Torre San Giuseppe

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Quirky Beach Nearby
Pets on Request
Walk to Village

Torre San Giuseppe is a striking and historic house that lies close to ancient gates that were built to protect the medieval town of Galatina from attack. With areas dating back to the 19th and even 16th centuries, this ‘masseria’ farmhouse really gives you the feeling of having gone back in time. Original features share space with plenty of modern conveniences that ensure a comfortable and memorable stay.

The rooms at Torre San Giuseppe are both spacious and cosy, with antique pieces of furniture adding to the sense of history and laidback grandeur. Elegance greets you right from the moment you enter the beautiful hall. This look and feel continues into the bright living space with two areas featuring comfortable sofas, a television and fireplace for relaxed evenings. There’s a choice of where to dine inside, with a small table and chairs adjacent to both the living space and kitchen. The kitchen itself is well-equipped and home to a larger dining table that’s ideal for those special meals. There are also doors that open straight onto the attractive courtyard.

Found over the two levels of this villa are four tastefully-furnished, characterful and air-conditioned bedrooms. One of them can be found in the 16th-century tower that’s also home to a living area and a terrace offering scenic views. Two of the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom, with the other two bedrooms sharing the use of a family bathroom.

Torre San Giuseppe is surrounded by pretty gardens with plenty of charming areas to unwind alone or spend time with loved ones. There are casual seating spots with comfortable cushions under shady trees and more formal areas with chairs and tables. Within the partially-terraced, lawned gardens is a dining table for enjoying al fresco meals. All around are traditional Mediterranean trees, plants and flowers creating an idyllic atmosphere. The private swimming pool is set within a rustic terrace that’s also where you’ll find a selection of sun loungers.

Galatina is just a 15-minute walk away, with the town’s pretty streets telling the story of its rich past through the buildings that line them. Many of these are churches and beautiful Baroque palaces and houses. Soak up the friendly atmosphere as you browse the twice-weekly markets and dine in traditional restaurants that serve a range of local dishes.

There’s even more history in the city of Lecce, which is less than a 15-minute drive from the villa. The lovely beaches of Gallipoli are also just a short drive away and are perfect for enjoying a family day out by the sea.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Some of the staircases are open with relatively narrow steps
  • One of the bedrooms is located in a tower accessed via a staircase
  • Whilst the twin beds are located on the mezzanine level with no doors, the area is fairly private and cannot be seen from the ground floor

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Ceiling Fans

The Villa

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall 
- Large living room with sofas, armchairs, fireplace and TV
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and table for six guests, French windows leading onto the internal court
- Dining room with table and chairs for five guests
- Laundry room with guest toilet
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower
- Double bedrooms with en-suite shower
- Bathroom (shared between tower suite and mezzanine bedroom)

Mezzanine Level (accessible from one of the bedrooms)
- Double bedroom with mezzanine level futon-style sofa-bed 

Mezzanine level (accessible from the corridor)
- Double bed

First Floor

- Tower suite with compact sitting area with sofas, double bedroom (low ceiling in parts) and large terrace with panoramic views.

Outside Grounds

- Private pool and sun terrace with sun loungers
- Gazebo with comfortable sofa and armchairs
- Partially terraced garden filled with flowers
- Internal square-shaped courtyard with parasols, comfortable seating area and table and chairs 

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Stereo 
- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
- Bedroom fans
- Washing machine 
- Cot
- Mosquito nets
- BBQ
- Two bikes (please enquire if needed)

Location

About the surrounding area of Torre San Giuseppe
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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You’re perfectly placed to explore everything that historic Galatina has to offer during a stay at Torre San Giuseppe. The town centre is roughly 700m away, so you can walk there in around 15 minutes, or jump in the car and arrive in just five.

You’ll find many shops, restaurants and markets on offer throughout this picturesque town. With some buildings dating back to medieval times, the most stunning architecture is from the Baroque period. There are lots of churches and majestic palaces from this era, with the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Grazia and the Basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria being particularly impressive.

If you fall in love with Galatina’s Baroque buildings, then you’ll be totally smitten with the city of Lecce (20km) as it’s famous for them. Make sure you visit the Basilica di Santa Croce and Piazza del Duomo. Lecce is also well-known for the ruins of a Roman theatre and amphitheatre.

Coastal Gallipoli (28km) is the best place to go to enjoy a family day out by the sea. It offers a mix of sandy and rocky beaches, with Baia Verde being the longest and one of the most popular. The sea here is crystal clear, making it beautiful for swimming in and you can rent parasols and chairs to fully relax on this sandy beach.

Other fascinating places that are within easy driving distance are the seaside town of Otranto (34km) and Taranto (120km) with its diverse and naturally beautiful landscapes. Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio (28km) is on the coast close to the town of Nardò and features great walking and cycling trails.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi Airport

(70 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla

(190 km)

Nearest Town/City

(700 m)

Nearest Restaurant

(700 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(700 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(700 m)

Nearest Beach Santa Maria al Bagno

(15 km)

Region

Puglia, located in the picturesque heel of Italy's boot-shaped peninsula, is a region that captivates visitors with its unique charm and rich cultural heritage. Boasting a diverse landscape of sun-soaked coastlines, rolling vineyards, and historic towns, Puglia offers an enchanting blend of natural beauty, architectural wonders, and vibrant traditions.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Gallipoli (28km) has many beautiful beaches to offer, so you’re sure to find the perfect place to lay your towel down and swim in crystal clear waters. There’s also Splash Gallipoli - one of the most popular waterparks in coastal Puglia.

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio (28km) is great for a family day out. Explore the stunning and dramatic landscapes on foot or by bike along the numerous scenic trails.

One of the largest zoos in Europe, Zoosafari Fasonolandia (125km), is just over an hours' drive from the villa. Children will love the chance to get up close to a range of wild animals, such as lions, tigers and monkeys. It’s also part-theme park, with exciting water rides and roller coasters to enjoy.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bicycles Provided

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef/cook/catering
- Extra cleaning

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 fulfil your requests!

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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 €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival or through an online deposit request charged to clients credit card and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.’
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, payable locally. Two hour maid service twice per week also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? All linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday from June to September. Flexible during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italy Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1- €3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £8,309
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £7,270
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £10,386
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £7,270
Dec 30th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £7,270
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £8,309
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £7,270
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £10,386
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £7,270

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €9,053
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €7,922
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €11,316
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €7,922
Dec 30th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €7,922
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €9,053
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €7,922
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €11,316
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €7,922

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $9,613
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $8,411
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $12,016
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $8,411
Dec 30th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $8,411
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $9,613
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $8,411
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $12,016
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $8,411

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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