Trullo Sophandelle

Ceglie Messapica, Brindisi

£231 - £351
per night
£1620 - £2460
per week

Set within farmland, olive, fig and walnut trees with beds of thyme and rosemary, this 300-year-old trullo is a tranquil hideout for 2/4


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

£231 - £351 per night

£1620 - £2460 per week

The Experience

Nothing disturbs the peace, so come for long lazy days bronzing in the sun, seek shade under the pergola and ease yourself into the small, but deep, pool when it all gets too much. The garden is charming with beds full of agapanthus and irises and oleander, all tended by owner Prue when she is here.

Indoors is attractive, with objects collected from all over the world and of course Puglia – in keeping with the age and simplicity of the building. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and spotless, the bedroom charming and simple. A short drive away is a shop with a deli counter selling home cooked Italian food as well as wine and local produce. There is a separate bunk room with shower and loo for two grown-up children. 

Take nature-filled hikes, breathe fresh air, have a sundowner with your toes in the pool, unwind.

Trullo Sophandelle - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sunbathing, reading, swimming, dreaming and dozing - it's a grand spot for recuperation
  • Driving down to the deli to pick up something home cooked for supper - pasta, focaccia, vegetable bakes - and some local wine
  • Choosing one of the good books left in the house by Prue
Trullo Sophandelle - Gallery

You should know

  • You’ll find bottled drinking water. Water for cooking and washing is delivered by truck every week
  • The separate bunk room is only suitable for older children


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £231
Weekly price
from £1620
Damage deposit
£ 220
1 House for 4
From £2313 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
1 October - 30 April
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


The trullo is a special and romantic place, ideal for couples or friends who want to detach from the world, away from noise and crowds. The owner Prue also makes this place special, you may be lucky enough to meet her during your stay.

Maria Beatrice, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

This is a quiet area, midway between Ceglie Messapica (one of the oldest towns in Puglia and often overlooked) and Martina Franca, which has a Baroque old town and many beautiful churches and buildings. Both are about 7kms. If you want to get to either coastline - the Adriatic or Ionian - there are stunning beaches just a 50-minute drive away. Ostuni, the 'white city' is a 15-20 minute drive.

Local points of interest from Prue Lane

  • One of Puglia's most picturesque enclaves, Ostuni is known as the White City thanks to its plenitude of white-washed houses
  • Cisternino is surely a hidden gem of Puglia. The small town was peaceful. It is perfect for taking a relaxing and slow-paced side trip
  • Locorotondo is one of Puglia's prettiest towns with a proudly conserved, easily-walkable centre and a calm, laid-back atmosphere
  • At the heart of Puglia, in the heel of Italy, Valle d'Itria (Itria Valley, in English) is one of the most charming places to visit in Italy
  • Ceglie Messapica is wedged between the low Puglian hills and the plains of the Salento, about halfway between Brindisi and Taranto
  • Martina Franca was a fully walled town in ancient times. Explore the secretive history of this ancient town with one of our luxury villa escapes


Prue Lane

English Prue is an interior designer, which is obvious from the clever, well thought-out interiors and the superb gardens which she has created from scratch. She fell in love with this place and has gradually restored it, spending every cool morning and late afternoon creating the garden to avoid the heat of the day. She divides her time between London and Puglia - she'll greet you if she is there and you'll see her watering her beloved garden. Visit her website