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A beautifully restored 17c Masseria and modern Villa with fully organic olive farm situated in the tranquil countryside with wonderful views of Monopoli and the sea. The property has beautiful private gardens including an orchard, herb & cactus collection & palm trees. A large outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, barbeque with 2 covered gazebos, tables & chairs. There are many picnic areas & terraces furnished with luxury sun beds, chairs & hammocks surounding a large swimming pool (14x7mtrs). Acres of farmland over gentle terraced areas planted with ancient old olive trees, almonds, oaks, figs & prickly pear underplanted with a vast amount of wild flowers. A welcome guide is provided full of local information. Short drive (10 mins) to the historic large town of Monopoli with full range of bars & restaurants, sandy beaches among rocky coves, sporting facilities. The local village is a few mins. drive or 20mins walk away with shops, bar, restaurant, petrol station, post office & church.
This modern luxury Villa has every facility including, top quality linens & towels, rental includes welcome hamper, an end of stay clean & weekly linen & towel change. There are two double bedrooms one with an en-suite bathroom with shower, bidet, toilet & washbasin. The third bedroom has two single beds & can also be equipped with a cot or extra single bed on request. All bedrooms have ample wardrobe and storage space and a hairdryer. There is a family bathroom with shower, bath bidet, toilet and washbasin.
The lounge has ample seating and TV satellite and DVD. Books, films & toys.
The kitchen is fully equiped and includes oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer and a full range of crockery, cutlery, cool box and cooking equipment. Internally table & chairs for eight people and on the covered outside terrace a further table and seating for 8.(16 for larger groups). Barbeque. Large roof terrace with magnificent panoramic views of the sea & countryside.
We moved here from England in 2006 fully restoring our 17th century farmhouse, building a large pool & modern villa.
An orchard was planted to provide us with a large variety of fresh fruits. Almonds, citrus, cherries, figs, plums, pomegranates & prickly pears. Made into homemade preserves etc. The gardens are always being extended.
In 2013 an outdoor pizza oven.
We enjoy sharing our knowledge of this beautiful area with guests over an amazing breakfast or during a visit to one of the many year round festivals.
To help you enjoy your holiday to the full we are able to offer information on all kinds of activities. For a lot more information including our life in Puglia article and the story of our first Olive harvest and oil production in Italia Magazine. Visit our website with
D and E Manuel purchased this guest house in 2004
We came across this beautiful unspoilt area of Puglia while on holiday in November 2002. Returning at times throughout the year to explore fully. Finding that the Monopoli countryside had so much to offer.
The location was very important to us as we like a countryside setting, stunning views of the land and sea, beautiful local beaches and towns.
Here we have found all these things, lovely green countryside with anceint olive trees, beautiful gently sloping farm land with trees, wild flowers and wildlife all year round.
We are within easy reach of many local towns, several airports, excellent train services from Monopoli and above all an all year round destination with plenty to do.
Our property is convenient for touring the region of Puglia as we are situated between two airports near to the coast, within a few minutes drive of many varieties of beach and towns.
Guests enjoy moments around the pool and in our extensive gardens and many picnic areas away from the crowds. Our pool is 14x7mtrs ideal for swimming or playing. It is surounded by a sunbathing terrace with plenty of luxury sunbeds. A very large grass area with hammocks and swing. For babies we provide a small pool in the shade with toys.
Our accommodations are extremely well equiped a home from home with attention to every detail. We offer an extensive range of tourist information and are always available to offer help when needed.
We had such a lovely holiday in Monopoli. The villa was perfect. Everything we needed and more!! Elizabeth and Doug were so helpful telling us all about the area. The pizza night was a great experience! The pool was gorgeous Infact. I would recommend the place to everyone!!! Thank you so much Elizabeth and Doug
We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Villa, it is fitted out to a very high standard and has everything you could need. It is in a fabulous location making a great base from which to see the area. Doug and Elizabeth made us feel really welcome and were full of information that meant we were able to get the most of of our stay.
The pool area and gardens were stunning and everyone really enjoyed the pizza making allowing us to try some innovative toppings (nutella and haribo). We would not hesitate to recommend this property and location.
Special interest holidays:
We provide special interest holidays at the masseria during Spring, Autumn & Winter. Helping & learning about our olive harvest & dry stone walling. Please email us for further information.
Throughout the year we are able to arrange cookery courses or demonstrations. There are several Important Bird Areas (IBAs) very close to the Masseria and provide a wonderful opportunity to see the Spring and Autumn migrations.
Bicycles are available and guided tours can be arranged.
We also offer assistance to guests wanting to relocate to the area. Arrangements can be made for special occasions such as champagne, flowers or fruit in your room. A cake ordered, a special dinner reservation, taxi or shopping service.
There is a wide range of beaches from sandy bays to rocky coves. Coastal walks to enjoy the beautiful fragrances of wild thyme growing amongst the rocks. There is a mixture of private lidos (require a small charge) or public beaches. The nearest is 10 mins. drive away in Monopoli. There are many facilities bars, restaurants, sunbeds, chairs, tables, sunshades etc. Sports facilities, playgrounds and water sports. Water Park. In the late evening many of the lidos become disco's.
Bari airport is about 50km and Brindisi about 70km and both about 45mins. drive away from the Masseria. Car hire is recommended as there is little public transport to the Masseria. We are able to provide airport transfers to our accommodation. Or for guests who wish not to drive we offer transport from the train station at Monopoli, also local tours available.
Car hire is also available in Monopoli.
The nearest village is Cozzana a few mins drive or 20 mins walk away.
Monopoli is the nearest town under 5kms and 10 mins drive to the historic center, its port and beaches.
Within 30 mins drive there are many local towns and places of interest which include some of the largest caves in Europe, in Castellana, Valle of Itria, Trulli at Alborebello a world heritage site, the ruins of Egnazia, Zoo Safari in Fasano and golf at Saveletri. See our website for links to these.
There are many local bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and banks within 1 km to 5km. Every local town has a weekly market. Opening times for shops are 9-1 and 4.30-8-30 (later in summer) Indoor swimming pool 5kms, sailing, diving, and fishing. Between 15-30mins drive there is golf and horseriding. Zoo & Waterpark. Local caves at Castellana. Bird watching at the nature reserve along the heritage coast. The cliffs and splendid views of Polignano. Pine forests at Selva di Fasano. In Summer enjoy an evening at our masseria preparing & cooking your own pizza in a traditional wood fired oven the Neopolitan way (tuition available), or simply swimming under the stars. See our website for links to these. www.masseria2torri.com and for more pictures of the property, pizza evenings, local area, many festivals, carnival and our special offers follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Masseria-Due-Torri/185489058192635 and twitter www.twitter.com/masseria2torri