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STYLISH LUXURY TRULLI WITH PRIVATE POOL AND AMAZING SEA VIEW

Edmund Probert

Speaks German, English
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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STYLISH LUXURY TRULLI WITH PRIVATE POOL AND AMAZING SEA VIEW

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Ostuni - Santa Caterina

Two/Three bedroon, two bathroom trulli with private pool and airconditioning

Santa Caterina is a distinctive and beautiful holiday home that has been restored with a rare appreciation of the simplicity and charm of the original ‘saracen’ trulli. What sets this house apart from others is the outstanding view of the sea over olive groves, the attractive garden veranda and the stylish yet simple interiors. The spacious garden, quiet courtyard and the generous swimming pool are perfect for outdoor living.

Situated between the two historic towns of Ostuni and Caravigno, it is in an ideal location for exploring all the delights of the Puglia area.

The house is properly equipped for relaxing in the shade and eating outside, whether on the roof terrace, the courtyard or veranda. Serious cooking is also possible with a proper selection of pans, utensils and local cook books.

Despite the heat in July and August the fact that the house stands at 300m means that there is often a sea breeze.

Both the bedrooms are light and airy high vaulted rooms with their own bathrooms and air conditioning. Recently we have added a third room at the front of the house - in the old style - that can be used as a third bedroom or an extra sitting room. If used as a bedroom it does not have its own bathroom, sharing with the second bedroom's.

Santa Caterina is a distinctive and beautiful holiday home that has been restored with a rare appreciation of the simplicity and charm of the original ‘saracen’ trulli. Saracen trulli have the same vaulted interiors as those with the conical roofs but the roof is either domed or flat. Our lovely trulli was improved about 100 years ago by the addition of a more imposing front elevation. In the restoration from a ruin 10 years ago the windows were added and the two trulli joined with a stone arch to create the kitchen/dining area and the sitting room. Since then we have added a further sitting room/ bedroom in the local style. Use of the room as a bedroom or sitting room is no compromise - as usual memory foam mattresses for the beds and Moroccan style for the sofas to match the rest of the house.

All the bedrooms are light and airy high vaulted rooms and two have their own shower room with toilet, bidet and sink - all have air conditioning.

The kitchen includes a gas hob and electric oven as well as a proper range of saucepans and implements. The crockery is from Grottaglie with a classic local design. There is a designer Italian dining table and chairs in the kitchen - fine for 4 or 5 but the table can easily be altered to take 8 in comfort.

The sitting room has a comfortable Danish sofa and plenty of other seats with Moroccan influenced cushions.

The veranda has a stone table with large stone benches. It is covered to provide shade from the midday sun and is also a perfect place to dine in the warm summer evenings. On the roof terrace there is also a stone sofa as well as a table and chairs – perfect for romantic dining.

On the other side there is a quiet courtyard with a curved stone seat framed by bougainvillea. The courtyard also has a dining table and chairs suitable for up to 8 dining.

The individually designed swimming pool is entered from large steps from one side ( the first being very wide and only a few cm deep for children to play on) and on the other there is a sunken seating area. The pool is 10m x 4m and the depth runs from 1m to 3m.

Around the property there are no other buildings close. The garden of the property is large and there is also an orchard adjoining which can be used.. The land around is otherwise either olive or almond groves. The track to the property is a dead end with a group of three villas further down on the opposite side of the road. There is therefore no traffic danger or noise.

Santa Caterina has been carefully designed to create high quality accommodation in a visually stunning setting.

N.B. This property is less suitable for small children who cannot swim as the pool is only fenced on one side. There is also an alarm for a child in the form of a wearable wrist sensor further details below.

Accommodation includes...

• Welcome pack which includes enough for a simple supper and breakfast (including two bottles of wine)

• Weekly Linen change

• Linen, Towels and Pool Towels

• Electricity, Water, Gas for cooking

• Swimming Pool with Loungers

• Covered seating area

• Second dining area - seating for up to 8

• Barbecue

• Television & DVD player

* WiFi 3Gb per week

• Sound system

• Private Entrance and Parking

• Washing and Ironing Facilities

Accommodation details...

• Master suite double bed and en suite shower room

• Twin Bedroom with en suite shower room with space for an extra bed. This bed is a narrow single but is suitable for an adult or child. This is NOT a cheap Zbed but a Danish designer creation. The two singles can be made up as a double.

• Third room made up either as a sitting room with coffe tables and two large comfotable sofas OR as a third bedroom with two singles or a double.

• All mattresses have memory foam toppers

• Kitchen/Dining room with seating for 4 -8

• Kitchen equipped with hob & oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

• Washing machine

• Sitting room with comfortable sofa (converts to full size double bed but we do not usually allow more than 7 people + baby), other seating and original fireplace.

• Television & DVD player

• Sound system

• iPod player

• Private parking and gates

• Swimming Pool with sun loungers

• Hammocks

• Covered dining area

• Secluded sitting area beside house

• Barbecue facilities

• Roof terrace with stone sofa as well as table and 4 chairs

• Wonderful views from the roof, the pool, the dining area.

Children facilities include:

• Cot available together with high chair

• Car seat (2x)

• Buggy

• Child's swing

• Other useful items including a couple of toys, plastic plate and a potty.

For the pool safety the gate can be closed but the fence can be circumvented by walking round the other way - out into the car parking area and back across part of the garden, or climbing over the wall around the stone table on the veranda. For this reason we have a device that a child can wear all day ( like a watch) and that, if wetted, causes a very load alarm to sound in the house.

The other safety point is the roof. As can be seen from the photos the outside staircase is rudimentary and the parapet on the roof fairly low so we do not allow small children up the stairs.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Edmund Probert (Owner)
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Speaks German, English

About Edmund Probert

We live in Exeter UK. We are both lawyers and went to Puglia for a long weekend. We fell in love with his this property and have never regretted buying it. We sometimes go with just us and our little one (now 5) and sometimes with the three other children and their partners. Both work really well.

Edmund Probert purchased this villa in 2008

Why Edmund Probert chose Ostuni

This property has the charm of something ancient but without the usual drawbacks ( low ceilings, no light and pokey rooms) that you see in other modernisations. The open aspect to the sea view and the peace of the olive groves around clinched it.

What makes this villa unique

Out favourite treat is dinner on the roof for two as the sun sets. We love the seclusion and the easy access to Ostuni for its medieval charm and great food (+ amazing fish shops) and markets. A trip to the beach takes 10 - 15 mins in the car depending on the choice.

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20 Magdalen Road, Address 2
EX2 4TD Exeter
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897151
+44 (0)1392 259500
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

Great Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
Second time to Santa Caterina, this time just my wife and I, for a 2 week get away from it all break. The Trulli is perfect for this. Its isolated location means if you've got food and drink you could go for days without seeing another person if you so wished.
The Trulli is so well equipped you want for nothing, the beds are so comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need.
The views from the roof terrace are fantastic and as I said in my previous review get up at 5 one morning just to see the sunrise!
Lazy days spent round the pool and bustling evenings spent in Ostuni make for a perfect holiday, but there's also plenty of great places to visit. We enjoyed the Monday market at San Vito Dei Normanni (20mins). Lecce,(1 hour) the Florence of the south is spectacular if a tad difficult to park but well worth the effort.
Caravigno has a great buzz in the evening with plenty going on but is also very nice for a stroll and a coffee in the morning before it gets too hot.
Ceglie Messapica (20mins) has some great views of the surrounding countryside and Cisternino (35mins) has some great restaurants, Sant'Anna and Belle Italia being our favourites. Our favourite restaurant in Ostuni (this year) was Casa de San Giacomo, half way up the hill to the Cathedral in an old Almond press building, but if you want posh try Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale, we chose from the degustazione menu, a little on the pricey side but not too expensive. With wine we paid about 100euros for 2.
All in all another great stay at beautiful Santa Caterina, oh, and my iPod sounds great through the Bose!!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897151
+44 (0)1392 259500
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

Didn't want to leave!

Didn't want to leave!
  • 5 out of 5
My wife, 5 year old son & I had the most wonderful week in this beautiful property. The quality of everything, from the fixtures to the comfy beds, was first class. The pool was the real draw as was the view (which the photos don't do justice to) & the welcome breeze which you can hear coming up from the sea through the trees. There are a vast number of different eating areas at the house. We just about managed a meal at each one over the course of the week. We loved the attention to detail when it came to the lighting. There are lights everywhere (very tastefully done) and really turn the house into something special when the sun has gone down.

We had 2 great trips to the beach - come off the dual carriageway at Torre Canne - immediately turn right as if almost doubling back on yourself - drive 100m & carefully park up on the side of the road to the right (we did this at around 10am). You can then follow a path across a field for 100m, over a dune and you arrive at a beautiful sandy beach & perfect sea. Take towels & a picnic. There is no cost and nowhere near the number of people as further north up the beach where you have to pay!

Ostuni really comes alive in the evening and there are no end of places to eat & drink. Get there in time for the sunset and be sure to get lost amongst the beautiful white washed alleyways. Locorotondo & Alberobello can be visited in a day. The old part of Caravigno is definitely worth an evening stroll with an ice cream.

The Trulli was exactly as described. The welcome pack was absolutely spot on! Communication with Edmund (the owner) was great. We were provided with every bit of information plus there is more at the house. We would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in this area.

Now to work off all that wonderful food & drink!!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897151
+44 (0)1392 259500
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

Stunning!!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic week at Santa Caterina. The Trullo has everything you could think of to make for a brilliant holiday. From the beautiful, well equipped interiors to the charming roof terrace and the fantastic pool, everything has been so well thought out, to make your stay perfect. We were a party of 4 adults (2 couples) so having 2 bathrooms made things very easy.
It's well worth getting up early one morning to see and photograph the sunrise over the Adriatic from the roof. The sunsets were pretty spectacular too.
We had brilliant weather during our stay, well up into the mid 30's so the aircon got some use.
Ostuni has a great vibe in the evenings and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.
The whole area is great to explore with the coast only a short drive away and towns such as Alberobello well worth a visit, if a touch touristy.
We'd have no hesitation in recommending Santa Caterina as a great property with great facilities in a lovely area.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897151
+44 (0)1392 259500
Ostuni Brindisi area
Trento, Italy
5

Truly Lovely Trullo..

  • 5 out of 5
We would wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful and well-appointed trullo – the setting is truly charming, surrounded by olive groves with a view of the sea in the distance.

We found it very difficult to drag ourselves away from the trullo, so we spent most afternoons relaxing by the pool, and some wonderful evenings too! It’s in an isolated spot, so perfect for us, as we like to avoid the madding crowd.

Every need is provided for – air conditioning, DVD player, all necessary appliances and home comforts. The caretaker Angelo was also very helpful, and chatty.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have the same problem - there are wonderful things to do and great places to visit (Ottranto, Gallipoli, Matea, Lecce, Brrindisi, Alberobella, Locorontondo - and of course wonderful Ostuni) but sometimes sitting by the pool seems the best plan!
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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897151
+44 (0)1392 259500
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

SUPERB - THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN ITALY!!

  • 5 out of 5
Perfectly presented home in beautiful seclusion but a short drive from the beautiful white city of Ostuni.

This area is completely untouristy in the best way and it is home to markets with the freshest, tastiest food in Italy.

The pool was much used owing to the heat and is well-presented and clealry well cleaned and looked after. You are not overlooked at all and can while away an afternoon baking in the sun with the geckos in a hammock or on a sun lounger.

The house itself has two beautful areas for al fresco dining - in the shade by the pool or on the roof of the house for beautiful views/sunsets across to the ocean.
There was plenty of room for the two couples in our group (each with own bathroom which is perfect!). The rooms are beautiful - with traditional stone and the beautiful arched ceilings at the front of the building - but with modern, stylish and comfortable furniture and linen. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook up fantastic meal atfer fantastic meal with incredible produce from the local markets... and the best bit is the brilliant brick barbecue right by the pool!

We had no children in our group but could tell the house was well kitted up for family groups also with plenty of toys, plastic cups etc.

I would wholeheartedly recommend a stay here and can't wait to return!!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always go in a family group but there have been a number of couples - including two honeymoons - and pairs of couples who have had a romantic time. We use the roof to escape for peace - but for two couples it can be used for privacy. We have now added a v. large sofa to make another chilling zone.
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Stylish luxury trulli with private pool and amazing sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p897151
+44 (0)1392 259500
Ostuni Brindisi area
5

The Best way to relax.

  • 5 out of 5
My Husband and I stayed in the villa for a glorious week in June. We both needed to relax and what better way than around the pool surrounded by olive groves. The villa was very well equipped and had all the things you need when you arrive so you did not need to go anywhere for the first day, except to explore the fabulous countryside. You could tell that a family owns this property as they have really thought of everything down to the glorious local olive oil and wine that are left out for you. The property and pool were very clean and well maintained.
We would definately recomend this property and can't wait to go back as we have a lot more of this beautiful region to explore.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had the holiday you needed. As you say it is a family house and we want people to feel it is their own for the time they are there - not a soulless rental property.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Brindisi
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Ostuni or Caravigno stations
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Torre Santa Sabina
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Torre Santa Sabina
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Caravigno
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Savelletri
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Caravigno (or Ostuni 4km)
Car: necessary

Situated between the two historic towns of Ostuni and Caravigno, it is in an ideal location for exploring all the delights of the Puglia area. Ostuni (known as the White City) is a beautiful medieval city with charming narrow streets and wonderful resturants. Caravigno boasts the best restaurant in Puglia. There are other medieval cities nearby such as Martina Franca & Ceglie Messapica, Roman remains at Lecce and the amazing castle at Ottranto. At Gallipoli the fishermen mend their lines in the main streets as they have done for 1000 years and Grotteglie still produces a wonderful variety of ceramics.

Many of the beaches nearby are devoid of development with lovely sandy beaches. The nearby Torre Guaceco beaches and coast are protected as a site of special scientific interest. Also close by are the Faslandia ZooSafari with its performing dolphins and incredible range of animals. No visit to Puglia would be complete without a visit to Alberrobello and its incredible collection of Trulli - the cone shaped local houses. A slightly longr journey takes you to Matera, a city dug into the rock with a murky past. The rmains are breathtaking. Stopping on the way at Grotellie, the heart of the ceramic industry would be a great idea. There there are mediaeval kilns and an incredible array of potteries.

For children there is a local playground and several in Ostuni as well as ZooSafari with a great Dolphinarium closeby.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Ostuni, Brindisi area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn Shoulder
30 Aug 2014 - 27 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Spring Shoulder
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
High Season
27 Jun 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Autumn Shoulder
30 Aug 2015 - 3 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Notes We are happy to accept payment in Euro. We ask for 50% on booking with the balance 4 weeks before the date of arrival.

During standard and shoulder seasons you may use the heating and this is charged on a usage basis. The underfloor heating is on gas. The cost of gas used will be charged against the security deposit. There are no other charges.

Alternative periods and changeover

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ostuni in Brindisi area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Guest Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Second Sitting Room/Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , The 2 singles can be a double. As sitting room - 2 sofas
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , There can be a double (and a single) or up to 3 singles.
  • Each bed (apart from the extra in the guest bedroom) has a memory foam topper for extra comfort. The extra single is made by Bo Concept and is usually a square seat in the second sitting room. It is not like a 'Put -u-up' - it is solid and comfortable. All doubles are 'matrimoniale' - equivalent to a large double. The third bedroom is either 2 singles (with memory foam) or a double. If you are using it as a sitting room then there are two generous sofas with Morrocan cushions.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Veranda
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkelling
Notes:
All the crockery is made in Grottelie to a classic design. There are a couple of hammocks which are a real pleasure.
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