Jun
02
2015
0

Photos of the beach house

Beach House

Beach House


Terrace

Terrace


Kitchen

Kitchen


Bathroom

Bathroom


at the back

at the back

Written by conrad in: Beach House Photos | Tags: , , ,
Feb
02
2010
--

Ostuni 2010

Wave of colour

Wave of colour

It’s that time of year again when the hunt for Trullos (Trulli), villas and apartments is in full swing. It can be difficult to find the perfect solution to suit individual needs, or more difficult still, the needs of all the family. I like to keep it simple: because the coast is so close and the variety and beauty of the beaches is so vast, I would rule out needing a pool. The restriction on choice and increase in price doesn’t warrant it. In fact there is a risk the children will be difficult to tear away from the house, and then you will loose precious time experiencing this heavenly place.

How close to the town should I be, within walking distance? The centre of Ostuni can be so wonderful at night that you don’t want to miss it and have to abstain from the wonderful local vino with your meal and then drive 2km into the country a little worse for ware. But during the day the the countryside can be so tranquil and dripping with ripe fruit. I’ve found a bearable compromise. The countryside about 1km outside the town, in the country but a very short drive. I make the sensible decision to finish the wine at the meal and then take an hour or so in Ostuni square and watch the street entertainers and eat one of the wonderful ice-creams from la Scala a the bottom of the steps at the fountain beneath the statue of Sant Oronzo, then I trundle down the road to a piece of paradise, where i can sleep under a dark sky and silent night.

http://www.google.com/sidewiki/entry/

Apr
03
2009
--

Trullo


What is a Trullo? It’s a Building. It is the traditional house of the Puglia region of Italy. It is similar to a cottage but with a cylindrical body and a cone shaped stone roof. All made from local abundant stone, the walls can be a few meters thick. In this way they keep the heat out in the summer and the heat in, in the winter, in the same way a cave does.
Each room usually has its own cone, and small side cones or half cones may cover a bedroom, that generally has enough room to accommodate one bed. The bedrooms, or alcoves with beds, are often covered by a curtain which can provide a very romantic appearance.
Trullo bedroom
There are many theories on why they were built like this, one is that they were built in a drystone way, so they could be demolished if the property tax collector was in the region, and then rebuilt when he leaves. Fantastic idea, but highly impractical. Most peasants in the 15th 16th 17th 18th and early 19th centuries in this region, particularly the Itria Valley of Puglia, lived in a trullo. In one way building in stone was practical because it was in such abundance, but there is evidence of trulli through the centuries from Israel to the Skellig Island of county Kerry in Ireland. Maybe migrating people carried the skill of building in this way with them, or the absence of other materials was the mother of the invention.

There are different styles of trullo, or in other words they can appear different depending on their finish. Here are some examples:

Dry Stone Trullo

Dry Stone Trullo

Plastered Trullo

Plastered Trullo

Plastered Trullo Stone Roof with Pinnacle

Plastered Trullo Stone Roof with Pinnacle

Lamia, trullo with a dome roof

Lamia, trullo with a dome roof

There is a thriving business in restoring trulli for holiday homes or even to live in. Many locals that live in the town of Ostuni for example, have a trullo just outside in the country, where they spend their summers and autumns tending the land, picking the fruit, the nuts, olives etc. Italians and overseas buyers use them as holiday homes, and in some cases building swimming pools, to add some luxury to the property. There are some foreigners that live in a trullo all year round, reaping the benefits of a tranquil life, short winter and a long summer.
A renovated Trullo, or trulli (plural) can have all the modern facilities like kitchen, bathroom, electricity and central heating. Renting a trullo for a holiday is a unique experience and with fantastic weather from May to October, they can be inexpensive out of high season.

Written by conrad in: Houses | Tags: , , , ,
Mar
30
2009
--

Paradise

This spacious house close to Ostuni town (0.5km), is ideal for a large group or family, sleeps 6. There are 3 bedrooms each with an en-suite toilet and wash-hand-basin. The large kitchen is fully equipped for self catering and there is a main bathroom. This house is has a beautiful view of the sea, and has a large outdoor barbeque and pizza oven.

Prices per week are as follows:

August €730
July €530
September €530
October €530
June €430
May €430
April €430
conrad.greene@gmail.com

Large Country House

Large Country House

For Reservations, see our contacts page.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Bedroom

Bedroom

Plans

Plans

View Map

Written by conrad in: large country house | Tags: , , ,
Mar
30
2009
--

country house

Country House

Country House

This house has one large bedroom that sleeps 4. Ideal for a family with 2 children, there is a large double bed and bunk beds. There are 2 identical houses for rent here and they are 1km from Ostuni.

Prices per week are as follows:

August €530
July €430
September €430
June €330
May €330
April €330
October €330

conrad.greene@gmail.com
For Reservations, see our contacts page.

plans

plans

Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen

The addition of the outdoor kitchen makes great sense if you want to dine outdoors which is a must in the tranquil summer evenings that are guaranteed in this climate.
Written by conrad in: Country House | Tags: , , ,
Mar
27
2009
--

Photos of Kernena

Kernena

Kernena


View from the roof

View from the roof

Kitchen Livingroom

Kitchen Livingroom

Driveway to the House

Driveway to the House

Written by conrad in: Kernena Country House | Tags: ,
Mar
27
2009
--

Kernena

Kernena

Kernena


House Details

Sleeps up to 5:

There are two bedrooms one with a king size bed and bathroom en suite the second (ground floor) has 2 single beds and bathroom en suite. The open plan kitchen/ dining room an open fire, couch, two chairs and coffee table, dining table and chairs. There is a gas cooking hob, pots kitchen ware and utensils and fridge/freezer.

Outdoors
A shaded balcony outside the kitchen dining room is perfect for outdoor dining and the house comes with garden table and chairs for this purpose.
The house is situated on 600m2 of land filled with olive and fruit trees.

The villa is a 10 minute drive from the coast and 5 mins from the nearest historic town of Ostuni. The nearest beach is Costa Merlata.

Prices per week ,
May €350
June €400
July €500
August €600
September €450
Oct €350
For Reservations, see our contacts page.
Driveway to the House

Driveway to the House


Click for Photos

Testimonies:

My family had a great time staying at Kernena Ostuni. The place is great for people who want to:
– enjoy the countryside views
– explore the lovely villages and historic towns nearby
– taste the authentic Italian cuisine in the towns nearby
– visit the local music festivals and festas
– relax on the nearby sandy beaches and coves

The best part for me was the fact that there was no TV and video games and by night you could hear the crickets and the cicadas. It was a real back to basics family holiday where we all got to know one another again.

Liz Slattery

Written by conrad in: Kernena Country House | Tags: , ,
Nov
07
2008
0

Trullo photos

Trullo bedroom

Trullo bedroom

Trulli


Double bed

Double bed

Written by conrad in: Trullo | Tags: , ,

Powered by WordPress | Aeros Theme | TheBuckmaker.com WordPress Themes | dev by dojo | hosted by doop