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|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Log fire, DVD player|
|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||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|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.
|Further details outdoors|
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/Molise 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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22 Oct 2013
Trullo Bellissimo is truly unique – a world apart (almost literally) from any villa we have stayed in previously. The trullo has been very tastefully converted into a delightful 2-bedroom villa, wit… More
6 Oct 2013
"Ein sehr besonderes Haus"
Das Trullo Bellisimo ist schon etwas sehr Besonderes. Schon nach der Buchung haben wir einen sehr schönen Kontakt mit den englischen Eigentümern bekommen. Sie schickten uns sehr nützliches Informat… More
14 Sep 2013
"Secluded beauty with expressive and personally designed touches"
After starting our trip briefly in Capri, we were looking forward to a relaxing week in trullo - something we'd looked forward to for such a while.And we weren't disappointed. The rental is … More
3 Sep 2013
"An absolute jewel"
Trullo Bellissimo is superb and is even better than the photographs! The accommodation is excellent and every little thing has been thought about. The setting is beautiful and is magical at night! It… More
Appreciation that Trullo Bellissimo has met or exceeded expectations, as articulated in this review, always brings a huge boost to our confidence for the future. When the review goes further and highlights other aspects, as seen through the eyes of others, that is really special! Through this type of of feedback, upgrades and improvements have been focussed on enhancing the themes so beautifully described and recognised by our guests. The passion to fill Trullo Bellissimo with colour, texture, gardens and quality, will continue in the future. Our heartfelt thanks for your endorsement and taking the time to share your thoughts.
6 Aug 2013
"A magical trullo in a magical setting"
The owners have taken amazing care to ensure that your every need is met in this beautifully-restored trullo. The interior is imaginative and luxurious with all the mod-cons you could wish for. The gr… More
As an owner, to receive a review that describes your villa as 'magical', is such a wonderful and inspiring accolade, that it really makes the decision to go down the holiday rental path so very satisfying and the years of preparation totally worth while. With winter approaching, the fact that a family summer holiday will be warmly remembered, is probably 'as good as it gets'. On behalf of both of us, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Trullo Bellissimo with potential guests.
18 Jul 2013
"A treasure trove of delights!"
What a 'trulli' spectacular experience!We knew from our first (hilarious!) conversation with Moira that this holiday would far exceed our expectations and this beautiful holiday rental, with… More
From the outset this was an absolutely delightful booking with lots of chatty personal and e-mail dialogue throughout. We almost felt that we had known this lovely family for ages! It certainly makes our life as Owners' so easy when we receive questions and requests, which we are then able to deal with ourselves or pass onto our wonderful Manager (Jane), in preparation for arrival. The pre-vacation contact is so very important, as the guests know what to expect and it is never too much trouble for us to go 'the extra mile'. We then hold our breath until after the vacation and only hope that we have met or exceeded expectations. A review such as this brings a big smile to our faces and gives us the satisfaction that our wish for guests to 'hit Bellissimo relaxing' has been met. Thank you for contributing to special memories for us both.
17 Jul 2013
"A beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing place to stay."
After a hot and busy week on the Amalfi coast it was a delight to finally get to Trullo Bellissimo with our friends who we picked up from Naples. Everything was as good as we expected and the decorati… More
It is so gratifying when our guests fully appreciate the facilities that we have so carefully planned and provided. The location of Trullo Bellissimo to 5 ancient hill towns, does provide a varied choice, without having to venture too far. However, the greatest testament for us, is that our guests are happy using the pool, villa and terraces to their fullest, when seeking only to relax, having spent their hard earned money on what they hope will be a peaceful and happy holiday experience. The fact that guests even consider returning in the future, really is a bonus and inspires us to ensure that we maintain a standard such that returning guests will not be disappointed the 2nd or 3rd time around. We have been blessed with many repeat guests, which to us, is very special indeed.
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.
5 Nov 2012
"Lovely week in Puglia"
Trullo Bellissimo is a wonderful vacation get-away. It is secluded, with a lovely pool and lots of little nooks to hide away with a good book. There are lovely beaches within short driving distance,… More
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