Located on a hill top in Puglia southern Italy close to the medieval towns of Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica, Villa Marianna is a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom contemporary property with swimming and plunge pools. Set amid 2.5 acres of olive, fruit and nut trees with drystone walled terraces and unrivaled recreation areas, the Villa offers exceptional panoramic views away to the coast, taking in a valley that is a sea of olive trees with little white trulli cones piercing the surface.
Villa Marianna has free wifi internet in all rooms and the pool area. The smart TVs are connected to Apple TV and DVD players There are libraries for music, film and literature. All the main communal areas have sound systems with connections for MP3 players.
All bedrooms are ensuite and have air conditioning and fans.
The property comprises 2 detached, adjacent buildings (The House and The Villa) both of which have lounges, dining area and kitchens that are well equipped
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The House is a barn conversion and has 2 double en-suite bedrooms and a voluminous open plan lounge/dining kitchen area with a grand fireplace. It is comfortably furnished with cream leather sofas, black leather and chrome dining chairs and high gloss kitchen units with oak work tops. There is Apple TV, DVD, Roku box, hi-fi, with MP3 player connections and multi CD player.
The Pool Terrace at the back of the House as you would expect overlooks the pool and is a large covered open air living space. There is a lounge area that comfortably seats 10, as does the dining table. There is also a bar with stools next to the cooking area which has a large gas BBQ, large gas ring with huge pans for paella/risotto and a small refrigerator.
At night the terrace is lit by chandeliers with dimmable bulbs for maximum vibe management. There are also speakers connected to the house hifi system control. The trullo terrace has a large dining table, pizza oven, BBQ and firepit and the Villa courtyard also has a BBQ and dining table for 10 so take your pick! In front of the House is a large porch with banana leaf furniture and a round mosaic dining table. Both of the bedrooms have direct access via French doors onto terraces and one of the double bedrooms can be converted to a twin if required. Both are ensuite and have fans and air conditioning. There is wifi throughout.
The Villa is a short walk from the house and has 3 en-suite air conditioned double bedrooms. The Villa has its own fully equipped kitchen and lounge diner with bifold doors opening onto 2 large terraces with dining table, easy chairs and BBQ. Two of the bedrooms have their own direct access to terraces via French windows and one of the double bedrooms can be converted to a twin if required. There is also room in another of the bedrooms for an additional single bed. The lounge has a smart TV with Apple TV, Chromecast and a DVD player plus hifi. Wifi throughout.
Pools and recreation: Besides the main pool which is 33ft x 20ft and an even depth of 4ft there is a small shallow relaxing/splash pool hidden away on one of the upper terraces. For active guests there is a badminton/volleyball court, bocci court, croquet ‘lawn’, mini-golf course, fitness/yoga platform that faces the rising sun, exercise platform with a wide selection of bars, exercise straps, some weights and bench, trullo converted to a music room with lovely acoustics, dart board, corn hole game, even a punching bag hanging from an olive tree plus numerous card and board games. Villa Marianna also has a good selection of CDs, DVDs, and books.
For relaxing there are shady hammocks on the hilltop with amazing views, rope chairs suspended from olive trees, and under a giant olive tree steamer chairs and a card table. For those with culinary interests there is wood-fired pizza oven on its own terrace and BBQs on the House, Villa and trullo terraces. And if there is a nip in the air the trullo terrace has a stone fire-pit.
Land and Views: The hilltop location gives panoramic views away to masserias (farmhouses), trulli poking through a magnificent sea of olive trees and distant glimpses of the Adriatic sea. Also visible are the medieval hilltop towns of Ceglie Messapica, Carovigno and Ostuni. The buildings are set in the centre of 2.5 acres of land comprising olive, almond, fig and various fruit trees. Although in a prominent position the hedges and walls provide a great deal of privacy and security, On the roof is a lovely relaxing garden with loungers, bar, games and spectacular vistas joined to a sunken Moroccan style terrace with futons.