Quattro Trulli Hideaway

nr Fasano, Puglia & Basilicata, Italy Book from Book from £229 per night

In countryside near Fasano, this restored boutique trullo has 3 bedrooms, a pool and fabulous views of Puglia’s Adriatic coast (sleeps 4-6)
A century or so ago, this was a simple dry-stone farmhouse, gazing out to sea from hillside terraces of almonds and olives. The landscape has changed very little since (over a hundred trees still survive), but the building has been transformed into a classy 3-bedroom villa that works as well for family holidays as it does for small parties of friends.

From the flat coastal plains of the Valle d’Itria, a steep drive limbers up to the house, with its 4 distinctive trulli cones – a curious vernacular feature unique to this region. Inside, restful living spaces and 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 twin) blend contemporary furniture with the pale greys and sun-bleached limestone of original stonework. French windows open onto a Mediterranean-style herb garden, planted with lemons and beds of scented lavender. On an upper terrace, there is a saltwater pool and lawns that merge into olive groves.

Enjoy the rich local cuisine of Puglia - home to Italy’s finest pastas and olive oil, alongside fresh-caught fish and luscious red wines. Sleep under a barrel-vaulted trullocone. Relax under a pergola on a cool alfresco sofa. You will never tire of the million-dollar views.

Highs

  • The combination of quirky trullo architecture and stylish modern design is beautifully done
  • Gorgeous outdoor living spaces - including a kitchen, dining area and glamorous sea-view lounge
  • Private pool terrace with su-loungers on clipped lawns and a hammock slung between olive trees
  • Close to Puglia’s must-see towns and villages: Cisternino, Ostuni, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare, among others
  • Great value, especially if you fill it

Lows

  • You’ll need a car – or a bike – just for essentials: Fasano’s shops and restaurants are close but it’s a bit too far to walk (5km)
  • The house is out-of-the-way but not entirely private: you share a drive with a neighbouring property
  • Rentals run strictly from Saturday to Saturday (a 7-night minimum stay)

Best time to go

Puglia is at its best in spring (for warm days and wild flowers) or autumn (when the last of the summer heat lingers into October). For those who like it hot, July and August can be roasting, though this busy high season is the best time to catch Puglia’s many holiday-season food and music festivals. The house, with its outdoor lounge and kitchen, is perfectly suited to summer weather.

Our top tips

Puglia’s fertile Itria Valley is the only place in the world to build the quaint, circular trullo houses. You can see them en masse in nearby Alberobello, Puglia’s Instagram central: the village’s spectacular collection of 1500 trulli has earned it Unesco World Heritage status. Inevitably, it’s crowded with tourists, and its busy heart is overwhelmed with souvenir shops. If you prefer to see your trulli in the wild, explore the countryside - they are everywhere.

Great for...

Beach
Family
Great Outdoors
  • Trullo Rental
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Self catering; restaurants nearby
  • All ages welcome
  • Closed: 19 Dec 2018 - 22 Mar 2019
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Towels & Bedlinen
  • Laundry Service
  • Weekly cleaning
Room:

Rooms

The house is planned around a central living-dining space, which leads into 3 bedrooms and an open-plan kitchen. Two of the bedrooms are doubles (one with an ensuite shower room), the third is a twin, and all are set inside a trullo cone. They are on the small side, but cosy and well-planned, with plenty of storage space (antique chests and curtained hanging space), luxury linen on queensize beds, a generous supply of towels (including pool towels) and high pointy ceilings to gaze at. There is also a luxurious family bathroom with a shower over a deep square bath lined with mosaics.

The living room is light and spacious, furnished with a big comfy sofa, a cow-hide rug on a polished stone floors, and Italian glass and pottery set into niches or on neat shelves. There's a wood-burning stove for chilly winter evenings.

Features include:

  • Barbecue
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fan
  • Food blender
  • Fridge
  • Full kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Hob or stove
  • Ipod dock
  • Microwave
  • Mosquito net
  • Oven
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi
  • Wood-burner

Eating

The sleek indoor kitchen has cream-coloured cupboards and worktops arranged under the dome of a trullo roof, and is equipped with an American-style fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher and washing machine. As well as a welcome pack of basics (bread, butter, ham, cheese, milk), it’s stocked with oil and seasonings, and there are fresh fruits and herbs in the garden. With advance notice, you can book a convenient shopping service (particularly useful for late arrivals).

The outdoor kitchen is equally impressive, with a gas hob, barbecue and sink alongside a huge stone dining table, set on a shaded patio with enough room to seat 6 in comfort.

The owners have compiled a handy list of local restaurants, but those who’d rather stay put can hire the service of a chef who will whip up a 5-course Pugliese dinner while you sit on the terrace sampling the region’s excellent wines.

Features include:

  • Barbecue
  • Chef on request
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Dishwasher
  • Food blender
  • Fridge
  • Full kitchen
  • Hob or stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shopping service
  • Toaster
  • Welcome hamper
Eating:
Activity:

Activities

  • Relax and chill: with its pool terrace, loungers, cushion-clad outdoor sofas and dreamy views, this place is designed for doing a lot of nothing much
  • Head for the coast: there are lovely, child-friendly Adriatic beaches within 10-20 mins' drive
  • Wander the narrow streets of the region’s historic towns: the wine town of Locorotondo, the dazzling white-stone villages of Cisternino and Ostuni, or cliff-top Polignano a Mare
  • Explore old-town Monopoli, with its churches, cobbled streets and pretty fishing harbour – a good place to buy fresh seafood straight from the boats for your barbecue
  • Don’t miss Castellana Caves: one of Puglia's most celebrated attractions, it’s a natural wonder of subterranean grottos, caverns, fossils and extraordinary calcified rock formations
  • Although it’s not quite in the same spirit, Fasano’s low-key Zoo Safari theme park is right on the doorstep

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Sailing
  • Shopping / markets
  • Swimming
  • Well being
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga

Kids

This gorgeous trullo house rental is made for families. The British owners have children themselves and have furnished the house accordingly. In drawers and cupboards, you will find a high chair, baby-bouncer, travel cot, toddler-friendly plastic dishes and cutlery, as well as DVDs, books, toys and inflatable toys for the pool. There is a washing machine and a drying rack in an outhouse.

Best for:

All ages

Family friendly accommodation:

The twin room is ideal for kids of any age and has space for a baby cot, too; and there is room for grandparents, teenagers or extended family in the 2nd double bedroom.

Baby equipment:

  • Travel cot and baby bedding
  • High chair
  • Potty

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Kids Activities on site:

  • Kids DVDs
  • Kids books / toys

Kids Activities nearby:

  • Zoo Safari Fasanolandia (just 5km away): 50 species, from hippos to penguins, plus dolphin displays and amusement rides; gets rave reviews (though it's not cheap)
  • Acquapark Egnazia Water Park (12km): Good for teens or when the sea in windy, with slides, splash pools, wave machine, water aerobics, dancing/DJ; pre-book umbrellas online; often busy and noisy, but always fun
  • Several beaches, including sandy lidi with cafés and beach volleyball, 10-20 mins' drive away

Families Should Know:

The pool is unfenced.

Distances:

  • Airport: 45-60 mins' drive (Bari/Brindisi)
  • Hospital: 5km
  • Shop: 5km
Kid Friendly:

Location

Quattro Trulli Hideaway is 5km from the town of Fasano, in Puglia, Italy.

By Air:
The nearest airports are Brindisi (65km) and Bari (75km). Click on the links below for a list of airlines.

From the Airport
You will need a car to get here and to reach shops and restaurants. See our car rental recommendations. There's free parking on-site.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.

Read our guide to Getting to Italy and Getting around

Airports:

  • Brindisi 65.0 km BDS
  • Bari 75.0 km BRI

Other:

  • Beach 10.0 km
  • Shops 5.0 km
  • Restaurant 5.0 km

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