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Villa Specchia

Specchia - Salento peninsula
Villa Specchia | Puglia
Sleeps    10
Bedrooms  5
Bathrooms    5
5 Reviews
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Service Daily maid service, cook on request.
  • Luxury villa
  • Large grounds
  • Excellent service
  • Walking to restaurants and shops
  • More features

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 1/40 The beautiful pool.  2/40 The house seen from the pool area.  3/40 Part of the extensive private gardens.  4/40 The pool furnishings are stylish and of the highest quality.  5/40 The outdoor dining area...  6/40 ...overlooks the garden and the pool.  7/40 One of the large reception rooms.    8/40 Impeccable furnishing and decoration.  9/40 The reception room seen from above.  10/40 Another reception room...  11/40 ...and another with TV and open fireplace.  12/40 Beautiful antique doors leading to the formal dining room...  13/40 ...which also accesses the garden terrace...  14/40 ...where you may decide to take your meals.  15/40 The large, well-equipped kitchen...  16/40 beautifully decorated with antique tiles.  17/40 The kitchen also accesses an internal courtyard.  18/40 One of the large bedrooms on the ground floor...  19/40 Antique doors lead out and into the en-suite bathroom.  20/40 The large en-suite bathroom.  21/40 Another bedroom on the ground floor...  22/40 ... and its en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.  23/40 The corridor from the kitchen...  24/40 leads to the third ground floor bedroom...  25/40 ...which also has its own en-suite bathroom.  26/40 Another of the ground floor bedrooms...  27/40 ...and its en-suite bathroom.  28/40 The staircase near the front door leading to the first floor...   29/40 ...and the fifth en-suite bedroom.  30/40 The original well in the grounds of Villa Specchia.  31/40 One of the Salento's beautiful beaches  32/40 Looking out to sea at Balelido, near Torre Mozza.  33/40 The Roman amphitheatre in Lecce.  34/40 Piazza Duomo in Lecce.  35/40 A view from one of Otranto's beaches to the other.  36/40 A seafront promenade on the defensive walls of Otranto  37/40 The best way to buy fresh fruit and vegetables in Puglia!  38/40 Our favourite place for people watching sipping an aperitif.  39/40 The main Piazza in Specchia.  40/40 The pretty palazzi and their balconies in Specchia.

A luxuriously appointed villa with stunning grounds and pool.

Villa Specchia is one of the most desirable homes in the Salento peninsula. Opulent interiors, extensive manicured gardens, a glorious pool and daily service combine to create an exclusive privileged atmosphere. Should you ever wish to leave the considerable comfort of your surroundings, however, a gentle stroll will take you to the bars and restaurants of the charming town from which the villa takes its name.

"The villa was exactly as billed - beautiful... we loved our stay... It was an overall experience that was lovely. I especially enjoyed the village and the ability to walk into the center and get whatever we needed." Malcolm McAuley, USA, July 2013

Villa Specchia in the Press:
City AM, 9th September 2012 >>

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About the Property

Inside: accommodation is all on one floor with the exception of one of the bedrooms. The entrance leads to a very large sitting room with three separate sitting areas. To the right, the dining room leads through to a wonderful covered terrace with views of the garden and the pool. On the opposite side of the living area are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one with Jacuzzi bath). Near the front door is another double en-suite room and the staircase leading to a first floor with a fourth en-suite double bedroom. Beyond the living room is the kitchen, the laundry room and the fifth en-suite double bedroom. The house-boy lives in a room down the corridor off the kitchen. The interiors are all richly decorated with impeccable taste.

Outside: the villa is situated in 25 Hectares (62 Acres) of private walled gardens, and is perfectly secure and peaceful. Cars are left in secure parking inside remote controlled gates. Guests will be sure to spend much of their time between the wonderful covered and furnished patio and the green lawns surrounding the large pool. The pool furnishings are naturally of the highest quality. The internal courtyard of the Masseria traps the sun beautifully on a spring morning and the extensive gardens invite leisurely strolls, or simply long reading sessions in the shade of a tree.


Accommodates (max) 10 Dishwasher 
Bedrooms 5 Microwave oven 
Double/Twins 5 Satellite TV 
Bathrooms 5 DVD Player 
... of which en suite 5 Stereo 
Daily cleaning * ADSL Wi-Fi Internet 
Cook  iPod docking station 
Caretaker in the grounds * Barbecue 
Heated outdoor pool **14x7 Private Parking 
Air Conditioning  Think Puglia local support 24/7 
Open fireplace  12-man rib with skipper 
Washing machine  Walking to shops/restaurants 

=yes/present     = optional/on request    

*The live-in housekeeper provides daily cleaning and service 8 hours a day, 6 days a week. He speaks a little English.
**There is an extra charge of €525 per week for heating the pool if requested.

Pool open from Easter to end of September

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An extremely authentic and quality Puglian experience.

The Area

Exploring the local Area

Undoubtedly a superb feature of Villa Specchia is its proximity on foot to the centre of the charming village of Specchia from which the villa takes its name. The baroque centre of Specchia has been largely restored to a very high level, and has attracted a good selection bars and restaurants serving high quality Puglian fare.

Specchia is on an elevated knoll dominating the rolling Salento countryside. The nearest beaches around Ugento and Peculose on the Ionian coast are within about 25 minutes drive, as are the charming villages of Leuca, Tricase and Castro Marina. Lovers of culture will not want to miss a visit to the stunning baroque jewel of Lecce, the dramatic walled island of Gallipoli, or the defensive city of Otranto, all of which are within very comfortable "day-trip" distance.


Brindisi Airport: 100km-62miles-1hr30
Bari Airport: 215km-130miles-2hr45
Restaurants and shops: 5 minutes walk
Beaches at Ugento: 15km-9miles-25mins
Lecce: 52km-33miles-50mins
Gallipoli: 38km-24miles-45mins
Leuca: 19km-12miles-25mins
Otranto: 39km-24miles-40mins

Villa Specchia | Puglia


5 clients have rated Villa Specchia

Malcolm McAuley , United States of America, 6 July 2013
"The villa was exactly as billed - beautiful... we loved our stay... It was an overall experience that was lovely. I especially enjoyed the village and the ability to walk into the center and get whatever we needed."

Mrs Agnew, Australia, 11 June 2011
"Spectacular. We came from half a world away and landed in another world."

2014 Prices

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Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
01 Jan - 23 May:    € 6,590€ 7,410
24 May - 18 Jul:    ----->€ 8,750
19 Jul - 29 Aug:    ----->€ 10,880
30 Aug - 26 Sep:    ----->€ 8,750
27 Sep - 31 Dec:    € 6,590€ 7,410

Prices include all sales taxes, electricity and gas, linen, bath towels, pool and/or beach towels, a comprehensive written guide to the villa and the local area, our award-winning service and specialist knowledge pre and post-booking, the opportunity to book our unique Think Experiences and 24/7 local support while you’re on holiday.

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