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Luxury Private Villa + Guest House + large pool - best beaches in Puglia nearby


Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Italian, Czech
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Luxury Private Villa + Guest House + large pool - best beaches in Puglia nearby

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Martano - Salentino Estate

4/5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8-12 people, 45ft X 15ft infinity pool

This stunning country estate, which was a cover story for the prestigious UK's Homes and Gardens magazine, is easily accessible, yet completely private, and set in over 5 acres of ancient olive groves. Chosen BEST PROPERTY in Italy ( as a single residential home) by the International Property Awards based in London (propertyawards.net/Europe 2011) and featured on Italian Real Time TV in November 2012. This luxury property is romantic, yet modern, and allows complete privacy. You are just a 3-minute drive (or a 15 minute leisurely walk) from historic villages with everything you need - markets, restaurants, shops - and just 5 miles from the sea with some of the best beaches (both sand and stone) in Italy and the Salento peninsula. The terrain is easy to maneuver, and you can bike to the nearest beach within 20 minutes. Be forewarned -- this property is hard to leave! The beautiful natural landscape as well as the inner courtyard garden paradise will provide many hours of pleasure and relaxation.

The Main House

The interior has been professionally designed and decorated to make sure your every need is catered for. This building is L-shaped and has two separate wings: the bedroom wing and the kitchen/living area. The main house has 3 bedrooms (all with beautiful Leccese stone-star ceilings and air-conditioned with individual thermostats)/ 3 full bathrooms: 2 bedrooms have large king size 4-poster beds with ensuite bathrooms having walk-in rain showers and Phillip Starke fittings. The master bedroom has its own flat-screen TV, and even has a free-standing hammered copper tub at the foot of the bed for the ultimate bath.

The middle bedroom in the main house can be used as a dressing room or lounge for the master bedroom if a 5th bedroom is not necessary. This room has a large stone fireplace, a custom-made leather couch that converts into a comfortable double bed, and solid oak built in wardrobes.

In the middle of the bedroom wing is a full family bathroom with tub that is accessible not only to the middle bedroom, but also has a separate, direct entrance to the courtyard. This assures privacy and is convenient for guests dining outside or using the pool area.

For ultimate privacy and convenience, every bedroom has its own entrance to the main courtyard and access to the kitchen and living area wing of the main house.

The Kitchen/ Living area

The main house has a separate wing containing a utility room, a large, fully-equiped modern cook's kitchen and a comfortable living area. This wing is open space with a long vaulted barrel stone ceiling and large shuttered windows to enjoy the sentient olive trees which surround the house. Each tree is a work of art, and are selectively illuminated for maximum viewing pleasure and contemplation.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a rustic feel, having multiple solid oak cabinets, granite worktops, antique sideboard, and a unique antique wood table seating 8 with a large arc lamp hanging over the table.

The utility room has a long stone working surface, sink, lovely antique cupboards, modern large LG refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffemaker, toaster, clothes dryer, clothes washer and dishwasher.

The living area has a Sony 40' LCD TV and DVD surround sound system, two down sofas, large rustic coffee table, two large Vincent Sheppard side chairs with ottomans and a huge stone fireplace at the end of the room. Next to the sofas are two large french doors which open directly to the courtyard. The view from this perspective is enchanting: three rows of fragrant lavender and bay trees, backdropped by the pool, antique lemon trees, and the courtyard walls covered in jasmine and bougainvillea. Words do not do this area justice!

The Guest House

The completely private guest house shares the inner courtyard with the main house. This building is covered on one side with vines of fragrant jasmine and is shaded by a beautiful blooming vine-covered canopy. Each bedroom has beautifully vaulted star ceilings made of Leccese stone as does the main house. With two bedrooms and a shared full bathroom, it is perfect for a family of 4. Each bedroom has its own entrance to the courtyard as well as a central main door that provides private access to the separate bathroom. One bedroom has a 4-poster queen size bed with large wardrobe, table and side chair. The second bedroom has two extra large twin beds and wardrobe. The twin beds can be made up as a queen-size bed if desired. The shared bathroom has a large stone walk-in shower. Each bedroom has air-conditioning.

All rooms throughout the property have shutters and screens. If guests prefer, fans are also available if they do not wish air conditioning.

Main Courtyard

Beautifully landscaped and completely enclosed by stone walls and a large decorative gate, the main courtyard is a private haven that is difficult to leave! Both the main house and the guest house are contained within this lovely court. There is a 15 meter illuminated infinity pool if you are feeling active, or just laze around on one of the Vincent Sheppard sun-loungers, or take a walk just outside the courtyard in our private ancient olive grove of 5 acres, fruit trees and biological gardens. Back in the inner courtyard is a spacious outdoor kitchen area with a large stone wood-burning pizza oven, gas barbecue and a large table which seats ten. Also enjoy the expansive roof terrace with 360 degree views of Puglian sunrises backed by the Ionian Sea and gorgeous sunsets and star-lit evenings. During festivals, Pugliese love to put on grand firework displays, and it is not unusual to be able to view these shows from the roof terrace.

If that is not enough, our property manager will make your holiday as relaxing and as hassle-free as possible. We can arrange for any grocery shopping to be done in advance of your arrival and have it unpacked in the kitchen waiting for you.

If you desire, he will gladly arrange restaurant reservations, in-house catering, pizza parties, housekeeping, spa treatments, boat hire, wine tours, babysitting and more. These extra services can be paid for locally at very reasonable prices.

We compile local information and use our knowledge of the area to make sure you have the best, most up-to-date information

at hand to help you plan your holiday.

Our property manager will arrange to meet you at a convenient place, lead you to the the property, show you around and give you your keys. He will also arrange for any extra services you should desire. He will agree with you a convenient time to visit you during the week to check you have everything you need, but he is also just a phone call away.

Best nearby beaches & activities: Torre Del Orso: Intimate cove over looking the famous two sisters which are great mounds of stone that jut out of the water, a back drop of cliffs makes this the prettiest of local beaches. Don't forget to visit Dentoni's on the beach for the best gelato of your life!

Santa Andrea: Great beach clubs and good seafood and pizza restaurant.

Alimini: Crystal clear waters, great stretch of sandy beach, endless sand, and perfect for walking/running and sand castle-building, all set against huge sand dunes and wild pine forests. Very good amenities, excellent seafood and pizza restaurants and of course the mandatory espresso bar. A favourite of ours and 5 minutes from Otranto.

Also available: Golf, Horse riding, Tennis, Wine Tasting, Wind Surfing, Painting, Cycling, Cooking Lessons, Private Chef, historical tours.

Amazing places to visit: There is plenty to do and see in Salento, discover the buzzing Baroque city of Lecce known as the 'Florence of the South' for a cosmopolitan experience with its many pavement cafes, contemporary and traditional restaurants, shopping and street entertainment. A must see is the vibrant historic town Otranto (a UNESCO world heritage site), a seaside town and port with a lovely harbour and Romanesque cathedral with its famous twelth century mosaic.

Santa Maria Di Leuca: is on the southern most tip of the pernisula, a wonderful seaside town known for its lighthouse. Alternated by cliffs and small sandy coves and its many grottos make for the most wonderful and natural landscape.

Alberobello: Further north of Salento, remarkable little cone-roofed whitewashed dwellings that mushroom around Alberobello are a sight to behold and are now protected as a UNESCO world heritage site.

If you are going to Alberobello, you must visit Martina Franca and Locorotondo. These are both beautiful cities surrounded by stunning rolling hills, vineyards and trulli. Excellent restaurants in Martina Franca are not to be missed.

Ostuni: referred to as the white city is a hilltop town to rival those of Umbria, with Frederick II's 13th century castles.

Shopping: A welcome hamper of goodies and basics comes with the villa. For everything else you might need, Carpignano Salentino is our local village, three minutes by car or 15 minute walk and has everything you need including Sidis supermarket, bakeries, beauty salons, ATMs, pharmacy, restaurants, a local weekly market.

Borgo del Gusto: for salamis, prosciutto, cheese, dry and fresh pasta.

The Macelleria: for good meat and day-to-day needs, including milk products.

The Panetteria: This local bakery is excellent for all your bakery needs.

Martano, a local village 10 minutes by car, go for: Weekly food market every Tuesday between 8am and 1pm. It is a fantastic experience and the local stall holders are only to happy to encourage you to try their home grown produce. Great for olives, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, salamis, mozzarella and fish. For the best coffee, pastries, ice cream and cakes, Marconi’s is a MUST, our local hangout. Sidis supermarket found on the road going out of Martano towards the motorway for Lecce is in our opinion the best local supermarket for all your needs.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Italian, Czech
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

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Thank you very much for your wonderful house and the pretty holidays.
Aug 2014
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Luxury Private Villa + Guest House + large pool - best beaches in Puglia nearby
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a beautiful holiday here. Beautiful house in a beautiful olive grove. Facilities in the house was appropriate to my expectations of a luxury house of a farmer. The pool is big enough and pleasant water. The house and surroundings were clean and the owners very friendly and willing to serve you. The Masseria is very well placed for many different trips to the sea and the sights. I recommend visiting Lecce, Otranto and many smaller towns. Suitable for all who want to experience the authentic Salentino. The food is generally very good in Italy but the wines from this region are excellent. After this vacation I have only good memories and a lot of experience. We only recommend and if possible we like to come back again. Thank you. Martin & Petra

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing property and property management

  • 5 of 5

This masseria was unbelievably comfortable for two families. It was gorgeous and the outdoor spaces were lovely for all meals. The pool is large and inviting. The decor and the manor itself are gorgeous. The property management was kind, efficient and extremely helpful. We would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad that you all had a nice holiday. We would love to have you back. Anna
Pasadena, CA

Beyond perfection in gorgeous Puglia!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were searching for a well appointed, elegant home with pool to enjoy our holiday in Puglia. We could not have been happier with Anna & Jiri's gorgeous villa. The property is located in a stunning olive orchard, a short drive from beautiful beaches and about 20 minutes outside of Lecce (our favorite city in the area for architecture & gelati!). All rooms open onto an exquisitely landscaped courtyard. An excellent choice for 4 couples or a family gathering. Thank you Anna & Jiri for an excellent stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Annaly, for choosing our home for your holiday. It is always a pleasure to host appreciative guests! We hope to be able to welcome you to beautiful Salento and our masseria again. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Perfect Summer

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a perfect three weeks in this gorgeous house. It is exactly as it appears in the photos; comfortable, gorgeous and convenient. All the listings were completely accurate and the house was beautifully maintained. The people taking care of you on arrival could not be more helpful; they booked us the most amazing restaurants and great beach clubs. We relaxed, ate and enjoyed being together in this little piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We love our "home away" and want all our guests to have a wonderful experience each and every time they visit. Our property is very special to us and we strive to maintain the highest standard and comfort. We hope to be able to host you again.

Beautiful villa with a comfortable relaxed feel

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is set in the middle of beautifully manicured olive trees. My first impression (we arrived in the evening) how romantic the grounds were all lit-up. The rooms were immaculate each having their own private bathrooms. The beds were very comfortable. The main house where we gathered each morning for breakfast was clean and well equipped. We enjoyed grilling outside one evening it was fun. The pool was beautiful with plenty of lounging chairs and colorful flowers. This resort is a short distance to the local beaches and wonderful restaurants. We had great customer service the manager was available to us for any questions or concerns..We can't wait for our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Our olive trees, which are hundreds of years old, are indeed romantic and living works of art. We never tire of the landscape and there is always something blooming! The jasmine and lavender are divine, aren't they? We also look forward to the pool after a day at the beach or just exploring Salento. We truly love our second home and are glad to share it. Looking forward to your next stay.

Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

This property met the advertised description and exceeded our expectations. It was clean and beautifully maintained in a very upscale manner. The owner was professional yet warm and friendly to deal with. The property manager was also professional and was always available to answer any questions and offer any assistance and was genuinely eager to please us. Brindisi, Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello, Castellana Grotto, Otranto, Leuca, and Gallipoli are all within reasonable driving distance as are a fairly wide variety of beaches. The beautiful swimming pool here was a particular attraction for the grandchildren who were never bored. Several very good local restaurants were 5-10 minutes away by car. We were never disappointed with the local eateries. Shopping at the supermercatto and local bakery was fun and provided local food choices for lunches and some dinners under the arbor which we found to be was relaxing and a very Italian experience. For a family vacation in an upscale setting, it would be hard to beat a stay at this wonderful masseria. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to my friends, relatives or associates.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Brindisi Airport 45mins/Bari 1h 45 mins
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carpignano Salentino: 3 min by car
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Brindisi: 45 mins
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Acaya Golf Club 20 mins (Newly redesigned)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Otranto or Maglie: 10 min; Lecce: 20 min
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carpignano Salentino: 3 min by car
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Torre Del Orso/Alimini/St Andrea 15 mins
Car: necessary

Where we are:

•Airports: Brindisi Airport 45mins / Bari 1h 45 minutes

•Lecce 20 minutes/Maglie 15 minutes/Otranto 15 minutes/Ostuni 50 minutes

•Beach: Torre Del Orso/Alimini/St Andrea 15 minutes

•Golf Course: Acaya Golf Club 20 minutes(Newly redesigned)

Other Activities: Golfing,Tennis, Cooking Lessons, Wine Tasting, Food tours, Historical tours, Horseback riding, Sailing, Cycling, Fishing, Diving, Hiking, Watersports

Golf: Acaya Golf Club 20 minutes (newly redesigned).


Prices & Availability

From €6,285 Weekly

Prices for this holiday villa in Martano, Lecce province

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Easter 2015 thru May 30
4 Apr 2015 - 30 May 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €75 per night, per additional guest
High season
18 Jul 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €100 per night, per additional guest
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €75 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit €1,500.00
Final cleaning fee €295.00
Notes PLEASE NOTE each child (including infants) is counted as an individual occupant. There are welcome provisions and a local concierge included in the rate! There is also refundable security deposit of €1500 required and a non-refundable once-a-week cleaning charge of €295.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Martano in Lecce province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • town
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , handmade double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , handmade single sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , handmade single sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , handmade single sink
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , pool rainshower
  • The en-suite bathrooms all feature Philip Stark fittings, large walk-in showers with over sized rain dance shower heads, handmade sink units, and beautiful stone tiles. Bathroom 1 is a large en-suite bathroom, has a large walk-in shower with over-sized rain dance head and a handmade walnut double sink unit. Bathroom 2 has a low level bath and handmade single sink unit. This bathroom can also serve as an en-suite to the dressing room if used as a bedroom if required. Bathroom 3 is en-suite with a walk-in shower, rain dance shower head and handmade sink unit. Bathroom 4 is in the Annex and has a walk-in shower behind a glass screen, rain dance drench shower head and handmade sink unit.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main house bedroom, air conditioned, with ensuite bathroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4 poster bed. Separate, private entrance to courtyard
    Middle bedroom in main house with own entrance & full bath - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Room has a/c & connects to master. Can be lounge or bedroom.
    Guesthouse bedroom with separate entrance to courtyard. - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Room has a/c and is 1 of 2 in the guesthouse. Shared bath.
    Guesthouse bedroom with a/c, separate entrance to courtyard - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double bed can be separated into 2 single beds. Shared bath.
    Master with ensuite bathroom, a/c, and private entrance - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , adjoining sitting/dressing room which converts to bedroom
  • All bedrooms are accessed directly from the courtyard through french style doors which are set back under the cloisters. All have traditional farmhouse windows and handmade shutters, and thanks to the masseria’s thick stone walls, means that the rooms are cool and shaded during the day. Master has copper tub! Bedroom 1 (Master) has a 1.8mx2m size four poster bed, a fabulous free standing copper bath at the end of the bed, plenty of shelving behind oak doors and views direct to the olive grove. Two sliding doors lead into a sitting room/ 5th bedroom (which contains a couch which converts into a comfortable double bed) has tons of hanging space for your holiday wardrobe and there is a spectacular stone fireplace. The connecting rooms are ideal if you want to keep an eye on your little ones. Bedroom 2 has a 1.8mx2m four poster bed, wardrobe and dressing table. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are both located in the Annex and are separate from the main house (steps away) perfect for a family and privacy
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen: Set under a dramatic vaulted ceiling, this 13 meter long room is open plan. Modern and fully equipped with a SMEG range cooker and overhead extractor fan. There is a large dining table seating eight and an antique larder cupboard filled with life’s essentials, crockery, cutlery, salad bowls, wine glasses, you name it we’ve got it covered.There are french style doors that lead to the covered alfresco dining area by the pool connected via the shaded cloisters. Leading directly off the kitchen is a utility room containing a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and American fridge freezer. Living room: entertainment system has an LCD screen with surround sound speakers and DVD player. There are two sofas, two armchairs and a coffee table, help yourself to books, games, DVD’s and CD’s. For cooler nights, there is a huge open fireplace, wood is provided. Outdoor kitchen:Dining for 10 under a shaded pergola, very large stone island for prepping, wood burning oven.

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