About the Villa
A beguiling mix of contemporary and traditional Puglian architecture immersed in peaceful gardens.
Terrarossa's tranquil setting amidst the olive groves of Puglia's eastern plain makes it ideal for exploring both the picturesque towns of the Valle d'Itria and the beaches of the Adriatic coast. Al fresco living is generously catered for by an abundance of furnished terraces, emerald lawns and a dreamy pool, while the superbly crafted interiors are spacious, light and finished to exactingly high standards.
"Terrarossa had absolutely everything you could need, we were so impressed. The facilities at the villa and the support provided were a huge highlight. The owners were fabulous hosts, very helpful and gave us a lovely welcome pack on arrival which included a baked tart. Also packed us breakfast to eat on the early morning drive to the airport." Daley Welch, Australia, June 2019
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Terrarossa in the press:
International Traveller, December 2018
¹ including organic Puglian wines and artisanal beers from the Salento. A price list is provided at the villa
- Accommodates (max) 8
- Bedrooms 4
- Double beds 1
- Flexible doubles/twins 3
- Bathrooms 4
- ... of which en suite 3
- Daily maid service
- Breakfast preparation
- Pool (LxW in metres) 11x4
- Air conditioning
- Wine cellar ¹
- Washing machine
- Microwave oven
- iPod docking station
- Satellite TV ²
- DVD player
- Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i]
- Outdoor fireplace ³
- Vegetable garden ⁴
- Private Parking
- Table tennis
- Shopping service
- Yoga instructor
- Cookery classes
- The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7
= optional/on request
² including Sky Movies and Sport
³ there is a fire pit
⁴ including an orchard
Inside: accommodation at Terrarossa is spread over three buildings: a day house, a night house and an original trullo. As the name might suggest, the day house, which is the closest to the pool, is where you will spend most of your waking hours when not by the pool. Large sliding glass doors lead from a shaded terrace into a voluminous and airy open-plan space hosting a kitchen-diner and a sitting area, off which is a double-twin bedroom and an adjacent shower room. Polished concrete floors, designer furniture, quality fittings, an array of windows large and small, and a superb kitchen all combine to create a thoroughly relaxing contemporary atmosphere.
The night house is located on the opposite side of the pool from the day house and accommodates two of the property’s four bedrooms. If you book Terrarossa at the two bedroom price, these are the bedrooms that will be made available to you. Similar in its cubic, angular, contemporary architecture to its diurnal sister, but partially clad in creamy local stone, the night house is also accessed via a shady terrace. One enters a kitchen-diner, which, while smaller than the main kitchen, is perfectly equipped for whipping up and eating breakfast or light lunches. The presence of a TV and built-in sofas in this room mean that it may also be used as a second living area. A little hallway off the kitchen-diner leads to two lovely double-twin bedrooms, each with its own en-suite shower room and access, via glass doors, to little private terraces overlooking the gardens.
Situated about 20m from the night house is the beautifully restored trullo, home to a charming suite comprising a small sitting area, a double bedroom and an en-suite shower room.
Outside: the extensive grounds of Terrarossa are planted with an archetypally Puglian mix of whispering olive trees, aromatic plants, flowering shrubs and prickly pear cacti. Crisscrossing the reddish soil from which the property takes its name, are a series dry stone walls and paths linking the three houses. At centre stage is a large expanse of verdant lawn and the splendid pool, which comes with beach-effect shallow end, decking, shower and solarium. Each house has its own attractive al fresco area: the day house boasts a shady pool-view terrace with barbecue, furnished elegantly with a large dining table and a suite of easy chairs; the night house’s wrap-around terrace offers a variety of areas equipped for lounging and dining in style; the trullo has a little umbrella-shaded al fresco sitting area. Back at the night house, an external flight of steps leads up to a super-panoramic roof terrace from which one may survey the grounds, the surrounding countryside and, in the distance, the Adriatic Sea. Finally, if all that were not enough, to one side of the swimming pool is the fabulous fire pit, flanked on either side by a mix of built-in, well-cushioned, sofas and designer chairs. Convivial evenings spent here, accompanied by a soothing soundtrack of gently chirruping cicadas, are the stuff that memories are made of. If, on arrival, you've never heard of l'arte del dolce far niente - the art of sweet idleness - by the time you leave Terrarossa, you'll be an expert.
Thanks to its many outdoor terraces, its two kitchens and its flexible living and sleeping areas, Terrarossa is well-suited to hosting a multigenerational family travelling together and who would like to retain a certain amount of privacy while still being able to come together for convivial meals or fun and games.
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Terrarossa has an excellent ecological pedigree thanks to its solar panels, which provide most of the property's electricity and hot water.
Between November and Easter, it is possible to book Terrarossa for stays of less than a week (minimum 3 nights)
If you book Terrarossa at the two-bedroom price, the bedrooms in the night house will be prepared and the day house's kitchen and communal areas will be open for your use. The trullo and the fourth bedroom in the day house will be closed.