Cisternino Villa Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 10 in 5 double bedrooms, 3 modern bathrooms, mod conveniences
Old trulli stone villa, one of only three houses in the contrada, deep in the Puglian countryside. Set in the beautiful Valley d'Itria it has five double bedrooms, handmade super king size mattresses, 3 modern bathrooms (2 with bidet), kitchen set in local stone, stone flooring and towering conical ceilings crossed by old wooden beams. Handmade wooden doors to each room. Modern white goods, windows with integral mosquito nets. The house has its own cistern (well) under the house, bbq, forno for cooking outdoors (pizza and foccacia), 15m x 5m pool (with deep end) and jumping board, pool toys, outside seating for 20 14 on terrace with pergola and 16 feet long stone table. Seating area around the pool with large umbrellas. The kitchen is completely equipped for cooks, including cookery books in English.
The famous Italian cycling path is 2 minutes from the house and is the one the official 'The Way of the Trulli' section.
Our visit our local buddhist centre, world famous Bhole Baba where you can practise yoga or join in the meditation.
Sit under the ancient olive trees or pick your own figs whilst watching the sun set over the valley with a glass of local Primitivo wine, which can be bought from the local Upal cooperativa at ridiculously low prices.
Evening meals can be catered for an extra charge directly to the local cook. They can also provide local food cookery classes.
You will find vegetables growing in the garden, please use them. Also all the fruit or nuts in our fields that are ripe are free for your use, please help yourselves. We also leave dried foods in the pantry, if they are there you are free to use them.
We have lots of cook books, dictionaries and maps for your use as well. We leave plenty of DVDs, CDs, stationery, extra lightbulbs, loo paper, and often soap powder. Please use all the games (Articulate, Chess, Draughts, cards, Risk etc) and well over 60 books some in foreign languages.
We have volley ball, pool ball, football (and mini goals) and basketballs in addition to the full size ping pong table.
There is plenty to see around the area and the beaches are lovely, but for peace and quiet, just sit by the pool watch the buttlerflies and housemartins whilst looking at the view or take a stroll around Cisternino late at night after a wonderful dinner at Il Taverna del Torre, picking up a handmade iceceam on the way in Glaciale Era. Check out some of the trendy bars in Cisternino or just visit a traditional cafe for an espresso and cornetto (cream filled crossiant).
Please note bedroom 5 on the roof has not got a bathroom next to it.
We have an automatic pool cleaning robot which you can put in every night so you don't wake up to bugs on the bottom. The pool man comes weekly.
The pool does not have a fence around it but the whole garden (two fields) has.
The flowers are beautiful around the pool and we have pomegranate trees and oleander bushes along the fence on one side, creating a lovely colour wall.
We have two outdoor showers so that you can wash after a swim and plenty of space to dry clothes.
You will find wood and kindling for the pizza forno and details of how to make the dough and cook the pizzas at the house.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Sharon Bierer
A family from London and Denmark who love their home in Italy. We have local friends now to whom we speak dreadful Italian but we speak it enthusiastically! We love the local food and wine and always try to buy from local shops. Please enjoy our home.
Sharon Bierer purchased this villa in 2004
Why Sharon Bierer chose Cisternino
It is surrounded by countryside, is quiet, has beautiful views and wonderful neighbours who have lived in this contrada for centuries.
The house is 200 years old and has such character. It is so close to Cisternino and shops but still very 'unknown'.
What makes this villa unique
Character, beautiful trees and country life going on around one. Sitting on the roof drinking a glass of wine watching the sun go down over the valley. Reading a book on the hammock or lazing in the pool. Neighbours, not an agent, who live next door and who are available immediately for any issues. Eating on our 16' (4 metre table) stone table, watching the butterflies.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Mrs Bierer,
Many thanks to your “hostess” Imma (?), who has been very helpful in letting us use her baby chair for our grandson. It took some driving up and down to Brindisi.
Anyway I should warn eventual coming quests with babies, that AVIS, Brindisi, does not see the difference between a baby chair and a children’s chair, although at booking there is a baby chair alternative in the form.
On the whole we all are very satisfied with our week in your Trulli. One extra plus is its location on a hill which gives cool air.
At last I will have to report a theft: In the commotion around the baby chair a forgot to refill your Limoncello stock, which entitles you to deduct the price of 1 bottle (€25, I believe) from the refund amount.
Mille grazie ed arrivederci!