Villa Segreta

Villa Segreta

 

Resort:
Lecce
Area:
Puglia
Country:
Italy
Surface:
280sq. m
Bedrooms:
3+1
Bathrooms:
3

Description

Village charm near the sea

Luxury with finesse is plentiful at the freshly renovated 18th century residence with citrus grove and saltwater swimming pool right in the very centre of historic Giuggianello – the smallest town in the province of Lecce (1,200 inhabitants) and 50 km from the nearest airport at Brindisi.  The property is located in the Salento of Puglia and is at most a 10-minute car ride to the renowned beach resorts of Otranto, Porto Badisco, Santa Cesarea Terme and Castro Marina.  The previously abandoned 280 sq. country manor is now meticulously restored and refurbished estate, split in two, arranged around an inner courtyard entrance from the main gate that that opens to the picturesque village.  An understated and spacious central living area – with fireplace adjoining a dining room and a self-contained modern kitchen – boasts an interior design of vaulted ceilings, light Leccese stone walls, polished stone floors.  There are artistic embellishments, including artefacts and earthenware that add a touch of Eastern and North Africa flavours.  At the rear of the house out in the open and under the shade of a wicker pergola, sitting and dining terrace areas are positioned adjacent to a 10-metre stone-saltwater swimming pool encased in a stone cornice, with an opposing wood deck for lounging by the avid sun worshipper.  With high surrounding walls separating this part of the estate, the plush carpet lawns with hammocks arranged strategically in the shade of fragrant citrus trees add to the allure of this luxury property. The proud owner describes it, simply, as “a secret garden”.

A family or group of 8 (6 adults and 2 kids) can be accommodated in the 3 bedrooms en suite, each having a separate entrance to provide some degree of independence and flexibility to suit the needs of a family, couples or a group of friends who wish to stay.  Every suite comes with a unique design, including the bathrooms, while wrought-iron bed features and luxury textiles provide a commonality.  There is an additional bedroom that can be rented on request and depending on availability bringing the full capacity up to 10 guests.  The villa embodies a classic Mediterranean holiday atmosphere to be enjoyed in privacy and seclusion; from long, lazy breakfasts and lunches in the morning sun or under the shade of a pergola on the al fresco terrace, to dreamy siestas swaying in one of the various hammocks expertly arranged around the garden, which is not overlooked and designed as a restorative oasis of calm and tranquility.  Step away from the villa and you immediately succumb to an atmospheric village charm and the surrounding countryside of olive groves and fig trees.

The luxury villa is a fine transformation of a historic country residence and presents a romantic destination for couples, groups of friends and families in need of relaxation and who look forward to an Italian holiday “in campagna” yet also to moments from the beaches and the other many attractions of Puglia within easy reach by car.

LAYOUT

Ground floor: Large living area with fireplace; Dining area; Kitchen; Double bedroom en suite; 2 family suites each composed by one double bed and one single bed (one of the single beds is located on an adjacent room); 1 twin bedroom en suite (can be rented at an extra cost and depending on availability)
Outdoor: Al fresco dining areas; Outdoor chill out areas; Swimming pool (10mx2.5m); Garden
   

 

FEATURES

• Near the town • Outdoor pool (10mx2.5m) • Flatscreen TVs
• Near a beach • Al fresco dining area • Satellite/Cable TV
• Fireplace • Outdoor chill out area • Hi-Fi
• Air conditioning in all rooms • Garden • Wi-Fi
• Central heating   • Telephone and fax
• Children accepted (over 5 yo)   • iPod docking stations
• No pets allowed    
• No smoking inside the house    
• Fenced property    
     

SERVICES INCLUDED

» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All utilities
» Linen and towels
» Daily cleaning
» Luxury bath products
» Wi-Fi Internet access
» Concierge service

OPTIONAL SERVICES

We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff. Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay. Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.

LOCATION

– Nearest Airport: Brindisi Airport (BDS)
– Airport: 1 hour by car (BDS)
– Town: 5 minutes’ walk (Giuggianello); 30 minutes by car (Lecce); 1 hour by car (Brindisi)
– Beach: 20 minutes by car (Otranto; Castro Marina; Porto Badisco)
– Golf course:  40 minutes by car (Acaya Golf Club)

 

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