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Romantic trullo for two,sea view,pool,wifi,lovely garden,3 mins to beach



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Trullo in Carovigno, Nr. Ostuni, Puglia, Italy - Magical Private Garden Location Only 5 Minutes Drive To The Beach And Carovigno

Bella Terra is a newly restored flat topped trullo in a beautiful private garden setting with sea views. It is located halfway between Carovigno and Santa Sabina. The garden has figs, plums, lemons, pears, apples, grapes almonds, olives, pomegranate and a few other exotic fruits. A Puglian paradise with panoramic see views from the garden and roof terrace. Only 20 minutes drive from Brindisi airport! Its a very relaxing, romantic hideaway perfect for two people, (the sofabed is comfortable for an additional adult or two young children). There are 2 hammocks, a barbecue and 5 metre circular pool for rental use only. Large new patio area, table and chairs for your outdoor dining, large gazebo and BBQ. Stroll around the beautiful land and sample the fruit. The house has a gated drive and security system. Lovely four star hotel, (Corte di Fero) with a large swimming pool very nearby. Owners house next door using separate garden area and Louisa is on hand for any help. If you require any meals preparing ,this can be arranged...perhaps a candlelit gourmet dinner made with the fabulous local produce. WiFi available.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Retired special needs teacher , love to paint, love the sunshine, food and friendly people. My mother was born in Carovigno and I fell in love with the place after family holidays as a child. I worked hard to renovate the property and guests have really enjoyed their stay. I now spend more time in Italy developing my lovely garden , producing wine, olive oil , jams and limoncello which are for sale. I also enjoy painting the local scenery.

I provide a little welcome pack for all guests of a few essentials which are much appreciated especially for late arrivals.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Late summer in Puglia

  • 5 of 5

Booked a late summer holidayhere. Excellent communication from Louisa who owns this Trullo. She provided plenty of information and knowing our flight arrived later in the evening offered to provide a meal for us - what fantastic customer service, the food was excellent as well.

The trullo is along a lane and secluded enough for privacy but still close enough to the town of Carovigno. The trullo is ideal for 2 people and offers a good base for exploring Puglia - we liked the outside space and the roof terrace was superb for catching the sun and views.

Louisa is a fabulous hostess, although she lives next door, she was unobstrusive and on hand if we needed anything. She is fun and friendly and we enjoyed her company one evening as she shared her knowledge of the area with us. She has a lovely garden and we were able to eat wonderful late season grapes and figs directly from her garden. Added to that the outside dining area for al fresco meals and the peace and quiet, we had a wonderful week in the sunshine. We were her last guests of the year and it was a lovely time to explore outside the scorching summer heat. We particularly liked Ostuni which was very pretty with good restaurants and had a lovely feel to it of an evening. We used the Carovigno rail station as a start point for a journey to Lecce - the highlight of our week. We would definitely recommend using the very efficient rail service to Lecce, it was on time and incredibly good value. Lecce was amazing and highly recommended. You can book on line with Trenitalia and store the tickets electronically to show the guard.

We also would recommend a restaurant called Locanda de Nonna in SanVito di Normandi - this was a brilliant eatery and only 20 minutes away.

We ate in a fair bit and it was easy to shop locally for produce - there are excellent fish shops and butchers in Ostuni with a very well stocked supermarket. There were a few supermarkets in Carovigno but it was better to travel to Ostuni for shopping.

Overall we had a really relaxing week at Bella Terra, the accommodation was clean and as described with no negatives to comment upon. Louisa is a wonderful host and has a really customer focussed approach, nothing was too much trouble and although only next door she was very discreet.

We would recommend Bella Terra to anyone who likes a beautiful trullo in the heart of the countryside but close enough to access the towns and beaches for exploring.

Thanks again Louisa

David and Claire

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay in a magical place

  • 5 of 5

We were shown around the trullo by the owner Lousia once we arrived and were delighted at how clean and comfortable it was.

Louisa is very helpful indeed and on hand if you need her without ever being intrusive.

The trullo is simply magical set within olive and fig trees that came in really handy when wanting to hide from the sun. Only a short three minute ride in the car and you can indulge in blue seas of Santa Sabina or travel in land and you have a super old local town to stroll around or eat at one of the many restaurants.

This is a base that is within easy reach of some lovely tourist attractions or you can simply take yourself to one of many beaches along the coast. All of which have different things to offer.

A super rest for us in a quiet location which is in easy reach of all.

Thanks for your hospitality Louisa!


  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquilty

  • 5 of 5

What a great location, loved the peace and quiet. Great base to tour from or just chill out, some nice local restaurants but all the facilities you need to dine in including the BBQ. The owner Louisa was really helpful with hints and tips about the local area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the trouble to write such a great review, I really appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Bella Terra. The weather is still lovely, some showers then 22 degrees! I so enjoyed your company. Enjoy life and I hope you come back one day. Kind regards Louisa
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Truly Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

Bella Terra was exactly as discribed on the Web site. All the

reviews are lovely and completely accurate. But each of us take home our own memories. We enjoyed the peaceful and private location. Also it is a great base to visit so many beautiful baroque and medieval towns. We recommend a travel book called 'welcome to unspoilt puglia' written by Eric and Lu Van Wesenbeeck. As a break from our travels we found lovely small coves for refreshing swims. Louisa made us very welcome. As mentioned in previous reviews she is very generous with her welcome pack but more importantly sharing her garden fruits and local knowledge. We would absolutely recommend Bella Terra to all that wish to journey through Puglia. To know that at the end of the day you can relaxe in peaceful surroundings is great. Then you have to choose whether to have supper outside on the patios or terrace with the utmost privacy or drive a short distance to Carovigno or Santa Sabina and enjoy the local atmosphere and dine out. All so good. It was a great holiday and a pleasure to meet Louisa. Thank you Chris and Cathy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing self catering accommodation

  • 4 of 5

We had a truly relaxing time in the trullo.

Louisa had thought of everything to make the stay memorable. The welcome pack was very generous and the well stocked kitchen made things very easy for self catering.

The garden was magnificent and the available fruits from the trees delicious. We had figs and plums every day.

The only downside was the low ceiling at the top of the stairs leading into the bedroom.....bit of a "pain" for anyone tall !

Car essential to get to the accommodation and for visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for two

  • 5 of 5

If you wanted the perfect place for two to stay in the heart of Puglia this is it. The villa is very well set up with an open kitchen / lounge area, small toilet and shower, and comfortable bedroom. We spent most mornings and evenings on the terrace under the gazebo - we loved visiting the local markets for produce and cooking for ourselves. The location couldn't get any better. The villa is set in it's own little olive grove, with fruit trees and an above ground pool. It's a few minutes from the seaside (great fish restaurant at the marina) or the local white historic village (great trattorie, pizzerie, and a fab bakery). Further afield we made day trips to Alberbello, Ostuni is a short drive away, and the magical towns of Locorotundo, and Polignano a Mare are very reachable. One day we took a day trip into Lecce which is easy to do from the local train station which is just down the road.

Louisa made us feel very welcome. She is a warm and generous person. We were greeted with bounty from her garden (olives, aubergines, peppers) on many mornings. She is a wealth of information about the area having spent much time here in her youth (she is half English / half Italian). Even though she lives adjacent, she respects your privacy and never intervenes.

The best thing I can say about Villa Bella Terra? We want to go back and we will.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I fell in love with the house, beautiful garden and location. It has fantastic sea views! The house which I have worked hard on to renovate, sits in the middle of an acre of lovely garden with lots of different fruits, olives and a small vineyard. Whilst it is very private and rural , its only 5 minutes drive to the beach and 5 minutes to the town of Carovigno. So the house has the peace of the countryside but is not remote. The rental part of the house is a flat topped trullo (Saraceno). Its a haven from the hustle and bustle of life with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The house is at the top of a private drive and has a security system. The house has everything you need for your stay. There is a 5 mt circular above ground pool in the summer months and convenient outdoor shower.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Carovigno at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Fasano at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carovigno at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Carovigno or Santa Sabina at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Santa Sabina at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Louisa is an experienced and qualified massage therapist and can offer holistic massage during your stay.


The nearest beach Santa Sabina is 5 minutes drive. There are many lovely beaches up and down the coast and a nature reserve.


15 mins drive from Brindisi airport and less than an hour from Bari. Car hire is recommended as there are many lovely places of interest to visit.


5 mins to the nearest town of Carovigno, 15 mins to Ostuni.

Further Details:

Carovigno has a very ancient historical centre and a castle. The town is well known for its fabulous cuisine. People are very friendly and welcoming and there are local shops, hairdressers and supermarkets. Santa Sabina has some great fish restaurants right by the water, wonderful pizzerias and a Moorish tower.

Banks open from about 8.20-1.00 then 5.30-6.30pm.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £80

Booking Notes:
Booking is done initially via email then a deposit is paid by cheque (30%) or internet banking and the balance 4 weeks before travelling. A security deposit (Eur100 ) is required on arrival to the house. Everything is included apart from air conditioning which will be an extra charge from 2016 and the nominal local rate. Wifi is available, airport pick ups can be arranged as well as local tours.

Changeover Day:
Any day.
B&B also available for a minimum of 2 nights

30 % deposit on booking and the balance one month before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The trullo is ideal for a couple having one double bedroom. There is also a sofa bed in the living area which would be fine for an adult or 2 children. It has a country cottage feel in a beautiful location. New 5 metre above ground pool to cool off in and get some exercise. newly installed Wifi. Wander around the garden in the mornings and pick figs, plums and grapes and lots of other fruits. The house is on a hill so there is a lovely healthy sea breeze, many houses in the interior of the countryside can be very hot, but Bella Terra has a fresh magical atmosphere. Its very easy to find as its near a very tasteful 4 star hotel called Corte di Fero which has a big sign on the main road to Carovigno. Turn at the sign and the house is down the lane. The hotel is lovely , has a large swimming pool and is only a few minutes walk from my house. The hotel is not visible from the house.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is nicely tiled with sink, toilet, shower small window and sliding door.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleep 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom has a double wrought iron bed with bedside tables and lamps and double wardrobe. There is aircon/heater in the bedroom, ample linen and towels including beach towels.The living area has a 3/4 sofa bed suitable for one adult /1 small child.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The trullo is equipped with iron, hairdryer and CD player. It has a real Puglian country cottage feel with the modern addition of a security system. There is a 5 meter above ground pool with wide metal steps summer months The owner's house is next door, in residence from April to October using garden at rear of house. The pool and roof terrace is for the sole use of the guests.WiFi available. Outside: There is a large patio to the front, small side patio under the shade of a fig tree and small rear patio where there are stairs to the roof terrace. Round outdoor table and 4 chairs, 2 hammock, 3 loungers, BBQ, 2 umbrellas and gazebo. Utility Room: At the back of the trullo under a grape pergola is a washing area with large sink and washing machine. There are iron steps to totally private roof terrace, 2 sun loungers, umbrella, superb sea view. Take ice and cooler up with you and escape the world. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, bathroom towels, 2 beach towels. Other: All the water comes from a natural underground source and pumped via an artesian well. There are large cisterns for water storage. The water is not for drinking but fine for bathing.

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