|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
Villa Margherita is a beautiful semi-detached villa, set in a quiet area in the hills above Cisternino (only 3 km away), one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The property, which enjoys lovely country views, is set on a 4000sq.m. plot, including an oak wood at the back of the house and has been finished to a very high specification. The property is a 3 bedroom house, with an elegant bathroom and a laundry room with terrace, a kitchen and a large living space which includes lounge and dining areas with a larger terrace overlooking the hills. The kitchen is equipped with modern conveniences and appliances. The front entrance door leads out to the secluded garden and to a private large patio furnished with tables, chairs and sun loungers and an umbrella. The private swimming pool (10x5m), is solely for guests ,perfect for cooling off after the summer sunshine (plus (plus an outside shower and an outdoor wet room by the pool). At the bottom of the garden there is also a BBQ area and parking space.
We are an Italian family originated from Cisternino and we run a family wine business with an enoteca based in a hamlet in nearby Casalini. We would love to welcome you to visit our cellars and take you through the experience of making wine.
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Everything was fantastic.The Semeraro family couldn't have been more welcoming and were always available to offer advice and help when needed. They definitely go above and beyond! The house is in a perfect location to explore all the beautiful places in Puglia and if you just want to relax the pool and grounds are just beautiful. The village of Casalini is just a short stroll away and has a great choice of restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets for fresh bread and meat etc. We stayed for three wonderful weeks and enjoyed ourselves so much we have booked to return in 2016.
Cannot praise this villa or the wonderful Semeraro family enough. We had the most wonderful 11 days and everything was exactly as promised. Nothing was too much trouble for Annalisa, despite the fact she was not so well she made herself constantly available to help us. Annalisa's partner, Nicola, went beyond the call of duty to accompany us to the hospital when our youngest needed treatment - also spending an hour nursing our older toddler in the waiting room when we were in the operating theatre. We will always remember Nicola's kindness and concern in ensuring our daughter received the right treatment, not to mention his diligence and patience driving with us around the town at night to find a pharmacy stocking the drugs we needed. Much praise must be given to the doctor and staff at the Cisternino a&e who surpassed my expectations in many ways too (but hopefully this isn't something most guests will need to worry about!). We thoroughly enjoyed the Semeraro wine (The Opera is brilliant, far too easy to drink...), the easy walk into town and the handy local amenities (the best meal we had was at the Four Leaf Clover restaurant, we arrived unannounced and the restaurant looked closed, we asked for a pizza and were told the oven was not on but we could have pasta or fish - cue the most wonderful, fresh lunch of salad and antipasti (complimentary) and pasta in a really easy setting with staff so happy to accommodate our two little ones) made this one of the most relaxing holidays we have had with our girls, even taking into account the hospital visit. The villa is such a tranquil place and the view is quite mesmerising. Lots of easy day trips and the beach nearby, we just loved our stay. Lunch with the Semeraro family was a particular highlight, beautiful food and generous, welcome company. Thank you Annalisa, Nicola and the rest of the Semeraro family. We are so thrilled we chose your beautiful villa. Thank you for sharing it with us.
I cannot praise the Semeraro family enough.
Fantastic welcome and a beautiful lunch with 4 generations around the table.
Well presented villa plenty of room with a fabulous pool and garden area.
The option of a stroll into the small village of Casalini and not to have to use the car all the time was a huge bonus. A tour of the family business with our passionate tour guide Pierfranco (sorry if incorrect spelling) led to plenty of wine tasting afterwards. Great fun especially the Operah.
Perfectly placed for exploring further afield with Cisternino ,Ostuni and Martina Franca on the door stop.
Wonderful beaches 20 minutes drive away.
Good luck with the new arrival Annalisa!
See you next year we hope.
The Villa is lovely spacious and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The family are warm, friendly and happy to assist in anyway. This village is very convenient with the local amenities only a short walk. Travelling by car is a pleasure and all route are well marked.
WOW - returned only yesterday and want to return - it is like staying with family - the entire Semeraro family are beautiful.
The villa was perfect and the hospitality shown by all incredible. The pool was perfect for staying cool during the heat of the day and the restaurants of Casalini are varied and great value. A morning coffee and pastry at the 'Meeting Bar' is a must!
Pierfraco's tour of the winery showcased the family's passion for wine making (I have to listen to more Mozart).
The local area is great for exploring via car or cycle and a wonderful beach set in a national park is 30 minutes away.
Cisternino comes to life at around 9pm, when it cools down, and is a great experience, however, we rarely moved from the pool.
Am determined to return next year.
You couldn't wish for a nicer family than the Semeraro family who own this lovely villa. My husband and I arrived very late after a long journey and from the moment we were greeted my Annalisa and shown where we were staying for the next 2 weeks, enjoying a pre-planned home cooked meal and bottle of delicious family wine, we relaxed. The villa is spotlessly clean and comfortable, with air con and fly screens although there were no mosquitos. We sunbathed around the pool, in the landscaped and well kept gardens giving the outside space with nice view of the town a real air of luxury. Without being intrusive we were invited to join the family for lunch which was wonderful hospitality, I attempted my Italian and Annalisa, whose English is perfect, translated. A visit to their wine bar in Casalini and tour of wine museum, made for one of many enjoyable experiences. It was our first time to Puglia and we will certainly be returning to explore further and would go back to Villa Macchiosa!
The villa is a 15 minutes drive from the Adriatic coast and the beaches of the Ionian are about 1 hour away by car.
Villa Margherita is situated between Ostuni and Cisternino. The house is approximately 45 minutes drive from Brindisi airport, an hour from Bari and 3 hours from Naples Airport. Ryanair operate from London to Bari and Brindisi. British Airways fly from London to Bari and also to Naples. Car Hire is recommended and at each airport you can find car hire offices, although it is advisable to book online prior to your arrival
Villa Marhgerita is ideally situated to profit from the sun, the sea, the rolling hills, and the markets and restaurants offering fresh local products. Daily shopping is done in our local village. (Casalini 350 metrs) which also boasts some excellent places to eat. For a larger variety of shops, Cisternino is 3,5 km away from the villa.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To confirm the booking we require a deposit of 30% of the price of the stay, payable by bank transfer, while the balance is to be paid one month before arrival. We require a deposit of £250 on arrival that will be returned at the end of the stay.
Changeover day in High and Mid season is on Saturday, however, in low season the changeover day can be flexible. In low season shorter stays and long weekends are also possible.