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Stunning Trullo close to Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 9

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Extremely stylish and spacious 12 cone 200 Year old trullo. Completely restored by its Irish owners in 2007, with local stone masons in traditional stone method's roofs and walls up to 3ft6 thick, no expense spared, oasis of tranquility surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and 4 acres of olive groves and vineyard to explore.

Suit family or friends holiday, kids pool for the little ones works a dream

All rooms have aircon units even the bathrooms !

Large expensive Pool is moasic tiled and has an infinity edge LOA 20ft x 50ft depth 1 mtr to 2 mtrs fine for jumping in

The land is dotted with plum, pear, apple, lemon, cherry, almond and fig trees different seasons. Local towns are 'very' Italian, good markets and good shopping, local food and restaurants are great. No light pollution, so the stars at night are amazing, for the midnight swim!

Chef can be arranged to cook and serve , bycycles ,

Size Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Local beach 20 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bari / Brindisi Airport 100 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

1 bedroom double with French doors to the pool terrace. En suite power shower bidet. toilet Flat TV, CD. Second bedroom can fit 2 or 3 beds and has en suite toilet bath bidet & power shower. French doors to terrace at rear. Third very small bedroom with en suite toilet power shower +bidet. is really a 1 bed that can be made up into a double , Two alcove areas, complete with sleeping facilities (one with small bed/daybed - suit kids, another with setee bed).

Leather Sofa/Bed in alcove, seats, coffee table, 42 & 22 inch flat screen TV's, DVD's, and Satellite TV, book case, big dresser. Portable Playstation + games

Kitchen with table and chairs for 8. Double oven, hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, traditional pizza oven (not usable at the moment), microwave, washing machine. French doors at either end of the kitchen lead out on to the side terrace under the flower covered pergola.

Wheelchair accessible all around the house.

Manageress will meet and greet and look after your needs.

Welcome food pack provided.

Further details outdoors

Gas BBQ, EMU high quality outside furniture, 8 pool loungers, pool 8 seater table, outside breakfast table 4 seats.

The pool is really cool. Fully lit at night underwater lights - I haven't seen one as good - mosaic tiled, infinity edge, all edges have been rounded no sharp edges, kids area 3 mtr/10foot circle 0.6 / 2ft deep, pool area 1 mtr 3ft3 for small kids to 2 mtrs adults jump in. Area fully lit at night total length 50 foot x 20 foot. Kids should always be supervised in pools, if in doubt arm bands on all the time.

4 acres of 200 year old olive trees, fruit trees seasonal, fig, cherry, plum, apple, lemon, line, almonds, capers, you are free to pick what you want - prickle pear cactus has to be handled very carefully, we also have a small vineyard. Different trees come in and out of season at different times.

Further details

Why we chose a home in this location (Year purchased: 2005)

We ended up here by luck, chance, destiny, fate!! We love the area because it is private, quiet, peaceful, safe, tranquil, and the neighbours are good. Our restoration is unique. There is easy access to all the hustle and bustle of the local towns and the best beaches in Italy. Food and wine and the local restaurants, the markets... it's deep down 'Real Italy'. Statistics for Puglia show 350,000 foreign visitors last year, 1,650,000 Italian visitors.

Unique benefits of the property

You will stay in an remarkable restored traditional 200 yr old Trulli villa, with exceptional work from local stone masons, but with all the mod cons delicately included, this type of building is unique in the world to this area (cost us a small fortune)!! On booking we will send you details of all we have discovered in the area to see do and eat !!

House swap considered - of similar high 5 star standard.

The Puglia region

The best beaches in Italy, fantastic coastline of different beaches, caves, grottos etc etc with good serviced facilities in the summer, parking, sun loungers, restaurants, toilets etc etc. water at the beach is normally very warm. We haven't tried going skiing in the winter yet but think it's about 2 hours away.

San Michele Salentino

Restaurants, shops, beaches all nearby. Locally there is a 4 star hotel with restaurant 4 minute drive away. Manageress family owns a famous restaurant and the mother and daughter will come and cook local in-season fare in the house for you!

Useful distances:

Golf Course in Brindisi - 40 minutes

Restaurant - 30 minutes walk (opening times may vary according to season)

San Michelle Salentino (small town) - 2km

Ceglie Messapica (bakery, supermarkets, Michelin* restaurants) - 5km

Ostuni (bakery, supermarkets, restaurants) - 12km

Cisternino - 20km

Beaches – 20km.

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Review 1-5 of 5

23 Aug 2014


"Great Getaway"

Richard and family have done a great job of restoring the villa to feel like home from home. Car is essential as you are quite far away from bigger towns etc. We brought our shopping from supermarket… More

28 Apr 2014


"Très belle maison dans l'un des plus jolis coins des Pouilles"

La maison était confortable (trois chambres et trois salles de bain) et bien équipée. Nous avons apprécié de pouvoir prendre le petit-déjeuner dehors sous le vieil olivier ou sous la tonnelle le… More

23 Jun 2013


"if you want to get away from it all and really relax, you wont be disappointed here...."

Fantastic place, very well equipped, superb pool.....everything we could have wished for, and more. Cannot speak highly enough of owner and onsite manageress, so helpful....this is the place if you want to relax......wish we'd had more time, pesky exams.....we shall return.

21 Jun 2013


"Beautiful property, fantastic pool and very helpful caretaker"

We had a wonderful time here. It was extremely hard to find any villa in Puglia which would open their pool in April for our hardy British kids, but Richard (owner) agreed immediately. It was worth it- the kids used it every day, even managing without wetsuits by the end of the week. The property has been beautifully refurbished and unlike a lot of trulli that we saw online has a large kitchen with a big gas hob- great for families. The caretaker, Zohar, was wonderful- nothing was too much trouble including introducing us to her favourite Italian pastry shop which made a cake for our son's 4th birthday. The area is great- beaches about 20 mins drive and deserted, restaurants and supermarket 10 mins. The kids are still asking when we are going back...

6 May 2013


"Wonderful Holiday with all the trimmings"

Trulli Carla is a large, spacious and nicely furnished historical house, set in olive groves in Southern Italy. It was ideal for our family with two large double and twin bedrooms with private bath, plus a smaller room en-suite for Grannie. The children loved sleeping in the "alcove" and playing in the pool all day. The grounds are spacious with lots of trees and land around to provide endless adventure for the kids.

We loved the local towns including Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino, Oria and Lecce. We took a day trip to Matera which was amazing plus a day out at Alberobello. There is lots to see and do here, including the Zoo Safari which provided the usual holiday seaside resort roller coasters, albeit on a small scale.

Puglia is a lovely region, unspoilt and still very cheap. We were amazed by the quality of the restaurants and the food is amazing. The best pizze is in Ceglie at Montovicolo and La Locanda, which also has a huge menu and is open every day except Monday. We never paid more than about €5 each! Beware the anti pasti menus, as they serve enough food to feed a small army and we seldom managed to get to the main course!

We would recommend Trulli Carla for any family looking for a peaceful gentle holiday in a lovely, well equipped, comfortable house. The trulli are extremely cute and the children have not stopped talking about their fantastic holiday.

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      Calendar last updated:19 May 2015

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