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Villa Zagara

Lecce, Puglia

From £8,870 per week

The best of contemporary design set in olive and citrus groves. Lecce only minutes away

  • x12
  • x5
  • x6
  • A/C
  • Pool


  • Heating
  • WiFi/internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Satellite TV (Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV)
  • DVD player (DVD collection)
  • iPod dock stn. (Sonos in all rooms)
  • Open fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Table Tennis
  • Property ID (LE07503591000012787)
  • Private pool (14m x 4m. 30m - 1.6m deep)
  • Sun beds
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun umbrellas

Arrival day: Saturday   Car hire: Recommended 


Zagara is an impressive Villa less than ten minutes from Porta Rudiae, one of the three ancient gates into the old Lecce city centre. Zagara is set in approximately 8 hectares of olive and citrus groves, in historic Valle Cupa. This is an area where many old Leccesse families built their summer Palazzo and Villas.

Zagara had fallen into ruin but was bought and rebuilt by award winning modern architect Heidi Locher and her music business husband. Zagara is a Villa of great beauty and a building designed for socialising and fun while at the same time offering ample opportunity for quiet contemplation. Zagara also houses a collection of Fine Art, Photography and Furniture by some significant 20th Century artists.

Zagara comfortably sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and AC. In addition there are three mezzanine floors, two that are suitable for older children. The large barreled Kitchen seats 12 and is very well equipped. The family TV room and separate music room offer plenty of space and have independent Sonos systems, as have all the bedrooms and the studio. Yu will also find Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a comprehensive DVD collection. WiFi works throughout the building.

Zagara has plenty of outside space including a large terrace offering dinning and separate seating for 14 guests and another quiet terrace for chilling and Yoga. The large pool has 10 loungers plus poolside cushions, and overlooks a sunken olive grove across Valle Cupa. There is also a separate table tennis area. Guests are welcome to walk in the hectares of surrounding olive and citrus groves.

Lecce is a wonderful city that offers superb restaurants (up to Michelin Star quality), great bars and a culture that is open and friendly to all ages, it is also a University City. Lecce is rightfully known as the Florence of the South. Set between the warm Ionian and Adriatic Seas, there are great places to swim or relax at beachside bars or seafood restaurants on either coast.

Location & Distances

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Adriatic Coast
Ionian Coast
Brindisi airport

Prices Per week — 2024

Sleeps 22/06 — 07/09
12+ (per week) £8,870.00


Includes cleaning twice a week - if more required it can be arranged for an additional fee. €500 security deposit to be held by Essential Italy on a credit card. €200 final cleaning fee. Nightly rates available upon request.

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