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Beautiful Trullo with Private Pool in its own Olive Grove close to Ostuni



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Trullo in Ostuni, Brindisi Province, Puglia - Nestled amongst Olive and fruit trees this Is perfect place to relax and unwind...

Trullo della Scrittrice is a beautiful trullo located just a few kilometres from Ostuni (La Citta' Bianca), nestled amongst olive and fruit trees, it’s the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday.

The trullo is surrounded by a private garden and a huge sun drenched terrace. You can take a glass of wine and a book and unwind under the large gazebo, before dining alfresco. There is also a fantastic eleven meter pool so you really have no need to leave, but if you do want a change of scenery there are blue flag beaches a mere twenty minutes drive away.

Trullo della Scrittrice is also perfectly located for you to explore the local towns and villages of Puglia, with Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino all just a short drive away.

To take away any of the stress from your arrival there will be a generous welcome basket waiting for you, filled with all the essentials to get you started including some local wine and of course olives. We can also arrange a bigger shop too: so you can just unwind and relax for the first few days without even having to leave this heavenly spot…..

If you'd like to try some delicious home cooked Pugliese food we can also arrange for the wonderful Vita to cook for you (please ask for details when you arrive).

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

David and Francesco moved to Puglia in 2012 to get away from the hustle and bustle of London and start a new chapter in their lives.

David has years of experience in hospitality and retail. Most recently as part owner of the award-winning boutique ‘Black Truffle‘. Francesco has been a stylist, designer and fashion consultant in both London and Rome for many years. When David finally managed to coax Francesco to return to his native Italy, the two brought with them a unique flair for design, which is reflected in the decor at Trullo della Scrittrice and beautifully compliments its original charm.

David and Francesco have worked with people from all over the world, so you will definitely be assured a warm welcome where they will be on hand to make your holiday a memorable one.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thanks so much once again for an amazing holiday, it really was a pleasure to meet you' - September 2014

'We genuinely loved EVERY minute of our stay with you and have never had such a relaxing holiday' - August 2014

'It was lovely to spend some time in your stylish Trulli last week. Thank you so much for making us so welcome and also for all your help with booking the stunning restaurant for my birthday. The meal we enjoyed there will always live on in our memories' - July 2014

'Everything was so well set up and equipped that we really wanted for nothing.... it was perfect...Thank you so much for an amazing 2 weeks - we all feel recharged' - June 2014
Nov 2013
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29 Reviews

based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

St Albans

Second time at this beautiful trullo

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Trullo della Scrittrice, having stayed the first time in May 2015 and loved it. It really is a beautiful place, in lovely surroundings. The trullo is very nicely furnished with everything you could need, it has a great pool and large garden with space for everyone to find a bit of peace and quite, and David and Francesco are wonderful hosts, there if you need them, but not intrusive. Ostuni is only a short drive away, as are the beaches, and are all worth a visit, if you can tear yourself away from the trullo. I would definitely recommend staying here for small families and couples alike.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect solution for a best friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

Trullo della Scrittrice is one of the loviest places I've ever stayed in and David & Francesco as the hosts could not have been more delightful. The trullo itself is charming and stylish with the most fantastic pool. The area is quiet and peaceful but close enough to a few local towns for good restaurants, lively night-life and of course regular fixes of gelato the like of which is not to be found in such quality anywhere on the planet! I'd say this particular trullo is no doubt a great family option but it's definitely perfect for a group of friends like us who just wanted to relax by the pool looking glamorous, catch up on gossip and generally hang out. It's well equipped and got pretty much everything you'd need. We're all foodies so apart from being keen to sample some of the restaurants recommended by Fran & David which were excellent, cooking at home and eating out on the terrace was a real treat. The local supermarket has good seasonal produce and we also were given some really delicious fruit grown by Frans family. I can't recommend this place enough!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquill Trullo

  • 4 of 5

Very private and tranquill garden and pool area. The Trullo was quaint and cool inside. David and Francesco gave us a very full welcome pack of provisions enough for a couple of days until we got our bearings. They were charming hosts who couldn't do enough for us and made our stay in Puglia one we will treasure for a long time. We would recommend the Trullo for those who want a characterful, private and peaceful hide away with easy access by car to Puglia in general

Andrew & Niki

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Trullo, Private Location, Great Owners.

  • 5 of 5

We only had one week to enjoy this wonderful Trullo, but we will be back as soon as we can. David and Franchesco are great hosts. The generous welcome pack made our evening arrival very relaxed, as we didn't need to rush out again to eat. The food was excellent, as was the bottle of Primitivo. The Trullo, pool and outdoor areas are beautiful and everything that you willl need for a comfortable stay is there. The information pack was very useful and accurate and David and Franchesco made reservations for us at their favourite local restaurants where we enjoyed wonderful dinners. Altogether a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best so far

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to the area in five years, each year it just gets better and better. Trullo Della Scrittrice did not disappoint...The Trullo itself is just fabulous, no matter how hot outside it always remained beautifully cool, even at night. The kitchen is extremely well equipped which was just as well,as we chose to cook at home every other evening, making the most of the outside bbq, delicious fish and local produce from Ostuni. The outside space is amazing, several shaded spaces where you can eat, drink and relax when the sun gets too hot. The pool was always kept clean and inviting, we couldn't have survived the beautiful weather without it. The area itself is just fabulous, so many beautiful hillside towns to visit, you can while away many an hour soaking up the atmosphere over a cappuccino or if you fancy a carafe of local wine! David and Fransceco were the most amazing owners, always next door if you needed any advice etc, whilst remaining totally discreet. At present they are in the process of completing an additional B&B to their property plus a self contained studio, we had the privilege of being shown around them, they are just fabulous. One way or another we will definitely be back, whether it be the Trullo or passing through and having a couple of days stop over in the B&B. Do not pass this one by, it is an absolute gem. Oh and btw, we can definitely recommend the local wine that was in our food hamper... At £1.40 a litre we had our containers refilled over and over again!!! Jan & Andy West and Rob & Judy West

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Trullo, Charming Hosts and Close to Ostuni

  • 5 of 5

David and Francesco made out stay very comfortable from the moment we arrived. The trullo is pretty, very private and well located. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and made good use of the built in BBQ which is cleverly located close but not too close to the outdoor seating area. Everything we needed was provided including an amazing welcome pack of food and drinks, laundry essentials, toilet rolls, insect protection and much more. Really couldn't have been better. Well done guys!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We moved to Puglia in May 2012 and have spent the time since exploring and discovering all it has to offer, we finally decided it was time to share the secret of this beautiful region with you.... So when Trullo della Scrittrice came up for sale we knew it was the perfect location to be able to make that happen....

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brindisi at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ostuni or Ceglie Messapica at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ostuni at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ostuni or Ceglie Messapica at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pilone at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary


The beautiful Blue Flag beaches of the Costa Merlata (the Lace Coast) are just a short 15-20 minute drive away across the olive filled plain below Ostuni, so whether you are looking for a sandy beach, somewhere rocky to snorkel or would rather discover the wildlife and fauna at the WWF reserve at Torre Guaceto they are all close at hand.


Trullo della Scrittrice is located in the countryside just outside Ostuni (La Citta' Bianca) so car hire is essential but with either Brindisi airport just 40 minutes away or Bari airport slightly over an hour away you will be able to fly straight in pick up your hire car and be relaxing by the pool in no time at all.


The trullo is located just a 10 minute drive from Ostuni half way to Ceglia Messapica; the gastronomic hub of the region, beautiful Cisternino is just a 15 minute drive away, Martina Franca which holds a Baroque music festival each summer is 35 minutes away and historic Lecce just over an hour, further afield you will find Galipolli and in nearby Basilicatta the UNESCO heritage site of the 'Sassi' in Matera (2019 European City of Culture). In Puglia there really is something for everyone...

Further Details:

There are lots of amazing local restaurants in the area so if you love food you will be in foodie heaven, from family run trattoria's to Michelin starred restaurants there is something for everyone.

For those of you who love to shop you will find everything from designer boutiques to weekly general markets or if you prefer the hunt for something older you can head to one of the local weekly Sunday antique markets.

In the summer months there is always lots to see and do with festivals of music, dance and of course food, but when the towns and villages really come alive is during the 'Festa' to celebrate the local saints day, which in Ostuni is Saint Oronzo in late August.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/NY 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 11 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter/Spring 2017
12 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Changeover Day:

Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, but please check if you require a different day. Arrival time from 4pm departure time 10am, again we can be flexible.

Notes on Prices and Refunds

Please note we only accept payment in Sterling (GBP) by direct bank transfer to our UK bank account or via PayPal (excluding all transfer/commission fees applied by PayPal or your bank)

Cancellations - Requests must be made in writing. We will only be able to refund your holiday costs if the Trullo can be re-let for the entire period of your original booking less any discounts offered. Refunds will also be made less any fees paid to re advertise your booking dates or charges applied to your refund and will only be made via your original method of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

If you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind from a busy hectic life, Trullo della Scrittrice is that place. Situated in the countryside just outside Ostuni, you will be surrounded by olive trees and gardens with your own private pool. Just sit back and relax while you soak up the glorious Puglian sunshine or just jump into the pool for a swim to cool off, whichever, this really is the perfect spot! If you have to do some work there is still no better place, just plug in your computer and make use of the WiFi. Then take an aperitivo out to the gazebo and unwind from nothing more than a day of sightseeing, while you sit and watch the sky turn from blue to red as the sun sets.....

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced


  • Outdoor WC and Shower - Toilet, Outdoor Shower, Situated on the main terrace
  • Family bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large bathroom with shower, wc and bidet (the washing machine is also situated here), outside there is a further wc and outdoor shower - which is perfect for cooling off on a hot sunny day.....


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, a cot is also available for this room
  • Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) The master bedroom situated under the large trullo cone has a comfortable king size bed and a private area to curl up with a book. The twin bedroom set off the living area, has a barrel vaulted roof, a single and double bed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Trullo della Scrittrice is set in almost an acre of grounds surrounded by olive and fruit trees. On the large sun drenched terrace you will find a purpose built BBQ, while two gazebos offer shady spots for both dining and relaxing. Just across the terrace is the 11x5 meter pool where you will find sun loungers and another shady gazebo where you can relax, swim or just soak up the sunshine. The pool is open from mid May to mid October. Feel free to help yourself to the figs, pomegranates, almonds, walnuts or wild herbs that are abundant in the garden... just remember to leave some for other visitors. The weather in Puglia is ideal for eating alfresco. Just outside there is a shady gazebo where you can take all your meals. The second large gazebo is perfect for relaxing with an aperitivo - in Puglia the outside really is like having another room! We can also arrange a babysitter for a small fee if the grown ups want an evening out alone. Quality linens and towels are provided free of charge, including pool/beach towels. The Trullo will be cleaned and linens changed for guests staying more than ten days. There is a stove that runs central heating, so if you are looking for an early spring or winter break you will be nice and snug inside, even if it's a little cooler outside. We provide a generous daily fuel allowance for your stay and you can purchase further fuel for a small extra charge if you run out. Why not book for a Christmas break? We provide a super sized festive hamper including Prosecco, home made mince pies and a delicious Panettone (Italian Christmas Cake) and lots of other delicious Italian treats. We will even put up a Christmas tree for you! If you stay on in to early January you can also experience a live nativity (Presepe) in one of the nearby towns and watch the arrival of the Three Kings.

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