Masseria il Papavero

Puglia, Italy

From £1,680 per week

Our view

A fabulous choice for friends or extended families, this luxury villa in Puglia is beautifully designed and furnished, set in its own olive grove, and just a ten minute drive from sandy beaches and within easy reach of inexpensive restaurants in and around local villages.

In brief

  • Sandy beach nearby
  • Large private pool
  • Short drive to shops and restaurants

About the villa

With contemporary décor, pale stone walls, marble floors and gloriously vaulted ceilings, this gorgeous house is quietly secluded in private rural acres, and exudes an air of cool, calm relaxation. A cloistered courtyard at the front of the villa has an almost Moorish feel, with gentle lighting for balmy evenings, highlighting the Masseria’s graceful architecture. A larger courtyard, to the rear, is home to an unusually large swimming pool, with parasol shade for a poolside seating area, and a pergola furnished for al fresco dining. French doors lead in from here to the living area, where an airy sitting room, all in creamy white, is open-plan to the dining kitchen, its sleek styling softened by country fabrics. And, in a layout which would offer extra privacy for two families, the bedrooms are accessed from the cloister, two in the central section, two in the side wing, and all air-conditioned, elegant and uncluttered. The living room is also air-conditioned. Surrounding the villa, its own olive groves are perfect for a stroll through the gnarled and ancient trees.

This villa is particularly appreciated by families with a double and twin bedroom  in each part of this beautiful villa accessed from the cloister. All parties appreciate the consistent standard, large pool, privacy of the villa yet within very easy access of amenities and beaches.  Shops and inexpensive family friendly restaurants can also be found in Serrano and in and around other local villages. Many local villages host atmospheric food festivals and concerts. Beautiful sandy beaches including Alimini and Torre dell'Orso with beach clubs are within easy driving distance and surfing, kite surfing, SUP, kayaking can be enjoyed. Day trips on yachts can be enjoyed from Otranto during the season. Cycling is also very popular and bicycles (with guides if required) can also be hired. Salento, this area of southern Puglia is a unspoilt pocket of southern Europe dotted with beautiful towns, villages and superb restaurants. Interesting half day trips include visiting the picturesque old town and beaches of Otranto and Gallipoli and the magnificent baroque town and upmarket shopping of Lecce

 

Review

"Beautiful house in a quiet and secluded location. Fabulous (huge!) pool and the meals cooked by Anna were delicious."

Villa details


Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR

  • Open plan sitting room with dining and kitchen area opening to pool terrace
  • Utility room
  • Access from the cloister to central section with : Master double (king size) bedroom with shower room en suite, twin bedroom, bathroom with walk in shower
  • Access from the cloister to side section with: Double bedroom (king size), twin bedroom, bathroom with separate walk in shower

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • iPod dock

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Mosquito nets

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 16m x 5m
  • 1m x 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Heating

Important Information


Please note any late arrivals between 8pm-10pm are on request. If it is possible there is a fee of €30 payable locally in cash.

CV Representative

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

 

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.


LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Gatwick to Bari. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.


CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival. Please ask for details.

FOOD HAMPER

Can be arranged for an additional cost and service charge payable locally. Please ask for more details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 3 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

Location


Activities

  • Horse riding 5km
  • Tennis 8km Martano
  • Golf 20km

AMENITIES

  • Shops and restaurants 2km Serrano
  • Carpignano Salentino 5km
  • Shops and restaurants 8km Martano

PLACES OF INTEREST

  • Otranto 13km
  • Santa Cesarea 20km
  • Lecce 30km
  • Gallipoli 35km

BEACHES

  • Sant' Andrea 12km
  • Torre dell' Orso 15km

AIRPORTS

  • Brindisi 65km
  • Bari 170km

TRAIN STATIONS

  • Otranto 13km
  • Lecce 22km
About the area

Puglia

Average weather

If a building can be a symbol for a whole region, then the trullo stands for Puglia—also known as ‘Apulia’ in English. Think of a Puglia villa holiday and those round, whitewashed limestone buildings with their comical, conical roofs always spring to mind. But there’s more to the region that is the narrow heel of Italy’s boot than trullo country around Alberobello. Discover baroque beauty in Lecce, Emperor Frederick II’s mysterious architecture at the Castel del Monte, and total relaxation on a Puglia villa stay in a rural Masseria.

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