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'Soul of Puglia' - A Rural Gem 3BR/3BA (ensuite) Hilltop Trulli w/ POOL & Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR, 3BA (all Ensuite), Private POOL (2015), 2x Sitting Areas, Dining Room, Kit

PRIVATE POOL 10m x 5m Pool is OPEN MAY throughout OCTOBER.

** NEW in 2017: LHR to Brindisi DIRECT with British Airways (Tue and Sat only)**

** NEW in 2016: Manchester to Brindisi direct via Ryanair (Mon and Fri only)**

TrulliRoccia is a rare, romantic and recently restored (completed April 2014) trulli that has the ‘Soul of Puglia’ running throughout every cone and rock of its ancient construction. It will embrace you and captivate your heart from the moment you make your final approach to the property and step through the door.

Rare, because this well-appointed trulli has been sensitively restored to include three (3) ensuite bathrooms for each of the three (3) generously sized bedrooms, along with two sitting rooms/lounges, dining room and kitchen, should you choose to dine in. Total interior is 115 square meters / 1000 square feet. A plethora of original features – such as numerous 'niche', stone arches, working fireplace. alcoves and a wood-burning pizza oven, etc – will unfold as you settle in to a very special stay at TrulliRoccia.

As the Puglian lifestyle is centred around ‘outdoor living’, the property has a walled and outside shaded dining area (in addition to inside dining for six). And plenty of additional stone terracing for basking in the sun. There is a poolside shaded pergola and yet another poolside dining area, also for six (6)

Set in nearly one hectare (2 acres) on a hilltop with stunning vistas, TrulliRoccia will wrap you up in the ‘Soul of Puglia’ and envelope your mood. Its idyllic setting will challenge your senses -- vistas, birdsong, olive and fruit trees. You will be surrounded by countryside and magnificent views pocked by distant trulli cones poking through the olive groves and majestic hilltop masseria – providing maximum tranquility, serenity and relaxation for you and your family or travel companions. . ., making it oh so easy to leave the world behind.

Still, you will be ideally located for convenient access (10-15 min by car) to the beautiful Puglian hilltop towns of Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica . . . each with its own unique character – and type of mozzarella! Ostuni's beaches are only minutes drive away.

Further afield, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alberobello (35 min) and Matera – a ‘must’ in our opinion – (1 hr 45 min), as well as the beautiful baroque city of Lecce (1hr 20 min) or Otranto (1 hour 45min) or Gallipoli (1 hour 30 min)

Kitchen has all modern amenities, including dishwasher.

Separate dining room with seating for six (6)

Shaded outdoor veranda for al fresco dining. Shaded poolside pergola. And poolside dining area in addition.

WIFI, iPod docking station, kettle, toaster, microwave, iron, ironing board

Utilities: central heating, dishwasher, laundry washer, 2x fridges/freezers, 4-ring stove, coffee makers, kettle. All kitchenware.

Recent guest Angela, from the USA, writes in her review:

"Would you like to try something so incredibly different while visiting the Puglia region of Italy? Then TrulliRoccia is the place to stay. Location was perfect to take daily trips to surrounding towns. We really had no idea what to expect. After looking at the photos, we knew it would be beautiful and unique. But once you step through the front door, it brought everything to life. TrulliRoccia was spotless and as well appointed as a home can be."

We encourage you to please read through our guest reviews for more information. Thank you.


Master Bedroom (double) w/ensuite bathroom

Bedroom Two: Double (which can be made to two singles) w/ ensuite bathroom

Bedroom Three: Double w/ ensuite bathroom

Two lounges / living areas, one with additional ‘chillout’ alcove

Kitchen with separate Dining Room

Dining Room with comfortable seating for six (6)

Shaded outdoor dining area – with seating for six (6)

Separately outside, there is a BBQ and working wood burning pizza oven

Shaded poolside pergola.

Poolside dining area with table and seating for six (6)

Sun loungers X6

Linens and Towels provided.

How to get there and travel times::: Bari Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Brindisi Airport: 40 minutes.

Ostuni beaches: 25 minutes.

Lecce: 1 hour 20 minutes

Matera: 1 hour 30 mintues


Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- many of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills.

Beaches: there are plenty of beaches and beachcombing to discover in the area, from unspoilt white sand stretches to secluded coves; with or without facilities ie beach bars, beach clubs. Here's a sampling: Torre Canne, Torre Guaceto, Villanova, Torre Pozella, Costa Merlata, Pilone, Boscoe Verde.

Further afield, the beautiful baroque city of Lecce or the hauntingly beautiful Matera is 1.5 hours drive and make for scenic and enjoyable day trips, exploring their well-preserved architecture and many art galleries and cafe's.

Bari and/or Brindisi airports are served by most airlines. Please check websites for up-to-date schedules:

NEW FOR 2016: Easyjet from London Gatwick to Brindisi (starts April)

UK: RyanAir, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia (from London). EasyJet LGW to Brindisi. AirBerlin from LGW AirBerlin (Spring/Summer only). From LondonCity, Alitalia (connecting Rome or Milan).

GER: RyanAir or AirBerlin (from Dusseldorf, Koln, Nuremburg, Munich or Frankfurt Hahn). Lufthansa or Air Dolomti from Munich.

SWITZ: Helvetic (from Zurich or Bern), Easyjet (Geneva), AirBerlin (Zurich)

FRANCE: Ryanair (Paris Beauvais)

NORTH AMERICA (one-stop service to Bari):

New York: AirBerlin, Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Boston: Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Chicago: Alitalia (via Rome), AirBerlin (via Berlin)

Los Angeles: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

NL: RyanAir (from The Netherlands / Eindhoven).

BEL: RyanAir, Jetairfly (from Brussels).

ESP: RyanAir (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville)

DEN: Ryanair (Billund)

SWE: RyanAir (Stockholm)

HUN: WizzAir (Budapest)

POL: WizzAir (Warsaw)

Toronto: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

More Details

Steve & Glenn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Polish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Ostuni in Puglia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Can also be TWO SINGLES
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)


Amazing 5* luxury

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the property and are already trying to work out when we can go back for another visit. Glenn was brilliant with his communication right from the start and check in was quite easy with Annie who we got to know quite well. The property is very clean and beautifully decorated with a very well equipped kitchen and each room has it's own bathroom making it very easy for 3 couples to share. The trulli has great character with beautiful high ceilings and low doorways. The pool area is great for lazing around and although it was early May, the weather was warm enough for us to jump in even if the water was still a bit cool. The bbq area is lovely and we were very disappointed we didn't get a chance to use the wood fire oven, hopefully next time. In terms of location, it's an easy drive to Ostuni or Ceglie however the road isn't quite a road, more a track, but that's what you expect in this part of Italy. Many thanks to Glenn, Steve and Annie, we can't wait to come back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Practical and charming house in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

TrulliRoccia fully lived up to the promise in the listing: atmospheric inside (cosy sitting area, pleasant dining room) and outside (breakfast on the terrace, afternoon drinks in the sitting area next to the pool), highly practical with three double bedrooms with own bathroom each, clean and in excellent condition, very attentive support both online and at the location.

The hill position is superb, surrounded by olive and almond groves, mostly still maintained for production, while in the own grounds there is a mostly abandoned part with wonderful undergrowth (spring flowers during our stay). Very good vantage point for trips to Martina Franca, Alberobello, Locorotondo, etc, and the various beaches on the Adria.

We (65+) stayed here with our children (40+) and grandchildren (10+): we all loved it, we loved it all.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louis and Family. So happy that the extended family had a good time and TrulliRoccia was an ideal place for your multi-generational holiday here in Puglia. Hope to see you back again soon. Glenn, Steve and Annie
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Luxury retreat in the Apulian countryside

  • 5 of 5

A secluded property offering exquisite rural luxury among the fields of wild poppies and olive trees on the outskirts of the beautiful, historic hilltop city of Ostuni. This renovated trullo (traditional stone building) has authentic charm with all the luxury and mod cons needed for a comfortable and relaxing self-catering holiday. Tasteful bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor pizza oven and sun-drenched pool deck with views over the surrounding landscape make this the ideal getaway for a family or group. Owners Glenn and Steve, who live in nearby Ostuni, complete the picture, offering local knowledge and tips for the best food, wine and sites the gorgeous region has to offer. Thank you for a dreamy holiday - the only downside was leaving!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shannon. It was nice meeting you and your family and do hope your Mom is safely back in Australia sharing all her memories at TrulliRoccia. We are so happy you got to experience our slice of Puglian heaven . . . Hope you have opportunity to return in the not-too-distant future. G & S
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Best authentic Italian getaway ever!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely amazing. From the perfectly manicured gardens to an amazing pool with beautiful vista. We even got to use the wood-fired pizza oven!

Can absolutely recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax, soak up the Italian country-side and enjoy an authentic rustic experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim! Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you back sometime in the not-too-distant future. Glenn & Steve
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The experence of the Trulli was very nice

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place to pass your vacation. The Trulli Roccia is very pleasant and spacious. We were very lucky with the weather and the region is beautiful but not very livened. Matera is the best place to visit.

Annie and Glen are very sympathic

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à Vinciane et à la famille. . . Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un agréable séjour. Yes, the period pre-Easter, our low season (ie Lent) is always the quietest time here in this devout part of southern Italy. You will need to return sometime during the hustle and bustle of summer and see just how 'lively' the area can be. All the best. Glenn, Steve (and Annie).
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A lovely renovation, full of character

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully presented and tucked away down a country track. Very tranquil and peaceful with plenty to visit nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer / Poppies
14 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 nights Special
13 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
20 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer & Grape Harvest
5 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Balmy Oct Avg High 21C
7 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
11 Nov 2017 - 3 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received.

Rates are in EURO. HomeAway provides an INDICATIVE alternative currency conversion (eg GBP, USD). Payments made in currencies other than EURO will be adjusted (either up OR down) in subsequent payment(s) ie after deposit amount is received.

Rental rates for our home will always be quoted to you in EURO. HomeAway’s currency converter/display into other currencies (eg GBP, USD) is for indicative purposes only and is highly inaccurate. It is not a problem for us if you wish to pay in another currency, however, we will confirm the EURO amount received by us and make adjustments to final balance payments when and if necessary. To avoid any confusion, we always recommend that guests have their own bank (or PayPal) do the currency conversion at source so that they will know exactly the rate and amount being paid at source . . . and especially concerning GBP, as Brexit has added vast uncertainties and fluctuations in the GBP / Euro rates.

>> 25% non-refundable deposit to secure dates and proceed with a booking
>> 25% payment due on or before 1st April
>> 50% balance payment due 30 days prior to arrival date


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>> 50% balance payment due 60 days prior to arriva

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