La Torre (the tower) is a beautifully restored church with a private heated pool and WiFi located in the Puglian countryside. This magnificent self catering property is ideally situated far enough from the madding crowd & at the same time in close proximity to towns, beaches and key tourist attractions. Furnished to a high standard with modern décor, yet keeping the traditional feel with many original features, some over 400 years old, including the star shaped vaulted ceiling. Each of the two bedrooms has private en suite and air con, bedroom 2 is accessed via an external staircase. The private pool surrounded by open countryside has a shaded sun terrace & outdoor dining/BBQ facilities. The independent private terrace situated on the first floor has panoramic views of the surrounding area. Upon your arrival at La Torre you will find a selection of cold drinks and snacks.
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- Min Stay6 - 7 nights
Converted church in Castellana Grotte, Puglia, Italy - 15 minutes from beach
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
Perfect Puglia specialises in providing top quality holiday rentals to suit all budgets in the Valle d'Itria region of Puglia. Let us show you just some of the amazing things you can see and do in this totally unspoiled area famous for its gastronomy, historical towns and stunning beaches. Whether you prefer relaxing by the pool, or taking part in the many activities available in this region, wine tours, boat trips, horse riding, painting or cooking retreats - there is something for everybody. Let Perfect Puglia take the worry out of booking your holiday location. Why not visit out website to see the extensive portfolio of self catering properties we have to suit all budgets.
Why Hayley chose Castellana Grotte
We have lived in Castellana Grotte for some time and love this town so much that we decided to purchase a holiday home here. We love this area because it is not a touristy town, it is a real Puglian town where the people are incredibly friendly and helpful. The locals treat you like one of them and you don't get ripped off here like you would in touristy places. I also love the fact that you can cook like the locals or dine out as there are lots of great food/wine places/restaurants to choose from - and you can do it all very cheaply too. The olive oil here is so good and cheap - must admit since living here, we have become olive oil snobs. Very importantly we love it here because of the awesome weather here.
What makes this Villa unique
When staying at La Torre, you get the best of both worlds: you get to experience life in rural Puglia and at the same time you are in close proximity to beaches, town and key tourist sights. You'll be staying in a stunningly restored and tastefully decorated stone tower (formerly a little chapel). La Torre is a well equipped self catering property with all the modern creature comforts including air conditioning in both bedrooms. The private pool set in a tranquil Puglian countryside of olive groves and stone walls is the perfect spot to relax and watch the olive trees grow. But if you prefer the beach, it is only about a 15 min drive away.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
La Torre is a fairytale setting. Watching the sunset with a cold glass of wine on the upstairs seating area was spectacular. We spent a week relaxing and eating wonderful food. Thank you Perfect Puglia for your hospitality.
Peaceful and relaxing holiday
My family and I stayed at Trulli Castellana for 2 weeks at the end of August last year, we couldn't have asked for anything more from our holiday..... everything was perfect!
The trulli was clean and well equipped. We really enjoyed the BBQ and pizza oven area, a great way to spend the warm evenings relaxing and eating.
We hope to return again one day.
Beautiful property - ticked all our boxes
We were 2 couples celebrating a birthday so expectations were high. The birthday girl's heart's desire was to laze by a pool in beautiful surrounding and La Torre ticked all the boxes. The property managers organised a bottle of fizz and a birthday cake for our arrival.
The property itself is very well equipped - we ate at home every evening as my friend is an exceptional cook- fantastic Italian food, all the ingredients purchased at the local market and supermarket. We ate breakfast outside on a gorgeous patio after an early morning swim.
There are some lovely local beaches near Monopoli although we preferred to be poolside which was very well maintained.
The food in southern Italy is great and excellent value although most restaurants do not open until 8 pm.
We joined the party for a week only, the birthday girl and her husband were lucky enough to spend another 5 nights and founds lots to explore in the area. La Torre is great place to stay if you wish to relax in a beautiful place, enjoy cooking and eating delicious food, drinking great wine, the property is perfect in every way. It helped of course that temperatures were in the 30s every day and not a cloud in the sky.
La Torre is a fabulous building in a fabulous location and we had a wonderful two weeks there. The support and advice from Hayley, Graham and the Perfect Puglia team added greatly to the experience. Our first time in Puglia, but it won't be the last. La Torre is well positioned for local attractions and the very nearby town of Castellana has plenty of restaurants and shops. The building lives up to the promise of its photos and is very well equipped.Beds are very comfortable, kitchen is good and the heated pool is lovely (28 degrees). The caves in Castellana are justifiably famous and an evening performance there based on Dantes Inferno was memorable. Hayley's restaurant recommendations score 10 out of 10. All in all, a lovely property from which to explore this fascinating region.
Amazing building in an unspoilt area
We had a great holiday here, the property is great, we loved staying in the converted church. Nice pool but we did get to the sea too which was pretty close. The local food was brilliant, and so so cheap compared to what we pay in London, £15 a head for 3 courses, I wish I could get posted to Puglia for work.
Tolles Objekt mitten in den Olivenhainen
Ganz spezielles Haus (kleine Kapelle ) mit historischem Flair inmitten der Olivenhaine . Toller Aussenbereich- ideal für 4 Personen . Oberes Zimmer hat separaten Eingang und eigene Terrasse .
Haus verkehrstechnisch trotz Ruhe gut zu erreichen.
Special interest holidays: We can arrange English speaking baby sitters, chef for a night, private cooking lessons, wine tasting sessions, boat hire and a full concierge service. Coast/Beach: 15 mins drive to the nearest beach Travel: Bari Airport 45 Mins Brindisi Airport 60 Mins. Car essential Distances: Nearest town, shops, restaurants, bars, and tourist attraction, 7 minutes drive.
We are currently offering a 15% discount off advertised prices for April, May and June Booking Notes: Payment by either bank transfer or PayPal. Refundable breakages deposit of £250 required, to be refunded within 1 weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). 25% of rental fee due on booking to secure rental (non-refundable). Full payment to be received no later than 8 weeks before your arrival. Fair usage of electricity policy applies. Central heating is available for the cooler months and is charged locally at cost. Changeover Day: Changeover Saturdays. Low/Mid season flexible.