Puglia & Basilicata, Italy
- Sandy beach nearby
- Great choice for two families
- Very private, yet short drive to shops and restaurants
About the villa
With olive groves stretching as far as the eye can see, and clear-day views of the Albanian mountains from its roof terrace, Masseria Violetta enjoys a truly tranquil setting, though shops and restaurants in Cannole are just 2km away, and Martano and Otranto are both within easy reach. Built in pale stone, in the style of the region, the ‘U’ shaped house stands in a cloistered courtyard, with arched walkways accessing the rooms, a stone staircase to the roof, and a fountain burbling gently in the sun. Within the villa, high vaulted ceilings crown stylish rooms in minimalist monochrome, furnished with wrought iron, chrome and glass, and fitted with air conditioning, WiFi and modern appliances. Flooded with light from dual aspect doors to the terrace and olive grove, the base of the ‘U’ is an open-plan arrangement of kitchen with breakfast bar, a very contemporary dining area and striking sitting room. There are two double bedrooms in one of the wings and, in the other, a twin room and the master suite opening to the pool terrace with its impressive bathroom. Al fresco living focuses on a night-lit swimming pool, set in a walled and paved terrace, with a dining pergola, barbecue, fridge and food prep area.
Shops and a great bakery can be found in Carpignano, and inexpensive family friendly restaurants can also be found in Carpignano 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
- Central wing: Open plan kitchen with dining and seating area opening to central courtyard and olive grove.
- Right wing: Master bedroom opening to pool terrace with en-suite bathroom with two basins, large walk in shower and separate bath and internal access to smaller twin bedroom with adjoining shower room.
- Left Wing: 2 Double bedrooms, each opening to courtyard sharing a shower room
- Gas barbecue
- Sky TV package
- DVD Player
- Bluetooth speaker
- CD player
- iPod dock
GAMES & SPORTS
- Table tennis
- Air conditioning throughout
- American fridge/freezer
- Food processor
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 .5 to €6 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.
Fewer of you? Prices for 6 are available all season.
An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00, Departure by 10:00.
Please note any late arrivals between 2000hrs - 2200hrs are on request. If it is possible there is a fee of €30 payable locally in cash.
Please make sure that your party are aware of the low walls at the property. Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Gatwick to Brindisi. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport of arrival. Please ask for details.
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.
- Nearest shops and restaurants 2km Cannole
- Shops and restaurants 4km Carpignano Salentino or Martano
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Otranto 13km
- Santa Cesarea 20km
- Lecce 30km
- Gallipoli 35km
- Brindisi 65km
- Bari 170km
- Otranto 13km
- Lecce 22km
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