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Traditional trullo, Rural Location, Enclosed Private Pool, Sole Use Only



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Villa in Castellana Grotte, Bari Province, Puglia, Italy - Lovely Trullo, Enclosed Private Pool, Peaceful Location, 35 Minutes Drive From Nearest Beach

A lovely extended and refurbished Trullo in a quiet rural location but only 5 minutes drive to the small town of Castellana Grotte. It has been our family holiday home for over 10 years and is ideal for a private family getaway, large groups or two families wanting to go on holiday together. The Trullo sleeps 7, has 4 bedrooms; 2 double, 1 twin and 1 single and cot available on request, and 3 bathrooms; 2 en suite and 1 with a bath. The kitchen is well equipped with an oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and opens out onto a shady patio. It has a cosy sitting room with 2 sofas (1 is a sofa bed if needed). Internet access is available. There is a storeroom for suitcases and outdoor equipment.

The fabulous large enclosed private pool is for sole use with plenty of shade and surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cherry orchards.

A recent development is the addition of a shaded patio in our garden with a large outdoor sofa for relaxation. We started planting the garden 10 years ago and it is now becoming established with a small orchard of olive and fruit trees, oleander, jasmine, bougainvillea, and lavender. There are plenty of opportunities to sit and eat outside either of the two patios or by the poolside.

It is close to the historic towns of Conversano and Putignano. The beach, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello (the Trulli Capital) and hilltop towns of Martina Franca and Locorotondo are only a short drive (30 - 60 mins) away.

Our nearest town, Castellana, has everything that you need, including plenty to watch in the square during the summer months.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Paul and I live in Harrogate in North Yorkshire, UK. We have three children; Charlotte, Tamsin and Toby. We have been holidaying in our Trullo in Puglia for the past 10 years and love it. When we first bought the Trulli it had just one bedroom and the kids had to sleep in the kitchen and in the alcoves! We have spent the past 10 years gradually improving the property and making friends in the area. We hope everyone who comes to the Trulli enjoys their holiday as much as we do. Caroline Johnstone

Speaks English

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Fantastic trulli in a great region!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great trulli. The house was airy and clean with all the facilities you need. I like to cook and the cosy kitchen was well stocked with all the tools you might require to create your Italian classics with the fabulous local ingredients.

The pool is lovely and the biggest we have had before on holiday. Alex, your local contact is incredibly helpful.

Locally you are 10 mins outside the nearest town, which has all the shops etc you might need. Be sure to go to the Sugar Gelateria for the best ice cream ever, and the wine shop for ridiculously cheap and lovely local vino.

Further afield you are approx 30 mins from nearest beaches.

Over the years we have done many "villa with pool" type holidays across Europe and this was my family's favourite by a mile-thank you Paul and Caroline.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We always loved coming to Italy for holidays and we wanted somewhere that was a little bit off the beaten track, local and unspoilt. When we first saw the Trulli it looked so peaceful and was so unusual that we knew we would love staying there. The kids loved the privacy and space and its quirkiness. Every year we have been able to change or add something to the house and gardens. Every year we discover new things about the area and the people who live here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bari at 45 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Bari at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castellana Station at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Capitolo at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are only a short drive (35 - 60 mins) away; the best choice of beaches is in the Capitolo area (part of Monopoli) which has a huge selection of beaches, from rocky coves to long sand beaches and both private beaches with facilities and free beaches. Many of the private beaches turn into bars and nightclubs after dark, providing a very lively night-life in the summer months.


Bari is the nearest airport (45 KM). The Trulli is located in a rural area and so car hire is highly recommended and considered essential.


Castellana, the nearest town, is 3Km away and Conversano is 5KM. Monopoli and the nearest beaches are approximately 19 km away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252

Booking Notes:
The cost of the booking includes line, towels and beach towels. Changeover day is Saturday and guests are requested to vacate the Trullo by 10am. A 30% deposit is required to secure the booking and a refundable security deposit of €300 is taken to cover any unforeseen damage or additional costs.

Changeover Day:
We rent from Saturday to Saturday but are happy to be flexible over changeover days and lengths of stay at the beginning and end of the season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Where we are is so quiet and private. We love the Trulli - its cool in the summer and cosy in the winter - it has its own character and history. It is enveloped by olive groves and vineyards - we are not overlooked and so can fully relax in our surroundings and by the pool. We also love having so many things to do on our doorstep; whether chilling by the beach, strolling through the narrow streets in one of the surrounding towns, drinking coffee or prosecco in a local cafe, or visiting the sights. There always seems to be something going on in the evenings in the small as well as large towns and people here are friendly and helpful. It gives us a chance to recharge our batteries and spend time with each other.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • caves
  • cinemas
  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, bidet and wc, en-suite to bedroom 4 with shower and wc, Bathroom with bath/shower, wc and bidet. All the bathrooms have been built and furnished to a high standard.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite, bedroom 3 with single bed, Bedroom 4 with double bed and en-suite. All the bedrooms have space for hanging clothes and drawer space. Each room has a portable fan.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The Trulli has a large 13 metre x 8 metre swimming pool which is fenced and for the sole use of the guests staying at the Trullo. It has shaded areas with sun beds, tables and chairs. There is a large store room under the pool with additional umbrellas for shade, beach and pool equipment and barbecue. The pool is maintained on a weekly basis. Adjacent to the pool is a covered patio area with outdoor sofas looking out to the garden. Utility Room: Small drinks fridge, ironing board and iron, mop and bucket, broom, dustpan and brush, cleaning materials, picnic glasses, beach bags and cool bags Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, including beach towels and linen is included. The Trulli is cleaned and towels and linen changed for stays of two weeks or more. Any additional cleaning needs to be agreed in advance and paid for separately.

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