Fantese

Fantese Amenities

Fantese Amenities

Who would guess that funky furnishings and designer flair awaits families within the whitewashed stone walls and beneath the pointy, pinnacle rooftops of the ancient Puglian Trulli, Contrada Fantese. 200-year old farm buildings this may have been, but owners, Sharon and Henrik have brought their 3-bedroom trulli bang up the date with a sophisticated, minimalist makeover that lets the original character really shine through and combines simple luxury with high spec mod cons.

Young and old will be enchanted by the cool, cave-like interior of conical vaulted ceilings and honey-stone walls, floors and archways, whilst the clean lines and absence of clutter is incredibly calming and conducive to chilling out. But it’s not just the style of Contrada Fantese that gets the BFB thumbs up because the owners have also well equipped their trulli for little ones, from all the essentials for feeding, bathtime and bedtime, to a ‘baby box playpen’ of 70 coloured balls, floor puzzle mat, soft block set, children’s DVD’s and more. The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped for family self catering and there is a TV, iPod dock and amazingly good wi fi, both inside and out, to satisfy digital natives. The friendly housekeeper, Imma, will always be happy to help with whatever families need, from pre-arrival shopping to home-cooked ready meals and pizza making lessons for children can also be arranged.

Stepping outside Contrada Fantese, families will be just as wowed by a beautiful pool with stunning views of the hills beyond, shady pergolas for eating outdoors and a Mediterranean garden where children can play amongst fig, olive and walnut trees. The 12x4m salt-water pool is quite shallow all the way across and has steps for easy access, where toddlers can splash around with parents. A paddling pool, arm bands and pool toys are also provided as well as a play house and trikes to keep children happily occupied while parents catch forty winks in the sun.

Accommodation overview
Contrada Fantese comprises 5 of the distinctive, conical trulli towers which have been beautifully converted into a spacious, 3 bedroom villa for up to 6 people plus up to 2 babies in cots. The exposed stone walls and high, glass-domed ceilings, make the villa feel wonderfully airy and there is a large fireplace in the sitting room, where families can get comfy on a pair of funky sofas and watch TV, DVD’s or listen to music through an iPod. The contemporary kitchen, in stone and wood, is fully fitted with modern appliances, including a gas hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine, plus there are all the accessories families could need, from a food processor and hand blender to a bottle heater, bottle steriliser, plastic crockery and cutlery. A separate utility room with sink and washing machine is situated outside the house. The dining area has a modern glass table and six designer chairs, plus one high chair is provided and another can be attached to a chair. The villa has three bedrooms, comprising one with a king-size bed, one with a queen size bed and one with a single bed that has a pull out bed underneath to make a twin room if required. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and there is a separate bathroom, both finished in contemporary porcelain, stone and wood. Both the double bedrooms have space for a cot, as well as the third bedroom if set up as a single, and two travel cots are available. Doors from all the rooms at Contrada Fantese open to an inner courtyard and a stone dining table in a pergola overlooks the surrounding hills and Valle d'Itria. A stone path winds down to the fenced, 12m x 4m pool and there is a poolside gazebo with a stone dining table. A field surrounding the pool has been landscaped with Mediterranean plants and children can play in the shade of fig, olive and walnut trees.

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Sophisticated Farmstays in Puglia, Italy

Contrada Fantese 1

  • £1500.00 - £2500.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Villa Fantese

  • £1750.00 - £2750.00 per week
  • Sleeps 8 in 4 Bedrooms
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The Owner / Manager

Sharon Bierer

Member since May 2016
  • Bookings Accepted:66.67%
  • Avg. Response Time:16 minutes
  • Availability Updated:6 days 18 hours

Reviews

  • The contrada fantese is simply wonderful! It was really important to us that the pool was fully fenced (as it is) so we could relax whilst knowing our adventurous 2 year old was safe. The trullis are very spacious, there is plenty of space for the whole family. The master bedroom has a church-like tranquility and the whole place is beautifully furnished. The owner was very helpful (with instructions and a lovely welcome hamper) and Imma was very welcoming when we arrived. The trulli is a short (30min) drive from Ostuni, torre canne (beach with "lidos" with excellent facilities) and only 10 mins from costernino (which we found to be a bit of a foody heaven). All in all an excellent location.Review dated 25/08/2017

  • We had a fantastic time at Contrada Fantese in late June 2017. We are family of 5 with a 4 y.o and twins who are almost 2. The owner of the accommodation was helpful in advance of us booking the property and was happy to take the time to talk about the facilities, location and answer any of my other questions. We arrived in to Brindisi airport after dark and our SatNav took us to within 0.5KM of the property. The location is quite rural so with few street lights we were unable to spot some of the landmarks the owner highlighted so ended up having to ring the property manager. They found us quickly and within a few moments we were at the property. The property is just as impressive in person as it is in the BFB pictures. It was modern, stylish, incredibly clean and well kitted out. There was a good stock of food items available, oil, pastas, vinagers etc and dishwasher tablets & washing powder. Some of the reviews we read in advance of booking spoke about slippy floors within the accommodation and around the pool. Although i'd recommend taking the usual care around the pool and when wet, I really didn't feel it was any more of a hazard than any other pool. There is an abundance of space which means if you need to distract youngsters you can do by moving around the trullo, playing outside the front where there is a playhouse or going down to the pool. In terms of location, the property is fairly remote and a car is an absolute necessity. The nearest super market is about 10 minutes away and the nearest town, Cisternino, was about 15 minutes away. You'll find everything you need in these 2 locations. The beach was a 30-40 minute drive. There is a national cycle path around 200 metres away from the property which is ideal if you want to go for a run or cycle ride. Another review spoke of the bugs, I didn't think the bugs were any worse than other semi-rural places I've stayed in Europe. If you follow the owners advice about closing doors and you use mosquito spray in the evening you should be OK. The children and I survived the week with just the odd bite but unfortunately the mosquitos did seem to get a taste for my wife one evening. Overall, we had a great time at Contrada Fantese and the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves.Review dated 18/07/2017

  • Beautiful trullo, safe for toddlers, in a pretty rural location with fenced pool - lovely and quiet too which meant we all had a good night's sleep!Review dated 15/05/2017

  • The trulli was beautiful and modern interiors with all the amenities we needed, the neighbour was very helpful if we needed anything, and it was close to the supermarket. It was baby-friendly, with all baby items provided, they had thought of little things like protecting sharp corners, a good amount of toys and books, and our toddlers loved the trike! However, the tiles were very slippery for toddlers (inside and out) so we weren't really able to sit back and let the kids play, and there was nowhere easy to walk with pushchairs from the trulli so entertaining toddlers in the early morning until everyone was ready to go out for the day was tricky. We would recommend this trulli to others, but we may not go back ourselves. Local towns close in the afternoons, so eating lunch out and entertaining little ones can be tricky. There are a lot of mosquitoes so bring bug spray. We went in September so it was always cool in the trulli and it got very cold in the evenings, but a wonderful BBQ and firepit and blankets kept us warm outside!Review dated 17/10/2016

  • The property is beautifully appointed and very well equipped. Our children are 9,8 and 6 and adored the pool and the ping pong table. There isn't any easy terrain to kick a ball about but neither did it suggest there was! And the bugs round here do bite. Neither of these quibbles have anything to do with this lovely house and it's exceedingly friendly and helpful owner and caretaker. We had a wonderful time.Review dated 04/09/2016

  • Our family (Two adults, 3yr old, 5yr old) had a superb week's stay in Contrada Fantese! The directions we were given were easy to follow and made for an interesting journey for the children on the way from Brindisi airport. Puglia was a lovely rustic place, coming from London it was a nice balance u2013 rural-ish, handy for town and not so slick your children can't run wild. Contrada Fantese is a lovely property with nice gardens and is a newly converted Trulli house, not overly 'done' so a peaceful and semi rustic setting. When we arrived, the Trullo was sparkling clean and the home is well equipped not just for baby's, toddlers and young children but also for cooking, barbeques etc. The home has a private walled terrace where we enjoyed a few meals, plus a good barbeque area. All being on one level also helps with young children so we didn't need to worry about stairs or security. Our children loved the swimming pool area which for a private villa, was generous in size and well equipped. When I say 'private', the pool sits in a private garden, which itself sits in a field with the nearest neighbour some 100m away u2013 so you've got the place to yourself. There were toys for the home, DVD's and pool inflatables too u2013 so don't go overboard on your packing! The local supermarket was decent too so it's a pretty easy place to spend a week's holiday. The town's easy to navigate too and there's enough locally to do for a week and the beach is within an hour's journey. We'll be back! Review dated 04/08/2016

Fast Facts

Sleeps up to 6 + infantss in 1 x king size bedroom, 1 x double bedroom and 1 x single room with trundle bed.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bari is just 1.25 hours, and Brindisi is 45 minutes drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Lovely sandy beach just 25 minutes drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Nearest supermarket is just 1 mile away and the nearest town 1.5 miles away.

Any Pool

12mx4m, shallow throughout, entry steps, fenced and gated within garden.

Babysitting

Babysitting and Daytime Childcare available 7 euros per child per hour.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Two travel cots, one highchair and one highchair which can be attached to chairs (therefore mobile if required), steriliser, baby monitor, bed guards, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery, 2 sippy cups, 2 spare baby bottles, linen for both cots, bottle heater, potty, mattress protectors, night lights, stroller with sleep position and an integral shade cover, changing table with baby bath.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Books, DVDs, 6-18 month soft block set, “baby box” with 70 coloured balls, plastic mobile for 3 months upwards, floor puzzle mat.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre-arrival shopping available, meals can be prepared by locals. Nappy (need size), formula and baby food in jars (give us your preferences), wipes can be purchased in addition to other pre-arrival shopping. You will pay Imma, the Trullo's housekeeper directly, there is an additional 15 euros charge for this service.

Outdoor Toys

Buckets and spades, trike, paddling pool, play house, selection of arm bands and pool toys.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Manicurist/pedicure/massages available from local beautician.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private gardens with pool, BBQ shaded dining area and fire pit in the courtyard area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-fi is provided.

Pet Friendly

The villa accepts dogs.

Friendly Animals

Resident chickens can be found in the grounds.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs can be provided.

Daily Cleaning

Extra cleaning can be arranged.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Fire pit in the courtyard.

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