The Olive Grove

Puglia & Basilicata, Italy

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From £1,900 per week

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Set on a small private estate, this lovely villa in Puglia is designed for relaxation and recreation. Within very easy reach of shops and restaurants, it boasts fabulous facilities for family fun.

In brief

  • Tennis court
  • Wide range of facilities for children
  • Prices for smaller groups

About the villa

Tucked away at the heart of an ancient olive grove and working farm of four hectares, this sizeable villa makes a fine choice for an formal family gathering. With six bedrooms and several extra beds, the villa can accommodate a mix of up to seventeen adults and youngsters. At ground floor level, there is a split level dining and sitting room, a very well equipped kitchen, two  spacious double bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Two further bedrooms and the study sharing a shower room are off an adjacent hallway. The accommodation at ground floor level  is complemented by a cheerfully furnished first floor suite accessed by  external steps, newly refurbished kitchen opening to a large terrace, another large double bedroom and a bunk bedroom sharing a shower room. The ground floor opens out to a shaded terraces with ample seating and adjacent dining gazebo. A second al fresco dining area is set in tree shade at the poolside, served by a barbecue and pizza oven; and fruit and vegetables grown in the grounds provide pick-your-own ingredients for lunch. Entertainment for every age group includes table tennis and table football, a generous pool and splash pool, floodlit tennis court (with basketball net), children’s go-karts and play area, lawn with football goal, and a selection of bikes. And, with two beaches within 15km, The Olive Grove is just 1.5km from excellent inexpensive restaurants and amenities in picturesque San Vito dei Normanni. Within just 30 minutes of Brindisi airport this is an excellent choice for an easy family holiday. 

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Villa details



  • Sitting room
  • Few steps up to dining area
  • Kitchen opening to side terrace
  • Utility room
  • Central hallway: 2 double (king size) bedrooms) sharing a bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Right hallway: Double (king size) bedroom, shower room, double bedroom (1.40 bed) with extra bed, study with spiral staircase down to wine cellar


  • Kitchen with dining area opening to large furnished terrace with spiral staircase down to gardens
  • Double bedroom (king size)
  • Shower room
  • Bunk bedroom opening to rear terrace



  • Cot and highchair
  • Children's play area
  • Children's toys
  • Children's books
  • Children's plates and cutlery
  • Steriliser
  • Bed guards
  • Children’s Go-karts


  • Barbecue
  • Built-in barbecue
  • Portable barbecue
  • Pizza oven
  • Sink


  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • HDTV
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • DVD library
  • Blu-Ray player
  • CD player
  • iPad
  • Printer
  • Xbox One
  • Selection of books
  • Xbox One S
  • 3 bluetooth speakers


  • Table tennis
  • Football goal
  • Basketball net
  • Bicycles
  • Yoga mats
  • Yoga terrace
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables


  • Air conditioning units
  • Ceiling fans


  • American fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Nespresso machine
  • Juicer
  • Blender
  • Food processor
  • Ice maker
  • Cool box
  • Hob
  • Oven


  • Floodlit
  • Racquets and balls provided
  • Changing room
  • Tennis coach available on request


  • 11m x 6m
  • 1.4m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool house with WC and shower room
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open all season
  • Children’s pool 3m x 3m, 0.70m deep with built-in steps
  • There are now 4 additional sunbeds (that recline fully) for the pool


  • Vegetable garden and many fruit trees
  • Wine cellar
  • Piano
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Fire pit


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe
  • Central heating

Service & Staffing


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

Available on request

  • Private taxi transfer

Important Information

Fewer of you?

Prices are available for smaller groups of 8 or less (not including additional persons sleeping in existing extra beds –  until 03 July and from 29 August onwards. Please note if the villa is booked at this lower rate the upstairs apartment remains closed and guests just have the use of the ground floor with just 4 bedrooms

Up to 4 additional persons can be accommodated in existing extra beds within the property for no extra charge, this means the overall maximum occupancy can be 16 (not including infants). The children’s twin bedroom upstairs has an additional third single bed, one of the double bedrooms on the ground floor also has an additional sofa bed and the study/library has a sofa bed that converts to a 1.4m double suitable for an adult or 2 small children.

There are 2 resident outdoor cats that live on the large estate and the staff have friendly dogs that at certain times also visit.

The open-air cinema can be set up on request under an outside pergola - a projector and screen and 12 reclining chairs with foot rest and bean bags. 

Electricity is included up to 500 kWh per week. Extra electricity usage is 0.40 Euro per Kwh unit payable locally on departure. 

CV Representative 

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


Arrival from 16:30 - 19:00. Departure by 09:00.


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



  • San Vito dei Normanni 1.5km
  • San Michele Salentino 6km
  • Ostuni 17km
  • Brindisi 20km


  • Ostuni 17km
  • Cisternino 32km
  • Martina Franca 33km
  • Alberobello 47km
  • Lecce 61km
  • Polignano a Mare 62km
  • Matera 119km


  • Specchiola 13km
  • Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve 14km
  • Santa Sabina 20km
  • Costa Merlata 23km (small coves with sandy beaches)
  • Savelletri 43km


  • Brindisi 23km
  • Bari 120km


  • Ceglie Messapica 15km
  • Ostuni 17km
About the area


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.

Find out more about Puglia

Essential Information

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 delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Gatwick to Brindisi. 


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.