Villa with large pool and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside - Ref:110001

Villa Bella Collina sits on top of a hill with panoramic views over the olive groves, vines and the famous trulli. The villa provides a wonderful setting to just sit back and relax in the countryside. The 12m x 6m swimming pool is surrounded with sun loungers, seating and al fresco dining. Three interesting towns; Martina Franca, Cisternino and Martina Franca lie within a 10 minute drive. Furnished as a real home from home it sleeps up to 7 people.

On arrival you are greeted by the impressive dry stone walling at the front of the property, very typical of the region and the gates of Villa Bella Collina.

From the parking area, pass onto the veranda and in the front door:

LOUNGE

The lounge is at the centre of the villa and has 2 large sofas for seating up to 6 people, flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player, wifi, a small library of books including tourist information, coffee table and ceiling fan.  The window looks out to gazebo and table tennis area

The arch leads to

KITCHEN

The kitchen is well equipped with a gas hob, full size oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, kettle and toaster. There are plenty of pots, pans and crockery etc to cook delicious food. We also provide some spices and olive oil on arrival, dishwasher tablets and general cleaning products for your stay. The dining table seats up to 6 people.  The window looks out onto the front of the property.  There is a ceiling fan

Kitchen store room - this houses the washing machine, iron, ironing board, basket and pegs for your washing.

Back in the lounge again a door leads to the night area and corridor to

BEDROOM 2

This large bedroom has twin beds, beside cabinets with lamps, a large double wardrobe for hanging clothes. The window looks out to the olive trees at the side of the property.  The room has a ceiling fan ** On request the beds can be pushed together to form a double bed.

BATHROOM 1

This family bathroom has bath with shower attachment/screen, wash hand basin with mirrored cupboard above for storage of your toiletries, bidet and toilet.  There is a window for light and ventilation.

BEDROOM 1

This bedroom has a king size bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, two double wardrobes and a large dresser with mirror above.  There is also a rocking chair.  The window looks out to the olive trees at the side of the property.  There is a ceiling fan.

From the lounge again a door leads to

BEDROOM 3 (Pool room)

Aptly named as the double doors lead out onto the pool area.  This room has a large double bed, bedside tables and lamps, large double wardrobe, bureau, large mirror, uplighter lamp and ceiling fan. There is also a window which looks out to the front of the property.

The French doors lead from this room to outside

BATHROOM 2

This bathroom is situated a few steps away and has a large walk-in corner shower, wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet and light above, bided and WC.  There is also a small fridge here so that you keep you drinks cool by the pool without having to go into the kitchen.

Also found in this room are the floats and toys for the pool, table tennis and basketball.

OUTSIDE

Villa Bella Collina is set in 2 acres of land with fabulous view of the surrounding countryside. Our guests are free to wander the land, pick the fruit and enjoy finding the old trullo hideaway at the bottom of the land.

POOL

The pool which measures 12m x 6m is entered via the Roman steps at the shallow end. At night it is a lovely place to watch the sun go down.  Surrounding the pool you will find plenty of sun loungers, relaxing chairs, hammock hung in the olives trees and a two gazebos for shade.  One by the pool and one by the villa.  You can also dine al fresco in this area too.

TABLE TENNIS / BASKETBALL

The full size table tennis table is found in the large gazebo with the basketball hoop nearby.

FRONT VERANDA

On the front veranda you will find a large outdoor dining table and chairs for al fresco dining and a small BBQ.  The views at night of the lights in the hilltop towns create a lovely atmosphere.

 

GARDEN / LAND

Near to the villa is the garden part which is planted with typical shrubs and plants of the region.  The land is not turned by tractor, but cut and therefore easy to walk on.

ROOFTOP

A gated staircase runs up the outside of the building to the huge flat roof space which is enclosed with railings. The views are panoramic and stunning. Please note we no longer have a gazebo up here.

PARKING

There is enough space within the boundaries of the property to park up to 5 cars.

OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION

The property is well lit at night and there is an alarm which is easy to use.

NEARBY

WALKING / CYCLING

Villa Bella Collina is situated on the acquedotto Pugliese and therefore fantastic for anyone who enjoys walking or cycling.  The pathway runs alongside the villa and is well marked. Stroll or ride through the countryside for miles.

WALKING DISTANCE TO CAFÉ/SHOP/RESTAURANT

Walk to Galante from the villa which takes about 15 minutes or 5 minutes by car and enjoy a coffee or drink in the café/bar.  Attached to the café/bar is an excellent village shop which has a good range of groceries, fruit and vegetables, deli counter, fresh bread and you can also purchase freshly cooked local food at lunch time to take away.  On Fridays they cook panzerotti and other delicious food to order. Free wifi. (1.5km or around 1 mile away)

Right next door you find SALE n PEPE restaurant which serves pizzas, meat, fish and local dishes.  A very popular place!

FURTHER AFIELD

The towns of Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica are both interesting to visit and have plenty of café/bar, ice cream parlours and restaurants to suit all budgets.

Our house book at the villa has lots of information on what to do and where to go to make the most of your stay in Puglia.

ACTIVITES

We can also arrange a private cook, cookery lessons, wine tours, olive oil tour and tasting, ½ day private yacht tour with Captain, arrange taxis and book restaurants.

BABIES

We have free of charge a travel cot, high chair and changing mat.

Baby Extras

Baby Package available - please inquire for details

Baby Friendly

Changing mat

Travel cot

High chair

Bathrooms

2

Bedrooms

3

Family friendly

Baby friendly

Groups of Friends

Child Friendly

Indoor Entertainment

Board Games

DVD Player

Stereo System

Television

Books

DVDs

Table Tennis

Wi-fi

Kitchen

4 ring hob

Fridge-freezer

Microwave

Washing machine

Dishwasher

Kettle

Oven

Other Amenities

Alarm system

Central Heating

Safety deposit box

Ceiling fans

Mosquito screens

Outdoor Facilities

Basketball Net

Swing ball

BBQ

Table Tennis

Sleeps

7

Swimming Pool

Outdoor Pool

Private

Nearby Activities

Beach

Dark Skies for Stargazing

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails

Scuba Diving

Zoo

Cycling

Golf

Sailing

Spa Treatments

Nearest Airport

Bari

Brindisi

Property Type

Villa

Theme

Family

Quiet

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (£)
01 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019 995
25 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 1,195
29 Jun 2019 02 Aug 2019 1,250
03 Aug 2019 30 Aug 2019 1,350
31 Aug 2019 27 Sep 2019 1,150
28 Sep 2019 01 Nov 2019 995

A deposit of 50% is payable by bank transfer or sterling cheque to secure the booking,with the remainder payable 8 weeks before the commencement of your holiday.

  • Cancellations: A minimum of six weeks cancellation notice is required, and must be made in writing. Refunds for will only be made if the property is successfully re-let to cover the cancelled period.
  • The breakage deposit of £500 pounds is payable with your final payment and will be refunded once it has been confirmed there have been no breakages/damages.

 

FREE WELCOME HAMPER

  • A welcome pack will be provided which will include as a minimum eggs, milk, tea, sugar, bread, water, pasta, local wine, seasonal fruit and vegetables.
  • The villa will be cleaned, beds made up with fresh linen and clean towels, including beach towels on arrival
  • A childs travel cot and highchair are available on request and at no cost to you.

Beautiful house in beautiful setting. Thoroughly recommend.
We had a fabulous week in this large villa with fantastic pool. Figs and almonds ripening on trees. Thoroughly recommend.
Jacqui ClinchSep 2018
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Bella Collina. We hope to welcome you back again sometime.
Lovely villa in a beautiful location
We had a lovely two weeks here. The villa is in a gorgeous location with a cycle path running behind it, perfect for evening or morning walks. There is a restaurant and mini market about 20 minutes walk away which is great if you don't want to drive to one of the lovely nearby towns but they are well worth driving to. The views from the pool are gorgeous and our boys loved picking the grapes from the vines at the bottom of the garden.
O JohnsonSep 2017
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review and are also pleased you have already booked with us for next summer. The restaurant, cafe/bar and mini market within easy walking distance, really are an added bonus to this countryside villa.
Perfection from start to finish
Best place in the world. Cannot fault anything. Sheree and Jackie are just brilliant and are so professional. THANK YOU
MikeJul 2017
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review and it was a pleasure to have you return to Villa Bella Collina two years in a row. We at Puglia Holiday Rentals Ltd strive to give you the best holiday possible. Hopefully see you next year!
Hidden gem perfectly located
Fabulous property in super quiet location and a short drive away from lots of incredible sights. Wonderful for walks. House is extraordinarily well equipped. Would go back tomorrow
M BJun 2017
Management comment
Thank you for your review. We too love the amazing views and walks that are right on the doorstep at Villa Bella Collina. We hope to welcome you back again sometime.
Comfortable villa with a great view!
This is a really comfortable and very well equipped house with loads of space and many thoughtful extras - lots of kitchen equipment and cook books, inflatables for the pool, table tennis, basketballs and a hoop, plentiful fruit trees to help yourself to and best of all, a huge pool! It is nicely furnished inside (don't be put off by the rather simple exterior). There are wonderful walks available from the doorstep and Jackie and Sheree are very helpful. We had a lovely stay and enjoyed visiting the attractive nearby towns.
a warm welcomeAug 2016
Management comment
Thank you for your lovely review. We love the panoramic views surrounding the villa and the fact you can walk to the local cafe/bar/shop and now restaurant "Sale n Pepe" in about 15 minutes.
Perfect Family hideaway base on top of the hill
We had a relaxing and wonderful stay at Villa Bella Collina. Informative and friendly welcome. Jackie sorted a small hiccup with the water during our stay promptly. The Kids were ecstatic with the pool and inflatables provided, so were we. The olive grove and fruit trees (figs, pears, apples, grapes, almonds) has ripe fruit that we enjoyed. Well kept tidy and clean throughout. Rooms were spacious and kitchen equipped well enough for us to cook lovely fresh produce from Martina's market. The villa is set on a hill so benefits from a breeze even in the heat and also means you have great 360 view,especially from the roof terrace. At night we had the vista of the heavens and were lucky enough to see firework displays in Locotorondo & Ceglie Messapica. Martina Franca is beautiful, as is the surrounding countryside and other local towns. Cafe Galante is great local store or place to pick up a very nice lunch. We will definitely return in the future.
Well kept tidy and clean throughoutAug 2015
Fantastic villa, peaceful with superb pool.
We all loved the pool, great fruit trees and wonderful surroundings. Fireworks, shooting stars, figs and almonds from the garden, catching lizards and the pool to ourselves.... perfect. Recommend cooking with produce from one of the local markets, cant beat freshness or takeaway from Cafe Galante deli 5 minutes drive away.
Fireworks, shooting stars, figs and almonds from the gardenAug 2015
Villa Bella Collina, Martina Franca
A fantastic holiday in a wonderful and peaceful location. Thanks
Mawson FamilyAug 2015
The pool was really clean
Our stay was a lovely one. We were asked if we wanted an early check in, how wonderful! At arrival Jackie Lear explained everything very nicely and she gave very good tips what to do and what to visit in Puglia. And we did! The villa was very clean, tidy and spacious. And the pool was really very clean too and had crispy cold water, a must in hot Puglia. If we come again, we certainly will visit this villa!!!! Thank you Jackie for all your information and printing our flight tickets, super!
Tidy and spaciousJul 2015
Perfect Family hideaway base on top of the hill
We had a relaxing and wonderful stay at Villa Bella Collina. Informative and friendly welcome. Jackie sorted a small hiccup with the water during our stay promptly. The Kids were ecstatic with the pool and inflatables provided, so were we. The olive grove and fruit trees (figs, pears, apples, grapes, almonds) has ripe fruit that we enjoyed. Well kept tidy and clean throughout. Rooms were spacious and kitchen equipped well enough for us to cook lovely fresh produce from Martina's market. The villa is set on a hill so benefits from a breeze even in the heat and also means you have great 360 view,especially from the roof terrace. At night we had the vista of the heavens and were lucky enough to see firework displays in Locotorondo & Ceglie Messapica. Martina Franca is beautiful, as is the surrounding countryside and other local towns. Cafe Galante is great local store or place to pick up a very nice lunch.
Thanks again for making our stay so effortless.Aug 2015
What a stunning location we found Bella Collina to be in!
What a stunning location we found Bella Collina to be in! Gazing out over the green Valle d'Itria from the roof terrace, watching the pink and orange sunset in a darkening deep blue sky, glass in hand, it is hard to imagine a more tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. While the rest of the family get on with a BBQ in the spacious and varied outdoor areas, with gorgeous food from local markets, you can see the White cones of the old trulli houses and the rough stone walls fade gradually in the balmy dusk. For me this was the most magical part of our holiday and and one of those memories that you keep with you for a very long time. A very special place.
A very special placeAug 2014
MG
I stayed at this beautiful villa last summer with friends and enjoyed the generous facilities/equipment, clean and easy living spaces and helpful attention of the local and very knowledgeable agent. The pool is well kept and a delight to relax around- pool bathroom really handy to save going indoors- and it has a fridge for cold drinks! This location is brilliant for evening trips into any of three nearby towns- or you can just walk/cycle down to the local shop/ bar which is fun. We plan to be back!
Beautiful villa in a beautiful area - è perfetto!Apr 2015
Ping pong table is great
Well equipped and beautifully located. Recommend Matera for a day trip to other visitors. Our 3rd visit to Puglia, we will return one day for more. Ping pong table is great. Swimming pool is lovely
Well equipped and beautifully locatedAug 2014
Villa Bella Collina
Thank you for everything, this was a very pleasant holiday. Jackie was a unique host. It is very difficult to leave here!!
A very pleasant holidayJul 2014
A perfect spot to spend your holidays
A perfect spot to spend your holidays - wonderful pool, perfect equipped house, great surrounding. We really enjoyed our time and hardly left the premises ;-))
Wonderful poolJul 2014
Beautiful countryside
What a great retreat! Beautiful countryside and silence with the odd dip in a fantastic pool. Lots of focaccia from the Galante shop five minutes away. I am sure we will be back.
What a great retreat.Jun 2014
Villa Bella Collina
Kids really enjoyed the huge pool! Would definately recommend a lovely restaurant in Martina Franca, Piazzetta Garibaldi. Would love to return soon.
The most amazing peaceful spot for a villaAug 2013
Villa Bella Collina
Thanks a lot for your excellent care in Puglia.
A wonderful villa with pool in PugliaJul 2013
We had a great time in Villa Bella Collina
We had a great time in Villa Bella Collina, this villa has everything you need to have a great holiday! This was our first visit to Puglia and it really surprised us. We went on a property hunt in this region and there are many nice villas for sale here! Maybe this was the first of many holidays in Puglia!! Ciao
This villa has everything you need to have a great holidayOct 2011
We had a fantastic week
We had a fantastic week - the area is gorgeous, Bella Collina beautiful and with fabulous views. The weather has been wonderful - its hard to believe that only a few hours away in the UK it is drizzly and autumnal (we have it on good authority!). Last but not least the antipasti in Ceglie is delicious! We'll most likely be back. Ci vediamo!
The area is gorgeousSep 2011
Villa Bella Collina
Very quiet base from which to see and experience Puglia's jewels; eg. Martina Franca, Ceglie, Locorotondo, Ostuni. Food lovely especially antipasti & Tagliere (beef, rocket, cheese in balsamic vinegar - a MUST!).
Very quiet base from which to see and experience PugliaAug 2011
Villa Bella Collina was great base to visit the various towns and beaches
First time to Puglia and it certainly lived up to expectations - people, wine, food and scenery. Bella Collina was a great base to visit the various towns and beaches. The view from the villa across the valley is beautiful and a pleasure to use the pool with that as the backdrop. Sheree and Jackie have been amazing hosts and through them we 've enjoyed both cookery and wine experiences. Their advice has been tremendous.
The view from the villa across the valley is beautifulJul 2011
Six week stay at Villa Bella Collina
Wonderful very well equipped villa - two of us rattling around. Most tranquil place we've ever been to. Just great to shop local markets and cook Pugliese style. Thank you - we would love to return. Keith Chandler
Most tranquil place we've ever been toJun 2011
Wright Family
An excellent holiday. Lovely villa and great weather. Thanks.
Lovely VillaJun 2011