This is an exceptional eco friendly, 'green' 4 bedroom villa with pool in Puglia, situated to the South of the region in the Lecce area and furnished to the highest of standards using all the latest technology. The villa is immaculately presented both inside and out. It is within walking distance of the lovely village of Galliano del Capo as well as being just a few minutes drive from the beautiful sandy beaches that this part of Italy boasts.
This is an extremely high end property that has won a number of global awards and accolades both for its design and for it's 'green' credentials. These include a Casa Clima Global Gold award for its amazing energy efficiency and a 2017 SMART building award. The building incorporates some incredible cutting edge 21st century technology, some of which is almost mind blowing in it's ingenuity. For example, the blinds on all the windows move automatically so that on cooler days, they let the sunshine in to warm the interior whilst on hot sunny days, they close without you needing to touch them to keep the warmth out. A separate system makes sure that there is always clean air in the house, bringing fresh air in from the outside and taking the dirty air back out, all without making a difference to the internal temperature. Internal lighting is controlled by clever wall panels and solar panels on the roof provide all the hot water that the house needs. A weather station positioned on the roof of the house controls a lot of this technology and there is also an unbelievable system of computers kept behind closed doors in the basement. The interior is beautiful. It is modern, contemporary and stylish throughout and, with all the rooms on one floor, it's a great option for those with young children or for the elderly or infirm. As you enter the house, you come into a bright and airy living area. There is a stylish white circular fireplace on the wall adjacent to a TV unit. Cream sofas provide a relaxing place to sit and large sliding doors lead to the outdoor terrace and pool area. Moving through the house, there is a beautiful dining area equipped with a large dining table and contemporary white chairs. A second TV sits in a sleek modern wall cabinet and another set of sliding doors lead out to the terrace. Central lights hang down from the ceiling above the dining table. A door leads from the dining room to the kitchen. This is fully equipped with Siemens induction hob, built in microwave, oven, fridge and freezer, dishwasher as well as a double sink. There are high quality wooden units and a wall mounted wine rack. A picture window above the sink provides the perfect view to look out onto when preparing your evening meal. A single door leads from the rear of the kitchen to the back of the office. Back in the living room, doors take you from there to the sleeping area. In total there are four bedrooms. Three are doubles and the last can be made us as either a twin or double room. The first a good sized, which as well as a bed, is equipped with double wardrobes and a chest of drawers. An adjacent bathroom has a large shower with oversized shower head, sink and toilet. The bathroom is beautifully designed with pretty wall tiles typical of the Puglia region. As you move along the hall, there is second double bedroom furnished in a similar style to the first. This room also has doors leading directly out to the side of the property and it also boasts an ensuite shower room. The third bedroom also enjoys doors to the garden. This room is furnished with a kingsize bed, plenty of wardrobe space, chest of drawers and side tables. There is an adjacent bathroom. The fourth bedroom has a different feel to it. It has a 'younger' feel and is perfect for either children or adults to enjoy. As well as beds, it has a desk area. If required, these last two bedrooms and bathroom can be closed off from the rest of the property. The gardens are just as impressive as the interior of the house. There is a heated swimming pool which can be used in the Winter as well as the Summer months. Lawns and immaculately kept flower beds surround the pool area whilst there is also a generous sized terrace boasting more formal seating for eight as well as more relaxed seating on contemporary wicker style chairs and sofas. There is a drinks trolley and a covered pergola lined with bamboo to provide shade from the midday sun. To the front of the property, maturing palm trees will start to provide additional shade for guests to enjoy and there are also mature orange and olive trees scattered in the grounds. A covered parking area will ensure that your car will stay cool throughout the day. The outside space is also practical as well as luxurious. To the rear of the property, hidden from view from the pool and terrace area, is a laundry room with Bosch washing machine as well as a rotary washing line. In addition there is an outside bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and shower as well as a separate external shower. Even this is beautiful in its design with blue mosaic tiling.
The villa is positioned just a few minutes drive from the pretty seaside town of Santa Maria di Leuca as well as from the fantastic beaches that this region of Italy enjoys. It is also within walking distance of Galliano del Capo and just a few minutes drive from the superb beaches that this area can boast. Given the incredible white sandy beaches and beautifully crystal clear water, it's not surprising that the area has been nicknamed the 'Maldives of Italy'.
A note from Jo
With the growing awareness of the impact of travel on the environment, it's wonderful to be able to offer a property that is truly eco-friendly. The technology that has gone into making this place so energy efficient is incredible, allowing you to travel whilst reducing your carbon footprint.