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Restored Trullo Villa near Locorotondo. Pool. Spectacular Views to the sea. WIFI

People8
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Trullo in San Marco, Locorotondo, - A Magical Property With Stunning Views Over Open Countryside To The Sea

Trullo San Marco is a delightful, recently restored traditional trulli farmhouse with a private pool, sleeping 8 people (and more) in 4/6 bedrooms. A magical property with the most amazing views over open countryside to the sea, it is on the edge of the little village of San Marco and also near fascinating old towns with good restaurants and only 20 minutes from the sea. Providing a perfect solution for two families or a larger family or group, this is an unusual villa as although it is a seven coned trullo, its main living room is a large converted coach-house with a high barrel ceiling so it is spacious without being spoilt by modern additions. All the original features have been preserved, but it is also well equipped with mod cons. This lovely villa is situated just a few minutes' walk from a small village in the countryside where you can buy everything you need including delicious local produce and fresh bread from a wood oven. Next door to the shop, opposite a mediaeval chapel, is an authentic little bar/cafe with snacks and ice creams at ridiculously cheap prices. Trullo San Marco is also near the small town of Locorotondo (officially listed as 'one of the most beautiful in Italy' and Alex 'Secret Italy' Polizzi's favourite place in Puglia) and within short driving distance of many of Puglia's prettiest little hill towns like Cisternino, Ostuni, Martina Franca and the Trullo town of Alberobello.


Owner
James Cutler
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About James Cutler

I've spent thirty years making TV documentaries and have travelled widely both for work and holidays. We have a large extended family of four generations and needed a holiday home where large groups of us from great-grandparents to small babies could all be comfortably accommodated.

James Cutler purchased this villa in 2009

Why James Cutler chose Bari

When we decided to buy a holiday home we thought long and hard about all the lovely places we'd enjoyed visiting and Puglia - especially the Itria valley came out top. Beautiful countryside, fascinating old towns, every kind of beach, food and wine and friendly people - it ticks all the boxes.

What makes this villa unique

We spent years looking for the right property but fell in love with Trullo San Marco instantly. While it's a beautifully restored old trullo house with masses of character, it's also unusually spacious so that different family groups can spread out in their own parts of the house. Crucially, its one structure so that no one has to cross a courtyard to get to the bedrooms as is often the case with larger trullo properties. The location is spectacular with views across olive groves and woodland to the sea. Despite the tranquility of the setting it's just a five minute walk to a sleepy Puglian village with friendly neighbours, a wonderfully well stocked local shop, a bar, an excellent and good value restaurant/pizzeria and open-air dances in the school yard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a trulli wonderful place! a real home away from home and yet so magical. The house was perfect for the 2 families, enough space for us all.We will be sure to recommend it to anyone heading your way ." Camilla

" The Trullo isfabulous and well equipped, we had a restful break in beautiful surroundings." L. K. London"We had a great time in your beautiful villa. All of us were impressed by the facility and the available equipment in the various rooms and in the kitchen. You can be sure that I'll recommend to all my friends." M. family "This is to let you know how much we enjoyed the delights of Pulia, San Marco and your trulli. the Trulli will be widely recommended." P+H. Conor"We had a lovely time in your house. We really enjoyed San Marco - spent the following week just outside Casalini, not as nice and how we missed that shop!" Jonny H.

I just wanted to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at

your villa. I will certainly recommend it to my colleagues at work. Kalpana

"Trulli, Trulli, Trulli lovely. Loved the location, the slow pace of life and perfect house for a group of friends and family. Thank you." Steve, Sandy and Families.

"We had a wonderful holiday in the Trullo, it is a charming home and felt so authentically Italian - looking at the pictures on the walls of how it once was - you have done a fantastic job of renovating it. The local people were so friendly to us, we spent many a morning with cornetti and coffee in the local bar but ventured out to local towns and the beach during our stay also. Everything we could have needed was in the house and it was so lovely and cool inside despite the scorching sun outside." Penny and Family
Nov 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Locorotondo in Metropolitan City of Bari

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 x bathrooms both with baths/showers over, WC and bidets and hairdryer. One ensuite shower room with W.C. Shower room by the pool with hot and cold water and enclosed for privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (or more) (6/7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: B 1 double bed. B 2 double bed. B 3 ( Room on roof) double bed and en-suite. B 4 double or single bed plus single sofa bed. B 5 double sofa bed. B6 single bed and single pull-out bed. B7 double sofa bed. There are three cots available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: You enter the house through the hall, which also has a double sofa bed in a coned alcove. On the right there is a large dining room living room with a high barrel vaulted ceiling , originally a coach house, with exposed beams and fireplace and French doors opening to paved terracing. Off the sitting room is a large family suite of conical ceilinged rooms, made up of a double bedroom plus a large room which has a single/double bed and a single sofa bed and a further room with a single bed and pull out single bed. To the left of the entrance hall there is a coned double bedroom and a coned room with double sofa bed and a smaller kitchen opening onto a terrace garden with pergola and large dining table. Each suite of rooms has access to its own family bathroom. On the roof terrace with safety railings, accessed by gated external stairs , there is a romantic double bedroom with en-suite, a/c , fridge/TV/DVD and breathtaking panoramic views over olive groves and vineyards to the sea. Outside: Terrace garden with large table /chairs for outside dining under shady pergola with grape vine and jasmine. Barbecue, traditional bread/pizza oven. Private 8m by 4m pool with solar cover and enclosed hot/cold shower. Plenty of sun loungers (some portable to take to beach), three parasols and one portable parasol to take to beach. Small poolside table and chairs and poolside drinks trolley. Garden adjoins meadows, orchards and olive groves. Utility Room: Many toys, inflatables, child swimming aids. Electric air pump for inflatables. Snorkels. Child's buggy. Child's car seat. Sunloungers. Sunshades, poolside drinks table. Portable parasol windbreak beach chairs. Telescope for spotting passing ships. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, table linen and towels etc included. Beach towels also included. Weekly cleaning and bed linen changing but spare bed linen and towels are available at the house. Cleaning can be more frequent if requested. Other: There is air conditioning and a fridge and TV/DVD player in the roof room, the rest of the house is cooled by its 5 ft thick stone walls. Mains Gas and Mains Water - big bonuses in this area (no changing gas bottles or running out of well water).

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Amazing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

As a large family of 11 people from 74 to 8 years old, this beautiful Trullo was the perfect house for us. Plenty of space for everyone, a fabulous pool and it was full of everything you may need. Just a short walk away from the local shops and cafe/bar. There are plenty of places to visit nearby, our favourite was Alberebello and it's Trulli Quarter. A great time was had by all just wished we had stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear about extended families enjoying their stay at Trullo San Marco. The house and indeed that magic part of Italy, the Itria Valley, is very family orientated. You are all welcome to come back and stay longer next time maybe!
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Perfect Puglia

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful sensitively converted Trulli house was just right for our three generation family gathering of 11 people. The owners and local contact were all very helpful and did all they could to make our stay very comfortable.

San Marco is ideally situated for pretty Locorotondo, the beaches north and south of nearby Fasano, the beautiful towns of Martina Franca, Ostuni and Lecce and of course the UNESCO heritage site of Alberobello. We enjoyed walking through the adjoining cherry orchards, meeting the friendly farmers and of course lazing by the pool in peace and tranquility. The village shop is exceptionally well stocked and the owner is friendly and helpful. The outside pizza oven was easy to use and the children loved the results which were followed by watching the stunning sunsets from the roof terrace.

We couldn't recommend it highly enough and are already planning a return visit. Fred & Mary

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you and your extended family liked it. We love having families there. It would be great to have you back there again and we always automatically discount for returning guests!
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5

Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have returned form a week in Trullo San Marco and we had a wonderful holiday. The villa was clean, well equipped and spacious. The location is in a quiet country village with lovely views and a short drive to lots of towns and beaches The notes from the owner were very helpful in finding our way around. The local shop, 5 mins walk is well stocked and owners are friendly and helpful The pool was available but too cold at this time of year though we did get to sit by it most days. Overall we had a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So pleased you liked the village and the house. We might even have pool heating installed for next year but if not you would be very welcome to come back between May and September when the pool is at its warmest.
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday in this beautiful house in a great region new to us. There were four couples aged 29 to 63 and all relaxing for a week. The pool was fantastic and the views sublime. It got stormy later in the week (the lightening was rather exciting) but that gave us a chance to visit the spectacular towns in the region and take advantage of all the culinary specialities. Everything was just great and the advice on what to see and do from the owner was really useful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all had a good holiday. We enjoy sharing our love of Puglia with people who've not been before.
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5

Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of 5 - kids 12, 9 and 7) treated ourselves to this very special holiday over the May half term 2016. Right from the start the owner was attentive and helpful providing lots of information on the villa and on the local area, responding very quickly to emails we sent asking for their advice. On arrival we were met by the local agent who was also friendly and helpful. The villa itself I couldn't fault, very well equipped, clean and tidy with lovely, homely decor. The pool also is great - just the right size for us - the kids were in it most of the time having such fun. We concluded that the end of May is a good time to go for us - the weather was great but not too hot, the local area is rich in flora and fauna - there's so much to see - and the most magical smell of jasmine and honeysuckle filled the air in the garden, accompanied by the sound of bees. Locorotondo and the surrounding area offers loads to do. We were not short of places to visit with mornings spent mooching around a local town or city ( Ostuni, Monopoli, or the caves at Castellana Grotte) and then in the afternoon exploring the coast - great for snorkelling with the kids in the shallow clear,calm waters of the Adriatic - particularly lovely at Polignano a Mare. The locals, too, were all very friendly and helpful and welcomed our attempts at Italian, filling in when we were out of our depth. We spent most of our money in the local shop with its lovely cheeses, meats and local products. This is a place we'd love to come back to and to bring more of the family to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We would be more than delighted for you to come back again with friends and family and share our love of Puglia and especially San Marco.
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5

A 'Trulli' Sumptuous Taste of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at this beautiful trulli and would love to return. Two families went and in total there were nine of us. This part of Italy is stunning with fantastic weather and numerous whitewashed towns. The trulli itself is in a village called San Marco which is a small and quiet agricultural, working village in the region of Puglia. The trulli is full of character with many original features. When we arrived, the English property manager showed us around and was very friendly and helpful offering advice about local places we could visit etc. There was plenty of space in the trulli for all of us and was very well equipped, inside (board games, wi-fi, TVs, books etc) and outside (sun loungers, umbrellas, inflatables, outside shower etc) The trulli has a roof terrace which has gorgeous views and the outside dining area is sheltered with a bbq and outside sink. There is a local shop with very friendly and helpful owners. It is less than a five minute walk from the trulli. You can get everything you need there from local cheeses and meats to washing powder and alcohol! There are many local towns which are definitely worth a visit; Alberobello which has many trullis and is a UNESCO world heritage site, Locorotondo, a beautiful historic town with a labyrinth of white alleys, Martina Franca, another beautiful old town surrounded by stone walls with lots of piazzas and narrow, winding streets and Ostuni, built on top of a hill and commonly referred to as "the White Town" ("La Città Bianca") for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture. Another place worth visiting are the Castellana caves where you can go on a guided tour of the caves. We also visited a local water park called Acqua Splash which was close to Alberobello and was perfect for the age range of children we had (5-10 years). All of these places are close to the trulli and can be reached by car in under half an hour or so. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the peaceful poolside, there are many beautiful beaches too. The food was amazing and we ate out at many fine restaurants. The owners have helpfully left notes in the trulli detailing local restaurants and places to visit. This trulli is to be highly recommended and is home from home. It was our first visit to Italy and has definitely given us a taste and we wouldn't hesitate to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Brindisi or Bari
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar San Marco
Nearest Ferry
41 Miles
Brindisi
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Locorotondo
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
A14
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Arco Antico
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Savelletri
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

A list of bookable services including meals at the house, cookery lessons, boating, cycling, tours etc is sent to all guests before arrival and a copy is at the Trullo. Most enjoyed by everybody is the Pasta making evening with a local expert and her daughter which includes a 4 course traditional meal (including your handmade pasta) with wine, cooked and served at the Trullo.

Coast/Beach:

20 minutes drive to nearest beach. For beach lovers there are miles of unspoilt coastline, from rocky coves for snorkelling to long stretches of white sand with crystalline water. Choose between family friendly lidos or natural dunes in wildlife areas. 15 minutes to fishing village with waterside fish restaurants. 20 minutes to brand new aquapark with pools and slides for all ages

Travel:

Nearest airports are Bari and Brindisi each about 50 minutes drive with flights from Stansted, (Ryanair) , Gatwick (BA and Easyjet) and Heathrow (Alitalia). Car hire is recommended. NB: there is little need to bring more than carry-on luggage as the house is well equipped and a well stocked village shop and pharmacy are within walking distance.

Distances:

Few minutes walk to local food shop and cafe/ice cream bar and pharmacy. Just over half a mile walk to good, inexpensive local restaurant /pizzeria. Short drive to beautiful old towns like Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Locorotondo, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Ostuni. 15 minutes drive to Safari Park and Theme park with Dolphinarium, rides etc. 20 minutes to well preserved remains of Roman town (Egnazia- a mini Pompeii.) 20 minutes to new Aquapark.

Further Details:

San Marco with a village shop/bakery, little bar, post office, pharmacy is a short walk away. The bar serves snacks, panini and panzerotti and delicious ice cream right into the late evening at very low prices. In the Summer there are charming dances held in the village centre. A good traditional restaurant which also serves wood oven pizzas and has tables in a garden is about 15 minutes walk away or 5 minutes drive. Locorotondo - one of Italy's officially recognised most beautiful small towns is 5km away. Cisternino, Martina Franca , Ostuni, Alberobello are also worth exploring. There is usually a festival on at one or other of these picturesque little towns at some time during the Summer. There are impressive caves at Castellana Grotte about 25 minutes away and the unique cave town of Matera, (like stepping back a thousand years in time) is about 40 minutes' drive away. For kids there is a Safari Park (Zoo Safari Fasano) and Theme Park (Fasanolandia) about 15 minutes drive away and a big new Aquapark about 20 mins away. We supply notes on the area , restaurants , sights etc when you enquire. There are lots of guide books and maps at the Trullo.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Locorotondo, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
50% deposit payable at time of booking, balance 60 days before arrival.
Weekly cleaning and laundry contribution 100€ payable locally. From time to time there are special offers.

Changeover Day:
Flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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