House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The house is one of the more up-market houses in Puglia offering spacious and very well appointed accommodation, tastefully combining the old with the new, with a fabulous large mosaic effect swimming pool set within large and private gardens, a variety of trees and plants abound the natural landscape surrounding the house. It has wrought iron double gates that open on to a long and sweeping driveway that takes you up to the hidden house.
A strong feature of the house is the numerous places where one can chill out either in the sun or in the cool of shaded areas. The sumptuous size of the house and the surrounding grounds offer privacy and a variety of different scenic views.
Terraces to the rear and front of the house provide relaxing and/or eating areas surrounded by trees and sweeping grounds that add a certain ambience. The front patio has a large pergola and brick chimney barbecue. The rear terrace joins the kitchen and has a lovely roof of vines and capers that provide shade.
The recently built roof terrace adds an extra dimension to the house and provides an area for relaxing and sun bathing, along with majestic panoramic views across the countryside - watching the beautiful sun sets from here is an absolute must.
The property is in part trullo with four old trulli cones dating back to the 18th century, with house extension and comprises 3 double bedrooms (master en-suite inc), large lounge, an open-plan dining room and a well equipped open-plan kitchen. The family bathroom has a lovely large shower.
A separate studio apartment is adjacent to the property and this contains a double bedroom/lounge and a separate bathroom with shower.
The house is located just a 5 minutes drive from the historic town of Martina Franca, 15 minutes from Ceglie Messipica, and 20 minutes from the white city on the hill Ostuni – all containing rustic buildings, restaurants and a way of life reminiscent of a bygone age.
Rocky or sandy beautiful beaches abound along the Puglian coastlines where the waters of the Adriatic and Ionic seas are clear and clean. It is a well known fact that the Italians living in the north of the country will come down to Puglia in the summer for the beaches.
Just 5 hours drive away is the fabulous Amalfi Coast where Sorrento, Naples and Pompeii can be found, also the islands of Capri and Ischia are truly beautiful and reside in the bay of Naples.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ostuni 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Ceglie 5 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Front Entrance / Hallway
A very attractive entrance leads into a hallway that is dominated by the old stone of the trulli that presents itself in exposed stone archways and ceilings.
Master bedroom with en-suite has a double bed, bedside table with side lamps, wardrobes, shoe cabinet, chair and double doors opening to the front balcony.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed that can convert in to 2 twin beds, bedside cabinets with side lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe niche with curtains, arched display niches, original
stone floor, exposed stone wall and exposed stone vaulted ceiling. Single sofa bed chair.
Bedroom 3 is an alcove bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and exposed stone archways and ceilings that are a joy to look at.
Main bathroom has a large shower, wash basin, bidet, WC and heated towel rail.
En-suite bathroom to the master bedroom has a shower, wash basin, bidet, WC, glazed display cabinet and heated towel rail.
Spacious Living Room
Large sofa and 2 relaxing chairs, coffee table, large flat screen digital television, dvd player with large selection of dvds, cast iron wood burning stove, glazed display cabinets, door to the master bedroom and double doors opening to the front balcony.
Open plan Dining Room with lots of space
Square dining table and chairs to seat 8 people, corner sofa and armchair, glazed display cabinet with matching sideboard.
Open plan Kitchen
Very well equipped kitchen with tiled work surfaces, electric oven with halogen hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster and electric kettle. A picturesque stone fireplace for barbecues and pizza cooking can be found in the corner. A wooden butcher block dominates the centre of the kitchen.
(Please note a separate external laundry building houses the washing machine and tumble dryer)
Studio apartment adjacent to the main property
The studio has a living room/bedroom with double bed, double sofa bed, wardrobe, dining table with 4 chairs, coffee table, display cabinets.
A doorway leads to a separate bathroom that provides a wash basin, bidet, WC and heated towel rail plus shower.
A fully equipped laundry/utility room that provides a washing machine and tumble dryer. An iron plus ironing board is provided. An airier stand and washing line is located outside this building.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a picturesque large wisteria scented patio area to the front of the house with stone barbecue with chimney and patio furniture. A large pergola provides shade. 2 very old fruit trees are prominent here.
Outside the kitchen is a breakfast terrace with a stunning canopy of grape and caper vines. A long table with chairs seating up to 8 people can be found here.
The recently built roof terrace provides an outstanding area for relaxing and sun bathing. Panoramic and stunning views of the surrounding hills and the old town of Martina Franca can be seen and the sunsets are particularly memorable.
Front balcony Terrace
Arched French doors open on to a wisteria scented terraced balcony, one from the master bedroom and the other from the lounge, wicker lounger chairs are provided, offering idyllic views to the front gardens of the house.
This stand alone stone building comprises the laundry/utility room and contained within are a washing sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, and ironing facilities.
The house stands within its own fully secured private large and rolling grounds of approximately 20,000 sqm with an abundance of pine, fruit, olive and nuts trees. Around the perimeter of the grounds can be found a lovely pine tree lined walkway which takes you around the rear of the grounds.
Entry to the house is via huge wrought iron gates that open on to a sweeping and long driveway that takes you up to the main house, this driveway splits to also provide another driveway up to the swimming pool area.
Swimming Pool with terrace
A special feature of the property is the fabulous 12 x 6 metre blue mosaic tiled swimming pool set in a very private position. The pool is surrounded by a walled and slip-resistant stone terrace and to one end is a wooden pergola to provide shade from the sun, with a palm tree to either side. 8 sun loungers are provided around the pool. A shower is also provided for hygiene purposes.
Views from the pool are outstanding and often in the warm evening swallows are seen to swoop over the pool to collect supplies of water.
The pool itself is lit up at night time and there are 2 huge floodlights that provide lighting around the pool terrace offering a superb setting in the warm evening air.
- A welcome pack of food and drink is provided upon your arrival
- Bed linen and towels including pool towels are provided.
- Mid stay house clean and change of linen & towels
- Daily maid service is available on request at an agreed price to be paid locally.
- The swimming pool is cleaned and maintained weekly.
- Emergency contact number of our local Property Management team who can respond immediately to any
reasonable request or enquiry
- Please note that an extra charge will be made for any gas central heating in the out of season months and this cost will be payable locally at the end of your stay based on usage
The Puglia/Molise region
Casa Giancone can be found in an exclusive part of Puglia, just a 5 minute drive from historic Martina Franca and you will find unspoiled beaches and trullis abound everywhere within a 20 minutes drive.
This area is totally untouched by commercialism and many places still stand in times of old where old customs still flourish. Beautiful traditional Italian towns and cities with stunning architecture, fine wines and delicious cuisine, surrounded by lush countryside, limestone hills and exquisite sandy beaches abound.
Puglia is a place where the weather is glorious and not a hint of tourism is evident anywhere in this beautiful and charming part of old style Italy where time has stood still.
The region for the most part is relatively flat and it is an ideal place for cycling. The climate is hot and dry, which is typical of Mediterranean weather. Its fertile land allows the region to produce more wine than any other region in Italy and it is among Italy's main olive oil producers. With nearly three quarters of the region surrounded by water, Puglia is an excellent place for tourist to sunbathe on the beautiful sandy beaches. It also allows Puglia to rank as one of the highest regions in Italy for total fish harvest.
There is much to learn about the region of Puglia. From its vast history to its various traditions and customs, and one of its main offerings is for you to discover the unspoiled and traditional Italian charm and beauty that this region has to offer.
Puglia is renowned for its beautiful wild nature, olive trees, stone castles and fortresses. Beaches are sandy with natural dunes and are often located in natural reserves. The region is full of history with remains of ancient civilizations, traditional stone houses, and the splendid trulli built with ancient stone techniques.
Martina Franca is an elegant town with wonderful Baroque architecture and very good shopping, and lies within the enchanting scenery of the Valle d'Itria, 431 metres above sea level, mid-way between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic. Historically speaking it goes back to the tenth century, but the town prominently arose around 1310, founded by the Prince of Taranto, Philippe I of Anjou.
Every corner offers memories of a past which is not only history, but also art, folklore and traditions handed town with love. As soon as you enter the old town centre you are enveloped in an unreal, magic atmosphere: the streets, lanes, flights of rough stairs, even the windows take us back to a moment that is far back in time.
Within easy access are Alberobello (the Capital of the Trullo a Unesco world heritage site, a market town with excellent restaurants and bars), Cisternino (views over the Valle D'Itria), Locorotondo (famous for its white wine, visit the Cantina Sociale), Ostuni (the "White City" perched on a hill with views over the sea), Castellana (Castellana Grotte caves), and Bari (excellent shopping, sea port with maritime history). There is also a Zoo safari (a theme park and theatre that is great for children) and Egnazia (remains of a Roman port along with a museum).
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11 Sep 2013
"Fabulous house in a great location"
What a fabulous place to unwind and chill. My friends and I(4 ladies) get together each year for a holiday to catch up, enjoy each others company and generally chill. This was definitely the place to … More
4 May 2012
"A lovely villa with magnificent gardens and outdoor living space!"
The garden is lovely and you are spoilt for choice of where to have your meals because every space is so gorgeous in it's own way!
The swimming pool is beautiful, private and secluded.
The roof terrace was a lovely place to have a drink and watch the sunsets!
We had great holiday despite the weather at times pretty awful. There is a lot to see and do in the are.a
You had rotten luck with the wqeather because usually April is glorious. We are getting very positive reviews about the size of our house and the various places people can sit in...and the roof terrace appears to be the fave plsce. Glad you enjoyed the house and Puglia in spite of the shocking weather.
25 Oct 2011
"A stunning base from which to explore a truly stunning Country......"
Casa Giancone is not just a holiday home, its a home from home. Lovingly,tastefully, sensitively furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Nestled in beautiful grounds, surrounded by beautiful countryside the house works its magic. Its ambience lends itself to any type of holiday; Romantic, Respite/Recharge, Group with family and friends.
Being able to swim and relax by the fabulous pool, watch the sun go down from the roof terrace, chill in the house,breakfast in the garden, wine, dine and even dance! in the large barbeque area; awarded me with an amazing, not to be forgotten holiday experience. I will return! Often! Molte Grazie!
Thank you for your kind comments - you might be interested to know that IKEA are wanting to showcase vour house in a future additon of their periodicals
13 Oct 2011
"Utopia fantastic holiday,fantastic location."
Very private location ,but still not too far away from the towns and markets.
Able to swim and sunbath completely nude noone to overlook property,wonderful.
Have been before and will go again.
We always get great reviews but yours is the first one relating to the delights oi being able to swim in the nude due to the privacy of the pool and the house - glad you were able to do that and know you would not be seen.
12 Oct 2011
"Stunning property, beautiful location"
Our stay at Casa Giancone was absolutely fantastic. The whole property is quite simply stunning, the photographs really do not do it justice. The main house is very large, very bright, very tastefully decorated with excellent facilities. There is a separate studio which again is first class. The large pool, beautifully landscaped grounds and many terrace areas are particularly impressive and it really is the ideal place to relax and unwind. In fact the property is so large and impressive you really do not need to leave it at all during your stay! The property also feels very private and very secure. The surrounding area is beautiful and if you do fancy seeing the local sights or a great meal then nearby town of Martina Franca is a must see. I would highly recommend Casa Giancone and we are planning to visit again next year!
Thank you for your quite wonderful comments - I think this reflects the time and care we put into creating a property that fells like home from home.
1 Aug 2011
"Relaxing, spacious home in countryside"
The Casa Giancone was a very good villa. The property is beautiful and spacious. It is located in the beautiful Puglia countryside that is dotted with trulli. The pool was wonderful and there are many… More
Thanks for a lovely review and we are pleased that you have enjoyed your holiday stay at our beautiful house immensely. Fixed internet provision in this part of Italy is problematic and we advise guests to purchase a cheap internet sim card for their duration that enables internet through your mobile handset that then plugs into the lao-top computer.
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