Trullo Rosmarino

PUGLIA

Martina Franca

  • 10 Sleeps
  • 5  Bedrooms
  • 5  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A luxurious restoration of a traditional Puglian home, where il dolce far niente (the Italian art of sensuous idleness) becomes a lifestyle!

With its quality modern fixtures and fittings and its lovingly restored original features, Trullo Rosmarino is a beautiful combination of traditional and contemporary Puglia, with the added bonus of a large pool, extensive gardens and a dreamy walled courtyard.

"Trullo Rosmarino is outstanding. Its location is perfect. We had a very memorable trip. You operate a very well-oiled machine." jeremy Rowse, South Africa, June 2019

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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)  10
  • Bedrooms  5
  • Double beds  3
  • Flexible doubles/twins  2
  • Bathrooms  5
  • ... of which en suite  4
  • Daily maid service 
  • Cook 
  • Breakfast preparation 
  • Pool (LxW in metres) ¹ 12x5
  • Air conditioning ²
  • Heating ³
  • Open fireplace 
  • Safe 
  • Wine cellar 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • iPod docking station 
  • DVD library 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Outdoor fireplace 
  • Vegetable garden 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Bicycles 
  • Shopping service 
  • Driver 
  • Masseur 
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Cookery classes 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
  • Walking distance to shop(s) 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ single depth 1.5m.
² in 3 out of the 5 bedrooms (Limone, Lavanda and Basilico) and in the kitchen
³ underfloor heating throughout
SKY package including Sky movies and Sky sports (with football)
including organic Puglian wines and artisanal beers from the Salento. A price list is provided at the villa
including an orchard
a café, a mini-market and a simple trattoria/pizzeria are a 10/15-minute walk away

Pool open from Easter to end of October

 

Inside: a series of elegant arched French windows run along Trullo Rosmarino’s handsome façade, offering access to various reception rooms and, to one end, the spacious, welcoming kitchen. With its huge bespoke wooden island, serving as both prep space and breakfast bar, its sleek stainless steel features and its quality appliances, this is a kitchen that will delight keen cooks. At one end, large glass doors lead out to the enchanting al fresco courtyard dining area, while at the other is a small but bright living area overlooking and accessing the gardens to the front of the house, and the elegant dining room, featuring a long table, fireplace, creamy stone barrel ceilings and more French windows accessing the gardens. Off one end of the dining room is the TV room, while off the other, passing through a little study area, one comes to another living room, the focal point of the trullo section of Trullo Rosmarino.

The sleeping quarters of Trullo Rosmarino are in three different areas. Stairs lead from behind the kitchen to the first floor and the master suite, named Limone, which comprises a large double bedroom, a superb bathroom with quartz bath and a private terrace with views over the gardens, the pool and the surrounding countryside. Two more bedrooms are accessed from the trullo living area. The first, Fico, a double-twin, is in a characterful trullo cone and is served by an adjacent bathroom with a romantic sunken bath in a stone alcove, giving bathers the feeling of being in a luxurious hammam. Fico is connected via a door to one of the garden bedrooms, Lavanda. The second bedroom, Olivo, a double, is also in a trullo cone and has its own en-suite shower room but no external windows, typical of many trulli, where the prime concern was staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The remaining sleeping accommodation is accessed from the side gardens, where there are two elegantly furnished bedrooms, Lavanda (a double-twin) and Basilico (a double), each with their own independent access and en-suite shower rooms. Lavanda is connected via an internal door - which can be used or locked depending on your requirements - to Fico, one of the trullo bedrooms.

Outside: Trullo Rosmarino is set in extensive three-acre grounds, planted with lawns, olive and fruit trees and colourful flowers. Where the grounds end, the countryside begins, making this a very peaceful spot for lovers of rural living. In the immediate environs of the house, lawned gardens run on three sides, offering plenty of possibilities for play, relaxation or sipping aperitifs. Along the façade of Trullo Rosmarino is a fully furnished outdoor living area, while the lawns outside the garden bedrooms (Rosmarino and Basilico) are also equipped for lounging, reclining and relaxing. On the fourth side, however, is our favourite spot: the delightful walled garden, perfumed with aromatic herbs, such as rosemary and lavender, and furnished with a large table for long convivial lunches and dinners. At one end of the house, a flight of steps takes one up to the panoramic first floor terrace, from where those fortunate enough to be staying in the master suite may access their kingdom! A short walk across the lawns in front of the house will soon get you to the secluded pool area, served by a large shaded pagoda and offering extensive views across the trulli-speckled countryside. Just a little way from here, back near the house, is a circular paved area framed by hanging vines. With its outdoor fire and comfy seating, it is the perfect spot to recline with a post-prandial liqueur under the canopy of stars twinkling in Puglia's night sky.

 

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If you book Trullo Rosmarino at the lower 3-bedroom price (available out of high season), you will have access to the master suite and the two bedrooms in the trullo.

Between November and Easter, it is possible to book Trullo Rosmarino for stays of less than a week (minimum 3 nights).

Need one or two more rooms (and a spa)? Book neighbouring Fichimori too. There will also be an additional supplement to pay to cover the extra use of the spa and in order for the house to be prepared for a larger group.

There is no, or very little, mobile phone reception inside Trullo Rosmarino. There is reception in the grounds, however.
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