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Beautiful tranquil villa 15x5m Pool Availability 14 July, 18 Aug & October 2018

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


About the property

Villa in Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Everything You Need For A Peaceful And Authentic Italian Holiday Experience

A tranquil and spacious country villa, privately situated in a five acre olive grove, with many almonds, figs, pomegranates and pears in season. Uniquely and beautifully furnished in a relaxed mediterranean style. Ideal for three couples or a family group. Each of the bedrooms has its own distinctive character and it's own large private bathroom with shower. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped with hi-spec appliances (large Smeg oven, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine) and large dining table comfortably seating 8. The living room, kitchen and master bedroom, all have large glass doors that lead out onto the covered terrace, which is ideal for lounging and dining during the hot summer months. WiFi included.

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018


Having both worked in the creative worlds of design and advertising, we now work in the healing arts. I am a five Element Acupuncturist and Lawrence a craniosacral and massage therapist.

We wanted to find a piece of heaven to rest and recharge. We found it here in Puglia in a beautiful olive grove, where we have renovated a two cone trullo and stone lamia to create Casale Dell' Oliveto.

ANGELA PORTER purchased this villa in 2010

Why ANGELA PORTER chose Ceglie Messapica

Puglia was a revelation to us back in 2010. A beautiful and unspoiled part of Italy with a wonderful climate, great food, beautiful coastline, friendly people and so, so much to explore and enjoy. From the UK, it is easy to get to all year round.

Property and land is still available to anyone who enjoys a project and has the vision to create something unique and beautiful.

What makes this villa unique

It's so very peaceful here in the countryside and yet nearby there are beautiful villages with exciting markets, wonderful architecture, beaches, restaurants and more.

The villa has a lot of room – private corners here and there to read or relax. A big pool, a choice of eating areas, the BBQ and a kitchen fit for a chef.

The garden is getting well established, especially the walled herb and citrus garden. Parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme and chillis are plentiful and, we've just had our first lemons!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic place, better than the photographs, made for a wonderful holiday. We are a family of five, with two teenage children & one student. We had the most wonderful holiday here. The house was better than we could have expected.Everything was perfect. Sid

We thoroughly recommend this place. Just to say we had a fantastic time at the villa - kids loved the pool, house is beautifully done and we really enjoyed Puglia. Will definitely be back. Jonathan.

The house itself is very well laid out and all of the furniture and furnishings are very tasteful. The pool was also really wonderful, especially with the great hot days that we had. It made for a most relaxing holiday. You have obviously thought through very well what is needed, and you made it one of our best holidays. Thank you. Jon.

This is a seriously stylish villa with an incredible pool... We could not recommend this villa highly enough... The owners have thought of everything to ensure a memorable holiday.
Apr 2012
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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
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • All of the 3 bedrooms have a large en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 7 (3 Bedrooms) & a cot on request Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, en-suite with king size bed, has doors leading onto outdoor terrace. Trullo bedroom, en-suite has a double bed. Tiled bedroom, en-suite, has a super king bed or twin beds An extra fold out bed and a cot can be provided on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Note to parents: The swimming pool and the staircase to the roof terrace are not closed off, so small children should be supervised at all times. Outside: The 15m x 5m private swimming pool (unheated) is fringed by the olive grove and set in a large terrace with comfortable sun loungers and deck chairs. After swimming, you may wish to retreat to the sofas under the bamboo shaded pergola to relax or enjoy your lunch from the BBQ. Space, privacy and tranquility can be enjoyed in secluded areas around the house, within the surrounding olive grove, terraced areas and the walled herb and citrus garden, which is located next to our original wood burning oven. The large roof terrace is the perfect place to start your day with yoga or a coffee, and then the ideal place to enjoy a sundowner before dinner. During your stay, as well as herbs from the kitchen garden, please help yourself to the plentiful figs, pears and almonds when in season. Utility Room: Large upright fridge-freezer, washing machine, butler sink, storage cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, pool towels and bed linen are provided. Weekly clean and linen change. Welcome Pack. Information pack with details on restaurants, beaches and places to visit. For any assistance you can contact our english speaking manager, Ottavio.


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Beautiful tranquil villa 15x5m Pool Availability 14 July, 18 Aug & October 2018
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic stay at Casale dell 'Oliveto

  • 5 of 5

We've had a fantastic stay at Casale dell 'Oliveto. The property was even better than the pictures suggested and had everything needed to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible. The pool area was amazing.

The arrangements went very smoothly, Ottavio met us as arranged and took us to the property, showed us how to use everything, even changed my hire car satnav to English!

Ostuni was great in the evening, very bustly with bars, restaurants and shops. Lots of lovely towns and villages to visit, make sure you head for the historical centres. We'd definitely recommend this property and area to others.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic rural location, beautifully designed and finished trullo with a great attention to detail. Angela and Lawrence are clearly foodies with everything a cook needs (including a traditional wood-fired pizza oven!). The landscaping and outside areas are stunning with a huge terrace that we took full use of every evening during our stay. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place Casale dell'Oliveto is. It is beautifully furnished and decorated both inside and out whilst never losing sight of its main purpose: as a place to relax in comfort within stunning surroundings. The pool is a great size; allowing adults to swim lengths in a futile attempt to work off the local (utterly delicious) food, and children to splash around on the steps in the shallow end. It was also a perfect temperature in early August.

The outside seating and dining area, the verandah, the rooftop and the walled garden offered plenty of variety over our two week stay to lounge and eat in different spots around the house. In fact one is regularly discovering new aspects of it - all thought through with admirable foresight and indeed taste by the owners.

Inside the house stays fairly cool even in the mid-summer Puglian temperatures whilst the vast bathrooms and walk-in showers are the perfect place to cool down before one's sundowners.

Ceglie Messapica is only a 10 minute drive away and provides supermarkets as well as pretty cobbled streets and mouth watering gastronomy. Ostuni and Martina Franca are both extremely picturesque and very close. The coast is no more than 30 minutes away and there are some pretty stylish beach clubs, especially near Savalletri. However when you've got a pool like the one at Casale dell'Oliveto to go back to, the sand, pebbles and swathes of people are often left behind rather quickly!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lots of beautiful memories have been created for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We have really had an amazing holiday at this stunning Villa! Thank you Lawrence and truly felt like one home to another!

You have both carried out an enormous project, with everything thought out! All the details were noticed and appreciated. Felt spoilt!

We will definitely come back

Bally, Gary and Wee Amara


  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you your review. As we work hard to make sure our guests have a unique and special holiday, we greatly appreciate your comments. We are very proud of what we have achieved and it's so nice to hear that you appreciated the detail. Would be delighted to have you revisit our beautiful villa in 2017 and in future years. We’ve certainly found there’s always more to discover in beautiful and charming Puglia.
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Beautiful Villa in amazing Italian countryside

  • 5 of 5

To say that we were excited about our stay was an understatement.

The villa had been a recommendation from a friend who had enjoyed their stay immensely as well.

We were there to celebrate my wife's (significant age) birthday with the bonus of it also being mine and my Father in Laws whilst we were there, three birthday celebrations in all.

The owners agent Ottavio met us in the center of town and we then followed him to the villa in our rental car.

After a pleasant drive on some lovely windy roads we arrived on the gravel road leading to the villa.

Charming is a complete understatement and the first views of the property were all we hoped it would be.

Ottavio then went through all the security and features of the house, gave us a bottle of local fizz and left us to it.

All I can say is that the pictures whilst lovely dont do the property justice until you see it with your own eyes!

Everything was as described and the house was clean, with all modern conveniences yet still with all the old world 'trullo' charm.

There are many sofas, nooks and places to 'hide' from the sun and where a 2yr old daughters schedule will allow plenty of opportunities for peaceful afternoon naps.

Its location leant itself to plenty of day trips to all the local (and not so local) towns and we found many amazing restaurants (great recommendation guidebook put together by the owners) and sight seeing opportunities.

The Italians love children and were so welcoming to us and our toddler.

Angela and Laurence were even able to locate a travel crib for our daughter to sleep in.

Overall the villa was amazing, in an amazing location and in an amazing part of southern Italy.

Totally recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

Having spend a week in this beautiful villa with our daughter, husband and grand daughter. This was to celebrate our daughters 40th birthday.

The villa was everything and more as the description sated. Perfect to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside. The villa was spotlessly clean well maintained and furnished to a high standard (lovely antiques!). We were very lucky with the weather so we visited local towns and villages.

Would highly recommend this for a family holiday or just adults.

We would love to go back to explore more of beautiful Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Torre Guaceto
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our manager, Ottavio speaks fluent English and Italian. On your arrival he will take you to the property, show you around and explain how everything works. He can help you with restaurant reservations, bike hire, taxis, or answer any other questions you may have. Given adequate notice, he can arrange a cook for that special meal, or even a lesson in pasta making. Or arrange food and wine tours or tastings.


For swimming and sunbathing you are spoilt for choice with two coastlines nearby, the Ionian and Adriatic, both with crystal clear water and sandy beaches.

One of the best is Torre Guaceto, a nature reserve, with it's sweeping bay of pale, fine sand, backed by beautiful sand dunes and pine forest.

Many beaches in high season, have beach clubs. There you can rent sun beds and umbrellas,and buy drinks and delicious food. Try the laid back Ostuni White Beach Club at Monticelli.


Brindisi airport is only 25 minutes Bari 75 minutes.

NEW in 2015! Gatwick to Brindisi with EasyJet:

Stansted to Brindisi with Ryanair.

Gatwick to Bari with EasyJet and in high season British Airways.

Gatwick to Rome with Easyjet, then Alitalia to Brindisi.

Heathrow to Bari or via Rome to Brindisi with Alitalia.

There are many car hire companies at Bari and Brindisi.

Holiday Autos, Auto Europe, Atlas and Europcar are reasonably priced with a wide choice of vehicles.


Ceglie Messapica is 4.5 km.

Ostuni 10km.

Martina Franca is 20km.

Savalletri is 38km

Grottaglie, centre of ceramics is 16km.

The baroque city of Lecce is 1hr away.

The closest and best beach is Torre Guaceto nature reserve which is 19km.

Further Details:

Puglia's whitewashed ancient towns rising from acres of silver olive groves, to some make it look more like Greece or even Morocco than other parts of Italy. But here you can have an authentic experience of southern Italy. The land today is cultivated for it's olives, fruits and vines, as it has been for centuries. Narrow lanes twist through a landscape of ancient olive groves, vineyards, orchards and pasture land. Towns and villages stud this landscape, often upon rocky outcrops. Among the most striking and worth a visit, are nearby Ostuni, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello and Martina Franca, all have beautiful old cathedrals, churches and ancient houses.

Nearby Ostuni (10km) is regarded as an architectural jewel, commonly referred to as "the White Town" (La Città Bianca). In the summer months it is a sophisticated tourist destination. The most popular activity here, is to just stroll around watching and greeting people, shopping for souvenirs (olive oil), occasionally stopping at the numerous cool bars for a drink and then maybe, ending up at an intimate restaurant or outdoor pizzeria for a delicious lunch or dinner. There is a huge food and clothes market every Saturday and a delightful antiques market on the second Sunday of every month.

Ceglie Messapica (4.5km) is dominated by the medieval castle and is a gastronomic center. It has a quite provincial feel, but is home to some of the best restaurants in the area. There is an excellent food market every Saturday morning. There are also numerous small, very reasonably priced Osteria to discover, tucked away in Ceglie's ancient winding narrow streets. Delicious rustic food is the specialty here, washed down with the local Primitivo or Negroamaro wine.

Further afield there are many possibilities for excursions. Among our favorites is the spectacular baroque city of Lecce, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Matera and the beautiful coastal towns of Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Gallipoli and Otranto.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid 1 2018
27 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2 2018
17 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2018
22 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
A deposit of around a quarter of the total rental, secures your booking.

Full payment is required 2 months prior to arrival.

We aslo require a £500.00 security deposit which if there is no serious damage, is refundable on your return.

The Wi-Fi here is ideal for emails and research but, subject to 1GB daily download limit and therefore unsuitable for streaming or large downloads.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday during peak periods.
Arrival time from 4pm, (it may be possible to arrive slightly earlier by prior arrangement)
We request you depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Rental includes: linens, towels, pool towels, gas and electricity. In winter months there is an extra charge for heating.

Outside peak periods it may be possible to arrange a short break or a different arrival and departure day. If you require a last minute break (within two weeks of the rental period) a discount may also be possible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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