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Magnificent Trullo with salt water pool set in an ancient olive groves

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Trullo/Villa sleeps 8/ 2 Trullos 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in garden setting

The Trullo Grotta Piccola is a 3-bed holiday country house and a 2 bedroom Trullo, just outside Ostuni, Brindisi, in in the heart of the Puglian countryside.

The Trullos sleeps 8/10 with 3 bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, and a self contained smaller house a traditional living rooms and plenty of outdoors area with a swimming pool.

Main area

The main entrance leads into modern, open plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen has a double oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, a large fridge freezer a coffee maker, a stone double sink, stone-topped worktops and a centre island, and a wood-burning stove. The dining area has a table that seats 6 to 10 people, and a sofa-bed that sleeps 2 people. There are doors from the kitchen leading to a shaded rear patio and garden. All the windows and doors have mosquito nets.There is wi-fi throughout

Bedrooms and bathrooms

There are two double bedrooms, with large wardrobes, bed-side cabinets and drawers, both with doors to the terrace overlooking the swimming pool.

There is a main bathroom with shower, and one of the bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom with shower.

Living room

The living room is the original trullo room, and can also sleep 2 people in a built-in bed. There is an open fire place, a TV, DVD and music centre. Doors lead to the front patio with gazebo and outside dining area.

2nd trullo fully fitted kitchen , Raised twin bedroom ensuite , living / bedroom arched in the traditional puglian style.


The salt-water pool (12 x 6 m) is available at any time. Maximum depth is 1.4 m and there are steps leading into the shallow end. Children and non-swimmers should be supervised at all times. There is pool lighting to enable evening bathing. There is a gazebo for shade next to the pool.

On the front patio area there is a dining area with gazebo that seats 8 to 10 people. There is a barbeque and a wood-fired pizza oven for cooking the real thing. The rear patio is suitable for alfresco dining, and there is a vegetable garden nearby for home-grown seasonal vegetables. Tabble tennis,Table football lots of swimming pool toys games etc.

There is easy access to the roof top giving amazing panoramic views of the countryside and the sunset. It’s a great place to enjoy the dramatic skies and sun-downers.

The property is set in 1.5 hectares of olive groves and is not overlooked or near the main road. Beautifully tucked away in the countryside, and still only 4 km from the city centres of Ostuni, Carovigno and San Michele.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the slow pace of life, delicious food, and wonderful scenery this part of Italy has to offer.

More Details

Chris King
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Chris King

Retired photographer from London living here in Puglia for a taste of the good life.

Owned and worked in photographic studios for 40 years, specialising in still life, food, landscapes, and people.

I spent my first year renovating the main trullo house, with the studio trullo about to be converted to sleep 4 people.This year has been totally taken up by builders. Towards the end of the year I am planning to start short course photographic holidays in the early and later months of the year.

I have started to make my own olive oil which tastes wonderful, so plenty of help will be needed for the olive harvest in November to December. This year I produced 350 litres of extra virgin oil which you can taste when you visit the house.

Puglia is truly a gardeners paradise: stick it in the ground and it grows. While you are here help yourself to the fruit vegetable growing in my garden!

At over 40 degrees C in summer and moderate winters I have fallen in love with the place. I'm sure you will too!!

Chris King purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Chris King chose Ostuni

This property caught my eye after looking at some 40 different houses. Some are just a pile of stone and others are complete. This one was totally different and of course the vegetable garden was a must. A short hop to Ostuni or Carovigno for shopping, and beaches are all within 15 min drive.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Traditional style with modern equipment. Great outdoors with pool, pizza oven and sun terraces. Quiet, private location, but near to a beautiful city.


Ostuni Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Main Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , in private trullo0 in garden
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , childs cot available on request
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , childs cot available on request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , in small private trullo in the garden
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in private tryllo in garden
  • living /bedroom double sofa/romantic double sleeping alcove
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Magnificent Trullo with salt water pool set in an ancient olive groves
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Lovely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this property. Plenty of space for the 10 of us in the two trulli. We spent many hours in the fabulous pool. It was lovely being able to eat outdoors at the large table. Chris is a very friendly and knowledgeable host.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Trullo with character and a lovely swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

We returned from Ostuni last week and wish we could be back there. We had a wonderful stay. The place was beautiful, so peaceful but not far from Ostuni town. The accommodation was perfect for us, full of the owners character and very spacious. Chris was a great host and was full of recommendations. The swimming pool was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in the Puglian country side!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the villa for my mum and dads birthday celebrations! 6 adults and 3 children under 4! Very well equipped kitchen. We had a go with the pizza oven which has lots of fun and had plenty of BBQs! The pool and grounds are just beautiful. Ample space for sunbathing and also lovely shaded areas. Well maintained garden with lots of interesting plants.

The swimming pool was Ideal for my 4 year old as he could touch the ground at the shallow end.

Ostuni is a lovely town and there are lots of beaches 20-40 minutes away.

Chris the owner lives near to the property and was very helpful!

We would highly recommend this villa!! Thank you Chris for a wonderful holiday x

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a wonderful stay! Grotta Piccola is an understated hidden gem - a charming, rustic oasis of peace and tranquility. The whole family fell in love with it. The trullo is beautifully designed, well equipped, comfortable and cosy and Chris was extremely welcoming and helpful. We spent lazy, sunny mornings by the gorgeous salt water pool, afternoons exploring the local area (so many interesting places to experience!) and relaxed evenings outdoors around the fire pit munching delicious homemade pizza from the pizza oven. It was the best holiday we've had in years and far exceeded our expectations. Thanks Chris!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: nicola thankyou and see you again soon chris
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.....Aaaand relax.....

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here. Gorgeous property, stunning pool, beautiful surroundings. Lots to see and do in the area.

Can't wait for our next visit!. Thank you Chris King who is full of good tips and recommendations

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us including a one year old grandson stayed for a week and had a wonderful time. We wish we could have stayed longer. Chris was very helpful. The houses are very well equipped and we even made pizza in the wood fired oven. We explored the nearby towns and found some great restaurants. A very competitive table tennis tournament took up some our time too!

Our only suggestion is that the signs to the house could be a little larger - it really isn't a problem finding it during the day but some of us arrived after dark and it was impossible for them to find it, we had to go and guide them in. But we had lots of fun and would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks gail the signs are small so that i do not draw everybodies attention to the house glad you enjoyed yourselves chris
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Bar 83, Pinklady, Coffee & more
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
9 hole course Fasano
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Enjoy your stay in Trullo Grotta Piccola, a mixture of an original Puglian house but with all mod cons! Newly renovated the house offers complete privacy set in 1.5 hectares of olive groves, is not overlooked, and has a 12 x 6 meter salt water pool set in the landscaped garden.

In July & August temperatures soar into the 40's, so you can laze away around the pool or find a shaded spot in the olive grove.

Make your own pizza's in our woodfired pizza oven or slip into Ostuni, the "Citta Bianca", historical centre, climb to the top and take your pick from the many bars, restaurants, quaint arched osterias, cocktail bars and taste the Italian hospitality.

The house is in reach of many small hilltop towns which are ideal places to wind away the time sightseeing, and photo opportunities are around every corner: cathederals, basilicas and tiny chapels a plenty.

Antique markets held every Sunday in different towns close to us. Saturdays Ostuni market is not to be missed but 12.30 lunch time it over so get up early. About an hour away is Lecce with Roman ruins and a beautiful "centro storico" , an ideal place to drink very strong expresso or try local tiny cakes that just melt in the mouth washed down with cold local white wine or beer . Further afield is Gallipoli with wonderful beach front on the Golfo di Taranto. More photo opportunities or just sunbathe and swim. If you love eating fish go no further than the nearest beach, where fresh fish is caught every day served on the bbq. Octopus is big in Ostuni and sea urchin are not to be missed (they taste a lot better than they look). How ever long or short your stay there is plenty to do and see here in Puglia for both both kids and adults alike .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $663.48

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.