Trulli delle Rondini is traditional stone building set in 10 tranquil hectares of olives and fruit trees. It will sleep six comfortably in the 3 air-conditioned bedrooms. Unlike many trullo complexes it boasts a spacious living area with arched stone ceilings which blend well with the fully exposed traditional stone work of the original trulli building. It has a well appointed, fully equipped modern kitchen and dining area. Outside there is plentiful seating and areas for dining, sunbathing and, importantly in the summer, shading. The 13x5m pool is surrounded by ample terracing and its close proximity to the building make supervising children easier. Alfresco dining is a must in the warmer months and is further enhanced as night falls as the property is enchantingly lit up.It is within easy driving distance of Ceglie Messapica and its many restaurants and the most well known city of Ostuni.
- Villa1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Trullo / House in Ceglie Messsapica, Brindisi, Puglia, Italy - Tranquil Countryside Location Of Olive And Fruit Trees, 10 Mins To Ostuni
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About Roger Allan
Hi from Roger & Vicki Allan. We are both doctors in Wales and have loved Italy ever since our first visit on honeymoon. Having had triplets and enjoyed wonderful family holidays together over the years we are keen to provide similar holidays for other families. Our knowledge as regular travellers to Italy and as parents has influenced our decisions as to the location of our property and how we've developed it. Wherever you book in Puglia we are confident you will have a brilliant holiday.
Roger Allan purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Roger Allan chose Ceglie Messapica
Puglia offers the certainty of consistent summer sun but also magical springs and autumns. Then there's the wonderful food and wine and the warm-hearted nature of the local Italians themselves. The spectacle of ancient historical towns surrounded by countless olive groves never ceases to delight and never far away lie the beautiful Adriatic and Ionian seas. The countryside offers highly desirable peace and tranquility but step into town in the evening and you will experience the contrasting liveliness of the highly sociable locals.
What makes this Villa unique
You will be staying in an architecturally unique building and not just another holiday villa.The restoration has been undertaken with great sensitivity and finished beautifully. It's tranquil and secluded rural setting allows for a truly relaxing holiday..so much so that many have been content to simply stay at the trullo and chill out. Ottavio our representative together with his wife Zeni are lovely people. Ottavio's English is excellent and he will be able to help with any problems you might have.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely property with absolutely everything thought of. Only 4 of us so was extremely spacious and would be even with more. We really enjoyed our stay . Top tip would be to mark your location on your sat nav or google maps on your phone. The property is nicely off the beaten track and doesn't have a traditional postal address that you can input. We got hopelessly lost on our first occasion returning to the Trulli despite our best efforts to note the way when leaving - all olive groves look deceptively similar !!
A really stunning villa in a perfect setting
The house was everything that was promised; a beautiful 'trulli' building, amazing swimming pool, lovely peaceful grounds, good sized rooms, comfy beds, plenty of sunbeds and the house was stocked with all the pots, pans and glasses etc you could need. And some lovely shady areas to sit outside for breakfast and dinner with large outdoor tables and plenty of chairs.
The manager met us some way out of the property and escorted us to the villa - and as you leave Ceglie Messapica (the main nearby town) you do sink deep into the lovely olive grove countryside with many other trulli houses around, so make sure so remember the way through all the windy country roads. The villa was perfect, silent but for bird song and with a lovely garden of olives trees, jasmine and lavender alive with bees and butterflies. And it is surrounded by some terrific old towns which were so interesting to visit - especially nice were Lecce, Matera and Martina Franca. Old town Bari was also a delight, and Alberobello was lovely (if rather spoiled by cheap junk tourist shops).
We visited the very pleasant hill town of Ceglie quite a few times (it takes around 20 minutes by car) where there are some largish supermarkets and small bakeries and green grocers. We ate out quite often but there weren't any particularly noteworthy restaurants we visited (although we did enjoy some terrific local red wines).
2 minor things - the wifi router worked perfectly but the provider sends out a very variable signal so often we could not get into the wifi (it was usually best early morning) and none of us could get 3G there. Moreover, the dish washer broke down a few times which the manager tried to repair.
In summary - a fantastic villa in a wonderful spot deep in lovely Apulia. A most memorable holiday :0)
Stunningly unique holiday home. Ideal for families eager from a city detox
A beautifully converted trulli with modern extension. Extremely well equipped with a great deal of thought and effort to give you peace of mind on your holiday. A home from home with every need anticipated. Quite a remote location - recommend a sat nav as off the beaten track. No local eateries or shops within a 10 min drive. Gorgeous pool, great sunset. Very helpful, accommodating and communicative owner.
Thank you Rowena
I'm so pleased you had a good holiday and that you were able to find your way back to the property through the olive groves.A sat nav is very helpful
I agree. ...worth it though for the tranquillity.
Excellent holiday in a lovely place
Beautiful trullo in a lovely area. Very comfortable and well equipped. Lots of great places to visit nearby. Very helpful and friendly owner and manager.
Thank you for taking the time to review the property and I'm so glad you had a good holiday
Beautifully restored Trulli which is situated in lovely garden. We spent a week in October and enjoyed some lovely weather apart from one thunderstorm but still managed to use the pool every day. The children thoroughly enjoyed the pool especially the diving board. We were met by the property manager who took us to the Trulli and showed us around the property and was available if we needed him throughout the week. Definitely suggest you have a Sat Nav in car as we might have struggled to find way to property without it. There was a very nice welcome pack on arrival which was perfect as we arrived on a Sunday and shops were closed but close by supermarket open the next day with good selection of food. There was everything we needed in the property which was spacious and beautifully furnished.There is plenty to see and do for all ages in the surrounding area but also very relaxing just staying poolside and enjoying the Italian climate. I would highly recommend this Trulli to anyone wishing to explore this part of Italy or just relax in beautiful surroundings. Ostuni which had several good restaurants and gelateria became our favourite place and was only a short drive away.
We were sorry to leave and would have no hesitation in returning to this lovely Trulli.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review and I'm so glad you had a great family holiday
Fantastic house in a lovely part of Italy
It is very rare that property photographs depict what is actually found on site but this property and grounds are the same, if not better. My family spent two fabulous weeks in July/August 2015 staying at this wonderful property. Roger was very kind and patient with my numerous enquiries prior to and after booking. Thank you. We were met by Rogers contact in Italy, Octavio, who escorted us to the property and on arrival the property was every bit as beautiful as the photographs. No neighbours to speak off, no nasty surprises out of camera shot. The house was spotless, well maintained and well equipped and the pool, especially the diving board, was a big hit with my four children (ages 21-13). The house worked really well for us as a family as the master bedroom is at one end of the house and the other two bedrooms are at the opposite end, so everyone had their own space. The location of the property does seem remote at first (but this is exactly what we wanted) but the nearby towns of Ceglie and Ostuni are only a 10/15 minutes drive away. Both had an abundance of shops and restaurants and numerous events happening in the centres on the evenings and were lovely to stroll around even when nothing was happening - its what the Italians do best. The supermarkets are a short drive away but close enough to visit daily which we just about did. Thank you to Octavios wife who pointed us in the right direction to deal with one of the childrens ear infection, as our Italian is poor and english is not as widely spoken as it is in some parts of Italy, and because of this It was also reassuring to have Octavio at the end of the phone to deal with any minor issues. He always answered immediately and dealt with any matter promptly. As for the location there are some really interesting places to visit in the area if you are prepared to travel an hour or so and really worth while, Matera, Alberobello and Lecce to name but a few. We only ventured to the beach once, which was naturally crowded at that time of year, but the consensus of opinion between myself, my husband and children was why would we travel to a crowded beach when we have such a lovely pool and seating area at the house. We spent many an afternoon playing cards under the shade of the pergola and many an evening sat outside watching the sunset and chatting. Our holiday was a perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxing. Would I return to or recommend this house? Yes, in a heart beat!
I am absolutely delighted that you had such a lovely family holiday. The description of your experiences truly mirror our aspirations for the property.
Thank you for taking the time to write such detailed review.
Coast/Beach: Adriatic coast: 20 mins drive away -large choice of beaches varying from private beaches where one hires loungers etc to public beaches e.g. Pilone ,near Ostuni and the nature reserve of Torre Guaceto which is nearer to Brindisi. Ionian coast: 40 mins drive away - again a massive choice of beaches available. The Ionian Sea is even calmer and clearer than the Adriatic A cool box, mats and umbrellas are provided. Travel: Brindisi Airport 40 mins drive. Bari Airport 70 mins drive. Car hire is essential but all the major car hire companies operate out of these two newly upgraded airports. Ryanair flies direct from Stanstead to Bari and Brindisi. British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to both Bari . Alitalia fIies daily to both Bari and Brindisi from London Heathrow, with a transfer at Rome or Milan. Easyjet,Alitalia and BA also fly to Naples and Pescara: 3-4 hrs drive away. Distances: Ceglia Messapica 4km shops/supermarkets and many restaurants-one with a Michelin star. Ostuni 10km: Most well known tourist destination La Citta Bianca. Further Details: Within easy driving distance: Alberobello - trulli village a UNESCO site. Lecca -Baroque City. Matera -Ancient city of cave dwellers. Fasano Zoo Safari. Further basic information regarding supermarkets, recommended restaurants etc will be provided after booking.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Refundable breakages deposit of £200 or 200 Euros payable to agent on arrival. Returnable on day of departure, subject to satisfactory property inspection. Booking deposit 50% of rental, payable at time of booking. Balance payable 2 months prior to arrival date. Changeover Day: The preferred changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible. Departure desired usually by 10.00. Notes on prices: Usual minimum stay 1 week but this may be subject to negotiation depending on date of booking and current bookings.