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the old Pajara

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Inside the Coastal Park Otranto-Leuca, 500m from the village of Marittima di Diso, 2 pajaras are set on 2.5 acres of land. The land is organically farmed. It has a beautiful vegetables garden, olive trees and a fruit orchard with 6 different types of figs as well as oranges, almonds, apples, mulberries, pears and much more. Our guests are welcomed to enjoy all the food straight from the land. The 2 pajaras are 150 meters apart.

The coast with its caves (the famous Zinzulusa Cava is 3km away), coves (Insenatura Acquaviva is 1.5 km away) is walking distance from the pajaras and there are bikes available for longer trips. At the local touristic harbor you can rent little boats, canoes and paddle boats to explore the coast and its caves (including the one with sulfuric water in Santa Cesarea Terma, 4km away) and coves.

A holiday for nature lovers & gourmands alike (the property is in the Costal National Park Otranto-Leuca) at the centre of the beautiful Salento region of Apulia, famous for the beauty of its towns, countryside and sea. The house is on 2.5 acres of land, rich with olive, fig, orange and almond trees, as well as an organic vegetable & fruit garden. All food growing on the land, as well as our home-made olive oil & tomato sauce, is available for our guests to enjoy.

The Marittima di Diso centre with cafes, a pharmacy and 3 grocery stores is just 1km away. By day you can lie on the beach, go sailing, biking and scuba diving in the natural caves or take a break at the spas of Santa Cesarea Terme. By night you can get lost in the beautiful architecture of Lecce (the Florence of the South) or have fun in the nearby medieval villages of Otranto, Gallipoli and Castro with their restaurants and nightlife.

The house was renovated 4 years ago although it is rich with history as it was built 150 years ago as a refuge for farmers from the summer heat. The original design of the roof, a barrel vaulted ceiling, keeps the inside naturally cool and fresh.

Across from the pajara, there is a second pajara we recently finished renovating. It has two rooms and a large (60 square meters) shaded patio overlooking the vegetable and fruit garden, the olive trees and the sea.

The first room of the pajara acts as a kitchen and dining room today. When it was originally built in 1886, it was used by the local farmers to store their agricultural tools. The fully equipped kitchen features the original barrel vaulted ceiling, which creates a natural cooling effect inside. The second room, originally a barn, is now the bedroom, with a large window overlooking the fruits garden.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Castro 1 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brindisi 80 km, Nearest railway: 45
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available

The Puglia/Molise region

Puglia has everything to offer in a sunny region with warm people, amazing landscapes and great food. The summer weather is always beautiful, warm and breezy.

The Salento region has Lecce as its artistic capital with its unique Baroque architecture. Around Lecce there are many cute, little towns surrounded by the rolling hills of the countryside with olive trees, stone walls and vineyards.

There is over 150km of coastline of long beautiful beaches and high cliffs dotted with sea caves.

Castro Marina

Marittima di Diso and Castro Marina are the towns closest to the property. Marittima is a lovely village of 3,000 people, 1 KM inland, immersed in nature. Castro Marina is a medeival village on the sea. It has a touristic harbour where you can rent a boat and go to see the worldwide famous Grotta Zinzulusa.

There are two beautiful squares on the sea with bars, restaurants, artisanal craft shops, and other amenities. Both towns have sport facilities. The sea is easily accessible and most of the people go to the beautiful Insenatura Acquaviva, one of the many local coves of the area.

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1 Aug 2014



Nous avions beaucoup d'attentes en raison des photos, de la description et surtout du prix demandé soit 400 euros par nuit/ 2 pajaras (nous étions 2 couples).L'endroit est décevant, le te… More

21 Aug 2013


"We've never been so well looked after!"

From the very start it was clear this was no ordinary rental. The owners treat you like family and are just lovely. The house is simple and basic but charming, and in a beautiful setting of their large market garden. We went about on bikes loaned to us, which was great. Local shopkeepers were very friendly and keen for us to try the regional specialities, and the local restaurant was smashing. This was one place we just didn't want to leave and we would definitely return.

11 Feb 2012


"A perfect place to stay"

The best thing about this lovely place is that you can pick your own tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, figs etc from the fields all around. And use the home-made olive oil that the Vitali family leave fo… More

29 May 2011


"A fabulous place to relax in an unspoilt area with wonderful food and friendly people"

Our trip here was a huge success. Knowing little of the region beforehand, we were constantly impressed by everything we came across. The Arseni family were extremely friendly hosts, picking us up on … More

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:04 Jun 2013

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • Italian

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