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Masseria Gelso Bianco - Your farmhouse in Puglia!

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4 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
9 guests
6 nights minimum
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Masseria Gelso Bianco is a real farmhouse that has been lovingly restored to create a stunning holiday home as well as an outstanding retreat. The Masseria is neither hotel nor bed & breakfast but a country home that blends both rustic and contemporary style and offers the unique experience of living in a trullo, found only in the area of Puglia. There are four double bedrooms and one single room, all with private enormous bathrooms and each named after 'a' vegetation found in the Pugliese landscape: the Agave, the Artichoke (il carciofo), the Fig (il fico), the Pomegranate (il melograno) and the Prickly Pear (il fico d'india). Each room is slightly different with its own sense of design, layout and precious decor. L'Agave is our master suite set in the center of the property with its ow...Masseria Gelso Bianco is a real farmhouse that has been lovingly restored to create a stunning holiday home as well as an outstanding retreat. The Masseria is neither hotel nor bed & breakfast but a country home that blends both rustic and contemporary style and offers the unique experience of living in a trullo, found only in the area of Puglia. There are four double bedrooms and one single room, all with private enormous bathrooms and each named after 'a' vegetation found in the Pugliese landscape: the Agave, the Artichoke (il carciofo), the Fig (il fico), the Pomegranate (il melograno) and the Prickly Pear (il fico d'india). Each room is slightly different with its own sense of design, layout and precious decor. L'Agave is our master suite set in the center of the property with its own large trulli cones. With several stunning arches the room is spacious and the bathroom includes double sinks and an incredible full bathtub. From this room you can have a private access to the main living room and center of the property as well as to the second cozy kitchen for the morning breakfast. Il Carciofo is a comfortable junior suite set next to the main kitchen with a richly colored bathroom and a super large glass shower. Il Fico is set adjacent to the communal living room and has the largest bathroom on the property (just as big as the entire bedroom). Il Melograno is a loft space also attached to the main living room. The bed sits in the loft in a Trullo in the oldest cone of the whole property while an easy set of stairs led to the bathroom and foyer below. Il Fico d'India is a smaller room with a divan bed on the top deck of the Masseria with spectacular views over the entire property and the town of Alberobello and a pretty lovely outdoor area almost suspended up in the sky; this is a glorious space for irresistible wine sessions at sunset. Please note that two (Il Carciofo and Il Fico d'India) of the five bedrooms open out onto the patio rather than inside the house while the other three are connected all together inside the house. The property features also 6 bathrooms (one for each bedroom plus one connected to the main kitchen) and 2 kitchens one of which is a fully equipped food laboratory which used as an international kitchen and cooking class (private to the guests). Because we believe that you are carrying serious expectations in regards to the gastronomy of the region we have selected some local cooks and chefs! In fact local mamas would be immediately available to arrange an unforgettable dining experiences in the most authentic and stylish way as well as conducting engaging and well-structured cooking classes for everyone on site! This is your time to relax and our responsibility to pamper you. If you are interested in any of our quite sophisticated culinary immersions, please let us know and I'll be delighted to provide you with additional information. Of course this is Southern Italy and you should really spend most of your time 'al fresco' exploring the gorgeous countryside as well as relaxing and indulging within the spacious and comfortable outdoor spaces. Please make sure to jump in the stunning 11mt long pool which we will heat for you in the chilly days! Oh, how extraordinary is to sit among hundred years old olive trees to read your books or spend some peaceful time with your dear ones! Also, if there is any fruit in season don't miss the chance to collect so much bounciness. The Masseria features iconic elements of local architecture, including 11 trulli cones (such a rare thing for a property) and throughout the restoration process, every detail has been given careful attention creating an atmosphere that is reflective of the region and refined in its design, what a beauty! The property is located only 3 km from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello with restaurants, markets, bar and shops only a few minutes away. We can be reached in approx 1 hour from both international airports of Bari or Brindisi. Also please know that the property is located only 20 minutes driving from the sea which means that you can set yourself in a the most tranquil setting and away from any traffic or congested area along the shores. Puglia is also about immersing yourselves in the local life. Let us seduce you with the opportunity of having access to a wide range of additional services and adventures that we have top range aluminum and/or carbon bikes can be available and delivered to the property for the time of your holiday so that you can wonder around in total freedom while enjoying the poetry of the pristine countryside that surrounds the Masseria. Also we can arrange fantastic wine sessions at the property with a certified sommelier as well as Olive Oil Massage sessions to be enjoyed among the olive trees. Furthermore we would recommend not to miss the chance to have one of the local ladies (extraordinary cooks) from the nearest town come over and prepare an elegant and fresh morning breakfast to start the day with the right energy (at an additional fee of 100,00/day). Our rates include all linens and towels, a 2 weekly maiden service for the entire property (additional daily services can be quoted on request), free Wi-Fi throughout the property, an Apple IPAD for the daily and complementary concierge service that will be available for you without any hesitation.More
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Antonello Losito S
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

A group of seven friends stayed at Gelso Bianco in September 2013 and we are coming back again this year. Needless to say, we had an amazing time. The villa (a traditional trulli with all the mod cons) is just stunning. It has all the...More

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank Stine O
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Had a fantastic week in Gelso Bianco. The villa was beautiful and the pool and surrounding area lovely to spend a week relaxing in. Our party was five couples all around the age of 30 and four bedrooms were perfect, with the fifth small but...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank 688oles
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

It's taken me nearly a year to post this review of our experience related to the owner of this property. I regret the delay, but it took a long time to convince myself that I needed to keep it short and not waste one more...More

Date of stay: May 2012
2  Thank April M
Management response:Responded 4 May 2013

I would like to formally protest about the comments made by this guest. Firstly if the guest was so unhappy, I don’t understand why they are only now writing a...More

Michael
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

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Date of stay: June 2012
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Bologna and Dallas
Reviewed 27 July 2012

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Date of stay: July 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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Only 3 km from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello Masseria Gelso Bianco has an idyllic countryside location, surrounded by olive groves and can be reached in approx 1 hour from the airports of Bari or Brindisi.
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