About the property
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House in Ceglie Messapica, Brindisi Province, Puglia, Italy - 4 Minute Drive From The 'Gastronomic Town' Of Ceglie Messapica
Discover Trullo Floriana, just a few minutes drive to the renowned gastronomic town of Ceglie Messapica, yet set in the peaceful olive growing countryside.
A Beautifully restored and enlarged trullo offering both original features and charm along with the comforts and space of a modernised property.
The property has a large private pool, Aircon in lounge, diner and both bedrooms and WI-FI. For 2017 it will also feature a beautiful brand new outside kitchen with Wood burning Pizza oven, BBQ, sink and work surfaces and also a new patio laid under the vine covered terrace. It consists of -
A well equipped kitchen containing fridge, freezer, oven, hob, kettle, toaster and all the cooking and dining utensils you would need as well as an indoor stone pizza oven. With doors opening onto the covered veranda and also into the Lounge/Diner.
A comfortable Lounge with large leather sofa ( This is a sofa bed that can be used as such but access to the kitchen is through the lounge so would only suggest to close families or early risers!!), TV, DVD player and music system/docking station. A good selection of DVD's and books are available should the weather be anything less than perfect! A four seater dining table is located at one end along with a wood burning stove if needed for use early or late season. This room is air-conditioned with doors opening into the kitchen, into bathroom 1, double doors opening onto the covered veranda and a stone archway leading into the original Trullo, giving access to-
The first trullo cone which serves as a hallway, giving access to Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 and Bathroom 2.
Bedroom 1 is a large, airy double room with a magnificent wooden double bed. The bedroom has authentic patterned floor tiles typical of the historic masseria of Italy. The room contains a large chest of drawers, clothes rail and under bed storage baskets, large built in cupboard, bedside tables with lamps and radio. This room is air-conditioned and has a large window.
Bedroom 2 is housed beneath 2 high trulli cones giving it a spacious feel. It contains 2 wooden single beds (can be pushed together to create a second double bed), a chest of drawers and bed side lamps and has wardrobe space built into an alcove. This room is air-conditioned and has double doors opening onto the covered veranda. Please note- A third fold up single bed can be supplied by the property managers, if required. Please check if available for your required dates.
Bathroom 1 has a Shower, Toilet, bidet, basin and also includes a washing machine and ironing board ( Normal practice to have the washing machine in the bathroom here!)
Bathroom 2 is at the end of the corridor leading from the bedrooms and consists of a bath with rain shower head, toilet, bidet, basin and heated towel rail. It is contained in a barrel vaulted ceiling lamia.
Directly in front of the exit doors is a large covered veranda with outside dining table and chairs for four, offering much needed shade in the height of summer. A perfect area to sit and eat lunch or to simply sip wine and relax!
Off to the right is a large vine covered gazebo which overlooks the pool, a charming shady spot with a further table and chairs and sunbeds ( or shadebeds!)
Adjacent to this there is also an outside woodburning pizza oven and BBQ and an outdoor toilet and shower room.
Steps lead onto the stone paved swimming pool area where a private 10m x 5m pool is waiting for you. The pool has built in steps leading into the shallow end and gradually slopes down to a deep end with ladder steps to exit. Further sunbeds are situated poolside for the sun worshipers. The pool is cleaned twice a week during your stay.
The grounds consist of multi-terraced, drystone walled gardens and cover 4500m sq. You are free to wander the gardens and when in season, help yourself to apricots, peaches, pears, plums, loganberries, figs, grapes, almonds, walnuts, grapefruit, clementines and lemons if you so wish or you can just take the few steps between front door and pool and leave it at that!
The property is at the end of a long gated driveway with ample secure parking for cars.
Just a few minutes drive towards Ceglie Messapica, before the level crossing, you will find your nearest Cafe which also offers fresh pastries every morning, both sweet and savoury and snacks including sandwiches and calzone in the afternoon.
Ceglie Messapica is renowned in the region for its many restaurants to suit all budgets from cheap tasty pizza to a restaurant that boasts a Michelin Star. It has a beautiful old town and there is nearly always some kind of show on one of it's many squares throughout the summer months. Check out it's market on a Saturday morning.
Ostuni - less than 20km away and very popular with tourists as it has had the best coverage in the UK Press. "The White City" sits high upon the hill with its meandering old town and fantastic views out to the coast and is well worth a visit.
Martina Franca - is a must visit with a big market every Wednesday morning. Beautiful Baroque architecture is on display throughout the pedestrianised section of the old town with many restaurants, cafes and gelaterias.
Alberobello - The UNESCO protected old town is unique. The only town of Trullo houses you will see anywhere in the world. Well worth a visit but be aware of the coachloads of tourists in August!
Other towns nearby and worth a visit include Locorotondo and Cisternino. A bit further afield but worth visiting are Polignano a Mare for it's stunning cliff top old town, Savellitri for it's beach side restaurants specialising in seafood, Lecce for it's architecture and Matera to step back in time.
The Adriatic coast is just 20km away, with reputedly some of the best beaches in Italy. From Torre Canne through Rosa Marina, Torre Santa Sabina down to Torre Guaceto there are many public and private beaches. The coast on the Taranto side, while a little further, has very beautiful sandy beaches and a much more undiscovered feel. From Campomarino down to Porto Cesareo you'll find some lovely stretches.
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About Martin Bowles
Martin Bowles purchased this House in 2007
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Beautiful holiday home!
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Floriana - we had a wonderful time, it was our first visit to Italy and hopefully not our last. The villa had everything we needed and more. It has been lovingly restored but still had all the mod cons. The pizza oven and BBQ area was a delight and such good fun! The pool area is lovely, very peaceful and relaxing and was nice to be able to walk down into the gardens for a shady stroll. The local town, Ceglie Messapica, is an absolute must to visit - the Square is a wonderful place to sit and have drinks and food and watch the world go by. The Italians we met were all so friendly and we felt like we were in the proper Italy as Puglia is generally not commercialised. Martin and Sharon were so helpful and accommodating and we would highly recommend a visit to this lovely villa. Thank you.
Thank you for the lovely review! Lovely guests, welcome back any time :)
We had a wonderful stay in this villa, never before have I returned from holiday so chilled. The beds were very comfortable, and with the shutters closed no light at all, so the children were sleeping in until 10am every day, so we all got plenty of much needed sleep.The outdoor facilities are great, with outside toilet and shower (a real bonus with young children) the BBQ and pizza oven, very comfy sun loungers, and fabulous pool. Ceglie Messapica a beautiful old town and lovely to wander around its narrow streets. Some great places to eat but don't miss eating at Trattoria Messapica, run by a man and his wife fabulous food and the man is a real character, singing whilst serving then playing his accordion, and Osteria Guiseppe, no menus just daily specials all from their farm, the best meat I have ever tasted.
Martin and Sharon were great and extremely patient with my chatty children who loved helping Martin clean the pool and water the plants, they counted the days until his next visit, probably took him twice as long but he was lovely with them.
Would highly recommend if you want peace and quiet
Firstly Martin and Sharron were first class hosts. We travelled across Italy to get to Puglia and they were in contact with us along the way. Making sure we arrived safely and showing us around. They also recommended some eating/drinking places, supermarkets and lovely local cafes and bakers.
Now the Trulli Floriana. What can I say it was absolutely perfect. Had everything you could wish for and then some. It really was home from home. The property is situated on a quiet road with private gated driveway. Air conditioned and very well presented. The pool area is very relaxing and a pizza oven and barbecue with sink and an outside shower room.
We strolled around the grounds( when we could be bothered to drag ourselves away from the water) and had a lovely walk picking cactus fruits ( be careful they are prickly) and figs.
Ceglia was a short drive away and is a lovely place to while away a morning,drinking coffe and eating pastries. The shopkeepers are very friendly and the language barrier was no problem. You are spoilt for choice for restaurants, my advise is try a few. Some people have said Cibus restaurant is great, we found it disappointing. Everyone is different but with so many to choose from you are sure to find a favourite.
We are already talking about returning and can't wait.
Thank you for the lovely review and also for leaving the place so clean! Welcome back any time!! Glad you enjoyed your stay and the area so much.
fantastic trulli and lovely area!
Just back from a fantastic holiday in ceglie messapica . We absolutely loved trulli floriana which was plenty large enough for our family of 5 . The place was lovely and clean and also had everything we needed for our weeks stay . Both bedrooms( air conditioned) and bathrooms were nicely presented with plenty of space. The pool area was extremely clean and ideal for a family holiday, a new BBQ area and pizza oven was well used on our stay at trullo floriana . The area around ceglie is amazing with many nice towns to visit , ceglie, Martin Franca , ostuni were very picturesque and all nearby, also only 20 minutes from many lovely beach areas. Martin and Sharon the property managers were very helpful and have a great deal of knowledge about the local area . 1 week wasn't enough!
Trullo Floriana is absolutely fantastic. We had such a wonderful time in this beautiful location in Southern Italy, very close from Ceglie Messapica. We loved all the local towns, restaurants and beach clubs. But we found it hard to actually leave this lovely house with its private pool, BBQ and especially the multi-terraced gardens with fruit trees and olives, which were such a joy to us all, especially our kids who loved cracking almonds and eating fresh figs. And they also loved all the cats and kittens who visited us. The house is very well looked after, clean pool and nice linen and towels. Martin and Sharron, the property managers, were very helpful and professional. We would definitely recommend this rental villa. and we would love to go back!
Lovely property in a really nice area of Italy
We had such a great time. The Trulli has been beautifully restored whilst having modern bathrooms, spacious living area, air con etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The pool is lovely and the gardens really well maintained. Sharron and Martin were really nice and helpful, thank you both. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!
Thank you for the lovely review, perfect guests, welcome any time!
Coast/Beach: The coastline of the Adriatic Sea is less than a 20km drive from the property, and has reputedly some of the best beaches in Italy. The Ionian coast on the other side of Puglia can be reached within a 45 minute drive. Travel: The nearest airport is Brindisi and this is just a 30 minute drive from the property. The airport at Bari is approximately a 90 minute drive. As with all countryside properties in Puglia, car hire is essential. Distances: The trulli is set in a country lane just 6km from the 'gastronomic town' of Ceglie Messapica, famous in Puglia for its excellent selection of restaurants. The stunning hilltop town of Ostuni is just 11km away, as is Francavilla Fontana. Other 'must see' towns such as Alberobello, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Locorotondo can each be reached within a 30 minute drive.
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Booking Notes: A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the holiday price is required upon initial booking. The final balance becomes payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. A £150 security deposit is included which will be refunded to you upon your departure assuming no damage has occurred during your stay. Changeover Day: Flexible arrival/departure dates and times, subject to availability.