Principal bedroom with double bed, free-standing tub and en suite shower room. This bedroom connects to a studio with kitchenette
4 double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms
*Please note, all except 1 bedroom are only accessible from outside. 3 of the bedrooms have a mezzanine level, 2 of these mezzanines have single beds suitable for an older child.
Fully equipped kitchen with barrel-vaulted ceiling
Dining table to seat 12 comfortably
Family TV room with open fire
Swimming pool (14m x 4m) with automatic cover over-looking a ‘sunken’ olive grove
Outdoor dining and seating area
Quiet terrace for yoga
Under floor heating
TV with Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime
4 hectares of Olive and Citrus groves
Fine Art, Photography and Furniture by some significant 20th Century artists
Twice weekly cleaning
A chef can be arranged – payable locally, please give plenty of notice
The house is situated near Lecce in Puglia, right down in the heel of Italy in the Valle Cupa, an area where many old Leccesse families built their summer Palazzo and Villas.
Porta Rudiae, one of the three ancient gates into the old Lecce city centre is less than 10 minutes by car.
Fly to Brindisi airport (35 minutes by car) or Bari airport (1hr 50 minutes by car)
Car hire recommended
Only 10 minutes by car, Lecce is a wonderful city that offers superb restaurants (up to Michelin Star quality), great bars and a culture that is open and friendly to all ages, it is also a University City. Lecce is rightfully known as the Florence of the South. Set between the warm Ionian and Adriatic Seas, there are great places to swim or relax at beachside bars or seafood restaurants on either coast.
Castro is a great seafront town, with it’s historic 16thC castle telling stories of the splendour of the past. The charming streets are lined with shops, bars and restaurants. Boat hire can be found here, or for those who prefer a skipper, take a tour and dip in and out of the majestic caves along the coat of Salento.
Santa Maria al Bagno is 25 minutes by car on the Ionian coast, and has plenty of delicious lunch spots.
A stunning, architect-designed house, perfectly positioned between the Ionian and Adriatic coasts and only a stone throw from Lecce. The house has a vast sense of space, and offers immaculate yet welcoming accommodation to explore the best of Puglia.