Masseria Cesarina in Castellana Grotte Puglia is immersed in among olive groves and fruit orchards. Located near Bari and its historical centre, Ostuni, Alberobello in the heart of the Trulli's and Zoo safari near Fasano.The farmhouse has been recently renovated to a high standard and tastefully furnished retaining the character of the building with modern facilities of A/C, T/V, DVD & en-suite bathrooms ensuring your stay is as comfortable and tranquil as possible. Masseria Cesarina comprises of 6 bedrooms (a former cheese room and living accommodation) with bidets and spacious shower cubicles. We have family rooms with king size beds & single beds can be added on request. A baby cot is available on request, linen and towels are included. The Masseria is all on one level and it has wide doorways for wheelchair access and one bathroom for disabled. The open plan dining-room and kitchen (the former stables) is an area with TV, WIFI Internet & DVD player. Modern kitchen facilities are provided, dishwasher, washing machine, large gas cooker, microwave and oven. All bedrooms are large with air/con and ensuite bathrooms, kitchen/diner (american style) is open plan and large english style garden with swimming pool and BBQ area.The garden and courtyard both have BBQ's for guests to use. The swimming pool is large (12m x 6m) The Masseria can sleep a max of 15 persons (please ask for a price), we are flexible on change over days and can accommodate requests for less than 7 days and smaller groups (please ask for a price).We live in a villa to the rear of the Masseria, we are on site if needs be and are very discreet. There is a final cleaning fee of £150,00 and a £400,00 refundable damage deposit (sent back within 2 weeks of the departure date). Fair usage policy applies for the use of electricity, gas and wood.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 en suites|
|Check in time:||17:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Monopoli 12 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari and Brindisi 55 km, Nearest railway: Castellana Grotte 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (6), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
Puglia is comprised of sun-bleached landscapes, silver olive groves, picturesque seascapes, and memorable hilltop and coastal towns. It is a lush, largely flat farming region, skirted by a long coast that alternates between glittering limestone precipices and long sandy beaches. The heel of Italy juts into the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and the waters of both are stunningly beautiful, veering between translucent emerald-green and dusky powder blue. Its extensive coastline bears the marks of many conquering invaders: the Normans, the Spanish, the Turks, the Swabians and the Greeks. Yet, despite its diverse influences, Puglia has its own distinct and authentic identity.
In a land where the cuisine is all-important, Puglia's cucina povera (peasant cooking) is legendary. Olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, eggplants, artichokes, peppers, salami, mushrooms, olives and fresh seafood strain its table. Although boasting some of Italy's best food and wines, in some places it's rare to hear a foreign voice. But in July and August Puglia becomes a huge party, with sagre (festivals, usually involving food), concerts and events.
Castellana, a wonderful town which lies around 290 metres above sea level is famous for its grottos. With more than 3 km of caves, guided tours (in many languages), available almost every day of the year. Not to be missed, the tour takes you to the spectacular Grotta Bianca (the white grotto). The town dates from the 10th Century therefore providing many churches to visit.
POLIGNANO A MARE
Polignano a Mare is located about 10 km from Castellana Grotte. Famous for its breathtaking cliff face, turquoise water of the sea and many caves in the rocks, named the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic Sea’. Its history includes Spanish, Norman, Arab and Byzantine populations.
Monopoli, only 8 km from the B&B, has many small sandy beaches along its coastline. Ruled in its time by Byzantines, Normans and Swabians. It has a wonderful daily fresh fish market and well renowned weekly market which includes many diverse produce. Full of delicious eateries, bars and nightlife in its fantastic historical centre.
Conversano encompassed in history, around 8 km from Castellana Grotte. Originally called Norba, its goes back to the iron age. Part of the Roman Empire, refounded by the Normans. Pretty shops and impressive Castle, it is a must to visit.
Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, is the capital of the ‘trulli’, only 15 mins away from Castellana Grotte. You can visit the trulli, including Trullo Sovrano housing a museum. The cones are decorated with symbols and shapes, mostly showing zodiac and religious signs. A picturesque magical place, full of history with its wonderful eateries serving typical cuisine.
Locorotondo (round place), lies between Bari, Brindisi and Taranto in the Itria valley. With Greek origins it has one of the prettiest historical centres of the area. Also a fantastic place for a meal, well renowned restaurants are in abundance.
Found to the east side of Murgia, in the province of Taranto, Martina Franca is about centre of the Ionian and Adriatic sea. Baroque architecture can be found here, a pleasure for shopping, especially beautiful clothes. Martina Franca hosts a fashion parade every year as factories still produce clothing to day.
Ostuni is situated on three hills and enjoys an excellent panorama. At the foot of Ostuni the green silvery sea of olive groves merges with the blue of the Adriatic. It is an ancient, noble and famous town, known especially for its whitewashed houses that contrast with the pinkish brown stone of the monuments. If you walk through its narrow alleyways you will discover many an architectural feature at times hidden under the innumerable layers of white chalk.