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Ray & Annie's special love nest, a boutique trullo with great pool - fab darling! Paul can't believe how spacious this trullo is for just two people and how much land it has. We all love it inside and out and think it's one of the most romantic places ever!
Impressive double gates and a sweeping driveway set the scene for one of Cisternino's most romantic trulli. Unbelievably spacious for only two people, we could easily have put another bedroom and shower room into Trullo Zingaro, but decided to make it something spectacular for two - and we have succeeded. From the moment you see our "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers" stone steps, leading up to the front terrace, you will see that this trullo is really fantastic.
In a lovely elevated location, just over 2km from Cisternino, Trullo Zingaro is semi-detached from Trullo Mandorla by only about one and a half metres of thick stone wall. Guests' privacy is assured, with the use of impressive dry stone walls, landscaping and tree planting, and by providing totally separate driveways, parking areas and outside spaces, which are also opposite-facing. They are actually very separate and private from one another. With lovely views, and set in two and a half acres, they dominate the landscape and are admired by all. In fact, they are so wonderful that a well-known Italian television channel featured them in a programme about trullo renovation, as superb examples.
Trullo Zingaro is absolutely blessed with areas to sit out and enjoy the sun or follow the shade. The top terrace is in two parts. One part overlooks the cascading garden and grounds, with their mature Mediterranean trees and shrubs. The other has its own beautiful old olive tree, so is a perfect spot for relaxing in the shade. The lower one, with a built-in barbecue, has similar views and, although large, has been put into a wonderful "nook" to ensure maximum privacy.
A path winds its way to the "hidden " pool, shared only with Trullo Mandorla. As if there in secret, the pool sits, in sheltered seclusion and privacy, behind tall dry stone walls, but is open at one end to enjoy the lovely panorama- absolute heaven!
A very special example of a trullo, the characterful interior has masses of exposed stone and the décor picks up the natural colours of ivories and rusts. The living area is extremely generous and quite open-plan. Creamy-white local ceramics and furniture give it a superbly tasteful ambience - a lightness of touch only possible in a trullo for couples, where we know that appreciative guests will look after it well.
This is a dream of a place - a very special trullo indeed. As Karen, from Carlisle, put it, "Trullo Zingaro was all we hoped for and more - like having our own little castle for two weeks! " The trullo is even well-stocked with wine from our neighbour's vineyard (and an honesty box) - ridiculously reasonably priced,it has proved to be very popular - very popular, indeed! Another highlight is our olive oil - extra virgin, cold press and as organic as it gets, it is Pugliese oil at its best.
Smoking - we ask smokers to smoke outside only please.
Places of Interest:
Martina Franca, Alberobello, Matera
Distance to Coast:
Approx. 20 minutes
- Spacious, sleeps up to 2
- Highly recommended for early and late bookings and all year round
- Wood-burning stove, with wood provided, free of charge
- Central heating included for early, late and winter bookings; other times supplement payable
- Twice-weekly clean (0900-1300), included
- Towels and beach towels provided
- Washing machine & dishwasher
- CD player
- Wi-Fi (signal strength variable and not always reliable)
- Mosquito nets & safe
- Smoking - outside only please
- Shared pool with sunbathing terraces; 04/04/15-31/10/15, weather permitting
- Spacious & special - a dream of a trullo.
- One double "trullo " bedroom, en-suite shower room, with washing machine.
- Large living/dining room, in another cone, with rattan easy chairs, dining table and chairs, and with steps & arch to comfortable, cosy snug, also in a small cone, with wood-burning stove & more rattan easy chairs.
- Separate well-equipped kitchen, also in cone, with oven, four-ring hob, dishwasher & fridge freezer.
“Trullo Zingaro is everything we knew it would be – Annie & Ray’s attention to detail is great – everything you could ever need – and then some! We will be back. The square and around was very busy late into the night – singers, dancing, fire eaters, entertainment of all kinds. Lovely atmosphere and all ages. Café culture at its best. Thanks to all the team at Long Travel and their support in Italy. Sandro and others are fabulous.” Denise & Nick, Isle of Wight
“Many previous guests have commented on the high standard of Trullo Zingaro – and it looks so cute from the road when you first see it!! Everything still looks so fresh and new – a credit to the team. We leave Trullo Zingaro very sadly.” Claire & Martin, Lincoln
"We loved your recommended restaurants BUT the best place eat by far is on the patio at the trullo – home cooked pasta, wine and the stars – what could be better?" Sue & Steve, Solihull
"We came across the trullos by chance on the internet – we were looking for a non-commercialised Greek island!… and now we say goodbye to this lovely Trullo Zingaro that we knew nothing about six months ago… until next time! We will be back! A perfect holiday." Simon & Nicola, London
"Over the many years that we have been renting villas abroad, Zingaro has got to go on record as the best. Altogether a fabulous “get away from it all” holiday and one we won’t forget." Christa & David, Wirral
"This was our first stay in a trullo, our first visit to Puglia and our first holiday with Long Travel. The whole experience to date has been truly 5*. Trullo Zingaro is a beautiful property in a wonderful setting." Ann & Steve, Wallington
"Trullo Zingaro is beautiful inside and out and well-equipped – even better than we hoped for." Evelyn & John, Pinner
"We have basked in the glorious sunshine, enjoyed the views, relaxed in and around Trullo Zingaro and have been swimming in the pool. Absolutely perfect. Sadly, we leave this amazing place tomorrow. What a brilliant week! What a brilliant trullo!" Marian & Nick, Hertford
"Trullo Zingaro is fabulous, very comfortable and has provided a great combination of privacy and relaxation. We have loved the terraces, the views and the lovely pool to cool off. Thanks to Annie & Ray, who have created something very special here." Darren & John, Hove
"Trullo Zingaro is a lovely place, set in beautiful surroundings and with lots of privacy." Christa & Keith, Stafford
"What a beautiful trullo, with great views and set in an idyllic landscape of olive groves and dry stone walls." Liz & Derek, Welwyn
"Splendid trullo and location." Mike & Wendy, Cullompton"The trulli experience is “trulli” unique." George & Tina, London
"Thank you for an unforgettable stay. This was a wonderful place to come and relax and Trullo Zingaro was everything we had hoped for and more." Maxine & Herman, Harrogate
"We were greeted by the lovely Sandro and the trullo, in an idyllic setting, well exceeded our expectations." Jess & Lucy, North Ferriby
"What a lovely relaxing time. We came to chill out and eat good food and it has been very easy to do just that!" Caroline & Mitchell, Milton Keynes
"We have just enjoyed the most relaxing week in Trullo Zingaro. Your trullo is awesomely beautiful. Some days out, some days in, wall to wall sunshine and a brilliant pool. Dry stone walls amazing. Sunsets, stillness and genuine peace and quiet. Beautiful scenery, olive groves, almond trees. Ah well…back to Essex with a heavy heart!" Michael & Lynn, Harlow
"This is a “trulli” magical trullo." John & Susie, Haywards Heath
"Trullo Zingaro was all we hoped for and more - like having our own little castle for two weeks! " Karen, Carlisle
Steve Bleach wrote for The Sunday Times, "It's a model restoration, the perfect blend of comfort and character - space and cool stone inside, olive groves cascading down the terraced hillside outside. "
"Loved Trullo Zingaro - a great mix of rustic charm and luxury. " Maria & Paul, Pinner, Middx
"The purpose of our holiday was to do nothing, unwind and relax - Trullo Zingaro resplendent with its superb pool came up to the mark - a 'trulli' lovely trullo. " Howard & Jackie, Altrincham
"Trullo Zingaro is all the brochure photos promise and more. Such a beautiful place can never be truly captured properly. We have loved our stay here. " Sam & Jim, Staffs
"2 weeks of blue sky and perfect temperatures. The trullo and pool have exceeded our expectations, as has Puglia. A memorable holiday on a fantastic part of Italy. " Mark & Lorna, Shrewsbury
"Long Travel thank you for all your advice and knowledge. The trullo is a masterpiece of collaboration between Ray and Annie, the architect and the builder. We asked for somewhere with a view…and boy we got it! " Tessa & Brian, Petworth, W Sussex
"Glorious week. Trullo Zingaro has been a great home from home for our holiday - fantastic restoration Ray and Annie. " Zoe & James, Dubai
"Thanks for an idyllic holiday. Wall to wall sunshine……….. " Graham & Judith, Chelmsford
"The trullo more than fulfilled our expectations and was the best equipped self-catering accommodation we've ever had. " Alexandra, Leatherhead
"A perfect haven of tranquillity - we'll be back. " Louise & Anthony, Watford Village
"Your brochure descriptions always match reality, but, Annie and Ray, here, the reality totally surpasses the description. " Richard & Janet, Bedford
Our 2016 prices are now available.
For 2 from £1110 per week, including car