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|
|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|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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, Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), 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.
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.