Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Ostuni - Villa Antonio
Large Swimming Pool, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen, Living Room and 'Snug'
Villa Antonio is a trullo, a type of property found only in the region of Puglia in the heel of Italy. Its high conical roofs and heavy walls help to keep it fresh in the summer and warm in the winter.
To keep you cool outside it has a new 15metre 'infinity' swimming pool with a 50cm toddler's area set in gardens at the top of a hectare of fields sloping away into the Valley d'Itria at the front. At the back there is a large private sheltered barbecue area. To the side is the drive which winds its way from the gates where there is parking for 5 cars.
The main entrance is into the kitchen which has a large table for 8 people. An archway leads through to the living room which has a built-in sofa that converts to a 7th bed. Another arch leads to the 'snug', the room at the centre of the house, featuring a fireplace and 2 stone benches. Off the snug is the main bathroom, a double bedroom through an almost hidden arch by the fireplace and another bedroom with 2 bunk beds. From that bedroom a door leads to the master bedroom which has a very high conical ceiling and a pretty en-suite bathroom.
This area is for gourmets - the restaurants in the nearby towns serve typical regional food and are not expensive. But the shops and markets all sell the local produce so for the cooks the variety and quality is just amazing!
Set somewhat above sea level the area is slightly cooler than down at the sea so beach lovers can travel to a variety of beaches on the Adriatic coast and, after a day in the heat, retreat back to the hills where it is easier to sleep in the fresher air of the Vallet d'Itria. Alternatively you can enjoy the heat of the day at the villa and cool off in the pool.
PLEASE NOTE: HIGH SEASON BOOKINGS ARE SATURDAY-SATURDAY ONLY UNLESS BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.
- wheelchair accessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- children welcome
About Simon Proctor
An Italian-English couple we wanted to invest in a little bit of history of south Italy. Even though we live in England we intend to retire to Italy and the trullo represents our growing interest in the area where we intend to live.
Simon Proctor purchased this villa in 2010
Why Simon Proctor chose Ostuni
Villa Antonio has a history. We are in the process of researching it but it is mentioned in the Story of the Trullo for the uniqueness of its trullo cones.
What makes this villa unique
The walls of the trullo average 1metre thick - so in the summer it keeps cool even when it is 30-35degrees outside.
The fireplace-snug makes it so cosy.
The narrow opening nextto the fireplace leading to the lamia bedroom gives it the feeling of a secret room.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We loved everything about the villa, pool, surrounding area and location.
1. The Welcome Basket: It was just that and created a really good impression on arrival - we particularly loved the local olive oil and wine!
2. We were impressed with the outside security gates and new drive. Also the mossi-protection and security at all the doors and windows.
3. The very large patio and BBQ area.
4. Of course, the wonderful pool and pergola area - a big wow factor!
5. The bead curtain for the door.
6. We breakfasted on fresh figs from the tree (hope that was in order!).
7. The history and write-ups and recommendations that we had downloaded from your website.
8. Your revised website with all the new photos etc - definitely impressive.