Casolare Ostuni is a rustic, original southern Italian “casolare” (cottage), brimming with authentic, local charm, finished with ancient stone. Built in 1877, this sumptuous home was sympathetically renovated in 2017, giving it a sleek, contemporary finish within original buildings, nestled in four acres of olive trees. This prestigious home retains all its unique features and stunning architecture with the most modern of comforts.
Designed for a truly restorative stay, guests can enjoy the ultimate secluded and tranquil setting, with all the services of a five-star resort. An array of staff remains at guests’ disposal close by, offering a full range of services from massages to cooking classes, grocery deliveries, transfers and private chef or catering services. Guests can enjoy a little slice of decadent luxury within an impeccably chic and tasteful private home.
The elegance of this home will immediately strike visitors, finished with the white stone which is characteristic of the region, it offers an abundance of original features such as stone fireplace and locally handcrafted ceramic tiles.
The outdoor spaces are sublime at the Casolare; the pool is set within a chic terrace which offers a beautifully covered pergola, with billowing curtains and ample space for a relaxed group meal as the sun softens over the landscape. Imagine sitting back after a busy day, with a good holiday book, or a cold glass of beer. This is a tranquil, romantic spot when illuminated at night, awash with a sense of the ancient surroundings and timelessness of the location.
There is an outdoor kitchen which is fully equipped with barbecue, sink and stove; outdoor living is a seamless and tasteful affair at the Casolare, and for an added note of luxury guests can arrange a catered meal while they sit back and relax.
Guests will honestly feel as if they had escapes the strains of modern living and entered an impeccably executed haven of taste, tranquilly and southern Italian refined flavour!
While the interiors are so striking in their simplicity, quality is not compromised on, and all the necessary extras are present, including air conditioning, wifi, smart television with Netflix and underfloor heating. Beautiful solid timber furnishings and a delightfully unadorned neutral palette create such a calm aura. This home epitomises laid-back yet stylish living.
Abundant with character, the arched ceilings, beautiful kitchen tiles and infiltration of natural daylight create an airy and relaxed atmosphere; the raw materials and quality of finishes genuinely speak for themselves.
Eight guests can be accommodated across three bedrooms, including a bunk bedroom, and the additional option of a sofa bed in the living room. The bedrooms are immaculately designed, with a fresh and neutral backdrop offset by accents of turquoise and dove greys.
The old mixes with the new so effectively at Casolare Ostuni: sleek walk-in shower and top range kitchen appliances live alongside beautiful local tiles and ancient stone. For a luxurious break within the ultimate private setting, Casolare Ostuni offers guests a rural idyll finished with perfect grace and charm in the heart of the Salento area, which is known as being an unspoilt slice of Italy.
Casolare Ostuni is nestled five kilometres from Ostuni centre, and about a twenty-minute drive from the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic coast.
Brindisi airport is about thirty-five minutes drive.
Nature lovers will enjoy taking guided hikes through the surrounding hills, olive groves and woodland, or - with the sea so close by - sailing and diving is always an option.
Casolare Ostuni is in the “heel” of Italy, in the very heart of Apulia with its beautiful soft light and far reaching horizons.
The region is known for its olive oil production, as evidenced by the surrounding stretches of olive groves as well as its distinctive white-washed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.
The capital Bari is a vibrant port and university town, whilst Lecce is the ‘Florence of the south’ - known for its baroque architecture and “Trulli” - stone huts with cone-shaped roofs that were originally homes; today they can be visited in their preserved form, and provide something of a fairy tale-esque experience for younger members of the group!
Ostuni has a bustling and vibrant centre, perched on a hill; it is characterised by white, flat-topped houses across a labyrinth of tiny streets and alleys. Steeped in history, Ostuni cathedral combines Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements. Ostuni is known locally as “the white city,” it overlooks the Valle d’Itria which is known as one of Puglia’s most beautiful areas.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!