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Villa in the quiet Puglia countryside with new pool, close to town

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Villa near Ceglie Messapica, Puglia, Italy - with pool and large terrace

Villa Rosa is a beautiful three bedroom villa with a brand new in-ground pool, located in the countryside near the charming hilltop town of Ceglie Messapica. The property includes numerous fruit trees, with a large sunny terrace (including a large covered area) and a brick barbecue. The villa is recently renovated and newly furnished. Villa Rosa is also centrally heated making it an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year.

The town of Ceglie Messapica is only minutes away, with many excellent family-style restaurants and coffee bars. The town of Ceglie Messapica also has all basic facilities including supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers, banks & ATM Machines, a post office and local churches.

Adriatic and Ionian Sea beaches are within a 30/40 minute drive.

Bari airport is approximately 1hr 15min drive and Brindisi airport is less than an hour away.

More Details

John Bambridge
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About John Bambridge

The owners are a British and Italian-American couple currently resident in France, their careers are in Education and Information Technology. They have a daughter working in marketing in London for a major cosmetics company and a son attending university in London.

John Bambridge purchased this villa in 2006

Why John Bambridge chose Ceglie Messapica

Italy has always been our favourite European country, and we were pleasantly surprised to discover the Puglia region a few years ago. The main things that attracted us to the area were the friendly people and the relaxing pace of life. The wonderful food, based on fresh locally-grown ingredients and the excellent local wine, all available at remarkably affordable prices make our visits to Puglia especially enjoyable. After 5 years of regular visits we are still discovering the many small towns in the region and the unspoiled beaches! It is always a pleasure for us to step away from busy city life and enjoy a relaxing getaway in such a beautiful part of the world.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Rosa offers an opportunity to relax in a quiet country setting while at the same time guests are just a few minutes away from a charming hill-top town with many excellent restaurants and a surprising number of cultural events during the summer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet, bidet and sink unit. Washer and dryer located in main bathroom. Second bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Study - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 2 (small children)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, matching wardrobe, dresser and night tables. Bedroom 2 with twin single beds, wardrobe, dresser and night tables. Bedroom 3 with twin single beds, wardrobe and night tables.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Villa Rosa is centrally heated for year-round comfort. No smoking in the villa and no pets please.Internet access is now possible through a portable Internet Key. Purchase of a "top-up" subscription may be necessary, check with owner for more details. Outside: Villa Rosa now has a brand new in-ground pool (10 m x 5m), available from June, 2011 (contact owner for up-to-date photos). The villa also includes a garden with many fruit trees including apple, lemon, plum and olives. A large brick barbecue is available and there is outdoor furniture for enjoying the sunshine or dining in the shade of the veranda. Utility Room: Large indoor storage room and linen cupboard in hallway. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before each guest arrives. Spare linens, towels etc are available. For guests staying longer than one week, extra cleaning available for an additional fee. Other: Small study includes a small sofa which opens into a bed for a child.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Villa in the quiet Puglia countryside with new pool, close to town
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Well equipped, spacious apartment with pool, 10 mins to nearest town.

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped, clean 3 bed (double & 2*singles) apartment, two bathrooms, large living/dining room room and kitchen. Outside eating area & pool, with BBQ. Need a car as nearest town is 10 min drive away. Good base to explore southern Puglia. Very welcoming part of Italy, good food, not expensive. Owner very helpful, welcome pack provided, loads of info regarding local areas available.

Only down side was that it was difficult to get hold of Italian lady looking after us whilst in Italy, and pool needed a few more sun beds (had one).

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Better than ever!

  • 5 of 5

3rd consecutive visit to Villa Rosa (see previous reviews), and recent patio renovation has made it even better! Pasquale has done a great job, John, you must be delighted.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for another very positive review. We're so glad you liked the improved look of the paving around the house. It certainly was a lot of work, but we feel it was worthwhile. We are always trying to make improvements and we are delighted that our guests appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to Puglia was just perfect. Villa Rosa is spacious, very well equipped and is set in a great, quiet location. So easy to access autostrada to venture around. Lovely pool and barbecue area, and perfect views of hillside and Trullis. Villa Rosa felt very safe and was very private. The on site managers were friendly, informative and responded very quickly to turn on the Gas!! Our overall experience was that the villa is great value, superbly furnished and the owners have though of everything! Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, we certainly look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Superb - Again!

  • 5 of 5

Once again a superb holiday at Villa Rosa. Lovely relaxing location, ideal for local amenities. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great property, the photos don't do it justice. The villa is detached, is a good size and is in a good area, quiet but not too far from town (5-10 minutes drive). This was our 3rd visit to Villa Rosa and we always enjoy a wonderful relaxing 2-week stay. The owners are very easy to deal with and provide lots of useful information in advance.

The villa has everything you need. Fab lounging around the good-size pool looking onto the garden and the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive comments, we are really glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you can continue to come back.
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Best Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We are regular visitors to Puglia, and have stayed in many villas/trulli over the past decade. I have to say Villa Rosa is without doubt the best. From start to finish the whole experience has been first class. Communications with John, and the information provided, from the initial enquiry onwards were excellent. The Villa is spacious, comfortable and extremely well equipped and the pool and pool area likewise. The location is superb, with fabulous views from the terrace and pool area. Handily located for restaurants, and the nearby town of Ceglie Messapica. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, thanks so much for your comments, glad you had such a great time, not only at the villa but in the town with their great restaurants and varied cultural events. We look forward to seeing you again next year ! Regards, John and Johanna
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Adriatic beaches can be reached in 30 mins. Ionian sea beaches are about 40 mins drive from the villa.


A car is essential for accessing the villa. Bari airport is about 100km (1 hour 15 mins drive) from the villa. Brindisi airport is less than 1 hour from the villa.


The town of Ceglie Messapica is 3km from the villa. The famous 'white town' of Ostuni can be reached in 15 mins from Ceglie, and the 'trulli' town of Alberobello is about 35km from Ceglie. Other attractions include the historic city of Lecce, the port of Taranto, the Caves of Castellana Grotte and Fasano which features an amusement park and animal safari. Further away is the town of Matera with its ancient cave dwellings.

Further Details:

Supermarkets, banks etc, are available in the town of Ceglie just a few minutes from the villa. There are many outstanding and inexpensive restaurants in the centre of Ceglie and also in the surrounding countryside. Ceglie and many of the surrounding towns have a weekly street market where fresh produce is available.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% is required to guarantee each reservation. Balance due 30 days before start of rental period. Payment can be made by credit card using Paypal or by transfer to the owner's bank account in Italy. Please contact owner for details. Pool is normally open mid-June to mid-September, for
rentals outside these dates with us of the pool please contact the owner.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discount available for stays of 2 weeks or longer, contact owner for details. Move-in/move-out days are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.