Martina Franca,Puglia: In Trulli Country, a Beautiful Private Estate with Pool

City: Martina Franca Beds: 10 | Baths: 7 | Sleeps: 20

  • Live among (or in!) the historic Trullis on this 17th century estate

        Live among (or in!) the historic Trullis on this 17th century estate

  • The Masseria Welcomes you!

        The Masseria Welcomes you!

  • The suggestive and historic architecture has been preserved

        The suggestive and historic architecture has been preserved

  • Indoor Dining Table in the Masseria's three-bedroom apartment

        Indoor Dining Table in the Masseria's three-bedroom apartment

  • A Bedroom in the Trulli offers comfort and fine linens

        A Bedroom in the Trulli offers comfort and fine linens

  • The large vaulted living room in the Masseria's three-bedroom apartment.

        The large vaulted living room in the Masseria's three-bedroom apartment.

  • A Bathroom in the Masseria

        A Bathroom in the Masseria

  • Imagine a lazy afternoon and a good book

        Imagine a lazy afternoon and a good book

  • A cosy corner in the Masseria's two bedroom apartment.

        A cosy corner in the Masseria's two bedroom apartment.

  • The brand new kitchen in the Masseria's one bedroom apartment is typical

        The brand new kitchen in the Masseria's one bedroom apartment is typical

  • Luxury Linens and freshly made beds are also typical.

        Luxury Linens and freshly made beds are also typical.

  • Kitchen in the Trulli Apartment, "Love Me Trulli

        Kitchen in the Trulli Apartment, "Love Me Trulli

  • Your private porch outside a Masseria apartment

        Your private porch outside a Masseria apartment

  • Trulli Grounds

        Trulli Grounds

  • Trulli Puglia Garden and Friendly Dora

        Trulli Puglia Garden and Friendly Dora

  • Trulli Tops

        Trulli Tops

  • Trulli Puglia View

        Trulli Puglia View

  • The sea, !5 minutes away

        The sea, !5 minutes away

  • Nearby Locorotondo as seen from the Masseria.

        Nearby Locorotondo as seen from the Masseria.

  • Famous Black horses in Liberty

        Famous Black horses in Liberty

  • A Beautiful Martina Franca piazza at dusk.

        A Beautiful Martina Franca piazza at dusk.

  • Buy and cook the freshest fish you can eat!

        Buy and cook the freshest fish you can eat!

  • Or dine out in characteristic restaurants at excellent value!

        Or dine out in characteristic restaurants at excellent value!

Property Details

  • Category: Farmhouse
  • Beds: 10
  • Baths: 7
  • Sleeps: 20

Spend a vacation near the Adriatic sea, in the heart of the Trulli territory where Trulli - iconic, cone shaped structures - have come to represent historic Puglia."Trulli Puglia", an estate dating back to the Renaissance, lies between the two incredibly beautiful Medieval and Baroque towns of Martina Franca and Locorotondo, and offers small groups and large families an excellent value vacation home for creating special memories.

The grounds with extensive planting of olives, grapes, and fruit trees, expansive views, a swimming pool, an elegant Master's house (Masseria), and individual Trulli dwellings, all spacious, modernized and decorated to a high standard, with taste and charm await you in beautiful Puglia. Whether you take the whole property which sleep 20, The Masseria (planter's house) by itself, for 6-14 persons, or a private Trulli dwelling which sleeps 2 or 4, you will enjoy a romantic stay, or a great family holiday.

Description of Spaces:

IL PAVONE: Upper floor Masseria, Main Master bedroom with queen bed. Second large bedroom with queen bed. Third bedroom slightly smaller, created in front of the entrance to the main bathroom. Two bathrooms. Pleasant kitchen currently being renovated. Very Large and ancient living room with high vaulted ceilings and great views of countryside. Large terrace facing a beautiful countryside and trulli panorama.

IL FiCO: Garden Level, 2 Bedroom Apartment in the Masseria. Two large bedrooms (one slightly larger), Large living room. Kitchen (large. )Large bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Both living room and kitchen have their own lovely exit to the private garden, facing Locorotondo.

IL MELOGRANO: Garden Level, 1 Bedroom Apartment in the Masseria. Cosy bedroom with lovely vaulted ceiling. One living room with large antique fireplace and couch (possible extra sleeping). One large kitchen with central 'cucina' and table etc..One bathroom. All rooms (sleeping, kitchen, living) have direct exit to the private garden, with view on the valley and Locorotondo.

LOVE ME TRULLI: 5 interconnected trulli making one large apartment. Two large bedrooms.One large kitchen with table for dinner and living. One central living. One large bathroom. Direct opening to private garden.

TRULLI FELICE: One large bedroom, Living room with a Kitchen corner with cook-top and fridge,  tea-kettle and coffee machine etc. (no oven or dishwasher). Bathroom with shower. Private garden with umbrella, chairs and table; figs and olive trees

OPEN & COMMON SPACES:5 hectares of land with fields, olives and fruit trees. Outside open-paved floor, an 'aia', with Jacuzzi, Umbrellas for the sun and incredible views of the valley. Private and open garden with 500-800 years old olive trees. Closed space ("Iazzo" in local language).

Puglia, in south-eastern Italy, offers a colourful history, and a breathtaking natural heritage. Learn as you have fun in this sun-drenched heaven occupied in turn by the Greeks, the Romans, the Ottomans, the Spaniards, each leaving their vestiges in monuments and architecture, culture and traditions.

A splendid coast of breathtakingly beautiful sea, staggering rock formations, and soft sandy beaches, edges on to splendid fields of ancient olive trees and vineyards offering delicious wines, and spectacular towns. These include the seaside, white-washed town of Ostuni; funky Alberobello, famous as "The" Trulli town, and composed of innumerable cone shaped dwellings, now full of delightful shops of craftsmen and artisans; beautiful Baroque Lecce; and the nearby lovely Locorotonda and mesmerising Martina Franca, where you can hang out in charming piazzas, bordered by seignorial mansions and towering Baroque facades, friendly cafes and restaurants, farmers' markets, or the nearby vineyards and olive groves. Don't miss the beautiful Black horses at liberty in a nearby estate. Martina Franca area: Here lies one of the most characteristic towns of the Puglia region. The old town has the greatest tourist appeal, with its fabulous and completely intact baroque buildings. Martina Franca has a unique setting, dominating the Valle d'Itria, known as the "Valley of the Trulli" with its vineyards, small groups of houses, dry stone walls and open countryside.The climate adds to the appeal, and, due to its position 400 metres above sea level, a wonderfully mild temperature throughout the summer months is guaranteed. The architecture of the historic part of town is charming with small white houses, narrow lanes, wrought iron balconies covered in flowers, Palazzi and Churches, and monuments including the gateway Porta di St. Antonio, the Arch of St Stefano, Palazzo Ducale, the Collegiate of St Martino and the Palazzo of the University of Martina Franca. Do not miss an opportunity to get lost in the small alleys of the ancient town. No worries, in the end you will reach some spots that you may recognize and you will soon become acquainted with the place. Martina has a reputation for nice clothes shopping: the street facing the Stradone (main square with trees) after the church located behind the trees of the Villa Comunale, has plenty of elegant (sometimes expensive) shops for him and her. However eating is locally is extraordinarily cheap.

Local activities include cycling, diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking; Other Activities: cooking lessons, wine tasting, seasonal concerts.How to get there ? It is easy to get to the Masseria. Low-cost airlines, plus Alitalia and others, service Bari and/or Brindisi, each about 65 Km. away. Served by EasyJet, RyanAir, Alitalia, and others. Or drive from Rome, Naples, or Pescara.

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Amenities

  • Communications
  • Internet Connection
  • Entertainment
  • TV
  • Included Services
  • Alarm Clock
  • Beach Service (available)
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Crib
  • Cycling
  • Deck
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Gated Complex
  • Golf Nearby
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Iron and Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lanai
  • Linens Provided
  • Lounge/Common Area
  • Ocean nearby
  • Oven
  • Pool (access)
  • Refrigerator
  • Scuba/Snorkel
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Spa/Hot Tub (access)
  • Swimming
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • TV(s)
  • VCR Player
  • Walking
  • Washer/Dryer (access)
  • Suitability
  • Pet Friendly
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Live among (or in!) the historic Trullis on this 17th century estate
Martina Franca,Puglia: In Trulli Country, a Beautiful Private Estate with Pool
Category: Farmhouse
City: Martina Franca
Baths:
Sleeps: 20
Martina Franca,Puglia: In Trulli Country, a Beautiful Private Estate with Pool Farmhouse -
cmh51 Scotland, UK
Trulli Lovely
Posted on: 09/12/2011


Just returned from 9-night stay in one of the apartments in this BEAUTIFUL Masseria, which I am happy to warmly recommend.

Booking was straightforward: every email question answered promptly and helpfully. We were warmly greeted when we arrived, to find description & pictures absolutely true - if, indeed, not better! We peeked into the other accommodation as well: the standard great everywhere. Everything has been sensitively transformed for 21st century expectations, whilst respecting original character of both masseria and trulli. So you can chose rustic simplicity (still comfortable) or more classy. All beautifully and carefully presented and spotlessly clean.
Lovely central courtyard between the trulli, farmhouse and pool enclosure, with olive trees, tables & chairs. If you come with children they will be entertained by the kittens (well, cats by next summer!). This place has an authentic feel - it's not just tourist veneer. Delightful Raffaelle was around - discretely - each day, friendly and very patient with non-Italian speakers. English not spoken so much in this area as other more tourist-accustomed parts of Italy: so much the better. You really know you are visiting another country. Smiles & miming go a long way!! Try learning a little Italian before you come.

The location is fantastic: peacefully rural for relaxing days, but really well placed for the many gorgeous local villages & small towns, with their charming old buildings & narrow winding streets and colourful, lively markets. We really enjoyed the local festival - brilliant OTT firework display. (Seem to be lots of festivals all summer!) Plenty for further afield trips too. Owner provided great information (emailed in advance so you can plan ahead - but make sure you print it out!). Food everywhere fabulous & very reasonable eating out: follow the owner's suggestions.
I unhesitatingly recommend this for a quiet, relaxing holiday; probably not the best location if you've got teenagers (tho' a hammock is strung between the olive trees, so someone could just sleep all day!).

We hired a car in Bari - having travelled by train from Paris (recommended). Public transport more available than sounded in property description: (train to Locorotondo) and buses connect the local towns along main roads. So serious non-car users could find this worked, providing you are adults-only party, prepared to walk. (Nearest bus route about 1 to 1 1/2 miles down to main road)

Great place!
 

Response

That is music to our ears! And so beautifully said. Thank you from us all.

P.S. In summer both nearby villages have plenty of concerts and events in the evenings which would be great for teenagers ( and safe!)
 


sbw3 from the UK
Fab Family Holiday!
Posted on: 09/12/2011

Having been to Puglia several times on our own, my wife and I decided to take as many members of our extended family as we could muster to show them what we loved about this part of Italy. Ten of us including mother in law, Auntie , daughter and son in law and toddler grandchild , another daughter, son and son's girlfriend rented the whole Masseria taking all three apartments for a week.

It is a very tastefully restored and well furnished farmhouse with a pool and hot tub and acres of peaceful rural space around. We all fitted in very well and enjoyed the facilities. The kitchens in the two downstairs apartments are particularly well appointed and spacious and were used for communal meals. Raffaele the farm manager was ready to help with any queries or problems. Some of Italy's most picturesque small towns are nearby. The food everywhere, whether at a simple agritourist farm or sophisticated town centre restaurant, was excellent and waiters would often bring us all free appetizers or desserts. One of our daughters is vegetarian but had no problems at all (not the case for vegetarians in parts of France or Greece)

We would thoroughly recommend this property either as a whole house for a large group or any of the apartments taken separately - we peeked inside the trulli apartments and they looked equally well furnished and comfortable too.
 

Response

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Nothing makes us happier than to know that our Guests have had a successful holiday and that they appreciate the Masseria and this wonderful area as much as we do. All best wishes, and do come back.