Price Starting from € 3500 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Accessibility This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests
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Villa Verella


A contemporary villa, built around a centenarian oak tree, that combines high-end design with a simple, rustic feel


Villa Verella is a newly built villa where the traditional elements of Puglian architecture have been brought bang up to date resulting in a house that is gentle and calm, where guests are able to switch off and relax.

The pretty towns of Ostuni, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica form a triangle in this beautiful part of the Itria Valley and Villa Verella sits in the middle, just ten minutes’ drive from each.

Single-storey with traditional external steps that lead to the roof terrace, the house sleeps six in three double bedrooms with bathrooms, that sit around a central living space of a kitchen and lounge area. Of course, much of the experience of cooking, eating and sleeping in this part of Italy take place outdoors and here the outdoor ‘rooms’ are as exquisitely designed as those indoors.

The villa is painted a soft white that catches the light perfectly without dazzling guests. This is matched by a palette of natural materials and tonal colours that reflect the surrounding landscape. Low-key luxury shows up in the expert design of every element and guests will be seduced by the comfort of it all. It’s a property that sits perfectly in its environment.

Location-wise it could not be better placed for discovering the pretty towns, countryside and coastline of this delightful part of Puglia.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

The three bedrooms are all decorated in natural colours and materials, reflecting the surrounding countryside. Simple in looks but luxurious in feel, two of them have access to private terraces.

Bathrooms

The three bathrooms follow the same design principle as the rest of the villa – a simple, muted look with high-quality fixtures and fittings.

Kitchen

At one end of the living space and looking out on the pool area, the kitchen is beautifully designed and expertly equipped. Guests will no doubt spend as much time using the outdoor kitchen as the indoor one and there’s plenty of space if a private chef is more your style.

Living rooms

The lounge area inside is opposite the kitchen in the main living space. The soft white walls and built-in sofas are decorated sparingly with carefully chosen pieces in natural materials. The shape of the barrel ceiling is copied in the end doors that lead to the outside lounge area where an ancient oak offers shade. Light and bright, there are doors to the outside kitchen and the pool area, too.

Other rooms

Facilities


Cleaning

Every 2 days cleaning and every 4 days linen change.

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, nespresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, wifi, central heating, high chair, barbeque, gas barbeque

Accessibility

This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests

Outside

Villa Verella sits on the brow of a hill in 1.5 hectares of private land. Surrounded by almond trees, olive trees and ancient oaks, it is enclosed by stone walls while entrance to the property is by electric gates. Indoor-outdoor living is elemental to the property’s design and so guests can cook, eat and sleep in comfort and style, whether inside or out. The living room and principal bedroom have doors that open directly to the outdoor area, where a pergola offers shade to the outdoor kitchen and BBQ, the dining table, and a beautiful and roomy built-in sitting corner. At the other end of the pool 9 x 5 mt, is a sunbathing spot with sunloungers and deck chairs. The pool itself runs parallel to the house and its smooth surround is perfect for bare feet. There are private terraces off two of the three bedrooms and another outdoor lounge area off the sitting room, while traditional external steps on the pool-side façade of the villa lead to the roof terrace. There is a projector that can be used outside.

Notes

Please note that the stairs to the roof terrace are open on one side and therefore not suitable for small children.

Availability & Pricing


weekly prices
from 1 March 2024 to 31 March 2024 € 3500
from 1 April 2024 to 30 April 2024 € 4000
from 1 May 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 5500
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 6500
from 1 July 2024 to 31 July 2024 € 8000
from 1 August 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 8500
from 1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 7500
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 6000
from 1 November 2024 to 31 December 2024 € 4000
Price on request.
Cleaning included in the rental price.
Baby cot & high chair included in the rental price.
No pets allowed.

In Villa services on request:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Massage
Car service

Security deposit: EUR 1000,00 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 Check in & Check-out on Sundays. Check in time: from 15.00 to 21.00, Check out time: latest 11.00. During the low season (September to April) we require a minimum stay of 3 nights with flexible arrivals & departures. During our high season (May to August) we require a minimum stay of 7 nights.

Leisure & Activities


Activities

The coast is 20 minutes’ drive away where you’ll discover the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve and the breathtaking beaches of the Adriatic. The property is also close to lots of interesting towns and villages with a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops, antiques markets and stunning Baroque architecture. There are vineyards and olive groves where tastings and tours are possible and for a round of golf, the nearest course is San Domenico, at Savelletri di Fasano, 35km away.

Specials

We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Villa Verella in advance. The following are available on request: private chef, regional cooking classes, nanny, driver, boat rental, horse riding, massage therapist, yoga instructor, personal trainer, wine tours and a tourist guide.

Happenings

More information

Please take a look at our SpecialPuglia Tips.

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

Villa Verella is just ten minutes by car from Ostuni, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica, some of the most well-known of the magical white towns of the Itria Valley. Discover the restaurants, maze of small streets and market stalls, likewise in Martina Franca and Carovigno, or head to the trulli villages of Alberobello and Locorotondo. The property is just twenty minutes from the crystal-clear water and rocky coves of the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve on the Adriatic coast. To the north is Polignano a Mare (54km), a town built on limestone cliffs where its famous viewpoint, the Balconata sul Mare, offers incredible sea views and is home to occasional high-octane cliff-diving competitions. Discover coastal Monopoli (47km) with its Baroque castle and cathedral, or head down the coast to Lecce (79km), otherwise known as the Florence of the south, which is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in the south of Italy and heralded for its Baroque splendour.

Travel

Air: The nearest airports are: Brindisi[BDS] (36km) and Bari[BRI] (95km).

Train: The nearest train station to the property is at Ostuni. There is car rental available at the station.

Road: The motorway exit closest to the property is at Ostuni.

Distances

Ceglie Messapica (8km); Cisternino (8km); Ostuni (8km); Carovigno (12km); Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve (22km); Martina Franca (29km); Locorotondo (32km); Brindisi (36km); Alberobello (41km); Monopoli (49km); Polignano a Mare (56km); Taranto (58km); Lecce (75km); and Bari (95km).

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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