of Pachino (famous for cherry tomatoes) and Portopalo are very interesting places to visit. It is here you will find That the southernmost point of Sicily the little 'Islet currents', with a lighthouse and where sea turtles and pelicans can still be frequently spotted on the shore

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Noto, Noto

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3 night minimum stay
£193
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£336
 

Additional pricing information

pulizia £42
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Noto in Sicily

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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