About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Apartment in Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Ideal Holiday Location Throughout The Year
At the very centre of Ostuni's mediaeval quarter, an apartment of traditional character with all modern amenities; street and sea views; free broadband internet; central heating and air conditioning - the perfect base for holidays in all seasons.
The Centro Storico (historical centre) of Ostuni is known throughout Italy as La Citta Bianca because of its unique whitewashed buildings (a tradition maintained since the 17th century when the lime whitewash helped fend off a plague epidemic) cascading down from the hilltop cathedral in a maze of narrow streets and stairways, most of them car free. Casa Nonna is an apartment of ancient character deep inside the Centro Storico, half way between Piazza della Liberta (Ostuni's main central piazza) and the beautiful cathedral. There are relatively few apartments to rent year round in this special part of the city (a lot of Ostuni accommodation is outside the historic centre, in what is usually referred to as the 18th century quarter; Casa Nonna is right inside the mediaeval core with its unique "Moorish" feel).
The apartment consists of three rooms on the first floor of a building accessed from a narrow street off Via Cattedrale, the Centro Storico's main street and passagiato. It has been restored to a high standard in recent years, with the cream coloured tufa stonework and the domed, star shaped ceilings. A kitchen/dining room (with gas hob, fan assisted electric oven and grill, double sink, fridge, washing machine and table/chairs) has a window overlooking the lively little street. A sitting room (with double sofa bed and television) and the bedroom (large double bed) have windows looking out on lower parts of the old city and across Puglia's coastal olive grove belt to the shimmering Adriatic Sea. The shower room contains a shower, WC and wash basin. A roof terrace with panoramic views out to the sea is reached by a staircase from the sitting room, and is equipped with a table and four chairs as well as two high quality sun loungers/chairs.
The apartment has gas fired central heating, so is extremely cosy in Puglia's cooler months. An air conditioning unit and fan are useful in the height of summer. But the thick stone walls make the apartment cool in summer and warm in winter. Double glazing and specially insulated doors protect the apartment from outside noise, the bedroom and sitting room especially. High speed broadband internet / Wi-Fi access is constantly available for no extra charge for guests who want to keep in touch by internet and email.
The apartment can accommodate two people very comfortably. However, the sofa bed converts quickly into a high quality double bed, so it is possible to accommodate up to four people.
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Ed Roberts
My wife and I recently took a gigantic leap of faith to change our lifestyles and leave the UK to start a new life with our two young children in the south of Italy. We now focus on letting out a fantastic town house in Ostuni centro storico and a luxurious trullo in the countryside just outside the town. As well as trying to farm olives, grapes and a variety of fruits and vegetables (with varying degrees of success!!) on our patch of land in this most beautiful part of the world....
Ed Roberts purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Ed Roberts chose Centro Storico
We fell in love with Puglia (and Ostuni in particular) about 6 years ago and have spent pretty much every moment since trying to work through all the hurdles of moving our lives here...2014 is the year we finally did it! The scenery, the food and most importantly the people make this the most magnificent place on earth (in our opinion!!!). We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
What makes this Apartment unique
Casa Nonna is THE place to stay to take advantage of the beautiful city of Ostuni - bars, cafes and restaurants are all within moments walk from the property, as well as all the cultural sites and points of interest.
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Very nice little apartment, from which to enjoy all Ostuni has to offer.
Casa Nonna is a perfect little apartment for a couple wanting to explore Ostuni and the delightful towns and villages of Puglia. We had everything we needed to make us comfortable and we were welcomed by Ed and Gemma on arrival who made sure we were settled in and had all the information we needed. Ostuni is a great place to base your Puglia holiday as it has lots to offer on an evening. Great bars and restaurants offering everything from pizza to Michelin starred fare are no more than a few yards from the front door and there are opportunities to sample some great Puglian wine. Highly recommended - but be aware - entrance and exit to the apartment and terrace is via some pretty steep stairs. This is quite common in Ostuni but if that’s not a problem you will have a great time.
This apartment is right in the centre of the old city of Ostuni with views all the way to the sea! It is very comfortable and well-equipped. It's homey, clean and the location in the town is great. Everything is walkable, even the fantastic Saturday market. The owner Ed was very hospitable and easy to deal with throughout. The stairs going into the apartment are kind of steep as are the steps to the wonderful roof deck, but easy to get used to.
Lovely apartment, great location
We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Ostuni. The apartment is ideally situated for spending time in the old town centre with its numerous restaurants and bars on our doorstep and only a short walk to the main square and shops. We would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a similar experience.
Perfect location in historic city centre
Our small family stayed in this lovely little property right in the heart of the "centro storico" of beautiful Ostuni. There are many restaurants nearby, just steps away, as well as the main town square and church. We had the best time here walking around the town and taking trips to the beaches nearby.
A charming apartment situated deep within the maze of streets and alleyways in Ostuni's historic centre. Perfect for two, the apartment has traditional character but with all modern amenities. There are great views from the sitting room and bedroom, and also the roof terrace. Ideally located for exploring Ostuni and further afield. Ed and Gemma were friendly and helpful hosts. I would highly recommend this property.
Hi Carole, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for being great guests! Ed & Gemma
Best location and everything we needed at Casa Nona
Casa Nona was easy to find with Eds excellent directions. It was in a great location, quiet but within easy walking distance to places to eat. Parking outside restricted area easy to find and walk to.
It was clean and had everything you needed and located in a friendly area.
Thanks Ed and Gemma for meeting us there and showing us through.
It was a pleasure staying at Casa Nona
Coast/Beach: Ostuni's coast/beach is at Villanova, about 7km away (roughly 10 minutes drive). Within easy reach of Ostuni are a host of blue flag beaches - sandy coves, nature reserves, rolling wave beaches. Up to date information can be provided to guests who want to visit the beaches. All beaches are easily reached by car and many by bus services from Ostuni. Travel: Two international airports serve the area - Brindisi and Bari. Brindisi airport is roughly 30 minutes drive away and Bari an hour. Both airports are usually quick and efficient. Most people hire a car for their visit but this is not absolutely necessary - Ostuni is on the main train line between Bari and Brindisi, and there are various bus routes around the area. We are happy to provide any further information as required on travel to, from, and around the area. Distances: Ceglie Messapica 10km. Martina Franca, 14km. Alberobello (UNESCO world heritage site) 25km. Brindisi 35km. Lecce 80km. Bari 91km. Naples 350km. Rome 500km. Bologna 750km. Further Details: Local shops and boutiques are all within a few moments walk of the property and there are larger supermarkets and other amenities a short distance from the historical centre. Further details will be provided on request or on arrival at the property.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL SPAM FOLDERS FOR RESPONSES TO ENQUIRIES If paying through Owners Direct/HomeAway please note there will be an additional service charge. If paying directly through us the terms are as follows: 25% deposit to secure the booking via Paypal or bank transfer. Remainder is payable prior to arrival (Paypal/bank transfer) or on arrival (cash - EUROS ONLY). Cancellation: Deposit is fully refundable on cancellation up to one month prior to arrival date. Within one month only refundable if alternative booking is secured for the dates. Changeover Day: Weekly bookings are preferred but we will try to accommodate all requests throughout the year. Notes on prices: Prices for Christmas and New Year dates vary. Please enquire for details. We reserve the right to alter prices at any time (unless booking deposit payment completed).