Trullo of Dreams
If you think you've seen Trullo of Dreams somewhere before, you could be right. Used as a filming location for the BBC and American television shows including House Hunters International, you can be sure that the views both inside and out are even more magnificent when seen in real life!
Steeped in centuries of history, Trullo of Dreams (‘trulli' are circular stone cottages unique to rural Italy, with iconic conical roofs) has been carefully renovated to preserve its breathtaking original features, with plenty of attention to detail throughout. The result is unique and luxurious accommodation for up to six people.
Set just five miles from Martina Franca - the chic ‘City of Festivals' - and within easy reach of the award-winning tropical beaches found along the Ionian coastline, Trullo of Dreams couldn't be more perfectly located. Add a large outdoor swimming pool and extensive private gardens, bursting with a vast selection of fruit trees you're welcome to pick from, and you may believe you've arrived in heaven itself.
There are so many special ways to relax here, from curling up with a good book in the double hammock hanging between the fruit trees, preparing a sizzling supper on the stone-built barbecue, or simply marvelling at the beauty of your trullo's gentle stone arches, intriguing alcoves and fascinating detail.
If that isn't enough, how about ending your first day with an al fresco meal eaten under the beautiful 500 year-old olive tree, as you catch up with your loved ones over a sumptuous bottle of local wine?
Inside, you'll sense the quality of your surroundings as soon as you cast your gaze over the solid wood furnishings and antique décor. The trullo's three stunningly preserved original cones are the setting for the generous living and dining area, featuring the original large open log burning fireplace situated next to huge glass patio doors. This room doubles as a third bedroom for larger groups.
Wander through to the traditional stone-built Puglian kitchen, where budding TV chefs will rejoice! Well-equipped, you'll find plenty of contemporary conveniences here, including a coffee machine and a dishwasher - and it almost goes without saying that with so much fresh produce to pick straight from the garden, from pungent oregano, rosemary and mint, to ripe figs, juicy apples and sweet almonds, meals will be indulgently savoured!
Meanwhile, two tastefully tiled bedrooms await as you stroll along the hallway, one featuring a lavish ensuite. Retire for an afternoon snooze after a dip in the pool, or simply enjoy an lazy lie-in as you gaze out across the garden from the comfort of your bed.
While it would be tempting to lie in all day, there's so much to see and do that you may even consider rising early on a few mornings! The trullo is surrounded by charming hilltop towns, including the famous ‘White City' of Ostuni, a celebrity favourite. The immaculate, white sand beaches are truly amazing and a must-visit on balmy days, found just 30 minutes away.
Of course, eating and drinking a true pleasures in this part of the world, and there are plenty of places to enjoy Puglian wine and delicious local produce. Enthusiasts can also visit the wine museum in historic Alberobello, watch pure olive oil being made, or take a tour of the local cheese factory.
However you decide to spend your time, you're sure to agree that Trullo of Dreams is aptly named...and this is one holiday dream you won't ever want to wake up from.
Things to note
Cot can be provided on request, highchair provided, private massage/concierge/chef services are available on request basis. Pets not permitted, no smoking, check in 2pm, check out 10am.
Tried and tested
"Thank you for a wonderful few weeks in the gorgeous and unique trulli. The place has felt very homely with everything we could have ever needed. We loved the pool and gardens - especially the hammock.The children have enjoyed looking after Haggis - a great addition to the trullo. The area is just beautiful and we had great fun exploring Martina Franca, Lecce, Alberobello and Ostuni, they were all lovely. This is a really special place - we don't want to leave!"
"Absolutely lovely stay, thank you for your hospitality whilst staying in your beautiful trullo. We have had a great time exploring the area and lovely the pool! An amazing home for a relaxing week with many little touches. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"Time is flying and we will miss 'our' cosy trullo where we have spent such a wonderful, relaxing days! Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and for taking care of us so well. We take home unforgettable memories!"
Region: Martina Franca, Apulia
Cost (from): £239 per night
Minimum stay: 5 nights
Property ref: 794
FacilitiesSleeps up to 6, double ensuite bedroom, twin bedroom, twin/double bedroom, mosquito nets, bedding & towels provided, additional bathroom, shower with safety glass, kitchen, 4-ring hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, grill, toaster, kitchen equipment, blender, coffee machine, pantry, dining area for 8 guests, air conditioning, heating, wood stove, fireplace, firewood, iron & board, living room, TV, stereo, Wi-Fi, books, games, CD player, DVD player, iPod dock, video library, toys, table tennis, large cooler, terrace, garden, patio, BBQ, 6 bicycles, beach towels, garden chairs, private pool, parking.
Museums, castles, caves, vineyard tours, olive oil farms, markets, cycling, horse riding, jet skiing, tennis, horse riding, windsurfing, sailing, golf, kayaking, water park, deep sea fishing.
At a glance
- An historic, expertly renovated Puglian trullo previously featured on TV, privately located five miles from Martina Franca and close to the tropical beaches of the Ionian coastline.
- Ideal for families and small groups ready to indulge in fine eating, drinking and scenic relaxation!
- Fly to Brindisi or Bari Airport, both 80km from the trullo. There is a spacious parking area for up to five cars.
- The garden is exceptional, filled with extensive fruit trees and a herb garden that guests are willing to pick from. There is also a 10m x 5m swimming pool and an outdoor barbecue area with pizza oven. Curl up with a book on a double sun lounger or the comfy hammock!
- There is plenty to explore, with pretty hilltop towns, white-sand beaches and mouthwatering eateries within easy reach.