This traditional stone Villa sits in the middle of lovely, well maintained gardens. Set in approximately 1 acre the Villa is surrounded by pine, olive and cypress trees. There is a stunning south facing veranda perfect for relaxing in the Puglian sunshine or dining 'al fresco' Italian style. In addition Villa Gabriella boasts 2 large upper terraces giving you sunshine and privacy throughout the day as well as perfect for night-time star gazing with your favourite drink in hand. Inside, the Villa is open plan with large rooms, high ceilings and ample space for all your guests. The living room boasts an open stone fireplace and luxury Italian White leather sofas. There is a dining room set with a beautiful table and seating for 8-10 guests. The Kitchen is designed with everything you need for family meals and entertaining. The downstairs area benefits from wrap-around access to the gardens with 3 sets of large shuttered doors. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms, 1 with ensuite bathroom and access to it's own private veranda. In addition there is a family bathroom with shower. The fourth bedroom is situated downstairs with it's own bathroom. The Kitchen has double doors onto the outside terrace and is modern and well equipped. There is a separate laundry room with washing machine as well as a large garage and downstairs cellar. The Villa is private but well situated for evening passeggiatas. The pretty town of Selva di Fasano is a few minutes drive away. There you can buy beautiful fresh bread, hams, wine, fruit and vegetables. In fact everything you need to while away your days in the sun. There are plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes. From traditional candlelit Italian cuisine to fine dining - for those special occasions or holiday treats.
We are a young family of four who work hard but live life to the full. We love to spend our summers in the sun and our winters in the snow but living in the UK the reality is we spend most of the year in the rain! Growing up by the sea yet surrounded by beautiful countryside developed a lifelong passion for the freedom that gives you. In Puglia you will find just that - space and freedom. As a child I was lucky enough to spend some wonderful holidays abroad and came to love the combination of the relaxed, easy lifestyle in an open and welcoming environment. I have lasting memories of great food, sun-filled days and wonderful people. When we set about looking for a holiday home we were looking to create those same special memories for our own children that we had been lucky enough to experience. A place where the days are long and sun filled, where there is a perfect balance between relaxation and holiday activities but in an area that is still unspoilt and has maintained it's authenticity. Come and experience it and share in this unique italian magic.
Maura Watson purchased this villa in 2006
If like us you enjoy the tranquility of open space combined with great food, fantastic wine and a relaxed and sun-filled lifestyle then book a holiday in our beautiful italian home. We would love the chance to share this very special yet relatively undiscovered part of Italy with you in the hope that you will love it as much as we do.
A beautiful whitewashed Villa close to the picturesque town of Selva di Fasano. Villa Gabriella is in close proximity to many of Puglia's famous towns each with their own character and historical centres. Quiet and unspoilt Villa Gabriella is within 10 minutes of Fasano a modern town with a range of banks,supermarkets, shops, boutiques, restaurants and it's own weekly market. In addition to Fasano the area boasts a host of other beautiful towns and villages including Locorotondo, a town of remarkable circular design and famous for white wine; Alberobello a UNESCO heritage site is a fascinating place to explore with thousands of Puglia's unique Trullis. The area is bursting with fabulous places to eat including fresh fish and Seafood restaurants dotted along the coastline as well as traditional restaurants nestled in hillside towns and villages. For beach lovers Puglia boasts miles of unspoilt coastline from rocky coves to long stretches of white sand and crystal-clear water. The area is famous for it's rich baroque architectural towns including Martina Franca and Lecce nicknamed 'the Florence of the South'. With a plethora of activities from a visit to the 'White City' of Ostuni, a day spent at the famous Zoo-Safari or the famous limestone caves at Castellana Grotte to the peace and tranquillity of the Puglian hills this magical area has something for everyone.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$629|
30% of booking deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation