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Traditional Trullo Olive Farm, Beautifully Restored, Private 10m x 5 Pool, Wi-fi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroomed Trullo. Sleeps 4 - 6 People Comfortably

Located just 5 mins from Castellana Grotte, home of the world famous underground caverns and 25 mins to the beach, Trullo Fantastico has been beautifully restored and extended recently by local craftsmen. This has preserved many of the original trullo features but added space and modern facilities throughout in empthy with the original trullo designs.

Entrance to the property is via the remote controlled electric gates and down the 120 m private drive so your relexation will never be disturbed.This leads to the 13,000 square metres of olive, cherry and walnut trees that were once farmed here. You are encouraged to help yourself and pick your own cherries and olives when in season.

The typically Puglian, exposed stonework and unique coned shaped roofs make staying in Trullo Fantastico a unique experience where even the specially made circular light suspended within the main cone seems at home within this most traditional of homes. The stone arch doorways within the central trullo, curious alcoves, shuttered windows and doors all add to the experience.

The main trullo entrance takes you into the large, well appointed kitchen, hand made by Natalino who crafted all the woodwork and doors throughout the property. Exposed roof beams and stonework are evident throughout, blending tradition and space within the kitchen, unusual for many trullo’s which just offer an alcove. Space enough to please the most discerning of cooks or space for full family get togethers. Fully equipped with large oven, full size dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee machine & pods, large toaster and kettle - another unusual feature! A large, easy to use pellet burning stove is located in the kitchen for the chiller months, although full underfloor heating has been built into the trullo throughout for your comfort.

WiFi is available throughout the trullo and even down to the pool area, allowing you to keep in touch with the outside world if you require.

Alternative alfresco cooking is on the large wood fired, traditional shaped barbecue located next to the shaded patio / gazabo that provides welcome shade and views out onto the 500 year old olive trees and across to the Aidratic sea. Here local produce of fish, meat, vegetables and bread direct from the local Castellana market can be enjoyed while relaxing and sipping the famous Primativo red wine of the area or the enchanting sweet Limoncello. Whatever you decide to do you are guaranteed to enjoy the location and views.

The central trullo area has its own entrance door leading directly onto the patio area but also to the two well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms at the rear of the property. It also features a comfortable, double sofa bed within one of the alcoves, if 6 people require to stay.

Both bedrooms have splendid views out, through the olive trees and over the swimming pool and across to the Adriatic sea on the horizon. Furniture in the bedrooms comes from the two exclusive Italian manufactures of Cantori Spa for the metal framed Queen sized double bed with comfortable mattress and Fabrini for the leather sofa also found there. Extensive wardrobe space is provided by large mirrored units along one wall, again something unusual in a trullo property. An ensuite bathroom is located off the master bedroom containing a powerful shower and cabinet, w/c and handbasin set off on top of locally soursed marble. An opening window also provides views to the pool.

The second bedroom again features two single Cantori Spa metal framed beds with equally comfortable mattresses, although both beds can be joined together if required. More mirrored wardrobe space is found along one wall providing excellent storage space.

Off the main corridor leading from the cones area to the bedrooms is the large master bathroom. This features a unique shower room excevated into the trullos extremly thick exposed walls and comes equipped with a very large shower head. In addition to the w/c and large hand basin is a circular illuminated mirror cabinet. A fully plumbed in washing machine is also located in this bathroom for all your personal laundry requirements.

The trullo and pool are fully surrounded by traditional paved stonework but separated by a large strepping stone pathway with barbecue on one side and herb garden on the other growing basil, oregano, rosemary and off course mint for that evening mojito! The entire outside area has been designed for outdoor living during the summer months with eating and drinking by the pool or under the shaded gazebo.

The large 10 x 5m pool itself is located past here where you can relax on the comfortable sunbeds, listening to the water lap on the edge of the Roman steps and look out to the horizon across the Adriatic. The total privacy of the property here makes this trullo a very special retreat indeed. The pool is well maintained and cleaned early in the morning to ensure you holiday is never disturbed.

If you do venture out locally, the nearest town is Castellana Grotte, a mere 5 mins away where local markets are every week for the purchase of provisions. 10 minutes further afield is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberbello - the trulli capital! Here over 1400 trulli are located with in the town with heritage dating back 100’s of years. Throughout the summer, festivals abound and the town is a frenzy of activity featuring restaurants, bars, churches and even a wine museum!

Further afield inland is the baroque town of Martina Franca and Cisternino, well worth a visit and towards the coast numerous sun kissed beaches on the Ionian coastline and old fortruss towns like Monopoli, Pulignano al Mare and Ostuni - a mere 30 mins away.

Trullo Fantastico - your ideal holiday in the Italian sun

More Details

Property Manager
Susie Gardner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017


Castellana Grotte Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed in cone of the trullo
  • Both bedrooms are beautifully finished and the master bedroom has en-suite facilities. There is plenty of hanging space and drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Traditional Trullo Olive Farm, Beautifully Restored, Private 10m x 5 Pool, Wi-fi
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Tranquil and Unique

  • 5 of 5

Trullo Fantastico was very well equipped and probably the best maintained of the numerous villas we have stayed in over the years. The welcome pack was unusually generous and comprehensive. Especially the sizeable home-made cherry tart which lasted the two of us most of the week! The pool is just as it looks on the photos – nicely finished and very inviting. With daytime temperatures during the entire weeks’ stay in the low to mid 30’s, we made very good use of it. Again, the sun loungers were of better quality than usual. As advertised, the indoor temperatures remained comfortable despite there being no air conditioning. The trullo is located more or less in the centre of a large plot, extending to several acres, so there is a distinct sense of privacy without necessarily feeling isolated as the property can be easily reached via a paved road. There are a number of interesting places to visit within 30 – 45 minutes’ drive, the highlights for us being Alberobello and Ostuni. Finally, we have to mention Marika and Leandro of Puglia Paradise who were easy to contact, very welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Trullo in olive grove

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained and cared for villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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It is a very neat, well equipped property in an absolute quiet neighbourhood with a gorgeous pool.

  • 5 of 5

Best suited for people who want to relax on a big peace of land and enjoy the delacacies of Puglia in the surrounding cities.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An oasis in the beautiful countryside of Puglia.

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to the trulli-area has been trully fantastic. We loved the breathtaking views, small villages and good food and wine. Our accommodation Trullo Fantastico really deserves its name; quite, pleasant, comfortable and relaxing. We decided to return this summer to re-enjoy Puglia in all its beauty: strongly recommendable!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As a tourist destination, Puglia has had a recent revival and rightly so. My lovely companion and I made our way from Naples Airport to the beautiful coastal town of Trani on the Adriatic coast. Lunch, then down to the harbour to see the local fishermen returning with the day's catch and setting up their stalls. Residents buying their supper, amazing sight. Then on to our destination the Trullis Fantastico just outside the town of Castellanno. We were welcomed like old friends and were soon made at home. The property has been renovated with considerable love and attention to detail and is wonderful. Think Manhattan chic with a lot more sun. Surrounded by groves of olives, walnuts and cherries, the views from the pool were of uninterrupted beauty. If you were wanting to get away from this paradise then we would recommend the caves at Casttenanno, the seafood at the coastal restaurants and the Unesco World Heritage Site of Alberrobello, a feast of Trullis that not only are homes to the local residents, both a plethora of bars and shops that make you wish you'd brought more than one credit card! The local wine-Primativo is a perfect match for supererb home made pizza as well as perfectly cooked seafood. We made the most of it. You should too.

Trulli Fantasico. Truly amazing. We can't recommend it highly enough

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good, Clean, Easily accessable

  • 4 of 5

For our holiday in Puglia we flew from London via Rome to Brindisi. Picking up the car outside the small but perfectly formed terminal we headed north and soon had the sea on our right. The weather was wonderful, the roads weren’t busy and having “Flown” the journey by Google Earth we soon left the main road and headed up into the hills and the heart of “Trulli” country. We soon saw these charming conical houses set in the midst of olive groves along the road. Some newly renovated and others just waiting for someone to love and renovate them.

Within an hour from the airport we were pulling in through the electric gates of “Trullo Fantastico”. Surrounded by olive groves and cherry orchards we saw our stone and whitewashed trullo with the outside terrace, ample parking space and the pool glittering just behind. The view back down the mountainside from the pool area was magnificent.

We entered through the kitchen /diner and followed the hall down to the sitting room, with another door to the terrace and dominated by the high central dome that is the main architectural feature of a trulli. The central light fitting was impressive. Moving on we found the two bedrooms. Both were spacious and well-appointed, the master with ample storage and luxurious shower room and the second bedroom again with storage and finally the main bathroom. The whitewashed walls and tiled floors meant that the inside was light but cosy.

Newly renovated to an extremely high standard with contemporary tiling, flat screen TV’s, DVD’s, books, audio equipment, we soon made ourselves at home. Gaby, the agent, had promised us a well-planned holiday retreat and as we sat by the pool with the first of many Prosciutto’s we relaxed and agreed wholeheartedly. The kitchen is well planned with everything you need to cook effectively for the four of us or prepare barbeques which we did as the weather was great.

Close by are villages with shops and markets for everyday shopping and the leisurely way of life and the friendliness of the people enabled us to try out our poor Italian. We visited Alberobello which is magical with hundreds of trulli winding up the narrow streets to the church. We sat at a café enjoying the selection of food on offer watching the world go by. In fact we spent the entire holiday exploring fish restaurants, family run restaurants and restaurants on the sea shore all within easy travelling distance of the trullo. We went to Bari, about an hour away, and explored the promena

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Grotte di Castellana
Osteria Caroseno (Osteria del Caroseno)
La Fontanina
Dinosaur Park (Parco dei Dinosauri)
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Gli Ulivi
Casa Nova il Ristorante
Coco Beach Club
Blue Wave (Onda Blu)
Basilica di San Martino
Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Castellana Grotte
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Castellana Grotte
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Castellana Grotte Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September - November
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $235.54

All linen, towels and beach towels are included.
The private land is maintained, pool is cleaned regularly and this is included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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