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Private swimming pool 10mx5m. Relaxing and Tranquil close to town stunning views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

TrulliCasolare delightful, romantic newly restored and enlarged for 2015 offers amazing accommodation in this 300 year old Trulli built as a farm workers

This beautifully restored Trullo will certainly captivate you as soon as you arrive. Offering rare accommodation in this 300 year old “farm workers cottage”. A great escape for couples or families wanting to experience the Puglian way of life whilst enjoying modern amenities. Situated in the glorious countryside of Alberobello (UNESCO world heritage site the land of the Trulli and Castellana Grotte home to the famous Grotte Caves the largest underground (2KM) cave system in Europe).

This well appointed accommodation with its Trulli cones offers two large bedrooms, spacious lounge with wood burning stove (sometimes used early Spring (April/May) and late Autumn October) for the cooler evenings, satellite TV for air to view channels and comfortable chairs and sofa to relax on. Fully fitted kitchen made from local stone and should you decide to stay in and cook with local stone work tops, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and toaster and many utensils. The spacious dining room with seating for 4 overlooking your private swimming pool and leads into the spacious tiled bathroom.

Outside you will be surrounded by panoramic views in this stunning countryside, you and your family or travel companions will be able to relax on the terrace in this tranquil setting whilst lounging on the comfortable sunbeds provided adjacent to the crystalline blue waters of the private swimming pool. Many previous guests have said they were so comfortable they didn’t want to leave. There is a BBQ and food preparation area with table and seating for six which can be found under the shaded pergola.

If you wish to explore you are only minutes away from Alberobello and Castellana Grotte where both of these pretty Puglian towns offer a fantastic variety of restaurants and bars. The beaches of Monopoli, Putingna al Mare are only around 20 minutes away. Further afield the beautiful baroque town of the south Lecce is a must as is Matera, Otranto and Gallipoli. You could take enjoyable scenic and day trips to many stunning locations. Explore the amazing Architecture, visit the many art galleries and café culture is available in abundance.

There are plenty of Beaches to satisfy all tastes whether beachcombing to discover inthe area, from unspoilt white sand stretches to secluded coves with or without facilities e.g. beech bars, restaurants, showers, beech clubs, spas and water parks.

Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms which are found under the restored cones of the Trulli. The beautiful antique chandelier light these rooms which offers either two double or one double and one twin bedroom. Truly a romantic experience. Hairdryer, drawers, hanging space, bedside table and bedside lamps to be found.

Bathroom

Fully modernised, tiled bathroom in the lamia part of the Trulli offering shower/glass screen, toilet, basin great lighting and shaver socket. The washing machine can be found here.

Kitchen

Surprisingly spacious stone built kitchen in what was the old bread oven with all modern amenities including dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, gas hob, electric oven all crockery, glassware, cutlery and kitchenware.

Other

Separate dining room adjacent to the kitchen overlooking the swimming pool. Table seating 4, dresser housing local ceramics.

Cleaning

The house is cleaned ready for your arrival and for bookings longer than seven days a mid stay clean is included. Additional service on request. All linen provided including towels, beach towels, bed linen and Tea Towles.

Notes on Accommodation

The rental cost is fully inclusive of electricity, gas, water, cleaning, laundry. We provide a meet & greet service on arrival and a welcome pack which includes light snacks, breakfast items, water, milk, wine and tea and coffee. The swimming pool is cleaned for arrival and checked every four to five days depending on the heat of the sun for chemical levels and cleanliness. For guest staying seven or more nights a mid stay clean and change of linen is provided.

More Details

Owner
David
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About David

About the owner

I live in England with my partner and 2 miniature Dauschaunds. Both my children are grown up. We spend all of our holidays in Italy where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.

Why David chose Castellana Grotte

We have had a holiday home in Puglia since September 2008 having fallen in love with the region and spectacular architecture of the Trulli during a visit in May 2008. We have visited at various times of the year and no season disappoints. Spring May - June wonderful sunny warm day with all the blossom and green landscape. Summer July - August when the towns truly come to life with various festivals featuring classical, rock, pop, folk music and the wonderful markets. What better way to end your evening with an ice cream in the Piazza whilst watching a fantastic firework display amazing. Then spend the next day lazily by the pool or at the beach.

We love welcoming friends and guests to our home and exploring the abundance of restaurants, shops, and sights together.

What makes this villa unique

Convenient for restaurants and many of the sights. Although only 5 minutes from the town so peaceful and tranquil. Fantastic private pool for swimming or just relaxing in and around. The house also has Central Heating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful 2 weeks here relaxing by the pool and visiting the many local towns. We loved visiting Alberobello especially in the evening and would recommend a trip to the caves which are fascinating and very moving. The countryside is really lovely and the locals are especially friendly. The little lady at the meat counter at the Punto supermarket speaks English and will help you purchase excellent meat for the BBQ. Many thanks to you.

Our first visit to this region of Italy - what a wonde
Feb 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bari
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castellana Grotte
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Restaurant Piccolo
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

15 mins drive to the nearest beach. There are numerous beaches small coves, large sandy beaches, beaches with restaurants and lidos, small intimate beaches within a 15 minute drive.

Not to be missed is Capitolo by the Adriatic coast, where you can enjoy the local life during the day among the rocky coves and the free beautiful sandy beaches, the private beach clubs which offer the main facilities, where the fun goes through the night, with its beaches turning into nightclubs.

Travel:

Bari Airport 45 Mins

Brindisi Airport 60 Mins.

How to get there

Car necessary

Distances

Nearest AIRPORT - Bari: 55 Kilometres

Nearest FERRY - Bari: 55 Kilometres

Nearest TRAIN - Castellana Grotte: 3 Kilometres

Nearest MOTORWAY - Castellana/Polignano: 13 Kilometres

Nearest BEACH - Monopoli: 20 Kilometres

Nearest BARPUB - Castellana Grotte: 3 Kilometres

Nearest GOLF - Savelletri - Fasano: 25 Kilometres

Nearest RESTAURANT - Castellana Grotte : 3 Kilometres

Distances:

Trullo Casolare is in close proximity to many of Puglia’s famous hilltop towns, each with their own character and historical centres quite unspoilt by new development. Within 5 minutes is Castellana Grotte, a beautiful market town with banks, supermarkets, excellent restaurants (open all year round) and the world famous caves, arguably the most beautiful in Europe.

Further Details:

The ancient town of Conversano, steeped in history with a medieval castle dating from Norman times is just 15 minutes and Putignano, a lively ‘buzzing’ town with an abundance of eateries and shops is an easy 15 minutes in the other direction. Within easy reach is the ‘must see’ town of Alberobello a UNESCO heritage site and fascinating place to explore the trulli, the conical shaped houses unique to Puglia. Nearby is Polignano al Mare, a spectacular seaside town built on limestone cliffs and the spectacular circular town of Locorotondo, famous for white wine. The coast is approximately 18km away, with some lovely beaches and coves and for the gourmand, fresh fish and seafood restaurants are in plentiful supply. Other local towns worthy of a visit are Martina Franca, an elegant baroque town that hosts Puglia’s famous outdoor musical festival, and the ‘”White City’ Ostuni with its whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. Slightly further afield, but still within an hour and a half is Lecce, known as the Florence of the South and Matera, the World Heritage Site of the ‘Sassi Caves’ where 'The Passion of the Christ ' was filmed, can be visited in a day trip.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Updated for 2015. Fully modernised, tiled bathroom in the lamia part of the Trulli offering shower/glass screen, toilet, basin great lighting and shaver socket. The washing machine can be found here.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 bedroom with Queen or twin bed. With an extra z bed if required to enable 5 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The rental cost is fully inclusive of electricity, gas, water, cleaning, laundry. We provide a meet & greet service on arrival and a welcome pack which includes light snacks, breakfast items, water, milk, wine and tea and coffee. The swimming pool is cleaned for arrival and checked every four to five days depending on the heat of the sun for chemical levels and cleanliness. For guest staying seven or more nights a mid stay clean and change of linen is provided. Further Details Seasonal Variations Springtime April/May the weather is normally very pleasant with chillier evenings and mornings and sometimes an umbrella can be helpful with a beautiful showing of spring flowers. Great for a walking/cycling holiday with cycle and walking paths locally. Cherries can be found in the garden to pick straight from the tree. Early Summer May/June bring on the poppies which can be found in abundance in the fields. Weather much warmer enjoy a cooling dip in the pool. Cherries and apricot can be found in t

Reviews

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Private swimming pool 10mx5m. Relaxing and Tranquil close to town stunning views
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews
5

Relaxing and interesting stay in an excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at this trullo and agree with all the other reviews that it is a beautiful property in a lovely quiet location, surrounded by olive groves and orchards. Staying in such an old, characterful property with such a quirky design was fab. The interior stays cool and the beds are extremely comfortable. The pool and outside area are perfect for relaxing and taking meals under the shady covered area. There is almost total privacy and it's only a short drive into either Arborebello or Castellana for supplies or meals out. Although we ate in and barbecued most nights we tried the Osteria Carosena in Castellana which was recommended by previous guests and it was excellent. The little quiet roads around the house are lovely for an evening walk or a morning run, depending on how energetic you are! The pool is a good size and well maintained. The beaches are only half an hour's drive away and there are plenty of very photogenic little white walled towns for a wander. Matera's sassi cave homes are an hour away but are worth driving to see. Overall we'd highly recommend this holiday home as a good centre for visiting and discovering Puglia as well as relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. It was such a pleasure meeting you and we are so pleased you had such a wonderful time. I sometime think the pictures don't really show the property and area off to the best advantage although a true perspective. Hope to welcome you back some time in the future. David
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5

Beautiful Truili for a beautiful hoilday

  • 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 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 villa was clean and tidy with everything you would need. Plenty of books and DVD's. Well equipped kitchen and it was nice to have a bottle of milk and wine waiting for us.The help in finding the villa was very helpfull as it is quiet difficult to find the first time .The areas that we found from the information provived by david were Beautiful ,and the restaurants that were recommened all proved to be exceptional.Overall a great hoilday in a great part of Italy

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A characterful Trullo amongst the olive groves

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at Trullo Casolare - it was the perfect place to stay. The property is full of charm and has everything you could want when you are on holiday. It is totally secluded and surrounded by olive, almond and fruit trees. The swimming pool was a total luxury, and it was beautifully maintained every few days during our stay. We also appreciated the change of bedlinen and towels at the end of our first week. The property is in a great location for exploring Puglia; Alberobello is about a 10 minute drive away and you can get to the beaches within half an hour and there are many other small towns to explore within easy driving distance. Thank you for a wonderful holiday and we would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are always thrilled when guests enjoy the house and area as much as we do particularly as we really do try our best to make sure everyone has a great stay.
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a short break in Puglia and stayed here. It was a perfect base for a few days of relaxation and exploration of a part of Italy to which we had never been before. We enjoyed excellent weather and were able to spend days by the pool as well as doing some sightseeing in Matera, Alberobello and Lecce. Travelling down to the coastal towns for evening dinner was delightful too. Car hire was required for us to make the most of the experience. The accommodation was clean, the welcome friendly and the surroundings delightful and characteristic of the area. Ideal!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here in Puglia. We hope we can welcome you here again in the future.
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Excellent property - well equipped, with a fantastic pool.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break at Trullo Casolare. The property was well located, in peaceful surroundings. We all loved staying in the property, which was sympathetically restored. The pool was excellent, and was well used given the beautiful weather.

Many thanks to David for his welcome and assistance during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great review and thank you. We are really pleased you had such a good stay and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Beautiful trullo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful trullo for 10 nights and had a fabulous stay. It is very private and surrounded by cherry trees. The pool was fantastic and we spent most of our afternoons cooling off in there after a morning of visiting the local attractions and markets.

Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday in the Italian countryside whilst being a short drive from lovely beaches and towns.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday which I know was your first time experiencing a Trulli. We renovated the Trulli trying to retain and incorporate all of the original features like the oven whilst adding the modern "trappings" which discerning travellers require. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castellana Grotte, 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
 
Spring/ Wild Flowers
5 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£568
for 5 nights
£795
£3,000
 
 
Spring Stay
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£711
for 5 nights
£995
 
 
Summer Poppies & Festivals
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£854
for 5 nights
£1,195
 
 
Late Summer/Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£610
for 5 nights
From
£122
£995
£3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£855
for 5 nights
From
£171
£1,195
£2,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Deposit & Final Payment

A deposit of 50% is payable by bank transfer or sterling cheque to secure the booking,with the remainder payable 8 weeks before the commencement of your holiday.

We do not accept credit cards.

Cancellations: A minimum of six weeks cancellation notice is required, and must be made in writing. Refunds for will only be made if the property is successfully re-let to cover the cancelled period.
The breakage deposit of £250 pounds is payable with your final payment

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Arrival time from 4.00pm departure time 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Please note owner only accepts payments in English currency.

Our price is a fully inclusive rate which includes cleaning, towels, beach towels and welcome pack.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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