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IL Gelso


Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

IL Gelso

Trullo | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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
Access Car advised
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
Access Secure parking
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

Outside shower


Private gated garden with TV entry system

Secure parking

House alarm

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival . Shopping can be done for you prior to your arrival if required

Wi-Fi available

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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Review 1-10 of 10

6 Jul 2014


"The Best!"

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


"Amazing villa!"

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


"Fabulous holiday"

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.

8 Sep 2011


"This is a very special house"

This is a very special house. The building works and the fit-out (inside and outside) have been carried out with a great deal of care, style and attention to detail. The standards throughout are unusually high and this is a testament to the commitment of the owners Anita and Pino, who live nearby. Their friendliness and willingness to greet us personally, as well as providing us with helpful back-up during our stay, was an added bonus that made a big difference to the whole experience.
The location is close to a handful of compact, well-preserved medieval walled towns. A car is essential though as the trullo is in a countryside setting about a mile outside Alberobello.
Overall, it is highly recommended and we wouldn't hesitate to go back again some time.

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