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A beautiful Apulian villa with sprawling gardens and vast terraces for outdoor living

Located in the beautiful Apulian city of Ostuni, Villa Merlata offers a luxurious home-from-home for up to eight guests. With panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and olive groves, and a distinct Mediterranean feel, the villa is perfect for a relaxing retreat with loved ones.

Set over 10000 square metres of land, the property boasts expansive gardens filled with olive trees and native Apulian flora, along with beautifully-manicured lawns.

A large, heated swimming pool is surrounded by a paved stone terrace, offering plenty of space for guests to relax in the sunshine. Guests can laze on the poolside sun loungers, relax in the shaded outdoor lounge area, or enjoy barbecues and al fresco feasts in the fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and dining space. Younger guests will love the children’s playground and the table tennis set.

The villa is built to a classic design with dry stone walls, and is set over a single floor, making it accessible to wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. It features bright, country chic interiors with all the modern comforts, including air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout.

Guests can relax in open-plan living room, which boasts comfortable sofas surrounding a stone fireplace and a flat screen TV. Adjoining the living room is a fully-equipped kitchen complete with a handcrafted wooden breakfast table.

Each of the four bedrooms is spacious and well-appointed, with en-suite facilities, and two boast direct terrace access. There are three double rooms and one twin, though this can also be set up as a double if desired. One of the rooms has independent access for added privacy.

The expansive grounds and beautiful, bright interiors of Villa Merlata make it the ideal choice for a luxurious escape to the Apulian countryside with a small group of loved ones.

Villa ID - CIS: BR07401232000018622

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  • Accessible Property Accessible Property
  • Outdoor Living & Dining Outdoor Living & Dining
  • Heated Swimming Pool Heated Swimming Pool


Bedroom 1 (Master) – double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and terrace access
Bedroom 2 – double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and terrace access
Bedroom 3 – double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4 – twin beds (joined together on request) and en-suite bathroom with shower


8 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 Price on request
1 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023 Price on request
16 Apr 2023 - 28 Apr 2023 Price on request
29 Apr 2023 - 26 May 2023 Price on request
27 May 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 Price on request
17 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 Price on request
1 Jul 2023 - 28 Jul 2023 Price on request
29 Jul 2023 - 1 Sep 2023 Price on request
2 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 Price on request
16 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023 Price on request
30 Sep 2023 - 31 Oct 2023 Price on request
1 Nov 2023 - 23 Dec 2023 Price on request
24 Dec 2023 - 6 Jan 2024 Price on request
24 Dec 2023 - 6 Jan 2024 Price on request
7 Jan 2024 - 22 Mar 2024 Price on request
23 Mar 2024 - 3 May 2024 Price on request
4 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 Price on request
1 Jun 2024 - 14 Jun 2024 Price on request
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28 Sep 2024 - 31 Oct 2024 Price on request

Price per week, available on request.

Indoor Features

  • Accessible property
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite & cable TV
  • Radio
  • Safe
  • Security alarm
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cot & high chair (on request)
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

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Outdoor Features

  • Countryside views
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Terraces
  • Outdoor lounge areas
  • Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • Pizza oven (staff use only)
  • Sun loungers & umbrellas
  • Table tennis
  • Children’s playground
  • Olive groves
  • Carport
  • Gated entrance

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  • Twice-weekly pool cleaning
  • Weekly linen & towel change
  • Weekly gardener
  • Utilities

Extra Services

  • Pool heating
  • Mandatory final cleaning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private chef
  • Pizza chef
  • Airport transfers
  • Late check-in/check-out
  • Spa & massage treatments
  • Activities & excursions

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Villa Merlata is located just outside the hilltop city of Ostuni in Apulia. Set over multiple levels with small alleyways and staircases, Ostuni is home to whitewashed houses, quaint boutiques selling local olive oil and historic architecture, including a stunning 15th century cathedral. There are plenty of top restaurants, trendy cafes, and piazza-side tables to enjoy a glass of local wine or two.

Nearby Ceglie Messapica is well worth a visit. As one of the oldest towns in Apulia – dating back to the 15th century BC - it has a well-preserved historic centre, ancient churches, and a beautiful castle to explore. The town is also well-known for its gastronomy with plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from.

The stunning beaches of the Adriatic are also a short drive away for those who wish to explore the coast.

Distances (approx.):
Ostuni – 5 minutes’ drive
Ceglie Messapica – 15 minutes’ drive
Nearest beach – 15 minutes’ drive
Brindisi Airport – 30 minutes’ drive
Bari Airport – 1 hour, 15 minutes’ drive

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Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.

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