Trullo Pinnacolo

PUGLIA

Ostuni

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

At the cutting edge of modern trullo conversion, Trullo Pinnacolo offers style, quality and practicality in equal measure.

Designed to exacting specifications by Paris based architect Fabrice Bejjani, Trullo Pinnacolo is right at the cutting edge of modern trullo conversions. It used the characterful original trullo as a springboard for the creation of a perfectly designed modern holiday home that is inserted into the surrounding landscape in such a way as to make the most of shade, views and breeze... Pinnacolo offers easy living at its easiest!

"Trullo Pinnacolo merits 5 out of 5 for all criteria." MM, US, July 2018

Trullo Pinnacolo in the press:
Harper's Bazaar, 1 June 2018

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  6
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Pool (LxW in metres) ² 15x3
  • Air conditioning 
  • Heating 
  • Open fireplace 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • iPod docking station 
  • DVD library 
  • TV 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Outdoor kitchen 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Exercise bike ³
  • Yoga mats 
  • Shopping service 
  • Laundry service 
  • Masseur 
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Pilates instructor 
  • Beautician 
  • Cookery classes 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ two hours every day except Sundays
² single depth 1.5m, with a chlorine-free salt-based purification system
³ one exercise bike (training interior type bike-cyclette)
in the kitchen and in the summer dining area opposite the kitchen

Pool open from April to end of October

 

Inside: Trullo Pinnacolo develops over two blocks joined by a shaded outdoor living area. To the rear of the property, the original trullo houses a cosy living space and a large round dining table with hugely thick walls that keep it cool even in the height of summer, and a guest bathroom. This trullo then extends into the bright, modern kitchen which in turn leads on to the large external living and dining area with views down to the pool. The new block houses all six bedrooms (four doubles and two double-twins) and a poolside living room. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms to the left and two to the right of the large connecting stairway. These four bedrooms (a double and a double-twin on each side) are all identical, and feature en-suite shower rooms and access to a terrace with superb views over the pool and the surrounding countryside. Going down the central steps to the pool level one reaches the two poolside bedrooms, also with en-suite shower rooms. These poolside bedrooms are larger than the four bedrooms upstairs. The indoor accommodation is completed by a beautifully bright and completely air-conditioned summer living room.

Outside: indoor and outdoor spaces combine perfectly at Trullo Pinnacolo. Arriving at the property from the front gate, one first arrives at the central living and dining area, which is shaded by a large sail. This area looks down the wide stairway to the pool and the surrounding countryside. Also on this upper level are some great furnished spots for relaxing. The stairway itself serves also as a living space, and is supplied with comfortable mattresses which can be moved around to take advantage of the shade as it moves during the day. The house is in fact designed to take full advantage of the natural shade offered by the movement of the sun around the buildings.
Down the stairway you reach the pool area, with plenty of stylish and comfortable seating and lounging possibilities. Also beside the pool is a kitchen area with a barbeque and a table seating up to 14.
Then we have the pool itself, long and narrow, chlorine free and lined with black mosaic to ensure that it warms up quickly with the first rays of sun in the spring and autumn. This must be one of the most stylish pools in the whole Think range.
Finally, the extensive grounds provide opportunities for leisurely strolls amongst the olive groves.

 

Think About

The similar quality of the bedrooms make this an ideal property for groups of friends and two or more families alike.

Trullo Pinnacolo is one of a triptych of stunning contemporary villas designed by Paris-based architect Fabrice Bejjani. Why not take a look at the other two: Adesso in Sicily and Agalia on Corfu. Booking two or all three of them would make for a super chic holiday!
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