Trullo Raffaella

Puglia, Italy

  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • Enchanting trulli house
  • Val d’Itria location
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Private garden

Trullo Raffaella has been beautifully converted and offers well-balanced and comfortable accommodation in the magical Val d’Itria, between the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Alberobello and the fashionable town of Martina Franca. The trulli characteristic of this area were originally designed as agricultural buildings with conical roofs and a keystone that could be quickly removed so that the structure would collapse when the tax collectors paid a visit. But nowadays, these restored little buildings are built to last, with the reassurance of cement holding the limestone tiles in place.

The simple furnishings at Trullo Raffaella allow the beauty of the building to take centre stage, with vaulted stone ceilings creating a lovely light and airy living space. Three bedrooms; a double, a twin and a single, and two separate shower rooms, mean the villa presents a flexible and appealing option for families or two couples travelling together. Outside, the pretty, enclosed garden offers a choice of terraces; one adjacent to the trullo, the other a few steps down next to the delightful pool. Both have elegant pergolas providing shade from the midday sun, making al fresco dining a pleasure at any time of day.

In Puglia, the combination of a rich cultural heritage and exceptional local produce mean you are spoilt for choice when it comes to regional highlights and dining out. The local villages of Alberobello, Martina Franca and Locorotondo all offer something special and unique, or slightly further afield, visit the dazzling white city of Ostuni, or the fantastic coastal towns of Monopoli and Polignano a Mare. The beaches of the Adriatic coast are also within easy reach of the property but whether you decide to spend lazy days at Trullo Raffaella or to venture out and explore, a stay in one of these delightful buildings is a unique and enchanting experience that is not to be missed.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan kitchen living/dining area with TV
  • Kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Single bedroom
  • 2 shower rooms

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Barbecue
  • Pergola for outdoor dining
  • Private swimming pool 10m x 5m (depth 1.3m – 2.6m), ladder access
  • A daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa owner during your stay.

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Location

  • Locorotondo 10min drive
  • Martina Franca (shops/bar/supermarkets/restaurants) 13min drive
  • Alberobello 15min drive
  • Cisternino 25min drive
  • Torre Canne Beach 30min drive
  • Monopoli 40min drive
  • Ostuni 40min drive
  • Polignano a Mare 45min drive
  • Brindisi airport 1hr drive
  • Bari airport 1hr 10min drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Brindisi

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Bari

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Our choice of Italian properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

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    4/5

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas and our new Simpson Hotels.

Read more on our Puglia region page

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