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Villa in Ostuni, Brindisi Province, Puglia, Italy - Sleeps 6 All EnSuite Sea Views of Adriatic & Castle Large Terraces Air Con Shade
This holiday home has all the character of stone vaulted rooms and conical trullo but with the convenience of a newly renovated, well insulated design. Six 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor. Very good unlimited wifi included. Modern bathrooms and kitchen with professional cooker. Look out from the veranda over the pool to the Aloes and Olive trees, or from the roof terrace, great for evening parties, to the Adriatic or the beautifully lit Carovigno and its castle. Seven minutes drive to Ostuni, the white city, "the jewel of Puglia" with its wonderful old city to explore by day or enjoy in the warm night air. Relax in old bars, or the sophisticated modernity melted into the solid stone. Carovigno has a lot to offer from gourmet to great value restaurants with fantastic food and low prices. Italians choose to holiday here. The veranda has an outside kitchen, popular in southern Italy, and we have two barbecues. The local fish, meat and vegetables are exceptional so you can go into town later and chill, or just watch the sun go down, poolside.
Villa Acacia is in Ostuni, with all the convenience that gives in getting around and to the beaches etc. Many properties now coming up, under a new Ownersdirect system, for an "Ostuni" search are up to thirty kilometers distance and are far from convenient. Many roads here are single track and compare similarly to driving times for distances in Cornwall for example.
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- English, French, Italian
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- May 21, 2018
About Will Sanderson
"From the start of booking to the return of our deposit the owner has been top class. His one concern being that we have everything we need plus giving very helpful advice for trips, eating etc." Trip Advisor 5 star review. "One more thing – the proprietor, Will Sanderson, is a true gem and the ultimate in hospitality. He very patiently acquainted us with the nearby town, showing us the supermarket, fish store, the better bread store and the not-so-better bread store, the best place to get local wine and the restaurants and night spots. Then, going one step beyond, he stepped in to help us through a medical emergency and assisted us in arranging some emergency flight plans, for which I am most grateful. If you book this villa, consider Will one its assets." Trip Advisor 5 star review
Will Sanderson purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Will Sanderson chose Ostuni
Very convenient but tranquil. Many properties in Puglia are remote to the extent of inconvenience when you wish to go anywhere. Villa Acacia is in a great location, away from it all yet within 5 minutes drive you can be in Ostuni or Carovigno and in 10 minutes at the beaches or on the motorway, to Lecce for example.
What makes this Villa unique
The olive grove here is particularly nice, of a good size with trees of over one hundred years, and with views out to the Adriatic. If you leave a review we will send you a litre of our olive oil to your home - you can taste the difference!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Most relaxing holiday-highly recommended
We had two wonderful weeks in Will's villa. He couldn't have looked after us better - a full fridge on arrival with frequent gifts of pastries during our stay. The villa was very comfortable, plenty of space with flexible accommodation. Swimming pool was excellent.We particularily liked the different areas to sit and sunbathe - both in the sun and in the shade.Carovgno and Ostuni - each ten minutes away by car -provided all you needed. Local bread ,homemade pasta and fresh fish shops were excellent. Many stunning hilltop towns to visit within 30 minutes of the villa with an abundance of beautiful town squares, cafes and restaurants.Puglia is an enchanting area of Italy. Go and visit it.
I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much. We try to help, and you made it a great holiday of celebration too.
Villa Acacia is in a convenient position to enjoy Ostuni, Carovigno, the beaches and the Adriatic, and Puglia more generally. There are so many lovely villages and towns - Lecce, Monopoly, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello. And the Zoosafari at Fasano, and water park too. The people here are friendly and helpful, the food wonderful and at fantastic value.
We try to help your holiday be relaxed and special as we know holidays are hard earned.
I hope to see you again. Have a great autumn - it will be lovely here but we will have the hard work of the olive harvest!
Best wishes, Will
Wonderful villa in an idyllic location close to Ostuni
We stayed for a week at Will's villa in the countryside very close to Ostuni and Carovigno. Surrounded by olive trees, the setting is beautiful and tranquil, yet is only 5-10 minutes drive to the characterful Ostuni, and it's fantastic eateries and gelaterias.
A perfect retreat for a family holiday, we loved the outdoor table tennis, and cycled in to Carovigno via the country lane, where we enjoyed shopping for seafood to cook on the barbeque.
The villa and trullo provide high class accommodation, the kitchen had everything we could have needed, including the welcome pack from Will, who incidentally was so helpful throughout our stay - providing recommendations for local restaurants, shops, beaches and the history of the region.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here - a most wonderful holiday villa!
Very comfortable, quiet and relaxing
We had a wonderful relaxing week and although the weather wasn't the best we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Villa and Trullo worked well for us, the kids had a bedroom each in the Villa and were happy with the internet speed (probably their only requirement for a holiday villa) and we could relax in the Trullo which we found really comfortable. On the cool nights we had the log burners to make it cozy. The location is very quiet and is about a 45 minute walk into Carovigno along a very quiet lane, Ostuni is slightly further but only a 10 minute drive.
Will was very helpful accommodating our late arrival and departure times and meeting us on the first night with the keys and the fires lit at 11.00 PM. There was also the unexpected bonus of a stock of groceries to get us going on the first morning and a gift of cakes on our departure. He was also a mine of information on the local area and restaurants and was really helpful in making reservations for us where he thought they might be busy
If the weather had been warmer the Villa has a beautiful setting with a pool, outside seating area and a roof terrace that looks out over the olive groves and down to the sea.
Thanks Will for a wonderful holiday
Wonderful villa and host
An exceptional week spent at Will’s villa and trullo – we were 2 couples and stayed for a week in early September – one couple occupied the villa and the other the trullo so we had plenty of room. We had a bit of difficulty finding the property but Will was able to guide us with detailed directions via Whats App. We were exhausted when we arrived and didn’t feel like heading out again for dinner so Will provided us with eggs, ham and tomatoes which we enjoyed washed down with a bottle of Prosecco, beer and some Gin and Tonics!! All accommodation was extremely comfortable with comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and bathrooms and great outside areas for relaxing and dining. We had excellent weather during our stay which enabled us to take advantage of the large pool and its sunbeds. The property is very quiet and situated amongst an olive grove but within easy driving distance of Carovigno, Ostuni and Villanova where there are many fine restaurants. We particularly enjoyed a meal at Art Café La Loggia in Carovigno. We loved the beaches which were a short drive away – Polignano a Mare where we saw people cliff diving from the vertical cliff tops and where we enjoyed their specialty – caffe speciale (coffee, lemon zest, sugar, cream, amaretto); Mezza Luna and its beach club – good food, fine sand and crystal clear water. We explored Puglia and would recommend visiting the towns of Matera – originally a prehistoric troglodyte settlement (where we hired a guide for a walking tour of Sassi di Matera), Lecce, Gallipoli, Locorotondo, Alberobello and there are so much more.
Will is an amazing host – nothing was too much trouble for him and we really appreciated his knowledge of the area for directions, shopping, dining and secluded swimming spots. We loved the extra touches like the pastries that he provided. He even provided an early morning “taxi” service for our friends who were catching a train from Brindisi. Thank you Will – we had the most fantastic time and we would highly recommend the property to anyone who is thinking of visiting Puglia – it is a wonderful location to explore this part of Italy.
A warm welcome in Ostuni
We stayed in Will's villa for the last two weeks in September and from the moment we arrived we felt as though we belonged. Will is an amazing host, he is very knowledgable and very well connected in the local community. He ensured that all of our needs and queries we taken care of very quickly. He arranged a pasta making afternoon with the lovely Annarita which was great fun and educational. The villa is very comfortable and well equipped, the swimming pool is fantastic and the roof terrace an amazing place to eat and relax. We would wholeheartedly recommend the villa for a holiday in Pulia, it is perfectly positions to visit Ostuni, neighbouring towns and the coast.
Lovely villa for a perfect family holiday
We stayed one week with our 3 children (1, 4 and 6 years) in this fantastic villa.
Will is truly the perfect host, we never had such a helpful, caring host before. Honestly. He did everything to make us feel right at home...
We had a lot of food and drinks as a welcome package. Even for our long drive back home, he provided us with everything you could think of :-)
And he gave us a lot of helpful insider tipps! The communication was always very quick and nice.
The villa is created with lots of love and very well equipped. The pool was fantastic... Our children did not want to leave the property because they liked this place so much... Old olive trees all over the place... hammocks underneath. Figs and almonds right from the tree just a step away... A spacious roof top which is great for sundowners...
The villa is located in a very calm and relaxing area not far away from must-sees like Ostuni, Carovigno, Locorotondo, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Alberobello. Beautiful beaches are close by (approx. 10-15 minutes car drive). The location is really perfect to explore wonderful Puglia.
We can highly recommend this wonderful place! Thank you for a great week in your lovely villa, Will!
Special interest holidays: We can provide various courses for a few hours or more. eg Yoga, Art, Stained Glass window making, Local History, Restoration, Tennis coaching, etc. Coast/Beach: Nearest beaches are ten minutes drive away, and there are many more easily accessed from the main coast road. The beaches are sandy and tend to be within coves of limestone which rise 2 or 3 metres out of the sea. Villanova (15 mins by car) is the larger of the nearby small fishing villages along the coast, Santa Sabina being the closest. Travel: A vehicle is essential and car hire is available at the airports. Brindisi airport is 18 miles (29km) and takes 25 minutes. Bari airport is 45miles (72km) and takes 75 minutes. Ryanair offer direct flights from London Stansted to Brindisi and Bari, or to many UK regional airports via Milan Bergamo. Easy Jet fly Gatwick to Brindisi in July and August. British Airways have direct flights from London Gatwick to Bari Alitalia have indirect flights from London Heathrow, & City to Brindisi. Distances: Ostuni is 4km and takes 7 minutes by car. Carovigno is 3km and takes 5 minutes by car. The beaches and harbour at Santa Sabina take 10 minutes by car. The beaches and harbour at Villanova take fifteen minutes by car. Brindisi is a 30 minute drive, Lecce one hour (less on the train from Carovigno or Ostuni railway stations), Otranto 90 minutes by car. Further Details: Ostuni, the "Citta Bianca" is a magical place especially in the evenings. The architecture is a mix of all things southern Mediterranean. It looks like a north African town. Eating, drinking and relaxing out in the open air late into the night is a joy, for all ages. In July and more so in August the main Piazzas of Ostuni and Carovigno have live entertainment of all sorts of high quality, culminating in the Saint Oronzo horse parade in Ostuni on August 25/26th. Martina Franca has an Opera festival in July. Ostuni and Carovigno are working towns that operate all year round. This is a mainly agricultural area. Northern Puglia grows most of the dram wheat for the pasta of Italy, & the region makes as much wine as Australia but, this particular area is best known for it's olive oil. Olive tress are everywhere which give the view a green 'carpet'. The soil here is highly fertile and wonderful vegetables are available. The Markets tend to be on different days in different towns. Carovigno's is Tuesday morning, Ostuni has a full market on a Saturday morning and a vegetable market on a Wednesday morning. There are good supermarkets and smaller specialist grocers, butchers, fish vendors, cheese makers, wine, and fresh pasta shops in both towns. There are blue flag beaches within a ten minute drive, (Torre Pozzelle is visible from the olive grove), and many other lovely beaches and coves to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. In the summer evenings the coastal villages come alive with music, street vendors, ice cream parlours, restaurants and bars. The beautiful Baroque towns of Lecce, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and the Famous Trulli of Alberobello are all a short drive.
Rates & Availability
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Just having a January Sale- it has been glorious weather here for the last few days - shirtsleeves in the garden. Booking Notes: Monday 13th August to Tuesday 21st August 2018 still available. We accept online booking or booking directly and card payments. 25% of the rental fee is due on booking to secure rental. Full payment to be received no later than 45 days before arrival. We do not charge for small broken items and we realise accidents happen - in fact I never charged anyone. Once you confirm you wish to book with us we will send you an email with confirmation and payment details. Changeover Day: Changeover day is normally Saturday unless prior books preclude this. Check-out by 10.00am please. Check-in after 4.00pm but we are flexible and normally we can receive you when you arrive but we might be continuing to clean etc. You will be met by an English speaking key holder who will explain the Villa's facilities. Notes on prices: CARD PAYMENTS and ON LINE BOOKING WELCOME Tripadvisor 5 star reviews "Beautiful seclusion" ... "beautiful roof terrace and lovely pool"....."we went with our two children, I hope we will go back."