Trullo in Martina Franca, Taranto, Puglia, Italy - Peaceful And Private Setting
About Mike Woods
My wife and I visited Marina Franca in 2006, with a view to finding a summer retreat. We found Trullo Monted'oro which was in need of modernisation, we set about bringing the property up to date whilst maintaining the originality of the Trullo. As a property developer in the UK, I ensured that we prepared the Trullo to the highest standards using local materials and local tradesmen. With the summers so warm, it was essential that we included a swimming pool for our young children. We travel to the Trullo as often as we can and when not in use by us, make it available for others to enjoy.
Mike Woods purchased this Farmhouse in 2007
Why Mike Woods chose Martina Franca
Trullo Monted'oro is quite simply Unique! An original 8 Cone Trullo, set on the crest of the valle d'itria with uninterrupted panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and hill top towns of Cisternino and Ostuni. In additional to its unique location, it is set back over 150m from a secondary road, just minutes from the main road between to popular towns of Martina Franca and Ceglie Messappica, where your peace and quiet are guaranteed. Unlike many trulli, which are traditionally farm building, our Trullo is NOT set in a field off an un-lit lane where finding your way home after an evening out is difficult.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Trullo, unlike many that are set in the middle of a field and accessed down a dirt track, Trullo Montedoro has a gated entry point just minutes from the main road between the main towns of Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica making it easy to find, especially important to guest who do not know the locality.
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Wonderful holiday in a beautiful setting!
We were seven friends, 3 couples and a single. Paul and I went to Naples first and then drove by hire car to the villa. It is in a beautiful spot. The outside space is fantastic with a superb pool, one of the best we have used in a rental property. We love cooking using local ingredients and everything we needed was in the kitchen (except the hidden toaster so we bought another one!). The pizza oven was a great hit.
The bedroom accommodation was more than satisfactory, as described but do read the information about local flora and fauna to avoid getting bitten.
The housekeepers Martin and Sharron were brilliant; the villa was clean and well maintained, but we were without water for 48 hours- a long story involving hornets, faulty electrical panel, a defunct pump and delightful Italian workmen who left an outside tap running which emptied the just refilled cistern. Martin and Sharron were stars sorting it out as quickly as they could. thank goodness we had the swimming pool!!!
We visited the beach at Lido Bizzarro (great beach not crowded when we were there as off season), Martina Franca (great market), Matera (stunning), Locorotondo(charming), Alberbello (touristy but fascinating), Lecce (historic) and of course Ceglie (good supermarkets and a pasticceria to die for!).
We had a lovely meal at Cibus in Ceglie (recommended for meat fans) and drank copious amounts of lovely wine purchased in various places. The welcome pack included 5 litres of local red wine which was delicious; thank you.
All in all we loved it and recommend this villa for a great family holiday.
A Fabulous Fortnight in this Top Trullo
As we drove up the private drive on that beautifully sunny day I just knew we'd picked the right place for a quite, peaceful and totally chilled-out holiday. When we pulled up at the Trullo it looked amazing and the kids didn't take long to jump into the very inviting swimming pool. The Trullo had everything we needed and once the kids got used no wi-fi (and we found the local internet cafe 10 mins drive away!) the facilities were well used. A great selection of DVD's which kept them entertained in the heat of the midday sun and the Table Tennis Table which we had outside was well-used too. This just left the adults to chill-out on the sunbeds round the pool in lovely weather and stunning surroundings. We did venture out too and the surrounding towns of Martina Franca and Celglie were lovely as were our days trips out to Oustuni and Monopoli. All in all a lovely holiday in a lovely part of the world and great value for money.
Fantastic...! So peaceful and relaxing.
We couldn't believe that we had all this to ourselves, it was awesome...the trullo was just as it was described. If anything better..it was so peaceful and having relaxing. The kids loved the pool and we had everything we needed..(inc some great wine). We are thinking of booking again for next year. Thanks for a great holiday.
We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Trullo Montedoro. It is a truly amazing place, even better than the description on this site. It is so quiet you can hear planes flying over at 30,000 ft! It is the best equipped holiday home, we have ever stayed in! The pizza oven is brilliant- a real family bonding experience- making our own pizzas!The pool is fantastic- we used it a lot, but also visited several local towns for sightseeing. We ate every day outside, even in the heat of the day, the covered area was lovely. It was great fun watching the swifts drinking from the pool, trying to outdo each other! And stargazing at night- we saw 2 shooting stars, and 2 satellites in orbit. The Italians are so welcoming- we went to various local restaurants- and the food just kept coming!
The couple who welcomed us, were full of information, and were quick to give advice when we needed it.
Will definitely think about booking again next year. Thanks for giving us a superb, relaxing holiday, in a stunning setting!
Ein super schönes Objekt und nette Leute
Wir sind seit 7 Jahren immer in der Region in einem Ferienhaus. Dieses mal war es jedoch das schönste Haus von allen. Auch das House Keeping war super. Danke Martin und Sharon. Vielleicht gehen wir nächstes Jahr wieder da hin ''??
Special interest holidays:
We can arrange for you to experience local cooking classes, please email us if you require this as we will contact the organisers for available dates.
The Adriatic sea is just 30 mins from Trullo Montedoro, with family beaches at Torre Carne and all facilities you need - including seafood and gelato! On the opposite coast, the Ionian, a 60 minute drive you will find stretches of open sandy beach with private lido' offering sun loungers and beach supervision at Campo Marino. Both coastlines offer large beaches and quiet coves, with beautiful clear blue water. Further south the shore becomes more rugged and dramatic.
Trullo Montedoro is 40 mins from Brindisi or an 80 mins from Bari, the region is easily reached by Ryanair flights from London Stansted as well as regular flights from LHR to Brindisi via Rome and Milan. We recommend that you hire a car due to location of the property.
Trullo Montedoro is easily found 1.5km off the SS 581. The historic towns of Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica are approx 10km in either direction. Ostuni, is just 18km from Trullo Montedoro with the Centro Storico revealing great bars and restaurants. Alberobello - the trullo village is a 30 min drive.
The towns of Martina and Ceglie are well served by banks, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The virtually undiscovered region is rural with historic towns perched on the top of the many hills, painted white to reflect the glistening sun. Puglia is Italy’s largest olive oil producing region with olive trees in every garden it is easy to see why. Martina Franca has a local market every Wednesday and on Saturday in Ceglie selling locally produced goods from fresh fruit and veg, to clothes and shoes. The sun in July/August can be very strong, but with the weather being pleasant from May through to October there is plenty of time to explore this beautiful region.