Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Ostuni - Villa Melograno
3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, sleeps 6 + 1(infant)
A romantic rural, private detached Villa set in spacious grounds providing a panoramic view over the villa's and neighbouring olive groves. Around the Villa are fruit trees of plum, peach, fig and low-quat all of which are available to our guests for picking if ripe at the time of their visit. The Villa is situated just 5km away from the famous White City (Ostuni) and 13km from the beaches and craggy inlets of Puglia's Adriatic coast. From the villa the town of Caravigno can be seen nestling on the crown of a hill , in the evening Caravigno lights up and provides an interesting backdrop, when relaxing with your preferred tipple, on one of the Villa's terraces, (particularly the roof top terrace). The Villa is situated within easy reach, by car, of many of Puglia's historic towns and tourist attractions. If golf is your sport, Puglia also has some interesting and challenging courses.
New for 2012 air conditioning in all three of the Villa's bedrooms.
New for 2013 a large swimming pool 12m x 8m.
The large Master Bedroom has an ensuite shower room; a king sized bed and space to relax on the feather sofa. Loads of space for your clothes with a three door wardrobe and a large set of drawers.
The double room next to the family bathroom has tow single beds that can be made up into a large double. the room also has a wardrobe and a large set of drawers.
The smaller double room has two single beds which can be made up into a large double, and some storage for clothes; this room would suit children.
Horse Riding is available locally from 'Red Water' situated between Ostuni and Cisternino.
Also locally is the Zoo Safari and Theme Park at Fasano; signed from SS16 Ostuni to Fasano.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Alexandra Bayliss
We are Cliff and Alexandra Bayliss; we live in Ironbridge, in the UK and go to our villa as often as we can. Cliff is retired, and looks after my 80 year old Mother; who also loves the villa. (Mother in the photo of Brindisi Harbour with Jenny her Westie.
Alexandra Bayliss purchased this villa in 2004
Why Alexandra Bayliss chose Ostuni
Cliff and I purchased the property in 2004 whilst we were on our honeymoon. The property was very run down but we fell in love with it from the first moment we saw it.
The views from the villa are we believe some of the best within this area. The villa and its 2 hectares of land have great potential but at the moment we are happy just enjoying it and sharing that enjoyment with people who want to share our experience.
We have named the villa 'Villa Melograno' after the pomegrante trees that grow on the land and at the back of the vllla.
Previously, a farm the villa has some very rustic features. Year on year we have tried to improve on the property and it's surroundings, but we don't want to spoil the villas charm and tranquility.
In 2012 we installed air conditioning and in 2013 we had a swimming pool, sun deck/eating and barbecue area constructed.
What makes this villa unique
Our clients have expressed their experiences within the villa as being tranquil, peaceful, relaxing; these are all of the sentiments we felt when we purchased the villa.
One American family that rented the villa described how they and their small children loved the wild life. The tree crickets can be noisy in the summer, but even they take a siesta. There is a wide range of butterflies and a moth that looks like a hummingbird. The geko's are just fun.
We do not use chemicals on the land and so at different times of the year there are many flowers, wild fennel and capers. (Understandably though in summer vegetation is kept to a minimum in case of fires.) Our olives are collected by Saverio who looks after the villa when we are not there and our oil is produced. We hope at some point to be able to sell our oil and prepared capers to our clients who visit the villa.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Rating: 5 stars
This summer we were fortunate to stay in Villa Melograno.
We've had a terrific 3 week stay in the Villa situated in the rural area just outside Ostuni! It was such a nice experience to stay on a 2 ha (former) farm, it was really something very different and that added great value to our holiday- the peace and quietness of Villa Melograno.
The Villa boast magnicifent views, the best of the whole area. We have 2 small children and they also enjoyed it very much.
We found the Villa very well-equiped, clean and in good maintanance, one can see that the owners continuously strive to improve the Villa.
The description of the Villa was accurate, we've found everything as described.
Thank you Alexis for the detail information pack that you've provided prior to our holiday. This way we already had fun before the holiday started. Thanks also for the accurate route description with the photo's! Without that we were lost, but with your descriptions, we made no wrong turn!
Thanks also for the kind e-mail correspondation before the holiday.
We also used the pool for the 3 weeks of our stay. The pool was well kept and maintained by the local manager of the Villa (Saverio).
Thanks also to Saverio for all the kind help and nice little chats that we had. All his tips were very very good!
We were also fortunate to taste the first very sweet figs from the trees.Thanks Saverio!
We've also enjoyed Ostuni very much, what a delight to walk the centro storico (old town).
This part of Italy is so different from the other parts. We've never been to this part of Italy before so it was a very nice surprise!
One of our best stops was the Cantina " De Laurentis" (Ostuni). What a wonderful selection of wines and product of the region! The best olives and olive oils that we ever had!
Ostuni has very good restaurants for very reasonable prices, our best restaurant was Al Solito Posto (also a tip from Saverio).
We've enjoyed Cisternino, especially the nice playground under the trees with the magnificent view.
The best ice cream in the world comes from Alberobello, a little shop called: DELIZIA, in a small street just outside of the mainstream.
We enjoyed the beaches, all on a good driving distance from the Villa.
I can go on and on about the Villa and Ostuni, but my characters are shrinking.
I think I can sum it all up: We would like to return to Ostuni again in the future, and we will then choose Villa Melograno again!