17TH CENTURY OLD TOWN APARTMENT, FEATURED ON CHANNEL 4'S 'A PLACE IN THE SUN'

Jim Cullingford or Paul Nuzzo

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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17TH CENTURY OLD TOWN APARTMENT, FEATURED ON CHANNEL 4'S 'A PLACE IN THE SUN'

Galatina Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering apartment in heart of the Salento, near Adriatic/Ionian beaches

EscapetoItaly: The 1 bedroom apartment is located in a 17th century palazzo in the historical heart of Galatina. It featured on Channel 4's A Place in the Sun with Amanda Lamb in 2007 (watch online now on Channel 4's '4oD') and has since been beautifully refurbished by award winning 'Puglia Estates' (also seen on TV). It sleeps 2 to 4 people, is self catering and is a perfect base for exploring the Salentine Peninsular. The property boasts original vaulted ceilings, 2 private roof terraces (spectacular views), a balcony over the cobbled streets, and right outside the door are shops, restaurants, cafes and gelato (ice-cream) shops open all year round! Stunning local scenery and only a short drive to either the Adriatic or the Ionian Seas make this an ideal location to take it easy and enjoy the dolce vita. There are miles of beaches, acres of olive groves, and gallons of fantastic wine! The apartment has heating/air-con, DVD/CD, projector, fridge, freezer, dishwasher & washing machine.

Additional Information:

Why not watch the show featuring the property, right now! It can be watched on-line using Channel 4's '4 on demand' service. A link to the show can be found below.

As with many old properties in Italy, there are lots of steep stone stairs between floors (the ceilings are very high), some low doorways and very high roof terraces with waist high walls. As a result, the apartment may be unsuitable for people of reduced/impaired mobility or young children (under 10). It is the guests' responsibility to ensure the safety of their children. Having said this, the apartment is full of character and original features, and the high terraces afford spectacular views of Galatina and the surrounding area. Smokers are welcome, but we do request that guests only smoke outdoors on one of the two private roof terraces.

Welcome Packs: Our apartment manager (Cristiano) lives in Galatina and speaks perfect English. He'll meet you at the property with keys, and can also provide welcome food packs or special requests. Why worry about finding a supermarket on the first morning of your arrival, when you could just wake up and enjoy some real Italian coffee and the wonderful local produce on the roof terrace? How about adding that romantic touch by arriving to a chilled bottle of Prosecco, perfect for your first evening, watching the Italian sun set whilst sat on the top sun terrace. Please contact us for prices and availability.

Festivities, Concerts and Markets: During the summer months, Galatina and the surrounding towns host many open air concerts, festivals and fabulous markets. More information can be found on the owner's website (see link below) and on the internet. Try searching for 'feste a Galatina' on Google, and then clicking on 'Translate this page' if necessary. More likely than not however, you'll just wander into the old town square one night and hear wonderful live music or get swept up in a local festival with lights, parades, music and dancing!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim Cullingford or Paul Nuzzo (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Jim Cullingford or Paul Nuzzo

Paul and Jim bought the property on Channel 4's A Place in the Sun (filmed in 1996 and aired for the first time in April 1997). You can see the show on Channel 4 on Demand (4oD), Series 5, Episode 3 (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/a-place-in-the-sun/4od#2924314).

Jim Cullingford or Paul Nuzzo purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Jim Cullingford or Paul Nuzzo chose Galatina

This was the property Amanda Lamb (the show's presenter) loved .... and if you don't believe me, you'll find she's since bought a similar property in a nearby town, renovated by the same developer, Nigel Wilson of Puglia Estates ... the only 'place in the sun' Amanda has bought on all her travels and from all the properties she's visited over the years!!

What makes this apartment unique

Apart from being able to preview your holiday by watching the show, you'll be able to live the sweet life in a beautiful 17th century property with the original features but all the mod-cons too. The apartment is in a quiet part of the historical centre, in a non-tourist town with fabulous restaurants (no 'tourist menus' in sight), wonderfully friendly people, minutes walk from amenities and the summer's open air concerts, and within easy reach of all that the Salento has to offer. Spend your days driving around either coast, visiting the ports and beaches and seeing some incredible architecture. Return to Galatina for a drink (and people watch) in one of the local squares before a very short walk to your home from home and enjoy an outdoor film on the roof terrace with local wine and food bought in a local market and cooked in our well equipped kitchen.

Galatina really is the perfect central base for the Salento. It's easy to navigate and a beautiful, friendly, interesting and unspoiled historical town ...within easy reach of both coastlines but away from the evening seaside crowds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to let you know we had the most wonderful time in Galatina. There were four of us there for the first week and then just John and I for the remainder of the time.  We were extremely comfortable at all

times.



We fell in love with the apartment and the whole area of Puglia especially the Salentine Peninsular, which we thoroughly explored.  The weather wasn't always great but we had enough sunny and bright days to see it at

it's best.



We read the visitors book from cover to cover and found a lot of useful information. We didn't contribute to the book as there was nothing new to add except to endorse "Tana del Lupo" was a wonderful experience and I loved the markets.



All in all we had the most wonderful time in Galatina and we will never forget it.  The apartment itself was more than we expected and added greatly to our experience.
Apr 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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17th Century Old Town Apartment, featured on Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun'
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
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17th Century Old Town Apartment, featured on Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89993
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Galatina Lecce province
London
5

Everything you need and all top quality!

  • 5 of 5
I have just returned from staying at Jim and Paul's appartment in Galatina. First of all, the town. As soon as I arrived in the Piazza de San Pietro and got my first glimpse of Galatina, I knew it was going to be a great place to stay. Beautiful baroque churches, palazzos and all the shops you could need and more. A genuine, well conserved, deep South Italian experience.

As for the appartment, it was everything you see in the pictures and more. Very well finished with great attention to detail. Comfortable bed, very effective air-con, central but quiet, two great terraces to choose from and everything else you want to take on holiday but don't have room for; beach umbrella, coolbag etc. What I really liked was that no expense or thought had been spared. You didn't need to go out and buy loads of loo roll, dishwasher tabs, olive oil etc, it was all there. If you go in summer, you will live in the kitchen and first roof terrace till late in the evening. A suberb place to stay which I will recommend and return too!

Galatina is well placed for great excursions to either coast. All trips can be done in about an hour. Try Gallipoli, Sta Maria de Leuca, Porto Badisco, Porto Selvaggio and Torre Ulizzo.

I am really fussy when choosing holidays off the internet, trust me this place and its surroundings are top-notch. I actually preferred this region, The Salento, to the area that we went on to next, around Ostuni and Martina Franca. I will be back soon. Thank you Paul and Jim for being so professional in every respect.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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17th Century Old Town Apartment, featured on Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun'
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+44 (0)7870 947697
Galatina Lecce province
Cropwell Butler, Nottingham, United Kingdom
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Galatina. The apartment is just perfect, clean, spacious and well equipped with everything you could need.

Jim was immensely helpful and make the booking process very simple. Cristiano met us with the keys and I'm pleased to say that we didn't need to call on his assistance during our stay, but I am confident that help was at hand if we needed it.

The location is ideal, right in the centre of lovely Galatina, with shops, restaurants and bars all within very easy walking distance. The town is perfectly situated for visiting southern
Puglia, both coasts are easily accessible, as is Lecce. An easy run from Brindisi airport.

Everyone was so friendly and the food and local wine is excellent and very good value. I'm a picky holiday person and this was faultless in every way. Go and enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Galatina Lecce province
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A real sense of place in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5
We have had a really great time staying at this apartment in Galatina. It is perfectly located for exploring the town and surrounding towns on the Salento peninsula.
The apartment was well equipped with facilities and we loved the feel of it, it had a great sense of place in the old town. The roof terraces were completely private and a great place to spend time. The owners and local contact were prepared to help us in any way we might need and we would recommend the apartment to anyone with the proviso that those concerned about the stairs and steps should be sure its for them before booking.
The local people were just lovely and although we were only 10 days there we felt perfectly at home and welcomed by all the locals.
The market traders, shopkeepers, cafe' and restaurant staff were at ease and very friendly so it was great fun practicing our italian and taking walks about the town.
We saw beautiful churches and courtyards and we were surrounded with Baroque architecture both inside and outside these unique stone buildings the colours of honey.
We made use of our time away from Galatina, driving to Lecce and taking the coast road clockwise from Otranto around to Gallipoli and up to Isadora. So much to see and do and we would certainly go again.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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17th Century Old Town Apartment, featured on Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun'
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Galatina Lecce province
5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5
We had such a great holiday. The apartment is really lovely and we had the most relaxing time lounging on the roof terrace with and watching movies on the projector. It has everything you need, is really well equipped and is perfectly located for exploring Salento. We had a little routine of getting back at the end of the day and sitting on the roof with olives and a bottle of Prosecco. The perfect lifestyle! And all the restaurants in Galatina were fab - La Campina being our absolute favourite. The kitchen in the apartment is very well equipped with everything you need and all the mod cons (although we enjoyed Galatina’s restaurants too much to do any cooking!) The area is really lovely, it feels very Italian, we saw hardly any other tourists and everyone was so friendly. There are excellent beaches, Porto Salvaggio was our absolute favourite beach, and really good for swimming. We have come back so refreshed and relaxed. It was just perfect. I will absolutely be recommending the apartment to everyone. Also the booking, arrival etc was all so smooth. So the perfect effortless holiday!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Galatina Lecce province
5

Gorgeous Galatina Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Alas I only had four short days in Galatina, but they were spent in an apartment which has obviously been lovingly restored to it's original glory and even improved upon with understated luxury - all dark woods, marble, vaulted ceilings and tiled floors.

Located in a quiet street moments away from the main square of Galatina's old town, the apartment has everything you'd ever want and need in a rental property and Galatina itself is, as I'm sure others will have noted, the perfect place to position yourself for exploring the stunning Salentino coast. Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto, Santa Maria De Leuca, all the stunning beaches and much more is just an easy day trip from the apartment.

Jim and Paul went way beyond the call of duty before I arrived, suggesting things to do and places to see and I really felt like they wanted to make sure I enjoyed my time away and got to experience all the things they love about Puglia - well as much as you can pack into a few days. The roof terraces were an oasis of sunshine and solitude (nobody else seemed to be on their roof the entire time I was there - in early May) and although I didn't have any meals on them (too busy with local restaurants) I'm sure a trip to the Thursday market would provide amazing ingredients for an excellent home cooked meal and relax on the terraces in the evening.

Thanks again guys for all your hard work before I arrived and next time I'm in the Salento, 30 Robertini is a no brainer to be my first choice to stay.

Natalie.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's an absolute pleasure Natalie, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the apartment and Galatina. We're passionate about the apartment, Galatina and Puglia in general (the food and the people are like no-where else), and want our guests to love their holiday experience as much as we do. I sincerely hope we can welcome you out to Galatina again sometime soon. Thank you for a lovely review!
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17th Century Old Town Apartment, featured on Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun'
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+44 (0)7870 947697
Galatina Lecce province
5

Our stay in Galatina

  • 5 of 5
Set amidst the architectural beauty of Galatina's cobbled streets which lead to delightful piazzas and tantalizing giant doorways, this house is more than a holiday rental it is a home.
Very well equipped and furnished, it provides the perfect spot from which to explore the 'heel' of Italy. We loved the kitchen opening onto the roof terrace. The shower room 'ensuite' to the bedroom which has one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The large, cool living room perfect for relaxing after dinner and some of the excellent local wine.
The owners and local agent couldn't have done more from the initial enquiry to the information on arrival, we highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Galatina
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Sant'Isidoro
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Various
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Various
Car: recommended

Located in the historical Centre of Galatina (a Cittá d'Arte), the property is within 5 minutes walk of the town's restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops (not forgetting the gelato ice-cream shops) and fine examples of the beautiful churches the town is famous for. Further afield the bustling, baroque provincial capital, Lecce, is only a 20 minute hop away. Or, if you prefer the sea, sand and amazing fish restaurants (not to mention underground grottos, fishing villages and beautiful coastal walks), Galatina is also within easy reach of the Ionian (Gallipoli, Santa Caterina, Porto Cesareo) and the Adriatic (Otranto, Torre dell'Orso, Castro) coastlines. Alberobello, the home of the trulli, Ostuni, the White City, and Sta. Maria di Leuca, the 'Lands End' of Puglia, are also just a day trip away. Having said this, why not find your own secluded paradise by exploring the fabulous country/coastal roads. Bicycles are available to use (for free!) from Galatina's Tourist Information Office.

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Availability & Rates

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Galatina Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season Sept/Oct 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£60
£380
 
 
Low Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£45
£290
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2014/5
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£60
£380
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

The price is for two person occupancy, should you wish to book for 3 or 4 guests there is a small £5 pppn surcharge.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galatina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1 - toilet , shower , Equipped with fantastic shower and modern fittings.
    2 - toilet , Conveniently situated on the top floor.
  • The shower room is accessible from the bedroom AND the lounge area, making it perfect (and private) for either a couple using it as an en-suite, or extra guests staying in the lounge area. Many guests spend most of their time using the kitchen and gorgeous, private outdoor roof terraces, hence the 2nd floor cloakroom proves extremely convenient, and again useful for extra guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , with aircon, en-suite and beautiful antique wardrobe
    Lounge - 2 sleep sofa /futon , both double sofabeds, with aircon and balcony
  • This apartment is ideal for a romantic get away, with a cosy bedroom and ensuite shower room. Alternatively, the property is also suitable (and comfortable) for 4 guests (2 couples, or a couple and 2 individuals).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
(1) Kitchen is fully-equipped for self-catering, including all necessary cooking equipment. (2) Lounge includes speakers for guests' MP3 players/portable music players, DVD/Blu-ray player (which also plays CDs), and an LCD projector for that cinematic experience (inside or on the roof terrace!). (3) Cleaning is provided at the start and end of each tenancy free of charge.
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