Pozzu Cucu

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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Pozzu Cucú is a beautifully restored traditional home which imbibes local charm and historical features, epitomising stylish simplicity in one of the most unspoilt parts of Southern Italy, offering unparalleled outdoor space.

Surrounded by pristine lawns, elegant gardens and dazzling private pool along with a bubbling jacuzzi, fragrant with the scent of olive trees and luscious flowering plants, guests will relax and drop the pace to adjust to the southern Italian way!

A simple yet elegant whitewashed facade, blues the comfortably finished interiors.

Outdoor living is executed at its finest, with an elegant pergola and barbecue, a fragrant orchard framed with lemon trees and lavender. There is abundant space for al fresco dining, with elegant wrought iron furniture and built-in barbecue whilst there is an external staircase leading to the terrace, in a nod to the local style.

The grounds at Pozzu Cucú boast a hidden gem: a small church with antique frescos and an altar.

A farmhouse style kitchen provides an eat-in dining table and simple, rustic charm, offering a home-like feel, whilst all appliances are provided. The timber antique dresser and original doors retain an authentic feel. The elegant salon features a beautiful piano, local style floor tiles and gloriously tasteful finishes with natural timber and whitewashed walls setting a sedate tone.

From lavish chandeliers to antique polished timber writing desk, this home has a refined and understated air offering stylish yet timeless comfort. The stand-alone bath and elegant fabrics provide a plush undertone, along with beautiful artwork and rustic theme.

Eight guests can be accommodated across four bedrooms (with the option of two additional beds), and three bathrooms.

Pozzu Cucú blends the best of hotel level services and private seclusion; whether it be transfers, local boat tours, private chef, cookery classes, horse riding, massage or beauty treatments or wine tasting, the staff at Pozzu Cucú have it covered!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Not all bedroom are en-suite
  • Only one of the bedrooms is air-conditioned
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Cable TV Heating

The Villa

Pozzu Cucú is a traditional Apulian villa, surrounded by acres of well-maintained garden. With all modern comforts and facilities, it is the perfect holiday retreat. It can accommodate up to 8 people (2 additional with extra beds at extra cost) in 4 bedrooms.

Ground floor

- Entrance hall with piano
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining table 
- Double bedroom with desk
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Small sitting area with desk and sofa in the alcove

***Connected to the house but completely independent, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and kitchenette***

Second floor
- Double bedroom (accessible from the outside staircase) the only one with air-conditioned, with private bathroom with shower and kitchen

- Swimming pool with Jacuzzi
- Sun loungers
- Parking space
- Pergola with BBQ
- Garden with olive trees
- Small church with antique frescoes and altar
- Hammock

More facilities...

- Iron and ironing board
- Washing machine
- Books
- Wifi
- Stove


About the surrounding area of Pozzu Cucu
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Nestled a short distance from Castellana Grotte, in the heart of the Puglia countryside. This small town is primarily known for its caves; a key attraction in southern Italy’s natural heritage, set at the mouth of the Itria Valley, close to charming villages such as Alberello, Cisternino and Polignano a Mare. The caves themselves began to form about ninety million years ago. Sixty meters deep, the caves are a mysterious underworld of fossils, stalactites and stalagmites and canyons.

This sumptuous home is in the “heel” of Italy, in the very heart of Puglia with its wonderful soft light and far-reaching horizons; with the Ionian Sea on one side and the Adriatic on the other, there are miles upon miles of golden beaches. The Valle d’Itria is known as being one of the most beautiful areas of Puglia where the cities of Bari and Brindisi can easily be reached.

The region is known for its olive oil production, as evidenced by the surrounding stretches of olive groves as well as its distinctive white-washed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.

The capital Bari is a vibrant port and university town, whilst Lecce is the ‘Florence of the south’ - known for its baroque architecture and “Trulli” - stone huts with cone-shaped roofs that were originally homes; today they can be visited in their preserved form, and provide something of a fairy tale-esque experience for younger members of the group!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bari Airport

(65 km)

Nearest Airport Brindisi Airport

(80 km)

Nearest Village Castellana Grotte

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Monopoli

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Castellana Grotte

(400 m)

Nearest Supermarket Castellana Grotte

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Castellana Grotte

(2 km)

Nearest Shop Castellana Grotte

(2 km)


There’s a reason Puglia is the region of the moment, or rather several: the excellent food, exuberant architecture dotted in the South, the breathtaking coastline and heaps more. Puglia is much bigger than you might first expect, but you’ll get both a wonderful and varied Italian experience here.Use our travel guide as a nifty sidekick (think of us like the Robin to your Batman) to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime. 

And don’t forget we’ve got a selection of villas in Puglia that will add that extra special touch to your trip.

Download our Puglia Travel Guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This vibrant home is executed with the needs of the family in mind; away from high tech living, families can reconnect in peace and seclusion, enjoying long and leisurely meals and the beautiful grounds and gardens. A highchair and cot can be provided.

Babysitting services can be provided for an extra fee; parents may wish to pamper themselves with a chef-prepared meal or a beauty treatment, safe in the knowledge that their little ones are cared for.

Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, is a family-friendly destination; whether it be hilltop or coastal towns, long sandy beaches with clear waters and the beautiful coastline, as well as the sumptuous rustic local cuisine, children will be welcome!

Southern Italians are very family-minded, and highchairs and children’s cutlery will be provided in most restaurants, whilst the piazzas in the evening are full of youngsters roaming and playing together whilst their parents watch on from courtyard al fresco restaurants.

For days out, just a short trip from Bari, families can take advantage of the zoo safari, Fasanolandia. Children will be thrilled to be so close to big cats roaming free, with giraffes bending down to peer into the car windows and monkeys jumping on the bonnet.

For scuba diving and snorkelling, there are multiple water sports centres, including Scuba Diving di Levanto Stefano and Orca Diving. Underwater exploration is so accessible in the calm, warm seas of southern Italy.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Extra cleaning: 15 €/hour, Massages and Wellness: from 120 €/hour, Personal Trainer: 60 €/hour, Shopping Service: from 25 €.
  • Vespa Tour: 60 €/hour, Wine tasting tour: from 20 €, Scuba diving: from 80 €, Horse riding: 30 €/hour, Cooking class or dinner at home with a chef: from 100 €/ booking, Boat excursion: from 35 €, Boat hire with skipper: from 300 €.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details used as guarantee - needed at least 30 days prior to arrival
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Please note that late arrivals after 8.00 p.m. are subject to an additional fee €80, to be paid locally upon arrival.
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen not included in the rental price, €15 per person
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed, €50 per stay
End of stay cleaning included? Not included in the rental price, €200/week
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 4 nights
Heating costs included? Not included in the rental price
Tax Tourist Tax is not included in the rental price, payable in cash on arrival
Internet access? Wifi connection included
Other Ts and Cs Additional 2 beds, €100 each per week

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 £2,234 £2,787 £3,908
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £2,420 £3,019 £4,234
Aug 22nd 2020 - Jan 22nd 2021 £1,831 £2,284 £3,203
Jan 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 £1,428 £1,781 £2,497
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 £1,831 £2,284 £3,203
Jul 3rd 2021 - Aug 7th 2021 £2,234 £2,787 £3,908
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 £2,420 £3,019 £4,234
Aug 21st 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 £1,831 £2,284 £3,203

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 €2,329 €2,882 €4,074
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €2,523 €3,122 €4,414
Aug 22nd 2020 - Jan 22nd 2021 €1,909 €2,362 €3,339
Jan 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 €1,488 €1,841 €2,603
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 €1,909 €2,362 €3,339
Jul 3rd 2021 - Aug 7th 2021 €2,329 €2,882 €4,074
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 €2,523 €3,122 €4,414
Aug 21st 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 €1,909 €2,362 €3,339

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 $2,619 $3,172 $4,581
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $2,837 $3,436 $4,963
Aug 22nd 2020 - Jan 22nd 2021 $2,146 $2,599 $3,754
Jan 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 $1,673 $2,027 $2,927
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 $2,146 $2,599 $3,754
Jul 3rd 2021 - Aug 7th 2021 $2,619 $3,172 $4,581
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 $2,837 $3,436 $4,963
Aug 21st 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 $2,146 $2,599 $3,754

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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