Set in the depths of the Sicilian countryside, this rustic Ragusa property is ringed with traditional dry stone walls.
Le Edicole has undergone a renovation by architect Arturo Montanelli, who restored the villa’s weathered stonework, contrasting it with new elements in steel and wood.
A floating metal staircase leads to the upstairs rooms, which are tucked beneath sloping ceilings and the original wooden beams of the farmhouse. Downstairs an open-plan living and dining space is framed by exposed stone and concrete, and includes a fireplace – for the cooler months.
The five-bedroom Sicilian holiday home – available to rent from Oliver’s Travels from £2,400 a week – has room for 11 guests, all of whom have space to stretch out around the villa’s sizeable pool. If the heat gets too much, there are also shaded terraces to retire to. Le Edicoles sits in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ragusa, and is a short journey from the baroque architecture of Ragusa Ibla town, as well as the beaches of the Sicilian coast.