What was once a village flower market, has been transformed into the luxurious and beautifully-designed Masseria Antonio Augusto. The villa is located in the Salento area of Apulia, between the art city of Lecce and the sea of Porto Cesareo.
With nine luxurious bedrooms in the rustic but beautifully-renovated building, the villa can sleep up to 18 adults, plus seven children.
The outdoor space is dominated by a huge swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees and Mediterranean vegetation. Allowing adults to relax as the children enjoy the pool, there is a lifeguard on duty throughout the day.
Creating a social and relaxing atmosphere, the garden features multiple outdoor lounge and dining areas, from poolside sun loungers and luxurious day beds, to patio furniture and a large, shaded dining terrace.
The property also boasts its own organic, plant-based restaurant. In Flowers – the first vegan restaurant in Salento – the chef serves up colourful and traditional dishes using organically-grown, locally-sourced ingredients, including produce fresh from his own on-site vegetable garden.
After a long day exploring the beautiful region of Apulia, guests can enjoy pampering in the masseria’s private spa, which features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and a treatment room with vertical massage shower.
Inside the villa, there are three living and dining areas, where the feeling of space and light is enhanced by the high, vaulted ceilings, hand-polished limestone walls, and travertine marble floors. Guests can relax in the comfortable living rooms or enjoy a sumptuous Italian feast at the custom-designed oak table in the dining room.
The feeling of luxury continues to the bedrooms, which all feature king-size beds, satellite TV, and spacious en-suite bathrooms. Several of the bedrooms also have single beds, perfect for families with children, and most rooms have direct garden access.
With its vast outdoor living space, two swimming pools and a spa area, along with its stunning design, Masseria Antonio Augusto is the ideal property for a luxury getaway with a group of family and friends.
3 x Classic Bedroom – King-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and vanity
3 x Deluxe Bedroom – King-size bed + single bed (suitable for children), en-suite bathroom with shower and double vanity, and garden access
2 x Suite – King-size/twin bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, Turkish bath and double vanity
1 x Junior Suite – King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and vanity, and courtyard access
Masseria Antonio Augusto is located in Leverano, in the Salento area of Apulia, which lies between the art city of Lecce and the sea of Porto Cesareo. The town centre of Leverano is just over five minutes’ drive away and the nearest beaches are around 10 minutes’ from the property.
The Salento area is famous for its stunning coastlines, centuries-old farmland, and ancient ruins. There are countless beautiful towns to explore including capital Lecce, as well as Gallipoli, Specchia, Carpignano Salentino, Maglie, Otranto and Tricase, which each offer their own unique appeal from architecture to local delicacies.
Visitors to the region can experience a variety of outdoor activities including cycling, golfing, quad biking and horse riding.
Foodies will love indulging in the rustic local cuisine including artisanal ice cream, chickpea pasta, and fresh vegetable dishes, which can be paired with excellent local wines.
Distances (approx.): Leverano town centre – 6 minutes’ drive Porto Cesareo – 10 minutes’ drive Lecce – 30 minutes’ drive Brindisi Salento Airport – 1 hour’s drive Bari Airport – 2 hours’ drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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