Villa Aia

Puglia, Italy

  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • Stylish contemporary villa
  • Beautiful countryside views
  • Peaceful and secluded
  • Media room

Nestled in the heart of traditional trulli country, surrounded by olive groves and open fields, contemporary Villa Aia comes as something of a wonderful surprise. The villa is the work of Puglian architect Daniele Corsaro, who has created a stunningly modern yet characterful villa as perhaps only a genuine local could. Walls of glass intersect with pale golden stone, opening up the interior spaces to glorious views over the Itria Valley. The sleek lines are mirrored in the immaculate swimming pool, your focal point for long lazy days in delicious countryside seclusion.

With four en-suite bedrooms, Villa Aia makes a great base for several couples or friends looking to discover this little-known corner of Italy. Lying roughly mid-way between historic Ostuni and Cisternino, one of Italy’s celebrated ‘Slow Food’ towns, there’s plenty to inspire foodies and photographers within a ten to 15-minute drive. When the coast calls, you can be at the beach in around half an hour; choose a coastal nature reserve or one of the town beaches for delightfully contrasting experiences. If the midday temperatures makes moving feel like too much effort, you can always retreat to the air-conditioned media room for a nostalgic trawl through the owner’s DVD collection. Evenings in are an equal pleasure, with a stylish sunken dining area where you can wine, dine and put the world to rights as the sun sets on another memorable day.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, open fireplace, sliding glass doors open to terrace
  • Kitchen with electric hob, oven, Gaggia coffee machine, wine fridge, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the Val d’Itria
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (can be configured into a double on request)
  • Wet room

Lower ground floor

  • Media room with large flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, and walk-in wardrobe, opens onto outdoor seating area
  • Twin bedroom (can be configured into a double on request) with en-suite shower room, opens onto outdoor seating area
  • Laundry room with washing machine (external access)
  • WC (external access)

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Underfloor heating in all rooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Outdoor kitchen area with barbecue
  • Outside shaded dining area
  • Private swimming pool 15m x 4m (depth 1.2m throughout), accessed via steps, submerged seating area
  • Due to low walls and drops in the garden children under 8 are not permitted
  • Two car parking areas (one with step access to villa, one with level access to villa)
  • Unpaved gravel road leads up to villa for last few hundred metres
  • In Italy, a daily tourist tax applies for the first week of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa owner during your stay.

WiFi

  • 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.

Access times

  • Check in time – 4.00pm
  • Check out time – 10.00am

 


Location

  • Bar/restaurant/mini-market (Casalini) 7min drive
  • Shops/restaurants/supermarket (Cisternino) 15min drive
  • Ostuni 20min drive
  • Locorotondo 20min drive
  • Torre Canne beach 30min drive
  • Savelletri beach clubs 30min drive
  • Alberobello 30min drive
  • Monopoli 40min drive
  • Brindisi airport 45min drive
  • Bari airport 1hr 20min drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Bari

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday All season
Manchester Easyjet Saturday 17/08 - 26/10

 

Brindisi

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Car hire

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you.

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are available:

  • 2 guests – 1 group B, Fiat 500 or similar*
  • 3 guests – 1 group C, VW Polo or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 group D, Peugeot 308 or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 group F, Fiat Tipo SW or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 group C, VW Polo or similar*
  • 7 guests – 1 group C, VW Polo or similar, and 1 group D, Peugeot 308 or similar*
  • 8 guests – 2 group D, Peugeot 308 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group C – 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium and 1 large suitcases*

Group D – 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group F – 1.6 litre engine, 3 large and 2 small suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives. Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group H – Alfa Romeo Giulietta AUT or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group G – BMW Gran Tourer Station Wagon or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large and 2 small suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

Our choice of Italian properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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  • Location

    5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4.5/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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 or discover our Puglian Wandering programme to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.

Read more on our Puglia region page

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