This splendidly aristocratic villa was designed in the 17th century and is near the coast about six miles south of Taranto. Grottaglie, famous for its ceramics, the baroque town of Martina Franca with its music festival and Ostuni.
To enter this magnificent fortified villa, you pass across a large courtyard enlivened by a charming white statue. Elegantly built stairs ascend to the upper floor of the house and to where the front door opens onto its entrance hall. On the left, a spacious dining room is followed by the kitchen and a shaded terrace with superb views of the local countryside - a great ideal venue for al fresco dining. Beyond the dining room, there is a handy study and double bedroom with walk-in closet and a suite bathroom with tub.
The bathroom has French windows that access the flat rooftop from which you can reach a small tower, quaintly known as the “meditation room”. To the right of the main hall the generous living room with fireplace leads to a double bedroom with an adjacent bathroom with tub. The corridor then leads to two twin bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom with shower.
The Annexe is on the right of the courtyard facing the main villa. Its main door gives onto a large living room with dining table. French windows access an attractive terrace and garden. The living room stands alongside a small but fully-equipped kitchen. The annexe features a twin bedroom with a suite bathroom with shower and a double bedroom with a suite bathroom with tub.
Guests can also make use of a large room reached from the courtyard, called “Il Forno”. With its wood-fire oven this extra room is an appropriate location for pizza dinners and larger-scale banquets. The Masseria has now the swimming pool located in the secret garden, surrounded by “muretti a secco”, orange trees with spectacular trunks like living sculptures.