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sleeps 6/7: 3 Bedrooms/Shower Rooms en suite, Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room
All bedrooms are spacious with wardrobe and at least one chest of drawers or similar. All have good beds with top quality mattresses, vaulted ceilings, en suite shower rooms, heating/cooling radiators and pedestal fans. The Master bedroom on the first floor also has its own private sitting room/study and balcony.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Secure - the swimming pool courtyard is gated. Secure - the swimming pool courtyard is gated.
Max guests: 9
- 1) No unaccompanied children allowed in the garage 2) Bikes to be used only on roads and driveway and never allowed in Olive Grove
Hosted by Tina CrowtherAsk a question
About Tina Crowther
I have lived in Yorkshire all my life and married a Yorkshire man, Tony, a partner in his family's Colne Valley textile business. In my forties, I started up a travel agency specialising in selling ski holidays nationally and later, having built up a substantial business, sold it and became the UK marketing and PR representative of SKI USA, an organisation representing 40 top US ski resorts. We retired to a small village north of Harrogate a little over 12 years ago.
Tina Crowther purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Tina Crowther chose Carpignano Salentino
A sailing accident in 2004 brought my husband Tony and I to Puglia. Our sailing yacht had been capsized by a freak wave off the coast of Calabria and was brought to Taranto, on the west coast of Puglia, for repairs. So it was on visits to see how the repair work was going that we first encountered Puglia, and the Salento peninsula in particular. We quickly fell in love with the region and subsequently with a ruined Tower Masseria, which we found whilst exploring the Salento region. We loved it so much that, even though we didn't speak any Italian and we knew little of restoration work, we decided to buy and restore it! The last recorded owner of the Masseria was a Knight of Malta and. as far as we know, the house hadn't been lived in, until 2007, for the previous 300 years. Much of the stone from the house walls and roof had been stolen over the centuries which meant we were purchasing, more or less, a ruin, Not speaking Italian and neither our architect nor any of our builders speaking any English, the first thing we had to do was study and try to learn the language as fast as we could. Needless to say, there were many ups and downs as we tried to communicate with our building team, but throughout we managed to keep our sense of humour and patience and, in the end, by the summer of 2007, we were rewarded with the house of our dreams and had an experience that was amongst the best of our lives. Profoundly sadly, Tony died in September 2009, very unexpectedly, whilst swimming from our sailing yacht in the sea off the southern Greek coast. I have kept the Masseria for this last 6 years largely because it is a place where I and my three children with their husbands, and wives and my 11 grandchildren, can spend time together and enjoy the beauty, the wonderful restoring peace and tranquility and fun of being at La Torre.
What makes this Villa unique
The opportunity of staying in an amazing historic building dating back over 1000 years - but with all the comforts and facilities needed for a 21st century luxury holiday. The coast and beaches are only 15 minutes by car, the area has many excellent restaurants and shops.
- english, italian