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Rates from:
850.00 GBP

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Casa Cicerali

Puglia, Italy

Per week

from 850.00 to 1650.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Benita Davies

Member since Jun 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:3 minutes
  • Availability Updated:25 days 18 hours

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BFB's Overview

This stylish bolthole is an ideal rural retreat for a family of four yet conveniently is just a few minutes from the famously pretty hill-top town of Cisternino and a short drive from the coast.


The villa was renovated by a renowned local architect and combines traditional charm with contemporary style and facilities. It's exterior blends perfectly with its beautiful setting nestled in its own five acres of fruit trees, almond groves and meadows, overlooking miles of olive groves and vineyards. The views are best soaked up from one of the elegant sun loungers that line the infinity pool, set a safe distance from the house but in prime position to enjoy the natural beauty of the setting.


Inside, the house is simply, elegantly, but comfortably furnished. The kitchen's clean lines hide all mod cons including and handy washing machine and impressive blenders and liquidiser for the chef in the family, which are also handy if baby is weaning. The single-storey design makes it particularly suited to little ones, with no need for stairgates, whilst a small stash of toys, books, DVDs and a baby bath, cot and highchair add to the Baby-Friendly appeal. Parents will be grateful for the handy pre-arrival shopping service which can include nappies, wipes, formula etc., which will certainly help reduce ever increasing airline baggage charges! The friendly owners have provided a booklet with advice on places to eat, drink and visit during a stay.

For those able to tear themselves away from the peace and quiet of the villa there’s plenty to see whether locally on foot, with the help of a bike or exploring further afield in the car. There’s a choice of coastlines from the rugged Adriatic to the white sand fringed Ionian (the closest 20 minutes’ drive away) plus a range of historical sites, Baroque cities and pretty fishing villages to discover. Casa Cicerali really is a fantastic retreat for adventure hungry families looking to discover a piece of the real Italy!

Accommodation Overview:

Casa Cicerali offers a cosy, two bedroom farmhouse villa set on one level. The bedrooms are split into one double and one twin room which share a family bathroom with shower (baby bath provided). There’s an open plan kitchen, dining and living room which are all comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen offers a large free standing fridge/freezer, oven, hob, coffee machine, dishwasher, kitchen aid and washing machine. The living room area has an open fire, TV, DVD player plus small selection of child friendly DVDs and iPod dock. There is WiFi throughout the property.

Outside the property offers five acres of grounds set on various levels with fruit trees, almond groves and meadows separated by low white washed, traditional stone walls. There is an outdoor dining terrace perfect for alfresco dining set just outside the house and the bespoke, teak decked swimming pool and loungers sits at the end of a gravel path.

Location Information

Casa Cicerali is nestled in the countryside offering the perfect location for keen walkers, cyclists and explorers, during Summer guests tend to explore the nearby coastlines, since both the Adriatic and the Ionian are both easily accessible, the nearest beaches being just 20 minutes away by car .

The famously pretty hill-top town of Cisternino is just 4kms away and, active families can walk there from the villa through quiet, safe country lanes. It has a charming old town centre and is filled with white washed houses, narrow, shady streets, historic churches and an elegant central piazza offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The town has plenty of family friendly restaurants plus a selection of bars and shops. Its hosts a series of festivals during the summer months from those dedicated to food to their patron saint. Come September the town celebrates it grape harvest which is marked by another party.

Slightly further afield lie the Baroque cities of Martina Franca and Lecce, along with the Unesco World Heritage Sites of Alberobello and Castel del Monte.

The nearby traditional fishing ports of Monopoli and Polignana al Mare are excellent places to sample local seafood and guests can even choose to charter their own fishing boats should they wish to try for their very own catch of the day.

Getting There:

The house is approx. 45 minutes drive from Brindisi airport, an hour from Bari and 3 hours from Naples airport. Ryanair operate from London to Bari and Brindisi. British Airways fly from London to Bari and also to Naples. Car Hire is recommended.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Heating not included in the price (to be calculated according to consumption).

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Heating not included in the price (to be calculated according to consumption).

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 + cots in 1 double bedroom & 1 x twin bedroom. Both bedrooms share a shower room (baby bath provided).

Airport under 2 hours drive

The house is within an hours drive Brindisi and Bari airport

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are sandy beaches 20 minutes drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

15 minute walk with a pushchair on safe country lanes to nearest village with bars and restaurants, shops. All restaurants baby friendly and accessible.

Any Pool

The villa boasts a large private pool with sun loungers (unfenced).

Private Chef

Private chef services available for special occasions

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby-friendly villa has a travel cot, highchair and a baby bath.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

This child-friendly villa has a good selection of kids books, general toys, and U-rated kids DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Owners can provide pre arrival shopping and a catering service for special occasions.

Outdoor Toys

Outside little ones will find buckets and spades and a trampoline.

Stairgates / no stairs

The villa is all on one level with no stairs.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The villa has a private terrace, and large grounds. The garden is on split levels so little ones will need to be supervised.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WI-FI is available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The house has an open fire.

Reviews

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  • What a great place - So peaceful and relaxing. Lots of land for our toddler to run around outside and a lovely pool to splash about in. The location is great - just a short drive to beaches (beautiful), towns and walkable to the village with well stocked small supermarkets and great restaurants. The hosts were so friendly, helpful and really went out of their way to make sure we had a great holiday. Thank you so much! We'd definitely return.Review dated 26/05/2015

  • The location is amazing, with stunning views over the countryside from the house and the pool. The owners were also very friendly and helpful. The perfect rural retreat!Review dated 20/06/2014

  • Owners couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. they even offered and did some shopping for us before we arrived as shops wouldn't be open. beautiful house in lovely quiet country location, a real break from usual rush of life. would highly recommend to anyone wanting to kick back and enjoy the quieter side of life.Review dated 11/11/2013

What a great place - So peaceful and relaxing. Lots of land for our toddler to run around outside and a lovely pool to splash about in. The location is great - just a short drive to beaches (beautiful), towns and walkable to the village with well stocked small supermarkets and great restaurants. The hosts were so friendly, helpful and really went out of their way to make sure we had a great holiday. Thank you so much! We'd definitely return.

The location is amazing, with stunning views over the countryside from the house and the pool. The owners were also very friendly and helpful. The perfect rural retreat!

Owners couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. they even offered and did some shopping for us before we arrived as shops wouldn't be open. beautiful house in lovely quiet country location, a real break from usual rush of life. would highly recommend to anyone wanting to kick back and enjoy the quieter side of life.

Parent Rated*

5/5
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  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 4 guests.



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