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Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, German, Italian, Czech

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

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Puglia - 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). 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, 3 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.

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 and Stella are wonderful. 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
Anna (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, German, Italian, Czech

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a lovely time! The house is so gorgeous and we adored the local area (and the food of course!).... we went to Otranto and Castro and Lecce which were all gorgeous.

Basically, we loved it! And your house manager was really fabulous and so so helpful.
Aug 2015
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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Private Villa + Guest House + large pool - best beaches in Puglia nearby
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation here. We were staying as 2 families with 2 little babies and we had an amazing time staying at the house, occasionally swimming in the pool, and exploring the surrounding region. Beautiful house in a beautiful setting. The property manager was excellent and organized babysitters, cleaners, and a private chef. The private chef Simone was excellent - he cooked great local food with amazing ingredients.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent visit to our masseria. We agree that the place is amazing and we love sharing it with such appreciative guests! We are so lucky to have dedicated and talented help to make every stay unique and the best it can possibly be. We find that we are only limited by our imagination and time as to how we can enjoy each stay to the fullest. So much to experience! We hope to be able to welcome you and your family for a longer visit next time. Best, A & J
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A perfect home away from home. The villa offered all that it promised and more. Our hosts saw to our every need ensuring that each day gave way to enjoying the pleasures of Puglia, its villages, wonderful restaurants, shops and the sea. The home located in a beautiful, secluded and private olive grove, yielded elegance and comfort. There was much to see and do and we cannot wait to return to once again to this beautiful villa. Thank you Anna and Jiri for making our stay so pleasurable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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
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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!
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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.
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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

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Martano, Lecce province

Rental Basis:
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High season
2 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £76 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £76 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning fee £267
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,143

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 final cleaning charge of €350.

Nonrefundable deposit of 30% payable to hold reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. All payments are to be made by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Puglia, Italy

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • town
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , handmade single sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , handmade single sink
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , pool rainshower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , handmade double sink, large walk-in stone rain shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , handmade single sink, walk-in rain shower
  • The ensuite bathrooms all feature Philip Stark fittings, walk-in showers with oversized rain dance shower heads, handmade sink units, and beautiful stone tiles. All bathrooms have custom-made shuttered windows with lovely views to our surrounding ancient olive grove. The romantic grove is illuminated and can be viewed night or day. 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main house bedroom, air conditioned, with ensuite bathroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4 poster bed. Separate, private entrance to courtyard
    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
    Middle bedroom with a/c, own entrance & full bath - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Room has a/c & connects to master. Can be lounge or bedroom.
  • The 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 thick stone walls, the rooms are cool and shaded during the day. All bedrooms also have air conditioning. The 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/middle bedroom (containing a leather couch which converts into a comfortable double bed) and has lots of hanging space for your holiday wardrobe as well as a spectacular stone fireplace. The connecting rooms are ideal if you want to keep an eye on your little ones. The end bedroom has a 1.8mx2m four poster bed, wardrobe and dressing table. Two bedrooms are located in the adjacent private guest house, perfect for a family with 2 or 3 children + air conditioning.
  • 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 ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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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