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Luxury Villa, Private Heated Pool, Hillside Location, Spectacular Sea Views

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Brindisi villa description

Tastefully restored to its former glory as the summer retreat of the Mayor of Fasano, this extremely spacious luxury villa offers contemporary living to the very highest standard. Set in 2 acres of secluded terraced gardens, Villa Francesca is perched on the edge of the Selva hills 400m above sea level and benefits from uninterrupted views over the olive groves to the sea beyond. Enclosing this stunning villa is an expansive south facing L shaped veranda with traditional stone arches, perfect for relaxing in the Puglian sunshine or dining ‘al fresco’ Italian style. The fully air conditioned interior offers an incredible 40 ft open plan living area inter-connected by stone arches with stone floors, chic Italian leather sofas, marble dining table seating 10 people, masseria-style stone fireplace, marble bathroom with jacuzzi. The private heated swimming pool set in an enclosed garden courtyard has paved terraces offering multiple living & dining areas with spectacular sea views.


General: Puglia gets close to 300 days sunshine a year with the warm weather starting in April and going right through until the end of October. The hottest months are July and August but with two seas around the area the air does not feel too oppressive during these months, especially as the property is located above the coastal plain. Spring and autumn is glorious- sunny and warm with wild flowers in abundance. Italians are unashamedly devoted to celebrating everything Italian - religion, food, wine... And they show it with festivals, filling the summer nights, celebrating everything from classical music to grapes. These family orientated events provide great free outdoor entertainment and gives you an insight into the wonderful hospitable Pugliese people. Puglia is something authentically Mediterranean and very Italian, come and find out for yourself and see why more people are recommending it.

Activities: Whether you prefer soaking up the sun, shopping, sightseeing, enjoying culture or something more active, the area has much to offer. Beautiful architecture, ancient castles and Baroque churches can be found in all the local towns and eating is an activity in itself as the region is a food and wine lovers paradise . With over 400 miles of coastline, Puglia has a huge selection of sandy beaches and coves (all of which have blue flag status). For golfers Puglia has five major courses. The 5* 18 hole par 72 San Domenica Golf resort and spa near the fishing village of Savelettri, is the closest (just 7km) and newest. For children there are lidos with children's facilities, and a major tourist attraction is the Zoo Safari Park of Fasano. For classical music lovers there is the famous Itria Valley Festival in Martina Franca towards the end of July, and the newly-reopened Bari Opera house is fantastic. All sorts of music and theatre festivals abound in the summer in the nearby towns.

Distances and other information: Under 50 minutes -Bari Airport. Under 40 minutes - Brindisi Airport. 10 - 15 minutes - Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano/Zoo Safari, beaches. 15 -25 minutes- Martina Franca, Ostuni, Polignano al Mare, Castellana Grotte, the ancient site of Egnazia and the Marine Nature reserve of Torre Guacheto. Further afield, but all making easy day trips - Matera, a town of 13th century cave dwellings, the 'sassi' used in the film 'The Passion' , and churches with medieval wall frescoes - Lecce, famous for its unique architecture and known as the 'Florence of the South' - the Norman cathedral towns of the Bari coast - Laterza, the 'Grand Canyon of Puglia' - Taranto, with its atmospheric historical centre - the list goes on... We do recommend that you hire a car to ensure you explore the area and get the most from your Puglia holiday, this is easy to arrange in advance from the airports.

Further notes on accommodation: Villa Francesca is a 250sqm independent villa set in its own garden with its own private drive accessed through electric gates and its own private swimming pool and private outside entertainment areas. Due to its spectacular hillside location, the villas in the area are necessarily arranged on terraces which means that there is another villa with its own postal address and separate access arrangements, part of which is indeed situated directly below (and connected to) Villa Francesca. This is actually a very typically layout for this part of Italy and can be seen clearly from some of the photos included on the website.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                air conditioned with luxurious cream leather bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                air conditioned with luxurious cream leather ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                air conditioned, with twin beds...moreless

              • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                two oversized leather single bed settees....moreless

              • The modern, spacious, fully air conditioned bedrooms are tastefully furnished, with contemporary cream leather beds in bedroom 1& 2 and twin beds in bedroom 3, specially-selected high-quality bed linen and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes with generous hanging space. All bedrooms have wonderful views either to the sea, the Selva hills or overlooking the courtyard swimming pool and are fully air conditioned, in addition the windows have wooden shutters inside and out with built in mosquito screens in bedroom 1 & 2 so that they can be left open at night if you prefer to enjoy the fresh gentle sea breeze. In addition there are two oversized single bed settees in the living room which when pushed together make a very large double All linen and towels are changed weekly....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

                ...moreless

              • Opulent large marble bathroom with jacuzzi, Jack and Jill hand basins with top of the range fixtures and fitments, toilet, bidet and a large walk in shower. Second family bathroom with Bisazza glass mosaic tiles, large walk in shower, toilet and bidet...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • On one level, this property has a spacious entrance lobby with stone arches and stone floor that leads to an impressive 40ft open plan living space, which interconnects to a large open plan kitchen/dining area with a large travertine stone table seating 10 and a full range of modern kitchen appliances - hob, oven, dishwasher, oversize fridge/freezer and a delightful bean-to-cup coffee machine! - and there is a separate utility room with washing machine/tumble drier. Further stone arches lead to the bedrooms and bathroom. At the other end of this amazing living space is a comfy seating area with chic Italian sofas, satellite 42” & DVD, iPOD/iPAD docking station, open masseria-style fireplace (with free logs for the cooler months or for romantic evenings) and double doors that lead to the L shaped veranda, which is ideal for evening cocktails or watching the stunning sunsets across the Adriatic. Other luxury touches include a large Jotul wood-burning stove with double doors...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Video Library
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Luxury

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Mountain

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Firewood
                      • Security System
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Fireplace
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Freezer
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Stove
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Heated Pool
                      • Private Pool
                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Outdoor Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Semi-Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Season
                          Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,750

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High Season
                          Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,845

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid Season
                          Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          £1,495

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Low Season
                          Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          £995

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Christmas/New Year
                          Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,750

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Low Season
                          Jan 3 - Mar 27, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          £995

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Early Break
                          Mar 28 - May 1, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          £1,495

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid Season
                          May 2 - May 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,495

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High Season
                          May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,845

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Peak Season
                          Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,950

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High Season
                          Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,845

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid Season
                          Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,495

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Low Season
                          Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          £995

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Christmas/New Year
                          Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,950

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £500
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Quoted Weekly Rate includes – Wi-Fi; Weekly Cleaning; Exclusive Use of Pool (Apr 1st to Oct 31st); Aircon & Pool Heating in Peak Season; Central Heating at Xmas / New Year; Luxury Bed Linen, Towels & Beach Towels; Laundry & Weekly Linen Change; Welcome Pack of refreshments on arrival.

                          A non refundable 30% deposit is required to confirm your booking – balance payable 8 weeks


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Location

                          55 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bari/Brindisi
                          55 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Brindisi
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Fasano
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Fasano
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Savelletri
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Laureto
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Savelletri
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Laureto

                          Car: Necessary

                          The Selva hills overlook the Fasano plain, an area of ancient olive groves, beautiful at any time of the year but particularly stunning in Spring when the groves are filled with red and yellow blossom. For beach lovers, miles of unspoiled, virgin coastline is right on your doorstep, from rocky coves - ideal for snorkelling - to long stretches of white sand and crystal-clear water. For the gourmand, fresh fish and seafood restaurants are in plentiful supply in the many fishing villages dotted along the coastline and if you are feeling energetic, there are a selection of superb golf courses in close proximity including the 5* San Domenica course near the small fisherman village of Savelletri. The Italians love socializing and have made an art form out of it. The nearby historic hill top towns, within easy driving distance, buzz with activity, as the locals take their evening ‘Passegiata’ and in the summer provide free street entertainment & music to enjoy.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: We fell in love with Puglia in 2005 for its fabulous food and perfect weather and the lovely old fortified masseria amidst the ancient olive trees and vineyards around Fasano. So when we heard that the mayor’s summer residence in the Selva hills above Fasano was coming on the market, we jumped in and bought it on the spot – and then spent five challenging years renovating it to the highest luxury standard for our own use. Recently, we have decided to make it available for others to enjoy as we do.

                          Why the Owner Chose Brindisi:
                          The most compelling reason for buying this property was the location. It is perched right on the edge of the hillside overlooking olive groves and has the most breathtaking panoramic sea view that you could never tire of. It is also very central and close to the hill towns - Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo - so there is always lots to do and see and a great choice of restaurants serving excellent food.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          We wanted to create a beautiful holiday home to match the spectacular location. The sheer space and luxury throughout which includes full air conditioning, wi-fi, marble bathroom with hydromassage jacuzzi, large heated swimming pool overlooking the sea, luxury linen, multiple outside entertainment and dining areas overlooking the pool and romantic gardens, makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind.


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                          • ideally situated entirely on the upper level

                            ideally situated entirely on the upper level

                          • Dining terrace with sea view overlooking the pool

                            Dining terrace with sea view overlooking the pool

                          • Open plan dining area with seating for 10

                            Open plan dining area with seating for 10

                          • Enjoy a pre dinner drink on one of the man terrace

                            Enjoy a pre dinner drink on one of the man terrace

                          • Opulent marble bathroom with jacuzzi bath

                            Opulent marble bathroom with jacuzzi bath

                          • Light and airy open kitchen with breakfast bar

                            Light and airy open kitchen with breakfast bar

                          • Masseria style flooring throughout

                            Masseria style flooring throughout

                          • South facing L shaped dining veranda

                            South facing L shaped dining veranda

                          • wonderful uninterrupted seaview

                            wonderful uninterrupted seaview

                          • Spectacular panoramic view from the pool

                            Spectacular panoramic view from the pool

                          • walk in rain shower

                            walk in rain shower

                          • golf at exclusive Torre Coccaro

                            golf at exclusive Torre Coccaro

                          • heated private pool with spectacular sea view

                            heated private pool with spectacular sea view

                          • stunning sea facing terraces to relax and dine

                            stunning sea facing terraces to relax and dine

                          • 40ft open plan living area

                            40ft open plan living area

                          • Dine with a picture perfect backdrop to the sea

                            Dine with a picture perfect backdrop to the sea

                          • Jacuzzi bath

                            Jacuzzi bath

                          • Open style kitchen with bean to cup coffee machine

                            Open style kitchen with bean to cup coffee machine

                          • Romantic bedroom with luxury linen

                            Romantic bedroom with luxury linen

                          • Comfy seating area for 8

                            Comfy seating area for 8

                          • stylish teak loungers around the heated pool

                            stylish teak loungers around the heated pool

                          • complete seclusion amidst romantic garden

                            complete seclusion amidst romantic garden

                          • Jack and Jill wash basins

                            Jack and Jill wash basins

                          • Exclusive Torre Coccaro Beach Club

                            Exclusive Torre Coccaro Beach Club

                          £142 - £421 per night (GBP)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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