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A breathtakingly wonderful, ultra-modern designer B&B close to Ostuni, one of Puglia’s most famous and lovely towns, just minutes from beautiful beaches. Ray loves Calcebianca’s architect owner’s passion in creating a really special, exclusive boutique bolthole.
Only about 10 minutes from some of Puglia’s most lovely sandy beaches, this fabulous boutique B&B is near Ostuni, one of Puglia’s best and most wonderful towns. Calcebianca sits less than a kilometre below the town and in less than one and a half kilometres (uphill all the way!), you can be in Ostuni’s centro storico.
Spectacularly different, this place has “Wow Factor” in bucket loads! And it feels very romantic.
Architect Cosimo and his wife, Rosa, yearned to create a special place to stay, basing their vision on the gleaming white masserie dotted around Puglia’s landscape, paying homage to the traditional, but with an ultra-modern interpretation. So, they took an amazing location, humble local architectural styles and materials, the blues of sea and sky, and the native plants of Puglia. They mixed them together, elevating them to a sublime level of designer modernity. They ended up with something really special indeed.
With only three rooms, Calcebianca certainly feels exclusive and boutique. The rooms aren’t huge, but Cosimo has raised the clever use of space to an art form and they are supremely stylish. Mostly whiter than white, there is a dash of Mediterranean blue and a splash of vibrant colour. Each has its own spacious and charming courtyard garden, with a particular theme of perfumed and colourful Mediterranean plants and shrubs, and with its own private entrance. Your breakfast, ordered the night before, will be served on your terrace the next morning. You can even have your own private jacuzzi.
Calcebianca’s long thin sliver of a pool is a natural jade colour, meant to be reminiscent of the “vasche antiche”, the stone baths, traditionally used for work and irrigation in the Pugliese countryside. The pool seems to hover far above the landscape and it and the lovely terrace offer a tempting glimpse of the sparkling blue sea, in the distance, over a plain of thousands of ancient olive trees – a unique and magical panorama. It’s a perfect spot and the favourite place to relax for Pippa, the cat, too!
Calcebianca is spectacular and we adore it.
Places of Interest:
Ostuni, Itria Valley, Bari
Distance to Coast:
Approx. 10 minutes
- Terrace of 3 rooms each with private walled courtyard and independent entrance
- For groups of friends or family, terraces can be communicating on request
- Each room has a fabulous wet room
- Kettle and small fridge in each room - clients can stock with their own provisions
- Simple selection of crockery and cutlery available on request
- Breakfast served on your own terrace (order the day before)
- Pool (available 01/04 - 31/10, weather permitting), pool towels provided
- Car park
- Air conditioning / heating
- Private jacuzzi, payable locally
- Wi-Fi in rooms
Each of Calcebianca’s three rooms has its own private walled courtyard, with independent entrance, and themed Mediterranean garden, where breakfast is served and you can request your very own private jacuzzi. Huge cushions to lounge around on and a small table and chairs make it all seem like a very lovely private world – very romantic.
In the rooms, the décor is contemporary, mostly whiter than white, but with a dash of Mediterranean blue and a splash of vibrant colour. Cosimo’s use of space is mesmerisingly clever. Whole walls disappear behind mirrors. Nooks and crannies are utilised to the full. The wet room style of the shower rooms is a joy.
The rooms are equipped with a small fridge for guests to use for their own provisions, as well as a kettle. Crockery and cutlery will also be provided on request. So, once guests have done a little “snack” shopping, they need never leave their little slice of paradise again!
Splashes of tomato orange identify this double/twin room. The terrace is amazing, with spectacular views of the “wedding cake tiers” of Ostuni, in one direction, and over a plain of densely packed olive trees to the sea, in the other.
Vibrant fuchsia pink characterises this double room. Even the massive metal door into its courtyard has fuchsia doorknobs!
Rose red against bright sparkling white gives this double room real appeal – it’s the closest to the pool too!
"The rooms are fantastic; beds and pillows luxurious, highly equipped so we could have our own drinks and snacks and the quality of the furnishings was top class. The outstanding feature for us was the beautiful private terrace and garden planted with herbs which filled the air with scent. Cosimo is charming and extremely helpful, lovely breakfasts with fresh espresso coffee, fabulous fresh cakes too, served to our terrace every morning. And lastly, two gorgeous kittens, one month old. That just about completes the picture of paradise. Thank you for your recommendation for this place." Rhian & Maureen, London
"My daughter and I are back from our holiday at Calcebianca and we both have to say that it was wonderful. We had a fantastically relaxing break and everybody at the hotel was more than helpful." Karen, Manchester
Steve Bleach of the Sunday Times calls it "Puglia's Sexiest Bolthole"....in his 100 Greatest Holidays. He writes, "If you are looking for a holiday to impress your other half and bring you closer together - much closer together - this is the one. It won't break the bank either. Calcebianca is an ultramodern new hideaway in Puglia, a boutique B&B with just three rooms - they're minimalist, private, rather exclusive."
Our 2016 prices are now available.
From £364 per person, per week, including breakfast.