Trullo Terra Madre with air-con and private hydro-massage pool - Ref:110115

Just a short distance from the beaches of the Adriatic coast this charming and surprisingly spacious three bedroom, four bathroom trullo is immersed in seven acres of land with a private pool made from natural stone and a variety of fruit and nut trees. Sleeps up to 8

Located in a quiet country lane less than three kilometres from the town of Cisternino, listed as one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy, the restored Trullo Terra Madre, enclosed by dry stone walls, offers authenticity and comfort normally only found in modern villas.

The trullo has three double bedrooms all with ensuite facilities, two sitting rooms,  and a well equipped kitchen; all the rooms lead out onto a central courtyard. Outside there is a large natural stone swimming pool, plenty of outdoor areas for relaxation, BBQ area and al fresco dining.   

Sitting Rooms and Trullo Day bed area.

The two sitting rooms and a trullo day bed area are centrally located under five trullo cones between the kitchen and bedrooms in what is the oldest part of the building dating back to 1780.

Lounge 1

The smaller of the two sitting rooms is closest to the kitchen and has two sofas that can be used as daybeds, two easy chairs and a coffee table.

From here you enter through a door to:

Lounge 2

This is the larger of the two sitting rooms which is furnished with four comfortable armchairs positioned around the open fireplace. There is also further seating by the fireside. 

There is a door to the outside.

An archway leads to

Trullo day bed area

Just off the second sitting room there is the trullo day bed area under a smaller cone with a window which looks out onto the central courtyard. This can be used as a bedroom if required.

Opposite the trullo day bed area is a door to

Bathroom 4  which has a shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, and bidet.

Kitchen - Diner

The spacious kitchen-diner is furnished with a glass dining table comfortably seating six, and equipped with a five ring gas hob, full size oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, plenty of cupboard space and crockery and pans.

From the kitchen a small utility area leads onto:

WC which contains wc, wash hand basin and the washing machine.

Bedroom 1

A large airy bedroom with air conditioner and French doors leading out into the central courtyard is furnished with a large double bed, bedside tables and lamp, bureau, two armchairs and a coffee table.  An alcove outside the ensuite provides a large hanging rail for clothes.

A door leads to:

Bedroom 1 ensuite

The ensuite bathroom has a shower, hand basin, WC and bidet

A set of double doors lead to Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2 

This is a twin room with air conditioner and its own entrance from the central courtyard has two single beds, two chairs, a small hanging space for your clothes and a shelving unit with drawers.

Doors lead on one side to the ensuite bathroom and on the other side into bedroom 1

Bedroom 2 ensuite

The ensuite bathroom has a shower cubicle, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and a separate WC

Bedroom 3

Accessed from the central courtyard this bedroom has a double bed, that can be made up as twins on request with bedside tables and lamps, a large alcove with shelving and hanging space for clothes. There is also an air conditioner.

A door leads to

Bedroom 3 ensuite

The ensuite bathroom has a full size bath with shower attachment, shower curtain, wash hand basin, WC and bidet.


Pool and Gardens

One of the charms of this property is that many of the rooms have direct access to the central courtyard where you can sit and admire the trullo cones or just relax under the shade in one of the sun chairs.  In summer the vines of the grapes grow over the gazebo and we are sure you will want to pick them.

Just a few steps away is a curtained gazebo with an outdoor table and chairs which seats up to 8 people.  Next to this is the stone BBQ and outside sink making this the perfect setting for for al fresco dining.

A little further into the gardens you will find the large kidney shaped swimming pool, unusual in that it is made from natural stone and is coloured in keeping with the surrounding terrain. It has a wide shelf with hydro massage jets followed by a few steps which lead to a deeper level of 1.5 metres. The pool measurements are approximately 13m x 9m.

Surrounding the pool there are ample sun beds, an outdoor shower and plenty of shady spots for relaxing away from the sun.

The owners have planted shrubs and plants that compliment the area and are in keeping with nature.


The trullo lies in approximately 7 acres of land on which you will find oak, olive and fig trees


There is parking for up to four cars

Other information

The owners will check you in on arrival and speak Italian and English.  They will assist if you need any help.

If you like organic vegetables, the owners have a small holding nearby and it is possible to purchase directly from them 


Baby Friendly


High chair





Family friendly

Child Friendly

Indoor Entertainment



Table Tennis


5 ring hob



Washing machine




Other Amenities

Air Conditioning


Iron & ironing board

Central Heating


Outdoor Facilities




Swimming Pool

Outdoor Pool


Pool shower

Nearby Activities


Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails





Nearest Airport


Property Type





Start Date End Date

A deposit of 50% is payable by bank transfer or sterling cheque to secure the booking, with the remainder payable 8 weeks before the commencement of your holiday together with a £500 breakage/damage deposit.  Providing there are no damages or breakages this is returned to via bank transfer within 7 days of you leaving.

The price includes all utlitities, wifi, linen, towels, pool towels, a small welcome pack on arrival and the final clean when you leave.

The air-conditioning of 150 Kw per week is included in the price of your stay which we believe will be sufficient to keep you cool during the months you may wish to use it.  Any extra Kw used are charged at 30p per Kw Each unit has a meter, so you can see on arrival and departure how much you have used.  If your stay is less than one week, then the free Kw per day are 21Kw.  There are 3 air-con units, all in the bedrooms.

The reason the air-con is not unlimited is to ensure guests do not leave the air-con when not needed, particually when out for the day.  This ensures fairness to both parties. 

Please note that in JULY AND AUGUST start days are SATURDAY to SATURDAY only, with a minimum stay of 7 nights.

Outside of July and August the minimum stay is 3 nights.


A stunning house in a beautiful area of Italy

We spent a wonderfully relaxing week in this gorgeous trullo, enjoying the huge pool and the beautiful outdoor spaces, for eating, soaking up the sun, or chatting with a glass of wine under a blanket of stars.

The house itself is large, stylish and well appointed, with plenty of space to comfortably accommodate the three generations of our family group.

Although discrete, the owners were friendly and very helpful, and we enjoyed their olive oil, tomatoes & homemade jam very much.

A quick drive from pretty Cisternino, Martina Franca & Locorotondo, tourist favourites Alberobello & Ostuni are also just half an hour away.

We absolutely loved the place, and would highly recommend it.

RebeccaAug 2019
Management comment
Thank you for your 5 star review of Trullo Terra Madre. All our guests have loved Trullo Terra Madre and have enjoyed the fresh and in some cases organic produce provided by the owners. We are pleased you loved the trullo and hope to welcome you back sometime.
Trullo Terra Madre, Cisternino - Thanks for a great holiday
We loved staying with friends and family at Trullo Terra Madre. In particular we liked the novelty and unusual design of staying in a trulli house and the lovely natural-looking pool which we enjoyed nearly every day. We liked the proximity of the beautiful nearby towns of Cisternino and Martina Franca and that the beach was't too far away either. The owner of the villa lived next door and was incredibly helpful when we had some problems with our hire car and we were extremely grateful to him for helping us sort this o
RCAug 2017