Property Details

Trullo Solari is a 300 year old building, with the traditional "trullo" cones of this region of Puglia. Two of the integrated "lamie" still have their original barrel vaulted ceilings. The house has recently been redeveloped. The original features have been respectfully updated, yet the renovation has used progressive design to open the space within the building to provide maximum comfort and create a spacious, luxury accommodation.

The property has been designed to be beautiful, comfortable and environmentally friendly. Solar power is used for hot water and heating the house and pool, and waste water is re-used (please use the organic bodycare and cleaning products provided). In cooler months, underfloor heating and the woodburning stove will keep you warm. The trullo's traditional thick walls and high ceilings keep it cool in summer. And through the marvels of technology, a wifi connection is now available in this idyllic rural setting.

The surrounding grounds are maintained organically.

The Grounds
Set in over five acres, Trullo Solari provides the space and tranquillity for real relaxation. Amongst the 150 olive trees are many almonds, walnuts, fig, cherries, apple, pear and mulberry trees, providing a garden banquet that guests can feast on. Produce from the land, including olive oil, is provided for your enjoyment at the property, and available to take home.
There's a lot to entertain you and the children within the grounds; a trampoline and merry-go-round, and sports court for badminton, volleyball or basketball. Or maybe just relax on a hammock.

The Pool
The swimming pool is 5m by 10m and conveniently situated close to the house, surrounded by terraces for sun loungers. There is a shallow area (60cm) for youngsters and paddling. When needed, the pool is heated by solar panels.

The front terrace
At the front of the house is a large stone dining table under a shady gazebo. Nearby is the outside kitchen, including barbecue (grill), pizza oven, sink and food preparation area.

The roof terrace and deck
A large roof terrace is available to enjoy the landscape from a new perspective. Comfortably furnished, it's the perfect place for sundowners or digestifs. The deck provides another space to escape to, to catch some rays or lounge in the shade.

The kitchen
The kitchen inside is equipped for you to fully enjoy the local produce. Puglia is a great destination for foodies and Trullo Solari is designed to maximise your experience. The satnav will guide you to local farms and markets for produce and the kitchen has everything you need to create outstanding dishes. Sharp knives, 5 ring hob, food-processor, wine fridge and ice on tap are just a few of the delights awaiting you.

The dining room
Dine outside, or enjoy the intimate dining room under the high trullo dome.

The living room
The living room provides ample space for everyone to relax. Enjoy the sound system (Bose iPod docking station) or watch a film on the flat screen. There's also a wii computer game for children of all ages. Eight metres of french windows provide ambient light, and beautiful views to the pool and beyond. A wood burning stove will warm the spirits in the cooler months.

The bedrooms
There are two double bedrooms and two which can be configured as doubles or twins. Each bedroom is accessed from the house, but also has its own door to the garden. They all have their own shower room and one has air-conditioning.

Solari Studio
Attached, but independent of the main villa, is a fifty square metre studio complete with its own bathroom and kitchenette, and wonderful views of the land from the two double French windows. This is available for meetings, cookery classes, yoga and other activities. It is also possible to rent as a fifth bedroom.

General
The restoration project has been designed and managed by Daniele Corsaro, a local architect reknowned for producing stylish properties which are respectful of their history and tradition.