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An idyllic country villa and trullo with pool. Set in peaceful private grounds.

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A private oasis in the beautiful Puglian countryside of the Valle d'Itria.

Come and enjoy a relaxing holiday at Casa Pietra, a comfortable villa with adjoining trullo which together sleep up 8 people. The villa sleeps 5 and has two double and one single bedrooms,bathroom and a modern kitchen with all amenities including dishwasher. The living room has high ceilings to keep you cool in summer, fresh white curtains, modern Italian sofas, occasional furniture, large dining table and chairs. The trullo has been renovated to provide a delightful home for 1 or 2 people with living area, bed alcove and ensuite shower room.

The spacious studio has a very comfortable futon, a small kitchen area and plenty of space. It opens through french windows to a secluded terrace next to the pool area.

For most of the year you live outside on the large well furnished terraces set in a beautiful hectare of private gardens with pine and almond and olive trees. There is a sunny outdoor swimming pool and plenty of shade to wile away the afternoon on one of the comfortable sunloungers. Enjoy fresh figs for breakfast from the ancient fig tree opposite the trullo.

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Ruth Stone
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2018

About Ruth Stone

Puglia is the perfect holiday place for my family. We live in Perthshire with all its glorious scenery and as the winter comes to an end we contemplate the joy of heading south to sunny Puglia. After a few years of renovations and the fun of making the house a home, we began to upgrade the grounds and terraces and install the swimming pool. We love our little slice of heaven and hope you do too!

Ruth Stone purchased this villa in 2006

Why Ruth Stone chose Ceglie Messapica

My husband saw this property first and fell in love with it. There is something about the peaceful grounds with their extraordinary range of wild orchids, cyclamen, irises, almond trees, lemons, olives and pines that sets it aside from everywhere else we know. The house has a timeless mix of modern villa and ancient trullo, slightly quaint sixties bathroom, high ceilings, white painted walls and green glossy wrought iron and then the trullo. How amazing to spend the night amid its old stone walls. How cool it is in summer, how atmospheric! The studio is frequented occupied by our friends when they come to stay. They enjoy the privacy of a separate front door that opens on to our communal terrace.

What makes this villa unique

There are many trulli in the Valle d'Itria. There is only one Casa Pietra. The unique layout of the buildings that allow sun and shade at every time of day, a large terrace of old stone much of it laid when the trullo was built so many years ago, the Guadiesque wall that encloses the terrace and the sunny pool overlooking the countryside. This is an ideal place to wile away hot afternoons and from which to explore the many delights of this unique part of Italy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for another very happy holiday at your beautiful home. This was our fourth visit to Casa Pietra. We loved the new pool and the peaceful lazy days lounging on the terraces, listening to the birdsong and watching the many butterflies hovering on the lavender.

We particularly enjoy visiting the local markets and enjoying the delicious local produce. We shall be booking again this year.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ceglie Messapica in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Villa - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , We love the original 60s tiles and fittings and half bath
    Bathroom 2 Trullo - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The new wet room shower basin and WC form the trullo ensuite
    Bathroom 3 Studio - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower , A large ensuite shower room in the studio. Poolside shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Villa - 1 Large Double Bed , A large room with wardrobe, large chest of drawers etc.
    Bedroom 2 Villa - 1 Large Double Bed , A smaller room with plenty of drawer and hanging space
    Bedroom 3 Villa - 1 Single Bed , The bed can be turned round to use as a cot.
    Bedroom 4 Trullo - 1 Double Bed , Small double in trullo with ensuite shower room.
    Bedroom 5 Studio - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A separate large ensuite studio room with kitchen
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming


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An idyllic country villa and trullo with pool. Set in peaceful private grounds.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious and private.

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We had a very good holiday staying in Mrs Stone's property. It is quite secluded and private but well

placed for visiting local towns and also the Adriatic coastline which is a short drive away. The property

is well furnished providing all we needed for a family

holiday. There is lots of space to spread out and the children loved exploring the extensive grounds. The swimming pool, a new addition since our last visit, provided welcome relief during the warm, sultry days.

It was very difficult to get the children out of it! The property was clean and well maintained, we would have

no hesitation in recommending the property to our friends. We are planning to visit again during 2017 and we are all looking forward to visiting our second home again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 semaines à 7 personnes à la casa pietra. Magnifique séjour! La maison est très agréable et confortable, la terrasse très grande et peut accueillir une tablée de 8 personnes et plus. La petite piscine est très agréable permet de se rafraîchir. Il y a d’agréables chaises longues pour prendre le soleil. Le village de Ceglie est à 10-15 minutes en voiture de la maison et il y a de bon restaurants, boulangerie, poissonnerie... Ceglie est un superbe village très agréable et authentique. La structure de la propriété permet de vivre ensemble et en toute intimité car elle est composée d’une maison avec grand salon (3 chambres), d’un trullo (1 chambre+ bain) et d’un studio (1chambre+bain) séparés. Nous y reviendrons!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
43 Kilometres
Masseria TORRE COCCARO, Savelletri di Fasano
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Entero Terra, Fidele Grande, Ceglie Messapica
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Villa Nova
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The team from Perfect Puglia are our agents and will be available to meet and greet you. They maintain the pool and will have prepared the house for your stay.
For stays longer than one week, additional cleaning may be arranged at a fee of £40.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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