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Holiday in a comfortable and renovated ancient villa

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A villa in the countryside surrounded by Apulian art treasures

An ancient two-floor red villa surrounded by a garden park, a pinewood and with a beautiful swimming pool with barbecue and stone table under the shade. There are five bedroom and four bathrooms, two living rooms (1 with sofa beds) with fireplaces, and large fully equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms are furnished with queen beds, one with one queen and a single bed, one with 2 single beds and one with a single bed, plus a living room with 1 queen sofa bed and 1 single sofa bed are available, for a total of 12 (+1) people. It includes wi-fi, a flat TV and a charming second floor terrace.

The town of Mottola: A small town on a hill with an ancient medieval center. You can find all types of services, shops, supermarkets, banks, bars, restaurants and churches on this small town (3 min away by car)

The surroundings: Alberobello, an Unesco world heritage site, is just an hour away from the house. Other impressive cultural sites include the medieval legacy of Castel Del Monte in Andria, the beautiful cathedral of Trani, or the charming old center of the port-city of Taranto. Many other worthwhile destinations are: Barletta, Ruvo di Puglia, Martina Franca, Matera, Monopoli, Ostuni (all between 30 min to 2 hour away).

Natural sites: The "Parco Regionale della Terra delle Gravine" is just minutes away from the property, good for sightseeing the natural landscape of the region with the archaeological sites in between the calcareous rock formations. Farther away (about an hour away) you can deep yourself into the grand caves "Grotte di Castellana" or even go for a safari at the Fasano Zoo.

Beaches (golf and horse riding): The nearest beach is at about 15-20 minutes' drive on the Ionean coast. A beautiful Mediterranean beach, Castellaneta Marina, which preserves the dune system, and where you can find horse riding and golf amenities. On the East, the Adriatic coast is just 40 min away, filled with many turquoise water beaches.

More Details

Cristina Sansonetti
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Cristina Sansonetti

I currently live in Rome. The Villa is my holiday paradise

Cristina Sansonetti purchased this chateau / country house in 1800

Why Cristina Sansonetti chose Mottola

The property holds a lot of memories for the family. It has been used as a barn (1888), a house and for the relatively recent years (last 40 years) as holiday villa. All the gardens, pool area and house extensions have been constructed with a lot of care and devotion. We have transformed the arid landscape of the region into a small oasis. Many of the summer memories of the family rely on this beautiful piece of land. We hope our guest enjoy it as much as we hope to pass it on to our next generation of the Sansonetti family.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The house has a unusual architecture and a deep family history. The pool area and gardens have a very romantic setting. Many local brides and grooms have posed for their wedding pictures in our villa

Guestbook comments from the owner

Questa splendida villa ha fatto da cornice ad una splendida cerimonia nuziale e ha reso felici tutti gli ospiti che abbiamo avuto.

Ha esaudito tutti i nostri desideri, specialmente per i ragazzi la piscina, mentre per i più grandi lo splendido parco.

Ci siamo sentiti molto sicuri anche se lontano dalle nostre case grazie alla presenza di Peppino che è stato semprre disponibile ad ogni nostra richiesta...

Grazie daglisposi Tiziano e Domenica e da tutti noi....
Sep 2013
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Mottola Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Upper floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Upper floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , a cot can be added
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 3 single beds or 1 single and 1 double beds
    Living room / bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room with 2 futons (sofa-bed) for 3
  • Each bedroom is furnished with beds, chest of drawers, cupboard, etc.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.2222223 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful holiday home, amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most incredible two weeks in Puglia, staying at this fantastic property. Le Torre is a beautiful old property with so much space for the 8 of us. The rooms are well appointed and the pool and outdoor area are incredible. The pool is the largest we have ever had the fortune to use in a holiday home. The children loved exploring the gardens, relaxing on hammocks and play area.

We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival and continued to be visited by Peppino ensuring our comfort and needs were met throughout our stay. Close to Mottola, it is a 30 minute walk into town or 10 minutes in a car. The house is also well located to explore this lovely region of Italy. I cannot recommend this property enough, we are sorry to leave and hope that in the future we can visit again.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Area

  • 4 of 5

Good pool. Cherry tree and alfresco areas. Interesting house with history. I am 6ft 1 and their are low beams and doorways. We had to buy wine glasses. Gives you a feeling of the Southern Italy life style. Some good restaurants in Matolla and around. Have the Antipasti

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and interesting

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family (12 people, 3 generations) spent the month of July 2016 at La Torre and enjoyed it very much. The rooms are well furnished and all the utilities worked without trouble. The villa is located in a rural setting, but there are a number of interesting places and beaches within 40 minutes driving. The swimming pool is lovely, and Peppino the caretaker was very helpful. He came to our rescue when the kitchen sink blocked up. We would happily return to this villa for another holiday n the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

One of the best holidays of my life

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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To relax and spend quality time w frieds / family

  • 5 of 5

This villa is truly a place to relax and spend quality time with relatives and friends. I spent there 3 of the most fascinating vacations weeks I've had. The house has this feeling of "Castle" with its well in the living room, and its thick stone walls. There is a pool with a springboard, fields to ride a bicycles, the town of Mottola a few miles down the road and great neighbors to play cards and share dinner with.

Highly recommended for family or friend vacations.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you have a wonderful vacation in my house. The town of Mottola is less than two miles from the house. I hope you will come back!
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Beautiful Villa and garden!!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was beautiful! My family, friends, and I never wanted to leave the pool area, the kids would just play for hours over there. We would just have lunch and dinner outside under the marvelous tree. Relaxing on a hammock over the pinetum was one of the best times I have had in a long time, I could just read for hours over there. The house is beautiful, full of history. The road behind the house is a bit noisy. The town of Mottola has a nice historic center but no more than that, a good place to get your supplies and maybe visit the sunday market (they sell everything you will ever need). Peppino was a wonderful help!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Riva dei Tessali
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lido Chiatona
Car: necessary

Mottola historic centre (5 min): charming historic center located on top of the hill with an overview of all the surroundings. (we recommend a very good restaurant called "Il Rifugio dei Vip")

Taranto Historic Centre (25 min): Beautiful historic centre at the port.

Other archeological and cultural sites at: Alberobello, Castel del monte, Trani, Martina Franca, Matera, Metaponto. (from 30 to 90 min away)

Zoo safari (45 min): located at Fasano.

Go kart (10 min away): Pista Jonica di Lerede Salvatore, Christian

address: Contrada Gorgone, via acquaro 74017, Mottola

Water park (25 min away): Acquapark Acquazurra, Metaponto.

Golf: In 20 minutes you can reach the beautiful course of Riva dei Tessali under the pine trees and long the Ionean coast. In 25 minutes Metaponto Golf Course. In 40 minutes, San Domenico, an enchanting course on the Adriatic Coast.


Chiatona (15 min) white-sand beach

Castellaneta Marina (20 min) Natural pinetum and mediterranean dunes

Monoploy (40 min) Small inlets




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $146.02
Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $243.37

Rental rates includes a final cleaning expense which is €120,00. Cleaning services during stay can be provided at €8,00/hour. There is a 200 euros deposit upon arrival that will be given back to you at the end of your holidays if everything is ok in the house, in the garden and in the swimming pool area.

There is no extra charge for pets, but it is important to be aware of your pets at all time, they could go out the property easily. Al responsibility goes to the pet owner.

The swimming pool will be closed in low season (15th October - 30th April). For low season, available heating will be charged based on consumption.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.