Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Modern villa, and separate 'cottage', equipped to a very high standard. Large 13m x 7m swimming pool, (open mid May-Sept). Only 10 mins drive from beach. Extensive, secluded grounds with olive trees, almond trees etc. Main villa provides spacious accommodation which sleeps up to 7 with 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom. (1 of the double bedrooms also has a comfortable single sofa bed. There is also a travel cot available if required.) There are 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC, and a separate, main family bathroom. In addition, there is also a small, separate open plan 'cottage', which sleeps 2 on 2 very comfortable single sofa-beds, and has its own fridge with tea and coffee making facilities and large en-suite shower and wc - perfect for teenagers (or adults) who want some independence from the main party.
Guests may rent either the main villa on its own, or both the main villa and small house. (The small house would not be rented out separately, so guests can enjoy complete privacy even when renting only the main house.)
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Guaceto 6 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 25 km, Nearest railway: San Vito Dei Normanni 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The main house is newly constructed and has a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area with modern, comfortable furnishings. The lounge area has a large arched window to the front which overlooks the front verandah, olive grove and 'casita'. To the rear of the lounge there are large french doors which open onto the rear verandah and overlook the pool. The lounge also has the benefit of a woodburning stove which, together with the central heating, means that the villa is a cosy base even in winter. Guests bringing laptops etc may access free wi-fi at the villa. (Subject to network availability). The kitchen is well equipped and overlooks the rear verandah. All 3 bedrooms are spacious and with 2 en-suites and a family bathroom, each effectively has a private bathroom. (The triple enjoys views to the front of the property, and the other 2 have french doors which open directly onto the gardens.) A solar panel provides ample hot water to the villa throughout the summer months.
|Further details outdoors|
The main house benefits from large covered verandahs to both the front and rear of the villa, so shade or sun can be found at all times of the day, for eating, relaxing and general outdoor living.
The large pool can be accessed directly from the rear verandah via a wide tiled area. The pool has Roman steps into the waist deep shallow end, and slopes down to the deep end approx 1.8m.. There is a wide tiled and gravelled area surrounding the pool with potted plants etc. Sunbeds and pool towels are provided.
The house has a flat roof terrace which is easily accessed via a staircase, and from which there are views to the sea. and surrounding countryside.The small house has an outdoor seating area to the front. .
The grounds cover approx 10,000 sq m and are fenced/walled to ensure privacy and security.
An english speaking representative is available to answer any queries you may have during your stay.
The swimming pool is available from mid May to end of September.
A welcome pack of groceries is provided for guests, and we can also arrange for a more extensive grocery shopping to be done for you in advance of your arrival. Details provided on booking.
All bed linen, towels, (including separate pool and beach towels), are provided. For stays of 2 weeks, a mid stay clean and linen change is provided.
Please note that the ready access to the roof and swimming pool, whilst a bonus for most guests, may make the property less suitable for toddlers.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia, (also known as Apulia), is the heel on Italy's boot. It has superb weather, beautiful towns, lovely countryside and never more than 30km across, you are always close to the seaside.There are enticing towns in Puglia: the buzzing Baroque city of Lecce to the south. Martina Franca is a town with a fascinating Moorish atmosphere while Bari is an unspoiled old city. In nearby Ostuni you will discover a hilltop town to rival those of Umbria. The signature building of Puglia (and very popular with holidaymakers) is the trullo.
The trulli are remarkable little cone-roofed whitewashed dwellings and surround Alberobello, (approx 45mins north),, and these are now protected as a UNESCO world heritage site. Puglia has its own wonderful cuisine and typical dishes include oysters roasted with oil, lemon, garlic and marjoram. Mussel and potato soup and a huge range of sea food from sea bream to cuttlefish are favourite localThe nea ingredients. Much of the pasta of Italy starts life in Puglian wheatfields, and the region has superb olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes and good local red wines.
The nearest shop is can be found in Serranova, only 2km away. The small 'alimentari' sells fresh bread and cold meats, together with a basic range of groceries. It also serves as a small local bar. At Serranova, during the summer months, you will also find a covered outdoor restaurant serving local specialities of roasted meats and oven baked pizza.
For more extensive amenities, San Vito Dei Normanni is only 10 mins drive away. San Vito is a bustling little town with a number of supermarkets, cafes, a few restaurants, banks, a post office and a wide range of other shops. There is also a go-karting track just outside san Vito. During the summer months, you will almost always find some kind of local event or festival taking place in the main square in San Vito.
This is also true of many of the other nearby towns. Local 'festas' complete with parades and fireworks are a wonderful way to spend the balmy summer evenings.
Further afield, (approx 20 mins drive), you will find 2 large shopping centres, and also the city of Brindisi itself. with its lively port and marina.The surrounding countryside and small roads are ideal for bike rides and walks.
Our nearest beach is Torre Guaceto, which is approximately 10 mins drive - or an easy bike ride away.
This is also a local nature reserve, so no development is allowed and the beaches are beautiful. There are many other beaches to explore up and down the coast, all within easy reach of the villa.
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8 Oct 2013
"Great villa, great location - fantastic family holiday!"
We spent a fantastic week at Villa Palma with our toddler and extended family. The villa was really well equipped, tastefully decorated, peaceful and secluded. The pool is great and well maintained. We used the annex too which was perfect for family members wanting to avoid the early toddler wake up!
The nearest beach (10 mins drive) was beautiful and unspoilt. We especially liked the little train that takes you there. The nearest town had everything you need and further afield are some more touristy places well worth a visit for sightseeing.
You do need a car and the local village is very small with nothing going on. That wasn't a problem for us as we tended to lunch out and eat in in the evenings.
The communication with Gillian was great and the local rep was very helpful.
We would highly recommend this villa for a family holiday!
18 Jul 2013
"A real gem in the heart of Puglia"
We went just as the weather was getting really warm. The owners have really thought about the layout of the villa - you can always find a shady spot at any time of day. Plenty of space inside and out and with two choices of where to eat, al fresco dining is a real pleasure.The pool is a delight and well maintained by the pool man Brian. Air conditioning in the rooms are a boon too. The nearby town of San Vito has a great Monday market and plenty of places to eat. A short drive takes you to the coast and the lovley towns of Lecce and Ossuni are worth exploring.
10 Nov 2012
"WARNUNG ! WARNUNG ! WARNUNG !"
DIe KAUTION wird nicht zurückgezalht. Man wird zum Spielball zwischen den Eigentümern und der angeblichen Verwalterin, Die Eigentümer, obwohl Vertragspartner verweisen an die Verwalterin und nichts passiert
Ich kann nur eindringlich davor warnen, diese Villa zu buchen wenn Sie einen angenehmen und reibungslosen Urlaub verbringen wollen. Naxh nunmehr 12 Monaten haben wir immer noch nicht unsere Kaution zurück.
Schade des es solche Vermieter gibt.
This client damaged our property and we retained the damages deposit to cover the significant costs of the required repair in line with our contract. This is the ONLY TIME we have ever retained a damages deposit as we treat smaller mishaps and damages as 'wear and tear'. Over A YEAR after their stay, this client contacted me out of the blue demanding their deposit back because their insurance company had failed to reimburse them. He threatened to post a bad review if we did not reimburse him - which clearly he has done. This is is AN ENTIRELY UNJUSTIFIED AND UNFAIR 'REVIEW, but unfortunately we are at the mercy of such things as part of trip advisor. We hope that clients will see that all our other reviews have been extremely positive and will still choose to book with us. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent holiday home and a responsive, friendly service. Routinely, we make arrangements to return damages deposits within a few days of our clients stay.
12 Sep 2012
"A Beautiful Villa!"
A group of 7 of us stayed here in August and it was fantastic. The villa was very spacious and the surroundings were stunning. The pool was absolutely fabulous and we could not have asked for a more r… More
2 Jul 2012
"Fab escape to spacious, well-equipped, peaceful villa with heavenly pool"
We had a wonderful family holiday at Villa Palma this June. Our ages ranged from 15 months to 70+ and a group of young adults in between It suited all of us and was kitted out perfectly for all our needs. The villa is simply designed and laid out and has a stunning pool which life revolved around - plenty of pool furniture and toys. Air conditioning in all the rooms makes a tremendous difference in the heat of summer, which is a real bonus. It is very secluded and peaceful but within reach of all you might need. The owners have taken great care to provide plenty of information, tips and guidance and the manager could not be more helpful.
18 Apr 2012
"Excellent villa for a relaxing holiday"
Superbly equipped and maintained villa in quiet area of olive groves with large pool and plenty of space inside and out. Local towns are great, local amenities good and people very friendly. Close to beaches and a great base for exploring Puglia.
12 Feb 2012
"Idyllic location for a relaxing holiday"
Enjoyed a relaxing short break at this superbly appointed villa set in its own extensive grounds and surrounded by olive trees. Peaceful, tranquil location but only a short drive to nearby San Vito dei Normanni with its restaurants, cafes and lively local atmosphere. The beautiful nature reserve of Torre Guaceto with its unspoilt crystal clear Adriatic beaches is only minutes away.
Would love to return in the summer months to enjoy the magnificent pool and the delights of sipping a glass of the local vino on the terrace as the sun goes down.
31 Oct 2011
Beautiful Villa equipped and maintained to an extremely high standard. The Villa's setting amongst the Olive trees was stunning and we were absolutely delighted.
The swimming pool was immaculately maintained and the teenagers spent many hours swimming and having fun. Plenty of loungers for sunbathing around the pool and fantastic terrace for eating al fresco!
We would definitely recommend this Villa to family and friends and are planning a return trip next year!
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