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Delightful property with half olympic length pool and drinkable mains water - Frantoio

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking




Frantoio is a compact, and recently refurnished, modern ground floor apartment in a pleasant architect-designed private home in the countryside.

About the property

The Olive Grove

Two ground floor apartments in a pleasant architect-designed private home in the countryside. Unlike the vast majority of homes in the countryside we have recently been connected to mains water. This means the water is potable - no need to buy bottled water, or carry water from public standpipes in town.


Coratina is the principal of the two, having two bedrooms, a bathroom and exceptionally large, open plan, living, dining and kitchen area. Sleeping accommodation is for a maximum of 4 adults, plus two children, or 2 adults with a maximum of 4 children. This makes it an ideal choice for a luxury family holiday.

Both bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning. The bathroom has a full size bath, wash hand basin, toilet, bidet, and a separate shower cubicle.

The living area has two comfortable sofas, digital TV, DVD player, and CD player. There is a large selection of DVD's, CD's and books for our guests to use.

There are two wireless access points for guests to use free of charge, on their smart phone or computer, and computers can be provided for guests who'd rather not pack their own.


Frantoio, the one bedroom apartment, sleeps two adults. One child can also be accommodated by prior arrangement.

Although regular-sized it has everything a couple would need for a relaxing holiday.

The compact kitchen is equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. For those who want to cook there is also sufficient crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils.

The compact bathroom has a wash hand basin, toilet, bidet, and shower. There is a heated towel rail, which is much appreciated for Winter Breaks.

More Details

Margaret Millne
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

hello Margaret,

Our stay at your house was sublime. Each day we think and talk about Puglia and our dear friend, Alfie.

Next year, we would like to come again in september for a few days. 7 days would be too long for us.

Is that posible?

Kind regards to you, David and of course Alfie

Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for Frantoioin San Vito dei Normanni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 Double Bed
  • The twin (or double) bedded bedroom is air-conditioned and has generous wardrobe space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Excellent apartment and highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We returned from our 2-week stay during July feeling that Puglia is a very underrated part of Italy. It is a land of limestone countryside, deep red-brown soils, medieval towns and churches, fine baroque cathedrals, whitewashed villages, attractive coastlines, blue skies, olive groves as far as the eye can see and a gentle way of rural life lived close to the land. The surprising thing is that there are not more tourists to be seen; it really can lay claim to be the forgotten Italy that few people seem to know about.

The Frantoio apartment is the smaller of two on the ground floor of the owners’ house. It comprises a large living/dining area, a generous double bedroom that could comfortably accommodate a third bed or cot, a shower/w.c. and a small, compact kitchen. It is furnished and equipped to a good standard throughout. Additionally, visitors have the use of a 25-metre swimming pool, which is a wonderful facility and easily the best we have encountered in over twenty years of similar apartment holidays. Most importantly of all, Margaret is a welcoming, generous and considerate hostess, concerned to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of her guests at all times. All in all, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at The Olive Grove and would recommend it to others without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a truly wonderful review. We too believe that Puglia is a very special place, and long may it remain so. We really do enjoy welcoming our guests, and have met many people from all walks of life, and look forward to meeting many more.
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week and were made to feel very welcome by Margaret and David. They are the perfect hosts and were always available if needed.

The apartment is clean and well furnished, having all the essentials needed. We did not find anything lacking during our stay.

There was a welcome pack along with some lovely wine waiting for us upon our arrival. It was nice not to have to rush out to get supplies.

The jewel in the crown is the swimming pool which we had all to ourselves. 25 mtrs in length and kept immaculately clean.

Thank you Margaret and David you were the perfect hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous base from which to explore Puglia

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great find. The apartment was more spacious than we had expected. The welcome was a true welcome, with a welcome gift and time taken to share with us all the information we could need. Everything was beautifully clean, and there was a nice atmosphere. An absolute delight was the truly half olympic length pool, which felt completely olympic to us, and which we could - and did - use day and night!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy when people leave here happy. I have my bougainvilea! and am just about to pot it into it's final position. I will send photos when it is done, and has started flowering again - which I am told should be in a few weeks. Margaret and David
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Very nice holiday apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very spacious and well furnished and has everything you need for a good holiday. We enjoyed a relaxing two weeks here seeing the sights of Puglia and relaxing by the pool. The pool is the best in any holiday accommodation we have ever rented and is on a par or better than many hotel pools. The grounds of the house are very well kept and shade can always be found around the olive trees.

The hosts are very helpful if you need anything, the gardener kept us supplied with delicious produce from the garden, we had a relaxing holiday and would recommend this apartment.

A final few words - "What's it all about Alfie" ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Brian. The pool is certainly being enjoyed by our current guests, as the temperatures are in the mid 30's. "What's it all about Alfie" - at the moment Alfie is crashing out in the coolest places he can find, while being the well behaved, friendly little dog that he is.
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Excellent Puglia accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing week at Frantoio, the smaller of the two apartments at the beginning of August 2013. The apartment was clean, well-maintained and equipped and the extra touches such as provision of beach towels and the offer of shopping were welcome. The owners, Margaret and David are excellent hosts and Alfie, the resident dog, is a star! During the week the gardener provided two vegetable/fruit boxes which were welcome. The outside areas, including pool are spacious and clean and we know that Margaret and David intend to further enhance them.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. As only our second guests *** ever *** in Frantoio (our smaller apartment) we are happy we didn't miss anything major during its preparation, however we are not complacent. We have had a lot of valuable feedback this year from guests in both apartments, and as usual we will be sitting down to consider where we can do even better. Margaret and David
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E' stato tutto perfetto!

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo alloggiato nel frantoio per una settimana. E' stata una vacanza perfetta: tra le nuotate meravigliose in piscina, relax e pace all'interno della proprietà, sapori della frutta e verdura del giardino regalataci dai proprietari e tanta cordialità. Non poteva andare meglio. Grazie!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here, and we would very much like to welcome you again in the future. Grazie per le belle parole. E 'stato un piacere avervi qui, e ci piacerebbe molto il benvenuto di nuovo in futuro.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Brindisi Papole
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
San Vito Dei Normanni
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
San Vito Dei Normanni Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
San Vito Dei Normanni
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Torre Gauceto
Car: necessary

Finding places in Puglia's, narrow, winding roads can be difficult - especially so when it's dark and you are tired after a long journey. 'No problem' with The Olive Grove, as the long main drive joins the totally straight Appian Way North-South. In fact almost the entire quick run from Brindisi Airport is on two segments of the ancient Via Appia.