Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Martina Franca - Casa Giancone
4 bedroom house with a fabulous roof terrace and private large swimming pool
The house is one of the more up-market houses in Puglia offering spacious and very well appointed accommodation, tastefully combining the old with the new, with a fabulous large mosaic effect swimming pool set within large and private gardens, a variety of trees and plants abound the natural landscape surrounding the house. It has wrought iron double gates that open on to a long and sweeping driveway that takes you up to the hidden house.
A strong feature of the house is the numerous places where one can chill out either in the sun or in the cool of shaded areas. The sumptuous size of the house and the surrounding grounds offer privacy and a variety of different scenic views.
Terraces to the rear and front of the house provide relaxing and/or eating areas surrounded by trees and sweeping grounds that add a certain ambience. The front patio has a large pergola and brick chimney barbecue. The rear terrace joins the kitchen and has a lovely roof of vines and capers that provide shade.
The recently built roof terrace adds an extra dimension to the house and provides an area for relaxing and sun bathing, along with majestic panoramic views across the countryside - watching the beautiful sun sets from here is an absolute must.
The property is in part trullo with four old trulli cones dating back to the 18th century, with house extension and comprises 3 double bedrooms (master en-suite inc), large lounge, an open-plan dining room and a well equipped open-plan kitchen. The family bathroom has a lovely large shower.
A separate fully studio apartment is adjacent to the property and this contains a double bedroom/lounge and a separate bathroom with large shower.
The house is located just a 5 minutes drive from the historic town of Martina Franca, 15 minutes from Ceglie Messipica, and 20 minutes from the white city on the hill Ostuni – all containing rustic buildings, restaurants and a way of life reminiscent of a bygone age.
Rocky or sandy beautiful beaches abound along the Puglian coastlines where the waters of the Adriatic and Ionic seas are clear and clean. It is a well known fact that the Italians living in the north of the country will come down to Puglia in the summer for the beaches.
Just 5 hours drive away is the fabulous Amalfi Coast where Sorrento, Naples and Pompeii can be found, also the islands of Capri and Ischia are truly beautiful and reside in the bay of Naple
Pulia / Molise area: Casa Giancone can be found in an exclusive part of Puglia, just a 5 minute drive from historic Martina Franca and you will find unspoiled beaches and trullis abound everywhere within a 20 minutes drive.
This area is totally untouched by commercialism and many places still stand in times of old where old customs still flourish. Beautiful traditional Italian towns and cities with stunning architecture, fine wines and delicious cuisine, surrounded by lush countryside, limestone hills and exquisite sandy beaches abound.
Puglia is a place where the weather is glorious and not a hint of tourism is evident anywhere in this beautiful and charming part of old style Italy where time has stood still.
The region for the most part is relatively flat and it is an ideal place for cycling. Its fertile land allows the region to produce more wine than any other region in Italy and it is among Italy's main olive oil producers
Martina Franca area: Martina Franca is an elegant town with wonderful Baroque architecture and very good shopping, and lies within the enchanting scenery of the Valle d'Itria, 431 metres above sea level, mid-way between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic. Historically speaking it goes back to the tenth century, but the town prominently arose around 1310, founded by the Prince of Taranto, Philippe I of Anjou.
Every corner offers memories of a past which is not only history, but also art, folklore and traditions handed town with love. As soon as you enter the old town centre you are enveloped in an unreal, magic atmosphere: the streets, lanes, flights of rough stairs, even the windows take us back to a moment that is far back in time.
Nearby are Alberobello (the Capital of the Trullo a Unesco world heritage site), Cisternino (views over the Valle D'Itria), Locorotondo (famous for its white wine, visit the Cantina Sociale), Ostuni (the 'White City') and Lecce (Florence of the South).
Almalfi Coust: Just 5 hours drive the outstanding Amalfi Coast provides you with magical coastal routes and sights. Sorrento is an upmarket and totally fabulous place to visit, shop and eat in. The Bay of Naples offers the stunning town of Napoli (Naples) and from its harbours you can traverse the bay and call in on the magical Island of Ischia where volcano spa baths abound, natural English Gardens can be found, and serene villages offer bygone food.
The Island of Capri offers many attractions and is steeped in colonial history.
Near Naopoli you can catch the train to see the amazing town of Pompeii with its recovered buildings and roads - you walk through preserved roads and houses that take your breath away.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Paul Mouzer
I am a professional disability consultant providing services on a national basis for private companies and public organisations.
I have a beautiful and delightful wife Mandy and 3 grown up gorgeous but naughty chldren.
We live in a 16th century country house in the Vale of Evesham.
Paul Mouzer purchased this house in 2006
Why Paul Mouzer chose Martina Franca
Casa Giancone was purchased with a view to us spending much of our time over there. Unfortunately my buisness commitments does not allow me to do this, so it was decided that we would let the house out as it was such a shame that it was not being lived in.
Many guests have complimented on how the house feels like a home and not a soulless building.
We bought the house because its character and private setting within a lovely part of Puglia was just so enchanting.
Puglia offers amazing simple and uncommercialised delights and has warm and friendly locals who are always welcoming and helpful.
What makes this house unique
The house enables a large number of people who stay there to enjoy different areas in which to escape to and have complete porivacyand quiet.. A good example is sitting right at the back of the rolling land and not being able to see the house - ideal for relaxation and perhaps painting etc.
The recently refurbished and renovated roof terrace offers stunning views of the vista and the sunsets are a joy to behold whilst sipping the local prosecco.
The swimming pool is luxurious in its size and location which is totally private and nestling on the brow of a slight incline - the swallows swooping down around 5pm are magical to watch.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Your villa was a delight! The private grounds had so many different places to sit in which was heavenly. We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the roof terrace. We were very happy with everything especially the woodburning stove which kept us lovely and warm in the nippy evenings. So thank you for your lovely place.