3 bedroom villa sleeps 6-8. (supplement charge for 8 guests)
Mr Mark Flenley
- english, italian
About Mr Mark Flenley
We live and work in cheltenham. we have two teenage children. Mark is a footwear designer and I work in my childrens old primary school as a T.A. I am also a reflexologist.
Mr Mark Flenley purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Mr Mark Flenley chose Ugento
We had good knowledge, and fell in love with the area way back in the 90'S! Mark spent many years working with nearby footwear factories and we are fortunate to have friends there. Later on we took our small children on holiday and they loved the beaches and shallow sea, pizza and ice cream! The house was a must for us, we love the outside space, the olive grove, fruit trees and growing our own veg, not to mention the privacy.
What makes this Villa unique
Its peaceful and tranquil a real escape. we love barbecues out the back, table football under the veranda. we love our well with its rusty old bucket! we love walking back through the olive trees as the sun goes down as we return from the beach. we love moonlit walks back from the pizzeria after watching the sunset over the sea.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Home away from home!
Had a wonderful week- really enjoyed the pool and amenities in the villa were very convenient. Fabulous organic veg growing around the gardens which we could help ourselves to. Relieved that we had air con units in all bedrooms as it was very hot! Lots of mosquitos around so got lots of bites. Also, the villa is split into 2 levels, and weren’t expecting this- the steps going down were very steep and narrow so glad we didn’t have the folks with us this time or else they would’ve struggled with this. Also if you have young kids, this would be tricky unless you all sleep downstairs. It suited us ok as we had 2 older kids who didn’t mind being on their own downstairs at night. Owner was fabulous at sorting out any minor issues very promptly- this minimised any disruptions. Guy called Ivan handed us the keys etc and he was brilliant- such a nice man! Really pleased we picked this villa- thank you Mark and family!
Torre San Giovanni has easy access to shops, bakery, fresh fish and vegetable stalls, the weekly market is stocked full of fresh local produce. There is a chemist and first aid. Boat and fishing trips can be arranged. In the evening the restaurants, trattorias and ice cream parlours are buzzing, there is an amusement park for children.
Santa Maria De Leuca. The extreme tip of Italy’s heel. On the cape is the Church of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae. From the lighthouse there are magnificent views extending, in clear weather to Albania. West of the cape is the little seaside of Leuca. There are boat trips along the coast with numerous caves.
Gallipoli is a 'must see' separated from the new town by a bridge the old town boasts many churches and a maze of narrow streets. The fish market sells the days catch.You can find the best Pizza outside of Naples.
Along the adriatic coast is Otranto a harbour town with a 5 sided castle the setting for the gothic novel The Castle of Otrant