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Set on an Acre of Private Land, Pool, BBQ, walled citrus garden, olive grove

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa near Cutrofiano, Lecce, Puglia - Set in the Idyllic Salento Peninsula

Villa 'Casa blanca' is in beautiful grounds and set back from the road. It is ideal for a peaceful private stay but also only 2 miles from both Cutrofiano and Collepasso. The coast is nearby, the closest beach being in Galipoli only 15 mins drive away. Other cities such as Otranto are a short distance from the villa, as are ancient caves, the tip of the boot, Santa Maria de Leuca and the baroque jewel Lecce. At the front of the property is a patio covered by a grapevine whilst the back citrus garden contains lemons, limes, oranges, figs and pomegranates. Behind the garden is a small olive grove.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

Why Rory chose Cutrofiano

We really fell in love with Italy from the first time we visited


Cutrofiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with modern walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Living room with double sofabed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Please let us know in advance if a high chair or cot is required. Outside: Front patio with grapevine covering, back patio in walled citrus garden. Private outside shower, BBQ, dining furniture at front with parasol, dining furniture at back with parasol. Extra parasol for beach provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels, inc beach towels and linen are provided and included in the cost. Extra linen is provided during your stay. If further cleaning is required during your stay, please contact us.


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Set on an Acre of Private Land, Pool, BBQ, walled citrus garden, olive grove
average rating of 4.409091 based on 22 reviews

Simple and charming

  • 5 of 5

A basic open plan little villa, which proved to be perfect for two couples and two babies. The bedrooms are a generous size (easily fitted the travel cots and other baby paraphernalia) and the bathroom and kitchen are clean and modern. The living space is minimalist but was ideal for the kids to toddle around. Loved the outdoor eating space especially - lovely for a shady breakfast and evening drinks. The pool is also ideal for kids as it's raised, meaning it's very safe.

It's a very quiet peaceful spot with hardly any traffic. Cutrofiano (nearest little town) is very pretty and highly recommended for dinner or a gelato in the square. It's only 20 mins from Galipolli which has a lovely historic centre and beautiful beaches. On the opposite coast Otranto was also gorgeous.

The owner (Rory) is super helpful, as is the local contact Dave. I would definitely recommend this villa if you are looking for value for money.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hilary, Thank you so much for the great review. We also love the simplicity of our villa. The pool very often provides a much needed dip at the end of a warm summers day. It is also completely private as surrounded by beautiful trees/ We fully agree with you on the charm of the nearby towns and cities, especially in their "centro storico". It would be a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us again.
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All you need!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I booked this property as its location was perfect for our needs. We have travelled throughout most of Italy but had not been to the Salento and wanted to see the coastal towns and Lecce.

The villa is very spacious with a modern, well equipped kitchen. The pool was a real bonus and as we had very warm weather it was great to be able to swim each day.

The large outside area is ideal for children as the villa is very secure and private. In a rural setting but with other properties nearby and on a back road which is used frequently by locals.

This villa is excellent value for money.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, Thank you so much for your positive review, it is highly appreciated. We really take pride in ensuring our guests are extremely satisfied when they stay at our villa. We strive towards the goal that everyone that stays with us has just what they need for a perfect relaxing experience. The countryside setting is ideal for those looking for privacy, but still only a short distance from our local town of Cutrofiano. Hopefully you got a chance to use the bikes, it is a beautiful 3km cycle along the quiet road, surrounded by olive groves. Thanks again for the review, we would gladly welcome you back with the clear intention of achieving a full five star review next time! Rory
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Great location. Great pool. Great hammock. Great!

  • 4 of 5

We (I, my wife and our three kids - 5, 8 & 11) were so impressed with the size of the villa and surrounding grounds. Since it was at least 32 deg C everyday, the pool was a Godsend, We tended to spend the morning chilling at the pool and then explore a beach in the afternoon.

We cooked a few times at the villa and ate outside under the pergola. The kitchen is small, but open plan and perfectly functional. There is a double sink, plenty of storage and oven. The fridge could be a bit bigger and the freezer didn't work that well, but not a huge deal. There is also a great BBQ, which we used a couple of times and, again, ate outside. A few pesky mozzies, but nothing Citronella and DEET couldn't sort.

There are standing and ceiling fans in every room. No air con though. The hammock provided hours of wondeful (and rare!) relaxation time for the kids.

Given its location, the villa is equidistant from S, W and E coasts, which all offer something very different. Our favourite place was Santa Maria di Lueca.

Cutrofiano itself is a super little town. Pizza Mauro pizzeria and Dolce Arte gelataria are definitely worth a visit. Big hypermarket (Conad) not too far away plus plenty of local shops for essentials.

The villa could do with a bit of TLC and could have perhaps been a bit cleaner for our arrival, but overall a great place to act as a base should you want to visit Puglia, which is highly recommended!

Rory - in case you read this review, we had a brilliant time at your place. Thank you for your speedy replies to our messages and also the personal phone call when we first booked. If we could make one recommendation, it would be to install some overhead outdoor lighting above the table and cooking area such that using the BBQ and eating outside could be made even more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Luke, Thank you for the review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay at our villa and have some excellent suggestions which we will action. At our countryside villa there is the possibility of some mosquitos outside, however all of our doors and windows have full netting, which keeps any bugs out and lets in lots of natural light. The villa has very high ceilings and we have lots of fans, which keep everyone fresh during the warm summer months. The local towns, cities and beaches are amazing and we are so happy that you enjoyed them, especially our local village of Cutrofiano.
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Excellent location, good villa/pool, very helpful on arrival

  • 3 of 5

Excellent stay

Great location

Brilliant food/wine

Stunning villages

Dave and his daughter Leanne very helpful

Villa is a little rough around the edges and could do with some updating with towels/decor/kitchenware and a good clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, Thank you for the review. We take great pride in the cleanliness and upkeep of the villa, which all previous reviews have reflected. We would love to welcome you back to improve on your experience. Best Regards Rory
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Perfect and lovely house with awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our baby and I stayed at Villa Casa Blanca for 10 days in September 2016. From my initial contact onwards, Rory and Dave could not have been more helpful. The house is very well presented, exceptionally clean, well equipped and the welcome present of a basket of milk, eggs, butter, jam etc..and a bottle of wine was perfect after the long journey. The back garden has a great pool and was lovely for sunbathing with shadey areas (also the pool)...perfect for our baby.

If we needed anything, Dave was always available and responded very quickly. He can fix everything. The location is ideal, a walk to a olive grove or 5 minutes by car to cutrofiano for a small choice of cafes, bars and restaurants.

We loved also Santa Cesarea, Otranto, Beach Torre San Giovanni and and and. The location of the house is awesome because you can go by car to three different coats (west, south, east). In the busy summer weeks, were very glad that we chose this town, not as crazy as elsewhere on the coast. We loved our peaceful private stay.

We highly recommend this property. We will come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Raphael, Thank you very much for the fantastic review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit with us. Best regards Rory
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Spacious, relaxed villa, well placed to explore the area

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. The villa is really spacious and the open plan kitchen/living area works very well. The pool provided welcome early morning and evening dips and it was also lovely to eat out on the patio and read/lounge under the trees in the garden. A great 'goody bag' greeted us which saved our lives when we arrived - many thanks for that! The villa is really well placed to explore the area. Highlights for us were Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto, Castro (including a boat trip), Matera (a longish drive - wouldn't have done it with young children) and the many different beaches, from wide sandy ones to little rocky coves. It feels like real value for money in terms of the space that you get. Dave was very responsive and helpful too. Thanks for helping us to have a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Jack n Jill, Cutrofiano
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Corigliano D'Otranto
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Lecce-Maglie Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can organise Italian cooking lessons on request.


Only 15 minutes to the Ionian coast (Gallipoli) and 25 minutes to the Adriatic coast (Otranto). The Salento peninsula has the largest number of unspoilt beaches in Italy.


45 minutes from Brindisi airport (Ryanair from Stansted). 120 minutes from Bari airport (Ryanair from Stansted, BA from Gatwick).


3km from Cutrofiano, 3km from Collepasso, 18km from Gallipoli. Situated in Salento, the 'high heel of Italy’s boot', in the very south-east of the country, within the larger region of Puglia (or Apulia as it is sometimes called in English).

Further Details:

This is a perfect area for cycling, as it is extremely flat. We have two adult bikes for use at the property. Please enquire as part of your booking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $197.99

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 30% of the total cost of your holiday will be required to secure the reservation. Total cost should be paid no later than 8 weeks before start of your holiday. Upon receipt of full payment we will provide you with a comprehensive information pack containing local information, directions and contact numbers of people and services. A refundable security deposit of £150 is payable payable when total payment is due, to cover loss/non return of keys, damages, breakages or extra cleaning.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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