About the home
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: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), 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
Wi-Fi available ( new for 2012)
English to Italian adapter available
Docking station for I Pods
High chair and cots available
Microwave available on request
We can offer you a chef to prepare and cook for you at the Trullo
Central heating available for cooler months on request at an extra charge.
No smoking in the house
A 25% deposit is required when confirming booking,final payment due 8 weeks before holiday commences.
Refundable security deposit of £200 to be paid with final payment , this will be refunded within ten days of departure subject to property inspection..
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.
The Alberobello area
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
How to get there
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Flights into Bari or Brindisi with Ryan Air from London Stansted
British airways and Alitalia also fly into Bari from Gatwick
.Both airports are approx 40 mins drive to Alberobello.
If flying with Ryan Air discounted car hire is availble with Hertz, other rental companies Europcar,National,Maggiore and Sixt have rental outlets at the airports.
Autoeurope is a very competative company
Activities near Alberobello
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Oct 2012
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... 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
12 Nov 2011
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|March-May||30 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|May||4 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|June-Aug||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept-Oct||29 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Easter 2013 £1,600<BR>Change over days in High season Saturday<BR>Change over days in Mid and Low season please ask for details<BR>Rental rates include,linens, towels, pool towels, water, gas and electricity.( fair usage policy applies)<BR>Underfloor heating for cooler months charged on usage (metered)<BR>Linens and towels changed weekly for guests staying longer than one week.If required linens can be changed more frequently at an extra charge. <BR>The rental charge is for the whole property, for up to eight guests, including children.Enquire now
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