Villa near Cutrofiano, Lecce, Puglia - Set in the Idyllic Salento Peninsula
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Why Rory chose Cutrofiano
We really fell in love with Italy from the first time we visited
What makes this Villa unique
Our villa is modern but in a countryside setting. We have created an open space that retains privacy for our guests without feeling secluded.
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Review of Casa Blanca
First thing that strikes you of the Villa is the sense of space. There is a decent sized living area and the bedrooms are plenty big enough. The outside space is fantastic, with two large gardens and a swimming pool that was big enough for four of us to play volley ball every day. It's located between a few lovely towns which are well worth an explore, one of which, Maglie, had a food and drink fair at the time we were there, which was great. You are no more than thirty minutes from the major places to visit, beaches etc. If you don't have any questions Dave is on hand to help you. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
Exxelllent new kitchen and bathroom are a huge improvement
A great visit again we will be looking at coming back soon
All you need!
My husband and I booked this property as its location was perfect for our needs. We have travelled throughout most of Italy but had not been to the Salento and wanted to see the coastal towns and Lecce.
The villa is very spacious with a modern, well equipped kitchen. The pool was a real bonus and as we had very warm weather it was great to be able to swim each day.
The large outside area is ideal for children as the villa is very secure and private. In a rural setting but with other properties nearby and on a back road which is used frequently by locals.
This villa is excellent value for money.
Thank you so much for your positive review, it is highly appreciated. We really take pride in ensuring our guests are extremely satisfied when they stay at our villa. We strive towards the goal that everyone that stays with us has just what they need for a perfect relaxing experience. The countryside setting is ideal for those looking for privacy, but still only a short distance from our local town of Cutrofiano. Hopefully you got a chance to use the bikes, it is a beautiful 3km cycle along the quiet road, surrounded by olive groves. Thanks again for the review, we would gladly welcome you back with the clear intention of achieving a full five star review next time!
Beautiful home - an authentic Italian experience
The second time and once again....What a fantastic location! The apartment was comfortable but we did not spend much time indoors as the garden was amazing with a fantastic pool and a great terrace where we barbecued fish and another great things. We were made to feel very welcome with a welcome starter package and a perfect bottle of wine.
So for my wife, my daughter and me it was the second time that we stayed at the house of Rory. Now we could say that our first impression was the truth...the house, the location, the people, the food and the sea are a dream.
Until the next time.
Thanks to Rory.
Great location. Great pool. Great hammock. Great!
We (I, my wife and our three kids - 5, 8 & 11) were so impressed with the size of the villa and surrounding grounds. Since it was at least 32 deg C everyday, the pool was a Godsend, We tended to spend the morning chilling at the pool and then explore a beach in the afternoon.
We cooked a few times at the villa and ate outside under the pergola. The kitchen is small, but open plan and perfectly functional. There is a double sink, plenty of storage and oven. The fridge could be a bit bigger and the freezer didn't work that well, but not a huge deal. There is also a great BBQ, which we used a couple of times and, again, ate outside. A few pesky mozzies, but nothing Citronella and DEET couldn't sort.
There are standing and ceiling fans in every room. No air con though. The hammock provided hours of wondeful (and rare!) relaxation time for the kids.
Given its location, the villa is equidistant from S, W and E coasts, which all offer something very different. Our favourite place was Santa Maria di Lueca.
Cutrofiano itself is a super little town. Pizza Mauro pizzeria and Dolce Arte gelataria are definitely worth a visit. Big hypermarket (Conad) not too far away plus plenty of local shops for essentials.
The villa could do with a bit of TLC and could have perhaps been a bit cleaner for our arrival, but overall a great place to act as a base should you want to visit Puglia, which is highly recommended!
Rory - in case you read this review, we had a brilliant time at your place. Thank you for your speedy replies to our messages and also the personal phone call when we first booked. If we could make one recommendation, it would be to install some overhead outdoor lighting above the table and cooking area such that using the BBQ and eating outside could be made even more enjoyable.
Thank you for the review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay at our villa and have some excellent suggestions which we will action. At our countryside villa there is the possibility of some mosquitos outside, however all of our doors and windows have full netting, which keeps any bugs out and lets in lots of natural light. The villa has very high ceilings and we have lots of fans, which keep everyone fresh during the warm summer months. The local towns, cities and beaches are amazing and we are so happy that you enjoyed them, especially our local village of Cutrofiano.
Simple and charming
A basic open plan little villa, which proved to be perfect for two couples and two babies. The bedrooms are a generous size (easily fitted the travel cots and other baby paraphernalia) and the bathroom and kitchen are clean and modern. The living space is minimalist but was ideal for the kids to toddle around. Loved the outdoor eating space especially - lovely for a shady breakfast and evening drinks. The pool is also ideal for kids as it's raised, meaning it's very safe.
It's a very quiet peaceful spot with hardly any traffic. Cutrofiano (nearest little town) is very pretty and highly recommended for dinner or a gelato in the square. It's only 20 mins from Galipolli which has a lovely historic centre and beautiful beaches. On the opposite coast Otranto was also gorgeous.
The owner (Rory) is super helpful, as is the local contact Dave. I would definitely recommend this villa if you are looking for value for money.
Hi Hilary, Thank you so much for the great review. We also love the simplicity of our villa. The pool very often provides a much needed dip at the end of a warm summers day. It is also completely private as surrounded by beautiful trees/ We fully agree with you on the charm of the nearby towns and cities, especially in their "centro storico". It would be a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us again.
Special interest holidays:
We can organise Italian cooking lessons on request.
Only 15 minutes to the Ionian coast (Gallipoli) and 25 minutes to the Adriatic coast (Otranto). The Salento peninsula has the largest number of unspoilt beaches in Italy.
45 minutes from Brindisi airport (Ryanair from Stansted). 120 minutes from Bari airport (Ryanair from Stansted, BA from Gatwick).
3km from Cutrofiano, 3km from Collepasso, 18km from Gallipoli. Situated in Salento, the 'high heel of Italy’s boot', in the very south-east of the country, within the larger region of Puglia (or Apulia as it is sometimes called in English).
This is a perfect area for cycling, as it is extremely flat. We have two adult bikes for use at the property. Please enquire as part of your booking