Trulli Andrea

PUGLIA

Ceglie Messapica

  • 12 Sleeps
  • 6  Bedrooms
  • 6  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A pristine pair of panoramic Trulli with not one but two gorgeous pools.

If you’re looking for a large, luxurious, two-family property that gives you a little privacy, or if you just need two pools - one for swimming and relaxation, one for fun and games, perhaps - the wonderfully comfortable Trulli Andrea, with its sweeping countryside views and extensive lawned grounds might just be the place for you.

"Trulli Andrea was excellent and our holiday was a 10 ++++." Shelly Steinhaus, US, June 2019

Trulli Andrea in the press:
World Travel Magazine, April/May 2017
Harper's Bazaar, January 2017

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  12
  • Bedrooms  6
  • Double beds  4
  • Flexible doubles/twins  2
  • Bathrooms  6
  • ... of which en suite  5
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Pizza chef 
  • Breakfast preparation ²
  • Pool (LxW in metres) ³ 12x7
  • Infinity pool (LxW in metres) ³ 12x7
  • Air conditioning 
  • Underfloor heating 
  • Open fireplace 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • iPod docking station 
  • TV 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Stereo 
  • WiMax broadband wi-fi Internet [i] 
  • Wood-burning pizza oven 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Shopping service 
  • Masseur 
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Beautician 
  • Cookery classes 
  • Boat trips 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ 2 hours per day
² continental breakfast preparation is included in the price. Ingredients to be paid extra
³ Trulli Andrea has two pools. The first has an infinity edge and a Jacuzzi corner
in the second trullo
there are TVs in the living areas and in most of the bedrooms.
the first trullo has a gas barbecue, the second a wood-burning barbecue and pizza oven

 

Inside: accommodation at Trulli Andrea is spread over two immaculately restored sets of trulli. Both have a light and airy feel and both are furnished with considerable style and attention to detail. The main entrance of the first set of trulli takes one into a large dining area with vaulted stone ceilings and a beautiful table seating 12. Two wide arches lead from this space to the excellent kitchen, which overlooks the pool area, a series of sitting areas furnished with design pieces and comfy sofas, and a study. The master double bedroom, which has views of the pool, is accessed via a corridor leading from the study, while the other two bedrooms, a double and a double-twin are accessed from the dining area. All three bedrooms have beautifully finished en-suite shower rooms and the double-twin has its own access to the surrounding terraces.

The second set of trulli, situated about 40m from the first, is very similar in style and layout.

The main entrance takes one into a large open plan space, which includes a dining area with table seating 10, and two well-articulated living areas, one with a designer fireplace, and a smaller one with a pair of deep sofas and a wall-mounted TV. A small corridor leads from this area leads to the sleeping quarters, which comprise a master double suite with en-suite shower room, a second double bedroom, also with en-suite shower room, and a double-twin bedroom, whose shower room is accessed from near the dining room.

Outside: Trulli Andrea sits on a hill top at the centre of a 2.5-hectare olive estate. This lofty position affords guests not only sweeping 360-degree vistas of the Valle d'Itria's wooded hills but total privacy too. The houses are set amongst a large expanse of manicured lawns, which are crisscrossed by paths, peppered with olive trees and delimited by large expanses of stone-flagged terraces. But Trulli Andrea's truly unique feature is its mirrored sets of outdoor amenities: each house has a splendid pool (one of which has an infinity edge and a Jacuzzi corner), a comfortably furnished sitting area and a dreamy al fresco dining area served by a barbecue zone (one is equipped with a professional standard gas barbecue, the other with a traditional barbecue and wood-burning pizza oven).

 

Think About

Thanks to its twin sets of indoor and outdoor amenities, Trulli Andrea is perfect for two families travelling together who would like to retain a certain amount of privacy while still being able to come together for convivial meals or fun and games. For similar reasons, Trulli Andrea works equally well for large multi-generational family groups who could dedicate one pool for the children and one for those seeking peace and relaxation.

Should you wish for a little more space, there is a third little trullo, called Afrika, about 200m from the two main houses. It has a small bedroom with a French sized bed (ideal for single use), a shower room, a little living area and a kitchenette. Outside there is a shaded breakfast area. While not as spacious as the accommodation in the main houses, it is comfortable, private and air-conditioned. Should you wish to use Afrika, please request in advance. It costs €1,500 per week.
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