A beautifully-restored traditional farmhouse with a focus on al fresco living
In the heart of the Apulian countryside between the Adriatic coast and the town of Alberobello, lies the stunning Masseria Gelso Bianco. This lovingly-restored farmhouse featuring 11 traditional trulli sleeps up to nine guests and is the perfect countryside retreat.
Outdoor living is the focus here, with a large paved terrace offering plenty of space to relax and socialise in the warm Apulian sunshine. Sun loungers surround the large swimming pool, perfect for topping up a tan after a refreshing dip. Away from the water, guests can relax on the outdoor lounge settings and dine al fresco either in the sunshine or under the shade of a pergola. Tasty meals can be prepared in the poolside outdoor kitchen and barbecue area.
Another highlight of the outside space is the roof terrace offering panoramic views. It’s the perfect spot to sip a glass of wine as the sun goes down, and take in spectacular scenery stretching from the villa’s own olive groves to the rolling hills of the countryside, and even the town of Alberobello in the distance.
Within the trulli and lamia (another traditional Apulian style of architecture), white-washed walls and stone floors offer a light an airy ambience. A cosy living area with a dining table is situated in the main house, along with a small utility kitchen. The property’s main kitchen and diner is only accessible from the outdoors, which allows for direct access to the al fresco dining areas.
Three of the bedrooms are also within the main house. The master suite spreads across four of the trulli cones, each linked by an archway; it boasts an en-suite bathroom with a spacious bathtub, as well as direct access to the main terrace. Off the living area are two more double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms.
Offering a little more privacy, two of the bedrooms are separate from the main house and have external access only. A double bedroom is accessed via the main terrace and features an en-suite shower room, whilst a single bedroom – also with an en-suite shower room – is accessed via the roof terrace.
With spacious interiors and vast outdoor living spaces, the charming Masseria Gelso Bianco is the perfect place for a getaway with loved ones in the Italian countryside.
MAIN VILLA L’Agave (master) - double bed and en-suite bathroom with large bathtub & dual vanity Il Fico – double bedroom and large en-suite bathroom with shower Il Melograno - double bed (on loft) and en-suite bathroom with shower
SEPARATE ENTRANCES Il Carciofo (junior suite) - double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with shower, and direct terrace access Il Fico d’India (single) - divan bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and direct access to roof terrace
Masseria Gelso Bianco in the lush countryside of the Valle d'Itria in Apulia.
The Puglian countryside is known for its rolling green hills, centuries-old olive trees, and whitewashed towns dotted with traditional Trulli.
Just five minutes' drive away is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello, known for its beautiful, Trulli-packed old town.
The villa is close to the Adriatic Sea and there are several beautiful beaches and seafront towns within 30-60 minutes’ drive, including Monopoli and Polignano al Mare.
Other nearby towns well worth a visit include Locorotondo, Cisternino, and Ostuni, all within 10-45 minutes’ drive from the property.
Distances (approx.):Nearest town (Alberobello) - 5 minutes’ driveLocorotondo – 10 minutes’ driveCisternino – 20 minutes’ driveMonopoli – 30 minutes’ driveNearest beach - (Savelletri) - 35 minutes’ drivePolignano al Mare – 35 minutes’ driveOstuni – 45 minutes’ driveBrindisi Airport – 1 hour’s driveBari Airport – 1 hour, 5 minutes’ drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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