05 May La Vallata
Area: Noto, Siracusa
Main features: Al fresco dining, Barbecue, Countryside, Peaceful, Quiet, Secluded, Swimming pool, and Terrace
A romantic contryside retreat for 2 overlooking the soft countryside in the Valley of Noto and just a 5-minute drive away from the picturesque Baroque town of Noto in southeast Sicily.
La Vallata refers to the valley that this little gem looks out to. It is tucked away in the countryside 3,5 kms from Noto and 6 kms from the gorgeous beaches of the nature reserve of Vendicari. With its back to the valley, the front of the house enjoys a stunning view of the gentle countryside that surrounds the house.
This romantic hideaway is the result of a clever restoration of what was once a horse stable. It has everything you need for a peaceful break, your own swimming pool, quiet surroundings, lots of outdoor space for eating, relaxing and sunbathing.
An open plan living space covers the entire ground floor served by a sleek modern kitchen with a large dining table. A couple of steps leads the way to a small wine-cellar where you can help yourselves from selected local wineries and leave money in the kitty. The living area is very cozy with a sofa-bed and armchairs. Stairs lead up to an open mezzanine that houses a double bedroom. The double bedroom looks down onto the lounge area and has its own separate entrance from the back of the house. The bathroom on the ground floor is comfortable in its simplicity and features a large shower built into the rock.
The paved area in front of the house is perfect for relaxing and taking in the views and the sounds of the countryside. To one side of the houses, an area has been dedicated to outdoor living. You’ll find plenty of space for outdoor dining and for making some awesome barbecues. Up a few steps will lead you to the lava stone paved pool paved lava and a partially shaded sun deck with sunbeds. From here you can relax and watch the delightful scenery.
- Open plan ground floor
- The mezzanine sleeping area
- Well stocked wine cellar
- The lava stone pool
- Sun deck terrace with sun beds
- Delightful vistas overlooking the Noto Valley
- Closest airport: Catania, 1h10 minutes by car
- Closest town: Noto, 15 minutes by car
- Closest beach: Vendicari’s beaches, 10 minutes by car
- Siracusa: 45 minutes by car
Bear in mind
The path leading up to the villa from the road is unpaved.
The villa is not suitable for small children and anyone with walking difficulties due to the steps to the mezzanine and open railings.
LOW January, February, March, April, November, December
MID May, October, Christmas, New Year
HIGH June, July, September
Third and Fourth bed €72 per person per night
Maximum occupancy 4 persons
November to April: Minimum 3 nights
May to October: Minimum 4 nights
August: Minimum 6 nights
Extra services available on request:
- Shopping service €40
- Extra cleaning service €20/hour
- Personal Yoga Teacher
- Dinner on arrival €140
Security Deposit €500
At a Glance
- Swimming pool (8 m x 3 m)
- Large terraces
- Outdoor dining area with barbecue
- One double bedroom on mezzanine
- Open plan space living/dining/kitchen
- Lounge has a sofa bed that opens into a twin bed
- Bathroom with shower
- A sofa-bed in the lounge opens into a twin bed
- Air conditioning
- 4-ring hob
- Nespresso machine
- Outdoor shower
More Things to do
- Cycling tours in and around the area
- Guided tour of Siracusa
- Half a day on boat with lunch or aperitif on Enrico’s ketch
- Vendicari Nature Reserve with guide
- Personal Yoga teacher
- Private Chef