Architect-designed villa combined with 2 restored trulli offers immaculate accommodation to sleep 11+ in stunning setting with far-reaching views over ancient olive groves to hilltop towns of Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica. Great position and boasts a fabulous swimming pool and terrace. The setting is rural and peaceful, but only minutes from the nearest village with its restaurants, bar, supermarket and other shops. Beautiful blue-flag beaches of Puglia are an easy 20 minute drive away. The villa 3 spacious double bedrooms, all with en-suite toilet and shower facilities. A large open-plan kitchen and living area with double French doors opening onto a covered veranda for outdoor dining with fantastic views. The villa is well equipped with a dishwasher, air cooling system, heating, utility room with washing machine and dryer. Guests can access gated panoramic roof terrace. All towels and linen supplied. Free internet and Wi-fi, TV, DVD player, music dock, loungers for poolside.
The nature of the landscape and layout of the terraces mean that adults need to be extra vigilant in supervising toddlers or younger children. Air-cooling is provided but we find guests prefer the natural breeze of the hilly setting.
The Puglia region is famous for its blue skies, rolling sandy beaches, exquisite food and wines, amazing architecture and general laid-back lifestyle. It gets more sunshine than any other region in Italy, thus extending the holiday season from Easter until the end of October. The climate is typically Mediterranean with dry heat in Summer and mild in Winter. Puglia is the driest region in Italy. Prolonged rain is rare although it does experience sudden heavy cloudbursts, mostly in Winter. Puglia borders two seas, the Adriatic and the Ionian, and provides 80 per cent of Italy’s olive oil. There are a variety of historic Puglian towns and cities to visit, small fishing hamlets or beaches to explore. Ostuni old town is a citadel, built on the top of a hill and fortified with ancient walls with typically white-painted architecture, Ostuni is commonly referred to as 'the White City' ('La Citta Bianca'). The old town is a maze of cobbled streets. Eat or drink in any number of cool bars and enjoy some of the region’s finest restaurants. Or simply sit in the main piazza and watch the world go by with coffee or an ice cream. The uber cool Ricardo’s bar is a must. Each year a three day festival is held in the name of the city’s patron saint, Saint Oronzo, from the 25th to the 27th of August. Day Trips - it is impossible in one holiday to see everything the region has to offer. Within a 90-minute drive are the port cities of Bari and Brindisi, the architectural delights of Gallipoli and Lecce, the Ionian coast - the original 'trulli town' of Alberobello; the pretty historic fishing village of Polignano with bars built into the cliffs, or even visit a safari park! There are many charming less well known towns- only 10 minutes away is Cisternino, a lovely place to wander around with a pretty historic centre and lovely central piazza lined with cafes and bars. On Sundays in August they have free lunchtime classical concerts in the square.
A 20 per cent deposit is required to secure a booking, refundable up to eight weeks prior to the date of arrival. The full amount is due 8 weeks prior to arrival date and is non-refundable. Upon confirmation of booking guests will receive a booking details, terms and conditions of stay, directions to site and a list of recommended places to go based on the personal experience of the owners and previous guests.