Diddy’s Country

San Vito Dei Normanni, Puglia
2 Apartments 7 Bedrooms & up to 15 Guests
Pool / Tennis / Playground
NEW: Starlink Wifi
About your holiday

One fantastic luxury holiday villa in the midst of a centuries-old olive grove

Diddy’s Country, a 10 acres estate with a luxury Mediterranean-style villa with some original star-shaped rooms from early 1900. The estate boasts a large salt-water infinity pool, beautiful gardens and centuries-old olive trees as well as a flood-lit tennis court, large playground and various romantic al fresco dining areas. Ideal for family and friends holidaying together, the booking is exclusive to you and your party. Layer out over two apartments, Abbasciu (the downstairs one in local dialect) and Piccinnu (the little one) for 10 and 5 people respectively. The house is filled with quality furniture and furnishings and boasts a collection of local traditional and modern art. Ideal for all ages, you can stay on the property or explore the surrounding areas by bicycle and may be find your first Trullis, the local traditional cone-shaped houses. A safe environment to relax and play in peace or venture out for sightseeing to your heart’s content. Ideally located to explore all that Puglia has to offer.

And why not try our new open air cinema!

Diddy’s Country is in our heart and soul, we took the estate over in 2006 and spent many beautiful holidays here with our kids and their grandparents. In 2016 we started our new adventure to open the house to our guests to share the love.

Alexandra & Alessandro, your hosts


Abbasciu and Piccinnu

Abbasciu means “downstairs” in the local dialect; it is the bigger apartment on the ground floor and has four double bedrooms, a study with sofa bed, and two bathrooms. It incorporates 3 original star-shaped ceiling rooms from the 1900 and a traditional cellar which used to be the water tank back in its original layout. Abbasciu is ideal for a larger family or two families sharing, the booking is exclusive and the upstairs apartment remains closed unless you book them together for a party of up to 15 people.

Piccinnu means “little one” in the local dialect; it’s on the first floor with its own entrance and its own large terrace. It has two bedrooms and one shower room. It can only be booked as a standalone booking upon request during low season.




Abbasciu – For up to 10 people

Abbasciu is a large luxury apartment on the ground floor with direct access to the gardens. 

  • 5 double bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Large eat-in kitchen with utility room
  • Open plan living & dining room
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Fireplace
  • Cot beds or single beds can be added to certain rooms 

Large master bedroom

Large comfortable bedroom with king-size bed and space for an extra single bed or cot bed. 


Large dining room

Our large dining room can accommodate up to 15 people by adding an extra table. It is open plan to the living room, and the eat-in kitchen is just next door.


Large eat-in kitchen

Our eat-in kitchen, with direct access to the patio, has all utensils and appliances you might need to create gourmet meals. Adjacent is an utility room with further appliances and an American fridge/freezer.


Piccinnu – For up to 5 people

Piccinnu in the first floor apartment with separate entrance and large private terrace.

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Shower room
  • Eat-in kitchen (newly refurbished)
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Large private romantic terrace 

Newly refurbished eat-in kitchen

Everything you need in this new modern kitchen. Direct access to the terrace. 


Large private terrace

Beautiful large terrace with amazing views, ideal for very romantic evening dinners.


Second bedroom

Bedroom with twin beds (can be together or with a gap in between). We can either add another single bed or a cot bed.


Food & Drink



Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like a food shopping service.


We offer a complimentary coffee and tea. Filtered water is always available and the cellar is stocked with a selection of wines you can buy at very reasonable prices.


We can cater for dinners, Cristiana, is a very accomplished cook and can cater for you upon request. Local cuisine is her specialty. Please contact us details and cots.

The gardens are quite something, full of colours and wonders. Every season is special and yields different produce. It’s like being in paradise!

Alexandra Mele



Free Starlink super fast and reliable WiFi

Free wifi in the house and around the pool

Free parking

We provide a large secure parking on the premises

Bedroom comfort

All furniture and furnishings are of high standards. Our bedsheets and towels come from a local fabric producer and are 100% luxury cotton


Full size Bosch dishwasher

Washer & dryer

Bosch washer and dryer


Large salt-water infinity pool with toddler pool

Kitchen appliances

American fridge/freezer
Professional KitchenAid robot
Toaster, kettle, juicer, mixer, Nespresso coffee machine

Open-air cinema upon request

We offer an al fresco cinema on certain days of the week, please enquire for details and costs. 


Fireplace with free wood and central heating

Cooling system

There are two air conditioning units in the house and each room has an efficient ceiling fan

Wood-fired pizza oven and BBQ

There is a wood-fired pizza oven and two large BBQs with wood freely available


There are a few bicycles in various sizes for you to use and we also have a number of ride-ons for all ages


Diddy’s Country is a luxury villa with all amenities. The kitchen is more than complete with all quality appliances and crockery, all furniture and furnishings are of high quality as well as sustainable and locally sourced as far as possible. For children we have cot beds, high chairs, pool toys, (land!) toys for a range of ages, a large playground with a substantial trampoline, quality ride-ons and bicycles, ping pong table, football goal, basketball hoop and balls, tennis court and changing rooms, internal roads. In each apartment there is an Xbox One, a smart TV,  a CD player and access to Netflix, and one iPad for communal use, all supported by super fast Starlink wifi.

You can prebook the outdoor cinema (subject to weather conditions – costs apply).

The piazza can be used for events and can be set up for up to 40 people.

Google Earth view of the property

Check-in & check-out

Check-in is from 5pm:
Our lovely house manager Cristiana will meet you at the property.
Check-out is until 9am.

Cancellation policy

During exceptional events such as Covid-19, we can offer vouchers for cancelled bookings for up to two years at the same rate for a similar booking period (subject to availability).

If you need to cancel or amend your booking you must telephone us as soon as possible. A phone call must be followed by an email for the cancellation to take effect.

You can cancel your booking up to thirty days prior to arrival. After such period, we will retain the Initial Deposit.
If you cancel your booking between 30 and 15 days prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain 50% of the Rent. If you cancel the booking 15 days or less prior to arrival, we reserve the right to retain the full rent.​
In all circumstances we will try to rent the property again for this period and if so would refund the difference less costs incurred.

House rules

Enjoy your stay!
This is a non-smoking house
Please help us adhere to the local strict recycling guidelines
Use all equipment at your own risk

Have a Question?

Talk to the hosts


Location & nearby attractions

Diddy’s Country is ideally located in the North Salento region of Puglia, up to one hour away from historic towns and beaches.


Puglia is well known for its good food and San Vito and surroundings doesn’t disappoint. There is a good choice of restaurants a short drive away, such as XFood in San Vito, Osteria del Tempo Perso in Ostuni, Cibus in Ceglie Messapica, Gia Sotto l’Arco in Carovigno and just seven minutes from our house Il Brigantino in San Michele Salentino. There are many more modern and traditional, cool restaurants and pizzerias, you could go out every night.


There is so much to see, you will not have enough time, if you want to leave the property that is! Ostuni is only a 20 minutes drive away, as is Brindisi. Some of the most iconic places are within an hour’s drive such as Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino, Lecce. There are the Grotte di Castelana caves, roman ruins, World Heritage sites and protected marine areas such as Torre Guaceto. You can visit it all of course, we have prepared a selection for you, follow the link.


There is so no shortage of adventure, explore all the beaches and go down to the very bottom of Puglia for some awesome rock jumping into the sea. For children visit the Zoo Safari in Fasano or go to some of the adventure parks. Go on a bike ride (you can borrow our bicycles or bring your own) all the way to the beaches or through the most iconic olive groves with trees up to 1000 years old or simply explore all the little corners by car, you will be amazed.

Bars and lounges

San Vito has some, but you can find very busy bars and lounges in the nearby towns of Ostuni and Brindisi. In San Vito there is Domani Smetto or even an English Pub, P-Beach in Specchiolla which is also a great bar and restaurant, Carovigno is only a 10 minutes’ drive away and San Michele Salentino just about seven minutes away.


There are many local events taking place over the summer (from June to September), San Vito organises free summer concerts on the piazza. Check out the link and also the local tourist information for up to date events.

Biking and hiking

Diddy’s Country has a number of bicycles for you to borrow, there are children’s sizes too. The bicycle routes start just outside the property. You can hike these routes too..

Day trips

There are many fantastic day trips you can take, the caves of Mattera are well worth an outing, you can visit the Caves of Castelana, the Zoo Safari of Fasano another day, go to Santa Maria di Leuca at the tip of Puglia and visit the Pescoluse caves and stop at one of the Maldives-like beaches. Visit the South Salento, Gallipoli and Lecce, stop at Baia Verde or one of the many other fantastic beaches both on the Adriatic and the Ionic side.

San Vito dei Normanni

Directions from Brindisi

Drive to San Vito dei Normanni on the SS16, in San Vito always follow for Ceglie Messapica (Ceglie M., Ceglie Mco, Ceglie), if there are no signs, follow the road. As soon as you are on the SP30 towards Ceglie, we are the second road on the left (inside the second bend), road signs for “Percorso Cicloturistico”. Take the second gate to the left.

Directions from Bari

Drive towards Brindisi and get off the highway at Spechiolla, drive towards San Vito and always follow the signs for Ceglie Messapica (Ceglie M., Ceglie Mco, Ceglie), if there are no signs follow the road. As soon as you are on the SP30 towards Ceglie, we are the second road on the left (inside the second bend), road signs for “Percorso Cicloturistico”. Take the second gate on the left. Follow the road to the left and you will reach the parking. Take the walkway to the left to reach the house.


Guest reviews

We have had such a great week with children, grandchildren, mum and sister (ages 4 to 79)

The villa exceeded our expectations – couldn’t have wishes for more amenities. Great pool and abundance of seating and amazing surroundings. 

Thank you Cristiana for all your help and for the lovely food on our arrival. Many special thanks for arranging and taking our granddaughter to the doctors!! 

Lesley - June 2022

We had the most amazing time here at Diddy’s Country. The apartment is beautiful and everything we have needed is right here – your attention to detail is fantastic. Thank you for all your hints and tips, we would not have found those places otherwise. We hope to return here soon.


From the second we arrived we were astounded by the house and the grounds of Diddy’s Country. 

Thank you to Cristiana, Marco and Sandra for the magnificent feast that welcomed us. It was very needed after a cancelled flight and loosing a day of holiday here. The meal you made for us was incredible. We thought the house was pristine and loved the small touches of the branded towels, locally sourced linen and welcome package. We felt so at home here and hope to return some day. 

Thank you for the perfect holiday.

Grazie per tutto.

Nicki and Jonathan - June 2022

We had a wonderful week in Puglia at Diddy’s Country. As three families of 12 in total, the space the house provided was wonderful. The children had places to play out of the sun and were kept entertained for hours. The pool and garden/terrace space was wonderful. Cristiana and Sandra were wonderful and helped with anything we needed. We really LOVED our stay and would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you so much. (unreadable name)

August 2019

This has easily been the best, most well organised and well stocked accommodation we have experienced in all of our European travels. Our children have particularly LOVED every aspect of the property + do not want to leave. We must say a BIG thank you to Cristiana who has been amazing! Nothing has been too much trouble for her and she has gone over and above to ensure we have had a comfortable stay. We will definitely be back next year (and will bring our friends). All the best.

October 2019 (from Australia)

Steve and family

We had a great week with our children and grand children. You have an amazing property which we all enjoyed very much. Especially the children loved the pool and all the toys available.

Cristiana, thanks for your hospitality and great cooking, we loved it!!

Thanks, we will recommend Diddy’s Country highly to our friends.

Martin and Anne Marie - May 2022

We booked in 2019 for a stay 2020 and then had our stay delayed twice so finally made it in 2022.

The villa lived up to and beyond our expectations so we have had a wonderful week with fabulous weather. Everyone has agreed we must come again. Thank you Cristiana for looking after us so well and for the lovely feast left for us when we arrived.

John and Mandy - June 2022

Wonderful house with everything needed for a fun family holiday. Our daughter, aged five, loved the dolls + all the clothes. Pops, aged 70, loved the go-carts and racing around. It was great as a family relaxing at the swimming pool. For me, Diane, Cristiana was the best!!

Diane and family

Chiunque dubiti dell’esistenza del Paradiso deve passare al meno una settimana in questo luogo d’incanto. 

Tutto, assolutamente TUTTO, è perfetto. 

Una location strepitosa.

Un’accoglienza unica nel tipico stile pugliese. 

Il vero valore aggiunto sono Cristiana e Sandra, che con la loro disponibilità infinite, la loro gentilezza e la loro professionalità hanno reso INDIMENTICABILE il nostro soggiorno. GRAZIE

Famiglia Di S. R. - Agosto 2021

Visit Puglia in Style

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Ideally placed in the North Salento, you can visit the whole of Puglia from here. Only 25 minutes drive from Brindisi airport and 17 minutes from the first beaches, from here you can either explore or stay at home in style.

+44 7767 708682
Contrada Conversano (SP30), 72019 San Vito dei Normanni (BR), Italy

40°38’51.3″N / 17°41’19.2″E (40.647789, 17.689341)