Trulli Le Mandorle

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
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Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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There are so many reasons to visit Puglia; the white sandy beaches, striking Baroque architecture, beautiful food and the sun of course. And then there's the trulli - these magical, conical houses that look like they've sprung up from the pages of a J.R.R. Tolkien book.

Traditional dry stone huts, these trulli were originally home to the peasant families of the area. Today, they are luxury homes - and you can stay in one! Take Trulli Le Mandorle. This 250-year-old elegantly restored villa, set in 5 acres of peaceful countryside scattered with olive groves and fruit trees, is special indeed.

In keeping with its true form, the owners have managed to retain as many original features as possible, from the high vaulted ceilings to the open fire, alcoves and thick, stone walls. And then they've built a home around it.

The cosy living and kitchen/dining areas are cleverly incorporated into the arched recesses of the building, while two charming bedrooms are designed for ultimate comfort. It's almost impossible to pull yourself away from this magical little property, until...

...you step outside into the Mediterranean gardens to pick fresh fruit from the bountiful orchards for an al fresco breakfast. Sitting outside, not only can you enjoy your immediate countryside surroundings, there are sweeping views of distant villages in the hills, and a gorgeous new split-depth saltwater pool that adults and kids alike will adore. Here the whole family can enjoy splashing about in the utmost peace, and if you're a couple on honeymoon, you'd be hard pushed to find anywhere quite so romantic.

Once you've had your refreshing dip, try out the hot & cold water shower that's under a 150-year-old ancient olive tree in the garden. Now, there's an experience you won't forget.

All that's left to do is explore the area. Just five miles from the whitewashed town of Ostuni and Martina Franca, and 20 km from the pristine sandy beaches of Villanova, you're spoilt for choice. And if you're not eating out in one of the rustic trattorias or Michelin star restaurants, don't forget to pick up some of the local pasta to make back at the trullo. It's 'orecchiette' and it means 'little ears.' And it's a little treat, just like Trulli le Mandole.

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What you should know…

  • Trulli Le Mandorle is located at the end of 1km of white road. It can get bumpy in parts
  • The bathroom where the shower is situated is a wet room and doesn't have a separate cubical

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ

Interior

- Living area with stylish yet comfy sofas and an open fireplace
- Kitchen with hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, microwave and Nespresso machine
- Dining area with seating for up to four guests
- One double bedroom with doors out to the garden
- One twin/double bedroom
- Bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet

Outside Grounds

- A beautiful saltwater pool
- Gardens, including ancient olive groves and fruit orchards
- Large patio with shaded dining area for up to six guests
- An outside shower (hot & cold water) under the ancient olive tree
- Sun loungers
- Barbecue
- Parking space

Location

About the surrounding area of Trulli Le Mandorle
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Golf Nearby
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Set in the quaint little village of Pascarosa, Trulli Le Mandorle is perfectly located. Just a 20-minute car journey from the white-washed city of Ostuni with its excellent restaurants - including four Michelin Star ones - stylish bars, rustic trattorias, and striking medieval buildings, including a magnificent central cathedral, you'll spend many a day ambling around its narrow streets.

And, with the picture postcard towns of Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage site for its vast number of trulli), Locorotondo and Martina Franca, with its Baroque architecture, also close-by, you'll never be short of places to visit.

Travelling with family? The coast is just 30 minutes away. Emerald-coloured sea, sandy coves and inviting seafront restaurants will have you wondering where the day has gone, as you head back to your magical holiday home for a cosy welcome back.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi

(35 Km)

Nearest Ferry Port Brindisi

(35 Km)

Nearest Train Station Pescarosa

(2 Km)

Nearest Beach Villanova

(20 Km)

Nearest Golf Masseria San Domenico

(15 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Pascarosa minimarket

(1.5 Km)

Nearest Village Pascarosa hamlet

(15 minutes’ walk through olive groves)

Region

There’s a reason Puglia is the region of the moment, or rather several: the excellent food, exuberant architecture dotted in the South, the breathtaking coastline and heaps more. Puglia is much bigger than you might first expect, but you’ll get both a wonderful and varied Italian experience here.Use our travel guide as a nifty sidekick (think of us like the Robin to your Batman) to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime. 


And don’t forget we’ve got a selection of villas in Puglia that will add that extra special touch to your trip.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant

Onsite Facilities

  • Toys

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

***In case you use the BBQ and shall there be a fire the clients will be held responsible for the damage.***

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200 payable in cash upon arrival (will be refunded at the end if there are no damages)
Arrival time 4-7 pm (extra fee for late arrivals)
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price (up to €50 per week)
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath & pool towels are included in the rental price
Changeover day Saturday
Tax Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property
Minimum stay 4 nights
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £1,479
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,613
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £2,121
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £1,815
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £1,479
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 £1,479
Dec 30th 2020 - May 1st 2021 £1,479
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £1,613
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £2,121
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £1,815
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 £1,479

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €1,576
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,719
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €2,261
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €1,934
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €1,576
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 €1,576
Dec 30th 2020 - May 1st 2021 €1,576
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €1,719
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €2,261
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €1,934
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 €1,576

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $1,703
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $1,858
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $2,443
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $2,090
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $1,703
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 $1,703
Dec 30th 2020 - May 1st 2021 $1,703
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $1,858
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $2,443
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $2,090
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 $1,703

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
15 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It is set amongst acres of ancient olive trees, figs, almonds, pomegranates, and other fruit trees. Sweeping views of distant hill-town villages can be enjoyed from every window. There is a magical peacefulness of the land and gentle noises of nature. Birds are happy here.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The great-great grandfather of the family was one of the founders of Pascarosa; he was of strict religious propensity and quite feared by the villagers as he preached weekly. His name was Alfonso: Pascarosa is now full of inhabitants bearing the same name! 

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Rick Stein visited the trullo and this is what he wrote: “My friend Anna Maggio, has bought one just outside Ostuni and renovated it into an amazingly atmospheric house set in an olive grove.” (Rick Stein, Mediterranean Escapes). 

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Walk around the area, swim (explore the hundreds of tiny coves), go on a boat trip, birdwatch, go to Torre Guaceto (a nature reserve), see ancient olive mills (‘ipogei’: grottos).
Really eat?

Orecchiette con cime di rape, braciole (involtini) al sugo, fiori di zucchine fritte, melanzane ripiene, puntarelle in insalata, rucola con cavatelli, artichokes, caciocavallo, burrata. And lots of fresh local fish.
Really see?

The baroque town of Lecce, Ostuni (the white city), Cisternino, Taranto and its museum, Martina Franca for its architecture and the opera opera under the stars: July/August. 

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The small towns are to be explored by walking, marvelling at the baroque facades and enjoying the slow pace of life which still exists here. The food is generally more authentic in small trattorias (not always!), and fish is best eaten by the sea.

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Reviews

  • Relaxation and happiness!

    Posted by Emma Hobbins on 03/09/2019

    A wonderful week in this beautiful tranquil trullo. I'm leaving totally relaxed and happy. The weather - mostly warm and sunny; the early mornings with the sun coming up were magical, matched by the 7pm sunsets and the rising moon.
    It’s difficult to sound not too enthusiastic, but I do love it here!
    Thank you.
    PS the outdoor shower is perfect!

  • Il Paradiso

    Posted by Marcus Horrel on 31/07/2019

    Where are we going? We left the tarmac road get ago and the dirt track keeps going on and on - then you turn left and up a hill - and then!! Wow: il Paradiso.

  • Beautiful place!

    Posted by The Widnells on 15/07/2019

    Thank you! Such a beautiful place - had an amazing week and really don’t want to leave. So very peaceful, would have loved to check the local pizzeria but sadly didn’t have time.
    We are sad to leave and hope to come back soon.

  • We did not want to leave!

    Posted by Elisa Harris on 25/05/2019

    A gorgeous week at the trullo. We love wondering around the grounds, play in the pool - and the boys have not wanted to leave. Grazie mille.

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