Villa Cenate

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Wellness
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Walk to Village

Villa Cenate is a simple yet cosy southern Italian villa, set within luscious, private grounds lined by foliage and palm trees. A home-like abode offering privacy and style within a characterful dwelling, brimming with local charm.

Securely set behind a gated entry, offering private parking and a lagoon shaped pool, this home offers pristine outdoor spaces, with a generously proportioned patio dotted with loungers and parasol, ideal for evening drinks or sumptuous lunches at the local pace.

The immaculately maintained lawns offer ample space for picnics, games and frolics, whilst a relaxed dining veranda sets the scene for lively group meals, or a game of table football whilst the air fills with dinner aromas.

The interiors are traditional, with rustic allure and understated style. An immaculately equipped kitchen makes self-catering effortless. An open plan living-dining room provides a natural interplay between indoor and outdoor living via the French windows, whilst the interiors are unfussy, genteel and homey. With timber furnishings, accents of burnt orange and exposed stone walls, contemporary fireplace and eclectic artwork, Villa Cenate is not short of character.

Four double bedrooms are graciously finessed, executed for serenity and restoration. Naturally understated, they offer crisp quality linen, soft ambient lighting and individual colour quirks whether these be sunset oranges or deep crimson.

It's just a couple of minutes drive to the nearest town where you will find wonderful restaurants serving traditional cuisine in the beautiful old quarter; make sure you sample some of the local wine which is known to be the best in this region!

A little further afield, head to the stunning beaches of Torre Suda with it's rocky coves or the glorious and sandy Baie Verde or explore fascinating local villages and towns full of history and charm including Gallipoli, Specchia and Lecce.

Villa Cenate epitomises simplicity, unadorned ease of day-to-day life and the opportunity to reconnect as a group within sublime surroundings, with ample space to spread out, and enjoy this home, gardens and the spectacular region beyond.

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What you should know…

  • Whilst this property can accommodate 12 guests, please note that four guests will be sleeping on sofa beds. Please see the features tab for full details 
  • Only some of the rooms have air-conditioning 

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Table Football Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Well equipped kitchen with coffee machine, microwave, small breakfast bar, kettle, dishwasher, blender, gas hob, oven and fridge freezer
- Open plan living/ dining room
- Two double sofa beds
- French windows leading to patio
- Dining table and chairs
- Utility room with washing machine/dryer
- Modern bathroom with WC and “his and hers” sinks and hydromassage shower
- Bedroom with double bed

Interim floor (3 steps)

- Two double bedrooms

First Floor

- Master bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom

Outside Grounds

- Private lagoon shaped pool
- Fully fenced private garden (4500m²)
- Covered veranda
- Outdoor dining area
- Barbecue
- Loungers and parasols
- Table football
- Private parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning in some rooms
- Heating
- Television
- Modern fireplace
- Hot tub/jacuzzi
- Mosquito nets
- Alarm

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Cenate
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Sailing Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Cenate is nestled just outside the town of Melissano, conveniently located with excellent road connections leading north towards Gallipoli as well as south towards the marina town of Santa Maria di Leuca.

Melissano (1.5km) is a small town in southern Salento, close to the Ionian coast, where you will find your nearest shops and facilities. Melissano has a historical centre dating to Byzantine times and is known for producing some of Puglia’s best wines. The town has some excellent restaurants serving traditional local cuisine in its beautiful old quarter.

The town of Taviano (4km) is also just a short drive away, known for its production of flowers as well as olive groves and vineyards. It is a town full of history with beautiful architecture and again some brilliant restaurants which are especially popular with locals from this region.

The nearest beaches are along the Ionian coast around 8km away – Torre Suda offers crystal-clear waters and a rocky coastline, ideal for snorkelling as well as swimming. Further north, the popular and idyllic sandy beaches of Baia Verde, just south of Gallipoli, offer clear shallow waters which are ideal for children as well as great nightlife as the day draws to a close.

Further south, don’t miss the Marina di Pescoluse, known to be like a beach from the Maldives with its white sand and turquoise waters. Indeed, across the southern part of Salento you will find many glorious beaches, both on the Ionian and Adriatic side, from pretty rocky coves to long stretches of sand plus beach clubs offering sunbeds, parasols, pedalos and idyllic restaurants with glorious views.

The island town of Gallipoli (17km) is a great place to visit, not only for its fascinating historic sites but also its great market. Enjoy magnificent views as you explore the narrow lanes on the island and enjoy relaxing in a pavement café or dining in one of the brilliant restaurants serving the freshest fish.

Lecce (55km) is also a great city to explore with fantastic shops, sight-seeing and historic ruins. Not to mention the many wonderful white-washed villages and beautiful towns that can be discovered across the southern half of Salento such as Specchia (22km), one of Italy’s prettiest towns and the historic lined streets of Muro Leccese and Maglie, both around half an hour away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi

(100 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bari

(225 km)

Nearest Town/City Melissano

(1.5 km)

Nearest Town/City Taviano

(4 km)

Nearest Restaurant Melissano

(1.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Melissano

(1.5 km)

Nearest Beach

(8 km)

Nearest Supermarket Melissano

(1.5 km)

Nearest Shop Melissano

(1.5 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 Kids Ideal for Teens

There are some wonderful beaches in the area for all ages. The nearest beach at Torre Suda has rocky coves and crystal-clear waters which are perfect for snorkelling or if you are looking for white sandy beaches and gentle shelving waters then head to the famous and beautiful Baia Verde, just fifteen minutes away by car. Also, to the south, Marina di Pescoluse is a lovely place for families to spend the day.

Many of the beaches offer sun-beds, umbrellas and restaurants where families are always welcome as well as pedalos and other watersports. Kids may also enjoy watching the boats in the marina in Santa Maria di Leuca or taking a boat trip to see the stunning caves around the southern coastline.

For a fun day out, the kids will absolutely adore Splash Parco Acquatico (20km) where you will find swimming pools for all ages, waterslides and themed waterfalls. It’s known to be one of the best waterparks in southern Italy.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Football

Extras

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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €100 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Linen and bath towels included.
Pool towels included? On request.
Changeover day Saturday from end-June - mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, payable locally. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Strictly 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 7 nights from end-June - mid-September. 4 nights during all other periods.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Whilst this property can accommodate 12 guests, please note that four guests will be sleeping on sofa beds. Please see the features tab for full details.
Other Ts and Cs Only some bedrooms have air conditioning.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - £4,954
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - £5,389
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - £6,432
Aug 10th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - £6,676
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - £4,519
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £3,303
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £1,695 £2,118 £2,372
Sep 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £1,579 £1,973 £2,210
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 £1,579 £1,973 £2,210
Jun 8th 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 £1,754 £2,192 £2,455
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £1,871 £2,338 £2,618
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,455 £3,068 £3,436
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - £3,681
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - £3,845
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - £4,172
Jul 19th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - £4,663
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - £5,072
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 9th 2025 - - £6,054
Aug 9th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - £6,283
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - £4,254
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £3,108
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 £1,695 £2,118 £2,372
Sep 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 £1,579 £1,973 £2,210

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - €5,893
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - €6,411
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - €7,651
Aug 10th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - €7,941
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - €5,376
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €3,929
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €2,016 €2,520 €2,822
Sep 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €1,878 €2,347 €2,628
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 €1,878 €2,347 €2,628
Jun 8th 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 €2,086 €2,607 €2,920
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,225 €2,781 €3,115
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,920 €3,650 €4,087
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - €4,379
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - €4,574
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - €4,963
Jul 19th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - €5,546
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - €6,034
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 9th 2025 - - €7,201
Aug 9th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - €7,474
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - €5,060
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €3,698
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 €2,016 €2,520 €2,822
Sep 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 €1,878 €2,347 €2,628

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - $6,396
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - $6,958
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - $8,305
Aug 10th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - $8,619
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - $5,835
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $4,264
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $2,188 $2,735 $3,063
Sep 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $2,038 $2,547 $2,853
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 $2,038 $2,547 $2,853
Jun 8th 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 $2,264 $2,830 $3,169
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $2,415 $3,019 $3,381
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $3,169 $3,962 $4,436
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - $4,753
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - $4,964
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - $5,387
Jul 19th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - $6,020
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - $6,549
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 9th 2025 - - $7,816
Aug 9th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - $8,112
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - $5,492
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $4,013
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 $2,188 $2,735 $3,063
Sep 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 $2,038 $2,547 $2,853

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.

Reviews

  • Great villa in Salento

    Created on 05/09/2023

    The property looks pretty new and well maintained. All the services mentioned were there and properly working. The property manager was promptly available to assist and to properly answer doubts and questions. The villa was clean and the garden was very well kept. Some unexpected facilities were also there for the kids making the stay even more enjoyable. We had a very good time there and it was a pity to leave the property after our stay.

  • The host is helpful and always responds extremely quickly

    Created on 01/08/2022

    The villa has all the amenities you need for a pleasant holiday and is in a great location for driving to the main points of interest in the area. The host is helpful and always responds extremely quickly.

  • A top villa!

    Created on 21/08/2021

    A top villa! A splendid garden, a great pool and a spacious house! We had a lovely stay with our children and friends. However, we had to take the car to go out as there wasn't much nearby. We loved the town of Gallipoli.

  • We spent a great time in this villa.

    Created on 01/01/2021

    The villa is in a perfect spot, by car very close to Gallipoli or Leuca. The furniture, the design and all the details are very luxurious and cosy. We spent a great time in this villa and asap we will go again.

  • Perfect for families and children.

    Created on 01/09/2017

    Wonderful villa with all possible and imaginable comforts including the swimming pool and the large park surrounding the house. Thanks to these comforts we had an extremely relaxing holiday. Perfect for families and children. The owners are really special people to whom we owe all our thanks for their assistance.
    Truly special!

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