House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
A large comfortable masseria with five bedrooms sleeping 9 guests in comfort with private swimming pool (12x6m)
Found in a land of olive groves and fruit orchards close to Castellana Grotte, a short drive from Alberobello, this idyllic Apulian farmhouse has been immaculately renovated and tastefully furnished, carefully retaining the character of the building.
The house has stone walls and floors, and a number of beautiful vaulted ceilings. It is comfortably furnished, and is decorated with ethnic art and artefacts from around the world, and there are Moroccan rugs on the floors.
On the ground floor there is a large L shaped living room, with an open fire, 2 seating areas, with sofas, table and chairs, TV and DVD player.
There is a large, well equipped kitchen, and a dining room with a table that seats 10 people. There are 2 double ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor, and one has disabled access, and disabled shower and loo.
The first floor can be accessed by an internal staircase, or the original external staircase which leads onto an upper terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
There is a master ensuite bedroom with four poster bed, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom on the first floor. Outside there is a large swimming pool, a terrace with dining table and chairs, gardens and an olive grove. There is secure parking for several cars.
Outside there is a terrace with dining table and chairs, gardens with cacti, citrus trees and flowering shrubs.
There is a large swimming pool and sun loungers on the surrounding terrace. Beyond the terrace there is an olive grove, as well as almond and cherry trees.
There is a neighbouring property a short walk from the house which can provide additional separate accommodation for a large group of people wanting to be near to each other.
- Log fire, DVD player
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Central heating, TV, safe, Satellite TV
- Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
- Dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
- 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 en suites and 2 shower rooms, solarium/roof terrace
- Three single beds, three double beds, dining seating for 12, lounge seating for 10
- Private outdoor pool (unheated), balcony/terrace, private garden
- Wheelchair friendly, secure parking
** Please note that the low season prices do not include Xmas, New Year or Easter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Puglia/Molise region
Well worth a visit are the following:
Monopoli, only 8 km fromthe villa, has many small sandy beaches along its coastline. Ruled in its time by Byzantines, Normans and Swabians. It has a wonderful daily fresh fish market and well renowned weekly market which includes many diverse produce. Full of delicious eateries, bars and nightlife in its fantastic historical centre.
Conversano encompassed in history, around 8 km from Castellana Grotte. Originally called Norba, its goes back to the iron age. Part of the Roman Empire, refounded by the Normans. Pretty shops and impressive Castle, it is a must to visit.
Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, is the capital of the ‘trulli’, only 15 mins away from Castellana Grotte. You can visit the trulli, including Trullo Sovrano housing a museum. The cones are decorated with symbols and shapes, mostly showing zodiac and religious signs. A picturesque magical place, full of history with its wonderful eateries serving typical cuisine.
Locorotondo (round place), lies between Bari, Brindisi and Taranto in the Itria valley. With Greek origins it has one of the prettiest historical centres of the area. Also a fantastic place for a meal, well renowned restaurants are in abundance.
Found to the east side of Murgia, in the province of Taranto, Martina Franca is about centre of the Ionian and Adriatic sea. Baroque architecture can be found here, a pleasure for shopping, especially beautiful clothes. Martina Franca hosts a fashion parade every year as factories still produce clothing to day.
Ostuni is situated on three hills and enjoys an excellent panorama. At the foot of Ostuni the green silvery sea of olive groves merges with the blue of the Adriatic. It is an ancient, noble and famous town, known especially for its whitewashed houses that contrast with the pinkish brown stone of the monuments. If you walk through its narrow alleyways you will discover many an architectural feature at times hidden under the innumerable layers of white chalk.
The property is well located for visiting many local attractions, including the famous caves of Castellana, the region's trulli, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli and its beaches, Ostuni and the safari park close to Fasano.
The area is criss-crossed with olive groves and vineyards which are never far from the crystal clear blue waters of the Adriatic and is bathed in the southern Mediterranean sunshine under azurre skies.
Whitewashed villages tucked in unassumingly among the area's green olive groves, rich red soil and dry stone walls glint and shine at the passing traveller.
And rocky limestone cliffs with turquoise seas and golden white sandy beaches run along the length of this stretch of the heel of Italy, where one is never more than 30 miles away from the coast.
There are numerous picturesque fishing villages, castles and towers to visit and various outdoor markets, including coastal fishing markets with fresh fish landed the same day on sale at good prices.
Simple day trip options include Castellana Grotte, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Conversano, Alberobello, Locorotondo,
Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ostuni - the white city.
Each town has its own individual charm, traditions and culinary delight.
The closest, Castellana Grotte, is a wonderful town which lies around 290 metres above sea level and is famous for its grottos. It boasts more than 3km of caves, and guided tours (in many languages) are available almost every day of the year. Not to be missed, the tour takes you to the spectacular Grotta Bianca (the white grotto). The town dates from the 10th Century therefore providing many churches to visit.
Among the other nearby towns of note is Polignano a Mare, located about 10 km from Castellana Grotte. Famous for its breathtaking cliff face, turquoise water of the sea and many caves in the rocks, named the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic Sea’. Its history includes Spanish, Norman, Arab and Byzantine populations.
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