Castellana Grotte, Puglia, Italy


Lelou is an idyllic countryside refuge, a few kilometers from the lovely beaches and town of Castellana Grotte. Encased by two hectares of olive grove and red soil, the villa provides a private oasis, where guests can bask in the slow life and natural rhythm of the region.

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house Guide

The Space

  • The villa has been built following centuries-old building methodologies and using only local materials to valorize the Apulian vernacular, with a keen eye on modern techniques to help reduce the ecological blueprints. The estate is composed of the most typical Apulian buildings: Trulli with Lamia. In these minimalistic spaces, thought and tailored by local artisans with the clear intent to value clean lines and traditional architectural elements, two luminous and cozy double bedrooms with a shared bathroom, a modern and fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, and two dining areas, one internal and the other external, live together in perfect harmony. The Lamia is a smaller building with a private bathroom perfect for two guests.
  • The estate offers a private open pool equipped with sun loungers, an outdoor shower and bathroom, a patio with an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and a wood fire oven, a dining table, and a relaxing area.


  • Sleep: 6
  • WiFi
  • Private pool with sunbeds, umbrellas, and outdoor shower
  • Parking
  • BBQ
  • Wood-fired oven
  • Private Terrace and patio
  • Security System
  • Air conditioning + Central heating
  • Kitchen: freezer, Oven, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, kettle, Toaster, fridge, Hand blender, Induction cooker
  • WiFi
  • There is no television, but there are books and wooden board games (Chess, Checkers, Backgammon)

Included Services

  • Linen, Towels, Pool towels
  • Kitchen basics (pepper, oil, salt, etc.)
  • Air conditioning
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Organic toiletries
  • Weekly change of linen
  • Intermediate cleaning for stays longer than a week

Additional Services: (On request and not included)

  • Private chef
  • Cooking classes
  • Rental of electric bicycles
  • Personal trainer
  • Yoga classes
  • Massages


  • Rates start at EUR. 2500 per week.
Local Guide

Worth Getting out of Bed for

  • Are trips to Polignano a Mare & Monopoli, less than a 1/2h drive from the property? The nearest beaches are also a 1/2h drive away.

Where to Eat

When to Go

  • Season starts in April and lasts until October with July & August being peak seasons. Visit in June or September to experience the best of Puglia.

What to See

  • Many of the area's main tourist sights are nearby: The Trulli of Alberobello, the charming circular town of Locorotondo, Baroque Martina Franca, with its Summer Opera Festival, and the lush Itria valley.

How to Get There

  • The property is 1 hour from Bari and Brindisi airports.
  • Highly recommended: Rental car. Private parking at the villa.
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April 2024

May 2024

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