SERVICE

SERVICE

The main house
This beautiful villa offers all the aminities you would expect in your own home.

These include a fully fitted and equipped kitchen with gas hob, microwave oven, refrigerator and washing machine.

Outside, guests have exclusive use of a pizza oven, barbecue and a spacious eating area, with covered verandah.

Trulli and Lamia
These traditional buildings, a typical feature of the Puglia landscape, offer a unique exprerience.

Each have their own private outside areas, separate from the main house facilities and garden areas.

General amenities
All the accomodation has its own satellite TV, radio, stereo, refrigerator, plus outside table and chairs with big umbrella.

Your hosts also provide a stock of ready-made products for breakfast during you stay.

Swimming pool
The 12 by 6 metre swimming pool is surrounded by a traditional dry stone wall, entered by little wooden gates, making the area completely safe for children.

Roman steps lead into the pool, the shallow end being 90 cm deep, increasing to a depth of 150 cm.
We don't use chemical products to treat the water but rely on only salt, just like sea water but with a much lower percentage of salt.
This avoids eye inflammations and losing your sun-tan, together with the colour of your bathing suit!
The pool area is furnished with sun loungers, deck chairs and a large umbrella for shade.

The sundeck
Jacuzzi with 5 seats.
Next to the beautiful sun deck overlooking the swimming pool, a 5-seater Jacuzzi has been installed, using the same salt water as the pool. Our guests can enjoy it whenever they want, without surcharge.
On the sun deck are some sun loungers and two sofas, so you can sunbathe, relax with a good book, or simply enjoy the beautiful panorama that can be admired from up there. In the evening the area is romantically lit and you can dine by candlelight.
Two nights a week you will have the opportunity to dine on the terrace and to enjoy the local cuisine, with a focus on organic produce that is, above all, zero km (from our garden and nearby farms).

The garden
The garden, with an English lawn, is beautifully cared for and is full of flowers and their scent. Between the garden and the swimming pool you will find a wrought iron Gazebo covered with roses and jasmine, with shade provided by its canvas awnings.

The caffetteria
In the immediate vicinity of the gazebo, under a wooden verandah hung with grapes, is the Caffetteria. Here you will find some little tables for your breakfast (in the style of a B&B) or for an excellent and relaxing cup of coffee.
There is also a Forno a legna (wood oven)near the cafeteria. If you want, you can see how the pizza, the focaccia (flat bread)and other breads are prepared.

ECO SUSTAINIBILITY

  • Solar panels installed
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Fridges class A+
  • Domestic electricity class A
  • Gas central heating supplemented with wood fires (using sustainable wood)
  • Recycling of collected rainwater
  • Composting
  • Organic vegetable and garden produce
  • Many products used are sourced at 0 km
  • Availability of bicycles for the use of guests
  • Swimming pool is chemical free
  • Biological detergents
  • No individually packaged products
  • Recycling of separated waste
  • Recycling of cloth items
  • Local drinking water from the excellent Pugliese acquifier
  • Reconstruction of buildings using natural products (stone, lime, wood etc.), wall insulation, plus either ceiling or floor insulation
  • Insulating shutters and windows
  • All of the taps have a reduced flow option
  • Natural shade from the trees, pergola and the umbrellas in order to negate the need to use air conditioning
  • Underground irrigation system and drip system for the conservation of water
  • All household laundry is dried by the sun

A generator will supply power in the event of a power failure

Rent-a-bike
Mountain bikes are available to rent should you wish to cycle throuch the Valle D'Itria.

Nearby, within 500 meters, you can set out upon a route which crosses farms and ancient woodland, taking you through the breeding grounds of deer and wild boar.

Parking
Parking and shady.

This route of 'Aquaduct' is long (approximately 200 kms) but, being flat, can be enjoyed either on foot or by bike without becoming too strenuous.

We offer the following paid services
1) Baby-sitters on site 24/7
2) Yoga lessons, both individual and group, at times to be determined by the customer.

During your stay it is possible to take a micro course of "holistic massage", lasting only one day, from 10.00 to 18.00, either individually or in groups, during which you can learn a very simple but very complete sequence, effective at opening the door to forms of human contact that go beyond the limitations of words and gestures. On request, we can also make available various kinds of massage (Lomi Lomi Hawayano, Ayurvedic Indian Massage, Massage of the Soul, and others).

It is advisable to book Yoga and massage sessions before your arrival.

We have a beautiful, cosy wooden house in a large fig tree for your children to have fun in. The house is equipped with a slide and a climbing frame too.
For those of you who love sports, in addition to the availability of bikes, there is a small area with exercise equipment.