Castellana Grotte holiday house rental with private pool, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

16 reviews

From the owner

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Recently restored 5 bedroom/5 bathroom 16th century farmhouse, with large enclosed swimming pool and covered terrace perfect for al fresco dining Italian style. Ideal for families and groups. Located in a peaceful, rural setting just 5 minutes outside Castellana Grotte, a lovely old town with a weekly market and many excellent restaurants for dining out open all year round. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cherry orchards, this lovingly restored spacious property provides total privacy yet is within easy reach of the local historical towns and major tourist attractions providing plenty to see and do in the evenings.
A spacious L shaped living area with vaulted ceiling, open fire and comfortable seating for 10, 5 bedrooms/ 5 bathrooms, separate dining room, modern fully fitted kitchen, private ‘Roman’ style swimming pool with surrounding patio, and large covered dining terrace with table and chairs together with brick built BBQ, free Wifi, makes this stunning property ideal for families or groups.

This beautiful rambling property has been has been lovingly renovated to perfectly combine traditional details with luxury, maintaining many original features in addition to luxury facilities to ensure maximum comfort during your stay. The extensive L shaped living area, with ‘Masseria’ style stone flooring has two comfortable seating areas with four modern settees, writing tables, and flat screen plasma satellite television & DVD. The décor is unique with interesting ethnic art and artefacts from around the world, tasteful Moroccan rugs, atmospheric lighting, exquisite wall art and mirrors creating an ambience of luxury and comfort. There is a large open fireplace for cosy evenings in the cooler months.

Leading off the living room is a spacious dining room with a traditional hand crafted wooden table which comfortably seats twelve and rustic furnishings in keeping with a Masseria of this era. There is a second access to the dining room suitable for wheelchairs. The large modern airy kitchen is well equipped with double oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, and big American style fridge. The expansive granite worktops and under counter cupboards provide adequate storage for a large family or group.

Further details

EXTRA SERVICES: if you are travelling with young babies we can order in nappies, food and milk in advance of your stay. We can also arrange for a grocery pack to be available upon arrival.

For a special occasion we can arrange for meals to be cooked onsite by Darren & Donatella, who look after the house and live locally. if you would like to try your hand at preparing a traditional Pugliese meal yourself, Darren and Donatella would be delighted to provide a fun filled cookery lesson onsite.

Please enquire regarding prices for any of the above services.

Further details indoors

On the ground floor there are two double en-suite bedrooms, one with disabled access and a shower/ WC suitable for wheelchair users. Each ground floor bedroom has direct access to the garden and pool area. There is an additional shower/utility room with WC and washing machine.

Upstairs is just as stylish and unique. Each of the bedrooms has been beautifully decorated in a rustic yet luxurious style, and every room boasts access to an upper terrace with panoramic views of the stunning surrounding countryside. They are quirky and modern, some with unique features such as arched ceilings and ancient fireplaces. The master ensuite is romantically themed with a four poster bed with drapes, matching wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bureau. Two further bedrooms- a light and airy triple and spacious single complete the sleeping accommodation.

Further details outdoors

Outside, the space is thoughtfully designed to provide long lazy hours of relaxation in the Puglia sunshine. The large enclosed ‘Roman style’ swimming pool & sun bathing terrace is surrounded on one side by a beautifully tended Mediterranean garden planted with cacti, citrus trees and flowering shrubs and on the other by an olive grove creating total privacy. The large covered dining area , overlooking the pool and therefore enabling children to be supervised at all time, provides a perfect escape from the mid-day sun or for eating mouth-watering fresh food from the BBQ.
There is secure parking for several cars with lockable gates.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds
  • 3 Single Beds
  • 3 En suites, 2 Shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £500.00

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No smoking at this property

Manager restrictions

Changeover day: Sat

About the owner

Julian H.
Calendar updated:
15 May 2022

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This House has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Jan 2012. Located in Province of Bari, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £2977.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 15 May 2022.


16 reviews
Very Good
Elaine M
Greater London, United Kingdom

Fantastic property/facilities, lovely area
Oct 2015

The Masseria is a lovely holiday home and included everything we needed for our stay. The rooms are spacious and very clean. For my husbands birthday, I arranged for a meal to be cooked for us. This w… More 

Reviewed 3 Nov 2015

London, United Kingdom

Sep 2015

Just returned after a 2 week stay - had a fabulous time - can't say enough good things about this beautiful place. Das and Donnatella were absolutely superb - cooked us a meal one night and the … More 

Reviewed 7 Oct 2015

London, United Kingdom

Fabulous Holiday Home!
Aug 2015

Our stay at Masseria Casalicchio was absolutely faultless. It was the perfect holiday home. As a party of 8 we had a fantastic family holiday-it's great for families with very young children as w… More 

Reviewed 11 Sep 2015

Jo R
London, United Kingdom

It's hard to go anywhere else!
Aug 2014

This was our third consecutive family trip to the wonderful Masseria and, as ever, we had a perfect holiday. Daz and Donatella are now like old friends, and again went out of their way to look after … More 

Reviewed 30 Jan 2015

London, United Kingdom

Sep 2014

We stayed as two couples with our five grown up children. We absolutely loved the Masseria. It has an elegance and a real comfort, which is tricky to achieve, but here it is in abundance. The bedrooms… More 

Reviewed 14 Jan 2015

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