Trullo | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The villa' IL Gelso' is set in a large private garden planted mainly with olive trees and fruit trees. There is a spacious patio area surrounding the beautiful salt water swimming pool. Two large gazebo's on the patio, one for dining under al fresco, with a wooden table and chairs seating eight . The second has a seating area built in for relaxing and watching the sun go down. Completing the outside space are sun loungers, deck chairs
a hammock , shower and a BBQ
The trullo has large spacious rooms throughout and has been lovingly restored maintaining many original features.We have furnished the rooms in a stylish comfortable manner mixing old and new creating a relaxed ambience. The villa is perfect for a discerning group of friends or a family looking for stylish luxury .The villa sleeps up to 8
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Capitolo approx 20/25 mins drive|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari and Brindisi both approx 40 mins drive, Nearest railway: Monopoli appprox 30mins|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The villa 'ILGelso 'has beautiful large light airy rooms throughout.The accommodation comprises of a master bedroom en suite, french doors leading out onto the patio . One double bedroom with its own separate dressing room leading into the Jack and Jill bathroom. One twin bedroom also with separate dressing room and access to the Jack and Jill bathroom.A beautifully appointed lounge with two sofas one being a double sofa bed and a large rattan chair.There are lovely views onto the garden and swimming pool.A spacious comfortable dining room seating 8 . A very well equipped kitchen with top of the range modern equipment and an excellent range of good quality crockery, glasses and cutlery. We have taken great care to furnish and dress the trullo to a very high standard
|Further details outdoors|
Salt water swimming pool is approx 12 mts x 6 mts .Deep end 2 mts shallow end 90cm with steps.
Swimming pool available from May to October inclusive. Pool towels provided
Private gated garden with TV entry system
Welcome pack provided on arrival . Shopping can be done for you prior to your arrival if required
English to Italian adapter available
Docking station for I Pad/phones
High chair and cots available
Microwave available on request
Central heating available for cooler months on request at an extra charge.
No smoking in the house
The Puglia/Molise region
The region of Puglia is to be found in the South East of Italy, it streches its self between the Adriatic and the Ionian seas forming the heel of the Italian boot .There is approx 500 km of coastline with a diversity to suit everyone from the rocky coves and caves of Polignano a Mare down to the long sandy beaches of Torre Canne a big family beach, to deserted sandy coves, private lidos, and the truly wonderful nature reserve of Torre Guaceto.
The landscape is one of undulating hills and wide open spaces punctuated with white towns and villages. The trullo with its conical roof is only to be found here in Puglia, the Capital of the Trullo is Alberobello.
Puglia renowned for the kind southern character, the natural openness of the people, a truly wonderful cuisine and exquisite wines.A region of rich red soil,vast olive groves with trees carved by nature, vineyards almond groves and fruit orchards in abundance. Rich in cultural heritage with historical and religious festivals throughout the year.Architecture spanning Baroque Byzantine and Romanic an eclectic mix,.an insight into the history of modern day Puglia.
Alberobello is the Capital of the Trullo a Unesco world heritage site. A very pretty market town with excellent restaurants and bars.There are two major festivals in Alberobello, the' Folklore Festival' the first week in August. an international dance festival .The religious festival of St Cosimo and Damiano 27th&28th of September with street markets,bands , processions and a firework display.
Within easy access are
Martina Franca -------- An elegant town with wonderful Baroque architecture, very good shopping
Cisternino -------- Pretty town with stunning views over the Valle D' Itria
Locorotondo -------- Famous for its white wine, visit the Cantina Sociale
Ostuni --------- The' White City' perched on a hill with views over the sea.
Castellana --------- Castellana Grotte caves, a wonderful example of stalactites and stalacmites.
Bari -------- Bari is a vibrant city with excellent shopping , a sea port with a
maritime history.The patron saint is St Nicholas (Father Christmas ) who's ashes were
stolen by Bari sailors in 1087 from Asia Minor, still remain in Bari.
Zoosafari --------- A theme park and theatre a great day out for children
Egnazia --------- Remains of a Roman port along with a museum
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4 Nov 2014
"Luxury and class in lovely Alberobello"
We had to meet the owner, Anita, in the nearby town of Alberobello, calling beforehand, & followed her to the trulli. A rather odd arrangement, when we could have met at the property. Still, the trul… More
Thank you for your review, we appreciate guests taking the time to comment on their stay.We have made every effort to make sure of our guests comfort.
The trullo has king size beds with bedding appropriate to the time of year. In the cooler months we add a duvet along with the top sheet and the quilted bedspread. There are also throws in all the rooms if required.Pillows, there are four to each K/S and two to all single beds. They are foam and are laundered regularly throughout the season.
Heating is available in the cooler months and there is a charge, which is outlined in the section Property Details - Further Details I am very sorry if this was not noticed.On this occasion there was no charge for the heating.
Puglia is a mainly agricultural area, growing most of the fruit and veg in Italy. With a diverse coast line including a nature reserve. Just a small snapshot of things to see and do
Matera- A town of caves. Mel Gibson filmed 'The Passion' here
Lecce- Famous for the amount of churches and divers architecture
Grottaglia- One of the three largest ceramics producers in Italy
Monopoly-A sea port , there is a castle at the entrance to the port and lovely walks through the old town.
Locorotondo- The closest town outside Alberobello famous for its white wine
Most towns have a Centro Storico (old town)
There is a book in the trullo with information about places of interest along with information about the house and pool safety.Also included are restaurants bars and shops.
All the guests have my contact number which I encourage them to use if they require information or any help.
Guests on departure have commented on how relaxed they are and batteries recharged.
6 Jul 2014
I just can't say enough good about Il Gelso. The owner, Anita, has thought of every detail. You will not be disapointed. It is beautifully decorated and immaculately kept. Even though it has … More
6 Jul 2014
We loved our stay in the villa! The whole place is very well thought out, and Anita (the host) was very friendly. I personally loved the lavender bushes around the house. The villa is located a short … More
16 Sep 2013
"The best villa we've ever stayed in"
When I saw the photographs I thought it couldn't possibly be as nice in reality, but the reality is even better! Beautifully restored trullo in great location just outside Alberobello. All the ar… More
27 Jun 2013
"Even better than we had hoped"
Having been recommended Puglia by a friend who is steeped in Italy and its beauties we spent a long time researching where to go. We could not have been more pleased with our choice of Il Gelso. Anit… More
17 Oct 2012
"Luxurious country retreat"
We spent a week at Il Gelso at the end of Septmber and had a really wonderful time. The house more than surpassed our expectations and genuinely looks as good as the photos on the rental website.My si… More
30 Jul 2012
We have just spent a week at the Trulli El Gelso.and were very sad to leave I wish we had booked it for longer. The Trulli is beautiful. It is very comfortable, clean, and the photos don't do it … More
10 Jul 2012
"Ha superato ogni aspettativa"
Siamo qui, in Puglia, di nuovo, e come sempre mi sorprende il fatto che questa terra é semplicemente fantastica ed Il Gelso non é da meno. Questa struttura é veramente splendida in tutti i suoi asp… More
12 Nov 2011
"Relaxing, comfortable, classy with a charming host"
We stayed for 9 days in october break with 2 kids aged 4 and 10. The house is simple and classy and very vitally, comfortable. Lovely sofas and not too much fiss for the kids to damage. Its Homes and Gardens meets comfy, anita, our lovely host has converted the historic building into an ideal modern holiday home inside. We had 2 cold days and the rest lovely and sunny, reading, making coffees on the great little machine in the kitchen, which w perfectly fitted out for making rustic dinners at home. Couldnt use the pool as too cold but we swam in the sea at capitolo - turquoise with golden sand and about half a dozen others on the beach. Local eateries authentic, not a lot of english spoken. Perfect. Nearby restaurant had pasta and pizza main courses for 3 or 4 euros. Alberobello very pretty and has an excellent deli on the main street where uou can buy spit roasted whole chickens wed and saturday got to be done! Make fresh pasta in the house with local passata to add on the side. The house is in an olive grove and we watched them ripening, the kids were fascinated. Its a lovely area for exploring. Martina franca passagiata excellent with wide boulevard and classy main square. Safari park at fasano really good and get very close to the animals, there is also a little amusement patk next door open weekends off season for the kids. This is a great and much unheralded area, affordable and rustic but pretty with ancient 2000 year old olive groves. Polignano sur mare very worth a look and locorotondo, a beautiful white washed town perched on a hill. Thanks anita, you were a perfect host and the house is perfect for relaxing.
12 Sep 2011
"Peace and tranquility in Puglia."
We stayed in Il Gelso for a week in August and had a fantastic time. The Villa is beautiful and the owners have done a very thoughtful renovation and extension to provide very spacious and comfortable accommodation. The location is perfect, very private and peaceful, yet just a few minutes by car to the lovely town of Alberobello. The gardens are beautiful and we spent our days relaxing by the pool and eating al fresco under the gazebo.
I would highly recommend this property and hope to holiday there again in the future.
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