About us
& our home

San Vito dei Normanni, Puglia
Part of the villa is 100+ years old
2 Apartments, 7 Bedrooms, 15 Guests
Starting @ €254/night

San Vito dei Normanni, Puglia, Italy

Diddy’s Country has been lovingly passed down the generations and always been used as a holiday home/farm. In San Vito dei Normanni it is very typical to live in town during the winter months and in the country side during the summer months, even though the countryside residence is just outside of the town, 1.2 KM in our case. Alessandro and his family spent many happy holidays there, seeing it growing from a simple three room farmhouse from the early 1900, without electricity and water, to a splendid mediterranean villa with all the comfort of modern housing. Alessandro and Alexandra have further enlarged, improved and refurbished the house and used it as a family holiday home for many years. Now that the the children are not so small anymore and want to see more of the world, we want to share the house with our guests. We are sure you will love it as much as we do.

At Diddy’s Country you will feel welcome and at home, your party will enjoy their holiday and you can relax knowing that there is something for everyone and enough space for all.




Alessandro, Alexandra, Raff and Lara

We met in 2001 in London, got married in 2004 and we are still living in the UK today. We took over Diddy’s Country from the family back in 2006 to have a holiday home for the family and we enlarged and refurbished the house completely to our standards. Raffaele and Lara have spent many lovely holidays here together with their grandparents, Blandina and Marcello, Alessandro’s parents. Many friends came to visit over the years and shared the joy and love with us. We opened the villa for our guests in 2016.

The Olive Grove

Diddy’s Country, the gardens and the olive grove are together 10 acres. You will be in the midst of a working olive grove and you will receive a complimentary bottle of our own olive oil, Golden Nectar, for your stay. Being a working olive grove, our farmer will have to farm the land and look after the trees and olives a few times a year and this might coincide with your stay. We will always inform you in advance and keep any disruption to a minimum. Please visit our Golden Nectar website by clinging on the picture.

The olive grove’s produce

Our wonderful team




Pool Flips Expert


Pool Expert




Freedom Expert


House Manager


Most Important Electrician


House Manager’s Family


Our Farmer

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Policies & F.A.Q.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in strictly after 4pm

Check-out strictly before 10am

Please make sure you keep in touch with our house manager Cristiana about your arrival and departure times.

More information here.

Cancellation Policy

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. Contact here.

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.

More info here.


Do you cater for babies and toddlers?

Yes, we do have a good range of items and furniture for babies and toddlers, we have had up to three babies staying at the same time. We have three cot beds, changing table, potty, high chairs, children’s plates and glasses, blender and last but not least, we do have a toddler pool. We have a lot of toys and ride-ons for toddlers too. Our son learned to walk on the tennis court’s flat surface!

Are you a bed and breakfast?

No we are not. Our house manager Cristiana could deliver fresh bread and milk upon request, please contact us now to arranged well in advance and get a quote!

Do you have a BBQ?

Yes, we do have a large BBQ, actually there are two BBQs and one on the upstairs terrace too!. We also have a wood-fired pizza oven and free wood. If you don’t feel confident enough to use it, you can pre-arrange for our house manager to show you or book her to do it for you.

Can I hire a cook or get take-away?

Please enquire and we will organise something if possible. Our lovely house manager Cristiana is an excellent cook too. We can also arrange a professional cook and catering for groups and parties.

Where can we visit with the kids?

There is plenty to visit with the kids, if they want to leave the estate that is…. Please find a selection here.

Are there good restaurants nearby?

There are plenty of good restaurants nearby, you will need a car though. There are some places in San Vito too. Please see here for a selection of restaurants. We also recommend to use Trip Advisor for the most up to date reviews.