Accommodation at Masseria Il Trappeto

Outside

The location

Il Trappeto is set in a hectare of its own grounds which is positioned in a 25-hectare olive grove, and yet we are 500 metres to a supermarket and 1.5km from the large city of Ostuni. However, when you are here, you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside surrounded by olive trees.

The garden

In front of the house, there is a walled garden with a heated swimming pool. In the corner of the walled garden is a pergola of 42 sqm which has a proper roof and open fireplace for the winter.

There is also a large stone table under a large olive tree for outside eating, and a barbecue with a washbasin so that you can cook lunch and dinner easily outside.

Behind this is the 6m x 12m heated pool ensuring that your children are in full view without being bang next to the house. There are steps leading down to a 4m long shallow end.

Listing of Villa features

  • 550 square metres
  • 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms
  • 4 doubles en suite
  • 1 double
  • 1 twin
  • 1 single

Inside the house

Il Trappeto is a 300-year old olive mill entirely built in stone where all the local olives would have been taken for conversion to olive oil. It was last used before the war but we have painstakingly restored this beautiful building ensuring that all the original features and arches have been returned to their original condition.

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The décor

We have been very keen that the building should sing for itself since what is more beautiful than ancient stone walls? However, we all want comfort so the house has air-conditioning in six of the seven bedrooms and under-floor heating on both floors.

 

The Ground Floor

Glass doors open on to the main sitting room (soggiorno), which is 13m long and where the pressing took place; the structures are still in place. This fabulous room has a dining room at the end. There is also a further small sitting room with its own fireplace leading off the left of the main sitting room.

Leading off to the right of the sitting room is the large kitchen, which has a stone table sufficient for 10 people to eat, and glass doors opening onto the garden and pool. The kitchen can easily handle large-scale catering with its 1m fridge, first dishwasher five-ring hob and large oven. There is also an open fireplace here for cosy winter dinners.

Off this is the lavanderia, which has a washing machine.

There also three bedrooms downstairs: one double, one twin and one single. There is one large bathroom with two basins and WC, a separate WC, as well as a further shower and WC in the portico.

The First Floor

Large terraces, ideal for sunbathing and looking out to the sea and Ostuni's old town, surround the first floor. The back terrace is the perfect place to watch the sun go down.

There are four double bedrooms upstairs which all have en-suite bathrooms; one has its own bath. One double is large enough to have our extra wooden single bed which is how it can sleep 14. Two of the doubles are linked by inter-connecting doors.