Lido Specchiolla Villa Rental Photos and Description
3 bedroom villa with pool / sleeps 6, close to coast of Puglia
This 5 year old, stunningly designed villa is situated in peaceful olive groves in the coastal resort of Specchiolla on the outskirts of Carovigno, in easy reach of shops and restaurants. It is 20 minutes drive from Brindisi airport and 10 minutes from the beach and offers a fabulously different Italian holiday experience. The villa has an elevated outlook to the Adriatic sea with beautiful arched stone terraces and steps leading down to the pool which is surrounded by a ceramic tiled patio area. It has three double bedrooms, with king sized beds + en suites in two, and twin single beds in the other + separate bathroom. The air-conditioned & centrally heated villa has an open plan fully equipped modern fitted kitchen, dining room and lounge. The villa is set in 1.2 acres of olive groves, with figs and almond trees in a quiet rural area. A dry stone wall and fencing surround the property which also has an extensive roof terrace, where views overlooking the property are amazing.
This area has such a lovely temperate climate that holidays at any time of the year are great. The temperature is mild compared with the cold British winters, and it is often possible to be sitting on the terrace enjoying breakfast in the winter, so makes an ideal early spring or late autumn break.
The early arrival of spring in March is also a wonderful time to visit. The olive groves are smothered in gorgeous yellow spring flowers, with grape hyacyths, and lilac cyclamens growing wild and profusely! Although the pool is not open until mid- May, there are wonderful beach and country walks to take and enjoy the sunny weather. It's a great place at any time of the year and can be a wonderful de-stressing break! There are so many interesting towns to visit and great places to eat,. The history of this region is extremely varied and intriguing due to the many invasions from other nations and their differing life styles. You could learn a lot by exploring the towns and villages in this lovely part of Italy, in temperatures that are very pleasant out of season and when you get to know the Italian people they make you feel very welcome indeed.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Josephine Hale
My husband and I have loved Italy all our lives and when the opportunity came up we looked for a property that we would love to own in this country. Puglia was an untried area for us, so we took a trip with my husbands sister and her partner to explore this part of Italy. What we discovered was a lovely rural countyside, with a gentler pace of life and warm and generous people. After looking at several properties we were taken to this lovely site by a good agent, who we now happily call a friend! We fell in love with it and decided to have our villa built as close to our specification as the laws in Italy allow.. Since embarking on this adventure I have retired from my busy job as the Head of a Procurement Department in the NHS and am now catching up on millions of tasks at home that have waited too long! My most favourite past-time is painting. I studied art at the Cambridge School of Art for 4 years and have taught Calligraphy at the West Suffolk College since 1990. Now most of my paintings are of Italy! My husband still works but took a less stressful job which he enjoys, but we both look forward to our trips to the villa. We manage several trips each year but spend most our our time doing the garden or working in the villa to make it more attractive and comforatble for us and our guests. We manage the bookings ourselves but have employed a family resident in Puglia to organise the cleaning, gardening, pool and maintenance and the welcoming for our guests.
Josephine Hale purchased this villa in 2010
Why Josephine Hale chose Lido Specchiolla
Because the plot has wonderful elevated views of the sea, it is quiet, and in a rural location and the prettiness of its positio, captivated us.. We also designed the villa to our own specifications within the rules and regulations of Italian law.
What makes this villa unique
It is very close to Brindisi Airport, just 20 minutes drive away and also only about an hour away from Bari Airport. It is close to the beach and to many nice coastal restaurants; it has lots of historically interesting towns. The most captivating sight are the many little trulli's that pepper the countryside. These little dwellings are now incorporated into many homes owned by Italians and other nationalities who love this part of Italy.
We love the tranquility of the area, its unique beauty has enthralled us, along with the lovely weather and the friendly people.
You can't fail to love it once you have visited it!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Sorry Jo, I completely forgot to mention that we had a really good time and in fact saw more of Puglia this time than previously when we have stayed further north up around Cisternino – even allowing for the turn in the weather.