La Tenuta

Puglia , Italy

Part of the Simpson Exclusive collection

The most luxurious of our villas include a dedicated pre-departure booking service to arrange all the indulgent essentials before you travel, from private chefs to spa treatments – and while you’re away, your personal Concierge will be on hand to add the finishing touches.
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  • Stylish villa set in 5 hectares
  • Superb 13-metre pool
  • Versatile layout
  • 10-minute drive to Polignano a Mare

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Celebration villas don’t come much better than La Tenuta, overlooking Puglia’s magnificent Adriatic coastline. Set amongst the olive groves just inland from the cliff top town of Polignano a Mare, this cleverly designed Simpson Exclusive oozes contemporary style and simple elegance - ideal for a sophisticated house party with friends and family.  

The immaculate 9-bedroom villa offers tranquillity and seclusion amidst its own 5-hectare private estate, with all the space and comfort you could wish for. A vast sea-facing terrace stretches the length of the house, bordered by pretty lavender and plumbago and leading to a huge expanse of lawn, great for little ones to let off steam and big enough for an informal game of rounders or football if the mood dictates. Beyond the lawn, the 13-metre pool enjoys the same enticing views of the coast, and the surrounding terrace is made for relaxation, with plenty of loungers and a lovely shaded area for sitting out with a drink or a bite to eat. There’s even a fridge and a Nespresso machine here, making pool-side living a breeze.

The villa interiors are spacious, stylishly furnished and supremely comfortable, with beautiful wall art and bespoke touches reflecting the owner’s impeccable taste and eye for detail. The spacious living and dining areas include a stunning glass-walled reception room overlooking the main terrace, formal gardens and sea beyond, while to the rear of the house, the well-equipped kitchen opens onto another terrace with outdoor eating area and further summer kitchen, complete with barbecue and pizza oven.

The layout of La Tenuta is particularly appealing and the bedrooms are cleverly arranged to allow the villa to adapt effortlessly to the differing needs of extended families or groups of friends travelling together. All bedrooms are en-suite and can be accessed independently from the outside, but three of the ground floor bedrooms have sofa beds and interconnect with a neighbouring double; perfect for those travelling with children but perfectly adaptable to create large suites for smaller groups seeking the luxury of space. The first-floor is accessed via an external terrace and offers a luxurious self-contained space with private roof terrace, kitchenette and two bedrooms - or a double bedroom with separate living room if preferred.

There are a fantastic array of shops, bars and excellent restaurants a ten-minute drive away in Polignano a Mare and there’s a popular beach here, nestled beneath the spectacular cliffs that support the Old Town high above. The fashionable beach clubs of Capitolo are also easily reached within 20-minutes’ drive of La Tenuta and if you’re keen to explore inland too, the fascinating town of Conversano is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant and a wealth of history dating back to the Iron Age. But we suspect you’ll find it very difficult to leave La Tenuta. For children, it is a place to play amongst the olive groves and enjoy life’s simple pleasures; for adults, it is a place to put your feet up in luxurious surroundings and enjoy good food, good company and a view that leaves you feeling on top of the world.

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  • 9 bedroom villa (sleeps up to 18)

Ground floor

  • Open plan living/dining area with fireplace, TV, music system and American coffee machine
  • Kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and Illy coffee machine
  • Triple aspect reception room with glass doors offering additional seating, dining space and access to terrace
  • Double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room/WC
  • Double bedroom with double sofa bed, en-suite shower room/WC and access to:
  • Double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room/WC 
  • Double bedroom with double sofa bed, en-suite shower room/WC and access to:
  • Double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room/WC 
  • Double bedroom with double sofa bed, en-suite shower room/WC and access to:
  • Double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room/WC 
  • Cloakroom and WC

All ground floor bedrooms have doors to either the front or rear terrace and can be accessed independently from outside

First floor (access via external staircase)

  • Double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room/WC
  • Double bedroom with double sofa bed and en-suite shower room/WC
  • Kitchenette with Illy coffee machine
  • Roof terrace


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and Simpson pool/beach towels provided
  • Outdoor kitchen with barbecue and pizza oven
  • Large terrace with sea view, shaded areas and ample seating
  • Fire pit
  • Formal garden with expansive lawn
  • Grounds of 5 hectares
  • Private swimming pool 13 x 6m (depth 1.4m)
  • Pool terrace with 12 loungers, shaded seating area, fridge and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Pool showers 
  • Laundry room
  • Mid-week clean included (every Wednesday)
  • Additional cleaning charged at €140 per day (2 cleaners x 4 hours) - available on request and payable locally
  • Basketball and football nets 
  • Skittles
  • Parking area
  • Security deposit (£2,000) required 3 weeks prior to departure


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.


  • Polignano a Mare 10min drive
  • Conversano 15min drive
  • Capitolo beach 20min drive
  • Monopoli 20min drive
  • Alberobello 30min drive
  • Locorotondo 35min drive
  • Bari town 40min drive
  • Ostuni 45min drive
  • Bari airport 45min drive
  • Brindisi airport 1hr drive


This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.

Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire in Italy; please click here to view options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include: 

  • Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
  • Free additional driver

For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.

* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

We had an amazing stay in this magical home and many family memories have been made. Giovanna thought of everything – all the small welcome touches made our stay very relaxing – from the drawer of supplies to the ice cream for the children! We hope to come again.

The Huarts, Birminghams, Butlers, August 2023

We had an amazing stay in this magical home. Many family memories have been made. Giovana thought of everything, all the small welcome touches made our stay very relaxing from the drawer of supplies (amazing) to the ice cream for the children. Bellisima! We hope to come again.

The Huarts, Birminghams and Butlers, August 2023

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas, and Partner Hotels to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.

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