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Self contained country apartment with extensive views, 7.5m above ground pool.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment 5 minutes drive to Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Quiet location, large top floor apartment (own entrance) with private pool and wonderful olive grove

The villa is set in two acres of walled grounds close to Ostuni. While we occupy the ground floor, the first floor has been converted into a self-contained apartment. The conversion was originally undertaken so that our children and grandchildren could have their own space when they came to stay, love your grandchildren as you do, you cannot say they are not disruptive at times. And it is nice from time to time to leave the fray in order to recapture the peace and tranquillity we have found here. You enter the apartment via your own stairs though a well appointed kitchen-dining room, on into the lounge, to the right are two doors the first is a toilet, and the second is the shower room. Straight in front of you are French windows to a covered terrace. On the left are two more doors the nearest is a large bedroom, the next door is diagonally across the lounge at the top of a small flight of stairs, this too is a large bedroom, this room has French windows to a large L shaped terrace.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Terry

After working together running the family business, a retail camping shop, for over fifteen years Joan decided it was time to stop and retired from the business.

For years we talked about downsizing now that the children had left home to pursue their own lives. Then one day I said ok lets do it, now Joan desperately wanted to go to warmer climes, and as is not uncommon with us married folk she got her way. So for the last five or six years I have regularly travelled back and forth between Puglia and Kent to run the shop, spending approximately six months in England and the rest of the year here in Puglia. Now I have given up the shop to spend more time with Joan living full time at Casa di Nonna. It is not in my nature not to work so I now look after holiday rental homes for absent owners

Terry purchased this villa in 2004

Why Terry chose Brindisi area

After selling the house in southern England that had been our home for over thirty years, my wife Joan and I (Terry), hitched up a caravan and left England in late 2004 to tour Europe and find a new home. We looked in France, Spain and Portugal all with no avail. Southern Italy had been show cased on the tv and it looked and sounded interesting with it’s truli and relaxed life style. So we headed south and ended up here in Puglia. Were on the first day we decided that a trulo was not for us, but we did find a two story house that same day, ticked almost all the boxes, in particular it was big enough that our children and grandchildren could come to stay. It was far enough from Ostuni to be away from the rush of the tourist season but close enough to be able to join in when we felt the need

What makes this villa unique

We chose this part of Italy and in particular Puglia because it offers a way of life lost to Southeast England a long time ago. The pace of every day life gives people the time to talk, shopkeepers are genuinely pleased to see and serve you, officials are all ready to take the time to advise on the best way forwards, you get the impression that every one you meet is willing to help, but most of all the family here has meaning.

We think the position of Casa-de Nonna offers the best of all worlds, in so much that it is located in the heart of an olive producing region and is set in two acres with over one hundred olive trees, the villa enjoys very good access, having a countryside bus route close by, you know the type, an infrequent although regular and reliable service to the local towns

Guestbook comments from the owner


We came home right on time on Thursday after we left you. Alberobello was a very nice stop on the way up to Bari. I just thought I would say thank you very much for a very nice stay at your place and your kindness helping out with things for us during the week. It was quite nice to meet you and if we visit your part of Italy again we will certainly inquire if your place is available at that time. Hopefully we can recommend you to any friends in the meantime

Kind regards,

David (and the whole Lindgren family).

Hi Joan!

We had a wonderful time with you--and what a lovely apartment! I would recommend it to anyone, and definitely plan to come back. It was great to meet you and Terry--I can well understand why you love that part of Italy so much--so unpretentious, and the people are so nice!

Thanks to your Geraldine, Kate is now hot on the trail of kittens in London, and thinks she has got two already!

All for now,


Alison and Kate
Feb 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ostuni in Puglia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Second wash room - Toilet , Bidet , Large hand basen
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large hand basen
  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled from floor to ceiling, both have wall cabinets that have lit mirrors. First has a large corner shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet are wall hung. Second has a hand basin, toilet and bidet that are also wall hung.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , French doors to large upper terrace.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 in two spacious bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: The upper bedroom has a traditional Queen sized double two side units & lamps and a full wall of matching wardrobes. The lower bedroom has twin beds (can be made up as a double) with matching side tables & lamps and wardrobes Both room have ceiling fans
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. All windows are fitted with insect nets. The double doors from the upper bedroom to the top terrace are also fitted with insect netting. All rooms are equipped with electric plug in mosquito killers . Because Casa di Nonna is our home and we live here the garden is changing from year to year as we create and mould it. We are working on several projects, one is the planting of a small citrus grove and we have just finished a new fish pond Outside: The apartment has private use of two terraces, one accessed from the living room, this terrace has a bistro style table with parasol and four chairs. There is a small set of stairs that connect the terraces. The large L shaped upper terrace can be accessed from the upper bedroom or from the lower terrace via the small set of stairs, this terrace has a built in barbecue, table and chairs, drinks trolley and a coffee table along with sun-lounges and a free standing parasol. There is a large splash pool (24 ft diameter by 4ft deep) in the garden that you are free to use, I say splash pool but we swim in it. We use the same type of sand filter that you would install on a conventional in ground swimming pool and not the paper cartridge one normally associated with smaller splash pools, so the water quality is always good. There are numerous folding garden seats and beds available so you can find your own shady spot to relax in. I should also say that we have two well behaved, friendly dogs. Utility Room: An ironing-board and steam iron are stored in the kitchen as are a vacuum cleaner, broom and dustpan and brush along with cleaning products should you need them. the washing machine is located in the garden bathroom, requisites are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included and changed weekly, pool towels are also provided. While our guests are with us we tend to leave them alone, but should you require a mid week clean or linen change it can be arranged, but it will carry an extra charge. Other: Although not really rooms the apartment has two more living spaces on the terraces the breakfast terrace is covered and benefits from being in the sun for the whole day. The larger upper terrace has more shade during the day, both are lit by wall lamp

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


A wonderful, relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Puglia and we chose to stay at Casa di Nonna for 2 weeks and what a lovely 2 weeks it was. The apartment was spacious and clean and the balcony/verandas were absolutely great. You just look out onto a very cared for garden and miles of olive trees - all fantastic and our 3 year old loved it all, especially the plunge pool. The property is close to all key towns and beaches in the area: Ostuni, Villanova and other beaches, Martina Franca, Alberobello, Poliginano etc. What is good is that although there are lots of tourists in the summer around the beaches and towns, you can always retreat to the tranquil Casa Di Nonna - the best of both worlds. So, the property was great but what about the proprietors? Well, Joan and Terry were fab. When we arrived Joan welcomed us and had filled our fridge with all the basics we'd need, she'd also got Prosecco, fresh bread and a jar of homemade marmalade for us too - delicious. They were extremely friendly and helped us find restaurants and shops and gave us advice when we needed it, but they always made sure that you felt like you had your own space to enjoy the property and the pool. I would recommend this property to all people interested in coming to Puglia - we definitely want to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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first visit to Puglia

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It is in a lovely setting overlooking olive groves and the owner's beautiful garden. It is within easy reach of the Adriatic which we swam in and has a lovely pool to cool down in too. There are also lots of pretty white villages to visit . The owner's are very helpful but give you plenty of privacy as well. We would definitely recomment this apartment and thoroughly enjoyed our first stay in Puglia.

Sue and Chris

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are really pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Puglia and our apartment. Terry
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This property is a delight

  • 5 of 5

Booked for two weeks Owners could not have been more helpful. There were no suprises it was as stated in the description. The apartment was spotless and very comfortable, stunning views, one balcony overlooked the garden......so calming lovely to just sit and watch. The area is always worth exploring, owners know the area well. There are so many restaurants to choose from spoilt for choice. Well worth a visit .... try it it's lovely

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
28 Jun 2017 - 1 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
2 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking conditions.
A reservation will be held for 72 hours, if no deposit is received in that time the reservation will be void
No booking is confirmed until we have received the £250 booking deposit.
On receipt of your deposit a confirmation e-mail will be sent
The balance of the total booking amount becomes due 6 week prior to your arrival
On receipt of the balance a conformation e-mail will be sent along with our address, location details and a link to an interactive map showing the location
Bookings made less than six weeks before the start date are payable in full on booking
Any cancelation made earlier than twelve weeks prior to the arrival date will be refundable in full except for a £50 administration fee
Cancelations made later than twelve weeks prior to the arrival date and before six week prior to the arrival date will be refundable in full except for a £50 administration fee if the property is re-let
Any cancelation made less than six weeks prior to the arrival date, no refund will be given
The damage deposit of £500 can be made by Paypal to Terry@helpinghandspuglia.com before you arrive or by cash on your arrival. Cash deposits will be refunded before your departure less any agreed amounts for breakages or damage, deposits made via Paypal will be refunded within 24 hours less any agreed amounts for breakages or damage.

Changeover Day:
We have no hard and fast rules about changeover days or departure time, unless we have a consecutive booking that is, when we can provide storage for luggage to be collected later on your way to the airport.

Notes on prices:
A breakfast pack is included in the price.
The prices quoted include electricity, gas for cooking, and water, in the summer hot water comes from a solar panel.
Winter prices include the above, plus wood for the fire, water heating is by immersion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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