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Traditional Little 'Trullo' Stone House Set In Its Own Grounds, With Terrace,



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
House in Carpari, Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy - Rural Location, But Not Isolated, As Within Easy Reach Of Towns And The Sea

The property is of dry stone construction with two trulli or cones which form the living area entrance and kitchen, there is a dining alcova and an old stone lamia which forms the bedroom and adjacent modern shower room. It is set at the end of a private road which is tarred and just 6km from the modern city of Martina Franca, with its baroque centre and walls. There is a pergola outside, covered in wisteria and jasmine, in which there is an original pizza oven which doubles as a BBQ. Visitors can choose to lounge in the shade or on the sunny terrace. Behind the property is a well stocked orchard and guests are invited to pick the fruits and nuts in season. The garden to the front of the property is stocked with herbs and is irrigated by the grey water from the house.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a cosmopolitan family and I discovered Puglia when I was made redundant at the end 2003. I had always wanted a property abroad and when I found another job early in 2004 I decided to spend my redundancy payment on this little trullo. The whole family enjoys holidays there and especially the local cuisine. We can recommend anyone who is a gourmet to visit Apulia as its not yet exploited by mass tourism. We enjoy the peacefullness of the property, its a great place to relax in the sun and yet its only 1.5km from the hamlet of Carpari with its church, shop and school and local wine maker! There is also a dairy within easy reach which makes its own mozzarella and a butchery business on a nearby farm.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

This trullo is a wee gem of a find! Mr and Mrs G . Angus Scotland.

"Its such an idyllic setting. The uninterrupted views, the lovely layout, with so much privacy. We had the most relaxing time and very much enjoyed cooking on the woodfired oven. A perfect romantic holiday! Mrs K . Manchester

We thought we'd be going out every night but the local markets were so fabulous we found ourselves cooking up a storm in the well equipped trullo kitchen most evenings and eating seafood at lunchtime on the beach. We absolutely loved it and we'd recommend it to anyone. Matera where ther is a whole town of cave dwellings and the caves at Castellana Grotte are really worth a visit! Mr and Mrs R . Chertsey, Surrey
Feb 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Idyllic hideaway with everything you need

  • 4 of 5

Prior to our arrival the owner had been very helpful with all our questions and from the moment we drove up the gravel path with fig and olive trees on the side we knew this would be ticking all the boxes for our romantic getaway. Whilst traditional on the outside anything you needed was inside, hot running water, gas and electrics. The owner had also left a few items (pasta, wine, bread) for our arrival which was great as we arrived late. All windows had bug screens allowing you to let air and light in without the the wildlife. Outside you could choose to dine on the vine covered terrace, or gazebo amongst the garden.

It should be pointed out that there is no WiFi and inside the villa mobile reception is limited. However this just made it a reason to get away from technology.

Location wise the trullo is great, set in the middle of Apulia it was only a short drive to the nearest town (Martina Franca) for the exceptional market plus supermarkets and shops/bars or 30-60 min drives to get to many of the other main towns (visit Ostuni if you get the chance) and beaches.

A large fact file built up from previous visitors is available if stuck for ideas...you won't be.

We wouldn't hesitate to come back again or recommend this to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when people love this quaint idyllic little place as much as we do!
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Lovely little trullo in beautiful countryside

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful, charming trullo set in countryside with easy access to the wonderful hilltop towns in the area. Well-equipped and comfortable, especially if the weather is warm and you can live outdoors. No WiFi but a cafe near the local supermarket 10 mins away has free internet if you buy a coffee. Good spot for a peaceful break.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Trulli Scuptious

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely getaway from it all week. If you are looking for peace and quiet and getting away from it all then you will find this the perfect retreat.

A car is a must as you will want to visit the towns of Ostuni and Alberobello and Poligano di Mare are all gorgeous too. A chance to catch up with yourself, read, relax and listen to the birds, insects and cattle bells surrounding you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Trulli della Vista lives up to its name, it has wonderful far reaching views of farmland and Trullis. We watched grapes being harvested in the next field to the house and apples being shaken of the trees.

We loved the peace and quiet and comfort of the Trulli. Arriving on the Sunday it was really useful having various food items so we could create a meal. The figs and plums from the orchard were lovely stewed in red wine!

Lots to see in local towns but great to come back to reading in the sun on the terraces of the Trulli.

Thank you Maria

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you , like so many guests love the place as much as we do and leave such kind comments in the visitors book with details of where they have been and good restaurants they have tried. We are very pleased you enjoyed the fruits of the orchard too!
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  • 4 of 5

Trullo is in an idyllic location but transport is definitely essential. As we were the first visitors this year the Trullo was a bit chilly and damp initially but the central heating solved that problem. We were unfortunate to have bad weather with biting cold winds that swirled around the valley. There are however very interesting places to visit and eat and i think our most visited area was Locorotondo. The visitors book gives loads of facts and recommendations that are well worth reading as is the tourist information folder that has lots of maps and information about the surrounding area. In all respects the information we were given about the Trullo was as described and had the weather been warmer i'm sure we would have had much more enjoyment from our stay in Puglia.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Albert, Thanks foryour review. I will ask the caretakers to turn the heating on in advance if the weather has been inclement so your review was very helpful. I don't usually expect guests to need the central heating in May, but I was there myself earlier in the month and it was freezing. Climate change seems to be hitting southern Italy! I am glad you enjoyed your selves in spite of the weather! Best Wishes Maria
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From the Owner

Its close to the world famous Vale of Itria with its centre at Alberobello(town of 1000 trullo and a world heritage site) and yet it's only 6 km to the the city of Martina Franca with its nightlife, supermarket shopping and baroque 'centro storico'. On the coast at Forcatella you can eat sea urchins and freshly caught fish and squid, right on the beach! Local markets are within easy reach every day of the week and during the summer there are festivals and night markets to delight you! Walking round the many different historic town centres is always a joy in Apulia, but the old stone tracks near the property are also fun and you get an idea of how life used to be. At Matera there are former cave dwellings and the coast is largely unspoilt with turquoise blue coves and wild flowers. The spectacular caves at Castellana Grotte are also well worth a visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Martina Franca at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Paradiso di Puglia at 1.5 Kilometres Car: necessary


The coast at Torre Canne is about 22km

The mediterranean coast is also within easy reach by car


Brindisi airport is about 70km, the port is about 75 km

Bari airport is about 75km.

From the Uk , Ryanair fly from Stanstead, BA fly from Gatwick and so do easyjet from June 12th, and you can fly Alitalia and some other carriers through Rome or Milan

Car hire highly recommended although there is a bus service on school days to Martina and also the train. We can also organise weekly bike hire.


Carpari (hamlet with church, school and shop) 1.5 km

Martina Franca (city with supermarkets restaurants etc and everything you need 6km

Alberobello (UNESCO heritage site of 1000 trullo ) 12 km

Matera(Famous 'sassi' and cave churches with 8th century freso paintings)75 km

Lecce (Baroque walled city) 110 km

Further Details:

The Puglia region is famous for its cultural cities, limestone caves, glorious beaches and whitewashed towns perched high on hill tops, above olive groves, picturesque fishing fishing villages, stunning cathedrals and castles, fine sandy beaches surrounded by rocky bays,vine covered slopes and delicious cuisine! The fertile red soil, dry stone walls and warm climate give this area a distinctly 'eastern' flavour, where the houses (including this one) look like pointy hats and is fondly referred to by those who kow it as 'trullishire'. Yet far from being dry and arid this narrow penninsular grows some of the best produce in Italy due to the water retentive soil. There are local wine co-operatives at Locorotondo and Martina Franca, but you will also find local wine producers where you can buy wine on the side of the road. You will love the wine but you will also love the price! The local towns and cities are very different in character, one day you can be walking around a baroque city in Martina or Lecce, the next climbing the limestone steps of Alberobello with it s 1000 trullo houses and pavement cafes.

Restaurants abound everywhere and our guest have drawn up a review of many local ones in our visitors book over the years! There are a number of excellent fish restauarants on the coast at Savelletri and there are many lovely beaches on the mediterranean side as well. Matera about an hour by car is also well worth a visit with its interesting stone 'sassi' and cave churches with frescoes that date back to the 8th century. At Castellana Grotte there are huge impressive caves open to the public and artisan pottery is also made locally. You can play golf or have a spa day in Martina which has all the amenities of any large city. There is even a safari park at Fasano, but what we enjoy most is shopping in the markets and then returning home and relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine, a plate of delicious local produce and a good book from our little house library!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Bird rate
24 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
27 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
After confirmation of availability, a £50 deposit is required with a signed booking form, confirming our terms and conditions. The balance is due four weeks before the beginning of the holiday date. Changeover date preferred is Friday or Saturday but we try to be flexible out of season particularly.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday or Saturday but we try to be flexible especially at low season

Notes on prices:
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Updated: 09-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Easy to get to from either Bari or Brindisi,we recommend visitors hire a car,although we can hire you bikes and there is a local bus service. The 200 year old property consists of two cones of dry stone construction with walls over 5 ft thick in places,original massive stone roofs and an old stone lamia renderd on the outside. The vaulted ceilings and thick walls ensure the interior stays cool in summer and warm in winter. The house has french doors leading from the gravelled terrace with garden furniture into a living space with a delightful chariot wheel light in the centre of the vaulted ceiling.The dining alcova has table and chairs, the kitchen is well equipped and the gas fired boiler heats the water and radiators. Outside under the shade pergola has its original pizza oven.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Adjacent modern shower room with WC and basin


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed, (child's put u up bed can be provided on request. Central heating. French doors lead from bedroom to terrace.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Outside the property has a sunny gravelled terrace with loungers with both a coffee table and a dining table under a shade pergola which also boasts the original wood fired pizza oven which doubles as a BBQ. To the front is a herb garden with paths and beyond that the property has the most peaceful and uninterrupted pastoral view over the surrounding farmland and vines. Behind the property there is a well stocked orchard with fruit and nut trees which you are welcome to pick in season and there is also a small vineyard. The property stand in its own grounds of 6800 sq metres and there are further fig trees, persimmon and walnut trees. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Tea towels and bathmat supplied. We no longer supply beach towels and they tend to get left on the beach but there is a beach parasol. The property is cleaned between lettings. Additional maid service can be paid for on request Other: Dining Alcova with chairs and candleabra for candle lit dinners

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