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“A perfect honeymoon (you had us at the Prosecco)”
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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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AliciaH84
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect honeymoon (you had us at the Prosecco)”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

After the fun-filled mayhem of our wedding, we headed out to Puglia in search of relaxation, adventure, a spot of luxury and more than a spot of good food and wine. Having picked up our hire car from Bari Airport, we followed Jill's excellent and detailed directions and headed for Trullo Caterina. Upon arrival, we got a warm welcome from Jill, who had stocked the fridge in the trullo generously with something delicious for dinner, some nibbles and a lovely bottle of Prosecco! Already convinced that we had made an excellent choice of honeymoon destination, we eagerly followed Jill to take a look at the pool. We were blown away. I think this is one of the most beautiful spots I've ever had the fortune to be lazy in. There are comfortable sunbeds and shaded spots among the olive trees to take refuge in when the sun gets a bit too much. Beautifully tended flowers and a satisfyingly crowded bookshelf make this area a really special place to be and we especially enjoyed watching the swallows swooping down to take a dip in the water!

The trullo itself is clean, comfortable and cosy. It's well equipped and we found everything to be high quality and in good working order. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well every night. On the nights that we didn't go out we enjoyed sitting out on our private terrace having a glass of wine and planning which stunning town we would visit the next day. There are many to choose from.

Cisternino itself is gorgeous and Jill and Andrew's son James kindly offered to book tables and taxis for us if we needed. We also did James' local tour which was fun and ended with a delicious lunch at a fantastic restaurant. We visited Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Lecce, Otranta and Ostuni. All of these places offer stunning architecture, history and culture. We loved wandering round, taking photos, and stopping on romantic squares for lazy lunches of amazing pizza and seafood (and excellent local wines).

Trullo Caterina is ideally placed for towns, beaches and countryside. The pool area is just perfect and Charlie Pickles the dog is the icing on the cake, such a gentle, friendly boy!

We were so sad to leave but so grateful to have made memories to treasure. Thank you Jill, Andrew and James for a wonderful break and an excellent honeymoon - we hope to return one day!

Alicia & James

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Liked best: The pool area
Liked least: Nothing - everything was great
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Christine...
Limoges, France
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“Out most relaxing holiday ever”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

we had a great two week stay at trullo. caterina. Everything was perfect . Hosts Andrew and Jill are full of delicate attentions for their guests, they are helpful and generous. The trullo is very well equipped and comfortable , for a self catering place many things were provided for us such as water, yogurts, biscotti, olive oil vinegar, butter, soap , washing powder , wine...as we arrived on a Sunday afternoon with the shops closed , it was very convenient and thoughtful of our hosts .
Moreover the trullo is well situated in a beautiful landscape .we enjoyed the quietness of the place . We spend days relaxing by the beautiful pool . The Trullo is also well situated to visit Puglia .close to Cisternino a beautiful village to do some shopping, very good restaurants and cafés. The drive to the beach is very quick, barely 20 mn . Definitely a place to recommend, it was our first time in Italy and we felt at home . Many thanks to our wonderful hosts.

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Liked best: The quietness and th hospitality of our hosts
Liked least: nothing everything was great
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Anna T
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect, Relaxing ,Trully Wonderful”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have just spent 2 weeks at Trullo Caterina. The photos and description does not do it justice, it is better and location spectacular. Hosts Andrew and Jill were more than your average hosts, they were the most friendliest hosts we have met. Perfect place to explore parts of Puglia. Cisternino on your doorstep, Locorotondo, Alberobello a short drive away. If you want to experience a stay in a Trullo, this is the place you need to come to. We had a perfect 2 weeks holiday, we would return again tomorrow if we could.

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Liked best: Amenities and Hosts
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kiev
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“excellent location for exploring Puglia”
Reviewed 22 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The property is completely as described. Even though we stayed in January and temperature outside was freezing at night inside it was comfortably warm.

Jill and Andrew are great hosts. They did everything possible to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

the property is just enough for 2 people. the only complaint I had was that the doorways between the rooms were quite low and i hit my head couple of times even though I am not exactly a tall person. But that minor discomfort is well worth staying in an authentic Italian trullo.

so, if you are looking for a rustic place to stay in southern Italy - take this one.

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Caroline...
De Pinte, Belgium
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“Wonderful location with the best hospitality we've ever seen”
Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We've enjoyed every minute of our stay at this trullo!
Jill and Andrew are the most caring people, with attention to every detail. For a self catering location, everything was thought of. From dishwashing liquid, candles over a welcoming drink by choice (Jill had foreseen wine, beer, water, milk, coffee and tea), biscuits,... so we could truly relax by arrival and did not need to rush to the supermarket for first shopping.
The trulli is beautiful with different terraces, swimming pool, barbecue, ... everything you could want and more!
We did feel ever so welcome and could not have wanted our stay to be any better.

If there would be one remark, we would advise to invest in a box spring bed or a higher quality matras for better sleeping comfort, but this is just our personal preference. I'm sure if we would have mentioned it, Jill & Andrew would've looked for a solution to resolve this. We just couldn't because they already were doing more than enough to ensure our perfect stay :)

We advise this location for couples who like peace and quiet with excellent service!

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Liked best: excellent hospitality and beautiful peaceful location
Liked least: quality of matras
Travelling group: Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Debbie86
Farnham,Surrey
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“Paradise in Puglia”
Reviewed 19 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
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Harribone...
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“Simply The Best”
Reviewed 6 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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