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Exceptional Trulli House with Private Pool, Outdoor Kitchen and Mature Gardens

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5 - 7 nights

About the property

Beautiful 2/3 Bed Trulli House Close to Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica - Surrounded by Lush Olive Groves and private pool and gardens

Our beautiful Trulli House is lovingly restored to offer an exceptional Italian holiday experience. It can sleep up to 8 people, 6 privately, and two on the sofa bed in the main cone. Trulli Stella is light and airy and tastefully furnished. It oozes flair in every respect from fully fitted indoor kitchen to the wonderful outdoor kitchen with BBQ and Pizza Oven.

Trulli Stella has a fully equipped with kitchen with all the appliances you need including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. We supply linen, bath and pool towels and lots of little extras. (We ask parents to bring baby linen).

A welcome pack is provided and supermarket shopping can be arranged on request. The Trulli is designed to maximise outdoor living and Trulli Stella has a fully fitted outdoor kitchen with BBQ and pizza oven plus dining tables and sun loungers. The Trulli are situated in a peaceful country location but just a short 5 minute drive from the town of Ceglie Messapica, famous locally for its excellent choice of restaurants. Central heating and air conditioning make the properties suitable for holidays all year round.

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Stella Clery-Ackland
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
5 February, 2017

About Stella Clery-Ackland

We are an Irish family who own 3 holiday trulli houses in the wonderful region of Puglia. We all love to visit this area as it is still unspoiled and rural in its simplicity. Yet the quality of the food, restaurants, bars etc is outstanding. We love to visit together enmasse, or simply pop down for a quick break. We have taken considerable care when renovating and restoring each house to capture the spirit of the aincent trulli houses, and decorated each to a high standard. We hope you will love the house and the region as much as we do!

Stella Clery-Ackland purchased this villa in 2005

Why Stella Clery-Ackland chose Brindisi area

We fell in love with this area of Italy as it reminds us of summer holidays in the west of Ireland when we were young. It still retains it's rural simplicity yet provides an excellent high standard of restaurants, shops and bars. The beaches are nearby and are very italian in nature.. We particularly love the people of this area. They cannot do enough for us and are really pleasant and welcoming. Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica are really old towns which have maintained their heritage and history very well. We also love to visit Martina Franca and Cisternino for their restaurants and outdoor markets.

It's easy to get to the area via Bari, Brindisi or even Naples airports. Or by ferry from Greece.

What makes this villa unique

We particularly love the outdoor living at the trulli. We spend most of our time on the land or around the pool. The house is on a quiet road and are only minutes from each other. Trulli Stella and Trulli Mimosa share a drive, but are still very secluded and private from each other. The properties are fully equipped with almost everything you could possible need for cooking and enjoying the gardens and pool. The cooking lessons and private dining provided by our caretaker are extremely special! She will teach you how to make the pasta and can stoke up the pizza oven and show you how it all works - A great treat at a very very reasonable cost.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday at Trulli Stella.............Thank you & yours

for carrying out such a great renovation. - Ms Lean Family

Dear Stella,

We've just come back to Paris. Just to tell you that our holidays in the trullo were wonderful ! The trullo and the place are so beautiful. Anna Maria was very welcoming. Thank you very much. Maybe we'll come back next year.

Best regards, Serge

We loved the peace and quiet of this gorgeous trulli and will recommend to family and friends in London - Kamaldip

We had a wonderful holiday at Trulli Stella, it was so peaceful and relaxing - it was a struggle to leave such lovely surroundings and get out and about in Puglia. Trulli Stella is very well equipped with your every need accounted for. The Trulli is well positioned for sightseeing with plenty of detail in the information pack. The people are very friendly and appreciated our attempts to communicate in Italian. The Caretaker Anna Maria is wonderful. Joan & Trevor Marshall
Feb 2009
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Trulli unique experience!

  • 4 of 5
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Once in a lifetime stay in a stone cone-shaped trulli dwelling typical of the Puglia region. 4 adults across 3 bedrooms enjoyed the layout, which offered plenty of different zones to do one's own thing. We found ourselves using the external kitchen constantly and swimming in the pool every morning despite the mild weather. Located 5 minutes drive from Ceglie Messapica, don't be deceived by the modern, run-down outer of this foodie town. The historic centre up on the hill is stunning and the food is cheap and plentiful. Many other towns and attractions around the area in all directions. Only real downside was our stress driving on the opposite side of the road in an SUV, which probably enhanced our desire to laze around and do nothing by the pool for much of the week. Next time I'd hire a smaller car, though native right-side drivers likely wouldn't suffer from this stress. I'd also make use of the transport service the landlord lists (in the comprehensive guest info book) in order to head into Ceglie more often throughout the week for wining and dining. And I'd stay 10-14 days instead of 7, given there's so many day trips on offer!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Trulli in the heart of Puglia

  • 5 of 5
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We loved our visit to Trulli Stella! It is even more beautiful in person than in the photos. It's convenient to great restaurants, wonderful historic sites, and perfect for a relaxing day by the pool, (though weather during our mid-October visit was a bit chilly for swimming). Anna Maria was warm and welcoming, and we are grateful for the hospitality she showed us on behalf of the property owners.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Trulli Stella. The local restaurants are really wonderful and we are happy you had a good experience of the local cuisine and got to see the local countryside. Please let us know if you would like to return to Trulli Stella, we would love to welcome you again. Stella
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Trulli Stella is a beautifully presented villa with pool, set in pretty, private surroundings.

  • 5 of 5
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We've had the most wonderfully relaxing time as a family at Trulli Stella. It is beautifully presented and very well kept, and set in the most wonderfully pretty, yet very private location. Every detail has been carefully thought through, offering everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. The owners were very responsive and accommodating with our requirements, and the written guide was incredibly detailed and useful. There are so many things to see and do in the nearby area, yet we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the villa as it is so lovely, and well equipped. The outdoor kitchen was just so useful as we virtually lived outdoors, taking shade from the heat of the day, and cooking up meals from the garden and lovely local produce available just a stone's throw from the villa. You'd be hard pushed to find a better place for a holiday - we can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear B, We are so happy you enjoyed your holiday at Trulli Stella. We absolutely love our Italian hideaway and are always so pleased when our guests enjoy it too! The local people in Puglia are wonderful and we admire their relaxed way of life, their culture and of course their food and wine. We hope you decide to come back to Trulli Stella and we look forward to welcoming you once again. Stella
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Simply stunning luxurious holiday home in beautiful Puglia

  • 5 of 5
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Trulli Stella is an exceptional property absolutely perfect for a family 'away from it all' holiday. The Trulli is beautifully designed with luxury fixtures and fittings and an incredible outdoor kitchen, landscaped gardens and a gorgeous pool. It has everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday home but is only 10 mins drive from great cafes and restaurants iif you want to venture out. It is also really near all the main sights in southern Puglia so great for day trips. We love this place and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very welcome at Trulli Stella and we really receive so much pleasure knowing you love our Trulli as much as we do. We hope you continue to take your holidays in southern Puglia, as this region of Italy has so much to offer and the people are wonderful. Thank you for your kind review, which we hope will spread the news of Teulli Stella and entice other travellers to experience this magical place.
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Stunning, luxurious, relaxing

  • 5 of 5
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Superb design of house, outdoor kitchen and gardens. Spotlessly clean and exceptionally well equipped. Probably the best property we have rented in over 25 years for being the 'complete package'. So relaxing and yet with plenty of excursions to keep you well occupied. We hope to return !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Trulli Stella.
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Everything and More....

  • 5 of 5
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Our stay at Trulli Stella really was all we wanted it to.

We followed the housekeeper from the little coffee shop and from the moment the electric gates opened we were all immediately transported to a true, private, south Italian idyll. The owners seem to have thought of everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday, from that all essential WiFi (inside & out) to books, games, maps, guidebooks and little finishing touches like ample tea towels, pool towels, face flannels, shower puffs, citronella and candle lighters..

It will be remembered as one of the best equipped houses we have ever stayed in, where we thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous landscaped gardens, free-use of the gorgeous homegrown produce and the jewel in the crown for us, the much used-every-day outdoor kitchen. Preparing food in here was an absolute pleasure. We moved the smaller round dining table to the right hand corner of the garden, just by the pool steps, where the sun stayed the longest, for what became known as "champagne corner". A fantastic sunny spot for a relaxing and often prolonged sun downer before heading in to get ready for equally enchanting evenings.

We did venture out to the food market in Ostuni, the choice and freshness of the fruit and veg was amazing - it's well worth getting up early for. Ostuni old town is lovely, ancient cobbled streets with charming restaurants and atmospheric bars tucked away up every alleyway. The recommendations in the "villa book" are well worth following. We shared after dinner treats watching Wales in the semi-finals, the cosmopolitan mix of people coupled with an Italian commentary added to to the magic of the night, it's just a shame we didn't win.

Would we come back to Trulli Stella? Oh yes, in a heartbeat, hopefully in the not too distant future.....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janet Thank you so much for your very kind words, we are so happy you enjoyed your holiday at Trulli Stella. We love our trulli house and are always delighted when guests enjoy it as much as we do. We hope to welcome you back to Puglia in the future. Stella
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mar April May 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
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Early June 2017
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Shoulder 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Autumn 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica in Puglia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are two bathrooms at Trulli Stella. bathroom 1 is ensuing to Bedroom 1 and has a small bath with shower, WC, bidet and double sinks. bathroom 2 is what is known as a Jack and Jill bathroom. It has two entrances. One is off bedroom 2, allowing an option for an ensuing to that room. However, if bedroom 3 or the sofa bed in the cone is being used, the other entrance is opened, and the bathroom can be shared. This bathroom has a large walk-in shower, WC and wash basin. Towels and amenities are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Double or twin beds, Ensuite. Ample storage, very bright.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double or twin beds. Jack/Jill bathroom, ample storage
  • Trulli Stella's bedrooms have been designed to provide maximum flexibility and comfort. The two bedrooms in the main Trulli house can be configured as double or twin beds. each has a wardrobe and chest of drawers for ample clothes storage. The rooms are bright and airy and each has French doors to the garden. The third bedroom is situated in the new extension, and has a high quality electric operated double sofa bed. This room overlooks the veranda, and has a wardrobe and chest of drawers, but can also be used as a sitting room. The large floor to ceiling retracting doors, provide a beautiful vice out over the patio to the pool. The heavy curtains and nets provide ample privacy. The remaining sofa bed in the main cone is ideal for one person or two children. (Two adults at a push) Trulli Stella ideally sleeps 6 adults and two children or a combination thereof. We also provide a cot and high chair for babies. All sheets and bed linen are provided except for babies.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All trulli are fully equipped, provide hair dryers, irons, ironing boards etc. Linen and towels are supplied (including pool towels). The Trulli are child friendly with various combinations of toys CD players etc. Ask for availability when booking. Cots and high chairs are available on request. Outside: Each Trullo has its own private pool, sun terrace and acres of private land. Please feel free to use herbs, fruit, or vegetables from the garden. Our children love to pick their own veg and cook it for their lunch. We have spent a lot of time developing the gardens which are now mature, lush and abundant. We are very proud of them. The grounds are secluded an private, and offer a relaxed, quiet ambiance. Each house is fully equipped with tables, chairs and sunbeds to enjoy the "Al Fresco" living the Italians have made a national passtime. We provide everything to make your experience comfortable and enjoyable. We even have toys for the children to enjoy. Pool towels are provided.

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