|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The villa is our family country house (www.casinosansonetti.it) which was originally built in 1848 to serve as a 'palamento' for making wine but it was soon converted into a comfortable villa to become the family's summer residence. The vineyards around it were converted into a park of about 2 hectares. Oak trees, pines, cypress, strawberry trees and other Mediterranean species grow in it making it a very special green spot. There is also a pinewood on one side and a tennis court on the other. The house is made of the typical Apulian tufa stone. It consists of a ground floor, first floor and second floor. It has thick walls and high vaulted ceilings which make it naturally cool in summer. All rooms are very spacious and bright. On the ground floor there is also a small chapel which used to be the place where people would gather for mass on Sundays and other religious feasts. The house overlooks the road to Mottola on one side and the park on the other three sides
How to get to Casa Elisa: By car through the highway Napoli-Bari-Taranto or Bologna-Bari-Taranto exit 'Mottola Castellaneta'.
By plane with Ryanair's low-cost flights or any other flight to Palese international airport (Bari).
Sea resorts: West of the Gulf of Taranto there are sandy beaches stretching for about 100 kilometres up to Metaponto. The nearest beach is Chiatona (15km away) but less crowded are beaches between Chiatona and Castellaneta Marina e few km towards Metaponto. South of Taranto the coast is more rocky but still with small sandy coves. Sea resorts on the Adriatic sea are also very impressive and can be reached in about 40 minutes by car driving through the very pleasant country side of this corner of Apulia towards Ostuni, Torre Canne, etc
Mottola: Mottola is the nearest town built on a hill (about 400 m above sea level). It has a beautiful belvedere over the Gulf ot Taranto on the left and the Calabrian coast far on its right. The old part of the town called Schiavonia, with its very narrow streets and white houses is very characteristic and has an Arab flavour. Many cultural and gastronomic events are organized throughout the year. You can eat the typical Apulian cuisine at very reasonable prices.
The climate is temperate. From January to April it can be cold but sunny, then the weather becomes mild and pleasant. In July and August it is warm, but at night it cools down and often a sweater is needed when going out in the evening even in the middle of summer.
Je voulais vous remercier de votre confiance pour la location de votre charmante maison.
Nous y avons passé un séjour merveilleux avec nos amis : reposant et dépaysant. Votre maison familial respire les souvenirs et la vie. Nous avons beaucoup joué au tennis, profiter de la piscine et de la terrasse pour les repas et la farniente.
La région de Puglia nous a conquise. Les villes y sont somptueuses (Matera, Martina Franca, Polignano a mare, Gallipoli...)
J’aimerais y revenir un jour au printemps pour y voir le maquis en fleurs.
Pépino a été charmant avec nous ; c’est un homme précieux, curieux et toujours prêt à rendre service. Je vous enverrai bientôt une photo prise le dernier jour de lui avec nous tous…
Si un jour, vous venez à Paris ; nous serions très heureux de faire connaissance.
E' stata una vacanza memorabile di cui conserveremo sempre uno splendido ricordo. Ricordi che si vanno a sovrapporre alla ricchezza di storia che si respira in questa grande casa di famiglia.
Grazie - soprattutto a Peppino - e a tutti. Con affetto.
Nice big old traditional family house in a very beautiful garden
Perfect for several families
Marina is very helpful
We spent wonderful holidays
maison magnifique. le genre de lieu pour lequel vous ne souhaitez pas faire trop de publicité afin qu’il reste disponible...
parfait pour plusieurs familles, parfait pour une fete d’anniversaire avec des amis, parfait pour se ressourcer, la cuisine vous donne envie de cuisiner avec un petit verre de vin pugliese dans la main...
We had a great time in Casa Sansonetti! A house full of history (the pictures look like the family Von Trapp), spacious bed rooms, well equipped kitchen, plenty of space inside and outside the house. Clean and well maintained. And whenever we had a question, Pepinno was there to help out (for instance to find the lightening of the tennis court). It is a beautiful region. We enjoyed the lovely historical city centres, the grottes de Castellana, the coast in Polignana di Mare, sandy beaches, ... But as well we spent great times in the garden, at the swimming pool, at the tennis court.
We would definitely recommend the house for holidays with friends or family. We stayed over there with 3 families with teenager children.
Thank you Marianna and Ludovica for the lovely casa. Thank you for the smooth communication! Thank you Pepinno for taking care!
Villa spacieuse permettant à chaque couple d'avoir ses aises. La piscine est agréable, eau encore un peu fraîche mais pas de souci pour des gens du Nord comme nous! Cuisine bien équipée. Accueil chaleureux. Position géographique permettant de visiter plusieurs sites sans trop de temps de route.
We spent time in this masseria at the end of April. We were a large group of families with children. The location is very convenient, close to the town Mottola, where you can buy groceries and it is also a good starting point for exploring the area.
We loved the kitchen, which is very good for preparing meals for a large group and dinning room with fireplace. House was very clean. Rooms are spacious with comfortable beds. We had some small inconveniences with water pressure in some of the bathrooms and on the first day we couldn’t flush the water in one of the toilets. The second one was solved by caretaker Peppino immediately after we advised him about it.
Surrounding of the house is beautiful. Our older children loved the tennis court while the younger ones were spending time playing on the garden. The garden, full of trees and the pool must be even greater benefit during summer.
Peppino, the caretaker, was very nice and we were happy that he was always close and available in case of need. He was also the source of information. It is really good that you have the local, who can advise you on anything, especially if he does it with pleasure.
It was also very nice communicating with the owner Marina, who made our renting procedure easy.
We enjoyed our stay!
Casino Sansonetti is located in a hilly area, 2km from Mottola, a small town on top of a hill before the road descends towards the Gulf of Taranto. The area has been declared a natural and archaeological park due to the many rupestrian Bizantine settlements with caves where frescoes can be admired particularly those of the rocky churches (one of them being called the Sistine Chapel of he rocky culture). It is also possible to visit the Castellana caves with their beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. The countryside is famous for its 'trulli', the houses with cone-shaped roofs and going towards the Ionian sea you reach the ruins of the ancient Greek settlement of Metaponto. Sandy beaches on the Ionio are at around 15km from the house while the Adriatic seaside is at about 40km. Daily excursions can be made to Alberobello (UNESCO site for its trulli), Martina Franca, Noci, Ostuni, Taranto, Bari, Matera, Trani and many other locations still within easy travel for a day out.
Other Activities: go karts, climbing.
Golf: Of the five major golf clubs existing in Puglia, the nearest are Riva dei Tessali and Metaponto Golf Club at less than 30 minutes' drive from Casa Elisa (one of these two golf courses is an 18-hole championship course) as well as the Barialto Golf Course (30-40 minutes' by car) renowned for its course winding through palm trees, olive groves and five lakes. A must for any golfer visiting Puglia. On the Adriatic coast, one hour away by car, there is the Gof Club San Domenico located between the fishing village of Savelletri and Egnatia.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
RENTAL RATES REFER TO THE WHOLE PROPERTY. For rental of ground and first floor (max 8 pax) fee is reduced by 20%. Rates include linen, use of tennis court and pool (open from June to September ). Final cleaning and laundry are charged at €300,00 (up to 18 guests) to be paid in cash upon arrival. Utilities (gas, electricity, water) are paid according to actual consumption