I Gelsi

Puglia & Basilicata, Italy

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From £3,571 per week

Our view

A carefully restored trullo, this is a lovely villa in the heart of Puglia’s Valle d’Itria hills. With a private pool and extensive gardens, it offers contemporary comfort in a timeless setting.

In brief

  • Rural retreat
  • Contemporary design
  • Excellent chef services on request

About the villa

A fabulous example of the region’s multi-coned trulli houses, I Gelsi is top to toe in exposed stone, from pale-toned flag floors, to walls a metre thick, broad arches in beautifully vaulted bedrooms, and cleverly designed shower rooms, utilising nooks and crannies as handy storage shelves. Though all this keeps the house naturally cool, nothing is left to chance at the much loved and well-designed villa, so air conditioning takes its place among a list of contemporary facilities, which includes WiFi and an iPad; and the house is furnished to a high standard throughout. A very adaptable villa for groups of friends or family, four of the five guest rooms have en suite bath or shower room, most are flexibly furnished for twin or double use, and there is a barrel-arched single room with access to an upper terrace. Within the grounds are several areas for lounging and dining, in sunshine or shade; a portable barbecue for lunches al fresco; and a generously sized swimming pool, set in a pretty paved terrace. I Gelsi is just 4km from amenities in Alberobello, with several small towns within 20km, and a trio of beaches within 30km.

Villa details


Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR

  • Sitting room with dining area opening to terrace
  • Kitchen
  • Double bedroom (Il Melograno) with bed on mezzanine and shower room below
  • Double bedroom (Il Fico) with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom (Il Carciofo) with shower room en suite (external access only)
  • Master double bedroom (L'Agave) with bathroom en suite with twin basins (accessed through kitchen and also external access)
  • Further large kitchen (exterior access only, also suitable for cookery lessons)

FIRST FLOOR (ACCESSED VIA EXTERNAL STONE STAIRCASE)

  • Room with sofa bed (limited space and headroom only suitable for teenager or young adult) with shower room en suite

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair
  • Children's plates and cutlery
  • Steriliser
  • Bed guards
  • Stair gates

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Portable barbecue
  • Pizza oven

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Selection of books

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning throughout

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Nespresso machine
  • Wine fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 11m x 5m
  • 1.20m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • The pool is open from mid April – mid October

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom amenities

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryers for all bathrooms
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe
  • Underfloor heating included

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 4 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 2 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service
  • Cooking classes for adults and children
  • Cycling tours
  • Visits to vineyards
  • Massage/beauty therapist
  • Airport transfer

Important Information


Please note any late arrivals between 2000 hrs - 2200  hrs are on request. If it is possible there is a fee of €30 payable locally in cash.

All bedrooms on the ground floor can be made up as twin or double. Please confirm on booking. 2 extra beds can be added to the master bedroom. Please note that for parties of reduced numbers some bedrooms will be closed.

CV Representative

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Location


Activities

  • San Domenico Golf 25km

AMENITIES

  • Supermarket 3km
  • Further amenities 4km Alberobello
  • Locorotondo 9km
  • Martina Franca 16km
  • Cisternino 18km
  • Lecce 111km
  • Castel del Monte 120km

BEACHES

  • Savelletri 25km
  • Torre Canne 29km
  • Capitolo (Monopoli) 27km

AIRPORTS

  • Bari 73km
  • Brindisi 72km
About the area

Puglia

Average weather

If a building can be a symbol for a whole region, then the trullo stands for Puglia—also known as ‘Apulia’ in English. Think of a Puglia villa holiday and those round, whitewashed limestone buildings with their comical, conical roofs always spring to mind. But there’s more to the region that is the narrow heel of Italy’s boot than trullo country around Alberobello. Discover baroque beauty in Lecce, Emperor Frederick II’s mysterious architecture at the Castel del Monte, and total relaxation on a Puglia villa stay in a rural Masseria.

Find out more about Puglia

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Gatwick to Brindisi. 

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.