Villa Ciottolo

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Sleeps: 8 - 18 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties

Originally a Masseria, a fortified farmhouse typical of the Puglia region, Villa Ciottolo has been immaculately transformed into a resort-style holiday retreat. It was once a luxury boutique hotel and now offers guests the combination of the privacy of a villa holiday while also still offering hotel-like services should the guests so choose to use them.

Surrounded by olive groves and gardens in a secluded area just outside the culinary town of Ceglie Messapica, the villa offers complete privacy for a group of up to eighteen.

Six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are distributed throughout the main building, adjacent trulli built with authentic stones and poolside farmhouse conversion annexe.

Ample sunlight will surely draw guests to the expansive sunbathing area with plush sofas and a large pool. It's a great spot for alfresco dining too. There is no better way to end the day than with a quiet drink on the terrace while admiring the impressive and captivating panoramic views. The garden portico is perfect for relaxing to the soothing sounds of chirping birds, and when you want to explore, enjoy complimentary bikes.

Known as Italy’s “sun-bleached heel,” Puglia boasts the longest coastline in mainland Italy. Stunning beaches and turquoise waters of the Apulia seas are within short driving distance, and the famous white washed trulli of Alberobello are within a 20-minute drive too.

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What you should know…

  • Accommodation is spread over main building with indoor public areas, adjacent trulli house and poolside annexe, thus providing extra privacy for larger groups
  • The secluded location means the villa isn’t exactly ideal for club hopper and  car will be necessary to explore the region
  • 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 Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV

    The Villa

    The reading room, spacious living area, and television room are all beautifully furnished and inviting, rustic kitchen and dining room are perfectly appointed to host the group.

    Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor of the main building and can be accessed from inside of the building and from the garden; one of the two has a fireplace.

    On the first floor, climbing the ancient stairs, there are two other bedrooms. These rooms have a balcony overlooking the vast olive grove on one side, and the lush garden on the other.

    The master bedroom has been built into authentic Trulli has independent entrance and also has a living area, fireplace and jacuzzi. The sixth bedroom is a barrel-shape ceiling en-suite set in a poolside annexe with a majestic oak tree in the background; in the past, this building was the barn.

    The farm is surrounded by a large garden filled with olive trees and pomegranate trees. There is a sunbathing area, sun beds, umbrellas and sofas.This area is also perfect for hosting breakfasts or dinners with friends.

    Amenities

    - Barbecue on request
    - iPod dock
    - Private pool (approx 15x15 / heart-shaped)

    Location

    About the surrounding area of Villa Ciottolo
    <1hr to Airport
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    Your stay will be highlighted by the discovery of several neighboring historical cities.

    Martina Franca, Alberobello, Ostuni, Cisternino are all about a 20 minute drive away. The white sandy beaches of the two seas of Apulia are within driving distance.

    Local Amenities
    Nearest Airport Brindisi

    (36-40 Km)

    Nearest Ferry port Brindisi

    (41-45 Km)

    Nearest Train Station Ceglie Messapica

    (4 Km)

    Nearest Town/City Ceglie Messapica

    (3 Km)

    Nearest Restaurant

    (3 Km)

    Nearest Bar/Pub

    (3 Km)

    Nearest Supermarket

    (3 Km)

    Nearest Shop

    (3 Km)

    Nearest Beach

    (16-20 km)

    Nearest Golf

    (31-35 Km)

    Nearest Piste

    (Over 100 Km)

    Region

    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 >>

    Kids

    Best Suited For: All Ages

    Kids Activities Close-by

    • <1hr to Airport

    Services Available

    • Chef/Cook Available
    • Maid Service Available

    Extras

    Oliver's Extras

    • Cooking Classes Available
    • Chef/Cook Available
    • Maid Service Available
    • On-Site Concierge
    • Daily housekeeping service on request (paid locally)
    • Food deliveries from restaurants, traditional meals cooked by the housewife, professional chef meals, pre-stocked fridge
    Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

    With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

    - Daily breakfast
    - Daily maid service
    - Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
    - Welcome drinks for your group
    - Fridge-stocking service
    - Private chef service

    Interested?
    If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

    Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

    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.


    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

    Event information

    In the heel of Italy, not far from the sun-bleached coast of the Apulia seas, this exclusive wedding venue might be described as rustic and authentic with a large sprinkle of luxury, glamour and romance. There are so many stunning places here to tie the knot and celebrate afterwards with all your family and friends; olive groves, meadows, pomegranate trees, the shimmering pool terrace with its exotic palms and the traditional trulli next to the white stoned fortified farmhouse, so typical of the Puglia area. The secluded location provides a wonderfully private retreat in the midst of breath-taking views.

    Wedding Reception
    There are 3 locations within the grounds where up to 150 people can be hosted. There are 2 gardens and an area by the pool which can be used for the various parts of the day. Dancing can take place in the pool area with music until as late as you like with no noise restrictions.

    Wedding Ceremony
    A symbolic ceremony usually takes place in the meadow area behind the main building. A civil ceremony might be possible at the town which is 5km from the property. The owners can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

    Where to Stay
    Up to 18 people can stay at the villa. Nearby, there is some accommodation available within the same town as the villa, or up to 200 more people could find accommodation within 10km of the property. The owners can supply details of local transport firm.

    Wedding Planning
    The venue can suggest a wedding planner or the client may provide their own. The venue is able to give details of suppliers for all aspects of the wedding but does not get involved is any of the planning or organization.

    Catering
    The venue is able to suggest caterers or the client may provide their own.

    Other information
    Events may be help between May and September. Marquee hire is required in the case of bad weather – the venue can assist with marquee hire which can be arranged as late as 24h before the event.

    Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
    All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

    Terms & Conditions

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

    Security deposit €1,000 payable on arrival
    Arrival time 3.00 pm
    Departure time 10.00 am
    Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
    Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
    End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
    Linen & towels included? Linen and towels are included in the rental price
    Pets welcome? Pets are allowed (small size)
    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
    Changeover day Saturday
    Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
    Other Ts and Cs Weddings and celebrations are permitted on request. Please note stag/hen parties are not allowed.

    Rental Rates

    Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Sep 23rd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £5,221
    Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 £4,177
    Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 £4,177
    Easter Season £5,221
    Apr 23rd 2020 - May 16th 2020 £4,177
    May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £5,221
    Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £6,787
    Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 £8,353
    Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £9,919
    Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £8,353
    Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £6,787
    Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,221
    Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 £4,177

    Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Sep 23rd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £5,743
    Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 £4,699
    Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 £4,699
    Easter Season £5,743
    Apr 23rd 2020 - May 16th 2020 £4,699
    May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £5,743
    Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £7,309
    Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 £8,875
    Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £9,919
    Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £8,875
    Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £7,831
    Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,743
    Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 £4,699

    Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Sep 23rd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €5,658
    Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 €4,527
    Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 €4,527
    Easter Season €5,658
    Apr 23rd 2020 - May 16th 2020 €4,527
    May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €5,658
    Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €7,356
    Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 €9,053
    Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €10,750
    Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €9,053
    Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €7,356
    Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,658
    Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 €4,527

    Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Sep 23rd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €6,224
    Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 €5,093
    Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 €5,093
    Easter Season €6,224
    Apr 23rd 2020 - May 16th 2020 €5,093
    May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €6,224
    Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €7,922
    Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 €9,619
    Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €10,750
    Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €9,619
    Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €8,487
    Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €6,224
    Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 €5,093

    Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Sep 23rd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $6,234
    Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 $4,987
    Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 $4,987
    Easter Season $6,234
    Apr 23rd 2020 - May 16th 2020 $4,987
    May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $6,234
    Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $8,104
    Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 $9,974
    Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $11,844
    Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $9,974
    Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $8,104
    Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,234
    Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 $4,987

    Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Sep 23rd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $6,857
    Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 $5,610
    Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 $5,610
    Easter Season $6,857
    Apr 23rd 2020 - May 16th 2020 $5,610
    May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $6,857
    Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $8,727
    Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 $10,597
    Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $11,844
    Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $10,597
    Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $9,350
    Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,857
    Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 $5,610

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

    Owner Profile

    How long have you owned the property?
    20 years

    For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
    Really eat?
    Orecchiette con cime di rape, Purea di Fave
    Really see?
    Alberobello, Polignano a mare

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    Reviews

    • Faultless

      Posted by Steven on 29/09/2017

      The villa is perfect in every way....excellent location in mid-Puglia to reach bari (1.3 hours) monopoli and polignare a mare (50min), castellana grotte (50 min) alberobello (40 min) lecce (45min), matera, (1.5 hr) and of course all the small nearby towns like Martina Franca, Locorotundo, Cisternino, Ceglie Messapica, etc which are all within 15-20 min. The staff, especially Lucia Daniela couldn't have done more or been nicer to us for the week. They made dinners, cleaned, recommended trips, arranged drivers....many times Lucia's family members who are all terrific. We will definitely go back!!!! Bedrooms are all perfect, with own baths. Also, the swimming pool is great.

    • Great choice for a group of friends

      Posted by Charlie on 08/12/2016

      Villa Ciottolo is the perfect destination for families and groups of close friends looking to unwind amidst the olive and pomegranate trees and the peace of the Puglian countryside. We have booked with the same friends in the past and usually some of the rooms are considerably smaller. That makes room allocation impossible! With Ciottolo you do not have that issue. All rooms are sizeable, they have great views and each of them has access to a terrace with 2 being separate houses in themselves! Ciottolo has some fantastic restaurants nearby so this is paradise for any foodie. Ostuni is also so close and it provides again for great sightseeing, shopping and again, a somewhat mind blowing food scene. Loved it and will recommend it to friends.

    • Perfect villa in a great location!

      Posted by Diana on 08/12/2016

      The first thing you see when you enter the gates are the magnificent trulli and the beautiful white stone house and welcoming arches of the outdoor terrace. This is the best pool I have ever seen amongst the villas we book and it's so amazing it even has a diving board! At the front, the villa has a beautiful olive grove and the property offers the kind of peace you need when on that well deserved holiday as it is quite protected from the outer world. Nonetheless, stunning Ostuni is only 20 minutes away and the towns of Ceglie Messepica and Martina Franca offer a super food scene. If you do travel to Alberobello, take the back roads as they will take you there much quicker!'

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