Surrounded by over five acres of rural countryside and olive groves, this early 20th-century villa for rent in Puglia has been restored in keeping with the rural simplicity of the region.
The main house includes a spacious lounge with a fireplace directly off of the entrance hall, with two en-suite bedrooms on either side. As is customary in Italy, the kitchen forms the social heart of the house and is newly designed and equipped with the latest gourmet level facilities.
The large separate studio is adjacent to the main house and includes a double en suite bedroom and a private terrace.
There’s a large covered terrace and built-in outdoor kitchen with al fresco dining areas and a shady lounge area to escape the sun.
The land surrounding it has been kept wild and natural with native Mediterranean gardens among the olive groves that frame the pool and outdoor living areas.
Optional services on request include: private chef for all daily meals, additional housekeeping, yoga and personal training instruction, massage, car service.
General housekeeping included, kitchen and bath amenities, climate control, wifi throughout, laundry facilities private, gated parking, security system.
The villa is a few minutes from Ceglie Messapica, one of the oldest towns in Puglia and its gastronomic heart. As the region has a long coastline, there are many beaches to explore, both sandy and rocky. Start with Torre Guaceto. And don’t miss the Grotte di Castellana, an extensive karst cave system, that is one of Puglia’s most popular attractions.
The white city of Ostuni is close by. Described by Lonely Planet as “a pearly white tiara”, it extends across three hills, with a cathedral centerpiece, and boasts a great selection of bars and restaurants. Other towns to visit include Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino. And don’t forget to sample the region’s famous olive oils and wines.
Ceglie Messapica, Puglia, Italy. Nearest Airport: Brindisi Airport (54km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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