SPACIOUS TRULLO AND ADJOINING VILLA SET IN ITS OWN OLIVE GROVE 2KM FROM TOWN.

Jo Fullwood

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPACIOUS TRULLO AND ADJOINING VILLA SET IN ITS OWN OLIVE GROVE 2KM FROM TOWN.

Ceglie Messapica House Rental Photos and Description

2 main double bedrooms, 1 double sofa divan, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 4-6

This picturesque, rural , air-conditioned property, consisting of a romantic 200 -year- old trullo and its integral but independent, modern villa is private without being isolated. Its neighbours can barely be seen in the quiet lane, as it is set amongst olive trees, yet the town of Ceglie is visible from the edge of the land.Whenever you visit, there is garden produce: figs, almonds, cherries, beans, peas or mediterranean vegetables. Barbeque peacefully at the shady, garden table or lounge in the sunshine on the big veranda. The trullo, has its own separate facilities, a double bed, cane furniture, hanging space, linen, games and books. The villa has two comfortable rooms and a bathroom: one is a king-size bedroom with drawers and wardrobe; the other a living room with generous dining furniture,fitted kitchen, sofa-bed and character fireplace. There is Sky television, portable music centre with CDs. free WIFI and books. It is possible to rent either the trullo, or the villa or the whole property

This quaint Italian home is particularly suitable for people who like the countryside and who would like to see the real Puglia. It is comfortable and homely. The neighbours and the couple who maintain the house are generous and hospitable. They are genuinely interested in our guests and want to make their stay memorable but if you wish they will keep their distance. There are many places of interest within easy reach besides those already mentioned: noteably the caves at Castellano Grotte; Matera, the cave- town setting for the Passion of Christ and the whole of Salento with its picturesque resorts and beaches, together with the many fortified medieval sea-side towns like Otranto and Gallipoli. Bari and Brindisi are the big ports for Croatia and Greece. Sicily is near enough to visit for a short stay. Nearer to home, in Ceglie town itself, the Banana Club is a pretty swimming pool with restaurant, cafe showers and toilets

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Jo Fullwood

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks french, italian, english
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I grew up in Cheshire and have lived in Shropshire with my husband Alan all our married lives. We have always enjoyed travelling and getting to know the local people. We were teachers in a former life but now we like gardening, music, theatre, cinema and I still act as Tour Manager for an American company taking High school students to France. I play tennis and attend a book club. Most of our time on the patio is spent reading!

Jo Fullwood purchased this house in 2004

We first came to Puglia after an American friend told us about it. We rented a trullo just outside Ceglie and I fell in love with it. This resulted, some time later, in my arranging a short, property-seeking break in the area, with my lump sum in mind!. I had little imagination for crumbling ruins in the middle of fields and this house was habitable immediately even though it was basic back then. On returning home, I tried to find financial means with which to buy it and if it had not been for my adventurous 90 year old father giving me the money, I would never have secured it. My parents travelled at 91 to see what their money had been spent on! Consequently the house is of great sentimental value to me. We have had many holidays there and we have made wonderful friends. The Puglian people have been so generous with their time and help, their produce and hospitality that it is almost embarrassing. We love the simple life they lead, the family values, the lack of ageism and their genuine interest in us. We love the fact that there is little commercialism and no nearby hotel complexes or gawdy attractions. The little town comes alive at night with music festivals, traditional toy festival, celebration of the saints, dancing and the town band. There is usually something interesting happening on the little square and the range of restaurants is varied. We are a car ride away form several good beaches and lovely places to visit but the house is beautifully relaxing and a joy to spend the days in.

The house has a welcoming feel to it and I knew immediately that it was the house for me. I love the huge,private garden full of Mediterranean flowers and produce; the three cones of the trullo are so quaint and picturesque; the verandah is a wonderful extra dimension affording us the luxury of sun, shade, shelter from the odd shower, and barbeques! Trulli do not exist in any other region and the Itrian valley, just around down the road, is full of them. Apart from local attractions like Ostuni and Alberobello , places like Bari, Brindisi, Naples, Matera, Gallipoli are all accessible from Ceglie, by train even if you don't want to drive. It is possible to get to Sicily, Croatia and Greece on ships from nearby ports.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Spacious trullo and adjoining villa set in its own olive grove 2km from town.
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
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Spacious trullo and adjoining villa set in its own olive grove 2km from town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55443
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Ceglie Messapica Brindisi
5

A Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
The trullo is very nicely finished. The large covered veranda in the back is the perfect place to enjoy a family dinner or to just hang out and have a glass of wine. Even though we arrived an hour later than we expected, the caretakers met us with a smile and explained the important details for our stay.
It is very convenient to the PAM supermarket for groceries and there are many great restaurants in Ceglie.
Ceglie also has a great cooking school run by Chef Antimo Sevese and our group of 7 took a 4 hour class.
There was an open street market in Grottaglie with everything from clothing to seafood to fruits and vegetables. Grottaglie is also known for its ceramic district. Brindisi had a wine festival. And the white city of Ostuni in only a short drive away.
The trullo was a good base for day trips and a comfortable place to come back to for some rest and relaxation in the evening.
The rental process couldn't have been any easier. And good communication through emails from the owner. Thanks, Jo!
Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and would stay here again if we ever make it back to Italy.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always delighted to get a review like this, showing that my house is comfortable and well-located. As for the rental process, I try to keep it simple whilst still supplying plenty of information about directions, the house itself and the surrounding area. It is always a pleasure to receive visitors who appreciate the experience and we have been very fortunate with our guests who create little fuss over booking, enjoy the simple pleasures of the area and the tranquility as well as sampling rural Italy at its best.
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Spacious trullo and adjoining villa set in its own olive grove 2km from town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55443
+44 01743874265
Ceglie Messapica Brindisi
5

The ideal get away location

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed at Trullo Giovanni many year ago we were pleased to be returning and we were very pleasantly surprised by the improvements made to the property. The trullo is an ideal location for a "get-away" holiday, it is a peaceful place but very close to the vibrant town Ceglie Messapica. There is lots to do in the area to keep you busy and entertained but the Trullo now has a fantastic covered patio where you can eat outside and sit in the sunshine (or shade if required).
There were just two if us on this visit so there was plenty of space but with the additional kitchen and shower room it would be ideal for 2 couples or a family group.
The trullo is well equiped and we were able to test our cullinary skills and enjoyed tasting local produce (including the excellent local wine).
The owners and the hosts are extremely helpful and happy to provide any advice or help if needed.
On this visit we took the opportunity to visit the Grotte di Castellana which was amazing and we were able to book online and have a guided tour (available in multiple languages).
We could have quite happily stayed for another week or two as the weather was perfect and the Trullo so relaxing.
Really looking forward to returning again !!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were absolutely delighted when we received the reservation from Andrea and Steve again this year, after a lapse of several years. Several years ago, our trullo was quite basic by comparison so it was going to be interesting to see guests again and to see what their reactions would be. It is very rewarding to find that our efforts have not been in vain and we hope that Andrea and Steve will return many times, along with others.
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Spacious trullo and adjoining villa set in its own olive grove 2km from town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55443
+44 01743874265
Ceglie Messapica Brindisi
5

Simply perfect. Italy off the beaten track.

  • 5 of 5
We were absolutely delighted with this holiday home. Puglia was a new area for us to explore and we loved it. It seems corny to use words like ' authentic' and 'unspoiled' because they have often been over used but in this case it is absolutely appropriate.
We found ourselves surrounded by olive groves and similar Trulli houses but these did not seem to be all holiday homes but family homes. We were greeted warmly in the local shops and streets by the residents of Ceglie. We were served fabulous meals in local restaurants and were surprised at how cheaply we could eat out. We were very impressed with the local wines and researched them thoroughly.
Although initially we were travelling as a couple we decided to book the whole villa. [The villa and the attached Trullo are really two very comfortable adjoining homes.] We were glad we did book all of it as we were able to add our son to our party at a later date and he was very pleased to have the Trullo wing to himself even though we took over his patio! [Behind the Trullo is the most amazing covered veranda and patio with a fine BBQ ].
The owners have thought of everything.The property was beautifully clean and very well equipped.The caretakers are warm and welcoming and even though we had no common language we got along just fine.
It is not just a 'holiday let' it is clearly a much loved second home. We felt very lucky to be able to share it.
The instructions from the Airport were very detailed and it is a short journey from Brindisi Airport.. Ceglie, the nearest town [ 2Km] has a spectacular old quarter and, as said above, is a very friendly town. There were so many really good places to eat in Ceglie that really we could have stayed just here all week but we travelled to Alberobello; a town of Trulli houses nearby, Lecce; which is a baroque city but like no where else we have seen and Otranto which is the harbour at tip of Italy's heel.
The owners provided a huge amount of local information which was invaluable Lots of guide books and road maps were available in the accommodation.
The accommodation details provided were accurate and we would recommend this holiday home without hesitation to anyone who would like to experience Italy off the beaten track.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives us great pleasure to receive a review like this and to know that our much-loved home has been appreciated by guests. When you set up a home it is not always in the tastes of everyone who may rent it, so it's great to know that others not only like it but find it homely and convenient. Each year, a little more is done at the trullo to make holidays enjoyable for us all . We are really glad that this is working.
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Spacious trullo and adjoining villa set in its own olive grove 2km from town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55443
+44 01743874265
Ceglie Messapica Brindisi
Dallas, Texas
4

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5
We spent a week at the trullo. The property is in a great location to explore all of Puglia. We found many good restaurants close by. The back terrace is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine---especially at sunset. Not being able to drink the water was a pain at first but we got used to it. The guest book provided some very good information but we were never able to find the Banana Pool Club--no matter how many times we searched for the sign indicating the turn! This is the perfect place if you want a peaceful spot to relax!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious trullo and adjoining villa set in its own olive grove 2km from town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55443
+44 01743874265
Ceglie Messapica Brindisi
Paris, France
4

Summer Holiday

  • 4 of 5
The house is well positioned in the heart of the Itria valley, where there are a lot of things to visit.
The house main asset is its wonderful terasse together with its barbecue and traditional trullo.
We appreciated the fact that the house is already stuffed with the bear necessities anyone would need on arrival. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful, which is quite welcome during a holiday.
Overall, a good and pleasant place to stay for a week or more.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spacious trullo and adjoining villa set in its own olive grove 2km from town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55443
+44 01743874265
Ceglie Messapica Brindisi
Paris, France
4

Summer Holiday

  • 4 of 5
The house is well positioned in the heart of the Itria valley, where there are a lot of things to visit.
The house main asset is its wonderful terasse together with its barbecue and traditional trullo.
We appreciated the fact that the house is already stuffed with the bear necessities anyone would need on arrival. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful, which is quite welcome during a holiday.
Overall, a good and pleasant place to stay for a week or more.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brindisi
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Brindisi
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The local area is characterised by the stony red earth and olive groves, typical of Puglia. The property benefits from refreshing breezes, situated as it is on a low hill. Within a few miles, you find the undulating hills of vines or wheat fields populated with clusters of trulli houses. The Itria valley with attractions like the Trulli town of Alberobello; the round gabled town of Locorotondo or elegant Martina Franca, is only twenty minutes away by car. Ostuni, the lively, famed 'White City' is 11km away and Lecce, the Florence of the South, is an hour away, whereas there are several different types of beaches within easy reach. Ceglie itself is a quiet little town slightly off the tourist route and very unpretentious, yet it comes to life at night with festivals and illuminations. It has an historic centre with narrow, cobbled streets and a good variety of places to eat.

Other Activities: Sight seeing

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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
£90
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£685
£2,688
 

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Refundable damage deposit £50

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ceglie Messapica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , The bath is a half-bath with shower facility
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Villa bedroom - 1 king
    Trullo bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Extra bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room
  • One double and one twin/triple plus the sofa/bed in the living room, so that it is possible to arrange the beds to suit yourself if friends are with you or if you have a family of several children
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The dining table has capacity for 18 when fully extended but in the house, it seats 6. However, it is possible to take it out of doors in the summer and put all the garden chairs around it aswell for entertaining guests. The sofa divan will accommodate two more guests sleeping in the living room, making facility for eight in all. Both bathrooms have toilet, bidet, basin and bath or shower. The cooker is gas or electric so that you are never without the means to cook. A clothes rack and pegs are provided for washing. An electric radiator and a gas heater can be moved around as required in cooler months and there are stacks of olive wood to burn in the fireplace. Beach towels, bag and umbrella are provided. The house and garden are maintained by a couple who live in the town and who will prepare for you and clean when you leave. They will organise a meal for your arrival if required. About five minutes away, there is a pretty little communal pool and billiard room called the Banana Club
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