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Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cocktail & dining, BBQ, exterior kitchen), gardens (formal, herb, orchard) and private (heated) swimming pool, all with views.
The villa has two double bedrooms (one with a 4-poster bed) each with its own en-suite and will comfortably accommodate 4 adults (two daybeds offer additional flexibility, if required for children). Fully fitted kitchen, home cinema, IPOD docking station and more.
"Beauty, tranquility, attention to detail are spoken of by previous clients". Only 5- 20 minutes drive from 5 ancient hill towns (History, architecture, restaurants), fantastic beaches (18km) and airport (45km).
Imagine:- sitting on the comfortable Cocktail Terrace watching the sun go down in a blaze of glory behind an ancient hill town, sipping a cool aperitif from the outside kitchen whilst the aromas from the BBQ, flavored with herbs from the garden, beckons you to the Dining Terrace. Bellissimo lives up to her name-come and share the experience!!
Voted number 3 in top 10 'Worldwide Unusual Holiday Homes', also featured in Italia Magazine and Art of Design (see owner's website).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rosa Marina, Villa Nova, Ostuni 18 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 40 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The bespoke interior design of Bellissimo, has been created by the owner (Moira) and includes hand crocheted and beaded curtains, antique silk pictures, Gujerati wall hangings, Iranian rough hewn marble tiles, volcanic hand baked tiles from Etna and French Damask.
Living Area-Accessed from the principal glass doors which open wide onto the front terrace, the central living area offers a fully-fitted kitchen and includes espresso coffee maker, microwave, steamer and much more. The living room is open plan to the kitchen and has a 'stufe a pilletti' in the original fireplace. A library of DVD movies and a selection of our own Bellissimo music CD's are available for you to play on the surround system. If you prefer your own music, then just plug your IPOD/MP3 into the stereo docking station. The dining area (seating 6) is just to the rear of the main living area and leads into the Ethnic Room.
Ethnic Room-Stolen from the old stone walls, this room has a wrought iron daybed, and is dressed in sumptuous oriental fabrics and wall hangings. This is Moira's idea of the perfect place to pick up a book and do just about nothing.
Trullo Bedroom-With two smaller cone alcoves and a large central cone, we have continued with the ethnic feel. A low wrought iron double bed and daybed are complemented by oriental fabrics, an Arab coffee table and big cushions to nestle on, under the gentle breeze of a large ceiling fan. The bedroom leads direct into the shower/wet room clad in rose marble, a walk in shower with attachments, toilet, heated shower rail and beautiful sink carved from granite, sitting on a pedestal of marble. The trullo has its own door to the front patio, but is also reached from the ethnic room
Lamia bedroom:The newest part of the house, this bedroom boasts a huge four poster bed, complete with drapes, glazed Italian floor tiles and a ceiling fan. A small vestibule with large wardrobe leads into the second bathroom with stunning blue and green glass mosaic tiles lining the walls, a walk in shower, hand crafted washbasin, bidet, toilet and heated towel rail.
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External stonework has been totally reworked by hand, and, although there was much huffing and puffing with our builder about a yellow and blue trullo, Bellissimo is a stunning confection of dairy cream washed walls, and sumptuous Moroccan style blue ironwork to the windows and doors. The Dining Terrace has a 3metre marble table, gas and wood BBQ's, outside sink and fridge to keep your wine, beers and limoncello cool, on those warm endless summer evenings. The Cocktail Terrace is perfect for an aperitif whilst watching the sun go down in a blaze of glory over one of the nearby hill towns. . All the terraces are laid in the most stunning terracotta and umber sandstone, and the 10x5 metres swimming pool, in wonderful blue iridescent mosaic has stone steps leading into the shallow end. The gardens, pool and terraces are embraced by lighting on all levels for your evening dining and cocktails. There is a formal garden with a grassed area, safe for the younger members of the family and even a selection of toys to keep them amused. For the adventurous chefs, there is a herb garden and selection of tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, strawberries, pomegranates and quince, to complement your gastronomic efforts.
# Meet & Greet service provided.
# Welcome pack on arrival.
# Babysitting service available.
# Massage service available.
# Last minute bookings (i.e. two weeks before rental period), if vacancy, may be available at a discount.
# Flexible booking dates by arrangement.
# Smoking is only permitted outside of the villa.
The Puglia region
Trullo Bellissimo is perfectly located to explore the 5 local historic hill towns of Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Ceglie Messapica, all within 5 to 20 minutes drive.
Whether your interests lie in history, museums, art, or gastronomic endeavour, you will find everything and more in the local towns and region. Much of this has been incorporated into a helpful information booklet which you will find at Trullo Bellissimo.
However, just to whet your appetite, the whole area has a strong Norman influence dating back to the crusades, when Trani and Brindisi were important embarkation points for the Crusaders, and this can be seen everywhere from the names of towns to the fortified cities and watchtowers intended to repel the Saracen.
If churches and religion inspire you can visit, amongst others, the beautiful Basilica di San Nicola in Bari, the old Crusader church in Ostuni and the Crusade embarkation point in Brindisi.
For those that wish to tour by car, you will be absolutely spoilt for choice. Amongst the wonderful places to visit are:
Alberobello 30km, a designated UNESCO world heritage site, with its beautiful coned trulli houses and their white-washed walls. Excellent restaurants, traditional bars and a trulli museum, all make for a worthwhile excursion.
Polignano a Mare 51km, is an enchanting seaside destination, with an ancient town built on a spur of rock directly above a magnificent, clear blue sea.
Gallipoli 117km, of ancient origin, grew from a small village, which developed around the commercial activity of the port due to its strategic position. Its historic centre is still perfectly intact, including the 16th century castle which acts as a gateway to the city.
Matera 100km, a World Heritage Site located in Italy's Basilicata region, was the subject of Carlo Levi's "Christ Stopped at Eboli" as well as being the backdrop for Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ". The incredible festival called "Festa della Madonna Bruna" in early June should not be missed. Matera is a unique example of a cultural tradition and civilization which stretches back to the Neolithic age. The old city was created out of a rocky ravine. The numerous natural caves in Matera were the first houses of the Neolithic inhabitants of the region, who transformed the natural landscape into new forms of architecture
Taranto 48km, site of a classic Crusader castle.
Brindisi 45km, steeped in early roman history and the embarkation point for the 1st Crusade.
Lecce 79km, is the capital of the Salento region due to of its geographical position between the Ionic and Adriatic Seas. Known as "the Florence of Baroque", Lecce has a wealth of architectural monuments in Baroque style, with gargoyles and portals. There are many sites of artistic and historic interest, including the Church of St Croce, Piazza St Oronzo, the Column of St Oronzo, Porta Napoli, Lecce Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Amphitheatre, the Obelisk, the Carlo V Castle and many more.
Italian Food-What to say about the food, apart from the fact that it is fabulous. We cannot begin to number the osteria, and tavola calda that have filled our tummies over the years. Pugliese dishes will astonish you, and you won't be able to resist their unique, fresh and genuine flavours, because in Puglia there's a deep-rooted culinary tradition, composed mostly of simple dishes, made with local products.
The above is just a taste of the incredible culture and history of the regions of Puglia and neighbouring Basilicata, just waiting for you to explore and enjoy. Coupled with the unique gastronomic delights of Southern Italy and the amenities of Trullo Bellissimo, why not check out our Rates and Availability and start planning your trip now.
Ostuni 8km, is one of the most stunning cities in southern Italy famous for the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. It is a genuine and charming example of Mediterranean architecture. The city of Ostuni is a series of levels, staircases, small roads, alleys and arches. Hints of the Middle Ages are at hand in every corner, in every view to the sea, in the portal of a palace, in the walls of a convent or the front of a church. The view of the sea from the old city walls is breathtaking-you can almost imagine the brightly coloured boats of the Saracen sailing over the horizen!
Only 5 minutes away by car, Ostuni has all of the facilties that you could require- supermarkets, shopping, hospitals, restaurants, bars and so on.
Saturday – a big market in Ostuni – first roundabout, just up to your right. It gets very busy and parking can be a nightmare. The clothes, vegetable and plant markets are in separate areas of the same site, and you could combine with a trip to the Pescheria (fresh fish) which is in easy walking distance.
Antique Markets –every Sunday morning throughout the month there is a bric-a-brac market in one location or another. The second Sunday is the turn of Ostuni, near the ‘centro storico’,
Then, of course, there is the sea and beautiful coastline. Only 30 minutes away are the fabulous beaches of the Adriatic. There is a whole coastline (the longest in Italy) to choose from, where there are sandy stretches and rocky coves. Some beaches have 'paid for' areas, where you can hire beds and umbrellas, in season, but the vast majority are free.
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18 Oct 2014
"What a special place..."
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and olive groves give it a luxuriuos feel. Inside the trullo, we had all the mod cons you could want including everything to look after our 10 month old son. What makes Trullo Bellissimo extra special is the increidle attention to detail and the interior decor...this sets it apart from other 'luxury' accomodation.
9 Sep 2014
"Unique and wonderful place with huge pool"
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped and the garden and outside area perfectly designed for cooking and eating outside. The inside is beautifully and very personally decorated and all well kept. Keith and Jane were so helpful right from us making the booking to when we left.
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in the pool and exploring the olive grove. Very private and secluded, but fantastic supermarket and restaurants nearby. The owner and property manager could not have been more helpful and kind to us which makes travelling with small children so much more enjoyable and less stressful!
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
16 Jul 2013
"A unique and beautiful trullo in immaculate grounds and beautiful countryside"
The customer service we received from Keith and Moira from our first phone call enquiry was exemplary. The house keeper met us late in the evening. We were introduced to the villa and nibbles and drinks were available on arrival. Moira and Keith have created a beautiful holiday home which is decorated beautifully and very personally. Home made chutneys and olive oil, lovely spacious gardens and olive groves and a heated pool make a very relaxing break. However, the middle of May was pleasant but a little too cool at times for the pool. We loved the peace and quiet of the area, the beautiful hilltop villages, coastline and amazing architecture in Lecce and around.
We are so happy that Trullo Bellissimo came up to all expectations and really appreciate the kind comments about the house and gardens. It is only from Reviews like this that we feel the formula is working, but we will continue to strive for excellence.
16 Jun 2013
"A wonderful oasis in beautiful Puglia"
From the moment that we first enquired about the property the wonderful owners couldn't have done more to help ensure that our stay was a relaxing one - no mean feat when you have two small children in tow... The property itself was in pristine condition and the garden and pool a wonderful oasis amongst the olive trees. All in all a wonderful break.
The most satisfying part of owning a holiday home is being able to welcome lovely families who somehow appreciate all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make their vacation special and memorable. To have this appreciation articulated in a review, really does make it all worth while. Thank you for those kind words, which are particularly special to us.
23 May 2012
"Put this on your bucket list:)"
We have never stayed in a trullo, we had rented villas around the world, but this is in a class of its own. If you want to experience rustic Italy, not the Tuscan experience, then trullo bellisimmo is for you. I can only describe this property as magical & unique. Moira and kieth have thought of everything for you, every cupboard you open has what you need, and with the support of Jane who lives locally, you cannot go wrong. Jane has all the info and advice you will need for a magical holiday. Even if you don't speak Italian, a smile goes a long way with the locals, when shopping.The local supermarket has an extensive choice including wines from the region. The weather could have been kinder for us, as we were itching to use the pool,I'm sure the neighbors heard my shrieks on my first dip! We had had a crazy two weeks in the UK prior to our week in may, we cannot have asked for a more restful, peaceful, idyllic location, with the amazing white town not far away on the hill. We were happy to cook and enjoy all that was offered at this luxury property. Do your selves a favour put this one on the list and enjoy. Thank you Jane for your friendship and especially to kieth and Moira for having the vision in the first place. Moira all the prior communications with you built the experience before we even arrived. One day i hope we meet in person. You have all made this unforgettable for craig and myself:) Who knows when our paths will cross again but I'm sure they will somewhere, someday, somehow :)
Wow, what can I say but thank you to two such discerning travellers all the way from the other side of the globe! We work so hard to improve upon the 'Bellissimo' experience year on year, and come the approach of our first guests it's always a knuckle biting experience to wait to see if in fact we have got it right, just because you put so much store into making it the most perfect time possible. It's always a pleasure too, to have an on-line dialogue with guests before they arrive, my mantra is to do all the hard work beforehand in order that they can hit the ground - relaxing! For my part too I would love to meet up with Lou and Craig - it has been an absolute pleasure to welcome them to Bellissimo, and make new friendships along the way.
8 Feb 2012
"wonderful, Magical Place"
We are veteran winter travelers to Italy but normally have stayed in the North ... this time we added a week at Trullo Bellissimo, arriving on New Year's Eve. The house is about 8 km from the "citta bianca" of Ostuni, filled with interesting sights and good restaurants. It's in an area with many other trull, although most seemed to be empty at this time of year ... that means we got what we wanted, quiet and seclusion in a luxury house. The house is fairly small but very comfortable, with two sitting rooms, two bedrooms, and very modern bathrooms with good water pressure and lots of hot water. The decor is a combination of traditional and Indian-incluence and is quite romantic. The beds are very comfortable as well. The house is very well heated. But the best part of Trullo Bellissimo is the garden ... the owners have done a magnificent job in designing the garden and pool. The weather in Puglia winter is cool but the hordes of tourists are nowhere to be seen. It is probably the one time of the year when you can get into restaurants without reservations, see sights without crowds of tourists, and drive unfettered anywhere. And so, we are already planning our return next winter to TB and Puglia!
How wonderful and refreshing it is to read a review from guests who have taken the leap and visited Bellissimo outside of the normal summer months. I'm so glad that the house is now being lived in during the colder weather as we made certain to install central heating, a great pellet stove, heavy duty winter curtains, flannelette bedlinen, 13 tog duvets and hot water bottles. Everything really that you need to snuggle up during the colder months after a day out in the crisp winter sunshine, travelling roads almost deserted by traffic, watching the neighbours going about their olive harvest, strolling along empty beaches. This Italy, released from it's summer madness is charming and old again - delightfully Italian rather than European. And on the whole the weather is still great - OK it gets chilly in the evening, but even in November it's quite possible to walk around in jeans and t-shirt, and enjoy a lunchtime barbecue outside on the terraces. So I'm really glad that this delightful couple came to enjoy Ostuni at it's finest - the beauty of this part of Italy doesn't just begin in June and and end in September, every part of the year brings its own delight.
7 Oct 2011
"Fabulous House In A Fabulous Setting!"
Full marks for this stunning renovation. Catered for every need. Jane the housekeeper met us on arrival and gave us a very warm welcome. From there we just relaxed, ate well (in the many nearby restaurants) and enjoyed a very much needed rest. Only negative was that the pool wasn't heated!
It's always a tad disconcerting to look after guests who already have their own holiday home, there's always a little niggling doubt that you won't live up to expectations. so it's with great relief that I read that this charming couple enjoyed a wonderful week at Bellissimo, and that their feedback reflects a very positive thumbs up. On the back of this we are also talking to our lovely plumber about installing solar panels to heat the pool so that it can be used all year. Italians seem to think you're crazy to want to swim any time before June or after August, but our clients are so right, and that after all, is what we seek to do - meet, and excell your expectations to ensure you have the best break that we can provide.
19 Sep 2011
Another year has passed and we have had another memorable week in Puglia at Trullo Bellissimo. It is quite the most relaxing and well appointed holiday destination, with a beautiful pool & outdoor eating area, fabulous local towns overflowing with interesting things to either see or do. Additional benefits are the 20 mins from the beach .... It didn't take us a second thought to book up again for 2012!
We are so glad to have been able to welcome this delightful family back again, and indeed look forward to seeing them next year ( they have already made a booking). The girls are a delight, the youngest has learned to swim in our pool, they are learning lots about nature from the different trees and flowers in the garden, and it is a safe environment for their parents to leave them unattended. Returning to the same property is a further weight off the shoulders of the parent. They already know how the house works, where the best beaches are, which are their favourite restaurants, and the children are comfortable in returning to a place which is already known to them, so there are less questions, fewer histrionics, and I think it generally leads towards a more peaceful break for everybody. Next year the oldest daughter is celebrating her birthday whilst at Bellissimo, so we will decorate the house with banners and balloons, make a birthday cake, and little princess tiaras. I really do look forward to welcoming them back, it is an absolute pleasure.
19 Sep 2011
"'Trulli' Lives Up to Its Name..."
We spent a very happy and relaxed week in Trullo Belisimmo. The weather was glorious and the villa very comfortable - although we spent most of our time either lazing by the pool (perfect for cooling off from the Puglian sun) or in the gorgeous BBQ area where much cooking, eating and drinking was done. Ostuni is a great town and full of life even at the end of the season - beware lanes in the Old Town -we came a cropper trying to take a large estate car through them. The beaches are great for cooly basking in the Adriatic breeze and everything seemed to be just a short drive away which was a relief in the heat. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Trullo Bellisimmo and may well book again in future.
I've nicknamed this foursome of happy holidaymakers the Brady Bunch because their attitude to holiday has been to chill out, eat and drink well, have a good time, and see where the mood takes them. We have been in contact many times since they returned, and they've sent me lots of photographs for my annual newsletter, which proves that they are all REALLY enjoying themselves. For me this is what I am trying so hard to achieve, to provide a wonderfully relaxing environment, with all the information that they require to hand, with all the gadgets and gizmos on offer, that all they have to do is roll up and enjoy themselves. For me it's also wonderful to have a more personal contact with the client, as as there will be a happy arrival to add to the group towards the end of November. I will follow all with great anticipation, and of course, hope that in time to come there'll be another young lad or lass learning to swim in the pool at Bellissimo!
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