Main House Ground Floor:
Large sitting room
Second sitting room/library
Tailor’s studio (Arrange to have your own bespoke shirt made- see domestic services below)
Breakfast room opening onto outdoor terrace with dining and seating area
Kitchen (for staff use only, guests can have access to the fridges)
Large dining hall with fireplace, seating area, antique billiards table and space for dancing!
4 downstairs loos (including limited mobility toilet)
Laundry area (payable locally)
Wine cellar (wine payable locally)
Double bedroom with kingsize bed *accessed only from outside via a set of steps*. The room has an en suite shower room and large private sun bathing area
Main House 1st Floor:
Sitting room with working fireplace
Master double bedroom with kingsize bed, private sitting area, balcony and en suite bathroom with bath and shower
Small double bedroom and en suite shower room (this room is most suited to children or young adults and is opposite the double bedroom mentioned above, separated by the sitting room)
Double bedroom with kingsize bed, en suite shower room and private terrace with sunbathing area
Double bedroom with kingsize bed, en suite shower room and balcony
(Single camp beds are available on request and can be set up in the bedrooms or in the sitting room if needed)
Main House 2nd Floor:
Master double bedroom set over 2 floors, a kingsize bed and shower room are on the 1st floor, with a staircase leading to the 2nd floor private sitting room with tall glass windows and access to a private terrace with hot tub and sunbathing platform
‘Independent Garden Suites
4 separate suites independent of the main house, each consisting of a double bedroom with kingsize bed, en suite shower room and private outdoor seating area
Saltwater swimming pool (14 x 8m) heated at night, it has a shallow area for children
30 hectares of private grounds surrounded by 2,400 olive trees
Air con in common areas and bedrooms
Smart TV with Netflix and Sky
Safe in each bedroom
Mini fridge in each bedroom
Outdoor dining area
Waiter service from 7am till midnight serving hot and cold drinks
Cook included for breakfast, lunch and dinner (ingredients payable extra)
Wine tasting experiences (payable locally)
Transfer service (payable locally)
Staff can pre-book priority areas for guests at the private beach in Monopoli (payable extra)
Concierge service to plan local exclusive experiences in local towns (payable locally)
Guests can arrange to purchase a tailor-made shirt during their stay. They can choose from the villa’s collection or have a master tailor design a unique shirt and have their measurements taken on site (payable extra)
Situated in the heart of Puglia right down in the heel of Italy
The beaches at Monopoli and Polignano a Mare are 18 minutes by car
Alberobello is 25 minutes by car
Ostuni is 45 minutes by car
Fly from the UK to Bari or Brindisi airport, 45 minutes to an hours’ drive from the house.
A hire car is recommended.
Monopoli has a very pretty fortified harbour (used to keep out the pirates in centuries gone by) as well as many pizzerias and trattorias. The locals love the city so you will always find Italians having fun here. It is a working town and those hard workers really know how to play. The weekly food market is a must.
Nearby Polignano a Mare is a cobbled town with many different windy streets and beautiful views of the Adriatic, there is a small town beach and lots of restaurants and shops.
This part of Puglia is well know for its Trulli villages – the most famous of all is the extraordinary Alberobello which is just over half an hour from the house. The dry limestone structures with their conical roofs are world-famous – and Alberobello has more than 1,500 of them! The houses are now used as cafes, bars and shops. It is well worth a visit (although go early as it is very popular with tourists in July and August).
Ostuni is known as the ‘white city’ – where all the buildings are (you guessed it!) white. It is highly recommended that you visit this extraordinary example of beautiful Baroque architecture.
There are some wonderful beaches locally – some are more wild and others are more catered and there are fabulous bars and restaurants to enjoy too.
A magnificent villa in the Venetian style, the property has strong connections to the Puglian textile industry and the owners have been well-known shirt-makers for 60 years. In fact, there is a small ‘tailors room’ in which clients can arrange to have their own bespoke shirt made as a momento of their stay. The owners are very proud of the high standards of Italian craftsmanship which they have displayed throughout the house. Modern design elements, historic nods to the textile industry and neutral interiors give it a very grown-up, modern feeling which works well alongside the original 19thC features.
This is a very impressive house, of which the master bedroom at the top is the icing on the cake. The tower has a breathtaking terrace from which you can admire panoramic views over the Apulian countryside, as well as the beautiful Polignano a Mare. Staff can arrange intimate suppers under starlight on the terrace.
Outside there are well-kept, beautiful gardens to sit with a book and the whole property is surrounded by olive groves dotted with trulli. The swimming pool is stunning, carved from natural rock, it is kept cool in the day and warm at night.