Mentioned on the Condè Nast November 2023!

Price Starting from € 6000 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Accessibility This property is not suited to less mobile guests
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Il Barone

The sensitive restoration of this grand country villa showcases its warm stone, soft light and beautiful architectural lines, all matched by the elegance of the pool and gardens

The beauty of this unique historic house lies in the light touch of its magnificent restoration, the four hectares of gardens, orchards, olive groves and vineyards, and its fabulous location in the heart of Salento, where cucina, beaches and culture collide.

Il Barone is a handsome property that has retained its original features. Pale carparo stone carvings, vaulted ceilings, alcoves and ancient frescoes provide all the adornment required. The simple sophistication includes a careful edit of deep mattresses, upholstered headboards and design-led chairs.

The large kitchen is a playground for self-catering cooks and large enough for a chef to get to work, should you choose to be cooked for. Food comes above most things in this part of Italy where fresh produce is abundant and delicious. There are dining tables both inside and out to accommodate lengthy lunches and late dinners, while the large pool and the wide steps that lead down to it, sing to the elegant architectural proportions.

Whether it’s the sparkling Ionian sea and a long stretch of pretty coastline, the restaurants, bars and food opportunities or the cultural pull of Baroque architecture that draws you away from Il Barone, its tranquil setting and extraordinary atmosphere will lure you back. It is an incredible property for a holiday with family and friends.

Il Barone was mentioned by the Condé Nast on the November 2023 issue "The best 11 Villas in Puglia" 

Rooms description


The four bedrooms on the first floor lead off a beautiful central upstairs sitting room. Pared-back elegance means that the original features, such as the high ceilings, an ornate alcove, stone floors, thick distressed plaster walls and shuttered windows, take centre stage. Colourful headboards and lampshades add drama while the deep mattresses provide comfort. There are two doubles and two bedrooms that can be made up as twins on request. There is an additional bedroom and en-suite bathroom separate from the main house that can be made available for a larger party then 8 guests (at extra cost).


There are two large bathrooms, both of which honour the architectural space with integrity. One has a huge fireplace and a sculptural tub alongside it, while the other has a shower within an alcove.


The kitchen takes up the end wall of a large room that is open plan with the downstairs living room. A beautiful long wooden table separates the two spaces. Fully equipped and with an electric oven and hob, it’s a fabulous space for cooking and entertaining. A large glazed arch gives access to the outside dining area and garden.

Living rooms

The downstairs sitting room is the perfect place for chatting and lounging while others get busy in the kitchen. Deep sofas and a waist-height fireplace make it cosy in the cooler months, too.

Other rooms



Final cleaning; cleaning and change of bath linen once a week (preferably on Wednesdays)


private pool, air conditioning, wedding location, dogs allowed, espresso machine, nespresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, television, wifi, central heating, high chair, barbeque, vinyard, hairdryer


This property is not suited to less mobile guests


Il Barone lies within four hectares of olive groves, fruit orchards, vineyards and a large, private walled garden with a 12m pool. Approached through electric gates there is ample parking. The front of the house has a paved, cypress-bordered path leading to the triple-arch entrance. To one side is an outdoor seating area. Like the interior, the beauty of the property’s exterior spaces lies in simple lines and a lack of fussiness. The pool’s pale paved surround is bordered by lawn and fruit trees, and the sun loungers look back to the handsome building and a tall palm tree that wouldn’t look out of place in LA. There is a pizza oven and a BBQ and the organic ingredients used in the natural bathroom products are grown on the estate. Guests can wander where they please and pick from the kitchen garden and the fruit trees.


Availability & Pricing

Mentioned on the Condè Nast November 2023!

weekly prices
from 6 January 2024 to 11 May 2024 € 6000
from 11 May 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 8000
from 1 June 2024 to 31 July 2024 € 10800
from 1 August 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 12000
from 1 September 2024 to 19 October 2024 € 8000
from 19 October 2024 to 28 December 2024 € 6000
Price on request.
Cleaning: Included
Dog: EUR 50,00 per stay
Extra cleaning: EUR 23 per hour (on request)
Extra towel change: EUR 20,00 per person (on request)

Available on request, such as: Daily breakfast, Daily maid and Chef.

The annex for 2 extra guests: EUR 500,00 per week

Security deposit: EUR 750,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival from 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Arrivals and departures on a Saturday bases.

Leisure & Activities


The estate is a short and pretty drive away from Nardó, a wonderful town that lies south of Lecce and north of Gallipoli, on the Salentine peninsula. The town itself has a rich history that can be explored through the byzantine and baroque architecture that includes palaces, chapels and churches. The Ionian coast is just a few kilometres away and no stay at Il Barone would be complete without exploring its stunning mix of clear water, rocky coves and sandy beaches. Discover Santa Caterina with its seafront eateries and Santa Maria al Bagno for its beautiful cove. Lecce, otherwise known as the Florence of the South, is also a must. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in southern Italy, it is heralded for its baroque splendour and the incredible light as the sun bounces of the white stone.


We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Il Barone in advance. The following are available on request: private chef, daily cleaning, driver, bike and boat rental, horse riding, massage therapist, yoga instructor and tourist guide.


More information

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Il Barone enjoys exclusive space and privacy and its wonderful location between the three Baroque towns of Nardò, Galatone and Galatina also means it is perfectly placed for guests to explore the culture, coast and cucina of the Salentine Peninsula. The Porto Selvaggio nature reserve and the clear waters of the Ionian Sea are within easy reach and, for a round of golf, Golf Club Acaya is 43km away or San Domenico, at Savelletri di Fasano, is 100km away. Closer to Nardó is the ASD Eden Ranch for riding (14km), while the estate and the surrounding countryside offer excellent cycling routes. All of which will help you work up an appetite to enjoy the delicious food and wine of the area, including the property’s homegrown fruit and veg that guests are welcome to help themselves to.


Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi[BDS] (64km) and Bari[BRI] (192km). Train The nearest train station to the property is in Nardó (8km), although the main line stops at Lecce where car hire is available. Road Take the SS101 from Lecce or travel the SP359 coast road. The A14 is 13km away.


Galatone (2km); Nardò (8km); Santa Maria al Bagno (8km); Galatina (10km); Santa Caterina (10km); Gallipoli (13km); Porto Selvaggio (14km); Lecce (26km); Punta Prosciutto (34km); Otranto (54km); Santa Maria di Leuca (57km); Brindisi (64km); Bari (192km); and Naples (436km).

Your villa and Covid-19

To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.

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