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

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


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.

Liz Clery
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Russian, Italian
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017

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 Brindisi area

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 Puglia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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, CD players etc. Ask for availability when booking. Trulli Mimosa can be booked with our 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.


4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Wisteria and sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Your garden reminded us of the movie Enchanted April, the garden is so beautiful , we wandered along the little paths and tried to identify all the flowers and fruit trees. We sat on the Veranda looking towards the pool and watched the dragonflies and swifts dip down to drink the water. We hadn't realised how much birdsong and nature there would be. We had such a relaxing time, we slept like baby's and loved it all. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest I am so happy you had such a lovely time. We have put 12 years of work into the restoration of the Trullo and created the garden from a field. We laid the garden and pool out around the ancient olive trees and the 300 year old cypress tree. Sadly Puglia lost all of its Palm trees 4 years ago due to a beetle from North Africa, and we lost ours. We kept the Trullo as authentic as possible, with many original features such as the original stone floors and the hall door, we even bought and moved a small trulli with cone to build the bathroom so that all the stones match and you cant see that it is new from the outside. Many Thanks
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Quaint, well equipped, isolated.

  • 3 of 5

Our party consisted of four adults. We arrived on a sunny day to be met by the helpful and accommodating manager Kevin. First impressions as we drove along the driveway and arrived at the property were - beautifully restored Trulli house, lovely pool and neat gardens. On closer inspection of the house we were a little disappointed by the size and feel it would be suitable only for 2 adults and 2 small children. We had to move furniture in order to accommodate our suitcases on the available floor area. Main bedroom lovely and bed ok. The second bedroom really not suitable for adults, the two single beds had been pushed together however the mattresses were not the same height and, on closer inspection one mattress in particular appeared very old with protruding springs. This despite many assurances from the owner that the mattresses were new and more than suitable for adults. Thankfully Kevin was able to provide us with several quilts to 'cushion' the mattress which made it just bearable.

Bathroom adequate with good pressure in shower but extremely poor pressure at basin, impossible to get hot water there within a reasonable time frame.

No wifi for the entire week although in fairness this was apparently due to storm activity, however it was inconvenient since the nearest town is a good 15-20 minute drive.

On a positive note, kitchen well equipped with all utensils, pots etc as well as essentials such as oil, food wrap etc. We appreciated the basic food items, cereal, bread, milk etc which had been left for us, Washing machine was also appreciated after several weeks travel.

Plenty of pool furniture although cushions and chairs quite tired looking and some of the furniture unusable as it was soaking wet due to being left in the rain prior to our arrival.

Considering the cost we would have expected better mattresses at least.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and gardens, an attractive trullo

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, and enjoyed exploring the local area. The main bedroom is comfortable and spacious and the interior was cool in AUgust summer weather. Lovely spacious garden and lots of seating areas we enjoyed, could really spread out. We found the house manual a little confusing with distances, locations and recommendations - but once we got to grips with the area that was fine. The bathroom was fine and kitchen too, although a little old fashioned. We preferred to use the shower outside as 4 of us sharing one bathroom/toilet. A lot of the pool toys were broken and there was no pump which was a shame but again not a major problem. It was authentic and somewhere very different to stay that was comfortable and fun. Communications were good and the property was managed by helpful and friendly Enlgish speaking managers. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, wonderful pool and great facilities

  • 4 of 5

As a family of 5 with 3 children aged 13, 11 & 9, Trulli Mimosa did us proud. The kids loved the pool & grounds (with fresh figs & plums) and they could be as noisy as they wanted without disturbing anyone! The master bedroom was fantastic and although the house is more suited to 4 rather than 5, the facilities were great. All the local villages & towns were beautiful, but our favourite was Ceglie Messapica; heading there for an evening meal followed by a gentle stroll became a ritual. We experienced a strong northly wind for some of the week (unusual for Puglia) so rather than using the Ionian beaches all the time we headed further south to Campomarino – where the water was calm, clear and warm. Jacki & Kev (the caretakers) could not have been more helpful

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 2
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
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.

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