With just 4 rooms The Proud Garden is somewhere to escape the pressures of the modern world. Respecting the soul of the building and heritage of the local area was key when renovating and furnishing the suites. When you stay with us we really want you to feel a part of where you are.
Each room is 35 sqm in size and comprises a lounge with high stone vaulted ceiling and a small kitchen area, a separate bedroom with hand made four poster bed and a compact but beautiful bathroom with walk-in rain shower. They all open onto the central courtyard garden but also have their own private terraces looking out across the olive groves.
Every room has air-conditioning and also underfloor heating for the chillier months out of season. Our hot water is supplied by solar panels during the summer months. Out of season our water and heating are provided by our lovely ‘sansa’ boiler. Sansa being the waste left over from the olives after the oil is pressed.
The rooms are furnished in a simple rustic style but with an eye for detail using many unique pieces sourced from local artisans. The beds and linen are all of the highest quality.
Suite 1 – Casa Uccelli
Uccelli is Italian for birds and this suite is named after the birds that took up residence whilst we were renovating (they have since moved out). The entrance is just off the dry garden and it offers a lovely private terrace and a shady area for relaxing under an old olive tree.
Suite 2 – Lucertola
Named after the many small lizards that live around The Proud Garden. This suite offers a pretty walled private garden which is perfect for catching the sun during the day but shady during the late afternoon.
Suite 3 – Pipistrelli
Named after the bats that can be seen flying over the house at dusk. This suite offers a beautiful shaded west facing terrace that affords great views of the sunset. It also offers private access out to the pool area.
Suite 4 – I Venti
Being so close to the coast we are lucky at The Proud Garden that even on the hottest of summer days there is usually a cooling sea breeze. Situated at the north western corner of the courtyard this suite takes full advantage of the breeze and again offers beautiful views of the sunset from its private terrace.
The Trullo Suite – coming Summer 2020
Trulli are unique to this area of Italy and there’s nothing quite like them anywhere else in the world. Due to the preciousness of the olive trees, and the lack of other timber, buildings here were traditionally constructed entirely of stone. We don’t know quite how old our Trullo is, but its old and it forms the most original part of The Proud Garden. We have plans to renovate it and turn it into another wonderful suite.
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