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Exceptionally Spacious Farmhouse (340 Sq M) With 14m Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Aug-2016
Villa / Farmhouse between Martina Franca and Ostuni - Peaceful Setting In The Typical Pugliese Hill Village Of Pascarosa, Twenty Minutes From The Coast

This extremely spacious and beautifully-finished house overlooking the magical Valle d'Itria sits amongst its own vineyard, orchard and olive grove, Situated in a tiny hill village, the converted farmhouse has been architecturally-restored to preserve its ancient vaulted stone ceilings and walls, in harmony with a 21st century lifestyle. The natural stone terraces feature a gazebo, built-in barbecue and eating areas and a shaded east facing veranda makes for an ideal breakfast spot. A brand new swimming pool and a historic trullo are nestled amongst the many fig, walnut and cherry trees of the extensive grounds.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is a beautifully converted farmhouse in a lovely stretch of Puglian countryside, and a wonderful location from which to explore the baroque towns of Martina Franca and Lecce. We have stayed in some excellent villas in Spain, Greece, and other parts of Italy, but this outshines them all. Fabulous interiors, loads of space outside, and an imaginatively constructed large size pool surrounded by fig trees with a seductive distant view of the 'white town' of Ostuni. Highly recommended."

David Henshaw and Lesley Bonner - July 2013.
Jul 2010
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11 Reviews

4.7
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

When can I go again ?

  • 5 of 5

I have just spent a five day break I this beautifully converted farmhouse in Pascarosa, Puglia! I can only confirm what a lovely place to have a holiday. The village is so pretty with trulli dotted everywhere! The farmhouse has everything to make a perfect holiday-- beautiful bedrooms,well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge for relaxing!! The pool so welcoming on very hot days and fig frees for shade! The surrounding area, such pretty places to visit and plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from!! A car is essential to see the sights! I would certainly love to go again! Thanks Elizabeth ! x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London, United Kingdom
5

Wonderful old farmhouse in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for a family holiday in Puglia. This was our first time in Puglia and we were delighted with the area: it combines the climate and architecture of Provence or Tuscany with the plain unspoilt charm and lovely beaches of Cornwall or Brittany. The landscape is breath taking – blue skies, rich red soil, deep green vineyards and olive groves, clean white drystone walls and trulli. Pascarosa is perfectly situated between Ostuni and Martina Franca, with several stunning medieval hilltop towns about 7-10 km away in every direction. Each town has a beautiful baroque ‘centro storico’ and several excellent restaurants serving very good local food and wine. It is only 15km to the coast. The local people are very friendly and welcoming. The house itself is an old converted farmhouse set in acres of vine, olive, fig and almond trees, with superb views across the valley eastward to the town of Ostuni, whose walls change from rosy pink to bright white depending on the light and the time of day. The beautiful pool is set among pine and fig trees (fresh figs straight from the trees for breakfast every day!) and catches the cooling hilltop breeze perfectly. The style of the interior design is understated elegance. In the old part of the house two of the bedrooms have beautiful domed ceilings, and the sets of double doors linking the spacious sitting room, kitchen and terrace can all be opened up to create a wonderful living/entertainment area. The village/hamlet has a nice pizzeria and there is a shop at the nearest garage which sells all essentials and where family cooking (menu changes daily) is available to eat there or take away. The house was spotless and the gardens and pool discreetly maintained throughout our stay.

We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to coming back…

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Windsor
5

We already booked again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first non-hotel holiday ever and we were anxious as to whether Elizabeth and Ian's house would live up to our hopes. We need not have worried. The location is wonderful and is exactly as the website says. The charm of the house is that it feels very natural and understated but is very elegant, set in farmland, with lovely views from the fabulous pool area. It was spotlessly clean and three wonderful women met us to settle us in, with provisions already in situ and lovely gifts on the table for us to enjoy. Dinner was waiting on the table at 10pm at night on the day of our arrival and was much appreciated. Elizabeth could not have been more helpful and tolerant of our endless questions, but that made a difference to the set up of our holiday. Anything we asked for while there, she sorted out very quickly. The house is in a historic area, with beautiful towns, inexpensive restaurants and charming local shops all within a 30 minute drive. We shopped daily in Cisternina for our groceries and the food was fresh and delicious. We love cooking, and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. The utter charm of Puglia is that it feels like you have gone back in time. The pace is slow and that suited us perfectly. We have booked another three weeks in 2015, that says it all.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa perfectly placed

  • 5 of 5

A group of seven adults just spent a wonderful week in this large, well equipped and beautiful house. Everything was provided, it's calm and lots of outdoors space for little and big kids! What sets this rental apart is the support we received. Elizabeth sent me lots of tips to make the most of the area, booked a table in the local pizzeria, and there are several people in the village to help out.

Set between the two towns you are ideally situated either way as long as you have a car.

Couldn't ask for better.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at this stunning villa in August with a group of family and friends that ranged in age from 19 to 65. Everybody loved it! The house itself is beautiful - spacious, gracious, and well equipped, including the kitchen. Everything was impeccable. The owners went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and responded immediately to questions and requests. The custodian Angela was very helpful and the local people were friendly.

Even though it was hot in August, we were perfectly comfortable. The pool is spectacular, on an elevated spot surrounded by fig trees, with views toward the historic town of Ostuni on a distant hill. I often rose early to watch the sun rise.

The area is interesting. I enjoyed visiting the baroque town of Lecce and the nearby towns, although we spent most of our time at the villa and relaxing by the pool. This is a beautiful place that I'd highly recommend. You will need a car if you want to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Oxfordshire
5

3rd Visit - Cant wait for a 4th

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I have stayed in this property. The listing of the property is completely accurate. This is a large farmhouse and is always beautifully clean and well maintained to an extremely high standard. The owners supplied us with a contact number in case of emergencies which is comforting as a non italian speaker. I have stayed both as a couple and with a group of friends and on each occasion have fallen more in love with Puglia and Pascarosa.

The village is welcoming. The Pizzeria is hospitable and charming and makes beautiful bread for sale each morning. There are some fabulous villages and small towns to explore along with beautiful beaches a short drive away. Frankly though there is nothing better than visiting one of the local markets and purchasing the wonderful fresh produce of the region and returning to the villa to enjoy it sitting on the verhanda with a glass of Primitivo.

This farmhouse is on the edge of the village which makes you feel completely secure. It is up above sea level so there is always a wonderful breeze which even in the height of summer makes the temperatures pleasant. The pool is situated with superb views of the surrounding area. Cant wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The local area has festivals for everything from cheese, to opera, to handicrafts, to ceramics. All these take place at various times in the year.

Cookery courses, wine tasting, horse riding, cycling and sailing can all be organised, but please do specify in advance if you would like us to arrange participation in any of these activities.

Coast/Beach:

This area is ideally situated for getting to both the Adriatic and Ionic coasts. There are lovely beaches within a twenty minute drive. The nature reserve at Torre Guacetto is half an hour away where sailing and wind surfing courses take place.

Travel:

It is almost essential to have a car. There is a quaint little station just outside the village serviced by an infrequent local train, however there is a mainline service departing regularly from all the surrounding towns.

Car hire can be organised at both Bari and Brindisi airports, or in the local towns. As always, it is best to book in advance. All the major car rental companies have offices at both airports.

Distances:

Cisternino: 6 km

Ceglie Messapica: 11 km

Martina Franca: 13 km

Ostuni: 18 km

Alberobello: 24 km

Brindisi: 45 km

Further Details:

Puglia is renowned for its excellent food and wine. There are a wide range of historic towns differing in age and style, including Alberobello, a Unesco World heritage site. There are some beautiful cities and towns, with churches, castles, palazzi, trulli, gardens, museums, caves and archaeological sites to be explored. Lecce is a city of particular beauty, with some unique examples of Baroque architecture. Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica are all within a fifteen minutes drive from the house.

Each town has weekly food markets (on different days), with fresh, local produce of the highest quality. Local specialties include Martina Franca's Burrata to Ceglie Messapica's Biscotti. The area also has excellent restaurants, with a particularly good pizzeria a five minute walk from the house. Wonderful food can be found in every price range, from the local trattorias to the four, Michelin starred restaurants nearby.

The area is covered with olive groves and vineyards. The area around the house is also dotted with Trulli. It all makes for a very scenic countryside.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Early summer
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
High season
22 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,800
for 7 nights
£3,800
 
 
Late summer
20 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost must be paid within 7 days. The reservation will be confirmed as soon as the deposit is received. The balance must be paid within 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit of £500 is also required and will be returned when our agents confirm a satisfactory hand over. The rental price includes €50 of electricity. The value that you use over this amount will be deducted from your security deposit.

Changeover Day:
In the busy periods, the change over day is Saturday. Departure time is 10.00am and arrival time for the next clients is not before 3.00pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Floor Area

  • 340 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1: bath, basin, combined loo and bidet, bath and heated towel rail. Bathroom 2: ensuite (bed 3) with shower, basin, loo and bidet and heated towel rail. Bathroom 3: wet room style shower, basin, loo, bidet, washing machine, heated towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms, 1 extra Bedroom in Trullo) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 double/twin beds with fans Bedroom 3 has an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, double bed. Bedroom 4 has a single bed and fan Bedroom 5 twin bedded in a separate rustic trullo 30m from the house & without loo

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We respectfully ask that people do not smoke in the house. Regretfully we cannot allow animals. Outside: A large pool and a historic trullo are nestled amongst the almond, fig, walnut and cherry trees. The natural stone terrace features a gazebo, built-in- barbecue and eating areas. There is also an olive grove and small vineyard. The extensive veranda, onto which all three bedrooms have access overlooks the Mediterranean garden and the vineyard and is a wonderful spot for enjoying a peaceful breakfast in the early morning sun. There is an outdoor ping pong table and hammock under the shade of antique olive trees. Utility Room: Access to the larder is from the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house, linen and towels are all laundered and changed once a week. Our excellent cleaner, Vita, will arrange additional help whenever, and for as long as you would like, at an hourly rate for ironing, cleaning, baby sitting etc.

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