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Stunning Trullo with Air Conditioning, Large Pool & WiFi

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Martina Franca Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 beds, all air con,5 baths,beautifully restored & furnished, sleeps 12

A beautiful traditional 'trullo' farmhouse, Casa Castagno is located in the picturesque Puglian countryside but the sea & sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast are within 30 minutes drive and the town of Alberobello is a short 10 minute drive away.

The house has been renovated and lovingly restored to a very high standard, preserving the conical roofed trulli unique to Puglia, but incorporating modern design which creates a stylish, spacious interior.

Casa Castagno has a spacious, stunning, fitted kitchen, lounge, five beds (3 en suite), all with air conditioning & five bathrooms - 4 in the main building and 1 in the pool house. Unlike so many renovated trulli which are cramped and dark Casa Castagno's rooms are light and spacious.

The limestone floors that run throughout the house extend to the shaded terrace which is perfect for outside dining or simply lying back in a recliner chair with a good book.

Set in an acre of grounds is the newly built 12 x 6m salt water pool with a large pool terrace for sunbathing and surrounded by fields. There is a large sail shade on the pool terrace when the sun becomes too much or alternatively take the path leading to the shaded area under the chestnut tree; ideal for relaxing with a book or an after lunch snooze.

Special Celebrations: Casa Castagno is an ideal location for that special celebration. A highly experienced local team can provide you with a night to remember. They will set up and clear up. They provide the tables, linen, glasses, chairs, chef, waiters, wine, in fact everything you can think of is on offer leaving you to simply enjoy your special evening.

The terrace area can accommodate 30 guests and the kitchen size, layout and location make catering for this number of people hassle free.

Local minibus taxis can be arranged to deliver and return guests not staying at Casa Castagno from any of the nearby hotels in Alberobello.

See photo for table lay out and appearance.

Local Activities : Beaches

The nearest beaches to Casa Castagno (30 minute drive) are lidos along the Adriatic coast at Capitolo/Torre Carne - long, beautiful sandy beaches, safe for children.

Activities

Sports

Horse riding, watersports, cycling, and fishing all within 40 mins. Tennis is available in Alberobello.

Health Spa

A health and beauty spa is situated only 5 minutes from the house at the Vicktor Country Hotel.

Local markets

Explore the delights of local markets and stroll around the stalls to savour the freshest fruit, herbs, vegetables and other local produce. Bargains of every kind can be found. Alberobello - Thursday morning; Martina Franca Wednesday morning; Locorotondo -Friday morning; Ostuni -Saturday morning

Other Sights include the caves at Castellana delle Grotte & the Zoo Safari Park

The nearby town of Alberobello: Alberobello (8km - 10 mins drive)

Alberobello is a UNESCO world heritage site because its collection of some 1,500 trulli in an urban environment is unique. The trullo is an architectural feature of Puglia, a dry stone building with a conical roof.

Alberobello is an enchanting, 'fairytale' town with many excellent restaurants featuring local dishes, bars and a 'passegiata' for summer strolling. There are also 'agriturismi' (delicious home grown produce) restaurants outside Alberobello and you can sample local produce in its wonderful market.

Many festivals take place in the summer: folk, classical and modern music; dance and theatre, as well as religious festivals with music performances and fireworks. Alberobello is the centre of an annual pilgrimage to the Basilica dedicated to the martyr saints Cosma and Damiano.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jeremy & Kate Stuart-Cox
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Stunning Trullo with Air Conditioning, Large Pool & WiFi
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
4

Lovely villa and pool in a relaxing and peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 2-week stay in this very clean and well equipped villa with its fabulous pool. The location is very rural and peaceful but it is only just over 10 minutes to drive Alberobello. The owners and local agents were very helpful and answered all our queries promptly. There was an excellent recommendations book in the villa with useful information. We would recommend the Segway tours with Francesco and wine from the local co-operative. Overall, we would thoroughly recommend this villa for a large group of people.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Fabulous home in area with fantastic food and wine

  • 5 of 5

9 of us have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Puglia. The house was very well appointed with everything you could need to have a fabulous relaxing break. Particularly enjoyed the lavender and jasmine scents every morning and evening that surround the house. Plenty to do in the surrounding area particularly if you love good food and wine (which we do!!). Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this gorgeous, really well laid out Trullo in a stunning location. There were 10 of us so the combination of bedrooms, beds and bathrooms was perfect. We put the young adults in the Trullo and parents in the adjoining main barn. It gave everyone a sense of having their own space and the younger ones could swim, play cards and music until late/early morning. In fact 'space' is what struck me most.... the kitchen was huge with wonderfully large table, the outside terrace also had a large table along with small seating areas, the pool was a good size and set a little bit away from the terrace - so everyone could be together or find their own little bit of privacy. We divided our days into relaxing on the terrace or by the pool, then heading out to explore the local area to Alberobello (just over 10 mins drive) and our most frequent destination, Loccorotondo and Martina Franca. We also headed to the coast - Monopoli and Ostuni, all within easy reach. We ate at fabulous local restaurants which were very good value, local food and wine are delicious! We visited the caves, cycled along the aquadotto and particularly enjoyed our segway tour of Alberobello at night (Francesco, who runs it is very well informed and great fun so you will see a very different side to the town). Beautiful place, lovely holiday, magical location - would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

A fantastic week in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

I travelled here with my fiancé, her parents and our two children (both under the age of five).

The house was beautiful and more than catered for our needs. The owners (Jeremy and Kate) have carefully considered the needs of their guests, so much so that they provided both a travel cot and high chair for our youngest child.

To see the property on this website does not do it justice. It is set in the most peaceful of surroundings. If only I had the vocabulary to tell you how wonderful the setting is! If you are looking for a relaxing break then I would highly recommend this property. The locally town/village of Alberobello is not too far away but a car is required. The town itself is a must see.

I can say without any hesitation that I will be staying here again. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Beautiful, Tranquil Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Where do I start. This beautiful home is set in a quiet and peaceful rural location - the perfect oasis to relax and recharge. The pool was really beautiful. The house was fully equipped with absolutely everything needed. There were a large group of us and it was such a pleasure to cook in the kitchen and then sit and dine outside under the stars and eat great food and drink great wine. The little village of Alberobello is only a few mins away and is the prettiest little village with all the trulli shops and I believe its on the UNESCO heritage site.

The house is really spacious with a huge kitchen, living room space , a beautiful bathroom and great size rooms. The outdoor space is perfect and the pool area is even more perfect. Came back from this very special home (and thats exactly how it felt - home from home) feeling totally relaxed and just wanted to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Pleasant stay in beautiful trullo

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Puglia with my family ( 11 persons, age range 4-70 y.o)

and this house really met all our needs and expectations. House itself was in a middle of countryside and we surely got our own peace that we were looking for from our holiday. We made some life lasting memories around the huge kitchen table while dining there together. And even the youngest ones never got bored, thanks for the swimming pool and good spots to play hide and seek (and yes, also free wifi). Overall everything was well organised from owner side wich made our holiday plans hassle free.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bari or Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Alberobello
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
San Domenico
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Alberobello
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Alberobello
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Capitolo or Torre Cane
Car: necessary

Casa Castagno is situated in a beautiful countryside location yet only 7 km from the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO site of 1500 + trulli.

Restaurants and coffee bars are plentiful, good quality and very friendly. There are many good shops to explore - ranging from good quality clothes shops through to traditional bakers, butchers etc.

Within 30 minutes drive are many miles of safe, sandy beaches on the Adriatic coast- the best of which are at Capitolo & Torre Canne where the gently shelving beaches make this a very safe place for little ones.

The Grottoes of Castellana are a must to visit. These awe inspiring caves featuring stalactites and stalagmites with underground limestone cavities & long tunnels that branch out 3km in length and 71 metres deep.

The historical and beautiful towns of Locorotondo & Martina Franca are both 15 minutes drive & Ostuni, the white city, can be reached in 40 minutes. Matera, the location for Mel Gibson's film 'The Passion of the Christ', with its sassi (cave houses) is an hour's drive away and a must to visit. Finally Lecce, the stunning Baroque capital of Puglia is about 90 minutes drive and well worth a day out to visit.

Local markets selling wonderful local produce take place in various towns around the area on a daily basis & both Bari and Brindisi can be reached within an hour.

Golf: Although golf is not particularly popular with the local Italians there are some excellent courses within easy reach of Casa Castagno. Even in high season they are easy to book and not busy. In mid and low season you can pretty well turn up and play but it's always wise to check. You can also hire clubs so there's no need to take your own on the plane with you.The 4 closest are:-

1)The San Domenico. A PGA tour course set on the Adriatic coast near Savalettri, 30 minutes drive. This sea is visible from every tee and when the wind blows this excellent course becomes a real test of golf.

2)Riva dei Tessali. A stunning forest course with a charming clubhouse alongside the 18th green to analyse your round over a cooling drink. 50 minutes drive.

3)The Metaponto Golf Course - an 18 hole championship golf course built as a complement to Riva dei Tessali. Metaponto is a course of some 6284 meters, par 72. Boasting an excellent spacious driving range as well as a beautifull renovated Club House (formerly a farmhouse). 50 minutes drive.

4)Bari Alto. Just a few minutes from the city of Bari is the Barialto golf club. The course, created by the American architect William W. Amick and the Italian Giorgio Ferraris, winds for about 6,000 metres between palm trees and centuries old olives, and has five lakes with reeds and water lilies. 40 minutes drive.

Motor boats can be hired in Savalettri, some 30 minutes from the house, either by the day or half day to allow you to explore the Adriatic coast at your leisure.

Rates & Availability

Martina Franca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn Special
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,776
 
 
Low Season
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,776
 
 
Mid Season
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,791
 
 
High Season
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,186
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,791
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,776
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $634

A security deposit of £500 is required 8 weeks prior to your arrival against any damage to the property or contents. This is returned with in 1 week of your departure.
Linen and bathroom towels are provided and changed weekly. If you wish to have these changed more frequently this can be arranged at an additional cost. On booking a deposit of 20% of the rental cost is required with the balance

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.
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Amenities

Martina Franca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , In pool house
  • Bathroom 1 is a stunning large bathroom approximately 5.5 meteres in length. It is painted white with exposed stonework. It has a traditional style roll top bath with hand shower attachment set in the trullo alcove. There is a large semicircular shower, chair, basin, wc. central heating. Original trullo features. Bathrooms 2,3 & 4 are all en suite with large glass screened walk in showers, basins, WC & cupboards. All are centrally heated.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 5 bedrooms sleep 12 people in comfort with the addition of a travel cot if needed which can be easily accommodated in bedrooms 3,4 or 5. All bedrooms are individually air conditioned and have hair dryers. Some of the bedrooms have original artworks and all have central heating for the winter months. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are in the main part of the house with delightful trullo cone ceilings and share a stunning large bathroom with roll top bath & separate shower. Bedrooms 3,4 & 5 are accessed through a separate door. All have large en suite bathrooms with glass panelled walk in showers. Bedroom 5 features 2 fold out beds which are suitable for anyone up to teenagers. The 5th bathroom is in the pool house. The bedrooms have been furnished to a very high standard with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space in each. Limestone flag floors are found throughout the bedrooms and bathrooms. All beds have bedside rugs, tables and lamps.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Magnificent quality fitted kitchen with granite work tops, integrated dishwasher & washing machine. Large electric oven with rotisserie, five ring gas hob & double sink. Original stone features & limestone floor tiles throughout. Individually made dining table, seats twelve. Two seater sofa & armchair. Two electric ceiling fans. Windows with splendid views over the fields & double doors opening onto the terrace. Central heating throughout. Archway leads through to the lounge. Through the double doors from the kitchen you come to the beautiful stone terraces with views overlooking the surrounding countryside. Outside dining table, seats twelve, under a large sail shade. External lighting illuminates the terrace at night. Recliner chairs for sunbathing. Large capacity fixed barbecue. Tree shaded area. A locked gate leads to steps down to a 6 x 12m salt water swimming pool with roman steps leading into the pool with a 1m shallow end - ideal for little ones. Cleaned twice per week

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