Villa Bella Collina sits on top of a hill with panoramic views over the olive groves, vines and the famous trulli. The villa provides a wonderful setting to just sit back and relax in the countryside. The 12m x 6m swimming pool is surrounded with sun loungers, seating and al fresco dining. Three interesting towns; Martina Franca, Cisternino and Martina Franca lie within a 10 minute drive. Furnished as a real home from home it sleeps up to 7 people.
On arrival you are greeted by the impressive dry stone walling at the front of the property, very typical of the region and the gates of Villa Bella Collina.
From the parking area, pass onto the veranda and in the front door:
The lounge is at the centre of the villa and has 2 large sofas for seating up to 6 people, flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player, wifi, a small library of books including tourist information, coffee table and ceiling fan. The window looks out to gazebo and table tennis area
The arch leads to
The kitchen is well equipped with a gas hob, full size oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, kettle and toaster. There are plenty of pots, pans and crockery etc to cook delicious food. We also provide some spices and olive oil on arrival, dishwasher tablets and general cleaning products for your stay. The dining table seats up to 6 people. The window looks out onto the front of the property. There is a ceiling fan
Kitchen store room - this houses the washing machine, iron, ironing board, basket and pegs for your washing.
Back in the lounge again a door leads to the night area and corridor to
This large bedroom has twin beds, beside cabinets with lamps, a large double wardrobe for hanging clothes. The window looks out to the olive trees at the side of the property. The room has a ceiling fan ** On request the beds can be pushed together to form a double bed.
This family bathroom has bath with shower attachment/screen, wash hand basin with mirrored cupboard above for storage of your toiletries, bidet and toilet. There is a window for light and ventilation.
This bedroom has a king size bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, two double wardrobes and a large dresser with mirror above. There is also a rocking chair. The window looks out to the olive trees at the side of the property. There is a ceiling fan.
From the lounge again a door leads to
BEDROOM 3 (Pool room)
Aptly named as the double doors lead out onto the pool area. This room has a large double bed, bedside tables and lamps, large double wardrobe, bureau, large mirror, uplighter lamp and ceiling fan. There is also a window which looks out to the front of the property.
The French doors lead from this room to outside
This bathroom is situated a few steps away and has a large walk-in corner shower, wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet and light above, bided and WC. There is also a small fridge here so that you keep you drinks cool by the pool without having to go into the kitchen.
Also found in this room are the floats and toys for the pool, table tennis and basketball.
Villa Bella Collina is set in 2 acres of land with fabulous view of the surrounding countryside. Our guests are free to wander the land, pick the fruit and enjoy finding the old trullo hideaway at the bottom of the land.
The pool which measures 12m x 6m is entered via the Roman steps at the shallow end. At night it is a lovely place to watch the sun go down. Surrounding the pool you will find plenty of sun loungers, relaxing chairs, hammock hung in the olives trees and a two gazebos for shade. One by the pool and one by the villa. You can also dine al fresco in this area too.
TABLE TENNIS / BASKETBALL
The full size table tennis table is found in the large gazebo with the basketball hoop nearby.
On the front veranda you will find a large outdoor dining table and chairs for al fresco dining and a small BBQ. The views at night of the lights in the hilltop towns create a lovely atmosphere.
GARDEN / LAND
Near to the villa is the garden part which is planted with typical shrubs and plants of the region. The land is not turned by tractor, but cut and therefore easy to walk on.
A gated staircase runs up the outside of the building to the huge flat roof space which is enclosed with railings. The views are panoramic and stunning. Please note we no longer have a gazebo up here.
There is enough space within the boundaries of the property to park up to 5 cars.
OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION
The property is well lit at night and there is an alarm which is easy to use.
WALKING / CYCLING
Villa Bella Collina is situated on the acquedotto Pugliese and therefore fantastic for anyone who enjoys walking or cycling. The pathway runs alongside the villa and is well marked. Stroll or ride through the countryside for miles.
WALKING DISTANCE TO CAFÉ/SHOP/RESTAURANT
Walk to Galante from the villa which takes about 15 minutes or 5 minutes by car and enjoy a coffee or drink in the café/bar. Attached to the café/bar is an excellent village shop which has a good range of groceries, fruit and vegetables, deli counter, fresh bread and you can also purchase freshly cooked local food at lunch time to take away. On Fridays they cook panzerotti and other delicious food to order. Free wifi. (1.5km or around 1 mile away)
Right next door you find SALE n PEPE restaurant which serves pizzas, meat, fish and local dishes. A very popular place!
The towns of Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica are both interesting to visit and have plenty of café/bar, ice cream parlours and restaurants to suit all budgets.
Our house book at the villa has lots of information on what to do and where to go to make the most of your stay in Puglia.
We can also arrange a private cook, cookery lessons, wine tours, olive oil tour and tasting, ½ day private yacht tour with Captain, arrange taxis and book restaurants.
We have free of charge a travel cot, high chair and changing mat.