Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia
From £280 per night
This luxury masseria dates back to the 16th century and boasts a splendid position – located in stunning surroundings and with its own private beach club.
Arrival day: Any Car hire: Recommended
Masseria Torre Coccaro dates back to the 16th century and boasts a splendid position just a short distance from the sparkling sea and surrounded by age-old olive, almond and carob trees. The towering white Masseria was originally built to defend against invading Saracens and is now home to luxurious holiday accommodation.
The hotel has an air of tranquillity and simplicity apparent as soon as you enter the beautiful grounds, and the attentive reception staff will ensure all your needs are catered for during your stay. The attractive bar/lounge is so inviting you may feel the need to call in for an espresso or a pre-dinner cocktail every time you pass, either inside in the cool surrounds or outside in the sunshine.
The glorious swimming pool has been cleverly designed with its very own ‘beach’, and is surrounded by local olive and palm trees. There are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, and should you find the 50-metre walk to the hotel bar a bit far, the Cabana Snack Bar is on hand for a cool, refreshing drink and a tasty snack.
The 33 rooms are scattered around the property all with their own private terrace or balcony. No expense has been spared and the sumptuous rooms have been elegantly furnished with fresh white linen, lace, starched cotton and soft coloured furnishings, each room is different in size, with individual style and decor. The impressive Orange Garden Suite is actually in an historic grotto making this room quite unique, the entry is through its own perfumed orange grove under which there's a charming, small private pool (incurable romantics and honeymooners take note!).
The restaurant – Egnathia – offers excellent cuisine either under the original great vaulted ceiling or outside on the covered terrace. Many of the Mediterranean dishes on offer are created using organic produce grown on the grounds, and the Masseria is very proud of its talented team of local chefs (most of whom are very young).
The spa is to be found underground with an amazing heated pool sculpted out below the rocks. Both a jacuzzi and a Turkish bath are available plus a wide selection of beauty treatments and massages using pure flower/plant essences.
Should you wish to venture down to the beach, Masseria Torre Coccaro has designed its own beach lounge ensuring that the 5-star luxury just goes on and on! The Coccaro Beach Club is set right on the seafront with sun loungers and umbrellas laid out on the fine sand. An oyster and sushi bar is open during the summer months for tasty snacks, and there is also an excellent fish restaurant. If you really want just forget the rest of the world, you'll enjoy a relaxing massage in one of the private treatment areas reserved for Masseria guests only. Can it get any better?
For the slightly more energetic guests, there is an excellent 9 hole golf course at the sister hotel Masseria Torre Maizza just a couple of minutes away.
Masseria Torre Coccaro cannot be recommended highly enough luxury, style and elegance just ooze from its white-washed walls, add it to your wish list now!
02/01 — 18/04
30/09 — 27/12
23/04 — 05/07
02/09 — 29/09
19/04 — 22/04
06/07 — 01/09
|Junior Suite Deluxe||B&B||3||£495.00||£630.00||£785.00|
|Olive Suite with pool||B&B||3||£565.00||£745.00||£995.00|
|Orange Suite with pool||B&B||3||£640.00||£1,030.00||£1,380.00|
|Two bedroom villa with pool||B&B||4||£855.00||£1,140.00||£1,460.00|
3rd/4th bed adult (not Superior): £140
3rd/4th bed child (4–11yrs, not Superior): £85
Double for single use: £35 reduction.
Tourist tax: €5 per person per day, max. of 5 days (payable locally). Not applicable to children under 12yrs.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for availability.
Michael Vanoli and Carla Jones, Cambridge
Both Carla and I love the place: the room, the food - what a find - elegantly stylish and luxurious, without being glitzy - September 2019