Tucked away in the Puglian countryside surrounded by olive and almond trees, Villa Cardo is part of a collection of homes designed and restored by designer and publisher Andrew Trotter. Not unlike Masseria Moroseta—also created by Trotter—Villa Cardo was designed using local materials and building techniques to ensure the Pugliese vernacular shines through. This calm, minimalist villa is perfect for a family getaway or a group of couples, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms (including a Turkish bath with outdoor shower) and ample communal entertainment areas (including a cinema room and a poolside outdoor kitchen with BBQ and wood-fired oven).
WHY WE LOVE IT
The owners of Villa Cardo have thought of it all and if there is something else you need, it can probably be arranged. There is an extensive list of services that can be added onto your stay including a daily breakfast delivery (think fresh baked sourdough, local honeys and jams, housemade granola, fruit, nut milks, and kombucha), private chef experiences and yoga classes. As for the details, we love that the design of this minimalist white washed home incorporates subtle pops of colour and pattern with ceramics and textiles by Moroccan artist, LRNCE.
Villa Cardo is a 7km drive from the sea (Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve is the closest beach), a 5 minute drive from Carovigno and just 15 minutes from Ostuni. The villa is 15 minuets from Brindisi Airport and 1 hour from Bari Airport. We recommend renting a car from the airport to explore the region, such as Polignano a Mare and Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.