About the home
Villa Poggio is superbly situated 1km outside the town of San Vito dei Normanni in a small residential village. The villa boasts a large private swimming pool and completely enclosed private gardens with a large variety of fruit trees. You will enjoy the rural tranquillity of the villa whilst being close to all the local amenities such as cafes, bars, shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
San Vito dei Normanni is a town of just over 20,000 inhabitants located in Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot, and is just 5 minutes away from the Adriatic Coast and its many beaches. The town is a perfect location to relax and experience real Italy, but is also in an ideal location should you wish to discover more of this beautiful region.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Specchiolla, 4km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The villa is equipped with automatic air conditioning units which deliver hot or cool air. The lounge has a feature open fireplace for romantic evenings during the cooler months.
The villa is equipped with flat screen TV, DVD music centre with surround sound and a selection of CDs and DVDs in addition an XBox computor games system with a variety of games.
The garden is very child friendly as it is enclosed with stone walls/fencing and private entrance gates. In addition, the patio surrounding the villa has a further wall/shrubbery with 4 small gates which can be closed to enable very young children to play safely.
Further details outdoors:
The property is set in a tranquil secluded spot whereby the front elevation is lined with mature trees. The garden is 4,500 m² (approx 1 acre) and has a mixture of fruit trees; orange, lemon, apple, fig, pommegrannate, peach, apricot, cherry, pear, nespole, medlar as well as grapes, olives, almond and walnut. Guests are invited to help themselves to whatever fruit is in season. The garden also has a pretty tropical area. The swimming pool is a large 12m x 6m x 2.5m (at deep end) with roman steps for easy access, with bordering patio and landscaping. Adjacent to the pool is a further 6m x 8m sunbathing terrace enclosed by low level stone walls and gazebo for those hot summer days. The pool and patio area is well lit for relaxing in the warm evenings. Ample sun loungers are provided as well as outside shower for cooling off. Built BBQ for alfresco dining. Patio tables and chairs. Outside sink and washing-up facilities with hot and cold water. Covered veranda to front of villa with large marble table and comfortable padded seating. Additional outside lighting to villa and driveway.
Separate outside utility room housing washing machine, clothes airer, ironing board/iron, beach/pool towels, cool bag & ice packs & inflatables for pool.
Food & drink welcome pack provided on arrival.
Garden is shared with the owners of the property who are nearby (within the grounds) to offer help and support if required, ensuring you have a fantastic holiday from start to finish. (Owners may have occasional use of the pool but only when guests are not using it).
An information pack is provided in the villa for guests use.
25% non-refundable deposit to be made to secure booking.
The full amount is required 6 weeks before arrival date.
A security deposit of 200 euros is required (payable with remaining amount) and will be reimbursed fully 7-14 days after guests departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection)
Payments to be made by bank transfer.
The Puglia/Molise region
The region is renowned for its ancient olive groves and vineyards with a climate encouraging an abundance of fresh produce which can be purchased at the daily local markets.
For sun worshippers there are beaches to suit all tastes ranging from long sandy and unspoilt stretches, beaches set in coastal resorts or secluded rocky coves.
Alberobello known as the Capital of the Trulli is very unusual with lots of buildings known as trullo.The trullo is a fascinating architectural feature of this area of Puglia, a building with conical roof made without mortar. Alberobello has special status internationally - designated a UNESCO world heritage site - because its collection of some 1,500 trulli in an urban environment is unique. Some of the trulli are now used for stores, restaurants, and lodging, but many are still inhabited by locals, who are very friendly to visitors. Alberobello is a tourist attraction, but it is not overrun, especially away from the main tourist honey pot, and most visitors are Italian. Areas to visit, include the two trulli zones, the Basilica, Trullo Sovrano, the trullo church of St Antony and the trulli museum.
The caves at Castellano: Near Fasano, have magnificent underground caverns.
Cripta di San Biagio 15 mins away from Villa Poggio (and signposted) is one of the most important 'Rock Churches' in the region. Inside this cave church, you will find 12th Century paintings, and exquisite, richly decorated frescos.
The Brindisi / San Vito dei Normanni area
San Vito dei Normanni is 1km from Villa Poggio. Aside from all the usual amenities expected of a town with 20,000 inhabitants, the area is also of historical importance. Ostuni (known locally as ‘The White City’ so named for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture) is approx 20 minute drive. Lecce ‘The Florence of South’ so called because of the quantity of important baroque monuments found there, is approx 40 minute drive.
San Vito has two Squares (piazza) with many cafes, bars/icecream parlours. Or visit the sidestreets where you will come across typical trattorias and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a traditional meal or sit and have a drink or an icecream whilst mixing with the friendly puglinese.
Nearby the protected coast and the nature reserve of Torre Guaceto is comprised of and encloses a precious stretch of an uncontaminated and charming coast where time seems to have stopped. The park extends itself at approximately 1000 hectares of land and 2000 hectares of sea that makes up an overall stretch of coast of approx 7km. The tall sand dunes which peak on the sea are studded in the summer season with lillies and are overcome by century-old junipers.
Fasano Zoo Safari and Fun Park offers a brilliant day out for all the family as does Aquafollies Water Park in Lido Silvana on the Ionian Coast..
There is a public tennis court within walking distance of the villa approx 500m for those who have plenty of energy.
For cycling enthusiasts Villa Poggio offers 4 adult mountain bikes should you wish to explore the surrounding countryside which is very flat with many attractive country lanes.
An information pack is available with the villa covering local amenities and places of interest.
How to get there
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Brindisi Airport (about 20 mins by car) served by Ryanair.
Bari Palese Airport (about 1 hour 10 mins by car) - served by Ryanair and British Airways.
There are also budget italian airlines so you can fly from the UK for example with change over in Milan. 'myair.com', 'flyairone.it', 'volareweb.com', 'alpieagles.com'
Activities near Brindisi
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
09 Oct 2012
2 weeks in Italy in september; lovely hosts, beautful villa and a fantastic location.
The region of puglia is stunning, unspoilt and loaded with great places to visit and some beautiful scenery and beaches. Even though it was coming to the end of the holiday season there was still plenty to do and lots of welcoming locals at great restaurants.
Towns like lecce, ostuni, gallipoli and otranto were great for day trips and dinners whilst smaller seaside places such as santa sabini and pantanagianni provided great safe beaches and lovely food.
We were travelling with our 11 month old and the welcome we received everywhere was great, high chairs a plenty and lots of pasta dishes for him to tuck into.
Last but not least there was the villa itself and the two owners, steve and ange; the villa was spacious with plenty of room for the family and well set-up with everything you'd need inclusive a very safe enclosed patio for the boy to crawl around in. The pool was huge, spotless and very welcoming, nicely nestled between fruit trees. Steve and ange live on-site and were wonderful hosts, always on hand to offer recommendations and help whilst also leaving you with your own space, although great company for a chat and glass of the local wine. Daisy, billy and charlie, the dogs, are very friendly and daisy in particular seems to have a knack of charming every guest that sets foot in villa poggio.
All in all a great holiday, one of the best!!
05 Sep 2012
From the warmest of welcomes to the sad farewell, we had a wonderful week in the sun. It's the first time we've rented a Villa with a pool and not planned anything. Our usual family holidays are two weeks or more and involve lots of days out, activity and travel between accommodation. This time - due to work commitments - we only had one week away so looked for relaxation, sunshine, food, drink and culture. We got it all and came away tanned and refreshed. The Villa is spotless. It has everything you need - and more - and a huge pool. It's minutes away from great beaches and dozens of days out and cultural attractions. We loved eating outside and reading by the swimming pool. Angela and Steve are perfect hosts - always on hand but never in the way. We're already planning a return visit.
17 Jul 2012
Villa Poggio was everything we hoped for and more. It is away from the hustle and bustle yet conveniently located for the local town and surrounding coasts and the many places of interest.
The villa is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The veranda that is shaded in the late morning is a lovely place to sit and dine.
The swimming pool is large, clean and well landscaped for privacy.
Angela and Steve the owners are very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
We will most definitely be going back 10 out of 10!
Rob and Diane
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||1 May 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
NO PRICE INCREASES FOR 2012!<BR>Low season and Christmas / New Year periods include heating<BR>Mid/High Season periods include air conditioning<BR>Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. <BR>Prices are based on 4 people sharing:-<BR>Discounts available for longer rental periods. 10% discount for third week. 5% discount p/w for low occupancy (up to 50% capacity -excludes July/Aug) <BR>Â£10 per night to be added to total amount payable for each extra person (when party exceeds 4 people)<BR>Check with owners for further details.<BR><BR>For Cancellations see as follows:-<BR><BR>29-56 days notice - 50% of total cost <BR>15-28 days notice - 25% of total cost <BR>1-14 days notice - 10% of total cost <BR>0 - Nothing refunded <BR><BR><BR>Payment accepted by PayPalEnquire now
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