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FICO - spacious apartment in historic farmhouse – Home 7055212 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

FICO - spacious apartment in historic farmhouse – Home 7055212

Excellent Excellent – based on 1 review

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Apartment:

Spacious two bedroom apartment perfect for a family holiday. The apartment has been converted from part of the large stable that adjoined the main 400 year old farmhouse building.

The large living area provides a fantastic family space with ample space for the children to play or watch TV. The corner sofa provides a luxurious place for you to relax with a glass of wine in the evening. The French windows in the master bedroom lead onto the rear terrace and provide a fantastic view out over our olive grove.

There is air conditioning in both bedrooms (providing either cold or warm air depending on the weather) and under floor heating throughout, which is available in the cooler months.

The apartment has access to both the main internal courtyard garden and the rear terrace overlooking our grove of approximately 35 olive trees.

The Farmhouse:

Masseria Giulio is listed as a regionally important building dating from the early seventeenth

The Apartment:

Spacious two bedroom apartment perfect for a family holiday. The apartment has been converted from part of the large stable that adjoined the main 400 year old farmhouse building.

The large living area provides a fantastic family space with ample space for the children to play or watch TV. The corner sofa provides a luxurious place for you to relax with a glass of wine in the evening. The French windows in the master bedroom lead onto the rear terrace and provide a fantastic view out over our olive grove.

There is air conditioning in both bedrooms (providing either cold or warm air depending on the weather) and under floor heating throughout, which is available in the cooler months.

The apartment has access to both the main internal courtyard garden and the rear terrace overlooking our grove of approximately 35 olive trees.

The Farmhouse:

Masseria Giulio is listed as a regionally important building dating from the early seventeenth century. It started life as a chapel serving the local farm workers before being used as a convent and then a monastery. During the eighteenth century it was converted into a masseria (walled farmhouse). It remained a working farm producing olives, olive oil, vegetables and fresh milk, cheese and meat from the animals (cows, sheep, goats and pigs) homed in the stable block until the late 1980s when it fell into disrepair. We have completed a full restoration of the property using local artisan builders and craftsmen and have converted the old stables and farm buildings into five elegant holiday apartments.

The apartments have been designed to provide stylish, high quality accommodation with designer furnishings to allow you to relax, unwind and enjoy this fabulous corner of Italy.

The large farmhouse garden (approx. 600 square metres) is surrounded by a high dry stone wall and has been fully landscaped with an array of beautiful plants including roses, birds of paradise, wisteria, bouganvillia and cacti. We have an orchard containing apricot, lemon, orange, clemantine, pomegranate, plum, cherry, kiwi, mulberry, pear, apple, fig and cedra trees. We also grow a wide variety of our own organic vegetables. Guests are welcome to use our produce during their stay.

Adjoining the masseria and garden we also have a small olive grove featuring around 35 olive trees. These produce two types of olives; one primarily for eating (please note that they need to be prepared and are not suitable for eating fresh from the tree!); the other type is used for making oil. We make approximately 30 litres of organic extra virgin olive oil from our crop harvested in the late autumn.

The Puglia region

Puglia forms the heel of Italy’s boot, nestled between the Ionian and Adriatic seas. With over 500 miles (800 kilometers) of coastline, Puglia has long been famed for its fantastic golden beaches, secluded coves nestling beneath beautiful limestone cliffs and transparent, turquoise waters. In 2015, The Telegraph voted Puglia as the best region in Italy for a beach holiday.

Inland medieval, white-washed villages and castles adorn the hill-tops and command stunning views over the surrounding countryside of olive groves and vineyards. Within easy reach are several UNESCO world heritage sites, ancient ruins, fantastic vineyards, waterparks, safari zoo and caves.

Francavilla Fontana

The property is ideally located almost mid-way between the Ionian and Adriatic seas so there are a host of beautiful beaches nearby (including the beach that The Telegraph rated as the best in Italy). This means that we can chose which coast we visit based on the wind direction and whether we want to swim, body board, look for crabs in rock pools or just relax on a sandy beach. Similarly we are central to the main tourist sites with the Itria Valley lying to the north, Taranto and Matera to the west, Lecce and Gallipoli to the south and Brindisi to the east. This means that you can see far more of this region within an hour's drive than if you were staying in one of these areas. The masseria is in a beautifully tranquil location and provides a real escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. All you can see in any direction are olive groves stretching to a horizon dotted with beautiful medieval towns. We are also close to some of Puglia's best wine areas and vineyards and so are spoilt for choice when it comes to our favourite tipple! Our guest information pack includes details of all our favourite places, day trips, activities, restaurants, ice cream shops, vineyards and markets.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Ian A
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Feb 2016. Located in Puglia/Molise, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £530 to £869.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Dec 2016.

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