|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Larger-than-average trullo sleeps 5. Can take 6, but smallest bedroom is tight. One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom under a cone! 2 bedrooms each with twin beds and a bathroom in between, Trullos renovated 2008, including latest ceramic tiling and fittings. Handmade oak and traditional stone,. Even the beds are traditional Italian wrought ironwork. Set on a hillside amongst olive groves, gives a spectacular view. Full size private swimming pool. Huge terrace and private land for outdoor eating and recreation. A perfect hideaway surrounded by Pugliaese views, yet just 5 minutes' drive from Alberobello, a small town with restaurants and shops. Lots of space for you and your family and friends. High specification kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, etc. It's our dream holiday home, so much higher quality than commercial lets. Italiam internet dongles giving unlimited acces provided.
3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom and 2 bedroom 1 bathroom traditional self-catering Trulli in Puglia, Italy. Two trulli next to each other in a rural setting, glorious views and countryside. Swimming pool shared between the 2 properties.From March 1st the pool is solar heated,. Family friendly, 20 minutes to beach and sea. Set amongat its own olive trees and overlooking vineyards. No other property within a mile. Complete privacy. Traditional rustic renovation. Each trullo completed to highest standard. Brand new bathrooms and kitchens. Microwave included with the oven. Well equipped kitchen. Locally made wrought iron beds. Crisp linen, fluffy towels provided. Outdoor terraces and dining, traditional Barb-b-qs. Renovated with new bathrooms/showers. Double and twin bedded rooms, with a utility room between the properties offering washing machine, drier, iron, etc. Perfect summer rental hideaway/ The two properties are in more than a hectare of land that renters can explore and use - great for the children to run around in!
The trullo was purchased and renovated as our family holiday home and Italian dream. Therefore everything is done to a much higher standard than typical holiday accommodation. For example the pool is full size. Expensive oak was used rather than cheaper pine because oak was the traditional material. As much opf the original stone as possible was used. The kitchen has far more equipment than standard self catering.
We wanted the perfect combination of beautiful countryside, but no more than 5 minutes' drive from the facilities of a good local village with restaurants and shops. We searched more than 100 properties before finding the perfect spot with great views as well!
We spent a long time finding a genuinely private site - many trulli are very close to each other as they were originally agricultural storage. Yet we wanted facilities of Alberobello nearby. Many trulli are cheaply converted. We spent extra to have authentic oak rather than cheap pine, have fittings made to fit original dimensions rather than change things to fit manufactured goods. We have spent time and money on every detail to make this our bit of heaven. Traditional rustic Puglia, yet with all modern conveniences.
With air conditioning in every bedroom for the summer, underfloor central heating for cooler Spring and Autumn nights.
The trullo is surrounded by olive trees. We actually produce our own olive oil and even provide some of the oil produced from the grove around the trullo as a welcome gift for our guests!
Almost 1000 guests a year now stay at my holiday homes. The average rating of over 250 online reviews is 4.9! I try to deliver consistency and quality.
We are all from London. I am a retired banker and my wife is a doctor. We started buying holiday homes because we were consistently disappointed with the quality of other places when we started renting self-catering places as a young family. Hotels didn't offer proper flexibility for small kids, and self-catering was either very basic or ridiculously expensive jetset places.
Our children are now 18, 17 and 14, but the business has grown as we found that others like our choice of locations and standards. Some of our guests have stayed in all five of our holiday homes, sometimes 3 or 4 times in the same one.
Mark Fox purchased this farmhouse in 2006
This is one of five places we have listed, all of them on Homeaway. Each one has been described repeatedly as "a destination in it own right". The views and sense of peace in a quiet farming valley make it very special. Just watching the sun set with a glass of local wine is a wonderful experience. The sense of space means that it is also perfect for kids to be as noisy and adventurous as they like.
There are estimated to be only around 5000 trulli in total, and by far the biggest concentration of them is in another valley called the Itria Valley. What the guidebooks don't tell you is that there is a busy road running through the bottom of it. We wanted peace and quiet.
Most trulli are either Alberobello with no land, or in countryside that is a long way from shops and restaurants. This one offers the best of both - it took a long time to find that combination!
Trulli country is mostly a flat plain, albeit a couple of hundred metres above sea level. It is very unusual to find one set on a hill with a panoramic view across the olive groves and farms.
The Trulli were lovely. We had concerns after booking that this was not a bona fide place due to problems with internet/hacking etc. but they are most certainly as good or better than described. As soon as the balance was paid we were put in contact with the local, Englsih speaking agent who met us on arrival and was available if problems should arise.
The photos are absolutely genuine and I have very similar views with my ordinary phone camera. If anything the place is better than the photos. The Trulli have been equipped to a high standard and the minor matters we flagged up with the agent were resolved that day. The pool and grounds are maintained regularly and the property properly cleaned between rentals.
We had dreadful weather but still very much enjoyed the area. There are lots of small towns to visit, the beach is sand castle digging sand and there are bigger more interesting towns to visit within reach. We hired bikes and found the terrain comfortable with little places to visit for a coffee or beer. We plan a return visit next year when we hope for less thunderstorms!
The trullo was immaculate, beautifully restored, and had everything we wanted. It's in a great location for visiting lots of the most interesting places in Puglia. Chris and Alison were on hand for any questions, and arranged a pasta making night with a local lady, Palma, which we did with our neighbours from the other trullo, and which I can really recommend. We only wish that we'd booked for longer!
Great holiday in a very well equipped and looked after trullo with a great pool. Loved it.
We and our friends have stayed in Trulli in this area before and they are nearly all compact but full of character. Trullo Alto is no exception, and even more importantly its location is superb, being on a hillside with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Having tea on the verandah in one's dressing gown in full sun and fabulous views was almost the best bit of each day. Virtually all the local towns have historic centres, so two weeks was just about right. Thoroughly recommend this accommodation and having the support of an excellent local agent is also reassuring.
Following our delightful stay in 2011 we immediately booked again for 2012 and were not disappointed. Our family of parents plus a 19 and 13 year old girls had a great time. The Alto Trulli is well appointed and maintained while improvements are an ongoing project with the pool being renewed during the off season to great effect. We enjoyed both the peaceful atmosphere around our tables in the evening but for for more entertainment the local town is good fun too. We are in the process of booking again for 2013.
Trulli Alto certainly lived up to our expectations. All the basics were there. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and everthing worked! The villa is in a great location with views over agricultural land and olive groves. Some guests mentioned the narrow rough track and barking dogs at night. Sure, the track is rough and narrow in places and we did hear dogs barking a couple of nights but you're out in the countryside not some high density villa complex on the coast - that's why we booked it!!
The pool was great - early morning swims before the sun is up were the best and we enjoyed watching the swallows skim the surface for water in the hot afternoons.
Alberobello is a charming town and only 5 minutes by car. Plenty of choice of bars and restaurants and surprisingly cheap to eat out.
Just a couple of recommendations - If you're arriving late at night, ask for the welcome pack or take the basics with you. There was nothing in the villa - not even a bottle of water. A few more wine glasses would be good as would another electric socket in the kitchen. Juggling the kettle and toaster at the same time required a bit of planning. However, these are minor issues. The acid test is would we go back? The answer is a resounding yes!
Finally, order course by course in the local restaurants. It all tends to arrive when cooked and ready rather than in sequence.The portions are huge and the antipasta can number up to 14 dishes as we found out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The unspoilt deep south of Italy, Puglia. 5km from Alberobello, the historic trulli centre - world famous Unesco heritage town. Valle d'Itrea, Ostuni, the White city, Castel Del Monte, Lecce, the most unspoilt Baroque town in Italy, just an hour away.Castellana caves all nearby. Mile after mile of beaches within 20 minutes drive. You can visit the spectacular deepest and most extensive underground caves in Italy at Castellana Grotte just 15 minutes' drive away. For the kids there is the wonderful Fasano Wildlife Park as well as water parks.The Adriatic coast with the famous Guaceto Nature Reserve dunes 20 minutes away. Untouched medieval hill towns such as Locorotondo and Cisternino with 15 minutes - few tourists have yet discovered these. Everywhere ancient olive groves and stunning Pugliase countryside. This is at traditional Italian country retreat created by restoring a 150yr old olive oil storage trullo.
For the children, as well as beaches and the pool there is the Fasano Safari Park, with a chance to get really close to the animals, as well as water parks.
For gourmet 'foodies' there is a huge array of restaurants nearby with very reasonable prices - far cheaper than the north of Italy, and very different regional cuisine,
There are many artists in the area, even a very good artist materials shop in Alberobello, for a reason. There are beautiful views in every direction that have inspired artists for generations.
there is also a lot of local musical culture, a mix of festivals of international renown, to highly local events with rustic southern Italian music.