Villa Santoro is a superb restoration of a typical Puglia trullo with small masseria attached. The Austrian designer and Milanese Architect have kept faithully the original vernacular style at the same time as creating a superb minimalist intrerior with all possible conveniences. The 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ensure the highest degree of luxury for your holiday. Large living areas with kitchen and dining room are superbly appointed. Outside, the 2 acres of garden set in surrounnding olive groves and vineyards have outside seating and dining terraces looking out over the wonderful 22M beach pool and panoramic views.
The area surrounding the villa incorporates the Vall d'Itria and is unlike any other part of Italy. Delightful rolling hills with olive groves, all kinds of fruit orchards, vineyards, all interspersed with the ubiquitous trulli and occasional dramatic masseria. The area is renowned for it's fresh produce,meats, vegetables, fruits and, of course fine wines. Reasonably priced and generally fine local restaurants are to be found along with wonderful architecture in nearby towns such as Ostuni, Martina Franca and Cisternino. Lecce, the Florence of the south is just 1 hour away. The beaches of the Adriatic and Ionian seas are all ithin 25 minutes to 45 minutes away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms and 2 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Villanova 20 km|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 55 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
*Exterior hob and dining terrace along with a seating terrace, both overlooking the pool and panoramic view.*Covered Parking for 2 cars*Barbecue
* Minimum Rental period 7 days, Saturday to Saturday
* Pool open May to October inclusive
* Welcome pack
* House manager speaks English, available for any questions
* Cook and chef available by arrangement
Puglia is a varied region from the mountains, forests and rocky coasts of the Gargano, the hilly plateau that is the Murge where Villa Santoro is to be found, the flat coastal plains of the Adriatic and Ionian coasts down to the vast vineyards and emptiness of the Salento, edged by fabulous coastal scenery. Sandy and rocky beaches are within 25 minutes drive or further if feeling adventurous
The towns of Cisternino, Martina Franca, Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica show the tumultuus history that has formed present day Puglia with it's Norman, Baroque, Greek and Saracen architecture for all to see in their nspoiled centri storici. Here are found wonderful restaurants and food markets showing the breadth and quality of Puglia produce. The wines of Puglia are worth the visit alone!
There are many places to visit for fascinating days out, including Lecce the Florence of the south, Matera, Alberobello the trulli town, Caste del Monte, fabulous grottoes and many other places.
The climate in June, July, August and September is hot, however the constant cooling breezes between the Adriatic and Ionian seas keep Villa Santoro beautifully comfortable. May and October can also be beautiful with slightly more changeable weather. Even in November and December temperatures can reach 25C with beautiful clear skies.
Swiming and watersports of all sorts all along both easily reached coasts.
Tennis in Cisternino
Bike rides and tours
Daily market in nearby towns
Regular religious and secular festivals throughout the year in nearby towns