From £1,601 per week
Masseria il Papavero
Puglia & Basilicata, Italy
- Splendid beaches nearby
- Great choice for two families
- Very private, yet 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
- 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
- DVD Player
- CD player
- iPod dock
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Mosquito nets
- 16m x 5m
- 1m x 2m deep
- Built-in steps
- Outdoor shower
- Pool towels
- The pool is open all season
- Vegetable garden
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron & ironing board
Please note any late arrivals between 2000 hrs - 2200 hrs are on request. If it is possible there is a fee of €30 payable locally in cash.
An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- 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
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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Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival
Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.
CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.