Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Martina Franca - Trullo Nella Pineta
Trullo with 3 bedrooms (each with bathroom), in-ground pool and near to towns
Trullo nella Pineta (trullo in the pines) is tucked into the countryside of the Valle d'Itria of Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy's boot. The characteristic 'trullo' building, of which Trullo nella Pineta has two, is found only in this region and speaks of centuries gone by. Much of the history of the property was preserved in the 2013 renovation/reconstruction and its nature remains in tact.
The property includes three bedroom suites, each with its own bathroom and separate entrance. The main house, called Il Trullo, contains the kitchen, a dining area and a lounge with two single day beds. It also has a trullo bedroom that sleeps two (two single beds that can be combined into a double) and a full bathroom with shower.
La Torretta is named for the style of roof on this part of the building and the ceiling of the structure has been reclaimed to expose the beautiful local stone. This area includes a bedroom with one double bed and a bathroom with shower.
On the other side of Il Trullo from La Torreta is the third suite called La Cantina since this had formerly been the place where the olive oil, wine and produce were stored and where meats were hung. It is now a quaint bedroom with a double bed and an en suite bathroom. La Cantina features an outdoor shower and its own outside seating area.
The kitchen was completely re-done in 2013, and all appliances (refrigerator, cooktop, microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, washing machine) were replaced.
Trullo nella Pineta provides a variety of outdoor options so that its guests can take full advantage of the hospitable Pugliese weather. It starts with the 4x8 meter in-ground swimming pool complete with loungers and views of the olive and fig trees.
The Pergola, adjacent to La Torreta, provides shade during the heat of the day and an outdoor break from rain, should the rain come. The Gazebo, located next to the pool, has wonderful views of the pool and the olive and fig trees and is the perfect day or evening outdoor dining venue, complete with a built-in bar-b-que for convenience. The Piazzeta offers some shade in the afternoons and seating for those who may simply want to relax and read. Finally, whether the motivation is solitude, meditation or romance, the pine grove is an ideal escape from the heat and sun of the Pugliese summer and the cool breeze from the north that blows there provides a refreshing respite.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Scott Bergstein
Jessica Coup and Scott Bergstein moved to Puglia from the United States in 2013 and are now permanent residents here. They share a love of good food, good wine and good friends and have found all of these in Puglia. They also share a burning desire to let the world know what a wonderful place Puglia is and why it's been called 'the next Tuscany.'
To learn more about Scott & Jessica and the wonders of Puglia, check out their websites at www.souloftheheel.com and www.jessicacoup.com.
Scott Bergstein purchased this villa in 2013
Why Scott Bergstein chose Martina Franca
Jessica found the property with the help of Colleen and Francesco at Real Estate Cisternino. They knew that we were looking for a very special property, one that we could renovate in a way that would demonstrate the qualities of Pugliese craftmanship and the natural beauty of the materials. Jessica saw the trulli as it sits, tucked behind the pine grove, and realized that it had 'the bones' to let us make our vision come true. Vincenzo, the contractor we retained to do the work, is a master of stone and the results give evidence to that. Plaster was removed, new walls were built and walkways were laid, all using the native stone pulled up when the pool was dug.
In the end, Trullo nella Pineta was everything we could have imagined.
What makes this villa unique
Trullo nella Pineta is, at once, secluded and accessible. Nestled among pine, olive, almond, fig, palm and pomegranate trees, it provides privacy and quiet. But, within a 15-minute drive are the towns of Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino and Martina Franca. Ostuni, the White City, is not much further and, within 30 minutes, one can be lying on a beach on the Adriatic Sea.