Masseria Salento is managed by Kristine, architect and owner.
700 - 1200/night
Suitable for 12-13 people

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Swimming pool - Masseria Salento, in Puglia, Italy
— Kristine: “Ever since 1700, Masseria Salento has belonged to my family and has stayed true to its historical roots. It’s much more than just a traditional retreat, but a hideaway with culture and nature.”
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— How would you describe Masseria Salento in a nutshell?

Kristine: “Masseria Salento is a 16th century villa rental in the countryside of Grottaglie, which is located in Apulia’s Salento peninsula in southern Italy. This renovated luxury masseria, which is a typical fortified farmhouse in Apulia, is surrounded by 85 acres of vineyards, olive groves, fig, pear, and pomegranate trees. There is also a large pool with lots of space for sunbathing and great views of the hills of Salento.”
Swimming pool - Masseria Salento, in Puglia, Italy
— Swimming pool

— Please tell us about the villa rental and the rooms.

Kristine: “On the ground floor of the villa has a spacious living room, as well as a large dining room, both with fireplaces and direct access to the gardens and terrace. The industrial-style kitchen is fully equipped. Additionally, there is a double bedroom with an en-suite shower, as well as a guest bathroom, cloakroom, and a utility room.

The four main bedrooms are all on the upper floor. A staircase leads up to the master double bedroom with an en-suite shower, Jacuzzi, and also access to a private terrace. The other three double bedrooms are connected to the roof terrace. In total there are seven bedrooms, each uniquely decorated. Each bedroom has a view of the vineyards and olive groves, as well as a private bathroom. Only 10 meters away, in the guesthouse by the pool, are another two bedrooms, one single and one double. All rooms are directly connected to the swimming pool and have air conditioning, heating, and Wi-Fi. This lodging is ideal if you’re looking for a bit more privacy.”
Bedroom and bathroom - Masseria Salento, in Puglia, Italy
— Bedroom and bathroom

— Please tell us about the facilities and services offered at Masseria Salento.

Kristine: “There is a beautiful private swimming pool on the property that is 2.7 meters deep, with built-in steps and an outdoor shower. It is open from mid-May until mid-September, however it is possible to open the pool on request for an extra charge outside of these months. Guests also have access to a courtyard, outside dining areas with pergolas, and the gardens, including a vegetable garden and an orchard.

The services at the masseria include laundry service and housekeeping. The house has wireless internet, state-of-the-art audio and visual entertainment, a traditional pizza oven, a barbecue station, ice machine, pool table, games for children, and four bicycles that guests can use. Upon arrival, we like to greet our guests with a welcome basket, which includes coffee, tea, milk, rusk, and jam. Extra services, such as a pick-up service from the airport or train station as well as private cooking lessons in the comfort of the villa, can of course be arranged upon request.”
 - Masseria Salento, in Puglia, Italy

— How would you describe the atmosphere at Masseria Salento?

Kristine: “The environment of Masseria Salento is rather intimate and personal with a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, even though the house is big and the rooms are large. The colours and textiles are natural, spiced up with some design furniture to give a contemporary feeling along with the traditional spirit of the house. We often hear from guests that staying here enables them to relax and forget about stress and everyday routines.”
Villa exterior - Masseria Salento, in Puglia, Italy
— Villa exterior

— What is so special about Masseria Salento to you personally?

Kristine: “Ever since 1700, Masseria Salento has belonged to my Italian family and has stayed true to its historical roots. It’s much more than just a traditional retreat, but a hideaway with culture and nature. Masseria Salento is sprawling over 85 acres of beautiful rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyards. At the heart of the property is our organic farm, which is an inspiring and serene place. Everything here is organic and in addition to our wine and olive oil production, the masseria has its own vegetable garden and an orchard, with everything from fig trees to almonds, plums, peaches, and pear trees. Some of our ancient olive trees are over 500 years old!”
Bedroom - Masseria Salento, in Puglia, Italy
— Bedroom

— Please tell us about the food.

Kristine: “The housekeeper at the masseria is also a chef who can prepare amazing dishes. We really want our guests to make use of the orchard and vegetable garden. Apart from this, there are local shops and markets in Grottaglie, which is the nearest town only 5 minutes away. You will find the tastiest grapes there.

Apulian food is simple, healthy, and plentiful. It is famous for delicious homemade meals with what the Italians call ‘poor kitchen’, or cucina povera. Meaning, the locals cook with what is available to them, such as with fresh seafood, orecchiette pasta, meat ragú, tomatoes, artichokes, and lamb. Only 14 kilometres from Masseria Salento is Ceglie Messapica, known as the culinary town in Apulia. The restaurants there are definitely worth a visit.”
 - Masseria Salento, in Puglia, Italy
 
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