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“A Perfect Holiday”
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Pool through to Trullo
Birds Eye View
Steps and Arches through to the pool
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Gazebo & Pool
Driveway and Gardens
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Across Pool to Trullo
View from Land to Pool and Trullo
Our Vineyard
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The Little Wood
Gardens across to Gazebo
New gazebo in extended garden next to vineyard
View from extended garden across to pool and trullo
the Little Wood at night!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Alberobello, Province of Bari, Puglia

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emmarecom...
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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I have just had the most wonderful holiday with my family at Little Wood. My family are normally spread all over the world, so we were able to spend a blissful ten days all together, relaxing and enjoying each others company, in a perfect setting. Little Wood is a delightful and extremely comfortable trulli, with a magnificent pool and seating area, where many a happy hour was spent. There is everything that you could possibly need and you immediately feel at home. The garden is just out of this world, with a beautifully peaceful area just below the pool, where you can take yourself off with a cool glass of wine and a good book and completely relax. My 17 year old son took up his place in the hammock and spent hours reading a book and swinging gently in the breeze! The outdoor eating area is wonderful in the evening to sit around and enjoy some of the fantastic local produce that can be cooked up on the BBQ.. We also thoroughly enjoyed the surrounding areas. Alberobello is extremely pretty with a wonderful market, full of the local produce. For an atmospheric night out, Martina Franca is also a really good place to eat out. The owner Gary Sullivan, could not have been more helpful and made it so easy to organise this holiday, with spot on directions and instructions. As was Catrine, who handed over the keys when we arrived and made us feel extremely welcome and relaxed. I just cannot fault this holiday and our stay at Little Wood. I had been looking forward to being able to have my whole family together again, and I could not have chosen a better place for this to happen. I highly recommend Little Wood as the perfect place to have a most wonderful holiday.

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Liked best: Sitting around the pool and enjoying the beautiful garden.
Liked least: Coming home!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Dec 20, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words! - I hope you are able to get the family together again soon, but in the meantime, we really appreciate the way you have highlighted some of the aspects of the Little Wood that make it so special!

Best Regards,

Gary
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Sussex
Reviewed November 17, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: Living in a trulli
Liked least: It's slightly odd that the main entrance/exit is via the master bedroom though not an issue for us.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Dec 5, 2012
Many thanks for your comments Michael - we will ensure that the property is opened well ahead of any future autumn guests arriving, thus addressing the point about having the trullo well aired.

Best Regards,

Gary
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John_Sewe...
Bakewell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Michael Douglas would be happy here.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Our first view of the pool and garden the evening we arrived was one of incredulity - was this really our place for a week? When we saw the inside of the villa, we were all ecstatic. It was so lovely.

We spent most of days by or in the pool, and ate all our meals outside on the stone table, even using the BBQ a couple of times. The awning for shade over the sun loungers and the hammock between the olive trees were just some of the thoughtful touches.

Both owner and local caretaker were unfailingly helpful. We wanted for nothing. The surrounding area has many interesting historic towns, and the local supermarket was fantastic.

I can't recommend the villa highly enough.

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Liked best: The pool and garden
Liked least: The shortness of the stay
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Nov 27, 2012
Thanks so much John for your very kind words - we have 'other ideas' for continuing to improve our Little Wood! We really get great satisfaction from knowing that our guests love the Little Wood so much!

Very best regards,

Gary & Lynn
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Stuart W
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
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“Trullo perfection: Look no further”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Little Wood is a real gem: ideally located - close enough to nearby Locorotondo for easy access to amenities, but with an out-of-the-way atmosphere that really puts you in the holiday frame of mind. The house itself is the how-to-do-it manual for trullo restoration - charming and other-wordly, but with a sensible, 'user friendly' layout. The highlight is the stunning pool and BBQ area, which we found very hard to drag ourselves away from. Judging from the entries in the visitors book, we were not the first who failed to tick off everything on our Puglian travel itinerary. Our kids in particular preferred to hang around the pool rather than day-trip to the beautiful towns in the region. The day-trip to Lecce, though, is perfectly feasible and well worth the drive. Given more time we would have driven the additional 45 minutes to Oltrano. Something for next time ....

We have stayed in many types of accommodation over the years, and are well accustomed to subtracting 20 per cent from the images presented on booking websites. Not so with Little Wood, which frankly exceeded our expectations in every way. A perfect family getway.

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Liked best: The amazing pool area and grounds
Liked least: no complaints at all
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Nov 27, 2012
Stuart, many thanks for your positive feedback. I really do hope you can manage to make a return trip in 2013 - please pass on our very best wishes to your family!

Best Regards,

Gary & Lynn
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craig w
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“You will not be disappointed”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

When we happened across “Little Wood” on the internet it was the photos and reviews that convinced us to book... we were not disappointed. The pictures really do not do the property justice.

The property itself is based around a couple of trullis that have been sympathetically renovated to provide beautiful accommodation. The trulli is surprisingly spacious and exceptionally well equipped. What sets this trulli above the others we considered is it’s outside space. There is a generous patio area which is perfect for early morning breakfast and an expansive pool area with shower. The outside barbeque and huge stone table in the sunken area next to the pool was a very welcome feature. The landscaping of the grounds is beautiful and there are some lovely topiary olive trees surrounding the pool area.
We ate outside 100% of the time and enjoyed a quiet glasse of wine in the evening as the whole grounds are thoughtfully light up by subtle lighting.
Ideally located for days out to the beach or some of the lovely towns nearby, if getting out and about is your thing there is a lot to go and see.
We didn’t want for anything while we were there, everything had been thought of.

A point to also mention is how helpful Gary the owner is. We contacted Gary a couple of times during our stay via text and he always got back to us within half an hour with the answer to our question or helpful advice.

As a family we have come back recommending the area to all our friends and speaking very highly of the trulli. We will be returning to the area next year and despite always saying we would never stay in the same place twice we are giving very serious thought to staying at “Little Wood” again.

If you are considering booking “Little Wood” then I suggest you go ahead as you won’t be disappointed.

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Liked best: The property is finished to a high standard and the garden/pool is fantastic
Liked least: There was nothing not to like.
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Jul 13, 2012
Craig and Rebecca, thank you so much, for your kind words. Let me see if I cannot tempt you back next year. Since your holiday at the Little Wood, we have replaced all the garden furniture, with new rattan style furniture, added a double sunbed, again with a rattan base, and its own parasol and added a huge shade sail in the lawn area!

There's always things we're looking to do, so don't be surprised if when you come back next year, you find a herb garden just above the lawn as well!

Best Regards to you both and the kiddies!

Gary & Lynn
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Warwick, UK
Reviewed November 15, 2011 for a stay in August 2010
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The pool area
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Rachel C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Beautiful surroundings!!”
Reviewed September 6, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
1
person found this review helpful

We have just come back from 2 weeks staying in Little Wood. The grounds and pool area are quite breathtaking. The pictures are so real.
The house was perfect, comfortable and relaxing, from the moment we arrived it felt very homely and comforting and every little detail has been thought of.
The kitchen has all of your essentials and there was a welcome pack waiting for us, so that from the minute you arrive you can truly relax.
Alberobello, Martina Franca and Locrotondo are all such short distances from the house and wonderful restaurants.

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Liked best: The outside space
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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