|Strada Provinciale 278 km 1,57, 73020, Cutrofiano, Lecce, Apulia, ITALY.|
Description: CritabiancaLocated in the heart of the Grecìa Salentina countryside near Cutrofiano, Critabianca is set in a painstakingly restored historic noble residence, once the property of Jean Goulart de Sauméry, regent of Castel del Monte during the Angioini period.
Ideally placed for discovering the fascinating region of Salento, Critabianca is within easy reach of the beaches of Gallipoli, the exuberant Baroque architecture of Lecce, or the ancient port city of Otranto. Surrounded by olive groves, prickly pear trees and the typical dry stone walls of the region, Critabianca invites both relaxing contemplation and active holidays. On site, Critabianca boasts a large outdoor swimming pool, perfect for cooking dips after a busy day's sightseeing. Taking full advantage of the house's ancient historic structure, Critabianca offers individually designed and decorated rooms and suites, each with a unique atmosphere and delightful views. All rooms feature luxurious linens and bathrobes, en-suite bathrooms.
Breakfast at Critabianca consists of a delicious selection of home-made delicacies and local products, and Critabianca also has a small gourmet boutique, offering elegant gifts and a fascinating range of gourmet products for memorable tasting experiences.
Type of rooms: CritabiancaThe Romantic Room:
This is a charming room with an intimate, cosy atmosphere, enriched with precious details such as its small antique fireplace, a barrel vault and a peculiar masonry headboard. A no-smoking double room on the first floor equipped with Wi-Fi, courtesy kit, safe, independent heating and air-conditioning, Italian-style shower, cotton bathrobes, hair-dryer. Room size 17 sq m.
The Small Balcony Room:
Airy and refined, this room is characterised by a large ''star'' vault, as well as white ceramics created by artisans from Salento, and an intimate small balcony facing out onto the garden with charming details. A no-smoking double room on the first floor featuring Wi-Fi, a view onto the garden, courtesy kit, safe, independent heating and air-conditioning, Italian-style shower, cotton bathrobes, hair-dryer. Room size 18 sq m .
The Stallion's Room:
Created in the ancient stable, its stone basins, iron rings and the grooves created over time by the harnesses of the animals are picturesque elements of this room, enhanced with soft pillows and sateen bed linens, and characterised by a small outside area with a generous lemon tree and sweet-smelling flowers. A no-smoking double room on ground floor featuring a small outside area with a lemon tree, Wi-Fi, courtesy kit, safe, independent heating and air-conditioning, Italian-style shower, cotton bathrobes, hair-dryer.
Room size 18 sq m.
The Opuntia Room:
This is a room of refined simplicity. A space created with essential forms, rough lime plastered walls, delicate satin bed linens, an ancient and austere authenticity enhanced by lively prickly pears growing right outside the windows facing out onto the garden. A no-smoking double room on the first floor featuring a view onto the garden, Wi-Fi, courtesy kit, safe, independent heating and air-conditioning, bathtub, cotton bathrobes, hair-dryer.
Room size 20 sq m.
The Architect's Room:
This is a room where ancient carved stone blends with a mosaic of views and atmospheres, embellished by riches in the walls that project a soft light, creating an intimate environment. Of great impact, its large basins are set in the floor, rediscovered together with some of this country house's most ancient historic artefacts, where the harvested wheat was stored. A no-smoking double room on ground floor equipped with Wi-Fi, courtesy kit, safe, independent heating and air-conditioning, stone bathtub, cotton bathrobes, hair-dryer. Room size 31 sq m.
This is the largest room in the house. Airy and refined, its walls are decorated with traces of the frescoes from the 1800s. Its white ''double star'' vault, the solid wrought iron bed and the rustle of the light gauze curtains on the floor made of Lecce's peculiar stone give the impression of being in a timeless environment. The charm of Salento's ancient world is expressed in all its strength through the characteristic arched terrace amid agaves and earthenware vases. A 37 sq m double room with dual outlooks. A no-smoking double room on the first floor featuring a view over the garden, Wi-Fi, courtesy kit, safe, independent heating and air-conditioning, double Italian-style shower, cotton bathrobes, hair-dryer. Suite size 37 sq m.
Additional information: Critabianca
Transfers to and from Brindisi Airport or Lecce railway station are available on request. Charges apply.
Beaches: Baia Verde 20km.
Punta Suina 25km.
Lido Pizzo 20km.
Baia dei Turchi 30km.
Le Maldive 35km.
Excursions and activities: guided tours, sail and motor boat excursions, cooking lessons, bike excursions
Golf: Acaya Golf Club 45 km average distance.
Children: only children older than 11 years are welcome.
No Disabled facilities
Parking: free car park is available inside the property.
At Critabianca there is no TV.
30 to 21 days before the arrival, 30% of penalty.
20 to 8 days before the arrival, 50% of penalty.
7 days before the arrival, 100% of penalty.
In case of no show or early departure, the whole reservation cost is charged, if not able to sell the room again.
Check in/out time: Rooms are available from 3pm on arrival and must be vacated by 11am on departure day.
Each rate may have its own cancellation policy as determined by the hotel. The hotel may charge the guest in accordance with hotel policy. All costs may change or vary between booking channels and should be understood (verified and accepted) upon booking.
Number of rooms: 6
Official category: Relais
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1600´s/2016.
Period of closure: winter months. Open: April to October.
Languages spoken: Italian, English, French, Spanish.Smoking policy: Smoking outdoors only: big terraces and outdoor spaces.
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard and Visa credit cards as well as cash in Euros. No cheques.
GPS Coordinates: 40° 6' 47.12'' N 18° 10' 33.41'' E
Nearest airport: Brindisi - Salento Airport - 81,4km.