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The Artist's Stone Studio

  • 11 guests

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 4 bathrooms

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There’s no doubt this countryside villa oozes Italian charm with its traditional dry stone façade and evocative rural surroundings. Located next to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ragusa, and twenty minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, this home provides easy access to the region’s significant cultural sites and enticing coastal views. There’s perfect harmony between the outside and inside here - combining authentic character and contemporary comfort - you’ll feel instantly at home. This restored and converted home has perfectly preserved its original rustic simplicity. Step inside and be instantly embraced by its traditional charm – we love the authentic details, period stonework, fireplaces and beamed ceilings making it feel like an indulgent Italian sanctuary. Each space has been individually considered so that the historical features are synchronised with design-focused materials – think raw metal and sleek glass accents that make you and your guests feel part of this home’s unique landscape. Spend indulgent days soaking up the sun by the pool before cooling off in the sparkling waters. There’s an inspirational feeling to adopt in this home – get in touch with your creative side in the art studio, or try out an Italian classic in the rustic kitchen. Delight in the day’s highlights and share special moments with your group over an intimate dinner in the artistic dining room. If you want to get out and explore, beeline for Ragusa to admire the Duomo di San Giorgio and Baroque buildings, before heading to Giardino Ibleo park for sweeping views across the city.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the hilltop city of Ragusa, a twenty-minute drive away

Explore the hilltop city of Ragusa, a twenty-minute drive away

Sprawl out on the sun loungers soaking up the Sicilian rays

Sprawl out on the sun loungers soaking up the Sicilian rays

Slide open the huge glass doors and invite the breeze in

Slide open the huge glass doors and invite the breeze in

Try out your creative hand in the art studio

Try out your creative hand in the art studio

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Home truths

    One of the bedrooms is located in the adjacent annexe

    At full occupancy, one guest will be sleeping on the double bed in a communal living area

    The swimming pool is only available for use between 1st April and 31st October

    Though there isn't a dedicated desk here, the dining table doubles up as a laptop-friendly workspace

    Your host can provide a cot and high chair for free upon request

    Due to the location of this home, we recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay

    Your host provides fresh linens and bath towels twice per week, and pool towels once per week

    Your host provides mid-week cleaning

    The fireplace in this home is not operational

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

5 bedrooms, 7 beds

4 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Additional fees

  • Check-out is between 8am and 10am here – if you need to check out earlier than 8am, you’ll need to pay an additional €50

  • If you’ll be arriving after 8pm you’ll be charged a late arrival fee of €50 – this must be arranged in advance with your host

  • One well-behaved dog is welcome to join you for an additional €50 per stay

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Ragusa

Fans of the TV drama ‘Inspector Montalbano’ will be familiar with the province of Ragusa as it’s where the long-running series is filmed – playing the role of the fictional region of Montelusa. Even if you’re not a keen follower of Italian police procedural shows, the fact that this southernmost area of Sicily was chosen as the backdrop for the popular programme should give away that it’s rather easy on...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore Donnafugata Castle

Explore Donnafugata Castle

Step into a bygone world at this palatial baronial residence turned museum. Admire the period furnishings, costume gallery, and stunning gardens for an enchanting experience in Sicilian aristocracy.

22 min
Take the kids to Parco Zootecnico Kamarinese

Take the kids to Parco Zootecnico Kamarinese

A friendly and hospitable park with lots of green space, games, and well-protected animal enclosures. Perfect for a fun day out with children.

14 min
Tuck into authentic Sicilian dishes at Rosacambra

Tuck into authentic Sicilian dishes at Rosacambra

A beautiful local restaurant in Sicily offering an authentic culinary experience.

7 min
Dine at Piper Bathing

Dine at Piper Bathing

Enjoy fabulous food and a relaxed atmosphere at this beautifully designed beachfront restaurant.

17 min
Explore Torre Cabrera

Explore Torre Cabrera

Discover the charm of Marina di Ragusa, a well-maintained coastal gem with excellent food. Experience the wonderful atmosphere and enjoy the lemon granita with croissant.

17 min
Enjoy the Lungomare Beach

Enjoy the Lungomare Beach

A clean beach with soft sand and plenty of space to relax. Rent a lounge and umbrella at the nice looking Lidos, or grab some gelato and beach supplies from nearby stores.

16 min
Enjoy a relaxing break at Mokambo Coffee

Enjoy a relaxing break at Mokambo Coffee

Great local bar with very good service, offering delicious coffee and snacks. The perfect place to unwind and enjoy a coffee.

8 min
Tuck into sweet treats at La Nueva Bottechita

Tuck into sweet treats at La Nueva Bottechita

This charming cafe and bakery on the way to Punto Secca offers mouthwatering ricotta-filled sweet buns, delightful granita flavors like pistachio and almond, and friendly service.

8 min
Grab a quick bite at Fantasy Trattoria Caffetteria

Grab a quick bite at Fantasy Trattoria Caffetteria

Tuck into homemade food at this authentic Italian restaurant.

15 min
Enjoy refreshments at Bar Ci Rivoleva

Enjoy refreshments at Bar Ci Rivoleva

An avant-garde bar with exceptional coffee and delicious croissants. This welcoming and clean space, along with the helpful and knowledgeable staff, make it a great stop for a sweet refreshment.

5 min

Get around

Airport

Comiso

42 min

Vincenzo Bellini Catania

2 hr 10 min

Reggio Calabria

3 hr 58 min

Train station

Donnafugata

22 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

6 min

Cafe

9 min

Pharmacy

9 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia di Marina di Ragusa

16 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 30 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Nunzio

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nunzio and his experienced team have over thirty years of experience in making people's Sicilian holiday dreams come true. They have a profound knowledge of the enchanting island, as well as a keen eye for detail, quality and originality – ensuring you have a memorable stay.

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