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PEACEFUL RETREAT WITH MODERN COMFORTS SET AMIDST THE HILLS OF OSTUNI.

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Liz Ford

Speaks English, French, Italian
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Liz Ford

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PEACEFUL RETREAT WITH MODERN COMFORTS SET AMIDST THE HILLS OF OSTUNI.

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Ostuni - Otto Sentieri

Beautifully restored Trullo/Lamia with private pool, sleeps 4-6 comfortably

Beautiful air-conditioned villa with 10x5m, private swimming pool, 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 comfortably, which could be extended to 6. If two people only rent the villa we can reduce the price by £100 per week outside of August.

Parco Otto Sentieri is situated in 3 acres of olive and almond groves in the tranquil hills of Ostuni, 25 minutes drive from the Adriatic Sea.

Italians have long made Puglia a favoured holiday destination and now with more flights from the U.K. it is rapidly becoming a hot destination for gourmet travellers.

We have a roof terrace with panoramic views of surrounding towns and villages.

We are open Spring, Summer and Autumn

Enjoy the beautiful, newly restored Trullo/Lamia and the extensive walled grounds.

with: barbecue,

large dining areas inside and out.

2 shower rooms

air conditioning

fireplace with wood burning stove

TV

fully equipped kitchen, appliances including:

dishwasher,

washing machine.

We have a new outdoor tiled patio area which surrounds the house approx 70sq mt with shade, BBQ and seating.

Owners website www.ottosentieri.com

Yoga Holidays: Are you a Yoga teacher?

We can cater for up to 12 guests using accommodation around the park. We have a 42sq.m wooden yoga platform. 3 tipis, the larger of 21 ft is ideal for yoga and meditation.

So if you are looking for that perfect getaway, whether you are a yoga beginner or a yoga expert, then Parco Otto Sentieri is for you.

If you are a yoga teacher and bring 6 or more students with you, then your stay is free.

Please contact Liz for more information.

What is included on your retreat:

Full board. All meals are vegetarian. We can cater for allergies and special dietary requirements too, please inform us when you book.

Airport pickup & return

Pool towels, so you can travel light!

Full use of the facilities and pool

Morning Yoga and relaxation sessions

Day trips out to places of interest, at extra cost

What is not included:

Flights

Travel insurance

Lunch on day trips.

Recent guest reviews:

“Exceptional & very good value”

“Excellent value for money, you made us all feel so welcome”

“Host & hostess were excellent, freedom, relaxed atmosphere, peace, tranquility and lots of fun. Nothing too much trouble”

“Fantastic, amazing!”

“Fulfilled all of my expectations and more. Complimenti !!”

Language tuition: Learn Italian with our resident Italian teacher.

Improve your Italian in one week by:

visiting the local market in Ostuni and buying ingredients for your evening meal;

ordering your meal and wine at a local restaurant;

general conversation with local residents

The holiday includes daily tuition, twin or double bedded rooms at Otto Sentieri and additional accommodation at 2 minutes walk to Villa Bouganvillea, a traditional coned modernised trullo with.

Full use of our swimming pool and gardens.

Visits to the beach. All meals other than two restaurant meals on excursions. Free transfers Brindisi Airport or Ostuni rail Station.

Price on application for the Italian Language Holiday. Please note - this type of holiday is only available at certain times of the year.

Property searches: If you are visiting the area with a view to buying property, we can personally recommend English speaking Property Consultants, whom we know to be reliable and conscientious and who will tailor a search to match your needs.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment

Liz Ford

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Our plan to move abroad was first mooted during a family discussion while celebrating the advent of the new millennium. At first we considered staying close to home and researched properties in northern France. We soon travelled further south however, in search of that precious combination of space and sun. Once we started to look in Italy, our mind was made up. Italians are surely the happiest people on the planet and we were welcomed like family, everyone being eager to share tips and experiences as we started to find our feet. We now feel perfectly at home here among our small, supportive community of Italian friends and neighbours.

Liz Ford purchased this villa in 2005

Our villa is on a hilltop overlooking Ostuni and the the Valle D'Itria. The property had been lived in until the 1960s and was in need of major renovation. Fortunately, the nephew of the owners was now an architect and he shared our vision of an authentic renovation but using modern materials. The old trullo for example was used as a 'palmento' - a room where grapes were pressed and the juices stored for wine-making. All of this was lovingly preserved and is now a popular feature of the house. We were keen to preserve the old traditions too and now include almond and olive harvesting among our autumn routines. This local produce is on display in the villa and makes the ideal gift for friends. We may not be able to identify precisely the exact trees of origin, but we can certainly guarantee that everything is home produced.

Being on a hilltop, we do not suffer the sometimes oppressive heat of the Summer months and instead enjoy a unique micro-climate where warm Spring and Autumn weather combines with the hot Summer to give a long season for holiday visitors. The villa is secluded and tranquil (we offer yoga holidays too !), yet is near enough to local facilities so as not to be isolated. The nearby village of Casalini for example, boasts 3 small mini-markets, a bar, a post office, a petrol station and most importantly, 3 superb restaurants, each of them offering a different dining experience. Most guests will spend the first few days of their holiday relaxing by the pool before venturing out into the great wide world of Puglia. We provide advice and suggestions and regularly book restaurants and guided tours for our guests, all at no extra cost as we are keen to make your stay as enjoyable as possible without of course being over-intrusive. Because we value your privacy, we do not live on site during your stay, so that you can enjoy the full, peaceful holiday experience with your friends and family. We are of course only 15 minutes away should you need us and you can call us on the house mobile phone provided. We look forward to welcoming you to Puglia.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Ostuni, Italy

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Peaceful retreat with modern comforts set amidst the hills of Ostuni.
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews
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Peaceful retreat with modern comforts set amidst the hills of Ostuni.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403368
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Ostuni Brindisi area
4

Nice Villa with a magnificent pool.

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Nice clean house composed of two lamia and one trullo. Well equiped, modern standard, large terrasse with rain protection. Tap water supply, nice bathrooms and bedrooms. Equiped kitchen, magnificent pool. Large proprety with fruit trees and herbes. Very nice place, clean and tidy and well looked after. Liz and Baz are very kind and helpful.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Peaceful retreat with modern comforts set amidst the hills of Ostuni.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403368
+44 07899847010
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

Beautiful villa in stunning surroundings

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Our intention for this holiday was to relax and unwind and the Villa Otto Sentieri provided just what we needed, from our arrival in Bari to the day we left. The directions provided from Bari to the villa were clear and we had no trouble finding it. On arrival the owners greeted us like friends, giving us a full tour of the property. The welcome pack provided was very much appreciated and would be more than enough for anyone arriving too late to shop. The villa was immaculate and welcomingly cool after the hot drive.

The pool is clean and well kept and provided the perfect end to a day's exploring of this beautiful part of the world for which the villa is perfectly situated.

The supermarket in Ostuni, a short drive away, has everything you could need if eating in and the large terrace with barbecue is an ideal place to spend the evening (although, not surprisingly, we did need insect repellent which is to be expected and in no way detracted from the holiday). Having said that, the windows all have insect screens and the beds are provided with nets.

If choosing to dine out, we can vouch for the quality and value for money of all three restaurants in the nearby village of Casalini. We would recommend a visit to all of them with a special mention for Locanda.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Otto Sentieri to anyone intending to visit Puglia, whether the intention is to explore the area or just to relax in quiet and peaceful surroundings. Our only disappointment was that we had just a week to enjoy it and would happily return.
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our little part of Puglia. La Locanda in Casalini is one of our favourite restaurants too and they will be delighted when we share your comments with them. We do look forward to meeting you both again sometime soon.
Best wishes: Liz & Bas
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Peaceful retreat with modern comforts set amidst the hills of Ostuni.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403368
+44 07899847010
Ostuni Brindisi area
Fenwick,Ontario Canada
5

Sheer bliss

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
My family of four, which includes two teen-age boys, had a great stay at Otto Sentieri. It was very private and secluded which was exactly what we were looking for. Liz and Bas were only a phone call away if we needed anything. The villa was well kitted out and very spacious and clean. There was always a cool evening breeze so the air con was not necessary for sleeping. The boys enjoyed their 'trulli' bedroom.
There were plenty of brochures in the villa for your perusal and Liz and Bas were a wealth of knowledge regarding the area. We went to the market in Martina Franca one morning and it was massive. They had everything from kitchen ware to clothing to fruits and vegetables for sale. A trip to Alberobello is a must even if it is very touristic. The many trullis make great photos as well. We visited two beaches, Torre Canne and Costa Merlata. Both were clean and good for a family outing. The town of Casalini was quaint and we enjoyed two dinners there. One at La Locanda and the other at Il Quadrifoglio. Both had fantastic antipasto -- lots of it and very tasty.
We enjoyed a cookery class at the villa which I had arranged with Liz and Bas. Chef Rocco made some tasty dishes and I hope that I can duplicate them at home. I've already made the little meatballs and they were a hit! Now I can only hope the tiramisu turns out just as good as Roccos'. Thanks again Rocco for a very entertaining evening.
All in all we had a very relaxing time and I can't thank Liz and Bas enough for being such gracious hosts and sharing with us their little piece of paradise.
Cheers,
Rhonda, Peter and family from Canada
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We very much enjoyed your company too and it was a great pleasure to share our own experiences of Puglia with you and your family. As you say, it is a region full of beautiful towns, great food, generous people and outstanding beaches. We hope you can visit again soon.

Liz & Baz
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Peaceful retreat with modern comforts set amidst the hills of Ostuni.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403368
+44 07899847010
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

Otto Sentieri

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
This property is in an idyllic location on top of a hill with lots of space around so you feel very private.
In the local area is Cisternino and Casalini which had lots of great restaurants, and supermarkets if you want to self cater as we did a couple of nights.
The welcome pack of provisions was much appreciated and got us under way without having to go shopping on our first day!
We had a great time here, the weather was wonderful for the end of October(23deg C), the property is kitted out with everything we needed, and was immaculately clean and comfortable (including the bed)!
Liz and Bas were both very welcoming and spent time helping with ideas for our trips out!
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Peaceful retreat with modern comforts set amidst the hills of Ostuni.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p403368
+44 07899847010
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

A relaxing week in the sunshine

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
I first visited Parco Otto Sentieri for a week in October 2009 and really enjoyed the warm Autumn sun. This time, I needed a Summer holiday and was delighted to re-visit some favourite beaches and restaurants in the middle of the holiday season. It was great to see the local squares filled with music and small restaurants, most of which I discovered were family run. Many improvements have taken place around the Park, particularly in the increase of shady seating areas dotted around, each with a different view over the hills and the large pool of course provided welcome relief from the heat. The owners do not live on site, which for us was a major advantage as we could enjoy the privacy and tranquillity without feeling awkward. The help and advice the owners provided was fantastic, whether it was booking restaurant tables (Bas speaks fluent Italian) or showing us where to park in town during the busy weekend. We also enjoyed a couple of impromptu yoga lessons with Liz, a qualified teacher. We had an unforgettable 2 weeks and we are already planning our next visit to Puglia. Parco Otto Sentieri has everything you could wish for if you want to relax in peace and experience wonderful food and local culture.
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay Christine and thank you for a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Ostuni
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Torre Canne
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Casalini
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Casalini
Car: necessary

We are ideally situated in the cool hills between the beaches of the Adriatic and the historic sites of the Itria Valley, including the UNESCO World heritage site of Alberobello. The area is renowned for its local wines from Locorotondo as well as its gastronomic restaurants, many of them family run. Long sandy beaches in Torre Canne and Torre Guaceto are punctuated by secluded rocky inlets and isolated coves, where beach side restaurants and bars offer delicious seafood snacks. The early evening passeggiata typifies the social and cultural spectacle on view throughout the region. There are many open air theatres in historic town squares. Parco Otto Sentieri is ideally situated to profit from the sun, the sea, the rolling hils, and the markets and restaurants offering fresh local produce. It is a short drive from the airports of Brindisi and Bari and also the hypermarkets in Messagne and Fasano. Daily shopping is done in our local village which also boasts 3 excellent places to eat.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Ostuni, Brindisi area

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Low off Peak
3 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
€799
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2014 - 20 Jul 2014
€1,030
7 nights
 
 
High season
21 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
€1,400
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
€920
7 nights
 
 
Low off Peak
29 Sep 2014 - 26 Oct 2014
€799
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €120.00
Notes We require a deposit of 30% to secure your booking. The balance to be paid in full by bank transfer 8 weeks prior to booking period. Please note rental rates are up to four people sharing, four to six people add £50 or €60 per extra person per week.
Outside of August for a booking for 2 people only, we will reduce the weekly rental price by £100 or €100.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ostuni in Brindisi area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Sunbed
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wood Stove
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Bottled Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Washing machine
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each bathroom is self contained, with washbasin, toilet, bidet and shower. There are ample electrical points and large wall mirrors. Bathroom 1 also doubles as a laundry room, complete with automatic washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom could be used as a family room, with the simple addition of a cot or single bed. There is a large wardrobe and chest of drawers, ample storage space. The double window is fitted with a mosquito grill and may be left open in the evening. The bedroom overlooks olive trees and distant hills. Mosquito nets to all beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Conservatory
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • winery tours
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • ruins
  • churches
  • zoo
  • library
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • caving
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
The accommodation is all on one level, giving easy access to all rooms. New 2011 there will be an Italian mobile phone for your use and for communication with the owners and local services.

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