Apulia Calabria and Basilicata - Porto Selvaggio
Villa Selvaggia – Porto Selvaggio - Apulia
3 Bedrooms – Pool
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Selvaggia is a secluded property set in an idyllic location right in the heart of the Porto Selvaggio nature reserve in Puglia. This stunningly beautiful, natural oasis lies on the shores of the uncontaminated waters of the Ionian Sea and this area of coastline offers timeless villages and pretty sandy coves worthy of a refreshing swim. Nearby Santa Caterina is a pretty fishing village, where you can easily rent a boat to explore the wonders of crystalline coves and hidden beaches in the area. Some of the best beaches close to the villa include Baia di Porto Selvaggio, Punta Prosciutto e Punta della Suina.
Gallipoli offers visitors a splendid historical centre and plenty of sites of architectural and artistic interest. The 17th century baroque cathedral of Sant'Agata has a richly decorated facade and a polychrome high altar by Cosimo Fanzago. Both Gallipoli and Porto Cesareo are excellent spots for enjoying an evening aperitif as you watch the glorious sunsets over the water.
If the art of good eating is an important element in Italian life, then in Puglia, it becomes a quasi-mystical experience. The olive oil is arguably the best in the country and the excellent wines are being increasingly noticed on international wine circuits. The fresh fish and sea food are exquisite and the style of cooking is generally very simple, which brings out the wholesome, natural flavours of the locally grown produce.
Sports enthusiasts will be happy to hear that there are plenty of local facilities that offer golf, cycling, fishing, scuba diving, kite-surfing and water-skiing.
Villa Selvaggia is less than an hour's drive from Brindisi international airport. The nearest beaches are within easy walking distance, Santa Caterina village is 3 km away, the larger Baroque gem of Nardò is about 7 km away and the regional capital of Lecce is only about half an hour in a car.
The Property. Villa Selvaggia was completely redecorated and refurbished in 2018 and features lovely local-stone flooring and marble bathrooms. The villa sleeps up to six guests in three double bedrooms and each bedroom has air conditioning, an en suite bathroom and spectacular views across the Ionian sea. Here you can lie back and sleep deeply or simply enjoy the peace and quiet as you gaze out over the sea. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which has a private terrace and a third bedroom on the lower level. All of the bedrooms have hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout windows to shade you from the sun, luxurious Frette towels, hairdryers and a complementary toiletry kit.
The spacious living room has comfortable sofas and features a library area, flat screen TV and a surround sound audio system. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for recreating authentic dishes from the region and you can choose whether to eat indoors or outdoors in the al fresco dining area. There is a handy, extra bathroom on the ground floor and a laundry area on the lower floor.
Most of your time here will probably be spent lounging around the pool or splashing in the water. The swimming pool is large and comes complete with sun loungers and an outdoor shower. There is a barbecue near the outdoor dinner table and plenty of garden space for strolling around. You'll find a fishpond and lots of beautifully scented Mediterranean plants to soothe your soul. The grounds are gated and have encircling stone walls.
- 3 Double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and sea views
- Extra guest bathroom
- Living room
- Indoor and outdoor dining areas
- Flat screen TV, CD and DVD player
- Surround sound audio system (suitable for iPod/iPhone/iPad)
- Fridge and freezer
- Washing machine, dryer, iron
- Alarm system
- Swimming pool (14m long)
- Furnished poolside area with outdoor shower
- Generous welcome hamper (fresh fruit, eggs, prosciutto, fresh bread, milk, yoghurt, red wine, white wine, water)
- Toiletries provided (shampoo, shower gel and body cream by Acqua di Parma)
- Final cleaning
- Weekly cleaning
- Twice weekly maid service
- Pool and garden maintenance
- Baby cot
- Extra services on request: chef, butler, pre-arrival fridge stocking, catering, massage, tours, activities and excursions, personal shopper, chauffeur, laundry service