Villa Mimosa

Lovingly restored and extended well equipped holiday home with air conditioning in secluded area on the outskirts of Carovigno, 20 mins Brindisi airport, just over 1 hour Bari airport, bars/shops/restaurants 5 mins drive, 10 minutes to beach; ideal for peaceful getaway.

The villa is perfectly located for a quiet holiday within easy reach of the town, which can be seen from the garden and the roof terrace. However, a car is essential.

2 covered terraces offer shade for eating and relaxing. The terrace at the front of the villa was used by the people working the land for eating their lunch, and the curved stone seating benches are still there. Small cushions are provided to make the seats more comfortable. The side terrace is newly built with stone archways, and overlooks the swimming pool - the ideal place to watch the sunsets. The large sitting room has views through two double French doors to the terrace and the pool area. The roof terrace offers the perfect vantage to enjoy a chilled drink and enjoy the sunset. A small wooden table and two chairs are available for use on the roof terrace.

There is a very large selection of DVDs, from old favourites to new, and paperbacks, plus travel and information books and maps of the area. Also available Nintendo Wii with refundable security deposit. Enquire on booking.

Your surroundings: Part of the villa is well over 100 years old, and was originally built for use during olive harvest. It has been extended to the owners design, incorporating stelle volte stone ceilings in two rooms to echo the ceilings in the existing building and stone archways to the terrace. The area on which the villa stands is a protected zone with unusual traditional houses, each standing on approximately 2 acres of land. The villa is the only property which is inhabited on a regular basis at present, although two neighbouring houses are undergoing renovation by their owners. The lane on which the villa stands finally ends at a small nursery growing vegetables for local shops. Traffic is practically non existant.

  • Private Pool
  • Secluded Location
  • Lovingly Restored Holiday Home
  • Outskirts of Carovigno
  • Perfectly Located For a Quiet Holiday
  • Beautiful Villa
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Accessibility
    • Car Required
    • Child Friendly
    • Non Smoking
    • Wheelchair Friendly
    Child / Baby Facilities
    • Child Toilet Seat
    • Cot Available
    • High Chair
    • Potty
    • Toddler Beds
    • Toddler Seat
    • Toys & Games
    Eco Features
    • High Level of Insulation
    • Low Energy Lighting
    • Organic Local Produce
    • Recycling Available
    Entertainment Facilities
    • Board Games
    • Books
    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Entertainment System
    • Games Console
    • Internet Access
    • Movie Library
    • Music Library
    • Radio
    • TV
    • WiFi
    General Facilities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Coffee Maker
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Dog-bed and Bowl
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Grill
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Linen Provided
    • Local Maps
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Picnic Set
    • Shower
    • Toaster
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    • Woodburner
    Leisure Facilities
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    Local Activities
    • Cycling
    • Diving
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Outdoor Sports
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Walking
    • Water Sports
    • Wine Tasting
    Local Amenities
    • ATM
    • Bank
    • Beach (short drive)
    • Bike Hire
    • Cafe
    • Internet Cafe
    • Laundrette
    • Marina
    • Medical Centre
    • Museum
    • Pharmacy
    • Pub
    • Railway
    • Restaurant
    • Shops
    • Theme Park
    • Zoo
    Outdoor Facilities
    • Balcony / Terrace
    • Barbecue
    • Decking Area
    • Garden
    • Hammock
    • Outdoor Lighting
    • Parking for several vehicles
    • Parking Off Street
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    Type of Location
    • Peaceful
    • Remote
    • Rural
    • Scenic
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"The villa was absolutely charming, throughly well-stocked, impeccably clean, and handily situated for all kinds of day trips into the south of Puglia. We had an extremely enjoyable stay. Locals told us the weather was unusually cool for late September, but there was more than enough sun to keep us happy out by the pool, despite the odd cloudy day. We tended to lunch on the terrace but to dine indoors, because the evenings were just borderline too nippy for al fresco, but I'm sure others would have braved it. (This was the very end of Sept, after all.) The three cats wandering around the place were good fun and we didn't mind occasionally turfing them out of the kitchen. The owner treated us very well with all kinds of pre-stay instructions for finding the place and what to do while there, though one driver suggests an easier route if you're arriving at night from Brindisi: head for Carovigno on the main road and then take the first left, then first right on the road out to San Vito. (The suggested route is admittedly shorter, but involves turn-offs that are hard to see in the dark, we found.) Our favourite of the local towns was Ostuni, where we ate three times: it's stunning. Lecce was slightly underwhelming, given what we'd heard, but we loved Otranto, further south, and Gallipoli on the west coast. Alberobello is worth a visit if you really want to see the Trulli, but it's a bit of a tourist trap. I see many of the recommendations pitch this as a perfect place for over-55s, but we are all in our 30s and found more than enough to do. In all, this place is magic and a sure bet for a lovely stay in this part of Italy."
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