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Fabulous Villa and Pool near the town of Francavilla Fontana with free WI FI

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Detatched Villa With 3 Large Bedrooms Set In Its Own Olive Grove And Gardens

Villa Katia is a 10 minute drive from the beautiful Baroque town of Francavilla Fontana.

The house is set at the end of a private road in the middle of an olive grove. The house and gardens are completely safe and secluded, electric gates take you to the front walled part of the property and driveway. Beyond the walled garden there are a further 9000 sq mts of olive,fruit and almond trees.

Steps lead you to the front terrace where breakfast, lunch or supper can be taken.

The house has 3 bedrooms, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a large double bedroom and a twin bedroom and a large family bathroom

An extra "put you up bed" is available to accommodate a 7th person.

A cot is available free of charge.

The small lounge area has a digital flat screen TV, with satellite, the house also has Wi Fi connectivity,

The lounge area leads into the light, well equipped modern kitchen - dining area with double patio doors leading to the rear terrace and enclosed garden.

There is a play area for children with a swing and slide for little holiday makers !

There are several areas around the property where you can enjoy Al Fresco dining or snooze in hammock in the shade.

From the rear terrace of the house a path takes you through the wonderful olive trees to the swimming pool.

There are sun loungers and table and chairs around the pool and several inflatables for children to have fun in the water.

In and around the garden there are numerous naturally shaded areas, to enable you to enjoy the hot summer days comfortably and remain cool.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Plymouth and have two sons both at University.

We have an Italian delicatessen and cafe called IL Pezzettino here in Plymouth.

So we tend to live and breathe all things Italian, Salvo is Sicilian and Liz is from Bristol !

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a fabulous holiday, the pool has been very popular with our girls !

The villa is well equipped which has made our stay so easy, I am sure I've not slept so well as I have here, lovely, comfy beds.

Visited Alberobello and Martina Franca which is a lovely bustling town, especially at night.

The beach at Lido Morelli is a great place, obviously avoid weekends.

Thank you for making our first holiday to Italy, so relaxing.

Chris and Sara
Aug 2015
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7 Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fab Villa & Pool

  • 5 of 5

A 2 week family holiday at Villa Katie, immaculate well maintained villa with a fab large pool and garden area in a quiet location. Pizza oven was great as was the BBQ, Liz and Salvo provided us with a first class customer service and were very friendly. You require a car to get about, we visited the nearby town of Francavilla Fontanta and ate at a few lovely restaurants, also visited Lecce, Aberellio, Taranto, Ustuni and Otranto all of which have different qualities but the food and architecture in any of theses places is lovely. The beaches are clean and reasonably priced if you want to hire sunbeds. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place for a get-away-from-it-all holiday

  • 5 of 5

Spent a fabulous 2 weeks at Villa Katia. The villa is hidden away in a typical Puglian olive grove about 2 miles north of the quaint town of Francavilla Fontana. The villa is very well equipped and the pool and gardens are much bigger than the pictures suggest and I would agree with other visitors that these pictures don't really do full justice to how beautiful and tranquil the setting is. On arrival we were greeted by Giosue who showed us around and the owners Liz and Salvo were always available by phone or text should they be needed. We had days out to Taranto, Porto Cesaro, Lecce, Alberebello, Ostuni and to the many inlet beaches along the Adriatic coast to the north of Brindisi. All these are worth a visit but Alberebello is a particular gem as it is a world heritage site of the famous trulli dwellings. Francavilla Fontana is a place which really grows on you and we spent several evenings amongst the locals sipping coffee and eating the wonderful gelato. We ate at Al Monument, Piccolo Mondo and La Bouna Luna restaurants. Al Monument is a really friendly place and very accommodating and welcoming. La Bouna Luna is a very simple family run pizzeria but all the staff there were really friendly. There also seemed to be so sort of event on as well including a music festival, a religious festival and a talent contest in the main square which was amazing and very professionally run (Francavilla Fontana's Got Talent!!). Overall we had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Villa Katia for place to escape it all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Katia and managed to explore the wonderful coastline of Puglia. Francavilla is a very special place and as tourists you are made to feel like one of the locals ! Your comments about the photographs of the house and gardens are true, we know it's so difficult to reflect the beauty and the tranquility of Villa Katia from a still photo so we are delighted that the real thing gives so much pleasure to our visitors. We thank you and your family for being perfect guests and we hope that you and your family enjoy your special birthday later this year !!! Kind regards to the Team !! Salvo and Liz
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Villa with beautiful grounds accurately described

  • 4 of 5

The villa was exactly as described, the grounds and pool are delightful. The arrival and departure handover was problem free. The welcome pack was more than generous and very welcome after travelling overnight. We ate at the recommend restaurants, we especially enjoyed Arco Olimpio set in a small courtyard. We visited both coasts and probably favoured the West Coast. We travelled south to Otranto and although a long journey it was worth exploring.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful villa, in beautiful unspoilt Italy

  • 5 of 5

The photos on the website does not do justice to your wonderful villa.. It is finished to a very high standard throughout and very clean and homely. The Welcome pack was a great touch especially the local mozzarella, tomatoes and wine The pool is fantastic, the children now have webbed feet as they were in it at every opportunity. Although your'e off the beaten track and surrounded by olive groves, you are only 5 min journey to the bustling Francavilla with its lovely pizza restaurants. A phrase book is a must, but by the end of the week we felt that we were part of the community and our basic Italian had defiantly improved. I would thoroughly recommend this wonderful villa if you fancy some time out from all the hustle and bustle of the tourist spots. Although we never met Salvo he was always an phone call/email away with lots of advice. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa and Barry, Thank you for your kind review. You are right Puglia is such a beautiful unspoilt part of Italy and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Katia. Apologies for the webbed feet ! The pool is splendid isn't it and fun for all ages. Francavilla is a lovely little town with good restaurants, bars and independent shops selling delicious fresh and locally grown produce. We hope you will be able to visit Puglia again in the future. Arriverderci ! Salvo and Liz
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Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly I want to point out that this property is much better in reality than the photographs show you and they are very good. The house is very comfortable, modern and well designed, definitely everything you need for a perfect holiday stay. Even down to the fresh basil for your tomatoes, in the garden. The outside spaces, around the house, are beautiful and very relaxing. The pool is located at the end of the wonderful Mediterranean style garden, and is the biggest private pool we have ever had. If you are looking for a place to completely unwind in,with no distractions, plenty of peace and quiet, but with a town full of amenities, practically on your doorstep, then this is for you. I can honestly say that Villa Katia is the nicest holiday villa that we have rented. The small but very well stocked supermarket in Francavilla Fontana has a great selection of local red wine. Try the Negroamaro variety, they are so good. The last thing I want to mention is the lovely people that we met while we were there. They were all so friendly and helpful especially Salvo and Liz who made the process of booking so easy and we on hand, via mobile phone, if we had any problems. If we get the opportunity, we will go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosie and Mike Thank you for your lovely review. Yes its true its always difficult to reflect the full beauty of the house and gardens from a photo and we are delighted that you enjoyed the pool so much it does make you feel as if you are immersed in the olive grove and is even better at sunset. Francavilla offers so much for a small town and we chose it for the fact that it is not a tourist "hub", it gives you a real feeling of an Italian town and the life that goes with it, we love sitting in the square in the evening all year round and just people watching. The local food and wine is typically Italian,seasonal and fresh from street sellers to supermarkets, we do miss it when we are back home ! We look forward to your return visit. Thank you Salvo and Liz
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in Villa Katia. The villa was spotless and well equipped. The garden is large and picturesque but the icing on the cake is the pool, which we made great use of.

The area is delightful and a few beaches are easily accessible. We visited a few local towns and enjoyed meals out in some lovely local restaurants.

The owners couldn't have been more helpful and answered any questions we put to them.

We would highly recommend this villa and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to assist you and your family to explore beautiful Puglia. We have tried to make every aspect of the garden a pleasure for everyone to enjoy and you are right, the mosaic tiled pool is such a welcoming sight for all our visitors. We love the location of our villa because it gives you easy access to either coasts of Puglia which are both a short drive away. We do hope that you will continue to explore the area and will visit again in the future . Thank you, Salvo and Liz
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Location

From the Owner

After spending several holidays with our family in Puglia we decided to search for a property that would enable us to enjoy the simplicity of rural life and food of this unspoilt region. Villa Katia (its original name) has been extended and modernised, adding a swimming pool. The villa has the advantage of being very close to the beautiful Baroque town of Francavilla with all the facilities expected of a modern town, to people watch or 'passegiare' visit shops, bars cafes all things stereotypically associated with Italian lifestyle and at the same time enjoy the peace and tranquility of Villa Katia a short drive away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Francavilla Fontana at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Fasano at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Francavilla Fontana at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Francavilla Fontana at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Agriturismo La Tredicina and Agriturismo Tritcum at 750 Metres Nearest Beach : Torre Santa Sabina at 18 Kilometres Car: necessary

Large shopping mall on the E 90 motorway to/from Brindisi at Mesagne has a large Auchan hypermarket and numerous clothes, shoe shops and food outlets.

Smaller supermarkets can be found in the town along with fresh fruit and vegetable and bakeries can be found on every corner in Francavilla.

There is a huge market on Saturdays selling everything ! Francavilla becomes very busy so beware of traffic congestion.

Taralli and wood fire oven bread can be bought near to the Villa Katia at L'erede, which is on the main road leading to Francavilla.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are for up to 6 people for 7 nights or multiples of 7 nights ( A 7th person can be accommodated by request for an extra weekly charge, please ask for rates on booking.
Rates are inclusive of bed linen, bath and beach towels, water, gas, 20 kw of electricity per day, pool maintenance, meet and greet service, welcome pack, final clean and mid stay linen change (not beach towels).
A 25% deposit is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure, on arrival we ask for a security deposit of 300 euros to be paid to our house manager.#
The deposit will be fully refunded 10 days after your holiday as long as there are no breakages or loss of keys or remote controls or over consumption of electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is in 11,000 sq mts of olive,almond and fruit trees and the only sound you will hear is from the 'cicale'. We love the natural shaded areas dotted all around the gardens provided by the olive trees. We love the fact that you can land at Brindisi airport and within 40 minutes of picking up your hire car, you can be in the swimming pool ! We love using the wood fired pizza/bread oven and enjoying our own olives and olive oil from our own trees with a glass of local Primitivo !!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower
  • En-Suite Bathroom to bedroom 1 has a large walk-in shower enclosure, wc, basin and towel rail. Family bathroom has a large shower and enclosure, wc bidet and basin and a slimline automatic washing machine. There is also a solar shower by the swimming pool.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom1 a large double bed with 2 bedside cabinets,chest of drawers and free-standing wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower enclosure, wc, basin and towel rail. Bedroom 2 has a large double bed, 2 bedside cabinets and a large free standing wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds, bedside table, chest of drawers . (Beds can also be made up as a double bed) An extra "put you up bed" is available to accommodate a 7th person. Please ask for details. Cot available on request ( no extra charge ) All the windows in the bedrooms have mosquito nets which are a permanent feature along with the window grills, allowing you to sleep comfortably with the windows open.

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The 10 mt x 5 mt mosaic tiled swimming pool reflects the surrounding natural colours of the countryside. Its range is from 1.20 mt - 2.40 mt. The pool is generally warm enough to swim in from mid May to mid October, along side the pool is a solar shower, table and chairs and sun loungers.There is a play area with a swing for young children to use if you can get them out of the pool ! The villa is cleaned and linen changed once a week on a Saturday. Additional cleaning and linen changing can be arranged at an extra cost. Mosquito screens are fitted to all windows and doors. There are air conditioning units in all 3 bedrooms and in the kitchen/diner area. An extra charge will be levied if the consumption of electricity exceeds normal usage ( please see booking form for conditions) The house is secured by electric gates and the house has a monitored security system.

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