Villa Olive is a rather splendid 4 bedroom villa in Puglia, offering an exceptionally high standard of accommodation and boasting extensive private gardens and swimming pool. Furnished throughout in soft, neutral tones, it oozes elegance and charm.
Inside, guests enter into a large entrance hall with feature fireplace. Moving through the ground floor there is a large living room furnished with comfortable corner sofa arranged around another fireplace. There is a circular table ideal for a game of cards. Adjacent to this room and accessed via sliding doors is a well equipped kitchen with double oven, induction hob, microwave, SMEG fridge / freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine. The sliding doors allow you to open this room up to create a larger open plan kitchen, living and dining room if you prefer. There is also an additional rectangular table in the kitchen. Also on this floor are three of the bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom with 'his and her' sinks and large shower. The ground floor accommodation has been cleverly designed so that each room has doors that lead directly to the garden area. Finally, there is also a separate WC on this floor. A flight of external stairs takes guests to the fourth bedroom suite. Again, it boasts an ensuite bathroom. It is a charming room with striking barrelled ceiling, double bed, storage space and writing down. All rooms can be independently cooled or heated to ensure a comfortable nights sleep for all. Back downstairs, the property has a basement level where guests will find a perfectly preserved mill. This is a wonderful space to host a dinner or gathering. Outside, the property is set in gardens of approximately 2.5 acres largely laid with lawn. The garden is also home to a large swimming pool (15m x 5m) and, for those that enjoy al fresco dining, there is a fantastic dining and BBQ area, perfect for enjoying a leisurely meal with family and friends. With the option of more formal seating at a dining table, relaxed outdoor sofas or armchairs as well as large, comfortable loungers, there is ample seating in the garden for everyone to enjoy.
The villa is just 3 kilometres from one of the most beautiful spots on the Puglia coastline - Costa Merlata - and it's also only a 5 minute drive to the outskirts of Ostuni. Ostuni is a lively town with an excellent range of shops, restaurants and bars. The villa is also perfectly placed to explore the Valle d'Itria and its towns including Alberobello, Cisternino and Locorotondo. We would also recommend driving North to explore the caves at Castellana and the seaside town of Polignano a Mare. Of course, it's also an easy drive down to the South of Puglia from here too where you can visit Otranto and Lecce.
A note from Jo
This is a beautiful villa, furnished in an elegant and tasteful style. We absolutely loved the preserved mill and can highly recommend using the services of a chef one evening and setting up a table downstairs to enjoy a special meal together.