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Trullo Alto Country Villa Nr Ostuni Sleeps 8 With Infinity Pool and Aircon

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious and airy trullo with four bedrooms, aircon, roof terrace and infinity pool

Situated at the top of a winding track, Trullo Alto has wonderful views of the countryside yet is within easy reach of the beautiful towns of Ostuni, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica, and just a short drive away from the coast. It has three double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and three bathrooms, one of which is en-suite so it can comfortably accommodate a large family or group. The large living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen means that there's plenty of lounging space inside, plus a hectare of land around it and a roof terrace with gorgeous views gives lots of options for catching the rays and star gazing. The new 10x5m infinity pool is wonderful with a large terrace around it and shady al-fresco dining. The house is furnished simply and it has so much space that two families or a large group can comfortably holiday together. There are two wood-burners for cooler months so it has appeal for rental outside of the summer holiday season.

Claire Knapton James
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About Claire Knapton James

We fell in love with Puglia as soon as we came here - the landscapes, the towns, the coast, the food and the people all make it a very special place.

Claire Knapton James purchased this villa in 2005

Why Claire Knapton James chose Ostuni

Trullo Alto, or The House on the Hill, is in a brilliant location for getting to all the pretty towns surrounding it and is also close to the sea. It's a big house so is great for large groups - there's plenty of space for everyone inside and out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for two weeks in Trullo Alto which is a lovely villa set on a hillside deep in the beautiful Puglian countryside. The villa was well set up for everything we needed, with a terrific pool and patio and was only 2 mins from a local store or 10 mins from a small town like Ostuni or Cisternino. It is well placed between various great sights and also close to the coast. We were completely taken with Puglia on our first visit to the area; its Trulli (cone shaped houses) and the lovely rural countryside. This is still a part of Italy which has not been overwhelmed by tourism (outside some of the towns like Alborabello which, while amazing, was also a tourist nightmare). Fantastic food, good weather consistently in July (30-37 degrees every day). Overall a great destination, area and super villa.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ostuni in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are three bathrooms, one of which is en-suite to a bedroom, one is downstairs and one upstairs. All the bathrooms have a loo, basin, bidet and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three double bedrooms and one twin room, one is on the ground floor and the others are upstairs. One of the bedrooms has a small en-suite shower room. A cot is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The shallow end of the swimming pool is 120cm deep so guests with children should be aware that little ones will be out of their depth. Outside: The beautiful infinity pool is 10x5m with the shallow end starting at a depth of 120cm. The water is treated using a salination system with the addition of some chlorine. At the front of the pool is a shaded area with table and chairs for al-fresco dining. There are plenty of sunbeds and swimming towels are provided. The house is surrounded by rocky Mediterranean land and great views of the countryside surrounding it. Utility Room: There's a large garage/utility room to the side of the house with a washing machine and plenty of logs for the wood burning stoves. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. Other: The TV room has satellite TV and a dvd player


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zwembad goed, binnen is het huis erg verouderd

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We waren de eerste week van mei met 8 personen (5 volwassenen en 3 kinderen). De locatie is mooi. Lekker afgelegen maar wel weer redelijk dicht bij Ostuni en Martina Franca. Het zwembad is prima. Mooi aangelegd met heerlijke ligbedden. Het huis binnen is echter erg verouderd. De badkamer op de foto is wel recent opgeknapt, maar de ruimte is zo klein dat de slaapkamer nat wordt al je doucht. De andere badkamers zijn uit de jaren 70, erg klein, onhandig ingericht en allemaal erg verouderd (de douchekraan had je opeens in je hand). De slaapkamers zijn ook klein. Dit geldt tot slot ook voor de bedden (1,90). Mijn voeten lagen steeds buiten het matras. Matras was tevens erg hard. Keuken is prima. Van alle gemakken voorzien. Woonkamer ook prima. Alleen niet gezellig. Zeker in april is dat jammer omdat de avonden koud zijn en je dus binnen moet zitten. Ook jammer was dat de buitentafel en stoelen van plastic waren. Ook dit maakt het niet gezellig. Al met al is het een mooie plek en prima huis. We vonden het echter te duur voor wat je kreeg. De foto's gaven ook geen eerlijk beeld van het huis (binnen). De gastvrouw Andrea was wel top. Heel hulpvaardig. De paar kleine opstart problemen loste ze direct op.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It is indeed a beautiful part of Italy and the views are lovely. In Puglia it is very hot in the summer so the house is largely stone with marble floors and shutters so that it is cool and tranquil. In autumn, winter and spring, when it is not so hot, there are two wood burning stoves with plenty of wood supplied, central heating (and a pizza oven) to keep the place warm and to add ambiance. For a holiday house in rural Italy the bedrooms are a typical size. The standard length of beds in Italy is 190cm and generally people prefer firmer mattresses so the beds all have these. The three bathrooms are all fully equipped and working. Two of them are retro, but they are all large enough for two people to share easily. The plastic outdoor furniture was chosen for its suitability to withstand different extremes of weather and so it could be easily carried to where guests want to use it. The furniture chosen is good quality, comfortable and robust.
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Activities including yoga, cooking, pottery, textile design and wine tours can all be arranged for guests


The Adriatic coast can be reached in about 20 minutes where there are miles of beaches to choose from. The Ionian coast is about 45 minutes drive away.


Brindisi airport is closest - around 45 minutes away, Bari airport is about 1.5 hours away. Naples airport is about a four hour drive and Rome about a six hour drive.


The stunning town of Ostuni is about 10 minutes' drive away, as is the gastronomically renowned Ceglie Messapica. The towns of Cisternino and Martina Franca are also within easy reach. There is a swimming pool within five minutes' drive and there are miles and miles of coastline to choose from.

Further Details:

Activities available include walking, cycling, pottery, yoga, shiatsu massage, and wine tours. There's a good golf course nearby, and boat trips and scuba diving can be booked. There's a big zoo/safari park/amusement park to entertain children, as well as playgrounds in every town.

Shops are generally open from 9am-1pm and then from 5-8:30pm Monday to Saturday. Banks are generally open Monday to Friday 8:30am-1pm and 3-3:45pm. Post Offices are usually open morning only Monday to Saturday.

It's hard to eat badly in Italy and there are restaurants everywhere as you would expect! Please note that pizza is generally served evenings only.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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