Stunning villa with private pool, walking distance to town. - Ref:110113

Perfect for large families or groups of friends wanting a luxurious stay in a large villa with a private pool and just a short walk into town. This magnificent five bedroom villa with a large private pool is just a few minutes walk to the shops, restaurants and bars. Sleeps up to 10

Newly renovated, this stunning period villa will take your breath away. Privacy has not been compromised by the fact that the villa is on the edge of town; it is surrounded large manicured garden and tall mature trees. 

The two storey fairytale villa comprises a sitting room, dining room, turret breakfast room, kitchen and two double bedrooms on the ground floor and a reception room with huge balcony, three double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper floor. There is also a small hallway with a staircase leading to the top of the turret for great views of the town and Valle d'Itria.

GROUND FLOOR

Lounge: The airy lounge is tastefully furnished with a comfortable three piece lounge suite, coffee table, TV cabinet and flat screen TV.

Dining Room: This large L shaped room has two large windows and a door leading to the garden. The cherrywood furniture comprises two matching dining room tables seating up to 10, two large cherrywood dressers and low wall units, and a piano.

Breakfast Room: The ground floor of the turret, with three large windows looking out to the side veranda. This room has a coffee table and chairs and can be used as a breakfast room. It is also ideal for being a card or reading room. It is furnished with a table with seating for six and banquette seating against the two walls either side of the fireplace. 

Kitchen: The L-shaped kitchen is well equipped with a four ring induction hob, full size oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, double sink, dishwasher, washing machine, a second large fridge/freezer perfect for keeping drinks cold, marble worktops and plenty of cupboard space. 

Bedroom 1 : This room has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, 2 chairs and a small table.  The window looks out onto the pool.  There are also two double wardrobes in the dressing area on the way to the bathroom.  This bedroom can also be made up with twin beds on request. You will also find a fan if you require one.

Bathroom 1: This bathroom is just outside bedroom 2, and has a shower, WC, bidet, heated towel rail, wash basin and mirror.

Bedroom 2 with en-suite: A double bedroom furnished with double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bookcase.  The window looks out onto the pool.  This bedroom can also be made up with twin beds on request.  You will also find a fan should you require one

Bathroom 2  The en-suite bathroom has a shower, WC, bidet, wash basin, heated towel rail, bathroom cabinet and mirror.

 

UPPER FLOOR

Reception Room: Step back in time in this vast wood panelled reception room with ornate ceilings. french doors leading out to a huge veranda overlooking the pool and garden. The room is furnished with two comfortable sofas and armchairs facing the fire place as well as a card table and other occasional tables. 

Bedroom 3 with en-suite: Bask in this period room lavishly adorned with elaborately carved wooden bed and matching bedside cabinets with lamps, wardrobes, chest of drawers and full lenght mirror.  French doors lead out into the terrace overlooking the pool and gardens.  This room has air-con

Bathroom 3  The en-suite bathroom has a huge double walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC, bidet and wash basin and mirror above.

Bedroom 4: This is a newly constructed modern bedroom furnished with twins beds, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobes and a comfortable chair.  This room can also be made as a double on request.  This room has air-con

Bedroom 5: This is also a newly constructed modern bedroom furnished with a double bed, bedside tables with lamps, set of 3 double wardrobes and a comfortable chair.

Bathroom 4:  This bathroom, which is between bedrooms 4 and 5, has a large shower cubicle, full size bath, WC, bidet, heated towel rail, washbasin with cupboard and mirror.  This room has air-con

  

OUTSIDE

Immersed as you are in the lush gardens surrounding this villa you would be forgiven for thinking that you were in the middle of the countryside rather than on the edge of town.

Terrace and Veranda: Relax under the shade of the huge veranda that runs on two sides of the villa, or on the large terrace on the upper floor where there are plenty of outdoor seating and occasional tables for your comfort.

Pool: Bordered on one side by the villa and on the others by mature trees the large kidney shaped pool is a haven from the heat and great for an early morning swim or cooling off in the afternoon.  The pool measures approximately 15m x 7m and is 1.5m at the shallow end and 2.3m at the deep end.  Next to the pool is a pool shower and changing rooms.

For the more active you can breathe in the sweet scent of the flowers whilst taking a walk across the gardens to the hard court area for a ball game.  The property also has a table tennis table for guest use.

Nearby to the pool area is the gaz BBQ.

Parking

There is space for 4 cars next to the villa and a further parking area inside the entrance gate.

 

NEARBY

In the town of Martina Franca there are some excellent restaurants, with prices to suit all budgets and within a short drive, all well under 60 minutes, you can be at sandy beaches, the UNESCO town of Alberobello, drive-thru safari at Fasano, the caves at Castellana Grotte, the water park at Egnazia and of course the many Medieval hilltop towns that surround Martina Franca.

OTHER INFORMATION

The bedrooms on the first floor all have air-con.  The bedrooms on the ground floor are generally cooler and therefore we provide fans in the bedrooms should you require them. 

All the double beds measure 1.60m wide and the singles 0.80m wide

 

 

Bathrooms

4

Bedrooms

5

Family friendly

Groups of Friends

Indoor Entertainment

Books

Television

Pool Table

Wi-fi

Kitchen

4 ring hob

Nespresso Coffee capsule machine

Kettle

Washing machine

Coffee Machine

Dishwasher

Microwave

Other Amenities

Air Conditioning

Central Heating

Internet

Alarm system

Hairdryer

Iron & ironing board

Outdoor Facilities

Football pitch

Table Tennis

Sleeps

10

Swimming Pool

Outdoor Pool

Private

Pool shower

Nearest Airport

Bari

Brindisi

Property Type

Villa

Theme

Exclusive

Luxury

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (£) Nightly Rate (£)
31 Aug 2019 01 Nov 2019 2,700 540
01 May 2020 29 May 2020 2,700 500
30 May 2020 26 Jun 2020 2,950 535
27 Jun 2020 31 Jul 2020 3,450 590
01 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 4,750 800
29 Aug 2020 25 Sep 2020 3,200 600
26 Sep 2020 30 Oct 2020 3,000 520

Rental & Booking Information

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 eight 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 security deposit of £750 pounds is payable with your final payment and will be refunded within 7 working days once it has been confirmed there have been no breakages/damages.

The price includes all utilites*, wifi, linen, towels, pool towels and the final clean when you leave.

*We include £150 per week of gas which should be more than adequate to heat the property if required in the colder months (ie May, September and October).  Use above this is charged at £3.00 per unit.

FLEXIBLE ARRIVAL DAYS

We accept arrivals on any day of the week, providing this does not leave a gap we cannot sell.

 

 

 

Our Martina Franca holiday

We had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful villa and a stunning location. Jackie sorted everything thing out down to the last amendment to our shopping list and every other thing we needed. Guiseppe looked after the villa and pool without being in your face. All in all a wonderful experience thank you.

L SmithAug 2019
Management comment
Thank you for your lovely 5 star review of Villa Valeria in Martina Franca It has been a pleasure to take care of you during your stay and to know you were satisfied with the service we offered. We always try to do our best for our guests so that they feel right at home as soon as they arrive. We hope to welcome you back again sometime.
The location was ideal as we could walk to restaurants, shopping and site seeing in Martina Franca.

What a beautiful property. Our family of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Valeria. The location was ideal as we could walk to restaurants, shopping and site seeing in Martina Franca. I think I looked at every villa in Puglia and frankly this is the only one where you do not require a car. The pool was great on hot afternoons after taking a day trip or walking in town. The rooms were great size and our entire family enjoyed our stay. Having the two refrigerators was ideal. The grounds were immaculately manicured and Guiseppe who stays in a separate house on the huge property kept the area clean every day. Jackie, the property manager, helped us with transportation arrangements, stocked the villa before our arrival, arranged a boat trip and a dinner cooked at the property and was available any time we needed her.. She selected some wines for our stay and we enjoyed them all. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend to those looking for villas. We all felt like we were staying Castle with manicured grounds and a beautiful swimming pool. A big thank you to Jackie for all of her help.

ColipJul 2019
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review. Villa Valeria is fantastic if you are touring Italy and want a base in the South to explore from. We are passionate about Puglia and enjoy passing our knowledge to you so you too can discover its beauty and of course the wine! And yes, we agree, the property is stunning. We hope to welcome you back again. If you are looking for a stunning villa with pool in beautiful grounds and walking distance to town, ie down the driveway, this villa is for you.
Large and impressive house, very well appointed and comfortable.
We had a great time staying at this amazing villa. The bedrooms are all large and comfortable, the kitchen is huge and well equipped and the property gardens, pool and surrounds are absolutely amazing. Our host Jackie was incredibly helpful and gave us a great tour and introduction to Martina Franca. The old town is a short 10min walk up the hill and the local restaurant's are excellent (Osteria del Coco Pazzo is a must, fantastic local food). It was also great to have a groundskeeper close by who took care of rubbish and pool maintenance. The place was in immaculate condition, we were amazed at how beautiful everything was every day. Overall could not recommend this highly enough for a couple of families or a large group of friends. Cannot go wrong!
James KOct 2018
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Valeria. We are pleased you found the villa in immaculate condition, and were amazed at how beautiful everything was every day. We always try to do our best for our guests and want you to experience the "authentic Puglia" first hand. We hope to welcome you back again sometime.
Beautiful villa in a beautiful town - perfect!
We stayed here for a week in September and we absolutely loved it. Good as the pictures are, they don't do justice to this beautiful house and its immaculately landscaped and tended gardens and driveway. The pool deck is huge and always offers a choice of sun or shade, no matter what time of day; the pool is a 'proper' adult pool, big enough and deep enough to swim; the huge porch area was everyone's favourite with its massive dining area - we were a party of seven adults and we could easily have fitted several more very comfortably at the table I think. The house combines character and tradition with modern necessities like fully equipped bathrooms, a dishwasher and plenty of fridge/freezer space. Every room and bathroom was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and lots of supplies were provided to help us settle in. There is a wonderful caretaker / groundsman onsite who is unobtrusive but makes sure the pool and surrounding area are cleaned every morning and any rubbish is promptly disposed of. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance of the house - the local greengrocer is 5 mins away and has a superb array of beautiful produce. The old town is breathtakingly pretty, especially at night when lit up. Jackie at Puglia Holiday Rentals was really helpful, going well beyond just renting us the house - she organised taxis for transfers and excursions and booked wine- and olive oil-tasting, both of which were excellent; the one issue we raised - a minor one regarding some kitchen utensils - was dealt with immediately. Views differed on highlights - some of us loved our cookery lesson on the porch and the amazing lunch that resulted, one voted the yachting trip top pick (both organised by Jackie), whilst others thought swimming, lazing on the pool deck and playing table tennis were best as it was so hard to drag ourselves away from such a beautiful house! There are two bedrooms on the ground floor but the other three are upstairs and a short section of the staircase is quite steep: that and the depth of the pool (more than 5' at its shallowest) may be an issue if you are travelling with small children. It's perfect for older children and adult groups who don't mind some minor traffic noise when enjoying their luxurious oasis!
Helen MSep 2018
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review, how lovely you called Villa Valeria a luxurious oasis, we think it is too. What sets Villa Valeria apart from many other villas in Puglia is the beautiful gardens, stunning pool and the ability to walk down the drive and out into the town of Martina Franca. Dinner out every night without having to worry who will drive. Or if you have teenagers, they can go out without having to be dropped off and picked up all the time. Leaving other members of the family to just relax by the pool, sit in the shade or wander the grounds! We are pleased you enjoyed the activities we arranged for you and always try to help you to make the most of your stay in Puglia. There are so many restaurants in town, it is hard to pick which one to go to. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again sometime. The team at Puglia Holiday Rentals Ltd
A castle with a pool... what more could you ask for?!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the magnificent Villa Valeria. Thank you so much for sharing your house with us!! We had plenty of room to spread out, which was much appreciated after our first week in Venice, Florence and Rome. The pool made the hot August days enjoyable, especially after site seeing in Alberobello, Grottaglie and the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. Our sons enjoyed the soccer (futbol) court and ping pong table and my mother-in-law enjoyed afternoon strolls around the grounds. We were able to cook meals and play games in between outings to the surrounding area. Jackie was very helpful with dinner recommendations. It truly is an amazing place! Thank you!!
Kimberley FAug 2018
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review of Villa Valeria. We are pleased you stopped in Puglia during your tour of Italy where the pace of life is a little slower than in the north. It was lovely to hear how the different generations enjoyed the different aspects of Villa Valeria. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Italy before returning to the USA.
Contemporary colonial Manor House in the middle of Martina Franca
Spacious and opulent our party of 7 adults were lost in its many wings and grounds. Superbly planted to give the illusion of privacy whilst pizzerias, pollarias, chemists, cafe's, bakeries etc lie at the bottom of the elaborate 100m gated driveway. Jacobean banquet halls and grand dining rooms remained unused as we rattled around this well equipped mansion for 11 days as the boys were in the five a side football pitch and table tennis area and the rest of us lazed on it's many terraces and veranda. Giuseppe emptying the bins and cleaning the pool and gardens every day before 8 was a great touch and the air con upstairs was a welcome relief to the humidity though, extending this to downstairs or fitting mosquito nets there would better keep it cool downstairs too; although it was uncommonly hot this summer! Recommended!
PMAug 2018
Management comment
Thank you for your lovely 5 star review of Villa Valeria. It was a pleasure to have you come and stay at one of our properties again and hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We will be fitting mosquito screens to the downstairs bedrooms for next year. We do have fans for the downstairs bedrooms, what a shame you didn't get in touch during your stay, we could have had them over to you in minutes. It was good to hear your boys made good use of the ball court area playing 5 a side. Villa Valeria really is quite special and we love the spacious grounds. We hope to welcome you back again next year.
Villa Valeria, Martina Franca
Il nostro soggiorno a Villa Valeria è stato favoloso!! La Villa ha è molto antica ma è appena stata ristrutturata quindi è tutto molto confortevole. La zona giardino è stupenda, ci sono alberi maestosi e la parte più bella è la piscina. Rilassarsi sulle sdraio a bordo piscina o bere un aperitivo sotto al portico al tramonto era uno spettacolo! Pur avendo la sensazione di essere in una villa in campagna, eravamo a dieci minuti a piedi dal centro storico, quindi riuscivamo ad andare a comprare quello che ci serviva, visitare il paese o a cenare fuori senza dover prendere la macchina! Il massimo della comodità! Martina Franca è piena di ristorantini buonissimi di cucina tipica pugliese! E non perdetevi la famosa "granita di caffè con panna" del Bar Adua!
FulviaJan 2018