STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA

Tina Crowther

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA

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sleeps 8/9: 4 Bedrooms/Shower Rooms en suite, Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room

Masseria Torre Pinta was featured by the Sunday Times in their 2011 list of '50 Sensational Villas in the Med and Beyond'! The approach to Masseria Torre Pinta is through a magnificent baroque archway and it sits amid well-tended gardens, mainly within 2 courtyards and a large terrace. The Masseria boasts a large swimming pool (enclosed in its own courtyard), air conditioning (on request), and contains the owner's eclectic collection of antiques and artwork. All the rooms have vaulted ceilings and ancient limestone floors which, with the meter-thick walls, combine to help keep the house cool in summer. The kitchen, with oak dining table, adjoins the sitting room which is sited in on the ground floor of the original tower. A stone staircase leads to a large furnished west-facing terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails. The large first floor bedroom, complete with four poster bed, has its own study and balcony as well as an en suite shower room. Two of the ground floor bedrooms (1 double + 1 double/twin) open directly onto the main courtyard and one further bedroom (twin), adjoins the sitting room.

Where to find us: Masseria Torre Pinta is 22 kilometres south of Lecce on the Salintino peninsula of Puglia - Italy's most south-easterly region. On a clear day, Albania can be seen from the upper terraces of the Masseria.

Set in ancient olive groves and not far from beautiful beaches on the Adriatic coast (you can just see the sea from the first floor), this handsome Masseria (fortified farmhouse,) was recently restored to a high level. The central part of the building was formerly a Norman Tower dating from the 11th Century and in centuries past it was the home of a Knight of Malta. There are lots of interesting places to explore - Lecce (22K), Otranto (13K), Gallipoli (35K), Santa Cesarea (20K), Alberobello (120K) and there are many excellent restaurants everywhere, including the local small town of Carpignano (3K) and excellent shopping in Lecce, Maglie and Otranto.

Facilities include: Swimming pool (7m x 14m; 1.5m - 2.5m depth) with built-in steps, a ladder and diving board. Washing machines; Dryers; Dishwasher; Microwave, Basic Italian SKY Satellite TV with Sport, DVD; CD Player; iPod doc; internet via satellite/antenna; Built-in Barbecue, Fly Screens (most windows); Air Conditioning (payable locally).

Getting there: The two nearest airports are Brindisi (65K) and Bari (170K). Train Station: Lecce (22K).

What's included: Full cleaning by maid-service on changeover day plus 4 hours cleaning mid week. Laundry change once a week (mid-week change available on request, paid locally). All bed linen, towels and swimming towels. 'Welcome' provisions including two bottles of wine.

Puglia is a wonderful region of Italy which has largely been passed by by the tourist industry. It remains, therefore, delightfully unspoilt and the Pugliese people are wonderfully welcoming and friendly. The centre of nearly every town and village is a largely untouched architectural gem, which is especially true of Lecce, - often called 'the Florence of the south'. Seaside towns such as Otranto and Gallipoli are lively and have numerous excellent seafood restaurants. The beaches have lovely pale gold sand and there is excellent swimming from rocks on the rocky coast south of Otranto (an especially beautiful area).

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Tina Crowther (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1040861
+44 01423340599
Martano Lecce province
5

Stay at Torre Pinta

  • 5 of 5
We had a great week's holiday at Torre Pinta where the actual experience was even better than expectations!The house has been painstakingly restored/ enhanced by the owners who have paid a lot of attention to detail with marvellous plants and pots and lovely internal furnishings. The main bedroom with its vaulted ceiling is particularly lovely but the others are also nice. Given the heat in August we really appreciated the wonderful pool which always seemed to remain refreshing, partly due to its size which is much larger than most pools. The house also has lots of different places to sit which means you can usually find some shade and move around to different places for each meal, while there is a lovely terrace on the first floor which is an excellent spot to enjoy drinks in the evening. A built in stone barbecue makes eating in perfectly feasible but there are good local pizzerias/restaurants when one fancies a change. A perfect house for 8 people and a real haven from the beaches which are very crowded at this time of year.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All the time and effort we put into making Torre Pinta special are wonderfully rewarded by such generous feedback. Thank you for such a great review.
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STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1040861
+44 01423340599
Martano Lecce province
5

First class!

  • 5 of 5
We all absolutely loved it. So beautiful and comfortable and the pool was amazing. The whole week was loved by us all from 4 years old to 70!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA
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+44 01423340599
Martano Lecce province
5

Magnificent, sumptuously appointed Masseria

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived through the ancient portico we were delighted and amazed at this splendid, historic property. It is rare to find somewhere as spacious, comfortable and beautifully appointed. There are so many places to sit and relax; balconies, terraces, poolside and garden. Eight people can easily lose themselves in their own little oasis of calm and beauty. Every room is a joy, and each en suite bedroom is beautifully furnished - even the beds are comfortable - not always the case even in expensive rental properties! The kitchen with its vaulted ceiling is cool and very well equipped. Enjoying meals outside is always a thrill for us sun-starved Brits and there are no less than three fully kitted out areas to eat; it may be breakfast in the courtyard, lunch under the gazebo at the poolside and dinner on the palm terrace. We were spoiled for choice. The pool is much larger than we have found in the past and the enclose pool courtyard is particularly beautiful and tranquil. There is lush planting and plenty of chairs, tables, parasols and loungers, making it difficult to motivate oneself to do more than read a book and swim all day! If so motivated, however, there are bicycles in the garage and table tennis available. Early evening strolls through the olives groves were particularly delightful, followed by sun-downers on the panoramic, elevated terrace. This was our second visit here and we plan to return again to sample more of the unique, magical atmosphere of this delightful place.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA
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Martano Lecce province
5

The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
If you want to get away to peace and tranquillity, yet only be an hour from the nearest airport and a few kilometres from shops, the coast and many other attractions this is the ideal place.

Lovingly restored, with such attention to detail, and meticulously cared for. Uniquely furnished with every comfort. Very well equipped kitchen makes eating in easy but it's possible to have local delicious dishes provided and many excellent restaurants are listed in the handbook.

Wander through the olive groves, cycle along the quiet lanes or drive to explore the totally unspoilt villages and towns steeped in history. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the nearby coast then return to take a dip in the generous sized pool. Chose where to relax and admire the gorgeous plants which are strategically placed everywhere.

This villa/masseria exceeds expectation and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Martano Lecce province
5

Gorgeous villa - will be going back!

  • 5 of 5
Torre Pinta is a really special place and perfect for a relaxing break. I have been three times already with various friends and never tire of it. Surrounded by olive groves, it feels secluded, yet is near enough to the village and the coast to keep you busy. Though in truth, I rarely want to leave such a gorgeous place!

The villa itself is furnished beautifully and is extremely comfortable. I particularly enjoy the many terraces, so I can seek sun, shade or privacy. The pool is simply stunning, surrounded by trees, scented plants and bougainvillea. Much love has gone into this masseria and it shows. I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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STUNNING HISTORIC VILLA/MASSERIA WITH LARGE POOL IN PUGLIA
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Martano Lecce province
5

Absolutely lovely,

  • 5 of 5
We are a family with young children (4 year old and 1 year old twins) and the owner of Masseria Torre Pinta did everything she could to ensure that we had a comfortable and safe stay. The pool, which is large and very nice, is separated from the courtyard of the house making it accessible only when you want it to be and the courtyard itself is gated.

The house with its Norman Tower is a delight, beautiful, well equipped and very homely. It is situated in the midst of extensive olive groves and there are bikes available to use: best done in the late afternoon we found.

You will need a car but Carpignano is only 5 minutes drive and has the amenities you need. I agree with the previous restaurant recommendations and would also recommend an open air restaurant on the road to Martano: I forget the name but you see it on the left before you get into Martano - it has a small trullo in the gardens.

Ortranto is well worth a visit, as are Lecce and Gallipoli. For excellent pizza in a fun, busy location try La Bella Idrusa Di Mangia in Ortanto.

All in all very highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Otranto
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lecce
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Torre del Orso, Lago Alimini Beaches
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Carpignano
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Carpignano
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Martano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,590
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,990
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £500
Notes Bookings are not confirmed until the non-refundable booking deposit (30% of total rental cost) is received. The balance is due no later than 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Late payment of the balance can lead to cancellation of your booking.
NB: A Security Deposit of £500 or 600 euros is payable on arrival against breakage/damage & is refunded, less any damage costs, on departure day.
30% non refundable deposit to confirm your booking. The balance is due no later than eight weeks before the start of your stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Martano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , With adjoining study/sitting room and balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Single beds may be converted to extra-large double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Optional 3rd bed available for one extra child
  • All bedrooms are spacious with wardrobe and at least one chest of drawers or similar. All have good beds with top quality mattresses, vaulted ceilings, en suite shower rooms, heating/cooling radiators and pedestal fans. The Master bedroom on the first floor has its own private sitting room/study and balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is situated in olive groves about 3 kilometres from the nearest small town of Carpignano. Additional to the above: There is a furnished terrace area on the second floor with seating for 8 (including an outdoor sofa) There are three outdoor dining tables and three smaller tables. The pool courtyard includes a canvas covered gazebo (with dining table and chairs under) The pool area has sun loungers for 8 people
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