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Idyllic Country Villa With Large Private Pool & Tennis Court, Sleep Up To 20 - Melograno - ground floor.



Updated: 08-Sep-2016
Country Palazzo / Villa in Cisternino, Ostuni, Puglia, Italy - Beautiful Rural Setting With Olives, Figs and Almonds, 15 Mins From Beach; 5 Mins From Town

'A gorgeous villa...Villa Sant'Annina is a magnificent restored country house set in wonderful rustic grounds with panoramic views' The Italian Magazine.

The property is set amongst olive, fig and other fruit trees and has a lovely big kidney shaped swimming pool, next to which is a full sized tennis court. Cisternino is five minutes by car, Ostuni, Martina Franca and Locorotondo around 15 minutes - all with their unique ancient centres/markets and a fabulous choice of food, restaurants and bars. The whole region is widely considered to be the most beautiful and unspoilt in Puglia. You are only 15-20 minutes by car from excellent sandy beaches.

The grounds are bound by natural stone walls and at the far end of the land there is a lovely view down to the sea. The Villa splits into four private wings sleeping 4, 4, 4 and 8 or can be rented as a whole.

Details for holiday apartment Melograno - ground floor., 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Whole of the ground floor of the property with private terrace, leading to swimming pool, tennis court and beautiful grounds.

Bedroom 1 with King size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and en suite bathroom (shower, basin, WC)

Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe incorporating drawers.

Bedroom 3 with Super King size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers,

Bedroom 4 with twin beds, chest of drawers, wardrobe .

Large fitted kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, sink and fitted cupboards.

Bathroom with luxury shower, WC, bidet and basin.

Enormous living/dining room with sofas, dining table, log burning stove for the cooler months and a TV for DVD use only.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We took over Sant' Annina on July 8th 2013.

It is set in a magical area with a beautiful drive down narrow lanes for about a mile before you arrive. It is private but not isolated with a couple of neighbours nearby. It is brilliantly positioned for the coast/beaches, two international airports and four beautiful old towns, all within easy reach. The wonderful local produce sold in vibrant, colourful local markets is a particular highlight. The villa is a relatively modern building which dwarfs the old lamia and trullo buildings. In the winter of 2013 we refined and expanded what was there - creating a proper tennis court and a new apartment which incorporated the garage, older lamia and trullo.

We hope to offer retreats and art courses of various kinds in the future.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Philip and Suzie,

We had a delightful week in your lovely home in Puglia - a thousand thanks for for letting us enjoy it as well as going to a special effort to prepare it for us. We loved the landscape and nearby towns and villages - you must want to spend lots of time there. We were captivated by the variety of orchids on your land - the Bee orchids were stunning. With grateful thanks and best wishes.
Apr 2015
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

We will be running a 'Shakespeare in Italy' week in 2016 ( July - fully booked). Please contact us for future details


The nearest beach is a beautiful 15 minute drive. This is the best family beach in the area, with water sports, fabulous beach restaurant, bar, sunbeds etc. The Puglian coastline offers some 500 miles of white sandy beaches. Whilst the local beach is our family favourite, there are beaches for every taste from tiny rugged coves to beautiful white sandy nature reserves.


Ryanair, Easyjet, Alitalia and British Airways fly to Bari or Brindisi airports. Brindisi is our favourite (Ryanair or Alitalia from Stansted or Heathrow) and is about 55 minutes away by car. There is also a port at Brindisi offering ferries to Greece. Bari airport is about 65 minutes away.


Villa Sant'Annina is wonderfully positioned to explore the whole region. It is a 5 mins drive to the beautiful old city of Cisternino with its lovely old cobbled streets, fantastic restaurants and bars and huge market. It is also a short drive to Ostuni, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Alberobello (world heritage site/trulliland). The ancient site of Egnazia to the north is an easy drive and a must see stopping off at the port of Savelletri - great for buying fresh fish.

Further Details:

Activities locally available include: Fasanoland - a fantastic safari/theme park for kids, sea/ocean, watersports, tennis, Castellano caves (amazing), many wonderful towns to explore. We provide a detailed information pack for guests covering all aspects of the region. There is a huge 24 hour Conforama supermarket only 20 minutes away.

The swimming pool is normally open late April til mid October, but exact dates depend on weather.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring - pool closed
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring/Summer - pool open
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer - pool open
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer - pool open
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn - pool closed
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners to confirm availability as the property is advertised elsewhere. A 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. A returnable security deposit is also required. No smoking within the property is allowed at any time.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday, but flexible for longer stays and/or off season.

Notes on prices:
25% of total price due at time of booking plus returnable security deposit £250/£500. Full price must be paid eight weeks prior to rental start date. Discounts available where two or more units taken together outside July/August.

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Updated: 08-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Peace and quiet and SO MUCH space!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • One large family bathroom with a huge walk-in shower. One ensuite bathroom. One separate lavatory.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Two large double bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom, two twin-bedded rooms. Two extra campbeds also available.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa and rugged grounds are extensive. The property is wonderful for families holidaying together but works equally well for smaller parties wanting some privacy. Villa Sant' Annina provides simple, cool interiors ideal for summer living. Bath towels and linens are all provided. Beach towels can be provided on request. There are two washing machines for communal use in a small wash house. This is available for use between 9 and 11.30am each day. Outside: The rustic grounds extend to 9000 sq.m. of olive, fig, almond and fruit trees (you are welcome to help yourself!). There are plenty of lovely places to sit outside, around the pool beneath a shaded gazebo and on the private terraces and roof terrace. The rugged grounds are very typical of the area (don't expect Kew Gardens!) and offer a wonderful selection of citrus, olive, almond and soft fruit trees. The terrain is great for walking around, sitting in the shade and for children to explore (sturdy shoes recommended). There are spectacular views to the sea from the far boundary wall which is bounded by a forest. The grounds, pool and tennis court are for the exclusive use of our guests. The beautiful pool is perfect for children and adults with shallow and deep ends (please ensure that children are supervised at all times). A barbecue, tables and chairs are provided for al fresco dining.

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