Four elegant apartments, sleeping 2 to 4 guests, with shared swimming pool
Beautifully furnished down to the smallest detail, this Puglia country estate is the perfect destination for those wanting to enjoy all this sunkissed region has to offer and pamper themselves with a little luxury at the same time.
The delightful group of four vacation rental apartments are set among almond and fig trees, the typical ancient olive groves that define this region and are all located conveniently around the large private pool.
All four apartments on the estate have been attentively furnished to reflect the wide and varied travels of the owner, from India and China to Indonesia.
The accommodation is situated around the central swimming pool, which is immersed in the greenery of the garden, making al fresco dining a wonderful option, with breakfast on the veranda a great idea for those wanting to catch the sun's first rays in the morning.
The four apartments available to rent are Grande, Bouganville, Nuovo and Ostuni. The first three are of a similar size (although Grande has a considerably larger private outdoor area and Nuovo the smallest), each with one double bedroom and comfortable sofa bed in the living area. Apt Ostuni is a larger two bedroom apartment with a spacious terrace with nice views over the nearby town of Ostuni.
The ground floor apartments have outdoor patios overlooking the pool, a fully equipped kitchen or cooking corner, bathroom, double bedroom, living area and sofabed.
All are cleaned for you daily if you wish and linen is changed every three days. The apartments are ideal for two or three guests but can happily sleep four if required.
For those who wish to be pampered a little more, breakfast can be provided.
- Private garden
- Shared swimming pool 2.5m deep
- Outdoor dining areas for each apartments
** Please note that the low season prices do not include Xmas, New Year or Easter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden|
A stunning coastline, idyllic rural landscapes and a hot and sunny climate combine to make Apulia one of Italy's best treasured secrets and even today Puglia, to give its Italian name, is more popular as a summer retreat for Italian holiday-makers than for their foreign counterparts.
Puglia is a long thin region running down the Adriatic coast along the south and east of Italy's heel, so nothing is very far away from the beach. It's geographical location, linking Europe with Africa and the Middle East, has for millennia given it huge symbolism and no little importance as a meeting point for the diverse cultures which have helped shape our modern civilisation.
In northern Puglia, around Italy's spur, is the home of the Gargano National Park, a varied park of forest, arid step and sheer limestone cliffs which mantles the striking promontory.
Of the 270 or so species of nesting birds in Italy the park boasts an incredible 170 of them, testimony to its biodiversity, varied topology and the care with which it is all looked after by its proud people.
With such a conducive climate wine and olive oil are two of the region's most traditional and important products and this is reflected in the landscape, with the rich red soil hosting mile upon mile of ancient olive groves and vineyards.
But the Puglia landscape is much more than just vines and olive trees. It is a fascinating and unique tapestry of sand and stone, gentle rolling hills topped with the dazzling white architecture of the local towns, pasture and wheat fields, fruit orchards and stunning silent coves with crystal clear seas ideal for diving.
Medieval island castles and fortresses, sometimes with the Adriatic lapping at their very gates typify the coastline, along with rocky cliffs and sandy beaches, making Puglia a paradise for those with a love of the sea.
Naturally seafood is one of the principal staples on any menu but Puglia is also noted for its durum wheat and tomatoes, which form the basis for many mouth-watering pasta dishes.
And culturally Puglia is blessed with a host of museums and architectural and archaeological gems which recount the history of the region. From the trulli, the small beehive like dry-stone cathedrals that were traditionally the home of many in the area, to the masserie or farms, which take much of their inspired design from Roman villas and which still form the backbone of today's agricultural architecture.
In the larger towns and cities such as Bari and Lecce the variety of architecture is even greater and the latter, with its magnificent and ornate cathedral and other fine baroque architecture, rightly stakes claim to the title "Florence of the South."
The complex is within easy reach of the Adriatic Coast, just 2.5km away making it ideal for those wanting to relax by the sea or even have a go at some of the various sports on offer such as surfing.
Mountain bikes are available to rent and a bike ride makes a great way to enjoy the Pugliese countryside or simply cycle to the beach. For those seeking more traditional four-legged transport just a couple of minutes' walk from the masseria is a riding school for those wanting to see the beauty of Puglia from horseback.
Close by are the interesting towns of Ostuni, known as the White City due to its dazzling white-washed buildings, Alberobello, home of the trulli and Lecce, the Florence of the south.