Casa Donnafugata

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Sleeps: 7 - 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and get:
- VIP Airport Lounge Passes
- Welcome Hamper
- Up to £100 off a Private Chef Meal
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“Set in the depths of the Sicilian countryside, this rustic Ragusa property has undergone a renovation by architect Arturo Montanelli, who restored the villa’s weathered stonework, contrasting it with new elements in steel and wood.” Check out ‘Holiday home of the week’ review of Casa Donnafugata on Spaces.com

There's nothing quite like meandering around the narrow lanes of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ragusa. It is quite simply magnificent, exhibiting beautiful Baroque buildings dating almost entirely from 1693, when the town was devastated by an earthquake and re-built. As you clamber up the steps to outstanding view in the summer’s heat, the summit will be worth the walk.

So, to stay right in the heart of the rural province is a treat indeed - particularly when an evocative and rural Masseria is your place to stay! Recently renovated, this authentic stone villa blends in seamlessly with the surrounding countryside. Uniting the ramshackle building with contemporary metal doors and sliding glass panels that open out into the courtyard - like Sicily, it is full of contrasts.

This is evident when you enter Casa Donnafugata. Preserving its charm and simplicity with its use of natural materials: exposed bricks, wooden beams and metal chairs, there's also striking modern art lining the walls, colourful squashy sofas and throws that give it a contemporary edge. A well-equipped kitchen and characteristic dining area also make for great entertaining, so cooking up a tantalising Italian meal for eleven people is no problem at all, especially if you're visiting with extended family or a group of friends.

Five individually-styled bedrooms and four bathrooms means there's plenty of space for everyone too. There's even an annex with a double bedroom and art studio for all those budding Michelangelos.

Casa Donnafugata isn't all about the inside though. Step outside and revel in the splendid southern sun unwinding on a sun lounger, enjoying an al fresco lunch or taking a refreshing dip in the impressive pool - all framed by traditional dry-stone walls.

When it's time to venture out of your private, luxurious residence, there's much to explore. Take the white-washed Donnafugata Castle nearby, which is well worth a visit, before travelling on to Ragusa itself - a jaw-dropping Baroque city. Picturesque piazzas, majestic palazzi, an incredible historic centre and sloping streets full of restaurants, bars and cafes - it's a sight to behold. There's no less than 3 Michelin Star restaurants here if you fancy a special night out.

Otherwise, there's only one thing to do; and that's - hit the beach. Marina di Ragusa, Santa Maria dei Foccale or Pozzalo - take your pick!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The fun bedroom in the loft adds a little villa quirkiness and fifth bedroom is in the annex is separate from the main villa
  • Remote location of the villa requires hired car which would also be very beneficial for exploring this amazing area
  • When the minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (this is subject to the owner's discretion) - it is best to check with us before booking if you have any queries about about this

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Interior

Ground Floor
- Living and dining room with fireplace
- Kitchen: fridges, freezer, toaster, cooker with 5 hobs, electric oven and microwave
- Twin bedroom
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom, with shower
- Annex, with a fifth bedroom en-suite bathroom & studio

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom & balcony
- Two double bedroom
- Communal bathroom

Exterior 

- Private swimming pool (14m x 5m, with a depth of 0.20m - 1.90m), open approximately from beginning of April to end-October
- Poolside shower
- Terrace (300m2)
- Garden (3000m2): sun loungers, barbecue
- Courtyard
- Solarium

More facilities...

- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Stereo system
- CD player

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Donnafugata
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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If you were cast away on an island, you may want that island to be Sicily, a beguiling place of contrasts. From bewitching Baroque hilltop towns to sun-blessed beaches, ancient Greek temples, Roman theatres, astounding food and an iconic volcano - it's certainly one of Italy's top draws.

Here, in the south-east of Sicily you'll discover the most stunning examples of those Baroque cities. Enter Syracuse, home to one of the greatest ancient Greek theatres that's still in use today, a Roman amphitheatre, picturesque piazzas, sandy beaches and olive-green seas. Or, the beautiful town of Ragusa, renowned for its jaw-dropping buildings and wonderful Piazza Duomo, brimming with bars and restaurants (a few Michelin star ones at that). And then there's Modica. What can we say? Aside from its world renowned chocolate, the churches, palazzi and bewitching buildings that line the narrow streets of Upper and Lower parts of the city are joyous.

Acireale, another Baroque town. Overlooking the Ionian Sea, its fascinating architecture, a world renowned carnival, historic churches and that fact it's near the magnificent Mount Etna - are real pulls.

Sightseeing done, head for the beach. Crescent shaped sandy bays, rugged coastlines, rocky coves and long stretches of white sand await you - with enough water sports to keep the whole family entertained. Or, you could just relax in the glorious southern sun of course, with an arancino or two. The local street food in Sicily is unsurpassing.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania

(100 km)

Nearest Restaurant Bar, Pubs and shops

(8 km)

Nearest Golf Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA

(8 km)

Nearest Beach Casuzze Beach

(15 km)

Nearest Town/City Santa Croce Camerina

(8 km)

Region

Sicily is a picturesque and serene island, that somehow also seems to be full of drama. Choose your own adventure from your luxury villa in Sicily; whether you’re all about exploring history, food and drink or want to spend your time soaking up the sun. Mount Etna dominates the landscape, it’s active presence providing forests, mountainsides and cold lava streams to explore. The cities are bustling with activity in the form of markets, theatres and great shopping – all in the shelter of beautiful ancient streets. Learn more about the type of holiday in Sicily you’d like to experience with our handy travel guide – packed with tips, inspiration and things to add to your holiday to-do list.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Hamper

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 available:

- Boat rental
- Car rental
- Maid service
- Cook/private Chef
- Shopping list

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival time 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Departure time 8.00 am to 10.00 am (€50 charge for Early - Before 8.00 am & Late Departure - After 10.00 am).
Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Energy costs included? Included up to 280 Kwh per week, extra payable locally on consumption.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
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.
Heating costs included? Underfloor heating charged on consumption, payable locally.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per stay will apply (payable locally).
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Extra bed cost of €100 per week.
Tax Tourist Tax included.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately beginning of April to end-October. 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,110
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,638
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £3,957
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £5,275
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,957
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £2,638
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,110
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £2,110
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 £2,638
Jun 19th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 £3,957
Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 28th 2021 £5,275

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,638
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £3,297
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £3,957
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £5,275
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,957
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,297
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,638
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £2,638
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 £3,297
Jun 19th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 £3,957
Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 28th 2021 £5,275

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,350
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,937
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €4,405
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €5,874
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,405
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €2,937
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,350
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €2,350
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 €2,937
Jun 19th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 €4,405
Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 28th 2021 €5,874

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,937
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €3,671
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €4,405
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €5,874
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,405
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,671
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,937
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €2,937
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 €3,671
Jun 19th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 €4,405
Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 28th 2021 €5,874

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,591
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,238
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $4,857
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $6,476
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,857
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $3,238
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $2,591
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $2,591
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 $3,238
Jun 19th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 $4,857
Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 28th 2021 $6,476

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $3,238
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $4,048
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $4,857
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $6,476
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,857
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,048
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $3,238
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $3,238
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 $4,048
Jun 19th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 $4,857
Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 28th 2021 $6,476

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Recommended!

    Posted by Philip on 09/08/2018

    Very nice property; very nicely furnished, equipped. Spacious, breezy, lovely terrace, pool. Moderately remote location so car used quite a bit - but equally remoteness is part of its great charm. Barbara looked after us very well, arranged a very good local chef one night. Recommended.

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