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18th century trullo, private 10m x 5m pool, garden, barbecue, table tennis, wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

5 minutes drive to Martina Franca and 35 minutes to white sandy beaches

This lovely trullo was chosen and filmed for House Hunters International in 2010 and again in 2013.

Renovated with care, attention to detail and most of all preserving the hundreds of year of history that this trullo holds.

Stone arches, curious alcoves, traditional materials, local tradesmen and time have revealed a trullo that is very special. Considering the environment, natural material were used and chemicals are not used on the 8,000m2 of land private land here and in the garden you are free to pick from the selection of herbs and fruit from the trees when they are in season.

Relax in the double hammock that hangs between the fruit trees or cook fresh produce on the stone built barbecue.

You can dine under the natural shade of the 500 year old olive tree & sleep the afternoon away on the comfortable double sun loungers.

Trullo dei Sogni (Trullo of Dreams) is an ideal retreat from the stresses of the real world.....welcome..

Situated just 5 miles from the chic town of Martina Franca and a short drive to the clear tropical award winning beaches of the Ionian coastline, Trullo of Dreams can be found.

Situated on a private road and this ensures the tranquil location is not disturbed.

The electric gates lead into a spacious parking area for up to 5 cars and the private land of over 2 acres.

Here you can find a selection of fruit trees including fig, apples, sharon fruit, plums, almonds and pears, all yours to pick from when in season.

On entering the trullo you are immediately surrounded by the 3 original cones which have been preserved beautifully and hold the history of hundreds of years gone by.

This is now the a spacious living and dining area and is dominate by the large, original, open log burn fireplace, next to this is the second of 3 double patio doors.

This is turned into the 3rd bedroom in the summer when 5 or 6 people are staying.

Entering the newer part of the trullo you will find a spacious stone built Puglian kitchen, a pleasure for keen cooks.

Here there is a full size dishwasher and espresso coffee machine with a supply of coffee.

Stroll along the hallway and you will find 2 tastefully decorated romantic bedrooms and 2 fully tiled bathrooms (one of which is en-suit).

Finished beautifully throughout with antique and solid wood furniture the feeling of quality surrounds you.

Undoubtedly this trullo has one of the most spectacular gardens in the area.

Fruit trees are dotted throughout the beautifully maintained grassed area and here you can pick from the selection of herbs like oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary and of course mint for your evening mojito.

Five centuries of history shades you from the warm summer sun, the wonderful olive tree.

Relax on the double sunbeds or sleep the afternoon away in the hammock under the shade.

The total privacy of the property and large swimming pool (10m x 5m) makes this trullo a very special retreat.

Exploring this beautiful area:

There is so much to do and see in this unspoilt part of Italy.

The trullo is just 5 miles from the beautiful, chic, baroque town of Martina Franca.

In the summer months the town is full of activity.

The city is known as the 'citta del festival', the city of festivals.

The most famous being the musical festival, which attracts people from worldwide in the last 2 weeks of July.

Surrounded by pretty hilltop towns with enchanting historic centres and beautiful piazzas I would recommend you visit: Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni (The White City), Monopoli, Pulignano al mare, Conversano.

Matera, Lecce and Gallipoli are a little further away but undoubtedly worth the drive.

Miles of clean,white,award winning, sandy beaches can be found on the Ionian coastline, just 30 minutes from the trullo.

Dining out here is a pleasure. Fresh seafood, locally grown fruit and vegetables and tender meat dishes all at a very reasonable price.

Local Puglian wine is now known all over the world, you can have the pleasure of sampling this at local prices.

If you wish to visit the wine museum in Alberobello and sample the wines I can organise this for.

You could also spend a morning seeing the famous olive oil of Puglian being made or visiting the cheese factory.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Gardner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Why Susan Gardner chose Tarent

After looking at many trulli in the area I immediately fell in love with Trullo of Dreams. Just a short drive to Martina Franca which is beautiful town with a lovely historic centre, great shops, chic cafes and wonderful restaurants.

Trullo of Dreams ticked all the boxes which is not easy.

Set just off the main country road along a private road which is closed at the end so there are only a few trulli beyond the property therefore you are not disturbed by passing traffic. Electric gates lead to the parking area and the lovely setting. You can see other trulli dotted around however the property is totally private and not overlooked, this is very important.

Although I saw many trulli in my search I had not seen one with such a beautiful patio and garden area. The old olive tree on the patio is something quite breathtaking and a lovely area of natural shade.

I loved the idea of picking the ripe fruit and using all the herbs for cooking.

Trullo of Dreams is very spacious inside and has been renovated beautifully. I purchased many pieces of the lovely antique furniture with the property and have added to these.

Immediately I could see this property was a very special place and I am delighted to say anyone who has stayed here has also seen the same beauty that caught my attention, please read the reviews.

It has now been filmed twice for House Hunters International (America). Once in 2010 and again in 2013.


Martina Franca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite
  • Natural stone is the feature in the en-suite bathroom. Showers with doors in safety glass. Toilet, Bidet and sink. Bath towels are supplied
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-suite facilities
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds in the cone of the trullo
  • Mosquito nets cover the double bed and the 2 single beds. In the Master bedroom the solid wooden furniture has been restored by a local designer to create a lovely antique cream finish. In both the bedrooms you will find ample storage in the wardrobe and chest of drawers. Tastefully finished in keeping with the trullo the bedrooms have a romantic feel with the pretty mosquito nets and tea light candles around the rooms. Both bedrooms have lovely views over the garden area. A 3rd bedroom is created when required in the come of the trullo next to the fireplace. This is separated by curtains and has double patio doors leading to the garden area.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The trullo has been finished to standard to ensure comfortable living and the kitchen is full equipped if you wish to cook inside. There is a full size dishwasher and a house keeper can be supplied on request. There is an espresso coffee machine and coffee pods are supplied. Flat screen T.V, Apple TV, iPod docking station, DVD The outside area has a barbecue and pizza oven for dining alfresco. There are plenty of shaded areas for the hot summer days, natural shade from the olive tree and a gazebo. Double and single sun beds with comfortable mattresses make sunbathing a pleasure. The garden is maintain to a very high standard by the private gardener who come regularly to maintain the fruit tree and cut the grass. You are free to pick vegetables/ fruit/herbs from the garden. The 10m x 5m private swimming pool is cleaned regularly. I am personally available to answer any questions you might have.


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18th century trullo, private 10m x 5m pool, garden, barbecue, table tennis, wifi
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Lovely Trullo in quiet rural setting!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Trullo in quiet rural setting, just outside Martina Franca with numerous restaurant options to suit all budgets! Plenty of sunshine and shade to be had as you wish. Susan is a very attentive and host. A car is a must for this Trullo, both for getting there and going out for shopping and sightseeing!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah and Sanders, Lovely to meet you and thank you for being such lovely guests and looking after the trullo so well! Hope to see you again in the future Susan
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Classic Trullo in a typical Puglian rural setting

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as expected and we had a comfortable and peaceful stay. Susan is a perfect owner, kind, unobtrusive but very helpful when needed. The property is well maintained and very clean. It is set by a very quiet side road and backs onto open fields. Every property you see from here is a Trullo but they are long distance and do not intrude on your privacy. Good local visits should include the two fine towns of Martina Franca and Alberobello.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jane for your lovely words. Hope to meet you all again in the future Susan
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Lovely Property, Lovely Hostess

  • 5 of 5

Even before we arrived in Martina Franca, our hostess Susan was a delight to work with. She answered all of our myriad questions about the property, logistics, where to eat, what to see & do, both locally and elsewhere in Puglia. Upon our arrival, she met us at a prearranged location and had us follow her in our car to the trullo - a good thing too, because when we arrived at the property our GPS said "Street Unknown." Susan showed us around the property, which was as advertised, lovely, immaculately clean and maintained, and stocked with "just arrived" provisions - bottled water, basic foods like cheese & luncheon meats, coffee & tea, firewood, etc. She was always reachable by phone/text/email during our stay, and when necessary, could be at the property in 10-15 minutes, even though she manages several other properties in the area. She checked in on us regularly to make sure everything was OK. By special prior arrangement, her friend Teresa fixed us a lovely Italian dinner the night we arrived, and came back a few days later to teach us how to make pasta Puglia-style. All-in-all a delightful experience, and one we would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic Trulli in beautiful Puglia

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful three weeks in this gorgeous Trulli, and didn't want to leave! The property was spotless, the rooms were spacious and decorated in a traditional style. Our 4-year old daughter especially loved her 'princess bed'! Susan was extremely helpful and welcoming throughout our stay, and we loved the handy welcome food pack and bottle of Puglian wine (and really nice touch). Susan also helpfully arranged a cot and highchair for our one year old. We loved the peace and quiet in this rural retreat, and spent lots of time in the lovely pool, enjoying the views. The kitchen was really well stocked. The garden area is beautiful, and our kids adored the hammock! The surrounding villages and towns in the region are stunning, with some fabulous places to eat out. I would recommend this place to anyone - we had an amazing holiday and would come back without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trullo of Dreams - really lives up to it's name

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing week at the Trullo of Dreams, it was everything we’d expected and Susan's warm, welcoming, friendly and efficient customer service made it all the more special.

The Trullo of Dreams sits in a very loose scattering of other, all eccentrically slightly different, trulli, these iconic, quirky traditional Puglia farm buildings, in a quiet, sporadic network of country lanes and fields.

With the trulli and the flat, expansive, but by no means uneventful, landscape you get a slight sense of otherworldliness, perhaps a touch of the Shire from Tolkien's imagined Middle Earth.

The Trullo itself had everything we needed with plentiful touches of luxury. We had two tots in our party, a one and two year old and after easy communication with Susan during the booking process she's ensured we had the high chairs and cot.

Susan made sure we knew how everything worked, especially in the well equipped kitchen; the fridge and cupboards were already amply stocked with essentials and some lovely extra treats, plenty to cook a nice meal for all of us including local specialities and bottles of local wine.

The bedrooms, one en suite, are very comfortable and the decor throughout the whole Trullo is of good quality and tasteful. The living room area is cosy and cool with dining and TV area.

It is the secluded, large and stunningly attractive al fresco part of the trullo that really makes it special. From the kitchen and lounge you enter a courtyard dominated by an ancient olive tree, which then flows into a patio stretching to the perfectly sized pool, complete with excellent and flexible sunbeds (made of painted pallets supporting large mattresses). The rest of the area is made up of another lawn fringed patio with a hammock strung lazily between trees in one corner, a table shaded by palm covered frame in the other and dominated by a traditional open wood burning oven.

The trullo also has a washing machine, dishwasher, a table tennis table, wifi, espresso machine, music system, TV, DVD player, a stock of DVDs and books, board games and lots of gadgets and tools and housewares. There are abundant herbs growing, fruit trees and tended vegetable patches which yield plenty of fresh goodies for guests.

The Trullo of Dreams is a great quality, great value and special place. We’re delighted to have found it, it was lovely meeting Susan and enjoying what she’s achieved in making it, as the Italians would say, perfetto!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully presented and spacious Trullo

  • 5 of 5

We have had fabulous times at the Trullo over the years, the house is amazing, spacious and comfortable and whimpers to your every need, Susan is so lovely organising our transfer and food!

Will be back

With love from Scotland

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gran Caffe
Piazza XX Settembre
"Relax and enjoy a prosecco on the main square"
Nausikaa Ristorante
"Excellent local cuisine"
Vecchia Lanzo
"Just a few kilometers from Trullo of Dreams. Traditional Puglian cooking and great pizzas"
Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Bari and Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
San Paolo
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Martina Franca
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
San Paolo
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Beautifully renovated trullo set in the tranquil countryside of Puglia. You are situated just 5 minutes from the baroque town of Martina Franca with its magical historic centre and lovely slow pace of life. The baroque town is famous for its many festivals, cathedrals, churches and excellent shops and restaurants. The nearby towns of Ostuni, Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Locorotondo and Cisternino make this trullo a perfect place for exploring Puglia.


Rates & Availability

Martina Franca Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - August
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
September - October
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $259.94

Please enquire about availability.
200 euro security deposit for damages.This is refunded on day of departure.
Gas for heating is charged separately (at cost) in the colder months.
All linen, towels and beach towels are included.
The trullo is fully prepared for your arrival and there is a welcome pack for your arrival.

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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