Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This tastefully furnished apartment is on the upper floor of "Villa Murgese", an attractive modern villa in the heart of the Murge hills, in the Valle D'Itria, with delightful views over the surrounding countryside. The accommodation includes 3 spacious en-suite bedrooms, one with extra double sofa-bed, fully equipped kitchen with dining area and TV/lounge corner. Air conditioning. There's an extra table and chairs on the balcony for dining "al fresco". In fact, all the rooms lead out onto the wide balcony. A dip in the large private swimming pool is a great way to cool off on a hot summer's day and there is ample space with sun loungers and an outside solar-heated shower.The pool is shared only occasionally with the owners, who live on the property. A BBQ can be used in the garden. There's plenty of space to park, too, and the whole property is fenced, with an electric entrance gate for security. The area is totally peaceful. Within walking distance lies the charming little town of Noci, with a well-kept historic centre and plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants. Should you prefer to cook the local fare yourself, there are countless excellent food shops with meats, cheeses, bread etc., not to mention the weekly market, which takes up the whole of the town centre. No wonder the town bears the official nickname "citta enogastronomica" and its food festivals throughout the year are renowned far and wide! But Noci is also famous for the 12th century country church "Barsento" and is home to the beautiful "Cavallo Murgese" a breed of horse with its origins in this area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Capitolo (Monopoli) 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari 60 km, Nearest railway: Noci 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, although it is quickly becoming a favourite due to its fantastic climate and authentic Italian way of life, with some of the best food and wine in Italy. It's also known as the market garden of Italy, with its huge array of top quality fruit and vegetables at great prices - in short, a foodie's paradise! In the bustling towns round about, there's always some festival or other event taking place.
The beaches are busy only in the peak holiday season in August. You have the choice between driving down through never-ending olive groves to the Adriatic coast with sandy coves or rocks with crystal clear water, or going in the other direction to the Ionian coast with wide expanses of sand - perfect for children. People from Noci often check the wind direction, then choose which coast to drive to!
Villa Murgese is about 1 Km from Noci, in the Bari, Taranto, Brindisi province triangle, so many sightseeing destinations are within a maximum of one hour's drive away. Alberobello is just 10 kms! Also worth visiting: Bari, Castellana Grotte, Monopoli (with a great water theme park), Torre Guaceto natural reserve, Polignano al Mare, Conversano, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ostuni, and the zoosafari in Fasano. The nearest beach (Monopoli /Capitolo) and golf course (Savelletri) are about 30 Kms away. Further afield is the beautiful Baroque city Lecce (Salento), Castel del Monte (Foggia) or Matera. The area offers plenty to do for young and old alike. Car essential.