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Quality Trullo/villa in Italy with Solar Heated Pool & Free WiFi , and AIR CON - Trullo Alto

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights



Trullo Alto

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.

About the property

Trullo/Pool In Own Olive Grove

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Fox
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Mark Fox

I have an obsession about personal service, not just machines with endless tape recordings an options and waiting 20 minutes to be answered! I always make sure that I or my agents are available at the end of my mobile if needed. My motto is "personal holidays with personal service".

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

Why Mark Fox chose Martina Franca

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

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8% discount if you hire with Trullo Olivo


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Martina Franca in Province of Taranto

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • A bath with a stone trulli cone above it! Spectacular stone wall and ceiling with glorious countryside views you can enjoy from the bath!. All brand new with finest Italian ceramic tiling.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot on request (free)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Can be 2 single beds
  • There is also a double sofabed for those wanting to use the trullo for up to 8, but would be a very tight squeeze! Each bedroom has hanging space in new cupboards and shelves, side-tables, designer lights as well as up lighting of the ceilings. Hand crafted windows with insect meshes and oak doors. The floors are set with traditional stonework set in the correct country pattern. Cozy yet traditional. No detail left unattended.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is our dream family holiday home, not a commercial let. Therefore we have spent a lot more money to make everything authentic and genuine. We did it for ourselves, not as a commercial let. We looked at over 100 trulli before choosing this one. Many trulli are very close to their neighbouring properties, ours are set apart in their own olive grove giving privacy and peace as well as spectacular views. Italian satellite TV package has English channels ( as well as all the other entertainment aiclities listed above. Internet now available - Italian dongle provided Sunlounger by pool, shade umbrellas. Outdoor dining table and chairs. Barb-B-Q High chair on request, plastic crockery/cutlery for kids. Iron/ironing boards as well as washing machine and dryer.


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Trullo Alto
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Loved our stay in Trullo Alto!

  • 5 of 5

We found the trullo to be well stocked with everything we needed during our stay. We didn’t have a chance to use the pool as we were too busy visiting the beautiful surrounding towns and driving the crazy, narrow country roads. We only stayed 3 nights but could have easily stayed longer just for the chance to spend more time relaxing at the trullo.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful property in Puglia near Alberobello

  • 5 of 5

Trullo Alto is beautifully situated and well kitted out, with countryside views and close to picturesque hilltop towns of note and good restaurants. Amenities like a small supermarket and petrol are not far away. Very pleasant holiday with lovely weather

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, well equipped Trulli in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well if you are planning to return next year, can't say better than that! :) And, yes, I ma very careful to make sure of accuracy in all respects including the photos. We got fed up of people misleading, which is why we started buying our own places, to avoid just that sort of thing. Mark,
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Beautiful Trullo

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had such a good time... the local food is astonishing. Glad you got into making some! You will always be welcome back here or at my other places. Mark.
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Lovely property in s great location;

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday in a very well equipped and looked after trullo with a great pool. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
There are 2 fantastic restaurants within 2km
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


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