One of few properly child friendly properties in the area, La Bougainvillea not only has a large fenced private pool but there are toys, a flat lawned garden, a slide and swings.
La Bougainvillea is made up of two separate houses, a traditional restored conical roofed 'trullo' house for 4 and a villa for 6 which can be rented separately or together. Surrounded by a pretty lawned garden with olive and fruit trees, each house has its own dining area and barbecue. A poolside dining area, fenced pool, garden and play area are shared by guests from both houses.
The discreet owners are parents themselves and are on hand to offer advice and tips for parents looking to experience the best of Puglia with young children, from child friendly beaches to cookery lessons and horse riding. An informal cook service, babysitting and massages can also be arranged.
La Bougainvillea is surrounded by fields and olive groves in the rolling hills of the Valle D'Itria, an area known for its olive oil, white villages, trullo houses and gentle pace of life. Just a short drive away is the UNESCO heritage site of Alberbello, a village of ancient trullos which is well worth visiting. Other characteristic hill towns such as Locorotondo and Ostuni are fun to discover with the family. Further afield are sandy beaches and the beautiful baroque town Lecce with its Roman and Greek amphitheatres. If you are staying at cooler times of the year heating is available and if you would like it putting on it is charged locally based on usage. LPG (gas) readings would be taken and charged at the going rate of €3.20 per cubic metre.
The Trullo, La Bougainvillea – sleeps 4
This magical coned 'trullo' house will really capture your children's imagination. The Trullo was built around 1820 by an ancestor of the present owner, then restored sympathetically, retaining its charm and rustic appeal with its traditional stone walls, ancient lime stone floors and arched ceilings. The trullo cones have all been knocked together and opened up to create one homely living space, including a sizeable kitchen with dining area and sitting room. Perfect for a family of four, there is a double and twin bedroom which share a shower room. Outside is a private dining area and barbecue, with a large shared garden surrounding it, ideal for young children to let off steam.