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'Soul of Puglia' - A Rural Gem 3BR/3BA (ensuite) Hilltop Trulli w/ POOL & Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR, 3BA (all Ensuite), Private POOL, WiFi, 2x Sitting Areas, Dining Room, Kit

TrulliRoccia - "Soul of Puglia"


Pool is OPEN MAY throughout OCTOBER.

** NEW in 2018 - London LUTON direct to Bari with WizzAir

** NEW in 2017: LHR to Brindisi DIRECT with British Airways (Tue and Sat only)**

LIVERPOOL to Bari with Ryanair

TrulliRoccia is a rare, romantic and recently restored (completed April 2014) trulli that has the ‘Soul of Puglia’ running throughout every cone and rock of its ancient construction. It will embrace you and captivate your heart from the moment you make your final approach to the property and step through the door.

Rare, because this well-appointed trulli has been sensitively restored to include three (3) ensuite bathrooms for each of the three (3) generously sized bedrooms, along with two sitting rooms/lounges, dining room and kitchen, should you choose to dine in. Total interior is 115 square meters / 1000 square feet. A plethora of original features – such as numerous 'niche', stone arches, working fireplace. alcoves and a wood-burning pizza oven, etc – will unfold as you settle in to a very special stay at TrulliRoccia.

As the Puglian lifestyle is centred around ‘outdoor living’, the property has a walled and outside shaded dining area (in addition to inside dining for six). And plenty of additional stone terracing for basking in the sun. There is a poolside shaded pergola and yet another poolside dining area, also for six (6)

Set in nearly one hectare (2 acres) on a hilltop with stunning vistas, TrulliRoccia will wrap you up in the ‘Soul of Puglia’ and envelope your mood. Its idyllic setting will challenge your senses -- vistas, birdsong, olive and fruit trees. You will be surrounded by countryside and magnificent views pocked by distant trulli cones poking through the olive groves and majestic hilltop masseria – providing maximum tranquility, serenity and relaxation for you and your family or travel companions. . ., making it oh so easy to leave the world behind.

Still, you will be ideally located for convenient access (10-15 min by car) to the beautiful Puglian hilltop towns of Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica . . . each with its own unique character – and type of mozzarella! Ostuni's beaches are only minutes drive away.

Further afield, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alberobello (35 min) and Matera – a ‘must’ in our opinion – (1 hr 45 min), as well as the beautiful baroque city of Lecce (1hr 20 min) or Otranto (1 hour 45min) or Gallipoli (1 hour 30 min)

Kitchen has all modern amenities, including dishwasher.

Separate dining room with seating for six (6)

Shaded outdoor veranda for al fresco dining. Shaded poolside pergola. And poolside dining area in addition.

WIFI, iPod docking station, kettle, toaster, microwave, iron, ironing board

Utilities: central heating, dishwasher, laundry washer, 2x fridges/freezers, 4-ring stove, coffee makers, kettle. All kitchenware.

Recent guest Angela, from the USA, writes in her review:

"Would you like to try something so incredibly different while visiting the Puglia region of Italy? Then TrulliRoccia is the place to stay. Location was perfect to take daily trips to surrounding towns. We really had no idea what to expect. After looking at the photos, we knew it would be beautiful and unique. But once you step through the front door, it brought everything to life. TrulliRoccia was spotless and as well appointed as a home can be."

We encourage you to please read through our guest reviews for more information. Thank you.


Master Bedroom (double) w/ensuite bathroom

Bedroom Two: Double (which can be made to two singles) w/ ensuite bathroom

Bedroom Three: Double w/ ensuite bathroom

Two lounges / living areas, one with additional ‘chillout’ alcove

Kitchen with separate Dining Room

Dining Room with comfortable seating for six (6)

Shaded outdoor dining area – with seating for six (6)

Separately outside, there is a BBQ and working wood burning pizza oven

Shaded poolside pergola.

Poolside dining area with table and seating for six (6)

Sun loungers X6

Linens and Towels provided.

How to get there and travel times::: Bari Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Brindisi Airport: 40 minutes.

Ostuni beaches: 25 minutes.

Lecce: 1 hour 20 minutes

Matera: 1 hour 30 mintues


Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- many of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills.

Beaches: there are plenty of beaches and beachcombing to discover in the area, from unspoilt white sand stretches to secluded coves; with or without facilities ie beach bars, beach clubs. Here's a sampling: Torre Canne, Torre Guaceto, Villanova, Torre Pozella, Costa Merlata, Pilone, Boscoe Verde.

Further afield, the beautiful baroque city of Lecce or the hauntingly beautiful Matera is 1.5 hours drive and make for scenic and enjoyable day trips, exploring their well-preserved architecture and many art galleries and cafe's.

Bari and/or Brindisi airports are served by most airlines. Please check websites for up-to-date schedules:

NEW FOR 2016: Easyjet from London Gatwick to Brindisi (starts April)

UK: RyanAir, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia (from London). Ryanair direct from Manchester. EasyJet LGW to Brindisi. AirBerlin from LGW AirBerlin (Spring/Summer only). From LondonCity, Alitalia (connecting Rome or Milan).

GER: RyanAir or AirBerlin (from Dusseldorf, Koln, Nuremburg, Munich or Frankfurt Hahn). Lufthansa or Air Dolomti from Munich. Eurowings from Hamburg

AUS: Eurowings (Vienna to Bari)

SWITZ: Helvetic (from Zurich or Bern), Easyjet (Geneva), AirBerlin (Zurich)

FRANCE: Ryanair (Paris Beauvais)

NORTH AMERICA (one-stop service to Bari):

New York: AirBerlin, Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Boston: Lufthansa (via Munich), Alitalia (via Rome)

Chicago: Alitalia (via Rome), AirBerlin (via Berlin)

Los Angeles: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

NL: RyanAir (from The Netherlands / Eindhoven).

BEL: RyanAir, Jetairfly (from Brussels).

ESP: RyanAir (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville)

DEN: Ryanair (Billund)

SWE: RyanAir (Stockholm)

HUN: WizzAir (Budapest)

POL: WizzAir (Warsaw)

Toronto: Alitalia (via Rome), Lufthansa (via Munich)

More Details

Steve & Glenn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Polish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Steve & Glenn

We are both passionate about Puglia . . . it's cuisine & wine, the beaches and abundant sunshine. Having tired of London's grey skies, we divide our time between the UK and Italy.

But probably more important than what we can say about ourselves is what guests say, these excerpts taken from reviews that guests have posted about us and our house manager, Annie:

“Communication with the owners was great, as was their woman on the ground, Annie, who couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.”

“Glenn & Steve were a delight to deal with and all our questions were answered swiftly.”

“Liaising with the owners was really easy and the arrival process very smooth.”

“Owners Glenn and Steve, who live in nearby Ostuni, complete the picture, offering local knowledge and tips for the best food, wine and sites the gorgeous region has to offer.”

“Annie and Glenn were great hosts, really liked meeting both of them and getting all sorts of advice on the type of places we would most enjoy, villages, restaurants, beach clubs and so on.”

“The owners were fantastic, great communication an very helpful. . . Thank you Glenn & Steve.”

“cheers to Glenn and Steve for the thought that’s gone into every element of this property. We’re coming back!”

“The property has been beautifully restored, Glenn and Annie really went out of their way to help us too.”

“First class service from the very first enquiry until the end of our stay. Thank you Glenn and Annie for helping us have such a relaxing, stress free holiday.”

“A big Thank You to Glenn for being a very helpful and friendly host!”

“Glenn & Steve could not of been more helpful and we will be eternally grateful for all the running about they did for us in the run up to the reception at Trulli Roccia,nothing was to much trouble.”

“We also have to thank you for the personalized service. For the suggestions you provided to make the anniversary occasion, something we will never forget, we are forever grateful"

Steve & Glenn purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Steve & Glenn chose Ostuni

TrulliRoccia's hilltop countryside setting provides wonderful views and a sense of being 'away from it all" . . . yet is conveniently located for exploration of the nearby hilltop Puglian towns of Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Ceglie Messapica.

Further afield, excursions to Alberobello, Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto and Matera are easily within reach.

TrulliRoccia itself is 100% authentic and filled with a plethora of original architectural features, sympathetically restored to provide our guests with the modern conveniences expected for an enjoyable and comfortable villa holiday in Puglia.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

>> 3 bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom

>> two lounge areas and separate dining rooom. Plenty of space indoors and out for maximum comfort, relaxation and private/quiet time apart from your travel companions

>> large 10m x 5m private pool for your exclusive use. With shallow areas for the little ones.

>> generous poolside dining and lounging areas, including a poolside pergola and two alfresco dining areas

>> an original wood-burning pizza oven, including the utensils (and instructions of use) to try your hand at traditional pizza & bread making and slow-cooking techniques

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mikolaj S, May 2018

Wonderful house in a quiet, remote countryside hidden in shades of beautiful olive trees. Renovated with great taste, clean and nicely furnished. Good kitchen and dining area if one enjoys cooking and several outside spaces to feast or just have a glass of local wine at sunset. A perfect base to explore Ostuni town and quick drive to other gems: Alberobello, Locorotondo etc. Beautiful, sandy beach of Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve is not a far drive. Great owners, always helpful, we felt at home. Thank you Glenn, Steve and Annie.


Dziękuję Mikołaj. Wspaniale, że możesz wrócić i podzielić się wrażeniami z przyjaciółmi. Mam nadzieję, że znów się zobaczymy w niezbyt odległej przyszłości.
May 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Ostuni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This is a NON SMOKING property. PETS are not permitted in our property under any conditions. Don’t ask, this is a firm NO PETS policy.
  • SECURITY/RESERVATION DEPOSIT – At time of check-out our trulli will be reviewed for damage. We expect that you will treat our home as it is your home
  • Pool rules No children under the age of 12 permitted in pool without your adult supervision. Rules will be supplied before your arrival for review
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Can also be TWO SINGLES
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We can provide a travel cot for toddlers upon request


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'Soul of Puglia' - A Rural Gem 3BR/3BA (ensuite) Hilltop Trulli w/ POOL & Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 41 reviews

Spectacular stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is quite surreal. It's beautiful to look at, and luxurious and completely relaxing and comfortable to stay in. The outdoor areas, particularly the pool deck, are incredible. We ate breakfast outside each day, tried the wood-fired oven, and generally lazed about, wishing we had had more time. This place is truly a rare find... so special and unique - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin & Brad. Wonderful to hear you had a great time and had a good crack at the pizza oven! It's always a big hit with the kids. Hope you have opportunity to return sometime for a longer stay. Glenn & Steve
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Perfect stylish and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous characterful place, in a great location, kitted out with pretty much everything you could need for a stress-free holiday. Definitely the right choice. Communication with the owners was great, as was their woman on the ground, Annie, who couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Perfect distance from the beautiful towns of Ostuni, Locorotondo and Cisternino - each stunning and great for a day trip or an evening out. Stylishly decorated, with a happy peaceful vibe and very private. All in all a great time. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen. It is always very rewarding to us personally that you had a fantastic time and were able to experience the special-ness of TrulliRoccia and the surrounding area.
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Amazing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Glenn & Steve were a delight to deal with and all our questions were answered swiftly. TrulliRoccia was a beautiful traditional Trullo and the decoration was simple yet elegant. The Trullo was very much off the beaten track and we suggest hiring a small SUV to engage with the bumpy narrow roads, we did and it was a good tip. Annie met us on our arrival to show us where the Trullo was and this was invaluable, as it is really very hidden - but this just adds to it's charm! Annie showed us around on our arrival which was helpful and the Trullo has everything you will need for your stay from a pizza oven, BBQ, washing machine, two fridges, coffee machine, Wifi etc. The pool was glorious and the shallow areas were great to lie in for us and our boys to play on. We loved going to Ostuni and Cisternino...and we ate loads of gelato - the best place for floors was definitely Cremeria Scala gelato, Ostuni! Whilst we loved Bar Fod in Cisternino for an aperitivo!

Our tips would be: take mosquito spray, as the tiger mosquitos are in Italy and there are lots of mozzies in Puglia.

There is no air conditioning, (we knew this on booking) but it is very hot to sleep in during the summer, so the fans in the Trullo are invaluable.

We highly recommend staying here for a wonderful Italian adventure!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte and Family. It is very rewarding to know that families, like yours, can have a wholesome and relaxing Puglian experience at TrulliRoccia. Greatly appreciated that you highly recommend us based our your recent holiday experience and hope you have opportunity to return in the not-too-distant future. Glenn, Steve (& Annie)
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Amazing peaceful Puglian property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week here. The property has been beautifully restored, and is so quirky and interesting, yet remaining large and comfortable, with everything you could need. The outdoors has been very thoughtfully developed with amazing views , lots of different sitting areas, and a gorgeous pool area.

Liaising with the owners was really easy and the arrival process very smooth. I would definitely recommend this Trulli to friends and hope to come back again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate! An 'amazing week' is our aim and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at TrulliRoccia. Naturally, we'd be honoured to have you for a return visit. All the best, Glenn & Steve
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Un petit joyau au creux des oliviers

  • 5 of 5

Trulli Roccia a dépassé nos attentes pour notre premier séjour dans Les Pouilles... Parfaitement aménagé et décoré avec charme, on s'y sent tout de suite bien, chez soi, détendu et immergé dans cette magnifique campagne italienne. Perdu dans la nature, loin du bruit, mais tout de même à proximité de Ceglie où l'on trouve tout ce qu'il qu'il faut pour se régaler et cuisiner de belles pizzas dans le four traditionnel de la maison. Merci aussi à Annie pour son accueil bienveillant. Quelle déchirement de devoir quitter ce havre de paix, mais l'espoir d'y revenir bientôt accompagne les merveilleux souvenirs que nous avons là-bas!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Benjamin. Si heureux que TrulliRoccia était votre confortable «chez soi loin de chez soi» en juin et que nous avons pu dépasser vos attentes. Les invités nous disent souvent combien il est difficile de quitter TrulliRoccia après une fabuleuse semaine. Mais s'il semble que Puglia et TrulliRoccia puissent vous jeter un sort. Nous serions ravis de votre retour. Glenn, Steve (& Annie)
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wunderschönes Trulli in Alleinlage

  • 5 of 5

TrulliRoccia erfüllte alle Erwartungen die durch die Beschreibung und Bilder geweckt wurden. Es gibt viele gute Details die den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich gestalten. Sehr schön angelegte Terrassen am Trulli und am Pool. Besonders hervorzuheben ist natürlich der gemauerte Pizzaofen am Haus. Hier sollte man unbedingt einmal seine eigene Holzofenpizza backen. Der Pool ist sehr groß, gut gestaltet und war bei den Kindern im Dauereinsatz.

Das Trulli liegt in Alleinlage auf einem großen Grundstück, so dass man ungestört seine Ferien geniessen kann.

Die Übergabe des Trullis vor Ort durch Annie läuft reibungslos und sie stand jederzeit helfend zur Verfügung.

Insgesamt ist das Trulli sehr für einen Ferienaufenthalt zu empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke Thomas und Familie. Es gefällt uns sehr, wenn Familien TrulliRoccia genauso haben wie du. Was für eine tolle Woche Wetter, ja? :) Hoffe dich bald wieder zu sehen. Glenn & Steve
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Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
San Domenico
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Ostuni's plethora of beaches (30 min)
Car: necessary

Puglia - Surrounding Countryside: Our trulli is ideally situated for easy exploration of Puglia, its countryside / the Valle d'Itria and beautiful towns / villages of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ceglie, Locorotondo --- some of which you can see from our hilltop position. The World UNESCO site of Alberobello is only a 15 km drive through the rolling countryside of the Apulian hills. Also convenient for half-day and day excursions to the baroque jewel of Lecce (1 hr 15 min) and further afield, Otranto and Gallipoli. A 'must' for any traveller to the area who want to explore is MATERA, an stunning piece of history and architecture -- and where Mel Gibson chose to film his 'The Passion of Christ' as it so perfectly felt like old Jerusalem


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Ostuni, Puglia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18-24 Aug Six Nights
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer & Grape Harvest
25 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Sept
15 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Balmy Oct & Olive Harvest
25 Sep 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Spring
2 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
15 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Jul 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Sep 2019 - 9 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received.

Rates are in EURO. HomeAway provides an INDICATIVE alternative currency conversion (eg GBP, USD). Payments made in currencies other than EURO will be adjusted (either up OR down) in subsequent payment(s) ie after deposit amount is received.

Rental rates for our home will always be quoted to you in EURO. HomeAway’s currency converter/display into other currencies (eg GBP, USD) is for indicative purposes only and is highly inaccurate. It is not a problem for us if you wish to pay in another currency, however, we will confirm the EURO amount received by us and make adjustments to final balance payments when and if necessary. To avoid any confusion, we always recommend that guests have their own bank (or PayPal) do the currency conversion at source so that they will know exactly the rate and amount being paid at source . . . and especially concerning GBP, as Brexit has added vast uncertainties and fluctuations in the GBP / Euro rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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