Dimora Di Penne

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Dimora di Penne nestles in an idyllic rural area and offers a true escape within the picturesque Sicilian countryside. Beaches and quaint fishing villages are also just a short drive away; giving you the chance to enjoy both country and coast. Several historic towns are within easy reach, meaning there's always something new to see and do during your stay at this beautiful villa.

Once a humble country farmhouse, Dimora di Penne has undergone a stunning transformation into a bright, luxurious holiday home. Even more space is on offer outside, with lush gardens dotted with trees, traditional dry-stone walls and areas for rest and relaxation.

Certain to be everyone's favourite space is the cosy living area with feature fireplace and a choice of two large sofas to unwind on after a long day. A door to the outside space offers easy access to the dining terrace for enjoying al fresco meals.

This villa is ideal for larger families or groups, as it boasts a total of six beautiful bedrooms. Each has been designed and furnished with comfort in mind, with earthy tones and gentle pops of colour creating restful atmospheres. Most also have their own sumptuous ensuite bathroom, with the fifth bedroom and mezzanine-level bedroom sharing facilities.

Dimora di Penne is surrounded by natural parkland that features typical dry-stone walls, grassy areas and Mediterranean trees that provide leafy shade on hot days. Also relax on the stone terraces directly outside the villa, with comfortable sofas and chairs to sink back into as you soak up the rural views. Cool off in the large swimming pool or enjoy sociable pool-side drinks on the sun loungers. The covered dining terrace is a great place to make the most of sunset views as you savour a delicious evening meal.

The villa occupies a prime position for getting out and about in this lovely part of Sicily. It's well-connected to both inland towns for historic sightseeing and shopping, as well as the coast for sandy beaches, walking trails and swimming. Highlights include the towns of Scicli and Modica with their wealth of Baroque architecture, which are both within a 30-minute drive. Even closer are the sandy beaches found in the fishing village of Sampieri and the small seaside resort of Marina di Modica.

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What you should know…

  • Two of the bedrooms are accessed from outside.
  • One of the bedrooms is on a mezzanine level, accessed via stairs from another bedroom.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Tourist License Number: 19088011C215580

Villa Interiors (300 m2)

Ground Floor

- Living room with two large sofas and a fireplace
- Kitchen with dining table for 10 people, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, espresso machine, kettle, toaster, iron and doors to outside
- Two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower (accessed from outside)
- Two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom

Mezzanine Level

- Twin bedroom (accessed via stairs in fifth bedroom) with bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Salt-water swimming pool (12m x 4.5m, depth: 1.3m). Open from beginning of March to end-November
- Sun loungers
- Outdoor shower
- Garden with trees, plants, lawn (2000 m2)
- Patios with sofas and chairs
- Covered terrace with two dining benches
- Barbecue
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air conditioning (eight units)
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Iron
- Hair dryer
- Safe
- Electric Mosquito Repellents

Location

About the surrounding area of Dimora Di Penne
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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As well as being in a truly idyllic setting within the south Sicilian countryside, Dimora di Penne is also well-connected to amenities. The nearest bars and shops are less than a 15-minute drive away in the town of Scicli.

Well-known for its Baroque architecture, Scicli is a charming place to explore as you stock up on groceries or before enjoying an evening meal. There are several beautiful churches in town, as well as some impressive palazzos to marvel at.

The south of Sicily is perfect for walking and hiking, with Vendicari Nature Reserve offering over 1,500 hectares of wild and beautiful landscapes. The marshes in the reserve are home to wildlife such as flamingos, egrets and pelicans; making it a birdwatcher's paradise. Also found within the reserve are many archaeological remains. Beaches offer snorkelling and swimming, with over 13km of rocky coastline to hike along.

Enjoy the sandy beaches and lovely water for swimming in the fishing village of Sampieri and the resort of Marina di Modica. The latter also offers ideal surfing and windsurfing conditions. There are many restaurants to choose from in both spots, with the ones in Marina di Modica having a slightly livelier atmosphere due to its resort status. One of the best ways to enjoy the beach at Sampieri is by taking a picnic and soaking up the laid-back feel. Hire sun loungers and umbrellas for the full experience.

Hiking and history combine at the Archaeological area of Cava d'Ispica. Here you can explore a series of ancient cave dwellings and burial sites, as well as walk through a beautiful nature reserve.

Other historic must-visit spots include the Baroque town of Modica and slightly further afield, the city of Syracuse. Syracuse boasts a number of ancient ruins and archaeological sites, with many being found on a small island called Ortigia. This historic centre of Syracuse has a charming atmosphere, with its elegant streets and landmarks, such as the Piazza del Duomo. Syracuse's most spectacular site is probably the Greek Theatre, which is just one of a number of ancient ruins within a vast archaeological park.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Comiso Airport

(60km)

Nearest Airport 2 Catania Airport

(130km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Scicli

(9km)

Nearest Supermarket Scicli

(9km)

Nearest Town/City Scicli

(9km)

Nearest Restaurant

(2km)

Nearest Train Station Modica Railway station

(17km)

Nearest Beach Sampieri

(7km)

Nearest Golf Donnafugata

(35km)

Nearest Tennis Ragusa

(33km)

Region

Eastern Sicily, a captivating region in Italy, boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty that leaves visitors spellbound. This part of Sicily, with its enchanting landscapes and charming towns, offers a myriad of attractions and activities that beckon travellers from around the world.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

Sicily is a great destination for a family friendly holiday. The beaches are great, there’s lots to explore, and there are plenty of ice-cream parlours to frequent.

For an unforgettable family day out, visit the Archaeological area of Cava d'Ispica. Here, carved into a mountain, you'll find a network of ancient cave dwellings and burial sites. There's also a fascinating still-functioning watermill with museum to stroll around.

To enjoy a few hours of beach and sea, head to the fishing village of Sampieri or the resort of Marina di Modica. There are also plenty of convenient facilities at both spots.

Horse riding is another popular activity in the area, and with such stunning countryside on your doorstep, it's a fantastic way of getting to see it up close.

Further afield, in Syracuse the children can explore Castello Maniace, a castle dating from medieval times. It’s a great place for an adventure, investigating the different parts of the castle and admiring the magnificent sea views.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • - Guided Tours Available
  • - Welcome Buffet Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services 

Extra services included at this property: 

- Welcome basket with breakfast items
- Midweek cleaning of bathrooms and bedrooms

Extra services available at this property (payable locally):

- Car rental
- Private cook
- Cooking classes
- Guided tours
- Transfers 
- Welcome buffet 

Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be charged €30 (paid locally).
Departure time 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including mid-week towel change.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday approximately mid-June to beginning of September. Flexible during all other periods.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once per week.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax The Italian Visitors Tax is collected by Oliver’s Travels (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs This property has eight air-conditioning units.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately from March to end-November. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £6,593
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £7,452
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,593
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £5,016
Sep 28th 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 £4,300
Jan 11th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £4,300
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £5,016
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £6,593
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £7,452
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £6,593
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £5,016
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 £4,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €7,668
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €8,668
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,668
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €5,834
Sep 28th 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 €5,001
Jan 11th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €5,001
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €5,834
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €7,668
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €8,668
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €7,668
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €5,834
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 €5,001

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $8,374
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $9,466
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $8,374
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $6,371
Sep 28th 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 $5,461
Jan 11th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $5,461
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $6,371
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $8,374
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $9,466
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $8,374
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $6,371
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 $5,461

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Luogo magico

    on 03/09/2022

    Dimora Di Penne è il nome di questo luogo magico che ha in sè l'idea di casa/dimora appunto accogliente e avvolgente con i suoi colori e materiali, naturali ed essenziali, rispettosi dell'ambiente e dell'origine della dimora. Pura come la gioia che si prova nel distendersi all'ombra di carrube o immergersi nell'acqua della piscina trasparente. Puro come il piacere di sedersi a tavola tutti insieme, se si ha avuto la fortuna come noi di condividere questa casa così speciale in famiglia, madri, padri, nonni, figli, nipoti. Pura e semplice come il cibo che si è portato a tavola dal banco del mercato o dalla barca di un pescatore, cucinato insieme tra barbecue e fornelli! Il padrone di casa, ci ha voluto regalare nel salutarci una piccola storia, che ha il sapore della leggenda: il seme di carrube, la pianta di cui vi parlavo, e di cui questa zona è ricca, si chiama carato, sì proprio come l'unità di misura del diamante... E sfregandolo tra le dita trasmette positività, trasparenza e lucentezza al fortunato che lo possiede!!

  • Maravillosa casa

    on 11/09/2021

    La Maravillosa casa y su entorno nos permitió lograr el deseado reencuentro familiar con nuestras hijas y su familia. Superó ampliamente nuestras expectativas. Nada nos defraudó, la casa muy bien equipada, con buen gusto en un entorno campestre de Sicilia. Todos nosotros no olvidaremos estas vacaciones en familia en Dimora Di Penne.

  • Incredibly beautiful house

    on 12/06/2021

    An incredibly beautiful house. We have had the opportunity to spend our vacations in many beautiful vacation homes. But none was as special as this one. The house, the garden, the pool, everything is incredibly beautiful and really a very special place. You can feel everywhere with how much love and attention the house was built and furnished.
    Enjoying the first coffee in the morning on the terrace, listening to the birds and looking out to the sea was a pleasure every morning. Just like the evenings below the beautiful starry sky.
    The house is not only very special, it also offers all the amenities and is excellently equipped and offers more than enough space for several families.
    And of course the two great hosts must not go unmentioned. Both welcomed us wonderfully and helped us superbly the whole time (restaurant reservations, recommendations,...).
    We will definitely be back!

  • Superb

    on 21/09/2019

    Superb, as a couple as we were just going to stay in a hotel however we really needed to relax and unwind from stressful London living and this place was perfect. It is a home from home, great kitchen and beautiful pool with comfortable beds and pool loungers. The villa is decorated to an exceptional standard and the grounds were large so we took the opportunity to work out and run around, much needed after bowls of pasta!
    We felt so welcome and the hosts were like a concierge service recommending great restaurants and places to see.
    We would not hesitate to come back, maybe next time with a group of friends.

  • I’m sure we will be back!

    on 23/05/2019

    We really enjoyed staying at this villa. It’s perfect for large groups, as everyone can have a bit of space but come together when they want to. If you have kids as there is lots of space and the grounds are fully enclosed so you can just let them run wild. The layout has been really well thought through. The bedrooms feel like hotel suites with lots of space, ample storage and exceptional bathrooms with powerful showers. Stefania has a really good eye for design and if you are looking for a chic and stylish villa you won’t be disappointed. The kitchen was really well equipped and spacious and we really enjoyed cooking here. The owners are really helpful and clearly care about their guests having a good time.

  • We had a truly wonderful holiday - one of our best!

    on 08/04/2019

    It began with the exceptional and memorable meal that was cooked for us. The house was perfect for our two families and an ideal escape from our busy London lives. All the details in the house were very much appreciate from the lovely decoration/ en suites to the very well equipped kitchen and the beautiful garden/ pool. We also followed lots of your recommendations which were great - Gli Aroma and the beach restaurant in Marina di Ragusa were particular highlights. We also had very nice meal at Locanda del Colonnello in Modica on Sunday. The children were in heaven all week. There is so much to do in Sicily and we need more time! We would love to come back next year!

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