The roof terrace of the Masseria overlooks 50 hectares of olive orchard and lavender fields. Views extend to the coastline, from Polignano in the north, all the way beyond Monopoli to Ostuni and Cisternino in the far south. Today the roof terrace makes a fabulous spot for a fun dining location, but in 1689, when the estate was first built, the roof would have been the last vestige against marauding Saracens, its belltower used to ring out an alarm to neighbouring properties.
A luxurious and spacious property, the nine-bedroom Masseria sleeps us to 18 guests in comfort and style. There’s a large, beach-access pool, a tennis court, and miles of pathways perfect for walking through gardens, woodland and wild-flower meadows. Mediterranean planting surrounds the property. Swathes of rosemary and lavender, a walled garden with pear orchard, citrus grove with lemons, mandarins and oranges, a kitchen garden and a chapel garden with avenue of strawberry trees.
With a cook included in the rental, dining is an important part of the experience, with a variety of dining locations to choose from every day. A breakfast of fresh juices, freshly picked fruits from the farm, organic muesli and organic honey might be served on the garden terrace with views to coast. Lunch perhaps poolside at the shaded pool house, and in the evening the candle lit courtyard for dinner under the stars.
The Estate is well connected by air being approximately 45 minutes from Bari Airport and 55 minutes from Brindisi Airport. Bari Airport can accommodate private jets and has regular flights to Rome and a variety of European Cities. The Estate also has a private helicopter landing pad.
The Estate is just 10 minutes from the nearest beach in Monopoli and 25 minutes to Savalletri and Capitolo with all its beach clubs and lidos.
For sightseeing, it is 20 minutes from Castellana Grotte, 30 minutes from celebrated Alberobello and less than 1 hour from the hilltop towns in the area – Ostuni, Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca. Lecce is 1hr 45 minutes away.
The valley of Canale Di Pirro is home to many of the region’s best wines and is just 20 minutes away. Visits to family run award winning vineyards and tasting tours can be arranged.
Valentino - ground floor king size bedroom with access to Gargano Suite
Gargano – ground floor king size/twin overlooking the walled garden, connects with Valentino suite so good for parents with children.
Capella – sea-facing first floor king size suite above the chapel
Melograno – sea facing ground floor king/twin opens onto breakfast terrace
Lapazaya – sea facing master suite in the pool house. Close to Lampacioni suite so good for parents with children
Lampascioni – sea facing ground floor king/twin in the pool house. Double door access to Lapazaya
Giordano – sea facing ground floor double bedroom opens onto garden terrace
Agrumento – first floor queen bedroom direct access to family kitchen and library