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Beautifully restored Trulli with private 10x5 Metre Pool, Air-con and Wi-fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Ceglie Messapica, Brindisi Province, Puglia, Italy - 4 Minute Drive From The 'Gastronomic Town' Of Ceglie Messapica

Discover Trullo Floriana, just a few minutes drive to the renowned gastronomic town of Ceglie Messapica, yet set in the peaceful olive growing countryside.

A Beautifully restored and enlarged trullo offering both original features and charm along with the comforts and space of a modernised property.

The property has a large private pool, Aircon in lounge, diner and both bedrooms and WI-FI. For 2017 it will also feature a beautiful brand new outside kitchen with Wood burning Pizza oven, BBQ, sink and work surfaces and also a new patio laid under the vine covered terrace. It consists of -

A well equipped kitchen containing fridge, freezer, oven, hob, kettle, toaster and all the cooking and dining utensils you would need as well as an indoor stone pizza oven. With doors opening onto the covered veranda and also into the Lounge/Diner.

A comfortable Lounge with large leather sofa ( This is a sofa bed that can be used as such but access to the kitchen is through the lounge so would only suggest to close families or early risers!!), TV, DVD player and music system/docking station. A good selection of DVD's and books are available should the weather be anything less than perfect! A four seater dining table is located at one end along with a wood burning stove if needed for use early or late season. This room is air-conditioned with doors opening into the kitchen, into bathroom 1, double doors opening onto the covered veranda and a stone archway leading into the original Trullo, giving access to-

The first trullo cone which serves as a hallway, giving access to Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 and Bathroom 2.

Bedroom 1 is a large, airy double room with a magnificent wooden double bed. The bedroom has authentic patterned floor tiles typical of the historic masseria of Italy. The room contains a large chest of drawers, clothes rail and under bed storage baskets, large built in cupboard, bedside tables with lamps and radio. This room is air-conditioned and has a large window.

Bedroom 2 is housed beneath 2 high trulli cones giving it a spacious feel. It contains 2 wooden single beds (can be pushed together to create a second double bed), a chest of drawers and bed side lamps and has wardrobe space built into an alcove. This room is air-conditioned and has double doors opening onto the covered veranda. Please note- A third fold up single bed can be supplied by the property managers, if required. Please check if available for your required dates.

Bathroom 1 has a Shower, Toilet, bidet, basin and also includes a washing machine and ironing board ( Normal practice to have the washing machine in the bathroom here!)

Bathroom 2 is at the end of the corridor leading from the bedrooms and consists of a bath with rain shower head, toilet, bidet, basin and heated towel rail. It is contained in a barrel vaulted ceiling lamia.

Directly in front of the exit doors is a large covered veranda with outside dining table and chairs for four, offering much needed shade in the height of summer. A perfect area to sit and eat lunch or to simply sip wine and relax!

Off to the right is a large vine covered gazebo which overlooks the pool, a charming shady spot with a further table and chairs and sunbeds ( or shadebeds!)

Adjacent to this there is also an outside woodburning pizza oven and BBQ and an outdoor toilet and shower room.

Steps lead onto the stone paved swimming pool area where a private 10m x 5m pool is waiting for you. The pool has built in steps leading into the shallow end and gradually slopes down to a deep end with ladder steps to exit. Further sunbeds are situated poolside for the sun worshipers. The pool is cleaned twice a week during your stay.

The grounds consist of multi-terraced, drystone walled gardens and cover 4500m sq. You are free to wander the gardens and when in season, help yourself to apricots, peaches, pears, plums, loganberries, figs, grapes, almonds, walnuts, grapefruit, clementines and lemons if you so wish or you can just take the few steps between front door and pool and leave it at that!

The property is at the end of a long gated driveway with ample secure parking for cars.

Just a few minutes drive towards Ceglie Messapica, before the level crossing, you will find your nearest Cafe which also offers fresh pastries every morning, both sweet and savoury and snacks including sandwiches and calzone in the afternoon.

Ceglie Messapica is renowned in the region for its many restaurants to suit all budgets from cheap tasty pizza to a restaurant that boasts a Michelin Star. It has a beautiful old town and there is nearly always some kind of show on one of it's many squares throughout the summer months. Check out it's market on a Saturday morning.

Ostuni - less than 20km away and very popular with tourists as it has had the best coverage in the UK Press. "The White City" sits high upon the hill with its meandering old town and fantastic views out to the coast and is well worth a visit.

Martina Franca - is a must visit with a big market every Wednesday morning. Beautiful Baroque architecture is on display throughout the pedestrianised section of the old town with many restaurants, cafes and gelaterias.

Alberobello - The UNESCO protected old town is unique. The only town of Trullo houses you will see anywhere in the world. Well worth a visit but be aware of the coachloads of tourists in August!

Other towns nearby and worth a visit include Locorotondo and Cisternino. A bit further afield but worth visiting are Polignano a Mare for it's stunning cliff top old town, Savellitri for it's beach side restaurants specialising in seafood, Lecce for it's architecture and Matera to step back in time.

The Adriatic coast is just 20km away, with reputedly some of the best beaches in Italy. From Torre Canne through Rosa Marina, Torre Santa Sabina down to Torre Guaceto there are many public and private beaches. The coast on the Taranto side, while a little further, has very beautiful sandy beaches and a much more undiscovered feel. From Campomarino down to Porto Cesareo you'll find some lovely stretches.

More Details

Property Manager
Martin Bowles
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Martin Bowles


Martin Bowles purchased this house in 2007

Why Martin Bowles chose Brindisi area


What makes this house unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ceglie Messapica in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Main bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash basin, wc, and a natural stone vaulted ceiling. Second bathroom has a shower cubicle, wash basin, wc and bidet, and houses the washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , can be made into double, or 3 singles.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets, air-conditioning unit. Second bedroom with two single beds, open fireplace, chest of drawers and door opening on to the front patio area, air conditioning. Please note- There is the option to push the two singles together giving 2 double rooms. There is also the option to put a third fold up single bed in the second bedroom (please ask when enquiring if you require this option). For close families there also a double sofa bed available in the lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: The property stands within its own enclosed grounds of approximately 4500sq.m, which backs onto open countryside. The gardens to the rear have an abundance of fruit and olive trees, and guests are welcome to sample the fruits in season during their stay. The shaded veranda patio area has a wooden dining table with 4 chairs for alfresco dining. There is also an outside wood oven, built-in barbecue, The gated driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles. The property also benefits from a beautiful 10x5 metre private swimming pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned before arrivals and after departures. For guests staying 2 weeks the linen is changed and a light clean carried out mid-stay.


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Beautifully restored Trulli with private 10x5 Metre Pool, Air-con and Wi-fi
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Floriana - we had a wonderful time, it was our first visit to Italy and hopefully not our last. The villa had everything we needed and more. It has been lovingly restored but still had all the mod cons. The pizza oven and BBQ area was a delight and such good fun! The pool area is lovely, very peaceful and relaxing and was nice to be able to walk down into the gardens for a shady stroll. The local town, Ceglie Messapica, is an absolute must to visit - the Square is a wonderful place to sit and have drinks and food and watch the world go by. The Italians we met were all so friendly and we felt like we were in the proper Italy as Puglia is generally not commercialised. Martin and Sharon were so helpful and accommodating and we would highly recommend a visit to this lovely villa. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Lovely guests, welcome back any time :)
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Lovely property in a really nice area of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. The Trulli has been beautifully restored whilst having modern bathrooms, spacious living area, air con etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The pool is lovely and the gardens really well maintained. Sharron and Martin were really nice and helpful, thank you both. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, perfect guests, welcome any time!
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Decent Trulli and interesting area

  • 3 of 5

Overall a nice enough trulli/villa. Brilliantly managed by Martin and Sharon who could not have been more helpful and patient. Interesting area and well worth a visit - the local towns are great places to wander around and eat. Beaches on east side not quite so great but height of holiday season. The only real issue with the trulli is that it's a bit tired in places and in need of a general update. When that's completed then no problems.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. While we wouldn't really agree with your comments on the property being tired ( the owners have done a great job of giving the property every modern comfort (Wi-fi, Air-con etc) whilst still retaining the traditional charm and character in the Italian style ) we hope you will be pleased to hear that major works are already planned over the winter to include- A further large patio area. A brand new outside kitchen with new built in BBQ and Pizza oven. A completely new stone coloured resin re-surface of the swimming pool. Re-painting of the interior. Upgrade to the electric supply. New boundary walls and fencing.
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Charming Property in Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming property done out to very high standards, and well maintained. This is our third time in Puglia and we chose this location as it's only a few minutes to Ceglia Messapica, one of our favorite little towns, and great for exploring the Valle D'Itria and the Salento. We stayed with our two young children, and would have no hesitation recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely traditional house in quiet rural setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at the Trullo. Sharron and Martin were excellent managers. Pool was fantastic but we spent alot of time exploring Puglia and further afield. Great Adriatic beaches half an hour away, super warm sea and fine sand and not too crowded. Ostuni and Ceglie have many fantastic restaurants and we were spolit for choice on that front! We made the easy 3 hour drive over to Pompeii for a bit of culture, well worth the trip. Puglia is beautiful and largely unspolit and the locals are so friendly. We would recommend this property wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Very pleasant family and we'd welcome you back anytime!
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The coastline of the Adriatic Sea is less than a 20km drive from the property, and has reputedly some of the best beaches in Italy. The Ionian coast on the other side of Puglia can be reached within a 45 minute drive.


The nearest airport is Brindisi and this is just a 30 minute drive from the property. The airport at Bari is approximately a 90 minute drive. As with all countryside properties in Puglia, car hire is essential.


The trulli is set in a country lane just 6km from the 'gastronomic town' of Ceglie Messapica, famous in Puglia for its excellent selection of restaurants. The stunning hilltop town of Ostuni is just 11km away, as is Francavilla Fontana. Other 'must see' towns such as Alberobello, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Locorotondo can each be reached within a 30 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
31 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the holiday price is required upon initial booking. The final balance becomes payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. A 150 euro security deposit is requested upon your arrival at the property. This deposit will be refunded to you upon your departure assuming no damage has occurred during your stay.

Changeover Day:
Flexible arrival/departure dates and times, subject to availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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