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'Soul of Puglia' - A Rural Gem 3BR/3BA (ensuite) Hilltop Trulli w/ POOL & Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


About the property

3BR, 3BA (all Ensuite), Private POOL (2015), 2x Sitting Areas, Dining Room, Kit

PRIVATE POOL 10m x 5m Pool is OPEN MAY throughout OCTOBER.

** NEW in 2017: LHR to Brindisi DIRECT with British Airways (Tue and Sat only)**

** NEW in 2016: Manchester to Brindisi direct via Ryanair (Mon and Fri only)**

TrulliRoccia is a rare, romantic and recently restored (completed April 2014) trulli that has the ‘Soul of Puglia’ running throughout every cone and rock of its ancient construction. It will embrace you and captivate your heart from the moment you make your final approach to the property and step through the door.

Rare, because this well-appointed trulli has been sensitively restored to include three (3) ensuite bathrooms for each of the three (3) generously sized bedrooms, along with two sitting rooms/lounges, dining room and kitchen, should you choose to dine in. Total interior is 115 square meters / 1000 square feet. A plethora of original features – such as numerous 'niche', stone arches, working fireplace. alcoves and a wood-burning pizza oven, etc – will unfold as you settle in to a very special stay at TrulliRoccia.

As the Puglian lifestyle is centred around ‘outdoor living’, the property has a walled and outside shaded dining area (in addition to inside dining for six). And plenty of additional stone terracing for basking in the sun. There is a poolside shaded pergola and yet another poolside dining area, also for six (6)

Set in nearly one hectare (2 acres) on a hilltop with stunning vistas, TrulliRoccia will wrap you up in the ‘Soul of Puglia’ and envelope your mood. Its idyllic setting will challenge your senses -- vistas, birdsong, olive and fruit trees. You will be surrounded by countryside and magnificent views pocked by distant trulli cones poking through the olive groves and majestic hilltop masseria – providing maximum tranquility, serenity and relaxation for you and your family or travel companions. . ., making it oh so easy to leave the world behind.

Still, you will be ideally located for convenient access (10-15 min by car) to the beautiful Puglian hilltop towns of Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica . . . each with its own unique character – and type of mozzarella! Ostuni's beaches are only minutes drive away.

Further afield, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alberobello (35 min) and Matera – a ‘must’ in our opinion – (1 hr 45 min), as well as the beautiful baroque city of Lecce (1hr 20 min) or Otranto (1 hour 45min) or Gallipoli (1 hour 30 min)

Kitchen has all modern amenities, including dishwasher.

Separate dining room with seating for six (6)

Shaded outdoor veranda for al fresco dining. Shaded poolside pergola. And poolside dining area in addition.

WIFI, iPod docking station, kettle, toaster, microwave, iron, ironing board

Utilities: central heating, dishwasher, laundry washer, 2x fridges/freezers, 4-ring stove, coffee makers, kettle. All kitchenware.

Recent guest Angela, from the USA, writes in her review:

"Would you like to try something so incredibly different while visiting the Puglia region of Italy? Then TrulliRoccia is the place to stay. Location was perfect to take daily trips to surrounding towns. We really had no idea what to expect. After looking at the photos, we knew it would be beautiful and unique. But once you step through the front door, it brought everything to life. TrulliRoccia was spotless and as well appointed as a home can be."

We encourage you to please read through our guest reviews for more information. Thank you.


Master Bedroom (double) w/ensuite bathroom

Bedroom Two: Double (which can be made to two singles) w/ ensuite bathroom

Bedroom Three: Double w/ ensuite bathroom

Two lounges / living areas, one with additional ‘chillout’ alcove

Kitchen with separate Dining Room

Dining Room with comfortable seating for six (6)

Shaded outdoor dining area – with seating for six (6)

Separately outside, there is a BBQ and working wood burning pizza oven

Shaded poolside pergola.

Poolside dining area with table and seating for six (6)

Sun loungers X6

Linens and Towels provided.

How to get there and travel times::: Bari Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Brindisi Airport: 40 minutes.

Ostuni beaches: 25 minutes.

Lecce: 1 hour 20 minutes

Matera: 1 hour 30 mintues


Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- many of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills.

Beaches: there are plenty of beaches and beachcombing to discover in the area, from unspoilt white sand stretches to secluded coves; with or without facilities ie beach bars, beach clubs. Here's a sampling: Torre Canne, Torre Guaceto, Villanova, Torre Pozella, Costa Merlata, Pilone, Boscoe Verde.

Further afield, the beautiful baroque city of Lecce or the hauntingly beautiful Matera is 1.5 hours drive and make for scenic and enjoyable day trips, exploring their well-preserved architecture and many art galleries and cafe's.

Bari and/or Brindisi airports are served by most airlines. Please check websites for up-to-date schedules:

NEW FOR 2016: Easyjet from London Gatwick to Brindisi (starts April)

UK: RyanAir, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia (from London). EasyJet LGW to Brindisi. AirBerlin from LGW AirBerlin (Spring/Summer only). From LondonCity, Alitalia (connecting Rome or Milan).

GER: RyanAir or AirBerlin (from Dusseldorf, Koln, Nuremburg, Munich or Frankfurt Hahn). Lufthansa or Air Dolomti from Munich.

SWITZ: Helvetic (from Zurich or Bern), Easyjet (Geneva), AirBerlin (Zurich)

FRANCE: Ryanair (Paris Beauvais)

NORTH AMERICA (one-stop service to Bari):

New York: AirBerlin, Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Boston: Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Chicago: Alitalia (via Rome), AirBerlin (via Berlin)

Los Angeles: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

NL: RyanAir (from The Netherlands / Eindhoven).

BEL: RyanAir, Jetairfly (from Brussels).

ESP: RyanAir (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville)

DEN: Ryanair (Billund)

SWE: RyanAir (Stockholm)

HUN: WizzAir (Budapest)

POL: WizzAir (Warsaw)

Toronto: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

More Details

Steve & Glenn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, polish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017


Ostuni Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Can also be TWO SINGLES
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

'Soul of Puglia' - A Rural Gem 3BR/3BA (ensuite) Hilltop Trulli w/ POOL & Views
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Luxury retreat in the Apulian countryside

  • 5 of 5

A secluded property offering exquisite rural luxury among the fields of wild poppies and olive trees on the outskirts of the beautiful, historic hilltop city of Ostuni. This renovated trullo (traditional stone building) has authentic charm with all the luxury and mod cons needed for a comfortable and relaxing self-catering holiday. Tasteful bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor pizza oven and sun-drenched pool deck with views over the surrounding landscape make this the ideal getaway for a family or group. Owners Glenn and Steve, who live in nearby Ostuni, complete the picture, offering local knowledge and tips for the best food, wine and sites the gorgeous region has to offer. Thank you for a dreamy holiday - the only downside was leaving!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shannon. It was nice meeting you and your family and do hope your Mom is safely back in Australia sharing all her memories at TrulliRoccia. We are so happy you got to experience our slice of Puglian heaven . . . Hope you have opportunity to return in the not-too-distant future. G & S
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Best authentic Italian getaway ever!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely amazing. From the perfectly manicured gardens to an amazing pool with beautiful vista. We even got to use the wood-fired pizza oven!

Can absolutely recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax, soak up the Italian country-side and enjoy an authentic rustic experience.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim! Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you back sometime in the not-too-distant future. Glenn & Steve
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The experence of the Trulli was very nice

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place to pass your vacation. The Trulli Roccia is very pleasant and spacious. We were very lucky with the weather and the region is beautiful but not very livened. Matera is the best place to visit.

Annie and Glen are very sympathic

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à Vinciane et à la famille. . . Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un agréable séjour. Yes, the period pre-Easter, our low season (ie Lent) is always the quietest time here in this devout part of southern Italy. You will need to return sometime during the hustle and bustle of summer and see just how 'lively' the area can be. All the best. Glenn, Steve (and Annie).
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A lovely renovation, full of character

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully presented and tucked away down a country track. Very tranquil and peaceful with plenty to visit nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect pool retreat close to enigmatic towns

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the fantastic views to surrounding lush olive groves; the trulli was wonderfully off the beaten track, beautifully quiet as well as scenic. Including the large sculptural cactus and olive trees within the design, the generous landscaping of the garden and pool area made the whole trulli experience comfortable and luxurious. The cabanna bed by the really brilliantly! designed pool was fab and the choice of seating and dining areas were super. Reading in the shade from the olive trees near the pool was idyllic.

Inside and out, the careful mix of vintage & reclaim elements with the contemporary brought out the authentic beauty of the stone. The trulli was well equipped and the style was warm and simple, not cluttered, white where possible on cloistered ceilings with atmospheric lighting. It offered great character and variation and was really well maintained.

The Trulli was a terrific base to enjoy beautiful historic and restaurant filled Cisterano and Martina Franca which we favoured as though pleasantly buzzy they were less touristy than Ostuni. We went to Lecce for the afternoon and evening, loved the hectic Florentine feel and mass of interconnecting historic streets of the old quarter, great shopping for 1950’s retro lights – even managed to bring a sputnik chandelier home….still to reassemble! Sure there is a lot more to discover but it was actually rather hard to drag ourselves away from the pool once we remembered we were on holiday!

Annie and Glenn were great hosts, really liked meeting both of them and getting all sorts of advice on the type of places we would most enjoy, villages, restaurants, beach clubs and so on.

We would definitely recommend for a beautiful escape and cultural local!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Amanda and Chris. So pleased that your family enjoyed your two-week stay at TrulliRoccia and your holiday in Puglia. We are really chuffed that our trulli provided the right balance of privacy, comfort and ample areas for rest and relaxation . . . and it means alot to us that you appreciate our careful restoration planning and design. TrulliRoccia is a real 'retreat' for us and we are glad we were able to share it with you as well. Would love to see your 'finds' from Lecce!! And hope you have the opportunity to return in the not-too-distant future. Glenn, Steve and Annie
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  • 5 of 5

Let's start from the beginning ...

The owners were fantastic, great communication an very helpful.

The property... Amazing, quite an secluded. Great building very traditional yet extremely modern. All three rooms were ensuite well maintained an decorated..

The kitchen was well equipped, everything you could need an more including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer. All the cutlery plates an pots/pans..

Outdoor areas.. Beautiful.. Two dining area's terrace to lounge on an sunbathe. The pool was large. Not heated an being outdoors it inevitably attracted bugs etc. Nevertheless, it was very nice an a great feature. It also had a BBQ an outdoor Wood fired pizza oven that was the best thing I've ever used. Great for socialising outside an cooking an authentic pizza in.

The only thing it needed was AC in the bedrooms. Apart from that it was an amazing place an we'll definitely go back again.

Thank you Glenn & Steve !

I highly recommend it to anyone traveling in a group or with family just wanting to get away from things an enjoy some quality time together.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome Amar. We are really chuffed that you and your friends had a great time at TrulliRoccia and we were able to exceed your expectations. Hope to see you back in the not-too-distant future. Glenn & Steve
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Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
San Domenico
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Ostuni's plethora of beaches (30 min)
Car: necessary

Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- some of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills. Also convenient for half-day and day excursions to the baroque jewel of Lecce (1 hr 15 min) and further afield, Otranto and Gallipoli. A 'must' for any traveller to the area who want to explore is MATERA, an stunning piece of history and architecture -- and where Mel Gibson chose to film his 'The Passion of Christ' as it so perfectly felt like old Jerusalem


Rates & Availability

Ostuni Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer / Poppies
May 14 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
6 nights Special
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer & Grape Harvest
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Balmy Oct Avg High 21C
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 11 2017 - Feb 3 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received.

Rates are in EURO. HomeAway provides an INDICATIVE alternative currency conversion (eg GBP, USD). Payments made in currencies other than EURO will be adjusted (either up OR down) in subsequent payment(s) ie after deposit amount is received.

Rental rates for our home will always be quoted to you in EURO. HomeAway’s currency converter/display into other currencies (eg GBP, USD) is for indicative purposes only and is highly inaccurate. It is not a problem for us if you wish to pay in another currency, however, we will confirm the EURO amount received by us and make adjustments to final balance payments when and if necessary. To avoid any confusion, we always recommend that guests have their own bank (or PayPal) do the currency conversion at source so that they will know exactly the rate and amount being paid at source . . . and especially concerning GBP, as Brexit has added vast uncertainties and fluctuations in the GBP / Euro rates.

>> 25% non-refundable deposit to secure dates and proceed with a booking
>> 25% payment due on or before 1st April
>> 50% balance payment due 30 days prior to arrival date


>> 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your dates and proceed with a booking
>> 50% balance payment due 60 days prior to arriva

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