300 year old trullo, has a stunning Private Pool, 2 Terraces, Olive Grove and gardens with views , 5km from Ostuni, Puglia.
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Trullo Bellissimo, a bijou luxury experience, is ready to welcome you to its unique blend of luxury and ethnic charm. The property, with two double bedrooms (one with a 4-poster bed) and each with its own en-suite bathroom will comfortably accommodate 4 people. Two daybeds offer additional flexibility, if required. Set in its own olive grove, with stunning terraces, gardens and private swimming pool, Trullo Bellissimo offers the ideal location to explore and enjoy the culture, food and people of Puglia. Originally three separate buildings, the oldest 300 years old, Bellissimo has been sympathetically restored and joined to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings. Only 8km from Ostuni in Puglia, Southern Italy and 18km from the sea. Reached by direct flights as well as connecting flights via Rome or Milan, We are only 40 minutes and 1 hour respectively from Brindisi and Bari airports.
Accommodation Summary :
Accessed from the principal glass doors which open wide onto the front terrace, the central living area offers a fully-fitted kitchen. The living room is open plan to the kitchen and has a woodburner. The dining area (seating 6) is just to the rear of the
Places to Go
Ostuni: 8km from TRULLO BELLISSIMO, is one of the most stunning cities in southern Italy famous for the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. It is a genuine and charming example of Mediterranean architecture. The city of Ostuni is a series of levels, staircases, small roads, alleys and arches. Hints of the Middle Ages are at hand in every corner, in every view to the sea, in the portal of a palace, in the walls of a convent or the front of a church. The view of the sea from the old city walls is breathtaking-you can almost imagine the brightly coloured boats of the Saracen sailing over the horizen!
Cisternino: 15km from TRULLO BELLISSIMO, is surrounded by fertile fields of olive groves and vineyards, some of the most abundant in Puglia. The old historic centre is characterised by architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries. To visit: there is the tower of Palazzo Amati, the church and crypt of St Nicola of Bari, the church of St Cataldo, the church of St Quirico and much more.
What to say about the food in Puglia, apart from the fact that it is fabulous. We cannot begin to number the osteria, and tavola calda that have filled our tummies over the years in the local area to TRULLO BELLISSIMO. Pugliese dishes will astonish you, and you won't be able to resist their unique, fresh and genuine flavours, because in Puglia there's a deep-rooted culinary tradition, composed mostly of simple dishes, made with local products.
Posted by J & B - Germany Review posted on 29-June-2010, 00:00:00
Hard to Match:
We have been in properties like this one, secluded, with lots of privacy and very classy, however this one really checks all the boxes. Magnificent and well thought out renovation, cosy and very well equipped interior. Excellent outdoor facilities.
If you are looking for the perfect beach you may want to explore some of the smaller coves and bays between Taranto and Santa Maria de Leuca along the Ionian coast. A bit further out but worth the trip for the crystal clear water.
The only minor disappointment, that has nothing to do with the property, is the poor Italian awareness for pristine ecosystems. I believe tourist like us may help change the local attitude towards the environment.
Posted by Jared P & Family - London Review posted on 29-May-2010, 00:00:00
A High Quality Trulli:
We were very pleased indeed with the property. The external space is particularly well appointed with great landscaping, and the views across the olive groves are memorable.
The quality of the interior, including the kitchen/bathrooms is very high, and the re-furb has been done in very good taste. We would recommend it, and will stay there again on a future trip to Puglia.
Posted by Aurain - Bietigheim-Bissingen, Deutschland Review posted on 30-June-2010, 00:00:00
Sehr gepflegt und äusserst geschmackvoll:
Ideales Ambiente für gestresste, erholungsbdürftige Leute mit Anspruch an Komfort und liebevoller Gestaltung.
Absolut ruhige Lage inmitten von Olivenhainen mit weitläufiger sehr gepflegter Pool- und Gartenlandschaft. Haus mit 2 getrennten Schlaftrakten und jeweils einem Bad sowohl für Familien als auch für 2 befreundete Paare geeignet. Sehr komfortable Betten mit guten Matrazen und Daunenbetten!!
Farblich geschmackvoll und sehr liebevoll ausgestattetes Haus mit individueller Note. Kücheneinrichtung mit allem was man braucht.
Schon im Vorfeld intensive und sehr bemühte Betreuung durch den Vermieter.
Posted by Natalie - London Review posted on 20-July-2010, 00:00:00
The Perfect Puglian Experience:
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Trullo Bellissimo (June 2010). We fell in love with the pictures of Trullo Bellissimo on its website, and were thrilled to find that, in person, it is just as beautiful. It provides very thoughtful, comfortable accommodation (perfect for two couples, as we were). We loved the moroccan themed decor, the well equipped kitchen and the gorgeous outdoor areas. The location was also perfect - close enough to some great towns and shops, and yet remote enough that we could really relax. However, more than anything it is the little, thoughtful touches that really make Trullo Bellissimo (everything from the herb garden, to the welcome bottle of wine, olive oil and other basic provisions) and elevate it from just another luxury villa to something really special. We will definitely return for one of our next Italian holidays!
Posted by H & O - Leeds, West Yorkshire Review posted on 03-July-2010, 00:00:00
Trullo Bellissimo is Trully Beautiful:
If romance, privacy and relaxation are your thing, this is the place. Throughout our holiday experience was exceptional. There were no limits to the owners' generosity and thoughtfulness in ensuring that our requirements and expectations were exceeded in every regard. The locally based support team (Ali and Jane) should also be commended for doing all they can to make us feel welcome and ensure our stay was of the highest possible standard.
Set down a country track in a rural area outside Ostuni TB is extremely peaceful with no passing trade to detract from the atmosphere. The only problem we had was trying to pull ourselves away from the pool / outside area to explore Ostuni and the surrounding area.
Internally TB is well appointed and exceptionally clean throughout. The bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are very nicely decorated creating a homely and comfortable environment akin to any boutique hotel (without the medalling concierge). We stayed in the four poster room and found the bed extremely comfortable. There is also plenty of storage and cupboard space. With the addition of the Arabic Room and the other lounge / sitting areas you cannot fail to find the perfect spot to unwind.
The kitchen area was very clean and had everything required to support the main gastronomic production area (the BBQ terrace outside) If the weather allows you'll no doubt find that you do most of your cooking out here sipping your favourite tipple as the sun sets in the distance. Being able to use any of the provisions in the cupboards and fridge/freezer really makes you feel at home. We also helped ourselves to a few strawberries from the garden which were delicious and again creates the feeling that the place is yours (if only for 1 week alas).
Car hire is essential for the recommended visit to Ostuni old town and Cisternino. We suggest sticking to the 'Centro Storico' in Ostuni. To our mind Cisternino is more the atypical sleepy, Puglian hill town. Bar Fod is a good spot for breakfast (the pastries are made by the owners mum!) There is a great English speaking taxi service provided by Angelo/Romeo (details in the guest book) if you want to enjoy a drink. There are plenty of great restaurants in both towns but recommend Il Frantoio in Ostuni oldtown for an authentic experience.
We avoided the natives' beaches and would recommend Torre Guaceto if you want to find that quiet, white sandy beach with turquoise sea.
A great place we can't wait to return to soon.
Posted by Val & Neil - Orpington, Kent Review posted on 18-August-2010, 00:00:00
Top Quality Holiday Spot:
Two blazing sunny weeks - great area for wining and dining, fascinating hill towns, especially Matera - Ostuni is lovely, lively and friendly - Osteria del Tempo Perso (cave restaurant) is a must! Trullo Bellissimo lives up to its name - situated in quiet and pretty surroundings, but only l0 mins drive max to Ostuni. The villa is beautifully furnished and comfortable, and the outside areas are a pleasure to relax in. The pool was spacious and much used during this time. We shall be returning in the future.
Posted by Suzanne & Nigel - London, England Review posted on 23-July-2009, 00:00:00
This trullo not only lives up to its name but is also as beautiful as the photos suggest. Inside the attention to detail is superb and the outside space absolutely stunning. Both bedrooms are a good size with one having an additional seating area adding to its spacious feeling. A unique experience and a totally relaxing holiday. The owners Moira and Keith couldn't have been more helpful and their hard work shines through in making this the perfect holiday destination.
Posted by Paul & Paula - Kent, England Review posted on 22-August-2009, 00:00:00
Brief and to the point. An excellent renovation, everything one could need as well as peace and quiet. We already love Italy and staying at Trullo Bellissimo only added to that love. No hesitation in recommending Bellissimo to everyone. We shall return
Posted by C, N, G & B - Gloucestershire Review posted on 25-July-2009, 00:00:00
Go to Trullo Bellissimo!
My husband, 15 year old daughter, her friend and I had a wonderful holiday at Trullo Bellissimo. The quality throughout the property, both inside and outside, is first class. Everything has been thought of by Moira and Keith, the owners, who were extremely helpful both before and during our stay. The well-equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room, bedrooms and two shower rooms are all beautifully designed and well laid out and the thick walls kept the inside cool (in July), along with the ceiling fans in the bedrooms. The linen and towels provided are top quality. The two shady terraces, spacious dining area, BBQ, garden and swimming pool are well landscaped and extremely attractive, with ample, comfortable poolside and garden furniture: attention to detail is evident throughout. The owners invited us to pick the fruit, vegetables and herbs growing in the garden - delicious! The property is well situated for visits to a number of hill towns, markets and restaurants and within easy reach of many lovely beaches and coves.
Trullo Bellissimo is a very special place. We hope to return!
Posted by Elaine, Tom, Judy, Robert - Herts Review posted on 03-October-2009, 00:00:00
Trullo Bellissimo is probably even better than the photographs portray. The outside areas in particular are of a very high standard and the pool is very generous for the size of the property. Inside the rooms are well furnished and the beds and bed linen are of a high standard. The thick walls and fly screens do away with the need for air-con (in August). The maid, Grazia, is charming and helpful. We explored the area enthusiastically and were delighted and amazed by all we saw. Martina Franca, Alberobello and Matera were favourites. Moira and Keith were most helpful with any little queries about the property and the area. We would highly recommend the property and the area to our friends.
Posted by Andrew, Helen & Max - Sevenoaks Review posted on 03-October-2009, 00:00:00
Fantastic little Italian Secret!!!!!!!
We had a fantastic time at Trullo Bellissimo when we visited in September 2009. The facilities at the trullo are excellent and Moira had done everything possible to make our stay a great one.
Chilled out most evenings either on one of the terraces, BBQing over an Olive wood fire (wood supplied from the surrounding grove) , or in the comfort of the lounge under the wonderfully restored vaulted ceilings.
Baby Max had great fun exploring the lovely garden and olive grove, chasing the neighbours playful kittens who often came to visit us! We visited many of the surrounding towns and ventured down to the coast, everywhere is so accessible from Trullo Bellissimo, it is brilliantly located and hard to get lost, as we cruised about in our little retro Italian hire car (recommended for that authentic Italian driving experience). Moira has done a great job in putting together an information pack with some very good suggestions of places to eat and towns to visit...... although it is very hard to find fault with anything about the surrounding areas and I am sure any visitors would get great pleasure in their own explorations or adventures.
The area has some great food and wine to offer, as we discovered and even the local shops and supermarket have an abundance of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, cured meats and cheeses . The kitchen at the Trullo is well equipped for 'cooking in' and the outside kitchen area a real bonus - with loads of fresh herbs growing in the garden to use as well as fruit and vegetables that Moria said we could help ourselves to.
We had a great time and would recommend to anyone, I am sure we will be back.
Posted by Sue - Oxon/Northants Border Review posted on 03-August-2010, 00:00:00
We have just returned from weeks holiday and I can honestly say this was the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in; it was perfect in every way. The area was full of interesting places to visit and I would really recommend two weeks in order to take full advantage of both the facilities at the villa and the numerous sights within driving distance.
Perfect in Every Way:
The regular visits made by the local ginger cat were a lovely bonus!
Posted by RobLin Review posted on 23-October-2010, 00:00:00
A wonderful experience:
My wife and I had a wonderful time at Trullo Bellissimo, we anticipated the weather would be changeable and it was. The welcome pack was outstanding the location truly great, so quiet and peaceful.
Jane was very attentive and is a great asset to the owners and the other guest "Valentino the Ginger Cat" nearly came home with us!
We had fantastic visits to the towns guided by my Moira Brown's historical dialogue in the visitor manual which is outstanding!
The local restaurants were great, the house was equipped by the owners with a great deal of thought and we loved it.
I would say if you don't go you will miss out on a wonderful experience.
Posted by Chablis-UK Review posted on 10-September-2010, 00:00:00
Well - the picture is not only a true likeness, but underestimates the beauty and tranquillity that you find at Trullo Bellissimo. We had a wonderful two weeks in late August, where the festivals in Ostuni and sorties out to the hill towns and beaches, enhanced the break.
What cannot be underestimated is the fantastic trulo that this is - it is fabulously appointed and well located to take advantage of the great weather and region, including a well stocked garden (Tomatoes, Figs, Strawberries, Concomele, Aubergine etc).
We would recommend this to
any discerning holiday maker, looking for a break for any occasion.
Posted by Frank-Antwerp Review posted on 03-September-2010, 00:00:00
Jewel to discover in Puglia:
Ideal place for Italy lovers used to visiting Tuscany and Umbria, to discover the South of Italy. It is really the place to discover this authentic and beautiful area. The fantastic weather and the rich soil together with the nearby sea, delivers the perfect ingredients for a glorious dinner in this lovely trulli. What does one need more than a fresh fish on the barbecue seasoned with herbs from the garden together with some vegetables from the local market and a good bottle of excellent, yet undiscovered wine.
Moira and Keith do everything to make your stay unforgettable and make your children dream of having their honeymoon one day in this fantastic setting.
Posted by Stuart Review posted on 16-October-2010, 00:00:00
A lovely place to relax and rare to find a villa with so many extras that you do not expect but are surprised and delighted to find. Delicious olive oil & prosecco on arrival, too!!
We loved sitting outside in the warm evenings, and to have all those herbs and vegetables available, was another bonus-figs for breakfast were a treat, too!
Valentino, the beautiful cat, kept us company, and certainly let us know when his expected mealtimes were!
We didnt explore the area much, but had a great lunch in Ostuni at Odissea. We were pretty much the only people there (it was a Tuesday), but got really well looked after and the food was delicious.
Thank you, Moira & Keith, for offering such a beautiful and well equipped villa. The work you have done is some achievement, and you must find it hard not keeping it for yourself for most of the summer!
Posted by Scott-Naples Review posted on 04-November-2010, 12:13:01
What a wonderful introduction to this fabulous region! Great house,pool fantastic beaches, very close to some wonderful towns and cities (Lecce) all very atmospheric. We had a very relaxing time and our three children were in heaven. No that's a mistake, we all were! Excellent attention to detail by the extremely friendly and helpful owners (Moira and Keith) and staff and to top it all the friendliest cat you could hope to meet, sweet Valentino - 5 stars from all of us.
Posted by Patrice Review posted on 04-November-2010, 12:05:20
Wonderful week in Puglia:
We stayed at this fabulous trullo for a week in July/early Aug & had an absolutely fantastic holiday. The property lived up to our expectations from the photos we had viewed online. We were shown around the property upon arrival & welcomed with freshly baked bread, local wine & home made fig jam & aubergine relish & sweets for the kids (amongst other goodies). The trullo was extremely well equipped & furnished in a unique style. The time & love that the owners have put into renovating & equipping the trullo is evident everywhere. The gardens are beautiful & there are several areas to relax, sit or eat in. The swimming pool was well used during our week. To be honest you could quite easily spend your entire holiday relaxing in the beautiful surroundings & not leave the trullo. However should you venture out, there are numerous places to visit on your doorstep, whatever your preferences are for spending your time. Only a few miles away is the stunning city of Ostuni - easy to drive to & easy to get around & explore on foot. In the other direction is the town of Cisternino - (our families favourite). There are numerous good restaurants here where you can eat very well & very reasonably. A great place to have a morning cappuccino & pastry & watch the world go by. There are many local markets to wander around & many beaches to choose from. This is our families favourite part of Italy, the people here are genuinely friendly & welcoming. We would not hesitate to recommend this trullo to anyone who wants to stay in a unique & five star environment.