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What Oliver loves…
- The villa sits on a huge rural estate, surrounded by idyllic parkland and ancient olive trees
- The historic features, such as grand fireplaces and star-vaulted ceilings add character and charm
- Each of the bedroom suites has its own living/dining/kitchen space to enjoy
- Within the vast outside space are lush gardens, a private pool and several outdoor dining areas
- The coastal town of Otranto is a 15-minute drive away
Within an idyllic area of olive groves and forest in the heart of Puglia countryside and close to historic cities and the scenic coast is grand Villa Salvatore. As well as being in a secluded and quiet part of the region, the villa itself sits within extensive outside grounds of over 20 acres. Tree-dotted and bordered gardens offer plenty of spaces to relax, socialise and soak up the tranquillity.
Villa Salvatore dates back to the 19th century, with it originally being the country residence of a noble family in the area. It has undergone a careful restoration to offer flexible accommodation for a larger group, with self-contained suites and a total of eight bedrooms sleeping up to 21 guests.
There's a feeling of light, space and heritage throughout each of the bedrooms and suites, with star-vaulted ceilings and a selection of antique pieces in several. They all offer a mix of traditional charm and modern comforts, with one suite being located in a separate building that's ideal for those wanting additional privacy.
You can unwind in your own private lounge area as well as enjoy use of outside spaces. The first-floor suites have access to a terrace with a choice of seating. Take in views over the gardens and out across the lush greenery that surrounds the estate as you sit back with your favourite drink. Down on the ground floor, the bedrooms and suites have access to patios with tables and chairs for al fresco dining.
Further into the lawned gardens, there's a swimming pool to enjoy refreshing dips in, along with gazebos that create shady spaces to recline on sun loungers. Elsewhere, there are rustic stone features, such as a wood oven and elegant archways that reflect the history of the estate.
Reaching both city and coast from Villa Salvatore is easy, with the nearest town of Otranto and many sandy beaches being within a 20-minute drive.
Historic Otranto sits on the coast and boasts a beautiful harbour, with plenty of sightseeing to do in the form of sites such as an impressive cathedral and 15th-century castle. Just up the coast is the Baia dei Turchi stretch dotted with beaches like Spiaggia Alimini, which has practically white sand.
Also enjoy day trips to the town of Galatina and the city of Lecce; which are both around 30 minutes away by car. Both are full of Baroque buildings and awe-inspiring churches, with Lecce being known as the 'Florence of the South' due to its wealth of art and architecture.
What you should know…
- Quiet and non-intrusive owners live in a building next to the villa, they will be very happy to help
- This property sleeps 16 guests comfortably, whilst a further 5 guests may be accommodated on sofa beds. Please see the 'Features' tab for full details
Main Villa Interiors
- Bedroom Suite 1: Double bedroom with door to outside, en-suite bathroom with shower, living room with double sofa bed (ideal for two children), fully-equipped kitchen with doors to outside and covered patio with seating
- Bedroom Suite 2: Double bedroom with door to outside, living space with double sofa bed (ideal for two children), kitchenette with doors to outside, bathroom with shower and covered patio with dining table for four people and deckchairs
- Bedroom Suite 3: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and door to outside, living room with single sofa bed, kitchenette and covered patio
- Double bedroom with bathroom with shower, small kitchenette with fridge and doors to patio with table and chairs
- Double bedroom with bathroom with shower and doors to outside space
- Bedroom Suite 4: Double bedroom, bathroom with bath tub, living room with sofa, dining table for four people, door to shared terrace and kitchen with oven, fridge, washing machine
- Bedroom Suite 5: Two double bedrooms, bathroom with shower, living room with sofa, fireplace, door to shared terrace and kitchenette with electric stove, fridge
- Swimming pool (18m x 6m, depth: 0.8m - 1.4m), open approximately May to October
- Garden with lawn, trees, plants, flowers- First-floor terrace with table and chairs, sun loungers, deckchairs
- Pool-side gazebos with sun loungers
- Air conditioning
Surrounded by green and rambling gardens dotted with a range of typical Mediterranean trees and plants, Villa Salvatore is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. When you do want to explore the area outside of the vast estate, you'll find both city and coast within easy reach. And the nearest amenities, such as restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets are all within a 10-minute drive.
The coastal town of Otranto is just 15 minutes away by car. This laid-back town is a lovely place for a day out, with a harbour and an old town made up of narrow alleys and whitewashed houses. Otranto's most-known buildings include 15th-century Castello Aragonese and the cathedral. The Baia dei Turchi stretch with its sandy beaches is a little further up the coast. Spiaggia Alimini is one of the most popular and closest to the villa. Swim in calm waters, buy drinks and snacks, and hire sun loungers to relax on the immaculate sand.
Around a 30-minute drive from the villa is the town of Galatina. It has an impressive historic centre and is full of buildings that span the centuries. Some date back to medieval times, with most being from the Baroque period. Two of the most beautiful churches are the Basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Grazia. Also enjoy strolling around the town, discovering tucked-away lanes and courtyards, as well as browsing its many shops.
The city of Lecce is another nearby historic hotspot. It's also famous for its Baroque architecture and art and is often referred to as the 'Florence of the South'. Must-sees include the city's ancient sites and structures, such as the Roman amphitheatre. Lecce is also full of majestic churches, with the Church of the Holy Cross having a beautiful façade with various animals and grotesque figures.
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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.
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With the coast just a 20-minute drive away, you have a choice of beaches for an afternoon of sand and sea. Spiaggia Alimini boasts beautiful, almost-white sand and crystal clear waters. There are excellent facilities where you can buy drinks and snacks, as well as hire sun loungers for relaxing.
Gardens of the Sun is an amusement park full of exciting activities. Children will love playing mini-golf and exploring the swings, slides and carousel of the play area. There's also a games room and volleyball court for the older ones.
On the opposite coast is Splash Parco Acquatico in Gallipoli, which is around a 40-minute drive away - and one of the most popular water parks in Puglia.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
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
Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil 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 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.30 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Extra cost, payable locally.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes.|
|Pets welcome?||On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.|
|Changeover day||Saturday. All other changeover day on request.|
|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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Minimum stay||6 nights.|
|Heating costs included?||Extra cost, payable locally.|
|Tax||Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi connection included.|
|Pool towels included?||Yes, changed weekly.|
|Pool opening dates?||The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|Sep 29th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||£7,522|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||£7,347|
|Dec 30th 2023 - May 4th 2024||£7,347|
|May 4th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024||£7,347|
|Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||£9,038|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024||£10,204|
|Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 17th 2024||£12,770|
|Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024||£10,204|
|Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||£9,038|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024||£7,522|
|Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||£7,347|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 1st 2025||£7,347|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|Sep 29th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||€8,158|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||€7,968|
|Dec 30th 2023 - May 4th 2024||€7,968|
|May 4th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024||€7,968|
|Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||€9,802|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024||€11,067|
|Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 17th 2024||€13,849|
|Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024||€11,067|
|Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||€9,802|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024||€8,158|
|Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||€7,968|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 1st 2025||€7,968|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|Sep 29th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023||$8,618|
|Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||$8,418|
|Dec 30th 2023 - May 4th 2024||$8,418|
|May 4th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024||$8,418|
|Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||$10,355|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024||$11,691|
|Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 17th 2024||$14,630|
|Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024||$11,691|
|Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||$10,355|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024||$8,618|
|Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||$8,418|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 1st 2025||$8,418|
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.
Outstanding villa with fabulous pool
Villa Salvatore is simply outstanding. We were staying in one of the two suites upstairs, very spacious rooms, each equipped with a fully working AC and a fridge, with direct access to a romantic balcony overviewing the beautiful landscape. The spot is also perfectly equipped, just a comfortable 45 minutes drive away from the Brindisi airport, 5 minutes to the next big supermarket and 10 to 15 minutes to a first stunning beach. Furthermore, in case security is important for you, the whole area is perfectly gated. Last but definitely not least, the pool was fabulous - all large, clean and deep enough to dive.
First class host
We stayed here with extended family in August 2017. The property is ideal if you're traveling in a large group that's looking to come together yet have the space to relax and unwind. The grounds are extensive, well maintained and perfect for kids, the outdoor pool is a winner. Perfect size, great condition, cleaned diligently early every morning and well equipped with poolside amenities. The property has six bedrooms (flats) spread over two floors. The two rooms on the top floor are more aesthetic and up to date while the four across the ground floor are simple but practical and well suited for singles or older kids looking for their own space. All flats have cooking facilities but flat C's layout serves as a great central kitchen if you're preparing and dining together with direct access to the patio area. The evenings are really special here, especially during summer with amazing sunsets that can be appreciated out on the patio which also comes with a purpose built bbq area. To top off, the host is first class. Generous with time and advice, it's reassuring to have him and his family on the estate and close by. The hospitality we were shown was second to none and just made the holiday that extra bit special. In respect to location, the villa is quite secluded but within reach of several towns with modern supermarkets, literally 10 mins to the closest beach and a great staging point to visit all the major sites in Puglia.
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