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Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Centro Storico - Giardino Segreto

Giardino Segreto in historic centre with private garden and roof terrace

This recently renovated 17th century property was once part of the neighbouring monastery, and the 13-foot high garden wall is one of the oldest surviving structures in town dating back 1000 years. The property is located in a secluded courtyard, so you will experience tranquillity in the historic centre of Galatina surrounded by beautiful Baroque architecture. This townhouse features all of the modern conveniences: 5-burner gas stove, convection oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, and washing machine. The kitchen also has direct access to a patio with herb garden which expands into a private fruit grove with orange, clementine, pomegranate and lemon trees. The master bedroom has a balcony, en suite bathroom with shower and tub, and air conditioning. There are a total of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a living room with large flat screen LED TV and extensive DVD library. The kitchen is well equipped for mastering Italian cooking (classes available). There is also a stunning roof terrace with views of the monastery belltower and surroundings.

GALATINA RESTAURANTS:

La Tana Del Lupo - This tiny restaurant is just a minute walk from the house. It only has about 4 tables and feels as if you are dining in the home of the owner. There isn’t a menu. Instead, Francesco and his wife Iole will just start bringing you food and wine the moment you sit down. (Via Del Balzo, 26)

Rosticceria Pizzeria - The best place for thin crust pizza. Just a few minutes from the house outside the historic centre, this small take out place offers some of the best (and cheapest) pizza available anywhere. It's a great option if you want to stay home and watch a DVD. (Corso Maria D'Enghein, 47)

LECCE RESTAURANTS:

Le Zie (Lecce) – Located just outside the historic centre near the Santa Croce basilica, this restaurant was once the chef-owner’s home. She converted it into a simple dining room serving traditional Pugliese meals. It’s been written up in several international travel magazines and the pictures of Francis Ford Coppola are a testament to it's growing popularity. You need to buzz the door when you arrive and it’s closed on Sunday and Monday. (Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura, 19)

Alle Due Corti – Located in the historic centre of Lecce, this small, family-run restaurant has been rightfully mentioned in the New York Times for its authenticity. (Corte dei Guigni 1)

OTHER REGIONAL RESTAURANTS:

Le Macàre - Extraordinary food and flawless service. The attention to detail is impressive and every course memorable. It's difficult to show restraint when everything on the menu is so great: +390833282192 (Via Mariana Albina 140, Alezio)

Gustavo Braceria (Galatone) - It's ideal to visit in the summer when all tables are outside in front of the restaurant, but the fresh and local food is fantastic any time of year. It's prix fixe dining at it's best. +393456155711 (Strada Statale Salenina Gallipoli, Galatone)

Le Stanzie (near Cutrofiano) - Located in an ancient masseria in the middle of the countryside, this restaurant doesn't have a menu, but they just start bringing the antipasti as soon as you sit down...and the traditional Pugliese dishes just keep coming. Be sure to walk around the grounds after dinner and explore the caves under the building where olive oil and wine were once stored. +393401088978 (Strada Statale 476, between Cutrofiano and Supersano)

Loquita (Santa Maria di Leuca) - If you are planning a drive to the tip of the heal, this is a perfect place to stop for lunch. Fresh seafood and a fantastic view of where the Ionian and Adriatic seas meet. +390833758394 (Via Sciesa - Marina di Leuca)

La Maruzzella (near Santa Maria al Bagno) – This seaside spot is a must for lunch. You may have to wait a while before the busy staff notice you standing on the steps, but it’s worth the wait. The spaghetti vongole is perfect in its simplicity and the white wine is simply served in plastic cups. This place is very popular for its raw sea urchin (ricci), but other favourites include grilled octopus and fried calamari. (Via Cristoforo Colombo, Sannicola 73017)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jon & Rebecca
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2016
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About Jon & Rebecca

We live in London with our little daughter and son, and are great lovers of Italy. We're proud to offer our house for others to enjoy too.

Why Jon & Rebecca chose Galatina

We discovered Puglia on holiday and immediately connected with the landscape, climate, warmth of the people, rich history and deep appreciation for fresh, locally-grown food. We love the baroque architecture of the historic centre, as well as the fact that the community has a very active social calendar with festivals all year long. And we're bang in the middle of the beautiful Salento region, with easy access to the many stunning beaches on both the Ionian and Adriatic coasts.

What makes this house unique

It's a wonderful house to stay in - we fell in love with it as guests ourselves, before taking it over from our friend Mark who renovated it some years ago. The large, private orchard garden is a very rare and beautiful feature, while the roof terrace is perfect for cocktails in the evening sun. There is a great deal of space, peace and privacy, yet it's located in the historic centre of a beautiful town with all of the convenience of nearby restaurants, shops and markets.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Self-catered holiday home in Puglia, Italy, near beaches
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
5

Stunning historic home

  • 5 of 5

We loved it- a terrific renovation of centuries old building in charming town! The house is AMAZING! We were so relaxed and had everything we needed (who knew until now that a rooftop terrace was something I needed!)

Excellent location for exploring southern Puglia, and so nice to come home to your garden or terrace and chill.

Highly recommended !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Justine, it was our pleasure to have you. Do come again, and please give our love to beautiful Melbourne. Jon
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5

Beautiful architecture and delicious food

  • 5 of 5

We were so relaxed on this holiday, mainly because the house is exceptionally attractive with its intelligent decor and high vaulted ceilings --the old stones seem to make time stand still-- and we were happy not to jump into the hire car every day but to just chill in the living space or garden or stroll around the historic centre of town, taking in the gorgeous baroque stone-carving on the old patrician townhouses.

I really enjoyed the fact that I could flip through one of the many mouthwatering cookbooks in the kitchen and create something indulgent for supper with everything at my fingertips. We stocked up on fresh produce (which is outstanding, especially the veg, cheeses, prosciutto and artisan bread) from the supermarket up towards the railway station or the outdoor market out to the east of it (Thursdays, behind the flea market). The kitchen is a pleasure to use. Fresh herbs are growing in the garden. In fact, everything you need to relax --books, DVDs, internet, garden, roof terrace-- is just ready and waiting. Eating out is also easy, walkable and delicious, with a range of prices from pizza/gelato on Piazza Alighieri to regional top dining in a historic setting at Anima & Cuore.

Lecce’s architecture and cafes are deserving of a daytrip to themselves. We took the train (a tad too relaxed in terms of timetable – take a book in case the train is delayed/replaced) so that we could enjoy a glass or two of wine there before heading back.

I loved Sant Isidoro beach (coastal drive north of Gallipoli) because the sea is clear and ridiculously shallow. You can always touch down in soft sand underfoot: a pleasure for me as I’m not so confident a swimmer as I used to be.

Many thanks to Jon for making such a great holiday possible and to Mark for creating such a nurturing place.

PS, very smart restaurant Percuoco (with glass picture-windows straight onto the narrow cobbled streets) adjacent to the Basilica, just a short walk from the house. Opens from 21h00 to 23h00 in the evenings – we preferred to eat earlier, but next time perhaps ...

PPS, tip: pack mozzie repellent for night-time outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, So glad you had a great time! Thanks for your great review, and we look forward to having you come again soon. Jon and Rebecca
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5

Incredible house in a great location for exploring Galatina, Lecce and the Salento

  • 5 of 5

We hired the house as a group of friends and used it as a base for trips to the beaches at Gallipolli, the historic centre of Lecce, and jaunts around the area. The house is beautiful, the best equipped holiday rental I've ever been to, and is decorated beautifully. The garden and roof terrace are perfect.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom. We're delighted you had a great time - and look forward to having you back soon! Jon and Rebecca
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5

Stunning property in a beautiful part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay in Galatina and would return in a heartbeat.

The house is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need for an incredible holiday inside. The kitchen is well equipped, the garden is perfect, nothing will beat sitting under the orange trees at siesta time sipping on some local red wine and if that wasn't enough the roof terrace is the perfect way to while away the hours on a hot summer evening. For us, it was the perfect spot to watch the local firework display.

The house is in the historical centre of Galatina, every time we saw the church in the main square it took our breath away - simply beautiful!

Galatia itself is very pretty and the perfect jumping off point for several incredible caribbean style beaches and other breathtaking towns, it was our first time in this part of Italy and we were blown away by the beautiful surroundings.

Thank you Jon and Reb for being such fantastic hosts, great at getting back to us and answered all of our questions with speed - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rina. It was lovely to have you and Andy and your friends stay at the Giardino Segreto. We're jealous you had such an amazing time! Come again soon. Jon
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5

Stunning property in a beautiful part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay in Galatina and would return in a heartbeat.

The house is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need for an incredible holiday inside. The kitchen is well equipped, the garden is perfect, nothing will beat sitting under the orange trees at siesta time sipping on some local red wine and if that wasn't enough the roof terrace is the perfect way to while away the hours on a hot summer evening. For us, it was the perfect spot to watch the local firework display.

The house is in the historical centre of Galatina, every time we saw the church in the main square it took our breath away - simply beautiful!

Galatia itself is very pretty and the perfect jumping off point for several incredible caribbean style beaches and other breathtaking towns, it was our first time in this part of Italy and we were blown away by the beautiful surroundings.

Thank you Jon and Reb for being such fantastic hosts, great at getting back to us and answered all of our questions with speed - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely house in relaxed small Italian town

  • 5 of 5

The house is very tastefully furnished and very well equipped within walking distance of a nice piazza. Traveling with kids, we loved the fact that it had a spacious garden for them to run around. The property is well managed and Jon as well as Christiano, the local agent, were friendly, helpful and uncomplicated, everything just worked out fine. There are some beautiful beaches, even though you have to drive a bit to get to them. We went in April and being clearly out of season, there was not much touristy infrastructure and we mostly had the beaches to ourselves with most restaurants etc. closed, but that was quite relaxed and we actually prefered it that way. We mostly drove to Gallipoli for restaurants and the nearby beaches but went to a couple of cafes in Galantina which were really nice. We particularly noticed how everyone from supermarket staff to restaurant owners was very friendly, communications always worked somehow even though there is little English spoken and we didn´t know any Italian. With three small and unfortunately not always well behaved boys, we particularly felt people in restaurants were relaxed and welcoming to children wherever we went. We recommend visiting the beautiful city of Lecce which is only a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Britta, we're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Hope you can come and stay again some day, and enjoy this lovely region more. Warm regards, Jon and Rebecca
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Galatina
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Galatina
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
SS101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Galatina
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Gallipoli
Car: recommended

Puglia (aka Apuglia and Apulia) combines warm weather, beautiful architecture, and the freshest food available in Italy. Most of Italy's wine, pasta and produce comes from this region. You can spend days exploring the small, winding streets of Galatina, but don't miss the nearby island fortress town of Gallipoli. The long stretch of sandy beaches south of Gallipoli called the Lido are perfect for relaxing in the sun. Visit the city of Lecce to see the Piazza Duomo, Roman amphitheatre and the famous Baroque Santa Croce Basilica. The Adriatic port town of Otranto has a stunning historic centre with a view of the Albanian coast in the distance and the Otranto Cathedral with a 700 square foot mosaic of the tree of life covering the entire floor. Continue south to the tip of the peninsula toward Santa Maria di Leuca for a drive that rivals the Amalfi coast. There are many fantastic seaside restaurants, or pack a picnic and stop along the way. The bridge grotto at Gagliano is a particularly great place to stop for a swim.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Centro Storico, Lecce province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2016/2017
26 Nov 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
£803
 
 
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£642
for 4 nights
From
£161
£930
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,014
for 7 nights
£1,014
 
 
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,352
for 7 nights
£1,352
 
 
August 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,352
for 7 nights
£1,352
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,268
for 7 nights
£1,268
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,014
for 7 nights
£1,014
 
 
November 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£431
for 3 nights
From
£144
£761
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£473
for 4 nights
From
£118
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Centro Storico in Lecce province

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • There are two full bathrooms upstairs and one half bathroom (sink and toilet) on the ground floor. The master bathroom has a large glass-enclosed shower with marble tile, separate bath tub, and skylight. The guest bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower and is accessible by bedroom 2 and bedroom 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is a shared bath with bedroom 2.
  • The beds in the master bedroom and guest bedroom are European king size beds that are 160 cm wide and 200 cm long. The master bedroom has stone floors, a large balcony overlooking the garden, and en suite bathroom. Air conditioning is available in the master bedroom. The bedroom 2 has antique tile floors and stone vaulted ceiling with a small balcony overlooking the courtyard and also has a large floor standing fan. Bedroom 3, also with air con, overlooks the patio and garden. All rooms have access to the roof terrace and all bed linens and towels are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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