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Country house in Noto Antica - Holiday Rural Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Noto in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Country house in Noto Antica - Holiday Rural Retreat
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

A tranquil rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

Tucked just above Noto Antica, this is a lovely old family farmhouse. The accommodation is simple, but comfortable, consisting of 2 bedrooms (with comfortable beds), bathroom and well equipped kitchen, with adjoining washing room. The sitting area is outside, a covered terrace with tables and chairs. There is also WiFi, and air conditioning if needed. The acommodation adjoins the Borgo Alveira agriturismo, but nothing disturbs the tranquility and peaceful location. Ernesto, the very helpful owner, was born on the farm, and he clearly loves it as a second home away from the city. Our flight was delayed, and Ernesto very kindly offered to get some provisions for us, and met us just outside Noto to show us the way, which would not have been easy in the dark! He told us about local village shops, and places to go,, and was readily on hand to sort out any problems that may arise. The house is about 10 minutes from the Noto to Palazollo Acreide road, a few hundred yards above the entrance to Noto Antica, a very atmospheric place to wander around, and explore the river valley with its old mills, tanneries and rock pools, perfect for a swim on a hot day. Noto itself is 15-20 minutes away, a lovely baroque city, with many good restaurants and bars selling amazing granitas. We recommend the gelsi nero (mulberry) flavour, something we have never tasted outside Sicily, and is wonderful.

Siracuse, Ragusa, Scicli, Modica and Palazollo Acreide are all easy to get to, as is the lovely coastal natural reserve of Vendicari. We enjoyed visiting Marzamemi, and also Punta Secca ( famous for being the setting of Montalbano's seaside home), the nearby Villa Romana del Tellaro (lovely mosaics) and the Cava Grande del Cassibile.

Everything within an easy drive, and through some beautiful countryside.

All in all, an excellent base from which to explore the south east of Sicily.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Una Tranquilla settimana

  • 5 of 5

It was a great holiday, the house was in the middle of the country, away from the usual hassle and basile of the city. Ernesto was great and discrete, but always available if needed .

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nancy - FRANCE

Maison très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Maison rustique bien décorée et possédant tout le confort pour passer de bonnes vacances en famille. Extérieur vraiment très agréable. Loin de tout. Je recommande !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ottima location nel cuore di una bellissima campagna nelle vicinanze della città barocca di Noto.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Bellissimo ricordo

  • 5 of 5

Nella totale pace e tranquillità la casa è situata a ca 14 km da Noto, paese molto carino. Ottima soluzione se hai voglia di stare fuori di casa tutto il gg e quando torni preparati una sfiziosa cena con prodotti siciliani mangiati nel portico a lume di candela in totale rilassatezza.

Dotata di tutti i confort per chi ama una soluzione di casa tranquilla, ricercata con semplicità nei suoi particolari per cui con molto gusto, io con mio marito e le mie figlie abbiamo passato un piacevole soggiorno. I proprietari disponibili.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
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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Additional pricing information

pulizia £52.29
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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