Puglia & Basilicata, Italy
- 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.
"We all enjoyed our stay at Gelsi! I think it is very well laid out for large families or several couples. Camilla was a 'must have' as her cooking was great and gave us a chance to sample regional home cooking. She was also very patient with our lousy Italian!"
- Sitting room with dining area opening to terrace
- 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
- Portable barbecue
- Pizza oven
- Bluetooth speaker
- Selection of books
- Air conditioning throughout
- Coffee machine
- Nespresso machine
- Wine fridge
- 11m x 5m
- 1.20m deep
- Built-in steps
- The pool is open from mid April – mid October
- Bathroom amenities
- Washing machine
- Hairdryers for all bathrooms
- Iron & ironing board
- Underfloor heating included
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 .5 to €6 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.
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.
An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Gatwick to Brindisi. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.
CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.
- San Domenico Golf 25km
- Supermarket 3km
- Further amenities 4km Alberobello
- Locorotondo 9km
- Martina Franca 16km
- Cisternino 18km
- Lecce 111km
- Castel del Monte 120km
- Savelletri 25km
- Torre Canne 29km
- Capitolo (Monopoli) 27km
- Bari 73km
- Brindisi 72km
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