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Traditional Trullo from Apulia


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

View of the Pajara and Patio

Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Across from the pajara, there is a second pajara we recently finished renovating. It has two rooms and a large (60 square meters) shaded patio overlooking the vegetable and fruit garden, the olive trees and the sea.

This 150 year old pajara is a typical example of "vernacular architecture" developed by local farmers of the Salento region. At a time when every meter of land mattered, families expanded their farms by pulling stones out of the rocky ground until they created viable soil. They found a use for those stones, in building pajaras for the purpose of having a refuge from the summer heat. Form followed function, as the builders conceived of a barrel vaulted ceiling to help hot air escape through the top, making the inside naturally cool and fresh.

In 2007 the house was renovated for modern comforts, while maintaining the original design, cool atmosphere, and rich historic elements. When build in 1886, the first room was used to store farming tools. Today it is a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, which opens out onto a large patio for outdoor meals. The second room, previously a barn, is now a bedroom overlooking the fruit grove.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Castro 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brindisi 80 km, Nearest railway: 45
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Sea view
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

-Extra beds available upon request

-The house is ideal for a couple or for a couple with children

Further details outdoors

Large shaded patio with a dinner table so that you can eat outside and enjoy the views.

The Puglia/Molise region

Puglia has everything to offer in a sunny region with warm people, amazing landscapes and great food. The summer weather is always beautiful, warm and breezy.

The Salento region has Lecce as its artistic capital with its unique Baroque architecture. Around Lecce there are many cute, little towns surrounded by the rolling hills of the countryside with olive trees, stone walls and vineyards.

There is over 150km of coastline of long beautiful beaches and high cliffs dotted with sea caves.

Castro Marina

Marittima di Diso and Castro Marina are the towns closest to the property. Marittima is a lovely village of 3,000 people, 1 KM inland, immersed in nature. Castro Marina is a medeival village on the sea. It has a touristic harbour where you can rent a boat and go to see the worldwide famous Grotta Zinzulusa.

There are two beautiful squares on the sea with bars, restaurants, artisanal craft shops, and other amenities. Both towns have sport facilities. The sea is easily accessible and most of the people go to the beautiful Insenatura Acquaviva, one of the many local coves of the area.

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Review 1-9 of 9

10 Jul 2014


"Our third holiday at this pajara"

This is our third year of holidaying at this delightful pajara which has been imaginarily restored by the family from two outbuildings on the family 'estate'. The bedroom is charming with it… More

4 Sep 2013


"A fantastic experience in a wonderful setting!"

From the exceptional communication prior to the holiday; to the wonderfully warm welcome in beautiful Puglia, the Arseni family could not have done more for us. The property was truly amazing; the buildings themselves and the bountiful vegetable and fruit garden which we really made great use of! The olive wood BBQ on the patio made great fun of cooking the local freshly caught seafood and meat from the local butchers. The local beach Aquaviva was stunning and a refreshing place to swim in the gorgeous Adriatic Sea. We had a fabulous holiday and fell in love with Puglia!

8 Apr 2013


"Un séjour inoubliable!"

Quel endroit incroyable! Une maison ancienne et authentique faite en pierres sèches, la pajara, et un jardin immense garni d'oliviers, de figuiers, de poiriers, et d'un potager de légumes … More

4 Dec 2012


"A Magnificent Holiday Home!"

We stayed for a week this summer and it was truly a wonderful place to stay. Located just outside the town of Marittima, the accommodation was fantastic and the owners were always on hand to help with… More

27 Jul 2011


"A real taste of Salento"

We thoroughly enjoyed the pajera and the peace of the setting of the gardens - picking our own vegetables and herbs for meals was a pleasure. By day we explored the lanes and coastline by cycle or o… More

18 Jul 2011


"Romantic & Relaxing"

I just got back to NY from Puglia and I couldn't be more sad to leave. This is my second time staying at Pajara and I just love it. The house is breathtakingly beautiful and being there feels l… More

15 Jul 2011


"Perfect relaxation"

We hugely enjoyed our 2-week stay in the traditional converted farmhouse of the Arseni family. The old buildings have been beautifully restored and converted, retaining many original features yet prov… More

4 Jul 2011


"The perfect venue for a get away from it all holiday"

This Pajara in Marritima proved the perfect place to relax in, and explore Salento from.During our stay our diet improved dramatically....eating mostly the fruit and vegetablesthat grew close by(suppl… More

16 Jun 2011


"Fantastic and relaxing stay outside small village"

We enjoyed the stay at this "pajara". It had a fantastic terrace where you can enjoy the sun and have meals. The garden with fruits and vegetables ads luxury it you like good food and organi… More

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:22 Oct 2014

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