Beautiful Masseria dating to the XV century, still enclosed by its ancient tuff walls, surrounded by the red soil typical of the Salento countryside and scattered with olive trees, prickly pears and wheat fields, provided with a pool and at just 10 minutes by car from the beach. It is an ideal place for those who seek the charme of an ancient property where the original architecture -characterized by the use of bare stone- blends with modern decor, some pieces of contemporary art, as well as with all modern comforts. An harmonious contrast -so to speak- between old and new, amidst the perfumes of nature, in a place of silence interrupted from time to time by the gentle rustling of the wind.
The Masseria is composed of 7 independent, spacious and elegant suites, provided with all comforts. Some of them, thanks to the flexibility with which the space has been conceived and shaped, can be divided in two separate and autonomous sub-units, without compromising the privacy of both the interiors and the exteriors of each suite.
Within the enclosing ancient walls there is the main body of the property, split in two levels and comprising the main apartment plus three suites. In a nearby annex, instead, the other three suites are located. The outdoor area is like a collage between patches of garden with Mediterranean scrub, olive and orange trees; and other patches paved with the typical “chianche”, as for example the area around the pool (12m*4,5m*3m max.), which is equipped with sunbeds, beach umbrellas and other garden furniture. A nice roof-top furnished terrace makes the perfect spot for an aperitif with a view, as far as the eye can see, over the countryside spreading all-round under the setting sun.
Suite Orangerie - facing the pool - (1 double bedroom + 1; 2 bathrooms)
It overlooks the pool area, from which one gains access inside. From the wide living room with sofas and a 10-seat dining table, one can reach, to the right, a spacious fully-equipped kitchen; while on the left, through a hallway, the double bedroom with an additional single bed, the bathroom with both a shower and a jacuzzi bathtub, and another smaller shower room. All rooms (except the bathrooms) also have an entry doorway from outside.
Suite Sale e Verande - lateral - (2 double bedrooms + 1 queen-size bed; 2 shower rooms)
From a small entrance hall, one can get, to the right, in the first double bedroom with en-suite shower room; whereas to the left access is gained to a spacious living-dining room with a hidden kitchen. Overlooking this space, there is an open mezzanine housing a queen-size bed. Going on to the other rooms, a passageway leads to the second double bedroom, a wardrobe cabinet and the second shower room. Outside there is a private area equipped with garden furniture and stretching towards the common courtyard garden of the Masseria. Please note: this apartment can be so sub-divided: an independent double bedroom with en-suite shower room; and the rest of the apartment comprising the living room, the mezzanine queen-size bed, the other double bedroom and its shower room.
Suite Volte a Croce - olive trees patio - (2 double bedrooms; 2 shower rooms)
This apartment is characterized by vaulted ceilings which resemble a cross, making the space so ample and airy. It is composed of two double bedrooms each with en-suite shower room, a nice living room with also a dining table, and a kitchen. One of the bedrooms also has another doorway giving onto the courtyard. Under a covered archway, there is the outdoor area equipped for al fresco dining and oriented towards the patio. Please note: it is possible to split the suite in two units for two people each, with separate access as well as outdoor space, so divided: one double bedroom with shower room; the other double bedroom with its shower room, living room and kitchen.
Suite Volte e Ventagli – upper floor - (2 double bedrooms + 1 queen-size bed bedroom; 2 shower room)
Such suite is on the upper floor, hence enjoys additional privacy, plus the bonus of the furnished roof-top terrace with panoramic view on the countryside. Inside, all rooms feature vaulted ceilings and consist of: two double bedrooms, one single bedroom with a queen-size bed, 2 shower rooms, a passageway/cloakroom, a living-dining room and an open-plan kitchen. From the living room one can get outside to the terrace, furnished with table, chairs and beach umbrella for al fresco dining . Please note: the two double bedrooms (one smaller than the other) share a large shower room, while the single bedroom makes use of its en-suite one.
Suite "Le Quattro Vele" - close to the pool - (2 double bedrooms; 2 shower rooms)
Within the enclosing walls, in a separate annex that was once used as barn when the Masseria used to function as a farm, there are the other three suites. At that time, the buildings were often partly excavated out of natural stone, so that today, thanks to a careful restoration, one can appreciate the lines and colors of the original blocks in “pietra leccese” (the construction material typical of the Salento); and the vaulted ceilings resembling the shape of a sail at each corner, to which there corresponds on the ground one of the four doorways. The apartment comprises 2 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, a living-dining room and an open-plan kitchen. All rooms have a doorway giving outside onto the patio and the pool area. The outdoor private area is provided with dining table, beach umbrella and other garden furniture.
Suite Angoli Paralleli - olive trees patio - (2 double bedrooms + 1 queen-size sofa-bed; 2 shower rooms)
This charming suite, made as well of original blocks in “pietra leccese”, is composed of two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, an ample living room (with a sofa-bed) and a kitchen. All rooms also have an exit onto the courtyard. And there is a private furnished outdoor area.
Suite Canne con Giardino - rear of the annex - (1 double bedroom + 1 queen-size sofa-bed; 1 shower room)
This suite is characterized by the sloping roof made of hand-woven bamboo reeds, a very traditional feature. It includes one double bedroom, one shower room, a living room (with a sofa-bed) and a little kitchen, all having also an exit door to the garden. The furnished outdoor area enjoys of additional privacy, given the suite’s position.
Guests will be welcome on arrival by the property’s manager, who will be at their complete disposal who will propose and design, according to the interests of the guests, a series of additional, selected services to make this stay a real experience of the territory. Here are some examples: Personal Trainer (Yoga-Pilates - Functional Training); Holistic massages; Watsu in the pool; Aesthetic treatments; Excursions with lunch or dinner by boat (sailing or motor); trekking; Guided tours; Diving; Sport fishing; Spending in the villa; Home chef; Cooking lessons; Visits wine / oil; Home restaurant; Restaurant reservations; Reservation of beach umbrellas in the front row in 2/3 of affiliated beach clubs (sand and rock); Rental / Rental with driver; Participation in events / festivals; etc. An event planner is available to organize weddings, events, parties and cooking classes on the farm.
DistancesSea: natural park of Portoselvaggio with rocky coves and a pebble beach at 12 km; a beautiful beach club on rocks, called “Litos”, also at 12 km
Sant’Isidoro sandy beach: 9 km
Santa Caterina, little sandy beach and several smooth rocky coves: 10 km
Santa Maria al Bagno, little sandy beach: 12 km
Gallipoli (the last outpost of the Magna Grecia): 20 km
Town centre with shopping facilities: Nardò, 4.5 km
Restaurants: Nardò, 4.5 km
Santa Maria di Leuca (de Minibus Terrae): 72 km
Otranto (renowned for its beautiful Cathedral and beaches): 53 km
Lecce (the capital of the Baroque): 34 km
Brindisi (airport): 77 km
Bari (airport) 197 km