|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This lovely trullo was chosen and filmed for House Hunters International in 2010 and again in 2013.
Renovated with care, attention to detail and most of all preserving the hundreds of year of history that this trullo holds.
Stone arches, curious alcoves, traditional materials, local tradesmen and time have revealed a trullo that is very special. Considering the environment, natural material were used and rain water is collected in the wells. Chemicals are not used on the 8,000m2 of land private land here and in the garden you are free to pick from the selection of freshly grown vegetables including tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines, onions, potatoes and you can also enjoy the herbs from the garden and fruit from the trees.
Relax in the double hammock that hangs between the fruit trees or cook fresh produce on the stone built barbecue.
You can dine under the natural shade of the 500 year old olive tree & sleep the afternoon away on the comfortable double sun loungers.
Trullo dei Sogni (Trullo of Dreams) is an ideal retreat from the stresses of the real world.....welcome..
Situated just 5 miles from the chic town of Martina Franca and a short drive to the clear tropical award winning beaches of the Ionian coastline, Trullo of Dreams can be found.
Situated on a private road and this ensures the tranquil location is not disturbed.
The electric gates lead into a spacious parking area for up to 5 cars and the private land of over 2 acres.
Here you can find a selection of fruit trees including fig, apples, sharon fruit, plums, almonds and pears, all yours to pick from when in season.
On entering the trullo you are immediately surrounded by the 3 original cones which have been preserved beautifully and hold the history of hundreds of years gone by.
This is now the a spacious living and dining area and is dominate by the large, original, open log burn fireplace, next to this is the second of 3 double patio doors.
This is turned into the 3rd bedroom in the summer when 5 or 6 people are staying.
Entering the newer part of the trullo you will find a spacious stone built Puglian kitchen, a pleasure for keen cooks.
Here there is a full size dishwasher and espresso coffee machine with a supply of coffee.
Stroll along the hallway and you will find 2 tastefully decorated romantic bedrooms and 2 fully tiled bathrooms (one of which is en-suit).
Finished beautifully throughout with antique and solid wood furniture the feeling of quality surrounds you.
Undoubtedly this trullo has one of the most spectacular gardens in the area.
Fruit trees are dotted throughout the beautifully maintained grassed area and here you can pick from the selection of herbs like oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary and of course mint for your evening mojito.
Five centuries of history shades you from the warm summer sun, the wonderful olive tree.
Relax on the double sunbeds or sleep the afternoon away in the hammock under the shade.
The total privacy of the property and large swimming pool (10m x 5m) makes this trullo a very special retreat.
Exploring this beautiful area:
There is so much to do and see in this unspoilt part of Italy.
The trullo is just 5 miles from the beautiful, chic, baroque town of Martina Franca.
In the summer months the town is full of activity.
The city is known as the 'citta del festival', the city of festivals.
The most famous being the musical festival, which attracts people from worldwide in the last 2 weeks of July.
Surrounded by pretty hilltop town with enchanting historic centres and beautiful piazzas I would recommend you visit: Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni (The White City), Monopoli, Pulignano al mare, Conversano.
Matera, Lecce and Gallipoli are a little further away but undoubtedly worth the drive.
Miles of clean,white,award winning, sandy beaches can be found on the Ionian coastline, just 30 minutes from the trullo.
Dining out here is a pleasure. Fresh seafood, locally grown fruit and vegetables and tender meat dishes all at a very reasonable price.
Local Puglian wine is now known all over the world, you can have the pleasure of sampling this at local prices.
If you wish to visit the wine museum in Alberobello and sample the wines I can organise this for.
You could also spend a morning seeing the famous olive oil of Puglian being made or visiting the cheese factory.
After looking at many trulli in the area I immediately fell in love with Trullo of Dreams. Just a short drive to Martina Franca which is beautiful town with a lovely historic centre, great shops, chic cafes and wonderful restaurants.
Trullo of Dreams ticked all the boxes which is not easy.
Set just off the main country road along a private road which is closed at the end so there are only a few trulli beyond the property therefore you are not disturbed by passing traffic. Electric gates lead to the parking area and the lovely setting. You can see other trulli dotted around however the property is totally private and not overlooked, this is very important.
Although I saw many trulli in my search I had not seen one with such a beautiful patio and garden area. The old olive tree on the patio is something quite breathtaking and a lovely area of natural shade.
I loved the idea of picking the ripe fruit and using all the herbs for cooking and the vegetable garden give you a supply throughout the summer.
Trullo of Dreams is very spacious inside and has been renovated beautifully. I purchased many pieces of the lovely antique furniture with the property and have added to these.
Immediately I could see this property was a very special place and I am delighted to say anyone who has stayed here has also seen the same beauty that caught my attention, please read the reviews.
It has now been filmed twice for House Hunters International (America). Once in 2010 and again in 2013.
We have had fabulous times at the Trullo over the years, the house is amazing, spacious and comfortable and whimpers to your every need, Susan is so lovely organising our transfer and food!
Will be back
With love from Scotland
Four of us stayed at this Trullo and thoroughly enjoyed it. As other reviewers have mentioned, Susan has ensured that it's very well stocked for a self catering property - we've stayed in several places where the kitchen doesn't have the equipment to actually cook a full meal so great to have everything there. The welcome package was much appreciated as we got in too late to go shopping. It was also lovely to pick the fresh produce growing in the garden to enjoy - more figs than we could eat:)
The villa has plenty of space to relax in and very comfortable, and having a pool big enough to swim in, table tennis, hammock and seating/loungers makes it ideal for just relaxing. Haggis the cat was also a very friendly and lovely addition!
Susan was a great host, very helpful with suggestions on places to visit and restaurants to try locally.
The trullo of dreams is a charming traditional house which has been beautifully updated by Susan. The facilities are excellent with a great pool, wifi and mod cons.
We particularly liked the fact that all the necessities are there for you - the every day things that you don't want to have to buy but lots of similar places don't provide, such as washing up things.
The welcome pack was easily the best I've ever seen - wine, ham, milk, eggs, fresh produce from the garden, fruit.
Susan's attitude is that you want to be able to relax here as much as possible and we've really been able to do that. Even when one of our children needed to go to hospital - on the second day! - Susan was there like a shot to help us, driving us to two hospitals until we got the help we needed.
I can't fault her customer service and her advice and tips on where to go was really helpful. She even warned us of a public holiday so we didn't get caught out by the shops being shut.
We've spent a lovely twelve days here - a family of five with three teenage sons. There's been plenty for us to do here, relaxing, and nearby visiting sites. We've picked vegetables from the garden for dinner, we've had table tennis tournaments, played in the pool every day and dozed in the hammock.
We had a lovely relaxing time at this beautiful trullo. It was all exactly as described. It is obviously so well maintained and loved and that can make all the difference to a good holiday. And so lovely to have herbs and produce available in the garden. Susan is a great owner although we hardly needed to call on her help. Would certainly think of making a return trip! Thank you!
We have never returned to the same place twice on holiday but decided to visit Puglia region again and stayed again at Trullo of dreams. It felt like we were coming home because the place is so relaxing. If I had loads of money, I would stay at the Trullo of dreams every year. Thank you to Susan who always makes you feel at home.
Perfect stay at "trull of dreams", made even more so by Susan who went out of her way to meet our needs and provide advice on what to see, where to eat, what to do.
The trullo is as delightful as described, very comfortable and well equipped with everything that one would need for a stay.
The welcome pack provided by Susan was more than enough to make a passable pasta dinner at home on our first night (with a good bottle of wine), after arriving late after a 500 km drive that day. We even managed to get some delicious tomatoes from the garden.
The location is great, only 8 kms from Martina Franca but on a quiet cul-de-sac.
Good security with electric gate and alarm system.
Best restaurant (and least expensive) is U'sirr in San Paolo. You need to overlook the outside and the fact that it is called a Pizzeria, because it is much more than that. Giussepe is a truffle hunter and very generous with sharing his finds. The food is simple, hearty and wonderfully tasty, and the family are great with customers (Giussepe speaks reasonable English).
Our favourite places to visit were Matera, Alberobello and Lecce, but the Market at Noci was also fun and vast.
The old parts of Martina Franca and Locorotondo are both delightful and well worthwhile for wandering around, as well as some good restaurants, like La Tana and Due Agnelli in MF.
We will definitely come again, and will tell our friends about Trullo of Dreams.
Beautifully renovated trullo set in the tranquil countryside of Puglia. You are situated just 5 minutes from the baroque town of Martina Franca with its magical historic centre and lovely slow pace of life. The baroque town is famous for its many festivals, cathedrals, churches and excellent shops and restaurants. The nearby towns of Ostuni, Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Locorotondo and Cisternino make this trullo a perfect place for exploring Puglia.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May - June
May 9 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
July - August
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
October - November
Sep 27 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||€200|
Please enquire about availability.
50% is payable on booking the trullo by bank transfer or via Paypal.
Balance is due on arrival.
200 euros security deposit for damages this is refunded on day of departure.
All linen, towels, bed towels, coffee pods, welcome pack of local produce, wifi, gardener, pool cleaning and all gas, water and electricity are included. There are no hidden costs.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.