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3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with swimming pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with pool set in a hectare of olives and almond

Situated on the edge of San Michele Salentino in the heart of the Salentino region of Puglia, this is a former farm buildings that has been extended and updated to provide a lovely modern home. The spacious, barrel-vaulted entrance hall gives access to two double bedrooms, both with air-conditioning. A short corridor through the thick original wall leads to the family bathroom and the air-conditioned en-suite master bedroom. A large air-conditioned lounge with French window access to a shady terrace overlooking the swimming pool, a spacious kitchen and a utility room complete the accommodation.

Outside there is a 10m x 5m swimming pool adjacent to the terrace. The property stands in 10,000 square metres of trees, mainly olive and almond but also fig, pomegranate and quince ("cotogni" in Italian, hence the name of the road).

The house is about a mile from the centre of San Michele Salentino, a small town but with all necessary facilities including shops, banks and eating places.

Within easy reach are the Adriatic Coast 30 minutes to the north and, a little further, the Ionian Coast to the south. As a break from the beaches the World Heritage Site of Alberobello, the Baroque architecture of Lecce and the beautiful towns of Ostuni, Ceglie, Cisternino and Francavilla Fontana are short drives away.

We provide a welcome pack, including a sample of our own olive oil, to get you up and running and a detailed guide to all aspects of your stay.

More Details

Maria Demkowicz
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
5 January, 2018

About Maria Demkowicz

We are early retirees from York (Neil a solicitor and Maria a Facilities Manager) who love the pace of life in Puglia and moved to Italy for winter sunshine. In summer we travel and make Villa Filomena available for others to enjoy.

We love good food and outdoor life, both of which are guaranteed in the south of Italy.

Maria Demkowicz purchased this villa in 2012

Why Maria Demkowicz chose San Michele Salentino

Villa Filomena is a country house to the Italians yet is on the edge of town. We are, therefore, in peaceful surroundings but not isolated. There is a pleasant walk into town along quiet backroads and other walking routes in the immediate vicinity.

We always wanted to make our own olive oil and the trees on our land provide much more than we can use. We are also amply supplied with almonds, figs and pomegranates. Most Italians grow vegetables on their country plots; we don't do so because we aren't able to tend them in summer and so we have planted gardens instead.

The house is cool in summer but warm in winter (thanks to underfloor heating that you won't need!). It has spaces for sunbathing and al fresco dining as well as shade when necessary.

What makes this villa unique

The original property was a stone "lammia", probably an animal or tool store for farming use. You can see the evidence of this in the thickness of the walls surrounding the entrance hall. The later additions provide the living areas that we enjoy today, which we have renovated and updated since we bought the property.

Tranquil and yet convenient for town and wider explorations this is a lovely place in which to relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Michele Salentino in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Family bathroom (includes washing machine, Italian style!)
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Adjacent to the pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Can be separated into twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , At front of house
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning. Bedroom 1 has its own en-suite shower room. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share the family bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Michele Salentino, Puglia

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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