When it comes to a rustic, traditional Puglia holiday rental, it's hard to find better than Trullo Royale.
Nestled in the heart of the Itria Valley between Cisternino and Ostuni, this unique, charming residence features a breathtaking 21 metre swimming pool carved into natural rock. This is a careful and sympathetic restoration of an original 17th century farm by a renowned architect, so by staying here you’ll be treading in the footsteps of generations of Puglia residents.
We wouldn’t blame you if you’ve not heard of ‘hortus conclusus’. In Latin it means ‘secret court’, and it’s what you can enjoy from the stunning grounds at Trullo Royale. It's a totally private area protected from the outside world by the typical local dry-stone walls. There are also a number of beautiful outdoor spaces for private dining or relaxing any time of day or night.
Why not take the night off from cooking duties with one of our professional chefs? Find out more about our concierge services.
Lovingly transformed into a beautiful space, the interior features high quality design with a warm, rustic style. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, each room has its own private entrance / exit and hot / cold air conditioning system. This is essential for our hot Puglia summer weather (also see our tips to beat the hot summer conditions).
The living area spreads over three main rooms. These include a semi open plan living / dining room, spacious sitting room and well-equipped kitchen with open fireplace. The sleeping accommodation comprises of three good-sized doubles (two with ensuite bathrooms) and a twin room. Expect to find a master bedroom (double with ensuite bathroom); twin room which shares a bath / shower room with a small double room (bed 120cm); and finally the fourth bedroom, a French bed (140cm) with bath / tub-shower ensuite.
For truly fresh, local produce, look no further than the small vegetable garden (orto), which you’re welcome to use. Finally, why not impress your neigh-bours by riding past on horseback – let us know ahead of your stay if you'd like us to organise a horseback excursion.
Puglia holiday rental Trullo Royale is just 2km from Cisternino, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Puglia. Lose yourself amongst the narrow whitewashed streets of its old town (‘Centro Historico’) or sample some of its incredible food. Cisternino is well-known across Puglia for its gastronomic tradition of macelleria, where meat is chosen by you from a butcher’s counter, and then cooked on the spot.
Our top tip is to look for ‘bombette’ – thin rolls of meat with a cheese, vegetable or chilli filling cooked on kebab sticks. Your biggest worry will be whether your belt has any more notches left for when you leave!
For beachgoers, within 10 minutes in the car you can reach the nearest beaches on the Adriatic coast. These include Torre Canne – and our favourite, Il Pilone, a beautiful sandy beach with bar/café, and great for families with children. There are also a number of superb beach clubs in this area.
This really is a wonderfully traditional Puglia holiday rental!
Caution deposit €1500
Confirmation deposit 40%
3 double bedrooms
1 twin bedroom
2 bathrooms with bath, 1 with shower
Fully equipped kitchen
Air-Con & Heating
Gorgeous free-form private swimming pool
Dishwasher & Washing machine
Weekly Linen change
Linen, Towels and Pool Towels
Electricity, Water, Gas, Heating
Private entrance gates and parking area
Midweek cleaning of the property