Trullo | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Sleeps 6/9. 3 bedroom ancient stone Trullo with private (unheated) swimming pool. In the heart of the Valle D'Itria between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica. Cable TV, air conditioning in bedrooms. Children's pool/jacuzzi, outside dining and sofa areas, barbecue, trampoline, hammock, all-weather table tennis table and three acres of land filled with olive, almond, peach and fig trees. Five minutes drive to Ostuni and Ceglie with shops, restaurants, osterias, ice-cream parlours and pizzerias.
Trullo Fico is an ancient stone Trullo, created to ensure your holiday is comfortable and relaxing. Set in three acres of olive, almond and fruit trees, the house has a large patio area featuring a private 10 x 5m swimming pool with small children's pool/jacuzzi, a bamboo shaded dining area with large stone barbecue, and a variety of comfortable seating including a bamboo covered outside sofa, beanbag sofa, sunbeds, hammock and deckchairs. There's also a trampoline and table tennis table. The house is interior-designed and well equipped with hand picked furniture, feature lighting, luxury mattresses with feather duvets and Egyptian cotton sheets. In the dining area, there is a SMEG oven and hob, dishwasher and large American style fridge/freezer. There are two wet rooms with chrome power showers and Egyptian cotton towels. Entertainment includes Teac music system, iPod loaded with tunes and speakers inside and out, plus flat screen TV, a well-stocked DVD library and children's toys.
Set in three acres of olive, almond and fruit trees, the house is completed enclosed and has a large patio area featuring a private, unheated 10 x 5m swimming pool with small children's pool/jacuzzi, a bamboo shaded dining area with large stone barbecue, and a variety of comfortable seating including a bamboo covered outside sofa, beanbag sofa, sunbeds, hammock and deckchairs. For small kids (and the big ones!), there is also a large trampoline, an all-weather table tennis table and basket ball hoop within the grounds. A variety of 'ride-on' toddler toys can also be requested.
A generous welcome pack is provided so that you don't have to rush off to the supermarket*. This is included in the rental cost.
Mimmo, our manager on the ground speaks fluent English and Italian and will be on hand to guide you around the property when you arrive. He can also help you with restaurant reservations, babysitting and taxi requirements, or any other queries. It is also possible to organise for a meal to be delivered to Trullo Fico should you require it. These are extra costs.
Children are very welcome - we can provide a cot, high chair and potty on request. Kitchen cupboards have also been child-proofed.
Please note that our 10 x 5m swimming pool is unheated. It is also not closed off so small children should be supervised at all times.
Air conditioning is found only in the bedrooms.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets.
The house and large patio area is on one level with easy access and wide doors. The property is suitable for wheelchair use, however if you have mobility problems, please call before booking and we can discuss specific needs to ensure that all your needs are met.
*Please ask exactly what is included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pilone 7 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari (1 hour 15 mins) or Brindisi (40mins), Nearest railway: Ostuni|
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, 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 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia has recently been named by National Geographic Traveller magazine as one of Top 20 Best Destinations in the World 2014. It is a wonderful part of the world, where tradition still rules. Unlike the frenzied North, Puglia is definitely off-the-beaten track, with amazing countryside, famous seaside towns, delicious local food, ancient vineyards, medieval castles and cone-roofed trulli dwellings - however, many locals still seem surprised by tourists' attention.
Whether you are here for a few days or a couple of weeks, here are the jewels in Puglia?s crown:
Explore the Citta Bianche? (The White Cities) of Ostuni, Cisternino and Locorotondo - As Ostuni is only five minutes drive and Cisternino and Locorotondo only 20 minutes, this is easy. Explore the white-washed buildings with colourful shutters nestled closely together in winding streets and alleyways. With colourful geraniums filling balconies on narrow streets, you can glimpse Italian family life and often smell Mama?s home cooking.
Eat your way around Puglia - Whilst the whole of Italy is famed for its cuisine, Puglia?s food is much more rustic and locally produced. Try Orecchiette or ?little ears? of pasta with Primitivo wine or Prosecco. Locorotondo, famous for its spumante wine has become nicknamed Cite del Vino Bianco (city of white wine).
Losing yourself amongst the iconic Trulli in the Valle d?Itria - The Itria Valley is filled with the unique and distinctive Trulli houses which are only found in this region, in the world. These small, circular houses with coned roofs have covered the landscape for centuries. Driving between Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca, is the best experience of Trulli nestling amongst the olive groves and vineyards. Alberobello is also a UNESCO world heritage site for Trullis.
The baroque splendour of Lecce - Lecce, the jewel in Puglia?s crown (often nicknamed Florence of the South), is awash with Baroque architecture. The centro storico (historical centre) is filled with churches intricately decorated with carved figures, saints and gargoyles. The pinnacle is the façade of the Basilica di Santa Croce.
Exploring Puglia?s caves and grottoes
Many of the caves and grottoes in Puglia were discovered by archaeologists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; their excavations unearthed evidence of Palaeolithic and Neolithic life. One of the most spectacular, with its large caverns, amazing stalactites and stalagmites, is Grotte di Castellana (near Putignano).
Trullo Fico, a Saracen Trullo, is directly between two very distinct towns; beautiful Baroque Ostuni (la Citta Bianca) and gastronomic Ceglie Messapica (Terra d'Arte e Gastronomia), and situated between the Ionic and Adriatic seas.
Ostuni caters more for the tourists, whereas Ceglie, really off the beaten track, is an authentic, working Puglise town. Both towns offer an array of wonderful restaurants, bars and shops.
In both towns you can find a wonderful variety of restaurants, osterias, ice-cream parlours and pizzerias. The architecture of these towns is very beautiful and representative of the area. There are several local supermarkets five minutes by car, as well as excellent independent fishmongers, butchers and shops selling pasta, local fruits and vegetables, Puglian wines and delicious cheeses.
The house also provides easy access to other beautiful Baroque towns of Lecce, Martina Franca, Alberobello and Locorotondo.
Trullo Fico has sea on both sides of it - the Adriatic is about 10km away with a mixture of sandy and rocky beaches along the extensive coastline. The Ionic coast line, approximately 40km away, is very different, with great historic architecture and white sandy beaches. There you can also find a wide array of water sport activities.