February 2, 2018
By Beacon_PR

Chic Sicily: New for 2018 from Freelance Holidays

Among several newly-featured Sicily properties added by Freelance Holidays are a chic apartment in baroque Catania, bright beachside villas and a modernist cowshed.

Villa Hybla is the modernist cowshed: a recently-built single storey villa imitating an agricultural building with its plain exterior and a terracotta tiled roof. Surrounded by fields, with no neighbours, this is a sophisticated and private retreat 20 minutes from the coast at Punta Secca (where TV’s Inspector Montalbano is filmed) and the same distance from the baroque town of Ragusa.

Three ensuite bedrooms (two doubles, one zip’n’link twin) make Villa Hybla perfect for friends or family holidays.  Strong lines define the villa’s style from the 14 by five metre pool (salt filtered, rather than chlorinated) to the dining terrace and architectural planting in the gardens. The only curves at Villa Hybla are the beautiful barrel ceilings.

A week’s rental of this fabulous property starts at £1428, rising to £2716 in August.  It is a superb base for sightseeing in southern Sicily, from the cave dwellings of Ispica to the beautiful Vendicari Nature Reserve and the baroque towns of Ragusa, Noto and Syracuse.

The historic city of Catania makes for a rewarding break at any time of year and Penthouse Duomo takes its name from the cathedral which dominates the view from its large terraces, which overlook the ‘elephant’ fountain in the Piazza del Duomo below, while – only 40kms to the north – Mount Etna can also be admired.

The apartment is laid out over the third and fourth floors (there’s a lift) of an old building and provides truly luxurious accommodation, with elegant living spaces and two double bedrooms. Available to rent for short breaks or longer stays, prices start at £357 per night.

Set next door to each other in the quiet resort of San Lorenzo are Villa Timo and Villa Rosmarino where new plunge pools added this winter will complete the owner’s stylish makeover of these beachside pads.  Bright pops of colour and thoughtful accessories such as  mirrors and bedside lamps make these comfortable, as well as stylish homes. The fabulous sandy beach is just the other side of the low wall that bounds the properties. Each offers two double bedrooms to sleep two couples, and each costs from £1715 to rent for a week, rising to £3997 in high season.

In all cases, the price is for the property, and excludes flights and car hire.

 

Freelance Holidays: 01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk 

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Freelance Holidays’ press contact is Paul Fogg 01789 297 705

Release issued by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800

About Freelance Holidays

  • Specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca and Menorca.
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members

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