At the end of the lane, three trulli framed by pine, olive and fruit trees: a delightful sight. Inside is just as good, open plan with a dining area and a small but stunning kitchen. But it’s the sitting room that dazzles, with its eight-metre wall of glass overlooking the pool… fold the doors back in summer and merge your living space with the elements. This is a spectacular renovation: four big whitewashed bedrooms with sleek bathrooms, simply and beautifully furnished, a rooftop sundeck, a volleyball pitch close by, an outdoor dining area with a barbecue and pizza oven and now, a large multi-purpose studio space perfect for those who would like to run courses or need a fifth bedroom. There are a couple of other trulli in sight, but that won’t stop you feeling private and remote. The owners, fun and easy-going, live nearby, leave you a luxurious welcome pack and can lend you a pre-programmed GPS so you don’t get lost finding their favourite places! They’re keen greenies – the sun heats the underfloor heating and the pool – and will help you plant a tree of your choice to reduce your carbon footprint when you go.