Self-Catering Holiday Property in Galatina, Puglia

Apartment featured on Channel 4's A Place in the Sun

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Paul, Tom (Producer), Amanda & Jim

Escape to Italy: Escape to a beautiful, 17th century baroque palazzo in the heart of the Salento Peninsular, Puglia. We (Jim and Paul) bought the apartment on the TV show A Place in the Sun with Amanda Lamb in 2006/7. Since then, it's been completely renovated and fully furnished to a very high standard!

See our reviews on Trip Advisor and Home Away

Property Overview

The 1 bedroom luxury apartment is self-catering, sleeps 2 to 4 people and is situated in a 16th century palazzo in the historical centre of Galatina, Puglia. There are original vaulted ceilings, 2 private roof terraces, a balcony over the cobbled streets below, and right outside the door are shops, restaurants, cafes, gelato (ice-cream) shops and much more!

Not only this, but the local scenery is stunning. The property is a short drive to either the Adriatic or the Ionian Seas. There are miles of beaches to explore, acres of olive groves, and vineyards around every corner (with fantastic wine)!

News ...

The TV show first aired in April 2007, and we're really pleased with it (the editors were kind!). It's a little embarrassing watching it back, but how many people get their holiday footage turned into an half hour show with Amanda Lamb presenting!

EscapetoItaly: Luxury Apartment in Puglia
Front of Property

A lot has happened since April 2007, the property is now fully rennovated and is looking absolutely fabulous. It even featured (all be it very briefly) on Grand Designs: Trade Secrets in March 2008, with our award winning architect and renovator, Nigel Wilson of Puglia Estates. Not only are we chuffed to bits with the stunning renovation, but feedback from our guests has been extremely positive.

The private roof terraces are incredible, with amazing views over Galatina and the surrounding countryside. Can you believe that on our first visit to the completed property, within minutes of us arriving, there was a firework display on the outskirts of the town, with no better place to watch it than our very own roof terrace!

The apartment includes two big handmade Italian leather sofa-beds, the kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and dining table and chairs, and the bedroom looks gorgeous with huge antique wardrobe and big double bed!

We've also fallen even more in love with Galatina! We keep finding new, amazing restaurants, incredible furniture shops brimming with antiques, and even more cafes and bars than we could ever have imagined. The town really comes alive in the evenings, with concerts, dancing, talent contests, firework displays, and a friendly, lively atmosphere. Galatina is an ideal base for exploring the Salento Peninsular, with miles of rugged coastline and beautiful white sandy beaches all around the area. Both the Ionian and Adriatic seas are crystal clear, with clean beaches and lovely warm waters ... perfect for a dip!

That personal touch!

The whole Puglian experience has had a huge impact on Paul (from the show) who fell in love with the area so much that he moved out to Galatina for over 2 years, whilst he enjoyed the dolce vita and looked after our guests.

Since then Paul has returned to the UK, but we are lucky enough to have a fantastic property manager who lives locally, speaks perfect English (having lived in the UK previously) and is available to meet you with the keys, show you around, answer questions and add that personal touch to your Puglian experience. How about arriving to a chilled bottle of bubbly for that special occasion, or a welcome food pack so you can settle in without having to worry about a trip to the shops?

Finally, if you're looking to purchase property out in Puglia, we may also be able to set up some viewings for you. Why not get in touch and see if we can help.

The Beautiful Ionian Sea

Anyway, enough waffle. Please take a look at the details in this website, and if you're interested in staying in the property, then please drop us an email at the address below.

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