Villa Petrose's stone foundations and central core date back to the 18th century when it was covered just by a thatched roof which was later replaced by vaulted stone roofs and take the form we see here today. Restructured with the class and style that only two renown Italian architects can have resurrecting the structure and the original spirit of the house using all local indigenous materials. It is located along the Old Salento way that connects Taranto to Maruggio the Templar Knights road is reflected in the small templar church right next to the Villa dedicated to San Giovanni patron saint of Sava.
The property is immerse in the famous Manduira vineyards which produce the wonderful Primitivo wine and just a few kilometers beyond are the splendid white beaches along the Ionic Sea. The property itself extends for over 12,500 sq. m. of typical Ionic rocky terroir filled with wide secular olive, almond and fig trees, all sprouted from what was a seabed hundreds of years ago giving the whole area a mysterious sense of elegance.
The remodeling respects the original layout leaving all of the rooms lined up and uniting in the grand living room closed off with glass looking over the marvelous Pugliese landscape of olive trees mixed with a pine forest.
270 sq. m. of living space is divided into four double bedrooms each with its own en suite bathroom. All of the furnishings were also designed by the architects reflecting, using and emanating elements of local nature evoking the sea, the surrounding colors and shades that harmoniously fuse well with the stones and other materials used for the structure itself.
All of the original aspects of the house that were restored were simply enriched with additional complementary details such as the little stone sink in one of the bedrooms, or the terra cotta door frames as well as little details in the flooring with a flourish of design here and there from the world famous ceramicists in nearby Grottaglie. The large living room that segways into the sleeping area is detailed with natural linen curtains, grays, and whites, bringing in leather deco armchairs from Paris accented by modern crystal and steel tables. Instead the beds, sofas and wardrobes were inspired by the linear German and Scandinavian design. The kitchen just beyond full of light through the abundance of glass features it's lovely table created from an old oak tree trunk.
A glassed in covered patio of about 60 square meters leads to the main entrance where you will find three double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the ground floor. Fully equipped modern kitchen with refrigerator and dishwasher, pantry/laundry room, powder room are all also on the ground floor.
Up to the first floor, is the fourth double bedroom with en suite bathroom, and four terraces. In two bedrooms there is a further bed that can be set on request.
Next to the pool area there is now a new 5th bedroom with en-suite bathroom. this is a 20 sq. m. double bedroom, furnished in a local and minimalist style. The bedroom is air-conditioned.
The outdoor area consists of about 200 sq. m. of pine forest, ceramic outdoor table decorated with Majorca tiles, wooden gazebo over a water-well with seat and table, fully equipped external cooking area and a 6 x 12 m. pool.
A new organic vegetable garden is at guest disposal with its fresh fruits and vegetables.
In the garden immersed in the olive trees you'll find also a relaxing area for meditation and yoga with a wooden platform.
A new fitness area is on the top of the roof with a multifunction bench.
Things to do on the property or in the immediate area: wine tours, eno-gastronomic tours, spa treatments - massage treatments in house upon request, zoo safari in Fasano ( 35km), the beach - the closest is just 10 minutes away: transparent waters and fine sand.
Distances from main points of interest: Sava about km 2.5; Manduria 7km; Beach Marina di Maruggio-TA km 6.5, 10 km Ostuni, (Airport) Brindisi , 65 km., Bari Airport 140 km, Lecce 60 km, Gallipoli 60 km, Otranto 110 km....Read more
It is located along the Old Salento way that connects Taranto to Maruggio the Templar Knights road is reflected in the small templar church right next to the Villa dedicated to San Giovanni patron saint of Sava. The property is immerse in the famous Manduira vineyards which produce the wonderful Primitivo wine and just a few kilometers beyond are the splendid white beaches along the Ionic Sea.
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