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PEACEFUL RURAL STAY IN MODERN FLAT CLOSE TO ALL BEAUTIFUL TOWNS AND ATTRACTIONS

Alexandra Mele

Speaks French, German, Italian, English
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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PEACEFUL RURAL STAY IN MODERN FLAT CLOSE TO ALL BEAUTIFUL TOWNS AND ATTRACTIONS

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in San Vito dei Normanni - Diddy's Country

First Floor Apartment With Huge Terrace, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen/Diner And Bathroom

We promise a peaceful stay in your high quality and fully equipped 'second home'. Immersed in a secluded garden with wonderful views of century old olive trees, pine garden and palm trees, you are at the start of 'Trulliland' with the first trulli's to be seen after just a couple of kilometres from the house. The flat occupies the whole first floor of a rural villa and you have access to most of the gardens and groves. The first floor has it's own huge terrace with custom made sun roof, evening drinks area and it's own big Weber BBQ. The flat has been furnished with high quality furniture and kitchen items such as Nespresso machine (with up to 30 free nespresso capsules per week), Nespresso cappuccino maker, dualit toaster and kettle, Alessi glasses; utensils such as WMF cutlery and knifes and other cooking utensils, and other brands include Bodum, and Joseph. We also provide our own olive oil coming from the trees you see around you, coffee and tea, a pack of pasta and one tomato passata to start your holiday in style. Basics such as salt, sugar, vinegar are also available. Your towels are from Frette for Adults and Orla Kiely for juniors, there are thin cotton hamam towels for the beach and sports towels for the tennis. There is a beautifully soft baby alpaca blanket to make you feel really cosy on cooler evenings.

The flat has it's own flat screen TV with sky, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and a cool Bose blue-tooth boom box for streaming your own music with quality sound, even when you are on the terrace.

The property has many fruit trees and we plant seasonal vegetables every year; if available in abundance, you are welcome to pick your own, such as tomatoes, figs and plums in the summer and oranges in the winter months.

We can give you access to the wood-fired pizza oven and free wood, however, this needs to be pre-arranged with the owner.

There is a tennis court with flood lights, changing room and showers. Rackets and balls are also available in the changing room. There are lots of other balls available in the changing room such as footballs, beach volley balls, basket balls.

During the summer season an external semi-rigid paddling pool is normally available for guests. The pool is 366 cm in diameter and up to 90 cm deep which means children can even swim in there - see pictures for details.

You are welcome to use the trampoline, but please note, this is at your own risk. The trampoline is set on a hard surface and has no net, so adult supervision is highly recommended.

The property is just off the most amazing cycling path that can take you all the way to Brindisi for example.

Old bicycles can be borrowed free of charge with owners pre-approval. There are bicycles and other vehicles available for kids of all ages available if pre-arranged, and there are a couple of play areas for kids. Kids can drive safely on the property roads.

A parking spot has been allocated for our guests car and more parking space for our guests' guests is also available.

The side of the villa where we reside and the drive way in front of it are normally used exclusively by us and our guests.

The property is approximately a 20 minutes drive away from Brindisi airport or 1 hour away from Bari airport. It will take you 15 minutes to drive to the local beaches of Torre Guaceto, Specchiolla or Torre Santa Sabina and many beautiful towns are within easy reach: the world-renowned 'white city' of Ostuni and the culinary centre of Ceglie Messapica are just 20 minutes drive away. The amazing villages of the 'trulli-shire' area of Valle D'Itria, such as Alberobello, Cisternino and Martina Franca, are also close-by. The remains of the Roman city of Egnazia and its interesting museum is also close-by. The historical and culinary treasures of the Bari, Brindisi and Lecce would surely warrant a day trip even if they are only up to 1 hour away. Otranto is another amazing town not to be missed and Santa Maria di Leuca, at the tip of the heel, will transport you directly to the Caribbean. Likewise the amazing waters and varied coastline of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, where crystalline waters contrast with either golden sandy beaches or rough and unspoiled rocky spots!

Discover the cultural and culinary attractions of the coast, Valle d'Itria and Salento and don't forget San Vito's own treasured food specialised food shops such as the 'Slow Food' rated Caseificio Lanzilotti (cheeses and mozzarellas) where you can find the wastes and most succulent choice of mozzarellas and the likes you have ever seen. San Vito also has it's own amazing pasta producer and an incredible gelateria!

Unless guests plan to spend their stay at the property, for guests arriving by plane or train it is highly recommended to hire a car for the duration of the stay.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Alexandra Mele

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Speaks French, German, Italian, English
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The property has been in our family for at least 5 generations, and we, as the next generation, took it on, even though we live in London and don't get to go as much as we would like to. We do visit about 3 times a year during UK school holidays and especially spend the whole summer there. Alessandro grew up in Brindisi and spent his holidays and weekends at Diddy's Country, roaming the fields with his friends during the hot lunch hours. Traditionally the family would spend the morning at the beach, come back for lunch, rest and spend the afternoon and evenings at the property. A lot of beaches are very well equipped and some also have a basic restaurant. There are some nice restaurants on the beach front as well. Italians would typically go back home for lunch or bring a pick-nick to the beach, they would only occasionally go to the restaurant.

Alexandra Mele purchased this apartment in 1830

We decided to buy the family's estate so that we could give our kids some sense of freedom and adventure. We also believe that the home grown food, fresh air and beach will give them the necessary strength for the winter months in the UK. We believe that the beach is very good for them and therefore never built a swimming pool for fear of not going down to the beach anymore. We love to do sightseeing every year with the kids and friends, there is such a breath of beautiful historic towns, scenic beaches and tourists attractions. The kids can grow up learning about nature, picking fruits and vegetables, seeing and interacting with animals (there are two very kind labrador-like dogs in an enclosure on the property, and we currently have four cats that live outside and get fed by us). Remember this is countryside, animals come and go on the property, in fact, we seem to be rescuing animals every year!

This property is set in the midst of olive groves, and our property has about 200 century-old olive trees. The gardens are beautiful and there are many flowers everywhere. The views from the flat's terrace are endlessly beautiful. You can follow the sun setting and at night the skies are very clear for star gazing and seeing shooting stars. The house itself has grown over generations from a small traditional farmhouse from the 1800s to what it is today.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Peaceful Rural Stay In Modern Flat Close To All Beautiful Towns And Attractions
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A PLACE WITH A SOUL

  • 5 out of 5
If places of one's soul ever exist, surely this is one of them. Its peaceful location, where the garden gives way to the olive tree grove without a break in continuity, the elegant simplicity of the villa and its secluded position instil a sense of calm and well-being. From this good country retreat it's easy to reach the nearest village, the dunes and the sea, as well as the most picturesque places of Puglia. Diddy's country has a perfect position for always fascinating itineraries among the Byzantine, Norman and Baroque arts, but also for refined music events and flokloristic and gastronomical discoveries.
If you meet the people who made Diddy's Country so snug and enjoyable, you will understand why this place has a soul.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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A GREAT PLACE IN THE PUGLIA COUNTRYSIDE

  • 5 out of 5
Diddy's country is not just a very nice villa, with every comfort, beautifully located in the heart of the Puglia countryside. It's a place where I find everything that makes me feel well, thanks to its wonderful view of the flowers and of the olive trees surrounding the house as far as the eye can see, but also to the nice sandy beach and the transparent sea that can be easily reached from there.
I enjoy spending my days at the sea side, and then relax in the fresher air of the countryside. This make my pace slow down so much that it is hard to decide to devote some time to the visit of the nearest towns, and there are plenty of, though! I always enjoy visiting Alberobello's “Trulli”, the white hill of Ostuni, Oria (with its “Palio” horse race in August), Grottaglie with its ceramic's laboratories, Cisternino (worth of a tour in the evening to enjoy the food specialties in its peculiar restaurants!), just to mention some of them. There's not a better place to recharge my batteries during the holidays!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY!

  • 5 out of 5
We had an amazing week at this property in August 2013. The weather, the landscape, the beaches and the home itself were warm, beautiful and thoroughly inviting. The first floor apartment is very comfortable and provided everything we needed as a family of five for a memorable and fun family vacation. The roof-top deck for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the birds-eye views was fantastic. And, our kids loved playing tennis and splashing in the above-ground swimming pool.

The grounds are stunning with huge palm trees, fruit trees and ancient olive trees.

Our hosts made the trip perfect. They are so welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable about the local area.

We will be back!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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AMAZING STAY IN THE APULIAN COUNTRYSIDE

  • 5 out of 5
The flat proved to be a perfect place for our holiday: a charming and relaxing spot in the wonderful Apulian countryside, that simply enchanted us. The apartment is handy, very well managed and clean (and fresh too!); from its terrace you can admire the beautiful garden full of ancient olive trees that surround the villa.

Strategically situated, from there we could easily reach beautiful beaches (only 10 min. by car) as well as the most beautiful and interesting historical cities and sites, such as Lecce, Ostuni, Brindisi. Moreover, the amazing tennis court placed inside the garden gave us the possibility to just relax and have some fun even when we decided not to move from there.

Last but not least, Alessandro and Alexandra are the most welcoming and easy-going hosts: you can't possibly imagine better ones.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Brindisi Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Brindisi Port
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Ostuni
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Brindisi/Bari
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Spechiolla / Sabbia d'Oro
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
In San Vito dei Normanni
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
San Domenico Golf - approx.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
San Vito dei Normanni
Car: recommended

San Vito dei Normanni is within easy reach of great towns such as:

Alberobello, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Lecce, Bari, Otranto, Gallipoli, Brindisi, Cisternino, Mesagne, Francavilla Fontana, Savelletri.

It is within easy reach to the Zoo Safari in Fasano, Selva di Fasano, water parks such as the new one in Egniazia and Curtispatrizilandia in the south. Curtispatrizilandia also has a dinosaur trail.

You can easily access beaches on both sides of the heal, the adriatic and the ionic sea (Italians go to either side depending on where the wind comes from). Some beaches are very cool.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in San Vito dei Normanni, Brindisi area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Summer
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
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£160
£800
£2,800
 
 
Easter
20 Mar 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
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£160
£800
£2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
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£132
£600
£2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £0
Notes Subject to all requirements being fulfilled, you will receive the entrance code for the gate and the code for the key safe about a week prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Vito dei Normanni in Brindisi area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with good size shower cubicle and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot bed could be added if needed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Single bed is a very stable, architect designed bunk bed.
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable large double bed (170x200cm), a flat screen TV, a big wardrobe and a luxurious small sofa. The second bedroom can easily accommodate a third adult single bed or cot bed for that 5th person/child.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • diving
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a cycling trail just outside the property that spans kilometres through centuries-old olive groves and could take you all the way to Brindisi. If you wish and for a fee, a local lady can come and cook in front of you to teach you how to make gnocchi for example or she can prepare food for you and leave it in the kitchen. Details and cost to be discussed. The cleaning is free of charge after your departure, please ask if you would like a cleaner to come more often at your own charge. We can show you how to use the wood-fired pizza oven, please ask us if you are interested. The wood is free of charge. The dogs are in an enclosure, they are absolutely kind and lovely, but please let us know if you have a problem with us letting the dogs out at times, we will accommodate your wishes. You are welcome to handle the dogs with our approval, but please do not feed them. The cats are roaming free outside and pose no problem to allergic subjects unless they touch the cats directly.
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