Villa Rosa - 3 bedroom villa with large pool
Villa Rosa - 3 bedroom villa with large pool
Situated in a beautiful quiet, unspoilt valley off the road between Martina Franca and Ostuni, this 3 bedroom detached villa is an ideal away from it all place to relax, situated within its own olive grove in the hills. It is only a 15 min drive to the coast where you can choose a range of sandy beaches and rocky coves. This villa has a large fenced 10 x 5m oval pool with depth of 1.5m situated in front of the property with a paved walkway down to it and offers free wi-fi. It is especially suited for families with children as the pool is fully fenced and a cot is available. The villa is also surrounded by 2,575sq metres of private land.
FLEXIBLE BOOKING POLICY
This property has a flexible booking policy and can be booked on the day of your choice and for less than one week . Please send a message with dates to the owner if you wish to book any periods less than one week. We can accept enquiries and bookings in other languages including French, Spanish and Italian and can translate the description for you. Please ask us if you prefer to pay in euros. The price includes a generous welcome pack.
Apulia is a traditional Italian holiday area with a great reputation for its local cuisine. Eating out is a wonderful experience at the characterful "Osteria" in all the surrounding historic towns (especially the antipasti). Food and drink is much cheaper than the UK, especially if you buy in the colourful local markets.
The villa is a 40 min drive from Brindisi airport which has good deals from London Stansted, UK with Ryanair. It is a 2.5 hour flight and flights normally leave early evening. There is also the option of Bari airport served by Ryanair, Easyjet and BA which is just over an hour's drive away or Alitalia via Rome or Milan from the UK. Pescara or Naples airports are 4 hours away and may have cheaper flights.
Perfect for those who want to:
- enjoy the countryside views
- explore the lovely villages and historic towns nearby
- taste the authentic Italian Puglian cuisine at the local Osteria and restaurants in the towns nearby
- visit the local music festivals and festas in the region during the summer months
- relax on the nearby sandy beaches and coves
- practice their Italian with the friendly locals (a phrase book and dictionary are provided).
The villa is a 15 minute drive from the coast and 5km from the nearest historic town of Ostuni. The nearest beach is Torre Pozella and the coastal nature reserve of Torre Guaceto is about 10km away with footpaths and secluded beaches.
Villa Details Sleeps up to 6 - inc. 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms with internet access
Indoors 1st Floor
This villa has a king bedded room, a twin or double bedded room, shared bathroom (shower, basin & toilet). Each room has ceiling fans and bedroom downstairs has a free-standing fan. The open plan lounge has a wood burning stove, TV, DVD, CD & cassette player and kitchen/dining area with microwave, full gas cooker & oven, grill, toaster, and fridge/freezer.
There is an ensuite twin or double bedded room (low ceiling) with its own private entrance with a separate ground floor entrance with a shower room (shower, basin & toilet).
The villa has a large fenced and gated oval pool (10m x 5m & 1.5m deep) with patio area.
A shaded balcony on the first floor with outdoor table & chairs is perfect for breakfast with an outdoor patio with gazebo, garden and barbecue area for outdoor dining. This villa is well equipped for eating and relaxing outside with sun loungers, umbrellas and garden furniture. Parking spaces are available for up to 3 cars.
Please note that the villa is situated on a narrow road and is unsuitable for vehicles more than 1.8m wide (eg wide people carriers). A car is highly recommended for this villa as you would need to drive to local shops and restaurants.
There is a mini market about 3km from the house and full directions are provided. The nearest supermarkets are in Ostuni called Cityper and Sigma and are about 15 mins drive away and are open on Sunday morning.
The local markets are a great way to buy really fresh food and are as follows:
Ceglie Messapica– Saturday morning
Cisternino – Monday morning
Fasano – Friday morning
Francavilla Montana – Saturday morning
Martina Franca – Weds morning (Bric a brac -3rd Sunday of month)
Ostuni – Saturday morning (Bric a brac - 1st Sunday of month)
The property has a south facing garden, a south facing patio area, a east facing balcony, panoramic views, interesting views and a barbeque. If you are driving there is private parking with the outside areas of the house having external lighting.
Bed linen, towels and a pool towel are provided for your use and a welcome food pack is also provided on arrival. .Approx 10-15 mins by car from the villa you will find a beach, swimming, sailing, coastal walks, mountain biking, historic sites, shopping areas, a restaurant and a supermarket.TripAdvisor property ID 3919614...Read more
Villa Rosa - 3 bedroom villa with large pool Ostuni, Puglia, Italy
Additional Location Information
The property is situated in a valley on the road between Ostuni and Martina Franca and is 6km from Ostuni in the countryside.
There are lots of things to do in this part of Apulia as follows:
- beautiful town perched on a hill 5km away with an old historic centre with very old cathedral and central plaza.
- lovely little old town with a pretty central square and a safari zoo for children (see leaflet in red file) The shops are closed on Mondays in this town.
- a beautiful historic city with an old historic centre and beautiful churches and little curiosity shops and great delicatessen. ( an hour drive) This has a market on Friday mornings. See the red folder in the house for a map showing all the attractions.
- another lovely town with a historic centre about 12km away (15-20 mins) with lots of little boutiques. This has a very famous music festival in July and early August.
- a coastal town with a beautiful harbour (just over an hour drive away)
- this is quite a touristy seaside town but has a lovely old centre and great walk along the harbour walls with lots of sea view restaurants.
- this is an unspoilt little walled, historic town right on the coast with a lovely little sandy beach, high castle walls and a reasonably priced fish restaurant overlooking the coast just south of the town. Just head up the A379 in direction of Bari and you will come to it.
Polignano a Mare
- another lovely little unspoilt walled town right on the coast.
Other Places of Interest
Castel del Monte
This is a Swabian castle listed by UNESCO and built in 13th century with good views and is situated near Bari. It has been restored and you can visit the inside.
These are the ancient roman ruins of the town dating back to the 6th century which are situated on the coast, south of Monopoli.
Trulli villages of Alberobello & Locorotondo
These villages are a bit touristy but you will be able to see over a thousand trullo, cone shaped houses and a trullo church, all in one place. Head west from Ostuni and they are about a 20-25 min drive away.
Parco Nazionale dei Gargano
If you feel like a long drive and some beautiful scenery then I would recommend this area which is about a 2-3 hr drive north from Ostuni. It is full of pine covered slopes and sandy coves. It is directly north of Bari and the best beach area is the little fishing port of Peschici on its north coast.
This town was the setting for the film called The Passion. It is in the province of Basilicata and has dramatic scenery and spectacular homes called sassi built into the sides of the ravine and is recommended for a visit. It is directly inland from Bari and takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to drive there via Alberobello or via Martina Franca and Massafra.
Caves of Castellana Grotte
These caves are meant to be spectacular and worth a visit.
Cassano d. Murge
This is little town directly inland from Bari which has a festa for the first 3 days of August each year which has been recommended. You can see the parade of the saints and it is meant to be a lot of fun.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
How to get there
Nearest train station: Ostuni, 3.73 miles Nearest airport: Brindisi, 27.96 miles Nearest ferry port: Brindisi, 31.07 miles Car is essential
Left on 07/26/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 26, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Nous avons séjourné deux semaines dans la villa Rosa. La maison est simple, sans luxe. Mais le cadre est très beau et très calme. La piscine est très agréable. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par annie et nous avons disposé d'indications pratiques très complètes de la propriétaire sur la maison et Ostuni.La villa Rosa est très bien située pour découvrir la région ou aller sur les plages de l'adriatique.
Left on 09/28/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Neil & CathReviewed Sep 28, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Good directions, key left in key safe and villa clean and well stocked on arrival - enough to make a decent meal. Nice pool and comfortable but not luxurious accomodation. Kitchen space a bit tight so not ideal for any chefs. Third bedroom located downstairs and accessed from outside which not a problem for us as son is 20 but could be for young families. Good base to explore delightful area with beautiful towns with old town centres, good restaurants (cheap and great antipasti). Very quiet location - restful. Beaches 15 minutes drive. No air con which wasn't a major problem as temperature was around 30 during day and 20 at night. Thanks
“Wonderful, relaxing oasis andreat base for exploring Puglia.”
Left on 07/05/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 5, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Situated in the rolling hills just outside Ostuni (in Puglia), the chalet is a haven for anyone looking for peace and quite. Ideally situated for exploring Puglia - from Trulli houses to walled cities to historic ports, the chalet also offers a great place to relax and recharge the batteries, whether it's sitting by the pool or enjoying the stars whilst eating freshly cooked food from the BBQ, washed down by some great southern Italian wines. And eating out is still fantastic value.
Left on 01/05/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 5, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
Our stay in Villa Rosa was all we were looking for in a relaxing summer family holiday. Before we went we received really helpful instructions how to get there, what to take, what the house was like etc which made life much less stressfull. The house is well appointed with several dining areas and a good BBQ. The pool is fantastic, so good we only went to the beach a couple of times finding it much more relaxing to stay at the very peaceful villa. Local towns (Ostuni an Cisternino) good for eating out with kids and icecream, locals really friendly. We would definitely recommend it!
Left on 10/22/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 22, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
Apart from the lovely pool you would not class Villa Rosa as a 'luxury' villa, unless you count amazing views & location & a garden full of fig & almond trees as luxury - we do!! The house itself is clean & comfortable with character & the outside space is terrific - We had breakfast on the terrace, moved to the pool then barbequed in the evening.
There is loads to do in this very pretty area - we were too busy visiting the lovely hilltop towns for delicious lunches & shopping (Martina Franca) to make it to any of the beaches
We found driving very easy, with quiet roads winding through olive groves & even navigated & parked in some busy towns with relative ease.
If you like marble floors & luxury fittings this villa is not for you, but if you want to swim relax & explore in a stunning rural location at a very reasonable price, this is perfect. 1 tip - hire a small car as road to the house involves squeezing through narrow stone walled lanes - all worth it though!
Left on 10/22/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 22, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
Arrived home from a fantastic two weeks at Villa Rosa in July and have already booked for July next year.
The property is extremely comfortable and the pool is excellently situated and a very good size.
We are a family of five, two adults, a teenager and two younger children and we all enjoyed every minute. Having spent the past two years in Ostuni and having fallen for this area we discovered Cisternino this year which is a ten minute drive from Villa Rosa. It is a beautiful little town with lovely people and lots of really good places to hang out and relax. We only spent our evenings there as the villa was so comfortable and the pool so useful that we didn't feel the need to go out during the day as we had already seen all the local famous sites.
The most important asset of Villa Rosa is without doubt the local representative, Annie Thomas. You just cannot put a price on local knowledge and expertise with fluent Italian (we had none). Annie is worth her weight in gold and was always available and ready and willing to help with all matters. Shes a gem and has become a friend after our visit.
You will also read comments about the road to the villa which is very narrow and an experience, but in reality no narrower than most rural Italian roads. You get used to it very quickly and I loved driving along it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and as I've already said we have already booked again for next year.
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