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)|
|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|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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, Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Cots (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Front Entrance / HallwayA 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. Bedrooms 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. BathroomsMain 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 spaceSquare dining table and chairs to seat 8 people, corner sofa and armchair, glazed display cabinet with matching sideboard. Open plan KitchenVery 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 propertyThe 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.Laundry BuildingA 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.
Services Provided- 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
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).