“Secluded trulli farmhouse set among olive groves, with a sleek contemporary makeover and cool pool (sleeps up to 7)”
Creams, whites and earthy colours give the 3 bedrooms a smooth, soft and natural feel. The first lies beneath a trullo, so is an arched, cosy, romantic space, with a large working fireplace and a large Zanzibari wooden chest. The room has low teak beds, which can be made up as a double or twin. The unattached bathroom has a huge-headed shower, bathtub, and the cream theme continues.
A passage lit by ankle height square spotlights and light-shafts leads through to the new wing and the other bedrooms. The second bedroom, a double, has a low cement bed, pale stone barrel vaulted ceiling, huge teak bench, mammoth mirror and double doors onto the grounds.
The third bedroom is the master double, with 2 sets of French windows, more teak furnishings and a long mirror edged in fake ostrich skin. The bathroom serving these 2 rooms has a big walk-in shower and a beautiful cream coloured cement bathing trough positioned for garden views.
Linen comes from the White Company, memory-foam mattresses will keep you comfy, and fluffy goatskins soften the floors.
This is a self-catering villa, but if you want to free yourself from domestic chores, you can hire a local chef to cater for you.
That said, the kitchen will be great for those who love to cook, with its central hob, raised inbuilt oven, dishwasher and lots of surface space. You can also cook outside, where there is a permanent barbecue and outdoor preparation area; there’s a big rough-stone table, shaded by rush matting, to eat al fresco. You get a generous welcome hamper, and can buy fresh produce at Ostuni, Cisternino and Martina Franca’s local markets.
If you prefer to eat out, the villa book contains local recommendations. Ostuni has lots of restaurants - try rustic Osteria del Tempo Perso for classic Pugliese dishes - or head to Cisternino for home-made pasta and juicy vegetable antipasti at Hosteria Bell'Italia. Local wine-tastings, with the chance to savour the heady Salice Salentino, can be arranged - details are in the villa book.
Great for a family who likes to holiday in style - those family photos will look fantastic and you'll spend plenty of time lounging together by the pool.
The whole place sleeps a maximum of 7 (that's with one person sleeping in the lounge on a sofabed) and it works for children of all ages, in our opinion; the owners say it's great for toddlers.
There are 3 bedrooms and it's all yours, so take your pick. There's a bathtub in the master bedroom's ensuite and you can borrow a baby bath.
Available by arrangement
Their baby monitor works throughout the villa, so you can lounge by the pool while they're having a nap
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
It's self catering with a great kitchen (including dishwasher). You'll find everything you need for baby food (if required); parents tired of cooking can book a visiting chef. There's a BBQ area outside too
There's a 4ft wall and drop by the pool area. The closest town is 8km away and you can buy everything you need there, from toys to clothes, food and nappies.