Masseria L'Olivo

Set in its own private estate and bordered by ancient olive groves, Masseria L'Olivo is a newly built stone farmhouse in Puglia. Affectionately called 'the heel of Italy's boot', Puglia has a surprisingly international past, with Greek, Spanish and Norman influences. Its landscape is flat and wild - a sort of maquis in parts.

This home in Puglia is centred around two courtyards, fashioned after 15th-century buildings featuring high vaulted ceilings. The main house, a beautiful building crafted in natural stone comprises three en-suite bedrooms while an annexe contains two additional bedrooms.

As you walk past the corridors in the courtyard, you'll notice regal glass black wrought iron lanterns dangling from the ceiling. Inside, the open plan living area has a rustic meets contemporary vibe: high vaulted stone ceilings and furnishings in modern shades of greys and creams, a rough hewn wooden dining table and artwork by local artists.

Glass doors in the sitting room open out onto the mosaic-tiled infinity pool. Bask in the sun on one of the loungers before diving in for a refreshing dip. For lunch, enjoy a feast at the outdoor BBQ. Or alternatively, our chef Anna Maria Chirone can come in to teach you how to whip up classic Apulian dishes in the privacy of your own home.

During your stay in this home in Puglia, you'll also be able to head out to Cutrofiano to sample of the region's other offerings. The area produces excellent wines, including some of the country's finest rosés. Stop at L'Astore Masseria, an enchanting 100-hectare agricultural estate. Visit the vineyards and the underground wine cellar before sampling wine thoughtfully paired with Italian canapés.

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Surrounded by five acres of ancient olive groves, Masseria L’Olivo is a beautiful farmhouse set in its own private estate in Puglia. Its location is enviable: the shops, bars and restaurants of nearby towns Carpignano and Martano are close by while the beautiful city of Lecce, the 'Florence of the south' and the lively port of Otranto are a short drive away.
  • Classic Collection
  • Owned property
  • 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
  • Transfer: From Brindisi Airport - 90 minutes
    From Bari Airport - 150 minutes
  • Great For: Beach / Diving

Features

  • Three bedrooms, all en-suite, in the main house with two further bedrooms in an annexe sharing a bathroom
  • Infinity pool (non-heated)
  • Large outdoor living areas, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the Mediterranean sun
  • Pergola housing a stone barbeque
  • Roof terrace with views over the surrounding olive groves and distant villages
  • Vaulted stone ceilings over the spacious openplan living area inside
  • Top-class audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and Nintendo Wii game console
  • iPad, printer and Wi-Fi access
  • Paperback library, and a selection of toys and games for young children
  • High quality bed linen
  • Luxury towels, pool towels and bathrobes
  • Molton Brown Toiletries
  • Kitchen essentials
  • Baby cots and highchairs

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Puglia

Located in Italy's sunny south, Puglia has a distinct Italian character and charm, with influences from the Greeks, Spanish and the Normans. The heel of Italy is awash with a fascinating mix of golden beaches, Baroque architecture and whitewashed villages.

The region is heaven for foodies and oenophiles. It produces a large amount of the food and wine which Italy consumes. For instance, most of the grain for Italy's pasta comes from here, while the majority of the fish eaten in Italy is caught off the Pugliese coasts. Same goes for wine. Puglia and Sicily are rivals for the title of Italy's largest wine producer: Puglia claims 17% of Italy's total wine production and wine making is the mainstay of the local economy.

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