Trullo del Sale

PUGLIA

Monopoli

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

A stunning trullo conversion with luxuriant gardens and pool.

Trullo del Sale is a particularly fine example of how to restore a trullo: maintain the charming structure and original features, add "sleek-chic" contemporary touches, use top-quality materials throughout, furnish with style and insert a pool into the olive-tree strewn gardens! With sandy beaches and charming towns nearby, Trullo del Sale has a little bit of something for everyone!

"I cannot say enough how perfect our experience was with Trullo del Sale. Everything was thought of and taken care of. We absolutely loved everything about our Puglia trip, but especially the beautiful property. It was everything we hoped it would be, and more. It worked so beautifully for our group of 10, with so many different outdoor areas to relax, and we really didn’t want to leave to go anywhere on most days! The location was the perfect base to explore that part of Puglia.” Jeanine Bribosia, Australia, July 2019

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
  • Twins  1
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Bathrooms  6
  • ... of which en suite  6
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Breakfast preparation 
  • Pool (LxW in metres)  14x7
  • Air conditioning 
  • Underfloor heating ²
  • Open fireplace 
  • Safe 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Bluetooth speakers 
  • TV ³
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Bicycles 
  • Shopping service 
  • Driver 
  • Masseur 
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Cookery classes 
  • Sea views 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ 4 hours daily, more on request
² except in the guesthouse
³ flat screen TVs in all bedrooms and living room

Pool open from May to the end of October

 

Inside: accommodation at Trullo del Sale is spread across the main house and a garden guesthouse. The interior layout of the main house is extremely congenial to holiday living. All on one floor, daily life indoors centres around one large room with a practical kitchen, a capacious dining table and a comfortably furnished, elegant living area. There are five bedrooms in the main house, three doubles and two double-twins. The master double features a high vaulted ceiling, and a sumptuous en-suite bathroom with moulded tub and separate walk-in shower. A door leads from this bedroom into a second comfortable double-twin room which has a walk in wardrobe and an ensuite shower room. This bedroom can either be accessed via the master (so ideal for young children) or independently from the garden. There is then a further double bedroom with ensuite bathroom including a tub and a double-twin room with ensuite shower room. The final double bedroom is the most simple and is accessible only from the gardens. Communication with the surrounding grounds is seamless thanks to a series of floor length, lilac-shuttered French windows. Approximately 30m away is the garden guesthouse, home to a double bedroom, a shower room, an open-plan living area including a kitchenette and a private shaded terrace. The laundry room is also in this building and is accessed from outside.

Outside: the open-plan kitchen and living area leads straight out onto a shaded dining area with a large stone table. The garden is extensive, peaceful and dotted with ancient olive trees. At the centre,surrounded by grass-bordered flagstones,is the14-metre pool with wide Roman steps and a Jacuzzi corner. Behind the house a set of steps leads to a panoramic roof terrace with stunning views of the surrounding hills and the coast.

 

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