Villa Segreta

Villa Segreta


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The luxury of contrasts, space and seclusion

Artisan finesse and artistic flair are plentiful at this recently renovated and refurbished 18th-century residence with citrus grove and 2 saltwater swimming pools 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 previously abandoned country manor is now a meticulously restored and split into two distinct separate and independent buildings that flank an inner courtyard reached from the main gate that opens to the picturesque village.  The smaller villa of the two is an understated yet spacious 4 bed villa with a 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.  The bedroom suites are distinct in style and design, yet some commonality of wrought-iron bed features and modern bathrooms.  The larger building has 2 huge bedrooms featuring intricate wood carved bed features and glass enclosed en suite bathrooms arranged under the arches and high ceilings.  This villa is discernibly older yet with a more distinct contradiction of minimalist design and a stylistic decor that suits the impressively high and domed cathedral ceilings, natural stone walls, floors and similarly impressive stone columns and archways.  The sprawling open-plan living area is more traditionally furnished with comfortable sofas and in contrast to the ultra-modern sleekness of the steel and slate minimalist kitchen, with its long breakfast bar and partitioning of stunning antique Chinese elm doors.  Throughout the property there is a selection of classic artwork, traditional furniture, fine textiles and which are offset by an Eastern-North African mystique provided by the embellishments of artefacts, earthenware and intricate, carved woodwork.

Outside, at the rear of the estate, the 800 metres of citrus orchard have hammocks slung in its shade for lazy siestas in the shade and separating, a pergola-framed walkway and other sitting areas dotted around the garden away from the pool areas.  Each building has generously spatial yet again contrasting outdoor terraces and swimming pools. 

The 6-bed luxury property will easily accommodate a large family or group of 15 (12 adults and 3 kids).  The bedroom suites have separate entrances from the courtyard to offer a degree of independence and the arrangement of these spaces offer flexibility to meet the requirements of various groups.  The property is a magical setting for a classic Mediterranean holiday in an atmosphere of privilege, privacy and seclusion; a place in which to indulge and make the most of 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 tranquillity.  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 proud owner calls his luxurious property “a secret garden, ideal for travel connoisseurs, couples and families who need a secluded, historic and rustic hideaway to earn some well-earned rest and relaxation.  The strategic location of this residence also allows for the beaches and attractions of Puglia within easy for discovery and exploration by car.


 Ground floor:  3 Double bedrooms en suite; Large living area with fireplace; Dining area; Kitchen; 1 single bedroom (can be rented at an extra cost and depending on availability)
 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; 2 Swimming pools; Garden


• Near the town • 2 Outdoor pools • 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    


» 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


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.


– 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)