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  • Guests: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Luxury
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From 1000-1600 this was a basilian convent, then around the middle of the 1700s it became the hunting lodge of the Bishop of Taranto, Baron of Grottaglie before becoming a farm around the middle of the 1800s when it was bought by the Marquess D'Ajala Valva dalla Chiesa. In 1998 it was bought by a well-known apulian architect who has transformed the place with a mix of ancient and modern architecture. The owner has since defined the building as: house, studio, a place to think, retreat, and guest house for passing friends. The property is completely surrounded by a high, centuries-old dry-stone wall, and beyond the grounds of the property you can see the whole of the countryside, stretching out into the distance with various types of agriculture, but mostly vineyards. The church next to the house is still in use, and they celebrate mass there on feast days, or when there are weddings. In a corner of the garden lies the swimming-pool (5 x 23 m), which is completely enclosed by its own dry-stone wall. The view from the rooms of the house is wonderful. This is definitely the sort of place where you can pass a completely tranquil holiday, not far from interesting cultural and historical sights. On the first floor is the old bishop's apartment lying around the central patio, and has large terraces on the south side, and in one corner a large flight of steps leads to the courtyard which accesses the church with its 17th century ceramic floor. Grottaglie is just over 10 kms away, Martina Franca 18 kms, and the airport of Brindisi about 50.

Guests 10 Code PTA005 (Size: 600 m²) Bedrooms: 5 (5 doubles) Bathrooms: 5
GROUND FLOOR: Large living-room/salon (200 sq. m.) with dining area, 1 double bedroom (can be made into a twin on request) with bathroom with shower, kitchen with dishwasher.

FIRST FLOOR: large living-room, 4 double bedrooms (twins on request) with bathroom with shower.
Very large walled grounds with private swimming-pool.

  • Guests: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Luxury
Swimming Pool Private pool (23 x 5 m)
Air-conditioning Air-conditioning in all of the property
Barbecue Yes
washing machine Yes
dishwasher Yes
TV Yes
Satellite TV Yes
Stereo with CD player Yes
Public amenities
Nearest Beach 20 km
Nearest grocery Grottaglie 10 km
Sports and Leisure
Golf   40 km
Masseria la Madonna ~ Apulia,Mutata - GrottagliePuglia & Basilicata
Distances from main towns
Grottaglie11 km
Martina Franca18 km
Ostuni22 km
Distances from transport
Airport: Brindisi50 km
  • Guests: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Luxury
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The below price list shows rental costs per week
- Minimum stay: 7 nights
Weekly prices
09 Jan 2016 - 07 Jan 2017
USD 10,285
Services Included
Extra costs
1 set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cot for babies under 2 years
Final cleaning
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash
Central heating according to consumption
Cooking service on request
Obligatory cleaning during the week: 4 hours a day, 5 days per week for a total of € 200 per week
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: 1,000
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets  Not allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 04 Jun 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
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  • Guests: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Luxury
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"I apologize for taking such a long time to reply. We loved the house last year. The house was wonderful, and Antonio and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. We greatly appreciated that groceries that were arranged for us for the first weekend -- it was enormously helpful. Other than the weather, I can't imagine how it could have been better.

We are now looking into a house for one week in early July.
(July 2007)
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