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Lovely country villa - sleeps 20, private tennis court and pool, rural setting. - Whole house

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Cisternino Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa divided into 4 apartments - ideal for large family parties or friends

Sant' Annina is a unique property quietly situated in the midst of the gently undulating Monti district in the lovely Valle d'Itria in Puglia. It sits behind forested hills which overlook the southern Adriatic sea - there are stunning views from the end of the grounds.

It is a mixture of the modern and the old and is divided into four attractive self-contained apartments which can either be rented individually or as a whole - ideal for family holidays, retreats or arts courses.

The property offers flexible accommodation catering for anything from 2 - 20 people and has plentiful bathrooms and living space.

On the ground floor there is Melograno, a large four bedroom apartment (sleeps 8) with a thirty foot reception room.

Next door also on the ground floor, is Mirtillo, an apartment which incorporates the ancient stone lamia and trullo as the two bedrooms (sleeps 4). There is an extra charge of £100 a week for staying in Mirtillo.

Upstairs on the first floor are two, two-bedroomed apartments, Limone and Mandarino, (sleep 4 each) which share a very large (thirty foot) roof terrace with beautiful views onto the surrounding countryside.

In the attractive rugged grounds of around three acres bordered by natural stone walls, you find a large kidney-shaped swimming pool, a substantial brick built barbecue and a full-sized tennis court - a rarity in this region. There are ancient olive, fig, almond and a variety of other fruit trees which you are welcome to pick fruit from. At the end of the land there is a wall bordered by a forest from which there are spectacular views down onto the plain and the Adriatic sea beyond.

Villa Sant' Annina is brilliantly placed for easy access to the region's many attractions. The delightful local town of Cisternino with it's ancient mediaeval centre and weekly market is only five minutes away by car. It caters for all shopping needs and has plentiful restaurants and bars as well as lovely views. There are often entertainments of all kinds in the main square in the summer months while there are regional festivals and concerts of all kinds to visit as the year unfolds.

There is easy motorway access and a nearby bus and train station in Cisternino.

Brindisi airport is only 55 minutes away, Bari airport is 70 minutes away.

More Details

Details for Whole house 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Over two floors, comprising four self-contained apartments.

Melograno (sleeps 8), the light and spacious ground floor apartment in the main house, incorporates two large double bedrooms (one ensuite) and two twin bedrooms: with it's own terrace and 30ft reception room.

Mirtillo (sleeps 4) also on the ground floor, 2 bedroom apartment (1 double/1 twin) incorporates the renovated ancient trullo and lamia, with it's own terrace and 19ft reception room. There is an extra charge of £100 a week for staying in Mirtillo.

On the first floor, accessed by an external staircase, are the two 2 bedroom apartments, Limone and Mandarino (each sleep 4 - 1 double/1 twin) which share a very large (30 foot) panoramic terrace with wonderful views over the countryside. There are plentiful tables and chairs for everyone to enjoy.

The full sized tennis court, kidney-shaped pool, stone-built barbecue and over 3 acres of grounds are for the use of all.

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Philip and Suzie Marvin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
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October 14, 2016

About Philip and Suzie Marvin

We have always loved Italy and wanted to buy a property once our four children had flown the coup. We discovered Cisternino quite by chance three years ago, driving back up to Bari airport after a lovely two week stay in the Salento.

We are a retired writer/journalist (Philip) and a part-time language teacher (Suzie).

Philip and Suzie Marvin purchased this villa in 2013

Why Philip and Suzie Marvin chose Brindisi

We bought this property in a run down state in 2013, and have subsequently been bringing it back to life ever since. Inside, it is light and spacious with white walls and simple comfortable furnishings.

We discovered Puglia a few years ago, having travelled extensively through Italy for a number of years. In terms of climate, landscape, architectural heritage and the friendliness of the people it is very hard to beat.

As well as letting to families, we encourage Sant' Annina to be used for Art courses and Retreats - special food provisions can be provided.

We visit throughout the year and love the variations of the seasons, with Spring offering a particularly delightful display of flora and fauna.

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits on offer at Sant' Annina include, among many others, a full sized tennis court and kidney-shaped pool for the private use of our clients.



Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Brindisi / Bari
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Hotel Lo Smeraldo
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Hotel Lo Smeraldo
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Torre Canne
Car: necessary

Within 15 minutes drive the beautiful towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and (slightly further) Alberobello .

Lecce - 1 hour. Lovely beaches - 15 minutes. Archaeological sites and caves - 20 minutes. The lovely local town of Cisternino (5 minutes) has all amenities.A local olive press where you can buy beauty products. Fabulous weekly local markets in all towns.


Rates & Availability

Cisternino Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring - pool closed
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer - pool open
May 20 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer - pool open
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer - pool open
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn - pool closed
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $567

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Cisternino Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Large family bathroom 1 - Melograno - toilet , shower , bidet
    Ensuite bathroom 2 - Melograno. - toilet , shower
    Toilet and wash basin - Melograno. - toilet
    Large bathroom - Mirtillo - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Limone. - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Mandarino. - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - Melograno - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 with ensuite - Melograno - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - Melograno - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - Melograno - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - Mirtillo - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - Limone - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - Limone - 2 twin/ single , The bedrooms are separated by an inter-connecting door.
    Bedroom 9 - Mandarino - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - Mandarino - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - Mirtillo - 1 king , The bedrooms are separated by a heavy curtain.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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