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Trullo Bellissimo

Puglia, Italy

Per week

from 1390.00 to 1975.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Keith Brown

Member since Aug 2012
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  • Availability Updated:26 days 21 hours

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BFB's Overview

Like an exotic hideaway from The Arabian Nights, Trullo Bellissimo is a decadent, sumptuous and über cool boutique villa where young and old will be wide-eyed with wonder! The oldest part of the traditional trullo buildings, with quirky conical roofs, is over 300 years old and the whole restoration, design and décor is inspired by the region’s strong influences from the Near East. The villa is an Aladdin’s cave of rich colors and textures, handcrafted furnishings and ethnic finishing touches throughout an extraordinary interior of arches, vaulted ceilings and whitewashed stone walls.


While the style of Trullo Bellissimo captures the authentic opulence of days of old, the owners have also made sure it’s bang up to date. The main living/dining area is open plan to the kitchen, decorated with fabulously blue ‘Cotto Siciliano’ tiles and with all mod cons including dishwasher, espresso maker, blender and juicer, Wifi, 48 disk CD selection, MP3 player with iPod dock, DVD player and surround sound Freeview TV. Leading from the living area, an ‘ethnic’ room provides a funky little corner to curl up with a book on the wrought iron day bed, reclining on antique Indian cushions and surrounded by colourful art.


The villa has two ensuite bedrooms on either side of the living area. The Levantine bedroom is in the original trullo and authentic Byzantine in style but with a wrought iron king size bed replacing the traditional straw mattress! The bedroom has space for a cot in the sitting area, complete with Moroccan daybed and Berber floor cushions, and then the walk in shower room is in rose marble and mosaic tiles. The ‘Lamia’ bedroom is more contemporary chic in style, with a glamorous Mahogany four poster bed and vestibule to the villas main shower room.


To soak up the Southern Italy sunshine, Villa Bellissimo is set in gorgeous landscaped gardens which are mostly enclosed.Parents can relax on loungers while children play on the lawn, with a playpen available, or cool down in the pool which has a 25cm shallow end graduating to 2.5 metres, toys for toddlers, plus a handy shower. In true Italian style, the villa also has a fabulous area for eating al alfresco, not only featuring an impressive marble table for 8 on a shady terrace but also a food preparation area, sink, refrigerator, wood-fired barbecue and gas barbecue.Guests are encouraged to pick the villa’s seasonal fruit and veggies plus the owners provide home-grown, homemade and local goodies in a generous welcome pack. Come sunset, the sundowner terrace is the spot for a chilled prosecco watching glowing colours sink over the olive groves and hilltop town of Cisternino.


Accommodation Overview

Villa Bellissimo sleeps 4-6 plus a baby in cot, with two bedrooms, two ensuite shower rooms and two daybeds. The principal ’Lamia’ bedroom has a four poster king size bed and a vestibule to the main shower room. The ‘Levantine’ bedroom has a king size bed, a sitting area with a daybed and an ensuite shower room. The separate 'Ethnic Room' adjoins the second bedroom and houses a daybed, making it ideal as young child's room.

The single-storey design sees the bedrooms positioned off either side of the large open-plan living area. This area houses the living/dining area with its table for six, TV, DVD/CD player, MP3 Docking station, Wi-Fi and comprehensive CD and DVD library. The kitchen is set to the side of the open plan area and boasts all mod cons including hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

Outside, the impressive gardens are enclosed by stone walls and comprise of a kitchen garden with outdoor kitchen, the private swimming pool, fruit trees, dining terrace and roof-level lounging area.

The villa is double-glazed and all windows and doors have mosquito screens. There is central heating and a wood pellet stove for cooler months, whilst ceiling fans in the bedrooms assist the traditional thick stone walls in keeping it comfortably cool in summer.

Location Information

Way down in the heel of Italy, Bellissimo is located in Puglia’s beautiful Val d’Itria, close to unspoilt medieval hill towns and just 20 minutes from pristine beaches on a stunning coast.

Although wonderfully secluded and tranquil, the dazzling white, Città Bianca of Ostuni is just 8km away with an intriguing maze of ancient narrow streets to explore. The ancient Greek and Roman settlement town of Ceglie Messapica (9km) is also famed for its ‘dolce Cegliese’ cakes and superb restaurants.Cisternino (15km) is another gem of a town with a large market on Mondays and a maze of narrow streets where tiny ‘fornelli’ restaurants offer delicious barbecued food to eat in or take home. Martina Franca (22km) is renowned as one of the region’s most elegant baroque towns with a buzzing opera festival in August and Locorotondo (23km), overlooking the entire Val d’Itria, is famous for its fine white and sparkling wines.

While staying in a trullo, a visit to the amazing town of Alberobello (30km) is worthwhile to wander around literally hundreds of these strange bee-hive houses, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and with many now housing tiny restaurants and artisan shops.

For days by the sea, Puglia boasts the longest coastline in Italy to discover sandy beaches, deserted coves and unspoilt fishing villages with fabulous seafood restaurants. The vast majority of beaches are free but some have ‘paid for’ areas, with sun beds and parasols for hire in season.

Nearest Medical Services (GP & A&E): Hospitals 10 mins, 20 mins & 40 mins distance.


Getting There:
Ryanair fly direct from Stansted to Brindisi & Bari airports. British Airways fly direct from Gatwick to Bari. Alitalia fly via Rome and Milan to Brindisi and Bari. Easy Jet flys from Milan to Brindisi & Bari. Trullo Bellissimo is 40 minutes and 1 hour from Brindisi and Bari airports respectively.
Car hire is essential.


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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Multiple Weeks Discount

25% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : £1390 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : £1590 /week7 Jan - 24 Mar 2017 : £1390 /week25 Mar - 9 Jun 2017 : £1590 /week10 Jun - 15 Sep 2017 : £1975 /week16 Sep - 27 Oct 2017 : £1590 /week28 Oct - 15 Dec 2017 : £1390 /week16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018 : £1590 /week29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : €1630.609 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : €1865.229 /week7 Jan - 24 Mar 2017 : €1630.609 /week25 Mar - 9 Jun 2017 : €1865.229 /week10 Jun - 15 Sep 2017 : €2316.873 /week16 Sep - 27 Oct 2017 : €1865.229 /week28 Oct - 15 Dec 2017 : €1630.609 /week16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018 : €1865.229 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Multiple Weeks Discount

25% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Who owns this place?

The owners of Trullo Bellissimo are Moira and Keith who live in Somerset, England.
Returning home to the UK after a 3 year stint working in Asia, during which time we purchased and renovated a large, old property in the west of England, we sort of decided that our final ‘project’ was now behind us, and that we deserved only holidays in hotels with lots of staff and spa facilities. How in heavens name we made it from here to buying a home that needed total renovation, with land that grew all the fruits that we knew absolutely nothing about is a quantum leap of some magnificence.
Yet here we are six years later and the journey has been awesome. I have neighbours who hug me and treat me as family, a social life that is inexpensive, barely literate craftsmen that fill me with awe, and am surrounded by the silliest, most frustrating but ultimately endearing people that I have met anywhere in the world!

Moira & Keith

What do they love about it?

Ever since reading the classic Carlo Levi novel ‘Christ Stopped at Eboli’, it had become an ambition to meet the people of the south, people who seem more of Byzantium or the Levant than Europe.

Time also seems to pass differently here, of course, it is reality as it is everywhere, but not quite as all- governing. It is a strange land of harsh sun, and simple food, of superstition and religion, of peasant families and long loyalties. Puglia feels like a land of old Europe, and whilst modernity encroaches, and tourists are more numerous, the quiet of the Puglian hinterland, populated by its cities of olive groves and phasmagoric mists is sublimely enchanting.

A land steeped in the history of the Crusades, of warrior knights, and Muslim architecture, of feudal custom, of bastioned grand houses and a peasant stock that built small conical dwellings with roofs that could easily be dismantled in order to escape crippling taxes.

What do the kids love about it?

There are 4 acres of olive orchard to explore and climb for adventurous children. The formal lawn outside the villa is ideal for younger children to sit and play under the shade of the large olive tree. We do not use any chemicals on this area so your child should be quite safe. The shallow end of the pool is ideal for supervised toddlers around the step area but the pool is approx 1 metre after the steps, hence we ask you to provide armbands or other should you wish them to have a splash around. There is a good collection of toys for younger guests from Step & Start walk & rider, Mini Golf, Musical pull along snail, inflatable ring with play tray, large size plastic building blocks and other outdoor games such as boules, golf and childrens tennis. There are also inflatable rubber rings and other floaty things. Additionally there are childrens DVD’s and some books for bedtime.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6 in 2 x king size bedrooms, 1 with a daybed, 1 x single room, plus cots

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Only 30 minutes away are the fabulous beaches of the Adriatic. There is a whole coastline (the longest in Italy) to choose from, where there are sandy stretches and rocky coves. Some beaches have ‘paid for’ areas, where you can hire beds and umbrellas, in season, but the vast majority are free.

Any Pool

A large figure 8 swimming pool with roman style entry steps, there is also a paddling pool.

Babysitting

The villa owners can arrange babysitting by prior arrangement.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The villa comes stocked with 1 X High quality travel cot and an additional cot if required, 2 highchairs, 1 x baby bath, baby bouncer, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery and sippy cups.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

The villa has children's books and DVDs and a selection of toys for little ones.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

The villa owners can arrange a basic pre-arrival shop and provide an extensive welcome pack.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The villa has a lawned area

2+ Cots and Highchairs

The villa has 2 highchairs and 2 travel cots available, which can be placed in the master bedroom or living area.

Reviews

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  • Fantastic property in gorgeous location. Very well equipped for babies / toddlers (baby bath, cot, high chair, steriliser, baby monitors etc etc). Great pool (if a little fresh!), lovely manicured grounds, plenty of space inside, olive grove for exploring and adventures. Ostuni close by car (numerous restaurants), as well as many beaches / beach clubs for days away from the Trullo. All in all, would definitely recommend Puglia and Bellissimo in particular.Review dated 14/09/2014

Fantastic property in gorgeous location. Very well equipped for babies / toddlers (baby bath, cot, high chair, steriliser, baby monitors etc etc). Great pool (if a little fresh!), lovely manicured grounds, plenty of space inside, olive grove for exploring and adventures. Ostuni close by car (numerous restaurants), as well as many beaches / beach clubs for days away from the Trullo. All in all, would definitely recommend Puglia and Bellissimo in particular.

Parent Rated*

5/5
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  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 5 guests.



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