Trullo | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
British owners have renovated and extended this traditional stone building in 2008 to create a 3 double bedroomed , 2 bathroomed holiday home. It is situated between Ceglie Messapica and San Michele Salentino in 10 hectares of fruit trees and olives and , with the undulations of the land, provides delightful rural views. It will sleep six comfortably in the 3 air-conditioned bedrooms [ greatly adds to comfort in the summer months] but could take a further couple in a fold away double bed in the living room. Unlike many Trullo complexes it boasts a spacious living area with arched stone ceilings which blends well with the fully exposed traditional stone work of the original trulli building . It has a well appointed, fully equipped modern kitchen and dining area.
Outside there is plentiful seating and areas for dining, sunbathing and, importantly in the summer, shading. The superb 13mx5m pool is surrounded by ample terracing and its close proximity to the building make supervising children easier. Alfresco dining is " a must " in the warmer months and is further enhanced as night falls as the property is enchantingly lit up.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Various Beaches 17 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 35 km, Nearest railway: Ceglie Messapica 3 km|
|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, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
* The living room houses a 32 " flat screen television and a play station 2.
* There is a collection of DVDs.
* An i-pod docking station is available.
* Both bathrooms are brand new installations,one is situated in one of the original trullo parts of the building.
* The pool can be viewed internally from behind a large arched window.
|Further details outdoors|
* Good quality garden furniture [ emu ]
* Stylish Pergolas [Unopiu] attached to property providing ideal shade for outdoor dining
* Help yourself to any figs,almonds and pears that might be in season
* The pool is unfenced and in close proximity to the pool and,therefore, parents will need to be very vigilant with young children
* English speaking representative available to answer any queries
* Welcome pack provided on arrival
* Pool open May to October
* Rental period Saturday to Saturday /Sunday to Sunday depending on availability.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia is an area of Italy like no other and is where many Italians holiday in the summer. Happily it remains relatively undiscovered by mass-tourism but has a plethora of interesting places to visit and wonderful restaurants. The consistently hot ,sunny, summer weather further enhances the miriad of sandy beaches with their crystal clear waters. Of particular note on the Adriatic coast [ 25 mins by car ] is the unspoilt beach of Torre Guaceto next to the nature reserve [- a parasole and cool box available at Trullo to take ] but there are also many beautiful beaches on the Ionian coast [ 40mins away ].
Consider day trips to the Baroque city of Lecce -"The Venice of the South",Castel De Monte-a fascinating octagonal castle dating from the 1240's,Matera-the Neolithic city that was the back drop to Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" and Alberobello-the Trulli Village which is a World Heritage Site. The nearby town of Martina Franca is also well worth a visit as is the medieval hilltop town of Locorotondo on the Murge Plateau with its panoramic views of the surrounding Itria Valley.
Ostuni, 15 minutes away ,is a white-washed hill town, known as "La Ciatta Bianca" .This is a well known tourist destination with many restaurants,shops and bars. San Michele Salentino and Ceglie Messapica are even closer and have many amenities. Ceglie even boasts a Michelin starred restaurant. There is a "wine hotel" with a fine restaurant only five minutes drive away. Fresh sea food,wonderful ,local vegetables and excellent wines abound.
Daily markets take place in local towns.
Golf-San Domenico- 30 mins away
Grotte di Castellana- caves 35 mins away
Zoo Safari -25 minutes away