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16th century mill, ancient citrus grove, pool, 15 min from the Castro sea

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, citrus grove view, for 10+3 people, Wi-Fi, a/c

Santo Spirito mill, located in the historical centre of the Surano village, it is a spacious and bright villa immersed in an ancient citrus grove with a 5 x 10 m private pool, surrounded by a dry stone wall, at only 15 minutes by car from the crystal clear waters of the Castro marina, on the Adriatic coast. Ideal location to house family groups. The price is for 10 people but with a supplement you can reach an ideal accommodation for up to 13 people, 5 very spacious double bedrooms, and 5 private bathrooms with shower, 2 double bedrooms, with queen-size bed, and 3 triple bedrooms (25 sq. m large), with double bed plus a sofa bed. If you want, one of the largest bedrooms can become a quadruple bedroom, with double bed plus 2 sofa beds. All the bedrooms have their own private entrance that overlooks the internal courtyard of the villa. It is equipped with all modern commodities, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, winter heating, digital TV, Sky TV, and 4 large stone chimneys from the era. The villa is located in the heart of the Surano village, small town from the south of Salento, 15 minutes from the Castro Marina sea, travelling along the enchanted countryside shortcuts, between dry stone low walls, olive trees, myrtle, fig trees, and cactuses. The villa is located in the village centre, and is surrounded by a 1 hectare garden. Santo Spirito mill was the ancient village mill, late 1600; it was part of the large Santo Spirito farmhouse where all the necessary for the people in town was produced. After its restoration, it is now presented as a charming villa of approximately 300 sq. m and 1000 sq. m of outdoor garden area with citruses, pool, sugarcane gazebo, a wide external living and dining space with spacious and private courtyard at the entrance. The villa has an "L" shape and is located in the village centre, with plenty of conveniences on hand. You can park in front of the gate where there's a recess or the adjacent roads. As soon as you enter, you cross the private courtyard with citrus tree and overlooking you'll see the double bedrooms and you can access the living area. From here you access the large kitchen/dining and through a passageway, you enter the sleeping area. The living and the wide kitchen are facing the main garden with wide glass doors, fitted with shutters and mosquito nets. The external and private area of the villa, of approximately 1000 sq.m, has large spaces under the shade of and ancient citrus grove with lemon trees, orange trees, tangerine trees, and grapefruit trees. It has a dining area covered by a gazebo made with sugarcanes with a teak table and chairs for up to 12 people, a living area with external sofa and armchairs, and an ancient pillar that invites you to the pool. The private pool is exclusively used for the people that rent the villa, it is surrounded and protected by ancient dry stone walls that make it really discreet, it has a large sugarcane gazebo with a cosy stone sofa and it’s equipped with sun loungers, exterior shower and the natural shade of the citrus trees. The house, restructured by keeping the traditions of the era in mind, has kept its charm with its majestic stone lunette vaults, the original chimneys and it also has an enchanting view of the surrounding green environment, other than the property itself, of approximately 1 hectare. Ideal for those that wish to have privacy and live a relaxing holiday immersed in the green. A few steps away from the villa you can find all the town's conveniences, and you can go on foot to pick up groceries, go to the bar, tobacconists, newsagent at 100 metres from home, visit the surrounding historical monuments or go to the trattoria or pizzeria a few steps away from the village square. In the living room there is a large stone chimney, welcoming couches and armchairs, digital TV, Sky TV, pantry and storage room. From the large glass wall of the lving room you can enjoy the view of the citrus trees and swimming pool. Internally, from the large living room you can access the kitchen that also works as a dining room with a comfortable table for up to 12 people and a stone chimney. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, oven, 5 hobs, a fridge with freezer, stone chimney, wide counter top underneath the large stone hood, storage room furnishings. The double bedrooms are: Rosso Mulino, Olivella, Melagrana, Opunzia, and Stella. Melagrana and Opunzia (25 sq. m) can become triple. Stella, with the wooden mezzanine, reserved with an access door that invites you to the staircase. All the bedrooms have a private bathroom, some are en suite, with wonderful stone lunette vaults, gracefully furnished, some with an original chimney of the era. The villa is a stone's throw from the charming village square with the ancient Mother Church, the noble main palace with olive mill where you can purchase a delicious extra virgin olive oil. Visit the typical village alleyways, a few steps away, where you will find bars, pizzeria, typical shops and a supermarket at the village entrance. At 150 metres, just before the Mother Church you will find "La Bersagliera" trattoria, with typical food from Salento, a welcoming and charming place visited by tourists and Italians alike, where you can dine trough all the seasons. "Surano" is the ideal place, as a geographical departure point to reach the sea on the Adriatic hillside, from Castro Marina to Otranto. Then we have the Santa Cesarea thermal baths, a wonderful spa, Andrano, Marittima, Tricase. In summer it shines with the typical illuminations of Salento that dress the central square that welcomes various festivals of the typcal "Pizzica", the Salento Taranta dance. Not far away from Surano you can visit many other villages since this part of Salento is rich in history and ancient towns, one next to the other, around a lot of countryside with the secular Belvedere Wood. Local markets with typical products near Poggiardo and Tricase, Monday through Friday in Lecce. The renowned wine cellars can be visited and you can also taste our wines made with "negroamaro" and "primitivo" grapes, in great demand all around the world and winners of the Vinitaly, like the Duca Castel di Salve wine cellar at Depressa and the Duca Guarini wine cellar at Scorrano, or the Vini Menhir wine cellar at Minervino. As well as tasting the wines you can also dine, upon booking. Santo Spirito mill has an ideal location to explore all of Salento. It's just a 20 minutes drive from the white fortress medieval city of Otranto on the Adriatic coast, and 30 minutes to Lecce, famous capital of the Baroque style. The closest town is Maglie, just 6 km up the road, which is a jewel of Baroque, very famous due to its lively centre town and all the fashionable activity that goes with it. The Ionian coast with enchanting Leuca at 20 minutes and Gallipoli, with a 30 minutes drive.

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19 July, 2018

About patrizia

My name is Patrizia, my roots are in this land I call magic, as my website. After 32 years of living abroad and then in Milan, I decided one day to come back here, among these wonderful people, simple and hospitable to relive the atmosphere of past times that I have always carried in my heart. A life surrounded by nature, the scent of orange blossoms and flavours, the taste of genuine food. A splendid sea at your doorstep. My partner follows me with much excitement. We bought a farm and other historic homes, we have restructured them and we like to make this land known to other travellers from all over the world by providing our home and show our guests the best tourist itineraries, cultural and gastronomic. This is our best and heartfelt mission.

patrizia purchased this villa in 2013

Why patrizia chose Surano

I'm sure that people here could really relax, since the house is comfortable, charming, bright, rich of citrus and orange trees. Restored with all modern commodities but paying attention of maintaining all the original characteristics of the typical ancient houses of Salento, which is what people love to find here.

What makes this villa unique

Open spaces, beautiful view of the countryside, yet in a convenient location in the old town with all the amenities at your fingertips. The locals are warm and simple, the country is simply fantastic with ancient and magnificent olive groves and the sea is just a few kilometres. It’s full of light and sun with the most beautiful shade that you might have: which is the natural tree shade.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Magnifique maison parfaitement rénovée en plein coeur du village de SURANO, où nous avons eu la chance de séjourner pendant deux semaines au moment de Noël. Accueil très chaleureux de Patrizia et Roberto nous ayant donné d'excellents conseils et sont restés toujours très disponibles tout au long du séjour. La maison est superbe et très agréable, l'aménagement est parfait. Toutes les chambres sont bien chauffée et climatisées, chacune est bien indépendante des autres, avec sa propre salle de bain. La maison est grande, avec ses petits coins tranquilles, ce qui convient parfaitement pour trois familles. Les habitants de Surano sont réellement adorables et accueillants. À déguster absolument à moins de 100 m de la maison : le pain et les gâteaux du boulanger du village. Séjour pendant la fête de Noel avec ses illuminations et ses feux d'artifices très sympathiques. La Nativité vivant dans la belle et à proximité Specchia, les cheminées à la maison et dans les restaurants. Une belle atmosphère. Le temps chaud et ensoleillé avec des pics de 21 degrés nous a également permis d'aller sur les plages et découvrir le littoral et la mer des Caraïbes et sable blanc . Les agrumes plein de fruits dans les jardins que nous avons recueillies chaque jour pour faire un bon jus pour nos enfants. Fantastique! Le marmelades de Patrizia, excellent! Déjeuner à l'extérieur dans le jardin avec un soleil chaud en Décembre ... ce était super! La région du Salento est très belle ! À voir absolument : - Longer la côte de Castro à la pointe - Otranto pour son histoire - Santa Maria Di Leuca et la pointe Ristola et le plages de Pescoluse pour le coucher de soleil et ses eaux cristallines véritablement étonnantes . Les champs d'oliviers à perdre de vue - Lecce (la "Florence" du sud) - Alberobello et ses trullis (certes, un peu loin mais ça vaut le coup d'œil) En bref : séjour dans une magnifique région où tout est fait pour passer d'agréables moments pour petits et grands... Prévoir une bonne voiture pour rayonner sur l'ensemble du sud des Pouilles.

Merci encore pour tout Patrizia et Roberto
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Surano in Province of Lecce

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • First deposit by bank transf. Balance, final cleaning €250 on arrival. Security deposit by bank transf Extra all the costs of utilities at consumption
  • Acceptance of the contract which has to be signed. Minor children must be followed and supervised.
  • Forbidden tu use any sun creme or oil in the pool. That can cause a dammage to the edge and ph of water. If so, the cost will deduct by the bail.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Opunzia Bathroom ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Rosso Mulino bathroom ground floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Stella bathroom ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Olivella bathroom first floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Zagara bathroom ground floor
  • All the bathrooms are decorated in Moroccan tadelakt with various colours. The washbasins and counter tops are hand crafted with Salentinian stone.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Olivella - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom or 2 singles on terrace 1st floor
    Opunzia - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Triple bedroom ground floor with fireplace
    Rosso Mulino - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Double bedroom ground floor
    Stella - 4 Single Bed , Triple bedroom first floor loft reserved
    Melagrana - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Triple bedroom ground floor with fireplace
  • Each bedroom is finely furnished. Some have four-poster beds hand crafted in wrought-iron, and others are hand crafted made in a sommier style. Wooden slats, the closets are recessed into the wall, with tents canes in wrought-iron. Dresser with drawer, bedside tables hand crafted in wrought-iron and chairs from the 1800.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Close to the sea, approximately 7 km from Castro. Bar, coffee shop at 100 m restaurant and trattoria at 150 m, pizzerias at 100 m, grocery shop, and bakery at 200 m, supermarket at 400 m. In town there are unisex barber shops, and florist. It is possible to rent a car upon booking, as well as service staff and cook.


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16th century mill, ancient citrus grove, pool, 15 min from the Castro sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Amazing Holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute best week at the house in Surano! The house itself was perfect - beautifully designed, super comfortable for families and with an amazing set up with the kitchen and outdoor area right next to each other so the kids could play. Patrizia was so helpful all throughout the week as well - helping us with dinner reservations, babysitters and recommending the best beaches for each day. She really made us feel welcome and helped us to get the most out of visiting this incredible corner of Italy. We will definitely be back!!! One of the best holidays we have had for a long time! Thank you Patrizia!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vanessa, thank you for your warm and beautiful words. Me and Roby can say the same about you, your family group, and really has been a pleasure to have such a nice and young families in our home. Sure we hope to have you bck again soon for your next holidays! Thank you again and best wishes to you all. Pat and robi
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Holiday with friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the villa. The bedrooms are nicely set out & the pool was well used.

Patrizia & Roberto were very helpful with info for visits.

The region of Puglia is very easy to visit with coast lines very near.

The villa was nicely situated in the village so its easy to shop locally for basics.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une propriété unique et tellement agréable!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné dans la villa de Patrizia et Roberto dans cette région atypique qu'est le Salento dans les Pouilles. Chaque jour passé dans la maison nous faisait l'apprécier plus, très calme, très agréable, avec une atmosphère sereine se dégage des lieux qui se communique à tous!

Nous étions deux familles et tous le monde était bien installé, la propreté de la maison impeccable!!

En plus Patrizia donne de bons conseils pour visiter la région et de très bonnes adresses de restaurant! Buona La Bersagliera ! et Le Stanzie !

Bref un séjour réussi dans un environnement local bien marqué.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your welcome review. It was really a pleasure to have you in our home. We hope you can come back to us again in Salento for a next vacation. A warm greeting to you all, Pat and Robi
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Wonderful family meeting at the stunning Holy Spir

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful family vacation at the Mill. It’s a stunning villa, recently renovated, functional, with a great attention to detail and ideally designed spaces for the pleasure of sharing while preserving privacy and tranquility. Surano is a small town very pleasant and centrally located to explore the region of Salento, which has enchanted us for the beauty of the sea, hinterland and villages. Patrizia and Roberto welcomed us with great professionalism, communication has always been excellent and thanks to their advice our vacation was even more beautiful. An experience to recommend totally.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High Standard

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Pat. I truly enjoyed my stay here and felt you have put together a most exceptional property. I also appreciated your personal attention and help in our requests. I will be happy to be a reference for you on the quality of the property. It would have been nice to get to know you and Roberto better and it is too bad time did not allow that. Do let me know if your travels take you to NY, Seattle or Los Angeles and it may be nice to meet again. I really recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday, with beautiful places, rich in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside and a caribbean sea. Again thank you, Best regards, Sara

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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nice house in Surano / Puglia

  • 5 of 5

A nice renovated house, suitable if you want to rent a house together with other families. Good kitchen and a nice patio with a dining area and pool. The pictures on the page correspond well with reality. Surano is a nice village with restaurants / grocery store within walking distance and is a good starting point for exploration of Puglia.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your beautiful opinion about my house. I really hope to have you and your family back again in the future. Sincerely Patrizia
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Bar Sport
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
43 Kilometres
Acaya Golf
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
120 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
La Bersagliera
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Castro Marina
Car: necessary

Surano is a small and ancient village of the 15th century on the bottom part of Salento, approximately 40 km south of Lecce and about 5 km from the crystal clear waters of Castro Marina and the medieval village of Castro, on the Adriatic hillside. It's about 20 km from Otranto, Medieval village of rare beauty and from the Alimini lakes, with beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Surano is a small ancient village, historical, surrounded by a spectacular countryside, the Belvedere Woods with secular oaks and olive trees. Nearby, other small and ancient villages, with small baroque churches, squares and small restaurants. At Surano you can find one of the most typical and most visited trattorias, with a citrus grove underneath the ancient façade of the mother-church. In the central square the great Marchesale palace rises, which still has an olive mill that produces excellent extra virgin oil.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Surano, Puglia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Sett./Ottobre caldo autunno
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Aprile Warm Spring
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £801.49

Change over day friday or saturday , but we can be flexible depending by the season.
Extra : € 250,00 di Pulizia Finale da dare all'arrivo. Casa con igienizzazione, lavanderia professionale, giardino, piscina, uso del WiFi, Digital TV. Biancheria fornita letti e bagni. 1 fornitura settimanale. Massimo 2 forniture anche per periodi più lunghi. se si richiedono più cambi di biancheria, per ogni fornitura aggiunta, verrà applicato un costo di € 20 a camera.
Deposito cauzionale € 900 da inviare con bonifico bancario e rimborsabile in genere entro 7 dalla partenza.
Extra: le UTENZE della casa, che verranno calcolate a consumo , secondo il D.L. nazionale che regola i contratti di locazione transitoria con cedolare secca, con tariffe pubblicate che attualmente sono:Gas € 1,00al M3; Acqua € 2,97 al M3; Elettricità € 0,50 kwh. Verrà fatta la lettura dei contatori all'arrivo e prima della partenza con viaggiatore e proprietario.
Importante: rispettare le regole della casa sull'uso della proprietà, uso della piscina, della cucina, rispettare il calendario giornaliero per lo smaltimento dei rifiuti secondo le regole comunali per tipologia differenziata. Si richiede gentilmente di lasciare la casa in ordine, senza spazzatura, così come vi sarà consegnata, altrimenti verranno trattenuti importi extra per smaltimento a carico del comune. Check in dopo le 16.30. Check out entro le 10.00.

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