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Location: Essiccatoio (drying kiln), with private pool, is located in the historical centre of Gagliano del Capo, just a few minutes from the sea. It is a classic example of industrial archaeology as, up until 20 or so years ago it was the place where tobacco was still dried, hence its name.

History: The original building dating back to the early 1500’s has maintained an older part belonging to that period, while the rest is the result of changes made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Salvaged by a recent restoration, l’Essiccatoio has become a simple and elegant home open to guests.

House: The house has 4 bedrooms, all with bathrooms, a light-filled living room, a kitchen, a guest bathroom and a foyer that expands across one floor between a patio, 2 terraces and a large garden with olive, fig and citrus trees within which, in a more private setting, the pool is to be found.
The simplicity of the décor, the light-filled windows and the preservation of the open space demonstrate the respect that the owners – he an Italian businessman and she a very sweet Argentinean – had for the structure’s origins. The restoration has preserved all of the architectural characteristics and the remembrance of what the l’Essiccatoio was until that moment. Even the respect for the environment was not overlooked thanks to the sensitivity for this aspect included in the utilities project such as the cyclical and accumulation of water or the use of solar panels to save energy, the water from the well is used to irrigate the garden as well as to fill up the bath stone in the garden as proven by the owners, the spring water is really or refreshment and invigorating, the pool is disinfected by electrolysis of salt.In the large garden, enclosed within tall stone walls, the owners put at guests disposal fruits and vegetables accordingly to the season.
If needed, available, at an extra cost, 2 extra beds in a small independent house, named 'Studio', at the other side of the garden.

Personal Notes: For those who like to take walks, il Ciolo (litoranea Otranto – S.M. di Leuca) is accessible by a 15 minute walk there and approximately 30 minutes on the way back. The layout and atmosphere of this house makes it an ideal family/friends holiday home but also, due to its special feel, a great location for yoga/cooking holidays, which we are happy to organize for you.

  • Sport
    Unheated Private pool
Check-in 04:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.; for arrivals after 7:30 p.m. the check-in time must be agreed upon in advance. Check-out by 10:00 a.m., if not otherwise agreed. The client shall pay a damage deposit indicated on the below “Payments”. This deposit must be paid either along with the rental balance through a bank transfer or in cash upon arrival. The deposit shall be refunded at check-out, except in the event where damages are incurred during the rental period. However, within the maximum term of 3 days from the restitution of the keys, the owner has the right to claim compensation for possible damage to the property or to the objects existing therein that, although not noted at the time of the client’s departure, are found and assessed afterwards. Pets not allowed


1.5 Km  

113 Km  


Shopping at walking distance

Adriatic sea
Località Ciolo km 3
Novaglie km 4
Tricase Porto km 13
Andrano km 18
Castro km 24
Santa Cesarea km 27
area of Otranto km 42
Le Cesine km 69

Ionian sea:
Santa Maria di Leuca km 8
Località Felloniche km 11
Torre Vado km 15
Torre Pali km 18
Torre Mozza km 25
Torre San Giovanni km 35
Punta della Suina km 45,5

Cultural sites
Otranto km 40
Lecce km 65
Gallipoli km 50

Golf-Acaja km 75

Brindisi airport km 113
Bari airport km 232
Railway SudEst Gagliano del Capo km 1,5

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based on 1 reviews
Florence (France)
The House is superb et very comfortable

Esmeralda has been the most welcoming host with great advice.

Family with older children  |  ESSICCATOIO x 8  |  stayed in 8/2016

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