The villa is set in two acres of walled grounds close to Ostuni. While we occupy the ground floor, the first floor has been converted into a self-contained apartment. The conversion was originally undertaken so that our children and grandchildren could have their own space when they came to stay, love your grandchildren as you do, you cannot say they are not disruptive at times. And it is nice from time to time to leave the fray in order to recapture the peace and tranquillity we have found here. You enter the apartment via your own stairs though a well appointed kitchen-dining room, on into the lounge, to the right are two doors the first is a toilet, and the second is the shower room. Straight in front of you are French windows to a covered terrace. On the left are two more doors the nearest is a large bedroom, the next door is diagonally across the lounge at the top of a small flight of stairs, this too is a large bedroom, this room has French windows to a large L shaped terrace.
- Villa1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
The apartment is just 5 minutes from historic Ostuni a major tourist centre in Puglia, the location is idyllic,
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After working together running the family business, a retail camping shop, for over fifteen years Joan decided it was time to stop and retired from the business. For years we talked about downsizing now that the children had left home to pursue their own lives. Then one day I said ok lets do it, now Joan desperately wanted to go to warmer climes, and as is not uncommon with us married folk she got her way. So for the first five or six years I regularly travelled back and forth between Puglia and Kent to run the shop, spending approximately six months in England and the rest of the year here in Puglia. Now I have given up the shop to spend more time with Joan living full time at Casa di Nonna. It is not in my nature not to work so I now look after and service swimming pools and keep an eye on properties for absent owners
Joann purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Joann chose Ostuni
After selling the house in southern England that had been our home for over thirty years, my wife Joan and I (Terry), hitched up a caravan and left England in late 2004 to tour Europe and find a new home. We looked in France, Spain and Portugal all with no avail. Southern Italy had been show cased on the tv and it looked and sounded interesting with it’s truli and relaxed life style. So we headed south and ended up here in Puglia. Were on the first day we decided that a trulo was not for us, but we did find a two story house that same day, ticked almost all the boxes, in particular it was big enough that our children and grandchildren could come to stay. It was far enough from Ostuni to be away from the rush of the tourist season but close enough to be able to join in when we felt the need
What makes this Villa unique
We chose this part of Italy and in particular Puglia because it offers a way of life lost to Southeast England a long time ago. The pace of every day life gives people the time to talk, shopkeepers are genuinely pleased to see and serve you, officials are all ready to take the time to advise on the best way forwards, you get the impression that every one you meet is willing to help, but most of all the family here has meaning. We think the position of Casa-de Nonna offers the best of all worlds, in so much that it is located in the heart of an olive producing region and is set in two acres with over one hundred olive trees, the villa enjoys very good access, having a countryside bus route at the end of the drive, you know the type, an infrequent although regular and reliable service to the local towns
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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A relaxing location near Ostuni
Terry and Joan have created a welcoming and relaxing "home-from-home " which is an excellent base for exploring the hidden gems of Puglia. Easy access to the sea as well as inland attractions. Our hosts were friendly and helpful without being intrusive and were eager to share the facilities of their villa and surrounding grounds. Having your own terrace with excellent outdoor furniture and bbq we're a bonus and the pool was a great place to cool down.
A lovely, well appointed home from home
Our hosts, Joann and Terry were very welcoming, and provided us with a wonderful 'welcome pack' when we arrived - local bread, milk, wine, beer,pasta and eggs. The apartment was very well appointed, especially the kitchen which was well stocked with utensils, glasses, crockery and the basics such as olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
The apartment has two lovely outdoor seating areas, with options for sun and shade. We spent many a happy hour relaxing and reading outside, overlooking Joann's fabulous garden.
Joann and Terry were very helpful advising on places to visit and were interested to hear where we had been on our return.
The property is a few miles from Ostuni, and in a very quiet location, but central for visiting all of the local sights, including lovely white towns and beautiful beaches.
It is great for a relaxing holiday.
Thanks Joann and Terry !
Casa di Nonna, Ostuni
This apartment was just what we wanted. A few km outside town, so nice and quiet, so parking was no issue, but handy for the local village or Ostuni for shopping etc. Well located for visiting the local sites, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Lecce etc, also some lovely places along the coast. Plenty to do.
Nice apartment, with a lovely welcoming pack from the owners - the crusty potato loaf was wonderful! Owners lived downstairs. Very friendly and helpful. Just a shame that it was a little bit too chilly most days in April to have breakfast sitting out on the balcony looking over the owner's herb garden and olive trees and fruit trees. Would be happy to go back there.
Holidays in Ostuni August 2017
Really beautiful apartment, in lovely location. Apartment had everything that we needed and was spotlessly clean. Terry and Joan, our hosts were a lovely couple who supplied us with a welcome pack with some essentials upon arrival and went out of their way to assist during our stay.
Well worth a return visit
Vickie, Justin and Louis
A wonderful, relaxing place to stay
This was our first time in Puglia and we chose to stay at Casa di Nonna for 2 weeks and what a lovely 2 weeks it was. The apartment was spacious and clean and the balcony/verandas were absolutely great. You just look out onto a very cared for garden and miles of olive trees - all fantastic and our 3 year old loved it all, especially the plunge pool. The property is close to all key towns and beaches in the area: Ostuni, Villanova and other beaches, Martina Franca, Alberobello, Poliginano etc. What is good is that although there are lots of tourists in the summer around the beaches and towns, you can always retreat to the tranquil Casa Di Nonna - the best of both worlds. So, the property was great but what about the proprietors? Well, Joan and Terry were fab. When we arrived Joan welcomed us and had filled our fridge with all the basics we'd need, she'd also got Prosecco, fresh bread and a jar of homemade marmalade for us too - delicious. They were extremely friendly and helped us find restaurants and shops and gave us advice when we needed it, but they always made sure that you felt like you had your own space to enjoy the property and the pool. I would recommend this property to all people interested in coming to Puglia - we definitely want to come back.
Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
first visit to Puglia
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It is in a lovely setting overlooking olive groves and the owner's beautiful garden. It is within easy reach of the Adriatic which we swam in and has a lovely pool to cool down in too. There are also lots of pretty white villages to visit . The owner's are very helpful but give you plenty of privacy as well. We would definitely recomment this apartment and thoroughly enjoyed our first stay in Puglia.
Sue and Chris
Thank you, we are really pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Puglia and our apartment.
Coast and Beaches: The beaches on the Adriatic coast are mostly small intimate sandy coves with rock outcrops between, the nearest being only 20 minutes or so by car away. On the other side of the peninsular is the Ionian Sea, less than an hour away by car, this cost has long soft sandy beaches. During the tourist season all sorts of businesses crop up at most beaches selling refreshments, snack foods, and ice-creams, you will also be able to hire sun beds with parasols and even hire things like pedalo. Towns to visit: It's usually much too hot to visit any of the local towns during the day local towns during the day. best to go out later when it is a little cooler, the shops will be open in the evenings, some until 21:00, so eat early (they tend to have a full menu) and browse the shops afterwards. Local towns to visit are: • Martina Franca – Baroque church and centre with a very typical Italian car free square to sit and have a drink, eat or just watch the world go by. • Locorotondo – Very picturesque but not much to do, go and wander around in the evening after eating. • Cisternino – If you’re a meat eater you’l like it here, great for roast meat feasts on the side street and the small main square. Popular with local artists, you can pick up some very interesting paintings, go in the evening. • Ostuni – A town to visit in the in the morning for great views before it gets too hot or in the early evening, a good place to eat. • Alberobello – Trulli capital of the world, go in the morning, have a coffee or ice-cream, brows the shops in the trulli, there are some good places to eat here. • Polignano-a-Mare – Hidden away seaside town perched on the cliff edge, great place to explore. Further afield: • Lecce – Baroque capital of the south, very impressive, it has some great beaches as well • Matera – capital of the cave-dwellings,” Passion of Christ” was filmed here, well worth a visit, check out the café at the top of the tower on the main square for panoramic views of the cave dwellings. • Bari – Great place to shop for designer labels, Via Corso for Gucci, Armani, D&G etc. Travel: This part of Puglia has two international airports. Bari Airport is 104km away with a journey time of about 1 hour 25 minutes by car. Brindisi airport is 38km away with a journey time of about 35 minutes by car. Ryanair fly directly from the UK to both Brindisi and Bari airports all year, British Airways have a summer service from Gatwick to Bari, and EasyJet go to Milan from the UK and then on to both Bari and Brindisi all year. A car is strongly recommended. Attractions & Amenities: Because we are located away from the "beach and tourist" centres such things as the water parks, golf course, zoo and the well preserved Roman settlement near Fasano are a little further away but still only an easy 35 minute drive away. More locally just outside Ostuni there is an adventure centre offering tree walking as well as trail walks, zip lines, coach (horse drawn) rids and more, a short 15 minutes away and a paint ball battle site. Torre Guaceto is a nature reserve just 25 minutes down the coast, scuba diving is available with full kit hire going out of Viilanova just 20 minutes from the villa, or of cause you could just sit and chill. Distances: Casa di Nonna is 6km from the centre of San Michele Salentino (a real Puglian working town) this is where we shop, you would never believe it had 15 bars and 18 restaurants at the last count. The historic centre of Ostuni (The White City) is 8km, the hill top town of Carovigno is also 8km. Ceglie Messapica the town you can see from the veranda is only 10 km and is reputed to have over 50 restaurants and San Vito Dei Normanni is a mere 12km. These are the local towns, all with a varied selection of shops that will be more than able to meet your needs. Auchan if you prefer is 28km, Ipercoop is just another 4km down the same road.
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Booking conditions. A reservation will be held for 72 hours, if no deposit is received in that time the reservation will be void. No booking is confirmed until we have received the 25% booking deposit. On receipt of your deposit a confirmation e-mail will be sent The balance of the total booking amount becomes due 45 days prior to your arrival On receipt of the balance a conformation e-mail will be sent along with our address, location details and a link to an interactive map showing the location Bookings made less than six weeks before the start date are payable in full on booking. Any cancelation made earlier than twelve weeks prior to the arrival date will be refundable in full except for a £50 administration fee Cancelations made later than twelve weeks prior to the arrival date and before six week prior to the arrival date will be refundable in full except for a £50 administration fee if the property is re-let, if it is not re-let no refund will be given. Any cancelation made less than six weeks prior to the arrival date, no refund will be given We have no hard and fast rules about changeover days or departure time, unless we have a consecutive booking that is, when the apartment must be vacated by 10:00 at the latest to allow sufficient time to prep for the next guests, when we can provide storage for luggage to be collected later on your way to the airport. Notes on prices: The prices quoted is for double occupancy and include electricity, cooking gas, and water. If you require heating there is a portable gas fired heater, gas refills cost 25€. A breakfast pack is included in the price We reserve the right to charge a £50 cleaning fee if the property is not left in a clean and tidy condition