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Stone Farmhouse between Ostuni and Cisternino



Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the property

Farmhouse in Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Casa Cicerali is Set Above A Stunning Valley Of Olive Trees And Vineyards, 4km From Cisternino

Casa Cicerali is set above a stunning valley of olive trees and vineyards, 4km from Cisternino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The property is a restored 2 bedroom stone farmhouse, which combines the architectural integrity of the original building with contemporary design. The house is semi detached but not overlooked. Renowned local architect, Daniele Corsaro, designed the renovations. Within the surrounding 5 acres of land, there are numerous fruit trees, an almond grove and olive trees separated by meadow and dry stone walls. A bespoke teak decked swimming pool sits at the end of a gravel path for the guests private use.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Benita Davies
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Benita Davies

We are a British family who have lived in Italy for the last 6 years. We have now relocated back to the UK but regularly holiday in this beautiful part of Italy.

Benita Davies purchased this house in 2007

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Stunning Pool, location and property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in August and wish we had stayed longer! The farmhouse was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped, with a great information pack detailing everything you need to know when you arrive.

We went with our two children aged four & six and it was ideal. Beautiful pool with steps in and a shallower part which suited the kids and with stunning views across the olive groves and valley it was the perfect place to relax.

The location is excellent, quiet for when you want it and then close to villages, towns and beaches when you want to go off and explore. The restaurants in nearby Casalini are very good, great food (lots of it!), excellent value and very friendly.

The owners were very helpful and quick to respond to any queries we had prior to travelling and during our stay.

We will definitely be returning and would recommended this property to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review, we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Cicerali, we hope to welcome you back in the future. Benita and Mat
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Beautiful farmhouse with lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful traditional farmhouse with vaulted ceiling in a peaceful location with lovely views across olive groves and valleys. The property was spotless and very well equipped - perfect for self catering and al fresco dining, with delicious meals also available to order from the owners who were very friendly and helpful. Excellent restaurant and pizzeria in the nearby village. Great base to explore the pretty white hilltop towns (great markets) or a 20 min drive to the lovely beaches. Good for cycling and the owner took my husband out for a day's tour of the area. We also spent a lot of time just relaxing by the pool, which my son loved. The owners provided a really useful guide to the area with restaurant recommendations. We enjoyed it so much we have just booked to go back again this year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Cicerali and we really look forward to seeing you again this year. Happy New Year!
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Stunning and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazing house for a week in July, it is very private and very quiet and has an exceptional view of the valley from the patio, the surrounding land and the pool.

We travelled with our 3 year old daughter and it was perfect. The house was immaculate and had everything we needed and a beautiful pool that we used every day

I would highly recommend this house for couples and families with children of all age groups.

It was a wonderfully relaxing week in an idyllic region of Italy

It has a village within walking distance through country lanes that has grocery shops and a couple if very good restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we really enjoyed meeting you all and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.
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Beautiful farmhouse with loads of character

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 days at the beginning of April.

The house is amazing (beautifully restored) with loads of character and in a very beautiful relaxing location.

Benita and her family are incredibly kind and went out of their way to help us in every way they could. They could not have been any nicer or any more helpful.

The house was pristinely spotless and every thing we needed was provided and more. The house is great for kids and really family friendly.

They even very kindly allowed us the use of their child's bike for our 5 year old daughter and organised bike hire with child seats for us and our other kids.

It was so great to have access to all their local knowledge of the area.

Matt, Benita's husband brought Brian and I out on these incredible bike rides - we loved them so much.

I can't recommend Casa Cicerali or Benita and her family highly enough. Beautiful house, place, location and Benita and Matt (and family) are amazing people who really went over and beyond to make our stay a really precious one.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cat for your brilliant feedback. We really enjoyed meeting you all at Casa Cicerali and we hope to see you again either in Puglia or in Ireland. Keep in touch!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Casalini at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Brindisi at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Domenico, Savelletri at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ostuni at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pizzeria La Piazzetta, Casalini at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ostuni at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary


The house is a 20 minutes drive from the Adriatic coast and the beaches of the Ionian coast are about 1 hour away by car.


Casa Cicerali is situated between Ostuni and Cisternino.

The house is approximately 45 minutes drive from Brindisi airport, an hour from Bari and 3 hours from Naples Airport. Ryanair operate from London Stansted to Bari and Brindisi. Easy Jet fly from London Gatwick to Bari and in Summer to Brindisi. British Airways fly from London Gatwick to Bari and also to Naples.

Car Hire is recommended and at each airport you can find car hire offices, although it is advisable to book online prior to your arrival.


The Baroque cities of Martina Franca and Lecce are nearby, along with the Unesco World Heritage Sites of Alberobello and Castel del Monte.

The fishing ports of Monopoli and Polignano al Mare are excellent places to sample local seafood and charter fishing boats.

Further Details:

There is a post office with an ATM in the square in the local village of Casalini about 2km from the house, also 2 small but well stocked supermarkets and a small butcher's shop. There are 3 restaurants in Casalini, choose from fantastic wood fired pizza, typical Pugliese cooking or a Braceria serving local meats cooked on the grill. Casalini is a 20 minute walk from Casa Cicerali through country lanes.

For a larger variety of shops, restaurants and bars, Cisternino and Ostuni are about a 10 minute drive away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
30 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To confirm the booking we require a deposit of 30% of the price of the stay, payable by bank transfer, while the balance is to be paid one month before arrival. We require a security deposit of £250 also paid one month before arrival that will be returned by bank transfer at the end of the stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day in High and Mid season is on Saturday, however, in low season the changeover day can be flexible. In low season, shorter stays and long weekends are also possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • There is one main bathroom with shower, wc, bidet and heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Both bedrooms are situated off the main open plan living area. The main bedroom has a double bed and the twin bedroom has 2 single beds with the original barrel vaulted roof. Wooden patio doors lead off the twin bedroom to the terraces.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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


  • Within the surrounding 5 acres of land, there are numerous fruit trees, an almond grove and olive trees separated by meadow and dry stone walls. A private bespoke 11 x 5m teak decked swimming pool, sits at the end of a gravel path. Guests can help themselves to organic seasonal fruit and herbs. The pool is open from May through to October. We provide a pre arrival shopping service and we can prepare a selection of homemade fresh meals to order, using fresh local produce. Weekly cleaning, linen, pool towels and towels are provided. There is a washing machine housed in the cupboard in the bathroom, along with the Gas boiler and storage. A sat nav is available for use by guests. Casa Cicerali has under-floor heating throughout and a heated towel rail in the bathroom . The heating is charged at a weekly rate of €70, this is payable locally, on departure.

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