Filippo and Marta’s vision to create a relaxed eco-retreat has been realised: float from infinity pool with valley and sea views to the sauna or Turkish bath before zipping out for dinner at a local restaurant. Return to sit on the veranda, chat to fellow guests and sip tea or a cocktail prepared with fresh herbs and aromatic plants from the garden.
You sleep in simple, elegant bedrooms split over two floors with sofa beds for children. Each has a semi-private balcony or terrace facing the views for morning coffee or evening sundowners. Breakfast is a treat: just-picked fruit from the garden, local cheeses and meats, home-buzzed honey. Filippo is an excellent cook and will prepare lunch with notice plus there’s a communal kitchen to rustle up your own meals.
Tear yourself away and visit historic Ragusa (10 mins), the caves at Cava d’Ispica, sandy beaches, vineyards, olive oil producers and quaint fishing villages.