Various trulli and apartments with from one to three bedrooms, with large shared swimming pool and garden
This enchanting set of trulli and traditional stone built eighteenth century farmhouses now converted into elegant self-catering apartments are located just outside Cisternino.
The entire estate has been lovingly renovated using traditional local materials and maintaining original feautures such as the stone floors and walls, while combining them with the latest in self-catering requirements, including broadband wireless internet access. LCD televisions and air conditioning and central heating throughout.
And the furnishings and furniture have been individually and carefully chosen to reflect the local culture and history as well as provide a stylish, clean and cosy environment, with each apartment having its own unique additions.
The apartments sleep from two to six guests and are found in two groups of trulli and lamie, a type of local stone square house, found dotted around the estate in generous and well manicured gardens.
The shared pool has plenty of space and shade surrounding it and is ample to cater for the various families and guests staying at the masseria at any one time.
The garden surrounding these cosy and individually styled holiday apartments is over two acres of lawns and olive groves and are walled and private, allowing children to play in safety.
Various fruit trees are also found in the garden and guests are welcome to pick the fruits when they are in season.
The outdoor spaces are also equipped with loungers, hammocks, outdoor tables and chairs and pergolas and a large communal outdoor pizza oven which produces great bread and pizza.
Guests are welcome to take advantage of these peaceful areas to relax in a hammock or under the shade of an old tree with a book and immerse themselves in the surrounding peace and tranquility.
There is also an external shower for a refreshing cool-off to provide relief from the southern sun's hottest days.
The large square pool has Roman steps and a large shallow step for sitting in the water or playing with smaller children and the surrounding stone paving is covered with pergolas provding ample shade. Tables and sun loungers allow one to relax around the pool in comfort.
The largest apartment is found in the traditional beehive trulli so iconic to this part of Apulia and has three en suite bedrooms, a living room and well equipped kitchen.
- Large private garden with mature trees
- Large shared swimming pool with Roman steps
- Outdoor dining areas
- Two outdoor barbecues
- laundry room and washing machine
- Wifi broadband internet access
- owners on site to assist in anyway
- buffet breakfast available €5 per person
** Please note that the low season prices do not include Xmas, New Year or Easter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3)|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
A stunning coastline, idyllic rural landscapes and a hot and sunny climate combine to make Apulia one of Italy's best treasured secrets and even today Puglia, to give its Italian name, is more popular as a summer retreat for Italian holiday-makers than for their foreign counterparts.
Puglia is a long thin region running down the Adriatic coast along the south and east of Italy's heel, so nothing is very far away from the beach. It's geographical location, linking Europe with Africa and the Middle East, has for millennia given it huge symbolism and no little importance as a meeting point for the diverse cultures which have helped shape our modern civilisation.
In northern Puglia, around Italy's spur, is the home of the Gargano National Park, a varied park of forest, arid step and sheer limestone cliffs which mantles the striking promontory.
The area surrounding Masseria Francesca and Cisternino provide the visitor with a wonderful array of options, with perhaps most popular the mile upon mile of clear Adriatic sea lapping against a variety of beaches, coves and cliffs.
Small and ancient towns are dotted around the area with much understated but beautiful architecture and culture. The heel of Italy often bore the brunt of attacks from other parts of the Mediterranean and is a true melting pot of cultures.
Ottoman influences have mixed with African, Greek and many other down the centuries to provide a completely unique landscape, cultural identity, human character and individual cuisine.