Trullo Mendula

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3


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Ideal for Kids

Located in the rural heart of Puglia you will find Trullo Mendula. This 250-year-old traditional Trullo building has been lovingly restored and is an idyllic base for your escape to Italy’s heel.

Tucked away on a small country lane with just a few other homes, olive groves and fields surrounding it, Trullo Mendula is a spacious family home which sits in 2 hectares of walled grounds. The location is perfect for a holiday as you can spend plenty of time relaxing in this peaceful setting and yet you are not isolated as the villa is in between Ceglie Messapica and Ostuni which are both lovely places to visit.

This light and airy home is made up of the main villa and an adjoining four-coned Trullo, a type of building specific to this area which is a quaint stone dwelling with a conical roof. In addition to this there is a charming separate annexe by the pool. In total the villa can sleep up to 12 guests and with 4 of these sleeping in the annexe this means the house is ideal for two families travelling together or a larger group of friends as you can spend time with each other when you wish to but also have your own space.

Although the building is historic, inside you will find modern décor and all of the conveniences you would need for a comfortable stay; including Wi-Fi, air conditioning and underfloor heating. The home centres around a large open-plan room with sofas and dining table plus a fully-fitted kitchen which is a great place to unwind and chat over a meal.

You are likely to spend lots of time outside enjoying the weather in the vast garden where you will find a number of covered seating nooks and dining areas as well as a gorgeous private pool. This tranquil garden is an oasis filled with lawns, olive trees and native planting.

When you wish to nip out for something to eat, there are a number of restaurants dotted around the surrounding hillsides and the town Ceglie Messapica is just 6km away by car. This pretty town has plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants which fill its cobbled streets and ancient piazzas. As the town has been settled since 700BC there is lots to see including the old quarter with its Ducal castle and art museum.

Also nearby is Ostuni which is 12.5km away. Ostuni is known as The White City and is a dazzling white-washed hill town which amazing views. If you wish to visit a beach then you will be spoiled for choice as there are a wealth of stunning beaches within easy reach such as Torre Pozzelle a sandy beach 25km from the villa.

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What you should know…

  • 2 of the 6 bedrooms are located within a separate annex which would be perfect if some of your party would prefer a bit of privacy
  • It is recommended that guests bring a car in order to make the most of this beautiful region, there are plenty of parking spaces available
  • Air-conditioning is available in all but the main Trullo as this style of building stays naturally cool due to the design

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Table Tennis Heating

Villa Interior

Main Villa

- Open-plan room with sofa, TV, dining table seating 12 and fully-fitted kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle
- Bedroom in Trullo room with Queen-sized double bed (140x190cm), fireplace, library area and doors to terrace
- Bedroom with king-sized double bed (160x190cm) with doors onto private terrace and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with king-sized double bed (160x190cm)
- Bedroom with 2 twin-sized beds
- Bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and WC
- Laundry room with washing machine, dryer and WC

Separate Annexe

- Bedroom with queen-sized double bed (140x190cm)
- Bedroom with queen-sized double bed (140x190cm)
- Bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (4m x 10m, depth: 1.3m- 2.2m). Open approximately May to October
- 2 hectares of landscaped walled gardens
- Covered pergola with outdoor sofas seating 20
- Al-fresco dining tables
- Sun loungers
- Barbecue
- Private parking


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Underfloor heating
- TV
- Table tennis
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board


About the surrounding area of Trullo Mendula
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Puglia, in the south of Italy, is a wonderful place for a holiday. With over 500 miles of coastline, lush countryside, historical towns and incredible food, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Trullo Mendula is set in a rural location enveloped by olive groves and rolling fields. With a private pool and 2 hectares of gardens you can spend plenty of time relaxing in the sun at the villa.

If you wish to see more of the area or pick up some groceries then the nearest town is a mere 6km drive away. Ceglie Messapica is close by and has all of the amenities you could need; shops, a bustling street market, quaint cafes and traditional restaurants. While in town make sure to try the locally made almond Biscotti di Ceglie which is a famous delicacy.

The town is also a lovely place to visit for a day out as it is packed with stunning architecture and attractions. With a history spanning 2000 years, Ceglie Messapica has lots of well-preserved sites and buildings to visit such as the medieval Chiesa di Sant Anna and the Ducal castle and art museum which towers over the town.

Another place to visit is Cisternino which is 22km away. Though it is small, this village is full of character! Wander the maze-like streets, pop in to the medieval churches and take a turn around the gardens before stopping at a local Fornelli for dinner where you can choose a cut of meat to be prepared for you in a charming setting.

Ostuni, 12.5km away is another place you should not miss; this picturesque white-washed town has stunning views over the coast which are worth the trip alone. The Gothic cathedral is one of the main attractions but the historical walls also enclose lots of beautiful churches, the old town and some little family run eateries. If you only have one day to visit Ostuni then booking onto a guided tour is a brilliant way to see some hidden gems with a knowledgeable guide.

This area of Puglia is known for its expansive coastline dotted with sandy beaches and little swimming coves. There are so many beaches that you could visit a few each day if you wished and some of the closest to the villa are Torre Pozzelle which is 25km away and is a good family beach and also Gorgognolo which is 22km away and is a little bay ideal for snorkelling.

A little further out you will find the stunning Trulli town Alberobello which is 38km away and if you wish to visit the thriving Baroque city of Lecce for the day, the city is 88km away by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi


Nearest Airport 2 Bari


Nearest Village Ceglie Messapica


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub Ceglie Messapica


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Golf San Domenico


Nearest Tennis Ceglie Messapica


Nearest Train Station Ceglie Messapica



Puglia, located in the picturesque heel of Italy's boot-shaped peninsula, is a region that captivates visitors with its unique charm and rich cultural heritage. Boasting a diverse landscape of sun-soaked coastlines, rolling vineyards, and historic towns, Puglia offers an enchanting blend of natural beauty, architectural wonders, and vibrant traditions.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This area of Puglia is a great place to visit with children; with so much open space, endless sandy beaches with clear water for swimming and lots of historic attractions nearby, you are sure to have an unforgettable holiday when staying at Trullo Mendula.

There are lots of beaches in easy reach of the villa which each have their own characteristics and amenities. If your children are interested in water sports then head to Villanova beach (21km away) where they can snorkel in the shallow water, learn to surf at the surf school or you could hire a boat as a family from the port.

As well as beautiful beaches, this area is also known for its incredible cave systems which kids love to explore. Grotte di Castellana is the largest and is 52km away by car. This amazing series of underground limestone caves is a highlight of the area and is filled with fossils, stalactites and stalagmites which children and adults alike will find enchanting.

If you plan to visit a water park while on holiday then Aquapark Egnazia is 42km away. This park has a selection of pools and slides for all ages, a play pool for toddlers, a wave pool, inflatables and entertainment throughout the day.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting 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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Daily cleaning
- Babysitting
- Transfers

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, 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.

Security deposit £500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Energy costs included? Extra £200 per week, payable locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra £250, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £3,763
Jul 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £4,838
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £3,763
Oct 12th 2024 - Feb 22nd 2025 £2,688
Feb 22nd 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £2,150
Mar 29th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £2,957
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £4,032
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £5,375
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £4,032
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 £2,957

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €4,142
Jul 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €5,326
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €4,142
Oct 12th 2024 - Feb 22nd 2025 €2,959
Feb 22nd 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €2,367
Mar 29th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €3,255
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €4,438
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €5,917
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €4,438
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 €3,255

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $4,429
Jul 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $5,695
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $4,429
Oct 12th 2024 - Feb 22nd 2025 $3,164
Feb 22nd 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $2,531
Mar 29th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $3,480
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $4,746
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $6,327
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $4,746
Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 $3,480

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Wonderful time

    on 24/09/2022

    We were staying at Trullo Mendula with a group of 12 people and had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful, furnished with lots of attention to detail and in a very traditional style that fits the area. All rooms (except the traditional one right beneath the Trullo style roof) come equipped with AC, which we did not need in early September as the thick walls kept the inside cool even during hotter days. Washer/dryer are available and the kitchen has everything you need to cook at home. Or, you can choose one of the great restaurants in the towns nearby that Adam provided a full list of before our stay. We really enjoyed our holidays and would gladly return! Be aware though that the WIFI is rather slow, which makes streaming or working remotely difficult.

  • A wonderful week

    on 05/10/2019

    We just returned from a wonderful week at Trullo Mendula. It is beautiful, comfortable and private, while being close to Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica for restaurants, groceries, etc..

  • Truly memorable stay

    on 17/08/2019

    Stunning house in beautiful surroundings. There were 11 of us with kids and extended family and we loved the pool and range of indoor and outdoor areas to spread out. Lovely large outdoor dining area in the shade. A car is needed to reach the local towns which were a short drive away for shopping, restaurants etc. We loved the local restaurant "Antimo". Thanks for a fabulous and truly memorable stay!

  • An absolute gem

    on 28/07/2018

    We are just back from a recent family holiday staying at the lovely Trullo Mendula and had the most amazing time. We were 3 families with 5 children and all fitted in perfectly. The children absolutely loved the pool area and exploring the garden, the outdoor space was just perfect for everyone. Trullo Mendula is an absolute gem and cannot recommend enough. The management team on the ground couldn't have been more helpful and kind. Their recommendations were spot on.

  • Amazing house

    on 30/06/2018

    Amazing house set in the countryside of Puglia. Beautifully designed and so very relaxing and quiet. Lovely re-freshing swimming pool! Close by to the town of Ceglie Messapica which we adored. Great restaurants and old town. Can’t wait to return. Thanks!

  • Perfect for a family holiday

    on 23/06/2018

    Amazing Trullo. Perfect for a family holiday. Fantastic grounds with all needs catered for. Location is secluded but close enough to Ostuni & Ceglie should you wish to go out for food/sight seeing. Will definitely use again if we go back Puglia.

  • Perfect place

    on 19/08/2017

    We had a very relaxing time at Trullo Mendula last September. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all. So quiet and private. Loved it!

  • Fell in love

    on 29/07/2017

    Trullo Mendula is perfect, set in between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica, hidden down charming roads, it provides perfect isolation while in fact being a short drive from amazing restaurants and the joys of simply wandering the ancient streets. The accommodation is great, a fantastic pool, well-equipped kitchen, plenty of room, and comfortable beds. And the sunsets… My family just fell in love with it all."

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