A beautifully-restored property with spacious grounds and modern interiors
Villa Zagara is a beautifully-restored five-bedroom property near Lecce. Set on eight hectares of land dotted with olive and citrus groves, it’s the perfect luxury villa for an idyllic countryside escape with loved ones.
The grounds feature a 56-square-metre swimming pool, lined with sun loungers and fragrant lemon trees. It boasts beautiful views over a sunken olive grove and axross Valle Cupa.
Within the landscaped gardens are several outdoor living areas, including a spacious terrace perfect for socialising and al fresco dining. A separate terrace at the front of the villa is ideal for yoga and relaxation, whilst hammocks slung between trees offer space for quiet solitude. Moreover, younger guests will love the table tennis set amongst the trees.
High, vaulted ceilings and whitewashed walls create bright and spacious interiors. The villa features a stunning collection of fine art, photography, sculpture, and designer furniture throughout. Poured concrete floors are cool in summer, whilst underfloor heating warms up the spaces in the chillier months.
The spacious lounge offers plenty of comfortable seating and floor-to-ceiling glass doors allowing light and fresh air to flow through from outside. Adjoining the lounge is a small library, perfect for those looking for their next holiday read.
There is a separate TV lounge with a cosy fireplace. It offers Netflix, Apple TV & Amazon Prime, along with an extensive DVD collection to keep all ages entertained.
Off the main lounge, a large kitchen lies beneath a stunning barrel ceiling with exposed brickwork. It boasts a beautiful marble island with bar seating for 14 at one end, and is fully-equipped with modern appliances.
In addition, there is a spacious studio with double-height ceilings. It features a lounge and dining area with a piano and a kitchenette, as well as a mezzanine living space.
There are five well-appointed bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, sleeping up to 12 guests. All rooms have double beds, with one room also featuring a mezzanine with twin beds, perfect for families travelling with children or teens. The master bedroom also boasts a luxurious in-room bathtub with garden views.
For those seeking a relaxing countryside escape without compromising on luxury, Villa Zagara in Lecce is the perfect choice.
- Outdoor Living
- Swimming Pool
- Modern Art Collection
Master Bedroom – double bed, in-room bathtub, en-suite bathroom with shower, garden access and private courtyard
Bedroom Caitlin – double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and garden access
Bedroom Harry – double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and garden access
Bedroom Freddie – double bed + mezzanine with twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, and garden access
Bedroom Zach – double bed, mezzanine, en-suite bathroom with shower, and garden access
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Wine fridge
- Coffee machines
- Modern art collection
- Netflix, Apple TV & Amazon Prime
- DVD player
- DVD collection
- Sonos sound systems
- Baby cots & high chairs
- Laundry facilities
- Security alarm system
- Underfloor heating
- Air conditioning
- Countryside views
- Swimming pool (14 x 4 m)
- Landscaped gardens
- Outdoor lounge areas
- Outdoor dining
- Sun loungers & umbrellas
- Table tennis
- Olive & citrus groves
- Outdoor shower
- Gated entrance
- Twice-weekly housekeeping service
- Pool & garden maintenance
- Mandatory final cleaning fee
- Pool heating
- Airport transfers
- Car hire
- Private chef service
- Villa pre-stocking
- Massage & spa treatments
- Yoga instructor
- Activities & excursions
Villa Zagara is located in historic Valle Cupa, near the city of Lecce in Apulia. Often hailed as the Florence of the South, Lecce is a lively university town packed with bars, restaurants and boutiques. Its historic Old Town is well worth exploring with its narrow streets, baroque palaces, Roman amphitheatre and impressive cathedral.
Set in the heel of Italy’s boot, the villa has easy access to the warm waters of both the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. Each coast offers beautiful beaches and beach clubs, excellent seafood restaurants and bars, and charming fishing villages.
Lecce – 10 minutes’ drive
Nearest beach (San Cataldo) – 20 minutes’ drive
Gallipoli – 30 minutes’ drive
Brindisi Airport – 30 minutes’ drive
Bari Airport – 45 minutes’ drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.