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Luxury olive mill with heated pool, sea views within walking distance of Ostuni

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Highly recommended secluded villa which sleeps 13 plus new limonetto with outside kitchen

Masseria Il Trappeto is a stunningly restored olivemill just 1km from the historic town of Ostuni, set in an an ancient olive grove. Heated pool. The Evening Standard described it as 'the perfect place to come for a week with a gang of friends.' Please check out our own website It has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It has a large outside terrace with a stone table by the pool that seats 14. WIFI AVAILABLE.

There is also the new limonetto, a private party area just 50m from the front door, which has its own outside kitchen, dance floor, table for 18, open fireplace and lemon trees.....

There is also another chill-out area in the walled garden which is a pergola with sofas and table football by the large heated swimming pool. We also have a ping pong table.The property is surrounded by terraces with magnificent views of Ostuni and the sea. For cooler times we have underfloor heating and two open fireplaces. There is a flat screen TV and internet connection and a music system (CDs and ipods) for music throughout the ground floor. There is a 60sq.m sitting room which with the original olive presses. A large kitchen, with 3 sinks with a stone table and an island. The property is in a peaceful olive grove, yet 5 min drive or 25 minute walk to Ostuni. As this property is managed by its owner I am always available to answer any questions you have about the villa, flights and facilities you can call, text or email me anytime.Thanks Josephine Pembroke

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Josephine Pembroke
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Josephine Pembroke

Josephine and James Pembroke have two properties on Owners Direct as they are easily the best Website in the UK. We bought our cottage in Purbeck, Dorset (E1782) in 1995. The cottage had been owned by the estate and was in need of attention. We stripped off the old wallpaper and unearthed the original flagstones and added the large kitchen conservatory in 1992. We bought in Purbeck as James had gone to school there and we were married in St James opposite Kingston Cottage.

In the mid 90's we started looking for a small villa abroad and by accident we bought Masseria Il Trappeto, (IT2578).

Which was a very large ruin which had not been used since the 1940's. That was a vast restoration project, which was achieved amazingly swiftly by Italian craftsmen. We love the area and the food.

Josephine Pembroke purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Josephine Pembroke chose Ostuni

We came to Puglia and fell in love with the food, the Italians and the climate. We were looking for a family villa not in need of much restoration. We found a very large two storey ancient olive mill, which had been derelict since the 1970s. Within a year we had totally restored Il Trappeto into a luxury villa while still retaining and enhancing it's strong Pugliese character.

Without the fantastic enthusiasm and skill of the local craftsmen and our brilliant Project Manager Ottavio we could not have completed this vast project.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Masseria Il Trappeto is within an Ancient Olive Grove and is secluded and private. It has amazing views of the old town of Ostuni and the Adriatic Sea. It is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive up to Ostuni with it's many restaurants, bars and fabulous shopping,. It is a 10 minute drive to the beaches and Villanova our nearest charming port with very good fish shops and the best foccacia. Il Trappeto is unique as most large properties in the area are b&b's but we are a private villa with a heated pool and an optional cook. Our villa is wonderful at low season we designed it with that in mind. We have underfloor heating, 2 working fires and piles of books and DVD's; we love it for Christmas, walks on the beaches and out for a long lunch (very reasonable too).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect! And we were looked after excellently! I would recommend Il Trappeto to any family. Thank You.
Jun 2014
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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
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite, bed 1 with bath/shower over, wc, bidet. En-suite, bed 2 shower, wc, bidet. En-suite, bed 3 shower, wc, bidet. En-suite, bed 4 shower, wc, bidet. Family bathroom, bedrooms 5 and 6, double sink, shower, wc, bidet. Spare shower, ground floor.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 13 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: kings size bed Bedroom 2: double bed Bedroom 3: king size bed Bedroom 4: kingsize bed plus camp bed Bedroom 5: kingsize Bedroom 6: 2 singles Bedroom 7: 1 large single Plus zbed for anywhere and cot (own bedding please) Bedroom 1-6 have air con.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: There are 4 bedrooms upstairs (4 doubles ensuite). The four doubles have separate entrances. Upstairs 2 of the doubles are joined to the house with a spiral staircase, these rooms also have interconnecting doors. Downstairs are 3 bedroom, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single. We have found that families with small children (under 6) prefer to sleep in the downstairs areas as this avoids spiral staircases and stone steps. Air-con is in 6 of the seven bedrooms and we have two fans. We provide a travel cot and a high chair. The heated swimming pool has small steps for children to play on and a shallow end. We have 2 dishwashers. We also provide (at an extra cost): a shopping service, a cook, babysitting and daily cleaning. We have underfloor heating and 2 open fire places. Air-con is in 6 of the seven bedrooms and we have two fans. We also have a key holder who speaks fluent English and will look after you well. Outside: The property is in an ancient olive grove with a part walled garden. The garden was recently landscaped is has some palm trees, cactus and jasmine growing up the pergola. There is a large heated, swimming pool 6 x 12 metres and a barbecue area. There is a large covered stone table (seats 14), under an olive tree by the swimming pool. There is also a pergola with sofas and a coffee table. There is a car parking area for 6 cars behind the wall out of view and a washing line. There are 7 sunbeds by the pool and two umbrellas. The pool gets the sun from dawn until dusk. On the first floor of the olivemill there are sun terraces with views of Ostuni and the sea. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, dishwasher, sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels and pool towels are provided, the property is cleaned once a week on Saturdays. You may have your sheets changed midweek at an extra cost. Other: Large circular limestone table in kitchen. Local limestone floor throughout. This property is beautifully done up by interior designers. There are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor and 4 upstairs. There are 2 outside staircases and 1 spiral staircase.


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Luxury olive mill with heated pool, sea views within walking distance of Ostuni
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Stunning villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Il Trappeto is a truly wonderful place to stay. A stunning villa with all we could have wanted, from beautiful and comfortable bedrooms to the magical outside dining room (limonetta).

The villa is beautifully furnished, inside and out, with different areas to sit and read or play some of the many games that are on offer. It is enchanting; surrounded by ancient olive trees and with jasmine growing around one the outside 'rooms' furnished with pale pink sofas and puffed up cushions.

Il Trappeto is in a great location near Ostuni (historic white-painted hill town with tiny, winding cobbled streets, fab food and funky bars) and the warm Adriatic dotted with superb fish restaurants (Rosa's being a particular favourite).

We were very well looked after by Ottavio - any query was never too much.

We had a wonderful week in this very special place and we highly recommended it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our best ever villa stay

  • 5 of 5

Il Trappeto is a fantastic villa in the heart of Puglia. The villa is very neat and clean, spacious (indoor table-tennis table) and well set-up for large groups with 2 fridges.

With a few cool days we had the pool heated and this helped keep the kids wet and happy. We had a car to get in and out of Ostuni, but the villa's location is very convenient to the heart of the old Centro Storico and nearby parking.

Ottavio was very helpful when we had a question, and we would also recommend the Puglian feast which he could organise.

The villa stayed nice and cool on hot summer days, and to be surrounded by ancient olive trees added to the exotic feel. Shaded outdoor dining options meant we were rarely inside.

We have stayed in many villas across Italy, France and Spain and rate Il Trappeto as the best. We will definitely be returning to Il Trappeto soon.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Classy Masseria Il Trappeto - one of the very best

  • 5 of 5

We all wish to thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful and classy Masseria Il Trappeto. We all had a truly relaxing and wonderful time. The weather was marvelous and during the few days we were there we did manage to get to the beach where our Grandson played in the warm waves. He loved walking down the lane near the farm to watch trains toot at him and the kind lady there gave us pomegranates which we used in salads for lunch. Each evening we took a car to Ostuni and dined at different restaurants and enjoyed great food. Osteria del tempo perso was our favourite so that was where we went back to for our last dinner. We finished dinner with delicious ice creams in the square and then walked back to help lose the extra weight we had just put on! You really have a gem and we applaud your incredible achievement, it is simply fabulous and we recommend Masseria Il Trappeto very highly indeed. A big pat on Ottavio's back, he was so helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review we really do try to make Masseria Il Trappeto an unforgettable place! Josephine & James
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing holiday. The villa is very luxurious, everything we could possibly need, lots of bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, interesting rooms , wonderful outside space. There are great views from the balcony of the town of Ostuni. Large swimming pool with plenty of outside seating areas including shaded areas. This is a truly fabulous villa with plenty of room for everyone.

The villa is set in, and surrounded by,an olive grove. Olive trees are in abundance in this area, the countryside is very beautiful and interesting.

The town of Ostuni is very lovely and unspoilt with wonderful restaurants, shops and beautiful buildings. There are many interesting excursions in the area and opportunity to visit the nearby coastal areas, where there are many wonderful seafood restaurants.

We had a superb holiday as the area is so unspoilt and the

villa is just so perfect. In fact we rate the holiday as our best ever.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with fantastic view of Ostuni

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get to from Bari airport (30 mins) and warm welcome from Ottavio. Would recommend the cook on some evenings, especially if there are a few of you. The whole family enjoyed our stay. The children loved the pool, table tennis and chill out area. Lots of space and facilities for a large group. House done to a high standard and great to have so many bedrooms ensuite. Very convenient location to Ostuni and surrounding area. Ottavio arranged a wine tasting trip which was fantastic. Also taxis for evenings out. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! Josephine X
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  • 5 of 5

We booked for my Dad's 60th Birthday celebrations and there were 9 adults and 3 children. We had a fantastic time and the Mill is gorgeous. Really good size rooms, plenty of space and well equipped. Outside space is wonderful.

Thank you for a truly wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Central, Ostuni
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Autostrada SS19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Antica Locanda, Ostuni
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Ottavio our Manager can arrange a four course Puglian feast, cooking demonstrations and wine and cheese evenings for you.

He can also organise cycle hire.


You can drive to many long sandy beaches in 10 minutes. There is kite surfing near by.


Brindisi 30 minutes. Bari 55 minutes. We think car hire is recommended and bicycles are fun to hire (ask our key holder). You can walk to Ostuni on a very quiet road in 25 minutes.


Martina Franca, 30 mins by car.

30 mins, Locorotondo.

20 mins, Cisternino.

25 minute walk to Ostuni.

Market in Otuni on Saturday, Wed and Friday.

Lecce, 50 mins by car.

Ostuni, 5 mins by car

25 mins from Trulli country

2.5 hours from Matera

1.30 to Gallipolli

30 minutes, zoo

20 minutes, water park.

Further Details:

There is a folder at the villa with all the information you need for a fabulous holiday; restaurants, beaches, culture, markets and you can email us with any requests.

There is a supermarket 10 minutes drive from the olive mill which is open on Sundays in the summer.The lovely port of Villanova is 10 minutes away and has a small supermarket, fruit shop and the most amazing takeaway foccacia.

Ostuni is up the hill and has everything including at least 5 fresh fish shops, with piles of fresh fish and amazing seafood.

Wine is plentiful and cheap eating out is good valuel, a 3 course meal with wine about 15 euros. Or you can have a pizza in the evening for 3 euros.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Make an enquiry and find out if the date is available. Send 30% deposit to secure holiday (non refundable). We acknowledge cheque or transfer received by email. Full payment will be required 8 weeks before holiday. We also ask for a £300 damages deposit (fully refundable after inspection of villa). We will send you directions to the villa and the keyholder's phone number who you must contact to arrange where to meet.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays: arrival time 5pm. Departure 10am. But we are flexible, just enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.