Il Grillo is an elegant modern home inspired by Puglia's traditional architecture. Perfect to escape from the world and explore Salento's wonderful beaches. It is hidden in an enchanting olive grove, come and live amongst nature in comfort.
A 230sqm house which is our home when we can go (it is not a cheap rental house like many properties in the area). It is geometric with thick 80cm walls built in stone (which keep it cool in the summer) and a glass front which have fantastic views of the beautiful olives trees which surround it.
The property is situated in the middle of a large olive grove area which stretches about 8km by 3km on its own private piece of land which is about 110m by 100m. The nearest property to us is an almost identical house 'La Cavaletta' which is owned by close friends and 60 meters from our Il Grillo. It is also available to rent and offers the perfect opportunity to go on holiday with friends (or family!) without being on top of each other.
Adgang for gæster
You will have the house to yourself. If you are a couple, we will lock the other two bedrooms, and for groups up to 4 people we lock one of the bedrooms depending on which extra bedroom suits you better. For 5 people or more the whole house is open.
Kontakt med gæster
A local couple look after the house for us and will open it up for you. They will also come on some afternoons to water the plants and if you have requested they will come and feed the dogs. From time to time grass needs to be cut and we will advise you if this happens when you are staying.
Andre ting, der er værd at bemærke
A few years ago two stray dogs turned up at the house and have never left. Frizzle is a fantastic dog and very respectful. Flump is very shy and I doubt you will ever get near her. For those who request it there is the option to have them put in a large pen behind the garage. We love them running free.
Please treat it with respect- it has been made with love!
Special attention to the blinds in the front rooms. Expensive damage to the blinds has been caused by guests who were not careful with them. So please observe these instructions:
1)Please leave up during the day
2) Make sure nothing is blocking the blinds
3) Never go in/out of the doors with the blinds down
4) Let us know within 12 hours of arrival if they are damaged/ not working.
5) If you have any trouble with the blinds, please inform us immediately.
The cleaner will check the blinds when you leave.
We provide 5 different rubbish bins : General rubbish / Metal / Plastic / Paper / Glass. It needs to be put into transparent plastic bags which we provide. Failure to do so will result in a 50 euro service fee (it is not nice having to go through rubbish and divide it up because people can’t be bothered!). There is one set of bins in the house, when full please put the bags in the relevant bin behind the garage.
Pets allowed. You can smoke outside the house but not inside please. We cook most days on the BBQ or wood oven- please restrict fires to those two areas.
There is a staircase at the back of the house that leads to the roof. Access is prohibited (we have a wooden structure which blocks young children) but for everyone else who can get past it, you do so at your own risk.