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Beautifully Restored Trulli with Large 15m Private Pool and Extensive Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Ceglie Messapica, Ostuni, Puglia, Italy - Romantic Flower Covered Trulli, Set in Tranquil Olive and Almond Groves

Romantic Trulli Mimosa is decorated in traditional Puglian style preserving the heritage of traditional Trulli houses. Covered in Jasmine and Roses with a 15m (40 foot) long swimming pool with Venetian glass tiles and surrounded by sun loungers, umbrellas, wooden decking and Travertine stone patios. The shallow ‘conversation area’ in the pool with central umbrella, is perfect for children and lounging on hot sunny days. Outside shower in the area near the pool. The master bedroom has a large metal bed covered with a patchwork quilt and scattered cushions, bedside tables, lamps, wooden double wardrobe, the large double doors open onto the patio and pergola shaded outdoor sitting room. The second bedroom the rose room has twin beds, which can be pushed together to make a double. There is a single sofa bed in the alcove off the main kitchen diner, traditionally where the grandparents slept. Baby cots and high chairs are available free of charge, ask us about other baby requirements. All you can eat WiFi available throughout house and at all pool areas

Liz Clery
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2018

About Liz Clery

We are an Irish family who have design and travel businesses and who own 3 Trulli houses in the wonderful region of Puglia. We love to visit this area which is still unspoiled and rural in its simplicity. The quality of the food, restaurants, bars etc is outstanding. We love to visit en-masse, 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 ancient Trulli houses, and decorated each to a high standard. As Trulli Mimosa was lived in until we bought it we were able to retain many of the original features, and restore it to how it would have been when the grandparents lived there, traditional in style. The house is very private, with its own gardens and pool. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do

Liz Clery purchased this villa in 2005

Why Liz Clery chose Ceglie Messapica

Our family of two sisters and a brother, husbands and wife and children, 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 its rural simplicity yet provides high standards 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. Wave and say Ciao to everybody you meet on the road. Ostuni St Michele 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.

What makes this villa unique

We particularly love the outdoor living at the Trulli. We spent most of our time on the land or around the pool. Our 3 Trulli are 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 and her Mother are extremely special! They will teach you how to make the pasta a great treat at a very reasonable cost...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Trulli Mimosa has been described variously as 'Paradise' or 'Fairyland' by previous guests, and is already very popular with honeymooners because of its romantic settings.

Michaela and family said...We enjoyed our stay at mimosa very much! it is really a lovely place. the kids loved the pool - and it is a big one too (sometimes pictures on the internet give you an impression and then reality is totally different - but not so at mimosa!)everything was just fine. Mimosa felt like home! we really appreciated what you did with the interior design of the place and and all the gardening! the place is important to you and so well kept - we could see and feel it. we will recommend mimosa to all our friends.
Nov 2010
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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
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower
  • The modern round bathroom has shower, bidet, and wash basin. The shower is wheelchair friendly with a wet-room type floor and folding glass shower doors, a plastic shower chair is available. Hot water is instant. There are 2 outside showers near the pool, the kids love these. Pool towels and bath towels are included in the price.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms + 2 Babies) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wooden wardrobe, and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has twin beds which push together to make a double, a chest of drawers and 2 traditional alcoves where the oil was once stored is now the wardrobe. WiFi available throughout
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Trulli is fully equipped, providing hair dryers, irons, ironing boards etc. Linen and towels are supplied (including pool towels). As the family who owns the Trullo have children with ages ranging from a few months to 21 years old this year, the Trulli are child friendly with various combinations of toys, DVD players etc. Ask for availability when booking. Trulli Mimosa can be booked with 2 other Trulli to sleep up to 19 people. Outside: The Trullo has its own private pool, sun terrace and acres of private land. Please feel free to use herbs, fruit etc. Outside the main bedroom is an outside sitting room sheltered from the sun by a Jasmine covered Pergola. In front of the main door is a metal dining set, perfect for breakfast. Under the trees is a 4mt long oak rustic dining table made by our Gardner. Send the children to pick ripe figs for breakfast. Fresh olives are extremely bitter so don't be tempted to taste them. Being city dwellers the opportunity to surround ourselves with fruit and nut trees is a dream come true. We make our own olive oil and we supply some in each kitchen and welcome guests to use it for cooking. Utility Room: Washing machine, large sink with scrubbing board, large fridge freezer for drinks and ice. There is an outside shower in this area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Stocked with linen, bath and pool towels. Cleaning and linen change is once a week, but more often by arrangement. We can do your supermarket shopping before you arrive. A welcome pack can be arranged for late arrivals included baby formula etc.


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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing Trulli ! Wow is what we said as soon as we saw our little slice of Heaven. It was everything and more than we hoped for.We have fallen in love with Puglia. Liz the Welcome Book was amazing it was our Bible. Thankyou so much for sharing your home with us we hope to come back. Ostuni, Alberobello and Matera are a must visit. Our favourite beaches were on the Ionian coast a hours drive but well worth it. The food is to die for especially the Foccacia and meat from St Michele. A special mention to Jackie who was so kind and helpful. What can we say ? Shhhh don't tell everyone we don't really want to share our amazing find. Perfect from start to finish

Kind Regards

The Whittles

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Whittle Family Thank you so much for your kind review and the 5 stars, and also for your lovely remarks in the Visitors Book at the house. Yes Jacki is fantastic at looking after the house and all the guests when I am not there myself. We are always so happy when our guests have had a great holiday. We do try to pay close attention to detail. I agree with you about the fantastic food, who would think a little town right on our doorstep like St Michele would have such a marvellous array of artisan food suppliers and high class restaurants and also what value. Italy is really getting into the Slow Food and Organic movements, I can’t eat in such a healthy and delicious way at home for double the price, and I defiantly can’t buy organic eggs directly from the farmer who produced them. What can beat a gin and tonic sitting outside, in the main square watching the passagata drinking in the local atmosphere, for the paltry sum of €3 (with complementary crisps and peanut). Wow indeed..... Now you know why we came to Puglia, fell in love, and bought our own little patch of paradise. Maybe we will see you again All the best Liz and all the gang
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Trulli wonderful

  • 5 of 5

An oasis of quit seclusion surrounded by an orchard of olive groves with a garden to match.

It's quaint architectural building is just to die for and has that warm homely feeling that makes want to stay and enjoy all that is around you.

This is just the place to relax and unwind and let the world go by.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 stars We have permanently moved your bench to your spot, it is now called the "Sundowner Spot" as you christened it .As you say it is the perfect spot to sit, relax and just watch the sun go down enjoying a beer. All the best Liz
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Totaly Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We have fallen in love with Puglia !!!!!!

We had a lovely warm welcome from the wonderfull caretakers. The Trulli was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The owner has great taste.

We followed many of the suggestions in the welcome book, going to quite a few of the restaurants suggested. We got a warm reception from them also, Trulli Mimosa guests are made feel very welcome there too.

We realy loved all the local customs and activities surrounding Easter, sometimes we thought we must be back 100 years watching the age old processions.

We tried the Cheff one night and loved the Pasta making lesson

We wiil be back

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Trulli for a Beautiful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

It was really an amazing and unique experience to stay in a trulli. This one was particularly lovely and so nicely furnished and decorated and outfitted with everything you need for your stay. The master bedroom was just lovely with its crisp white linens, comfy bed and doors leading to the outside terrace. The grounds around the trulli are expansive with olive and fruit trees and the pool is fantastic and so pleasant to be in after a day of sightseeing in the heat! Plenty of room for dining outside or relaxing by the pool . It is really quiet as well in this area-very peaceful! The caretaker, Jacki, is also extremely kind, thoughtful, and accommodating and checked on us before our arrival and throughout our stay, which is so nice to have so you feel you can contact someone if you have a problem or question. The trulli is situated between 2 towns, so shops and restaurants are easily accessible. All the recommendations in the Welcome Book for sightseeing and restaurants and shopping were spot on and very helpful. Needless to say, we ate very well! We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Pugilla

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time at Trulli Mimosa, it was like an oasis in a busy world. The pool was fantastic it was so good to be able to swim every day and the local food was delicious.

It was great just to hang around and not feel I had to do something and likewise Trulli Mimosa was a hub for any of the beautiful towns and beach we wanted to visit during our stay. We didn't have children with us but it would be a lovely place for a family holiday. I would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I am so glad you had such a nice time, sometimes we " hang around" and forget that the busy world outside the property even exists. I agree the local food is fantastic, lovely inexpensive restaurants and fresh produce from the Markets, Yumm Liz
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Total fairytale setting. Beautiful olive grove, cities trees and flowers and herbs.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated Trulli with incredible attention to details. Gorgeous

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you so much for the 5 stars, It was a joy to have you stay at the Trulli. I don't get to meet all of our guests as I am usually at home in Ireland, so for me it was great meet you and to hear first hand your reaction to the Trullo and its grounds, it was definitely a meeting of kindred spirits. As you said I look forward to seeing you again next year. Best Wishes Liz
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Ceglie Mesapica
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Villa Rosa
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cookery courses are available at the trulli - courses include how to, make pasta and local dishes. Especially great for children!


The Trulli are a short 20 minute drive to the beautiful beaches on the Adriatic coast of Puglia. Our Welcome Book has suggestions and ideas for days out at the beach, drives and towns to visit.


The Trulli are about 1 hour drive from Bari International Airport, 45 minutes from Brindisi. Bari and Brindisi are also Ferry ports. We also drive from Naples (3 hours) and Rome (5 hours) when we get good deals on flights.


Ostuni 8km. Ceglie Messapica 5km. San Michele 3.5km. Lecce is approx 1 hour and 15 mins. Matera is 1 hour 15 mins drive. The Coast is 20 minutes.

Further Details:

An Italian cook can be arranged for cooking classes and private dining. Our Caretaker can arrange bike rentals, babysitting, and extra cleaning – please ask for details and costs. Welcome pack on arrival containing essentials for first evening/breakfast – please advise if you would like costs for an additional baby pack or even a big weekly shop to done for you before you arrive.

If you fancy a manicure, pedicure or beauty treatment by the pool we can organise the beautician from Ceigle to come to the Trullo, We can also recommend our hairdresser Ricardo in Ceigle, his prices are fantastic compared with home.

The properties are situated in a peaceful country location but are just a short 5 minute drive from the town of St Michele and Ceglie Messapica , famous throughout Italy for the quality of its restaurants and pizzerias. Central heating and air conditioning make the properties suitable for holidays all year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% is payable on booking, the Remaining 70% due 28 days prior to arrival. If the booking is made 28 days or less from start date, the full cost is payable immediately. Electricity to the value of €50 is included in the price of the villa – Consumption over this amount is charged according to a meter reading at €0.45per kw – payable locally to caretaker on departure
Prices include gas with the exception of winter months.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday during high season; June to the end of September. In other months please ask the owner. During the winter months we will consider a longer rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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