La Scuderia

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La Scuderia is a self-catering villa in Racale, Puglia and is perfectly suited for families.Not far from Gallipoli with sandy beaches, La Scuderia is a peach of a place, with only six villas and a stunning pool, perfect for a relaxing family holiday.

Once a country estate and stud farm, breeding pedigree horses, La Scuderia has been lovingly restored to provide charming self-catering accommodation in six villa-type apartments. The rural location is ideal, with a small typical Salento town within a couple of kilometres and Gallipoli and its long stretches of sandy beaches less than 10km away. The small resort of Torre Suda, with its rocky shoreline, is less than 4km, with quite easy access off the rocks into the sea.

When you arrive, you are first struck by La Scuderia’s attractive natural looking gardens. Planting is profuse, but looks effortless and completely at one with this rustic, peaceful spot. In fact, it is so lovely that it has often been used as the set for rather glamorous fashion photo shoots.The stunning pool at is sculpted into the landscaping and forms the relaxing focal point of La Scuderia. It curves its way between secular olive trees, lush Mediterranean plants, native shrubs and sturdy dry stone walls. It is especially impressive at night, beautifully lit and romantic, a perfect spot for an evening rendezvous under the stars. There is ample sunbathing room around the pool, as well as elegant gazebo for shade.

The accommodation at La Scuderia is a mix of villa, apartment and villetta. With real skill and a feel for the traditional vernacular architecture, La Scuderia has been transformed into a small hamlet of stuccoed pajare-type buildings. The pajare are the typical stone houses of the Salento – the Salento’s trulli, if you like just without a cone but with equally thick dry stone walls and sloping outside walls. The result at La Scuderia is a series of pathways, which take you through the “hamlet” to the more modern version of pajare, which make up the accommodation.

Every pajara-villa at La Scuderia seems to have a window on nature, through glazed doors or windows, which look out onto the garden. La Scuderia’s atmosphere is relaxed and laid-back. It’s great!

Customer Review

“We always self-cater and we’ve always been seeking perfection – well, we found it! It was great! We loved the stylish apartment and the lovely pool and it was so easy to visit places. We particularly liked Gallipoli, a charming place” Mike & Ellen, Hereford.


All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.

  • 2 pajara-type villas with two bedrooms & two shower rooms; dishwasher
  • 2 pajara-type villas with one bedroom & one shower room
  • 1 original detached pajara-type trullo with two connecting bedrooms & another small sleeping area; one inside shower room & one room with loo & basin on veranda; dishwasher
  • 1 pajara-type en-suite double bedroom only – no catering facilities
  • Air-conditioning and heating in all rooms and trulli except iltrulletto
  • All pajare-villas have mosquito nets
  • All villas have a safe & hairdryer
  • High-chairs available on request
  • Swimming pool available all season, weather permitting
  • Pool hours 09:30-13:00 & 16:00-00:00; use in silence at other times
  • Pool & beach towels provided free of charge for Long Travel guests
  • Built-in barbecues in all except No.105
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital Italian TV
  • Communal washing machine (No. 100 has it’s own washing machine)
  • Pets allowed, including La Scuderia’s own cats & kittens
  • Security deposit €200 to be paid on arrival & refunded on departure if all is in order
  • Prices include weekly clean and change of bed linen, bath & pool towels
  • Prices also include mid-week change of bed linen & bath towels
  • Extra cleaning on request, to be arranged and paid for locally
  • Catering, with typical Puglia cuisine, usually possible to book and pay locally

“We always self-cater and we’ve always been seeking perfection – well, we found it! It was great! We loved the stylish apartment and the lovely pool and it was so easy to visit places. We particularly liked Gallipoli, a charming place” Mike & Ellen, Hereford.

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Nearest Airport(s)


1 hr 30 mins


2 hrs 30 mins

Nearest Town

Places of Interest
Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto, Santa Maria Di Leuca

Distance to Coast

Internet Access

Swimming Pool


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