Hortus

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Villa
6
3
3
350 mq
Distance from
the sea: 19 km
Modica

Hortus is an exclusive and attractive 17th Century compound right next to S Giorgio Cathedral, in the heart of Modica, a Unesco World heritage site.

Hortus's three suites are set in a desirable property right in the heart of Modica. The rooms overlook the quiet secluded garden, the fruit trees and the super outdoor dining area that is decked out with chic furniture and a table for ten There's also a hydro massage tub for a relaxing soak in total privacy. The three elegant bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, feature local stone, natural limestone flooring and plaster, vaulted ceilings. The beds are divinely comfortable with memory foam mattresses and pillows and they are topped off with antique Sicilian embroidered bed covers. In the Acqua suite there's a round bed with a large lava stone tub behind it. The Fuoco suite has a king size bed with fireplace, while in the top floor Aria suite there's a romantic alcove with double bed and a panoramic view of S Giorgio Cathedral from the terrace.

Property details

Sprucing up is rarely this spectacular. The thrill of the past can still be felt in the refurbished living room-where there are two single sofa beds- and in the super shiny kitchen and dining area for 6. The old underground water tank has been cleverly converted into a wine cellar and in the garden much of the original stone has been left on show alongside the fruit tress. It's the perfect spot for the barbecue and there's loads of space round the table for 10 and in the comfy chic outdoor furniture. Though it feels rather ritzy, its eco-credentials are impeccable. Priority was given to the environment throughout the renovation and the use of sustainable energy, principles of Organic Architecture, ecological materials and local stone have resulted in a contemporary, strikingly individual abode that will take your breath away.

Prices

FromToper day
2 persons
per week
2 persons
Minimum
Stay
01-0731-0834021503
01-0931-1029018303
01-1121-1223014502
22-1228-1229018303
29-1203-01'1934021503
  • Deposit

    (payable in cash upon arrival): € 400,00

  • Services included
    • Consumption of gas, water, electricity, welcome service, final cleaning service, sheets and towels
    • Mid-week cleaning
    • Consumption of electricity up to 330 kwh. per week
  • Mandatory extra services
    • City tax
      EUR 1,00 (per person per day)
  • Additional information

    10% disccount for stays of 2 weeks or longer
    Check-in: 3pm-8pm
    Check-out: by 10am
    Late check-in: 50 euros extra to pay upon arrival for check-in from
    8 pm to 11pm
    Late check-out: by 12am upon request

    Pets are not allowed in the property and the rooms are non-smoking
    Free Street Parking 150 meters from the house.
    There are architectural barriers

  • Pets

    Pets not allowed

  • Information about extra services
    Services on request:
    Private chef
    Massages and treatments
    Sicilian cooking courses
    Wine tasting and winery visits
    Modica chocolate tasting
    Private Guide
    Rental of electric bicycles
    Transfers
    Chauffeur service

Availability

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Facilities

Kitchen
  • Electric oven
  • Wine cellar
Indoor
  • Bluetooth
  • Electric heat pump heating (hot air)
  • Hi-fi system
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen
  • TV
  • Air conditioning
  • ipad
Outdoor
  • Terrace with a panoramic view
  • Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi
Bathroom / Laundry
  • Ironing board and iron

Surrounding Area

Modica

The town of Modica which is a UNESCO World heritage site, is considered the symbol of Sicilian baroque. Modica, however, has much more to offer than its famous Baroque palaces with their intricate facades, monuments and spectacular churches. It's a unique place-a noble, un-hurried yet vibrant town that the traveller can't help falling in love with. It's a visual treat and its narrow alleys are a hub of activity with night clubs and famous restaurants. It's also a paradise for chocolate devotees which is still produced here in the same way as the ancient Aztecs made it in the 16th century. Modica is ideally located in the middle of the Noto Valley, so it’s an ideal base for visiting the other Baroque cities of Ispica, Ragusa Ibla Noto and Scicli. You can’t miss a trip to the Vendicari nature reserve where there are some wonderful beaches and the lakes of Cavagrande with their water falls. A trip to this part of the island wouldn't be complete without seeing the naturalist-archaeological site of Pantalica and the surrounding unspoilt beaches of this stretch of the South-Eastern Sicilian coast.

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