|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
VILLA AURORA is a stunning Villa with its own large self contained Apartment/Suite and charming 300 year old Trullo in the Valle d'Itria wine region, close to many lovely beaches. It is set in an idyllic tranquil countryside location for total relaxation, yet it is only a 7 minute drive to Ostuni town centre, the famous "White City" and less than 10 minutes to Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino, where there are an abundance of great restaurants serving the freshest local produce and great Puglian wines. It sleeps up to 16 people and is fabulous for much smaller groups too. View our website www.villaaurorapuglia.com to see just how good it is!
The VILLA, APARTMENT and TRULLO have all been beautifully and comfortably furnished throughout. All 7 BEDROOMS are tastefully decorated with good quality very comfortable beds. It has lots of large windows and doors to enjoy the beautiful views from whilst inside, making it very light, airy and spacious. There are 4 LARGE TERRACES and 3 LARGE COVERED OUTSIDE VERANDAS to sit, eat and relax. The ROOF TERRACE is truly amazing with the real "WOW" factor! All this surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, an olive grove, ancient olive trees and a wonderful 10 x 8 metre HEATED SWIMMING POOL. In low season or for late bookings we are prepared to rent the villa out separately.
THE VILLA IS ON TWO LEVELS:-
The UPPER LEVEL with its high ceilings has a large LOUNGE with Samsung Smart/3D and Apple TVs, music system, two sofas, two armchairs, stone fireplace and two sets of glass doors - one leading out to the FRONT TERRACE and the other to a large covered VERANDA with two sofas, two dining tables and sixteen chairs. The lounge is open plan and leads through to a fully equipped KITCHEN with extra large oven, six burner hob, cooker hood, double sink, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, coffee machine and air conditioning, which cools both the lounge and kitchen. There is a large dining table and chairs with glass doors leading out to the covered VERANDA where it is a delight to eat. The MASTER BEDROOM has a chaise longue to sit and peacefully relax, with glass doors leading out to another covered VERANDA with two steamer armchairs overlooking the beautiful swimming pool. There is a further very pretty DOUBLE BEDROOM and a spacious FAMILY BATHROOM with bath/shower, 2 basins, bidet and wc. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. Desk area and printer for guests use and a marble staircase leading to the lower level of the Villa.
The LOWER LEVEL OF THE VILLA has 3 BEDROOMS. This level of the Villa is huge and very cool in summer, therefore air conditioning is not required. There is a very large FAMILY BEDROOM with a super-king size bed, a single bed, sofa and music system, plus two further BEDROOMS - one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. There are two modern BATHROOMS with walk in showers. The DINING AREA looks out onto the garden where the entire wall is heat reflective glass panels and doors. This has the most spectacular glass dining table with chairs all around, with the base of the table being the root of an ancient tree. Next to it is a gold chesterfield sofa. This leads into a MASSIVE LOUNGE with a full size snooker table, three sofas, two wing armchairs, antique opium day bed, lovely stone fireplace, iLuv music system, Panasonic Plasma and Apple TVs, DVD player and satellite system. There is a Nintendo Wii games console complete with lots of Nintendo games and a cupboard full of board and other games for the whole family to have great fun with. On this level there is a further KITCHEN with a large stone breakfast bar, four bar stools, large American style fridge/freezer, separate ice making machine, microwave/oven, six burner hob, cooker hood and double sink. There is also a large UTILITY ROOM with a supersize washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board, deep porcelain sink, fridge/freezer, vacuum cleaners and cleaning equipment.
The SELF CONTAINED SUITE/APARTMENT is very spacious. Whilst being part of the Villa it has the benefit of having its own front door, giving the guests staying there total privacy. It has a very large DOUBLE BEDROOM with air conditioning and wonderful views overlooking the swimming pool and a spacious BATHROOM with shower, 2 basins, bidet and wc. There is a well equipped KITCHEN/DINER/LOUNGE with oven, hob, cooker hood, double sink, fridge/freezer, dining table and six chairs, sofa, TV, DVD and CD players. From here there are glass doors leading out to the FRONT TERRACE where there is a table and chairs to sit and enjoy breakfast, have lunch and drinks.
The TRULLO, which is unique to this part of Italy, is 300 years old and has been fully restored to tastefully provide all the comforts anyone would need and it has the added benefit of being right next to the villa. It consists of a DOUBLE BEDROOM, LOUNGE with sofa, table, chairs, TV and DVD player, fully fitted KITCHEN with fridge, oven, hob, dishwasher and BATHROOM. The walls are over a metre thick, making it cool in the hot summer months. It has air conditioning to provide heating for the cooler months of the year. There is no WiFi in here because of the thickness of the walls.
There are 7 bedrooms in total sleeping 15 people, plus a full size baby's cot and highchair. Additional cots and highchairs can be provided. To sleep a 16th person we have an additional single bed which can be put into either the apartment lounge, the family bedroom or the lounge in the lower level of the villa.
All four kitchens are fully equipped to the highest standard, with their own crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking equipment.
There are many areas to eat inside the Villa, plus several lovely different areas outside to sit and relax, both in and out of the sun.
All the doors and windows have shutters and mosquito nets, giving total darkness to all the bedrooms at night, creating the perfect sleeping environment.
There is the MOST INCREDIBLE ROOF TERRACE with a marble staircase leading up to it with sofas, coffee table, dining table/chairs, bbq and extensive lighting for evening entertaining. From the villa's elevated position you have spectacular views across the hills to Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino. Perfect for sitting sipping an aperitif, watching the sunset and to have dinner under the stars with the most amazing "WOW" experience, which never goes away. No where else has a spectacular roof terrace and gardens like ours.
UNLIMITED WiFi throughout the Villa and the Apartment, even around the swimming pool and on the roof terrace, but excluding the Trullo.
Central heating throughout the Villa and the Apartment for winter use
Bookcase full of books
CDs and DVDs for guests use
Masses of games for all the family to enjoy
Fully comprehensive Guest Information Books detailing everything guests need to know
Property Manager on hand who speaks Italian and fluent English for our meet and greet service on arrival and to give any assistance which may be required during your stay
A cook can be provided for evening meals for an additional charge, as well as daily cleaning and babysitting
Smoking is not allowed inside the properties only outside, which really isn't a problem because there are so many nice places to sit and enjoy the views
Private 10 x 8 metre heated SWIMMING POOL with roman steps and advanced salt water system. Ten high quality sun loungers, four super size designer armchairs, two sun umbrellas and its own deluxe fully tiled BATHROOM with walk in shower, plus a SOLAR HEATED SHOWER by the poolside. Large stone patio all around the pool, framed with lovely lawns with an oak swing hanging from an ancient olive tree. We have the latest technology SOLAR POOL COVER for the beginning and the end of the season, which really does boost the pool's temperature by several degrees. Being here really is like being in a five star hotel but having it all to yourself, it is so large, tranquil and beautiful.
There is a very large covered DINING AREA BY THE POOL with a stone table and chairs, stone double sink, fridge, stainless steel cool cart and built-in bbq. This has full lighting all around, including the swimming pool and the garden, with a beautiful Egyptian lantern over the dining table.
Leading up from the swimming pool is a lovely natural STONE TERRACE with benches to sit quietly under the ancient olive trees and enjoy looking down at the swimming pool area and the mediterranean gardens around.
There are 2.5 acres of BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS consisting of many different interesting individual areas which are an absolute delight and maintained to the very highest standard. Amongst this is a LOVELY LAVENDER GARDEN.
We have our own OLIVE GROVE from which we produce our own olive oil. There are palms, almond, cypress and many other trees. Fig, mulberry, pomegranate, orange and lemon trees to pick your own fruit from. Rosemary, thyme, sage, mint and oregano bushes for fresh herbs to cook with.
4 SHADED CAR PORTS plus lots of parking areas all around the grounds
ELECTRIC GATES with intercom system leading to the LARGE DRIVEWAY going all around the Villa
The property is very private and secure with a fenced dry stone wall around the entire 2.5 acres
Outdoor TABLE TENNIS & TABLE FOOTBALL
Supersize washing machine and two Brabantia rotary washing lines
Linda and Chris have put the utmost care and attention into every precise detail. It has been furnished as our home and not as a holiday rental property, giving it that warm homely feel, despite it being very large. We manage the property ourselves and Linda prides herself in giving our guests a first rate very personal service, always being there to assist, which all our 5* reviews testify.
The photographs really don't do it justice, it is better than even the photographs portray.
We are a family of four. Linda has put all of her energy, passion and enthusiasm into lovingly caring for Villa Aurora, bringing it up to the very highest standard. It is a wonderful family home for us, perfect for entertaining, which we like to share with other people, allowing them to also enjoy the pleasure of staying there. We are very passionate about giving all of our guests the very best holiday experience and service, which all the amazing 5 star reviews we have testify.
Linda Cargill purchased this villa in 2008
When we first arrived in Puglia we fell in love with this unspoilt part of Italy, its friendly people, fantastic locally produced food and wine, good weather, lovely coastline and beautiful old historical towns, with Ostuni being in our opinion the best. It was like stepping back in time! The area is steeped with history and beautiful architecture.
Villa Aurora is in the Vallie d'Itria, surrounded by vineyards, with lots of local wine producers where you can have wine tours. We can even arrange wine tasting at the villa with one of the local vineyards and beer tasting with a local artesan beer producer.
We invite you to come share in and enjoy for yourselves what we have lovingly created. You will not be disappointed.
We originally wanted to purchase something old, but on looking found these properties to be very dark and often damp, not allowing you to enjoy the beautiful weather and views from whilst inside. What we love about Villa Aurora is its spaciousness with its high ceilings, large windows and doors, letting in lots of light, allowing you to enjoy the fantastic views of the swimming pool, beautiful gardens and lovely countryside from inside. These can also be enjoyed from the Villa's seven terraces, three of which are shaded. Every time we go onto the roof terrace that instant feeling of "WOW" never goes away. Everybody who goes up there feels exactly the same way. With the added benefit of a 300 year old trullo, the property offers the very best of both worlds, old and new.
With our hectic lives we find the villa to be so quiet, peaceful and instantly relaxing. It is situated in a truly beautiful location and is luxurious in every way. We have landscaped the gardens to complement this with many different areas to sit and relax. It has become our haven away from the pressures of the outside world.
We had the most incredible holiday at Villa Aurora, it is amazing. So impressed by your attention to detail. Thank you so much. Peter
Thank you for letting us stay in your amazing home. We've had the most awesome time and will definitely be back again. Your hospitality is second to none and we appreciate everything you've done to make our stay so enjoyable. Matt, Charlie & Kevin
Thank you. We've just spent the most extraordinary week in what come to feel like "home". You've done such an amazing job with this house - every corner! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and taken care of! We're looking forward to the next visit. Isabel NYC
Your wonderful villa, or should I say "home" because that certainly is what you have created here. Nothing is forgotten down to the finest details. Love your decor, layout and most of all the tranquil setting. Our reason for staying was for my sister's wedding, the reason we would love to return is because we love your home. Trish
We were looking for a villa holiday to celebrate to very special birthdays - my father-in-laws 70th and my nieces 16th birthday. We found Villa Aurora and it ticked every box and more.
It is a stunning villa in beautiful surroundings - the view from the roof terrace is gorgeous. We were a family group ranging from 3 years old up to 70 , and the villa had everything we needed. A large swimming pool for all 7 children, enough sun beds for everyone to relax and also a table tennis and snooker table.
The set up of the villa is fabulous as there is so much space, and so many places to eat & drink. We often had breakfast outside the kitchen, lunch by the pool and then evening drinks & supper on the roof terrace - really we were spoilt for choice.
Puglia is also a fantastic region to holiday in - it is relatively unspoilt but still sophisticated. The villa is a stones throw away from Ostuni which is a beautiful town with some amazing restaurants. You also have a choice of beaches and there is something to suit everyone - we loved the white beach and its delicious food.
It really was a holiday to remember and a big thank you to Linda as her attention to detail is fabulous and she is always on hand to help. I will definitely be recommending Villa Aurora.
This villa is stunning, we had a fantastic stay. We were a party of ten adults and four small children and the villa catered well for us all. Loads of room, with different areas to hang out in meaning those who wanted to liven up could while those who needed quiet could have that too. PLus we had space for big dinners together outside each night.
The villa is extrememely well organised and really well equipped throughout.
I'm very happy to recommend and would be delighted to return again sometime.
Just returned home from a fabulous holiday at villa Autora. The villa is beautiful, spacious and has well maintained outdoor areas. So much time has obviously been spent by Linda & Chris to make this a special property. Can highly recommend the chef Guilla she cook for us 5 times and we loved her delicious food. Linda provided us with so much information before and during our stay which was very much appreciated. Can highly recommend this property we was extremely lucky to witness shooting stars from the upstairs terrace.
Villa Aurora was even more beautiful than we expected. It was peaceful, the accommodation was elegant and the attention to detail made our visit effortless. We were 15 strong and the main house, apartment and tasteful trullo worked so well. Linda, Chris and their team went beyond the call of duty! A must is to sample the delicious cooking that is on offer in house; memorable and well worth booking. Ann and the Italian Tour Group 😎
Eight family members stayed in this very special home from home villa and we all felt we had our own private space yet the enviable social space the villa offered was second to none. The outside space is very special and you will not fail to recognise the thought and effort that's gone into the gardens.
There is so much to do in the villa that the only problem we encountered is that one week is simply not long enough to enjoy all it has to offer.
Linda, the proud owner of the villa, was very attentive from the day we booked, to the day we returned home and offered very useful advice and recommendations.
We can thoroughly recommend the chef; it was one of the highlights of our week (please can we have the lasagne recipe?!) and we thoroughly enjoyed Lecce and Ostuni old town.
The Puglia region is still relatively untouched by tourism and this gives it an authentic, unblemished local feel which is genuine and good value for money.
We thoroughly recommend a visit in this area and would suggest two weeks is an essential to enjoy all Villa Aurora has to offer.
I booked this wonderful villa for a group cycling trip in May 2016. There were 5 couples on the trip and we thoroughly enjoyed this lovely high-end villa.
The place is fully equipped with everything needed for your stay and all the fixtures, furnishings and equipment are lovely and deluxe.
We did have Giulia cook for us on our arrival night and that really made our first day/arrival easier, and the food was really good!
After that we mostly cooked in our own meals and found everything we needed in the main kitchen.
We loved the area and enjoyed the local culture, etc. The road cycling was wonderful, with an endless stream of secondary paved roads lined with stone walls and beautiful views of valleys dotted with Trulli and church spires in the distance-- fantastic!
The house is spacious and there are plenty of rooms and bathrooms. You can ask for a copy of the floor plan to see the layout since it is not exactly setup with ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom, although there are some bedrooms setup that way.
We certainly hope to return to this villa some time in the future! Linda was a great host and her local manager was available to resolve any questions/issues promptly!
Villa Aurora is the ideal place to relax and unwind from all the day to day pressures of life.
It is in very close proximity to many beautiful historical towns, where you can experience the very best Puglian food and wine, all locally produced and very inexpensive. There are an abundance of restaurants close to the villa.
There are markets in Ostuni town centre every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Also weekly markets take place in Cisternino, Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca, Torre Canne and Locorotondo.
Grotte di Castellana, only a 40 minute drive from the villa, is a must to visit and has organised tours. It is 3 kms long with some of the most amazing stalactites and stalagmites in europe/the world.
Reflexology and massage treatments can be arranged during your stay.
Horse riding, bowling and tennis are available close by in Ostuni and Cisternino.
Boats can be rented from Ostuni Marina.
Bicycles can be hired from Ostuni and delivered to the villa. From the villa there are lovely country lanes to cycle.
There is a specialist diving school in Ostuni.
Safari Zoo & Water Park in Fasano.
We are a 15/20 minute drive to many long sandy beaches, where you can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea. Along the coast there are lots of good restaurants to enjoy the locally caught seafood, wine and fantastic Italian ice cream "gelato".
The discerning chic Northern Italians love to holiday in Puglia, which could not be a better recommendation.
The nearest airport is Brindisi, which is a 35/40 minute drive.
Bari airport is a 75 minute drive.
Naples airport is a 3 hour drive.
Ryanair fly into Brindisi and Bari from London Stansted. They also fly into Brindisi from Manchester.
Easyjet fly into Brindisi and Bari from London Gatwick.
British Airways fly into Bari and Naples from London Gatwick, and from the end of May 2017 will be flying from London Heathrow into Brindisi.
Alitalia fly into Bari and Brindisi from London Heathrow, via Rome or Milan.
Car hire is essential and inexpensive. There is a very good reliable local taxi company that we use and recommend.
Ostuni town centre 7 mins.
Ceglie Messapica 8 mins.
Cisternino 8 mins.
Martina Franca 15 mins.
Locorotondo 15 mins.
Fasano Safari Zoo & Water Park 20 mins.
Torre Canne 20 mins.
Alberobello 20 mins.
Lecce 50 mins.
Gallipolli 90 mins.
Matera 120 mins.
Plus lots more
The main supermarket, which sells everything, is only a 7 minute drive and is open 7 days a week from 08.00 - 21.00 hrs.
Local shop and petrol station 3-4 mins drive from the villa.
With its crystal blue sea and acres of ancient olive groves, Puglia’s landscape is very different from the rolling countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. Its sunny climate, delicious food, excellent wine and interesting history make Puglia a captivating region just waiting for you to explore.
It is still blissfully Italian, "the undiscovered corner of Italy” and has long been known as Italy’s wine cellar. It produces more than half of Italy’s olive oil production.
Puglia offers some of the best golf courses in Italy and we have two sets of golf clubs at the villa for holiday makers free use.
From the villa’s central location you can easily visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Alberobello and Matera, plus the Necropolis of Egnathia, the Castles of Conversano and Monopoli and the Baroque City of Lecce, which has been described as the Florence of the South.
The Ostuni countryside is tranquil and the ideal place to relax and unwind. The beautiful setting is perfect for families, friends & couples.
Ostuni is one of the most stunning towns of Southern Italy with the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. Hints of the middle ages are at hand in every corner of the old town, known as the "White City", la citta bianca in Italian. It is a bustling town, with many shops, restaurants and bars.
In close driving distance to the villa you are spoilt for choice for wonderful restaurants where you can sample the fantastic locally produced food, such as the delicious burrata cheese, ear shaped orecchiette pasta and an abundance of seafood, as well as the local wine. There are also many local interesting markets, Ostuni’s on a Saturday morning being the best.
During the summer there are many festivals in the surrounding towns.
There is no excuse to ever be bored, you can do as little or as much as you desire!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,253|
There is an additional charge of £100 per week for the 16th person.
SECURITY DEPOSIT of £1000 required (which is fully refundable subject to final inspection).
MEET AND GREET SERVICE provided by our Italian, English speaking Property Manager, together with a welcome basket, toiletries, slippers, toilet paper, dishwasher tablets and lots more.
Cost of heating the swimming pool and gas for the central heating, if required, is additional (not required in the long summer months).
THE CHANGEOVER DAY is flexible, but Saturday is required in June, July and August.
CHECK IN TIME is 4.30 pm and CHECK OUT TIME is 10.00 am, but these timings are flexible, subject to other bookings.
When you break the rental cost of the villa down to the number of people it sleeps and the facilities we offer, all of which being of a very high standard, the villa offers exceptional value for money. There is so much space for everyone!
The fantastic 5 Star Reviews left by our guests speak for themselves.
30% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking.
Balance of payment due up to 8 weeks prior to arrival. Once paid no cancellations allowed.