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Idyllic Country Villa With Large Private Pool & Tennis Court, Sleep Up To 20 - Mirtillo -ground floor, sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Mirtillo -ground floor, sleeps 4

Incorporating the renovated ancient trullo as the double bedroom and lamia as the twin-bedded room, this delightfully spacious and light ground-floor apartment has it's own private patio, open plan kitchen, shower room and a generous reception room with a wood burning stove for the colder nights.

About the property


'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.

More Details

Philip Marvin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

About Philip Marvin

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.

Philip Marvin purchased this apartment in 2013

What makes this apartment unique

Peace and quiet and SO MUCH space!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having such a good time exploring the towns and the LOVELY countryside!

The house is magnificent and your notes and recommendations are in constant use.

Thank you both so much!
Apr 2015
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owners to confirm availability as the property is advertised elsewhere. 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:
Discounts available where two or more units taken together outside July/August.
Any card charges will be added to the rental fee.


Accommodation and facilities for Mirtillo -ground floor, sleeps 4in Cisternino in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The wonderfully character-filled bedrooms are inter-connecting, separated by a heavy curtain.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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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Mirtillo -ground floor, sleeps 4
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

great apartment in a beautiful location

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Very clean and spacious apartment with lots of good facilities. In a lovely location with a pool. Had everything we needed and the booking was very well handled too.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

We will be running a 'Shakespeare in Italy' week in 2018. 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 mid May til end September, but exact dates depend on weather.