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What Oliver loves…
- Chic outdoor living potential, with elegant loungers, convivial dining porch, immaculate lawns and lagoon pool
- Superb location close to the Ionian coast (8 km)
- Ideal for families - lateral living space lay out, expansive gardens and facilities such as highchair
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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.
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
- 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
- Master bedroom with double bed
- Private lagoon shaped pool
- Fully fenced private garden (4500m²)
- Covered veranda
- Outdoor dining area
- Loungers and parasols
- Table football
- Private parking
- Air conditioning in some rooms
- Modern fireplace
- Hot tub/jacuzzi
- Mosquito nets
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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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.
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
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Table Football
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||5.00 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 in July and August. Flexible during the rest of the year.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. 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.|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Jul 5th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£2,769|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||£3,094|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||£3,420|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020||£3,420|
|Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||£4,180|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||£4,940|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£5,102|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£3,094|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||£2,334|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Jun 12th 2021||£1,792|
|Jun 12th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021||£2,009|
|Jun 19th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021||£2,172|
|Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021||£2,769|
|Jul 10th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021||£3,094|
|Jul 17th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021||£3,420|
|Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021||£3,854|
|Jul 31st 2021 - Aug 7th 2021||£4,180|
|Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 14th 2021||£4,940|
|Aug 14th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021||£5,102|
|Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021||£3,094|
|Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021||£2,334|
|Sep 4th 2021 - Jan 6th 2022||£1,792|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Jul 5th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€2,886|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||€3,225|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||€3,565|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020||€3,565|
|Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||€4,357|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||€5,149|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||€5,319|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€3,225|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||€2,433|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Jun 12th 2021||€1,868|
|Jun 12th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021||€2,094|
|Jun 19th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021||€2,264|
|Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021||€2,886|
|Jul 10th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021||€3,225|
|Jul 17th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021||€3,565|
|Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021||€4,018|
|Jul 31st 2021 - Aug 7th 2021||€4,357|
|Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 14th 2021||€5,149|
|Aug 14th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021||€5,319|
|Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021||€3,225|
|Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021||€2,433|
|Sep 4th 2021 - Jan 6th 2022||€1,868|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Jul 5th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$3,245|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||$3,627|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020||$4,009|
|Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020||$4,009|
|Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 8th 2020||$4,899|
|Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||$5,790|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$5,981|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$3,627|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||$2,736|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Jun 12th 2021||$2,100|
|Jun 12th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021||$2,355|
|Jun 19th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021||$2,545|
|Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021||$3,245|
|Jul 10th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021||$3,627|
|Jul 17th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021||$4,009|
|Jul 24th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021||$4,518|
|Jul 31st 2021 - Aug 7th 2021||$4,899|
|Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 14th 2021||$5,790|
|Aug 14th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021||$5,981|
|Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021||$3,627|
|Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021||$2,736|
|Sep 4th 2021 - Jan 6th 2022||$2,100|
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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