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Traditional trullo, Rural Location, Enclosed Private Pool, Sole Use Only

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Castellana Grotte, Bari Province, Puglia, Italy - Lovely Trullo, Enclosed Private Pool, Peaceful Location, 35 Minutes Drive From Nearest Beach

A lovely extended and refurbished Trullo in a quiet rural location but only 5 minutes drive to the small town of Castellana Grotte. It has been our family holiday home for over 10 years and is ideal for a private family getaway, large groups or two families wanting to go on holiday together. The Trullo sleeps 7, has 4 bedrooms; 2 double, 1 twin and 1 single and cot available on request, and 3 bathrooms; 2 en suite and 1 with a bath. The kitchen is well equipped with an oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and opens out onto a shady patio. It has a cosy sitting room with 2 sofas (1 is a sofa bed if needed). Internet access is available. There is a storeroom for suitcases and outdoor equipment.

The fabulous large enclosed private pool is for sole use with plenty of shade and surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cherry orchards.

A recent development is the addition of a shaded patio in our garden with a large outdoor sofa for relaxation. We are in the process of growing a canopy of vines to provide shading which is now providing some lovely grapes. We started planting the garden 10 years ago and it is now becoming established with a small orchard of olive and fruit trees, oleander, jasmine, bougainvillea, and lavender. There are plenty of opportunities to sit and eat outside either of the two patios or by the poolside.

It is close to the historic towns of Conversano and Putignano. The beach, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello (the Trulli Capital) and hilltop towns of Martina Franca and Locorotondo are only a short drive (30 - 60 mins) away.

Our nearest town, Castellana, has everything that you need, including plenty to watch in the square during the summer months.

Please note that during the months of June, July and August bookings are from Saturday to Saturday and for a minimum of 7 nights. At other times we accept booking of 4 nights or more. Thank you

More Details

Property Manager
caroline Johnstone
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About caroline Johnstone

Paul and I live in Harrogate in North Yorkshire, UK. We have three children; Charlotte, Tamsin and Toby. We have been holidaying in our Trullo in Puglia for the past 14 years and love it. When we first bought the Trulli it had just one bedroom and the kids had to sleep in the kitchen and in the alcoves! We have spent the past 14 years gradually improving the property and making friends in the area. We hope everyone who comes to the Trulli enjoys their holiday as much as we do. Caroline Johnstone

Why caroline Johnstone chose Castellana Grotte

We always loved coming to Italy for holidays and we wanted somewhere that was a little bit off the beaten track, local and unspoilt. When we first saw the Trulli it looked so peaceful and was so unusual that we knew we would love staying there. The kids loved the privacy and space and its quirkiness. Every year we have been able to change or add something to the house and gardens. Every year we discover new things about the area and the people who live here.

What makes this villa unique

Where we are is so quiet and private. We love the Trulli - its cool in the summer and cosy in the winter - it has its own character and history. It is enveloped by olive groves and vineyards - we are not overlooked and so can fully relax in our surroundings and by the pool. We also love having so many things to do on our doorstep; whether chilling by the beach, strolling through the narrow streets in one of the surrounding towns, drinking coffee or prosecco in a local cafe, or visiting the sights. There always seems to be something going on in the evenings in the small as well as large towns and people here are friendly and helpful. It gives us a chance to recharge our batteries and spend time with each other.


Castellana Grotte Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, bidet and wc, en-suite to bedroom 4 with shower and wc, Bathroom with bath/shower, wc and bidet. All the bathrooms have been built and furnished to a high standard.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite, bedroom 3 with single bed, Bedroom 4 with double bed and en-suite. All the bedrooms have space for hanging clothes and drawer space. Each room has a portable fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
Outside: The Trulli has a large 13 metre x 8 metre swimming pool which is fenced and for the sole use of the guests staying at the Trullo. It has shaded areas with sun beds, tables and chairs. There is a large store room under the pool with additional umbrellas for shade, beach and pool equipment and barbecue. The pool is maintained on a weekly basis. Adjacent to the pool is a covered patio area with outdoor sofas looking out to the garden. Utility Room: Small drinks fridge, ironing board and iron, mop and bucket, broom, dustpan and brush, cleaning materials, picnic glasses, beach bags and cool bags Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, including beach towels and linen is included. The Trulli is cleaned and towels and linen changed for stays of two weeks or more. Any additional cleaning needs to be agreed in advance and paid for separately.


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Traditional trullo, Rural Location, Enclosed Private Pool, Sole Use Only
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic trulli in a great region!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great trulli. The house was airy and clean with all the facilities you need. I like to cook and the cosy kitchen was well stocked with all the tools you might require to create your Italian classics with the fabulous local ingredients.

The pool is lovely and the biggest we have had before on holiday. Alex, your local contact is incredibly helpful.

Locally you are 10 mins outside the nearest town, which has all the shops etc you might need. Be sure to go to the Sugar Gelateria for the best ice cream ever, and the wine shop for ridiculously cheap and lovely local vino.

Further afield you are approx 30 mins from nearest beaches.

Over the years we have done many "villa with pool" type holidays across Europe and this was my family's favourite by a mile-thank you Paul and Caroline.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Castellana Station
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are only a short drive (35 - 60 mins) away; the best choice of beaches is in the Capitolo area (part of Monopoli) which has a huge selection of beaches, from rocky coves to long sand beaches and both private beaches with facilities and free beaches. Many of the private beaches turn into bars and nightclubs after dark, providing a very lively night-life in the summer months.


Bari is the nearest airport (45 KM). The Trulli is located in a rural area and so car hire is highly recommended and considered essential.


Castellana, the nearest town, is 3Km away and Conversano is 5KM. Monopoli and the nearest beaches are approximately 19 km away.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $415.46

Rates and Booking Notes:

Please note we are more than happy to take payments in euros equivalent into our Italian bank account.

The cost of the booking includes linen, towels and beach towels and cleaning for stays no more than two weeks. Changeover day is Saturday and guests are requested to vacate the Trullo by 10am. A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking and a refundable security deposit of £300 is taken to cover any unforeseen damage or additional costs.

Changeover Day:
We rent from Saturday to Saturday but are happy to be flexible over changeover days and lengths of stay at the beginning and end of the season.

We have a rental policy which we will send at enquiry stage. Thank you

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

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