House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Charming One bedroom stone vaulted town house in Ostuni Centro Storico. Sleeps 2 (+1). Extensive Sea Views. Roof/Sun Terrace. 100m from Cathedral. Enjoy the proximity of fresh bread and cornetti, coffee, Lounge bars and restaurants, without traffic. Large Bedroom with Kingsize or twin beds. Living/Dining room with sofa bed. Kitchen, Shower Room, Roof/ Sun Terrace. Wi-Fi. Central heating. Beautifully cool inside in summer. A lovely house in a wonderful position to enjoy being at the heart of Ostuni, the white city, “The jewel of Puglia”, with its wonderful old city to explore by day or enjoy in the warm night air. Relax in old bars, or the sophisticated modernity melted into the solid stone.The local fish, meat and vegetables are exceptional so you barbie and watch the sun go down, or enjoy the restaurants nearby. No wonder the Italian designer set choose to holiday here.The Centro Storico is on a hill and people comment on how much cooler and more pleasant it is in summer.
Walk into the pedestrian streets below to relax in the atmosphere of where Europe meets Africa. The piazzas, streets and terraces ooze charm and the coffee houses, cocktail bars and restaurants bear testament to why the Milan designer set come to Ostuni for their holidays. Wi-Fi. Boats available to rent at reasonable prices at Villanova marina. We can arrange.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villanova and Torre Pozzella (both blue flag), Mon 7 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||80 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted to Brindisi 30 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Puglia/Molise region
The Puglia/Molise region
Northern Puglia grows most of the duram wheat for the pasta of Italy, & the region makes as much wine as Australia but, this particular area is best known for its olive oil. Olive tress are everywhere which give the view a green 'carpet'.
Nearest beaches are ten minutes drive away, and there are many more easily accessed from the main coast road. The beaches are sandy and tend to be within coves of limestone which rise 2 or 3 metres out of the sea.
Villanova (15 mins by car) is the larger of the nearby small fishing villages along the coast, Boat hire is available at the marina here at reasonable prices.
Ostuni, the "Citta Bianca" is a magical place especially in the evenings. The architecture is a mix of all things southern Mediterranean. It looks like a north African town. Eating, drinking and relaxing out in the open air late into the night is a joy, for all ages. In July and more so in August the main Piazzas of Ostuni and Carovigno have live entertainment of all sorts of high quality, culminating in the Saint Oronzo horse parade in Ostuni on August 25/26th. Martina Franca has an Opera festival in July. Ostuni and Carovigno are working towns that operate all year round. This is a mainly agricultural area. The soil here is highly fertile and wonderful vegetables are available. The Markets tend to be on different days in different towns. Carovigno's is Tuesday morning, Ostuni has a full market on a Saturday morning and a vegetable market on a Wednesday morning. There are good supermarkets and smaller specialist grocers, butchers, fish vendors, cheese makers, wine, and fresh pasta shops in both towns.
There are blue flag beaches within a ten minute drive, (Villanova and Torre Pozzelle), and many other lovely beaches and coves to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. In the summer evenings the coastal villages come alive with music, street vendors, ice cream parlours, restaurants and bars.
The beautiful Baroque towns of Lecce, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and the Famous Trulli of Alberobello are all a short drive.
Carovigno is 7km and takes 10 minutes to drive.
The beaches and harbour at Villanova take 10 minutes to drive with a 3 more minutes to Monticeli and Torre Pozzella
The beaches and harbour at Santa Sabina take fifteen minutes to drive.
Brindisi is a 30minute drive, Lecce one hour (less on the train from Carovigno or Ostuni railway stations), Otranto 90 minutes by car