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“Paradise in Puglia”
Trullo from main drive
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52 reviews
Trullo from main drive
Trullo leading to private courtyard
Trullo looking down drive
Trullo bedroom from the courtyard
Trullo sitting room from kitchen
Trullo kitchen from sitting room
Sitting room from the kitchen
Trullo bedroom with en suite bathroom. Mattress size 140 cms wide.
Courtyard in bloom
Garden - evening light
Trulli cones of main Trullo
Olive blossom in May
Olives - ready for picking in October/November
Pool from far side
Sitting area on main garden side by the pool
Time for an aperitivo!
Magical pool by night!
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cisternino, Province of Brindisi, Puglia

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Debbie86
Farnham,Surrey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Paradise in Puglia”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We spent a perfect week in beautiful Caterina Trullo at the end of September. Jill and Andrew were wonderful hosts providing us with everything that we required from a very generous Welcome pack to giving us plenty of advice and recommendations to help us to make the most of our time spent in this beautiful region of Italy. The Trullo, gardens and pool were excellent and a credit to Andrew and Jill's hard work and ingenuity. Thoroughly recommend taking a tour with their son James to the local Wine, Mozarella and Olive oil factories which was both fun and informative.
Would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful trullo set in peaceful countryside surrounded by picturesque towns and only a short drive to the coast.
Thank you Jill, Andrew and James and also not forgetting Charlie Pickles!

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Liked best: Private secluded pool
Liked least: Having to say goodbye and leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Harribone...
UK
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Simply The Best”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

If you are looking to stay in a trullo in Puglia, look no further than Trullo Caterina; you will not do better. We stayed there for 9 super days and were very impressed with everything. The location is perfect; just outside the beautiful town of Cisternino which is about 1.5 miles distant. Cisternino itself is a beautiful Italian town completely unspoilt by tourists; white stone buildings and superb views over the surrounding countryside, lots of lovely bars and restaurants. The trullo was well appointed and very clean and when we arrived there were good stocks of food and basics available as well as 2 bottles of local wine! The bed was comfortable and there was free wifi available. The shower was good and there was always plenty of hot water. Outside the gardens were a credit to owner Andrew who has clearly perfected the art of stone walling! The extensive grounds were beautifully kept with aromatic shrubs and herbs; rosemary, lavender and basil were growing along the pathways within the olives and there were many pretty spots to sit. The pool was exceptional – deep at both ends so no wading through knee deep water for a swim. Above the pool was a perfect raised patio for sitting and eating with lovely views of Cisternino and surrounding countryside. So, you may think you could find this in many trullos in Puglia? Maybe. But what you would be hard pressed to find is the very generous and kind hospitality of the owners, Jill & Andrew and their son James. We had a puncture one day along a deserted country road. Unable to contact Hertz on their 24 hour line, we ran Jill, and Andrew arrived in a heartbeat and changed the wheel and made sure we got back on the road. Jill would leave freshly picked figs on our patio table which were quite delicious – together with her own roasted veggies. Their knowledge of the local area is excellent and James arranged trips for us to see local cheese being produced and to see an olive oil factory and we had the chance to test and buy some of the local products. We also got to see wine and salami production. It was fabulous. James also suggested a visit to the local grape festival on a Saturday night which was great fun with floats parading round a small local town together with live music, dancing and street food. They recommended restaurants, organised taxis, let us use their phone to sort out the puncture, and even took us out to local towns and unknown beaches when our car was being repaired! However, probably the best bit was the wonderful Charlie Pickles, their super dog who used to call each morning for tit bits but was always so well behaved! Book here – you won’t do better!

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Liked best: Charlie Pickels
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AllyBr
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolutely PERFECT”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This was quite simply the best vacation rental I have ever had, everything was just too good to be true, from the way the villa was stocked for our arrival to the fabulous pool. After MUCH consideration only down side was no little fridge by the pool to keep your drinks cold nor a foot rest in lounge for when you watch tv - but this is being REALLY picky. Would return in a heart beat and the owners go out of their way to help should you need it. Beautifully quiet, yet not far from town and shops and gorgeous far-reaching views.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Distance to Pool (a little fridge by the pool area for drinks would solve this)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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TwoHugs
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect place to relax and unwind”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Trullo Caterina was the ideal accommodation for our stay in Puglia. It is central to lots of beautiful villages and the coast, so seeing the surrounding area is easy. But it is the trullo itself - along with the gardens, pool, secluded and shady areas that make it a pure delight. Add to that some unobtrusive and generous owners and an extremely well-mannered and friendly dog... and you've got yourself a little bit of Italian paradise! Ciao Jil, Andrew, James and Charlie - hope we can come back and see you again sometime.

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217Vicky
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely trullo for enjoying the Itria Valley”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Jill and Andrew's beautifully converted trullo had everything we needed for a relaxing week in Puglia. Spotlessly clean and surrounded by a lovely garden with pool it's ideal for visiting the hill top towns of Cisternino, Ostuni, Martina Franca (recommended) and Locorotundo. Jill and Andrew are friendly and helpful hosts and we enjoyed the company of Charlie Pickle and the cats too.

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