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La BougainvilleaMartina Franca, Italy

FROM £1980 - £5159

La Bougainvillea is a gorgeous holiday home comprising separate Villa and Trullo in the rolling hills of Puglia. Restored and designed with young children in mind, La Bougainvillea has a lawned garden, play area and a fenced pool. Within walking distance of a Trattoria, an easy drive to village shops, 35 minutes drive to the beach and a hour by car to Brindisi and Bari airports.

At a glance

  • 10 Guests (+ 5 cot spaces)
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • TV, Satellite, DVD, WiFi
  • Private Pool
  • Beautiful Garden
  • 2 Outside dining areas & BBQs
  • Traditional stone buildings

Guests really love...

  • The perfect location for a large family get togther!

La Bougainvillea is one of a few properly child-friendly properties in the area; made up of two separate houses, a traditional restored conical roofed 'trullo' house for 4 and a villa for 6 which can be rented separately or together.

The Trullo - sleeps 4 is a magical coned house will really capture your children's imagination. It was built around 1820 by an ancestor of the present owner, then restored sympathetically, retaining its charm and rustic appeal with its traditional stone walls, ancient lime stone floors and arched ceilings. The trullo cones have all been knocked together and opened up to create one homely living space, including a sizeable kitchen with dining area and sitting room. Perfect for a family of four, there is a double and twin bedroom which share a shower room.

The Villa - sleeps 6-8 has been designed and furnished carefully to complement the style of the Trullo, using local stone and craftsmanship. The result is a spacious and welcoming single storey home with an open plan living space, ideal for families with young children. A kitchen with dining table for 8 opens to a sitting room/play area and outside dining area. The Villa has two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom which is a good set up for a family of four to six with grandparents or two couples with children.

Single story accommodation

The Trullo - Ground floor

Kitchen

Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge/freezer, Washing machine

Dining Room

Dining table and 4 dining chairs

Lounge

TV, Satellite, DVD player, WiFi

Bedroom

Double bed

Bedroom

2 Single beds

Bathroom

Shower, WC, Washbasin

The Villa - Ground floor

Kitchen

Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge/freezer, Washing machine

Dining area

Dining table and 8 dining chairs

Bedroom with en-suite

Double bed, Spa-type shower area, 2 Washbasins, WC

Bedroom

2 Single beds (which both extend to become double beds)

Bathroom

Large bath tub, Shower, Washbasin, Separate WC room

Bedroom

Double bed

Outside

Both the Trullo and Villa have their own outside dining area and BBQ.
Additionally shared by both properties, there is a large (1 hectare), pretty, flat lawned garden, a play area with swings and slides, outside toys and 10 x 10m swimming pool that is completely fenced off with two gates. At the shallow end the pool is 1 meter deep and increases in depth to 2.9 meters at the deep end. There are Roman steps in one corner that make for an easy entry and exit from the pool.

Garden lighting and sun loungers make it the prefect place to relax with a wonderful variety of fruit trees as well as ancient twisted olive trees. Another large dining table by the pool ensures that larger groups renting both houses can dine together. Behind the property is a country road so you may occasionally hear cars passing.

If you are staying at cooler times of the year heating is available and you would like it on, it is charged locally based on usage. LPG (gas) readings would be taken and charged at the going rate of €3.20 per cubic metre.

At a glance

  • Car recommended
  • Beach 35 mins drive
  • Supermarket 10 mins drive
  • Restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Pharmacy 10 mins drive
  • Villa Manager available 8-6pm and 24hrs in emergency

La Bougainvillea is surrounded by fields and olive groves in the rolling hills of the Valle D'Itria, the only part of the heel of Italy's boot which is not flat. The location is an hours drive inland from both Bari and Brindisi airports around 10 minutes drive from the village of Martina Franca. The area is rural and covered with fields of ancient olives groves and scattered with trullo houses. There are interesting traditional white hill top villages within an easy drive. The area is unspoilt and the local villages have a sleepy, distinctly un-touristy feel to them. Shops in Puglia traditionally close for the siesta at 1pm, opening around 5pm until around 9pm.

Beaches
Most beaches in the area (about 35 minutes to drive from La Bougainvillea) are very suitable for children as they are sandy and the water is shallow.

Restaurants and Shops
The nearest supermarket (open all day, also Sundays) is about 10 minutes away by car and has a good selection of baby necessities such as formula and nappies. There is also a specific baby product store in Martina Franca (about 10-15 minutes by car away). Here there are all the other shops and restaurants you will need.

Activities
The discreet owners are parents themselves and are on hand to offer advice and tips for parents looking to experience the best of Puglia with young children, from child friendly beaches to cookery lessons and horse riding. An informal cook service, babysitting and massages can also be arranged.

Just a short drive away is the UNESCO heritage site of Alberbello, a village of ancient trullos which is well worth visiting. Other characteristic hill towns such as Locorotondo and Ostuni are fun to discover with the family.
Puglia has lots of events and festivals from July to September, including many specific ones for children such as plays and concerts. There are calendars at the villa with details of the area’s events during your stay.

Further afield
The beautiful baroque town Lecce with its Roman and Greek amphitheatres is definitely worth a visit.

Good to know

  • Transfer time from Brindisi 1 hr
  • Transfer time from Bari 1 hr 15 mins
  • Flight time from UK 2 hrs 40 - 3 hrs 10 mins
There are two nearby airports:

Brindisi Airport is a 75 km (46 mile) 1 hour drive
Bari Airport is a 90km (56 mile) 1 hr 15 min drive.

Travel from airport to villa

Car hire – There are several car rental companies that have their booking desks in the arrivals area of the passenger terminals of Brindisi and Bari airports. If you book your car on-line in advance, they will have the car waiting for you at the airport.

UK flights to Brindisi
There are several different options but these are some of the popular routes from UK airports:

London Heathrow

Flight time
2 hours 55 mins

British Airways

London Gatwick

Flight time
2 hours 55 mins

EasyJet

London Stansted

Flight time
2 hours 50 mins

Ryanair

Manchester

Flight time
3 hours 10 mins

Ryanair

UK flights to Bari
There are several different options but these are some of the popular routes from UK airports:

London Stansted

Flight time
2 hours 40 mins

Ryanair

London Gatwick

Flight time
2 hours 45 mins

British Airways EasyJet

Liverpool

Flight time
3 hours 5 mins

Ryanair

La BougainvilleaMartina Franca, Italy

Two 5 star reviews

  • “Everything was just perfect”
  • “Owners were super helpful”
  • “Food was amazing”
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P.S. - June 2018

We had a fabulous time, everything was just perfect. The villa and trullo were stunning with everything we needed. Ina and Sandro were so helpful and kind. We all had a fantastic holiday and made lots of lovely memories.
Thank you for all your help - you have been very thoughtful and accommodating.


J.B. - May 2017

The Villa was very well maintained and laid out, very clean. The pool and garden were very well maintained. The owners were super helpful and welcoming, they gave great recommendations. The pool fencing was essential – it meant you could relax in the garden. Kids fun stuff was very good and in good condition.
We were unlucky with the weather, but could see the area was beautiful. The food was the best bit – amazing – we would highly recommend the chef coming in to cook, she was brilliant and great value.


THE VILLA

At a glance

  • 10 Guests (+ 5 cot spaces)
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • TV, Satellite, DVD, WiFi
  • Private Pool
  • Beautiful Garden
  • 2 Outside dining areas & BBQs
  • Traditional stone buildings

Guests really love...

  • The perfect location for a large family get togther!

La Bougainvillea is one of a few properly child-friendly properties in the area; made up of two separate houses, a traditional restored conical roofed 'trullo' house for 4 and a villa for 6 which can be rented separately or together.

The Trullo - sleeps 4 is a magical coned house will really capture your children's imagination. It was built around 1820 by an ancestor of the present owner, then restored sympathetically, retaining its charm and rustic appeal with its traditional stone walls, ancient lime stone floors and arched ceilings. The trullo cones have all been knocked together and opened up to create one homely living space, including a sizeable kitchen with dining area and sitting room. Perfect for a family of four, there is a double and twin bedroom which share a shower room.

The Villa - sleeps 6-8 has been designed and furnished carefully to complement the style of the Trullo, using local stone and craftsmanship. The result is a spacious and welcoming single storey home with an open plan living space, ideal for families with young children. A kitchen with dining table for 8 opens to a sitting room/play area and outside dining area. The Villa has two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom which is a good set up for a family of four to six with grandparents or two couples with children.

Single story accommodation

The Trullo - Ground floor

Kitchen

Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge/freezer, Washing machine

Dining Room

Dining table and 4 dining chairs

Lounge

TV, Satellite, DVD player, WiFi

Bedroom

Double bed

Bedroom

2 Single beds

Bathroom

Shower, WC, Washbasin

The Villa - Ground floor

Kitchen

Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge/freezer, Washing machine

Dining area

Dining table and 8 dining chairs

Bedroom with en-suite

Double bed, Spa-type shower area, 2 Washbasins, WC

Bedroom

2 Single beds (which both extend to become double beds)

Bathroom

Large bath tub, Shower, Washbasin, Separate WC room

Bedroom

Double bed

Outside

Both the Trullo and Villa have their own outside dining area and BBQ.
Additionally shared by both properties, there is a large (1 hectare), pretty, flat lawned garden, a play area with swings and slides, outside toys and 10 x 10m swimming pool that is completely fenced off with two gates. At the shallow end the pool is 1 meter deep and increases in depth to 2.9 meters at the deep end. There are Roman steps in one corner that make for an easy entry and exit from the pool.

Garden lighting and sun loungers make it the prefect place to relax with a wonderful variety of fruit trees as well as ancient twisted olive trees. Another large dining table by the pool ensures that larger groups renting both houses can dine together. Behind the property is a country road so you may occasionally hear cars passing.

If you are staying at cooler times of the year heating is available and you would like it on, it is charged locally based on usage. LPG (gas) readings would be taken and charged at the going rate of €3.20 per cubic metre.

Around & about

At a glance

  • Car recommended
  • Beach 35 mins drive
  • Supermarket 10 mins drive
  • Restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Pharmacy 10 mins drive
  • Villa Manager available 8-6pm and 24hrs in emergency

La Bougainvillea is surrounded by fields and olive groves in the rolling hills of the Valle D'Itria, the only part of the heel of Italy's boot which is not flat. The location is an hours drive inland from both Bari and Brindisi airports around 10 minutes drive from the village of Martina Franca. The area is rural and covered with fields of ancient olives groves and scattered with trullo houses. There are interesting traditional white hill top villages within an easy drive. The area is unspoilt and the local villages have a sleepy, distinctly un-touristy feel to them. Shops in Puglia traditionally close for the siesta at 1pm, opening around 5pm until around 9pm.

Beaches
Most beaches in the area (about 35 minutes to drive from La Bougainvillea) are very suitable for children as they are sandy and the water is shallow.

Restaurants and Shops
The nearest supermarket (open all day, also Sundays) is about 10 minutes away by car and has a good selection of baby necessities such as formula and nappies. There is also a specific baby product store in Martina Franca (about 10-15 minutes by car away). Here there are all the other shops and restaurants you will need.

Activities
The discreet owners are parents themselves and are on hand to offer advice and tips for parents looking to experience the best of Puglia with young children, from child friendly beaches to cookery lessons and horse riding. An informal cook service, babysitting and massages can also be arranged.

Just a short drive away is the UNESCO heritage site of Alberbello, a village of ancient trullos which is well worth visiting. Other characteristic hill towns such as Locorotondo and Ostuni are fun to discover with the family.
Puglia has lots of events and festivals from July to September, including many specific ones for children such as plays and concerts. There are calendars at the villa with details of the area’s events during your stay.

Further afield
The beautiful baroque town Lecce with its Roman and Greek amphitheatres is definitely worth a visit.

Getting There

Good to know

  • Transfer time from Brindisi 1 hr
  • Transfer time from Bari 1 hr 15 mins
  • Flight time from UK 2 hrs 40 - 3 hrs 10 mins
There are two nearby airports:

Brindisi Airport is a 75 km (46 mile) 1 hour drive
Bari Airport is a 90km (56 mile) 1 hr 15 min drive.

Travel from airport to villa

Car hire – There are several car rental companies that have their booking desks in the arrivals area of the passenger terminals of Brindisi and Bari airports. If you book your car on-line in advance, they will have the car waiting for you at the airport.

UK flights to Brindisi
There are several different options but these are some of the popular routes from UK airports:

London Heathrow

Flight time
2 hours 55 mins

British Airways

London Gatwick

Flight time
2 hours 55 mins

EasyJet

London Stansted

Flight time
2 hours 50 mins

Ryanair

Manchester

Flight time
3 hours 10 mins

Ryanair

UK flights to Bari
There are several different options but these are some of the popular routes from UK airports:

London Stansted

Flight time
2 hours 40 mins

Ryanair

London Gatwick

Flight time
2 hours 45 mins

British Airways EasyJet

Liverpool

Flight time
3 hours 5 mins

Ryanair

MAP

La BougainvilleaMartina Franca, Italy