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B&B Villa Lavanda-Noci near Alberobello- Room Mt Lavinia-English Spoken

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

The rest of the countryside and still very centrally for a large part of Apulia

In Room Mt Lavinia there is a double bed and a nice seating area. All beds in Villa Lavanda have new and comfortable mattresses and ample wardrobes. This room has the private use of the splendid luxurious bathroom “Kilmore Quay”. In the bathroom you'll have a bath with a view of the clouds and the stars. There is a separate shower. Mt Lavinia overlooks the antique grain mill with a patch of forest and Masseria La Mandra. On Saturday morning farmers come with their grain to be milled here. You could go over and have a look! Masseria La Mandra is an Agriturismo. That means that on the Sunday you could book your typical Apulian lunch there and afterwards just have to stroll home for a nice rest.

No TV’s in the rooms. We have a guest lounge with TV (Dutch channels –everything in the original language- and international news channels), coffee- and tea facilities, a fridge/bar and touristic information. Of course you also do have our information book. Herein you find the nicest places, the best beaches on the Adriatic- and on the Ionian Sea and a choice of restaurants in Noci and other places of interest in Apulia. Routes to these places you also find in the book. In fact with our book you do not need anymore to prepare for your holidays. You can take it with you in the car and after booking we send you a link so that you can download it in your computer and tablet.

There are no children staying as guests at Villa Lavanda.

B&B Villa Lavanda is situated in the Apulian country side and very centrally to visit Alberobello and its Trulli (17 km), the Adriatic- and Ionian coast, Castellana Grotte, Bari and Brindisi, Lecce, Matera, Gioa del Colle, Taranto, Monopoli and Ostuni.

Villa Lavanda has 3 Rooms with unique furnishings and decorations, always a private bathroom, a guestlounge with TV and fridge/bar. Verandas on 3 sides of Villa Lavanda.

We serve a really good breakfast that includes homemade marmalades, cheeses, eggs, and cold cuts, fruit and yoghurt and is different every day. Not the usual sweet Italian breakfast. In general we'll serve it on the covered porch. We will ask you for your preferences.

No matter how early your return flight might be, no guest leaves without breakfast!

Now also the possibility to choose a biological, lactose-free or vegetarian breakfast. You can indicate that in the breakfast form we will send you after booking.

Extra's: Robes and slippers, a basket with picnic utilities, beach towels and beach bag, Beach Parasol, free Wi-Fi, an English language guide that will show you al the places of interest, the best restaurants -and beaches.

Your Dutch host speaks English and several other languages.

The nearest beaches at 23 km on the Ionian Sea and the beaches on the Adriatic at 48 km.

Golf courses, a tour with a large wooden sailing Yacht from Monopoli, Dolphin spotting from Taranto, rickshaws, bicycles, tours per E-bike.

Agriturismo restaurant at 150 m.

We have 4 bicycles for rent and several hiking- and biking routes.

More Details

Property Manager
Jenny Stolk
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Jenny Stolk

I am Jenny, your Dutch hostess and I live here since 1997. At the first visit to the farm of our present neighbours, I fell instantly in love with this beautiful place. Villa Lavanda has been built in 2002 and at that time we had no bed and breakfast in mind yet. Much attention has been paid to the design, use of materials and the gardens that surround Villa Lavanda. We’re art lovers, and that is reflected in Villa Lavanda.

It’s just wonderful to live in the countryside again. From the house where I grew up we had a view over many kilometres of fields and in the distance you could see the south of Rotterdam. We saw the Euromast rise above the city and were always busy with everything growing and flourishing in nature. That I found back here. In nature there is always something interesting and it renews itself constantly and that interests me very much. I’m also a big fan of English and Scandinavian Detectives, both on TV and in book form (written in English I prefer to read them in English), and I read at least 2-3 books every week. I ‘m watching Dutch TV again and love the English programs about buying, building and renovating houses. I like to stay informed on developments in the Netherlands.

Why Jenny Stolk chose Gioia del Colle

In Puglia there are many possibilities. You can visit picturesque old village- and city centres and old fishing harbours. There is a lot of Baroque architecture not only in Lecce, but every place has its Baroque. It's just that it is very concentrated in Lecce.

There also are Trulli. In the neighbouring city of Alberobello there is a large concentration, but they can also be found elsewhere. In the Itrie valley there is also a large amount of trulli. They are scattered in the landscape. Behind many farms you'll find a row of trulli and here and there in the fields.

People used to live in the trulli with whole families, incl. the chickens, the donkey and the hay.

In some cases they are still permanently inhabited, but often now they serve as a summer residence. Some people who live in the villages own a group of trulli in the countryside that they inherited from their parents. Most people here never go on holiday outside the honeymoon, but they move from the 2nd half of May to the end of August to their trulli or other small buildings in the countryside. It’s called Villeggiare. They take some pots and pans, and their mattress and will then during summer come to town only once a week on market day. Then they go to their homes as well to water the plants and pick up the mail.

The Apulian cuisine is very honest with good ingredients and a glass of local wine there at. The antipasti (starters) are really the exciting part of it. You should never skip them. People here are still very much into traditional home made food.

In Noci you will find a variety of restaurants. From Pizzeria to Slow Food restaurant and of course many restaurants that have traditional Apulian dishes on the menu. Here you can also drink local wines. Also in Noci all amenities and shops. In our book about the area you will also find both in Noci and many other places one or more restaurants that we can recommend.

There are many wonderful places to visit which you'll find all in our GuestApp.

What makes this villa unique

Your host speaks several languages and we have made a GuestApp with the nicest places to go, the best beaches and restaurants and the road to it. So you do not have the need to prepare for your holidays, with our book you will see and find it all!

The choice of the Adriatic- and the Ionian See and from Villa Lavanda it's possible to see a large part of Apulia.

Every morning an ample served breakfast, that’s different every day. In Villa Lavanda not the usual all sweet Italian breakfast, but also cheeses, cold cuts and eggs. We ask for your wishes and, on request, it's also possible to serve a lactose free, vegetarian or biological breakfast. Breakfast is included at Villa Lavanda. That is quite natural if you're a B&B. Otherwise you would only be a B!

The choice to swap your breakfast on Thursday and/or Sunday for drinks and a light meal if your book at least 6 weeks in advance for a minimum of 7 nights.

Even if you have an early flight, we will make sure that you will have a nice breakfast before departing.

The use of

- Robes, slippers and blow dryer

- A picnic basket (no food) with i.e. beach towels, beach bag and a plaid

- On request also a beach parasol and folding chairs

Free Wi-Fi in and around Villa Lavanda

Free parking on the premises

A guest-lounge with TV, fridge/DIY bar, book bank, tourist-information

It's possible (for a small fee) to use our washing machine. So if you want to, it's possible to come with only hand luggage.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gioia del Colle in Metropolitan City of Bari

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The room has the private use of the splendid luxurious bathroom “Kilmore Quay”. In the bathroom you'll have a bath with a view of the clouds and the stars. There is a separate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • In Room Mt Lavinia there is a double bed and a nice seating area. All beds in Villa Lavanda have new and comfortable mattresses and ample wardrobes. The room has a shuttered window and a mosquito screen. There is always a thermos with cool water in your room. The room has air-condition and central heating. Robes and slippers in your room as well as a picnic basket (no food) which also contains beach towels and a beach bag. Your own copy of our information book about Apulia that will be your guide to the nicest places, the nicest beaches and the best restaurants and how to get there. Free coffee and tea in the guestlounge as well as TV and a fridge/Bar. Free Wi-Fi in and around Villa Lavanda.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
We have made a very good information folder in English that will take you to the most interesting places, the best beaches and restaurants and the routes to it. That makes it unnecessary to prepare for it yourself. We will lead you there and you will see it all.

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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bari Airport (Brindisi is a bit further away)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
At Lamad'acqua
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Bari has ferries to Albania and Greece
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
There are several Golf courses in Apulia
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Gioia del Colle
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
The S.S. 100 Bari-Taranto at 6 km, the Autostrada
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Our neighbours Agriturismo La Mandra
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Chiatona at the Ionian Sea
Car: necessary

Our GuestApp: herein you not only find all the information you need for your stay with us, but also on sights, activities, recommended restaurants in the region, numbers in case of emergency, a link for a car rental discount, etc. The app is free and takes you from the airport or other place to us, but also to all recommended addresses and works also offline. With our app you definitely get more out of your holiday in Puglia!

In Puglia there are many possibilities. You can visit picturesque old village- and city centres and old fishing harbours. There is a lot of Baroque architecture not only in Lecce, but every place has it’s Baroque. It's just that it is very concentrated in Lecce.

There are Trulli. In the neighbouring city of Alberobello there is a large concentration, but they can also be found elsewhere. In the Itrie valley there is also a large amount of trulli. They are scattered in the landscape. Behind many farms a row of trulli and here and there in the fields you can also see them.

They used to live in the trulli with whole families, incl. the chickens, the donkey and the hay.

In some cases they are still permanently inhabited, but often now they serve as a summer residence. Some people who live in the villages own a group of trulli in the countryside that they inherited from their parents. Most people here never go on holiday outside the honeymoon, but they move from the 2nd half of May to the end of August to their trulli or other small buildings in the countryside. It’s called Villeggiare. They take some pots and pans, and their mattress and will then during summer come to town only once a week on market day. Then they go to their homes as well to water the plants and pick up the mail.

The Apulian cuisine is very honest with good ingredients and a glass of local wine there at. The antipasti (starters) are really the exciting part of it. You should never skip them. People here are still very much in to traditional home made food.

In Noci you will find a variety of restaurants. From Pizzeria to Slow Food restaurant and of course many restaurants that have traditional Apulian dishes on the menu. Here you can also drink local wines. Also in Noci all amenities and shops. In our book about the area you will also find both in Noci and many other places one or more restaurants that we can recommend.

There are many wonderful places to visit and what we definitely can recommend is a trip with a large yacht on the Adriatic Sea from Monopoli, Dolphin spotting with conservationists from Taranto, a trip by E-bike to the smaller gems of Apulia. To places you would not otherwise find on your own. Visit the antique and flea market in Martina Franca or Ostuni. Even if you would not buy anything, it is worth it. It is cosy and there is a lively atmosphere. The Castellana Caves are well worth your visit and a must is a visit to the town of Matera in Basilicata. It is only 45 minutes drive from Villa Lavanda and you will find completely different scenery. No more trulli and dry stonewalls. The landscape is much more rugged with mountains and canyons, and the city of Matera is really very special. Here they lived until well into the fifties in cave dwellings and there were also cave churches. Because of this special landscape, many films were shot in Matera.

Last, but not least: beaches at 2 different coasts nearby. You can swim in the sea until around October 20.

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £87.65

2nd rate can also be paid at arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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