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Luxurious holiday home rental in historical old town apartment, Puglia

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

16th Century self-catering apartment with private courtyard in heart of Salento

From one of the owners who appeared on Channel 4's A Place in the Sun with Amanda Lamb in 2007, after 2 years living and working in the area this painstakingly restored beautiful 1 bedroom apartment was completed in conjunction with local renowned architect and designers. With hand-restored stone vaulted 18ft ceilings and stand out features such as a stone fireplace, claw feet roll top bath, you'll notice the amount of effort and work used to bring this characterful property back to life. It sleeps 2 to 4 people, and is a perfect base for exploring the many sites the Salentine Peninsular has on offer. Stunning local scenery and only a short drive to local beaches and award winning fish restaurants make this an ideal location to take it easy and enjoy the dolce vita. There are miles of beaches, acres of olive groves, and gallons of fantastic wine! The apartment has air-con, CD/Radio player, fridge, freezer, washing machine and all the kitchen equipment needed for a relaxing stay.

Additional Information:: Paul is the co-owner of property number 89993, a very successful rental property bought after appearing on A Place In The Sun in 2007. Equally as stunning and with tons of character and features, I restored this apartment by hand over two (long!) years so that it could be offered to holidaymakers who unfortunately haven't been able to book the other apartment due to high demand. If you would like any of the history of the renovation, any helpful tips or advice on the process, or just a chat about the area we are always open to questions.

As always, I try to offer the highest possible service and hope you experience the real Puglia while relaxing and taking time out.

Welcome Packs and Meet & Greet:: Francesco, Adriana and son Patrick are my neighbours who will meet you with the keys and ensure you have a pleasant holiday. Between them they cover Italian, German, French and English, so you should be in good hands, and being local they'll be able to give you the best advice for local restaurants and places to visit. Of course if you prefer a relaxing time away from it all they can leave you in peace and only be on hand as and when you need it.

Being next door, they can provide welcome food packs or special requests. Why worry about finding a supermarket on the first morning of your arrival, when you could just wake up and enjoy some real Italian coffee and the wonderful local produce. How about adding that romantic touch by arriving to a chilled bottle of Prosecco or maybe some flowers, perfect for your first evening, or special occasion. Please contact us for prices and availability.

Festivities, Concerts and Markets: During the summer months, Galatone and the surrounding towns host many open air concerts, festivals and fabulous markets. More information can be found on the internet, try searching for 'feste a Galatone' on Google, and then clicking on 'Translate this page' if necessary. More likely than not however, you'll just wander into the old town square one night and hear wonderful live music or get swept up in a local festival with lights, parades, music and dancing! Feel free to ask us if anything special is happening when you plan to stay at the apartment.

More Details

Paul & Lorraine
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Galatone in Province of Lecce

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , With stunning clawfoot freestanding bath and stone ceiling
    En-suite showeroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Just off bedroom
  • You'll love the boutique hotel quality bathroom and fittings, perfect for taking a deep relaxing bath after a hot day by the sea. All towels and bathmats are provided at no extra cost. With two bathrooms this apartment has no problem accommodating 4 guests without the need to wait your turn!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With en-suite and beautiful antique wardrobe/dresser
  • This apartment is ideal for a romantic get away, with a cosy bedroom and en-suite shower room. Alternatively, the property is also suitable (and comfortable) for 4 guests (2 couples, or a couple and 2 individuals). Towels and bed linen are provided at no extra cost.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Deck Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Housekeeper
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
1) Kitchen is fully-equipped for self-catering, including all necessary cooking equipment. (2) Lounge includes stereo speakers with iPod attachments for guests' MP3 players/portable music players and CD player (3) Cleaning is provided at the start and end of each tenancy free of charge. 4) An airport/train station pick-up can be arranged in advance if travelling without a car 5) A car can be arranged locally at low cost and is convenient for shorter periods of hire. Smokers are welcome, but we do request that guests only smoke outdoors in one of the two courtyards.


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Luxurious holiday home rental in historical old town apartment, Puglia
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Another happy rental experience in Galatone

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a fine time in this spotless apartment in quiet Galatone.

Everything I said in my previous review (October 2010, below) remains valid: Secure, well equipped, spotless apartment; helpful manager next door; easy commuting to attractive sites, responsive owner and trouble-free booking.

Galatone restaurant options are few but there are admirable restaurants within a reasonable drive. We preferred to cook, however, in the apartment's great kitchen

We even located an open WiFi network at a local restaurant -- the owner can provide details.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic week in Galatone. The apartment was beautiful and full of character with its vaulted ceilings. It was clean, well furnished and equipped and extremely spacious for 2.

The location was ideal for exploring the Salento peninsula. Galatone is well linked to the road system, making both coasts, Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto easily accessible.

Paul couldn't have been more helpful when we were planning our holiday and provided lots of information on the area. Although we had relatively little to do with his manager Francesco because everything ran smoothly, he was very friendly and eager to help.

In short a great place to stay and I have no hesitation recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay, very well located for those who like quiet holiday. The apartment is clean, very well and tastefully equipped. If you have a car, this place is perfect for reaching all parts of Puglia. There is easy and helpful communication with the owner. Friendly people around, cozy small town.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gallatone apartment

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a marvellous stay in this most gorgeous town apartment - huge living space, comfy furniture, small courtyard to rear, lovely old character retained and very clean. We foudn the apartment as it was described on this website. The location is extremely handy for the local shops and for visiting the many beautiful churches in town. Main roads are easy to access for going out of town. We recommend visiting local wineries (Santa Dimtri in particular where wine on tap is available to buy - take your own empty water bottles) and visites to Lecce and Galipoli in particular. The apartment is also not far from the two coasts with lovely beaches a short drive away. We had great customer service from the owner's manager who lives next door. Would highly recommend this lovely apartment and would definitely consider another stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal place for recognizing Puglia

  • 5 of 5

Ideální ubytování pro poznávání Puglie - blízko k mo?i, ješt? blíže k památkám a krásným míst?m - a to v centru m?sta. Kdo chce poznat " italský zp?sob života " sotva najde lepší p?íležitost. A hlavn? tak?ka bez turist?. Apartmán je víc než dob?e vybaven na všechny myslitelné aktivity ( va?ení, pe?ení, praní, koupání u mo?e ), i dv? koupelny jsou skv?lé a pe?liv? zrekonstruovaný interiér ze 16. století je inspirující .N?mecky mluvící správce Francesco bydlí hned ve vedlejším dom? a i jeho anglicky mluvící syn vypom?že, kdy je to pot?eba. Skv?lé, d?kujeme. Katerina a Mirek Kadlecek - Prague

Ideal accomodation for recognizing Puglia - close to the sea, closer to historical monuments and beautiful places - and placed directly in downtown. If you want to learn " Italian way of life " there is no better option. And what´s important - almost without tourists. Apartment is more than well equipped for all thinkable activities (cooking, baking, washing, sea bathing ) , two bathrooms are excellent and carefully renovated interior from 16.century is suggestive. German speaking manager Francesco lives in neighbouring house and even his English speaking son are helpful whenever needed . Magnificent, thanks. Katerina and Mirek Kadlecek -Prague

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

A cute, comfortable, well kitted out apartment in the heart of Galatone's old town.

Galatone is a great jumping off point for the whole of the Salento, and this apartment is a true home away from home : it's clean, has air conditioning, great cooking supplies and everything is super tasteful.

Francesco was super helpful, charming and friendly.


  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Santa Maria al Bagno
Car: recommended

Located in Galatone's Centro Storico, the apartment is within 5 minutes walk of the town's restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops and many fine examples of the beautiful churches and Palazzi. Further afield the bustling, baroque provincial capital, Lecce, is only a 20 minute hop away. Or, if you prefer the sea, sand and amazing fish restaurants (not to mention underground grottos, fishing villages and beautiful coastal walks), Galatone is also within easy reach of the Ionian coast (Lido Conchiglie, Gallipoli, Santa Caterina, Porto Cesareo), only 10 minutes by car. Alberobello, the home of the trulli, Ostuni, the White City, and Sta. Maria di Leuca, the 'Lands End' of Puglia, are also just a day trip away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Galatone, Puglia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season - Spring
1 May - 30 Jun
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul - 30 Aug
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season - Autumn
31 Aug - 31 Oct
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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