Trullo | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to Trullo Il Paradiso, our 250 year old beautifully renovated trullo surrounded by ancient olive groves and fruit trees just 5 miles from the towns of Ostuni and Martina Franca. ll Paradiso is a luxury property set in 5 acres of peaceful countryside. Come and enjoy the delights of picking your own fruits for breakfast and opening the shutters to reveal sweeping views of distant hill towns. Our trullo has been lovingly restored to maintain original features as well as adding comfort and style. The trullo is cool in summer with its own deck chairs and outdoor eating area, and very cosy in the winter with its charming wood fire and central heating.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villanova or Torre Canne 10 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 35 km, Nearest railway: Pascarosa 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Each of the two large double bedrooms (one bedroom can be used as a twin) have built-in wardrobes.
The kitchen is fully furnished and has everything that a cook may need, from cutlery and crockery to tea-towels, table mats and linen tablecloths. The dining area has a table and four dining chairs.
In the evening, two armchairs and the seats around the cosy fire are perfect for enjoying the warm atmosphere of the trullo on cold nights.
The bathroom, which is a wet room, has a bidet, shower, wash basin and toilet.
The stone floor, the furnishing and the subtle lighting make the interior of the trullo very relaxing and comfortable.
|Further details outdoors|
The trullo is surrounded by hundred of olive trees and fruit trees which guests can pick for their breakfast.
Two large olive trees just outside the trullo will be the perfect shade for your "al fresco" dining.
You can relax reading a book under the shade of a tree or go for gentle walks around the nearby fields.
A large swimming pool is only a 10 minutes' walk away. through olive and almond groves.
An outdoor hot and cold shower (placed under an ancient olive tree!) will delight you .
4 sun lounge chairs, table and 4 dining chairs for your al fresco eating and relaxing hours in the garden.
A charming trattoria/pizzeria in Pascarosa village is open every night (except Monday) and serves authentic delicious Pugliese food.
We have a large "plunge pool" in the garden to be enjoyed by both adults and chuildren.
A light supper will welcome you on arrival meal (including a bottle of wine and a bottle of our glorious cold pressed olive) and you will find all you need for your first breakfast at the trullo.
Our house keeper Aurora lives under a mile away and will help with any queries you may have.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia has a great deal to offer: hundreds of miles of coastline, ancient and unspoilt hill towns, and always nature at its best: beautiful, rugged scenery with gnarled olive trees, spring flowers, red soil and acres of vineyards. The towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello, famous for its trulli - thousands of circular stone hobbit-like houses and Cisternino are just a few miles away from the trullo and they all offer stunning architecture, lovely walks and a choice of superb restaurants.
The excellent white wines of Locorotondo and the reds from the Salentine peninsular will complement your 'alfresco' meals under the ancient olive trees of our trulli. Here you are never too far from the sea. The Adriatic and the Ionian seas offer large beaches and quiet coves, with beautiful clear blue water. The more you explore this area the more enchanted you will be by its unspoilt beauty.
The Sea - The Ostuni coast with emerald coloured sea and sandy coves is a 30-minutes drive away. You can get to the sea in about half an hour. If you go to Costa Merlata or Torre Pozzelle (off the 379) you can choose from a series of rocky coves and lovely clear water for swimming. Also you can go to one of the Lidos situated along the coast – where you can find sandy dunes.
Excursions: Puglia has a lot to offer - apart from Ostuni, the lovely 'Città Bianca' for its whitewashed medieval houses and the great sea view vistas - one should see these delightful small towns all close to Pascarosa:
Martina Franca: an exquisite old town with beautiful baroque architecture - here an International Opera Festival takes place during late July / August. Little known operas are staged in the courtyard of the wonderful Palazzo Ducale.
Locorotondo: built in a circular formation, hence its name, where streets spiral up to a magnificent church visible for miles around. The area is famous for its deliciously crispy white wine.
Cisternino: with a delightful old small centro storico. There is music in the square most evenings
Alberobello: famous for its trulli - thousands of circular stone hobbit-like houses with cone-shaped roofs made of dry stones without cement. If you want them in abundance climb the steps to the old quarter which has a small museum in a group of trulli and you could be back in the 17th century!
Lecce. A splendid town, known also as 'the Florence of the South'. Its baroque architecture, the Roman amphitheatre and the magnificent Piazza Duomo make this an unmissable destination.