Trullo Verde is a superb luxury villa with four double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, situated in private grounds of five acres with a large 10x5m swimming pool, a trampoline, merry-go-round and games court. With extras like a mid-week maid service, organic bodycare products, a brimful welcome hamper and programmed satnav at no additional cost, Trullo Verde has everything you would expect from a first class holiday villa.
As you walk into Trullo Verde your eyes are immediately drawn to the large swimming pool shimmering through the sitting room’s eight metre wide glass doors. The pool is set on an elegant sun terrace with uninterrupted views of the countryside, and guests can create an al-fresco lounge by opening up the doors and letting the outside in. Under the main cone of the Trullo is a big wooden dining table that seats eight, conveniently close to the well-equipped kitchen that’s adjacent. The spectacular sitting room is beyond the dining area, with plenty of comfortable seating, a flat-screen TV, Bose docking station and a Wii.
There are two double bedrooms and two twins which can also be laid as doubles so it offers very flexible accommodation. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, as well as patio doors to throw open and enjoy the fresh morning sunshine as you awaken. If more space is needed, the newly completed Studio Verde can be added – perfect for larger groups or if you want to bring your nanny.
At the front of the house, framed by the Trullo, is a spacious terrace with a large table and outdoor kitchen including a food prep area, sink, bbq and wood oven. Natural shade makes it ambient for breakfast, lunch and supper with the sun dappling through in the day and lots of sky for star spotting at night. A sports court has been added new for 2012, so a game of volleyball or badminton can be rewarded with a refreshing swim in the well thought-out pool that has a two metre shallow end of 60cm so that little ones can paddle safely.
It’s a great all-season holiday home, with underfloor heating and wood-burning stoves to keep you warm in the cooler months, and solar panels providing heat and hot water, so you can enjoy Puglia all year round.
Trullo Verde is set in the countryside 2km from the pretty town of Ceglie Messapica, known for its gastronomy, and about 20 minutes’ drive from the nearest beaches.
The weekly rental fee for Trullo Verde is:
£2,400 | 6 January – 25 May
£3,000 | 26 May – 6 July
£4,200 | 7 July – 31 August
£3,000 | 1-28 September
£2,400 | 29 September – 29 December
To rent Studio Verde add £500