Il Mulino Santo Spirito

Surano, Lecce

In the heel of Italy’s boot, a spacious converted village mill, surrounded by citrus groves. Culture abounds & you’re close to the coast


14 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Elegant Patrizia has filled this 17th-century mill with stylish bits and pieces, interesting objets and bright splashes of colour. When she and her husband aren’t living here they open it up for groups and family gatherings, and what a fun place this is to assemble your loved ones. There’s a laid-back living room with rugs, sofas and books overlooking the charming flower-filled garden and inviting pool; a huge kitchen/diner (the heart of the house) with plenty of room for chef, commis and chatters – which spills onto the terrace; an enticing spot to spend long lazy evenings eating and drinking. You’re surrounded by ancient citrus groves but you’re in the village so you can stroll to cafes for a cappuccino or gelato. Patrizia is super-connected and can arrange anything you fancy: wine-tasting, cookery courses, markets in baroque Lecce; and it’s only 15 minutes to the Castro marina. Head back to loll around the pool, barbecue on the terrace, and sleep deeply in restful bedrooms (two of which can also sleep a child) with clean lines and brightly coloured, spoiling bathrooms.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
1 November - 30 November, 7 January - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €330
Weekly price
from €2100
Damage deposit
Singles €100-€140.
1 House for 12
From €33014 beds5 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Patrizia Carrone

  • Facilities are very close by: supermarkets, fruit shops, coffee shops, squares, typical food in a charming trattoria, bakery, pharmacy, pizzeria, newsagents. You can also visit an oil Mill and buy renomate oil and visit the Olive groves.
  • Wine tasting in renomate, Duke Castel di Salve or Duke Guarini or Menhir cellars. There are even cooking classes in Spongano in the historic Castle, which can be reserved in advance at the Awaiting Table of Silvestro Silvestori.
  • Botanical gardens with 450 species of succulents. Visit the archaeological sites in Vaste, Poggiardo, 2km away from home, the Valley of the Warriors and the museum, guided tours of the Baroque capital Lecce.
  • Medieval little towns such as Castro, Otranto, Corigliano d'Otranto, Tricase and other beautiful interesting towns. Potteries in Lucugnano or local drapes woven with antique frames. Local outdoor markets in Poggiardo, Tricase, in beautiful Maglie.
  • Fantastic sandy or rocky beaches and boat tour to visit the Caves as Zinzulusa, Grotta Romanelli, the Poetry Cave etc.
  • Our renomate Festivals for the patron saints, with illuminations, fantastic coloured lights, musicians and Pizzica dancers - our folk dance to the beat of drums which takes place in village squares.