This is a traditional Masseria, with a history dating back to 1700. Once an old convent, with original stone flooring, and antique furniture, you will feel like you are living in a stately home. As you enter the private walled gardens, you enter the Masseria through large wooden doors, to an entrance hall. To the right there is an archway where you will find the old fireplace. To the right there is a bathroom and shower.
Directly in front of you there are two staircases to the right and to the left, which lead to the bedrooms.
On the ground floor you have a double bedroom, and large hallway, where you will find the large traditional kitchen and stove, with oven.
Large storage area, and all the equipment you will need to enjoy your stay at the Masseria.
Through a doorway and up some steps you will enter the large lounge and dining area, which has a small snug area, with a picture window over looking the couryard. This snug is ideal with an area with more seating for guests to enjoy. Through the patio doors, you will find the gardens, and covered veranda, with stone seating, through an arched hedge you will find the private pool area. The pool is less than 1m deep, which is ideal for children and non swimmers.
To the right up the staircase you will find a small single bedroom. To the left up the 2nd set of stairs you will find another lounge, and double bedroom with bathroom, and sunken bath with jacuzzi.
Outside there is a separate villa, with a bedroom and bathroom. Ideal for the extended family or grandparents who require some privacy.
Only a five minute drive into the small undisovered town of Carovigno you will find everything you need from small local shops, which sell cheeses, pasta, fruit and meats, you will also find supermarkets, which sell the local produce.
There are many restaurants in the town and Carovigno also boasts a Michelin Star restaurant. Many local Trattoria, which usually have the mum or grandma (nonna) cooking in the kitchens with the sons, husbands serving front of house.
Carovigno is near to Ostuni, only 8km's away, and its famous white city, where you will find many bars and restaurants, and shops selling local pottery and wears. To enjoy this town, you will need to park your car, and go on foot to fully appreciate the beauty of its meandering streets, on each turn you will be surprised by its beauty. The piazza is always buzzing, with street artists, and musicians, with a variety of genere from rock to classical. In August there is the parade of the horses 'Sant'Oronzo' through the streets of Ostuni. This is usually around the last week of August, but be warned you have to arrive early to secure your view on the steps of the pizza. Horses and riders are judged on their decoration, as they parade through the town.
Lecce is only a 40 minute drive, and well worth a visit, again with its meandering streets, and Baroque Architecture. Shops, bars and restaurants make this a full day trip to fully appreciate its beauty.
Other towns of interest and easily accessible by car, are Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino, Locorotondo, and Martina Franca. All have fantastic historic centres, and well worth a visit.
Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge. Please note that cleaning fee of € 150,00 will only be charged for stays of 6 nights or less.