Masseria Torre Coccaro was built in the 16th century and still has the original olive mill, sheep quarters and pigeon tower; while the grounds incorporate 800-year-old olive groves and ancient almond and carob trees. 44 rooms, suites and private villas with pool are dotted amongst the olive trees; built into caves and towers, spilling out onto historic courtyards.
The excellent underground AVEDA spa and well-equipped private beach club are particular highlights, as are the cookery classes and the range of family-friendly activities. Most of the activities at Masseria Torre Coccaro are open to all the family, and the hotel can arrange child care if you need some alone time. The masseria provides a delightful base for exploring Puglia.
Families with small children
Things to do at the property:
Try a treatment using produce from the estate at the underground AVEDA spa
Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or retreat to the cave pool inside
Take your pick from the vegetable and fruit garden and join the chefs in the old stables for a cookery lesson, Apulia style
Keep fit in the conservatory gym, bathed in sunlight
Peruse the books in the library or relax in the Music Room
Play a round on the par 27 golf course among the olives
Enjoy a Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi lesson on the estate or down on the beach
Feast at your choice of four restaurants with cuisine ranging from traditional Apulian dishes to modern Italian, fish, sushi and pizza
Things to do nearby:
Head to the hotel's private beach clubs 4km away to enjoy a lovely stretch of sandy beach with private gazebos, an excellent fish restaurant, a lounge area offering massages and treatments, beach sports, a trendy boutique, and a mini club providing babysitting (complimentary shuttle service is provided)
Enjoy a wide range of watersports on the beach including windsurfing, jet skiing and scuba diving
Take a tennis lesson or book a court at Fasano Tennis Club
Play a round of golf on any of Puglia's five courses
Make use of the hotel's private yacht and cruise the coast for a day
Tickle your taste buds on a guided gourmet cycle tour through the region's cheese and wine, sampling mozzarella, olive oil, wine and fresh fish carpaccio as you go
Jog or walk along the estate's trails or alternatively explore further afield on foot or horse back
Take the hotel quad bikes for a spin on the beach
Hone your photography, painting or drawing skills with a local guide
Learn Italian or brush up on your language skills with one of the language coaches
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