Ceglie Messapica, Puglia
From £1,370 per week
Spacious, comfortable and stylish villa with 3 bedrooms and wonderful private pool located in a rural setting only 10km from the famous white city of Ostuni.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Many old Masserie imposing, fortified farmhouses have been converted in recent years, but few to the standard of Masseria Cupina. Set in a quiet valley, this house is perfectly located to explore some of the most charming towns and villages in Puglia. The English owner has ensured that this Masseria maintains many of the original features while incorporating a contemporary feel with modern comforts. The house and lovely pool make this property a real find, and Masseria Cupina has become a real favourite with our guests.
Entry is into the large well-equipped kitchen, with 4 hobs, oven, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The architect has kept the original ceilings and even the feeding troughs. On the ground floor, there are two living rooms, complete with open fireplace. There is also a bathroom with shower and utility room with washing machine.
Access to the first floor is either by external stairs or a spiral staircase which leads from the kitchen to the landing. From here there is a large double bedroom, a twin/double bedroom and a huge master bedroom. The upstairs bathroom has double basins and a shower. From the master bedroom, there are French windows which lead out onto a narrow balcony access to the bathroom from this bedroom is either via this external route or through the twin/double bedroom.
Positioned about 20 metres from the house is the wonderful swimming pool (1.4–2.4m deep with diving board). There is a large pool area with shower. Between the house and the pool are several ancient tumble-down Trulli which are all part of the property they’re uninhabitable but add a rustic touch to house and gardens, though parents of small children should not encourage them to climb the ruins!
Masseria Cupina is perfectly positioned to explore the villages and towns of Locorotondo, Cisternino, Ostuni, Alberobello and Martina Franca, all a short drive away, and the coast with its sandy and rocky beaches is less than 30 minutes. Further afield, the stunning Baroque town of Lecce, known as the Florence of the South, and Taranto, ensure that you will have no problem planning your day trips.
We are sure that guests at Masseria Cupina will enjoy the quality of the house, and when not in the pool, will spend a relaxing holiday in this unique region of Italy.
05/01 — 04/05
28/09 — 14/12
04/05 — 29/06
31/08 — 28/09
29/06 — 31/08
Extra bed: £90
Security deposit: £500
Additional pricing notes: heating extra in low season, pool closed.
Penny Newman, UK
Absolutely lovely house and excellent company – Essential Italy. A really blissful two weeks in a gorgeous house and setting even with three busy children, something for everyone. The pool and decor are exceptional.
Julie Davies, London
The villa was beautiful. The service from your company was excellent. We will definitely be back.
Jo Buckland, Malmesbury
We really enjoyed our stay at Masseria Cupina The inside is beautifully designed & I loved waking up in the morning & staring at the lovely vaulted ceiling. Brilliant pool for swimming if you can brave the cold. Missed the WiFi but it probably did us good to go cold turkey. I would recommend the Masseria and the lovely town of Ceglie Messapica to my friends. I’d also use essential Italy again, very impressed with the service.
Pippa Connolly, UK
Great service, friendly, relaxed but informed and efficient will definitely be using Essential Italy again and recommend to friends.