Trullo dei Contadini

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved


Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

It's not often you get to stay in building like this! A 300-year-old trullo house - the likes of which you'll only find in Puglia. Its iconic cone design and traditional stone bricks, once the home of agricultural labourers, are now luxury homes, which you can stay in. And yes, Trullo dei Contadini is one of those...

Respectfully renovated to retain as many of the original features as possible, you'll find original barrel-vaulted roofs, traditional arches and trademark thick stone walls, keeping you cool in the summer. Visiting in the winter? The underfloor heating and woodburning stove will warm you up.

Staying true to the original design, the owners have cleverly used the space, with four beautiful bedrooms - each with their own shower, and a stylish open-plan kitchen and dining area, set in the arched recesses of this unique holiday home. It's here you can see just how smart they've been with the space, as the natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows floods in from the bi-fold glass doors. Leading straight out onto the terrace with its private pool, this is a treat indeed. Just grab your morning coffee, and head out to grab a few rays of morning sunshine from the comfort of your own lounger. 

Fancy some breakfast? Or lunch, or dinner? The wonderful outdoor dining terrace with its BBQ and pizza oven are perfect for those relaxed family mealtimes. Set in five acres of idyllic countryside, Trullo dei Contadini is surrounded by olive groves and fruit orchards, what better place to make the most of all that seasonal produce. Aside from picking fruit straight from the trees, the local farmers will sell you fresh meat or sumptuous seafood to whip up that delicious Puglian meal.

Perfect for families, you'll find a trampoline and sports court and a pool with a shallow area for anyone traveling with young children. But, if you're looking for a little alone time to read your book or catch a few zzz's, head to the funky chill-out roof terrace.

Environmentally aware? Trullo dei Contadini is powered by solar energy, and there are beautiful organic toiletries provided for you, leaving you to holiday with a conscience. All that's left to do is explore the local region, starting with Ceglie Messapica, just 2km away, and one of the oldest towns in Puglia.

Take time to explore the lanes, little bars and local markets. The whitewashed city of Ostuni, Cisternino and Martina Franca are also nearby and well worth a visit. Desperate to see that wonderful sun-baked coastline? The beach is a mere half-hour away and yes, the sand is white and the sea is turquoise!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • All bathrooms have showers only
  • The roof terrace has low walls, children have to be supervised
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath


Main house
- Inspired little kitchen with everything you need
- Intimate dining room
- Living room with Bose iPod docking station, CD player and Sony Bravia screen, and french windows leading straight out to the private pool
- Four double bedrooms, two can be used as twins, with its own door to the garden and their own shower room

Studio flat

- A 50 square metre studio complete with its own bathroom and kitchenette that can be used for meetings, cookery classes, yoga and other activities. It is also possible to rent as a fifth bedroom


- Acres of olive trees and fruit orchards to amble through
- For the family: a trampoline and merry-go-round, sports court for badminton, volleyball or basketball
- Swimming pool with terrace and sun loungers and shallow area for younger children
- Large stone dining table under a shady gazebo. Nearby is the outside kitchen, including barbecue (grill), pizza oven, sink and food preparation area
- Large roof terrace with squashy cushions to catch some of those southern Italian rays

Villa Facilities

- Wii console
- Air-conditioning in one bedroom in the main house and the studio bed-room
- Under floor heating/central heating included
- Heated towel rails
- Sat-nav loaded with the owner’s favourite restaurants and shops
- Fire wood
- Mid-week maid service
- Organic shower gel, cleaning and laundry products
- Airport / motorway meet and greet
- Use of locally programmed navigator
- Delicious welcome pack of local produce


About the surrounding area of Trullo dei Contadini
Walk to Restaurant Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Hotfoot it to Ceglie Messapica and you won't be disappointed. Just 2km away from Trullo dei Contadini, it's here you'll find a lovely old town - one of the oldest in Puglia - and an abundance of wonderful restaurants and bars along its narrow, winding streets.

And nearby - the wonderful city of Ostuni with its excellent restaurants, including four that are Michelin Star, stylish bars, rustic 'trattorie', the picture postcard towns of Alberobello (a UNESCO World Heritage site for its vast number of trulli) and Martina Franca, with its Baroque architecture. Cisternino has its own character and charm, free summer concerts and great restaurants. 

On this peninsula, you are never too far from the sea. The Adriatic sea is just 30 minutes from Trullo dei Contadini, with family beaches and everything you need - including succulent seafood and gelato! On the opposite Ionian coast, discover stretches of open beach. Both coastlines offer large beaches and quiet coves with beautiful clear blue water. Further south the shore becomes more rugged and dramatic. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Airport Casale Brindisi

(50 Km)

Nearest Airport Bari Airport

(100 Km)

Nearest Train Station Ceglie Messapica

(2 Km)

Nearest Ferry port Porto di Brindisi

(50 Km)

Nearest Village Ceglie Messapica

(2 Km)

Nearest Village Ostuni

(12 Km)

Nearest Town/City Brindisi

(45 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercato DOK Ceglie Messapica

(2 Km)


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



Playground: Volleyball court, Roundabout

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Swings
  • Playground
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Bike Hire Available

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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed, 200€ deposit
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath & pool towels are included in the rental price
Changeover day Saturday
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Tax Included in the rental price
Internet access? Free Wi-Fi connection
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
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Security deposit None, please respect owner trust and report any damages.

Rental Rates

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


  • We would visit again without hesitation!

    Posted by Brian on 20/07/2018

    We really liked Trullo dei Contadini. It's very private, with a nice pool and excellent kitchen/ bathroom facilities. The old Trullo has been charmingly renovated and the place has great character. We would have liked air conditioning in all the bedrooms, but once we'd bought electric fans, that was fine. The owners, Cathy and Keith, were extremely helpful and friendly. And we fell in love with the nearby town, Ceglie Messapica. We would visit again without hesitation and heartily recommend it for anyone looking for a comfortable, characterful, Puglian holiday away from the coast - though both Adriatic and Ionian coasts are easy drives.

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