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Charming seafront cottage in a typical Salento stonemade house with verandas

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The 'Franchina' property has three cottages, made out of dry stone, called 'trullo' or 'pajara' .Mareverde is the left cottage(looking the property) that has a splendid frontsea covered veranda equipped with bbq,dining table, rocking sofa,outdoor shower,and an hammock under a big old olive tree. It has one bed room with a double bed.Eventually you can have an extra bed in the livingroom.

The rustic garden, located on a terraced down hill that reaches a pristine reef, is filled with secular olive trees, holm-oaks and Mediterranean plants. It's equipped with outdoor barbecues, pizza-oven & hammocks, offering to the guests splendid shady corners to relax.

The common terrace is equipped with sun beds and beach umbrella. The sea below, visible from the covered verandas where one may spend a comfortable portion of the day, is crystal clear. You can easily access the sea by stone pathways leading directly to the living reef. There are no sand beaches at this particular portion of the coast, however sand beaches are accessible 13 km away at Santa Maria di Leuca, the extreme point of Italy (finibus terrae).

More Details

Property Manager
Livia & Bruno
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Livia & Bruno

Alitalia pilot arrived here casually with my wife and in love at first sight of the place, now I live in Salento for 8 months a year

Livia & Bruno purchased this house in 2003

What makes this house unique

Salento is a peninsular region of south-eastern Apulia bordering on east the Adriatic Sea and on west the Ionian Sea. A territory with a natural tourist vocation capable to stimulate and transmit different messages enchanting with the myths and signs of ancient peoples, to interest with the testimony and cross-breeding of cultures of the Mediterranean. Along the coast, you can admire the continuous alternation of soft sand and a low rocky coast on the sea, high and steep on the Adriatic coast, low and soft on the Jonian. The inner part of the territory, you can see huge fields of olive trees, interspersed with vineyards, which product fine wines and oils.Who discover the Salento appreciates the magical atmosphere, the many wonders to discover, the hot sun, the blue sky, the cristal sea, the Baroque art. A mix of art, culture, tourism and traditions that makes this land unique for those who live there and great for those who visit it.Trekking: For hikers there are many beautiful trails along the cliffs overlooking the sea, from which you can access the crystal clear sea in many isolated places.These trails and paths were mapped by smugglers of salt that long time agò, gathered salt in the numerous pools of the cliff.This area is famous for this salt routes“vie del sale”and the newspaper" Bellitalia" has even dedicated a special insert in June 2013>Then there is that part of Greece called Grecia Salentina: situated in the heart of the Salento peninsula is an area where lives a community that preserves the language, culture and traditions of Greek origin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Corsano in Province of Lecce

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing


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Charming seafront cottage in a typical Salento stonemade house with verandas
average rating of 4.875 based on 50 reviews

A slice of paradise in Salento

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Franchina during mid-October. The location is beautiful and tranquil, a slice of paradise. From the terrace there are views straight over the sea, perfect for catching the sunrise, and on clear nights a great view of the stars.

Swimming is a few minutes away if you fancy some snorkelling, a few minutes drive to Marina Serra, and the beautiful sandy beaches of Pescoluse and Baia dei Turchi easily accessible within an hour. It's also easy to reach Gallipoli and Lecce for taking in the myriad of beautiful churches and duomos.

As we were out of season we made use of the excellent cooking facilities in the evening, including the outdoor grill. Livia directed us to the supermarket in nearby Tiggiano which has well stocked fresh fish and meat counters.

The cottage is charming and has everything you need for a comfortable stay and Bruno and Livia are friendly and helpful hosts, a fantastic introduction for our first trip to Puglia, I hope we'll be back!

Grazie mille!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jean and Dom thank you for choosing LaFranchina for your holidays. We are glad you enjoy your stay and we really hope to have you back as our guests. You are welcome! Take care Livia & Bruno
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Lopez Island

Spectacular location, remote, peaceful coastline

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a natural, coastal, relaxing place to get away, this is it. We suggest going when the weather is good, because you will spend your time out on the terrace, looking over the sea. Don't miss the boat excursion! It was the highlight of our holiday. We have become entranced with this area, including the small towns nearby. Thank you, Livia, for a delightful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleisure to have a nice couple of guests like Jan and Neil. Fantastic persons, nature and art lovers :) Please come back anytime :)
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Rustic and Serene

  • 5 of 5

This is for those seeking simple serenity in a gorgeous sea side setting.

The cottages are quaint and homey. Everything one needs is supplied and the cottages are clean and comfortable. The terraces are all beautiul, particularly mare blu. We were able to swim in the sea in the mornings and then see the sights of the Salento Peninsula in the afternoon. There were also beautiful hikes nearby. Bruno, our host, was incredibly helpful and accommodating - recommending restaurants and places to see. We would most certainly return. It is perfect for those who love nature but also want to be comfortable. Thank you, Bruno and Franca for your warm hospitality. We hope to see you again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this special place, where you can relax as there is no noice,you have a great view and a lot of nice villages are very close.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Monica, nice to have people like you who appreciate what la franchina can offer: nature , beauty and relax
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Un petit paradis

  • 5 of 5

C'est encore mieux que sur les photos car il y a le bruit des vagues et le chant des cigales!!!Bruno est très discret et disponible!!!

Tout est fait pour être bien, il manque juste un petit grill pain pour le matin

Sommes enchantés de cette halte au bout de la botte!!!

Merci encore à Bruno

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: grazie ancora Francoise e Paolo spero di riavevrvi ancora come graditi ospiti. Un caro saluto Bruno
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Oasi di pace

  • 5 of 5

A pochi metri dal mare , tranquillo , semplice .

Il posto dove veramente puoi risposare e godere un mare meraviglioso .

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: caro mario grazie per la vostra bella recensione e speriamo di riavervi in futuro nostri graditi ospiti. cordiali saluti Bruno&Livia
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
oasi bar ristorante
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Car: necessary

ARRIVAL BY CAR: take the highway south to LECCE;arriving Lecce,before entering turn right and proceed to the direction of Maglie,S.Maria di leuca and Montesano,then Tricase.Crossing Tricase go to Tricase Porto and join the coast road sp358 in direction of S.M.di Leuca. At Km 37.700 there is a sign board(Oasi bar),turn left, go down the hill and after about 2 KM (the last 300mt are not asphalted)you will see a blue wooden gate on your right with a ceramic fish on top. At last, you are arrived at home! Welcome

Bike hire in corsano


Prices & Availability

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Cleaning Fee £35.89

check in dopo 16:00; check out entro le 10:00
biancheria non inclusa ma si possono noleggiare le lenzuola a 10/persona
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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