Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Casa Pietra is a comfortable, detached villa with traditional trullo in a hectare oftranquil private grounds. Set amid peaceful olive groves and orchards just outside the gastronomic centre of Ceglie Messapica. Casa Pietra is the perfect place for families or group holidays or for a couple seeking a peaceful haven from which to explore Puglia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villa Nova 21 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 50 km, Nearest railway: Ceglie Messapica 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
This comfortable family home sleeps 5 in the pretty villa and another 2 people in the lovely old trullo with its double bed and ensuite shower room. The accommodation opens on to a large secluded patio and is set in a hectare of peaceful pine and olive groves.The house is newly furnished with cool comfortable beds, ceramic tile floors and soft Italian leather sofas. There is plenty of hanging and drawer space in each bedroom.
This is an eco house with shutters and high ceilings that keep you cool in summer, a gas boiler that heats the water (electric in the trullo).
The kitchen is modern and well-equipped to cook for up to 7 people. It includes a ceramic hob, oven, dishwasher sink and fridge. Although we usually eat around a table on the patio in summer, there is also a large dining table and chairs in the house.
We have retained the geometric 60s tiles in the villa bathroom where there is a large Italian wash basin, bidet, lavatory and small bath with a shower. The 'wet room' in the trullo has a toilet, shower, and w/h basin.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds are set in two and a half acres and is very private and picturesque. There is an almond grove which is beautiful in the spring with white blossom. Under the pine trees, at different times of year, there are white and purple irises and bright pink cyclamen.
We like to go to the beach (30 mins drive) and to explore the many picturesque old towns in the area but most of all we love to be on the patio by the trullo, enjoying our post luncheon siesta in the shade of a pine tree. There is plenty of wooden garden furniture with comfortable cushions, ideal for sun-worshippers or those who like to relax in the shade.
There are four mountain bikes that you can use for cycling around the local area which has marked out cycle paths.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia had been a closely guarded secret until recent years but celebrities like Helen Mirren now have homes in the region. This area is rich in history and charm and has many picturesque medieval towns for you to explore. Visit Ostuni, the Citta Bianca, with its old white buildings clinging to the steep hillside. From its ramparts you can look out over the stunning Adriatic coast.
Puglia is Italy’s largest olive oil producing region with olive trees in every garden it is easy to see why. Every town has a market day selling locally produced goods from fresh fruit and veg, to clothes and shoes, a bargain to be found by all. The sun in July and August can be very strong, but with the weather being pleasant from May through to October there is plenty of time to explore this beautiful region. From the caves at Castellana Grotte and Putignano, to the cave dwellings at Mottola and Massafra. The coast has an abundance of villages and harbours, and beaches from the remote and quiet to lively dotted with cafes, bars and restaurants.
On Sundays in July and August, you can sit in the beautiful old square in Cisternino and for the price of a cocktail, listen to over an hour of opera arias sung in the open air.
Martina Franca, with its Ducal Palace, is close by and hosts some great street festivals through the summer. Alberobello is world renowned for its ancient streets of trulli.
Why not drive a little further and enjoy the historic delights of Lecce and the coast beyond.
Ceglie Messapica is the gastronomic centre of Puglia. The local market buzzes with local people selling their home grown produce. There are stalls of fresh local cheese, wonderful salamis and fish. Best of all are the fruit and vegetables freshly picked and delicious.
Visit the local bakery where warm bread is pulled from the wood burning over and tasty almond delights are hand-mad by the baker and her family.
Around the studio, cycle paths are marked to guide you along the local lanes among the trulli.
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