New property in our Portfolio!

Price Starting from € 3500 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Accessibility The property has en-suite bedrooms and smooth floors on the ground floor. There are uneven surfaces outside, however.
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La Baronessa

The house, the garden and the location are exquisite, providing the perfect base from which to explore Salento’s wonderful coastline and rich cultural interior

Set in the heart of sun-baked Salento, with its hard-to-resist mix of countryside, coast, culture and delicious food, this wonderful lamia has been sensitively restored and extended to create a beautiful house for eight.

The villa makes the most of Puglia’s soft light, with its mottled vermillion façade and warm neutrals on the walls inside. Guests will be wowed by the generous entrance hall with its frescos and its magnificent central table – a thin sheet of beautifully veined marble on decoratively carved dark-wood legs.

Terrazzo floors are artworks in themselves, with hexagonal tiles with a star design decorating the middle of one of the bedroom floors, while frescoes of palm leaves above a scarlet border are painted on the barrel-vault ceiling of the impressive ground-floor entrance hall. This is the limit of the decoration and the simplicity of the eclectic furniture, from antique to mid-century, paired with modern light fittings and shallow, fluted stone basins, offers a surprisingly cohesive, welcoming and gentle atmosphere.

The outside spaces remain true to the location. There’s a citrus orchard to the side of the house, olive groves surround it, and a well and a fountain form pretty features. Wisteria has been planted up old stone columns which will shortly form a stunning shaded, stone-paved walkway to the pool.

The fabulous coastline and the surrounding towns and villages with their Baroque architecture, glorious food and welcoming atmosphere are reason enough to visit this special spot in Italy’s heel. And La Baronessa is the property in which to really enjoy it.

Rooms description


There are four en-suite bedrooms: three on the ground floor and the principal room with its whitewashed ceiling beams and wraparound terrace on the first floor. The sandy-coloured walls, terrazzo floors and stone-vaulted ceilings bounce the soft light around, creating little need for further decoration. Guests will find a mix of antique and modern furniture, comfy beds with crisp white linens and the perfect light to read by.


The polished plaster walls of the shower rooms are combined with beautiful shallow, fluted stone basins, vintage mirrors and modern fixtures and fittings, perfectly melding form with function.


The fully equipped kitchen has doors that lead to the outdoor dining terrace and the pool beyond.

Living rooms

The main door into the property opens onto the impressive central entrance hall with its frescos, terrazzo floor and made-to-measure marble table lit by a modern pendant. The sitting room has a terrazzo floor, too, and a wonderful stone fireplace that can be lit in the cooler months. This lovely room leads to the kitchen.

Other rooms



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


private pool, air conditioning, espresso machine, nespresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, wifi, cot, high chair, barbeque, vinyard, hairdryer


The property has en-suite bedrooms and smooth floors on the ground floor. There are uneven surfaces outside, however.


La Baronessa is approached through electric gates and a gravel drive. Surrounded by olive trees, the property has its own citrus orchard with orange and lemon trees that guests can pick from. Recently landscaped, the garden is in its infancy but a beautiful stone terrace outside the kitchen is the perfect spot for dining al fresco, while a wisteria-covered pagoda made from old stone columns will soon become a colourful and fragrant sunshade. There is plenty of space for guests to be social or solitary, with views stretching far over the cinematic landscape.


Availability & Pricing


New property in our Portfolio!

weekly prices
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 3500
from 1 July 2024 to 31 July 2024 € 5000
from 1 August 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 6000
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 5000
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 3500
Price on request.
Cleaning: EUR 200,00
Dog: EUR 50,00 per stay
Extra cleaning: EUR 23 per hour (on request)
Extra towel change: EUR 20,00 per person (on request)

In House extra services on demand:
Chefs (fine dining, traditional, BBQ, Pizza)
Yoga & PT
Wine tastings
E-bikes rental

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 Min stay 7 nights, flexible arrivals and departures. Check-in after 16:00 and check-out by 10:00.

Leisure & Activities


La Baronessa is in a fabulous location, not far from the beautiful Baroque towns of Nardò, Galatone and Galatina, and within easy reach of the region’s cultural and coastal wonders. The Porto Selvaggio nature reserve and the clear waters of the Ionian Sea are not to be missed, while golfers can choose between Golf Club Acaya (43km) or San Domenico, at Savelletri di Fasano (100km). Riding is available near Nardò at ASD Eden Ranch and there are excellent cycling routes straight from the villa.


We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at La Baronessa 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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The delightful Baroque town of Nardò is just 8km from the villa and its Piazza Salandra is the perfect place to soak up the town’s atmosphere. Its location, south of Lecce and north of Gallipoli, on the Salentine peninsula, has given Nardò a rich history, best explored through food and architecture – in this case, fabulous fresh seafood and delicious pasticcerie, and a mix of Byzantine and Baroque palaces, chapels and churches. The Ionian coast is just a few kilometres away and its stunning mix of clear water, rocky coves and sandy beaches is not to be missed. In particular, the Porto Selvaggio nature reserve’s pine forest-fringed wild beaches are wonderful. Discover Santa Caterina with its seafront restaurants 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.


The nearest airports are: Brindisi [BDS] (64km) and Bari [BRI] (192km).

The nearest train station to the property is in Nardó (8km), although the main line stops at Lecce where car hire is available.

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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