Villa Rudy

Puglia, Italy

  • 2-8
  • 4
  • 5
  • Spacious family villa
  • Generous entertaining space
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Private heated swimming pool
  • Monopoli/Conversano 15-minute drive
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner in Monopoli

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Villa Rudy is a comfortable family villa, set in quiet countryside between Castellana Grotte and Monopoli offering easy access to the beach clubs of Capitolo and the charming towns and villages of the Valle d’Itria.

The name Rudy has been in the family for generations and downstairs in the spacious living area the original sign, ‘Gran Caffè Rudy 1860’ sits above a bar-area dedicated to their popular ancestral café in Monopoli. In fact, the whole villa is a tribute to good living and good times, with plenty of entertaining space and a wireless speaker system inside and out, a kitchen on both ground and first floor levels and a further outdoor kitchen, perfect for barbecues and evenings by the generous heated pool.

The well-maintained gardens are fully enclosed and a real feature of the property, with emerald lawns, striking architectural features, an elegant fountain and decorative lighting from Grottaglie ceramics, the local business whose distinctive pottery is celebrated throughout Puglia. Soft-seating areas thoughtfully positioned around the plot allow guests to spread out in style and a wonderful veranda on the first floor, accessible from both house and garden, is a charming spot for enjoying a convivial meal with family and friends.

Inside, comfortable furnishing and pretty décor creates a relaxed homely atmosphere and the practical layout offers three en-suite bedrooms on the first floor and a stylish master suite on the second floor, where a cosy eaves room with a cot and kitchenette is a useful addition for anyone travelling with babes in arms.

Villa Rudy makes an excellent base for a restful holiday and is well-placed for exploring the many attractions of this lovely region. Inland, the UNESCO listed site of Alberobello is under half an hour away and over on the Adriatic coast, the stunning cliff-top town of Polignano a Mare can be reached in around 25-minutes. Day trips to the baroque city of Lecce or the extraordinary town of Matera are also easy to navigate and our local concierge is happy to make recommendations for suitable stop-offs on the way.

Stay longer… Why not extend your stay in Puglia with a 3-night Masseria Experience? Enjoy wine-tasting at the cool and contemporary Amastuola vineyard, a cookery class at Adult Only Masseria Le Torri or a culinary feast at Masseria Garrappa. With so much to enjoy in this charming region, you’ll want to make the moment last. For further details and prices please call 020 8392 5858.

 


Accommodation

Layout

  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)

Ground floor

  • Living/dining area with TV (English-speaking news channels)
  • Kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, ice machine, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Shower room

First floor

  • Living room
  • Kitchen with oven, hob, small fridge, water dispenser
  • 2 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
  • Double bedroom (can be converted into a twin on request) with en-suite shower room
  • Terrace for outdoor dining

Second floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and separate shower
  • Kitchenette with induction hob, mini-fridge

General

  • Complimentary lunch or dinner (‘taster’ menu including wine) offered at Il Cavaliere restaurant in Monopoli
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Wireless music system (indoor and outdoor) with Spotify
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and Simpson pool/beach towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Shaded dining area
  • Private heated swimming pool 11 x 5m (depth 1m – 2m)
  • Outdoor and indoor steps (unsuitable for guests with limited mobility)
  • Unpaved concrete road leads to villa

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.

National tourist licence (CIS): BA07201791000005109


Location

  • Nearest mini-market/restaurant 8min drive
  • Castellana Grotte 13min drive
  • Monopoli (shops, restaurants, cafés, larger supermarkets) 15min drive
  • Conversano 15min drive
  • Polignano a Mare 20min drive
  • Alberobello 25min drive
  • Ostuni 45min drive
  • Bari 50min drive
  • Bari airport 55min drive
  • Brindisi airport 1hr 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 03/08 - 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. Usually we provide a 'meet and greet' service to ensure the best possible speed of collection and drop-off but due to Covid-19 this service has been suspended until further notice. We are also able to organise a transfer to your villa and have your car waiting for you on arrival. Please contact our destination specialists to discuss this service.

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, Smart ForFour or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 group D, Fiat 500L or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 group E, VW T-Cross, Seat Arona or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 group F, VW T-ROC / Nissan Kadjar or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess and additional second driver.

Car specifications

Group B – 1 litre engine, 1 medium suitcase*

Group C – 1.4 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group E – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group F – 1.6 litre engine, 2 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.

 

Customer feedback

Villa Rudy is a very comfortable and spacious villa with excellent facilities and lovely gardens and a wonderful heated pool, located in a quiet rural setting. It was ideal for us holidaying as a family with our baby grandson where the villa was very much the centre of our holiday. Excellent service provided by Francesco, Maurizia and Simona who sorted out any issues very quickly.
Roy Polley – September 2020

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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.

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