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

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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:
24 May, 2018

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 Ceglie Messapica

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

 Left on Apr 26, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017

Trulli Stella is remarkable in that every aspect of providing comfort, amenities and relaxation has been considered and this is something that is not always apparent in rentable accommodation no matter the price . Stella really goes that extra mile to ensure her guests have a memorable holiday. When we arrived we were struck by the beauty of the place . The scented hanging branches of the purple tree will remain with me forever. The bedrooms and bathrooms all well appointed...and then there is the outdoor Kitchen which was an exceptional feature of this accommodation. Stella even went to such lengths as to provide wonderful toys for our three children . Liz her Sister down the avenue was a gem ! The surrounding area is beautiful and the local restaurants that Stella recommended were certainly top class- we both love our food and love cooking so we know what good food looks like and tastes like. Stella thank you from the bottom of our hearts .

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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Exceptional Trulli House with Private Pool, Outdoor Kitchen and Mature Gardens
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A classy pad in which to chill

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored and extended trulli, very thoughtfully executed. Great outside kitchen beside the pool was all we ever used. Comfortable bedrooms and all set in mature grounds and olive grove in a quiet rural setting. We enjoyed visiting the local towns and imbibing the Puglian wine and cuisine. A truly relaxing week with the perfect 'base camp'.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a lovely holiday. We adore our Trulli and are delighted when our guests have a good time. We hope you return again some day and explore a bit more of this fascinating region of Italy. Stella and Mike
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Beautifully presented Trulli House

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Trulli in a great location. So peacefully and relaxing. The Trullie has been well restored and modernized to today’s needs and the outdoor kitchen has everything you could want.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Trulli Stella and the house was everything you expected. We hope to welcome you back for another Italian holiday.
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A beautiful property in a quiet rural location but only 10 mins from Ostuni and Ceglia Mesapica

  • 5 of 5

A great restoration of an old trulli. The outdoor kitchen was superb with all the kit and appliances you would ever need (including a wine fridge!) We ate breakfast and lunch here and never used the indoor kitchen. Pool area was plenty big enough with chairs/loungers for everyone. It was 38 degrees pretty much the entire time we were there so the Air Con was brilliant. The property manager, Anna Maria, could not have been more helpful and is only 10 mins away. I would be happy to recommend this Trulli to anyone looking to holiday in the Puglia region.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Trulli unique experience!

  • 4 of 5

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: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Trulli in the heart of Puglia

  • 5 of 5

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: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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

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: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Brindisi or Bari
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Adriatic Coast
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Italian cook can be arranged for cooking classes and private dining at the Trulli. We can show you how to stoke up the pizza oven, and demonstrate pasta and pizza preparation - please ask for details and costs (payable locally).

We can arrange bike rentals, babysitting, extra cleaning wine tours and fully comprehensive Italian cooking courses in the locality.


The Trulli are a accessible to the public and private beaches scattered along both the Adriatic (20 mins) and Mediterranean (40 mins) coasts of Puglia. Each offer a combination of both public and "Lido" beaches. Lido are very popular in Italy as they provide covered parking, sun beds and shades, restaurants and snack bars, plus toilets. They cost around €4 per person per day, and maybe the same for the car.


The Trulli are about 1 hour drive from Bari International Airport, 45 minutes from Brindisi. Bari and Brindisi are also Ferry ports.


Ostuni 8km. Ceglie Messapica 5km. San Michaele 3.5km.

Lecce approx 1 hour and 15 mins. Matera 1 hour 15 mins drive. Coast 20 minutes.

Further Details:

This area of Puglia is rich in culture and charm, with its own history, cuisine and agricultural heritage. We are on the doorstep of the Primitivo and Salento wine region and we can arrange wonderful tours of historic and exciting vineyards.

There are three fantastic UNESCO World Heritage sites within a few hours' drive, and a local Roman ruin settlement at Saveletri, plus caves, adventure parks and even a zoo.

There are so many beautiful medieval towns to visit, you will be spoiled for choice.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
pre Summer 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover day is Saturday

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