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Luxury bijou trullo, private pool, terraces, olive grove, close to sea.

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Ostuni - Trullo Bellissimo

2 Bedrooms sleeps up to 5, en suites, open plan living,dining, kitchen area.

Voted inTop 10 Unusual Holiday Homes from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals ( see website-Link above Review Section),Trullo Bellissimo, a bijou experience, is ready to welcome you to its unique blend of luxury and ethnic charm. The property, with two double bedrooms (one with a 4-poster bed) and each with its own en-suite bathroom will comfortably accommodate 4 people.Two daybeds offer additional flexibility, if required. Set in its own olive grove, with stunning terraces, gardens and private swimming pool, Trullo Bellissimo offers the ideal location to explore and enjoy the culture, food and people of Puglia. Originally three separate buildings, the oldest 300 years old, Bellissimo has been sympathetically restored and joined to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings. Only 8km from Ostuni in Puglia and 18km from the sea. Reached by direct flights from the UK as well as flights via Rome or Milan, only 40km and 90km from Brindisi and Bari airports. www.trullobellissimo.com.

History and Culture: Whether your interests lie in history, museums, art, or gastronomic endeavour, you will find everything and more in the local towns and region. Much of this has been incorporated into a helpful booklet you will find at Trullo Bellissimo.

However, just to whet your appetite, the whole area has a strong Norman influence dating back to the crusades, when Trani and Brindisi were important embarkation points for the Crusaders, and this can be seen everywhere from the names of towns to the fortified cities and watchtowers intended to repel the Saracen.

If churches and religion inspire you can visit, amongst others, the beautiful Basilica di San Nicola in Bari and the old Crusader church in Ostuni,

You will also find fascinating towns such as Matera within easy driving distance.This is a World Heritage Site located in the Basilicata region, was the subject of Carlo Levi's 'Christ Stopped at Eboli' as well as being the backdrop for Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ'.

Local Hill Towns : Ostuni 8km- is one of the most stunning cities in southern Italy famous for the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. It is a genuine and charming example of Mediterranean architecture.Cisternino 15km- surrounded by fields of olive groves and vineyards, some of the most abundant in Puglia. The old historic centre is characterised by architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries. Martina Franca 22km-is one of the most characteristic towns with its fabulous and completely intact baroque buildings. Locorotondo 23km-overlooks the entire valley of Itria, with a panorama which encompasses the traditional trulli houses scattered among the olive trees and the grape vines. Ceglie Messapica 9km-A settlement since the fourth century before Christ, Ceglie boasts many ancient monuments and is famous for it;s gastronomic excellence..

Local Hill Town Restaurants: They will rustle up lots and lots of little appetizer dishes, which The following is a selection of our reviews-all details and more at the villa; Ostuni: Ristorante Odissea-The restaurant is partly a grotto, and partly enclosed terrace constructed out of the old city ramparts. Al Solito Posto-You will often see suckling pig or wild boar roasting on a spit, but there is, in addition a wide range of daily specials depending upon what has been delivered, caught, or shot within the last 24 hours. ORistorante Ippocampo-This is our favourite place to have lunch. you hope will be all, until the pastas and ‘secondi’ start to arrive! Cisternino; Il Cucco-Fuses local tastes with a more international approach, and provides a chic, contemporary setting for a great evening out. The food is impeccable, although not fussy, the wine cellar extensive. steria Bell’Italia-Located in the medieval alleyways behind the centro storico’, internal/external dining, with an international range of dishes.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Keith (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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About Keith

The owners of Trullo Bellissimo live in Somerset, England. who have travelled extensively and lived abroad. Returning from a two year assignment in Asia in 2004, purchased and renovated a large, 200 hundred old property in the west of England in a rural location where there are only five other homes, surrounded by woodlands and farmland. We have a lunatic English Springer Spaniel, who takes full advantage of the woods and fields to chase just about every critter that moves, always without success.

Keith purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why Keith chose Brindisi area

Having travelled to the north of Italy and Rome for many years, we read ‘Christ Stopped at Eboli’ by the great physician, painter, parliamentarian and novelist, Carlo Levi, which detailed in such heart-rending prose his internal exile in the south, during the early years of Mussolini, the poverty and humanity of its people. So we said, we must go south – need to meet these people. And so we did. Eight years later and the journey has been awesome. we have neighbours who hug and treat us as family, a social life that is inexpensive, barely literate craftsmen that fill us with awe, and am surrounded by the silliest, most frustrating but ultimately endearing people that we have met anywhere in the world!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The tranquility and privacy offered by Bellissimo is perfect for just pure relaxation, yet we are only 5 minutes from the stunning old hill town of Ostuni ( La Citta Bianca) and 20 minutes from the wonderful beaches of the Adriatic. With an outside kitchen and marble table that can easily seat 10 people, entertaining is great fun with, of course, the swimming pool to cool off in on hot days, yet solar heated for those chilly days. We also have about 80 olive trees and do our own olive harvest. Last year we picked 2,000 kilos of olives and returned to England with 230 litres of the most wonderful Extra Virgin Olive Oil you could imagine. We always leave samples for our guests so that they can taste oil from our land along with eating olives, figs, pomegranates, quince, strawberries, sun dried tomatoes and more. The local restaurants serve some of the tastiest and reasonably priced food and local wines, which only adds to the overall experience. Probably the thing that we enjoy most, is the friendly and warm local Italians, who we have grown to respect and love.

Guestbook comments from the owner


What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in the pool and exploring the olive grove. Very private and secluded, but fantastic supermarket and restaurants nearby. The owner and property manager could not have been more helpful and kind to us which makes travelling with small children so much more enjoyable and less stressful!
Apr 2014
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based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury bijou trullo, private pool, terraces, olive grove, close to sea.
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 63 reviews

Trulli Amazing, a wonderful and unique escape

  • 5 of 5

Firstly we would like to thank Keith & Moira for creating such a wonderful and unique escape that has everything you could possibly need, and then more, so much more. From the moment you arrive it is so easy to feel at home, Trullo Bellissimo is very warm and welcoming and wherever you look you can see the amount of thought and effort that has been put in.

Right from the beginning when we booked our stay I knew I had chosen the right place, with great communication from the owners from the outset. Nothing was too much trouble and as I was booking this as a surprise for my partner, Keith and Moira were absolutely perfect in ensuring I was able to organise everything from flights and car hire to advice on where to go, all without ruining the surprise.

This was our first experience with a holiday rental, and I would say that this should be a role model in how rentals should be managed and organised.

Trullo Bellissimo has been beautifully created, with it's design and layout perfect whether it be for a couple or family. As there was just the 2 of us, we didn't even use one of the bedrooms or the day room, yet the property still felt large and airy.

On arrival we met up with Jane who was so lovely, and was happy to answer any questions and give us advice about the area. You can tell she has a love for the property and it shines through, making the arrival even more welcoming. Her freshly baked bread was tasty and soft, and as we'd arrived late in the evening we quickly set about slicing it to go with some salami and cheese, and of course a bottle of wine!

The kitchen area has everything including a dishwasher, espresso maker, double sink, every single utensil you could ever need, the plates and cups were like new as were the pots and pans. The fully fitting oven and hob with extractor were spotlessly clean as were the full size fridge and freezer.

There are two ensuite shower rooms, both amazing, and the fittings of top quality. The shower was amazing, so much pressure which I wasn't expecting. Hot water always available and it comes out quick!

I've almost run out of review room already! The pool, BBQ area, the gardens with fresh tomatoes and herbs, everything is perfect, you really won't want to leave apart from going to the local supermarket for more food and drink to enjoy back in the villa. I can guarantee a stay at Trullo Bellissimo will leave you relaxed and refreshed, but you really won't want to go home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - I have to say that I am totally blown over by this. How very kind of this lovely young couple. It's always special when we know that there is going to be a surprise, or somebody has a birthday, as we go the extra mile and make small gifts and we have little cupcake surprises or champagne. In fact we have four birthdays this year, and keeping our preparations secret is always a challenge. It's just so lovely to know that people will wish to spend what is a very special day in their year at Bellissimo that we all get really enthused about it. It was also very special knowing that this would be their first time as holiday renters, and I was absolutely determined that we should set a standard to service that would make them wish to return. I like to think that I take a lot of pride in providing the best holiday experience for all of our guests, but it is so kind of people to say such lovely words, that I should really leave them to do the talking. Thank you both so much for allowing us to make this a wonderful time for you. We know that we will be welcoming you again so until then our very best to you both.
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Lovely grounds and historic trullo

  • 4 of 5

Your wonderful trullo was exactly as your website indicated. No, it was nicer than what the website provided. We have travelled to Italy and Spain each year for the last 10 years and have used HomeAway or related sites to book our villas. Your villa and your approach to your clients was superb. In talking with you I learned that you had a commitment and passion for your trullo and the grounds you have so lovingly put in place. What a beautiful environment to relax and enjoy the beauty of Puglia!

Everything about our arrival and departure and everything in between was done with ease and with full information. I look forward to perhaps coming back to this wonderful region and property.

I highly recommend anyone to book this property if you are interested in a relaxing stay in Puglia with all the amenities that you would ever desire.

Thanks Keith!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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  • 4 of 5

What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in the pool and exploring the olive grove. Very private and secluded, but fantastic supermarket and restaurants nearby. The owner and property manager could not have been more helpful and kind to us which makes travelling with small children so much more enjoyable and less stressful!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in the pool and exploring the olive grove. Very private and secluded, but fantastic supermarket and restaurants nearby. The owner and property manager could not have been more helpful and kind to us which makes travelling with small children so much more enjoyable and less stressful!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing, beautifully designed trullo

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks at Trullo Bellissimo, with our young children (1 and 3) and parents. The villa is stunning - full of character, well designed and furnished with love. The outside space, which includes several acres of olive groves, is beautiful, with a fabulous pool (some call it chilly, we'd say refreshing), and a brilliant outdoor kitchen. The whole garden has been cleverly designed with multiple seating areas that catch the sun at different times of day. Our children loved exploring outside, looking for snakes and lizards, finding pine cones, picking fruit and playing with the toys provided at the trullo. They loved the pool too, though it's very deep so we did need to keep a close eye on our baby when she was wandering round the pool's edge. Inside, the trullo is welcoming and cosy, and the bedrooms are very atmospheric, with traditional exposed stone and conical roofs. The kitchen is really well equipped and there are blenders, children's plates, cups and cutlery and a high chair, which was all really useful. The surrounding towns are beautiful, the food is delicious and inexpensive, and we all enjoyed sampling (too much) gelato. We would definitely recommend a holiday at Trullo Bellissimo - in fact I already have to various friends. Thanks to Keith and Jane for being so welcoming and helpful and to Moira for creating such a special place. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: From the initial enquiry, dealing with this lovely family was an absolute pleasure. It was clear, that as the holiday date approached, the excitement level increased for the children and also mum and dad. They made the most of the facilities and also asked good questions in order to get the best out of their holiday at Bellissimo and in the local area. It is always a humbling and special feeling when you know that the property has come up to and perhaps exceeded, expectations and fond memories remain. The personal feedback given was appreciated, as it is the only way to ensure that standards are not slipping. On behalf of Moira, Jane and myself-thank you for sharing the 'Bellissimo Experience" and for being such special, kind and delightful guests.
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Marvellous garden

  • 5 of 5

The week we were there the weather wasn't very good. So we could not really enjoy the possibilities of this place. Laying around the pool, taking a break near the pool, eating outside in a warm evening - that all must be really fantastic there. So we had only very few possibilities to enjoy that. We stayed inside and for that the Trullo is not very suitable. The living room is not very comfortable and the lights don't really illuminate the place. The bedrooms were very comfortable and very very nice. Something we enjoyed very much was the garden - perfect made and with beautiful plants. We would absolutely come again, but we would make sure it is summer or good weather. Because only then you really will enjoy the Trullo Bellissimo.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: With all of the best intentions and hard work to create a wonderful holiday experience, it is always sad and disappointing when the weather does not co-operate, for both the guests and the owners! However, it is greatly appreciated that these lovely guests could still speak warmly about the facilities that Trullo Bellissimo has to offer, because she really does provide a wonderful holiday experience when they can be fully utilised. The gardens have been upgraded each year to provide a colourful environment to enjoy the pool and terraces. We really hope that you do return in the future.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ostuni SS16
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Trullo Bellissimo is ideally situated for the beach and local towns. The sea is wonderfully clear and safe with beaches where you can rent loungers etc to those where you can explore secluded coves. Within only 10 to 20 minutes drive there are many hill towns that offer a host of historical and other tourist attractions as well as a selection of some of the finest restaurants and osteria in the region.Pugliese dishes will astonish you, and you won't be able to resist their unique, fresh and genuine flavours, because in Puglia there's a deep-rooted culinary tradition, composed mostly of simple dishes, made with local products. Within easy reach are the towns of Brindisi, Gallipoli and Lecce, with castles, amphitheatres and many other remains from the days of the crusades and roman settlement. Ostuni, known as the 'citta bianca' is only 8km away, with views to the sea, an old town to explore, regular festivals, markets and some of the friendliest people.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Ostuni, Brindisi area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required on booking, to be received within 3 days of confirmation. The balance must be paid no less than 60 days prior to arrival.
Prices include all utilities plus changes of; Bed Linen - Once a week, Bath Towels - Once a week, Pool Towels -Once a week.
Last minute bookings (i.e. two weeks before rental period), if vacancy, may be available at a discount.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Ostuni in Puglia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Lamia Bedroom/Bathroom: A small vestibule with large wardrobe leads into the adjoining bathroom with stunning blue and green glass mosaic tiles lining the walls, a walk in shower, large shower head, hand crafted washbasin, bidet, toilet and heated towel rail. Trullo Bedroom/Bathroom: The bedroom leads direct into the shower/wet room clad in rose marble, a walk in shower with large shower head, toilet, heated towel rail and beautiful sink carved from granite, sitting on a pedestal of marble.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Le lit de repos pouvant être utilisé en tant que lit simple
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Day Bed can be used as single bed
  • There are two principal bedrooms, but for additional flexibility there are two day beds; Lamia Bedroom: The newest part of the house, this bedroom boasts a four poster bed, complete with drapes, glazed Italian floor tiles and a ceiling fan. Trullo Bedroom: The oldest part of the property, with two smaller cone alcoves and a large central cone, has been furnished with an ethnic feel. A low wrought iron double bed and matching daybed are complemented by oriental fabrics, an Arab coffee table and big cushions to nestle on, under the gentle breeze of a large ceiling fan. The day bed can be used as a single bed, if required. The trullo bedroom has its own door to the front patio, but is also reached from the Ethnic room. Ethnic Room:This room has a wrought iron daybed, and is dressed in sumptuous oriental fabrics and wall hangings. The day bed can be used as a single bed for a smaller person, if required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This integrated building with 300 year origins, was designed to stay cool in summer with thick stone walls and conical/vaulted ceilings. The three original buildings are joined internally, but have doors to both the front and rear terraces. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans for additional comfort. Soft furnishings have been designed to add a splash of colour and an ethnic feel to the natural stone canvas provided by the walls and marble tiled floors. The external amenities include a sun terrace with seating for those ‘sundowner’ moments looking over olive groves to Cisternino, where the sun sets in a blaze of glory. Also, there is a lower terrace with a large marble dining table and outdoor kitchen with barbeque. Both terraces are linked by your own 10m x 5m private swimming pool with sun loungers and rustic shower. A selection of fruit trees and herbs, are there for the picking. There is a separate building adjoining the villa, that offers a washing machine and ironing facilities.

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