Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Private secluded villa located on the outskirts of Sogliano Cavour in the heart of Salento giving easy access to Lecce,Ortranto,Gallipoli,Galatina,Castro and the Ionian and Adriatic coast all within 25 minutes with Brindisi airport 50 minutes and local amenities 5 minutes away. New York Times voted Puglia and Basilicata two of southern Italy's most up-and-coming destinations - and rightly so.
The villa is extremely spacious light, airy and well equipped with a fabulous pool just a few steps from the patio with a large sunbathing terrace.There are 3 bedrooms, a central lounge, family room/kichen/lounge, bathroom,wet room,outdoor shower, patio,barbeque, air conditioning and central heating in all rooms with the traditional features of the property having been retained throughout to include vaulted ceilings and leccese stonework.The property is set within its own secluded and private grounds with secure entry systems.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Galipolli 13 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 35 km, Nearest railway: Lecce 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, 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, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Rm1 double bed,ensuite wet room,garden access,wardrobe,chest,chairs,table
Rm2 double bed,wardrobe,chest and chair,cabinet
Rm3 2 single beds,wardrobe,chest,chair,cabinet
Double bed settee in lounge
Air conditioning and Italian ceramic floors
Ensuite rm1 with shower,wc,washbasin.Bathroom with shower, bidet, wc and circular washbasin set in traditional leccese stone with large mirror unit above and towel storage unit below.Central heating, washing machine.
A very large sunny through room with glass doors to patio and swimming pool,open fireplace, gas hob,electric fan oven, double sinks, extending dining table and chairs, an extensive range of cherry wood kitchen units,built in fridge/freezer,outside sink
A dual purpose room with bedrooms leading off with views over the olive grove. This room has a vaulted ceiling which has been beautifully restored in natural leccese stone, 3 seater sofa bed, table,chest, storage cupboard,cabinet outlook over olive grove
Family room/kitchen has a 3 piece lounge suite,dresser,occasional tables,TV,bookcase, large patio doors on 3 sides opening onto pool and patio.The sofa bed in the central lounge can be used as a double bed on request.Table and chairs for 8 on patio.
|Further details outdoors|
Outdoor private swimming pool 10x5 metres, with shallow and deep end, diving board and sunbathing / shaded area,sunbeds,pool chairs,stone table and umbrellas.
4 metre shaded patio surrounding villa with outdoor barbecue overlooking the swimming pool.Sun awning on side of kitchen providing additional shade with vine pergola providing shaded seating area.Outside sink and shower.
6000 square metre landscaped ground surrounding the villa perfect for evening walks after dinner with palms trees herbs bushes,fig and fruit trees,walnut trees and vegetable garden
Stay with children under the age of 8 please seek permission.
Full Payment to be made 8 weeks before arrival date.
Preferred change over date is Saturday but we will try and offer flexibility as far as possible.
For payment we request an advance of 25% of the total amount to be paid to confirm your booking and a safety deposit of £300 which we will reimburse upon your departure and checking of the property for damage.
The Puglia/Molise region
The New York Times voted Puglia and Basilicata two of southern Italy's most up-and-coming destinations - and rightly so.
PUGLIA - APULIA the heel of Italy with an Adriatic and an Ionian shoreline is the country 7th largest region blessed with beautiful clean seas and a fertile land.
The deep south of the region from Brindisi to Taranto and Lecce is known as The Salento Peninsula a glorious land steeped in history colonised by the Greeks in the 7th century BC and for centuries fought over by Normans, Saracens and Turkish invaders.
Puglia and in particular Salento is famous for its food and cuisine - LA CUCINA POVERA - cooking the simplest way by making the most of the ingredients available; think of making the tomato sauce from hand picked tomatoes, think of hand made pasta and dishes prepared with hand picked wild greens. Most of the fish in Italy is caught off the Apulian coast, 80% of the pasta in Europe is produced here and 80% of the olive oil originates in Puglia, but it is the raw ingredients - the greenest vegetables, the sweetest fruit that have put Apulia on the food map.
Previously known for quantity rather than quality, Puglia wines have now been recognised for their quality with the best produced in the Salento Peninsula famous for Primitivo - Negroamaro - Malvasia grapes. Take a look at your supermarket shelves - there you will find a wide selection of wines from Puglia Salice Salentino - Copertino - Primitivo - Rosso salento - Leone de Castris - Squinzano on and on - try them !
In the heart of the Salento area of southern Puglia, 20 minutes drive south west from Lecce and approximately equal time from the coast and beaches. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, land cultivated by local farmers and historical cultural centres such as "Galatina, Gallipoli, Otranto".
The area offers comprehensive shopping, banks, post office a wide choice of high quality pizzeria/ trattorias, caffe bars and lots of sunshine.
Visit during the Summer months and be amazed through visiting villages to experience their local Sagra's there is somewhere to go every night and absorb the beautiful way of southern Italian life.
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3 Sep 2014
"Beautiful villa with amazing pool in Salento."
We had a lovely week in this fabulous well equipped stunning villa with a beautiful pool. Beautifully looked after by Guiseppe who showed us the local area and stocked the fridge with essentials for our arrival.
27 Aug 2014
"Very good with some reservations"
This is a spacious and well equipped villa, situated on the outskirts of Sogliano Cavour, a town of some 5000 inhabitants. We had been sent detailed and welcome directions and found the villa after a few very minor detours. We arrived early but were were welcomed warmly by Giuseppe and Piña who were both cleaning the house and ordering the garden and pool from the previous visit. They were generous in their time and solicitous in hoping that we enjoyed our visit. Giuseppe led us to a local restaurant for lunch since we had arrived outside the customary time for il pranzo.
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Wally's, making frequent excursions to the coast on both sides, whether diving in grottoes or exploring inlets. Few stranieri, apart from a few Dutch and Germans so it was great to see the Italians at play. Our son and his friend loved the pool especially with its diving board and I rediscovered the pleasure of long distance swimming in an effort to work off the pasta.
This is a fine place to stay but a couple of suggestions/caveats which are not meant to diminish our pleasure in having made Casa Wally our destination for one of our weeks in Salento:
The house is peppered with printed instructions which although well intentioned, give the impression that the owner is not quite sure whether to trust the ability of his guests to look after his beautiful home and facilities.
To be reminded constantly that one will be charged if this or that are broken is wearing and diminishes the ability of its guests to relax. We paid good money to visit and are sensitive, intelligent individuals. If the owner has had bad experiences in the past the solution is not to assail/berate newcomers with helpful hints.....the instructions should go, they are unwelcome and unwelcoming.
The surrounding area, whilst honest and relatively untouched by tourism is arid and scrubby and the outskirts of local towns are blighted by the ugliest of developments, alas. Of course the eye adapts to the view but we had already time to acclimatise oursleves with a stay elsewhere in Puglia. The best of the trip was spent of by the sea or in Lecce with its marvels.
The welcome of the locals in Sogliano Cavour was warm, if puzzled and with any historic settlement, the longer you stay, the more you uncover. Giuseppe was a great factotem and we hoped that our decision not to avail of his barbecuing skills did not offend this fine man.
So all in all, a spacious and magnificent property just needing a little less instruction and a little more confidence in its short term visitors.
If you want immediate access to sea and beach, especially with children in tow then you may opt for somewhere a little closer to the action but for a slice of authentic Salento with excellent facilities you will enjoy what Casa Wally has to offer.
26 Aug 2014
"An island of tranquility in the very south of Italy."
This property is in the middle of the of the southern part of the heel in Italy. You can swim in both the Adriatic and Med in the same day with both being about 30 mins east and west of the property by car - the snorkelling was excellent off the rocky shorelines. The property itself is on the outskirts of a working village - we cycled to the baker and the fishmonger in the morning and there were also 3 good supermarkets, 2 of which also have excellent deli counters. There were a number of local cheesemongers also and generally the price of food was significantly less (and the quality better) than in the UK. Locally, the largest town was Galatina (where we enjoyed a wine tasting at Santi Dimitri (ask for directions to their favourite cheesemonger as well as purchasing a litre of primitive for 1.5 Euro per litre). The city of Lecce was only about 40 minutes away. There is an abundance of historic sites, both inland and on the coast along with local fishing ports and excellent restaurants - Guiseppe will be able to point out all the best places to you. Indeed, this was the warmest welcome we have had anywhere we have rented - Guiseppe also maintains the pool and garden perfectly.
I would recommend this property for families with small children who are content to enjoy the excellent pool and take the odd day trip out, for those that just want to chill and for those that love exploring the history and food of the region. We had a superb holiday.
2 Jul 2013
"Wonderful oasis of peace & tranquility with lots of interesting places to visit locally"
Just got back from a wonderful week at Villa Sponziello. The villa, terrace, pool & gardens are wonderful - the photos on the website don't do it full justice. Wonderfully equipped kitchen - we c… More
5 Sep 2012
"Homely and comfortable accommodation with beautiful pool and local guide on hand"
This is a great spot for accessing the whole of Salento - both coasts and the very tip of the heel of Italy. You need a car - it is fairly remote. The pool is wonderful, fruit and veg growing in the garden and an amazing air of tranquility. The local contact for the property was unbelievably kind and helpful and made our whole stay a total pleasure. Also has air conditioning which is a great plus when it reaches 42 degrees! Really cool, dark rooms for my boys meant lots of lovely sleep for them and therefore also us! Hooray! Many thanks
1 Sep 2012
"Wonderful house, very friendly and helpful owners, fantastic area"
First of all we would like to thank Christine, Giovanni and Christian for their hospitality and help throughout our stay – starting from easy booking of the villa, helpful direction from the airport, tips for the best beaches as well as fantastic fish restaurant in Gallipoli, introducing us to the owner of the best Ristorante on Sogliano Cavour…
The house is very comfortable for a big family, in great condition, clean, well equipped, with plenty of towels, kitchen equipment, cooking and cleaning materials. We really enjoyed terrace with outdoor kitchen and large garden with fresh vegetables we were allowed to enjoy. We should highlight fantastic pool (which Giovanni cleaned every other day!). We enjoyed it every day and our kids simply loved it! We also had a chance to taste fantastic Pugliese cousin during a great evening with Christine, Giovanni and their friends Giuseppe and Pina.
The location of the house is excellent. You can reach beautiful beaches of Gallipoli and Otranto in 25 minutes, as well as explore wonderful Salento. If you want to relax, you can simply stay in the villa and enjoy all its comfort and privacy.
23 Jul 2012
"This is a delightful, peaceful, comfortable house in a fascinating area"
We would like to thank Giovanni for all his help - from the directions and patient introduction to the house after a long drive from Naples to his hospitality throughout the stay. Piya and Giuseppe, t… More
24 Apr 2012
"A charming converted farmhouse in the heart of Salento - great for B&B"
A perfect home base for beach escapes to nearby Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto. The villa has comfortable and clean rooms and an outside terrace to enjoy outdoor lunches and barbeques in the evening. After… More
22 Apr 2012
"A wonderful, peaceful retreat with an amazing pool"
We had a fantastic stay here in August. Giovanni the very friendly owner met us at the airport and was kind enough to lead us to the villa. The house is situated in a quiet lane within a minutes drive… More
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