|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Trullo Il Paradiso, our 250 year old beautifully renovated trullo surrounded by ancient olive groves and fruit trees just 5 miles from the towns of Ostuni and Martina Franca. ll Paradiso is a luxury property set in 5 acres of peaceful countryside. Come and enjoy the delights of picking your own fruits for breakfast and opening the shutters to reveal sweeping views of distant hill towns. Our trullo has been lovingly restored to maintain original features as well as adding comfort and style. The trullo is cool in summer with its own deck chairs and outdoor eating area, and very cosy in the winter with its charming wood fire and central heating.
The living area is comfortable with its sofa and ancient cosy seats by the fireplace. Dining around the table in the candlelight is just magical.
The bedrooms have spacious wardrobes and wonderful infinity views across the garden.
Just 40 minutes from Brindisi or an hour from Bari, Tullo Il Parasido can be easily reached by Ryanair flights from London Stansted as well as regular Alitalia connections from Rome and Milan.
A beautiful new saltwater pool delights both children and adults.
I was born in Puglia and live in London. I was inspired to go back to my roots and create my 'haven of peace' away from the strains and stresses of city life. My love of Pugliese food led me to run cookery courses in Italy and to work in TV with chefs such as the late Keith Floyd and Rick Stein helping them to discover the truly traditional foods of this unique part of Italy for their respective BBC series. In Puglia I can delight in all the things that are important to me: beautiful tranquil nature, clear blue sea, great food and stunning towns. Rick Stein came to my trullo in Pascarosa and here is his comment: 'my friend Anna Maggio has bought a trullo just outside Ostuni and renovated it into an amazingly atmospheric house set in an olive grove' (Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes).
Anna Maggio purchased this chateau / country house in 2004
Although I have lived in London for 40 years, I feel Puglia is still my spiritual 'home'. Here I can breath the scents of the seasons and taste the wonderful fruit and vegetables which grow in profusion throughout the year. The glorious olive oil which my 150 ancient olive trees give each year is a source of constant joy. Picking fresh figs and ripe cherries for breakfast is pure bliss. This is why owning a piece of this land give me such an amazing pleasure.
Away from it all. Unspoilt. In touch with the sounds and scents of nature. Experience living in these unique ancient buildings. Comfortable. Cool in the hot summer and warm in winter. Clear skies and starry nights.
Lovely views of distant villages.
Hot and cold 'under the olive tree' outdoor shower.
Lovely new salt water pool is enjoyed by our guests and their families.
We've had a really different experience of Italy this time! We love the trullo, so quiet and surrounded by nature - lizards everywhere, a hoopoe that landed on the roof and did his distinctive call.
We will miss waking up in this lovely home!
Trullo is located in a quiet place, it offers all the confort the tourist needs. Me and my girlfriend realy enjoyed that 6 nights which we spent in this house and we very much recomend this house for vacation. Position of the trullo is ideal for exploring Puglia and there is a lot of things to see. For the end owner very nice and reliable person.
we really loved our stay in the marvellous trullo, much space, well-maintained, it was comfortable to live there. Everything was clean, the sheets and towles bright white.
People, who are afraid in complete loneliness must take care with this place, because you are just surrounded by olivtrees and figgtrees. Every window and door is saved by bars and thank god by insect curtains( I don´t know the right english word). We loved it!
Best of all was the shower under the old olivtree, which I took every day
The owner give very good advices for tours around the area, where to do your shopping, to eat and everything else. So you are well prepaired for your stay.
The pool at Aurora´s place is great, but pretty far to jump just over, so better to go by car.
I would recommend the property to my friends, because we felt really cosy at the place.
After a couple of hectic months at work, this was the perfect place to unwind. Set in olive groves a couple of minutes from a small village, the trulli really gives you the opportunity to get away from it all.
The trulli is about a 15 to 20 minute drive to 4 main towns and so there is lots to see and do if you wish. A car is essential if you are staying here.
The truilli itself has been beautifully restored and was extremely well presented. Everything has been thought of and is available to help you enjoy your holiday. The highight was a shower outside in the olive grove which even had hot water!
We prepared a couple of meals in the trulli and really enjoyed these evenings as we sat and watched the sun go down and listened to the sounds of nature all around.
It took a bit of effort to find a good beach as the first few which we came across were very small and rocky. However, all along the Torre Canne the beaches are sandy and have good facilities.
This holiday was a real pleasure and I would have no hesitation in recommending it. We certainly hope to go back next year.
This was a lovely week in Southern Italy in the Spring. Where in England can you drink a cappucino sitting outside in a town square in the sun and be charged 1 Eur 50per person? And the price would have been 1 Eur if we had drunk it inside!
There are several neighbouring towns within 20 minutes drive, including Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica where we had a magnificent meal in a restaurant near the square, recommended by a local man. The young waiter made us very welcome and the food - typical of the area - was delicious. I am afraid that I do not recall its name.
Another place which impressed us was Martina Franca, a beautiful town, and a restaurant there where we ate several times called Il Borgo Franco. We had only to wait for the gentleman in charge of the front of house to suggest another wonderful dish before we found ourselves agreeing that it was exactly what we had been craving.
We also visited Matera , a good hour and a half's drive away, where we had a guided tour of the sassi where thousands of people had lived in close proximity over the years, and saw caves which had been inhabited by prehistoric man. The lunch we had there was good too, washed down by the wine recommended by the chef, which had been produced locally by his father.
Aurora cooked for us twice for 25 Eur per person, and both meals were enough for two dinners, and lunch the next day too.
We can't wait to return and sample Aurora's magnificent pool in the summer.
What a marvellous few days in an idyllic setting!! Far from the madding crowd, a truely Romeo and Juliet experience.
My other half enjoyed it too :o) Can't wait to return again as soon as possible!! The Trullo exceeded our expectations inside and out!! as did the local scenery. Spotlessly clean, tidy, comfortable and tastefully furnished, a remarkable renovation! We want one too!! or lets be greedy.....more than one!! A real life Hobbit house, home from home. Bilbo and Frodo!!
For purely selfish reasons I am reluctant to write this review – simply because I would like to keep this idyllic trullo all to myself (and I am certain that once you have stayed here you will understand my sentiments).
My husband and I spent a wonderful week in October 2008 at Trullo Il Paradiso – if you are searching for exceptional accommodation, in a tranquil setting, in the heart of the Puglian countryside, then look no further.
Our stay at Trullo Il Paradiso far exceeded our expectations - the setting (in the heart of an ancient olive grove); interior design (a perfect balance of style and functionality); and amenities (everything you could wish for and more including whiter than white bed linen and towels) were all exceptional.
We enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing week based at Il Paradiso and found the olive groves and local area ideal for outdoor pursuits such as walking and running. The trullo was also ideally located to enable us to explore Puglia and to enjoy some lovely evenings out in the surrounding towns of Martina Franca, Ostuni and Cisternino most of which are less than a 15/20 minute drive away. That said, one of our most memorable evenings was at the trullo itself when Aurora (our local contact for the trullo) prepared a glorious meal for us (from Antipasti to Dolce).
Anna, the owner of the property, could not have been more helpful providing us with advice and even helping to co-ordinate our car hire and local transfers prior to our departure.
Trullo Il Paradiso is aptly named and I look forward to returning - hopefully in the not too distant future.
Puglia has a great deal to offer; hundreds of miles of coastline, ancient and unspoilt hill towns, and always nature at its best: beautiful, rugged scenery with knarled olive trees, spring flowers, red soil and acres of vineyards. The towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello, famous for its trulli - thousands of circular stone hobbit-like houses and Cisternino are just a few miles away from the trullo and they all offer stunning architecture, lovely walks and a choice of superb restaurants. The excellent white wines of Locorotondo and the reds from the Salentine peninsular will complement your 'alfresco' meals under the ancient olive trees of our trulli. Here you are never too far from the sea. The Adriatic and the Ionian seas offer large beaches and quiet coves, with beautiful clear blue water. The more you explore this area the more enchanted you will be by its unspoilt beauty.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
A 40% deposit is required on confirmation of booking (within four days).
A returnable security deposit of £200 is required.
Change over day: SATURDAY
Gas and electricity are included in the above prices. However, in winter months, gas is included upto €60 per week. Consumption over this amount will be charged at €0.90 per litre.
A 20% discount is offered for bookings of two weeks during the