Situated at the top of a winding track, Trullo Alto has wonderful views of the countryside yet is within easy reach of the beautiful towns of Ostuni, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica, and just a short drive away from the coast. It has three double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and three bathrooms, one of which is en-suite so it can comfortably accommodate a large family or group. The large living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen means that there's plenty of lounging space inside, plus a hectare of land around it and a roof terrace with gorgeous views gives lots of options for catching the rays and star gazing. The new 10x5m infinity pool is wonderful with a large terrace around it and shady al-fresco dining. The house is furnished simply and it has so much space that two families or a large group can comfortably holiday together. There are two wood-burners for cooler months so it has appeal for rental outside of the summer holiday season.
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- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
Spacious and airy trullo with four bedrooms, aircon, roof terrace and infinity pool
Claire Knapton James
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- english, italian
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- Sep 19, 2018
About Claire Knapton James
We fell in love with Puglia as soon as we came here - the landscapes, the towns, the coast, the food and the people all make it a very special place.
Claire Knapton James purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Claire Knapton James chose Ostuni
Trullo Alto, or The House on the Hill, is in a brilliant location for getting to all the pretty towns surrounding it and is also close to the sea. It's a big house so is great for large groups - there's plenty of space for everyone inside and out.
Pool / Spa
zwembad goed, binnen is het huis erg verouderd
We waren de eerste week van mei met 8 personen (5 volwassenen en 3 kinderen). De locatie is mooi. Lekker afgelegen maar wel weer redelijk dicht bij Ostuni en Martina Franca. Het zwembad is prima. Mooi aangelegd met heerlijke ligbedden. Het huis binnen is echter erg verouderd. De badkamer op de foto is wel recent opgeknapt, maar de ruimte is zo klein dat de slaapkamer nat wordt al je doucht. De andere badkamers zijn uit de jaren 70, erg klein, onhandig ingericht en allemaal erg verouderd (de douchekraan had je opeens in je hand). De slaapkamers zijn ook klein. Dit geldt tot slot ook voor de bedden (1,90). Mijn voeten lagen steeds buiten het matras. Matras was tevens erg hard. Keuken is prima. Van alle gemakken voorzien. Woonkamer ook prima. Alleen niet gezellig. Zeker in april is dat jammer omdat de avonden koud zijn en je dus binnen moet zitten. Ook jammer was dat de buitentafel en stoelen van plastic waren. Ook dit maakt het niet gezellig. Al met al is het een mooie plek en prima huis. We vonden het echter te duur voor wat je kreeg. De foto's gaven ook geen eerlijk beeld van het huis (binnen). De gastvrouw Andrea was wel top. Heel hulpvaardig. De paar kleine opstart problemen loste ze direct op.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It is indeed a beautiful part of Italy and the views are lovely. In Puglia it is very hot in the summer so the house is largely stone with marble floors and shutters so that it is cool and tranquil. In autumn, winter and spring, when it is not so hot, there are two wood burning stoves with plenty of wood supplied, central heating (and a pizza oven) to keep the place warm and to add ambiance. For a holiday house in rural Italy the bedrooms are a typical size. The standard length of beds in Italy is 190cm and generally people prefer firmer mattresses so the beds all have these. The three bathrooms are all fully equipped and working. Two of them are retro, but they are all large enough for two people to share easily. The plastic outdoor furniture was chosen for its suitability to withstand different extremes of weather and so it could be easily carried to where guests want to use it. The furniture chosen is good quality, comfortable and robust.
Special interest holidays:
Activities including yoga, cooking, pottery, textile design and wine tours can all be arranged for guests
The Adriatic coast can be reached in about 20 minutes where there are miles of beaches to choose from. The Ionian coast is about 45 minutes drive away.
Brindisi airport is closest - around 45 minutes away, Bari airport is about 1.5 hours away. Naples airport is about a four hour drive and Rome about a six hour drive.
The stunning town of Ostuni is about 10 minutes' drive away, as is the gastronomically renowned Ceglie Messapica. The towns of Cisternino and Martina Franca are also within easy reach. There is a swimming pool within five minutes' drive and there are miles and miles of coastline to choose from.
Activities available include walking, cycling, pottery, yoga, shiatsu massage, and wine tours. There's a good golf course nearby, and boat trips and scuba diving can be booked. There's a big zoo/safari park/amusement park to entertain children, as well as playgrounds in every town.
Shops are generally open from 9am-1pm and then from 5-8:30pm Monday to Saturday. Banks are generally open Monday to Friday 8:30am-1pm and 3-3:45pm. Post Offices are usually open morning only Monday to Saturday.
It's hard to eat badly in Italy and there are restaurants everywhere as you would expect! Please note that pizza is generally served evenings only.