HOLIDAYS FOR YOUR SENSES
San Vito Dei Normanni, Puglia
2 Apartments, 7 bedrooms, up to 15 guests
Pool / tennis / playground
About your holiday
One fantastic holiday villa
in the midst of a centuries-old olive grove
Diddy’s Country is a 10 acres estate with a luxury Mediterranean style villa, large salt-water infinity pool surrounded by ample solarium space. You will also find a tennis court, a large playground, romantic al fresco dining areas and last but not least our centuries-old olive grove with its oddly-shaped trees. Ideal for family and friends or groups of friends holidaying together, occupying the larger apartment only or taking up both apartment; the booking is exclusive to you and your party. There is something for everyone, and if you want to escape even further, you can borrow our bicycles for a ride along the wide spreading bicycle routes that pass just in front of the estate’s gates. 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, within less than an hour’s drive from some of the most iconic places such as Alberobello, Ostuni, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, with the historic and quirky Trulli houses just five minutes’ drive from the house. Some of the best restaurants in Puglia are just 10 minutes’ drive. You will not want to leave!
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 and 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’s 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.
- 4 double bedrooms
- Study with sofa bed
- 2 bathrooms
- Large eat-in kitchen with utility room
- Open plan living & dining room
- 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)
- 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.
This bedroom has a very stable bunk bed and we can either add another single bed or a cot bed.
Food & Drink
FOOD SHOPPING SERVICE
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like a food shopping service.
COFFEE, TEA, WATER AND WINE
We offer a generous amount of complimentary coffee and tea per week of stay. Filtered water is always available and the cellar is stocked with a selection of wines you can buy at very reasonable prices.
CATERING UPON REQUEST
We can hire a professional cook for you or our lovely house manager, Cristiana, is a very accomplished cook and can cater for you upon request. Local cuisine is her specialty.
Weddings and special events at
The gardens are quite something, full of colours and wonders. Every season is special and yields different produce. It’s like being in paradise!
Free wifi in the house and around the pool
We provide a large secure parking on the premises
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
Professional KitchenAid robot
Toaster, kettle, juicer, mixer
There is a work station with a printer/scanner in the study
Nespresso coffee machine and Italian coffee maker in various sizes
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, many 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.
You can prebook the outdoor cinema (subject to weather conditions).
The piazza can be used for events and can be set up for up to 50 people.
Google Earth view of the property
Check-in & check-out
Check-in is from 4pm:
Our lovely house manager Cristiana will meet you at the property.
Check-out is until 10am.
In the light of Covid-19, we can offer vouchers for cancelled bookings for up to two years at the same rate for the same booking period.
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 sixty days prior to arrival. After such period, we will retain the Initial Deposit.
If you cancel your booking between 45 and 30 days prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain 50% of the Rent. If you cancel the booking 30 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.
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..
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.
This was our second time visiting and we had a fantastic stay! The apartment, gardens and pool are all wonderful. Thank you for a great stay!
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.
A wonderful week in the best stocked house every. Many thanks.
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)
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)
We enjoyed every moment spent here. Our kids loved all the toys and possibilities to play, especially the go-karts. We liked to play tennis and basketball but most of all we enjoyed the garden (we called it Garden of Eden).
What a magnificent retreat you have here!! Everything is splendid – the villa is a wonderful blend of old and new and the gardens are so beautiful and tranquil.
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!!
We had a lovely stay at Diddy’s. Everything was perfectly set up for us + our 20 months old daughter + every detail had been thought of. We had a great time exploring the property – playing tennis, lots of swimming + playing on the toddler cars + in the playground – it’s a toddler’s dream + so relaxing as parents to know it’s all safe. We wanted to recommend the market in San Vito – the cheese and ham kept us going all week! We also enjoyed Martina Franca + the beaches on the Ionian coast (Torre Lapillo) – perfect for swimming with a baby. Cristiana was so helpful + welcoming as well. All in all a fab time + we will be back!
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.
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Contrada Conversano (SP30), 72019 San Vito dei Normanni (BR), Italy
40°38’51.3″N / 17°41’19.2″E (40.647789, 17.689341)