Masseria, Puglia, italy
Masseria, Puglia, italy
The Masseria has 9 double bedrooms, all en-suites
Large garden pool, rooftop pool, 5 kitchens, 5 + places to dine, tennis court, hammam, sea views
30 hectares of olive groves, mediterranean oak woods and lavender fields
45 minutes from Bari airport, 15 minutes to the beaches
Rental period is Saturday to Saturday, with a minimum stay or 7 nights
The Masseria was built in 1689 and recently restored to the highest standard. The interiors have been designed by Alexander Waterworth and specially chosen to compliment the Masseria’s striking architecture, providing a laid back and serene living space that is luxurious and yet relaxed.There is plenty of space for both indoor and outdoor dining with facilities. Al fresco meals are served between the breakfast terrace, and the shady pool terrace.
The main pool is set in its own one acre lawned garden and has a 24m ‘beach’ with 16m swimming lanes and a shallow play area for little ones plus its own pool house with kitchen and bathroom. For those wanting to sunbathe in privacy, there is the huge roof terrace with large day beds and pretty pool. This is a great place to gather in the evening to watch the sun set on the Adriatic with a sun-downer, followed by dinner on the candlelit terrace with the lights of Monopoli twinkling on the coast.
The gardens are made up of a set of terraces with a lawn path bordered by lavender, wild flowers and fruit and nut trees. There is a walled citrus garden, 100 acres of Olive groves, a vegetable and herb garden providing organic produce for the kitchen, a children’s playground and a chicken coop where the free roaming chickens produce fresh eggs, and for the athletic a brand new astro-turf tennis court. This is a beautiful house, built to the highest standards and in a wonderful location - perfect for those wishing to enjoy the food and culture of this very traditional part of Italy. You will be beautifully looked after by the dedicated team.
Guests can explore, walking or cycling along the many tracks within the estate. For a lazy day, guests can lounge by the vast beach-style swimming pool, or at the smaller roof top pool. In the evenings, a private chef will create the most wonderful Puglian dishes using homegrown produce from the kitchen garden. Puglia is a fascinating area in terms of the different influences such as Norman, Greek, and also Albanian, the historical aspect and style of the architecture combined with very good wines and a really strong type of distinctive cooking makes it very appealing.
The weekly rental includes:
A morning maids service & evening turn-down service 8-9pm
Full time concierge service
Shopping service - all groceries to be paid direct upon presentation of the receipts, plus 10% admin charge
Chef preparing 2 meals a day, specialising in Puglian cooking style and using local produce
Chef preparing 3 meals is an additional €500/week
Evening barman service can be negotiated
Personal laundry service can be provided by agreement