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La Dimora Del Santo, Overview

Tall palms cast their distinctive shadows onto the extensive lawns and walls of this historic house, which was built as an abbey in 1300, before becoming an important stately home for several centuries and, latterly, being restored as a magnificent choice for a special holiday. Quietly secluded in over a hundred private acres, its glorious gardens encompass ponds and a peaceful Indian pavilion, lawned paths through scented plants and splendid symmetry, cypress and citrus trees, and buildings ablaze with bougainvillea and climbing roses. They are also home to a twenty metre swimming pool set into a pretty garden courtyard, served by a pool house with bar, barbecue, shaded terrace and a spa area creatively built into a round tower with a hammam and sauna. Within the property, timber raftered ceilings and huge stone arches span timelessly elegant country house d├ęcor, where various social spaces complement ten bedrooms, while two special suites are privately placed off the garden courtyard.

With cook service included and concierge services offered by the house manager, the unique La Dimora del Santo is just a ten minute drive from east coast beaches. With the option of dining either in the main dining room or on the shaded terrace and at different spots within the gardens, this is an ideal venue for a special celebration. Within very easy reach of Catania Airport, and beaches, the celebrated Baroque towns of Siracusa and Noto, the ceramics centre of Caltagirone, the celebrated mosaics at Piazza Armermina, Mount Etna, Taormina and noted vineyards, this is a perfect spot for touring. Guides can be arranged on request. 

Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR

  • Entrance Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Library with TV
  • Office for Villa Manager
  • Large dining room opening to garden
  • Winter garden/arcaded dining terrace
  • Cloakrooms
  • Kitchen 
  • 6 double (king size) bedrooms (can be made up as twin on request) with bathroom (with one exception which has a shower room) en suite opening out onto main central courtyard 
  • 2 double (king size bedrooms, bedrooms 4 and 5, each with bathroom en suite, connecting internally via a hallway with a further bed (accommodating 5 total). Guest using single bed will use the bathroom of one of the bedrooms.
  • 2 double (king size bedrooms 1 and 2), each with bathroom en suite and internally connecting
  • Chapel 

SEPARATE GARDEN COURTYARD

  • Junior suite, with double bedroom (king size) can be twin with bathroom en suite
  • Junior suite, with double bedroom (king size bed) with bathroom en suite and entrance/sitting area large enough for an extra single bed 

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair 

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Portable barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • TV in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Further large TV in library
  • WiFi 

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis
  • Croquet
  • Bicycles
  • Yoga mats
  • Yoga terrace
  • Badminton racquets

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Professional kitchen which can also be used by guests with assistance from the staff

PRIVATE POOL

  • 20m x 9m
  • 3m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool house with bar, sink and barbecue

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Mini-bars in all bedrooms
  • Wellness treatments and massages 
  • Chapel
  • Spa
  • Treatment room
  • Sauna
  • Hammam steam room
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Concierge Services

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryers for all bedrooms
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Pool towels