The villa is located 2 km from the sea, in the countryside between Carovigno and the coastal resort of Specchiolla, 20 minutes from Brindisi airport and 65 minutes from Bari. Carovigno is the last town on the edge of Le Murge - the upland plains of Puglia - before the land gradually falls in height to meet the coastal plain of Brindisi. Close by are various beach resorts, small ports, and the internationally protected nature reserve of Torre Guaceto.
The villa is in 2900 sq.m of land (c 3/4 acre) comprising Mediterranean garden and olive groves, with its own private swimming pool (open mid May - early October), and a roof terrace with a wide view of the Adriatic Sea, 2 km away. It is in open countryside but only 4km from the interesting small town of Carovigno. It has a comfortable living and dining room with air-conditioning / central heating. The villa was newly fitted in 2007/8, with new bathrooms and a new fitted kitchen, and three double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room. All the furniture and equipment are new and well appointed and the villa is redecorated each season. Outside, there are two large covered terraces, a pool terrace, a small trullo and a pizza oven. Olive trees, pears, almonds, pomegranates, grapes, figs, prickly pears, lemons, artichokes,. and many decorative plants, grow in the garden, plus trees, flowers and shrubs. Apart from the obvious attractions like the beaches and the villa's private pool, we can also offer horse-riding lessons via local friends. More information about what to see and do: Puglia has so much to see and do, and is still largely unknown to non-Italians. Of course, in summer, the beaches are the biggest draw, but there are numerous interesting small towns and villages, as well as the wonderful Baroque city of Lecce, all within an hour's drive or less from this villa. Some of the architectural features, such as the 'trulli' houses, are unique to the local area. There are also natural features close by, such as caves and gorges, and the marine and nature reserve of Torre Guaceto, and many churches and grottoes and sites of archaeological interest. For children, there is the Zoo Safari Park, and other attractions such as water parks, and on the coast there are facilities for water sports and other activities. The owners have compiled information which is available in the villa on some of the many attractions, and have also created a web site with more information on-line.
Activities: Golf is available nearby (see owners' web site) and horse riding (experienced riders only). Walking and other activites such as bird-watching and snorkeling are available at Torre Guaceto, with possibilities for sailing and boat trips further along the coast. Cycle rental is also possible. In September, visit the wineries to experience the 'Welcome to the Harvest' day, and in the olive harvest time, make a visit to one of the olive pressing establishments. During the summer and at Easter and Christmas time, there are numerous festivals in local towns and at the coast.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests can use the whole property, the house will be inhabited only by guests. There will be a person in charge of the reception, which will provide all relevant information.
Perfect for summer outdoor living, with large covered terraces surrounding the villa, where seating is provided for outdoor dining, or just relaxing. Laze by the pool in summer, or sit on the roof terrace with a cool drink in the evening, gazing at the blue Adriatic, any time of the year.
In the owners' view this could be suitable for families; please note that the pool area is unguarded, and parts of the garden are rocky. There is a hip-height wall around the roof terrace. Thus children, especially young ones, would need careful supervision.